NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2019 – Candidates seeking admission to postgraduate dental courses must check the NEET MDS 2019 exam pattern. The authority, National Board of Examinations (NBE) sets the paper pattern of NEET MDS 2019. The Postgraduate dental entrance examination was conducted on December 14, 2018, in online mode. With the help of NEET MDS exam pattern 2019, aspirants can understand the structure of the exam such as types of questions, negative marking and other details. NEET MDS entrance examination contains 240 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from the subjects studied in BDS programme. Only 3 hours were allotted to complete the entrance test. NEET MDS paper pattern 2019 is provided on this page to understand the structure of the exam. Go through the article NEET MDS 2019 exam pattern, marking scheme, total marks, subjects and other details below.
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NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2019
NEET MDS exam contains 240 MCQs from 17 different topics taught in BDS course. Check the detailed NEET MDS 2019 exam pattern from the table below. However, it is expected that the exam pattern will be the same as last year.
NEET MDS paper pattern
NEET MDS exam date
December 14, 2018
Mode of examination
Session of exam
Types of questions
Objective type questions
Total number of questions
240 MCQs with four options each
Medium of exam
(+)4 marks for every correct answer
(-1) mark to be deducted for a wrong attempt
(0) mark for unanswered question
Subjects taught in BDS programme which includes Pre-Clinical, Para-Clinical and Clinical
Subject-wise distribution of questions in NEET MDS 2019
As mentioned above, NEET MDS 2019 consisted of 240 objective questions in which 17 topics were covered from BDS curriculum. The table below provides the list of topics under NEET MDS 2019 syllabus which were covered last year in the examination.
NEET MDS Syllabus 2019
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology
General Pathology and Microbiology
General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
General Anatomy including embryology and histology
General Human Physiology and Biochemistry
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Oral Medicine and Radiology
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
Public Health Dentistry
What’s new in NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2019?
In the year 2018, NBE introduced some changes in NEET MDS, which are expected to continue this year as well. Check the new changes below:
NEET MDS was conducted in a single session
Last year, NBE introduced the negative marking under which 1 mark is deducted for an incorrect answer and 0 mark for the unanswered question
NEET MDS result 2019 has been announced on January 14. The scorecard can be downloaded in the online mode which contains the name, marks and All India Rank of qualified candidates. It will be made available on official website from January 19 onwards. Only aspirants who will secure the minimum NEET MDS 2019 cut off will be called for the counselling process.
The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct NEET MDS counselling 2019 for admission to Masters’ of Dental Surgery (MDS) in government, private and deemed institutes across India.