NEET MDS 2020 counseling seat allotment and round one result postponed; check details below!

NEET MDS counselling 2020 - Due to the effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has postponed the seat allotment process as well as round one result of NEET MDS 2020 counseling on March 28. Earlier, the authorities had postponed the first round of NEET MDS 2020 counselling on March 22, through an official notice. The notification mentioned that due the massive Covid-19 outbreak, the authority has extended the last of the counselling of NEET MDS 2020. The authority also released an advisory on March 24, 2020 for all states to postpone their 2020 PG counselling for now. The other rounds of NEET MDS counselling 2020 has been postponed till further orders. The counselling registration and choice filling & locking for NEET MDS could be done till March 23, 2020. Check the official notice and details below on this page. The authority has also released the NEET MDS counselling NRI eligible candidate list on March 17, mentioning the list of candidates who can appear for round one allotment process. A link to download the NRI eligible candidate list is available below.
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NEET MDS Counselling 2020

The counselling of NEET MDS 2020 is conducted 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 process, 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 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.

NEET MDS 2020 was conducted in computer based mode on December 20, 2019. NEET MDS result 2020 was declared on January 15, in online mode, while the score card had been released on January 22.

NEET MDS 2020 Counselling Latest News & Update

March 28, 2020- MCC has released an official notice that NEET MDS counseling seat allotment as well round one result has been postponed until further orders. The step has been taken to take preventive measures for the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.

March 22, 2020 - The counselling authority has postponed the counselling process of NEET MDS 2020. Check the official notice of NEET MDS seat allotment below.

March 17, 2020- NEET MDS 2020 choice filling and locking session has been started. Aspirants are required to login using their credentials in order to choose and lock their preference of colleges and specialities till March 22, 2020.

March 17, 2020 - The list of candidates who have converted their nationality from NRI to Indian has been released by MCC.

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March 12, 2020- MCC has started the registration for NEET MDS Counselling 2020 on Match 12, 2020.

March 1, 2020: In a tweet all the dates of NEET MDS 2020 counselling for various rounds including mop-up round have been announced. The details of the same have been mentioned in the table below.

February 17, 2020: NBE has refunctioned its official website.

February 12, 2020: The official website of NEET MDS counselling 2020 mcc.nic.in in under maintenance for developments. Therefore, NEET MDS counselling dates are expected soon and dental graduates can stay updated here.

MCC under maintenance:
mcc-under-maintenance_4nS22IhJanuary 22, 2020: National Board of Examinations (NBE) had released the score card of NEET MDS 2020 in online mode. Candidates can download the scorecard by using user ID and password.

January 15, 2020: NEET MDS 2020 result was announced in the form of PDF mentioning the roll number, marks scored (out of 960), NEET MDS ranks, qualifying status and cutoff.

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

Declaration of result

January 15, 2020 - Declared

First round of counselling

Counselling registration starts

March 12 to 22, 2020

List of NRI eligible candidates
March 17, 2020

Choice filling and locking

March 17 to 24, 2020 - Closed

Seat allotment process

March 25 to 26, 2020- Postponed

First round result

March 27, 2020- Postponed

Reporting to allotted college

Postponed till further orders

Second round of counselling

Registration for counselling (round two)

Postponed till further orders

Filling of choices and locking

Postponed till further orders

Process of seat allotment

Postponed till further orders

Publication of results

Postponed till further orders

Reporting to dental college

Postponed till further orders

Transfer of vacant seats to state quota

Postponed till further orders

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

Online registration

Postponed till further orders

Filling and locking of choices

Postponed till further orders

Seat allotment process

Postponed till further orders

Allotment result

Postponed till further orders

Reporting at the colleges

Postponed till further orders

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




40th percentile




45th percentile




40th percentile



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 has begun from March 12, 2020. The choice filling and locking session has been started from March 17 and can choose their choice of colleges and specialties till March 22, 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.NEET MDS 2020 merit list

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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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.


my NEET MDS rank is 2792 and i belongs to OBC and in Karnataka 2A catagory, Let me know seat available or not

Rishu Gupta 21st Mar, 2020

Hey Deepthi,

As per the rank obtained by you and previous year cutoff, you will get private colleges in MDS. The college you get with the rank obtained by you are:

Rural medical college,Loni--MDS in Endodontics

School of dental sciences,Karad--MDS in orthodontics, Oral surgery

BVDU Dental college, Mumbai--MDS in orthodontics

SRM Dental college,Chennai--MDS in Oral Surgery

You can check your college predictor to know more about colleges you will get as per your rank obtained by you. The link is given below:



what is scheduled and fee for central counseling 2020

Shareef 13th Mar, 2020

The Directorate General of Health Services will conduct NEET MDS 2020 Counselling on behalf of the MCC. The Counselling for 50% All India Quota, Deemed, Central Universities and ESIC Colleges has begun from Mach 12th. You need to register at: https://mcc.nic.in/PGCounselling/Candidate/Add . There are 2 types of fees. One is refundable tution fees and the other is non refundable registration fees. Please visit our page for each fees for each Category: https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-mds-counselling

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