NEET MDS counselling 2020 - Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct the counselling of NEET MDS 2020 in the first week of March. NEET MDS 2020 counselling will be organised in online mode for admission to 50% All India Quota (AIQ), deemed, central universities and ESIC colleges. In order to participate for NEET MDS seat allotment 2020, aspirants must have qualified PG dental entrance test by securing minimum qualifying percentile. It must be noted that NEET MDS counselling 2020 for 50% AIQ seats will be held for two rounds only. While a mop-up round of allotment for deemed/central universities and ESIC colleges.
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For participation in NEET MDS counselling process, aspirants need to complete the online registration process for each round of allotment. For the registration process, they have to submit the asked details such as the application number, NEET MDS rank, scores obtained, education details among others. Also, candidates will be asked to provide their preferences of colleges as well as specialties. Based on these choices, NEET MDS 2020 rank, seats availability, reservation criteria and other factors, the seat allotment of NEET MDS will be done for admission to around 1326 seats under AIQ seats, deemed and central universities. Go through the article on NEET MDS counselling 2020 to know the procedure, rounds, dates, results and other details.
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NEET MDS 2020 will be conducted in computer based mode on December 20, 2019. A total of 240 multiple choice questions will be asked in the exam for which only three hours will be allotted. NEET MDS registration 2020 will begin in the second week of October 2019.
Candidates must keep a track on the important dates related to NEET MDS 2020 counselling, which is mentioned in the table below.
NEET MDS exam date
December 20, 2019
Declaration of result
January 20, 2020*
First round of counselling
Counselling registration starts
Second week of March 2020*
Choice filling and locking
Seat allotment process
Last week of March 2020*
First round result
Reporting to allotted college
First week of April 2020*
Second round of counselling
Registration for counselling (round two)
Second week of April 2020*
Filling of choices and locking
Process of seat allotment
Third week of April 2020*
Publication of results
Reporting to dental college
Last week of April 2020*
Transfer of vacant seats to state quota
Mop-up round of counselling (for deemed/central universities and ESIC)
First week of May 2020*
Filling and locking of choices
Second week of May 2020*
Third week of May 2020*
Reporting at the colleges
Last week of May 2020*
*means that dates are tentative
It is mandatory for dental graduates to secure the minimum NEET MDS 2020 cutoff to qualify the entrance examination as specified by National Board of Examinations (NBE). Candidates securing minimum qualifying percentile will be eligible to participate for NEET MDS 2020 counselling. For general category aspirants, the cutoff of NEET MDS is 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC candidates, it is the 40th percentile. Check the table below mentioning previous year cutoff percentile and their corresponding marks.
Cutoff scores (2020)
Cutoff scores (2019)
To be available soon
The counselling of NEET MDS 2020 will be conducted for admission to MDS courses offered in the following:
50% All India Quota seats
Armed Forces Medical Services
For 50% All India Quota seats
The seat allotment process for 50% All India Quota seats, deemed as well as central universities, ESIC and other colleges will begin from the second week of March 2020. NEET MDS 2020 AIQ counselling will be conducted in two rounds, while a mop-up round will be organised for deemed and central round. Once the counselling round for AIQ seats will be completed, the vacant seats left will be transferred to the state counselling authorities for allotment of remaining 50% state quota seats.
NEET MDS counselling 2020 procedure includes registration of candidates, filling and locking of preferences, declaration of result and reporting to the respective colleges for admission. The seats which remains vacant after every round of counselling will be filled through the subsequent rounds of counselling. The step-wise NEET MDS 2020 counselling is mentioned below:
Step 1 - Counselling registration
In the first step, aspirants can click on the link, which will be provided on this page, when released.
For registration, candidates have to select the stream (medical/dental), NEET MDS roll number, application number, name of candidate, date of birth, security pin and other asked details.
Also, aspirants need to provide remaining details, which must be completed successfully for completion of registration process.
Thereafter, the login credentials will appear on the screen which must be preserved until the completion of admission process.
Step 2 - Filling of personal details
In the next step of NEET MDS 2020 counselling, aspirants will be required to enter their personal details such as father and mother’s name, address, category and other details.
Candidates must fill the details carefully while filling the details, as the details once filled cannot be edited and the similar information filled here will be required at the time of document verification and admission.
Step 3 - Payment
The non-refundable registration fee and refundable tuition fee must be paid by the candidates in online mode only through credit/debit cards and net banking.
Check the refundable tuition fee and non-refundable registration fee from the table below.
Non-refundable registration fees
For 50% AIQ/Central Universities
For Deemed Universities
Refundable tuition fees
Step 3 - Registration slip
After the successful payment of registration fee, the registration slip will be displayed on the screen.
A printout must be taken of the registration slip which will be useful for the further admission process.
Click on ‘login’ for the next step.
Step 4 - Available choices
In the beginning of NEET MDS 2020 seat allotment process, the available choices will be displayed on the left-hand side of the screen.
Candidates who submitted the fees for 50% AIQ/central and deemed universities can fill the choices under every category of seats.
Step 5 - Filling and locking of preferences
For filling of preferences, candidates must click on ‘+’ button available with every option.
After the selection, the choice available on the left hand side will automatically shifts to the right hand side of the screen.
Once all the selections are done, candidates must click on ‘save and continue’ button to lock and continue with the process by clicking on ‘save and go to home page’ to exit.
While filling the choices, aspirants can move up and down and delete the choices. Also, they can drag a choice to change with others.
Note: It must be noted that if any aspirant forgets to lock the preferences, then options of colleges filled will be locked automatically.
Step 6 - Take a printout
For the future benefits, aspirants are advised to take at least three to four printouts of the preferences filled.
If anyone has not locked their choices filled, then also they can take printouts of the preferences once the locking process is over.
Once the registration for counselling is completed, MCC will release the NEET MDS counselling result. The result will be determined on the basis of NEET MDS merit rank, preferences filled and seats available. The result will be published in the form of a list including the name, allotted college, All India Rank, remarks (allotted/not allotted) and allotted as well as candidate category.
Students who will be allotted seat are required to download the allotment letter of NEET MDS 2020. The link to download NEET MDS allotment letter 2020 will be provided on this page, when released for each round. The allotment letter mentions name of candidate, rank, college allotted and other details. It is mandatory to carry the allotment letter along with the list of documents at the allotted institute/college/university for admission process.
Here is the list of documents which must be carried to the allotted institute/college/university for document verification and completion of admission process. Any candidate without any document will not be granted admission to MDS courses. Also, aspirants are advised to take the originals and a set of photocopies of all the required documents.
NEET MDS result 2020
Mark sheets of BDS (1, 2 and 3 professional examinations)
NEET MDS 2020 admit card
BDS degree certificate or provisional certificate
Certificate for completion of internship from the head of the institute stating the candidate has completed the internship on or before March 31, 2020.
Permanent or provisional registration certificate issued by Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC)
High school/Higher Secondary Certificate/Date of birth for birth proof
One identification proof - PAN card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport or Aadhaar Card
SC/ST certificate issued by the competent authority in English or Hindi
OBC certificate issued by the authority. OBC candidates should not belong to creamy layer
Disability certificate issued by the medical board only
The second round of NEET MDS 2020 counselling will be done after the completion of the first round and if any vacant seats left. The eligibility of candidates appearing for second round is listed below.
Group 1 - Registered candidates who have not been allotted any seat in round one
Group 2 - Applicants whose allotted seat got cancelled during the document verification round, who have secured seat under reserved quota due to change of category from reserved to unreserved or PH status from Yes to No are eligible to appear for counselling, provided they must fulfill the eligibility conditions
Group 3 - Aspirants who have reported and joined the allotted college in round one and willing to participate for the second round of NEET MDS counselling while filling ‘Yes’ in upgradation
Group 4 - Students who exited from counselling round one availing free exit and login in again for the second round of counselling
The seat allotment process of NEET MDS 2020 for remaining 50% state quota seats will be done by respective state counselling committees. The admission to MDS courses offered by 50% state government seats and all seats in private universities of the state will be done on the basis of NEET MDS merit rank released by NBE. Only candidates from Jammu and Kashmir will not be allowed to appear for AIQ seats and all seats will be granted by state counselling authority. Each state will release their NEET MDS 2020 state counselling schedule after the announcement of results.
No, the entire counselling of NEET MDS 2020 will be conducted in online mode. The counselling including registration, choice filling and locking, seat allotment process and announcement of result will be done in online mode only.
A candidate can fill any number of choices they wish to. However, it must be ensured that the choices filled must be in order of their preference.
The seat allotted in the first round of NEET MDS counselling will not be cancelled. If any candidate will not be allotted seat in the second round, then the seat allotted in round one will be considered final.
In order to participate for counselling, aspirants need to register. Also, they need to fill their choices and lock it. However, if they have not locked the preferences, then the filled in choices will get locked automatically and considered as the final one.
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