About NEET MDS 2019

To pursue Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses in India, qualifying NEET MDS 2019 (excluding AIIMS PG) is the only key. NEET MDS 2019, an eligibility cum ranking exam, is conducted annually every year as a single window entrance exam. The exam covers 50% All India Quota seats of all government colleges (except for Jammu and Kashmir), 50% State Quota seats (all the seats of colleges of Jammu and Kashmir), all the seats of private dental colleges, deemed and central universities and Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.

The regulatory body of NEET MDS 2019 exam is National Board of Examinations (NBE). The selection and counselling process is regulated by the Directorate of General Health Services on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee and the state authorities. NEET MDS 2019 score and preferences submitted in the counselling process will be the basis for admissions.

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 2019 Important Dates

30 Oct, 2018 (Tentative) Advertisement | Mode: Online
16 Oct, 2018 - 06 Nov, 2018 Application - Online Application Window | Mode: Online
06 Dec, 2018 Admit Card - Available | Mode: Online
14 Dec, 2018 Exam - NEET MDS Entrance Exam | Mode: Online
15 Jan, 2019 Result | Mode: Online
17 Mar, 2019 - 31 May, 2019 (Tentative) Counselling | Mode: Offline and Online

The NEET MDS 2019 eligibility criteria, to be considered for admission to MDS courses, are decided by 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 2019.

· Provisional/permanent registration with State Dental Council or DCI is required from the candidates at the time of NEET MDS 2019 exam.

· 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

Application Fees

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

Filling the NEET MDS application form 2019 is a 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 2019 application form can be checked below-

  • Registration

  • Enter Personal Details

  • Enter Qualification Details

  • Upload Images

  • Payment of Application Fee

  • Print NEET MDS registration form

The NEET MDS 2019 exam is conducted for a duration of three hours. The NEET MDS 2019 question paper comprises 240 multiple choice questions. The exam will be conducted using computer networks which implies NEET MDS is a computer-based test. The syllabus for NEET MDS 2019 is taken from the BDS Course Regulations recommended by the Dental Council of India. As per the marking scheme of NEET MDS, candidates can 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 question paper 2019 is only English.   

NEET MDS admit card 2019 will be made accessible from December 6, 2018 onwards. Candidates will be required to submit their User ID and password to download the NEET MDS 2019 admit card. The candidates can only receive the admit card of NEET MDS in online mode as the hall tickets will 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 2019 will carry 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 2019 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
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

Documents Required at Exam

  • NEET MDS Admit Card (photograph of the candidate should be pasted on it)
  • Photo Identity Proof

The NEET MDS result 2019 specifies the qualifying status of the candidates. The result of NEET MDS 2019 will be released in the form of the scorecard by January 15. NBE will also issue the cutoff along with the NEET MDS result. The NEET MDS scorecard will contain the score, All India 50% Quota rank (overall rank) and All India 50% Quota category rank. The scorecard will be available in downloadable pdf format which can be accessed by entering NEET MDS 2019 roll no., date of birth and captcha code. The scorecard of NEET MDS 2019 will be valid in that particular academic year in which the candidate has appeared for the exam.  

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NEET MDS 2019 cutoff signifies the minimum marks required to qualify the exam. The cutoff marks will be disclosed with the declaration of result while the minimum percentile required has been made available. The NEET MDS 2019 cutoff category-wise can be seen in the table given below-                                                                                                       




Qualifying             Percentile


General Category (UR)


50th            Percentile


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


40th            Percentile




45th Percentile


The counselling process is held after the release of the NEET MDS 2019 result. The candidates who will qualify the exam by securing the required percentile and corresponding marks for their respective category will become eligible to participate in the counselling process. All India 50% quota rank will be allotted to those candidates who are eligible to participate in the counselling for 50% All India quota seats. The NEET MDS counselling 2019 will be conducted by the centralised body, DGHS and state authorities for each state. Jammu and Kashmir state will not participate in the central pool and therefore the counselling for the seats of government dental colleges will be held by the state body responsible. After the release of NEET MDS 2019 counselling result, candidates can take admission to the colleges that are allotted to them. 

Documents Required at Counselling

  • NEET MDS 2019 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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