NEET MDS Counselling 2018 - The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), has released the result of NEET MDS 2018 Counselling mop-up round on May 19, 2018, in pdf format. The transfer of All India Quota seats to the State authorities has been stopped as per the official notice released by MCC on April 23, 2018. The round two result was released on April 14, 2018. The seat allotment letter has been released along with the result of NEET MDS counselling 2018 for the candidates to download. The round 2 of NEET MDS counselling process was conducted until April 12, 2018. The counselling process had begun on April 11, 2018. Candidates can report to their allotted colleges between April 15 and April 23, 2018. Earlier, the DGHS had opened the second round of NEET PG Counselling 2018 on April 11 and published a notification on April 12 which read: "Locking of Choices will be available from 2:00 PM. New Registration facility will be closed at 3:00 PM and choice filling facility will be closed at 5:00 PM today for Round-2." NEET MDS aspirants could register and submit choices from the link provided here.
Candidates who didn't participate in the first round of NEET MDS 2018 counselling were required to select their stream medical or dental and enter their details like roll no./testing ID, application no./confirmation no., candidate name, mother name, date of birth, mobile no., email ID and security pin through the link given below. Registered candidates could directly submit their choices to participate in the round 2 of counselling.
The counselling of NEET MDS 2018 was rescheduled earlier and had started on April 11, 2018. The notification released on that day declared that the counselling would start from 3.00 pm onwards. However, NEET MDS counselling 2018 started at 4.00 pm. The last date to register for the NEET MDS 2018 counselling round 2 was set as April 12, 2018. The NEET PG Counselling 2018 scheme was also changed. A revised counselling scheme and new FAQs explaining the same was released by the DGHS on April 9, 2018, which can be checked by candidates on this page.
As per the official notification earlier issued by DGHS on April 7, 2018, "Round-2 of the counselling will be starting from 11.04.2018. Kindly go through the revised schedule." Interested candidates can check the latest schedule released by the authorities in this article.
According to the DGHS, the candidates who were given free exit in round one of NEET MDS counselling 2018 were eligible to participate in the second round of counselling. This implies that the candidates who were allotted a seat in the first round of NEET MDS 2018 counselling but did not report at the allotted college were eligible to participate in the next round of counselling.
The candidates who were allotted a seat in the first round of NEET MDS counselling 2018 and will also opt for the second round of counselling will be given two days (April 16, 2018) to resign from the counselling process in case they do not receive an upgraded seat choice and their first round seat allotment is retained. The official notice released on April 9, 2018, explaining the changes to the counselling process and the new FAQs can be seen below.
NEET MDS 2018 Counselling - Result
To view the result of NEET MDS Counselling for Deemed and Central Universities mop-up round - Click here
To download seat allotment letter of NEET MDS Counselling 2018 mop-up round - Click here
To view the result of NEET MDS Counselling 2018 Round 2 - Click here
NEET MDS 2018 Counselling - Round 2 Registration
To register & login for NEET MDS Counselling 2018 Round 2 - Click here
DGHS has also released various notices on the official website regarding the addition of FAQs. The conducting body is receiving a lot of queries in relation to seat blockage and resignation from NEET PG counselling round one and the same has been explained in the official notices.
NEET MDS Counselling transfer of vacant seats
Notification regarding choice filling in round 2
Notification on resigning from NEET MDS Counselling Round One AIQ seats
Notification warning against seat blocking of AIQ seats
Notification on change of NEET MDS Counselling FAQs
Seat Matrix for NEET MDS Counselling 2018 - Round 2
The authorities have released the seat matrix for the second round of NEET MDS counselling 2018. The seat matrix will provide information about the number of seats left vacant after the round one of NEET MDS 2018 counselling. The number of seats available in each college and category will be given in the seat matrix. According to the latest official data, there are 453 seats available in the second round of NEET MDS counselling 2018. Out of these 453 seats, 105 seats were allotted to candidates but are left vacant due to non-joining, 33 candidates resigned the seat and 34 seats are added in the second round of counselling. This implies that 281 seats were unallotted during the second round of NEET MDS 2018 counselling.
To check NEET MDS Counselling 50% All India Quota seats round two - Click here
To check the newly added seats in NEET MDS 2018 counselling round two - Click here
New FAQs on NEET MDS Counselling 2018
Revised NEET MDS 2018 Counselling Scheme
The DGHS has introduced modifications to the NEET MDS Counselling Scheme 2018.The new counselling scheme, as well as the complete FAQ list which explains in details the counselling of NEET MDS 2018, can be seen below -
Recent NEET MDS Counselling Events
The DGHS published the revised provisional NEET MDS Counselling 2018 Round One result on March 29, 2018. The seat allotment letters for NEET MDS Counselling first round have been made available for download. Candidates can access the first round counselling result of NEET PG 2018 and the seat allotment letters from this page. As per an official MCC notification, "For any query/issues related to Provisional Result, candidates can send their mail to [email protected] within 2 hours of publication of results". The date of reporting to the allotted colleges has also been extended to April 5, 2018. The dates for second round counselling of NEET MDS Counselling have been revised which candidates can check here.
The DGHS had earlier retracted the result of NEET MDS Counselling Round 1, a few hours after declaring the same on March 28, 2018. The message displayed on the MCC website in this regard stated, "Due to inadvertent/technical mistake, Result published today (afternoon) may be treated as null and void. Fresh result will be updated soon on the website. All the candidates are advised to be in touch with the MCC website!". The seat allotment letters which were made available for download were also made null and void. The new provisional result has now been updated after 2.00 pm on March 29, 2018, and the revised seat allotment letters have now been released.
The counselling of NEET MDS 2018 started on March 17, 2018. The process of NEET MDS counselling registration was open till March 26, 2018. The previous NEET MDS 2018 counselling last date was March 24, 2018. The National Board of Examinations (NBE) also revised the NEET MDS 2018 cutoff score which candidates can check on this page. NEET MDS candidates could submit their choices for counselling of NEET MDS 2018 from March 19, 2018, onwards, till March 26, 2018.
Revised schedule of NEET MDS Counselling 2018
The DGHS revised the counselling schedule of NEET MDS 2018 on April 7, 2018, which candidates can check in the below image -
Resigning from NEET MDS Counselling 2018 after Round 2
As per a notice released on April 5, 2018, candidates who were allotted a seat in the first round of NEET MDS 2018 counselling and also opted for second round, they will be able to resign from the counselling process of NEET MDS in case they do not receive an upgraded seat choice and retain the seat allotted in first counselling round. Such candidates will be given two days after the declaration of the result of NEET MDS counselling second round. They will be able to resign by April 14, 2018 (5:00 PM). Check the notification below:-
NEET MDS Counselling 2018 - Eligibility for Round 2 and Mop Up Round
MCC has released a notice on April 4, 2018, regarding the queries asked by the candidates related to the eligibility for the Mop Up round of Central and Deemed Universities. The candidates who had registered in the first round of counselling or will register in the second round of counselling but not allotted a seat are eligible to participate in the Mop Up round of counselling for Deemed and Central Universities. The candidates who were allotted a seat in round one or will be allotted seat in round two and have taken admission will also be eligible for NEET MDS Mop Up Counselling 2018 of Deemed and Central Universities. The candidates who were allotted a seat during the round one of NEET MDS counselling 2018 but have not reported to the allotted college would mean they have surrendered their seat and will be refunded the tuition fee. Since round 2 will be the last round of counselling for 50% All India Quota seats, the candidates participating in the second round and not reporting to the allotted college will not be refunded the tuition fee.
Check the official notice regarding the Mop Up Round and Exit Policy of Round 2 below -
NEET MDS 2018 Round One Counselling Provisional Result (Revised)
To check the revised provisional NEET MDS Counselling Round 1 result as released by the DGHS on March 29, 2018, Click Here
NEET MDS 2018 Round One Counselling Seat Allotment Letter
The NEET MDS 2018 Counselling Round One seat allotment letters will be made available in online mode from 5.00 PM onwards from March 29, 2018, onwards. Candidates will be able to download the same from the link given below by selecting their stream, the counselling round and finally entering their NEET PG Roll Number and Security Pin (Captcha Code).
To download the seat allotment letter of Round 1 NEET MDS Counselling 2018, Click Here
Latest Notification on Reporting to Allotted Colleges
Latest Notification regarding Counselling Exit Policy
Cancellation of NEET MDS Round One Counselling Result
The DGHS first declared the NEET MDS Round 1 Counselling Result 2018 on March 28, 2018, before retracting the same a few hours later and releasing a revised result on March 29, 2018 (after 2.30 PM). The notice issued by the MCC with regard to the original result cancellation of NEET MDS Counselling first round can be seen below -
Timeline of NEET MDS Admission Process
NBE had earlier declared the All India Quota (AIQ) scorecards giving AIQ ranks and merit position to candidates eligible for participating in NEET MDS counselling for 50% AIQ seats. NEET MDS 2018 counselling and seat allotment will be done by varied counselling authorities, depending upon the types of seats for which admission is being done. The counselling authority responsible for conducting NEET MDS counselling 2018 for All India 50% Quota seats is DGHS (detailed below), whereas respective state counselling authorities will conduct the counselling for state quota and other MDS seats in their respective states.
The result of NEET MDS 2018 was declared on January 25, 2018, in the form of All India NEET MDS 2018 ranks awarded to qualified candidates by NBE, the exam conducting authority of NEET MDS. Accordingly, the schedules for counselling of NEET MDS 2018 will be released by respective counselling authorities. NBE has no further role in seat allotment process and NEET MDS 2018 counselling, except that of providing result data to respective counselling authorities. NEET MDS counselling 2018 will be done on the basis of overall and category wise merit lists prepared by concerned counselling bodies (on the basis of all India NEET MDS 2018 ranks).
Notification on NEET MDS indicative seat allotment
Important Dates for AIQ Counselling of NEET MDS 2018 (REVISED)
The revised final schedule for NEET MDS 2018 Counselling for AIQ seats is given in the schedule below. MCC released an official schedule for NEET MDS Counselling 2018 for AIQ seat allotment which it then revised on March 23, 2018 and again on March 29, 2018.
NEET MDS 2018 Counselling Schedule for AIQ Seats
AIQ Online Counselling Event
March 17 to March 26, 2018
Exercising and Locking of Choices
March 19 to March 26, 2018
Seat Allotment Process (Round One)
March 27, 2018
Result of First NEET MDS counselling round (Cancelled)
March 28, 2018
Revised Result of NEET MDS First Counselling Round
March 29, 2018 (after 2.00 PM)
Reporting to allotted Dental college against Round One
March 29 to April 5, 2018 (extended from April 3)
Counselling Registration for Round Two
April 11, 2018 at 3.00 pm (extended from April 9)
Exercising and Locking of Choices for Round Two
April 11 to April 12, 2018 (till 5.00 PM)
Seat Allotment Process (Round Two)
April 13, 2018
Publication of result of second NEET MDS 2018 counselling round
April 14, 2018
Reporting to allotted Dental college against Round Two
April 15 to April 23, 2018
Transfer of vacant AIQ seats to State Quota
April 23, 2018
Mop-Up round Registration
May 17 - May 18, 2018
Process of Seat Allotment
May 19, 2018
May 19, 2018
Reporting at the allotted dental college
May 20 - May 26, 2018
Transfer of vacant seats to Deemed/Central Universities
May 26, 2018
About NEET MDS 50% All India Quota seats
As per the February 28 notification released by the NBE about NEET MDS AIQ 50% seats:
- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana candidates will be eligible to participate in counselling for NEET MDS All India 50% quota counselling as both states are participating in the NEET MDS AIQ Counselling process from this year onwards.
- Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir, except those nominated by the Government of India under Central Pool seats for BDS, will continue to remain ineligible NEET MDS 2018 AIQ counselling.
- The NEET MDS 2018 candidates who have obtained scores equal to or more than the cut off scores for their respective categories will be eligible to participate in NEET MDS AIQ Counselling.
- The NEET MDS All India 50% Quota scorecards of candidates eligible for AIQ 50% counselling in NEET MDS can be downloaded from their official login accounts. Individual scorecards will not be sent to the candidates.
- Qualification to participate in online counseling for All India 50% quota MDS Post Graduate seats does not mean that the candidates are guaranteed admission to these seats, rather that they are eligible for the counselling process.
NEET MDS 2018 Qualifying Cut offs
The NBE has revised the cut off of NEET MDS 2018 as per a notification released on March 23, 2018. Both the category-wise qualifying percentiles and corresponding cut off scores have been lowered, and the counselling dates have also been extended to March 26, 2018. As per the NEET MDS AIQ scorecard notification released on February 28, 2018, the qualifying cutoff scores of NEET MDS 2018 AIQ counselling is same as NEET MDS 2018 cutoff scores. Candidates interested in appearing for counselling of NEET MDS 2018 can check the revised and previous NEET MDS 2018 cut off scores in the table below.
NEET MDS 2018 Cut offs
Qualifying Percentile (Revised)
NEET 2018 Revised Cutoff Score (out of 960)
Previous Qualifying Percentile
Previous NEET 2018 Cutoff score (out of 960)
General Category (UR)
SC/ST/OBC (Including SC/ST/OBC PwD)
UR Persons with Disability
All candidates who clear the above mentioned revised cut off scores of NEET MDS will be eligible to participate in NEET MDS counselling at all levels as detailed below.
Types of Seats and Counselling Authorities for NEET MDS 2018
MDS seats in various degree and diploma courses are distributed under different quotas. The admission and seat allotment of different type of MDS seats are done by different counselling authorities. Candidates can check the table to know different types of MDS seats and their respective counselling authorities.
Types of MDS Seats and Designated Counselling Authorities
Type of MDS Seat
All India (50%) Quota (AIQ) Seats
Quota applicable to: Central and State Government Colleges, Universities established by Act of Parliament, Deemed Universities, etc.
(Medical Counselling Committee,
Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India)
State Quota Seats
Quota applicable to: State Government Colleges, Universities established by Act of State/Union Territory, Municipal Bodies Trust, Society, etc.
Respective State Governments or Counselling Authority designated by State Government
Applicable to: Private Dental Institution
Designated Private counselling body
MDS Seats in AFMS (Armed Forces Medical Services)
Applicable to: AFMS, Pune and Army Dental Care, Army Hospital (Research and Referral), Delhi Cantt.
Army Dental Corps
Counselling Procedure of NEET MDS Counselling 2018
The AIQ counselling of NEET MDS 2018 has started and will take place in two rounds only. AIQ seats which remain vacant after AIQ NEET MDS 2018 counselling will be transferred to respective state governments for allotment under state quota.
General counselling procedure of the NEET MDS counselling 2018 involves registration, exercising of choices or options of colleges, locking of choices, then round one of seat allotment process, followed by publication of the result of first counselling round and finally reporting to allotted dental college by the candidate. The seats which remain vacant after this counselling round, are then filled in subsequent rounds of NEET MDS Counselling. Step-wise counselling procedure of NEET MDS 2018 for AIQ is highlighted in the table given below.
Step-wise AIQ counselling procedure of NEET MDS 2018 Counselling
Online Registration for NEET MDS Counselling 2018 (by the candidate)
Exercising of choices by putting indicative seats in order of priority
Locking of Options
Seat allotment Process - Round 1
Publication of Result of First counselling round of NEET MDS 2018
Reporting by the candidate at allotted Dental College (after Round One)
Seat allotment Process - Round 2 (Against seats which remain vacant after Round One)
Publication of Result of Second NEET MDS 2018 Counselling Round
Reporting by the candidate at allotted Dental College (after Round Two)
Transfer of vacant AIQ seats to State Quota
Documents Required for NEET MDS Counselling 2018
Following are the general documents which candidates will require for counselling of NEET MDS 2018:
Rank Letter issued by NBE (National Board of Examination) (The link to the NEET MDS 2018 rank letter is available on NEET MDS Result 2018)
Marksheet and Degree Certificate of Qualifying BDS Examination
Certificate of Internship Completion
Provisional or Permanent Certificate from DCI (Dental Council of India) or SCI (State Council of India)
Class 10 Certificate (As a proof of Date of Birth)
Important Highlights of NEET MDS 2018 Counselling
Only those candidates who score at least minimum qualifying percentile in NEET MDS 2018 entrance exam will be considered for NEET MDS Counselling 2018.
- In order to qualify NEET MDS 2018, candidates belonging to general category will now be required to sore at least 20.265th percentile, while those belonging to SC/ST/OBC are required to score at least 10.265th percentile in NEET MDS entrance exam. For candidates belonging to PH category, the minimum required percentile is 15.265th percentile. The NEET MDS Cutoff scores for 2018 were revised by the NBE on March 23, 2018.
Candidates who have passed their BDS degree from Jammu & Kashmir (except for candidates nominated under Central Pool Quota) will not be eligible to participate in AIQ counselling of NEET MDS 2018.
NEET MDS is the single entry exam for admission to various MDS degree and diploma courses in India. No institution (except AIIMS New Delhi) is allowed to conduct their own entrance exam for MDS admissions. The result of NEET MDS 2018 was announced on January 25, 2018.