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NEET MDS is conducted by NBE i.e. National Board of Examination to offer admission to postgraduate dental courses all across India. It is a national level exam. This entrance exam is conducted in an online mode for students who wish to pursue dental courses in their higher studies and become a Dentist. The dates for NEET MDS 2021 have been mentioned in this blog. Read on to find out more:

Exam Name NEET MDS
Level of ExamPostgraduate Dental Courses
Mode of ExaminationOnline
Duration 3 Hours

NEET MDS Important Dates

The dates are taken from last year and hence are subject to change.

Submission of Application Form26th October 2021 – 15th November 2021
Admit CardDecember 2021
ExamDecember 2021
ResultsDecember 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants who wish to apply for NEET MDS must meet the eligibility criteria for the exam. The NBE has issued certain guidelines for students who wish to apply for NEET MDS. The eligibility criteria for candidates who wish to apply for the NEET MD 2021 is mentioned below:

  • Students applying for the exam should not be younger than 20.
  • Students applying for the exam should have a Bachelor’s of Dental Surgery degree from any college/university-recognized by the Dental Council of India.
  • Students applying for the exam should be registered with the Dental Council of India.
  • Students applying for the exam should have completed 12 months of internship.

Admission Process 2021

We have described below the detailed procedure that students are required to follow for applying for NEET MDS 2021:

  • Registration: Aspirants must log on to the official website of NBE and Apply Online. Fill in the required details to get a unique id and password to go further with the application process.
  • Submit Application Form:  After successful registration, aspirants must fill the application form with accurate and necessary information the form asks for. 
  • Application Fees: The final step would be the payment of application fees to successfully complete the form.

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Selection Process for NEET MDS

  • Once the results have been declared for students who appeared for the examination. Students who have qualified for the examination will be invited to participate in the counselling rounds.
  • Students who have qualified for the exam are supposed to register themselves on the official website of MCC to participate in the counselling round.
  • MCC will then release the seat allotment list for NEET MDS counselling 2021 and chosen candidates are requested to then report to the allotted institute for confirmation.

NEET MDS 2021 Paper Pattern

Type of QuestionsObjective Type
Marking Scheme -1 for  Incorrect Answer
Total Questions240

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NEET MDS Syllabus

Let’s have a look at the syllabus for NEET MDS subject wise distribution of questions –

General human physiology and Biochemistry14
Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology14
General Pathology and Microbiology14
General Medicine14
General Surgery14
Dental Materials14
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 14
Public Health Dentistry14
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology15
General Anatomy including embryology and histology14
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology15
Oral Medicine and Radiology15
Public Health Dentistry14
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics14

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NEET MDS Exam Centres

The exam centres for NEET MDS are listed below. Students must wisely choose an exam centre to match their needs while filling up the form.

NaharlagunNoidaNavi Mumbai

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Application Fees

The application fees for NBE FET can be paid in the online mode through –

  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Net Banking

The application fee for NEET MDS is given below:

General/OBC StudentsINR 3750 

Counselling for NEET MDS

  • Candidates who have qualified for the NEET MDS Entrance Exam are then called for counselling.
  • To register for counselling they are supposed to make an account on the MCC portal and carefully fill-up the form with required details,
  • Students are then requested to make the registration fees payment.
  • Seats are allotted on the basis of merit and scores obtained by candidates.

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Documents Required for Counselling

Candidates to whom seats have been allocated, the following documents must be kept ready:

  • BDS Degree Certificate
  • NEET MDS Result
  • BDS exam marksheets
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • Registration Certificate from the Dental Council of India (DCI) or State Dental Council (SDC)
  • Birth Certificate
  • NEET MDS Admit Card
  • Photo Id proof 
  • Caste Certificate, if applicable (SC/ST/OBC)
  • Disability Certificate (if applicable)

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How many test centres are there?

There are 79 test centres across the country.

How many seats are available through NEET MDS?

NEET MDS offers 6228 courses.

What is the application fees?

The application fees for General/ OBC applicants – INR 3750 and SC/ST/OBC – INR 2750.

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