NEET MDS Counselling 2020
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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.

NEET MDS Counselling 2020 Dates

Candidates must keep a track on the important dates related to NEET MDS 2020 counselling, which is mentioned in the table below.

Dates of NEET MDS counselling for AIQ/Deemed/Central/ESIC seats



NEET MDS exam date

December 20, 2019 - Concluded

Declaration of result

January 20, 2020*

First round of counselling

Counselling registration starts

Second week of March 2020*

Choice filling and locking

Second week of March 2020*

Seat allotment process

Last week of March 2020*

First round result

Last week of March 2020*

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

Second week of April 2020*

Process of seat allotment

Third week of April 2020*

Publication of results

Third week of April 2020*

Reporting to dental college

Last week of April 2020*

Transfer of vacant seats to state quota

Last week of April 2020*

Mop-up round of counselling (for deemed/central universities and ESIC)

Online registration

First week of May 2020*

Filling and locking of choices

First week of May 2020*

Seat allotment process

Second week of May 2020*

Allotment result

Third week of May 2020*

Reporting at the colleges

Last week of May 2020*

*means that dates are tentative

NEET MDS Cutoff 2020

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.

NEET MDS cutoff percentile & scores


Cutoff percentile

Cutoff scores (2020)

Cutoff scores (2019)


50th percentile

To be available soon



40th percentile

To be available soon



45th percentile

To be available soon



40th percentile

To be available soon


NEET MDS counselling 2020 for admission

The counselling of NEET MDS 2020 will be conducted for admission to MDS courses offered in the following:

  • 50% All India Quota seats

  • Deemed Universities

  • Central Universities

  • Armed Forces Medical Services

  • ESIC colleges

Flow chart for NEET MDS 2020 counselling

For 50% All India Quota seats


For Deemed/Central Universities, AFMS and ESIC colleges




NEET MDS Counselling 2020 for AIQ, Deemed/Central Universities, ESIC and AFMS

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.

NEET MDS counselling fees

Non-refundable registration fees

For 50% AIQ/Central Universities

Fee (INR)





For Deemed Universities

Fee (INR)

All categories


Refundable tuition fees

For 50% AIQ/Central Universities

Fee (INR)





Deemed Universities

Fee (INR)

All categories


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.

NEET MDS Seat Allotment 2020

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.

NEET MDS 2020 Counselling - Documents to be carried

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

NEET MDS Counselling 2020 - Second round

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.

Who is eligible for NEET MDS second round counselling?

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

NEET MDS 2020 Counselling for 50% State Quota seats

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.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET MDS Counselling 2020

Question: Will NEET MDS counselling be conducted in offline mode? Do I have to report at the counselling venue?


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.

Question: How many choices can I fill during counselling?


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.

Question: If a candidate is not allotted any seat in the second round of counselling, then will the seat allotted in first round get cancelled?


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.

Question: Will a candidate get any seat allotted, if he/she has not locked the preferences?


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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hello sir..I got 15145 rank in OBC category in neet pg mds 2020..any chance in govt. college?

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 25th Jan, 2020


According to your NEET MDS overall rank, chances are less to get a seat in government colleges through All India Quota. Chances are also less in central universities. You can get admission through management quota in deemed universities. Check your chances through the NEET MDS College Predictor tool

Good Luck!


hello sir/mam my all india rank is 12936 and category is SC which type of clg should i expect??? Would i get govt. clg or private????

Srijika Bhattacharyya 24th Jan, 2020
There is an option to get non clinical subjects in a government college. You may get many clinical subjects like psychiatry, general surgery in government colleges as well.
According to previous years cutoff you may not get an All India seat but apply for state seats and attend all rounds of counselling.
You can use the college predictor to check the college you will most likely get.

i got a all India rank of 3006 in neet mds 2020...what all are my chances of getting any government seat in a private college in karnataka... I have done my bds from karnataka

Somrita Bhattacharya 24th Jan, 2020


With a rank of 3006 in mds 2020 you may get a admission in some colleges

  • Government dental college Mumbai in pedodontics
  • Government dental college Jaipur in pedodontics
  • Himachal Pradesh government dental college

There are some other private college that you can get

Please check the college predictor For NEET MDS

Good luck


my rank is 431 in neet mds.what is the most probable clg.can i get a non clinical seat in a government clg?

Shivam bhardwaj Student Expert 23rd Jan, 2020
Hello Aspirant,
Hope you are doing well.
On the basis of your score, you may get Raja Muthaiya Dental College where you have more chances. And in this college, you have strong chances in MDS Periodontrics.
Some more colleges are there in which you can get admission, you can see those colleges using given link.
Hope this will help you.
Good luck
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