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.

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NEET MDS paper pattern



NEET MDS exam date

December 20, 2019

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

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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intership is compulsory for writing neet mds exam

VIPIN KUMAR 19th Oct, 2019
Dear Candidate,
Yes internship is must to give MDS exam in India

i have filled the neet mds 2020 form but did a mistake so how and when can i correct it ? i am worried

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 18th Oct, 2019

Dear Chandra, you haven't mentioned the kind of msitake that happened in the application form. Neverthless, NBE will start its correction window tentatively in the 2nd week of November and you can edit your application. Having said that not all the fields can be modified. You cannot make corrections to your Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Category, Nationality, Mobile Number, Email Id and Exam City. If your error is one amongst these, you may have to re register with new Mobile number and Email Id. This may include another payment. But if the error is not one of these, you can wait for the correction window to open. For more information, please visit our page at:


i am a foreigner. Im from Bangladesh.Can i apply for neet exam??

VIPIN KUMAR 18th Oct, 2019
Dear Candidate,
Yes you can apply for the exam .
And you can take the admission through neet in India's best medical College.
Good luck

i hv complete my internship in feb 2019 bt not done my dci registration is it ok am i eligible for neet mds 2020

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019


with internship you need to full fill  others eligibility criteria:

nationality should be indian

must passed the bds course

A candidate should have a provisional or permanent registration certification issued by DCI or State Dental Council (SDC) by March 31 of the particular academic year.

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