NEET MDS 2020 Official Notification releases in October 2019. The MDS stands for Masters of Dental Surgery. The National Board of Examinations conducts the NEET 2020 MDS every year. The Entrance Examination offers admission in MDS Courses offered in various Government, Private, and Deemed Colleges across the country. To apply for this entrance examination, candidates have to satisfy the eligibility criteria. Candidates with BDS Degree are also eligible for NEET MDS Admission 2020. No other Entrance Examination is valid for the admission to the MDS Courses as per the Dentist Act, 1948. Only AIIMS, New Delhi is not included under the NEET MDS. In this article, we have provided complete details of NEET MDS 2020, its important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, admit card.

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Highlights of NEET MDS 2020

  • The NEET MDS stands for Masters of Dental Surgery.
  • The National Board of Examinations is the main conducting body of NEET MDS 2020.
  • The Official Notification will release in October 2019. The Application Form available from November 2019.
  • Through NEET MDS, candidates can get admissions in MDS Courses in various government, private, and deemed universities.
  • This is a Post Graduate National Level Entrance Examination.

NEET MDS Exam Dates 2020

EventsDates Scheduled
The Release of Official NotificationOctober 2019
Starting Date of the Online Application FormOctober 2019
Closing Date of the Application FormOctober 2019
Issuance of the Admit CardDecember 2019
NEET MDS Mock TestDecember 2019
NEET PG Exam DateJanuary 2020
Declaration of the ResultJanuary 2020
Availability of Rank CardFebruary 2020
The Release of Merit ListFebruary 2020
Merit List of 50% AIQ SeatsFebruary 2020
Starting Date of the Counselling RoundMarch 2020

About NEET MDS 2020 Entrance Examination

The NEET MDS Entrance Examination will be held in January 2020. This is a single entrance examination for the admission to various PG MDS Courses under Dentists Act, 1948. The Entrance Examination is held once in a year and candidates are selected on the basis of their qualification marks.

The scope of NEET MDS 2020

This is an eligibility cum-entrance examination that is held once in a year for the academic session which includes the following-

  1. All India 50% Quota Seats for MDS Courses(except Jammu and Kashmir).
  2. State Quota Seats for MDS Courses which includes all the states including Jammu and Kashmir.
  3. Applicants can get admission in different Private, Dental Colleges, Institutions, and Universe all across India.
  4. MDS Courses at Armed Forces Medical Institution.

Eligibility Criteria of NEET MDS 2020

The Eligibility Criteria is the most important factor of NEET MDS 2020. Based on the NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria, candidates will be eligible to fill in the application form and move further for other selection rounds-

  1. The Applicants must possess a recognized degree of Bachelor in Dental Surgery awarded by the University or Institution and must be registered with the State Dental Council.
  2. The Candidate must have undergone a One-Year Internship at a recognized Dental College.

The University has given an exemption for the Internship for the candidates from the below category-

  1. Candidates who have completed their UG before 1989.
  2. Applicants who have completed their 41/2 Years of UG Program including a mandatory Internship Program.
  3. Candidates who have completed their 5 years of Under Graduate Program in Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Annamalai University in the year- 2006-07.
  4. The Applicants who are pursuing their final UG Course are also eligible. But they have to finish their Internship Program before March 2019. Candidates have to submit their Internship Letter mentioning their starting date and closing date. Failure of this will lead to the disqualification of the candidates.
  5. Candidates belonging to the few states are not included in 50% All India Quota Seats. The States are- Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Jammu and Kashmir.

NEET MDS Qualifying Marks/Score 2020

The Cut off is the minimum number of marks that are set by the National Board of Examination in order to select deserving candidates. The cut-off marks are different for each category-

CategoryCut-Off PercentileCut-Off Scores
General Category (UR)50%233 Marks
SC/ST Category Candidates40%204 Marks
PH Candidates45%219 Marks

Candidates who score more than the cut-off marks will be eligible for the further process of NEET MDS 2020.

NEET MDS 2020 Application Form

The NEET MDS 2020 Application Form will be made available from October 2019. The Mode of filling the Application Form is done online on the official website of NBE. The National Board of Examination is the main conducting body of NEET MDS Application Form 2020. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria will be eligible to fill in the Application Form.

The Filling of the Application Form comprises of the following steps-

  1. Registration Process
  2. Filling of the Application Form
  3. Selection of the Exam Schedule and Center
  4. Payment of the Application Fees.
  5. Submission of the Application Form

It is advised that the candidates must submit their Application Form before the deadline date. Submission of the Application forms after the closing date will result in the disqualification of the candidature.

NEET MDS Application Fees 2020

  • The NEET MDS Application Fees 2020 for General Category is Rs 3750 and
  • The NEET MDS Application fees for Reserved Category is Rs 2750/-.

NEET 2020 MDS Admit Card

The NEET MDS Admit Card 2020, will be released online on the official website NBE. The Admit Card releases in December 2019. The NEET MBS Admit Card is issued only to those candidates whose application form have been submitted successfully. Candidates will be able to download their Admit Card in online mode only. The Applicants can download their Admit Card by submitting their Registration Number and Password. The NEET MDS 2020 Admit Card is a mandatory document that has to be carried by the candidate by the candidate to the examination hall.

How to Download NEET MDS 2020 Admit Card?

The Step by Step procedure to download NEET MDS Admit Card is as follows-

  1. Visit the Official Website of National Board of Examinations (NBE)- www.nbe.edu.in
  2. Click on the “Download Admit Card Link”
  3. Enter your Registration Number and Password
  4. The Admit Card will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Check all the details and download the Admit Card.
  6. Take the printout of the Admit Card and keep it safe until the completion of the admission process.
  7. Affix a recent passport size photograph on the provided space.

Scheme/ Exam Pattern of the Examination

  • The Exam is conducted on a Single Day and in a Single Slot Only.
  • The Examination Session – 2:00 Hours to 5:00 Hours
  • The Allocation of Time is as follows-
Allow Candidates to Enter the Examination Hall and Commence Biometric Registration12:00 pm
Entry Closes at the Examination Center1:30 pm
Access to the Candidate Login1:45 pm
Candidates Log In to Read Instructions1:50 pm
Starting Time of the Examination2:00 pm
Closing Date of the Examination5:00 pm

NEET MDS Exam Centers 2020

The Examination Centers are the list of the exam cities or venues where the exam is going to be conducted. The Exam Center of NEET PG is held across various cities of the country. The Applicants have to select at least three choices of exam centers. The Selection of the Examination Center will take place at the time of filling the application form. In the year 2019, a total of 51 NEET MDS Exam Centers were available.

NEET MDS 2020 Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern defines the Mode and Concept of the Exam. The National Board of Institutions is responsible for conducting NEET MDS Exam. The Exam is conducted once a year. Let’s check the Exam Pattern of NEET MDS 2020 in details below-

  1. The NEET MDS Exam is conducted online (Computer Based Test)
  2. There will be a total of 240 Questions.
  3. The Total Time Duration of the Examination is 3 Hours.
  4. The Exam Paper comprises of two parts – Part A and Part B.
  5. The Format of the Questions is Multiple Choice Objective Based Questions.
  6. There is negative marking for every wrong answer. That means there is 25% of negative marking for incorrect answers.
  7. Each Question carries 4 marks therefore for every correct answer, 4 marks are rewarded and for a wrong answer
  8. No marks are deducted for non-attempted questions. Total Marks allotted in NEET MDS Exam 2020 is 960 marks.
  9. The Medium of the Examination is in English only.
  10. During the Examination, candidates will be given an option to mark any question whether attempted or not (review purpose). The Questions that are marked for the review will be evaluated as per the Marking Scheme.

NEET MDS Syllabus 2020

The Syllabus of NEET MDS Exam 2020 shall be of BDS Standard and will cover all the subjects and syllabus covered during the BDS Course as prescribed in DCI Revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007 from time to time.

The NEET MDS Syllabus 2020 are as follows-

Applied Basic Sciences

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Prosthetic Dentistry

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Embryology and Anatomy
  • General and Oral Surgery
  • Surgical Anatomy
  • Radiology
  • Surgical Procedures

Periodontics

Conservative Dentistry

Oral Pathology and Microbiology (15 Marks)

Orthodontics

Paedodontics

Oral Medicine

Radiology

Community Dentistry

The Subject-Wise Question Weightage is 14 Questions each. The Oral Pathology and Microbiology is 15 Questions. Hence, the total number of questions is 240 Questions.

NEET MDS Result 2020

The Result of NEET MDS 2020 will be declared online. The National Board of Examinations publishes the Result on the official website of NBE. The NEET MDS Result is valid for the qualifying year. Based on the quota, there will be four types of result announced-

  1. All India 50% Quota
  2. State Quota
  3. Private Dental Colleges/Institutions/Universities/ Deemed Universities
  4. AFMS Institutions

How to Check NEET MDS Result 2020?

The Step by Step Process to check NEET MDS 2020 Result is as follows-

  1. Visit the Official Website of NBE
  2. Click on the Result Link
  3. Log In Using Credentials
  4. The Result will be displayed on the screen
  5. Download and take the printout of the screen.

It has to be noted that if the qualifying candidates in the respective categories are three times less than the number of vacancies, then the cut-off percentile will be automatically lowered in such a manner that the number of candidates shall be minimum three times the number of seats in each respective category.

NEET MDS Tie-Breaker Criteria 2020

If more than two candidates obtain the same number of marks, then the tie-breaker criteria are used. The Merit Position shall be determined in the following ways-

  1. Candidates with less number of wrong answers (overall paper) will be given a Higher Merit Position.
  2. The Applicant with higher marks in Part B section will be given higher merit.
  3. Candidates with less number of wrong answers in Part B will be given higher rank.
  4. If still, the tie exists, then the candidates with older in age will be given the higher rank.

NEET MDS 2020 Merit List

The Merit List of NEET MDS 2020 will be released online. The Merit List will comprise the name of the candidates who have scored more than the qualifying marks. The NEET 2020 MDS Merit List is released by NBE. There are three types of Merit List of NEET MDS 2020-

NEET MDS 2020 Merit List Rank

This is the overall rank merit list of those candidates whose have appeared the NEET MDS Entrance Examination.

All India 50% Quota Rank

This is also the overall merit rank list of the candidates who have appeared the Entrance Examination. These candidates will be eligible for all All India 50% Quota Seats and Courses.

All India 50% Quota Category Rank

This is the overall Merit List Rank of the category candidates who have appeared the NEET MDS Examination. The Category candidates include – SC/ST/OBC. This is only valid for All India 50% Quota MDS Courses.

The merit list of NEET 2020 MDS includes the names of the candidates on the basis of NEET MDS 2020 Minimum Qualifying Marks. The shortlisted candidates will be called out for the further selection process.

NEET MDS Cut-Off 2020

The Cut Off Marks is the minimum qualifying marks that are set by the National Board of Examination. The Cutoff Marks will select the candidates on the marks they have obtained. The Cut off Marks of NEET PG/MDS depends on the following factors-

  • The Difficulty Level of the Questions
  • Number of the Candidates appeared the examination

In the year 2018, the Exam Conducting Authority had revised the Minimum Cut-Off percentile scores. The Revised Minimum Cut-Off Score is as follows-

CategoryMinimum Qualifying CriteriaCut-Off ScoresRevised Minimum Qualifying PercentileRevised Cut-Off Scores 
General Category50th Percentile233 Marks20.265 Percentile149 Scores
SC/ST/OBC Category40th Percentile204 Marks10.265 Percentile115 Marks
PH Category45th Percentile219 Marks15.625 Percentile133 Marks

NEET MDS 2020 Counselling

The NEET MDS Counselling 2020 will be conducted in March 2020. The Medical Counselling Committee under the Directorate General of Health Services conducts the counselling round. Candidates who have been shortlisted on the NEET MDS Merit List will be called out for the counselling round. The Counselling takes place in three rounds including the mop-up round.

To participate in the counseling process, candidates have to register themselves online and have to fill in their choices of colleges and courses. The NEET MDS Counselling List  prepared on the basis of the All India Rank (AIR), Preferences, and options of seats available under each course. Around 1323 Seats are reserved under NEET MDS 2020 Counselling. The Counselling will be held for each category separately.

Types of SeatsCounselling Authority
All India 50% Quota- Dental Educational Institutions of Central Government Universities established by the Act. of Parliament Deemed UniversitiesDirectorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. Of India
State Quota Seats in all the Dental Institutions in State, and seats in Institutions established by the State Government Universities, Municipal Bodies Trust, or Minority InstitutionsState Government or Authority designated by the State Government

NEET MDS 2020 Document Verification

This is the most important process of the NEET MDS 2020 Admission Process. Candidates have to carry the following documents in the Document Verification Round.

  1. NEET BDS Mark Sheets
  2. BDS Degree Certificate
  3. Internship Certificate
  4. Dental Council of India Certificate
  5. Authorized Government Proof Like PAN Card, Aadhaar Card etc.
  6. 10th and 12th Certificate
  7. Category Certificate
  8. Necessary Document Proof if applied under Special Category

The NEET MDS Admission 2020 starts from October 2019. The Complete Process of NEET MDS Admission 2020 includes – Online Submission of the application form, eligibility criteria, admit card, appearing the entrance examination, etc. Candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria will be eligible to participate in the NEET MDS 2020 for admissions in Post Graduate Programs.

NEET MDS Participating Institutes

The Top 10 NEET MDS Participating Institutes are-

S No.Colleges in India
1Regional Dental College, Guwahati
2Patna Dental College, and Hospital, Patna
3Maulana Azad Institute and Dental Science, New Delhi
4University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi
5Goa Dental College and Hospital, Goa
6Government Dental College an Hospital, Ahmedabad
7Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak
8Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla
9Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bangalore
10Government Dental College, Kottayam
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