NEET MDS Cut off 2020 – National Board of Examinations (NBE) will set the cutoff of NEET MDS 2020 to shortlist the candidates for admission to Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) course. NEET MDS cut off 2020 is the minimum percentile which must be secured to qualify the entrance test. The minimum qualifying percentile of NEET MDS 2020 for general category is 50th percentile, while that for SC/ST/OBC aspirants, it is 40th percentile. The scores corresponding to the NEET MDS cut off 2020 will be announced along with the result on January 20, in online mode. It will mention the scores which must be obtained by the dental graduates to participate for counselling process. The cutoff will be calculated on the basis of NEET MDS marking scheme specified by the regulatory body.
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Based on the NEET MDS 2020 cut off, NBE will prepare the merit list for 50% All India Quota seats (for admission to around 243 PG dental seats). The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct 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 will also determine 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.
Know your admission chances
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.
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 20, 2020
Release of cut off scores
Commencement of counselling
March 16, 2020
*denotes that dates are tentative
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 qualifying percentile
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.
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. 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
Types of NEET MDS Cut off 2020
The cutoff of NEET MDS 2020 will be considered for admission to following postgraduate dental courses:
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:
Revision of NEET MDS Cut off 2020
In order to fill the sufficient number of vacant seats, the Central Government in consultation with Dental Council of India will lower the NEET MDS cutoff percentile and corresponding marks. 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.
Minimum qualifying percentile
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 2018 Cut off rank
Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi
Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak
Nair Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai
Government Dental College and Research Institute, Banglore
Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai
Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Tamil Nadu
Mahatma Gandhi PG Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry
Government Dental College, Kottayam
S.C.B Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack
Regional Dental College, Guwahati
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:
NEET MDS Counselling 2020
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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The correction window for NEET MDS was open from the 4th of November 2019 to the 9th of November 2019. This window was then extended to the 11th of November 2019. Unfortunately, that was yesterday and you have just barely missed it. Also, Category change was one of the criteria eligible for correction.
For NEET PG, it will be opened later in the month of December. Category and DoB are the two editable fields in this year's correction window.
During document verification , you will have to submit details as mentioned in your admit card or application form.So, I will suggest you to keep a copy of the documents to submit during registering.You will need to take the original copy of the following documents during the verification:
NEET PG Admit Card 2019 issued by National Board of Examinations (NBE).
NEET PG Scorecard 2019 released by NBE.
MBBS 1st, 2nd and 3rd professional examinations mark sheets.
Internship completion certificate stating that the internship was completed by March 31, 2019.
Permanent/Provisional Registration Certificate
Class 10th pass certificate/Birth certificate as a proof of date of birth.
Valid ID proof- PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID Passport or Aadhar Card.
Caste Certificate, if applicable
Diasability Certificate, if applicable
For any more information regarding the NEET PG counselling you can refer to the following link :
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