NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2018

NEET MDS Exam PatternNEET MDS Exam Pattern 2018: National Board of Examinations (NBE), the exam conducting authority of NEET MDS 2018, declared the exam pattern of NEET MDS 2018 in the last week of September, 2017. Candidates keen on applying to NEET MDS 2018 could check below for the detailed exam pattern. NEET MDS 2018 was conducted from November last week to December first week, 2017. The duration of NEET MDS 2018 examination was 3 hours and the total number of questions to be answered will be 240. Interested candidates were advised to go through the exam pattern thoroughly as it helps in understanding the nature of syllabus, number of questions, marking scheme etc.

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Interested candidates can find the exam pattern for NEET MDS 2018 below:


NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2018



Exam dates

January 7, 2018

Number of questions

240 multiple choice questions



Time Duration

3 hours

Marking Scheme

No negative marking


Question paper will be of BDS standard and will cover all subjects taught during BDS programme


Allotment of time for NEET MDS 2018 was as follows:


Allocation of time for the NEET MDS 2018


Forenoon session

Afternoon session

Candidate entry time

09:00 AM

02:15 PM

Venue entry closes

09:30 AM

02:45 PM

Check-in procedures

09:00 AM to 10:00 AM

02:15 PM to 03:15 PM

Test start time

10:00 AM

03:15 PM

Test end time

01:15 PM

06:30 PM

Candidates can check below for the subject wise distribution of NEET MDS 2018 question paper:


Subject-Wise Distribution Of Questions for NEET MDS 2018


Subject Wise Weightage In


(in numbers)

General Anatomy including embryology and histology


General human physiology and Biochemistry


Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology


General Pathology and Microbiology


General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics


Dental Materials


General Medicine


General Surgery


Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology


Oral Medicine and Radiology


Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry


Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics




Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge


Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Public Health Dentistry


Grand Total


For a better understanding, candidates can check below the graphical representation of the subject-wise distribution of NEET MDS question paper:




The result of NEET MDS 2018 will be declared on January 31, 2018 for providing admissions to the MDS programmes in all government, private and deemed dental universities of the country.


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