National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Master of Dental Surgery (NEET MDS)


NEET MDS 2017NEET MDS 2017 – NEET MDS is the single window entrance test for Dental PG courses offered in goverment, private and deemed dental colleges of India. No other entrance exam, either at state or institutional level, will be valid for entry to MDS courses as per Dentists Act, 1948, w e f admission session-2017. NEET MDS has replaced All India Post Graduate Dental Entrance Examination (AIPGDEE). NEET MDS 2017 was conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE) from November 30 to December 3, 2016. Candidates who wish take admission in dental PG courses can check below for the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, application, important dates, and result etc. of NEET MDS 2017.

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Earlier, AIPGDEE was conducted by AIIMS, New Delhi but after a notification by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, NBE will be the exam conducting authority of NEET MDS.


NEET MDS 2017 Overview



Purpose of Examination

Qualifying cum Ranking Examination for admission to MDS courses



Pattern of Examination

MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) with single correct response

Number of Questions


Exam Duration

3 hours

Negative Marking



As per Dental Council of India Revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007

Mode of Conduct

Online (Computer based test)

Criteria for passing the examination

Minimum percentile of 50 in the examination for General Category,
40 percentile for SC/ST/OBC Category and 45 percentile for PWD (PH) Category

Application Fees

Rs. 3750 for Gen/OBC and Rs. 2750 for ST/SC/PwD/PH

Online Registration

September 26 to November 7, 2016

Online Exam

November 30 to December 3, 2016

Declaration of Result

By January 15, 2017

Seat Allotment

Merit Based Counselling conducted as per applicable regulations

Reservation of seats

As per applicable guidelines or Regulation or Government Policy

Validity of NEET MDS 2017:


NEET MDS 2017 is valid for following admissions

  • All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses in all states except in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir( as these 3 states does not participate in all India Quota pool)

  • State quota seats for MDS courses for all states/UTs including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir

  • MDS Diploma  courses at all private dental colleges/institutions/universities

  • MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions


Here is an overview of NEET MDS 2017–


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 2017 session - AIIMS, New Delhi


NEET MDS Result 2017


NBE has announced NEET MDS 2017 results on January 6, 2017 in online mode. The result of NEET MDS 2017 has been declared only for those candidates who have qualified the examination. Candidates who meet the qualifying marks criteria can download their rank card for NEET MDS 2017 on their registered account. The rank card of NEET MDS 2017 is available in online mode only. Qualified candidates can participate in counselling of NEET MDS 2017 in online mode only. 

NEET MDS Cut Off 2017 


NBE determines the cut off marks of NEET MDS 2017 on basis of minimum qualifying marks for NEET MDS 2017 as well as on the basis of seats available, number of applicants and previous years cut-off trend. NBE has specified minimum exam qualifying cut off criteria for NEET MDS 2017 as 50% for General category candidates, whereas 40% for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Class candidates.

NEET MDS Counselling 2017


The counselling of NEET MDS 2017 will be conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for 50% All India Quota MDS seats’ allotment. Candidates need to participate in counselling of NEET MDS 2017 in online mode through their registered account. The seat allotment of NEET MDS 2017 will be based on the merit list of NEET MDS 2017 specifying the ranks of the qualified candidates.


Candidates must hold a degree in BDS and fulfil other eligibility criteria for applying for NEET MDS 2017. Scroll down to know more about NEET MDS 2017.

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2017 


Candidates must fulfil eligibility criteria of NEET MDS 2017 as required by NBE for admission to MDS programme. The eligibility conditions of NEET MDS 2017 are mentioned below –

  1. Candidates must have passed Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree examination from a recognized institute of India.

  2. Candidates must have completed compulsory training of 12 months in rotation or practical training on or before March 31 of year of admission.

  3. Candidate must be registered with Dental Council of India or State Dental Council.

NEET MDS Important Dates 2017


NBE has declaed the examination schedule of NEET MDS 2017. The important dates of NEET MDS 2017 are provided below and may help to avoid missing of any of the NEET MDS 2017 events.


NEET MDS Important Dates 2017

NEET MDS 2017 Exam Events

Important Dates

Registration begins

September 26, 2016

Last date of registration and fee submission 

November 7, 2016

NEET MDS 2017 admit card available

November, 2016

NEET MDS 2017 Entrance Examination

November 30 to December 3, 2016

Results announcement

January 6, 2017

NEET MDS Application Form 2017


The application form of NEET MDS 2017 is available in online mode from September 26, 2016. Candidates seeking admissions to MDS programme can apply through the official link available in this page. Candidates can pay the application fee of NEET MDS 2017 via online mode using Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Banking.  Candidates must register before the last date of registration, i.e. November 7, 2016. The application status was available in candidates’ registered account once the application is submitted after correctly filling in all the details and application fee payment is made.

NEET MDS Application fee –


NEET MDS 2017 Application Fee  (in INR)





NEET MDS Admit Card 2017 


Candidates have received admit card of NEET MDS 2017 in online mode only. Candidates can download NEET MDS 2017 admit card from their registered email id. The admit card of NEET MDS 2017 will be uploaded on candidates’ registered account only.  Before downloading the admit card, candidates are advised to cross-check it completely for any discrepancy. In case, candidates find any mistake in their admit card, they can contact the concerned officials for issuing a duplicate but rectified admit card of NEET MDS 2017. Check here how to download the admit card of NEET MDS 2017 through the official link.

NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2017


NBE will be conducting NEET MDS 2017 in online mode. The test will be based on core subjects of Bachelor degree of Dental Surgery. Candidates can check here the pattern of the computer based test-NEET MDS 2017 as mentioned below –

  • Exam Duration – 180 Minutes

  • Test Medium – English Language

  • Total Number of Questions – 240

  • Negative Marking – There will be no negative marking

Subject-wise distribution of Questions for NEET MDS 2017


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


Dental Materials


General Medicine


General Surgery


Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry


Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics




Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge


Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Public Health Dentistry





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