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 conducted NEET MDS exam in computer-based mode on December 20, 2019. The online exam contained 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 was 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 are 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 were 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.

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NEET MDS Syllabus 2020

S. No. Subject Number of questions
Part-A (Total questions-100)
1 General Anatomy including embryology and histology 14
2 General human physiology and Biochemistry 14
3 Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology 14
4 General Pathology and Microbiology 14
5 General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics 14
6 General Medicine 15
7 General Surgery 15
Part-B (Total questions- 140)
1 Dental Materials 14
2 Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology 14
3 Oral Medicine and Radiology 14
4 Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 14
5 Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 14
6 Periodontology 14
7 Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge 14
8 Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 14
9 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 14
10 Public Health Dentistry 14
Grand total (A+B)

NEET MDS result 2020 was announced on January 20, 2020 in the form of merit list. The result displays the roll number, marks obtained (out of 960) and qualifying status. The marks equivalent to the qualifying percentile was also announced along with the result. Candidates who 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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how much we need to score to get govt seat in neet mds for general???

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 30th May, 2020


cutoff for NEET PG (general category) for 2020 is 50th percentile and 366 cutoff score. for PG course, seat is limited in government and private college and candidate strength is 3-4 factor high.

if you get a rank below 10k-20k then there is chance to get an admission into best government college for MDS. Study and understand concepts and do your best step by step so that you give enough time to make the process smooth and easy. Don't take stress.

for current year cutoff for All India Counselling for different college, please visit the link below:-


Hope it helps!


will there be reduction in cutoff for 2020 neet mds

Shubham Dhane 29th May, 2020


The cutoff depends on many factors link the number of students appeared, the level of difficulty of the exam and the total number of seats available. So it is not possible to tell whether the cut off will be increased or decreased. Both are possible depending on the above factors.


sir can i get neet mds questions papers of previous years?

Mayank Chowdhary 31st May, 2020

Yes you need to google the same, there are many sample papers available. Due to careers360 guidance rules, we are not allowed to post the third party links. Solving sample papers helps a person a lot as you can analyze yourself as in where do you stand and what all you need to learn and revise. The more you give the sample tests and previous year papers, more willl be your confidence.

Thankyou. Best wishes.


Hello, how many seats are available for general category in NEET MDS in government colleges?

Hrisheekesh Singh 12th May, 2020

Hello J Deka,

According to the latest seat matrix of NEET MDS 2020, there are total 1326 seats under AIQ seats, deemed and central universities for admission. The entrance exam will be conducted for 6,228 seats offered in various dental colleges in the country.

Refer here for more info - https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-mds-counselling

Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!


hi i want previous years neet mds question paper nd answer

M.Nilaa 6th May, 2020


To get a clear idea on NEET MDS entrance examination you can go through the following link.


Currently, Careers360 does not provide any sample papers for NEET MDS but don’t lose hope there are lots of help available and you can search for the same in google.


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