NEET MDS Cut off 2020
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NEET MDS Cut off 2020 – National Board of Examinations (NBE) has 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.
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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.

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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 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
SC/ST/OBC
40th percentile
250
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

Events

Dates

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

Category

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)

General

50

250

50

233

SC/ST/OBC

40

215

40

204

General-PH

45

232

45

219


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

Category

General

SC/ST/OBC

General-PH

Cut off Scores

250

215

232


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

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.

NEET MDS cut off percentile 2019

Category

Minimum qualifying percentile

NEET MDS Cutoff scores 2019 (out of 960)Revised Minimum required percentile Revised NEET MDS Cutoff scores 2019 (out of 960)

Unreserved category

50th percentile

25025.835thPercentile
172

Unreserved-PH category

45th percentile

23220.835thPercentile
156

OBC category

40th percentile

21515.835thPercentile
140

SC category

40th percentile

21515.835thPercentile
140

ST category

40th percentile

21515.835thPercentile
140

OBC-PH category

40th percentile

21515.835thPercentile

156

SC-PH category

40th percentile

21515.835thPercentile

156

ST-PH category

40th percentile

21515.835thPercentile

156


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

Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi

215

247

Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak

308

248

Nair Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai

362

262

Government Dental College and Research Institute, Banglore

349

261

Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai

330

266

Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Tamil Nadu

434

270

Mahatma Gandhi PG Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry

197

96

Government Dental College, Kottayam

313

12

S.C.B Dental College and Hospital, Cuttack

351

132

Regional Dental College, Guwahati

326

171


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

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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How to register for AIC in neet mds 2020 & what are the dates?

Animesh Vats Student Expert 28th Feb, 2020

Hi,

Well MCC is responsible for conducting All India counseling for UG and PG medical and dental.courses for 50% seats of all government medical colleges across India in PH category. As of now there is no official notification out regarding the dates of the counseling neither the counseling schedule is out yet. I would request you to wait a bit and keep on checking the website once or twice everyday to know when the schedule will be out.

I hope my answer helps

All the best.

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how to register for AIC in neet mds 2020& what are the dates

Animesh Vats Student Expert 28th Feb, 2020

Hi,

Well the dates are not out yet by the MCC which is responsible for conducting the counseling for 50% seats of all government medical and dental colleges across India. Hence I would request you to check the website once everyday to keep yourself updated with any new notification being posted on the website.

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.

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My all india quota rank is 7459 in neet mds ..sc category all india rank is 485. .i have any chance to get oral surgery seat in private college

Manisha Gupta Expert 27th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Based on this NEET MDS rank the chances are less to get Oral Surgery through All India Quota seats. You can have the chance to get into Deemed Universities like KM Shah Dental College and Hospital, Vadodara, Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Tumkur, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Pallikaranai, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Maduravoyal- MDS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Etc.

You can check your other admission possibilities with NEET MDS College Predictor tool with the given below link.

https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-mds-college-predictor

Good Luck!

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my rank is 7644 in neet mds in sc category should i get clinical branch and in which speciality

Manisha Gupta Expert 27th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Based on this rank the chances are less to get a seat through All India Quota seats, You can get the Deemed Universities like KM Shah Dental College and Hospital, Vadodara, Sri Siddhartha Dental College, Tumkur, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Pallikaranai Etc.- MDS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Etc.

To know your other admission possibilities you can use NEET MDS College predictor tool.

https://medicine.careers360.com/neet-mds-college-predictor

Good Luck!

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