Nov. 30, 2017
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test MDS

NEET MDS 2017NEET MDS 2017 National Board of Examination (NBE)conducted the NEET MDS 2017 from November 30 to December 3, 2017. Also, the merit list for the qualified candidates has been issued by the NBE. Currently, NEET MDS 2017 counselling is going on, Medical Council Committee (MCC) has declared the result of NEET MDS 2017 Counselling round 1 on March 23, 2017. A total number of 236 candidates have been allotted seats in the first round. The second round of the NEET MDS 2017 counselling will begin on April 24, 2017. In the article below, details like, schedule, counselling, seat allotment procedure of NEET MDS 2017 is elaborated.

NEET PG 2017 was held to offer admission to the MD/MS course across the medical and dental institutes of India.

Salient Features of NEET MDS 2017

Exam Name: NEET MDS 2017 Conducted By: The National Board of Examinations (NBE) Exam Category Post Graduate Course: MDS Exam Level: National

Seats Covered Under NEET MDS 2017

The seats for admission to Postgraduate Dental Courses for the academic session 2017-2018 are available under the following:

  1. All India 50% Quota Seats for MDS Courses (all seats except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir & Telangana).
  2. State Quota Seats for MDS Courses for all States/Union Territories of India (including Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir & Telangana).
  3. MDS Diploma Courses at all Private Dental Colleges, Institutions & Universities all across the country.
  4. MDS Courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.

The following institution is not covered by centralised admissions for MDS seats through NEET MDS 2017 session:

  1. AIIMS, New Delhi

Important Dates of NEET MDS 2017

The candidates must note that counselling dates for NEET MDS 2017 have been announced, check the important dates related to NEET MDS 2017

S.No Event Date
1. Online Registration Starts September 26, 2016
2. Online Registration Closes October 31, 2016
3. Extended Last Date for Online Registration November 7, 2016
4. Issuance of Admit Card November2016
5. NEET MDS 2017 Entrance Examination November 30, 2016 December 3, 2016
6. Declaration of Results January 6, 2017
7. NEET MDS 2017 50% All India Merit list Jan 12, 2017
8. NEET MDS 2017 Main Counselling Registration, Choice Filling March 14, 2017
9. Last date to register (for both the rounds) March 19, 2017
10. Exercising of Choices and Locking (this facility will be available only after registration March 14 to 20, 2017
11. Process of Seat Allotment Round 1 March 21 to 22, 2017
12. Round 1 Result Publish March 23, (Thursday) 2017
13. Reporting at the Allotted Medical/Dental College after 1 st Round March 24 (Friday) 2017 to April 3rd (Sunday) 2017, (Up to 5:00 PM,
14. Exercising of Choices and Locking (Round 2) April 24 to 25, 2017
15. Process of Seat Allotment Round 2 April 24 to 25, 2017
16. Round 2 Result Publish April 26, 2017
17. Reporting at the Allotted Medical/Dental College against Round 2 April 27 to May 9 2017
18. Transfer of vacant seats to State Quota May 9, 2017 (After 05:00 PM)
19. Commencement of academic session for MDS course May 01, 2017

Exam Schedule of NEET MDS 2017

  Forenoon Session Afternoon Session
Candidate Entry Time 9:00 AM 2:15 PM
Venue Entry Closes 9:30 AM 2:45 PM
Check in Procedure 9:00AM to 10:00AM 2:15 PM to 3:15PM
Test Start Time 10:00 AM 3:15 PM
Test End Time 1:15 PM 6:30 PM

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who are applying for NEET MDS are advised check the eligibility criteria before filling up the application form. All candidates will have to meet the criteria set by the admission committee. Candidates who fail to fulfil the required criteria will not be able to qualify for the examination.

  • Candidate should be registered with the Dental Council of India or State Dental Council.
  • Candidate must have graduated with Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS) degree from a recognized university.
  • 12 months in rotation or practical training must have been completed by the candidate on or before March 31, 2017. This is not valid for candidates who had passed their final examination on or before 1988 and holds a recognized degree of BDS.
  • Registration with State Dental Councils is necessary.
  • Candidates who have studied/passed BDS from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for 50% All India Quota seats.
  • In some universities and institutions, candidates who are already pursuing any PG course in their University or in any other University are not eligible for admission till they complete the course.

NEET MDS Application Procedure2017

The registrations for NEET MDS 2017 have ended. The following information can be used by the applicants for reference. Online applications for NEET MDS 2017 started fromSeptember 26, 2016. The link to apply for NEET MDS 2017 is provided on the page. Candidates can click on the link and get directed to the registration portal. Candidates will have to register themselves and create a profile. Personal details like date of birth, parents name and more will need to be provided along with contact information and educational information. Uploading of photograph and signature will need to be done by the candidate. The exam dates and centre can be chosen by the candidates on first come first serve basis. Candidates can pay the application fees online through net banking/credit card/debit card. Admit card will be issued for candidates who have successfully registered and paid the application fees. Admit card will be sent to the registered email id of the candidate. To know more in detail, read NEET MDS 2017 Application Form.

NEET MDS Admit Card 2017

The admit card of NEET MDS 2017 will be sent to the registered email address of the candidate within 24 hours of scheduling. Registered candidates can login into their profile using their username and password to download the admit card. In case of any discrepancy, candidates can contact the authorised officials to rectify their admit cards.

Candidates have to note that the following documents needs to be brought to the test centre:

  1. Printed copy of admit card with a photo of the candidate pasted on it.
  2. Photocopy of Permanent or Provisional SDC/DCI registration which will be retained by the test centre.
  3. Valid Identity card of the candidate (Voter ID/PAN Card/Driving License/Passport/Aadhar Card)

NEET MDS 2017 Exam Pattern

The online examination for NEET MDS 2017 has ended on December 3, 2016. The examination conducted by NBE was held from November 30, 2016 to December 3, 2016. The Computer Based Test will be based on the core subjects of Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS) and will test the candidates basic concepts of dental sciences.

S.No Particulars MDS
1. Exam Duration 180 minutes
2. Total Number of Questions 240 questions
4. Negative Marking No Negative Marking
5. Medium of Exam English

A Demo test was also be provided to the candidates to feel the functionality of the actual test. The demo test was available on NEET website from November 1 November 20, 2016. All candidates were advised to go through the demo test carefully to familiarize themselves with the screens, layout and navigation.

NEET MDS 2017 Syllabus

The syllabus of the exam was that of BDS standard and covered 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.

Subject Wise Distribution of Questions for NEET MDS 2017

S.NO Subject Subject Wise Weightage in NEET MDS (IN NUMBERS)
1 General Anatomy including embryology and histology 14
2 General Human Physiology and Biochemistry 14
3 Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology 14
4 General Pathology and Microbiology 14
5 General & Dental Pharmacology & Therapeutics 14
6 Dental Materials 14
7 General Medicine 14
8 General Surgery 14
9 Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology 15
10 Oral Medicine and Radiology 15
11 Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry 14
12 Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 14
13 Periodontology 14
14 Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge 14
15 Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 14
16 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 14
17 Public Health Dentistry 14
  Grand Total 240

NEET MDS 2017 Result

The results of NEET MDS 2017 has been released online on January 6, 2017. The applicants can check the result by clicking on the link provided. The result will also be available offlineatnotice board at Ansari Nagar Office of NBE, Delhi. Also, the NBE has declared NEET MDS 2017 All India Quota Merit list. The candidates can download it using the above link. The applicants can download their rank card online through their registered account. Candidates are requested to keep the rank card safely for future use. The validity of the result of NEET MDS 2017 shall only be for the current admission session for MDS sessions and cannot be carried forward to the next session. In the case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks, their inter se merit will be determined according to age. Older candidates will get more preference over the younger ones. NBE will be declaring the result for All India 50% Quota MDS Seats by January 15, 2017.

NEET MDS 2017 Cutoff

Candidates who secure the minimum required scores in the entrance examination will be eligible to proceed for counselling. The cutoff is determined by the NBE on the basis of the minimum qualifying marks, thenumber of seats, number of applicants and previous years cutoff. The NEET MDS Cutoff 2017 is listed below:

S.No Category Minimum Percentile Cut Off Score (Out of 1200)
1 General Category (UR) 50% Percentile 523.2461
2 SC/ST/OBC 40% Percentile 491.2402
3 Persons with Disability 45% Percentile 507.4365

NEET MDS 2017 50% All India Quota Category wise Cutoff National Board of examination has issued the 50% All India Quota cutoff, the candidates who applied under the aforesaid quota can check the category wise cutoff from the table below. This is to be noted that candidates can downlad the NEET MDS 2017 All India Quota Score Card by using the link provided on this page.

1. Unreserved 766.0974
2. Unreserved Physically handicapped 517.2698
3. Other Backward Class 759.8726
4. Other Backward Class Physically handicapped 501.5115
5. Schedule Caste 644.3119
6. Schedule Caste Physically handicapped -----
7. Schedule Tribe 554.573
8. Schedule Tribe Physically handicapped -----

NEET MDS 2017 Merit List

NBE will be releasing four types of Merit List:

  1. All India NEET MDS 2017 Rank: Overall position of a candidate among all the candidates who have appeared for NEET MDS 2017. It was issued on Jan 6, 2017, by NBE.
  2. All India 50% Quota Rank: Overall position of a candidate among NEET MDS 2017 candidates for All India 50% Quota. It has been declared on Jan 12, 2017.
  3. All India 50% Quota Category Rank: Overall position of a candidate in the category opted by the candidate.
  4. State Quota/Private Dental College/Deemed University/AFMS Rank: This merit list will be based on the guidelines of the concerned authority.

NEET MDS Counselling 2017

The first round result of NEET MDS 2017 Counselling has been declared on March 23, 2017. The counselling of All India 50% Quota Seats is conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) of Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS).

Also, the toll free number will be in effect from September 26, 2016. All the queries related to NEET MDS will be answered on it :- 1800 11 1700 OR 0124-6771700.

Contact: National Board of Examinations, Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar Ring Road, New Delhi,110029