NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2024: Marking Scheme, Topic Weightage

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Dec 12, 2023

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NEET MDS exam pattern 2024 will be released by the National Board of Examinations (NBEs) on the official website. Based on the previous year's paper pattern, there will be 240 objective questions. Applicants will be given 3 hours to complete the paper. The exam will be conducted in online mode (computer-based test), and the language of the question paper will only be English in nature.

Candidates appearing for the NEET MDS 2024 exam must be aware of the question paper pattern as it will help them prepare more productively for the examination. Knowing the exam pattern will help candidates strategize effectively to cover the topics and schedule their timetable. The detailed NEET MDS 2024 exam pattern is discussed below, applicants can check the details shared.

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NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2024 Highlights

NEET MDS exam pattern 2024 will be released soon. The NEET MDS 2024 paper pattern highlights involve the number of questions, type of question, total marks, duration, etc.

Applicants must check the detailed exam pattern of NEET MDS discussed below based on previous year's exam pattern.

NEET MDS Exam Pattern Highlights
Particulars Details
Mode of Examination Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Exam Conducted Anually
Exam Duration 3 hours
Exam Timing 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Types of Questions Objective type questions
Total Number of Questions 240
Total Marks 960
Language English

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NEET MDS Section-Wise Distribution of Questions

NEED MDS exam paper pattern consists of two sections, Part A and Part B. The section-wise question distribution for both papers is shared below. Candidates can check the table shared.

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

NEET MDS 2024 Marking Scheme

Candidates appearing for the NEET MDS 2024 exam must be aware of the marking scheme as it plays a significant role in all candidate's final scores. It must be noted that NEET MDS 2024 exam will have negative marking, and candidates must be cautious about the unsure answers. The detailed NEET MDS marking scheme is shared below.

NEET MDS Marking Scheme
Events Marks
Correct Response +4 marks
Wrong Response -1 mark
Unanswered 0 marks

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NEET MDS 2024: Subject-Wise Weightage

The subject-wise weightage of NEET MDS 2024 for both sections is shared below based on previous year records. The topic-weighted details will help candidates prepare more effectively for the examination. It will guide students with the list of essential topics that must be prepared more productively.

NEET MDS: Subject-Wise Weightage
Subject Number of Questions
Part A (100 Questions)
General Anatomy including Embryology and Histology 14
General Human Physiology and Biochemistry 14
Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology 14
General Pathology and Microbiology 14
General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics 14
General Medicine 15
General Surgery 15
Part B (140 Questions)
Dental Materials 14
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology 14
Oral Medicine and Radiology 14
Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 14
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 14
Periodontology 14
Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge 14
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 14
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 14
Public Health Dentistry 14
Total (Part A and B) 240

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