NEET MDS 2019 – Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India now started the online counselling for NEET MDS 2019. Candidates who qualified in the NBE NEET MDS 2019 exam are eligible to participate in the online counselling for all India 50% quota seats for 2019 admission session 219 -20. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET MDS) 2019 information brochure has been released. Get here complete details of NEET MDS 2019 including exam date, application form, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, result.

Latest: NEET MDS 2019 Result has been announced. Check here.


National Board of Examinations (NBE) is conducting National Eligibility cum Entrance Test NEET MDS 2019 for admission to MDS 2019 session. Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) is the first choice of students after completing Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). Around 300 dental colleges in India offer admission on basis of NEET MDS 2019.

Important Dates – Complete schedule of NEET MDS 2019 has been released by NBE. Here are all the important dates.

Events Important Dates
Candidates can do Registration starting from 16 Oct 2018 (7 PM)
Last date to submit Application Form 06 Nov 2018 (11:55 PM)
Application Form Correction Over!
NBE will inform applicants about deficiency by 21 Nov 2018
If NBE assigns exam city in a state which is not same as state of correspondence, then it will be informed by mop – up21 Nov 2018
Availability of demo test 01 Dec 2018
Applicants can download Admit Card from 06 Dec 2018
Date of Exam 14 Dec 2018
Declaration of Result by 14 Jan 2019

If there are any changes in schedule of NEET 2019 MDS, it will be announced by NBE.

Contact Details – Phone support can be reached from 16 Oct 2018 to 15 Jan 2019 from Mondays to Saturdays from 9:30 AM to 6 PM. On the day of exam, phone support will be available from 7 AM to 6 PM. NBE candidate care can be reached at 18002667075, 1800111700, [email protected]

NEET MDS 2019 Counselling

The process that follows the declaration of the result – including registration for counselling, selecting colleges, seat allotment on basis of rank – is known as NEET MDS 2019 Counselling.

Counselling Schedule for NEET MDS Counselling 2019 is given below.

Event Dates
Round 1
Registration for counseling begins from 15 – 24 Mar 2019 (up to 05:00 PM)
Payment facility will be available till 24 Mar 2019 (up to 12:00 Noon)
Facility for Choice Filling/ Locking starts from 19 – 24 Mar 2019 (up to 05:00 PM)
Processing of Seat Allotment 25 – 26 Mar 2019
Round 1 Result 27 Mar 2019
Reporting at the Allotted Medical/Dental College against 1st Round 27 Mar – 03 Apr 2019
Round 2
Registration for counseling begins from 09 Apr 2019 (up to 10:00 AM)
Payment facility will be available till 09 Apr 2019 (up to 12:00 Noon)
Facility for Choice Filling/ Locking starts from 09 Apr 2019 (up to 02:00 PM)
Processing of Seat Allotment 10 – 11 Apr 2019
Documents for Round 2 (NRI candidates) 29 Mar to 01 Apr 2019
Last date to resign from their seat of Round 1 16 Apr 2019 till 5:00 PM
Round 2 Result 11 Apr 12 Apr 2019
Reporting at the Allotted Medical/Dental College against 2nd Round 13 – 22 Apr 2019
Transfer of Non-Reporting & Non-Joining/Vacant seats to State Quota  (Only 50% All India Quota) 22 Apr 2019 (at 6:00 PM)
Mop – Up Round for Central/Deemed Uni./ESIC only
Display of Seats Matrix for Mop-up 10 May 2019
Registration for counseling begins from 13 – 16 May 2019 (up to 05:00 PM)
Payment facility will be available till 15 May 2019 (up to 12:00 Noon)
Facility for Choice Filling/ Locking starts from 14 – 16 May 2019 (up to 05:00 PM)
Processing of Seat Allotment 17 – 18 May 2019
Mop – Up Round Result 19 May 2019
Reporting at the Allotted Medical/Dental College against Mop – Up Round 20 – 26 May 2019
Transfer of Non-Reporting & Non-Joining/Vacant seats to Deemed/Central Universities/ESICview?usp=sharing 27 May 2019
Conduction of Stray Vacancy Round by Deemed/Central Universities/ESIC from 27 – 31 May 2019

All India 50% quota seats admission through NEET MDS 2019 counselling by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is only for qualified candidates.

Seat Allotment Result:

  • Click here to check NEET PG MDS Counselling 2019 Final Seat Allotment Result for Round 2.
  • Click here to check NEET MDS Counselling 2019 Provisional Seat Allotment Result for Round 2.
  • Click here to check NEET MDS Counselling 2019 Seat Allotment Final Result for Round 1.

NEET MDS registration for mop-up round has been started candidate can check it from the official website or from the given below link. Candidate needs to log in by their roll number, password, and select the stream in which they want to take admission. For registration, the candidate has to fill the details as per the details printed in the Admit card.


In NEET MDS, there are two types of counselling.

S.No. Seat Type Counselling Authority
1 All India 50% quota
Dental Educational Institutions of Central Govt. Universities established by an Act of Parliament
Deemed Universities
Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India
2 State quota seats in All Dental Institutions in a State and seats in institutions established by State Govt., Universities established by Act of State/Union Territory Legislature, Municipal Bodies Trust, Society, Company or Minority Institutions State Government or authority designated by the State Government

NEET MDS 2019 Registration

NEET MDS 2019 Registration can be submitted in online mode only at It is available from 16 Oct 2018 to 06 Nov 2018. Within these 22 days, candidates should register, fill application form, pay fee and submit form. There is no scope of applying offline or in any other mode. Therefore candidates must visit for NEET MDS 2019 Registration.

Application Fee:- The prescribed application fee is Rs 2750 for SC / ST / PWD candidates, and Rs 3750 for General / OBC candidates. Candidates need to pay application fee through credit card or debit card or net banking.

Cut off date for completing internship:- 31 Mar 2019.

How to do NEET MDS 2019 Registration?

Steps to register for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET MDS) 2019 are:

  1. Visit
  2. Click NEET MDS link.
  3. Navigate to ‘Links’ section where you will see link for ‘New Registration’. Click it.
  4. Enter name, date of birth, gender, nationality, mobile number, alternate mobile number, email ID.
  5. Get user ID and password via email and SMS.
  6. Login to enter details in application form.
  7. Upload photograph and signature (max size 80 kb).
  8. Select test city preference.
  9. Pay application fee.
  10. Submit NEET MDS 2019 application form.

While filling application form, candidate is asked to select city in which he/she wants to appear for exam. Exam city allotment will be on basis of availability of test centres in that city and will be done on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Only those cities will be displayed during Registration that is available. If the candidate wishes to have exam city in a state which is not being displayed, candidate must select ‘OTHERS’ option.

NEET MDS 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check their eligibility criteria before applying. This is because of the responsibility of ensuring that one is eligible lies upon the applicant only. NBE does not verify the eligibility of the candidate before calling them for the exam. At the time of admission, admitting authorities will verify the eligibility of candidates.

Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2019 MDS as per NBE

  • Candidate must possess recognised degree of Bachelor in Dental Surgery.
  • He/she must be registered with the State Dental Council.
  • Candidate must have obtained provisional or permanent registration and undergone compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved/recognized dental college.
  • Candidate must have completed compulsory rotatory internship by 31 Mar 2019.

Eligibility criteria for All India 50% quota seats

Such candidates who completed BDS from Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for 50% All India Quota seats. But, those who were nominated by the Government of India to do BDS in a dental college in JnK are eligible. Such candidates should submit a duly signed affidavit declaring that he/she was nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to do BDS from Dental Colleges in Jammu & Kashmir to ‘Deputy Director (Examinations), National Board of Examinations, Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, (Ring Road), New Delhi – 110029’ accompanied by print out of the acknowledgement of submission of online application for NEET MDS 2019 by 30 Nov 2018.

Eligibility criteria for Foreign Nationals

In accordance with MDS course regulations 2017, foreign nationals need not have temporary registration with DCI at time of writing NEET MDS exam.

What happens when a foreign national applies for NEET MDS 2019?

The following procedure is tentatively followed for foreign nationals:

  • On payment of application fee, the Council may do temporary registration for candidate for duration of PG training. This will be restricted to dental college in which candidate gets admission only for duration of PG studies.
  • Candidate must be registered as medical practitioner in his/her country from which he/she did basic dental qualification and his/her degree is recognized by state dental council or concerned authority.

Important Note: Some colleges have this rule that students pursuing PG in their university or another university are not eligible for admission till they complete the course. Candidates should confirm this clause with college where they want admission through NEET MDS 2019 first.

Demo Test

A demo test will be launched by NBE at on 01 Dec 2018. It will help candidates familiarize with the computer-based test format. Candidates may note that the primary objective is to understand computer based test, and questions presented in demo test will not necessarily reflect upon the standard of questions that you may expect in the entrance exam.

Syllabus / Exam Pattern

NEET MDS 2019 syllabus and exam pattern are important details for test takers. Knowing these things beforehand give direction to preparation. Candidates should study all the topics are given in Syllabus and prepare as per exam pattern.

S.No. Subject No. of Qs.
Part A (100 Questions)
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 and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics 14
6 General Medicine 15
7 General Surgery 15
Part B (140 Questions)
1 Dental Materials 14
2 Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology 14
3 Oral Medicine and Radiology 14
4 Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 14
5 Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 14
6 Periodontology 14
7 Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge 14
8 Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 14
9 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 14
10 Public Health Dentistry 14
Total 240

Exam Centers

NBE shall conduct NEET MDS 2019 in 51 cities in India. List of cities where there will be exam centers are as follows.


NEET MDS 2019 Admit Card

NBE will endeavor to allot exam city in state of correspondence of candidate. However if it is not feasible due to any reason, then a nearby state will be allotted. NBE shall try to inform such candidates about their testing city by 21 Nov 2018.

All applicants will get to know their exam city 7 days before the exam.

Admit Card will be issued to each applicant upon allotment of test centre on 6 Dec 2018. Candidates will get SMS alert and can also see a public alert on NBE website or on this page upon availability of admit card.

After downloading admit card, candidates need to affix a latest passport size photograph.

Specifications of photograph to be affixed in admit card

  • Size: 35mm x 45mm.
  • Background: White.
  • Quality: On high quality paper in at least 600 dpi.
  • At least 75% area of photo should be face of candidate.
  • There should be a caption with name of candidate and date of taking photograph.

Items to be taken to exam center on day of exam

  • NEET MDS Admit Card 2019
  • Any one authorized photo ID
    • PAN Card
    • Voters ID
    • Driving License
    • Passport
    • Aadhaar Card

Exam Schedule


Exam Day

On exam day, candidates must bring printout of Admit Card and a photo ID proof. Important instructions to be followed are elaborated here.

Report on time. There will be ID verification. Left thumb print will be captured. Digital image will be taken. Invigilator or staff on duty will guide candidates to their seats. No candidate will get entry after 1:30 PM.

Banned items

  • Stationery items like printed or written text, notes, plastic pouch, calculator, pen, writing pad, pen drives, eraser.
  • Any electronic device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, wrist watch/Health Band, Calculator, Electronic Pen/Scanner.
  • All ornaments like bracelets, Ring, Earrings, Nose-pin,  Chain/Necklace, Pendants, Necklace with pendants, Badge, Brooch.
  • Other items like Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap.
  • Any eatable item opened or packed, soft drinks, water bottle.
  • Any other item which could be used for unfair means, for hiding communication devices like wireless/Bluetooth device, spy camera.

Candidates will get rough paper for rough work at exam center.


NBE has announced Result at official website. Candidates must obtain minimum cut off marks in order to qualify as per result of NEET MDS 2019.

Cut Off

Category Minimum Percentile Required In NEET  209 MDS To Qualify
General 50
SC 40
ST 40
OBC 40

Result will be valid for the current admission session only.

Tie Breaker

When two or more candidates get the same marks, then tie breaker criteria is used to determine rank.

  • One with less number of incorrect responses in the overall paper.
  • One with higher marks in Part B.
  • One with lesser number of incorrect answers in Part B.
  • Date of birth of the candidate.

NEET MDS 2019 Merit List

There are three types of merit lists wrt NEET MDS exam. They are:

  1. NEET MDS 2019 Rank
  2. All India 50% quota rank
  3. All India 50% quota category rank

NEET MDS 2019 Flowchart

The following flowchart will make things clearer.


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