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 will be held on December 20, 2019. The conducting body, National Board of Examinations (NBE), has provided the facility to edit passport size photographs, signature and left-hand thumb impression in NEET MDS 2020 application form till November 25, 2019. The graduates had received a mail or SMS related to deficiencies till November 23, 2019. The exam will be conducted in computer-based mode. 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.

The successfully registered candidates can download the admit card of NEET MDS 2020 which must be carried at the exam centre along with the passport size photograph and valid ID proof. NEET MDS is a computer-based test containing 240 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The online exam will be conducted for three hours from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. For every correct response, four marks will be awarded, while one mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt and no marks will be given for an unanswered question.

The test-takers will be able to download the result of NEET MDS in online mode which is scheduled to be released on January 20, 2020. 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

13 Dec, 2019 - 20 Dec, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

20 Dec, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

20 Jan, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

24 Jan, 2020 - 30 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)

Score Card | Mode: Online

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

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 has asked candidates to edit their scanned uploaded images of photograph, signature and thumb impression till 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 Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 3750
General, OBC PWD Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 2750
SC, ST Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 2750

NEET MDS 2020 Syllabus

Part-A
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
Part-B
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 will conducted for a duration of three hours from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. National Board of Examination (NBE) has declared the exam date of NEET MDS 2020. The NEET MDS exam is a computer-based test which will be held on December 20, 2019. The exam comprises of 240 multiple choice questions which covers topics from Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Para-ClinicalThe syllabus for NEET MDS is 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 will be accessible from first week of December 2019. Candidates will be required to submit their User ID and password to download the NEET MDS 2020 hall ticket.  The admit card can only be received 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 2020 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 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar
Punjab Amritsar
Mohali
West Bengal Asansol
Kolkata
Karnataka Bengaluru
Mysuru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Odisha Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Tiruchirappalli
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Warangal (Urban)
Rajasthan Jaipur
Sikar
Udaipur
Jodhpur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Kerala Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram
Kollam
Thrissur
Ernakulam
Kannur
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Noida
Allahabad
Maharashtra Mumbai
Nagpur
Pune
Navi Mumbai
Bihar Patna
Jharkhand Ranchi
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam
Vijayawada
Vizianagaram
Tripura Agartala
Mizoram Aizawl
Haryana Ambala
Gurugram
Hisar
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Solan
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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NEET MDS result 2020 will specify the qualifying status of the candidates. The result of NEET MDS 2020 will be announced in the form of PDF on January 20, 2020. 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 in the third week of January 2020, 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 will be released through an official notification. Candidates can check the previous year (2019) qualifying percentile and marks to be secured to qualify the exam.                                                                                                       

            

Category

        
            

Qualifying   Percentile

        
Cutoff scores 2019 (out of 960)
            

General Category (UR)

        
            

50th            Percentile

        
250
            

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

        
            

40th            Percentile

        
215
            

UR-PwD

        
            

45th Percentile

        
232


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 2020?

Answer:

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

Question: Who will conduct NEET MDS 2020 counselling?

Answer:

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?

Answer:

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

Question: What is the lower age limit for NEET MDS 2020?

Answer:

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

Question: In how many cities will the authorities conduct NEET MDS 2020?

Answer:

The exam will be conducted in 34 cities nationwide.

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Hello, is the neet mds mock test open yet ?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 4th Dec, 2019
As per the official notice, NBE was expected to release the NEET MDS 2020 MOCK TEST on December 1, 2019 which has not be released yet. The mock test will contain 20 Multiple Choice Questions for which candidates will get 20 minutes to solve them.
You will get the link for the Mock Test from the link given below-
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where is the neet mds mock test link the date mentioned is dec 1,when will be the link be posted

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 4th Dec, 2019

Hello

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) was expected to make NEET MDS 2020 mock test available from December 1, 2019 as per the official brochure. However, it has not been released yet.

Go through the link below and stay connected for information about the demo test

https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-mds-mock-test

Good Luck!

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how to apply for neet mds mock test....the link u provided me is not giving any information related to mock test

Shareef 1st Dec, 2019

NBE did not release the mock test yet. When it is released on their official website, you can practise the test without logging. The screen will give you directions to take the mock test. Once you click on "I understand" button, it will take you to the mock test. The question paper palette will have a display on the right hand side of the screen to show the no.of questions answered and time left. To answer any question, you have to select an option and click on the circle. You have to click on "Save and Next" to move to the next question. You can check complete details on: https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-mds-mock-test .

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i m not getting the papers for mock test mds2020..is it released or not??

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 1st Dec, 2019
National Board of Examinations (NBE) will make NEET MDS 2020 mock test available on December 1, 2019. Click on the link given below to know about NEET MDS MOCK TEST 2020. You will get the link for the mock test when it will be released.
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how can I take mock test which is help for neet mds 2020 &on which website I can take ??

Siddhi Shenoy 1st Dec, 2019

Hello Megha,

NEET MDS 2020 Mock tests are useful as it will help you to get practice of how the paper is and how to go about.

Here I am attaching you with a link where in you will get all kinds of sample papers

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