NEET MDSNEET MDS 2018 – The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admissions to Postgraduate Dental Courses, commonly known as NEET MDS will be conducted by National Board of Examination (NBE) in the month of November/ December 2017. NEET MDS 2018 will be held online for admissions to the PG dental programmes across India. NBE will be conducting 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 applying for postgraduate dental examination need to register online and fill the NEET MDS 2018 application form between the months of September and November. The Exam Pattern for NEET MDS includes 240 Multiple Choice Questions which are supposed to be answered in the duration of 3 hours. Based on the last year results of NEET MDS, candidates were offered admission to the 50% All India Quota seats in all colleges across the nation except for those in Andhra Pradesh offered for the Masters in Dental programmes. Candidates can check here details about NEET MDS 2018 including important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, exam pattern, admit card, results and counselling.

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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


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 last week to November first week, 2017*

Online Exam

November last week to December first week, 2017*

Declaration of Result

By Mid-January, 2017*

Seat Allotment

Merit Based Counselling conducted as per applicable regulations

Reservation of seats

As per applicable guidelines or Regulation or Government Policy

* - Tentative Dates


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 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.

  • 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

NEET MDS Important Dates 2018


NBE will be declaring the examination schedule of NEET MDS 2018 probably in the month of October. The important dates of NEET MDS 2018 are provided below. These may help to avoid missing of any of the NEET MDS 2018 events. Please note that the dates are tentative and will be confirmed in the month of October.


NEET MDS 2018 Important Dates



Registration begins

September last week 2017

Last date of registration and fee submission

November first week 2017

NEET MDS 2018 admit card available

November 2017

NEET MDS 2018 Entrance Examination

November last week to December first week, 2017

Results announcement

January first week, 2018

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2018


Candidates must fulfil eligibility criteria of NEET MDS 2018 as required 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.


NEET MDS Application Form 2018


 The application form of NEET MDS 2018 will be available in online mode from September last week, 2017. Candidates seeking admissions to MDS programme need to apply through the official link. Candidates can pay the application fee of NEET MDS 2018 via online mode using Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Banking. Candidates must register before the last date of registration. The application status will be 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 2018 Application fee –


Application Fee (in INR)





NEET MDS Admit Card 2018


Candidates will be receiving admit card of NEET MDS 2018 in an online mode only. Candidates can download NEET MDS 2018 admit card from their registered email id. The admit card of NEET MDS 2018 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 rectified admit card of NEET MDS 2018. Check here how to download the admit card of NEET MDS 2018 through the official link.


NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2018


NBE will be conducting NEET MDS 2018 in online mode. The test will be based on core subjects of Bachelor degree of Dental Surgery. The computer-based test- NEET MDS exam pattern 2018 is mentioned here.

The duration of NEET MDS 2018 examination is 180 minutes. The NEET MDS 2018 can be attempted in English language and the total number of questions to be attempted is 240. NEET MDS 2018 will 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


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




NEET MDS Result 2018


The results of NEET MDS 2018 will be announced online by NBE in the first week of January 2018 only for those candidates who will have qualified the examination. Candidates meeting the qualifying marks criteria may then download their rank card for NEET MDS 2018 on their registered account. The rank card of NEET MDS 2018 will be available online only. Qualified candidates can participate in counselling of NEET MDS 2018 in online mode only.


NEET MDS Cut Off 2018


NBE will be determining the cut off marks of NEET MDS 2018 on the basis of minimum qualifying marks for NEET MDS 2018 as well as on the basis of availability of seats, number of applicants and last few years cut-off trend. NBE specified minimum exam qualifying cut off criteria for last year’s NEET MDS as 50% for General category candidates and 40% for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Class candidates.


NEET MDS Counselling 2018


The counselling of NEET MDS 2018 will be conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) 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.


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