National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Master of Dental Surgery

Computer Based Test

NEET MDS Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 3,750
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:National Board of Examinations (NBE)
  • Courses:MDS
  • Streams:Dental

NEET MDS 2023: Exam Date, Application Form, Complete Details

Updated On - April 13 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

NEET MDS 2023 Application form was released on 9 January 2023. The exam will be held on 01 March 2023. The application correction window has also been activated from 2 February 2023 to 5 February 2023. The national Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Master of Dental Surgery is an entrance exam organized at the national level every year by the National Board of Examination( NBE). The exam is conducted to provide admission to eligible candidates in Dental surgery Post Graduate Programmes offered by various Government, Private, and Deemed Colleges all over India. Candidates need to read the full article to get complete information about NBE conducted NEET MDS 2023 Important dates of the exam, eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, exam pattern, exam syllabus etc.

Latest Updates

  • NEET MDS 2023 scorecards releasing on March 20 at
  • The NEET MDS 2023 application form correction window was open from February 2 at 3 pm. The last date to make the changes in the NEET MDS application form is February 5.
  • Online registrations for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Masters of Dental Surgery (NEET-MDS) 2023 will be closed on January 30.
  • NEET MDS Application form released on 9 January 2023.  Candidates will be able to apply for NEET MDS on the official website -

NEET MDS 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the important details about the NEET MDS 2023 which are mentioned below:

NEET MDS 2023 Opening of Application Portal9 January 2023
NEET MDS 2023 Last date to apply30 January 2023
Application Correction Window2 February 2023
Exam Date1 March 2023

NEET MDS 2023 Important Dates

The revised dates for the NEET MDS 2023 are available in the table below.




Registrations open

09 January 2023

Last date to submit the application form

30 January 2023

Application Correction window

02 February 2023 to 05 February 2023

Final correction window to rectify images

10 February 2023 to 13 February 2023

Admit card to be issued 

22 February 2023

Exam date

01 March 2023


31 March 2023

NEET MDS 2023 result for All India 50% Quota seats

To be announced
NEET MDS 2023 Application Form will release on 9 January 2023 through online mode. Candidates can fill out the form following the given steps:
  • The candidates can fill out the application form online by going to the NEET MDS 2023 official website. 
  • Candidates are advised to go through the information brochure before applying for the application form.
  • No mandatory column in the online application form should be left blank.
  • Application Forms cannot be submitted through offline mode or printed copies by post.
  • If the application form is rejected due to any reason, no request/correspondence for reconsideration will be accepted by the authority.
  •  A correction window will open within 15 days after the closing of registration. Candidates will be given a week's time to rectify the mistakes and fill in the blanks left along with the supporting documents.
  • The candidates are advised to fill and submit their application form before the last date. The candidate submitting their application form after the deadline will be disqualified.
  •  Offline Application mode is not available. 

Direct Link to Apply for NEET MDS 2023- Apply Now

 NEET MDS 2023 Application Fees

NEET MDS 2023 Application Fee is mentioned below and shall be paid accordingly by the candidates:
Fee Structure of NEED MDS 2023
Application Fee
General/OBC Candidates

Rs. 4250/-

SC/ST/PWD/PH Candidates

Rs. 3250/-

Mode of Payment- There is no other mode of submission of fees except for online payment through Payment Gateway.
Online mode: Application Fee can be paid via Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.

NEET MDS 2023 Eligibility Criteria

NEET MDS 2023 exam eligibility criteria can be checked below:
The eligibility criteria for Admission to MDS courses:
  • The candidates should have obtained their Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree from a recognized institute/University in India.
  • The candidate should have done their training (12 months duration) in rotation or practical training before 31st March of the respective year for appearing in the NEET MDS exam
  • The candidates are required to register themselves with the State Dental Council or Dental Council of India.
Eligibility criteria for All India 50% Quota Seats:
  • Candidates who have studied or passed BDS from the state of Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for 50% All India Quota seats.
  •  Candidates who were nominated by the Government of India to do BDS from Dental Colleges in Jammu & Kashmir shall be eligible to apply for admission.
Deputy Director (Examinations)
National Board of Examinations,
Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar,
Mahatma Gandhi Marg, (Ring Road), New Delhi – 110029
Eligibility Criteria For Foreign Nationals in NEET-MDS 2023:
  • Foreign Nationals can write NEET-MDS without DCI registration.
  •  The Council may, on payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary registration for the duration of the postgraduate training restricted to the dental college/institution to which he or she is admitted for the time being exclusively for postgraduate studies:
  • Provided further that temporary registration to such foreign national shall be subject to the condition that such person is duly registered as a medical practitioner in his/her own country from which he/she has obtained his/her basics dental qualification and that his/her degree is recognized by the corresponding state dental council or concerned authority.

NEET MDS 2023 Admit Card

NEET MDS 2023 Admit Card will be available from the official website of NBE. Candidates can go through the below points to get more details about the NEET Admit card.
  • The admit card will be available from 22 February 2023.
  • Admit Cards will be issued only to those candidates who have successfully submitted their application forms.
  • The candidates will need to enter their password and their registration number to download their admit card.
  • Without Admit Card Candidates are not allowed to enter the Examination Hall.
  • Downloading of admit card will be intimated by SMS or notice.
  • It must be noted that candidates will not receive the admit card by post.

NEET MDS 2023 Exam Pattern

NEET MDS  2023 Exam Pattern is mentioned below:
Exam Pattern for NEET MDS 2023
Mode of Examination

Online (CBT)

Duration of Examination

3 Hours

No. of Questions asked


Type of Questions

MCQ (Objective)

Marking Scheme

+4 for Correct 

-1 for Incorrect

0 for Unattempted Question

Medium of examination


Total Marks




NEET MDS 2023 Syllabus 

The NEET MDS 2023 Syllabus will be covering all the subjects and syllabi of the BDS course as prescribed in DCI Revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007 from time to time.
Applied Basic Sciences
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
Prosthetic Dentistry
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Embryology and Anatomy
  • General and Oral Surgery
  • Surgical Anatomy
  • Radiology
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Conservative Dentistry
  • Oral Pathology and Microbiology
  • Orthodontics
  • Paedodontics
  • Oral Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Community Dentistry

NEET MDS 2023 Subject-wise distribution of Questions

Candidates can see the distribution of questions in the two parts including the subject name in the table given below.

Subject wise Distribution of Questions
S.NoSubjectNo. of Questions
1General Anatomy including embryology and
2General human physiology and Biochemistry14
3Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology14
4General Pathology and Microbiology14
5General and Dental Pharmacology and
6General Medicine 15
7General Surgery15
Part -B
1Dental Materials14
2Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology14
3Oral Medicine and Radiology14
4Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry14
5Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics14
6Periodontology 14
7Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge14
8Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics14
9Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery14
10Public Health Dentistry14
 Grand Total (Part A+ Part B)240

NEET MDS 2023 Preparation Tips

NEET MDS 2023 Preparation Tips are given below:
  • Prepare notes of everything as it is easier to refer to notes than go through them all over again.
  • Revision daily is just as everyone tends to forget or the memory of what they studied becomes faded which needs to be polished time and again.
  • Ample amount of sleep is a must.
  • Give time for recreation.
  • Practising questions will give a reality check of the preparation and scope of improvement is there if needed.
  • Be calm at the time of Examination.
Candidates can download the NEET MDS 2023 Information Brochure Pdf here.

NEET MDS 2023 Result

NEET MDS 2023 Results will be declared by the National Board of Examination (NBE) online mode on their official website. To qualify for the exam, candidates need to score 286 marks. The marks of the NEET MDS exam would be valid for that qualifying year. Here are a few steps to check the NEET MDS Result
  • Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE.
  • Step 2: Click the NEET MDS result link on the website.
  • Step 3: Enter their login credentials to see their result.
  • Step 4: The result will then be displayed on the screen.
  • Step 5: Candidates have to download and print the result for future use.

NEET MDS 2023 Tie-Breaker Criteria 

NEET MDS 2023 tie-breaker criteria will be used in case more than two candidates get the same score in NEET MDS result. Tie-Breaker criteria are given below:
  • The candidates having a lesser number of incorrect answers collectively ( Part 1+ Part 2) would be given a higher position on the merit list.
  • The candidates obtaining a higher score in Part B would be given a higher position on the merit list.
  • Candidates who have a lesser number of incorrect responses in Part B of the paper shall be placed in a higher merit position.
  • In case of a tie again, the date of birth will be considered. Candidates with older age would be given a higher position on the merit list.

NEET MDS 2023 Merit List

NEET MDS 2023 Merit List will be available on the official website. The Merit list will be of three types:
  • NEET MDS 2023 Merit List Rank: This merit list will comprise of the overall rank of the candidates who would be appearing for the exam.
  • All India 50% Quota Rank: This list is also the same as NEET MDS Merit List but the candidates having their names in this list would be eligible for all the All India 50% Quota Seats and Courses.
  • All India 50% Quota Category Rank: This list is also the same as NEET MDS Merit List. The SC/ST/OBC candidates are included in the list of category candidates. This is valid only for All India 50% Quota MDS Courses.
The NEET MDS 2023 merit list will include the names of the candidates based on Minimum Qualifying Marks in NEET MDS Entrance Exam. The candidates who would be shortlisted would be called for the further selection process.

NEET MDS 2023 Cut-Off 

NEET MDS 2023 cut-off marks will be decided by the National Board of Examination. The candidates will be selected based on cutoff marks and also the marks obtained by the candidates. The NEET MDS cut-off marks in 2023 will depend on the following factors mentioned below:
  • The difficulty level of questions
  • Total number of candidates appearing for the exam
NEET MDS cut-off score (by NBE) is provided in the table given below:
Minimum Qualifying Criteria (in percentile)
Cut Off Marks
Revised Cut- Off Marks 
233 Marks
204 Marks
219 Marks

NEET MDS 2023 Counselling

The candidates who will get minimum cut-off marks would be eligible to participate in the NEET MDS Counselling 2023. Following are the points candidates must go through regarding counselling information:

  • The candidates first need to register themselves online to take part in the counselling process.
  • After that, the candidates need to fill in their choices (course and college). The All India Rank (AIR), Preferences, and options of seats available under each course would be the basis for the preparation of the NEET MDS Counselling List. 
  • NEET MDS counselling process will be held separately for each category by the counselling authority given in the table below:
Types of Seats
Counselling Authority
All India 50% Quota- Dental Educational Institutions of Central Government Universities established by the Act. of ParliamentDeemed Universities
Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. Of India
State Quota Seats in all the Dental Institutions in State, and seats in Institutions established by the State Government Universities, Municipal Bodies Trust, or Minority Institutions
State Government or Authority designated by the State Government

 Candidates are advised to regularly visit the website of MCC, NBE& State Counseling authorities for the latest updates.

NEET MDS 2023 Deficiency Correction Window

After the NEET MDS edit window closes, the window to correct deficiencies opens. In this duration, candidates should check email, SMS, and status from NBE about the deficiencies in images.

If there is any deficiency, candidates should correct them by uploading the correct documents in the window.

NEET MDS 2023 Edit Window

Those candidates who have successfully filled and submitted their application form for NEET MDS 2023 can access the edit window as per the dates given above in the dates table. Only editable fields can be edited.

The following details CAN NOT be edited during the NEET MDS edit window 2023
  • Name of the Candidate
  • Email ID
  • Nationality
  • Test City

NEET MDS 2023 Highlights

Candidates can go through the important points in the table below to get a quick review of the exam:

Exam Name


Full Name
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Master of Dental Surgery
Conducting Body

National Board of Examination


National Level


Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)

NEET MDS Official website
Application Form link (Re-Open)
Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose
For admission in MDS courses offered by various Government, Private, and Deemed Colleges all over India.

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

 NBE is limited to the conduct of NEET MDS, declaration of the result and handling of the result to MCC, DGHS, and MoHFW for onward transmission to State Counseling Authorities. NBE has no role in counselling and allotment of seats. Documents verification and eligibility determination shall be undertaken at the time of the counselling/admission process. Candidates are advised to read the Information Bulletin and carefully go through the instructions regarding submission of the online application form given on the NEET-MDS 2023 website before starting the online submission of the application form. Information such as personal details, educational qualification etc. provided by the candidates in the online application form shall be treated as correct and NBE will not entertain, under any circumstances, any request for a change in the information provided by the candidates. The option of editing certain information entered in the application form shall be available to the candidates after the last date of online submission of the application form for 3-5 days.

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NEET MDS Important Dates

NEET MDS 2023 Form Date09 Jan - 30 Jan 2023
Admit Card Downloading Date22 Feb 2023
NEET MDS 2023 Exam Date01 Mar 2023
Result Date31 Mar 2023

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Master of Dental Surgery Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.


Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

09 Jan 2023

Form End Date:

30 Jan 2023

The last date to submit the form was on 30 Jan 2023
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