NEET MDS 2024: Scorecard (Out), Counselling (Apr)

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Apr 15, 2024

NEET MDS 2024 scorecards have been released on the official website on Apr 15, 2024. Candidates can check and download their scorecards from using the login credentials generated at the time of registration. The NEET MDS 2024 scorecards are available as PDF files. Previously, NBE declared NEET MDS 2024 results on Apr 3, 2024.

Moreover, the cutoff for the NEET MDS exam is expected to be released soon by Apr 2024. The cutoff list will be shared by the authority on the official website. However, the qualified students will be able to register for the counselling session from Apr 2024.

NEET MDS exam is conducted by the National Board of Examination in Medical Sciences (NBEMS). This exam helps the candidates by providing admissions into postgraduate dental courses by top-tier institutions in India. NEET MDS examination is conducted annually online. These NEET MDS scores are also accepted by most other dental colleges across the country. Check NEET MDS Cutoff 2024.

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NEET MDS 2024 Results

NEET MDS 2024 scorecards have been released on the official website on Apr 15, 2024. Candidates can download the same using their login credentials. NEET MDS 2024 results was declared on Apr 3, 2024, on the official website. Moreover, the NEET MDS cut off marks 2024 will be released soon based on which, the qualifications of the candidates are decided.

  • NEET MDS rank list 2024 for All India 50% Quota will be released by Apr 2024, after the result declaration.
  • Candidates who fall under the NEET MDS result 2024 cum merit list PDF can download the same from
  • NEET MDS scorecards for the shortlisted candidates will be released on by the end of Jun 2024.
  • The validity of NEET MDS results shall be only for the current admission session, i.e., 2024-25, and cannot be carried forward for the next session of admissions for MDS courses.

Steps to Download NEET MDS Scorecard

Follow the steps below to check Individual Results for 2024 NEET MDS.

  • Step 1: Follow the initial steps mentioned above, a login page will appear for the individual scorecard.
  • Step 2: Use NEET MDS credentials and click on submit.
  • Step 3: Review the NEET MDS Scorecard, download it, and take a print.

NEET MDS Merit List 2024

NEET MDS 2024 merit list will be divided into 3 sections namely,

  • NEET MDS Rank
  • All India 50% Quota Rank
  • All India 50% Quota Category Rank.

Steps to Check 2024 NEET MDS Results

Follow the steps mentioned below if the NEET MDS result is declared in a merit list form.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website of NBE -
  • Step 2: Click on the 'NEET MDS' button.
  • Step 3: Click on the 'Results' button on the homepage.
  • Step 4: The PDF on the results notification will open, click on the 'Click Here' option to check the results.
  • Step 5: NEET MDS result will appear in the form of a Merit List. Press Ctrl+F and enter the roll number to check the score and rank.
  • Step 6: Download the PDF for future reference.

NEET MDS Cut Off 2024

NEET MDS cut off is predefined by the organizing authorities and comes into function once the results are announced on the official website. NEET MDS 2024 cut off released, and the qualifying applicants will be eligible for admission to the MDS courses in India.

NEET MDS cut-off will be released on the official website by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS). Previously, the minimum qualifying percentiles were lowered by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

NEET MDS cut off marks based on the category are in the table below.

Category-Wise NEET MDS 2024 Cut Off
Category Cut Off Percentile NEET MDS Minimum Cut Off
General/EWS 50 Percentile 272
SC/ST/OBC 40 Percentile 238
General PwBD 45 Percentile 255

The key highlights of NEET MDS cut off 2024 are as follows.

  • NEET MDS cut-off will be calculated on the basis of the marking scheme of the exam.
  • In case a number of candidates are not able to meet NEET MDS cut off, the authorities will reduce the cut off.
  • The cut off will differ for different categories of candidates.
  • The Medical Counselling Committee- MCC will conduct the NEET MDS counselling process.

NEET MDS Exam Dates 2024

NEET MDS exam date 2024 has been postponed by NBEMS. According to the schedule, NEET MDS exam date 2024 was scheduled to be held on Mar 18, 2024. The official information bulletin will be released on the official website of NBEMS, along with the online application form in due course. The NEET MDS form 2024 has been released on Jan 30, 2024.

The events schedule for NEET MDS 2024 exam is tabulated below.

NEET MDS Exam Dates 2024
Events Date
Upcoming Events
Counselling Registration Apr 2024
Past Events
Registration Opens Jan 30, 2024
Registration Closes Feb 19, 2024
Application Form Correction Window Feb 22 - 25, 2024
Final Image Correction Window Mar 5 - 7, 2024
NEET Application Form Reopened Mar 9 - 11, 2024
NEET MDS Admit Card 2024 Mar 15, 2024 (Out)
NEET MDS Entrance Examination 2024 Mar 18, 2024
NEET MDS Result 2024 Apr 3, 2024 (Out)
NEET MDS Scorecard 2024 Release Apr 15, 2024 (Out)

NEET MDS Exam Day Guidelines 2024

Candidates planning to appear for the NEET MDS 2024 examination must keep the below-mentioned points in mind.

  • The selection and admission to postgraduate seats under NEET MDS in any dental institutions recognized for running MDS courses as per the 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 NEET MDS 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 per instructions will not be considered and are liable to be rejected.
  • The examination fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Candidates’ NEET MDS 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 in the examination centre or city. Absentees from NEET MDS examination will forfeit their examination fee. Possession/Use of mobile phones/Electronic devices is strictly prohibited on the premises of NBE test centres.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave NEET MDS examination premises until the entire duration of the exam is up except genuine medical conditions.
  • A demo test shall be available for the benefit of NEET MDS candidates to familiarize themselves with the computer-based test format. Applicants will be able to access the Demo test.

NEET MDS Admit Card 2024

NEET MDS 2024 admit card has been released on the official website on Mar 15, 2024. The admit cards will only be issued to those candidates who complete the application process, pay the requisite fee and submit the required documents within the stipulated time. Applicants must enter the credentials required to download their hall ticket.

  • NEET MDS admit card 2024 will not be sent to the candidates by post, the candidate must download it by themselves through online mode only.
  • Candidates can download the NEET MDS hall ticket 2024 by signing into their profile and entering the registration number and passcode on the official website.
  • NEET MDS candidates must carry any one of their ID proofs during the day of the exam such as PAN Card, Voter ID, Driving License, Passport, and Aadhar Card.
  • NEET MDS hall ticket contains the personal details, exam centre, photograph, and signature of the aspirant.
  • NEET 2024 MDS hall ticket will be available to download within 24 hours of application form fee submission.

Steps to Download 2024 NEET MDS Admit Card

Once NEET MDS 2024 admit card is released on the official website, candidates can download it with their login credentials. Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download NEET MDS admit card 2024.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit to the NBE official website (
  • Step 2: Click on the link that will direct you to 'download admit card'.
  • Step 3: Check if the details are correct or not.
  • Step 4: Print and attach your recent passport-size photograph.

NEET MDS Application Form 2024

The application period for NEET MDS 2024 was open from Mar 9, 2024, at 10 AM, until Mar 11, 2024, at 11:55 PM. NEET MDS application form 2024 correction window was activated by the conducting body till Feb 25, 2024. Candidates must make necessary changes in the application form during this period.

Earlier, the last date to apply for the exam was Feb 19, 2024. Candidates must ensure they meet the eligibility requirements set forth by the conducting body before applying for the exam.

  • To access the NEET MDS application form 2024, candidates must complete the registration process by entering the required details.
  • NBE will open the application correction window after the application process is concluded.
  • Candidates can use this facility to edit the uploaded photograph, photograph captured through webcam, signature, and thumb impression according to the guidelines laid down by the authorities on the official website.
  • No further opportunity will be provided to rectify the incorrect images after the stipulated period which may lead to the non-issuance of admit cards.
  • NEET MDS 2024 application form does not let a candidate change major information such as Gender, Name, Date of Birth, etc.
  • Candidate must fill out their NEET MDS form carefully and review it before submission.

Steps to Fill 2024 NEET MDS Application Form

Follow this step-by-step guide to fill NEET MDS 2024 application form

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit to NEET MDS website.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'New Registration' tab
  • Step 3: Create a profile using Email and Contact Number
  • Step 4: Upload Images (Passport Size Photograph, Signature)
  • Step 5: Fill in other details and Schedule your exam (Date and Time)
  • Step 6: Make the payment
  • Step 7: Take a printout for future reference.

NEET MDS Application Fee 2024

The category-wise NEET MDS application fee is tabulated below. Candidates can use Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card to make the fee payment. They must ensure they keep NEET MDS payment receipt for future reference.

NEET MDS 2024 Application Fee
Category NEET MDS Application Fee
General/Other Backward Classes (OBC) INR 3750/-
Reserved Category INR 2750/-

Documents/Details Required to Fill 2024 NEET MDS Application Form

The documents and details required to fill out the application form for NEET MDS 2024 are as follows.

  • Personal Details (Name of the Candidate, Date of Birth, Email, Contact No., Name of Parents, Address, etc.)
  • Educational Qualification (Details of UG, Internship, and High School)
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Signature.

Steps to Avail NEET MDS Selective Edit Window 2024

The steps to edit or make corrections to the NEET MDS 2024 application form are as follows.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Click on the ‘NEET-MDS’ tab.
  • Step 3: Click on ‘Applicant Login’ and enter the credentials.
  • Step 4: Click on ‘Go to application form’ and edit the uploaded images.
  • Step 5:Click on ‘Submit’ and log out from the window.


National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Masters of Dental Surgery (NEET MDS 2024) is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission in various Post Graduate MDS Courses under the Dentists Act, 1948. No entrance examination, other than NEET MDS, either at the state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to MDS Courses as per the Dentists Act, 1948.

The scores obtained in both, NEET BDS and NEET MDS, will be accepted by all the top-ranking medical colleges, and top-ranking dental colleges- government and private - at all Indian levels.
All India has 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).

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts NEET MDS 2024 which was established by the Government of India in 1975. NEET MDS is organized as a national-level examination for admission into the Master of Dental Science (MDS). NEET MDS takes place once a year. NEET MDS is conducted 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)

Candidates who want to apply for the NEET MDS exam should make sure they fit the given eligibility criteria and then apply. If at any point in the entire process, the applicant is found ineligible, they will be disqualified. Candidates can visit the official website of the NEET MDS exam and register themselves for the exam.

The following table shows some important highlights regarding the NEET MDS exam 2024.

NEET MDS 2024 Exam Highlights
Particulars Details
Exam Name NEET - MDS
Full Form National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test - Masters of Dental Surgery
Exam Level National
Conducting Body National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Courses Offered MDS - Masters of Dental Surgery
Exam Mode Online, i.e., Computer Based Test
Language English
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Official Website
Helpdesk 18002674003

NEET MDS Eligibility 2024

NEET MDS 2024 candidate must have passed the Bachelor of Dental Surgery awarded by a university or institute in India registered with the State Dental Council. They must have obtained provisional or permanent registration and have undergone a compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved/recognized dental college.

It is advised that the candidate check the 2024 NEET MDS eligibility criteria before filling out the application form for the examination. The eligibility criteria for NEET MDS are detailed below.

NEET MDS Eligibility 2024 for All India 50% Quota

Following are the eligibility requirements for NEET MDS 2024 All India 50% Quota candidates.

  • Candidates who have studied/passed BDS from the state of Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for 50% NEET MDS 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 in NEET MDS.
  • Such candidates must submit a duly signed affidavit declaring that they are nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to do BDS from Dental Colleges in Jammu & Kashmir to the official address along with the printout of the acknowledgement of submission of online application for NEET MDS.
  • Candidates who are pursuing their final year UG will be accepted by the board.
  • Candidates must complete their internship program before the NEET MDS exam 2024

Note: To be eligible for NEET MDS applicants have to finish their internship before the cut-off date i.e., Mar 31, 2024.

NEET MDS Exam Centres 2024

NEET MDS 2024 will be conducted in 51 exam centres located across different cities in the country. Candidates will be permitted to choose the NEET MDS exam centre 2024 of their choice while filling out the application form.

  • At the time of online submission of the NEET MDS application form, candidates will be required to choose the city in which they want to take the test.
  • The choice of the city for NEET MDS depends on the availability of the test centres in a particular city and the allotment shall be done on a first come first serve basis i.e., based on the number of applications received and the availability of the seats in the centre, NEET MDS exam centre will be allotted.
  • All NEET MDS candidates at the centre shall be frisked by security guards and biometric information shall be captured.
  • Candidates must carry a valid ID proof along with NEET MDS admit card to the exam centre without fail.
  • Candidates should appear 1 hour before the NEET MDS exam for document verification.

NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2024

NEET MDS will be conducted online as a computer-based test (CBT), as per the scheme prescribed. NEET MDS 2024 comprises 240 Multiple Choices Questions (MCQs) with a single correct response. Candidates will be given 3 hours i.e., 180 minutes to complete the examination.

As per NEET MDS exam pattern 2024, 4 marks will be awarded for the correct response and 1 mark will be deducted for the incorrect response. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions. NEET MDS question paper will be in the English language.

Mentioned below is the subject-wise/topic-wise distribution of marks for NEET MDS.

NEET MDS 2024 Topic-Wise Exam Pattern
Topic Marks Allotted
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 14
Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology 14
General Anatomy including Embryology and Histology 14
General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics 14
General Human Physiology and Biochemistry 14
General Medicine 14
General Pathology and Microbiology 14
General Surgery 14
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 14
Oral Medicine and Radiology 14
Oral Medicine and Radiology 14
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 15
Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 15
Periodontology 14
Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge 14
Public Health Dentistry 14
Total 240

NEET MDS Syllabus 2024

NEET MDS 2024 syllabus will be released by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). The NEET MDS exam 2024 syllabus 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. Candidates should start to prepare for the NEET MDS examination as early as possible to get a good score in the final exam.

Mentioned below is the syllabus for NEET MDS 2024.

  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  • Dental Anatomy, Embryology, and Oral Histology
  • Dental Materials
  • General Anatomy including embryology and histology
  • General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • General Human Physiology and Biochemistry
  • General Medicine
  • General Pathology and Microbiology
  • General Surgery
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Medicine and Radiology
  • Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
  • Periodontology
  • Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge
  • Public Health Dentistry

NEET MDS Reference Books 2024

The reference books for NEET MDS 2024 prescribed by the professors and toppers are listed below.

NEET MDS Reference Books
Book Author
Dental Pulse Set K. Satheesh Kumar Reddy
Dental Explorer Volume 2 Gyanander Attresh
Target MDS Sourabh Medical Publishers
Dental Desk Dr. Santhosh Singh Dr. Joohi Sharma Dr. Varun Chopra
MCQ in Dentistry S Saravanan

Read More: NEET MDS 2024 Reference Books

NEET MDS Answer Key 2024

NEET MDS exam is a proprietary examination and is conducted by the competent authority NBE. The regulatory authority strictly prohibits anyone from publishing or sharing content or questions related to NEET MDS 2024 by any means, verbal or written. NDA guidelines in the prospectus also mention that the exam content should not be shared through online social media using their account or proxy.

During the NEET MDS application form submission, the candidates have to agree to the NDA and general terms as mentioned by NBE. Any violation against the NDA norm will be liable for penal action and even cancellation of the candidature for the NEET MDS exam. Hence, the NEET MDS 2024 answer key will only be available on the unofficial websites.

How to Download Answer Key of 2024 NEET MDS?

As mentioned previously, the exam conducting authority will not release the NEET MDS 2024 paper answer key due to the non-disclosure policy. However, if some coaching institutes prepare the memory-based question paper and NEET MDS exam key, the same will be available to the candidates on this website.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the link provided here on the website.
  • Step 2: Download the answer key.
  • Step 3: Use the marking scheme to verify the marks.
  • Step 4: Calculate NEET MDS score.

NEET MDS Counselling 2024

NEET MDS counselling will be conducted after the exam results are declared. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their NEET MDS scores and the seat matrix of the participating colleges. There will be 2 counselling rounds after which, mop-up and stray vacancy rounds will be held based on the available seat vacancy.

There shall be common a NEET MDS counselling for admission to all post-graduate courses (Diploma/MDS) in all dental educational institutions based on the merit list of NEET. In case, any dispute arises on such common NEET MDS counselling, the matter to the Central Government and its decisions shall be final, in this regard.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will conduct NEET MDS 2024 counselling. The counselling process which is done on behalf of MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) will be conducted purely online for admission to 1300 MDS seats available nationwide under All India Quota (AIQ).

NEET MDS counselling process will have 2 or more rounds, depending upon the filling of seats. Candidates who fail to submit the fee in due time for NEET MDS counselling round will not get the seat. And that seat will be open to competing in the next round.

The detailed NEET MDS 2024 counselling schedule will be updated in the table below after the official release.

NEET MDS Counselling Schedule
Events Dates (Tentative)
Counselling Round One
Registration and Payment Apr 2024
Choice Filling and Locking Apr 2024
Declaration of Seat Allotment Result Apr 2024
Reporting at the Allotted Institute Apr 2024
Counselling Round Two
Registration and Payment May 2024
Choice Filling and Locking May 2024
Declaration of Seat Allotment Result May 2024
Reporting at the Allotted Institute May 2024
Counselling Mop Up Round
Registration and Payment Jun 2024
Choice Filling and Locking Jun 2024
Declaration of Seat Allotment Result Jun 2024
Reporting at the Allotted Institute Jun 2024

Note: NEET MDS candidates are advised to regularly visit the websites of MCC, NBE & State Counseling Authorities for the latest updates.

NEET MDS Contact Details 2024

Below are the National Board of Examinations (NBE) contact details which the candidate can contact for any emergency and queries regarding NEET MDS 2024.

Contact NBE for Exam-Related Queries: Candidates can contact NBE through the following modes.

Contact NBE for Exam-Related Queries
Helpline Number
18002674003 (Toll-Free)
Email ID
Official Website

Contact Details for Admission-Related Queries: The following are the contact details required for admission-related queries.

Contact Details for Admission-Related Queries
Helpline Number 0120-4073500/18001027637
Email ID
Official Website


Who conducts the NEET MDS 2024 exam?

The NEET MDS 2024 exam has been conducted by the National Board of Examination also called as NBE.

When will the NEET MDS exam take place?

The NEET MDS exam for 2024 has been conducted on Mar 18, 2024. Earlier the exam was scheduled for Feb 9, 2024.

Is there an age limit for the NEET MDS exam 2024?

Yes, there is an age limit for the NEET MDS exam. When applying for the NEET MDS exam, the age of the candidate must not be below 20 years.

Does the 2024 NEET MDS have a negative marking?

Yes, the NEET MDS has a negative marking. Candidates will lose one mark for every incorrect answer out of the total score of the exam.

How many seats are available for the NEET MDS exam 2024?

As per the previous year trends, there are total of 6228 seats available for NEET MDS 2024 exam.

How many attempts are allowed for the NEET MDS exam?

There is no limit to the number of attempts one can take. Candidates can take the NEET MDS exam any number of times.


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