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NEET MDS 2020 – National Board of Examination (NBE) is the conducting authority of NEET MDS. The regulatory body has released the NEET MDS 2020 application form on October 11, 2019, and it will be available till October 31. The link to fill the application form has been provided below. Along with application form, the authority has also released the information brochure of NEET MDS. As many as 6 exam centres have been added which can be checked below. Earlier the exam dates of NEET MDS 2020 was announced, which is to be held on December 20, 2019, for admission to Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) in government, private, deemed and central universities of India. NEET MDS 2020 will be a computer-based entrance examination for admission under 50% All India Quota, 50% state quota seats and 100% seats from deemed/central universities. Candidates who will fulfil the basic NEET MDS eligibility criteria will be eligible to appear for the postgraduate dental entrance test.
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Only the registered applicants will be eligible to download the hall ticket of NEET MDS 2020. The printout of NEET MDS admit card should be carried at the exam centre along with the other relevant documents. NEET MDS exam is a computer-based test containing a total of 240 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The entrance test will be conducted for 6,228 seats offerd in various dental colleges in the country. The exam will be held for three hours from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM. Four marks will be awarded for every correct answer, while one mark will be deducted for a wrong attempt. While, no marks will be marked for any unanswered question. Since the exam is conducted in online mode and due to the non-disclosure agreement, NBE will not release the answer key of NEET MDS 2020.

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The test takers can download the NEET MDS result 2020 in online mode only. Candidates must secure the minimum qualifying marks to qualify the postgraduate dental entrance test. NEET MDS 2020 cutoff for general category candidates is 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40th percentile. The marks equivalent to the qualifying cutoff percentile will be declared along with the result of NEET MDS 2020. Candidates qualifying the online exam will be called for the counselling process. NEET MDS 2020 counselling process for 50% All India Quota seats, 100% seats in deemed/central universities and ESIC colleges will be conducted by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) on the basis of scores and rank obtained in NEET MDS. While, the seat allotment process in remaining 50% state quota seats and private colleges will be done by the respective state counselling authorities using the NEET MDS rank. Candidates can read the article on NEET MDS 2020 schedule, application form, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, result, counselling, seats reservation and other details.

NEET MDS 2020 – Overview

Candidates can check the highlights of NEET MDS 2020 from the table below.



Exam date

December 20, 2019 (Declared)

Exam name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate Dental courses

Exam category


Exam level

National level

Conducting authority

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

Commonly known as


Purpose of examination

Qualifying cum ranking examination for admission to MDS courses

Total seats6,228

Exam duration

3 hours

NEET MDS 2020: Latest news and updates

  • NEET MDS 2020 dates announced!

Check the official notification of NEET MDS 2020 below.


  • Exam centres added: As per the information brochure of NEET MDS 2020, six new exam centres have been added. The new test centres are in Ernakulam, Gandhi Nagar, Indore, Kannur, Navi Mumbai and Puducherry.

NEET MDS 2020 for admission to Postgraduate Dental courses


Scope of NEET MDS 2020

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate Dental courses for the academic session 2020 is valid for admission to the following criteria:

  • All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses (excluding candidates from Jammu and Kashmir)

  • State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/Union Territories of India (including Jammu & Kashmir)

  • MDS courses at all Private Dental colleges, institutions & Universities all across the country

  • MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions

NEET MDS Important Dates 2020

Candidates can check the NEET MDS 2020 important dates from the table below.

NEET MDS Dates 2020



Release of notification

October 11, 2019

Application form starts

October 11, 2019 - RELEASED

Last date for online registration

October 31, 2019

Correction facility starts

Second week of November 2019*

Issuance of admit card

December 13, 2019

NEET MDS 2020 mock test

December 1, 2019

NEET MDS 2020 exam

December 20, 2019

Declaration of result

By January 20, 2020

Announcement of cutoff

By January 20, 2020

Availability of score card

Third week of January 2020*

Merit list released

First week of March 2020*

Merit list for 50% AIQ seats

First week of March 2020*

Availability of Individual Scorecard

First week of March 2020*

NEET MDS counselling round I

Second week of March 2020*

Counselling of NEET MDS 2020 round II

First week of April 2020*

NEET MDS counselling 2020 mop-up round

Third week of April 2020*

*Dates are tentative

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates seeking admission in Masters Of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses must go through the NEET MDS eligibility conditions before applying for the PG dental examination. The basic eligibility criteria mentioned below must be fulfilled by aspirants.

  • Candidate cannot be less than 20 years of age are eligible for the test.

  • Aspirant must possess a recognized degree of Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS) from a University or Institute in India.

  • He/she must have a permanent or provisional registration certificate issued by Dental Council of India (DCI) or State Dental Council (SDC).

  • Candidate must have undergone or likely to complete the 12 months compulsory rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2020.

NEET MDS Application Form 2020

NBE has started the online registration of NEET MDS 2020 on October 11, 2019. Only those aspirants who will fulfil the specified eligibility criteria can fill the NEET MDS 2020 application form on or before the last stipulated date and time. The application form of NEET MDS 2020 can be filled in five steps, which has been mentioned below.

Steps to fill NEET MDS 2020 application form

Step 1Online registration
Step 2Filling of application form and uploading of passport size photograph, signature and left-hand thumb impression
Step 3Choosing NEET MDS exam city
Step 4Payment of application fees
Step 5Printout of confirmation page

The application fee of Rs. 3750 for General/OBC categories, while Rs. 2750 for SC/ST/PWD categories must be paid in online mode using credit/debit card or net banking.

NEET MDS Exam Centres 2020

Through the information brochure, NBE has released the list of NEET MDS 2020 exam centres. The exam centres are the list of cities where the examination will be conducted. As per the information, as many as 6 new exam centres have been added in the list. Aspirants must select one preference of exam centre of NEET MDS 2020, while online registrations. The selection of test centres will be done on the basis of the first-come-first-serve basis. Candidates must fill the preferences of exam cities carefully, as the options once submitted cannot be modified. The authorities will allot the NEET MDS exam centre 2020 as per the preferences submitted by the candidates. However, in cases where the authorities have to allot an exam centre which is located outside the preferred state then candidates will be informed by November 21, 2019. In the year 2019, NEET MDS was conducted in a total of 51 examination cities across India. The list of exam cities in which centres were located is mentioned below.

NEET MDS Test Cities

S. No.Name of cityS. No.Name of city


33Kannur34Navi Mumbai

NEET MDS Admit Card 2020

The dental graduates who will fill the application form on or before the stipulated date can download the NEET MDS 2020 admit card from December 13 onwards. The link to download the hall ticket will be available on this page, when released. In order to download the admit card, candidates need to enter their candidate ID and password in the space provided. It is advised to cross-check the details mentioned in the NEET MDS hall ticket 2020 and also paste the latest passport size photograph. In case of any discrepancy in the NEET MDS admit card, applicants are required to contact the authority immediately and rectify the mistakes. The admit card should be carried at the exam centre along with the valid ID proofs.

NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2020

The regulatory body will specify the paper pattern of NEET MDS 2020 through the information brochure. NEET MDS 2020 entrance exam will be a computer-based test containing a total of 240 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The exam will be conducted in three hours from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM only. The detailed NEET MDS 2020 exam pattern is provided below for the candidates.

  • Mode of exam – Computer-based mode/Online

  • Duration of the exam – 3 hours (180 minutes) from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

  • Types of questions – Objective type questions

  • Total questions asked – 240 multiple choice question with four options each

  • Total marks – 960 marks

  • Medium of questions asked – English language only

  • Marking scheme – +4 marks for every correct answer; -1 mark for a wrong attempt; 0 mark for the unanswered question

  • Syllabus – Subjects taught in BDS programme (Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Para-Clinical)

NEET MDS 2020 Syllabus

NBE prepares NEET MDS 2020 syllabus on the basis of subjects studied in BDS programme curriculum. The syllabus comprises of three subjects of Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Para-Clinical. The subject-wise distribution of syllabus for NEET MDS exam is mentioned in the table below.

NEET MDS 2020 – Subject-wise distribution of questions


Subject-wise weightage

General Anatomy including embryology and histology


General Human Physiology and Biochemistry


Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology


General Pathology and Microbiology


General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics


Dental Materials


General Medicine


General Surgery


Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology


Oral Medicine and Radiology


Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry


Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics




Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge


Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Public Health Dentistry




NEET MDS Answer Key 2020

NBE will not publish the official NEET MDS 2020 answer key as the exam will be conducted in online mode. As per the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), the test takers are also not allowed to discuss the questions or any other information related to the examination in any mode. The answer key will include the solutions of the questions asked in the exam. Aspirants can match their marked answer with the solutions provided in NEET MDS answer key 2020. In case any other coaching institute will release the answer key, it will be provided in this article.

NEET MDS Result 2020

NBE will announce the NEET MDS 2020 result on or before January 20. The result of NEET MDS 2020 will be declared online in the form of PDF. Candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying percentile will be considered qualified in the entrance test. NEET MDS result 2020 will include the roll numbers, marks obtained out of 960 and NEET MDS overall rank. The result can be downloaded by using the link which will be available on this page when released. Last year, the result of NEET MDS 2020 was revised due to lower of cutoff percentile on April 4, 2019.

The scorecard of NEET MDS 2020 will be available for qualified candidates only. Aspirants can download the scorecard by entering their User ID and password. NEET MDS scorecard 2020 will mention the name of the candidate, roll number, rank, category rank, marks scored, qualifying status, AIQ rank and other details.

NEET MDS Cut off 2020

The cutoff is the minimum percentile which must be secured to qualify the NEET MDS entrance test. NBE will release the minimum NEET MDS 2020 cutoff along with the official brochure. The qualifying percentile of NEET MDS for general category is 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40th percentile. The marks corresponding to the cutoff percentile will be announced along with the result. Candidates who will obtain the marks equivalent to the NEET MDS 2020 cutoff will be considered eligible to participate for the counselling process. NEET MDS cutoff 2020 will be determined on the basis of various factors which includes number of aspirants took the entrance test, difficulty level of exam, seats available under each specialty among others.

NEET MDS qualifying percentile and score


Cut off percentile

Cutoff scores 2019

Cut off scores 2018

General candidates

50 percentile



SC/ST/OBC candidates

40 percentile



General PH candidates

45 percentile



SC/SC/OBC - PH candidates40 percentile215204

Revision of NEET MDS Cutoff 2020

When the sufficient number of candidates appeared for postgraduate national level entrance examination fails to secure the minimum qualifying marks as declared by NBE, the Central Government in consultation with the Dental Council of India (DCI) may lower the NEET MDS 2020 cut off minimum marks belonging to respective categories. In the year 2019, the regulatory body had lowered the minimum cut off percentile and scores. The cutoff for candidates belonging to reserved category was lowered to 25.835 percentile. Whereas, reserved category and PH aspirants had to secure at least 15.385 and 20.385 percentile, respectively. Check the NEET MDS revised cutoff percentile 2020 and their equivalent scores from the table below.

Revised NEET MDS cut off


Minimum qualifying criteria

Cut off scores

Revised minimum qualifying percentile

Revised cut off scores


50th percentile





40th percentile




General PH

45th percentile




SC/ST/OBC PH40th percentile21515.835th140

NEET MDS Merit List 2020

NBE will release the merit list of NEET MDS 2020 on the basis of scores obtained in the online test. NEET MDS 2020 merit list will be available online in the PDF format. The rank list will be released in the first week of March 2020. The merit list will display NEET MDS All India Rank (AIR) for 50% quota, All India Rank and category of candidates. Only the dental graduates included in the merit list can are eligible to participate for the counselling process. A separate NEET MDS 2020 merit list for 50% AIQ seats will be prepared for the allotment to AIQ seats.

NEET MDS Counselling 2020

DGHS on behalf of MCC will conduct the counselling of NEET MDS 2020 for 50% AIQ, all seats of deemed/central and ESIC colleges. NEET MDS 2020 counselling will be held in online mode only. NEET MDS seat allotment for AIQ seats will be completed in two rounds, while a mop-up round will also be conducted for deemed/central and ESIC institutes. The dental graduates qualifying PG entrance test are eligible for the counselling process.

In order to appear for NEET MDS counselling 2020, aspirants will be required to register themselves through the link which will be made available on this page, when released. Along with it, they have to pay the prescribed application fees in online mode. Once the registration is done, the registered candidates have to provide their preferences of colleges and specialities in which they wish to get admission into. Based on the NEET MDS All India Rank (AIR), preferences of colleges, as well as courses, availability of seats in a particular college, reservation criteria and other factors, the AQI/deemed/central seats, will be allotted.

The counselling of remaining 50% state quota seats and MDS seats in private colleges will be done by designated counselling committee of respective states either online or offline modes. NEET MDS seat allotment process for each state varies due to total intakes, the number of domicile candidates applied for admission. The eligible candidates must fill the application form to register and will be allotted seats as per the preferences of colleges as well as courses, NEET MDS AIR, seats available, criteria of reservation and other aspects. After allotment of seats, the candidates must report at the allotted college for document verification, completion of admission and payment of fees.

NEET MDS Participating Institutes 2020

The participating institutes of NEET MDS 2020 are the list of colleges which grants admission to MDS courses on the basis of rank obtained in the exam. A total of 170 colleges including deemed, central universities and colleges which provides admission for 50% AIQ seats. Check top 10 participating institutes in the table below.

Top 10 NEET MDS Colleges

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET MDS 2020

Question: What is the eligibility criteria in order to appear for NEET MDS 2020?


The core eligibility criteria of NEET MDS 2020 includes the following:

  • Candidate must not be younger than 20 years of age.

  • Candidates must have completed Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS) from a recognised university or institute in India.

  • He/she must have a permanent or provisional registration certificate issued by Dental Council of India (DCI) or State Dental Council (SDC).

  • Candidate must have completed the 12 months compulsory rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2020.

Question: How many exam centres are there for NEET MDS exam ?


In the year 2019, NEET MDS was conducted in 51 exam cities located across the country. The list of updated exam centres of NEET MDS will be revealed along with the information brochure.

Question: Is the NEET MDS cutoff revised?


Yes, if there are seats left vacant even after the mop-up round of counselling. The exam conducting authority in consultation with the government of India will lower the NEET MDS cutoff. 

Question: How can I apply for NEET MDS 2020?


On October 11, 2019, candidates will have to fill the online registration form in order to be able to appear for NEET MDS. 

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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.

follow the below link to know in details,



_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019


You can select these two cities i.e KANNUR AND KOLLAM as EXAMINATION centre for NEET MDS 2020.Cities will be alloted for EXAMINATION onthe basis of first come first serve basis..

To know list of EXAMINATION centre for NEET MDS 2020,visit below mention link:


I choosed my Test city centre at Agartala,Tripura. But before submission of the application form,I did not get any information regarding seats available in that centre. How can I confirm or change my Test city centre? please help

Vemireddy Rushitha Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

If the test city is shown in the application then it will be available there is no doubt about it. If you have selected a test centre from the list of test centres available in the application then you will be allotted from them for sure. Therefore you need not worry about it.

Good luck!


I have marked the date of start of my internship wrongly?will I be able to correct in correction window?will it affect my selection/admission process?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019

Dear Nivedhitha, is this regarding NEET PG or any other entrance examination? Please do help us with the application form you are enquiring in regards to please?


how to nest filllup neet mds 2020 application form . i have complited first stage form user id and created . please info me how to complited my next form

Aditya kumar Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019
Hello there!


The steps to fill NEET MDS 2020 application form can be checked below-

  • Registration:- Since , you are done with registration, follow the below steps.


  • Login using the "Applicant Login" section
  • Enter the user Id and password
  • Click on "Go to application form"
  • Candidates Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Mobile number and Email address will be pre-filled in the application form.
    • Enter personal details such as Fathers Name
    • Mothers Name
    • Select the Category (General/SC/ST/OBC)
    • Are you a person with Disability (Yes/No)
    • Identification Details
    • Communication Address
  • On completion of this section, click on "Save and Next"
    • Enter qualification details such as 10+2 equivalent exam details
    • BDS / Primary Medical Qualification details Country of completion of BDS Qualification
    • Name of Country
    • State of completion
    • City of completion
    • University of completion
    • University name
    • Name of college
    • Month and Year of Passing
    • Internship Details
    • SDC/DCI Registration Details
    • Once this section is complete, click on "Save and Next" .Choose the desire NEET MDS test centre
  • Now , after filling of form follow the below steps ,
    • Upload Images
    • Payment of Application Fee
    • Print NEET MDS registration form
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