About NEET MDS 2020

Following the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic, MCC has postponed the seat allotment process and round one result of NEET MDS 2020 counselling on March 28 until further notice. Earlier, the authorities have also postponed the round two and three of NEET MDS counselling 2020 and have also issued advisory asking other state counselling boards to postponed the admission procedure. 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 successfully conducted on December 20, 2019. 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. Earlier, NBE had released the result of NEET MDS in online mode on January 15, 2020 along with the cutoff. The score card of NEET MDS could 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 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 271
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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NEET MDS 2020 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

12 Mar, 2020 - 20 May, 2020 (Tentative)

Counselling - Round one - Registration | Mode: Online Ongoing

Past Dates and Events

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

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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
OBC, General Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 3750
OBC, General PWD Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 2750
ST, SC Online Female, Transgender, Male ₹ 2750

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

Due to lockdown following Coronavirus outbreak, the authorities have postponed all counselling procedures of NEET MDS until further notice. The first round of NEET MDS counselling 2020 had started on March 12, in online mode. DGHS on behalf 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 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)

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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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how to prepare Neet MDS ? how to prepare smartly rather than hardly ? details about seats & marks ?

anurag khanna 27th Mar, 2020

Hello Srinivas,

NEET MDS is conducted by National Board of Education (NBE) for admission to 6228  Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses offered by 259 dental colleges across India. Some smart preparation tips for NEET MDS are given below by following which you can ace the exam :-

  • Focus on quality rather than quantity

Don't go for whole day study, study for required time period and that time period should be qualitative. During that time period you should concentrate only on the subject which you are reading.

  • Standardized Study material

You should always use some standardized study material instead of having huge bundle of books. Some standard books for NEET MDS are enlisted below :-

  1. Dental Pulse
  2. Dentist by Dr. Gowrishankar
  3. Dental Bytes
  • Previous year papers

Solve as many previous year papers as you can because this improves your confidence level as well as time management skill.

  • Be committed

Always be committed towards your goal whatever the situation may be you should not leave the track which takes you towards that goal.

  • Proper daily schedule

You should make well categorized time table for balancing the daily routine work and your studies.

For more details about NEET MDS you should read this article .

All The Best!!


My rank in neet MDS 2020 Is 8659(GN). Can I get any private colleges for prostho/cons (Manipal university or SRM)

Manisha Gupta Expert 23rd Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Based on this rank you can have the chance to get  Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore- MDS Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, MDS
Periodontology, SRM Dental College, Ramapuram- MDS Paedodontics, MDS Public Health Dentistry etc.

You can check your other admission possibilities with NEET MDS College predictor tool.


Good Luck!


i have registered for neet MDS 2020 counselling,,, but further i got only 7 choices as options to place,,, i dont know why ,, kindly help me

Animesh Vats Student Expert 24th Mar, 2020


Well that is simply because you must be eligible only for those seven dental colleges or universities that you are provided to prioritise in order. Otherwise it won't give you only seven choices. Still I would suggest you to go through the website once again.

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.


my NEET MDS rank is 2792 and i belongs to OBC and in Karnataka 2A catagory, Let me know seat available or not

Rishu Gupta 21st Mar, 2020

Hey Deepthi,

As per the rank obtained by you and previous year cutoff, you will get private colleges in MDS. The college you get with the rank obtained by you are:

Rural medical college,Loni--MDS in Endodontics

School of dental sciences,Karad--MDS in orthodontics, Oral surgery

BVDU Dental college, Mumbai--MDS in orthodontics

SRM Dental college,Chennai--MDS in Oral Surgery

You can check your college predictor to know more about colleges you will get as per your rank obtained by you. The link is given below:



what is scheduled and fee for central counseling 2020

Shareef 13th Mar, 2020

The Directorate General of Health Services will conduct NEET MDS 2020 Counselling on behalf of the MCC. The Counselling for 50% All India Quota, Deemed, Central Universities and ESIC Colleges has begun from Mach 12th. You need to register at: https://mcc.nic.in/PGCounselling/Candidate/Add . There are 2 types of fees. One is refundable tution fees and the other is non refundable registration fees. Please visit our page for each fees for each Category: https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-mds-counselling

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