NEET MDS 2021: The NEET-MDS 2021 Result has been declared, check your rank and cutoff marks now. The National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts the entrance examination. It is conducted in online mode, i.e it is a computer-based test. Candidates wanting to appear for the exam 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 clear the NEET MDS 2021 exam are eligible for admission to 1326 MDS seats. The candidates should further ensure that they submit their forms on time. For more details about the entrance exam and admission process, read further.

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  • The Rank List has been published along with the cutoff marks list. Candidates will be able to download the individual scorecard on or after 12th January 2021. Moreover, the cutoff list is also provided below. – Check Your Rank Here


  • Online Application Form submission date & the procedure of editing the submitted form is over.
  • The exam conducting body has released the information brochure for the 2021 session. It contains all the details about the admission process. – Check Information Brochure



The NBE NEET MDS Admission for the 2021-2024 session is done entirely on the basis of merit. Hence, only the students who score the minimum qualifying are eligible for admission. Moreover, the students appearing for the exam should be aware of all the important events and dates. The official notification has been released, wherein the complete schedule is present. In addition, all the important events and dates are mentioned in the table below.



NEET Application Form

26th Oct. 2020 to 15th Nov. 2020

Issue of Admit Card

09th December 2020

NEET MDS Exam Date

16th December 2020

Declaration of Result

31st December 2020

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)

Online registration

– To Be Announced –

Filling and locking of choices

Seat allotment process

Allotment result

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 are 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 have to submit their internship letter, wherein the joining and closing date must be mentioned. If the student does not submit this certificate, then their application is rejected.
  • The candidates belonging to the state of Jammu & Kashmir, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, etc are not 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 is released by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). In addition, the form is available in online mode only. Thus, the students have to visit their official website to submit the form. The form shall 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 provide should be as per the documents you have. If any of the information mismatches, then you may not be allowed to sit for the exam. Furthermore, students 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:

  1. Online Registration
  2. Filling up the Application Form
  3. Select Exam Centre
  4. Upload the Documents
  5. Pay Application Fee
  6. Submit the Online Registration Form

Application Fee

General, OBCOnlineFemale, Transgender, Male₹ 3750
General, OBCPWDOnlineFemale, Transgender, Male₹ 2750
ST, SCOnlineFemale, Transgender, Male₹ 2750

NEET MDS Admit Card 2021

The admit card is available for download on the official website of NBE. Moreover, the authorities issue NEET MDS Hall Ticket to only those students who have submitted the application form on time. The students without the admit card are further not 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 is specified in the information brochure, which is released by the exam conducting body. In addition, the students can understand the details of the question paper by knowing the exam pattern. It also helps 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 is 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 are awarded to the student. As negative marking is applicable, for an incorrect answer, 1 mark gets 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 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

NBE MDS 2021 Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for the entrance exam is 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 shall be the same as that of the BDS Course. The question paper is 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.

SubjectNumber of QuestionsWeightage
General Anatomy including embryology and histology1456
General human physiology and Biochemistry1456
Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology1456
General Pathology and Microbiology1456
General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics1456
General Medicine1560
General Surgery1560
Dental Materials1456
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology1456
Oral Medicine and Radiology1456
Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry1456
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics1456
Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge1456
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics1456
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery1456
Public Health Dentistry1456

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.

West BengalAsansol
Madhya PradeshBhopal
Tamil NaduChennai
DelhiNew Delhi
Warangal (Urban)
Jammu and KashmirJammu
Uttar PradeshLucknow
Navi Mumbai
Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam
Himachal PradeshHamirpur
Arunachal PradeshNaharlagun

NTA NEET MDS Result 2021

The Result of the MDS Exam is released by the NBE on its official website. It is further declared in the form of a merit list. The students who score the minimum qualifying marks make it to the merit list. Moreover, the students are ranked in order of merit in this list. Only the merit students are further eligible for counselling and other admission processes. Candidates can download the scorecards by entering registration ID and Password. In addition, students’ total marks, category, qualifying status, AIQ Rank, and roll number are 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 indicates the minimum qualifying marks, which each candidate needs to score for being eligible to get admission. This cutoff list is released after the result declaration category-wise. In addition, students 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 is 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 the 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.

CategoryCut off percentileCutoff Scores for 2020Cutoff scores 2019Cut off scores 2018
General candidates50 percentile286250233
SC/ST/OBC candidates40 percentile250215204
General PH candidates45 percentile268232219
SC/SC/OBC – PH candidates40 percentile250215204

Revision of CutOff Marks

If a sufficient no. of students does not score the cutoff marks, then the central government in consultation with the Dental Council of India lowers the qualifying marks. This is done to fill the available seats. Moreover, this has been done in the past. Further, a cutoff list is released after lowering cutoff marks, then will be the revised cutoff list following which the further processes are carried out.

Institutes Participating in NEET MDS Admission Process

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 and 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

NBE MDS Counselling

NEET MDS Counselling 2021 is conducted by the Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) on behalf of MCC. The round of counselling begins soon after the result declaration. Moreover, only the merit list students can appear for counselling. The students are called for counselling in accordance with the merit list. Further, the counselling details are published on the NBE Official Website. Candidates 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 allot seats to students on the basis of merit.

Furthermore, students have to register themselves as well to appear for counselling. The students have to provide certain details to register successfully. After completing the registration, the candidates have to pay the counselling fee. Wherein, students are 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 further takes place separately. Hence, the type of counselling and the authority which conducts it is mentioned below.

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

Important Documents

As mentioned above, the students must carry the required document for the verification process. Thus, the documents you must carry along are as follows:

  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

Highlights of NEET MDS 2021

Full Exam NameNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MDS
Short Exam NameNEET MDS
Conducting BodyNational Board of Examinations (NBE)
Frequency of ConductOnce a year
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application Fee (General)3750 Rs [Online]
Mode of ExamOnline
Mode of CounsellingOnline / Offline
Participating Colleges273
Exam Duration3 Hours


Ques: How can I apply for NEET MDS Exam?
Ans: The students wanting to appear for the exam, need to first submit the online application form. Candidates’ will have to visit the NBE Official Website to fill the form.
Ques: Is it important to satisfy the eligibility conditions to appear for the entrance exam?
Ans: Yes, it is compulsory that all the applicants satisfy the eligibility criteria. If any of the students will found to be ineligible then his/her application will be rejected.
Ques: In which mode the NEET MDS Exam will be conducted?
Ans: The entrance exam takes place in online mode, i.e it will be a computer-based test.
Ques: What if I missed the last date to submit the application fee?
Ans: In that case, the authorities will not accept your application form and you will not be able to sit for the exam.


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