NEET MDS - Syllabus

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Master of Dental Surgery

Result: 31 Mar 2023

Computer Based Test

Result: 31 Mar 2023

NEET MDS Syllabus 2023: Exam Pattern, Preparation Tips, Books

Updated On - February 04 2023 by Divyansh K

NEET MDS Syllabus 2023 is released by the NBE(National Board of Education). It consists of all the important topics and subjects that cover all the questions set in the exam. Students must check the NEET MDS previous years' question papers and model test papers for better exam preparation.  Candidates must check NEET MDS 2023 Syllabus before they start preparing for the exam. Candidates must read the complete article to know more about the detailed syllabus,  important books, and preparation tips for NEET MDS 2023.

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NEET MDS Syllabus 2023

 Included within the sections, there is a range of topics in the NEET MDS 2023 syllabus from which the candidates have to prepare for the examination. The detailed list of the NEET MDS syllabus is given below:-

Important SubjectsImportant Subjects

General Anatomy including embryology and histology

General human physiology and Biochemistry

Dental Anatomy, Embryology, and Oral Histology

General Pathology and Microbiology

General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Dental Materials

General Medicine

General Surgery

Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

Oral Medicine and Radiology

Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics


Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge

Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

NEET MDS 2023 Exam Pattern

Check the Exam pattern NEET MDS below:-

Exam PatternDetails
Examination ModeComputer Based Test
Examination Duration3 hours
Question TypeMCQs(Multiple Choices Question)
Total Questions240 questions
Total Marks560 marks
Marks for the correct answer+4 marks
Marks for the wrong answer-1 marks

Section-Wise Marks

Part A:
SubjectsTotal MarksTotal Questions
General Anatomy including embryology and histology28 marks14 question
General human physiology and Biochemistry28 marks14 questions
Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology28 marks14 questions
General Pathology and Microbiology28 marks14 questions
General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics28 marks14 questions
General Medicine30 marks15 questions
General Surgery30 marks15 questions
Part B:
SubjectsTotal MarksTotal Questions
Dental Materials28 marks14 questions
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology 28 marks14 questions
Oral Medicine and Radiology28 marks14 questions
Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry28 marks14 questions
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics28 marks14 questions
Periodontology28 marks14 questions
Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge28 marks14 questions
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 28 marks14 questions
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery28 marks14 questions
Public Health Dentistry28 marks14 questions

NEET MDS 2023 Important Books

 Candidates can check books for better preparation for NEET MDS 2023:-

Books NameAuthor Name
Dental PulseSwapna Munaga, K.Satheesh Kumar Reddy, Gyanander Attresh
Dental Clinical ScienceGowri Shankar
Outline of Oral SurgeryKilley and Kay’s
Principles of Oral & Maxillofacial SurgeryPeterson’s
Hand Book of Local AnaesthesiaMalamed’s
Extraction of TeethGeoffrey Howe
Dentistry for the Child & AdolescentMcDonald and Avery
McDonald and AveryEley and Manson’s
 Clinical PeriodontologyCarranza’s

NEET MDS 2023 Preparation Tips

Apart from knowing the exam pattern and books to prepare for NEET MDS 2023, test-takers must know some preparation tips for NEET MDS. Check some of the tips below:-

  • Set small targets and study for 6-8 hours daily.
  • Prepare well and focus on the basic concepts.
  • Prepare a timetable and study accordingly.
  • Make notes for revising topics lately.
  • Attempt Mock tests and previous questions to avoid negative marking.
  • Join online classes and doubt-clearing sessions.


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