NEET-PG counseling procedure is divided into two categories, i.e., AIQ Counseling and State-Level Counseling. Candidates who will qualify the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEETMDS ) conducted by National Board of Examinations will be eligible to apply for counseling.

NEET-MDS shall be the single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to MDS Courses for the academic session which will include the following:

  1. All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses (all states)
  2. State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/Union territories of India.
  3. MDS courses at all Private Dental Colleges, Institutions & Universities all across the country
  4. MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
  5. Screening exam for dental surgeons (BDS & MDS) for Short Service Commission in Army Dental Corps

The following Dental institution(s) are not covered for admission to MDS courses through NEET-MDS for 2022-23 admission session:

  1. AIIMS, New Delhi
Scheme of NEET-MDS
  • NEET-MDS shall be conducted in a single day & single session as a computer based examination.
  • Syllabus: 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.
  • The examination shall be a multiple choice questions test delivered using computers network (CBT) as per scheme prescribed.
  • The exam comprises of 240 Multiple Choices, single correct response questions in English language only. Time allotted is 3 hrs
  • There shall be 25% negative marking for incorrect answers. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions
  • Marking Scheme: Allocation of marks for each MCQ shall be as follows:
Correct Response4 Marks
Incorrect Response1 Mark shall be deducted
Unattempted QuestionZero
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