NEET MDS 2018 – NBE has declared the result of NEET MDS 2018. Candidates can check their NEET MDS 2018 result from the link given below. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to Postgraduate Dental Courses, commonly known as NEET MDS, was conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) on January 7, 2018. NEET MDS 2018 was held in online mode. NEET MDS entrance scores are used for admissions to the PG dental programmes across India. NBE conducted NEET MDS 2018 on behalf of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India annually. NEET MDS has replaced the All India Post Graduate Dental Entrance Examination (AIPGDEE) since 2017. The candidates interested in the postgraduate dental examination could register online by filling the NEET MDS 2018 application form before November 27, 2017. NBE opened NEET MDS application forms for alteration or modification. The last day to make changes in NEET MDS 2018 application form was November 27, 2017. As per Exam Pattern of NEET MDS, the entrance exam contains 240 Multiple Choice Questions which are supposed to be answered in a duration of 3 hours. Based on the previous year results of NEET MDS, candidates were offered admissions to the 50% All India Quota seats in all colleges across the nation except for those in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir for the Master of Dental Surgery programmes. Candidates can check here details about NEET MDS 2018 including important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam pattern, admit card, results and counselling.
LATEST - NEET MDS 2018 Result Declared!
Announcement- OBC candidates who faced difficulty during fee payment of NEET MDS 2018 application form and registered themselves under General category instead, could get their category changed from general to OBC. In order to process their request for change of category, such candidates were required to send an email to NBE at [email protected] requesting for the change of category along with a self-attested scanned copy of their OBC certificate. Change of category was then reflected in NEET MDS 2018 admit cards released before conduction of NEET MDS entrance exam.
NEET MDS 2018: An Overview
Purpose of Examination
Qualifying cum Ranking Examination for admission to MDS courses
Pattern of Examination
MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) with single correct response
Number of Questions
As specified by Dental Council of India Revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007
Mode of Conduct
CBT (Computer Based Test)
Criteria for passing the examination
Minimum percentile of 50 in the examination for General Category,
Rs. 3750 for Gen/OBC and Rs. 2750 for ST/SC/PwD/PH
October last week to December first week, 2017*
January 7, 2017
Declaration of Result
By January 31, 2017
Merit Based Counselling conducted as per applicable regulations
Reservation of seats
As per applicable guidelines or Regulation or Government Policy
Validity of NEET MDS 2018
NEET MDS 2018 is valid for admissions to postgraduate dental programmes in various institutes.
NEET MDS 2018 is valid for All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses in all states except in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir (as these 3 states do not participate in All India Quota pool) and the state quota seats for MDS courses in all states/UTs including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir.
NEET MDS 2018 is also valid for MDS Diploma courses at all private dental colleges/institutions/universities and MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
Few basic facts you should know about NEET MDS 2018:
Exam Name – National Eligibility cum Entrance Test MDS
Known as – NEET MDS
Exam Category – Post Graduate
Exam Level – National Level Exam
Conducting Body – National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Medical Institutes Exempted from NEET MDS for 2018 session - AIIMS, New Delhi
NBE declared the examination date of NEET MDS 2018 and also other important dates. The important dates of NEET MDS 2018 are provided below. These may help candidates to avoid missing of any of the NEET MDS 2018 important events.
NEET MDS 2018 Important Dates
October 31, 2017
Last date of registration and fee submission
November 27, 2017
NEET MDS 2018 admit card available
December 28, 2018
NEET MDS 2018 Entrance Examination
January 7, 2018
January 25, 2018
The results of NEET MDS 2018 has been announced online by NBE on January 25, 2018. Candidates can access their scorecard and result of NEET MDS 2018 through the link is given on the page. The rank card of NEET MDS 2018 is available online only and only those candidates who have qualified the exam will be able to participate in counselling of NEET MDS 2018.
NBE has declared the percentile equivalent scores of the cutoff of NEET MDS 2018. As per the NEET MDS 2018 cutoff scores, candidates belonging to general category are required to score at least 233 marks out of 960 in order to qualify the exam, while those from SC/ST/OBC/SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH category are required to obtain at least 204 marks out of 960, while General-PH category candidates are required to obtain at least 219 marks in NEET MDS exam in order to qualify for further admission process.
The counselling of NEET MDS 2018 will be conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) for 50% All India Quota MDS seats’ allotment. Candidates will be required to participate in counselling of NEET MDS 2018 in online mode through their registered account. The seat allotment of NEET MDS 2018 will be based on the merit list of NEET MDS 2018 specifying the ranks of the qualified candidates. Candidates must hold a degree in BDS and fulfil other eligibility criteria for applying for NEET MDS 2018.
Candidates were required to fulfil eligibility criteria of NEET MDS 2018 laid by NBE for admission to MDS programme. The basic eligibility conditions of NEET MDS 2018 are stated below –
Candidates should have cleared the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree examination from a recognized institute of India.
Candidates must have completed compulsory training of 12 months in rotation or practical training on or before March 31 of the year of admission.
Candidates must be registered with Dental Council of India or State Dental Council.
The last date to fill the application form of NEET MDS 2018 was November 27, 2017. Candidates could make changes in their application form and submit NEET MDS 2018 application till November 27, 2017. Candidates seeking admissions to MDS programme could apply through the link given on NEET MDS 2018 Application form. Candidates could pay the application fee of NEET MDS 2018 via online mode using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking. Candidates had to ensure they complete the formalities before the last date of registration. The application status was made available to candidates’ registered account once the application was submitted after correctly filling in all the details and paying the application fee.
NEET MDS 2018 Application Fee
Application Fee (in INR)
Admit card of NEET MDS 2018 was issued in online mode. Candidates could download NEET MDS admit card 2018 by clicking on the link given above. The admit card of NEET MDS 2018 was released about one week before NEET MDS 2018 entrance. Candidates could download NEET MDS 2018 admit card using their candidate login ID and Password. After downloading the admit card of NEET MDS, candidates were required to paste their latest passport size photograph on it. Before downloading the admit card of NEET MDS 2018, candidates were advised to cross-check it completely for any discrepancies. In case candidates found any mistake in their admit card, they were advised to contact the concerned officials for issuing a rectified NEET MDS 2018 admit card.
NBE conducted NEET MDS 2018 as a Computer Based Test (CBT) in online mode. The test was based on core subjects taught during Bachelor's degree of Dental Surgery. The NEET MDS exam pattern 2018 can be seen by candidates here. The duration of NEET MDS 2018 examination was 180 minutes. NEET MDS 2018 could be attempted in English language and the total number of questions to be attempted is 240. NEET MDS 2018 did not have any negative marking.
Subject-wise distribution of Questions for NEET MDS 2018
Subject-wise Weightage of Questions
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
Oral Medicine and Radiology
General Anatomy including Embryology and Histology
General Human Physiology and Biochemistry
Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology
General Pathology and Microbiology
General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Public Health Dentistry