ACDS Admission 2016 - Army College of Dental Sciences

ACDS Admission 2017 - Army College of Dental Sciences

Last Date to Apply

March 2nd week 2017

About ACDS Admission

Army College of Dental Sciences (ACDS) is established by Army Welfare Education Society as a centre of excellence for Dental Education. It is a private un-aided and Non-Minority educational Institution. ACDS allows admission to the candidates on the basis of NEET 2017 scores. ACDS Admission 2017 is only for the children of Army personnel and war widows. The candidates will get admission to the first year of the BDS degree course at Army Collge of Dental Science (ACDS), Secunderabad and B.Sc Nursing Admission at ACN Jalandhar and AIN Guwahati. B.Sc Nursing is only for admission to female candidates. 

  • Number of seats offered: 40 seats (6 for EAMCET)

The Army College of Dental Sciences has three centres so the candidates can get admission in ACDS on any of the following centres:

  • Army College of Dental Sciences (ACDS) Secunderabad.- Affiliated to Dr NT Rama Rao University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Army College of Nursing (ACN) Jalandhar - Affiliated to Baba Farid University of Health Science.
  • Army Institute of Nursing (AIN) Guwahati - Affiliated to Srimanta Sankardeva University of Health Sciences, Assam

ACDS Admission 2017 Important Dates

Events Dates
ACDS Application Ends March 2nd week 2017
ACDS Exam Date May 1st week 2017

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ACDS Admission Eligibility criteria

Dependent children of serving army personnel, ex-army personnel and widows of the India Army are eligible for ACDS admissions. The eligibility criteria for BDS and B.Sc Nursing course is different. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria below.


  • Candidates must have passed or appearing Class 12 or equivalent exam in March/April 2017 from a recognised board with Physics, Chemistry & Biology as the subjects. Candidate should have obtained at least 45% in each of the subjects. 
  • Candidate must have scored an aggregate of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Candidate should be a minimum of 17 years by the 31 December of the year of taking Admission. 

For B.Sc Nursing

  • The candidates should have passed the Class 12 examination in the first attempt with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.(Those who have repeated Class 12 have given supplementary examination in any subject and students who have passed 12 as private students or from open board are not eligible
  • B.Sc Nursing is exclusively for female dependent wards of serving Army personnel, ex-army personnel and war widows. In AIN Guwahati, 5 seats are reserved for Civilians from North East Region.
  • Age: The age criteria for the different ACDS centres are different which is described below
    • AIN Guwahati: The candidate should not be less than 17 years and not more than 22 years as on 31 December 2017
    • ACN Jalandhar: The candidates should not be less than 17 years and not more than 25 years on 31 Dec 2017. 

Detailed ACDS Eligibility Criteria

ACDS Admission Application form and Admit Card

The ACDS admission is done on the basis of NEET scores. The candidates who want to appear in NEET exam need to fill the NEET Application Form. However, the candidates also need to fill the ACDS application form in order to apply for the admission in Army College of Dental Science.

Candidates who want to apply in more than one institute must purchase separate application form for each. However, the filled application form for all the three institutions must be submitted to ACDS, Secunderabad.

  1. Army College of Dental Sciences, Secunderabad.
  2. AWES (Army Welfare Education Society), Adj. General's Branch, Integrated HQ of MoD (Army), Building no. 202, Shankar Vihar, Delhi Cantt- 110010.

Download Prospectus

Download Application Form

The application form can be downloaded from the links given above and the filled up application form has to be accompanied by a demand draft. There is a common application form for admission to all the three institutes but the application fee is different.

Documents to be sent along with ACDS Application Form

The candidate has to attach the attested photocopies of the following documents.

  • Duly filled ACDS application form bearing machine Number in ORIGINAL.
  • Proof of age as it appears in the mark sheet of SSC/Class 10/ equivalent examination.
  • Certificate of passing or appearing (10+2) CBSE/equivalent qualifying examination.
  • Mark sheet showing PCB marks obtained in the qualifying examination in case, the applicant has already passed the same.
  • Address for correspondence (Appendix A) 
  • GAP Affidavit (as per Appendix B)
  • Envelope of Admit Card with Postage
  • Acknowledgement card with Postage
  • For  children of decorated Army Personnel (Certificate No)

  • Dependency certificate

Submission of ACDS Application Form

Application form duly completed in all respects for all the three institutes should be sent to the following address.

Principal, Army College of Dental Sciences,
ACDS Nagar, (Chennapur CRPF Road),
Jai Jawahar Nagar Post,
Secunderabad PIN- 500 087 (AP)

Test Center: The list of the test centres is given towards the end of the document. The request to change the test centre must reach Principal ACDS on or before April 2nd week 2017.  Request for any change after April 2nd week 2017 will not be entertained.

ACDS 2017 Admit Card

ACDS will send the admit card to the eligible candidates by Registered post on the address given on the application form by April 3rd week 2017. 

  • Candidate must affix adequate postage on the envelope of admit card and write their address clearly.
  • Candidates who don’t receive admit card by April 3rd week 2017 should enquire from the office of ACDS, Secunderabad.  The candidate will be required to give the application number, full name, address and place of examination as mentioned in the application form.

If admit card is not received by the candidate he/she must produce acknowledgement card, identity card along with a passport size photograph similar to the one forwarded with the application form.

ACDS Admission Fees

Application Fee

College Application Fee Demand Draft Details
ACDS Secunderabad
  • By Hand through DD – Rs 750
  • By Registered Post  - Rs 800
In favour of ACDS, Secunderabad payable at Secunderabad, 
ACN Jalanadhar Rs. 500 In favour of ACN Jalandhar payable at Jalandhar
AIN Guwahati Rs. 500 In favour of AIN Guwahati payable at Guwahati


ACDS Admission BDS and B.Sc Nursing Annual Fee Structure

Army College of Dental Science, Secunderabad

First-year course fee for BDS in Army College of Dental Science (ACD)

  • Tuition Fee Allied charges Rs. 2,99,500 - Option to pay in two instalments is also available.
  • Refundable security deposit - Rs. 40,000

Army Institute of Nursing, Guwahati

It is the total annual fees for B.Sc Nursing inclusive of hostel charges. In addition, the candidate will also have to pay Registration Fees and Migration Fees as per the university rules.

  • For Army wards  Rs 1,28,880
  • For Civilians    Rs 1,38,170

Army College of Nursing, Jalandhar

Total Annual Fee

 Rs. 69,300

Refundable security deposit

 Rs. 15,000

Admission Fee

 Rs. 4,000

University Registration Fee

 Rs. 4,000

ACDS Admission Result and Counselling

ACDS Result will be declared on June 1st week 2017. Candidates can check results from one of following ways. 

  • On the official website of ACD, Secunderabad
  • At all the Command Headquarters.
  • At all the Headquarters conducting admission test.

Successful candidates will also be intimated by post. However, it is advisable to keep a check on results. Counselling will commence from July 1st week 2017. Candidates will be called on the basis of their merit in NEET.

ACDS Result

ACDS Counselling

Following documents in original are required to be produced by the candidate at the time of the counselling. The presence of the candidate is mandatory at the time of Counseling.

  • Character and Conduct certificate.
  • Proof of eligible category.
  • Migration Certificate.
  • Photographs
    • Stamp Size – 08
    • Passport Size – 08
  • PPO In original (for verification only).
  • Medical Certificate in prescribed format at the time of counselling.
  • Proof of age as it appears in the mark sheet of SSC/Class 10/equivalent examination.
  • Certificate of passing the (10+2) CBSE/equivalent qualifying examination.
  • Mark sheet of passing the (10+2) CBSE/equivalent qualifying examination.
  • School/Institute leaving certificate (after qualifying in 10+2 equivalent examination).
  • Undertaking by parents and students (As per Appendix`C’) to be produced at the time of counselling only.    

Candidates whose call letters have been issued will be required to deposit Rs 10,000 along with a willingness certificate.The initial deposit will be paid through bank draft payable in favour of ACDS Secunderabad

ACDS Admission Exam pattern

The ACDS admission will be done on the basis of NEET scores. NEET exam pattern is given in the detail below

There will be only one paper in NEET entrance exam, which will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode.

Duration of Exam: 3 hours

Total no. of Questions: 180 Multiple Choice Questions from the three subjects namely Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology). Four marks will be awarded for every correct response.

Negative Marking: For every incorrect response one mark will be deducted from the total score.

The Medium of Exam: From this year NEET question paper will be conducted in 8 languages that are Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. 

The questions would be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided by CBSE at centre only.

Subject Number of Question Marks 
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Botany 45 180
Total 180  720


ACDS Admission Important details

The NEET Exam Pattern is given above. There are four subjects in the NEET exam and each subject holds different topics. However, the candidates can get the detail syllabus of NEET by following the link below. Candidates are advised to go through the whole syllabus for each subject to prepare for the NEET exam

NEET Syllabus 2017

ACDS Admission Address

ACDS Nagar(Chennapur-CRPF Road)
Jai Jawahar Nagar Post,
Secunderabad – 500 087

ACDS Admission Contact

Phones: 040-20080243; 27982939; 27982911
E-mail:  army_c@   

If you have any doubt regarding ACDS admission you can write in the comment section below.

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