About NEET MDS 2020
National Board of Examinations (NBE) had conducted National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Master of Dental Surgery (NEET MDS) exam in computer-based mode on December 20, 2019. The authority has extended the last date to report for stray round of NEET MDS counselling on August 1, 2020. Along with that, the authority has also released the fresh registration dates for Deemed universities which are August 4 to 7, 2020.
The final result and allotment letter of NEET MDS counselling 2020 for mop-up round released on July 23. The authority had started the registration for the mop-up round of NEET MDS counselling 2020 on July 13. The choice filling was started from July 14 and aspirants could register and fill their choices till July 16. Aspirants who were allotted seats in round two but did not join it were able to register for the mop-up round. Earlier, the Dental Council of India (DCI), in consultation with MoHFW and NBE , had reduced NEET MDS 2020 cutoff by 18.935 percentile and scores by 66 marks for all categories. The authorities had released seat allotment letters along with the final result of NEET MDS counselling 2020 in PDF format on July 16, 2020. Those who had been allotted seats were required to report to the allotted college from June 16 to 30, 2020. Earlier the authorities had released the provisional result for round two of NEET MDS 2020 counselling in the PDF format. Qualified candidates were supposed to report discrepancies in the result till 5 PM on July 15, 2020. Earlier, the result for NEET MDS 2020 had been announced on January 15, 2020, along with the cutoff. Based on the rank, eligible candidates are called for NEET MDS counselling for 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The counselling of NEET MDS for the first round had started on March 12. The conducting body, National Board of Examinations (NBE), had released the merit list for AIQ 50% quota on February 18, 2020.
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 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 is being 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.
NEET MDS 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MDS|
|Short Exam Name||NEET MDS|
|Conducting Body||National Board of Examinations (NBE)|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||3750 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Online / Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
NEET MDS 2020 Important Dates
Past Dates and Events
31 Jul, 2020 - 14 Aug, 2020
Counselling - Stray round (last date of reporting) | Mode: Offline
04 Aug, 2020 - 07 Aug, 2020
Counselling - Fresh registration for Deemed universities | Mode: Online
04 Aug, 2020 - 07 Aug, 2020
Counselling - Last day for payment of Deemed universities | Mode: Online
28 Jul, 2020 - 31 Jul, 2020
Counselling - Stray round | Mode: Offline
27 Jul, 2020 - 31 Jul, 2020
Slot Booking - Stray Vacany Round | Mode: Online
20 Jul, 2020 - 26 Jul, 2020
Counselling - Mop-up round (Reporting) | Mode: Offline and Online
26 Jul, 2020
Counselling - Transfer of non-reporting/joining and vacant seats to Deemed/Central Universities | Mode: Online
23 Jul, 2020
Counselling - Mop-up round (Result) | Mode: Online
17 Jul, 2020 - 18 Jul, 2020
Counselling - Mop up round (Seat allotment process) | Mode: Online
13 Jul, 2020 - 16 Jul, 2020
Counselling - Mop-up round (Registration) | Mode: Online
14 Jul, 2020 - 16 Jul, 2020
Counselling - Mop-up round (Choice filling and locking) | Mode: Online
10 Jul, 2020
Score Card - Revised Scorecard | Mode: Online
16 Jun, 2020 - 30 Jun, 2020
Counselling - Seat allotment letter (Round 2) | Mode: Online
16 Jun, 2020 - 30 Jun, 2020
Counselling - Round two (reporting) | Mode: Offline and Online
16 Jun, 2020
Counselling - Round two result (Final) | Mode: Online
15 Jun, 2020
Counselling - Round 2 result (Provisional) | Mode: Online
04 Jun, 2020 - 12 Jun, 2020
Counselling - Round 2 - Choice filling & locking | Mode: Online
03 Jun, 2020 - 10 Jun, 2020
Counselling - Round 2 - Registration | Mode: Online
12 Mar, 2020 - 23 May, 2020
Counselling - Round one - Registration | Mode: Online
11 Apr, 2020
Counselling - Round 1 result | Mode: Online
18 Feb, 2020
Result - Merit list | Mode: Online
18 Jan, 2020
Score Card | Mode: Online
15 Jan, 2020
Result | Mode: Online
13 Dec, 2019 - 20 Dec, 2019
Admit Card | Mode: Online
20 Dec, 2019
Exam | 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.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
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-
Enter Personal Details
Enter Qualification Details
Payment of Application Fee
Print NEET MDS registration form
|General, OBC||Online||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 3750|
|General, OBC||PWD||Online||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 2750|
|ST, SC||Online||Female, Male, Transgender||₹ 2750|
NEET MDS 2020 Syllabus
Part-A-General anatomy including embryology and histology
Part-A-General human physiology and Biochemistry
Part-A-Dental anatomy, Embryology, and Oral histology
Part-A-General pathology and Microbiology
Part-A-General and Dental pharmacology, and therapeutics
Part-B-Oral pathology and Oral microbiology
Part-B-Oral medicine and Radiology
Part-B-Pedodontics and preventive dentistry
Part-B-Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics
Part-B-Prosthodontics and crown and bridge
Part-B-Conservative dentistry and Endodontics
Part-B-Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Part-B-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-Clinical. The 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
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- NEET MDS admit card (photograph of the candidate should be pasted on it)
- Photo identity proof
The authorities had released the merit list for AIQ 50% seats of NEET MDS 2020 on February 18, in the form of PDF. Earlier, the result of NEET MDS 2020 had been announced in the form of PDF on January 15, 2020. NEET MDS result 2020 specifies the qualifying status of the candidates. The result contained the score obtained (out of 960), NEET MDS overall rank and roll number of candidates. The scorecard could be downloaded by the qualified aspirants on January 18 in PDF format which could be accessed by entering roll no., date of birth and captcha code. The scorecard of NEET MDS 2020 is 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 has been reduced by the authorities on July 3. 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.
|Revised Cutoff Percentile (2020)||Revised Cutoff Percentile (2020)||Cutoff Scores of 2020 (out of 960)||Cutoff scores 2019 (out of 960)|
General Category (UR)
OBC/SC/ST (Including PwD candidates of the respective category)
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
The authorities have extended the last date of reporting to stray round to August 14, 2020. The fresh registration for the Deemed universities will be available from August 4 to 7, 2020 till 05:00 PM. Candidates will be able to pay the fee till 11:59 PM of August 7, 2020. The authorities earlier released the final result and allotment letter for NEET MDS 2020 counselling mop-up round on July 23. Those candidates who have been allotted seats needed to report to the allotted college. MCC had released the official schedule for NEET MDS counselling 2020 mop-up round on July 10. The registration for the mop-up round started from July 13, followed by the choice filling and locking session from July 14. Eligible aspirants were able to register for NEET MDS mop-up round till July 16. The authority conducted the seat allotment process on the grounds of the choices filled by the candidates from July 17 to 18. The provisional result for the mop-up round was released on July 21. The authority will conduct the stray round for Deemed and Central universities from July 7 to 31, 2020.
Earlier, the authority had extended the last date of physical reporting to the allotted colleges till June 30, 2020. The authority had released the NEET MDS seat allotment letter 2020 along with the round two final result in online mode on June 16 after sorting discrepancies reported by candidates. The authorities released NEET MDS 2020 counselling provisional result on June 15 in the PDF format. Those who have been allotted seats in the round two are required to report to the allotted college from June 16 to 30, 2020. The reporting can be done in both offline and online mode.
DGHS on behalf of MCC is conducting 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 do 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 conducts 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)
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.
Question: When will the first round of NEET MDS counselling 2020 begin?
The authorities had started registrations for NEET MDS 2020 counselling round one on March 12.
Questions related to NEET MDS
sir ,what is the procedure of councelling for neet mds to get a seat in coorg dental college for a non resident of Karnataka and what is the cutoff marks for orthodontics for general category.plz reply
Kindly follow the link for MDS admission. They shall be updating about it in the coming future.
There are 6 seats in Orthodontics and the last score for open category was 522.
Hope this answers your query.
Thank you. And all the best.
Neet Mds cutoff come down again?! my score 171obc if still many seat r left.... after mop up round still seat r left the ill revised again?! help me out
In general, there are 2 Rounds and a Mop up round that are conducted. This year for NEET MDS 2020, the cut offs have been reduced by 18.935 percentage which is approximately 66 marks across all Categories. Now the new Cut offs are as follows:
General PWD: 26.065
And the revised marks are as follows:
General PWD: 204
Those Candidates who have secured the cut off now will be eligible for Mop up round conducted by the MCC and remaining rounds of State Counselling. But the chances of cut offs being reduced after Mop Up round are nil because the vacant seats are filled either through Stray vacancy round or transferred back to the respective States. The OBC revised cut off is 188 and you scored 171 and unfortunately they cannot be revised again.
can i get neet mds previous 10 year exam papers ??!!
you can get previous year question of NEET examination by just visiting the link mentioned below
for more details feel free to ask us
I have not been allotted any seat in second counselling of neet mds.is it compulsory to attend mop up round and will my security money be refunded?
No, it is not necessary.. its just that you are eligible for attending mop up round, since you have not been allotted any seats..In the end its always your choice..
And also, your deposit would be refunded not immediately but definitely..later you might be asked to apply for the refund and they would verify it and deposit it in your bank account.. But your entire amount may not be refunded certain percentage might be taken for participation and other things...chances are that 80%-85% would be refunded.
my sml is 1327 what are my chances for neet MDS for clinical branch
The cutofffor general category is 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40th percentile and for UR-PwD it is 45th percentile. The marks equivalent to the qualifying cutoffpercentile have been declared along with the result of NEET MDS 2020.
All the best