NEET MDS Cut off 2020 (Reduced): GEN, SC, ST, OBC & Others
NEET MDS Cut off 2020 – National Board of Examinations (NBE) in consultation with Dental Council of India (DCI) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has reduced the NEET MDS cutoff by 18.935 percentile while scores reduced by 66 marks for all categories, which can be checked from the notice below. The cut off of NEET MDS 2020 has been reduced due to an insufficient number of candidates qualifying the entrance examination. The revised NEET MDS cutoff 2020 for General/EWS category, SC/ST/OBC and General-PwD is 31.065, 21.065, and 26.065 percentile, respectively. The equivalent NEET MDS 2020 cut off scores to these percentile can be checked in the article below. Candidates securing the revised NEET MDS 2020 cutoff percentile will be eligible to participate for mop-up round of counselling by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) and remaining state counselling process.
LATEST: NEET MDS 2020 Cut off percentile and scores reduced!
Earlier, NBE had announced the cutoff of NEET MDS 2020 to shortlist the candidates for admission to Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) course. NBE has released the NEET MDS merit list 2020 for 50% All India Quota seats on February 18. Candidates can download the merit list of NEET MDS by clicking on the link below. The authority has increased the cutoff of NEET MDS 2020 by 36 marks for all categories. The minimum qualifying percentile of NEET MDS 2020 for general category is 50th percentile with 286 as the equivalent scores, while for SC/ST/OBC aspirants, the cutoff percentile is 40th with 250 scores equals to it. NEET MDS cut off 2020 is the minimum percentile which must be secured to qualify the entrance test. It mentions the scores which must be obtained by the dental graduates to participate for counselling process. The cutoff has been calculated on the basis of NEET MDS marking scheme specified by the regulatory body.
It must be noted by aspirants that securing the minimum cut off scores does not guarantee admission to postgraduate dental courses. For admission to MDS colleges, students must participate in NEET MDS counselling for All India Quota and State Quota seats. The admission will be done strictly on the basis of merit rank, preferences filled and seat available.
Revision of NEET MDS Cut off 2020 - Released
In order to fill the sufficient number of vacant seats, the Central Government in consultation with Dental Council of India has lowered the NEET MDS cutoff percentile and corresponding marks. The cutoff of NEET MDS 2020 has been reduced by 18.935 percentile for each category, while the corresponding marks for each category has been released. To check the revised NEET MDS 2020 cutoff check the table below.
In the previous year, the authority had lowered the cutoff percentile due to the number of candidates in the respective categories were three times less than the number of seats left vacant. NEET MDS cutoff for general category was lowered to 25.835th percentile with the marks equals to 172. While, the qualifying percentile for SC/ST/OBC candidates were lower to 15.835th with corresponding marks of 140. Candidates can check the revised previous year NEET MDS cutoff scores and percentile from the table below.
Revised NEET MDS cut off 2020 - Available
|Category||Revised cutoff percentile (reduced by 18.935 percentile)||Revised scores (reduced by 66 marks)|
Official notice on NEET MDS revised cutoff
NEET MDS cut off percentile 2019
Minimum qualifying percentile
|NEET MDS Cutoff scores 2019 (out of 960)||Revised Minimum required percentile||Revised NEET MDS Cutoff scores 2019 (out of 960)|
Based on the NEET MDS 2020 cut off, NBE had prepare the merit list for 50% All India Quota seats (for admission to around 243 PG dental seats). The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has conducted the seat allotment process for 50% AIQ, all deemed/central universities, ESIC and other colleges according to NEET MDS cutoff 2020. Also, the respective state counselling authorities has also determined the cutoff scores for granting admission to 50% state quota seats in government dental and private universities/colleges/institutes located in the state. Go through the article on NEET MDS cut off 2020, calculation process, previous year cutoff and other details here.
NEET MDS Cutoff 2020
As mentioned above, the cutoff of NEET MDS is the minimum qualifying percentile which must be secured to pass the entrance exam. NEET MDS 2020 cut off varies for various categories. Candidates can check NEET MDS 2020 cutoff for different categories from the table below.
NEET MDS cutoff 2020 (Announced)
|Category||Cut off percentile||Cutoff Marks|
|General and EWS||50th percentile||286|
|General and EWS - PH||45th percentile||268|
|SC/ST/OBC - PH||40th percentile||250|
NEET MDS Cut off 2020 Dates
Candidates can check the important dates of NEET MDS 2020 cutoff as mentioned in the table below.
Important Dates related to NEET MDS Cutoffs
NEET MDS 2020 exam
December 20, 2019
Declaration of result
January 15, 2020 - Declared
Release of cut off scores
January 15, 2020 - Announced
|Download Score Card from||January 18, 2020|
|Publication of merit list for AIQ seats||February 18, 2020 - Released|
Commencement of counselling
March 16, 2020
*denotes that dates are tentative
Factors determining NEET MDS 2020 Cut off
The cut off percentile will be derived based on the official marking scheme which mentions that four (4) marks will be awarded for every correct response, while one (1) mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt and no marks for unanswered questions. The other factors which helps in determining the NEET MDS cutoff 2020 are below-mentioned.
- Number of candidates appearing for the test
- The difficulty level of the exam
- Seats available and others
NEET MDS 2020 Cutoff – Percentile Vs Marks
Aspirants who secures equal to or more than the qualifying percentile will be considered eligible for admission to MDS courses. To qualify the NEET MDS 2020 exam, candidates belonging to general category must secure at least 50th percentile, while 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC aspirants. For the year 2020, the cutoff of NEET MDS 2020 has been increased by 36 marks. The marks equals to general category, reserved and general-PH category is 286, 250 and 268, respectively. Last year, the equivalent scores to the NEET MDS cutoff for general category was 250, while for SC/ST/OBC, it was 215. Aspirants from general PWD category were suppose to secure the cutoff marks of 232 for 45th percentile.
A percentile rank shows the performance of the candidate in comparison to others, while a percentage rank shows how well a candidate has performed. Percentile ranks are commonly used to clarify the interpretation of marks on the standardised tests, whereas, the percentage of marks is simply calculated based on the marks obtained out of the total marks. Based on the percentile scores, the All India merit list will be prepared. The table below shows the previous years percentile and cut off marks of NEET MDS exam for qualifying.
NEET MDS Cut off – 2019, 2018
NEET MDS cut off percentile
NEET MDS cut off scores (out of 960 marks)
NEET MDS cut off percentile 2019
NEET MDS cut off scores (out of 960 marks)
Types of NEET MDS Cut off 2020
The cutoff of NEET MDS 2020 will be considered for admission to following postgraduate dental courses:
- 50% All India Quota seats (excluding Jammu & Kashmir)
- 50% State Quota seats (including Jammu & Kashmir)
NEET MDS 2020 Cutoff for 50% All India Quota seats
In order to be eligible to participate for NEET MDS counselling for 50% All India Quota seats, aspirants need to secure the minimum qualifying percentile declared by NBE. Only those candidates who will secure the minimum cutoff scores for 50% AIQ seats will be included in the merit list.
For the year 2019, the 50% All India Quota cut off percentile for each category was same of qualifying NEET MDS cut off. The previous year cut off for 50% AIQ is mentioned below in the table.
NEET MDS cut off for 50% AIQ
Cut off Scores
NEET MDS 2020 – Tie Breaking Procedure
In case the marks of two or more candidates will be equal, then the authority will use the following inter-se merit process to determine the merit position:
- Number of correct responses: Aspirants with more number of correct responses in the test will be placed at higher rank
- Date of birth: If the first tie-breaker will fail, then the age of candidates will be considered. Students older in age will be allotted better rank in the merit list
AIQ NEET MDS Cut off for Top Dental Institutes
The table below mentions NEET MDS cutoff last rank of dental aspirants who were granted admission in top 10 dental institutes under All India Quota (AIQ) seats.
NEET Cutoff rank
Name of dental college
|NEET MDS Cutoff 2019 Rank (Round-2)|
NEET MDS 2018 Cut off rank
S.C.B Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack
NEET MDS Cut off Rank for admission
The cut off rank for admission signifies the merit rank at which admission to MDS courses closed for UR, SC, ST, and OBC. As per previous year data, the last rank of the general category was 270 for admission to MDS course under 50% All India Quota seats, while the NEET MDS cut off rank 2017 for UR category was 290. Candidates can check the 50% AIQ closing rank of each category in NEET MDS 2018 and NET MDS 2017 from the graph below.
NEET MDS Merit List 2020
NBE will prepare the NEET MDS 2020 merit list on the basis of cut off scores. The authority will release the merit list for All India Quota seats and state-wise merit list. For admission to dental colleges, the rank list will be prepared as listed below:
- All India NEET MDS rank: It includes the overall merit rank of all the candidates who appeared for NEET MDS 2020
- All India 50% Quota rank: This list shows the merit position of aspirants amongst all the candidates who have qualified in the entrance exam and are eligible for 50% AIQ seats
- All India 50% Quota Category rank: This is the merit position of candidates in the respective categories (OBC/SC/ST), as chosen by students while filling the NEET MDS application form 2020, amongst the aspirants eligible for 50% AIQ seats
- State Quota rank: State quota rank, state category rank, benefit of in-service candidates, rural posting (if applicable) and other will be determined by the designated authority of the particular state
The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is conducting the counselling for admission to 50% All India Quota seats, deemed and central universities/colleges. In order to be eligible for counselling, candidates must secure the minimum qualifying NEET MDS 2020 cut off as prescribed by NBE. To participate for NEET MDS 2020 counselling, aspirants have to register themselves online by entering the required details. During the registration process, they have to fill their preferences of colleges as well as courses. On the basis of these preferences, NEET MDS rank and availability of seats, the seat allotment process will be done. Once the admission will be granted, candidates must report at the allotted college for verification of documents and completion of admission procedure.
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Questions related to NEET MDS
sir ,what is the procedure of councelling for neet mds to get a seat in coorg dental college for a non resident of Karnataka and what is the cutoff marks for orthodontics for general category.plz reply
Kindly follow the link for MDS admission. They shall be updating about it in the coming future.
There are 6 seats in Orthodontics and the last score for open category was 522.
Hope this answers your query.
Thank you. And all the best.
Neet Mds cutoff come down again?! my score 171obc if still many seat r left.... after mop up round still seat r left the ill revised again?! help me out
In general, there are 2 Rounds and a Mop up round that are conducted. This year for NEET MDS 2020, the cut offs have been reduced by 18.935 percentage which is approximately 66 marks across all Categories. Now the new Cut offs are as follows:
General PWD: 26.065
And the revised marks are as follows:
General PWD: 204
Those Candidates who have secured the cut off now will be eligible for Mop up round conducted by the MCC and remaining rounds of State Counselling. But the chances of cut offs being reduced after Mop Up round are nil because the vacant seats are filled either through Stray vacancy round or transferred back to the respective States. The OBC revised cut off is 188 and you scored 171 and unfortunately they cannot be revised again.
can i get neet mds previous 10 year exam papers ??!!
you can get previous year question of NEET examination by just visiting the link mentioned below
for more details feel free to ask us
I have not been allotted any seat in second counselling of neet mds.is it compulsory to attend mop up round and will my security money be refunded?
No, it is not necessary.. its just that you are eligible for attending mop up round, since you have not been allotted any seats..In the end its always your choice..
And also, your deposit would be refunded not immediately but definitely..later you might be asked to apply for the refund and they would verify it and deposit it in your bank account.. But your entire amount may not be refunded certain percentage might be taken for participation and other things...chances are that 80%-85% would be refunded.
my sml is 1327 what are my chances for neet MDS for clinical branch
The cutofffor general category is 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40th percentile and for UR-PwD it is 45th percentile. The marks equivalent to the qualifying cutoffpercentile have been declared along with the result of NEET MDS 2020.
All the best