NEET MDS Counselling 2022: Dates (Soon), Registration, Eligibility, Documents & More!

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), will conduct the NEET MDS 2022 Counselling. 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. 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. Most dental colleges across the country accept the scores.

The concerned states will do centralised counselling for allotment of MDS seats as per their qualifying/eligibility criteria, applicable guidelines/Regulations & reservation policy, benefits for In-service candidates, and Rural Service. Go through the complete article below to know more about NEET MDS Counselling 2022.

[Page Index]
1. Quick Facts
2. Important Dates
3. Eligibility Criteria
4. Counselling Process
5. Counselling Fees
6. Documents Required
7. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Quick Facts

Before we speak about NEET MDS 2022 Highlights, Let us first have some significant highlights.

NEET MDS 2022: Latest Update
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Full Exam NameNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MDS
Short Exam NameNEET MDS
Conducting BodyNational Board of Examinations (NBE)
Frequency of ConductOnce a year
Exam LevelNational Level Exam
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Application Fee (General)4250 Rs [Online]
Mode of ExamOnline
Mode of CounsellingOnline / Offline
Participating Colleges273
Exam Duration3 Hours
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Important Dates

Candidates must note that the NBE decides the dates for the NEET MDS counselling 2022. However, the NEET MDS 2022 dates for counselling will be released by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). NEET MDS 2022 Counselling Schedule for admission to 50% AIQ seats are mentioned below:

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Round 1
Registration for NEET MDS counselling  To be notified
Choice Filling and LockingTo be notified
Provisional seat allotment listTo be notified
First seat allotment listTo be notified
Reporting at the allocated instituteTo be notified
Round 2
Registrations reopen for the round 2To be notified
Choice Filling and LockingTo be notified
Second seat allotment listTo be notified
Reporting at the allocated instituteTo be notified
Mop-up round
The seat matrix for the mop-up round releasedTo be notified
Registrations reopen for mop-up roundTo be notified
Choice Filling and LockingTo be notified
Seat allotment list for the mop-up roundTo be notified
Reporting at the allocated instituteTo be notified
Transfer of vacant seats to Deemed/Central Universities/ESICTo be notified
Stray Vacancy Round at Institute levelTo be notified

Eligibility Criteria

Only a qualified candidate for the NEET MDS 2022 will be eligible to attend the counselling. The NEET MDS 2022 eligibility criteria will be considered for admission to the Masters of Dental Surgery courses. The DCI decides these eligibility criteria with the approval of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). The eligibility criteria for admission to MDS courses are as follows :

  • A candidate for admission to the MDS course must possess a recognised degree of BDS granted by a university or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council and have obtained provisional or permanent registration, and have undergone a compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved/recognised dental college.

NEET MDS Counselling Procedure

NEET MDS counselling 2022 procedure includes registration of aspirants, filling and locking preferences, declaration of results and reporting to the respective colleges for admission. Below have mentioned the step-wise NEET MDS Counselling Procedure.

Step 1: Registration Process

  • Candidates can click on the link provided on this page.
    Candidates will then have to select the stream (medical/dental), NEET MDS roll number, the application number, candidate’s name, date of birth, security pin and other asked details.
  • Also, Candidates need to provide the remaining details, which must be completed successfully to complete the registration process.
  • After that, the login credentials will appear on the screen, which must be maintained until the completion of the admission process.

Step 2 – Filling in personal information.

  • In the second step of NEET MDS 2022 counselling, aspirants will be required to enter their details, such as their father and mother’s name, address, category and other Information.
  • Applicants must fill in the details carefully while filling the parties, as the particulars cannot be edited. The similar Information provided here will be required for document verification and admission.

Step 3: Payment

  • The candidates must pay the non-refundable registration fee and refundable tuition fee in online mode only through credit/debit cards and net banking.
  • Behind the successful payment of the registration fee, the registration slip will be displayed on the screen. A printout must be taken of the registration slip, which will be helpful for the further admission process.

Step 4: Available choices

  • At the commencement of the NEET MDS 2022 seat allotment process, the available choices will be displayed on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • Applicants who submitted the fees for 50% AIQ/central and deemed universities can fill the choices under every category of seats.

Step 5: Filling and locking of choices

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  • Aspriants must click on the ‘+’ button available with every option for filling of choices.
  • After the selection, the choice available on the left-hand side will automatically shift to the right-hand side of the screen.
  • Once all the selections are made, Applicants must click on the ‘save and continue button to lock and continue with the process by clicking on ‘save and go to home page’ to exit.
  • While filling the choices, aspirants can move up and down and delete the preferences. Also, they can drag an option to change with others.

Note: If any candidate forgets to lock the preferences, then options of colleges filled will be closed automatically.

Step 6: Take a printout.

  • Aspirants are advised to take at least three to four printouts of the preferences filled for future benefits.
  • If anyone has not locked their choices filled, they can also take printouts of the preferences once the locking process is over.

Counselling Fees

The NEET MDS Counselling 2022 fees have two categories refundable and non-refundable. Refer to the following table to know the fee details.

Non-refundable registration fees
For 50% of AIQ/Central UniversitiesFee (INR)
For Deemed UniversitiesFee (INR)
All categories5,000
Refundable Fees
For 50% of AIQ/Central UniversitiesFee (INR)
Deemed UniversitiesFee (INR)
All categories2,00,000

Counselling Flow chart

Documents Required

The applicants allocated a seat through the NEET MDS 2022 counselling must report to the allotted institute to confirm the documents. The candidate must carry the following documents for confirmation of the seat assigned.

  • NEET MDS 2022 admit card
  • NEET scorecard
  • BDS mark sheet (1st, 2nd and 3rd Professional Examination)
  • BDS Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate
  • Internship completion certificate
  • Permanent/Provisional registration certificate issued by DCI/State Dental Council
  • Class 10 Certificate/Date of Birth certificate
  • Identity proof
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability Certificate (if applicable)

State-wise NEET MDS 2022 Counselling

The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Masters of Dental Surgery (NEET MDS) is an entrance examination in India for those students who wish to study MDS courses in India. Through NEET-MDS, Candidates can get admission in postgraduate MDS courses in any state. Counselling of NEET MDS 2022 will be conducted in two rounds in online mode. You can click on the link to view the complete details about State Wise NEET MDS Counselling. Let us have a look.

Andhra PradeshClick hereArunachal PradeshClick here
AssamClick hereBiharClick here
ChhattisgarhClick hereGoaClick here
GujaratClick hereHaryanaClick here
Himachal PradeshClick hereJammu & KashmirClick here
JharkhandClick hereKarnatakaClick here
KeralaClick hereMadhya PradeshClick here
MaharashtraClick hereManipurClick here
MeghalayaClick hereMizoramClick here
NagalandClick hereOdishaClick here
PunjabClick hereRajasthanClick here
SikkimClick hereTamil NaduClick here
TelanganaClick hereTripuraClick here
Uttar PradeshClick hereUttarakhandClick here
West BengalClick hereAndaman & NicobarClick here
ChandigarhClick hereDadra & Nagar HaveliClick here
Daman & DiuClick hereDelhiClick here
LakshadweepClick herePuducherryClick here

NEET MDS 2022 Resources

This section has provided some essential links to NEET MDS Examination.

ParticularsLinks HereParticularsLinks Here
NEET MDSClick HereNEET MDS CounsellingClick Here
NEET MDS Eligibility CriteriaClick HereNEET MDS Exam patternClick Here
NEET MDS Seat MatrixClick HereNEET MDS Admit CardClick Here
NEET MDS SyllabusClick HereNEET MDS Recommended BooksClick Here
NEET MDS College PredictorClick HereNEET MDS Cut offClick Here

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

How many rounds of Counselling are there in NEET MDS?

NEET MDS counselling is conducted in two rounds for AIQ seats, and if seats remain vacant, then the final Mop-up round (third round) will be conducted.

Who is eligible for NEET MDS Counselling?

Applicants reserving the minimum qualifying percentile will be eligible to participate in NEET MDS 2022 counselling. For general category aspirants, the cutoff of NEET MDS is the 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC candidates, it is the 40th percentile.

I could not clear NEET MDS 2022. Can I still participate in the counselling process?

You cannot apply for the counselling process unless you qualify for the examination. However, if NBE decides to lower the cut-offs for this year and you are eligible as per the new cut-off, you will only be eligible to participate in NEET MDS 2022 counselling.

Is it compulsory to download the scorecard of NEET MDS 2022 for counselling?

Yes. Candidates must enter the details printed on the scorecard of NEET MDS 2022 in the application form. They are thus advised to download the NEET MDS scorecard well in advance.

Where will the counselling for NEET MDS 2022 be conducted?

NEET MDS counselling 2022 will be conducted online.

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