NEET MDS 2018 – National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-MDS) 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, is valid for entry to MDS Courses. The registration process for the same is over now and the Admit card for the exam has been released on the official website. Candidates can get more details about NEET 2018 MDS from the article below.

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NEET-MDS 2018 shall be the single eligibility cum entrance examination namely ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to Postgraduate Dental Courses’ for the academic session 2018-2019 which will include the following:

  1. All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses (all states except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana)
  2. State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/Union territories of India (including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana)
  3. MDS Diploma courses at all Private Dental Colleges, Institutions & Universities all across the country
  4. MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.

Schedule for the NEET MDS 2018 is given below.

Event Dates
Online Registration starts for NEET-MDS 2018 31 Oct 2017
Last date for Online Registration 27 Nov 2017
Date of Examination for NEET-MDS 2018 07 Jan 2018
Declaration of Result 31 Jan 2018 25 Jan 2018

Official Website for NEET MDS 2018 is

NEET MDS 2018 Application Form

Candidates can register for NEET-MDS through online portal as per scheduled date. Candidates can choose the exam centre and date through online registration system on first come first serve basis. Candidates who are interested first have to check their Eligibility criteria then apply online.

Examination / Application Fee

In order to complete the form, the candidates need to pay the application charges. The amount that the candidates are required to pay depending upon their category is as follows:-

  • Rs. 2750/- (For SC/ST/PWD (PH) candidates)
  • Rs. 3750/- (For General/OBC candidates)

Instruction for Filling Application Form

  • The online registration and submission of application form for NEET- MDS 2018 for admission to MDS courses for 2018 session is available at website Candidates are advised to carefully go through the registration guide available on the website before starting to the online registration.
  • Candidate may note that there is no option for submitting the form other than the online mode, offline applications or printed copies will not be accepted.
  • Candidates are advised to go through the instructions given before proceeding to fill up the online application.
  • Online Applications for admission to the examination should be completed by the prescribed cutoff date.
  • At the end of online submission of application form, the candidate will get a computer generated acknowledgement. This acknowledgment shall also be sent to the registered e-mail ID of the candidate. All fields marked * in the online application form are mandatory.
  • Applications of candidates producing false or fabricated information will not be considered and candidates may be further debarred from appearing in any future examinations.
  • Candidates must preserve hard copy of application form (confirmation page) till the end of counseling process as details mentioned in acknowledgement form will be required by selected candidates for Registration for online counseling for allotment of PG seat under All India 50% Quota.

Specifications for Documents:

Specifications Format File size Dimensions Resolution
Photograph .jpg/.jpeg/.gif/.png 50 to 100 kb 3.5 x 4.5 200 dpi
Signature .jpg/.jpeg/.gif/.png 10- 50 kb 6.3 x 6.3 200 dpi
Left hand thumb impression .jpg/.jpeg/.gif/.png 10- 50 kb 4.3 x 4.3 200 dpi

Selection of cities

The selection of city will be based on the first come basis. As the seats gets filled in a particular city, the name of the cities where the seats are yet to be filled will appear. However, final decision rests with the NBE. Seat allotment in a specific city shall be decided by NBE, which will be informed to you 4 days before the examination. Any request to change the test centre will not be entertained.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate for admission to the Master of Dental Surgery course, must possess a recognised degree of Bachelor in Dental Surgery awarded by a university or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council and has obtained provisional or permanent registration and has undergone compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved/recognised dental college.
  • The dates indicated by candidates with regard to 12 months Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship i.e. starting date, completion date, shall be treated as final and candidates will be required to submit the original Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship completion certificate at the time of counseling.
  • However, a candidate who after passing the final qualifying examination (BDS or the foreign dental degree recognized by GOI/DCI), is undergoing 12-month compulsory rotatory internship/practical training and is likely to complete the same by 31st March 2018 can take up this examination, but he/she shall not be eligible for admission unless he/she has completed the compulsory rotatory internship and obtained provisional or permanent registration on or before 31st March 2018 or the candidate produces a certificate from the head of Institution that he/she will be completing internship by 31st March 2018.
  • The dates indicated by candidates with regard to 12 months Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship i.e. starting date, completion date, shall be treated as final and candidates will be required to submit the original Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship completion certificate at the time of counseling.
  • The cut off dates for the recognition of the Dental Colleges, from where the candidates have passed, must have a recognised degree of BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) awarded by an Indian University, in respect of recognised Dental College under Section 10(2) of the Dentists Act, 1948 or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Dental Council of India and completed compulsory rotatory Internship for the year 2018 will be 31st Oct 2017. The Colleges recognized after this date will not be considered.
  • Registration with State Dental Councils is necessary and its documentary proof has to be furnished at the time of counseling.
  • Candidates who have studied/passed BDS from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for 50% All India Quota seats. However, the candidates who were nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to do BDS from Dental Colleges in Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana shall be eligible to apply for admission. Such candidates must submit a duly signed affidavit declaring that he/she was nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to do BDS from Dental Colleges in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir to the Deputy Director (Examinations) National Board of Examinations, Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, (Ring Road), New Delhi – 110029 along with the print out of the acknowledgement of submission of online application for NEET-MDS 2018. (Please refer to Information Bulletin for format of Affidavit).However, the restriction on candidates from the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana shall not apply to the categories pertaining to Armed Forces for ‘Grant of Short Service Commission in Army Dental Corps’ and for MDS admissions in Armed Forces Institutes.
  • Some of the Universities/institutions are having regulations that candidates who are already pursuing any PG Course in their University or in another University are not eligible for admission till they complete the course. The candidates who are already pursuing PG Courses either through All India Quota or State Quota and are applying for a seat under All India Quota may confirm the eligibility conditions of that University in this regard. NBE/MCC/MoHFW shall not be responsible if such candidates are denied admission. Such candidates may opt for the subject and the college at their own risk and cost.
  • A candidate can register and appear for NEET-MDS 2018 only once for admission to the academic year 2018-2019.

NEET MDS 2018 Admit Card

Candidates can download their Admit Card for NEET-MDS from website using their login credentials. Candidates are required to paste their latest After you download the admit card, you will need to paste an identical photo that you upload in the form filling procedure. Admit card will not be sent by post. The photograph to be pasted should be 35×45 mm with at least 75% coverage of the face. It should have a caption containing your name and date of photo captured. The admit card will have the exact address of the venue.

Procedures at the exam centre

You must report at the test centre 2 hours before the exam. There, you will undergo-

  • ID Verification,
  • Left hand thumb capturing
  • Capturing of digital images etc.

Exam Pattern

  • NEET MDS 2018 shall be held in a single day & single session only.
  • Allocation of time for the NEET- MDS shall be as follows:
Particulars Session (1:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Candidate Entry Time 1:00 PM
Venue Entry Closes 2:30 PM
Check-in Procedure 2:45 PM TO 3:00 PM
Test Start Time 3:00 PM
Test End Time 6:00 PM
  • Syllabus: The syllabus for the exam shall be that of BDS standard and shall cover all the subjects/syllabus taught during the BDS course as prescribed in the DCI Revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007 as amended from time to time.
  • The examination shall be a multiple choice questions test delivered using computers network (CBT) as per scheme prescribed.
  • The exam comprises of 240 Multiple Choices, single correct response questions in English language only. Total time allotted is 3 hours.
  • Negative Marking: There shall be 25% negative marking for incorrect answers. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

Things to carry at the test centre

  • Printed copy of the Admit Card with photo pasted on it.
  • Photocopy of the Permanent or Provisional SDC/DCI registration to be retained by the test centre
  • A photo IDs- PAN Card, Driving License Voter ID, Passport and Aadhaar Card (with photograph)

Subject wise distribution of questions

Subject Subject wise weightage Subject Subject wise weightage
General Anatomy including embryology and histology 14 Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology 14
General human physiology and Biochemistry 14 General Pathology and Microbiology 14
General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics 14 Dental Materials 14
General Medicine 14 General Surgery 14
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology 15 Oral Medicine and Radiology 15
Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 14 Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 14
Periodontology 14 Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge 14
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 14 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 14
Public Health Dentistry 14

Exam Cities

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

NEET MDS 2018 Result

The results of the online based test have been announced in online mode on 31 January 2018 by NBE. NBE is responsible only till announcing the results/ allotting ranks to MoHFW. Counselling is not held by NBE. NEET MDS result will be declared in form of a merit list. The entrance exam shall be the only criteria for selection. The result declaration will include the admission for

  • 50% All India Quota seats
  • State Quota seats for all States/ UT on india
  • Postgraduate MDS courses offered at all Private Dental colleges/ institutes and indian universities
  • MDS offered at Armed forces medical services institutions

Note- AIIMS, New delhi is not a part in NEET MDS 2018.

Qualifying Criteria

As per the Dental Council of India Revised MDS Course (2nd Amendment) Regulations, 2007, “in order to be eligible for admission to any postgraduate dental course in a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Postgraduate courses held for the said academic year. However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile.

In respect of candidates with locomotor disability of lower limbs, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest scaled scores secured in the All-India common merit list in ‘National Eligibility-cumEntrance Test for Postgraduate courses.

Provided when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks as prescribed in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test held for any academic year for admission to Post Graduate Courses, the Central Government in consultation with Dental Council of India may at its discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to Post Graduate Course for candidates belonging to respective categories and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for the said academic year only.”

Minimum qualifying score in each category is as follows:

  • General Category (UR) – 50% Percentile
  • SC/ST/OBC – 40% Percentile
  • Persons with Disability – 45% Percentile

Validity of NEET MDS 2018 Result

The validity of the result of NEET-MDS 2018 shall be only for the current admission session i.e. 2018 admission session for MDS courses and cannot be carried forward for the next session of admissions for MDS courses.

NEET MDS 2018 Counselling

All India 50% Quota, Dental Educational Institutions Family Welfare, Govt. of India of Central Govt., Universities established by an Act of Parliament, Deemed Universities Seats: Counseling shall be conducted by Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India

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: Counseling shall be conducted by State Government or authority designated by the State Government

Allotment Seats

Selection and final admissions to these institutions shall be made by the Armed Forces Medical Services based on merit of the candidates & as per order of precedence mentioned in Para 18.2 and who have applied online both to NEET-MDS and also to AFMS and the admissions shall be done as per Govt. of India – Ministry of Defence rules and regulations in conjunction with those applicable to the affiliating Universities.

Contact Details

In case, the candidates feel any difficulty in filling the form, or any other technical details it can be sorted by talking to them using these details:-

Helpline number 1800 11 1700 (Toll Free)
1800 11 1800 (Toll
Email [email protected]
Official website

Phone support will be available from 30 October 2017 till 31 January 2017 from morning 09:30 am to 05:30 pm (Monday to Saturday).

NOTE- NBE helpline will remain closed on Sundays and Gazetted holidays.

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