NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2019
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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

Computer-based exam

Session of exam

Single session

Time allotted

3 hours

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 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


Subject-wise weightage

Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics


Dental Materials


Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology


General Medicine


General Surgery


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.

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