NEET MDS (Master Of Dental Surgery)

NEET MDS (Master Of Dental Surgery)

Mode of ExamOnline
Level of ExamNational Level


NEET MDS, short for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Master for Dental Surgery is a national level examination conducted every year by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). This is a single-window entrance exam conducted for all Dental PG courses. The exam is conducted in an online format, which means that it is a computer-based examination. In order to apply for NEET MDS, candidates are required to meet the eligibility criteria for the examination. Only then, candidates can proceed with the application process. The application process for NEET MDS is carried out through the official portal of the National Board of Examination.

NEET MDS 2021 Important Dates

NBE has not published a notification for NEET MDS 2021 yet. Candidates can check the following tentative dates and they will be updated soon after an official notification by the conducting body. 



Availability of Information Bulletin 

First Week of October 2020

Commencement of Application

First to Last Week of October 2020

Exam Date

Second Week of December 2020

Result Declaration

Second Week of January 2021

Highlights of NEET MDS 2021

Examination Purpose:             Qualifying cum Ranking Exam for MDS Admission

Periodicity:                                        Annual

Exam Pattern:                      Multiple-Choice Questions With Single Correct Answer

Total Number of Questions:                240

Exam Duration:                            180 Minutes

Negative Marking:                   Yes (-1 for Each Incorrect Response)

Mode of Exam:                     Online Mode i.e., Computer-based

NEET MDS 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for NEET MDS 2021 is prescribed by the conducting authority: National Board of Education. It is important that candidates comprehend the eligibility norms to apply for this examination. NEET MDS is an entrance examination conducted on a national level. Candidates aspiring to get admission in postgraduate dental courses all over India will have to qualify in the examination. There is no other entrance exam (both at the state or institution level) for admission to MDS courses.


This page deals with the academic requirements, nationality, lower and upper age limit and reservation for NEET MDS 2021 examination. Only after meeting the requirements, candidates can begin filling their application forms. Interested candidates must go through the following content.


Detailed Eligibility Criteria for NEET MDS 2021

Candidates looking to know about the academic qualifications and internship experience requirements for NEET MDS 2021 can check the following points. The following requirements have been prescribed by the Dental Council of India under MDS Course Regulations 2017.

Candidates wishing to apply for the Master in Dental Surgery course must hold a Bachelor in Dental Surgery course from a recognised university.

The candidates must also have undergone a rotatory internship of one year in any recognised dental college.

The candidates must have obtained permanent or provisional registration.

If candidates are undergoing a one-year rotatory internship or practical training, they must make sure that their internship ends by 31st March 2021. If candidates fail to do so, they will not be considered eligible.

NEET MDS 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

At the time of NEET MDS 2021 examination, it is not required for foreign nationals to have temporary registration with DCI. However, candidates will be required to follow the procedure mentioned below.

On payment of application fee, DCI may grant temporary registration to the candidate for the duration of the course and training, which will be restricted to the dental institution she/he is admitted.

The candidate must be a registered practitioner in her/his own country.

The candidate must have obtained a basic dental qualification in that country, which is recognised by the concerned authority or corresponding state dental council.

The starting and completion date for the Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship given by candidates will be treated as final.

Candidates will be required to submit their original Internship completion certificate at the time of counselling.


Application Start Date :

11th October 2019

Application End Date :

31st October 2019

Exam Date :

20th December 2019

Result Date :

15th January 2020

Conducted By :

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

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