Team Careers, 11 Sep 2018, #NEET MDS

NEET MDS 2019 – National Board of Examinations (NBE) has announced the NEET MDS exam date, which is December 14, 2018. NEET MDS 2019 is a single window entrance examination for admission to Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses offered by government, private and deemed colleges across the country. Candidates with BDS degree can appear for 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 institute is not included under the NEET MDS ambit.

The application form of NEET MDS 2019 along with the information brochure will be available in the last week of October 2018. Candidates who have completed the BDS degree along with 12 months rotatory internship as per the eligibility criteria can appear for postgraduate dental examination. The last date of online registrations will be last week of November. The admit card can be downloaded by aspirants whose applications will be accepted successfully. NEET MDS exam will be held in online mode with 240 multiple choice questions within 3 hours. 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

Last week of October 2018*

Application form starts

Last week of October 2018*

Last date for online registration

Last week of November 2018*

Issuance of admit card

First week of December 2018*

NEET MDS 2019 exam (Announced)

December 14, 2018

Declaration of result

Third week of January 2019*

Availability of Rank card

First week of February 2019*

Merit list will be released

Second week of February 2019*

Merit list for 50% AIQ seats

Last week of February 2019*

Counselling starts

Second week of March 2019*

*Dates are tentatives


NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2019

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

  • 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

Candidates who have gone through the eligibility criteria can fill the NEET MDS 2019 application form. The application form will be available in the last week of October 2018. It is mandatory to fill all details while registering. The last date for online registration of NEET MDS 2019 will be last week of November 2018.

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 through credit/debit cards or net banking.


NEET MDS Exam Centres 2019

NBE will release NEET MDS 2019 exam centres in the last week of October 2018, along with the brochure. The exam centres is the list of cities where examination will be conducted. Aspirants must select at least 3 preferences of exam centres while online registrations. The selection of NEET MDS exam centres will be done on the basis of first come first serve basis. Candidates must fill the preferences of exam cities carefully, as the options once submitted cannot be modified. Last year, NEET MDS 2019 was conducted in a total of 29 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

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NEET MDS Admit Card 2019

Candidates whose applications will be accepted can download the NEET MDS 2019 admit card successfully. The hall ticket will be available in the first week of December 2018 in online mode. A link to download the admit card will be provided on this page, once issued. Aspirants can 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 the download it and paste a latest passport size photograph in the space provided. Before downloading it, aspirants must cross-check the details mentioned in it. In case of discrepancy in the NEET MDS 2019 admit card, they must report to the conducting authority and rectify the mistakes.


NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2019

NBE will conduct NEET MDS 2019 in computer based mode. A total of 240 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked in the entrance examination, which must be solved within 3 hours. The questions asked in the test will be based on the subjects taught in BDS programme. Candidates can check the NEET MDS exam pattern 2019 below.

  • Mode of exam – Computer based mode

  • Duration of 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 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 will comprise 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 will be 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.


NEET MDS Result 2019

NEET MDS 2019 result will be announced in the third week of January in online mode. The result will be released for candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying marks as prescribed by the authority. A link to download the result will be provided on this page, once announced. In order to download the NEET MDS score card 2019, aspirants need to enter roll number and date of birth in the space provided. Last year, due to revision of cut off percentile, the revised NEET MDS 2019 result was declared on March 23, 2018. The result will contain the name of candidate, scores obtained, rank, qualifying status etc. No hard copy of the score card will be send to candidates.


NEET MDS Cut off 2019

NBE will release the NEET MDS 2019 cut off along with the result in online mode. The cut off is the minimum qualifying percentile which must be secured to pass the test. The scores equivalent to the cut off percentile will be declared with the result. NEET MDS cut off 2019 depends upon the various factors which includes – 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

Cut off scores

General candidates

50 percentile


SC/ST/OBC candidates

40 percentile


PH candidates

45 percentile


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 Merit List 2019

NBE will publish the merit list of NEET MDS 2019 in the second week of February, after the announcement of result. The scores obtained and individual rank will be included in the merit list. The rank list will be prepared on the basis of scores obtained by aspirants in the entrance examination. NBE will also release the NEET MDS 2019 merit list for candidates under 50% All India Quota seats. 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) will conduct the NEET MDS 2019 counselling in the second week of March, tentatively. 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 first by clicking on the link provided on this page. 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 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

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