National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test MDS Exam

NEET MDS Selection Procedure

The candidates may kindly note that appearance in NEET-MDS does not confer any automatic rights to secure an MDS seat.

The selection and admission to MDS seats in any dental institutions recognised for running MDS courses as per Dentists Act, 1948 is subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, medical fitness and such criteria as may be prescribed by the respective universities, dental institutions, Dental Council of India, State/Central Government.

The candidates may note that NBE has no role regarding counselling and allotment of MDS seats. NBE will not entertain any queries regarding availability of seats, counselling and allotment of MDS seats.


For counselling to be conducted by DGHS:

  • The information regarding reservations in institutions for which counselling shall be conducted by DGHS, please visit Medical Counseling Committee website

For States/Union Territories - 50% State Quota Seats and Private Medical Colleges/ Institutes/Universities/Deemed Universities:

  • Reservation policy and guidelines applicable in different states/UnionTerritories of India will be followed for the respective State/Union territory quota seats
  • NBE shall be providing only the data of candidates and the marks scored by them in NEET-MDS to the State Governments / Counseling Authority without applying the reservation prevalent in the concerned States/Private Dental Colleges/Institutes/Universities
  • The merit list and category wise merit list for the concerned State shall be generated by the State themselves as per applicable regulations, qualifying criteria, applicable guidelines and reservation policies

For Armed Forces Medical Service Institutions:

Candidates opting for admission to MDS seats in Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) Institutions shall select the following option in the NEET-MDS 2021 online application form:

Are you willing to opt for PG Courses in Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions - Yes/No


There is no certain reservation of seats for SC/ST/OBC/PH candidates in the Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.

List of colleges accepting the scores of this exam:

As per the new orders, norms & conditions of the official board, all the private/deemed/govt. dental colleges are to accept NEET-MDS 2021 scores. Apart from these, the following medical institution is not covered by centralized admissions for MDS seats through NEET-MDS for 2021 session:

  • AIIMS, New Delhi

Here is the list of colleges/universities accepting scores of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-MDS 2021: To know more, take a look at the attached file:

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