Exam Date : 14th December 2019
Result Date : 15th January 2020

NEET MDS 2019 Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus, Pattern, and Results

***NEET MDS 2019 State Merit List has been released by the State CET Cell Maharashtra. Check here***

About NEET MDS 2019

  • About: NEET MDS 2019 Exam is a ranking cum eligibility examination that is valid for entry to Masters of Dental Surgery courses. NBE (National Board of Examinations) is the conducting authority which has announced NEET MDS 2019 Exam Dates. NEET conducts its own examination for admission to MDS courses.

    • Admission: National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Masters of Dental Surgery is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission in various Post Graduate MDS Courses under Dentists Act, 1948.
    • Validity: No other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to MDS Courses as per the Dentists Act, 1948.

    • Acceptance: The scores obtained in NEET PG and NEET MDS will be accepted at all the top ranking medical colleges and top ranking dental colleges- government and private - at all India level.

  • Reservation and Quotas: 

    • All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses (all states except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Telangana).

    • State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/ Union territories of India (including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Telangana).

  • Conducting Body: National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts the NEET MDS 2019 Exam which was established by the Government of India in 1975.

  • Level: NEET MDS is conducted as a Nation Level Examination for admission into Master of Dental Science (MDS).

  • Mode & Type: NEET MDS is conducted through online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) which contains MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) with a single correct response.

  • The following Institution is not covered by centralized admissions for MDS seats through NEET-MDS:

    • All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

    • Jawaharlal Institute Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER)

NEET MDS 2019 Highlights

NEET MDS Highlights

Exam Name

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Masters of Dental Surgery



Conducting Body

National Board of Examinations (NBE)





Mode of Exam

Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)

Course Offered

Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS)

No. of Questions


Exam Duration

3 Hours i.e. 180 Minutes

Exam Date

 14th December 2019

Total Seats

7000+ Seats

NEET MDS 2019 Important Dates 

The complete schedule for NEET MDS 2019 Exam is given below:

  • Application Date: NEET MDS 2019 Application Form is available on the official website from 25th March 2019 and the last date to submit the Application Form is on 30th March 2019.

  • Admit Card: NEET MDS 2019 Admit Card will be announced by the conducting authority on the official website on 30th May 2019.

  • Exam Date: NEET MDS 2019 Exam will be conducted as the Computer-based Test (CBT Online) on 14th December 2019.

  • Result Date: The NEET MDS 2019 Result will be declared by the conducting authority on 15th January 2020.

  • Counselling Date: Candidates who have cleared the NEET MDS 2019 will be called for the NEET MDS 2019 Counselling process held on 4th February 2020.

  • Get more information about NEET MDS 2019 Important Dates

NEET MDS 2019 Eligibility 

It is adviced that the candidate must check the NEET MDS 2019 Eligibility Criteria before filling the NEET MDS 2019 Application Form for the examination. The eligibility criteria for NEET MDS 2019 is given below:

  • General Eligibility: Candidate must have passed Bachelor of Dental Surgery awarded by a university or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council and has obtained provisional or permanent registration and has undergone compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved/ recognized dental college.

  • Eligibility for All India 50% Quota: 

    • Candidates who have studied/ passed BDS from the state of Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for 50% All India Quota seats.

    • However, the candidates who were nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to do BDS from Dental Colleges in Jammu & Kashmir shall be eligible to apply for admission.

    • Such candidates must submit a duly signed affidavit declaring that he/she was nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to do BDS from Dental Colleges in Jammu & Kashmir to the following address along with the print out of the acknowledgment of submission of online application for NEET-MDS 2019 latest by 30th November 2018.

    • Candidates who are pursuing their final year UG will be accepted by the board. However, the candidates must complete their internship programme before the NEET MDS 2019 Exam.

  • Get more information about NEET MDS 2019 Eligibility

NEET MDS 2019 Syllabus

  • Authority: The final syllabus will be released by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) for NEET MDS 2019

  • Syllabus: The syllabus for the exam shall be that of BDS standard and shall cover all the subjects/ syllabus taught during the BDS course as prescribed in the DCI Revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007 as amended from time to time.

  • Preparation: Candidate should start to prepare for the examination as earlier as possible to get a good score in the final exam.

  • Get more information NEET MDS 2019 Syllabus

NEET MDS 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Mode: NEET MDS 2019 will be conducted online Computer-based Test (CBT) as per scheme prescribed.

  • Question: NEET MDS 2019 comprises of 240 Multiple Choices Questions (MCQs) with single correct response.

  • Duration: Candidates shall be given 3 Hours i.e. 180 minutes to complete the examination

  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be awarded for the correct response and 1 mark will be deducted for the incorrect response and No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

  • Medium: The question paper will be in the English language.

  • Get more information about NEET MDS 2019 Exam Pattern

NEET MDS 2019 Application Form 

Through the official website, NEET MDS 2019 Application Form can be filled. The four major steps of the application form are mentioned below:

  • Application Date: NEET MDS 2019 Application Form is available on the official website from 25th March 2019 and the last date to submit the Application Form is on 30th March 2019

  • Registration Steps: Create Profile, Upload Photograph, and Signature, Fill Application Form, Schedule Examination Date and Time, Make Exam Fee Payment.

  • Registration Fee: Candidates from General/ Other Backward Class (OBC) category have to pay INR 3750, for candidates from Reserved category have to pay INR 2750 as registration fee for NEET MDS.

  • Document Upload: Candidates have to upload the recently taken passport size photograph, signature, and other documents which is applicable.

  • Get more information about NEET MDS 2019 Application Form

NEET MDS 2019 Reference Books

  • Here are some of the reference books for NEET MDS prescribed by the professors and toppers which is listed below:

    • Dental Pulse

    • DenTest by Dr. Gowrishankar

    • DenTest -Clinical Sciences by Dr. Gowrishankar

    • DenTest Basic Sciences by Dr. Gowrishankar

  • Get more information about NEET MDS 2019 Reference Books

NEET MDS 2019 Exam Centre

  • Exam Centres: NEET MDS 2019 consist of 51 Exam Centre located across different cities in the country. 

  • Choice: Candidates are given permission to chose there preferred NEET MDS 2019 Exam Centre as per their choice.

    • At the time of online submission of Application Form, a candidate will be required to choose the city in which he/she wants to take the test.

    • The choice of the city will depend on the availability of the test centres in a particular city and the allotment shall be done on first come first serve basis i.e, based on the number of applications received and the availability of the seats in the centre, the NEET MDS 2019 Exam Centre will be allotted.
  • Verification: All candidates at the centre shall be frisked by security guards and biometric information shall be captured.

  • Id Proof: Candidates must carry a valid id proof along with the Admit Card to the Exam Centre without fail.

  • Note: Candidates failing to carry a valid photo ID proof (Aadhaar/ Voter ID Card) with Hall Ticket/ Admit Card to the Exam Centre will not be allowed inside the exam hall.

  • Candidates should appear 1 hour before the NEET MDS 2019 Exam for the document verification.

  • Get more information about NEET MDS 2019 Exam Centre

NEET MDS 2019 Admit Card

  • Admit Card Date: Admit Card for the NEET MDS 2019 will be available on the official website from 30th May 2019

  • Download: Candidates are required to download their Admit Card from the website and affix their latest passport size photograph in the space provided on the Admit Card.

  • No Postal: Admit card will not be sent to the candidates by Post, the candidate has to download by themselves through online mode only. Candidates can download the NEET MDS 2019 Admit Card by signing into their profile and entering the registration number and passcode on the official website.
  • Id Proof: Candidate should carry any one of the following Id proof during the day of exam PAN Card, Voter Id, Driving License, Passport, and Aadhar Card.

  • The NEET MDS 2019 Admit Card contains the personal details, exam centre, photograph and signature of the aspirant.

How to download NEET MDS 2019 Admit Card:

  • Go to the NBE official website (

  • Click on the link that will direct to 'download admit card'.

  • Check if the details are correct or not.

  • Print and attach your recent passport size photograph.

  • Get more information about NEET MDS 2019 Admit Card

NEET MDS 2019 Results

  • Result Date: NEET MDS 2019 Results will be declared online on the official website on 15th January 2020

  • Validity: The validity of the result shall be only for the current admission session i.e. 2019 and cannot be carried forward for the next session of admissions for MDS courses.

  • Cut-off: The Cut-off will depend on the category wise which is shown in the below table:


Minimum Cut-off


50 percentile

SC, ST, and OBC

40 percentile

Physically Handicapped

45 percentile

  • Merit List: NEET MDS Merit list will be divided into 3 sections namely

    • NEET MDS 2019 Rank

    • All India 50% Quota Rank

    • All India 50% Quota Category Rank.

  • Get more information about NEET MDS 2019 Results

NEET MDS 2019 Counselling

  • Counselling Date: NEET MDS 2019 Counselling will commence from 4th February 2020

  • Counselling: There shall be a common counselling for admission to all post-graduate courses (Diploma/MDS) in all dental educational institutions on the basis of merit list of the NEET.

  • Dispute: In case, any dispute arises on such common counselling, the matter to the Central Government and its decisions shall be final, in this regard.

  • Note: Candidates are advised to regularly visit the website of MCC, NBE & State Counseling Authorities for latest updates.

  • Get more information about NEET MDS 2019 Counselling

General Instructions for NEET MDS

  • The selection and admission to Postgraduate seats in any dental institutions recognized for running MDS courses as per Dentists Act, 1948 is subject to fulfilling the admission, eligibility, medical fitness, and such criteria as may be prescribed by the respective universities, medical institutions, Dental Council of India, State/Central Government.

  • Applications of candidates producing false or fabricated information will not be considered and candidates may be further debarred from appearing in any future examinations conducted by NBE/ MoHFW/ Other Institutions.

  • Incomplete applications or applications not in accordance with instructions will not be considered and are liable to be rejected. The examination fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.

  • Candidates’ eligibility is purely provisional & is subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria as prescribed by the NBE/ DCI/ University/ Dental College or Institute.

  • Requests are not entertained for a change of examination centre or city.

  • Absentees from the examination will forfeit their examination fee.

  • Possession /Use of mobile phones /Electronic devices is strictly prohibited in the premises of NBE test centres.

  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination premises until the entire duration of the exam is up with the exception of genuine medical conditions.

  • A demo test shall be available for the benefit of candidates to familiarize themselves with the Computer Based Test format at website Applicants will be able to access the Demo test from 1st December 2018 onwards.

NEET MDS Contact Information

The below given is the National Board of Examinations (NBE) contact details which the candidate can contact for any emergency and queries regarding NEET MDS 2019

Helpline Number

18002667075/ 1800111700 (Toll-Free)


Official Website

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