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NEET MDS 2023: Result (Out), Dates, Eligibility, Cutoff, Pattern, Syllabus, Counselling etc.

NEET MDS 2023 is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) for admission to Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) programs in various dental colleges across India. This admission seeker may submit NEET MDS 2023 form only online mode. NEET MDS exam is the only gateway for admissions into dental PG courses offered by various government and private dental colleges in India. NEET MDS 2023 is an eligibility cum ranking examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). NEET for MDS Exam is performed only once a year and is the only authorised entrance examination for admission to the Masters in Dental Surgery programmes across India. 

The Admit cards for NEET MDS 2023 were issued only to those candidates whose application form was completed and submitted on time. Students who want to apply for the entrance are notified to read the complete article carefully for more details on the NEET MDS like Application Process, Fees, How to Apply, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Participating Institutes and Exam Centres.

[Page Index]
1. Quick Facts
2. Important Dates
3. Why choose NEET MDS 2023?
4. Eligibility Criteria
5. Exam Pattern
6. Syllabus
7. Results
8. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Quick Facts

Before we speak about NEET MDS 2023 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 Colleges265
Exam Duration3 Hours

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Important Dates

The National board of examinations in medical science (NBEMS) has released the NEET MDS schedule. You can check out mentioned in the table below.

EventsNEET MDS Registration Dates
NEET MDS 2023 information bulletinJanuary 9, 2023
Availability of application formJanuary 9, 2023 (after 7 pm)
Last date for registrationsJanuary 30, 2023 (11:55 pm)
The application form correction window opens fromFebruary 2 to 5, 2023
Dates for application form filling after the extension of the internship completion date
Reopening of NEET MDS application form windowFebruary 10 to 12, 2023
Edit window to be opened onFebruary 15, 2023
Last date to rectify the images of the photograph, signature and left-hand thumb impressionFebruary 17 to 19, 2023 (Revised)
NEET MDS 2023 admit cardFebruary 22, 2023
Exam dateMarch 1, 2023
Declaration of resultMarch 10, 2023

Why choose NEET MDS 2023?

Before going too deep, let us look over some of the salient features of the NEET MDS 2023 exam, which will answer the question: Why choose the NEET MDS 2023 Entrance Exam?

  • The NEET MDS exam is conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE) across different cities in India.
  • NEET MDS  is the national-level examination for admission in Postgraduate MDS courses for the academic session, which will include the following:
    i. All India 50% quota seats (all States & UTs)
    ii. State quota seats. (including the UTs)
    iii. All Private Dental Colleges, Institutions & Universities/Deemed Universities all across the country
    iv. Armed Forces Dental Services Institutions.
  • NEET MDS 2021 application form is available online only.
  • An Aadhaar card is mandatory for all Indian citizens to fill out the application form.

So, if you have already made up your mind to be a part of it, then the first thing you have to do is read this article carefully. You will find all the detailed information about NEET MDS Admission Test 2023. First, let us briefly look at the Eligibility Criteria and Exam Pattern of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test MDS 2023.

Eligibility Criteria

The NEET MDS 2023 eligibility criteria are as per MDS Course Regulations announced by the Dental Council of India (DCI) with prior approval of MoHFW as follows :

  • The candidate must be 20 years old or more in age.
  • Candidates must hold DCI approved Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from a university.
  • The candidate must be registered with the Dental Council of India (DCI) or State Dental Council (SDC) (permanent/ provisional).
  • The candidate must have completed 12 months of mandatory rotatory internship.

Application Process

The following order of steps will be found while filling out the online application form for NEET MDS 2023:

  • Register on the official website to get your User ID and Password.
  • Fill out the application form.
  • Upload photograph and signature
  • Choose the test city.
  • Pay the fee and save the online payment slip.
  • Take a printout of the filled application form with the transaction ID.

Application Fee

NEET MDS application fee 2023

CategoryApplication fee
General, EWS and OBC categoriesRs. 4250
SC/ST/PWD categoriesRs. 3250

Mode of Payment

  • Debit/Credit
  • Online Banking
  • Net Banking

Important Note:

  • The fee, once paid, will not be refunded under any circumstance.
  • Staff candidates are exempted from payment of examination fees and intimation charges.
  • Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

Exam Pattern

The National Board of Education has announced the NEET MDS exam pattern 2023. According to the announcement, the exam pattern of NEET MDS suggests that the examination will be conducted Online.

EventsNEET MDS paper pattern
Exam dateMarch 1, 2023
Exam time3 hours – 9 am to 12 pm
Number of questions240 multiple-choice questions
Topics covered in the NEET MDS examBDS curriculum – Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Para-Clinical
Medium of examEnglish
Marking scheme4 marks for the correct answer
1 mark deducted for a wrong answer

Preparation Tips

There are given Important Tips related to NEET MDS 2023.

  • Firstly, know all the details about the officially prescribed syllabus for the examination.
  • Practice mock tests & previous year’s question papers.
  • Make a proper timetable for your preparations.
  • Consider the excellent preparation of books and study materials.
  • Consider the excellent preparation of books and study materials.
  • Stay stress-free & healthy while preparing for exams.


It’s necessary to understand the detailed syllabus before starting the preparation process. This will ensure that the candidate’s preparation will get an extra edge and be complete.

  1. General Anatomy, including embryology and histology
  2. General human physiology and Biochemistry
  3. Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology
  4. General Pathology and Microbiology
  5. General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  6. Dental Materials
  7. General Medicine
  8. General Surgery


The given table is related to NEET MDS 2023 recommended book. The candidates are required to follow these books for preparation.

BooksDescriptionBuy Now
Dental PulseThis is surely the best and a must for dental entrance exams across India and Abroad.Click Here
Dentist Clinical Sciences This book contains two volumes. Click Here
ALL India post-graduate dental entrance exam 8th edition A book that every student preparing for NEET would require. Covers all the essential topics. Click Here
MCQ in DentistryRefer to this book for Oral Pathology questions since Oral Pathology questions are directly lifted from here. Click Here

Exam Centres

NaharlagunNoidaNavi Mumbai

Admit Card

You can follow these steps to download the admit card for the NEET MDS Entrance examination.

  • Visit the NEET MDS exam official website.
  • Click on the NEET Admit Card tab/link.
  • Enter any two details from – Application Number (6 digits), Date of Birth or Email ID.
  • View and download the NEET admit card.
  • Take a clear print of the NEET Entrance Exam 2023 Admit card.

Dress code

Due to many applicants, the NBE follows strict policies to maintain the discipline and fairness of the NEET MDS Exam. Among the essential procedures is the dress code for NEET MDS 2023. NBE has prescribed a dress code for the examination day and a list of prohibited items in the examination hall. Below are a few essential pointers about the dress code for NEET MDS.

NEET MDS Dress code for males:NEET MDS Dress code for females:
Try to wear simple pants/shirts.Wear half-sleeved Kurtis/shirts
Full-sleeved shirts/T-shirts are not permitted.Long and fancy sleeves of any design are not allowed.
Clothes should not have pockets, zips, big buttons, layers etc.Please keep it simple. Avoid embroidery, frills, and layering with different pieces.
Avoid layering your clothing.Avoid all jewellery, both metallic and non-metallic
Kurtas and pyjamas should be avoided.Fancy footwear is not permitted in the exam hall. Avoid boots, heels, stilettos, and shoes.
Footwear should be simple. Boots, shoes or any concealing/covered footwear are not permitted.Opt for slippers or open sandals
You can opt for light slippers/sandals.

Exam day guidelines

To help the candidates appearing for the examination have a hassle-free day and keep them stress-free and calm on Exam Day, we have made some Exam day guidelines for NEET MDS.

What to carry on the exam day? ()

  • NEET MDS admit card
  • Two passport-size photographs (preferably the same as the one submitted with the application form)
  • A valid photo Id proof (Passport/ Aadhaar card, Driving Licence, PAN Card)
  • PWD Certificate (if applicable)

What not to carry? (×)

  • A stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of paper, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Pen, Calculator, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, Calculator, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner, etc.
  • Communication devices like Mobile Phones, Bluetooth, Earphones, microphones, pagers, Health bands, etc.
  • Other items like a Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belts, Cap Watch/Wrist Watch, Bracelets, Camera, etc.
  • Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle, tea, coffee, cold drinks, etc.
  • Any other item that could be used for unfair means is hiding communication devices like a microchip, camera, Bluetooth device, etc.
  • Candidates with diabetes can carry eatables (with prior intimation) like sugar tablets/fruits (like bananas/apples/oranges) and transparent water bottles. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like chocolate/ candy/sandwiches.

Result (Out)

The result has been released online on the website, and you can also look for it in the pdf mentioned below. Students can check their products by entering their roll number, and other required details are given below.

Aspirants need to follow the below given essential Steps for NEET MDS 2023.

  • Go to the official website of NEET 
  • Click on the “NEET Result” tab/link mentioned on the official website.
  • Enter any two details from – Roll number, date of birth and application number.
  • Click on Submit button.
  • View the result and download it. (Take out its printed copy)

Cut off

NBE has the individual authority to decide the NEET MDS 2023 cutoff, which has been declared along with the result. You can look for the cutoff mentioned below:-

NEET 2023 Percentile and Scores

CategoryCut off percentileCutoff Marks 2023
General and EWS50th percentile272
SC/ST/OBC40th percentile238
General and EWS – PH45th percentile255
SC/ST/OBC – PH40th percentile238

Counselling Procedure

The NEET MDS 2023 counselling will be conducted online to take admission to approximately 1300 MDS seats available through the All India Quota (AIQ). To participate in the counselling of NEET MDS, the candidates must register on the official website of MCC and pay the registration fee.

The NEET MDS counselling will be conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). If a candidate wants to be admitted through state quota like in Uttar Pradesh, you can click here to know the full details and get the list of private and govt. MDS colleges in UP and List of Dental colleges in India.

NEET MDS 2023 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 Questions (FAQs)

When will NBE conduct NEET MDS 2023 exam?

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts the NEET MDS 2023. As per the latest updates, the authority will conduct the NEET MDS 2023 examination on March 1, 2023.

When will NBE release the result for NEET MDS 2023?

As per the latest update, NBE announced the NEET MDS result in 2023 on March 10.

What is meant by NEET MDS?

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test – Master of Dental Surgery (NEET-MDS), is a competitive entrance exam conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE).

How many attempts are permitted for NEET MDS?

There is no capping on the number of attempts for NEET MDS. Candidates can take the examination any number of times.

Does NEET MDS 2023 have a negative marking?

Yes, NEET MDS 2023 has a negative marking scheme.

When will the authority release the application form for NEET MDS 2023?

NEET MDS application form 2023 was released by the authorities on January 9.

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