NEET MDS 2020 – National Board of Examination (NBE) had successfully conducted NEET MDS (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test MDS) on December 20, 2019, in computer-based mode. Candidates can now register themselves for the first round of NEET MDS 2020 counselling from March 12 to March 22 by registering themselves on the link given below. Along with it, aspirants also have to pay the prescribed application fees in online mode. Earlier, the authority had announced the result of NEET MDS 2020 for 50% All India Quota (AIQ) seats on February 18. NEET MDS merit list 2020 50% AIQ seats mentions the roll number, category, PWD status, NEET MDS rank, 50% All India Rank and category rank. Based on these ranks, candidates are called for NEET MDS 2020 counselling for admission to 6228 Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses offered by 259 dental colleges across India.
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Earlier, the authority had announced the NEET MDS 2020 result in online mode on January 15. NEET MDS cutoff 2020 has also been announced along with the result. Candidates can check their results for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MDS (NEET MDS) from the link available below. The official website of Medical Counselling Committee has gone under maintenance. The official notification regarding dates of NEET MDS 2020 counselling conduction may be published as it was expected in the second week of March.

The cutoff for general category is 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40th percentile and for UR-PwD it is 45th percentile. The marks equivalent to the qualifying cutoff percentile have been declared along with the result of NEET MDS 2020. As per NEET MDS result data, a total of 20,000 candidates took the computer-based test, of which only 12,128 have qualified the exam. NEET MDS has conducted in computer-based mode with 240 multiple choice questions, while only three hours were allotted. During the calculation of NEET MDS result 2020, four marks were allotted for every correct answer, while one mark was deducted for every wrong answer.

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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 the 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 the 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, seat 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

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 counseling started
    The authority, on March 12, 2020, has started the registration for NEET MDS counseling 2020. In order to participate in the counseling process, candidates are required to register themselves.

  • Counselling schedule for NEET MDS has been announced

NEET MDS 2020 counselling dates have been announced through a notice on Twitter. The registration of first round of NEET MDS counselling starts from March 12, 2020. Aspirants can check the important dates of MDS counseling from the table below,

  • NEET MDS 2020 result for 50% All India Quota seats announced

NBE has released the merit list of NEET MDS 2020 on February 18, mentioning the roll number, 50% All India Rank, category rank and other information. The link to download NEET MDS 50% AIQ result has been available above.

  • NEET MDS Result and Cutoff has been declared on January 15; Check now.

The result for NEET MDS 2020 along with the cutoff has been announced by NBE. Candidates can check their qualifying status by checking the link available below. NEET MDS 2020 scorecard can be downloaded by qualifiers from January 18, onwards.

  • NEET MDS admit card 2020 is now available!

Candidates whose application form has been accepted by the authority can download the admit card of NEET MDS 2020 in online mode. Through a telephonic conversation the officials of NBE has informed that NEET MDS hall tickets has been released and can be downloaded by entering user ID and password. A link has been provided on this page to download it.

  • Edit window of NEET MDS application form is available

The correction window for correction of passport size photographs, signature and left-hand thumb impression in NEET MDS 2020 application form was available. Candidates with deficiencies in their images were communicated through email and SMS till November 23, 2019, while the corrections can be done from November 23 to 25, 2019.

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  • 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

SMS and email for deficiency in imagesTill November 23, 2019
Correction of images in application formNovember 23 to 25, 2019

Issuance of admit card

December 13, 2019

NEET MDS 2020 mock test

December 13, 2019

NEET MDS 2020 exam

December 20, 2019

Declaration of result

January 15, 2020 - Announced

Announcement of cutoff

January 15, 2020 - Declared

Availability of score card

January 18, 2020

Merit list released

February 18, 2020

Availability of Individual Scorecard

By February 21, 2020

NEET MDS counselling round I

March 12, 2020- Started

Counselling of NEET MDS 2020 round II

April 7, 2020

NEET MDS counselling 2020 mop-up round

May 12, 2020

NEET MDS Result 2020

NBE announced the NEET MDS 2020 result on January 15. The result of NEET MDS 2020 has been declared online in the form of PDF. Candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying percentile are considered qualified in the entrance test. NEET MDS result 2020 includes the roll numbers, marks obtained out of 960 and NEET MDS overall rank. The result can be downloaded by using the link which has been provided 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 is available for qualified candidates only. Aspirants can download the scorecard by entering their User ID and password. NEET MDS scorecard 2020 mentions 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 released the minimum NEET MDS 2020 cutoff along with the result. 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 have been announced along with the result. Candidates who have obtained the marks equivalent to the NEET MDS 2020 cutoff are considered eligible to participate for the counselling process. NEET MDS cutoff 2020 is 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 for 2020Cutoff 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 percentile250215204

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 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 conducts the counselling of NEET MDS 2020 for 50% AIQ, all seats of deemed/central and ESIC colleges from March 12, 2020. NEET MDS 2020 counselling is going to 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 are required to register themselves through the link available on this page. 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 is 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

NEET MDS Admit Card 2020

The dental graduates who have filled the application form on or before the stipulated date can download the NEET MDS 2020 admit card from December 14, 2019, onwards. The link to download the hall ticket is available on this page. In order to download the admit card, candidates need to enter their user 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 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 had extended the last date to edit NEET MDS 2020 application form till November 11. The correction window facility was earlier open till November 9. NBE concluded the online registration of NEET MDS 2020 on October 31, 2019. Only those aspirants who fulfilled the specified eligibility criteria have filled the NEET MDS 2020 application form. The application form of NEET MDS 2020 was 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 has been 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 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.

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 ?


NEET MDS will be conducted in 57 exam cities located across the country.

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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sathwika 4th Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As neet mds is the entrance exam conducted for getting seat for good college for the medical courses as you got 2398 rank in neet mds so i cannot surely say that you may get seat in SDM dharward as it is a top college in India there are less chances to get seat in that college and apply for tge top 10 private medical colleges and mske a list that on which course you want to get further and let's hope for the best to get seat in the SDM DHARWARD study well and work hard to get good marks in the future examinations ALL THE BEST for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.


hello. to get a government dental college how much marks out of 920 required in neet mds 2021 and rank too for general category?

sathwika 3rd Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant ,

As neetmds is conducted by the central board of india to get seat in the good colleges or universities for the medical courses as you wanted to get seat in government dental college as you should get 50%of total marks so that u can get seat for dental and based on the category and resevations cut off will be there so study well and work hard to get good marks in the future examinations ALL THE BEST for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.


how to prepare Neet MDS ? how to prepare smartly rather than hardly ? details about seats & marks ?

anurag khanna 27th Mar, 2020

Hello Srinivas,

NEET MDS is conducted by National Board of Education (NBE) for admission to 6228  Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses offered by 259 dental colleges across India. Some smart preparation tips for NEET MDS are given below by following which you can ace the exam :-

  • Focus on quality rather than quantity

Don't go for whole day study, study for required time period and that time period should be qualitative. During that time period you should concentrate only on the subject which you are reading.

  • Standardized Study material

You should always use some standardized study material instead of having huge bundle of books. Some standard books for NEET MDS are enlisted below :-

  1. Dental Pulse
  2. Dentist by Dr. Gowrishankar
  3. Dental Bytes
  • Previous year papers

Solve as many previous year papers as you can because this improves your confidence level as well as time management skill.

  • Be committed

Always be committed towards your goal whatever the situation may be you should not leave the track which takes you towards that goal.

  • Proper daily schedule

You should make well categorized time table for balancing the daily routine work and your studies.

For more details about NEET MDS you should read this article .

All The Best!!


My rank in neet MDS 2020 Is 8659(GN). Can I get any private colleges for prostho/cons (Manipal university or SRM)

Manisha Gupta Expert 23rd Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Based on this rank you can have the chance to get  Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore- MDS Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, MDS
Periodontology, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram- MDS Paedodontics, MDS Public Health Dentistry etc.

You can check your other admission possibilities with NEET MDS College predictor tool.

Good Luck!


i have registered for neet MDS 2020 counselling,,, but further i got only 7 choices as options to place,,, i dont know why ,, kindly help me

Animesh Vats Student Expert 24th Mar, 2020


Well that is simply because you must be eligible only for those seven dental colleges or universities that you are provided to prioritise in order. Otherwise it won't give you only seven choices. Still I would suggest you to go through the website once again.

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.

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