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NEET MDS 2019 – The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has issued the NEET MDS merit list for 50% All India quota seats. Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has started the online registration of NEET MDS counselling 2019 from March 15. A link has been provided on this page to participate for NEET MDS 2019 counselling. The last date to register for NEET MDS 2019 counselling is March 24 (5 pm). Post successful registration and payment of fee, candidates can participate in choice filling process from March 19 onward. Registration for second round of NEET MDS counselling will be held from April 5-9, while registration for mop-up round starts on May 13. 

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NEET MDS result 2019 was declared on January 14 in PDF format. The NEET MDS 2019 cutoff was also declared by the authority which is provided in the article. Any aspirant who has secured the minimum qualifying NEET MDS cutoff is included in the result. The qualified candidates are eligible to participate for NEET MDS counselling 2019. NBE conducted the NEET MDS exam on December 14, 2018. 

 NEET MDS 2019 was a single window entrance examination for admission to Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses offered by the government, private and deemed colleges across the country. Earlier, NBE had released the NEET MDS 2019 mock test on December 11. The admit card of NEET MDS 2019 was issued on December 6. The application form was made available from October 16 to November 6. Candidates with BDS degree could appear in NEET MDS for admission to 50% All India Quota seats, state quota seats and Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions. No other entrance examination either at state or institutional level is valid for admission to MDS courses as per the Dentist Act, 1948. Only AIIMS, New Delhi is not included under the NEET MDS ambit.

Candidates who have completed the BDS degree along with 12 months rotatory internship as per the eligibility criteria were eligible to appear for the postgraduate dental examination. The 3-hour long NEET MDS exam was held in online mode and included 240 multiple choice questions. The cut off is the minimum qualifying percentile set by the NBE, which must be secured by aspirants to be eligible for counselling procedure. Know more about NEET MDS 2019 exam date, application form, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, result and counselling from the article below.


NEET MDS 2019 – An Overview

Candidates can check the highlights of NEET MDS from the table below.



Exam date

December 14, 2018

Exam name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate

Exam category


Exam level

National level

Conducting authority

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

Commonly known as


Purpose of examination

Qualifying cum ranking examination for admission to MDS courses

Exam duration

3 hours

Exam type

National level

NEET MDS 2019 for admission to Postgraduate Dental courses

Scope of NEET MDS

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate Dental courses for the academic session 2019 is valid for admission to following:

  • All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses (excluding candidates from Jammu and Kashmir)

  • State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/Union Territories of India (including Jammu & Kashmir)

  • MDS courses at all Private Dental colleges, institutions & Universities all across the country

  • MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions

NEET MDS Important Dates 2019

Candidates can check the NEET MDS 2019 important dates from the table below.

NEET MDS Exam Dates 2019



Release of notification

October 16, 2018 

Application form starts

October 16, 2018 at 7.00 PM

Last date for online registration

November 6, 2018

Issuance of admit card

December 6, 2018 (AVAILABLE)

NEET MDS 2019 mock testDecember 11, 2018 (AVAILABLE)

NEET MDS 2019 exam

December 14, 2018 

Declaration of result

January 14, 2019

Announcement of cutoffJanuary 14, 2019

Availability of score card

January 19, 2019 onwards

Merit list released

March 8, 2019

Merit list for 50% AIQ seats

March 8 2019 

Availability of Individual Scorecard March 10, 2019

Registration and payment  - Counselling Round I (STARTED)

March 15-24, 2019 (up to 5 pm only)

Choice Filling and LockingMarch 19-24, 2019 (up to 5 pm)
Processing of Seat AllotmentMarch 25-26, 2019
Declaration of Seat Allotment ResultMarch 27, 2019
Reporting at allotted instituteMarch 27- April 3, 2019

Registration and payment  - Counselling Round II

April 5-9, 2019 (up to 5 pm)
Choice Filling and Locking
April 6-9, 2019 (up to 5 pm)
Processing of Seat Allotment April 10-11, 2019 
Declaration of Seat Allotment Result
April 12, 2019
Reporting at allotted instituteApril 13-22, 2019
Display of Seat Matrix for Mop-up RoundMay 10, 2019

Registration and payment  - Mop-up Round

May 13-16, 2019 (up to 5 pm)
Choice Filling and Locking
May 14-16 (up to 5 pm) 
Processing of Seat Allotment
May 17-18, 2019
Publication of seat allotment ResultMay 19, 2019
Reporting at allotted instituteMay 20-26, 2019
Transfer of non-reporting and non-joining/vacant seats to Deemed/Central Universities/ESICMay 27, 2019
Stray Vacancy Round by Deemed/Central Universities/ESICMay 27-31, 2019

*Dates are tentative

NEET MDS Merit List 2019

NBE has published the merit list of NEET MDS 2019 on March 8, 2019. The merit list of NEET MDS mentions the All Inida rank for 50% quota seats, All India category rank, NEET MDS rank and category of the candidates. The rank list is prepared on the basis of scores obtained by aspirants in the entrance examination. Aspirants securing the minimum qualifying percentile as set by the authority will be included in the NEET MDS rank list 2019. 

NEET MDS Counselling 2019

The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) under Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has begun the NEET MDS 2019 counselling from March 15 March onwards. Aspirants included in the 50% AIQ merit list will be eligible to participate for the centralised counselling. The counselling will be held in three rounds including mop-up round. In order to participate for counselling, candidates need to register themselves. While registering for NEET MDS counselling 2019 procedure, aspirants have to fill their preferences of courses as well as colleges. The counselling result will be prepared on the basis of All India Rank (AIR), preferences opted and seats available under each course. NEET MDS counselling 2019 is the basis for admission to around 1323 MDS seats offered under by government, deemed and central universities/colleges across India.

The counselling of remaining 50% state quota seats will be done by designated state counselling committee of respective states. The eligible candidates must fill register and will be allotted seats as per the preferences of colleges as well as courses, NEET MDS AIR and seats available. After allotment of seats, the candidates must report at the allotted college for document verification, completion of admission and payment of fees.

NEET MDS Result 2019

NEET MDS 2019 result was announced on January 14, in online mode. The authority has issued a notice specifying that the candidates will be able to download their individual scorecards from the official website by March 10, 2019. They need to enter their roll number and date of birth in the space provided. The result contains the name of candidate, scores obtained, rank, qualifying status etc. No hard copy of the scorecard will be sent to the candidates. The result of NEET MDS 2019 is available in PDF format. The result has been released for candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying marks as prescribed by the authority. Along with the result, NBE has announced the marks equivalent to the NEET MDS cutoff 2019, which is mentioned below in the table. NEET MDS result 2019 mentions the roll number, NEET MDS overall rank and scores obtained out of 960. NEET MDS scorecard 2019 was made available from January 19 for the eligible aspirants. 


NEET MDS Cut off 2019

NBE has released the NEET MDS 2019 cutoff along with the result in online mode, which is mentioned in the table below. The cut off is the minimum qualifying percentile which must be secured in order to pass the test. The scores equivalent to the cut off percentile was declared with the result. NEET MDS cut off 2019 depends upon the various factors which include – the number of candidates appeared for the test, difficulty level of exam, seats available under each course etc.

As per the official information, candidates belonging to unreserved category must secure 50 percentile. Whereas, reserved category (SC/ST/OBC) and PH category candidates must obtain 40 and 45 percentile, respectively, to qualify NEET MDS. Check cut off percentile and scores corresponding to it from the table below.


NEET MDS 2019 Qualifying percentile and score


Cut off percentile

Cutoff scores 2019

Cut off scores 2018

General candidates

50 percentile



SC/ST/OBC candidates

40 percentile



General PH candidates

45 percentile



SC/SC/OBC - PH candidates40 percentile215204

NEET MDS Admit Card 2019

Candidates whose applications have been accepted could download the NEET MDS 2019 admit card successfully. The hall ticket was made available on December 6, 2018, in online mode. Aspirants could download NEET MDS hall ticket 2019 by entering their candidate ID and password in the designated space. After verifying the details mentioned in admit card, aspirants need to download it and paste the latest passport size photograph in the space provided. Before downloading it, the aspirants were advised to cross-check the details mentioned in it. In case of discrepancy in the NEET MDS 2019 admit card, candidates were asked to report to the conducting authority and rectify the mistakes.

NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2019

NBE conducted  NEET MDS 2019 in computer-based mode. A total of 240 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) were asked in the entrance examination, for which 3 hours duration was given to the candidates. The questions asked in the test were based on the subjects taught in the BDS programme. Candidates can check the NEET MDS exam pattern 2019 below.

  • Mode of exam – Computer-based mode

  • Duration of the exam – 3 hours (180 minutes)

  • Types of questions – Objective type questions

  • Total questions asked – 240 multiple choice question with four options each

  • Total marks – 960 marks

  • Medium of questions asked – English language only

  • Marking scheme – +4 marks for every correct answer; -1 mark for a wrong attempt; 0 mark for the unanswered question

  • Syllabus – Subjects taught in BDS programme

NEET MDS 2019 Syllabus

NBE prepares NEET MDS 2019 syllabus entirely on the basis of subjects studied in BDS programme curriculum. The syllabus comprises of three subjects of Pre-Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Clinical. Last year’s subject-wise distribution of syllabus is mentioned below.


NEET MDS 2019 – Subject-wise distribution of questions


Subject-wise weightage

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


Dental Materials


General Medicine


General Surgery


Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology


Oral Medicine and Radiology


Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry


Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics




Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge


Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Public Health Dentistry




NEET MDS Answer Key 2019

NBE will not publish the official NEET MDS 2019 answer key as the exam has been conducted in online mode. As per the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), candidates are not allowed to discuss the questions or any other information related to the examination. The answer key will include the solutions of the questions asked in the exam. Aspirants can match their marked answer with the solutions provided in NEET MDS answer key 2019. In case any other coaching institute will release the answer key, it will be provided here.


Revision of NEET MDS Cut off 2019

When the sufficient number of candidates appeared for postgraduate national level entrance examination fails to secure the minimum qualifying marks as declared by NBE, the Central Government in consultation with Dental Council of India may lower the NEET MDS 2019 cut off minimum marks belonging to respective categories. In the year 2018, the regulatory bodies lowered the minimum cut off percentile and scores which is as follows:


Revised NEET MDS cut off 


Minimum qualifying criteria

Cut off scores

Revised minimum qualifying percentile

Revised cut off scores


50 percentile


20.265 percentile



40 percentile


10.265 percentile


PH category

45 percentile


15.265 percentile


 NEET MDS Participating Institutes 2019

The participating institutes of NEET MDS 2019 are the list of colleges which grants admission to MDS courses on the basis of rank obtained in the exam. As per previous year information, there are a total of 170 colleges including deemed, central universities and colleges for AIQ seats. Check top 10 participating institutes in the table below.


Top 10 NEET MDS Colleges

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2019

Candidates seeking admission in Masters Of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses are required to check the NEET MDS 2019 eligibility criteria before applying for the postgraduate dental examination. The basic eligibility criteria mentioned below must be fulfilled by aspirants.

  • Candidate cannot be less than 20 years of age to fill NEET MDS application form.

  • A candidate must possess a recognized degree of Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS) from a University or Institute in India.

  • He/she must have a permanent or provisional registration certificate issued by Dental Council of India (DCI) or State Dental Council (SDC).

  • Candidate must have undergone or likely to complete the 12 months compulsory rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2019

NEET MDS Application Form 2019

The application form was made available on October 16, 2018. Candidates who have gone through the eligibility criteria were allowed to fill the NEET MDS 2019 application form. It was mandatory to fill all details while registering. The last date for online registration of NEET MDS 2019 was November 6, 2018. NBE has introduced major changes to the application form of NEET MDS which can be checked on the link provided above.

The application fee of Rs. 3750 for General/OBC categories, while Rs. 2750 for SC/ST/PWD categories must be paid by aspirants. The payment of NEET MDS application fee 2019 can be done in online mode only through credit/debit cards or net banking.

NEET MDS Exam Centres 2019

NBE released NEET MDS 2019 exam centres on October 16, 2018. The exam centres are the list of cities where the examination will be conducted. Aspirants must select at least 3 preferences of exam centres while online registrations. The selection of NEET MDS exam centres was done on the basis of first come first served basis. Candidates must fill the preferences of exam cities carefully, as the options once submitted cannot be modified. The authorities had allotted the NEET MDS exam centre as per the preferences submitted by the candidates. However, in cases where the authorities have to allot an exam centre which is located outside the preferred state then candidates will be informed by November 21, 2018. This year, NEET MDS 2019 was conducted in a total of 51 examination cities across India. The list of exam cities in which centres were located is mentioned below.


NEET MDS Test Cities

S. No.

Name of city

S. No.

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