NEET MDS 2023, Date, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Application Form




NBEMS announces National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test – MDS 2023 for admission to MDS Course, Apply Now


NEET MDS 2023 – National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) New Delhi invites online application for National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination-MDS 2023 for admission to MDS Courses  offered at various Medical Institutions across the country for the academic session 2023-24.


National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – MDS (NEET MDS) 2023


Scope of NEET MDS

    • NEET-MDS 2023 shall be the single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to MDS Courses for the academic session 2023-24 which will include the following:
      • All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses (all states)
      • State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/Union territories of India.
      • MDS courses at all Private Dental Colleges, Institutions & Universities all across the country
      • MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
      • Screening exam for dental surgeons (BDS & MDS) for Short Service Commission in Army Dental Corps
  • The following Dental institution(s) are not covered for admission to MDS courses through NEET-MDS for 2023-24 admission session:
    • AIIMS, New Delhi
  • No state government/private dental college/Universities shall be conducting any separate entrance for admission to their MDS Courses for the admission session 2023-24


Important Dates

  • Online Submission of Applications : 9th January 2023 to 30th January 2023 (Till 11:55 PM)
  • Edit Window for All Payment Success Applications (Any information/documents can be edited except Name, Nationality, Email, Mobile number and Test City) : 2nd February 2023 to 5th February 2023
  • Deficient/Incorrect Images (No further opportunity shall be given) Photograph/ Signatures/ Thumb Impression : 10th February 2023 to 13th February 2023
  • Issue of Admit Card : 22nd February 2023
  • Examination Date : 1st March 2023
  • Declaration of Result : By 31st March 2023
  • Cut-off date for completion of internship towards eligibility for NEET-MDS 2023 : 31st March 2023


Eligibility Criteria

  • The eligibility criteria for admission to MDS courses is as follows :
  • A candidate for admission to the Master in Dental Surgery course, must possess a recognised degree of Bachelor in Dental Surgery awarded by a university or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council and has obtained provisional or permanent registration and has undergone compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved/recognised dental college.
  • A candidate who after passing the final qualifying examination (BDS or the foreign dental degree recognized by GoI/DCI), is undergoing 12-month compulsory rotatory internship/ practical training and is likely to complete the same by 31st March 2023 can take up this examination, but he/she shall not be eligible for admission unless he/she has completed the compulsory rotatory internship and obtained provisional or permanent registration on or before 31st March 2023 or the candidate produces a certificate from the head of Institution that he/she will be completing internship by 31st March 2023.


Application Process

  • Candidates are advised to read the Information Bulletin carefully and go through the instructions regarding submission of online application form given in the information bulletin as well as on NEET-MDS 2023 index page on NBEMS website before starting online submission process for NEET-MDS 2023.
  • Application for NEET-MDS 2023 can only be submitted online through NBEMS website
  • There is no other methodology for application submission. Application submitted through any other mode shall be summarily rejected. 


Application Fee

  • For General, OBC and EWS Rs. 4250/-
  • For SC, ST, PWD Rs. 3250/-


NEET-MDS 2023 Exam Pattern

  • NEET-MDS 2023 shall be conducted in a single day & single session as a computer based examination on 1st March 2023.Time allotted is 3 hrs.
  • The examination shall be a multiple choice questions test delivered using computers network (CBT) as per scheme prescribed.
  • The exam comprises of 240 Multiple Choice Questions with each question having 4 response options/ distractors in English language only.
  • Candidates are required to select the correct/best/most appropriate response/answer out of the 4 response options provided in each question.
  • Marking Scheme: Allocation of marks for each MCQ shall be as follows:
    • Correct Response – 4 Marks
    • Incorrect Response – 1 Mark shall be deducted
    • Unattempted Question – Zero
  • Syllabus: The syllabus for the exam shall be that of BDS standard and shall cover all the subjects/syllabus taught during the BDS course as prescribed in the DCI Revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007 as amended from time to time.


Subject-wise distribution of Questions:

Part-A (TOTAL 100)

  • General Anatomy including embryology and histology- 14 Questions
  • General Human Physiology and Biochemistry- 14 Questions
  • Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology- 14 Questions
  • General Pathology and Microbiology- 14 Questions
  • General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics- 14 Questions
  • General Medicine- 15 Questions
  • General Surgery- 15 Questions

Part-B (TOTAL 140)

  • Dental Materials- 14 Questions
  • Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology- 14 Questions
  • Oral Medicine and Radiology- 14 Questions
  • Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry- 14 Questions
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics- 14 Questions
  • Periodontology- 14
  • Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge- 14 Questions
  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics- 14 Questions
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery- 14 Questions
  • Public Health Dentistry- 14 Questions

GRAND TOTAL (Part A + Part B) – 240 questions


Admit Card

  • Admit Cards for NEET-MDS 2023 shall be available to be downloaded at NBEMS website from 22nd February 2023 onwards.


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For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website