NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2020 – National Board of Examinations (NBE) has released the NEET MDS 2020 eligibility criteria along with the prospectus on October 11. It is mandatory for aspirants to go through and fulfil the specified eligibility criteria of NEET MDS 2020 in order to appear for the national-level postgraduate dental entrance examination. The basic guidelines of age, nationality, qualification, work experience and other parameters will be mentioned in the eligibility conditions. Without fulfilling the certain NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2020, no candidate will be allowed to appear for NEET MDS exam. The medical graduates can check the article on NEET MDS 2020 eligibility criteria to know whether they are eligible or not.
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NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2020

NEET MDS 2020 is a single-window online entrance exam, which is conducted for admission to Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) seats offered by the government, private, deemed and central universities across India. NBE conducted the NEET MDS 2020 entrance exam on December 20, 2019.

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2020

It is crucial for aspirants to go through the following NEET MDS eligibility criteria to take the computer-based entrance test.

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  • Nationality – An aspirant should be a citizen of India. The Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) and the Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) are also eligible to take the test.

  • Qualification – It is crucial for the applicants to pass the Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree, which must be awarded by the university or institute in India under MDS course regulations 2017 issued by Dental Council of India (DCI) with the approval of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

  • Registration Certificate – A candidate should have a provisional or permanent registration certification issued by DCI or State Dental Council (SDC) by March 31 of the particular academic year.

  • Internship – Applicants should have completed or likely to complete the 12 months rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2020. In accordance to NEET MDS 2020 eligibility criteria, aspirants who are undergoing the rotatory internship and are expected to complete before March 31, will be considered eligible for exams. However, they will not be eligible to take admissions in MDS courses until they produce the intership certificate at the time of counselling.

NEET MDS 2020 Eligibility Criteria for J&K aspirants

Candidates who have completed their UG dental course from the Jammu and Kashmir will not be considered to participate under 50% All India Quota (AIQ) seats. However, aspirants who were nominated by the Government of India (GoI) under the central pool quota seats will be eligible for AIQ seats provided such candidates have to submit the duly signed affidavit mentioning that he/she was nominated by GoI and have to send it to the address as mentioned below with the printout of NEET MDS application form 2020 confirmation page within the last date, as specified by the authority.

Address: Deputy Director (Examinations),

National Board of Examinations,

Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar,

Mahatma Gandhi Marg, (Ring Road), New Delhi – 110029

Note: Since the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has started participating in 50% AIQ scheme from the year 2018, therefore, candidates from these states can participate for AIQ scheme.

NEET MDS 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

  • As per the NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2020, it is not mandatory for foreign nationals to have the temporary registration of DCI at the time of examination.

  • The foreign nationals can take the exam without DCI registration certificate.

  • The temporary registration certificate by DCI will be issued on a condition that the foreign national must be registered as a medical practitioner in his/her country.

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2020 – Who are not eligible?

  • Any candidate found in violation with NEET MDS 2020 eligibility conditions set by NBE were not allowed take up the examination. However, if any ineligible candidate successfully appears for the entrance examination, later his/her candidature will be cancelled.

  • As mentioned in the eligibility criteria of NEET MDS 2020, only candidates who have completed or likely to complete their 12 months rotatory internship on or before March 31. Any candidate who is not likely to complete the internship within the stipulated time will not be considered eligible for NEET MDS.

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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: . 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:

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