NEET MDS 2021: The National Board of Examinations is responsible for conducting the entrance examination. Moreover, they have announced the examination date. Check out the exam date and the official notification below. It will be conducted in online mode, i.e it will be a computer-based test. Candidates wanting to appear for the exam will have to submit the application form. Moreover, note that no other exam is valid for admission to MDS courses in accordance with the 1948 Dentist Act. Further, the students who will clear the NEET MDS 2021 exam will be eligible for admission to 1326 MDS seats. The candidates should further ensure that they submit their forms on time. As the authorities will not release the admit card of students who will not submit the form on time. For more details about the entrance exam and admission process, read further.
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- NBE will be conducting the NEET MDS Exam on 16th December 2020. The application forms will be released soon via online mode. Candidates should check out the concerning websites frequently for updates.
NEET MDS 2021
The NBE NEET MDS Admission for the 2021-2022 session will be done entirely on the basis of merit. Hence, only the students who will score the minimum qualifying will be eligible for admission. Moreover, the students appearing for the exam should be aware of all the important events and dates. The official notification will be released soon, wherein the complete schedule will be present. However, the tentative schedule of the admission process is given below.
NEET MDS Exam Date
|16th December 2020|
Declaration of Result
|– January 2021 –|
First round of Counselling
Counselling Registration Starts
– March 2021 –
|List of NRI eligible candidates||– March 2021 –|
Choice filling and locking
– March 2021 –
Seat allotment process
– March 2021 –
First round result provisional
– April 2021 –
|Round one final result||– April 2021 –|
Reporting to Allotted College
– April 2021 –
Second round of Counselling
Registration for counselling (round two)
|– To Be Announced –|
Filling of choices and locking
|– To Be Announced –|
Process of seat allotment
|– To Be Announced –|
Publication of results
|– To Be Announced –|
Reporting to dental college
Transfer of vacant seats to state quota
Mop-up round of counselling (for deemed/central universities and ESIC)
|– To Be Announced –|
Filling and locking of choices
Seat allotment process
Reporting at the colleges
NTA NEET MDS 2021 Eligibility Criteria
The students must check the eligibility criteria before applying for NEET MDS 2021 Exam. As it is compulsory for all to satisfy the eligibility conditions. In addition, the applications of students who do not satisfy the conditions will get rejected. Therefore, to avoid inconvenience, you should check out the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Further, the eligibility criteria set by the exam conducting body is as follows:
- The applicant should have a degree in Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Wherein, the certificate should have been awarded by an institute, which is registered with the State Dental Council.
- In addition, the students should have completed a one-year internship from a recognized dental institute.
- Further, the applicant must not be less than 20 years of age.
- Moreover, the students who are pursuing their UG courses are also eligible to apply for the offered course. But they complete their internship program before March 2020. Such students will have to submit their internship letter, wherein joining and closing date must be mentioned. If the student will not submit this certificate, then their application will be rejected.
- The candidates belonging to the state of Jammu & Kashmir, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, etc will not be eligible for 50% All India Quota Seats.
Furthermore, the University has given an exemption for the Internship for the candidates from the below category-
- Candidates who have completed their UG before 1989.
- The applicants who have completed their 41/2 Years of UG Program including a mandatory Internship Program.
- In addition, the students who have completed their 5 years of Under Graduate Program in Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Annamalai University in the year- 2006-07.
NTA NEET MDS Application Form 2021
The NEET MDS Registration Form will be released by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). In addition, the form will be available in online mode only. Thus, the students will have to visit their official website to submit the form. The form will further be available for a limited period of time. Candidates thus need to ensure that they submit the form before the due date. Moreover, make sure that you provide the correct information while filling the form. The details you will provide should be as per the documents you have. If any of the information will mismatch, then you may not be allowed to sit for the exam. Furthermore, students will have to upload certain documents as well. Wherein, the documents should be uploaded as per the prescribed specifications. Otherwise, your form will be rejected.
Furthermore, the application process includes certain steps, which are as follows:
- Online Registration
- Filling up the Application Form
- Select Exam Centre
- Upload the Documents
- Pay Application Fee
- Submit the Online Registration Form
|General, OBC||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 3750|
|General, OBC||PWD||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 2750|
|ST, SC||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 2750|
NEET MDS Admit Card 2021
The admit card will be available for download on the official website of NBE. Moreover, the authorities will issue NEET MDS Hall Ticket to only those students who will submit the application form on time. The students without the admit card will further not be allowed to sit for the exam. In addition, students should also carry an ID proof along with the hall ticket. Further, do not forget to check all the details mentioned in it. In case of any discrepancy, immediately contact the authorities and ask them to make the required changes and re-issue the admit card. Candidates also need to paste a recent passport size photograph on the hall ticket.
NBE MDS 2021 Exam Pattern
The NEET MDS Exam Pattern will be specified in the information brochure, which will be released by the exam conducting body. In addition, the students will be able to understand the details of the question paper by knowing the exam pattern. It will also help you in the preparation process. Further, the exam pattern for the entrance exam is as follows:
- The NEET MDS Exam will be conducted in online mode, i.e it will be a computer-based test.
- Duration of Exam – 3 Hours
- Test Timing – 2:00 PM To 5:00 PM
- Question Type – Objective Type Questions
- Total Marks – 960
- No. of Questions – 240 Multiple Choice Questions
- The medium of Paper – English
- Furthermore, for each correct answer, 4 marks will be awarded to the student. As negative marking is applicable, for an incorrect answer, 1 mark will get deducted.
The time-schedule of the exam is given below. Candidates are supposed to reach the exam hall on time, as otherwise, they will not be allowed to enter the exam centre.
|Allow Candidates to Enter the Examination Hall and Commence Biometric Registration||12:00 pm|
|Entry Closes at the Examination Center||1:30 pm|
|Access to the Candidate Login||1:45 pm|
|Candidates Log In to Read Instructions||1:50 pm|
|Starting Time of the Examination||2:00 pm|
|Closing Date of the Examination||5:00 pm|
NBE MDS 2021 Exam Syllabus
The syllabus for the entrance exam will be the same as that of the BDS programme curriculum. Candidates should first gather all the information about the exam before starting to prepare for the test. Moreover, the standard of the questions will be the same as that of the BDS Course. The question paper will be made around three subjects that include Pre-Clinical, Clinical, and Para-Clinical. Furthermore, the subject-wise weightage of each subject is mentioned below. The students can prioritize and prepare a study plan accordingly.
|Subject||Number of Questions||Weightage|
|General Anatomy including embryology and histology||14||56|
|General human physiology and Biochemistry||14||56|
|Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology||14||56|
|General Pathology and Microbiology||14||56|
|General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics||14||56|
|Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology||14||56|
|Oral Medicine and Radiology||14||56|
|Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry||14||56|
|Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics||14||56|
|Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge||14||56|
|Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics||14||56|
|Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery||14||56|
|Public Health Dentistry||14||56|
NEET MDS Exam Centres 2021
The students will have to choose the exam centre choice while filling the application form. Note that the exam conducting body will allot exam city as per the filled in choice only. Therefore, make sure that you enter your choice carefully. As the exam city will not be changed after the issuance of the admit card. Further, the list of cities, wherein the entrance exam will be conducted is provided below. The students will have to choose any of these only.
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
NTA NEET MDS Result 2021
The result of the MDS Exam will be released by the NBE on its official website. It will further be declared in the form of a merit list, which will be available in PDF format. The students who will score the minimum qualifying marks will make it to the merit list. Moreover, the students will be ranked in order of merit in this list. Only the merit students will be further eligible for counselling and other admission processes. Candidates will further be able to download the scorecards by entering registration ID and Password. In addition, students’ total marks, category, qualifying status, AIQ Rank, and roll number will be mentioned in it. The students should also take out a printout of the scorecard, as you may have to present it during admission processes.
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test MDS CutOff
The NBE NEET MDS CutOff 2021 will indicate the minimum qualifying marks, which each candidate needs to score for being eligible to get admission. This cutoff list will be released after the result declaration category-wise. In addition, students will have to visit the official website of NBE to check out the cutoff list. Moreover, students should check the cutoff marks for their category, as the admission process will be carried out on that basis. Furthermore, the cutoff marks differ every year as it depends upon certain factors that cause the variation. The factors upon which cutoff depends are such as the difficulty level of exam, no. of participants, and seat availability. The cutoff marks of previous years’ are mentioned below for allowing students to have an idea about the cutoff.
|Category||Cut off percentile||Cutoff Scores for 2020||Cutoff scores 2019||Cut off scores 2018|
|General candidates||50 percentile||286||250||233|
|SC/ST/OBC candidates||40 percentile||250||215||204|
|General PH candidates||45 percentile||268||232||219|
|SC/SC/OBC – PH candidates||40 percentile||250||215||204|
Revision of CutOff Marks
If the sufficient no. of students does not score the cutoff marks, then the central government in consultation with the Dental Council of India will lower the qualifying marks. This is done to fill the available seats. Moreover, this has been done in the past. Further, a cutoff list will be released after lowering cutoff marks, then that will be the revised cutoff list following which the further processes will be carried out.
Institutes Participating in NEET MDS Admission Process
|S.No.||Colleges in India|
|1||Regional Dental College, Guwahati|
|2||Patna Dental College, and Hospital, Patna|
|3||Maulana Azad Institute and Dental Science, New Delhi|
|4||University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi|
|5||Goa Dental College and Hospital, Goa|
|6||Government Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad|
|7||Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak|
|8||Government Dental College and Hospital, Shimla|
|9||Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bangalore|
|10||Government Dental College, Kottayam|
NBE MDS Counselling
NEET MDS Counselling 2021 will be conducted by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) on behalf of MCC. The round of counselling will begin soon after the result declaration. Moreover, only the merit list students will be eligible to appear for counselling. The students will also be called for counselling in accordance with the merit list. Further, the counselling details will be published on the NBE Official Website. Candidates will further have to carry a set of documents along for this admission round. In addition, you should have both the photocopies and originals of documents for the document verification process. After carrying out the verification process, the authorities will allot seats to students on the basis of merit.
Furthermore, students will have to register themselves as well to appear for counselling. The students will have to provide certain details to register successfully. After completing the registration, the candidates will have to pay the counselling fee. Wherein, students will be able to make payment in online mode through Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card. The counselling for state quota seats and All India Quota seats will further take place separately. Hence, the type of counselling and the authority which will be conducting it is mentioned below.
|Types of Seats||Counselling Authority|
|All India 50% Quota- Dental Educational Institutions of Central Government Universities established by the Act. of Parliament Deemed Universities||Directorate 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 Institutions||State Government or Authority designated by the State Government|
As mentioned above, the students must carry the required document for the verification process. Thus, the documents you must carry along are as follows:
- NEET BDS Mark Sheets
- BDS Degree Certificate
- Internship Certificate
- Dental Council of India Certificate
- Authorized Government Proof-Like PAN Card, Aadhaar Card, etc.
- 10th and 12th Certificate
- Category Certificate
- Necessary Document Proof if applied under Special Category
Highlights of NEET MDS 2021
|Full Exam Name||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MDS|
|Short Exam Name||NEET MDS|
|Conducting Body||National Board of Examinations (NBE)|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||3750 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Online / Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|