NEET MDS 2024 Exam: New Exam Date (March 18), Final Application Correction (March 5-7), Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result

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About NEET MDS 2024 (Final Edit Window Opens March 5)

NEET MDS 2024 Application Correction Window was open from February 22 to 25, 2024. The edit window to rectify images, signatures, and thumb impressions will be open from March 5 to 7, 2024. As per the official timetable, the NEET MDS 2024 Admit Card will be published on March 13, 2024. The official date for the NEET MDS 2024 exam has been recently postponed by the official authority and is now scheduled to be conducted on March 18, 2024. The same was earlier scheduled to be held on February 9, 2023. Earlier, the NEET MDS 2024 application form was released by the official authority on January 30, 2024.The last date to fill out the NEET MDS 2024 registration form was February 19, 2024. The registration process for NEET MDS 2024 involves a few steps like filling out the registration form, uploading important documents, paying the application fee, selecting the NEET MDS 2024 exam centre, and taking printouts of the NEET MDS 2024 Application Form

The NEET MDS 2024 examination mode will be computer-based, with a total number of 240 multiple-choice questions, to be answered in three hours. As per the NEET MDS 2024 exam pattern, four marks will be awarded for each correct answer, while one mark will be deducted for each incorrect response. NBE announces the NEET MDS Result 2024 at its official website - It contains the candidate’s roll number, marks scored out of 960, and the rank of the aspirant. With the basis of NEET MDS 2024 scores, admission to around 6,501 seats are granted to 50% All India Quota seats, deemed/central universities, 50% state quota seats, ESIC, and private universities that make up for over 259 dental colleges pan India. The NEET MDS 2024 Result will be published by April 18, 2024.

What is NEET MDS? NEET MDS, short for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Master for Dental Surgery, is a national-level examination conducted every year by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in a single window for all the Dental PG courses. The exam is conducted in an online format. Post the result declaration, the NBE is responsible for publishing the result cum merit list of NEET MDS 2024 for 50% All India Quota (AIQ) seats. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) holds the NEET MDS counselling 2024 for 50% All India Quota (AIQ), ESIC/AFMS institutes, and 100% deemed/central universities. The admission to 50% of state quota seats and all private colleges is done by the respective state counselling official authorities. Scan through this page to find more information on the NEET MDS 2024 exam.

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NEET MDS 2024 Exam Latest Updates

  • Jan 31, 2024 05:25 PM: The NEET MDS 2024 Application Form has been released by the official authority on January 30, 2024. Last date to register is February 19, 2024. Read more..
  • Jan 31, 2024 05:20 PM:

    The NEET MDS 2024 Exam has been recently postponed by the official authority to March 18, 2024. To know more about the same, click on read more..

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Highlights of NEET MDS 2024

Here are some of the major highlights of NEET MDS 2024 - 



Examination Purpose

Qualifying cum Ranking Exam for MDS Admission



Exam Pattern

Multiple-Choice Questions With Single Correct Answer

Total Number of Questions


Exam Duration

180 Minutes

Negative Marking

Yes (-1 for Each Incorrect Response)

Mode of Exam

Online Mode i.e., Computer-based

NEET MDS 2024 Important Dates

Candidates can check the NEET MDS 2024 Important Dates here:


Important Dates

Commencement of Application

January 30, 2024

Last Date of Application

February 19, 2024

Edit Window for All Candidates

February 22 to February 25, 2024

Final Edit Window to rectify Deficient/Incorrect Images

March 5 to March 7, 2024

NEET MDS 2024 Admit Card

March 13, 2024

NEET MDS 2024 Exam Date

March 18, 2024 (Postponed)

NEET MDS 2024 Result Declaration

By April 18, 2024

NEET MDS 2024 Scorecard Release Date

2nd week of May 2024

NEET MDS Counselling 2024 Round 1 process

1st week of June 2024

NEET MDS Counselling 2024 Round 2 process

3rd week of June 2024

NEET MDS Counselling 2024 Round 3

1st week of July 2024

NEET MDS Stray Vacancy Round 2024

1st week of August 2024

NEET MDS 2024 Conducting Body

NEET MDS is conducted by National Board of Examination (NBE). NBE was established by the Government of India in 1975 with the aim to improve the quality of Medical Education in the country. Other than NEET MDS, National Board of Examination also conducts FMGE 2023 Exam, NEET SS 2023, NEET PG 2024 , DNB - PDCET and Fellowship Entrance Test.

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2024

NEET MDS 2024 eligibility criteria is deemed necessary while securing admission to the Masters of Dental Surgery courses. The Dental Council of India (DCI) curates the NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2024 with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)’s approval. The basic requirements one must fulfill to appear for NEET MDS 2024 exam can be checked below:-

  • Students should hold a BDS degree from a recognized and renowned institute in order to fulfill NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2024.

  • Aspirants must have a permanent/ provisional registration certificate with DCI or State Dental Council (SDC) by June 30, 2024.

  • One must complete their one-year compulsory rotatory internship by June 30 of the applied academic year.

NEET MDS 2024 Admission Process

Aspirants have to follow these steps to know about the NEET MDS admission process and learn how to secure a place in the best dental colleges.

  1. NEET MDS application form 2024

  2. NEET MDS admit card 2024

  3. Appear for the NEET MDS exam

  4. NEET MDS results

  5. Cutoff release

  6. Merit list release

  7. Counselling stage

  8. Seat allotment

  9. Admission

NEET MDS 2024 Application Process

NEET MDS application process is held in online mode where all eligible candidates need to register themselves to appear for the NEET MDS 2024 entrance exam. Without filling the application form of NEET MDS 2024, no students will be allowed to appear for the test. 

Paying for the NEET MDS 2024 application is simple. Use Net banking, debit cards, or credit cards. After a successful registration, download your NEET MDS 2024 admit card. Follow these steps to fill out the application:

  1. Visit the official National Board of Examinations (NBE) website.
  2. Click on NEET MDS registration for 2024.
  3. Provide details like name, parent’s information, email, contact details, and answer security questions.
  4. Upon registration, you'll receive a login ID and password.
  5. Sign in with these credentials.
  6. Begin filling out the NEET MDS 2024 application form.
  7. Input personal and academic information.
  8. Upload necessary documents.
  9. Choose your preferred exam centers.
  10. Pay the NEET MDS 2024 application fee.
  11. Print a copy of the NEET MDS application form for 2024.

Following these steps ensures a smooth completion of the NEET MDS 2024 application process.

Also read: Instructions to fill NEET MDS application form

NEET MDS 2024 Application Fees

Asprirants have to pay the NEET MDS 2024 application fee to submit their application form successfully. Here is the breakdown of NEET MDS application fee 2024.






₹ 3,250

General, EWS, OBC


₹ 4.250

OBC, EWS, General - PwD


₹ 3,250

Also read: List of documents required for NEET MDS 2024

NBE NEET MDS 2024 Syllabus

NEET MDS syllabus 2024 comprises all important topics that allow aspirants to learn deeply about the course. Students must refer to the NEET MDS Syllabus 2024 given below to know more.



General anatomy including embryology and histology

Dental materials

General and Dental pharmacology, and therapeutics

Oral medicine and Radiology

Dental anatomy, Embryology, and Oral histology

Oral pathology and Oral Microbiology

General surgery

Pedodontics and preventive dentistry

General Human Physiology and Biochemistry

Prosthodontics and crown and bridge

General pathology and Microbiology


General medicine

Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics


Oral and maxillofacial surgery


Conservative dentistry and Endodontics


Public health dentistry

How To Cover NEET MDS 2024 in Time?

Covering the NEET MDS 2024 syllabus can feel overwhelming due to its vast topics. To manage it effectively, consider these crucial tips:

  1. Divide into Sections:

    Break down the extensive syllabus into smaller sections. This approach ensures thorough coverage, preventing any parts from being overlooked.
  2. Space Out Study Time:

    Allocate study time throughout the day. Spreading out sessions lets you cover multiple chapters without feeling overwhelmed.
  3. Attempt Mock Tests:

    Practice regularly with mock tests to familiarize yourself with the NEET MDS 2024 exam's difficulty level. Mock tests assess your preparedness and highlight areas that may need more attention.
  4. Solve Previous Year Question Papers:

    Work on solving previous years' question papers. This practice offers insights into time management during the actual exam, helps understand the exam pattern, and refines your strategy for NEET MDS 2024.

Following these tips will help you efficiently navigate the NEET MDS 2024 syllabus, ensuring thorough preparation for the upcoming exam.

NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2024

Find the NEET MDS 2024 exam pattern given below to gauge an understanding of the overall paper pattern..


NEET MDS paper pattern

NEET MDS entrance exam date

February 9, 2024

Exam time

9 am to 12 pm (3 hours)

Topics covered in NEET MDS exam

BDS curriculum - Clinical, Pre-Clinical, and Para-Clinical

No. of questions asked

240 multiple choice questions

Marking scheme

+4 marks for the right answer

-1 mark for a wrong answer

Medium of exam


NEET MDS Admit Card 2024

NEET MDS 2024 admit card is issued to all the successfully registered aspirants on the NBE’s official website. Students are required to submit their user ID and password in order to download the NEET MDS hall ticket 2024. NEET MDS 2024 Admit Card is not available offline and has to be downloaded in online mode.

Post downloading the NEET MDS 2024 hall ticket, students should paste their photograph on the document. The NEET MDS 2024 admit card comprises information such as name, roll no., allotted exam centre and city name, etc.

Aspirants must note that the admit card of NEET MDS 2024 should be preserved till the very end of the admission process as it is needed during counselling rounds too.

NEET MDS 2024 Result

NEET MDS result 2024 is announced on the official website of NBE in the form of a PDF. It comprises the qualifying status of students, the scores they have obtained, roll no., and overall rank obtained. Here is how to download the result of NEET MDS 2024 given below.

To download your NEET MDS Result 2024 and scorecard, follow these simple steps:

NEET MDS Result 2024:

  1. Visit the official website at
  2. Navigate to the NEET MDS section.
  3. Click on the "Result" button under the NEET MDS 2024 tab.
  4. The NEET MDS 2024 result PDF will open on the screen.
  5. To check your result, use Ctrl+F keys and input your roll number.
  6. Verify the roll number and view the marks scored out of 960, along with your NEET MDS 2024 rank.
  7. Download the NEET MDS 2024 result PDF by clicking on the download option.
  8. Take a printout for future reference.

NEET MDS 2024 Scorecard:

  1. Visit
  2. Select the login window.
  3. Enter your assigned login credentials, including the application ID and password.
  4. The NEET MDS 2024 scorecard details will appear on the screen.
  5. Check your roll number, NEET MDS 2024 rank, marks scored out of 960, 50% AIQ rank, and category rank.
  6. Take a printout of the NEET MDS 2024 scorecard.

Make sure to keep a copy of your NEET MDS 2024 scorecard for your records.

Cutoff for NEET MDS 2024

NBE releases the NEET MDS 2024 cutoff along with the result on its official website. It comprises the minimum qualifying percentile that aspirants must secure to clear or qualify the exam. Students can check the expected NEET MDS cutoff 2024 given below for reference.


Cutoff Marks

Cut off percentile

General and EWS - PH


45th percentile



40th percentile

General and EWS


50th percentile



40th percentile

If the seats are left vacant after the release of cutoff and conduction of counselling rounds, DCI lowers the cutoff of NEET MDS 2024 to attract more candidates for admission.

NEET MDS 2024 Counselling

NEET MDS 2024 Counselling is conducted in three rounds - Rounds I and II and if there are vacant seats, then a Mop Up Round will be conducted. 

Conducting Authority

MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) is responsible for NEET MDS counselling 2024

Seat Allocation

MCC handles 50% All India quota seats, ESIC and AFMC seats, and deemed/central university seats. Jammu and Kashmir aspirants participate in state-specific counselling

Counselling Rounds

There are three main rounds of NEET MDS 2024 counselling with a potential stray vacancy round. A separate mop-up round is conducted for central, deemed, and ESIC colleges


Qualifiers must meet the minimum qualifying percentile and clear the exam results to participate in NEET MDS counselling


Qualified candidates register online, providing preferences for colleges and courses

Seat Allotment

Allocation depends on choices, seat availability, NEET MDS rank, reservations, and other factors

NEET MDS 2024 Counselling: Allocation for Private Dental Colleges and 50% State Quota


  • Respective state counselling bodies manage seat allotment for NEET MDS 2024 in private dental colleges and the 50% state quota.
  • These counselling bodies are chosen by state governments to oversee the NEET MDS 2024 allocation process.

Counselling Approach:

  • NEET MDS 2024 counselling may occur in either online or offline mode, determined by the regulatory bodies overseeing the admission process.

Admission Steps:

  • After NEET MDS 2024 seat allocation, students secure admission through various steps, including payment of required fees, document submission, and adherence to counselling body procedures.

Required Documents for NEET MDS 2024 Counselling:

  • Essential documents for NEET MDS Counselling 2024 include NEET MDS 2024 admit card, BDS mark sheets, NEET scorecard, BDS Provisional Certificate/Degree Certificate, Internship completion certificate, Date of Birth certificate/Class 10 Certificate, Permanent/provisional registration certificate issued by State Dental Council/DCI, Identity proof, Disability Certificate (if applicable), and Caste Certificate (if applicable).

Documents Required for NEET MDS 2024 Counselling

NEET MDS 2024 Exam Centres

The list of NEET MDS 2024 exam centres has been mentioned below in the table:

















New Delhi 





































Navi Mumbai 




NEET MDS 2024 Exam Timing

Candidates can go through the NEET MDS 2024 Exam Timing for the reference of the students.



Entrance to the examination test

07:00 AM

Gate closing date

08:30 AM

Candidate login

08:50 AM

Exam starts

09:00 AM

Exam ends

12:00 PM

Contact Details

Postal Address:

National Board of Examinations

Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar

Ring Road, New Delhi-110 029

P.O. Box No. 4931

New Delhi

Email Address:


Helpline Number:

18002674003 (Toll Free)

Important Dates

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In total how many cities will the NEET MDS 2024 exam be conducted?

NEET MDS 2024 will be held in total 72 cities nationwide. Aspirants are requested to choose the exam centre closest to them to ensure they reach the exam hall on time. Any late entries are not allowed and aspirants will have to wait for another year to appear for the NEET MDS exam.

In total, how many questions are asked in NEET MDS 2024 exam?

Basis the NEET MDS 2024 exam paper pattern, a total of 240 multiple choice questions are asked in the exam. Students are given 3 hours to answer the questions. Based on the choices filled, aspirants will be assigned marks and results will be declared.

Is there any negative marking given for NEET MDS 2024 exam?

Yes, as per the NEET MDS 2024 marking scheme, -1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer. Similarly, for every correct answer, +4 marks are awarded, and no marks are assigned for unanswered questions. So, students remain aware while attempting the exam paper.

Am I allowed submit NEET MDS 2024 application form offline?

No, students are not allowed to send in their application form of NEET MDS 2024 offline. They have to fill in the registration forms online. Students need to enter the details within the given stipulated timeline, post which, no registrations are accepted.

What is the NEET MDS 2024 lower age criteria?

Basis the NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2024, students must not be less than 20 years of age while applying for the entrance exam. One has to be above the given age threshold to appear for the test. Official authorites hold the right to disqualify a candidate if any information found is incorrect.

In total, how many seats are offered via NEET MDS 2024 entrance test?

More than 6,500 seats are made available for candidates who wish to secure admission through NEET MDS 2024 exam. Government and private institutions grant admission to all students based on their merit strictly. Since the exam is held at national level, the competition is quite tough for every seat.

Who is the exam conducting authority for NEET MDS 2024 exam?

NEET MDS 2024 exam is held by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). It is the official body that is in charge of conducting the test on a national scale. NBE releases all relevant information on its official website - 

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