NEET MDS 2017 – NEET MDS is the single window entrance test for Dental PG courses offered in goverment, private and deemed dental colleges of India. No other entrance exam, either at state or institutional level, will be valid for entry to MDS courses as per Dentists Act, 1948, w e f admission session-2017. NEET MDS has replaced All India Post Graduate Dental Entrance Examination (AIPGDEE). NEET MDS 2017 was conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE) from November 30 to December 3, 2016. Candidates who wish take admission in dental PG courses can check below for the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, application, important dates, and result etc. of NEET MDS 2017.
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Earlier, AIPGDEE was conducted by AIIMS, New Delhi but after a notification by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, NBE will be the exam conducting authority of NEET MDS.
NEET MDS 2017 Overview
Purpose of Examination
Qualifying cum Ranking Examination for admission to MDS courses
Pattern of Examination
MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) with single correct response
Number of Questions
As per Dental Council of India Revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007
Mode of Conduct
Online (Computer based test)
Criteria for passing the examination
Minimum percentile of 50 in the examination for General Category,
Rs. 3750 for Gen/OBC and Rs. 2750 for ST/SC/PwD/PH
September 26 to November 7, 2016
November 30 to December 3, 2016
Declaration of Result
By January 15, 2017
Merit Based Counselling conducted as per applicable regulations
Reservation of seats
As per applicable guidelines or Regulation or Government Policy
Validity of NEET MDS 2017:
NEET MDS 2017 is valid for following admissions
All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses in all states except in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir( as these 3 states does not participate in all India Quota pool)
State quota seats for MDS courses for all states/UTs including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir
MDS Diploma courses at all private dental colleges/institutions/universities
MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions
Here is an overview of NEET MDS 2017–
Exam Name – National Eligibility cum Entrance Test MDS
Known as – NEET MDS
Exam Category – Post Graduate
Exam Level – National Level Exam
Conducting Body – National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Medical Institutes Exempted from NEET MDS for 2017 session - AIIMS, New Delhi
NBE has announced NEET MDS 2017 results on January 6, 2017 in online mode. The result of NEET MDS 2017 has been declared only for those candidates who have qualified the examination. Candidates who meet the qualifying marks criteria can download their rank card for NEET MDS 2017 on their registered account. The rank card of NEET MDS 2017 is available in online mode only. Qualified candidates can participate in counselling of NEET MDS 2017 in online mode only.
NBE determines the cut off marks of NEET MDS 2017 on basis of minimum qualifying marks for NEET MDS 2017 as well as on the basis of seats available, number of applicants and previous years cut-off trend. NBE has specified minimum exam qualifying cut off criteria for NEET MDS 2017 as 50% for General category candidates, whereas 40% for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Class candidates.
The counselling of NEET MDS 2017 will be conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for 50% All India Quota MDS seats’ allotment. Candidates need to participate in counselling of NEET MDS 2017 in online mode through their registered account. The seat allotment of NEET MDS 2017 will be based on the merit list of NEET MDS 2017 specifying the ranks of the qualified candidates.
Candidates must hold a degree in BDS and fulfil other eligibility criteria for applying for NEET MDS 2017. Scroll down to know more about NEET MDS 2017.
Candidates must fulfil eligibility criteria of NEET MDS 2017 as required by NBE for admission to MDS programme. The eligibility conditions of NEET MDS 2017 are mentioned below –
Candidates must have passed Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree examination from a recognized institute of India.
Candidates must have completed compulsory training of 12 months in rotation or practical training on or before March 31 of year of admission.
Candidate must be registered with Dental Council of India or State Dental Council.
NBE has declaed the examination schedule of NEET MDS 2017. The important dates of NEET MDS 2017 are provided below and may help to avoid missing of any of the NEET MDS 2017 events.
NEET MDS Important Dates 2017
NEET MDS 2017 Exam Events
September 26, 2016
Last date of registration and fee submission
November 7, 2016
NEET MDS 2017 admit card available
NEET MDS 2017 Entrance Examination
November 30 to December 3, 2016
January 6, 2017
The application form of NEET MDS 2017 is available in online mode from September 26, 2016. Candidates seeking admissions to MDS programme can apply through the official link available in this page. Candidates can pay the application fee of NEET MDS 2017 via online mode using Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Banking. Candidates must register before the last date of registration, i.e. November 7, 2016. The application status was available in candidates’ registered account once the application is submitted after correctly filling in all the details and application fee payment is made.
NEET MDS Application fee –
NEET MDS 2017 Application Fee (in INR)
Candidates have received admit card of NEET MDS 2017 in online mode only. Candidates can download NEET MDS 2017 admit card from their registered email id. The admit card of NEET MDS 2017 will be uploaded on candidates’ registered account only. Before downloading the admit card, candidates are advised to cross-check it completely for any discrepancy. In case, candidates find any mistake in their admit card, they can contact the concerned officials for issuing a duplicate but rectified admit card of NEET MDS 2017. Check here how to download the admit card of NEET MDS 2017 through the official link.
NBE will be conducting NEET MDS 2017 in online mode. The test will be based on core subjects of Bachelor degree of Dental Surgery. Candidates can check here the pattern of the computer based test-NEET MDS 2017 as mentioned below –
Exam Duration – 180 Minutes
Test Medium – English Language
Total Number of Questions – 240
Negative Marking – There will be no negative marking
Subject-wise distribution of Questions for NEET MDS 2017
Subject-wise Weightage of Questions
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
Oral Medicine and Radiology
General Anatomy including Embryology and Histology
General Human Physiology and Biochemistry
Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology
General Pathology and Microbiology
General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Public Health Dentistry
Notification regarding NEET MDS 2017
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