About NEET MDS 2020

National Board of Examinations (NBE) had conducted National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Master of Dental Surgery (NEET MDS) exam on December 20, 2019. The result for NEET MDS 2020 has 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). MCC has extended the last date to resign for the shortlisted candidates to May 23, 2020, till 5:00 PM. The authority had announced the final result of NEET MDS counselling round one on April 11, 2020 at mcc.nic.in. On April 9, 2020, the authority had released the provisional result for round one and a notice stating that NEET MDS 2020 counselling process has resumed. 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. The exam was conducted in computer-based mode. NBE had released NEET MDS admit card 2020 for registered candidates on December 13, 2019.  

 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
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 3750 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Online / Offline
Participating Colleges 272
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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NEET MDS 2020 Important Dates

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Past Dates and Events

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

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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

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-

  • 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, Female, Transgender ₹ 3750
General, OBC PWD Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 2750
ST, SC Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 2750
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NEET MDS 2020 Syllabus


Part-A: Unit 01
General anatomy including embryology and histology
Part-A: Unit 02
General human physiology and biochemistry
Part-A: Unit 03
Dental anatomy, embryology & oral histology
Part-A: Unit 04
General pathology and microbiology
Part-A: Unit 05
General and dental pharmacology and therapeutics
Part-A: Unit 06
General medicine
Part-A: Unit 07
General surgery


Part-B: Unit 01
Dental materials
Part-B: Unit 02
Oral pathology and oral microbiology
Part-B: Unit 03
Oral medicine and radiology
Part-B: Unit 04
Pedontics and preventive dentistry
Part-B: Unit 05
Orthodontics & dent facial orthopedics
Part-B: Unit 06
Period ontology
Part-B: Unit 07
Prosthodontics and crown & bridge
Part-B: Unit 08
Conservative dentistry and endodontics
Part-B: Unit 09
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Part-B: Unit 10
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 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 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

MCC has extended the last date to resign NEET MDS counselling seat for round one till May 23, 2020. Along with that, the authority has also released the notices for round two as well as mop-up round. Earlier, the authority had announced the final result of NEET MDS round one counselling 2020 on April 11. The first round of NEET MDS counselling 2020 had started on March 12, in 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 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)

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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

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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


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neet mds score is 285 just one mark less cut of is i can get mds seat in tamil nadu under oc .pvt colleges is also good enough.

sathwika 19th May, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Neet mds is the entrance exam conducted for getting seat for good college for medical courses as you scored 285 marks out of 620 and 1  mark less than the cutoff an i think you maynot get seat in the private colleges in tamilnadu state as you are under oc category you have very less chances to get seat in the private medical college for the neet mds and if not you have to go under management quota but we should pay huge amount of fee for the college and if it is top college they charge large amount of fee better attempt entrance examination for the universities if you score good marks they may give you concession so study well and ALL THE BEST for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to you.

Thank you!!


when will be revised cutoff score for neet mds be given?

Rishu Gupta 2nd May, 2020

Hi Krishnaja,

As per last year previous cutoff, it is high in starting of the counselling. It will revised because the seat was empty after the last round of counselling or it has been decreased due to vacant seat. So, if the situation occurs this year also, so after last round cutoff will be decreased.


I have got AIR 1367 in NEET MDS. I am from jharkhand and general category. Which colleges can I get for Oral Surgery or Pedo in Karnataka counselling?

sathwika 2nd May, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As neet mds is the entrance examination is conducted to get seat in the good colleges or universities for the medical courses and you scored all india rank 1367 and you wanted to join in the course surgeon in Karnataka and you are of jharkand and of general category the top colleges in Karnataka for the oral surgeon are:

Manipal college of dental sciences, Mangalore.

Sdm college of dental sciences and hosipital sattur,dharward.

AB shetty memorial  Institute of dental sciences, Mangalore .

Bapuji dental college and hospital, davanagere.

Dayanand college of dental sciences, banglore.

Are some of the top colleges in Karnataka and you can prefer this colleges so apply in councelling for this colleges you may have more chances to get seat in these colleges study well and work hard for the future and ALL THE BEST for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.

Thank you!!

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