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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    3 Hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a Year
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
  • No. of Sections
  • Medium of the exam
  • Marking Scheme
    4 Marks for one correct response -1 mark deduction for incorrect response No negative marking for unattempted questions
Eligibilty Criteria

The basic eligibility for application for NEET MDS:

Particulars Details
Qualification Bachelor's Degree in Dental Surgery
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% AIQseats.
  • Candidates who were nominated by the Government of India to do BDS in J&K shall be eligible to apply for admission.
Exam Pattern

NEET MDS 2022 exam is a 3-hour long examination with 240 MCQs based on the topics studied in the BDS curriculum. The exam syllabus includes all the topics that were taught during the BDS course as mandated in the guidelines. NEET MDS Exam Pattern is provided in the table below:

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

he Paper for NEET MDS is divided into two parts with a distribution of 100 marks for Part A and 140 for Part B. The question and topic-wise distribution is given below.

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

Note: The syllabus of the above topics shall be as per the latest regulations for BDS courses notified by the Dental Council of India with prior approval of the Govt. of India. For the latest syllabus and other details please refer www.dciindia.org.in


NEET MDS 2022 Counselling will start in June 2022. The counselling will be conducted online and candidates will be asked to visit the allotted college/institution for document verification. Counselling for different quota will be conducted by different bodies at separate schedules.

  • All India 50% Quota – Medical Counselling Committee, Directorate General of Health Services
  • State Quota Seats – State Designated Authority / University
  • Private Dental Colleges / Institutions / Universities / Deemed Universities – Designated Counselling Authority of Private Dental Colleges / Institutions / Universities / Deemed Universities
  • Armed Forces Medical Services – Army Dental Corps, Ministry of Defence, Government of India

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