NEET MDS 2019 – National Board of Examinations (NBE) has released the NEET MDS application forms 2019 on October 16 at 7.00 PM. The link to fill the online application form can be checked here. Earlier, NBE announced the NEET MDS exam date, which is December 14, 2018. The last date to fill the application form of NEET MDS is November 6, 2018. NEET MDS 2019 is a single window entrance examination for admission to Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses offered by the government, private and deemed colleges across the country. Candidates with BDS degree can appear for NEET MDS for admission to 50% All India Quota seats, state quota seats and Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions. No other entrance examination either at state or institutional level is valid for admission to MDS courses as per the Dentist Act, 1948. Only AIIMS, New Delhi is not included under the NEET MDS ambit.
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Candidates who have completed the BDS degree along with 12 months rotatory internship as per the eligibility criteria can appear for the postgraduate dental examination. The admit card will be issued to those aspirants only whose applications will be accepted successfully. NEET MDS exam will be held in online mode with 240 multiple choice questions within 3 hours. The cut off is the minimum qualifying percentile set by the NBE, which must be secured by aspirants to be eligible for counselling procedure. Know more about NEET MDS 2019 exam date, application form, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, result and counselling from the article below.
NEET MDS 2019 – An Overview
Candidates can check the highlights of NEET MDS from the table below.
December 14, 2018
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate
National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Commonly known as
Purpose of examination
Qualifying cum ranking examination for admission to MDS courses
NEET MDS 2019 for admission to Postgraduate Dental courses
Scope of NEET MDS
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate Dental courses for the academic session 2019 is valid for admission to following:
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
Candidates can check the NEET MDS 2019 important dates from the table below.
NEET MDS Exam Dates 2019
Release of notification
October 16, 2018
Application form starts
October 16, 2018 at 7.00 PM
Last date for online registration
November 6, 2018
Issuance of admit card
December 6, 2018
NEET MDS 2019 exam
December 14, 2018
Declaration of result
By January 15, 2019
Availability of Rank card
Last week of February 2019*
Merit list will be released
Second week of February 2019*
Merit list for 50% AIQ seats
Last week of February 2019*
Second week of March 2019*
*Dates are tentatives
Candidates seeking admission in Masters Of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses must check the NEET MDS 2019 eligibility criteria before applying for postgraduate dental examination. The basic eligibility criteria mentioned below must be fulfilled by aspirants.
Candidate cannot be less than 20 years of age to fill NEET MDS application form.
A candidate 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, 2019
The application form has been made available on October 16, 2018. Candidates who have gone through the eligibility criteria can fill the NEET MDS 2019 application form. It is mandatory to fill all details while registering. The last date for online registration of NEET MDS 2019 will be November 6, 2018. NBE has introduced major changes to the application form of NEET MDS which can be checked on the link provided above.
The application fee of Rs. 3750 for General/OBC categories, while Rs. 2750 for SC/ST/PWD categories must be paid by aspirants. The payment of NEET MDS application fee 2019 can be done in online mode only through credit/debit cards or net banking.
NBE will release NEET MDS 2019 exam centres in the last week of October 2018, along with the brochure. The exam centres are the list of cities where the examination will be conducted. Aspirants must select at least 3 preferences of exam centres while online registrations. The selection of NEET MDS exam centres will be done on the basis of first come first served 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 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 preferrred state then candidates will be informed by November 21, 2018. This year, NEET MDS 2019 will be 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
Name of city
Name of city
Candidates whose applications will be accepted can download the NEET MDS 2019 admit card successfully. The hall ticket will be available on December 6, 2018, in online mode. A link to download the admit card will be provided on this page, once issued. Aspirants can download NEET MDS hall ticket 2019 by entering their candidate ID and password in the designated space. After verifying the details mentioned in admit card, aspirants need to download it and paste a latest passport size photograph in the space provided. Before downloading it, aspirants must cross-check the details mentioned in it. In case of discrepancy in the NEET MDS 2019 admit card, they must report to the conducting authority and rectify the mistakes.
NBE will conduct NEET MDS 2019 in computer-based mode. A total of 240 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked in the entrance examination, which must be solved within 3 hours. The questions asked in the test will be based on the subjects taught in the BDS programme. Candidates can check the NEET MDS exam pattern 2019 below.
Mode of exam – Computer-based mode
Duration of the exam – 3 hours (180 minutes)
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
NEET MDS 2019 Syllabus
NBE prepares NEET MDS 2019 syllabus entirely on the basis of subjects studied in BDS programme curriculum. The syllabus will comprise of three subjects of Pre-Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Clinical. Last year’s subject-wise distribution of syllabus is mentioned below.
NEET MDS 2019 – Subject-wise distribution of questions
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
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
NBE will not publish the official NEET MDS 2019 answer key as the exam will be conducted in online mode. As per the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), candidates are not allowed to discuss the questions or any other information related to the examination. 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 2019. In case any other coaching institute will release the answer key, it will be provided here.
NEET MDS 2019 result will be announced by January 15 in online mode. The result will be released for candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying marks as prescribed by the authority. A link to download the result will be provided on this page, once announced. In order to download the NEET MDS scorecard 2019, aspirants need to enter roll number and date of birth in the space provided. The result will contain the name of candidate, scores obtained, rank, qualifying status etc. No hard copy of the score card will be send to candidates.
NBE will release the NEET MDS 2019 cut off along with the result in online mode. The cut off is the minimum qualifying percentile which must be secured to pass the test. The scores equivalent to the cut off percentile will be declared with the result. NEET MDS cut off 2019 depends upon the various factors which include – the number of candidates appeared for the test, difficulty level of exam, seats available under each course etc.
As per the official information, candidates belonging to unreserved category must secure 50 percentile. Whereas, reserved category (SC/ST/OBC) and PH category candidates must obtain 40 and 45 percentile, respectively, to qualify NEET MDS. Check cut off percentile and scores corresponding to it from the table below.
NEET MDS 2019 Qualifying percentile and score
Cut off percentile
Cut off scores
Revision of NEET MDS Cut off 2019
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 Dental Council of India may lower the NEET MDS 2019 cut off minimum marks belonging to respective categories. In the year 2018, the regulatory bodies lowered the minimum cut off percentile and scores which is as follows:
Revised NEET MDS cut off
Minimum qualifying criteria
Cut off scores
Revised minimum qualifying percentile
Revised cut off scores
NEET MDS Merit List 2019
NBE will publish the merit list of NEET MDS 2019 in the second week of February, after the announcement of result. The scores obtained and individual rank will be included in the merit list. The rank list will be prepared on the basis of scores obtained by aspirants in the entrance examination. NBE will also release the NEET MDS 2019 merit list for candidates under 50% All India Quota seats. Aspirants securing the minimum qualifying percentile as set by the authority will be included in the NEET MDS rank list 2019.
The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) under Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will conduct the NEET MDS 2019 counselling in the second week of March, tentatively. Aspirants included in the 50% AIQ merit list will be eligible to participate for the centralised counselling. The counselling will be held in three rounds including mop-up round. In order to participate for counselling, candidates need to register themselves first by clicking on the link provided on this page. While registering for NEET MDS counselling 2019 procedure, aspirants have to fill their preferences of courses as well as colleges. The counselling result will be prepared on the basis of All India Rank (AIR), preferences opted and seats available under each course. NEET MDS counselling 2019 is the basis for admission to around 1323 MDS seats offered under by government, deemed and central universities/colleges across India.
The counselling of remaining 50% state quota seats will be done by designated state counselling committee of respective states. The eligible candidates must fill register and will be allotted seats as per the preferences of colleges as well as courses, NEET MDS AIR and seats available. 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 2019
The participating institutes of NEET MDS 2019 are the list of colleges which grants admission to MDS courses on the basis of rank obtained in the exam. As per previous year information, there are a total of 170 colleges including deemed, central universities and colleges for AIQ seats. Check top 10 participating institutes in the table below.
Top 10 NEET MDS Colleges
Name of college
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