National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test MDS Exam

NEET MDS Examination Pattern

The examination will take place on December 20, 2019, and it will be a single day in a single session. At the time of online registration, a candidate will be required to choose the city in which he/she wants to take the test.

Allocation of time for the NEET-MDS 2020 shall be as follows:

Activities Session
(2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
Allow Candidates to enter the examination centre
and commence Biometric Registration
12:00 PM
Entry closes at Examination Centre 1:30 PM
Grant access for Candidate Login 1:45 PM
Candidates log in to read instructions 1:50 PM
Exam Start Time 2:00 PM
Exam End Time 5:00 PM

Syllabus: 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, click on the attached file in the syllabus description field.

NEET-MDS shall be a multiple choice questions exam delivered on the computer-based platform (CBT). The examination comprises of 240 Multiple Choices, single correct response questions in English language only. Time allotted is 3hrs.

There shall be 25% negative marking for incorrect answers. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

Allocation Of Marks For Each MCQ:

Response Marks
Correct Answer 4 Marks
Incorrect Answer 1 Mark Shall Be Deducted
Unattempted Questions Zero Marks

NEET-MDS 2019 Cutt-Off:

Category Minimum Qualifying Cutt-Off
General 50th Percentile
(Including PwD SC/ST/OBC)
40th Percentile
PwD 45th Percentile

Subject Wise Distribution Of Questions For NEET-MDS 2020:

Sl.No Subject Subject Wise Weightage Of Questions (In Nos.)
1 General Anatomy (Including Embryology &  Histology) 14
2 General Human Physiology & Biochemistry 14
3 Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology 14
4 General Pathology & Microbiology 14
5 General & Dental Pharmacology & Therapeutics 14
6 General Medicine 15
7 General Surgery 15
8 Dental Materials 14
9 Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology 14
10 Oral Medicine & Radiology 14
11 Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry 14
12 Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 14
13 Periodontology 14
14 Prosthodontics & Crown & Bridge 14
15 Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics 14
16 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 14
17 Public Health Dentistry 14
Total 240


The syllabus of the above topics shall be as per the revised BDS course regulations notified by the DCI with prior approval of the Govt. of India. For the latest syllabus and other details click here.

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