NEET MDS 2024 Exam Date (OUT) Application, Eligibility

NEET MDS 2024 Exam Date has been Released.  Applications are accepted from January 2024 and NEET-MDS 2024 will be conducted on February 9, 2024 by NBA for the entry to MDS courses under various Universities/ Institutions in the country.NEET MDS is Single window entrance examination for admission to MDS Courses.

NEET-MDS 2024  shall be the  single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to MDS Courses for the academic session 2024 which will include the following:

  • All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses (all states)
  • State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/Union territories of India.
  • MDS courses at all Private Dental Colleges, Institutions & Universities all across the country
  • MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
  • Screening exam for dental surgeons (BDS & MDS) for Short Service Commission in Army Dental Corps

No other entrance examination, either at the state or the Institution level, shall be valid for entry to MDS courses. Qualifying NEET-MDS is mandatory for entry to MDS courses under various Universities/ Institutions in the country.

NEET-MDS 2024 is the eligibility-cum-ranking examination for admission to various MDS courses of 2024-24 admission session

Important Dates of NEET MDS 2024

Availability of the Information BulletinFirst Week of January 2024
Online Submission of ApplicationFirst or Second Week of January 2024 Week of January 2024
Edit Window for All the CandidatesJanuary 2024
Final Edit Window to rectify Deficient/Incorrect Images:

  • Photograph
  • Signatures
  • Thumb Impression
January 2024
Issue of Admit CardFebruary 2024
Examination DateFebruary 9, 2024
Declaration of ResultBy 21st March 2024

NEET MDS 2024 – Eligibility Criteria

NEET-MDS 2024 will be conducted by NBEMS. Candidates may note that the role of NBEMS is limited to the conduct of NEET- MDS, declaration of the result and handing over the result to the designated counseling authority. NBEMS has no role in counseling and allotment of MDS seats. Verification of documents and eligibility determination of the candidates shall be undertaken at the time of counseling/admission process.

A candidate for admission to the Master in Dental Surgery course, must possess a recognized degree of Bachelor in Dental Surgery awarded by a university or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council and has obtained provisional or permanent registration and has undergone compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved/recognized dental college.

A candidate who after passing the final qualifying examination (BDS or the foreign dental degree recognized by GoI/DCI), is undergoing 12-month compulsory rotatory internship/ practical training and is likely to complete the same by 31st March 2024 can take up this examination, but he/she shall not be eligible for admission unless he/she has completed the compulsory rotatory internship and obtained provisional or permanent registration on or before 31st March 2024 or the candidate produces a certificate from the head of Institution that he/she will be completing internship by 31st March 2024. Candidate may visit the DCI  website to know any change in date of Internship completion.

NEET MDS 2024 Application Fee

Category of CandidateTOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE*
General and OBCRs. 4250/-
SC, ST, PWDRs. 3350/-

How to pay: The prescribed exam fee should be remitted through payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or other modes as may be made available and have been provided on the web page. Fee can not be deposited through any mode other than the payment gateway available  while submitting online application form submission.

NEET MDS 2024 Exam Scheme – Syllabus

NEET-MDS 2024 shall be conducted in a single day & single  session as a computer based examination on 6th March 2024.

Syllabus: The syllabus for the exam shall be that of BDS standard and shall cover 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.

The examination shall be a multiple choice questions test delivered using computers network (CBT) as per scheme prescribed.

The exam comprises of 240 Multiple Choices, single correct response questions in English language only. Time allotted is 3 hrs.

There shall be 25% negative marking for incorrect answers. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

Marking Scheme: Allocation of marks for each MCQ shall be as follows:

1Correct Response4 Marks
2Incorrect Response1 Mark shall be deducted
3Unattempted QuestionZero

NEET MDS 2024 Subject-wise distribution of Questions

Sl NoSubjectNumber of Questions
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)
1Dental Materials14
2Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology14
3Oral Medicine and Radiology14
4Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry14
5Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics14
7Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge14
8Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics14
9Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery14
10Public Health Dentistry14
GRAND TOTAL (Part A + Part B)240

How to Apply for NEET MDS 2024

New User Registration: All candidates desirous of applying for NEET-MDS 2024 shall be required to create an online profile of themselves to generate a User ID and Password.

Applicant Login: This User ID and Password so created will allow the candidate to login as an applicant for NEET-MDS 2024 and register an online application. The “Go To Application Form” link will allow the candidate to continue with the application submission immediately after user creation.

The application submission process can be completed either in a single sitting or in multiple sittings, as per the candidate’s choice,

during the application submission window. However, once an application is successfully completed & submitted, it shall be available for editing certain field only during the “edit window”.

Upload of Prescribed Documents & Images (Photograph, Scanned Signatures and Thumb Impression):

Important Links for NEET MDS 2024

NEET MDS 2024 NotificationClick Here
Online Application for NEET MDSClick Here
Official WebsiteClick Here

Centers for NEET-MDS 2024


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