NEET MDS 2020: Exam Dates, Eligibility, Application Process, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result and Admissions

NEET MDS Exam

NEET MDS 2020 is a single-window entrance examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations for all Dental PG courses. Candidates seeking admission to Master of Dental Surgery must clear the NEET MDS exam. It is the only and compulsory exam organised for entry to MDS programmes. Those appearing in the state-level or institution-level exam will not be considered for the Dental postgraduate courses. While NBE conducts the exam and announces the result, the Directorate of General Health Services completes the selection and counselling process. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test MDS exam is a computer-based test (CBT).

NEET MDS 2020 will include the following:

  • 50% All India Quota seats for Master of Dental Surgery (excluding J&K state)
  • State quota seats for all Indian states and union territories (including J&K state)
  • Dental PG courses at Armed Forces Medical Service Institutions
  • Dental PG courses at all private institutions, colleges and universities in the country

“No state government/ private dental college/ universities shall be conducting any separate entrance exam for admission to their MDS Courses for the academic session 2020-2021”, states the official notification.

AIIMS, New Delhi is not covered by centralised admission for seats through NEET Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) 2020 session.

NEET MDS 2020 Latest Notification – NBE has released the official exam schedule of the NEET MDS exam 2020. The online submission of NEET MDS application form 2020 had begun on 11th October 2019. The exam will be commenced on 20th December 2019.

NEET MDS 2020 Overview:

Name of the Exam

NEET MDS

Exam Conducting Authority

National Board of Examinations

Year

2020

Purpose

Admission to Dental PG courses

Occurrence

Every Year

Level

National Level

Exam Mode

CBT

Official Website

https://nbe.edu.in

Exam Commencement

20th December 2019


NEET MDS Exam 2020 Important Dates

NEET MDS 2020 Events

NEET MDS 2020 Important Dates (Announced)

Notification release date

11-October-2019

Online application form submission starts

11-October-2019

Online application form submission ends

31-October-2019

Correction in the application form

4 to 11 November 2019

Availability of admit card

13 to 20 December-2019

Exam commences

20-December-2019

Result announcement

20-January-2020

Score Card release

24 to 30 January 2020

Counselling starts

16-March-2020


NEET MDS Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

NEET MDS 2020 Exam Pattern -

NBE will conduct the NEET MDS 2020 exam on a single day, in a single session. There will be multiple choice questions (240 questions) in two parts – Part A and Part B. Time allotted for the exam – 180 minutes. For the wrong answers, 25% marks will be deducted. In the case of unattempted questions, no marks will be subtracted. 4 marks are given for each correct answer. The medium of the exam is English.

Subject-wise Distribution of Questions -

Part A –

Subjects

Number of Questions

General Surgery

15

General and Dental Pharmacology and

Therapeutics

14

General human physiology and Biochemistry

14

General Anatomy including embryology and

Histology

14

Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology

14

General Pathology and Microbiology

14

General Medicine

15

Total

100

Part B –

Subjects

Number of Questions

Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

14

Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

14

Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

14

Dental Materials

14

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

14

Periodontology

14

Public Health Dentistry

14

Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

14

Oral Medicine and Radiology

14

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

14

Total

240

Allocation of Time

Events

Session

Biometric registration

12 pm

Entry closes

1.30 pm

Candidate login access

1.45 pm

Read instructions

1.50 pm

Exam starts

2.00 pm

Exam ends

5.00 pm

NEET MDS 2020 Syllabus

As per the Information Bulletin, “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 Exam 2020 Eligibility

Nationality -

  • Both Indian and foreign nationals can appear in NEET-MDS 2020.

Educational Qualification –

  • An Indian applicant must have completed a Bachelor in Dental Surgery from a recognised institute or university in India, registered with SDC (State Dental Council) and received permanent or provisional registration
  • He must have obtained a compulsory one-year rotatory internship from a recognised dental institution
  • Foreign nationals need not mandatorily possess the temporary registration with Dental Council of India (DCI) while appearing NEET-MDS 2020.
  • They must have obtained basic dental qualification recognised by the concerned authority or the corresponding state dental council

Note: Applicants found to be ineligible during the process will not be allowed to take the test or counselling. In case, an ineligible student appears in the test, his/her candidature will immediately be cancelled.


NEET MDS Exam 2020 Application Process

The application form of NEET-MDS 2020 is available on the official website. Online submission of the NEET MDS 2020 application form started on 11th October. Visit the official web portal of the National Board of Examinations - https://nbe.edu.in

  • Click on the ‘NEET-MDS’ button
  • Look for the option ‘New Registration’ below ‘LINKS
  • While filling in the online form, the following sequence needs to be observed
  • Access the registration form and fill it with candidate’s name, confirm candidate’s name, date of birth, gender, nationality, mobile number, email, re-enter email and CAPTCHA
  • You will receive ‘User ID’ and ‘Password’ on your inbox for login
  • Fill the details and upload the scanned copies of the photograph & signature
  • Choose ‘test city’
  • Release the application fee online

Submit and take a printout of the form with Transaction ID

NEET-MDS 2019 Application Fee –

Must note, the application fee should be remitted online through the payment gateway, using a credit card, debit card and net banking. The fees are mentioned below –

Category

Amount (INR)

General

3,750/-

OBC

3,750/-

SC/ST/PWD

2,750/-

Physically Challenged

2,750/-


Other Details

NEET MDS 2020 Admit Card

The Board has issued the NEET-MDS admit card 2020 on 13th December 2019. It is available on the official website. To download it, the applicants must use the user ID and password. Check for the details like the candidate’s roll number, the centre of the exam, time allotment, etc. on the call letter. In case of discrepancy, contact the authority immediately.

Keep the NEET MDS hall ticket 2020 safe until the counselling is over.

NEET MDS 2020 Test Centres

The exam will be conducted in 57 cities across India. Here’s the list of all the NEET-MDS exam centres 2020

S.No.

City

S.No.

City

1

Agartala

31

Kannur

2

Ahmedabad

32

Lucknow

3

Aizawl

33

Mohali

4

Allahabad

34

Mumbai

5

Ambala

35

Mysuru (Mysore)

6

Amritsar

36

Nagpur

7

Asansol

37

Naharlagun

8

Bengaluru

38

Noida

9

Bhopal

39

Navi Mumbai

10

Bhubaneswar

40

Panaji

11

Chandigarh

41

Patna

12

Chennai

42

Pune

13

Dehradun

43

Puducherry

14

Delhi/New Delhi

44

Raipur

15

Ernakulam

45

Ranchi

16

Gurugram

46

Solan

17

Guwahati

47

Shillong

18

Gandhinagar

48

Sikar

19

Hamirpur

49

Srinagar

20

Hisar

50

Thiruvananthapuram

21

Hyderabad

51

Thrissur

22

Imphal

52

Tiruchirappalli

23

Indore

53

Udaipur

24

Jaipur

54

Vijayawada

25

Jammu

55

Visakhapatnam

26

Jodhpur

56

Vizianagaram

27

Kohima

57

Warangal

28

Kollam

 

 

29

Kolkata

 

 

30

Kozhikode

 

 

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NEET-MDS Result 2020

The test-takers can access the NEET MDS 2020 result on 20th January in the form a scorecard. It will carry the score, AIQ rank and category rank. The result can be downloaded using the candidate’s roll number, DOB and CAPTCHA.

NEET MDS Cut-off 2020

Along with the result, NBE will declare the NEET MDS 2020 cut-off. This is the minimum qualifying mark that the students need to score to pursue Master of Dental Surgery course. Different categories will have different qualifying percentile. Take a look –

  • General Category Candidates – 50th Percentile
  • Unreserved PWD Students – 45th Percentile
  • OBC/SC/ST/PWD Applicants – 40th Percentile

NEET MDS 2020 Counselling

All the qualified candidates (except students from Jammu & Kashmir) are eligible to partake in the NEET MDS counselling 2020 for 50% All India Quota seats, which is likely to be started from 16th March 2020. It will be administered by the Directorate of General Health Services. Here are some documents required at the time of counselling –

  • NEET MDS 2020 admit card
  • Identity proof
  • Internship completion certificate
  • NEET Scorecard
  • BDS Marksheet (1st, 2nd and 3rd Professional Examination)
  • Permanent/provisional registration certificate issued by DCI/State Dental Council
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)
  • Class 10 certificate/date of birth certificate
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • BDS degree certificate/provisional certificate

NEET MDS 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Check out the answers to your questions related to the NEET MDS 2020 exam. Here are some of the frequently asked questions:

Q: What is the NEET-MDS exam? Who can apply?

A: NEET MDS 2020 is a single-window entrance examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations for all Dental PG courses. Candidates seeking admission to Master of Dental Surgery must clear NEET MDS exam.

Q: Has the application process started for the MDS exam 2020?

A: Yes, it has started (11th October to 31st October 2019).

Q: What is the procedure to submit the NEET MDS application form 2020?

A: The application form can only be submitted online. There is no provision of applying for the exam in offline mode. Look for the application form section above.

Q: I’m from Jammu & Kashmir. Am I eligible for 50% All India Quota seats?

A: No.

Q: Can students from other countries apply for the exam? If yes, do they have to produce any documents?

A: Yes, foreign students are eligible to give the test. They need not mandatorily possess the temporary registration with Dental Council of India (DCI) while appearing NEET-MDS 2020.

Q: I’m from Imphal. Where can I give the test? Do I need to travel to other cities?

A: No, not at all. NEET MDS exam will be held in 57 cities.

Q: What are the documents required for counselling?

A: NEET MDS 2020 admit card, Identity proof, Internship completion certificate, NEET Scorecard, BDS Marksheet (1st, 2nd and 3rd Professional Examination), Permanent/provisional registration certificate issued by DCI/State Dental Council, Disability certificate (if applicable),    Class 10 certificate/ date of birth certificate, Caste certificate (if applicable) and BDS degree certificate/provisional certificate.

Q: When will the counselling process begin?

A: The Directorate of General Health Services (DGHS) will possibly start the process by 16th March 2020.

Find answers for the frequently asked questions related to the NEET MDS 2020 exam. The exam will be conducted on 20th December 2019 for the 2020 academic session.


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