The National Board of Examinations in Medical Science (NBEMS) is the competent authority to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Masters of Dental Surgery or NEET MDS 2022. As per the paper pattern, the NEET MDS 2022 exam will be held in the computer-based mode for three hours. The NEET MDS 2022 exam date is May 2 (9:00 AM to 12:00 PM).
As per the latest update, NEET MDS 2022 Result was declared on 27th May 2022 at nbe.edu.in. The NEET MDS 2022 Minimum Qualifying Cutoff has also been released and mentioned below.
NEET MDS 2022 Highlights
A total of 240 multiple-choice questions will be asked in NEET MDS 2022 exam. Four marks will be awarded for the correct answer, while one mark to be deducted for an incorrect response. Through NEET MDS 2022 scores, admission to 6,501 seats offered to 50% All India Quota seats, 50% state quota seats, deemed/central universities, ESIC, and private universities are granted.
|Full Exam Name||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MDS|
|Short Exam Name||NEET MDS|
|Conducting Body||National Board of Examinations (NBE)|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||4250 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Online / Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
NEET MDS 2022 Application Process
NBE will open the NEET MDS 2022 application form correction window on the official website – nbe.edu.in. All the eligible candidates can register themselves for the NEET MDS entrance exam. It is essential to fill NEET MDS application form 2022 to appear for the postgraduate dental entrance exam. Only the successfully registered candidates will be allowed to download NEET MDS 2022 admit card.
The application form for NEET MDS 2022 can be filled in the six following steps:
- NEET MDS registration 2022
- Filling out the application form
- Uploading of relevant documents
- Choosing exam centres
- Payment of application fee
- Printout of NEET MDS 2022 application form
|EWS, OBC, General||Online||Transgender, Female, Male||Rs 4250|
|SC, ST||Online||Transgender, Female, Male||Rs 3250|
|OBC, General||PwD||Online||Transgender, Female, Male||Rs 3250|
NEET MDS 2022 Important Dates
|Online Application Start Date||04 Jan 2022 – 24 Jan 2022|
|Online Application Correction Date||28 Jan 2022 – 01 Feb 2022|
|Online Application Correction Date for incorrect images||12 Feb, 2022 – 15 Feb, 2022|
|Online Application Re-Opening Date||21 Mar 2022 – 30 Mar 2022|
|Online Application Correction Re-Opening Date||01 Apr 2022 – 04 Apr 2022|
|Online Application Correction Re-Opening Final Edit Window||11 Apr 2022 – 13 Apr 2022|
|Online Application Selective Window Date||20 Apr 2022 – 22 Apr 2022|
|Admit Card||25 Apr 2022|
|NEET MDS 2022 Exam Date||02 May 2022|
|NEET MDS 2022 Result (Announced)||27th May 2022|
NEET MDS 2022 Eligibility Criteria
The NEET MDS 2022 eligibility criteria will be considered for admission to the Masters of Dental Surgery courses. These eligibility criteria are decided by the Dental Council of India (DCI) with the approval of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). The basic requirements to appear for NEET MDS can be checked below:-
- Candidates must hold a BDS degree from a recognised institute to fulfil NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2022.
- Provisional/permanent registration with State Dental Council (SDC) or DCI by July 31, 2022.
- Completing a one-year compulsory rotatory internship by July 31 of the academic year that a candidate is seeking admission is mandatory.
NEET MDS 2022 Exam Pattern
The National Board of Examination (NBE) has postponed the exam date of NEET MDS 2022. The NEET MDS 2022 exam will be conducted for three hours, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Check the NEET MDS exam pattern below.
- Exam time – 3 hours – 9 am to 12 pm.
- Number of questions – 240 multiple choice questions
- Topics covered in NEET MDS exam – BDS curriculum – Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Para-Clinical
- Medium of exam – English
- Marking Scheme – 4 marks for the correct answer, one mark deducted for the wrong answer
NEET MDS 2022 Admit Card
NEET MDS Admit card 2022 will be released for the registered candidates on the NBE official website. Candidates must submit their user ID and password to download the NEET MDS 2022 hall ticket. NEET MDS 2022 admit card can only be received online, as the hall tickets are not sent via any offline mode. After downloading the admit card, candidates must paste their photograph on the document as only then it will be considered by the authorities at the time of the exam. The admit card of NEET MDS 2022 carries information like roll number, allotted exam city and centre. Candidates must note that the NEET MDS admit card is also a mandatory document for the counselling process. Therefore, it must be preserved even after the conduction of the exam.
NEET MDS 2022 Result
The result of NEET MDS 2022 has already been declared in the form of a PDF on the NBE official website. NEET MDS result 2022 specifies the qualifying status of the candidates. NEET MDS 2022 result contained the score obtained (out of 960), NEET MDS overall rank and roll number of candidates. The steps to download the result has been mentioned below.
NEET MDS 2022 Result (Announced)
NEET MDS 2022 has been declared on 27th May 2022. To check about your result, look forward to the PDF given below:-
How to download NEET MDS 2022 result?
- Visit natboard.edu.in and click on the link that says NEET MDS 2022 result.
- The NEET MDS PDF will open on the screen.
- To check NEET MDS result 2022, use Ctrl+F keys and enter the roll number
- Verify roll number, marks scored out of 960, and NEET MDS 2022 rank
- Download the pdf by clicking on the download option
NEET MDS 2022 Cutoff (Announced)
The authorities released the cutoff of NEET MDS 2022 and the result. NEET MDS cutoff 2022 is the minimum qualifying percentile that candidates must secure to secure the national-level entrance test. Candidates can check the NEET MDS 2022 cut-off from NBE from the table below.
|Category||Minimum Qualifying/Eligibility Criteria||Cutoff Score (Out of 960)|
|SC/ST/OBC (including PwD of SC/ST/OBC)||40th Percentile||227|
|UR PwD||45th Percentile||245|
NEET MDS Previous Years Cutoff
Below, we have mentioned NEET MDS Cutoff for Previous Years i.e. 2021 & 2020. Candidates can check the NEET MDS previous years cut-off from NBE from the table below.
|Category||Cut off percentile||Cutoff scores (2021)||Cutoff Marks (2020)|
|General and EWS – PH||45th percentile||243||268|
|SC/ST/OBC – PH||40th percentile||227||250|
NEET MDS 2022 Counselling
MCC conducts the counselling of NEET MDS 2022 for the admission process to 50% of All India Quota seats, deemed/central university seats, ESIC and AFMC seats. Jammu and Kashmir do not participate in the central pool quota. Therefore, the counselling for seats in government dental colleges is allotted by the state body responsible.
The authority conducts three rounds of seat allotment for AIQ seats, while a mop-up round will be organised for deemed central and ESIC colleges. To participate in NEET MDS 2022 counselling process, aspirants must secure equal to more than the minimum cutoff percentile.
The qualifiers can participate in the counselling process by registering themselves and providing their preferences of colleges and courses. Based on the choice filled, NEET MDS rank, seat availability in the particular college, reservation criteria and other factors, the admission to MDS course will be granted.
While the seat allotment process for 85% state quota and seats in private dental colleges will be conducted by the state counselling body as selected by the state government. The respective regulatory bodies will organise the counselling process online or offline. NEET MDS admissions in the states include application forms, merit lists and seat allotment procedures. However, to apply for state MDS admissions, the qualified candidates must fulfil certain eligibility criteria of domicile, age, nationality and other aspects laid down by the state counselling authorities.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Who is the conducting authority of NEET MDS?
Answer: NEET MDS 2022 will be conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE).
Q: What is the NEET MDS exam date in 2022?
Answer: NEET MDS 2022 exam date is May 2.
Q: How many seats are offered through NEET MDS 2022?
Answer: 6,228 seats are offered for admission through NEET MDS 2022.
Q: What is the lower age limit for NEET MDS?
Answer: As per NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2022, candidates must not be less than 20 years of age when applying.
Q: Is NEET MDS 2022 application form released?
Answer: NBE had re-released the NEET MDS application form 2022 on March 21 at the official website – nbe.edu.in. The last date to apply for NEET MDS 2022 exam was March 30.
Q: When is the NEET MDS 2022 result declared?
Answer: The result of NEET MDS 2022 was declared on 27th May 2022 in PDF format on the NBE website.