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NEET MDS 2023 Exam

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About NEET MDS Exam

NEET MDS 2022 will be a single-window entrance examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations for all Dental PG courses. Candidates seeking admission to the Master of Dental Surgery must clear the NEET MDS exam. It is the only compulsory exam organized for entry to MDS programs. Those appearing in the state-level or institution-level exam will not be considered for the Dental postgraduate courses. While NBE conducts the exam and announces the result, the Directorate of General Health Services completes the selection and counselling process. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test MDS exam is a computer-based test (CBT). For details about the NEET MDS 2022 exam , check out the complete article.

NEET MDS Exam Date

NEET MDS 2022 Important Dates and Events



Information Brochure


Online registration restarts


Last date to submit application form


Application correction window

01-Apr-2022 to 04-Apr-2022

Final Edit window to open

11-Apr-2022 to 13-Apr-2022

Release of admit card


Exam day


Announcement of result


Release date for 50% AIQ seats merit list



To be announced

NEET MDS Eligibility

Candidates who wish to apply for NEET MDS 2022 are advised to read and understand the criteria set by NBE. It is also important that a candidate meets the requirements set by NBE for the exam. If at any point in time NBE finds out that the candidates do not meet the eligibility requirements for NEET MDS 2022, his/her candidature will be cancelled. The eligibility criteria for NEET MDS 2022, as per MDS Course Regulations 2017 notified by the Dental Council of India with prior approval of MoHFW is as follows :

  • Applicants must not be younger than 20 years of age

  • They must possess a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from a University/Institute recognised by the DCI

  • They must be registered with the Dental Council of India (DCI) or State Dental Council (SDC) (permanent/provisional)

  • They must have completed 12 months of compulsory rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2022

NEET MDS Admit Card

The Board will issue the NEET MDS admit card 2022 on the official website. Candidates will be informed about the same through SMS. Please note that no admit card will be sent through the post to any candidate. To download it, the applicants must use the user ID and password. Check for the details like the candidate's roll number, the center of the exam, time allotment, etc. on the call letter. In case of discrepancy, contact the authority immediately. After downloading the admit card, affix your latest passport size photograph in the provided space on the admit card. The specifications of the photograph are as under:

  • The minimum size of the photograph must be 35mm x 45mm. The photograph must cover a minimum of 75% of the face and head.
  • The name of the candidate and date of capturing the photograph must be mentioned at the bottom of the photograph.
  • The background of the photograph must be white.
  • Look directly into the camera with a natural expression. The photograph must have a full front view of the face.
  • The photograph must not have red eyes, reflection, or shadow, scratches, stains, and kinks.
  • The photograph must be printed on high-quality paper with a minimum of 600 dpi resolutions.

How to download the admit card for NEET MDS 2022 ?

  • Go to the official website of NBE -
  • Click on NEET-MDS .
  • Select Click here to download your admit card .
  • Enter your user id and password and check your admit card for any errors.
  • Download the same and keep it safe for future reference.

NEET MDS Syllabus

NEET MDS syllabus is considered as one of the basic tools to scale up the preparation for the exam. NEET MDS question paper is divided into two parts, A B. Part A comprises 100 marks while part B has140 marks questions. All the subjects given in NEET MDS syllabus should be prepared well to qualify for the exam. The subjects of the syllabus for NEET MDS 2022 are as follows.

Part A

  • General anatomy including embryology and histology
  • General human physiology and biochemistry
  • Dental anatomy, embryology, and oral histology
  • General pathology and microbiology
  • General and dental pharmacology, and therapeutics
  • General medicine
  • General surgery

Part B

  • Dental materials
  • Oral pathology and oral microbiology
  • Oral medicine and radiology
  • Pedodontics and preventive dentistry
  • Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics
  • Periodontology
  • Prosthodontics and crown and bridge
  • Conservative dentistry and endodontics
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Public health dentistry

NEET MDS Exam Pattern

NEET MDS 2022 Exam Pattern -

NBE will conduct the NEET MDS 2022 exam on a single day, in a single session. There will be multiple-choice questions (240 questions) in two parts Part A (100 questions) and Part B (140 questions). Time allotted for the exam 180 minutes. For the wrong answers, 25% marks will be deducted. In the case of unattempted questions, no marks will be subtracted. 4 marks are given for each correct answer. The medium of the exam is English.

Subject-wise Distribution of Questions -

Part A -


Number of Questions

General Surgery


General and Dental Pharmacology and



General human physiology and Biochemistry


General Anatomy including embryology and



Dental Anatomy, Embryology Oral Histology


General Pathology and Microbiology


General Medicine




Part B


Number of Questions

Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry


Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics


Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology


Dental Materials


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery




Public Health Dentistry


Prosthodontics and Crown Bridge


Oral Medicine and Radiology


Orthodontics Dentofacial Orthopedics




Allocation of Time



Biometric registration

12 pm

Entry closes

1.30 pm

Candidate login access

1.45 pm

Read instructions

1.50 pm

Exam starts

2.00 pm

Exam ends

5.00 pm

Marking Scheme

Response Type

Marking Scheme

Correct Response

4 marks will be awarded

Incorrect Response

1 mark will be deducted

Unattempted Questions


NEET MDS Cut off

This is the minimum qualifying mark that the students need to score to pursue a Master of Dental Surgery course. Different categories will have different qualifying percentile. Take a look

  • General Category Candidates 50th Percentile
  • Unreserved PWD Students 45th Percentile
  • OBC/SC/ST/PWD Applicants 40th Percentile

NEET MDS cut off 2022 will be released by NBE on the basis of the result. The cutoff of NEET MDS 2022 will denote the minimum marks required to participate in the admission process. Candidates can refer to the NEET MDS cutoff for previous years to get an idea of the difficulty level of the examination.


Cut off score 2021

Cut off score 2020

General and EWS



General/ EWS - PWD









NEET MDS Qualification

  • An Indian applicant must have completed a Bachelor in Dental Surgery from a recognised institute or university in India, registered with SDC (State Dental Council) and received permanent or provisional registration
  • He must have obtained a compulsory one-year rotatory internship from a recognised dental institution.
  • Foreign nationals need not mandatorily possess temporary registration with the Dental Council of India (DCI) while appearing for NEET-MDS 2022.
  • They must have obtained basic dental qualifications recognised by the concerned authority or the corresponding state dental council.
  • Those who have passed the qualifying exam and are undergoing the 12-months compulsory rotatory internship/ practical training which is likely to complete by 31st July 2022 are also eligible to appear for the exam. However, such students will not be eligible for admission if their internship doesn't complete on or before 31st July 2022.

NEET MDS How to Apply

NEET MDS application form 2022 has been released online by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). Aspirants of the NEET MDS exam have to register online on the official website of NBE to be able to fill the application form. The last date to fill and submit the application form for NEET MDS 2022 will be in November. The final submission of the NEET MDS application form will require the candidates to pay a non-refundable fee. Without remitting this application fee, the application form of NEET MDS 2022 cannot be submitted. Candidates who wish to appear for the postgraduate entrance test are advised to check the NEET MDS eligibility criteria before applying for it. Candidates found ineligible will not be allowed to appear for the examination, and their NEET MDS 2022 application form would be rejected. Visit the official web portal of the National Board of Examinations.

  • Click on the NEET-MDS button
  • Look for the option New Registration below LINKS
  • While filling in the online form, the following sequence needs to be observed
  • Access the registration form and fill it with the candidate s name, confirm the candidate s name, date of birth, gender, nationality, mobile number, email, re-enter email and CAPTCHA
  • You will receive User ID and Password on your inbox for login
  • Fill in the details and upload the scanned copies of the photograph signature
  • Choose test city
  • Release the application fee online
  • Submit and take a printout of the form with the Transaction ID.

Application Fee

Must note, the application fee should be remitted online through the payment gateway, using a credit card, debit card and net banking. The fees are mentioned below


Amount (INR)







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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) NEET MDS Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of NEET MDS Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the NEET MDS exam. The syllabus of NEET MDS comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of NEET MDS syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of NEET MDS Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the NEET MDS exam . The pattern of comprises the subject wise pattern and no. of questions will come in exam, go to our article section of exam pattern for more details.
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Q. How to prepare for the NEET MDS Exam?
A. To prepare for NEET MDS exam, candidates should go through the exam syllabus and exam pattern, solve mock tests, practice previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters, Differentiate weak areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skill.
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