Indian Army has released the applications for Indian citizens (both male and female) for grant of Short Service Commission in the Army Dental Corps. The notification brings a golden chance for those candidates who have passed their final BDS examination & completed the compulsory rotatory internship, To join Army Dental Corps as Short Service Commission (SSC) Officer.
Vacancies: Total 56 (Fifty-Six) vacancies are available for SSC Officers that will be given to deserving civilian Dental Surgeons.
Qualification: According to the Notification released, candidates must have passed BDS/MDS (with minimum 55% marks in final year BDS) from a College/University recognized by Dental Council of India (DCI). He/she should have completed one-year compulsory rotatory Internship mandated/recognized by DCI by 31 Mar 2017 and must be in possession of Permanent Dental Registration Certificate of State Dental Council/DCI valid at least up to 31 Dec 2017.
NOTE: Only those candidates (BDS/MDS) who have appeared in the National Eligibility-cumEntrance Test, NEET (MDS)-2017 conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi, under the aegis of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, on dates between 30th Nov—03rd Dec 2016, at various examination centers of NBE, are eligible to apply for the given positions. The candidates are required to submit the copy of Mark-sheet/Scorecard of NEET (MDS)-2017 along with the application.
Age Limit: The candidate must not have attained 45 yrs of age as on 31 Dec 2017.
Selection procedure shall be as follows: –
(a) Screening for Calling for Interview: Candidates for interview are shortlisted on the basis of the marks scored in the National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test, NEET (MDS)-2017 conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi, under the aegis of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The list formulated will be utilized for screening of candidates in the ratio of 1:10 to be called for interview, i.e. for each advertised vacancy ten candidates will be called for interview.
(b) Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be called to appear for interview before a duly constituted Selection Board, at New Delhi to assess their suitability & merit for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Army Dental Corps. The final merit list for Grant of SSC for all candidates who have appeared for the interview will be based on the performance in the interview alone. The candidates who qualify in the interview will be subjected to Medical Examination.
(c) Medical Examination: All the candidates who are provisionally placed on the merit list will have to undergo a detailed medical examination for ascertaining their medical fitness. The decision of the Medical Board will be final.