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NEET MDS 2023: Exam Date, Counselling, Question Paper, Application, Result, Admit Card, and Cut Off

Sukanta Das Waytoadmissions Team
Sukanta Das

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Updated On - Nov 20,2023

Every year, the National Eligibility and Entrance Test for Masters of Dental Surgery, or NEET MDS, is administered online using a computerized format to select candidates for around 6200 MDS seats, with 50% going to states and 50% going to the All India Quota. There are no other exams that are acceptable for admission to MDS courses, either at the state or institution level. NEED MDS is an eligibility-cum-ranking exam.  Register yourself to get more information Click here

NEET MDS Exam Dates 

Events Dates
 NEET MDS 2023 Registration begins   January 9 - 30, 2023  
 NEET MDS 2023 Registration Reopened   February 10 to 12, 2023 
 NEET MDS 2023 Form Correction    February 15, 2023 
 NEET MDS 2023 Final Correction Window   February 17 to 19, 2023 
 NEET MDS 2023 Admit Card   February 22, 2023  
  NEET MDS 2023 Exam Date    March 1, 2023  
  Announcement of NEET MDS 2023 Result   March 10, 2023 
 Download NEET MDS 2023 Individual Scorecards   March 20, 2023 
 NEET MDS 2023 50% AIQ Merit List    June 16, 2023 
 NEET MDS 2023 Counselling   July 27 – October 10, 2023 

NEET MDS Eligibility 

 Particulars   Details 
 Qualification   Bachelor's Degree in Dental Surgery 
 Registration with SDC/ DCI   Provisional/permanent registration with the State Dental Council (SDC) or DCI by July 31, 2023 
 Internship   One-year Internship in a recognized Dental college 
 Eligibility Criteria for All India 50% Quota Seats 
  • Candidates who have studied/passed BDS from J&K are not eligible for 50% AIQ seats. 
  • Candidates who were nominated by the Government of India to do BDS in J&K shall be eligible to apply for admission. 

NEET MDS cut-off 

Along with the results, the qualifying NEET MDS Cut off score has been made public. A merit list will be created for candidates who score higher than the NEET MDS 2023 Cut-off, making them eligible to take part in NEET MDS counseling for admission to 50% of AIQ seats. You can review the qualifying marks and percentile for the NEET MDS 2023 below:  

NEET MDS cut-off 

Category Cut off percentile Cut off Scores 2023
 General Category (UR/EWS)   50   272 
 SC/ST/OBC   40   238 
 UR-PWD   45   255 
 SC/ST/OBC - PWD   40   238 

NEET MDS Cut off (Revised) 

Category Revised Cut-off Percentile 2022 Revised Cut-off Scores 2022
 General Category (UR/EWS)   24.286   174 
 SC/ST/OBC   14.286   138 
 UR-PWD   19.286   157 
 SC/ST/OBC - PWD   14.286   138 

Previous Years NEET MDS cut-off  

 Category   Cut off percentile   Cut-off Scores 2022   Cut-off scores 2021 
 General Category (UR/EWS)   50   263   259 
 SC/ST/OBC   40   227   227 
 UR-PWD   45   245   243 
 SC/ST/OBC - PWD   40   227   227 

NEET MDS Reservation Over Seats 

The Medical Counseling Committee's official website,, is the place for candidates to find out about reservations for DGHS counseling in institutions.  

 Category  Reservation 
 SC Candidates    15%  
 ST Candidates    7.5%  
 OBC Candidates    27%  (only in central government institutions / central universities 
 EWS   10% 
 PwD   5% 

NEET MDS Exam Pattern 

The three-hour NEET MDS 2023 test consists of 240 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) covering subjects covered in the BDS program. As required by the standards, the exam syllabus covers every subject that was covered in the BDS course. The following table provides the NEET MDS Exam Pattern: 

 Mode of Examination   Online 
 Number of Questions   240 
 Question Paper Type   Multiple Choice Questions 
 Maximum Marks   240 
 Marking Scheme 

 4 Marks for one correct response 

 -1 mark deduction for incorrect response  

 No negative marking for unattempted questions 

 Duration of Exam   3 hours 
 Sections in Paper   1 

NEET MDS Syllabus 

There are two halves to the NEET MDS paper: Part A has 100 questions, and Part B has 140 questions. Below is the distribution of questions by topic. 

Part A Part B
 General Anatomy including embryology and histology    Dental Materials  
 General human physiology and biochemistry    Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology  
 Dental Anatomy, Embryology, & Oral Histology    Oral Medicine and Radiology  
 General Pathology and Microbiology    Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry  
 General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics    Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics  
 General Medicine    Periodontology  
 General Surgery    Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge  
 --   Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics  
 --   Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery  
 --   Public Health Dentistry  
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