NEET MDS Details




(a) NEET-MDS is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission to various PG MDS Courses under Dentists Act, 1948 (amended from time to time).

(b) No other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to MDS Courses.


NEET- MDS 2019 shall be the single eligibility cum entrance examination for the academic session 2019 which will include the following:

  1. a) All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses (all states except Jammu & Kashmir)
  2. b) State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/Union territories of India (including the state of Jammu & Kashmir)
  3. c) MDS courses at all Private Dental Colleges, Institutions & Universities all across the country d) MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.


The following Dental institution is not covered by centralized admissions for MDS seats through NEET-MDS for 2019 session:

  1. a) AIIMS, New Delhi

NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2019

NBE will conduct NEET MDS 2019 in computer-based mode. A total of 240 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked in the entrance examination, which must be solved within 3 hours.

NEET MDS exam pattern 2019 details:

  • Mode of exam – Computer-based mode
  • Duration of the exam – 3 hours (180 minutes)
  • Types of questions – Objective type questions
  • Total questions asked – 240 multiple choice question with four options each
  • Total marks – 960 marks
  • Medium of questions asked – English language only
  • Marking scheme – +4 marks for every correct answer; -1 mark for a wrong attempt; 0 mark for the unanswered question
  • Syllabus – Subjects taught in BDS programme


NEET MDS 2019 Cut off


Minimum Qualifying Cut Off


50 percentiles

SC, ST and OBC

40 percentiles

Physically Handicapped

45 percentiles


 NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2019

  • Nationality – A candidate willing to apply for NEET MDS 2019 must be a citizen of India. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) or a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) can also apply for the entrance examination.
  • Qualification – As per the NEET MDS 2019 eligibility criteria, it is mandatory for aspirants to pass the degree of Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS) awarded by a university or institute in India under MDS course regulations 2017 notified by Dental Council of India with prior approval of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
  • Registration Certificate – Candidates must possess the permanent or provisional registration certificate issued by DCI or State Dental Council (SDC) by March 31, 2019. 
  • Internship – Applicants should have completed or likely to complete the 12 months rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2019. In accordance to NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2019, candidate undergoing the internship and is expected to complete the same by March 31, 2019, are eligible to appear for examination but will not be eligible for admission to MDS courses until they complete the internship and obtain the provisional or permanent registration certificate.

NEET MDS 2019 Eligibility Criteria for J&K aspirants

As per the NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2019, candidates belonging from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are eligible for 50% All India Quota seats. From the year 2018, these states have started participating in 50% AIQ scheme.

Aspirants who have studied or completed their BDS degree from the state of Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible to participate for 50% All India Quota seats. However, candidates who were nominated by the Government of India (GoI) under the central pool seats for pursuing BDS degree from any Dental College located in the state will be eligible for admission to 50% AIQ scheme. Such candidate must submit a duly signed affidavit declaring that he/she was nominated by the GoI and send the same to the following address along with the printout of the acknowledgement of submission of NEET MDS application form 2019 by the stipulated date.

Address: Deputy Director (Examinations),                                                      

National Board of Examinations,

Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar,

Mahatma Gandhi Marg, (Ring Road), New Delhi – 110029

NEET MDS 2019 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

  • As per the NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2019, it is not mandatory for foreign nationals to have the temporary registration of DCI at the time of examination
  • The foreign nationals can take the exam without DCI registration certificate
  • The temporary registration certificate by DCI will be issued on a condition that the foreign national must be registered as a medical practitioner in his/her country

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Who are not eligible?

  • Any candidate found in violation with NEET MDS 2019 eligibility conditions set by NBE will not be allowed take up the examination. However, if any ineligible candidate successfully appears for the entrance examination, later his/her candidature will be cancelled.
  • As mentioned in the eligibility criteria of NEET MDS 2019, only candidates who have completed or likely to complete their 12 months rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2019. Any candidate who is not likely to complete the internship within the stipulated time will not be considered eligible for NEET MDS 2019.


NEET MDS 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus will comprise of three subjects of Pre-Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Clinical of BDS programme curriculum. 

NEET MDS 2019 – Subject-wise distribution of questions


Subject-wise weightage

Part-A (TOTAL 100)

General Anatomy including embryology and histology


General Human Physiology and Biochemistry


Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology


General Pathology and Microbiology


General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics


General Medicine


General Surgery


Part-B (TOTAL 140)

Dental Materials


Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology


Oral Medicine and Radiology


Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry


Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics




Prosthodontics and Crown & 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

 The list of subjects and important topics are listed below:

  1. Applied Basic Sciences
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Applied Physiology
  • Applied Pathology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  1. Prosthetic Dentistry
  1. Oral and Maxillofacial surgery
  • Embryology & anatomy of head and neck
  • General & Oral Surgery
  • Surgical Anatomy
  • Radiology
  • Surgical Procedures
  1. Periodontics
  1. Conservative Dentistry
  1. Oral Pathology and Microbiology
  1. Orthodontics
  1. Paedodontics
  1. Oral Medicine
  1. Radiology
  1. Community Dentistry