NEET MDS 2022: Counselling (Started), Dates, Merit List, Cut off, Resu
NEET MDS 2022 counselling has started by MCC for allotment of 50% All India Quota seats. Candidates will have to register online for counselling. Candidates who qualified NEET MDS 2022 with the minimum cut off percentile will be participating in the seat allotment process. The deadline to complete the online registration for round-1 NEET MDS 2022 counselling is September 23. The counselling was scheduled to start from September 1 but it was postpone till September 15. NEET MDS 2022 counselling starts with online registration, followed by choice filling, seat processing, result declaration and reporting for verification of documents. As per the dates for round-NEET MDS 2022 counselling, the seat allotment result will be announced on September 28.
To particiapte in the counselling, candidates will have to register on the official website of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) by providing details such as application number, NEET MDS 2022 result, and academic details. Registration will be followed by choice declaration and locking the same. MCC will be conducting the counselling for allocation of 1,326 MDS seats under All India Quota. NBE had released a result cum merit list for NEET MDS 2022 on July 16. NEET MDS 2022 exam was held on May 2 and the result was announced on May 27.
What is NEET MDS?
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Masters of Dental Surgery abbreviated as NEET MDS is an entrance exam conducted by NBE for providing admissions to all the postgraduate dental courses offered by the institutions in India. NEET MDS exam is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination conducted annually in online mode. Except for NEET MDS, no other exams, either at the state or institution level are valid for admission in PG dental courses. The scores are accepted by most dental colleges across the country. A total of 6,501 Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) seats are offered under 50% All India Quota (AIQ), 50% state quota seats, and 100% seats in deemed/central universities and private colleges through the exam
NEET MDS 2022 Highlights
National Eligibility Entrance Test for Masters of Dental Surgery (NEET MDS)
NBE (National Board of Examinations)
Postgraduate Exam at National-level
Mode of exam
MDS/PG Diploma (Dental)
NEET MDS 2022 Counselling
MCC conducts the NEET MDS counselling for 50% All India Quota seats, deemed/central university seats, ESIC and AFMC seats. To participate in the NEET MDS 2022 counselling, eligible candidates will have to register themselves on the official website of MCC. They will have to fill the choice of colleges and courses as well. Three rounds of counselling is conducted including the mop-up round for admission into Masters of Dental Surgery courses. Based on the marks and ranks of the applicants, choice filled, seat availability, and other criteria, MCC will release the seat allotment list for NEET MDS counselling 2022. Selected candidates will then have to report to the allotted institute for confirmation of admission.
NEET MDS 2022 Cut off
NEET MDS 2022 cut off has been released by NBE along with the result. The cut off for NEET MDS is the minimum percentile to be scored by a candidate to qualify for the exam. On the basis of the cut off marks, a merit list is prepared that mentions the name of candidates who will be participating in the counselling rounds. In order to fill the remaining vacant seats in the dental colleges of the country, DCI in consultation with the Health Ministry may lower down the cut off percentile and marks to accommodate more candidates. Candidates can refer to the table given below for the minimum qualifying percentile and scores for NEET MDS 2022.
Cut off percentile
Cut off scores 2022
General Category (UR/EWS)
SC/ST/OBC (including PWD of SC/ST/OBC)
NEET MDS 2022 Result
NEET MDS 2022 result was declared for those candidates who appeared for the entrance examination. The NEET MDS results 2022 will contain important details including roll number of candidates, the score obtained out of 960, and NEET MDS overall rank. The cut off was also released along with the result. Those who qualify for the exam will be able to download the scorecard. The scorecard can be downloaded by entering roll number, date of birth, and captcha code.
NEET MDS 2022 Important Dates and Events
Online registration restarts
Last date to submit application form
24-Jan-2022 (11:55 pm)
Application correction window
28-Jan-2022 to 31-Jan-2022
28-Jan-2022 to 01-Feb-2022
01-Apr-2022 to 04-Apr-2022
Final Edit window to open
12-Feb-2022 to 15-Feb-2022
11-Apr-2022 to 13-Apr-2022
Release of admit card
Announcement of result
Release date for 50% AIQ seats merit list
NEET MDS 2022 Application Process
The admission process for NEET MDS 2022 had startted with registration. Aspirants of the PG entrance test had to register themselves on the official website of NBE. After completion of the registration process, candidates could proceed to fill the NEET MDS application form. NEET MDS 2022 application process invloved following processes.
- Register on the official portal to generate User ID and Password
- Fill the application form
- Upload photograph and signature
- Pay the requisite amount of fees
- Take a printout of the filled application form with the transaction ID printed on it
NBE had opened the edit window to modify certain details in the application form for NEET MDS 2022. Those who submitted the applications for NEET MDS 2022 within the given deadline were allowed to avail the facility to correct details.
NEET MDS 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates who wish to apply for NEET MDS 2022 are advised to read and understand the criteria set by NBE. It is also important that a candidate meets the requirements set by NBE for the exam. If at any point in time NBE finds out that the candidates do not meet the eligibility requirements for NEET MDS 2022, his/her candidature will be cancelled. The eligibility criteria for NEET MDS 2022, as per MDS Course Regulations 2017 notified by the Dental Council of India with prior approval of MoHFW is as follows :
Applicants must not be younger than 20 years of age
They must possess a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from a University/Institute recognised by the DCI
They must be registered with the Dental Council of India (DCI) or State Dental Council (SDC) (permanent/provisional)
They must have completed 12 months of compulsory rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2022
NEET MDS 2022 Test Cities
NBE has released the name of the test cities where NEET MDS 2022 exam will be held. The list comprises a total of 79 test cities. Candidates can refer to the table given below for NEET MDS 2022 test cities:
Name of the test city
NEET MDS 2022 Syllabus
NEET MDS syllabus is considered as one of the basic tools to scale up the preparation for the exam. NEET MDS question paper is divided into two parts, A & B. Part A comprises 100 marks while part B has140 marks questions. All the subjects given in NEET MDS syllabus should be prepared well to qualify for the exam. The subjects of the syllabus for NEET MDS 2022 are as follows.
- General anatomy including embryology and histology
- General human physiology and biochemistry
- Dental anatomy, embryology, and oral histology
- General pathology and microbiology
- General and dental pharmacology, and therapeutics
- General medicine
- General surgery
- Dental materials
- Oral pathology and oral microbiology
- Oral medicine and radiology
- Pedodontics and preventive dentistry
- Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics
- Prosthodontics and crown and bridge
- Conservative dentistry and endodontics
- Oral and maxillofacial surgery
- Public health dentistry
NEET MDS 2022 Pattern
As per NEET MDS 2022 pattern, the exam was conducted in online mode. The test paper comprised 240 objective questions and candidates had three hours to attempt them. As per the marking scheme, candidates will get 4 marks for every correct answer and there will be a deduction of 1 mark for a wrong response.
NEET MDS 2022 Admit Card
The applications undergo scrutiny after they have been successfully submitted. NBE had issued the NEET MDS 2022 admit card to those who aaplications were acceptd. The admit card contains important information like the name of the candidate, date of birth, exam date and timing, name and address of the exam centres and exam-day guidelines. The admit card for NEET MDS exam must be carried to the exam centre in the physical form. It is released online and candidates have to download it through login credentials. NBE had release NEET MDS 2022 admit card on April 25.
NEET MDS 2022: Exam Day Guidelines
NEET MDS 2022 was conducted in an online mode. Each candidate was allocated a separate computer on the day of the examination. A few guidelines for NEET MDS 2022 exam day were:
- Visit the exam centre of NEET MDS 2022 one day before the examination to get an idea of the location#
- Candidates must wear a mask that covers their mouth and nose at all times
- They will be allowed to wear hand gloves inside the exam centre
- They must follow the safety protocols defined by the NBE at all times
- Candidates will be allowed to carry a water bottle and hand sanitiser with them
- Three things that you must carry to the examination hall: NEET MDS admit card, valid photo Id proof and a passport-sized photograph
- Report to the NEET MDS 2022 exam centre at least 2 hours prior to the examination
- Do not carry bags, books, pen, papers, notes, etc. to the examination centre
- Electronics such as calculator, mobile phone, smartwatch, pagers, Bluetooth, etc. are prohibited inside the examination hall
- Do not carry food to the examination hall