All India PG Dental Entrance Exam

All India PG Dental Entrance Exam

Mode of ExamOnline
Level of ExamNational Level

The National Board of Examinations has postponed NEE MDS 2022 dates to June. As per the official notification, NEET MDS 2022 will be held on June 4. The exam date has been postpone due to delay in the admission process for the current academic sesion. Earlier the NEET MDS 2022 exam was scheduled to be held on December 19, 2021. NBE will release other important dates and details of the crucial events of the exam in the information brochure. The brochure will be released on the official website, The dates of registration, application deadline, the release of admit card and result will be announced in due course of time. NEET MDS application form 2022 is expected to be released in the month of March 2022. The eligible candidates will be able to apply once the registration link will be active on the official website of NBE. Those who have Bachelor's Degree in Dental Surgery and completed a one-year Internship from a recognised Dental college are eligible to apply for the exam. Candidates must note that only online applications will be accepted for NEET MDS 2022 exam. 

What is NEET MDS?

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Masters of Dental Surgery abbreviated as NEET MDS is an entrance exam conducted by NBE for providing admissions to all the postgraduate dental courses offered by the institutions in India. NEET MDS exam is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination conducted annually in online mode. Except for NEET MDS, no other exams, either at the state or institution level are valid for admission in PG dental courses. The scores are accepted by most of the dental colleges across the country. A total of 6,501 Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) seats are offered under 50% All India Quota (AIQ), 50% state quota seats, 100% seats in deemed/central universities and private colleges through the exam.

NEET MDS 2022 Highlights


Exam name


Conducting body

NBE (National Board of Examinations)

Exam level



BDS degree

Mode of application


Application fee (for general)

Rs 3,750 (online)

Mode of exam

Computer-based test

Exam duration

3 hours





Course offered

MDS/PG Diploma (Dental)

Participating colleges


Total seats


Official website



NEET MDS 2022 Important Dates and Events


Tentative Dates

Salient Features

Information Brochure

March 2022

  • Will be released online 
  • Contains all the information about the admission process

Online application

March 2022

Candidates will have to register on the official website of NBE to fill the application form

Application correction window

April 2022

Candidates will be allowed to correct the following details

  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Category of the candidate
  • Physical disability status
  • EWS status
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Thumb impression

Release of admit card

May 2022

The admit card could be downloaded from the official website only

Exam day


  • It will be conducted in computer-based mode
  • The duration of the examination will be 3 hours 

Announcement of result

July 2022

  • The result will be uploaded in a PDF format
  • The individual scorecard can be downloaded by logging into the registered account

Release date for 50% AIQ seats merit list

July 2022

Those included in this list shall participate in the counselling for 50% AIQ seats

Counselling will begin

August 2022

Counselling will be conducted online by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC)

NEET MDS 2022 Application Process

The admission process for NEET MDS 2022 starts with registering for the examination. Aspirants of the PG entrance test are required to register themselves on the official website of NBE. After completion of the registration process, candidates can proceed to fill the NEET MDS 2022 application form. The following sequence of events shall be observed while filling the online application form for NEET MDS 2022 exam:

  • Register on the official portal to generate User ID and Password
  • Fill the application form
  • Upload photograph and signature
  • Pay the requisite amount of fees
  • Take a printout of the filled application form with the transaction ID printed on it

NBE opens the edit window to modify certain details in the application form for NEET MDS. Those who submit the applications for NEET MDS 2022 within the given deadline will be allowed to avail the facility to correct details.


NEET MDS 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to apply for NEET MDS 2021 are advised to read and understand the criteria set by NBE. It is also important that a candidate meets the requirements set by NBE for the exam. If at any point in time NBE finds out that the candidates do not meet the eligibility requirements for NEET MDS 2022, his/her candidature will be cancelled. The eligibility criteria for NEET MDS 2022, as per MDS Course Regulations 2017 notified by the Dental Council of India with prior approval of MoHFW is as follows :

  • Applicants must not be younger than 20 years of age

  • They must possess a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from a University/Institute recognised by the DCI

  • They must be registered with the Dental Council of India (DCI) or State Dental Council (SDC) (permanent/provisional)

  • They must have completed 12 months of compulsory rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2022

NEET MDS 2022 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

NEET MDS syllabus is considered one of the basic tools to scale up the preparation for the exam. All the subjects given in NEET MDS syllabus should be prepared well to qualify for the exam. NEET MDS question paper is divided into two parts, A & B. Part A comprises 100 marks while part B has140 marks questions. The subjects of the syllabus for NEET MDS 2022 are as follows.

Part A

  • 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
  • General medicine
  • General surgery

Part B

  • Dental materials
  • Oral pathology and oral microbiology
  • Oral medicine and radiology
  • Pedodontics and preventive dentistry
  • Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics
  • Periodontology
  • Prosthodontics and crown and bridge
  • Conservative dentistry and endodontics
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Public health dentistry

As per NEET MDS 2022 pattern, the exam will be conducted in online mode. The test paper will comprise 240 objective questions and candidates will be given three hours to attempt them. As per the marking scheme, candidates will get 4 marks for every correct answer and there will be a deduction of 1 mark for a wrong response.

Application Start Date :
Application End Date :
Exam Date :

4th June 2022

Result Date :
Conducted By :

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Official Website :