NEET MDS 2022 Application Form (Out), Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, and Cut off

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NEET MDS 2022 Application Forms have been released online on Jan 04. To fill NEET MDS 2022 Application Forms candidates must have completed Bachelor's Degree in Dental Surgery with a one-year Internship from a recognized Dental college. There is no minimum marks criteria to apply for the exam. Check NEET MDS Eligibility

  • NEET MDS 2022 exam is to be held on March 6, 2022 on a Computer Based Platform at various test centres across the country. Check NEET MDS 2022 Exam Dates
  • NEET MDS 2022 is a 3-hour long examination with 240 questions based on the topics studied in the BDS curriculum. The questions will be MCQ type and for every correct answer, 4 marks were awarded whereas for incorrect answers 1 mark was deducted. Check NEET MDS Exam Pattern & Syllabus
  • The scores obtained in NEET MDS will be accepted in most of the top-ranking dental colleges in India. Check NEET MDS 2022 Cut off
  • Various state exam boards also accept NEET MDS scores to grant admission for various dental courses offered by institutes of the state. Check Top NEET MDS Participating Colleges

What is NEET MDS? NEET MDS is conducted every year in a computer-based online mode for admission in around 6,000 MDS seats under 50% All India Quota and 50% state quota. NEED MDS is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination and no other entrance examination, either at the state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to MDS courses. 

NEET MDS 2022 Exam Dates

NEET MDS Exam Dates

Events Dates
Release of Official Notification January 4, 2022
NEET MDS 2022 Registration begins January 4, 2022
Last day to submit NEET MDS 2022 Application Form January 24, 2022
NEET MDS 2022 Form Correction Window January 28 to 31, 2022
Final Edit Window to rectify Deficient/Incorrect Images February 12 to 15, 2022
Issue of NEET MDS Admit Card 2022  March 1, 2022
NEET MDS 2022 Exam Date March 6, 2022
Announcement of NEET MDS 2022 Result March 21, 2022

Check NEET MDS 2022 Complete Schedule

NEET MDS Eligibility

NEET MDS 2022 Eligibility

The basic eligibility for application for NEET MDS:

Particulars Details
Qualification Bachelor Degree in Dental Surgery
Internship One-year Internship in a recognized Dental college
Eligibility Criteria for All India 50% Quota Seats
  • Candidates who have studied/passed BDS from J&K are not eligible for 50% AIQseats. 
  • Candidates who were nominated by the Government of India to do BDS in J&K shall be eligible to apply for admission. 
NEET MDS Application

NEET MDS 2022 Application Form

NEET MDS 2018 Application Process

NEET MDS 2022 Application Form can be filled online through NBE Website. The application form consists of four major steps:

  • Step 1: Profile Creation – Candidates applying for the first time on NBE Website will be asked to create a profile. Candidates who have applied earlier can use their login details. They will be asked to enter a Captcha for security reasons.
  • Step 2: Filling of Application – The first step in filling up of NEET MDS Application Form is a selection of the exam from the drop-down. Candidates must opt for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test – Master of Dental Surgery to proceed. Candidates will be taken to the personal information page and asked to fill in the details. 
  • Step 3: Selection of Exam Schedule and Center – NEET MDS 2022 will be conducted all across the country. Candidates can select the NEET MDS Exam Center based on their accessibility. The center will be allotted on a first come first serve basis. 
  • Step 4: Application Fee – NEET MDS application fees should be paid in the online mode. Candidates should ensure that the payment is successful to complete submission of the application form. The payment can be made through: Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking

The application fees for various categories is as follows:

Category Application Fee
General /Other Backward Category INR 4250
SC / ST / PWD INR 3250

NEET MDS Form Correction

Candidates may note that the following data of the application form are non-editable. These details cannot be edited during the time of NEET MDS Form Correction. 

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Mobile No. 
  • Email Address
  • Testing City 
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender 
  • Nationality
NEET MDS Exam Pattern

NEET MDS 2022 Exam Pattern

NEET MDS 2022 Exam will be conducted in the online mode. The exam syllabus will include all the topics that were taught during the BDS course as mandated in the guidelines. NEET MDS Exam Pattern Highlights Table is given below.

Mode of Examination Online
Number of Questions 240
Question Paper Type Multiple Choice Questions
Maximum Marks 240
Marking Scheme

4 Marks for one correct response

-1 mark deduction for incorrect response 

No negative marking for unattempted questions

Duration of Exam 3 hours
Sections in Paper 1
NEET MDS Syllabus

NEET MDS 2022 Syllabus

The Paper for NEET MDS is divided into two parts with a distribution of 100 marks for Part A and 140 for Part B. The question and topic-wise distribution is given below.

Part A Part B
General Anatomy including embryology and histology  Dental Materials 
General human physiology and biochemistry  Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology 
Dental Anatomy, Embryology, & Oral Histology  Oral Medicine and Radiology 
General Pathology and Microbiology  Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 
General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics  Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 
General Medicine  Periodontology 
General Surgery  Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge 
-- Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 
-- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 
-- Public Health Dentistry 

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. For the latest syllabus and other details please refer

NEET MDS 2022 Result

NEET MDS result 2022 will be released online by March 21, 2022. The score will be valid only for the qualifying year. The steps to check the NEET MDS result are mentioned below: 

  • Visit the official website of NBE,
  • Login using your login credentials
  • Look for ‘Check Result’ tab
  • Result will be displayed.
  • Download and Print for future reference.

NEET MDS Tie Breaker Criteria 

In the event of two or more candidates obtaining the same marks, the merit position shall be determined using the following tie-breaker criteria in descending order: 

  • Candidate who has a lesser number of incorrect responses in the overall paper (Part A & B) shall be placed at a higher merit position. 
  • Candidate with the higher score in Part B of the question paper shall be placed at a higher merit position. 
  • Candidate who has a lesser number of incorrect responses n Part B of the paper shall be placed at a higher merit position. 
  • Failing which, date of birth of the candidate will be taken into consideration. Older candidates will be placed at a better merit position. 

NEET MDS Cut off

NEET MDS 2022 Cut off

NEET MDS Cut off 2022 is determined by the percentile obtained by a candidate. Percentile is calculated on the basis of the highest marks secured in the exam. Candidates should meet NEET MDS Cut off to be eligible for subsequent rounds of the admission process. The minimum qualifying scores and percentile after the 2021 examination are mentioned below: 

Category Cut off percentile Cut off scores 2021
General Category (UR/EWS) 50th percentile 259
SC/ST/OBC (including PWD of SC/ST/OBC) 40th percentile 227
UR-PWD 45th percentile 243
NEET MDS Counselling

NEET MDS 2022 Counselling & Seat Allotment

NEET MDS 2022 Counselling will start in March. The counselling will be conducted online and candidates will be asked to visit the allotted college/institution for document verification. Counselling for different quota will be conducted by different bodies at separate schedules. Read More NEET MDS Counselling

  • All India 50% Quota – Medical Counselling Committee, Directorate General of Health Services
  • State Quota Seats – State Designated Authority / University
  • Private Dental Colleges / Institutions / Universities / Deemed Universities – Designated Counselling Authority of Private Dental Colleges / Institutions / Universities / Deemed Universities
  • Armed Forces Medical Services – Army Dental Corps, Ministry of Defence, Government of India

NEET MDS Seat Allotment 

The counseling authorities for allotment of various types of seats to eligible and successful candidates is summarized as follows: 

S.No Types of Seats Counseling Authority

All India 50% Quota

Dental Educational Institutions of Central Govt. Universities established by an Act of Parliament Deemed Universities 

Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India 
2 State quota seats in All Dental Institutions in a state and seats in institutions established by State Govt. , Universities established by Act of State / Union Territory Legislature, Municipal Bodies Trust, Society, Company or Minority Institutions.  State Government or authority designated by the State Government

Candidates are advised to regularly visit the website of MCC, NBE & State Counselling Authorities for the latest updates. 

NEET MDS Reservation

NEET MDS 2022 Reservation 

For information regarding reservations in institutions for DGHS counselling, candidates should visit the official website for Medical Counseling Committee ( 

Category Reservation
SC Candidates  15% 
ST Candidates  7.5% 
OBC Candidates  27%  (only in central government institutions / central universities

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


Hello I got 1547 rank in neet MDS 2020 . Can I get gvt seat in SDM college ?

Hi Ankita, SDM College does not offers this course. You can check the list of the courses being offered in SDM College from here: SDM College Course and Fees

How many attempt in neet mds exam
Hi Deepali, there is no limit on attempts of NEET MDS exam. However, student can only apply for the exam once in an year.
What is the date of NEET MDS exam 2020?
Hi Rajni, exam dates have not been confirmed yet by the exam authorities.
hi..! can anyone plz give any information about the neetmds 2018 cutoff mark may be lowered as previous yr..?

Hello DR SRI HARSHA T, The revised cutoff score of NEET MDS :-


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My All India rank in NEET MDS is 4167. I want to pursue in Prosthodontics. Kindly guide me the best colleges for this......
Hi Megha, I am giving you the list of best colleges which offers MDS program. Please check the college list through this link: MDS College List.
when will registration for neet mds 2018 will start it states it will end on 7 november 2017 but the page is not opening and I am unable to register please help and update the status
Hello Sarabjot, It usually happens because of high Traffic on site. Candidate have to keep trying with intervals of time

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