NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2020 – The dental graduates who wish to appear for NEET MDS exam must go through the exam pattern of NEET MDS 2020. National Board of Examinations (NBE), the regulatory body determines NEET MDS 2020 exam pattern. The authority conducted NEET MDS exam in computer-based mode on December 20, 2019. The online exam contained 240 multiple choice questions from the topics covered in BDS programme which includes Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Para-Clinical. According to the NEET MDS exam pattern 2020, the test was conducted for three hours from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Applicants will be familiarised with the structure of online test, marking scheme, distribution of questions and other details through the NEET MDS 2020 paper pattern. Go through the article for more information on NEET MDS exam pattern 2020 and syllabus.
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NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2020

The table below mentions the detailed exam pattern of NEET MDS 2020. It is expected the exam pattern to be similar to the previous year. A total of 240 objective type questions are asked from 17 topics taught in BDS course.

NEET MDS paper pattern



NEET MDS exam date

December 20, 2019 - Conducted

Mode of examination

Computer-based exam

Session of exam


Time allotted

3 hours (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Types of questions

Objective type questions

Total number of questions

240 MCQs with four options each

Total marks

960 marks

Medium of exam

English only

Marking scheme

4 marks to be awarded for every correct answer

1 mark is deducted for a wrong attempt

No mark for unanswered questions


Topics covered in BDS which includes Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Para-Clinical

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NEET MDS 2020 - Distribution of questions

The questions in postgraduate dental entrance exam will be divided in Part A and B with 100 and 14 questions, respectively. As many as 240 MCQs were asked in NEET MDS 2020 postgraduate entrance exam from 17 various topics which were taught in BDS curriculum. Below is the table mentioning the NEET MDS 2020 syllabus and weightage of questions to be asked.

NEET MDS Syllabus 2020

S. No.SubjectNumber of questions
Part-A (Total questions-100)
1General Anatomy including embryology and histology14
2General human physiology and Biochemistry14
3Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology14
4General Pathology and Microbiology14
5General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics14
6General Medicine15
7General Surgery15
Part-B (Total questions- 140)
1Dental Materials14
2Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology14
3Oral Medicine and Radiology14
4Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry14
5Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics14
7Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge14
8Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics14
9Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery14
10Public Health Dentistry14
Grand total (A+B)

NEET MDS result 2020 was announced on January 20, 2020 in the form of merit list. The result displays the roll number, marks obtained (out of 960) and qualifying status. The marks equivalent to the qualifying percentile was also announced along with the result. Candidates who secure the NEET MDS 2020 cutoff for 50% All India Quota seats can download the individual scorecard for counselling process. Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct the NEET MDS counselling 2020 for 50% AIQ seats offered by government dental colleges, deemed/central institutes, ESIC and AFMC colleges across India.

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sathwika 4th Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As neet mds is the entrance exam conducted for getting seat for good college for the medical courses as you got 2398 rank in neet mds so i cannot surely say that you may get seat in SDM dharward as it is a top college in India there are less chances to get seat in that college and apply for tge top 10 private medical colleges and mske a list that on which course you want to get further and let's hope for the best to get seat in the SDM DHARWARD study well and work hard to get good marks in the future examinations ALL THE BEST for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.


hello. to get a government dental college how much marks out of 920 required in neet mds 2021 and rank too for general category?

sathwika 3rd Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant ,

As neetmds is conducted by the central board of india to get seat in the good colleges or universities for the medical courses as you wanted to get seat in government dental college as you should get 50%of total marks so that u can get seat for dental and based on the category and resevations cut off will be there so study well and work hard to get good marks in the future examinations ALL THE BEST for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.


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.

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