National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Masters of Dental Surgery (NEET MDS 2022) is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission in various Post Graduate MDS Courses under the Dentists Act, 1948. No entrance examination, other than NEET MDS, either at the state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to MDS Courses as per the Dentists Act, 1948.

The scores obtained in both, NEET BDS and the NEET MDS, will be accepted in all the top-ranking medical colleges, top-ranking dental colleges- government and private – at all India levels.

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All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses (all states except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Telangana). State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/ Union territories of India (including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Telangana).
National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts the NEET MDS 2022 Exam which was established by the Government of India in 1975. NEET MDS Exam is organized as a National level examination for admission into the Master of Dental Science (MDS). The NEET MDS Exam takes place once a year. The NEET MDS is conducted online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT) which contains MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) with a single correct response.

The following Institution is not covered by centralized admissions for MDS seats through NEET MDS.

Candidates who want to apply for the NEET MDS Exam should make sure they fit the given eligibility criteria and then apply. If at any point in the entire process the applicant is found ineligible he or she will be disqualified. Candidates can visit the official website of the NEET MDS Exam and register themselves for the exam. The following table shows some important highlights regarding the NEET MDS exam.

NEET MDS Highlights 
Exam Name NEET – MDS
Full form  National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test – Masters of Dental Surgery
Exam Level National
Conducting Body National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Courses Offered MDS – Masters of Dental Surgery
Mode Online i.e, Computer Based Test
Language English
Duration 3 hours
Helpline Number 18002674003


The NEET MDS exam dates are fixed by the conduction authority i.e, National Board of Examinations. NEET MDS 2022 Application Form will be tentatively available on the official website from Jan 4, 2022, and the last date to submit the Application Form can be Jan 24, 2022. The complete schedule for NEET MDS 2022 Exam is given below:

NEET MDS Exam Dates
Important Events of NEET MDS Dates
Application Form Start Date Jan 4, 2022 (3 pm)
Application Form End Date Jan 24, 2022 (11.55 pm)
Application Form Correction Window Jan 28, 2022 – Feb 01, 2022
Final Image Correction Window Feb 12, 2022 -Feb 15, 2022
Admit Card Release Date To be Announced
Examination Date To be Announced
Results To be Announced


It is advised that the candidate must check the NEET MDS 2022 Eligibility Criteria before filling the NEET MDS 2022 Application Form for the examination. The eligibility criteria for NEET MDS 2022 is given below.

Note: To be eligible for NEET MDS 2022 applicants have to finish his or her internship before the cut-off date i.e. March 31, 2022.


The final syllabus will be released by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) for NEET MDS

Mentioned below is the Syllabus of NEET MDS.


NEET MDS 2022 will be conducted online Computer-based Test (CBT) as per the scheme prescribed. NEET MDS 2022 comprises 240 Multiple Choices Questions (MCQs) with a single correct response. Candidates shall be given 3 Hours i.e. 180 minutes to complete the examination. 4 marks will be awarded for the correct response and 1 mark will be deducted for the incorrect response and No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions. The NEET MDS 2022 question paper will be in the English language. Mentioned below is a subject-wise/topic-wise distribution of marks for NEET MDS.

NEET MDS Topic-wise Exam Pattern
Topic Marks Allotted
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 14
Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology 14
General Anatomy including embryology and histology 14
General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics 14
General human physiology and Biochemistry 14
General Medicine 14
General Pathology and Microbiology 14
General Surgery 14
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 14
Oral Medicine and Radiology 14
Oral Medicine and Radiology 14
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 15
Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 15
Periodontology 14
Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge 14
Public Health Dentistry 14
Total 240


Through the official website, NEET MDS 2022 Application Form can be filled. The NEET MDS 2022 Application form does not let a Candidate change major information such as Gender, Name, Date of Birth, etc. So, a candidate must fill their NEET MDS form carefully and review it before submission.

How to fill the NEET MDS 2022 Application Form?

Follow this step-by-step guide to fill the NEET MDS 2022 Application Form

NEET MDS 2022 Application Fee

Candidates from General/ Other Backward Classes (OBC) have to pay INR 3750, candidates from the Reserved category have to pay INR 2750 as registration fee for NEET MDS. You can use Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card to make the payment. Make sure you keep the NEET MDS payment receipt for future reference.

Documents/Details required to fill NEET MDS 2022 Application Form


NEET MDS 2022 consists of 51 Exam Centre located across different cities in the country. Candidates are permitted to chose there preferred NEET MDS 2022 Exam Centre as per their choice.


Candidates are required to download their Admit Card from the website and affix their latest passport size photograph in the space provided on the Admit Card.

How to Download NEET MDS 2022 Admit Card

Once the NEET MDS 2022 admit card is released on the official website, candidates will be able to download it with their login credentials. Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the NEET MDS Admit card.


Check out the NEET MDS 2022 result related information below.

Category-wise NEET MDS Cutoff
Category NEET MDS Minimum Cut-off
General 50 percentile
SC, ST, and OBC 40 percentile
Physically Handicapped 45 percentile

How to Download NEET MDS Result

Follow the steps mentioned below if the NEET MDS result is declared in a merit list form.

Follow the steps below to check individual result for NEET MDS. (NBE may or may not provide an individual scorecard.)


The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will begin the NEET MDS 2022 counselling on the official website. The notification will also contain the counselling schedule which will be released by the MCC after the announcement of the results.

NEET MDS 2022 Counselling Schedule
Events Dates
Counselling Round One
Registration and Payment To be announced
Choice Filling and Locking To be announced
Processing of Seat Allotment To be announced
Declaration of Seat Allotment Result To be announced
Reporting at the Allotted Institute To be announced
Counselling Round Two
Registration and Payment To be announced
Choice Filling and Locking To be announced
Processing of Seat Allotment To be announced
Declaration of Seat Allotment Result To be announced
Reporting at the Allotted Institute To be announced
Counselling Round Three
Registration and Payment To be announced
Choice Filling and Locking To be announced
Processing of Seat Allotment To be announced
Declaration of Seat Allotment Result To be announced
Reporting at the Allotted Institute To be announced

Note: NEET MDS Candidates are advised to regularly visit the website of MCC, NBE & State Counseling Authorities for the latest updates.


NEET MDS Cut Off is predefined by the organizing authorities and comes into function once the results have been announced on the official website. NEET MDS 2022 Cut Off will be released in January, and the qualifying applicants will be eligible for admission to the MDS courses in India. The NEET MDS Exam is scheduled to take place on Dec 19, 2021. Some of the key highlights of the NEET MDS cut off 2022.


Candidates planning to appear for the NEET MDS 2022 examination must keep the below-mentioned points in mind.


Here are some of the reference books for NEET MDS prescribed by the professors and toppers which is listed below:

NEET MDS 2022 Reference Books
Book Author
Dental Pulse Set K. Satheesh Kumar Reddy
Dental Explorer Volume 2 Gyanander Attresh
Target MDS Sourabh Medical Publishers
Dental Desk Dr. Santhosh Singh Dr. Joohi Sharma Dr. Varun Chopra
MCQ in Dentistry S Saravanan


NEET MDS exam is a proprietary examination and is conducted by the competent authority NBE. The regulatory authority strictly prohibits anyone publishing or sharing of content or questions related to NEET MDS 2022 in any means, verbal or written. NDA guidelines in the prospectus also mention that the exam content should not be shared through the online social medium using their account or proxy.

During the NEET MDS application form submission, the candidates have to agree to the NDA and general terms as mentioned by NBE. Any violation against the NDA norm will be liable for penal action and even cancellation of the candidature for the NEET MDS exam.

How to download the answer key of NEET MDS 2022?

As mentioned previously, the exam conducting authority will not release the NEET MDS 2022 paper answer key due to the non-disclosure policy. However, if some coaching institutes prepare the memory based question paper and NEET MDS exam key, the same will be made available to the candidates on this website. Candidates can refer to the following steps.


The below given is the National Board of Examinations (NBE) contact details which the candidate can contact for any emergency and queries regarding NEET MDS 2022.

CONTACT NBE (for exam-related queries)

Helpline Number
18002674003 (Toll-Free)
Email-Id [email protected]
Official Website

Availability of seats and NEET MDS counselling- Contact Medical Counseling Committee (MCC), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India for seat availability, counselling, etc. for All India 50% Quota seats, Dental Educational Institutions of Central Govt., Universities established by an Act of Parliament and Deemed Universities.

Contact details for Admission related queries

Email [email protected]
Official Website
Helpline No. 0120-4073500/18001027637


Q: Who conducts the NEET MDS Exam?

Ans: The NEET MDS Exam is conducted by the National Board of Examination also called as NBE.

Q: Is there age limit for NEET MDS Exam?

Ans: Yes. There is an age limit for the NEET MDS Exam. When applying for the NEET MDS Exam, the age of the candidate must not be below 20 years.

Q: How many attempts are allowed for the NEET MDS Exam?

Ans: There is no limit to the number of attempts one can take. Candidates can take the NEET MDS Exam any number of times.

Q: Does the NEET MDS have negative marking?

Ans: Yes. The NEET MDS has negative marking. Candidates will lose one mark for every incorrect answer out of the total score of the exam.

Q: How many seats are available for the NEET MDS Exam?

Ans: This year i.e. for the NEET MDS 2020, there are total of 6228 seats available.