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NEET MDS 2022 Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme, Subject Wise Distribution Of Questions & More!

Hello Medical graduates, If you are willing to appear for the postgraduate dental entrance examination, the candidate should be familiar with the NEET MDS exam pattern 2022. The exam pattern of NEET MDS includes details like the number of questions, mode of exam, timings, syllabus, etc. In this article, we will help applicants to understand the exam pattern of NEET MDS. Missions into dental PG courses are offered by various government and private medical colleges in India. The National Board of Examinations (NBE) will release the NEET MDS 2022 exam pattern and the official information bulletin at

Aspirants are advised to read the full article carefully to get information about this examination. Let’s see the complete information about the Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Marking Scheme, Answer key, etc.

[Page Index]
1. Quick Facts
2. Exam Pattern

3. Marking Scheme
4. Subject Wise Distribution Of Questions
5. NEET MDS 2022 Exam Day Schedule
5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Quick Facts

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

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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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Exam Pattern

The National Board of Education has announced the NEET MDS exam pattern. According to the announcement, the exam pattern of NEET MDS 2022 suggests that the examination will be conducted Online. NEET MDS 2022 will have 240 objective type questions. Knowing the NEET MDS exam pattern 2021 is essential for the preparation phase. The exam pattern of NEET MDS 2022 will help the candidates to prepare well for the examination.

NEET MDS paper pattern 2022

Mode of the NEET MDS examinationComputer-based mode
Session of examAnnually
Time allotted during the exam3 hours (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Types of questionsObjective type questions
Total number of questions240 MCQs
Total marks960 marks
Medium of examEnglish only
SyllabusTopics covered in BDS include Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Paraclinical.

Marking Scheme

1.Correct Response4 marks
2.Incorrect Response1 mark shall be deducted
3.Unattempted QuestionZero

Subject Wise Distribution Of Questions

The NEET MDS 2022 entrance exam questions will be divided into parts A and B, which comprises 100 and 140 questions. As many as 240 MCQs will be asked in the NEET MDS 2022 postgraduate entrance exam from 17 topics taught in the BDS curriculum.

Part-A (TOTAL 100)
1General Anatomy, including embryology and histology14
2General human physiology and Biochemistry14
3Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology14
4General Pathology and Microbiology14
5General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics14
6General Medicine15
7General Surgery15
 Part-B (TOTAL 140) 
1.Dental Materials14
2.Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology14
3.Oral Medicine and Radiology14
4.Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry14
5.Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics14
7.Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge14
8.Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics14
9.Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery14
10.Public Health Dentistry14
 GRAND TOTAL (Part A + Part B)240

NEET MDS 2022 Exam Day Schedule

ActivitiesSession (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)
Entry to the examination centre and commencement of Biometric Registration12:00 PM
Closing of entry at NEET MDS exam centre1:30 PM
Grant of access for Candidate login1:45 PM
Candidate Login for reading instructions1:50 PM
The exam starting time of NEET MDS 20222:00 PM
Exam end5:00 PM

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

Is there any negative marking in NEET MDS?

Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answers, and 4 marks will be awarded for correct answers. For unattempted questions, no marks will be granted or deducted.

As per NEET MDS Exam Pattern, how many questions will be in the paper?

There will be 240 MCQ-based questions in the NEET MDS question paper. Further, the paper will be divided into 2 parts. From Part A, a total of 100 questions will be asked, and from Part B, a total of 140 questions will be asked.

How many sections will the NEET MDS 2022 question paper will e divided into?

NEET MDS question paper will be divided into 2 sections. There is no sectional limit, and candidates move quickly from one section to another to attempt the paper.

In which mode NEET MDS 2022 will be conducted?

NEET MDS will be conducted by authority in computer-based mode (CBT).

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