National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test MDS Exam

What is NEET MDS Exam?

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test - Master of Dental Surgery (NEET-MDS) is a competitive entrance exam conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE).

NBE was established in 1975 and it is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. NBE was established as a Society under Delhi Society registration act, to standardizing postgraduate medical education and examination in India.

It is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination to various Post Graduate MDS Courses under Dentists Act, 1948.

NEET-MDS is a single window entrance examination for Dental PG courses. No other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to MDS Courses as per Dentists Act, 1948.

NEET-MDS 2019 shall be a single eligibility cum entrance examination namely National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to Postgraduate Dental Courses for the academic session 2019 which will include the following:

  • 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)
  • MDS Diploma courses at all Private Medical Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities all across the country
  • MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions


Registration and submission of application form for appearing in the NEET-MDS 2019 are to be undertaken online at the website Application forms cannot be submitted in the offline/printed copy by post.

The following Dental institution is not covered by centralized admissions for MDS seats through NEET-MDS for 2019 session:

  • AIIMS, New Delhi

PG seats of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are likely to be included in 50% All India Quota Seats 2019 subject to confirmation by the respective State Governments to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

NEET-MDS 2019:

Registration Process:

The online registration will start in last week of October 2018. Online registration and submission of the application form must be completed by last week of November 2018.

Aspirants eligibility is purely provisional & is subject to the fulfilment of eligibility criteria as prescribed by the NBE/DCI/University/Dental College or Institute. Click here to know more about NEET-MDS 2019 registration process.

Application Fee:

For SC/ST/PwD Candidates - INR 2750/-
For General/OBC Candidates - INR 3750/-

The examination will be held on December 14, 2018, in a single session. The online registration and submission of application form for NEET-MDS 2019 for admission to MDS Courses for 2019 session are available at NBE website.

NEET-MDS 2019 Exam Centres:

Ahmedabad Guwahati Noida
Amritsar Hyderabad Patna
Asansol Jaipur Pune
Bengaluru Jammu Ranchi
Bhopal Kolkata Sikar
Bhubaneswar Kozhikode Thiruvananthapuram
Chandigarh Lucknow Tiruchirappalli
Chennai Mohali Udaipur
Dehradun Mumbai Visakhapatnam
Delhi Nagpur  

A candidate has to choose the city in which he/she wants to take the test. Therefore, the choice of the city will depend on the availability of the test centre in a particular city and the allotment shall be done on first come first serve basis.


NEET MDS Counselling 2019 

The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) is responsible for conducting the allotment process and counselling. Candidates who qualify in the NEET MDS examination can start choice filling/ locking. The counselling will be held in two rounds. The most important thing is MCC will transfer the non-reporting & non-joining/ vacant seats to state quota, if candidates fail to report before the last date. 

MCC will be conducting the counselling for 50 % All India Quota seats for all State Govt. medical/dental colleges/institutes, except the state of Jammu and Kashmir as per merit of NEET MDS. The seats in the Deemed Universities are also filled as per merit. The PG counselling also include for institutes of Armed Forces Medical Services. 

According to the official sources, 50% institutional quota seats for Central Universities of Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University, and Banaras Hindu University. The state government of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are also participating in the online counselling of All India Quota from the academic year 2018-19 onwards.

NEET MDS Counselling Schedule 2019

Round 1

Event  Date
Registration/Payment   March 15 to 24, 2019 (10 days)
Choice Filling/ Locking  March 19 to 24, 2019 (6 days)
Processing of Seat Allotment  March 25 to 26, 2019 (2 days)
Result  March 27, 2019 (1 day)
Reporting  March 27 to April 3, 2019 (8 days)

Round 2 

Event  Date
Registration/Payment   April 5 to 9, 2019 (5 days)
Choice Filling/ Locking  April 6 to 9, 2019 (4 days)
Processing of Seat Allotment  April 10 to 11, 2019 (2 days)
Result  April 12, 2019 (1 day)
Reporting  April 13 to 22, 2019 (10 days)

The official notice released by MCC has stated that the transfer of non-reporting & non-joining/ vacant seats to state quota (at 6:00 pm) April 22, 2019 (only 50% All India Quota). 

MCC Released NEET MDS Counselling Schedule 2019

The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC), which will be conducting the allotment process and counselling for NEET MDS, has released the 2019 counselling schedule. The counselling will be conducted in two rounds. Candidates can start the registration/payment from March 15 in the round one counselling. The result will be declared on Marc 27, 2019. 

Candidates can also participate in the second round of counselling after the conclusion of round one. The entire counselling process for NEET MDS will be completed by April 22, 2019. Thereafter, the vacant/non-joining and non-reporting seats will be transferred to state government. 

NEET MDS is an entrance examination conducted for admission to post graduation courses in dental. The was held on December 14, 2019. The results were declared in the month of January 2019. 

28 February 2019
NBE Released NEET MDS 2019 Admit Card

The National Board of Examination (NBE), which was established with an objective to improve the quality of medical education in the country, has released the admit cards for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) examination 2019. Candidates are advised to visit the official website to access the admit card. 

The NEET MDS is a single-window entrance examination which is conducted for admission to all dental postgraduate courses in the country. NEET MDS 2019 is a computer-based test (CBT) which will be conducted in a single session. The exam is scheduled for December 14, 2018. However, the NEET MDS results will be released on or before January 15, 2019. 

Click here to download the NEET MDS 2019 admit card

NEET MDS is an objective-type test and comprises 240 multiple choice questions. The duration of the test is three hours. There shall be 25% negative marking for incorrect answers. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

7 December 2018
NEET MDS 2019 Online Application Window To Close On November 6

The last date to apply online for NEET MDS 2019 exam is tomorrow, i.e., November 6, 2018. NEET MDS, which is conducted for the admission to MDS programme across the dental institutes in the country, is a single-window entrance examination. 

The organising body, National Board of Examination (NBE), has opened the application window on October 16 for NEET MDS 2019. Candidates who possess a bachelor’s degree in dental surgery from a recognised institute can apply online for NEET MDS 2019. To know more about the NEET MDS eligibility criteria, click here

 Candidates should start filling the registration form for obtaining the user ID and password which will be sent through SMS and email. One should fill the application form besides uploading the photograph and signature. The application fee for general candidates is INR 3750. However, the fee is INR 2750 for candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PWD categories. Click here to read more about NEET MDS application form.  

The NEET MDS 2019 will be held on December 14, 2018. The duration of this computer-based test (CBT) is three hours. The four marks will be allotted for every correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for negative marking. Explore the NEET MDS exam pattern here.

5 November 2018
NBE Starts Online Registrations For NEET MDS 2019

National Board of Examination (NBE) has started the application process for NEET MDS 2019. NEET MDS is a national-level entrance examination conducted for admission to MDS programme. Just like NEET MBBS and NEET PG, NEET MDS is also a single-window entrance examination for admission to MDS programme across the country. 

According to the official website, the last date to apply online for NEET MDS is November 6, 2018. NEET MDS is a single day examination conducted on December 14, 2018. To know more about the NEET MDS exam dates, click here

In order to register for NEET MDS, candidates should possess a valid degree of Bachelor in Dental Surgery. The eligibility criteria for MDS seats will be based on the MDS course regulations notified by DCI. Know more about the NEET MDS eligibility criteria here

The syllabus for NEET-MDS shall comprise of subjects/knowledge areas as per the Graduate Dental Education Regulations issued by Dental Council of India with prior approval of Government of India. To know more about the NEET MDS syllabus, click here

17 October 2018
NEET-MDS 2019 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The examination will take place on December 14, 2018, and it will be a single day in a single session. A candidate has to choose the city in which he/she wants to take the test during the time of online registration.

The NEET-MDS 2019 exam comprises 240 multiple choice questions through online and it is a Computer-Based Test (CBT). Single correct response questions in English language only. The duration of this exam will be 3hrs. Click here to know more about the NEET-MDS 2019 Exam Pattern.

The syllabus for NEET-MDS 2019 based on the BDS standard and cover all the subjects/syllabus taught during the BDS course as prescribed in the DCI revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007. To download the syllabus Click here.

11 September 2018
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