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NEET MDS 2020 – National Board of Examination (NBE) is the conducting authority of NEET MDS. The regulatory body has extended the last date to make corrections in the NEET MDS 2020 application form till November. The correction window was earlier open from November 4 to November 2019. NEET MDS application form 2020 concluded on October 31, 2019. Along with the application form, the authority had also released the information brochure of NEET MDS. As many as 6 exam centres have been added which can be checked below. Earlier the exam dates of NEET MDS 2020 was announced, which is to be held on December 20, 2019, for admission to Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) in government, private, deemed and central universities of India. NEET MDS 2020 will be a computer-based entrance examination for admission under 50% All India Quota, 50% state quota seats and 100% seats from deemed/central universities. Candidates who will fulfil the basic NEET MDS eligibility criteria will be eligible to appear for the postgraduate dental entrance test.
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Only the registered applicants will be eligible to download the hall ticket of NEET MDS 2020. The printout of NEET MDS admit card should be carried at the exam centre along with the other relevant documents. NEET MDS exam is a computer-based test containing a total of 240 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The entrance test will be conducted for 6,228 seats offerd in various dental colleges in the country. The exam will be held for three hours from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM. Four marks will be awarded for every correct answer, while one mark will be deducted for a wrong attempt. While, no marks will be marked for any unanswered question. Since the exam is conducted in online mode and due to the non-disclosure agreement, NBE will not release the answer key of NEET MDS 2020.

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The test takers can download the NEET MDS result 2020 in online mode only. Candidates must secure the minimum qualifying marks to qualify the postgraduate dental entrance test. NEET MDS 2020 cutoff for general category candidates is 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40th percentile. The marks equivalent to the qualifying cutoff percentile will be declared along with the result of NEET MDS 2020. Candidates qualifying the online exam will be called for the counselling process. NEET MDS 2020 counselling process for 50% All India Quota seats, 100% seats in deemed/central universities and ESIC colleges will be conducted by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) on the basis of scores and rank obtained in NEET MDS. While, the seat allotment process in remaining 50% state quota seats and private colleges will be done by the respective state counselling authorities using the NEET MDS rank. Candidates can read the article on NEET MDS 2020 schedule, application form, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, result, counselling, seats reservation and other details.

NEET MDS 2020 – Overview

Candidates can check the highlights of NEET MDS 2020 from the table below.



Exam date

December 20, 2019 (Declared)

Exam name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate Dental courses

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

Total seats6,228

Exam duration

3 hours

NEET MDS 2020: Latest news and updates

  • NEET MDS 2020 dates announced!

Check the official notification of NEET MDS 2020 below.


  • Exam centres added: As per the information brochure of NEET MDS 2020, six new exam centres have been added. The new test centres are in Ernakulam, Gandhi Nagar, Indore, Kannur, Navi Mumbai and Puducherry.

NEET MDS 2020 for admission to Postgraduate Dental courses


Scope of NEET MDS 2020

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate Dental courses for the academic session 2020 is valid for admission to the following criteria:

  • 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 2020

Candidates can check the NEET MDS 2020 important dates from the table below.

NEET MDS Dates 2020



Release of notification

October 11, 2019

Application form starts

October 11, 2019

Last date for online registration

October 31, 2019

Correction facility starts

November 4 to November 11- EXTENDED

Issuance of admit card

December 13, 2019

NEET MDS 2020 mock test

December 1, 2019

NEET MDS 2020 exam

December 20, 2019

Declaration of result

By January 20, 2020

Announcement of cutoff

By January 20, 2020

Availability of score card

Third week of January 2020*

Merit list released

First week of March 2020*

Merit list for 50% AIQ seats

First week of March 2020*

Availability of Individual Scorecard

First week of March 2020*

NEET MDS counselling round I

Second week of March 2020*

Counselling of NEET MDS 2020 round II

First week of April 2020*

NEET MDS counselling 2020 mop-up round

Third week of April 2020*

*Dates are tentative

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2020

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

  • Candidate cannot be less than 20 years of age are eligible for the test.

  • Aspirant 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, 2020.

NEET MDS Application Form 2020

NBE has extended the last date to edit NEET MDS 2020 application form till November 11. The correction window facility was earlier open till November 11. NBE concluded the online registration of NEET MDS 2020 on October 31, 2019. Only those aspirants who will fulfill the specified eligibility criteria could fill the NEET MDS 2020 application form. The application form of NEET MDS 2020 can be filled in five steps, which have been mentioned below.

Steps to fill NEET MDS 2020 application form

Step 1Online registration
Step 2Filling of application form and uploading of passport size photograph, signature and left-hand thumb impression
Step 3Choosing NEET MDS exam city
Step 4Payment of application fees
Step 5Printout of confirmation page

The application fee of Rs. 3750 for General/OBC categories, while Rs. 2750 for SC/ST/PWD categories must be paid in online mode using credit/debit card or net banking.

NEET MDS Exam Centres 2020

Through the information brochure, NBE has released the list of NEET MDS 2020 exam centres. The exam centres are the list of cities where the examination will be conducted. As per the information, as many as 6 new exam centres have been added in the list. Aspirants must select one preference of exam centre of NEET MDS 2020, while online registrations. The selection of test centres will be done on the basis of the first-come-first-serve basis. Candidates must fill the preferences of exam cities carefully, as the options once submitted cannot be modified. The authorities will allot the NEET MDS exam centre 2020 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, 2019. In the year 2019, NEET MDS 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 cityS. No.Name of city


33Kannur34Navi Mumbai

NEET MDS Admit Card 2020

The dental graduates who will fill the application form on or before the stipulated date can download the NEET MDS 2020 admit card from December 13 onwards. The link to download the hall ticket will be available on this page, when released. In order to download the admit card, candidates need to enter their candidate ID and password in the space provided. It is advised to cross-check the details mentioned in the NEET MDS hall ticket 2020 and also paste the latest passport size photograph. In case of any discrepancy in the NEET MDS admit card, applicants are required to contact the authority immediately and rectify the mistakes. The admit card should be carried at the exam centre along with the valid ID proofs.

NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2020

The regulatory body will specify the paper pattern of NEET MDS 2020 through the information brochure. NEET MDS 2020 entrance exam will be a computer-based test containing a total of 240 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The exam will be conducted in three hours from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM only. The detailed NEET MDS 2020 exam pattern is provided below for the candidates.

  • Mode of exam – Computer-based mode/Online

  • Duration of the exam – 3 hours (180 minutes) from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • 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 (Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Para-Clinical)

NEET MDS 2020 Syllabus

NBE prepares NEET MDS 2020 syllabus on the basis of subjects studied in BDS programme curriculum. The syllabus comprises of three subjects of Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Para-Clinical. The subject-wise distribution of syllabus for NEET MDS exam is mentioned in the table below.

NEET MDS 2020 – 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 2020

NBE will not publish the official NEET MDS 2020 answer key as the exam will be conducted in online mode. As per the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), the test takers are also not allowed to discuss the questions or any other information related to the examination in any mode. 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 2020. In case any other coaching institute will release the answer key, it will be provided in this article.

NEET MDS Result 2020

NBE will announce the NEET MDS 2020 result on or before January 20. The result of NEET MDS 2020 will be declared online in the form of PDF. Candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying percentile will be considered qualified in the entrance test. NEET MDS result 2020 will include the roll numbers, marks obtained out of 960 and NEET MDS overall rank. The result can be downloaded by using the link which will be available on this page when released. Last year, the result of NEET MDS 2020 was revised due to lower of cutoff percentile on April 4, 2019.

The scorecard of NEET MDS 2020 will be available for qualified candidates only. Aspirants can download the scorecard by entering their User ID and password. NEET MDS scorecard 2020 will mention the name of the candidate, roll number, rank, category rank, marks scored, qualifying status, AIQ rank and other details.

NEET MDS Cut off 2020

The cutoff is the minimum percentile which must be secured to qualify the NEET MDS entrance test. NBE will release the minimum NEET MDS 2020 cutoff along with the official brochure. The qualifying percentile of NEET MDS for general category is 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40th percentile. The marks corresponding to the cutoff percentile will be announced along with the result. Candidates who will obtain the marks equivalent to the NEET MDS 2020 cutoff will be considered eligible to participate for the counselling process. NEET MDS cutoff 2020 will be determined on the basis of various factors which includes number of aspirants took the entrance test, difficulty level of exam, seats available under each specialty among others.

NEET MDS 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

Revision of NEET MDS Cutoff 2020

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 the Dental Council of India (DCI) may lower the NEET MDS 2020 cut off minimum marks belonging to respective categories. In the year 2019, the regulatory body had lowered the minimum cut off percentile and scores. The cutoff for candidates belonging to reserved category was lowered to 25.835 percentile. Whereas, reserved category and PH aspirants had to secure at least 15.385 and 20.385 percentile, respectively. Check the NEET MDS revised cutoff percentile 2020 and their equivalent scores from the table below.

Revised NEET MDS cut off


Minimum qualifying criteria

Cut off scores

Revised minimum qualifying percentile

Revised cut off scores


50th percentile





40th percentile




General PH

45th percentile




SC/ST/OBC PH40th percentile21515.835th140

NEET MDS Merit List 2020

NBE will release the merit list of NEET MDS 2020 on the basis of scores obtained in the online test. NEET MDS 2020 merit list will be available online in the PDF format. The rank list will be released in the first week of March 2020. The merit list will display NEET MDS All India Rank (AIR) for 50% quota, All India Rank and category of candidates. Only the dental graduates included in the merit list can are eligible to participate for the counselling process. A separate NEET MDS 2020 merit list for 50% AIQ seats will be prepared for the allotment to AIQ seats.

NEET MDS Counselling 2020

DGHS on behalf of MCC will conduct the counselling of NEET MDS 2020 for 50% AIQ, all seats of deemed/central and ESIC colleges. NEET MDS 2020 counselling will be held in online mode only. NEET MDS seat allotment for AIQ seats will be completed in two rounds, while a mop-up round will also be conducted for deemed/central and ESIC institutes. The dental graduates qualifying PG entrance test are eligible for the counselling process.

In order to appear for NEET MDS counselling 2020, aspirants will be required to register themselves through the link which will be made available on this page, when released. Along with it, they have to pay the prescribed application fees in online mode. Once the registration is done, the registered candidates have to provide their preferences of colleges and specialities in which they wish to get admission into. Based on the NEET MDS All India Rank (AIR), preferences of colleges, as well as courses, availability of seats in a particular college, reservation criteria and other factors, the AQI/deemed/central seats, will be allotted.

The counselling of remaining 50% state quota seats and MDS seats in private colleges will be done by designated counselling committee of respective states either online or offline modes. NEET MDS seat allotment process for each state varies due to total intakes, the number of domicile candidates applied for admission. The eligible candidates must fill the application form to register and will be allotted seats as per the preferences of colleges as well as courses, NEET MDS AIR, seats available, criteria of reservation and other aspects. 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 2020

The participating institutes of NEET MDS 2020 are the list of colleges which grants admission to MDS courses on the basis of rank obtained in the exam. A total of 170 colleges including deemed, central universities and colleges which provides admission for 50% AIQ seats. Check top 10 participating institutes in the table below.

Top 10 NEET MDS Colleges

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET MDS 2020

Question: What is the eligibility criteria in order to appear for NEET MDS 2020?


The core eligibility criteria of NEET MDS 2020 includes the following:

  • Candidate must not be younger than 20 years of age.

  • Candidates must have completed Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS) from a recognised 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 completed the 12 months compulsory rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2020.

Question: How many exam centres are there for NEET MDS exam ?


In the year 2019, NEET MDS was conducted in 51 exam cities located across the country. The list of updated exam centres of NEET MDS will be revealed along with the information brochure.

Question: Is the NEET MDS cutoff revised?


Yes, if there are seats left vacant even after the mop-up round of counselling. The exam conducting authority in consultation with the government of India will lower the NEET MDS cutoff. 

Question: How can I apply for NEET MDS 2020?


On October 11, 2019, candidates will have to fill the online registration form in order to be able to appear for NEET MDS. 

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i hve correct my thumb impression photo and signature on 9th of nov bt later on 11th they mail me that i hve to upload my impression again.. and i forgot to upload. is their any problem?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 16th Nov, 2019

Well, yes it might be problematic because you were asked to upload your thumb impression in the first place because it did not meet the set guidelines. Now if you haven't uploaded the thumb impression for whatsoever reasons, the not meeting guidelines part still remains the same. Now you need to wait to hear from NBE for any communication. Because you still have an image that doesn't meet the guidelines. Please wait to hear from them. Or you can also mail them from your registered email id: [email protected]


sir , pls detail about mock test dec 1st, how can i know that ? how can i attent that? pls detail about that sir . thank you

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 18th Nov, 2019


National Board of Examinations (NBE) will make NEET MDS 2020 mock test available on December 1, 2019.

NEET MDS 2020 mock test will contain 20 multiple choice questions from the curriculum of BDS course. Mock test is for practice purpose only and only 20 minutes will be provided to solve the NEET MDS practice test.

Check the detailed information

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Hello sir, i have missed to correct the Neet mds correction form please help me out

Shareef 13th Nov, 2019
Firstly, if you missed something important to change, then your application will be cancelled. If the dates were opened, you had a chance for registering again using new details.
You should wait for a year, to register and attempt the examination  examination. Here I will help you with  the contact details of NEET MDS, you can contact them with further problem, wait unless the admit cards release, you will get to know whether you have selected or your application is cancelled.
You should be careful with you career. These are very complicated things which decides your life. Even after extension you failed to correct you form
Contact number= +91 11 45593000
Email Id= [email protected]

Correction window for category change is opened for NEET MDS..will it be opened for NEET PG also?? kindly help me

Siddhi Shenoy 12th Nov, 2019

Hi Aspirant,

The correction window for NEET MDS was open from the 4th of November 2019 to the 9th of November 2019. This window was then extended to the 11th of November 2019. Unfortunately, that was yesterday and you have just barely missed it. Also, Category change was one of the criteria eligible for correction.

For NEET PG, it will be opened later in the month of December. Category and DoB are the two editable fields in this year's correction window.


documents to be submitted for verification of neet mds

Shareef 12th Nov, 2019
Application form will be divided into 3 sections.
  • Personal details
Name (father's & mother's)
Identification details (Aadhar card, driving license, pant card, passport, voter ID)
Thumb print
  • Qualification details
Qualify examination
Degree from
University details
Admission dates
Passing date's
Class 10+2 details
  • Center selection
Here you will be in need to select  the examination centre in which you want to write examination.
Documents you need to take with you for applying counseling.
  • NEET admit card
  • NEET score
  • marks sheet of BDS
  • BDS degree certificate
  • Original certificates of council ( can also take provisional certificate if original is not issued)
  • Internship completion certificate
  • Caste certificate
  • identify proof ( what I have mentioned above, carry any of them)
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