NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2020
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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 will conduct NEET MDS exam in computer-based mode on December 20, 2019. The online exam will contain 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 will be 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 will be 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 will be 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 will be announced on January 20, 2020 in the form of merit list. The result will display the roll number, marks obtained (out of 960) and qualifying status. The marks equivalent to the qualifying percentile will also be announced along with the result. Candidates who will 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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sir how many seats are alloted for government dental college in all over india?

Siddhi Shenoy 20th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As per the information I have researched, there are in total 3,513 seats allotted for Dentistry branch in Government colleges all over India. The seat for BDS will be allotted to the students answering the entrance exam called NEET and if the score satisfies the cutoff score mentioned to get admission in BDS in the government colleges.

Also, there are total 50 Government Dental Colleges across India.


Hi, my NEET MDS 2020 rank was 1442. Will I be able to get a Prosthodontics seat ? Which colleges should I apply for according to my rank?

Nihal Kumar Gupta Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020

Hi Niharika,

First of all congratulations on securing good rank in NEET MDS 2020. As per your rank and previous year cutoff, you will get only private colleges in prosthodontics with this rank. You are eligible for few private colleges seat -

Amrita school of densitry

BVDU Dental college, Navi Mumbai

Institute of dental sciences, Bhubaneshwar


SRM dental college, Chennai

Rural medical college, Loni

You will also get different branch in many other private and government colleges as well.


How can we get the scorecard of neet mds 2020?

Aishwarya Kadam 20th Jan, 2020


The NEET MDS 2020 qualifiers can download their  scorecard from 18 January 2020. The scorecard can be downloaded by following the steps:

1. Go to the login webpage:

2. In the login window, enter your login credentials like the user ID and password

3. The scorecard of NEET MDS 2020 will be displayed on the screen

4. Download this scorecard

For more information, click on the link given below; you can also find the NEET MDS Result Merit list which was released on 15 January 2020 and the link to the scorecard from the link given below:

Hope this addresses


My NEET MDS score is 301 & I am a general category student. i wish to purse Prostho in Maharashtra, what are my chances of getting in a good college & which.

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 20th Jan, 2020


Kindly mention your NEET MDS overall rank so we can tell you about your admission chances in colleges.

Also, you can use the NEET MDS College Predictor Tool to check your chances of admission in colleges on the basis of your rank and category

Good Luck!

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