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NEET MDS Entrance Exam 2018

NEET MDS is an eligibility cum ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination to various post graduate MDS Courses under Dentists Act, 1948.

NEET MDS is a single window entrance examination for Dental PG courses. No other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to MDS Courses as per Dentists Act, 1948.

Scope of NEET MDS 2018

NEET MDS 2018 shall be the single eligibility cum entrance examination namely ‘National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission to Postgraduate Dental Courses’ for the academic session 2018 – 2019 which will include the following :

  • All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses ( all states except Andhra Pradesh*, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana* )
  • State quota seats for MDS courses for all States / Union territories of India ( including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana )
  • MDS Diploma courses at all Private Dental Colleges, Institutions & Universities all across the country
  • MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.

*PG seats of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are likely to be included in 50% All India Quota Seats 2018 subject to confirmation by the respective State Governments to MoHFW, Govt. of India.

The following Dental institution is not covered by centralized admissions for MDS seats through NEET – MDS for 2018 session :

  • AIIMS, New Delhi

NEET MDS Entrance Exam Eligibility 2018

The eligibility criteria for Admission to MDS courses as per MDS Course Regulations 2017 notified by Dental Council of India with prior approval of MoHFW is as follows :

A candidate for admission to the Master in Dental Surgery course, must possess a recognised degree of Bachelor in Dental Surgery awarded by a university or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council and has obtained provisional or permanent registration and has undergone compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved / recognised dental college.

A candidate who after passing the final qualifying examination ( BDS or the foreign dental degree recognized by GOI / DCI ), is undergoing 12-month compulsory rotatory internship / practical training and is likely to complete the same by 31st March, 2018 can take up this examination, but he / she shall not be eligible for admission unless he/she has completed the compulsory rotatory internship and obtained provisional or permanent registration on or before 31st March, 2018 or the candidate produces a certificate from the head of Institution that he / she will be completing internship by 31st March, 2018.

Eligibility Criteria for All India 50% Quota Seats

Candidates who have studied / passed BDS from the states of Andhra Pradesh*, Telangana* and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for 50% All India Quota seats. However, the candidates who were nominated by the Government of India ( under central pool seats ) to do BDS from Dental Colleges in Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana shall be eligible to apply for admission. Such candidates must submit a duly signed affidavit declaring that he / she was nominated by the Government of India ( under central pool seats ) to do BDS from Dental Colleges in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir to the following address along with the print out of the acknowledgement of submission of online application for NEET MDS 2018 latest by 30th November, 2017.

Deputy Director ( Examinations )
National Board of Examinations,
Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar,
Mahatma Gandhi Marg, ( Ring Road ),
New Delhi – 110029.

Candidates who have done their BDS from Andhra Pradesh / Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir but fail to submit the affidavit as indicated above will not be considered for participation in All India 50% quota counseling. However, the restriction on candidates from the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana shall not apply to the categories pertaining to Armed Forces for ‘Grant of Short Service Commission in Army Dental Corps’ and for MDS admissions in Armed Forces Institutes.

* PG seats of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are likely to be included in 50% All India Quota Seats 2018 subject to confirmation by the respective State Governments to MoHFW, Govt. of India.

Eligibility criteria for foreign nationals in NEET MDS 2018

As per MDS course Regulations 2017 : It is not mandatory for foreign nationals to have temporary registration with DCI at the time of writing NEET-MDS. Foreign Nationals can write NEET MDS without DCI registration. Provided that in the case of a foreign national, the following procedure shall be followed : The Council may, on payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary registration for the duration of the post-graduate training restricted to the dental college / institution to which he or she is admitted for the time being exclusively for post-graduate studies : Provided further that temporary registration to such foreign national shall be subject to the condition that such person is duly registered as medical practitioner in his / her own country from which he / she has obtained his / her basics dental qualification and that his / her degree is recognized by the corresponding state dental council or concerned authority.

The dates indicated by candidates with regard to 12 months Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship i.e. starting date, completion date, shall be treated as final and candidates will be required to submit the original Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship completion certificate at the time of counseling.

The cut off dates for the recognition of the Dental Colleges, from where the candidates have passed, must have a recognised degree of BDS awarded by an Indian University, in respect of recognised Dental College under Section 10(2) of the Dentists Act, 1948 or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Dental Council of India and completed compulsory rotatory Internship for the year 2018 will be 31st October, 2017. The Colleges recognized after this date will not be considered.

Registration with State Dental Councils is necessary and its documentary proof has to be furnished at the time of counseling.

Candidates found to be ineligible at any stage of NEET MDS 2018 will not be permitted to appear in the examination and / or counseling. In an unlikely event of any ineligible candidate appearing and / or being successful in the NEET MDS 2018, the results / candidature of such candidate shall be cancelled and / or are deemed to be cancelled.

Requests for appearing in NEET MDS 2018 from candidates completing internship after 31st March, 2018 or having qualifications that are not recognized as per Dentists Act shall be summarily rejected. Candidates are further advised not to canvass for the same. The cutoff date for completion of internship towards determination of eligibility for appearing in NEET MDS 2018 shall be 31st March, 2018.

Some of the Universities / institutions are having regulations that candidates who are already pursuing the PG Course in their University or in another University are not eligible for admission till they complete the course. The candidates who are already pursuing PG Courses either through All India Quota or State Quota and are applying for a seat under All India Quota may confirm the eligibility conditions of that University
in this regard. NBE / MCC / MoHFW shall not be responsible if such candidates are denied admission. Such candidates may opt for the subject and the college at their own risk and cost.

A candidate can register and appear for NEET MDS 2018 only once for admission to the academic year 2018 – 2019. Candidates submitting multiple application form will not be allowed to appear in NEET MDS.

NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2018

NEET MDS 2018 shall be held on a single day & single session only.

Allocation of time for the NEET- MDS shall be as follows

( 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM )
Allow Candidates to enter the examination centre and
commence Biometric Registration
1:00 PM
Entry closes at Examination Centre2:30 PM
Grant access for Candidate Login2:45 PM
Candidates log in to read instructions2:50 PM
Exam Start Time3:00 PM
Exam End Time6:00 PM

The examination shall be a multiple choice questions test delivered using computers network ( CBT ) as per scheme prescribed.

The exam comprises of 240 Multiple Choices, single correct response questions in English language only. Time allotted 3 hrs.

Negative Marking : There shall be 25% negative marking for incorrect answers. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

Allocation of Marks for each MCQ 

1Correct Response4 marks
2Incorrect Response1 mark shall be deducted
3Unattempted QuestionZero

Subject-Wise Distribution Of Questions

S.NoSubject Subject wise weightage in
NEET - MDS* ( in numbers )
1General Anatomy including embryology and histology14
2General human physiology and Biochemistry14
3Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology14
4General Pathology and Microbiology14
5General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics14
6Dental Materials14
7General Medicine14
8General Surgery14
9Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology15
10Oral Medicine and Radiology15
11Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry14
12Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics14
14Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge14
15Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics14
16Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery14
17Public Health Dentistry14
Grand Total240

Note : The syllabus of the above topics shall be as per the revised BDS course Regulations 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 Application Form 2018

How to Apply

The Application form will be available from the official website of

The online registration begins on 31st October, 2017 from 3:00 PM onwards. Online registration and submission of application form must be completed by 27th November, 2017 ( by 11:59 PM ).

Submission of Application Form

The online registration website for NEET – MDS 2018 for admission to MDS courses for 2018 session is available at website Candidates are advised to carefully go through the registration & scheduling guide available on the website before starting their online registration & scheduling.

Candidate may note that there is no option for submitting the form other than the online mode, offline applications or printed copies will not be accepted.

Candidates are advised to go through the instructions given proceeding to fill up the online application. The last date for submission of online application form is 27th November, 2017 ( 11:59 PM ).

At the end of online submission of application form, the candidate will get a computer generated acknowledgement. This acknowledgment shall also be sent at the registered e-mail ID of the candidate. All fields marked in the online application form are mandatory.

Applications of candidates producing false or fabricated information will not be considered and candidates may be further debarred from appearing in any future examinations.

Candidates must preserve hard copy of application form (confirmation page) till the end of counseling process as details mentioned in acknowledgement form will be required by selected candidates for Registration for online counseling for allotment of PG seat under All India 50% Quota.


  • Rs. 2750/- ( For SC / ST / PWD ( PH ) candidates )
  • Rs. 3750/- ( For General / OBC candidates )

The above fee is inclusive of examination fees and information bulletin; Please note that information bulletin will not be sold separately. Information Bulletin shall be available at website for information.

How to pay

The prescribed registration fee should be remitted through payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or through Internet Banking. For more information, candidates are requested to visit

Candidates remaining absent from the examination or ineligible will forfeit their examination fee. Candidates are advised to read the rule position carefully and satisfy the terms and conditions for fulfillment of eligibility criteria before proceeding for payment of fees.

Fees shall neither be refunded nor carried forward if the application for NEET MDS is rejected / candidature is found to be ineligible or candidate is unable to appear in the examination.

NEET MDS 2018 Admit Card

The examination shall be conducted on 7th January, 2018. It will be a single day exam conducted in a single session.

At the time of online registration, candidate will be required to choose the city in which he / she wants to take the test. The choice of city will depend on availability of the test centres in a particular city and the allotment shall be done on first come first serve basis.

During the submission of online application form, candidate will be able to see only those cities where testing seats are available. While the city will be chosen by the candidate himself / herself at the time of online submission of application form, allotment of test centre / venue in the chosen city shall be done by NBE.

Candidates will be informed regarding their test venue in the chosen city approximately 4 days before the examination day through their admit card. Requests for change of testing centre / city shall not be entertained.

Candidates must bring to the test centre the following documents : Unfair means case shall be registered against the candidates submitting false/forged documents.

Printed copy of the Admit Card with Photo of the candidate pasted on it.

Photocopy of Permanent or Provisional SDC / DCI registration, to be retained by the test center And

Any one of the authorized photo IDs**( must be original, valid and non-expired )

  • PAN Card
  • Voters’ ID card
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • Aadhaar card ( with photograph )

In case, any candidate reports to the test center with e-Aadhaar card with Aadhaar number printed on it as proof of identity, the e-Aadhaar card should be a good quality colour print out with clearly visible photograph. The photograph should not have kinks, scratches and stains, and should definitely match with the candidate presenting the e-Aadhaar card. Decision of NBE in this regard shall be final.

The name on the photo identification must match with the name as shown on the Admit Card. If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, candidate must show the relevant document mentioned at the time of exam ( Marriage Certificate / Divorce Decree / Legal Name Change Document ).

NEET MDS 2018 Exam Centres

The list of various cities where Examination centres are located is as under :


NEET MDS Entrance Syllabus 2018

The syllabus for the exam shall be that of BDS standard and shall cover all the subjects / syllabus taught during the BDS course as prescribed in the DCI Revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007 as amended from time to time.

NEET MDS 2018 Important Dates

S NoEventDate
1Official Notification for NEET MDS 2019September, 2018
2NEET MDS Application Form 2019 will be available from31st October, 2018
3Last day to pay application fee via online mode27th November, 2018
4Last date to fill or edit NEET MDS Application Form 201927th November, 2018
5NEET MDS 2019 Exam Date14th January, 2019
6NEET MDS 2019 Result25th January, 2019
7NEET MDS 2019 Counselling14th March, 2019

Contact Details

National Board of Examinations,
Medical Enclave,
Ansari Nagar,
Mahatma Gandhi Marg ( Ring Road ),
New Delhi – 110029,
Email :,
Website :

JEE Main

Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.