NEET MDS 2022: Check Dates, Eligibility, Result, Cutoff, Counselling

NEET MDS Entrance Exam

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Master of Dental Surgery (NEET MDS 2022) exam Notification has been released. This Admission Seeker may submit NEET MDS 2022 Form only online mode. According to NEET Official Information, The last date of the submission of NEET application form 2022 will begin Soon. NEET MDS 2022 exam is the only gateway for admissions into dental PG courses offered by various government and private dental colleges in India.

NEET MDS 2022 is an eligibility cum ranking examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). NEET for MDS Exam is performed only once a year and is the only authorised entrance examination for admission to the Masters in Dental Surgery programmes across India.

The Admit cards for NEET MDS 2022 were issued only to those candidates whose application form is completed and submitted on time. For more details on the NEET MDS 2022 like Application Process, Fees, How to Apply, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Participating Institutes and Exam Centres. Students want to apply for the entrance are hereby notified to read the complete article carefully.

    Quick Facts

    Before we go to complete college review, let us have a look at the major Detail of NEET MDS.

    Exam NameNEET MDS
    Conducting BodyNBE (National Board of Examinations)
    Exam LevelNational Level Exam
    Exam FrequencyOnce a Year
    Exam ModeOnline  
    Exam Duration3 Hours
    LanguageHindi and English
    Exam PurposeAdmission to postgraduate dental courses
    Course OfferedMD
    No. of Test Cities51 cities in India
    Exam Helpdesk No.1800-11-1700 

    Important Dates

    It is important for every candidate to keep track of the important dates related to NEET MDS 2022 exam. Candidates can check all the crucial dates from the table mentioned below:

    EventsDates (Announced)
    Information Brochure01st March 2022
    Online application available21st March 2022 (3 PM Onwards)
    Last date to submit the application form30th March 2022 (Till 11:55 PM)
    NEET MDS correction window01st April 2022 to 04th April 2022
    Final Edit Window to rectify Deficient/Incorrect Images11th April 2022 to 13th April 2022
    Release of NEET MDS admit card25th April 2022
    NEET MDS 2022 exam02nd May 2022
    Announcement of resultTo be notified

    Why choose NEET MDS 2022?

    Before going to deep, let us have a look over some of the salient features of NEET M.D.S 2022 exam which will serve the answer to the question Why to choose NEET MDS 2022 Entrance Exam?

    • NEET MDS 2022 exam is conducted by National Board of Examination (NBE) across different cities in India.
    • NEET MDS  is the national level examination for admission in Postgraduate MDS courses for the academic session 2022-23 which will include the following:
      i. All India 50% quota seats (all States & UT’s)
      ii. State quota seats. (including the UT’s )
      iii. All Private Dental Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities all across the country
      iv. Armed Forces Dental Services Institutions.
    • NEET MDS 2022 application form is available online only.
    • Aadhaar card is mandatory for all the Indian citizens to fill the application form.

    So, if you have already made up your mind to be a part of it, then the first thing you have to do is to read this article carefully. You will find all the detailed information about NEET MDS Admission Test 2022. Let us first have a brief look at the Eligibility Criteria and Exam Pattern of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test MDS 2022.

    Eligibility Criteria

    The NEET MDS 2022 eligibility criteria are as per MDS Course Regulations 2017 announced by Dental Council of India (DCI) with prior approval of MoHFW is as follows :

    • Candidate must be 20 years old or more in age.
    • Candidates must hold DCI approved Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from a university.
    • The candidate must be registered with the Dental Council of India (DCI) or State Dental Council (SDC) (permanent/ provisional).
    • The candidate must have completed 12 months of mandatory rotatory internship.

    Application Process

    The following order of steps will be found while filling the online application form for NEET MDS 2022:

    • Register on the official website to get User ID and Password.
    • Fill the application form.
    • Upload photograph and signature
    • Choose the test city.
    • Pay the fee and save the online payment slip.
    • Take a print out of the filled application form with the transaction ID printed on it.

    Application Fee

    CategoryApplication fee (In Rs)GST @ 18%Total Payable Amount
    Other Backward ClassesRs:3,750/-Rs:675/-Rs:4,4,25/-
    Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled TribeRs:2,750/-Rs:495/-Rs:3,245/-

    Mode of Payment

    • Debit/Credit
    • Online Banking
    • Net Banking

    Important Note:

    • Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstance.
    • Staff candidates are exempted from payment of examination fee and intimation charges.
    • Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

    Exam Pattern

    The National Board of Education has announced the NEET MDS exam pattern 2022. According to the announcement, the exam pattern of NEET M.D.S 2022 suggests that the examination will be conducted Online.

    Part-A (TOTAL 100)
    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
    6General medicine15
    7General surgery15
     Part-B (TOTAL 140) 
    1.Dental Materials14
    2.Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology14

    Preparation Tips

    There is given below Important Tips related to NEET MDS 2022

    • Firstly, know all the details about the officially prescribed syllabus for the examination.
    • Practice mock test & previous year question papers.
    • Make a proper time-table for your preparations.
    • Consider the good preparation of books and study materials.
    • Consider the good preparation of books and study materials.
    • Stay stress-free & healthy while preparing for exams.


    It’s been necessary to understand what the detailed syllabus is before starting the preparation process. This will ensure that the candidate’s preparation will get an extra edge and complete in every sense.

    The syllabus of NEET MDS 2022 is determined as per the latest Regulations for BDS courses notified by the DCI (Dental Council of India) with earlier permission of the Govt. of India. The following subjects are questioned in the question paper:

    1. General Anatomy including embryology and histology
    2. General human physiology and Biochemistry
    3. Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology
    4. General Pathology and Microbiology
    5. General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
    6. Dental Materials
    7. General Medicine
    8. General Surgery


    The given table is related to NEET MDS 2022 recommended book. The candidates are required to follow these books for preparation.

    Dental PulseThis is surely the best and a must for the dental entrance exams across India and Abroad.
    Dentist Clinical SciencesThis book contains two volumes.
    ALL India post-graduate dental entrance exam 8th editionA book that every student preparing for neet would require. Covers all the important topics.
    MCQ in DentistryRefer this book for Oral Pathology questions since Oral Pathology questions are directly lifted from here.

    Other Post Graduation Exam

    1DNB-PDCETRanking examination for entry to various post diploma DNB courses
    2FMGE (SCREENING TEST)Conducted as per Screening Test Regulations, 2002.
    3NEET-PGFor admission to all MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses
    4NEET-SSFor admission to all Super Specialty Courses(DM/MCh/DNB) Courses
    5NEET-MDSFor admission to all MDS Courses
    6Fellowship Entrance TestFor admission to FNB (Fellow of National Board) Courses

    Note: NBE conducts the above examinations on an All India basis on Computer-Based Platform.

    Exam Centres

    NaharlagunNoidaNavi Mumbai

    Admit Card

    The admit card for the NEET MDS 2022 will be released soon. The Admit Card or generally known as Call Later and can be downloaded from the official website. The admit card is the compulsory document to carry during the Exam hall at the time of examination. If a candidate fails to show his/her NEET MDS 2022 Admit Card at the exam time, the candidate will not be permitted to appear for the Examination. You can follow these steps to download the admit card for NEET MDS 2022 Entrance examination.

    • Visit the NEET MDS exam official website.
    • Click on NEET Admit Card tab/link.
    • Enter any two details from – Application Number (6 digits), Date of Birth or Email ID.
    • View and download NEET admit card.
    • Take a clear print of NEET Entrance Exam 2022 Admit card.

    Dress code

    Due to a large number of the applicant, the NBE follows strict policies to maintain the discipline and fairness of NEET MDS Exam. Among the important procedures is the dress code for NEET M.D.S 2022. NBE has prescribed a dress code for the examination day and a list of prohibited items in the examination hall. Below are a few essential pointers about the dress code for NEET MDS 2022:

    NEET MDS 2022 Dress code for males:

    • Try to wear simple pants/shirts.
    • Full-sleeves shirts/T-shirts are not permitted.
    • Clothes should not have pockets, zips, big buttons, layers etc.
    • Avoid layering your clothing.
    • Kurtas and pyjamas should be avoided.
    • Footwear should be simple. Boots, shoes or any concealing/covered footwear are not permitted.
    • You can opt for light slippers/sandals.

    NEET MDS 2022 Dress code for females:

    • Wear half-sleeved Kurtis/shirts
    • Long and fancy sleeves of any design are not allowed.
    • Please keep it simple. Avoid embroidery, frills, layering with different pieces.
    • Avoid all jewellery both metallic and non-metallic
    • Fancy footwear is not permitted in the exam hall. Avoid boots, heels, stilettos, shoes.
    • Opt for slippers or open sandals

    Exam day guidelines

    To help the candidates appearing for the examination have a hassle-free day and keep them stress-free and calm on Exam Day, we have made some Exam day guidelines for NEET MDS 2022.

    What to carry on the exam day? ()

    • NEET MDS 2022 admit card
    • Two passport size photographs (preferably same as the one submitted with the application form)
    • A valid photo Id proof (Passport/ Aadhaar card, Driving Licence, PAN Card)
    • PWD Certificate (if applicable)

    What not to carry? (×)

    • A stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Pen, Calculator, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, Calculator, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner, etc.
    • Communication devices like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band, etc.
    • Other items like Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap Watch/Wrist Watch, Bracelet, Camera, etc.
    • Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle, tea, coffee, cold drinks, etc.
    • Any other item that could be used for unfair means is hiding communication devices like a microchip, camera, Bluetooth device, etc.
    • Candidates with diabetes can carry eatables (with prior intimation) like sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/orange) and transparent water bottle. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like chocolate/ candy/sandwich.


    National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (MDS): The result will be released online on the website. Students can check their products by entering their roll number, and other required details are given below.

    Aspirants need to follow the below given important Steps for NEET MDS 2022 

    • Go to the official website of NEET 
    • Click on “NEET Result” tab/link mentioned on the official website.
    • Enter any two details from – Roll number, date of birth and application number.
    • Click on Submit button.
    • View result and download. (Take out its printed copy)


    NBE has the individual authority to decide the NEET MDS 2022 cutoff which will be declared along with the result. The NEET MDS 2022 cutoff score depends on many factors like

    • The difficulty level of the exam
    • The number of candidates
    • Availability of seats between others

    Only the candidates who will qualify according to NEET MDS cutoff 2022 will be included in the merit list issued by NBE. Candidates will have to secure marks corresponding to the NEET MDS cutoff percentile in order to qualify. Previous year cutoff of NEET MDS for various categories has been given below.

    Previous years cut off

    NEET MDS 2021 cut off marks

    CategoryPercentileNEET MDS 2021 cut off marksRevised PercentileRevised NEET MDS 2021 cut off marks
    General and EWS5025926.971185
    General and EWS – PH4524321.971170
    SC/ST/OBC – PH4022716.971185

    NEET MDS 2020 cut off marks

    CategoryPercentileNEET MDS 2020 cut off marksRevised PercentileRevised NEET MDS 2020 cut off marks
    General and EWS5028631.065220
    General and EWS – PH4526826.065204
    SC/ST/OBC – PH4025021.065188

    NEET MDS Cut Off 2019

    CategoryQualifying percentile (Original)Cut off score (Original)Qualifying percentile (Revised)Cut off score (Revised)
    Unreserved category5025025.835172
    Unreserved PWD4523220.835156
    Reserved PWD4021515.835156

    NEET MDS Cut Off 2018 

    CategoryNEET MDS 2018 cut off marks
    General PWD232

    Counselling Procedure

    NEET MDS Counselling 2022: The NEET MDS 2022 counselling will be conducted online to take admission to approximately 1300 MDS seats available through All India Quota (AIQ). To participate in the counselling of NEET MDS 2022 the candidates are required to register on the official website of MCC and pay the registration fee.

    The NEET MDS counselling will be conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). If a candidate wants to take admission through state quota like in Uttar Pradesh you can click here to know the full details and also get the list of private and govt. MDS colleges in UP and List of Dental colleges in India

    Top 10 NEET MDS Colleges

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

    Contact Details

    Candidates Helpline022-61087595
    (Monday to Friday: 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM) and