About NEET MDS 2020

To pursue the Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses in India, one must qualify the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MDS (NEET MDS) exam, which was succesfully conducted on December 20, 2019. The conducting body, National Board of Examinations (NBE), has released the result of NEET MDS in online mode on January 15, 2020 along with the cutoff. The score card of NEET MDS can be downloaded on January 18. The exam was conducted in computer-based mode. NBE had released NEET MDS admit card 2020 for registered candidates on December 13, 2019.  The authority had also activated the link to take NEET MDS 2020 mock test for candidates for better preparations.

 NEET MDS 2020 exam grants admission to around 1326 Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) seats under 50% All India Quota (AIQ), 50% state quota, seats offered by deemed/central universities and ESIC. From all the government dental colleges, 50% seats will be reserved for AIQ candidates, while the remaining 85% seats will be available for state quota seats. NBE conducts the NEET MDS exam annually every year as a single-window entrance exam.

Candidates who will secure the NEET MDS cutoff percentile as prescribed by NBE will be considered eligible for the counselling process. The counselling for NEET MDS admissions under 50% AIQ, deemed/central universities and ESIC colleges will be done by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). While the seat allotment for 85% state quota seats and private dental institutions will be done by respective state counselling authorities on the basis of NEET MDS rank and marks. MCC conducts two round of counselling for AIQ seat allotment process, while a mop-up round will be organised for deemed, central and ESIC colleges.

The respective state authorities will conduct seat allotment process either in online or offline, as per their rules. Every candidate should fulfil the domicile criteria as mentioned in the state NEET MDS admission prospectus. The counselling committees will conduct three rounds including the mop-up round. 

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Duration 3 Hours

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NEET MDS 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

16 Mar, 2020 - 31 Mar, 2020 (Tentative)

Counselling - Round one | Mode: Online

02 Apr, 2020 - 15 Apr, 2020 (Tentative)

Counselling - Round two | Mode: Online

22 Apr, 2020 - 11 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Counselling - Mop-up round | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

18 Jan, 2020

Score Card | Mode: Online

15 Jan, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

20 Dec, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

13 Dec, 2019 - 20 Dec, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

04 Nov, 2019 - 11 Nov, 2019

Application Correction | Mode: Online

11 Oct, 2019 - 31 Oct, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

11 Oct, 2019

Advertisement | Mode: Online

The NEET MDS 2020 eligibility criteria will be considered for admission to MDS courses. These eligibility criteria are decided by the Dental Council of India (DCI) with the approval of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). The basic requirements to appear for NEET MDS can be checked below:-

· Candidates must hold BDS degree from a recognised institute to fulfil NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2020.

· Provisional/permanent registration with State Dental Council or DCI by March 31, 2020.

· Completion of one year compulsory rotatory internship by March 31 of the academic year that a candidate is seeking admission is mandatory.

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Mode of Application : Online

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NBE had asked candidates to edit their scanned uploaded images of photograph, signature and thumb impression by November 25, 2019. Such graduates who have discrepancies in NEET MDS application form 2020 had received an SMS or email for the same. Earlier, the correction window of NEET MDS 2020 was available from November 4 to 11, 2019.

The NEET MDS application process concluded on October 31, 2019.  In order to fill the NEET MDS application form 2020 candidates had follow the five-step process. Before starting to fill the registration form candidates must possess a valid email ID, mobile number, scanned copies of signature and photograph in ‘jpeg’ format. The steps to fill NEET MDS 2020 application form can be checked below-

  • Registration

  • Enter Personal Details

  • Enter Qualification Details

  • Upload Images

  • Payment of Application Fee

  • Print NEET MDS registration form

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 3750
General, OBC PWD Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 2750
SC, ST Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 2750

NEET MDS 2020 Syllabus

General anatomy including embryology and histology
General human physiology and biochemistry
Dental anatomy, embryology & oral histology
General pathology and microbiology
General and dental pharmacology and therapeutics
General medicine
General surgery
Dental materials
Oral pathology and oral microbiology
Oral medicine and radiology
Pedontics and preventive dentistry
Orthodontics & dent facial orthopedics
Period ontology
Prosthodontics and crown & bridge
Conservative dentistry and endodontics
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Public health dentistry

The NEET MDS 2020 exam was conducted for a duration of three hours from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. National Board of Examination (NBE) had declared the exam date of NEET MDS 2020. The NEET MDS exam is a computer-based test which was held on December 20, 2019. The exam comprised of 240 multiple choice questions which covered topics from Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Para-ClinicalThe syllabus for NEET MDS was taken from the BDS Course Regulations recommended by the DCI. As per the marking scheme of NEET MDS, candidates will score four marks for each correct answer and one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no marking for the questions which are not answered by the candidates. The linguistic medium of the NEET MDS exam 2020 will be only English.   

NEET MDS admit card 2020 had been released for the registered candidates on December 13, 2019. Candidates were required to submit their user ID and password to download the NEET MDS 2020 hall ticket.  The admit card was only be received in online mode, as the hall tickets were not be sent via any offline mode. After downloading the admit card, candidates must paste their photograph on the document as only then it will be considered by the authorities at the time of the exam. The admit card of NEET MDS 2020 carries information like roll number, allotted exam city and centre. Candidates must note that the NEET MDS admit card is also a mandatory document for the counselling process, therefore, it must be preserved even after the conduction of the exam. 

NEET MDS 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Punjab Amritsar
West Bengal Asansol
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Warangal (Urban)
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Kerala Kozhikode
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Maharashtra Mumbai
Navi Mumbai
Bihar Patna
Jharkhand Ranchi
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Tripura Agartala
Mizoram Aizawl
Haryana Ambala
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Manipur Imphal
Nagaland Kohima
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Goa Panaji
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Meghalaya Shillong
Puducherry Puducherry

Documents Required at Exam

  • NEET MDS admit card (photograph of the candidate should be pasted on it)
  • Photo identity proof

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The result of NEET MDS 2020 has been announced in the form of PDF on January 15, 2020. NEET MDS result 2020 will specify the qualifying status of the candidates. The result will contain the score obtained (out of 960), NEET MDS overall rank and roll number of candidates. The scorecard can be downloaded by the qualified aspirants on January 18 in PDF format which can be accessed by entering roll no., date of birth and captcha code. The scorecard of NEET MDS 2020 will be valid for the particular academic year in which the candidate has appeared for the exam. 

NEET MDS cutoff 2020 is the minimum qualifying percentile which must be secured by the candidates in order to secure the national-level entrance test. The cutoff for NEET MDS 2020 will be declared along with the result. The marks corresponding to the percentile have been released through an official notification. Candidates can check the previous year (2019) qualifying percentile and marks to be secured to qualify the exam.                                                                                                       




Qualifying   Percentile

Cutoff Scores of 2020 (out of 960)
Cutoff scores 2019 (out of 960)

General Category (UR)


50th            Percentile


OBC/SC/ST (Including PwD candidates of the respective category)


40th            Percentile




45th Percentile


In case, to fill the remaining vacant seats in the dental colleges of the country, DCI in consultation with health ministry may lower down the cutoff percentile and marks to provide opportunity to other candidates.

Mode of Counselling: Online, Offline

DGHS on behalf MCC will conduct the counselling of NEET MDS 2020 for admission process to 50% All India Quota seats, deemed/central university seats, ESIC and AFMC seats. Jammu and Kashmir does not participate in the central pool quota, therefore, the counselling for seats in government dental colleges is allotted by the state body responsible. The authority will conduct two rounds of seat allotment for AIQ seats, while a mop-up round will be organised for deemed, central and ESIC colleges. In order to participate for NEET MDS 2020 counselling process, aspirants must secure equal to more than the minimum cutoff percentile. The qualifiers can participate for counselling process by registering themselves and providing their preferences of colleges as well as courses. Based on the choice filled, NEET MDS rank, seats availability in the particular college, reservation criteria and other factors, the admission to MDS course will be granted.

While the seat allotment process for 85% state quota and seats in private dental colleges will be conducted by state counselling body as selected by the state government. The respective regulatory bodies will either organise the counselling process in online or offline mode. NEET MDS admissions in the states includes application forms, merit list and seat allotment procedure. However, to apply for state MDS admissions, the qualified candidates must fulfil certain eligibility criteria of domicile, age, nationality and other aspects as laid down by the state counselling authorities.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • NEET MDS 2020 admit card
  • NEET scorecard
  • BDS marksheet (1st, 2nd and 3rd Professional Examination)
  • BDS Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate
  • Internship completion certificate
  • Permanent/Provisional registration certificate issued by DCI/State Dental Council
  • Class 10 Certificate/Date of Birth certificate
  • Identity proof
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability Certificate (if applicable)

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: Who is the conducting authority of NEET MDS?


NEET MDS 2020 was conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE) on December 20, 2019.

Question: Who will conduct NEET MDS counselling?


Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will conduct NEET MDS counselling 2020 on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).

Question: How many seats are offered through NEET MDS 2020?


A total of 6,228 seats are offered for admission through NEET MDS 2020.

Question: What is the lower age limit for NEET MDS?


As per NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2020, candidates must not be less than 20 years of age when applying.

Question: In how many cities the authorities had conducted NEET MDS 2020?


The exam was conducted in 34 cities nationwide.

Questions related to NEET MDS

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my rank is 824... oc category...what are my chances of getting a govt or a private seat in all India counseling ?

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 22nd Jan, 2020


According to your NEET MDS rank, chances are less to get admission in colleges through All India Counselling. You can use the NEET MDS College Predictor Too to check your chances of admission in Deemed and Central Universities


Good Luck!

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sir I have got 337 all India rank in neet Mds entrance will I have any scope to get a clinical department in GDC??

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 22nd Jan, 2020


With 337 rank in the exam, you have decent chances to get a seat in Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai in Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bangalore in MDS Public Health Dentistry, Oral Pathology and Microbiology through All India Counselling.

You can use the NEET MDS College Predictor tool to check your chances of admission through All India Counselling and in deemed and central universities.


Good Luck!


hi! i have got 2159 rank in neet mds 2020 . i m looking for endo or os ??will i get it??and in which clg ??

Nihal Kumar Gupta Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020

Hi RimJhim,

First of all congratulations on securing good rank in NEET MDS 2020. As per your rank and previous year cutoff, you will get good colleges with this rank. The government college you get are:-

  • School of dental sciences,Karad--MD in Endo
  • Rural Medical college, Loni-- MD in Oral surgery
  • School of dental sciences, Maharastra---MDS in Endo
  • Amrita school of dentistry,Kochi-- MD in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
  • GMCH Chandigarh-- MS in ophthalmology
  • Yenopa dental college,Mangalore--MDS in oral surgery

There is a list of medical you will get as per your rank. Hope this helps!!


neet mds. score card released or not

Muskan Gupta 21st Jan, 2020

Hi Malarvizhi

The National Board of Examination (NBE) has released NEET MDS 2020 on January 15 at results.natboard.edu (//results.natboard.edu) .in. There are specific percentile cut off you need to aquire to be qualified and then you will be selected for further counselling process. download of scorecard has been made available to 18 January 2020.

For more information you can refer the link below: https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-mds

All the best !!

Hope it helps :)


Hi, I got rank of 3449 and i have ST reservation so can i get govt college? or any chances to get free seat in private collage?

Nihal Kumar Gupta Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020

Hi Shashiguru,

First of all congratulations on securing average rank in NEET MDS 2020. As per your rank and previous year cutoff, you will get only private colleges 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.

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