NEET MDS 2022 Exam Date (Out), Registration, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Cut off and Counselling

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Exams Prep Master | Updated On - Aug 25, 2021

NBE has released the NEET MDS 2022 tentative exam date i.e. December 19, 2021. NEET MDS will be conducted in an online mode for admission in around 6,000 MDS seats under 50% All India Quota and 50% state quota. NEET MDS 2022 Application Forms are expected in the month of October 2021 in the online mode. To become eligible for the exam 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 will be a 3-hour long examination with 240 questions on topics from 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

NEET MDS Result will be released in PDF format and the scorecard will be issued online a few days later. Candidates can check and download their results from the official website. Read More NEET MDS Result

NEED MDS is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination and no other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to MDS courses. The scores obtained in NEET MDS will be accepted in most of the top-ranking dental colleges in India. 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

NEET MDS 2022 Highlights

Name of the exam National Eligibility and Entrance Examination Masters of Dental Surgery (NEET MDS)
Conducted by National Board of Examinations
Exam Level National
Periodicity Annually
Eligibility BDS Degree
Courses Offered MDS
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Exam Online  (Computer Based Test)
Official Website

NEET MDS Exam Dates

NEET MDS 2022 Important Dates

Events Dates (Tentative)
Release of Official Notification October 2021
NEET MDS 2022 Registration begins October 2021
Last day to submit NEET MDS 2022 Application Form November 2021
NEET MDS 2022 Form Correction Window November 2021
Issue of NEET MDS Admit Card 2022  December 2021
NEET MDS 2022 Exam Date (Out) December 19, 2021 (Out)
Announcement of NEET MDS 2022 Result December 2021

Check NEET MDS 2022 Complete Schedule

NEET MDS Eligibility

NEET MDS 2022 Eligibility & Application Form

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 3750
SC / ST / PWD INR 2750

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 & Syllabus

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 before Dec 31, 2021. 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 following tie breaker criteria in descending order: 

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


Other than BDS degree, what is the criterion to apply for the exam?
aniket ranjan

Apart from BDS degree, you must have a compulsory training certificate of 12 months in rotation or practical training on or before March 31, 2022 to apply for NEET MDS 2022 entrance exam. If you have not completed your one-year rotary internship on or before given date then you shall not be considered eligible to apply for NEET MDS 2022 exam.

shivangi srivastava

To apply for the respective examination of NEET MDS, candidate’s must possess a Bachelor’s Degree from any college recognized by NBE. Other than a BDS degree, the candidates must also have a compulsory training certificate of 12 months on or before March 31, 2022. For a detailed criterion, you can check the link: NEET MDS Eligibility. 

ramesh kumar gupta
How can I be considered non eligible to apply for NEET MDS?
aniket ranjan

In some cases you are considered non eligible to apply for NEET MDS entrance exam. According to eligibility criteria, if you have not completed your one-year rotary internship on or before given date then you shall not be considered eligible to apply for NEET MDS exam. Apart from this, you should be provisionally or permanently registered with SDC/DCI or You will not be considered eligible to appear for this examination. To know more about eligibility criteria please visit:- NEET MDS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

shivangi srivastava

The candidates who fail to complete their one year rotary internship on or before March 31, 2022 other than special categories cannot be eligible to proceed further. The candidates not registered with SDC/ DCI are also non- eligible. In case the candidates provide any wrong information, they will be denied to appear for NEET MDS as well. For more criteria, you can refer to: NEET MDS Non Eligibility.

Please provide me detailed syllabus for the respective exam.
shivangi srivastava

The NEET MDS syllabus is mainly divided into two parts: Part A and Part B where 100 marks are allotted to Part A and 140 to Part B respectively. The detailed syllabus is mentioned in the link for you: NEET MDS Syllabus. Please make sure to read all the important study areas and not to miss out anything to avoid confusion.

Can I get a list of subjects included in NEET MDS paper?
shivangi srivastava

There are a total of 17 subjects included in NEET MDS paper, these are mentioned here for your further analysis: Dental Materials, General Medicine, General Surgery, Oral Medicine and Radiology, Periodontology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Public Health Dentistry, etc. To check the complete list with weightage, please visit: NEET MDS Subjects.

rohan bharti
How are the seats allotted to candidates at top MDS colleges?
shivangi srivastava

A merit list id prepared after the examination based on candidates’ NEET MDS scores. Candidates are then allowed to fill their preferences according to the availability of seats. The seat allotment list is created wherein candidates can download their letter from the website itself. Carry the letter with list of mandatory documents at the centre for completing the admission process.

What is the procedure of MDS counselling round 2?
shivangi srivastava

The 2nd round of NEET MDS counselling is conducted after the conclusion of round 1. Herein, if the candidates are not happy with the college or seat allotted to them they can apply for the same and make fresh choices in round 2. However, if they are happy and seek no further changes they can continue with their admission procedures.

preetam oinam
What are the different type of merit lists released by NEET MDS?
shivangi srivastava

There are around 4 main types of merit lists released by NEET MDS authorities. These lists are namely: All India Rank NEET MDS, All India Rank 50% Quota, All India 50% Quota Special Category Rank and Private Dental Colleges/ Deemed University/ AFMS/ State Quota Rank respectively. For more details, you can visit the link: NEET MDS Merit Lists.

lakshay kakkar
How long is the NEET MDS score card valid for?
aniket ranjan

The validity of NEET MDS scorecard is only for one year or for the current admission session. Soon after the declaration of result, you will be able to download your scorecards. Visit the official website to download the scorecard once available.

avinash sahu
What are the passing marks to be scores by the candidates?
shivangi srivastava

The authorities usually release NEET MDS cut- off after result declaration. However, the passing marks to be scored by candidates might vary per category and is mentioned here for a general reference: 259 for GEN UR/ EWS, 227 for SC/ ST/ OBC and 243 FOR UR PwD. You can check the detailed table from: NEET MDS Cut- off.

saksham mahajan
Please share a list of government colleges participating in NEET MDS.
shivangi srivastava

About 121 total colleges located all over India participate in the respective examination of NEET MDS to grant admission to various aspirants in MDS course. A total of 15 colleges are government, a list of which is mentioned in the following link for your further analysis: Top NEET MDS Government Colleges.

shabana k
How to acquire good rank as a nursing mother without coachinh
shivangi srivastava

The candidates can go through the entire NEED MDS syllabus to know the important topics to be asked in the examination. This way you may search for study materials or resources related to the same topic from any search engine like Google or in markets. Make sure to go through previous year papers and solve them. The detailed syllabus is linked here for your help: NEED MDS Syllabus.

prabhat goel
Please provide me the detailed information regarding the dates of all upcoming MDS entrance exams eg NEET MDS ,AIIMS MDS entrance exam etc.
sinbad chongtham

The NEET MDS Examination 2022 is expected to be conducted on December 19, 2021. The registration process is expected to begin in the month of October. For more information on this examination visit NEET MDS.

shreya chinnawar
If I get a college in 1st round but I'm not happy n want to go for next in that case do I need to take admission in the alloted college?
sinbad chongtham

If you are not satisfied with the allotted college in the first round, you can apply for the second round counseling session and take admission to the college that is allotted for you in the next round. Read more on Counseling and Seat Allotment. 

When will the exam be conducted and in which mode?
aniket ranjan

NEET MDS 2022 will be held in the month of December 2021 for admission in around 6,000 MDS seats. NEET MDS 2022 will be an 3-hour long examination which will be conducted in online mode with 240 questions on topics from the BDS curriculum.

mohammed najamuddin
Can I apply for this exam after completing my BSc degree?
jaspreet kaur

No, you are not eligible to apply for the NEET MDS entrance examination as the minimum eligibility set requires one to have a bachelor’s degree in dental surgery from a recognized dental university with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks. The candidates also have to complete one year of rotary internship.

ammar zaheer ahmed
Please provide me with the syllabus for Part A.
jaspreet kaur

NEET MDS’s Part A will be having questions from topics such as General Anatomy, Embryology, Dental Embryology, Histology, Oral Histology, General Human Physiology, Dental Pharmacology, Biochemistry, General Pharmacology, General Microbiology, Therapeutics, General Pathology, General Medicine & Surgery, and dental anatomy.

laxmi mishra
How many rounds of counselling are held?
jaspreet kaur

According to past records, 2 counselling are held for the NEET MDS entrance examination and 1 more round is held if there are still some vacant seats left. After the results are announced, candidates have to fill in the counselling form, where they have made college choices. To know more, do visit NEET MDS Counselling Process.

shreya sarkar
Are there any colleges in Bangalore that will accept NEET MDS scores?
jaspreet kaur

The Oxford Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences (RUAS), Government Dental College, and Research Institute, etc are some of the colleges in Bangalore that accept NEET MDS entrance examination scores.

gopalakrishnan r
When is MP government MDS counselling
shivangi srivastava

NEET MDS 2021 Counselling was expected to start in the month of April, 2021 but due to the ongoing global pandemic covid- 19 and the sudden rise in the number of cases, the counselling process might get delayed by a few months. You can check the official website of MCC, for more information regarding the counselling commencement.

jemima shalini
Pls update me with the exams and dates that I need to attend to, for Mds (Dental, PG) seats.

Admissions into Postgraduate Medical and Dental courses is through entrance exams, NEET PG and NEET MDS respectively. Till last year, NEET MDS exam was conducted in the month of December while NEET PG used to be held in the month of January/February. The NEET MDS 2021 was held on 16th December 2020, while the NEET PG 2021 examination is postponed till August, due to the ongoing pandemic.