Frequently Asked Questions

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No. Entry Pass is mandatory to participate in the mop up round of KEA PG counselling.

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Candidates who have registered earlier and completed document verification would need to register their interest in participating in the mop up round of counselling on the KEA portal as per the schedule. Further, they must download the Entry Pass for mop up round, which will be enabled on submission of original documents.

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The guidelines to participate in the mop up round of counselling are as follows:

  • Candidates should register their interest in participating in the mop up round and download entry pass 
  • Candidates have to be physically present for counselling process
  • Candidates should carry mop up round Entry Pass
  • Candidates should compulsorily pay the prescribed fees in the form of Demand Draft drawn in favor of “The Executive Director, KEA” payable at Bangalore. Candidates  should carry multiple Demand Drafts of different denominations

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The following candidates are eligible to participate in the mop up round of KEA counselling:

  • Candidates who are admitted to any MDS seat allotted through AIQ//Deemed University/Central University counselling
  • Candidates who are admitted in the first round and second round of KEA PG counselling or allotted and cancelled seat in KEA
  • Candidates allotted MDS seat in the first round and have exercised Choice 1 or Choice 4
  • Candidates who are admitted in any other State/Boards PG counselling
  • Candidates who have not submitted original documents to KEA on the scheduled date before mop up round

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The following candidates are eligible to participate in the mop up round:

  • Candidates who have been allotted non-clinical seat but not joined will be allowed to participate in KEA PG counseling for clinical seats only in the mop up round.
  • Fresh candidates who have not registered earlier.

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Candidates who are allotted MDS seat in this round are required to pay the prescribed fees (if not paid), collect the admission order and should compulsorily report to the college on or before the last date mentioned in the admission order and should update the details through their log-in to KEA or else they lose their allotted seats.

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The following candidates are not eligible to participate in the second round of KEA counselling:

  • Candidates who have failed to exercise any choice even after seat allotment in the first round
  • Candidates who have exercised Choice 2 in the first round but failed to make the payment for the seat confirmed by them or failed to deposit the original documents
  • After seat allotment in the first round, candidates who have exercised Choice 1 but failed to collect the Admission Order
  • Choice 1 candidates of first round who collected admission order but failed to report to the allotted college
  • Candidates who have exercised Choice 3 in the first round but failed to deposit the original documents
  • Candidates who have not been allotted any seat in the first round but failed to deposit the original documents
  • After seat allotment in the first round, candidates who have exercised Choice 1 or Choice 2 and cancelled/surrendered the seat

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The following candidates are eligible to participate in the second round of KEA counselling:

  • Choice 2 candidates of first round who have made the payment and deposited the original documents
  • Choice 3 candidates of first round who have deposited the original documents
  • Not allotted any seat in first round and deposited the original documents
  • Candidate who has been allotted a seat in second round of AIQ or Deemed University but has not joined the allotted college, and exits with forfeiture clause, shall be allowed to participate in the second round of state counseling subject to deposition of original documents at KEA

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Yes. Candidates have to submit their original documents at KEA in order to participate in the second round of PG dental counselling.

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The steps involved in the first round of KEA counselling through NEET MDS are as follows:

  • Fresh Online Registration (Subject to directions of the Govt., otherwise there will not be fresh online registrations)
  • Document Verification for Freshly Registered Candidates, if any
  • Deposition of Original Documents by First Round Choice 2 fee paid candidates, Choice 3 candidates & unallotted candidates
  • Rearrangement of Options
  • Publication of Second Round Result
  • Payment of Fees and Collection of Allotment Order
  • Reporting at the Allotted Dental College

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No. Choice once exercised cannot be changed. Therefore, it advised to select appropriate choice before final submission.

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Candidates who are allotted PG dental seat in the first round of counselling should exercise any one of the following choices mandatorily:

Choice 1: “Satisfied with the allotted seat and candidate is willing to report to the allotted college, not interested in further allotment of seats in any subsequent round for any discipline”. Such candidates should undergo Biometric verification, pay prescribed fees, submit documents, obtain admission letter and report to the allotted dental college as per the schedule.

Choice 2: “Satisfied with the allotted seat but wishes to participate in the next round”. Such candidates should pay the prescribed fees and submit the original documents on notified dates and wait for the second round.

Choice 3: “Not satisfied with the current allotment and wishes to participate in the next round of counselling”. Such candidates should submit original documents on notified dates and wait for the second round.

Choice 4: “Not satisfied with KEA allotted seat and candidate has got seat elsewhere, so candidate is quitting and not to be considered for allotment of seats in any of the further rounds. Not eligible to participate in the subsequent round and no hold on the allotted seat and seat allotted earlier will get cancelled”.

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No. The Option Entry facility will be only once and the same options will be considered for all online counselling rounds. 

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If a candidate fails to enter options in the first round of PG dental counselling, he/she will not be eligible to participate in further round of seat allotment process.

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There is no limit for entry of options. A candidate can enter any number of options as he/she wishes to exercise in his/her own priority. 

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Candidates should follow the below given instructions for entry of options:

  • Before entering the options for MDS course and subject, candidates should note that each college would have four different categories (G, P, N and Q). Each category has separate fee structure
  • The college code ending with “DG” indicates Government Seats in Government dental colleges and Govt. quota seats in Private dental colleges;  the college code ending with  “DP” indicates Private Seats; the college code ending with “DN” indicates NRI Seats and the college ending with “DQ” indicates Other Seats
  • Candidate should login to KEA option entry portal by submitting required information. Upon entry of preliminary information, the option entry form will be displayed
  • The option entry form contains priority order number, discipline, college name, college code and the subject code. 
  • Candidate should give the priority order number from among the list of colleges and courses.
  • Candidate should enter the course/college of his/her choice from among the seats available or may enter all the options in the discipline to which he/she is eligible
  • Once the options are entered, candidate should take printout of the options entered for further references

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Candidates should follow the below mentioned steps to login to KEA Option Entry Portal:

  • Open KEA PGET website
  • Click on Option Entry Link
  • Enter PGET Number (refer KEA Verification Slip)and Captcha, Click Submit
  • Enter NEET MDS Roll No., Secret Key (refer KEA Verification Slip), Password, Mobile No., Email ID, Secret Question and Answer
  • Click Login Button

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Candidates who could not register for KEA counselling or registered but could not attend KEA document verification are not eligible to participate in the first round of KEA counselling through NEET MDS.

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Candidates who register online for KEA counselling, successfully complete document verification and receive KEA verification slip are eligible to participate in the first round of KEA counselling through NEET MDS.

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The steps involved in the first round of KEA counselling through NEET MDS are as follows:

  • Online Registration
  • Display of Seat Matrix & Fee Structure
  • Offline Verification of Documents based on Merit List
  • Option Entry by Eligible Candidates
  • Publication of Mock Allotment Result
  • Provision to change Option Entry by Eligible Candidates
  • Publication of First Round Allotment Result
  • Exercising of Choices
  • Payment of Fees by Candidates who exercised Choice 1 or Choice 2
  • Submission of Original Documents and Collection of Admission Order by Candidates who exercised Choice 1
  • Reporting at the Allotted Dental College by Choice 1 Candidates

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Candidates who have been allotted MDS seat and joined a college under AIQ counselling and therefore cannot produce their original documents during KEA document verification can produce the copy of Seat Allotment Letter along with acknowledgement of the original documents being deposited at the AIQ allotted college issued by the Principal of the admitted college. Such candidate should submit a Demand Draft of Rs. 10,000 in the name of Executive Director, Karnataka Examinations Authority, payable at Bangalore as security amount during document verification process along with an undertaking. Exemption from submission of original documents shall only be given for the documents deposited with the AIQ allotted medical college. For all other documents not deposited with the AIQ allotted college, original documents have to be produced during KEA document verification process.

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Candidates should attend document verification as per their NEET MDS rank on the notified date and time. No document verification and issue of KEA Verification Slip (User ID and Secret Key) will be done other than the allotted date and time for candidate’s rank. Absence of candidate on the notified day will mean that the candidate has forfeited his/her rights to participate in KEA PG counselling and seat allotment process.

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Physical presence of candidate is mandatory for KEA document verification. No authorized representatives will be entertained under any circumstances.

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The following documents should be produced by NRI/NRI ward/OCI/PIO/Foreign Nationals at the time of document verification:

  • Resident Certificate of candidate’s parents issued by the Embassy of that country complying with Income Tax Rules OR Any other certificate to prove that they are resident of that country OR Affidavit on Rs. 100 e-stamp paper to that effect
  • Candidate’s VISA / Passport / Resident VISA
  • Citizenship of Candidate
  • Income Tax documents required as per the Income Tax Act 1961
  • If NRI ward then NRI Ward Certificate
  • Screening Test Certificate if Candidate posses undergraduate dental degree from a college/institute outside India
  • Study Certificate of Candidate for having studied class 12th or equivalent outside India
  • For Foreign Nationals: Foreign National’s qualification Registration Certificate by the concerned Dental Council or concerned authority in his/her own country from where he/she has obtained undergraduate dental degree, Temporary Registration Certificate from DCI within one month of securing MDS admission

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The following documents are required at the time of document verification:

  • Final KEA PGET Registration Form
  • Fee Paid Challan Copy
  • Two Passport Size Color Photographs same as in NEET MDS Application form
  • Photo ID and Address Proof Document (Aadhar Card / PAN Card / Voter ID / Driving License / Passport / Ration Card)
  • NEET MDS Admit Card
  • NEET MDS Score Card
  • SSLC /10th Marks Card
  • 2nd PUC/12th Marks Card
  • BDS Marks Sheets issued of all years
  • BDS Degree Certificate (Provisional Degree Certificate / Pass / Completion Certificate will be accepted only for candidates who have passed BDS in previous year)
  • Internship Completion Certificate (Provisional Internship Certificate will be considered only for candidates who will be completing internship by 31 March of the year of MDS admission only for first round of Counselling)
  • State/Dental Council of India Registration Certificate (Provisional Registration Certificate will be accepted only for document verification for candidates who have passed BDS in previous year)
  • Certificate from Head of the Institution certifying that the dental college from which the candidate has passed is DCI recognized
  • Eligibility Certificate issued by RGUHS for graduates who have completed BDS from Universities other than RGUHS 
  • Migration Certificate if BDS done from University other than  RGUHS (to be submitted at the admitted dental college)
  • Compulsory Govt. Service bond on Rs. 100 Stamp Paper and Undertaking for 3 years service on Rs. 200 Stamp Paper duly notarized in prescribed format
  • FMGE Screening Test Pass Certificate, DCI registration certificate and Internship Completion Certificate for Candidates who have obtained primary dental qualification from dental college outside India
  • General Undertaking on Rs. 20 Stamp Paper in prescribed format
  • Certificate issued by the competent authority claiming reservation under HK region
  • Caste/Caste Income Certificate issued by the competent authority claiming reservation, if applicable
  • Study Certificate for candidate having studied in Karnataka for a minimum period of 10 academic years from 1st Std.  to 12th Std.  including  either 10th or  12th Std from  the  Head  of  educational  institution located in State of Karnataka countersigned by BEO / DDPI in prescribed format, as applicable

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