NEET MDS 2018 – Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) through the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has started the second round of NEET MDS counselling 2018. The round 2 of counselling started on April 11, 2018 at 4.00 pm and will be conducted until April 12, 2018. The eligibility for NEET MDS counselling 2018 has been changed according to the latest official notice. The candidates who were allotted a seat in the first round of NEET MDS counselling 2018 and did not report within the assigned time period can also participate in the second round of counselling. The provisional result of NEET MDS 2018 counselling round 1 and seat allotment letter was released on March 29, 2018. The result of the first round of counselling released on March 28, 2018, was declared invalid due to technical issues. The conducting body has also changed the last date to report at the allotted college from April 3 to April 5, 2018. The participant colleges will remain open on the holidays so that the candidates do not face difficulties and can easily take admission within the allotted time.
Latest: NEET MDS Counselling Round 2 has been started - Check Here
MCC has also asked candidates to write to them if they face any discrepancy in the Provisional result of Round 1 of NEET MDS counselling 2018. As per the message displayed by the officials on the MCC website, "For any query/issues related to Provisional Result candidate can send their mail to [email protected] within 2 hours of publication of results." MCC conducted the first round of NEET 2018 MDS counselling from March 17 to March 26, 2018. The last date for the first round of counselling was extended by the authorities due to which a new schedule has been published for the result and the reporting at the allotted college and the same can be checked by the candidates in this article. The dates of the second round of NEET MDS counselling 2018 has been rescheduled. The registration process for the second round of counselling will start from April 9, 2018. The cutoff score of NEET MDS 2018 was also revised.
NEET MDS Counselling 2018 Round One Result Cancelled
DGHS on behalf of MCC has cancelled the result of Round one which was released on March 28, 2018, due to which the last date to report at the allotted college has now been extended up to April 5, 2018. This implies that the seat allotment letter will also be considered invalid. The fresh declaration of the result and new seat allotment letters will be made by March 29, 2018 (after 2.00 PM). The latest message about NEET PG 2018 counselling round one result can be seen below -
About NEET MDS 2018 Admission Process
Only those candidates who registered themselves during first round of counselling and submitted their choices were considered for the seat allotment process. It should also be noted that merely participating in the counselling process does not guarantee a seat because the number of seats available in NEET MDS 2018 is one-third of the candidates who qualified NEET MDS 2018.
NBE released the All India Quota (AIQ) scorecards of NEET MDS on February 28, 2018, for candidates who are eligible to participate in the NEET MDS 50% AIQ counselling. The result of NEET MDS 2018 was declared on January 25, 2018. 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 conducts 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 also 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.
National Board of Examinations earlier released the official notice of revising the cutoff score. Prior to that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) recently published a notification which stated that the NEET MDS 2018 cutoff might be lowered if the number of qualified candidates is less than three times of the number of seats available. This implied that there should be a ratio of 1:3 between the number of seats and eligible candidates. If it is not so, the cutoff percentile will be lowered in such a way that the ratio is maintained and there are three students for each seat. With NBE publishing the notice, it was confirmed and the date of first round of counselling was also extended so the candidates could participate in the first round of counselling process also.
About NEET MDS 50% All India Quota seats
As per a February 28 notification released by the NBE about NEET MDS AIQ 50% seats:
- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana candidates will be eligible to participate in counselling for NEET MDS All India 50% quota counselling as both states are participating in the NEET MDS AIQ Counselling process from this year onwards.
- Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir, except those nominated by the Government of India under Central Pool seats for BDS, will continue to remain ineligible NEET MDS 2018 AIQ counselling.
- The NEET MDS 2018 candidates who have obtained scores equal to or more than the cut off scores for their respective categories will be eligible to participate in NEET MDS AIQ Counselling.
- The NEET MDS All India 50% Quota scorecards of candidates eligible for AIQ 50% counselling in NEET MDS can be downloaded from their official login accounts. Individual scorecards will not be sent to the candidates.
- Qualification to participate in online counseling for All India 50% quota MDS Post Graduate seats does not mean that the candidates are guaranteed admission to these seats, rather that they are eligible for the counselling process.
According to the NBE, the scorecard of NEET MDS 50% All India Quota seats contains the following details:
- All India 50% quota rank: This rank indicates the overall merit position of the candidates eligible for AIQ 50% Quota seats after applying tie-breaker.
- All India 50% quota category rank: This rank indicates the overal merit position of the candidates eligible for AIQ 50% Quota seats in their respective categories.
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 31 to November 27, 2017
January 7, 2018
Declaration of Result
January 25, 2018
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 Jammu & Kashmir as it does not participate in All India Quota pool and the state quota seats for MDS courses in all states/UTs including 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.
NEET MDS Facts
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, 2017
NEET MDS 2018 Entrance Examination
January 7, 2018
January 25, 2018
Declaration of 50% AIQ Scorecard of NEET MDS
February 28, 2018
First Round of NEET MDS Counselling 2018
March 17 to March 26, 2018
Seat Allotment Process
March 27, 2018
Result of First Round of NEET MDS Counselling 2018 (CANCELLED)
March 28, 2018
Revised Result of NEET MDS Counselling First Round 2018
March 29, 2018 (after 2.00 PM)
Reporting at the allotted college
March 29 - April 5, 2018 (extended from April 3, 2018)
Second Round of NEET MDS Counselling 2018
April 11 at 3.00 pm to April 12, 2018 (extended from April 9, 2018)
Seat Allotment Process
April 13, 2018
Result of Second Round of NEET MDS Counselling 2018
April 14, 2018
Reporting at the allotted college
April 15 to April 23, 2018
NEET MDS Counselling 2018 - Dates Revised
The counselling of NEET MDS 2018 is 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. The second round of counselling is delayed and will now start from April 11, 2018. The candidates will be allowed to register again for the round 2 of NEET MDS counselling. The result of choices submitted by the candidates during the first round of counselling released by the authorities was declared invalid. The first round of counselling process was conducted until March 26, 2018. 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.
NEET MDS Result 2018 - Revised
The result of the first round of NEET MDS counselling 2018 was announced by MCC on March 28, 2018 but later cancelled. The revised result and seat allotment letters was declared on March 29, 2018. NBE released the scorecards for NEET MDS 50% AIQ counselling on February 28, 2018. The result of NEET MDS 2018 was announced online by NBE on January 25, 2018. Candidates can access their general and AIQ scorecard and result of NEET MDS 2018 through the links given on this 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.
NEET MDS Cut Off 2018 - Revised
NBE declared the revised percentile equivalent scores of the cutoff of NEET MDS 2018. As per the NEET MDS 2018 cutoff scores, candidates belonging to general category are now required to score at least 149 marks out of 960 in order to qualify the exam, those from SC/ST/OBC/SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH category are required to obtain at least 115 marks out of 960 while General-PH category candidates are required to obtain at least 133 marks in NEET MDS exam in order to qualify for further admission process. The cutoff for NEET MDS 50% AIQ counselling is also the same as NEET MDS cutoff scores.
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