NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2022: Negative Marking and Scheme, Total Marks

Exam Date

Jun 4, 2022

Oct 22, 2021 | Dental


NEET MDS 2022 exam pattern consists of details regarding the number of questions, marking scheme, type of questions, mode of examination, etc. Candidates who have applied for the NEET MDS 2022 Exam must check the MDS NEET Exam Pattern 2022. The paper has been set by the conducting authority, the National Board of Examinations. Out of 17 different subjects, 240 objective questions from the BDS curriculum will be asked in the NEET MDS 2022 Exam. In this section, we will give complete information on the NEET MDS 2022 Syllabus.

NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2022 Highlights

The syllabus for the exam can be divided into two categories as per the NEET MDS 2022 exam pattern, there would be two different Parts- A and B. In the table below you can have a brief overview of the NEET MDS question paper pattern.

NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2022 Highlights
Particulars Details
Mode of the examination Computer-based exam
Time allotted 3 hours
Types of questions Objective type questions
Total number of questions 240
Total marks 960
Medium of exam English

NEET MDS exam paper pattern 2022- Distribution of questions

The section wise distribution of questions asked in NEET MDS 2022 is tabulated below.

NEET MDS Exam Pattern
Section Number of Questions
Part A 100
Part B 140
Total 240

NEET MDS marking scheme

Along with the NEET MDS 2022 exam pattern candidates appearing for the NEET MDS exam must also be aware of the marking scheme as it plays a significant role in all candidate's final scores. It must be noted that the NEET MDS exam will have negative marking, and candidates must be cautious about the unsure answers. The question should be left unanswered than to get it wrong. Below is the NEET MDS Marking scheme.

NEET MDS marking scheme
Events Marks
Correct +4
Wrong -1
Unanswered 0

NEET MDS Syllabus 2022

The NEET MDS syllabus can be classified into two main sections- Part A and Part B. Each of these sections is equally important as per the NEET MDS 2022 exam pattern, and candidates must be well-versed with the exam syllabus before preparing for the exam. Below are the subjects that will be covered in the NEET MDS question paper.

NEET MDS subject wise weightage
NEET MDS Subjects
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
Dental Materials
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
Oral Medicine and Radiology
Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Public Health Dentistry

Subject-wise distribution of questions in NEET MDS 2022

Knowing the NEET MDS subject-wise marks distribution in the exam is very important as this can help candidates with their prioritizing of topics and subjects. Below are both the Parts of the exam that will be covered. 

NEET MDS subject wise weightage
General Anatomy including embryology and histology 14
General human physiology and Biochemistry 14
Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology 14
General Pathology and Microbiology 14
General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics 14
Dental Materials 14
General Medicine 14
General Surgery 14
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology 15
Oral Medicine and Radiology 15
Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 14
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 14
Periodontology 14
Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge 14
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 14
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 14
Public Health Dentistry 14
Grand Total 240

Note: The syllabus of the above topics shall be as per the latest Regulations for BDS courses notified by the Dental Council of India with prior approval of the Govt. of India. 

NEET MDS 2021 Exam Day Schedule

Candidates appearing for the NEET MDS 2021 examination are strongly advised to check the exam day schedule. The NEET MDS 2021 exam day schedule is tabulated below. 

Particulars Date and Time
NEET Exam Date Sept 12, 2021
Duration of NEET 2021 Exam 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (3 hours)
Last entry in the examination hall as per the NEET timing 1:30 PM
Sitting in the examination room 1:15 PM
Announcement of Important Instructions and Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator 1:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Distribution of the test booklet 1:45 PM
Writing of particulars on the Test Booklet by the candidates 1:50 PM
Commencement of NEET examination 2:00 PM
NEET UG 2021 Concludes 5:00 PM

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