National Eligibility cum Entrance Test MDS (NEET MDS)
Exam Date: 16/12/2020 Exam State: All India Last Date: 15/11/2020

Exam Details
Introduction- NEET MDS 2021

NEET MDS is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission to various PG MDS Courses under Dentists Act, 1948 (amended from time to time).

No other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to MDS Courses.

NEET MDS 2021 will be conducted by National Board of Examinations. Candidates may note that NBE has no role regarding counseling and allotment of seats.NBE will not entertain any queries regarding availability of seats, counseling and allotmentof seats.


Scope of NEET MDS 2021

NEET- MDS 2021 shall be the single eligibility cum entrance examination for the academic session 2019 which will include the following:

a) All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses (all states except Jammu & Kashmir)

b) State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/Union territories of India (including the state of Jammu & Kashmir)

c) MDS courses at all Private Dental Colleges, Institutions & Universities all across the country

d) MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.

The following Dental institution is not covered by centralized admissions for MDS seats through


NEET MDS for 2021 session:

AIIMS, New Delhi

Note: No state government/private dental college/universities including the state of Jammu & Kashmir shall be conducting any separate entrance exam for admission to their MDS Courses for the academic session 2021-2022

Candidates MUST bring to the test centre the following documents:

Printed copy of Admit Card with photo pasted on it; and Any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and non-expired) – PAN Card/Voter ID/Driving License/Passport/Aadhaar Card (original with photograph) 

Syllabus: The syllabus for the exam shall be that of BDS standard and shall cover all the subjects/syllabustaught 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 3 hrs.

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


16th December 2020 (Examination day): 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

NBE Candidate Care will be closed on Saturday, Sunday & Gazetted holidays.


Applicants must not be smaller than 20 years of age. 

Must possess a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from a university/ institute recognised by the DCI. 

Must be registered with the Dental Council of India (DCI) or State Dental Council (SDC) (permanent/provisional). 

Must have completed 12 months of compulsory rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2021


Syllabus of NEET MDS 2021

General Anatomy including embryology and histology

Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology

General human physiology and Biochemistry

General Pathology and Microbiology

General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics

General Medicine

Dental Materials

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

Public Health Dentistry


The prescribed exam fee of Rs. 4425/-  for  General / OBC candidates and Rs. 3245/- for SC/ST/PWD (PH candidates) should be paid through payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or through Internet banking.

Admission process

Submission of application form for appearing in the NEET MDS 2021 is to be undertaken

online at the website

Application forms CANNOT be submitted offline / printed copy by post.

The prescribed exam fee of Rs. 4425/-  for  General / OBC candidates and Rs. 3245/- for SC/ST/PWD(PH candidates) should be paid through payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or through Internet banking.

Candidate may note that there is no option for submitting the form other than the online mode, offline applications or printed copies will not be accepted.

Admit Card

Admit cards shall be made live on NBE on 9th December 2020.

Admit cards will not beissued to candidates found ineligible.

Exact address and location of the test centress hall be indicated in the admit card.

Test Centres

Agartala, Aizawl, Kozhikode, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Mohali, Allahabad, Mumbai, Ambala, Mysuru (Mysore), Amritsar, Nagpur, Asansol, Naharlagun, Bengaluru, Noida, Bhopal, Panaji, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Chandigarh, Pune, Chennai, Raipur, Dehradun, Ranchi, Delhi/New Delhi, Solan, Gurugram, Shillong, Guwahati, Sikar, Hamirpur, Srinagar, Hisar, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram,, Thrissur, Imphal, TIruchirappalli, Jaipur, Udaipur, Jammu, Vijayawada, Jodhpur, Visakhapatnam, Kohima, Vizianagaram, Kollam, Warangal.

Score Result

Result for NEET-MDS 2021 will be declared by 31st December 2020.

Result shall be available at NBE website: 

Candidates can download their score card from NBE website using their login credentials.

Important Dates

NEET MDS 2021 Dates

Examination Date

16 December 2020

Online application form submission start

26 October 2020

Online application form submission ends

15 November 2020

Declaration of result

31 December 2020

National Board of Examinations
Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar,
Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Ring Road)
New Delhi-110029
Candidate Helpline: 18002667075/1800111700 (Toll Free)