NEET MDS 2022 - Exam Date (June 4), Notification, Registration, Syllabus, Pattern

NEET MDS 2022 - Exam Date (June 4), Notification, Registration, Syllabus, Pattern

NEET MDS 2022 – National Board of Examination (NBE) is the competent authority that conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Masters of Dental Surgery - NEET MDS entrance exam. As per the latest update, the exam date for NEET MDS 2022 has been rescheduled tentatively as June 4, 2022, due to the delay in the admissions of the current academic session.

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Authorities will be releasing the NEET MDS application form 2022 on the official website, Only the registered candidates can download the NEET MDS 2022 admit card after the release. As per the pattern, the NEET MDS exam will be conducted in computer-based mode which contains 240 multiple choice questions. On the basis of the entrance exam, the result of NEET MDS 2022 will be announced at

NBE will also announce NEET MDS 2022 cutoff along with the result. As per the NEET MDS cut-off, general category candidates must secure 50th percentile, while for SC/ST/OBC, the percentile is 40th. The corresponding NEET MDS cutoff 2022 score will be announced after the release of the result. Candidates included in NEET MDS 2022 result can download the scorecard after the release. Read the article on NEET MDS 2022 exam dates, result, cutoff, merit list, counselling, and other details.

NEET MDS 2022 – Overview

Candidates can check the highlights of NEET MDS 2022 with information in the table below.



NEET MDS exam date

June 4, 2022

Exam name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate Dental courses

Exam category


Exam level

National level

Conducting authority

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

Commonly known as


Purpose of examination

Qualifying cum ranking examination for admission to MDS courses

Exam duration

3 hours

NEET MDS Latest Updates

October 21, 2021: NBE has rescheduled the exam date for NEET MDS 2022. The postgraduate dental exam was earlier scheduled to be held on December 19 will now be held on June 4, 2022. The official notice regarding the same can be checked below.

What is the scope of NEET MDS 2022?

The exam of NEET MDS for dental courses for academic session 2022 is valid for admission to the following admission criteria:

  • Admission to 50% All India Quota seats for MDS courses (excluding candidates from Jammu and Kashmir)

  • Admission to 50% State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/Union Territories of India (including Jammu & Kashmir)

  • 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 and MDS) for short service commission in the Army Dental Corps

NEET Exam Dates 2022

It is important for aspirants to check the important dates of NEET MDS 2022 to keep a track of all exam-related crucial events. Check the important dates in the table below.

NEET MDS 2022 exam dates



NEET MDS notification

To be announced

Availability of application form

To be announced

Last date for registrations

To be announced

Edit window of NEET MDS application

To be announced

Final window to edit window to rectify incorrect images

To be announced

NEET MDS admit card 2022

To be announced

Exam date

June 4, 2022

Declaration of result and cutoff

To be announced

Score Card download

To be announced

Merit list for 50% AIQ

To be announced

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2022

It is important to fulfill the basic eligibility criteria of NEET MDS 2022, before applying for the dental postgraduate entrance exam. As failing to fulfill the eligibility conditions of NEET MDS aspirants will not be allowed to appear for the exam. Candidates can check the NEET MDS eligibility conditions below.

  • Aspirants should not be less than 20 years old for the entrance exam

  • BDS candidates must have a recognized degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) issued from a university/institute approved by the Dental Council of India (DCI)

  • One must have a permanent or provisional registration certificate issued by the DCI or State Dental Council (SDC)

  • He/she should possess a year rotatory internship completion letter on or before March 31, 2022.

NEET MDS Application Form 2022

NBE will release the application form of NEET MDS 2022 in online mode. Eligible aspirants can fill NEET MDS application form available on the official website - NEET MDS registration 2022 can be done on or before the last date in online mode. NEET MDS application form 2022 can be filled in five following steps, which can be checked in the table below.

Steps to fill NEET MDS application form

  • Step 1: NEET MDS 2022 online registration

  • Step 2: Filling of application form, uploading of passport size photograph, signature and left-hand thumb impression

  • Step 3: Choosing NEET MDS exam city

  • Step 4: Payment of application fees

  • Step 5: Printout of the confirmation page

NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2022

NBE is the competent authority to specify the exam pattern of NEET MDS 2022 for all aspirants. NEET MDS is a computer-based exam containing 240 multiple choice questions. As per NEET MDS paper pattern 2022, the exam will be conducted in three hours from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Aspirants can check the details of NEET MDS 2022 exam pattern below.

NEET MDS paper pattern



Mode of exam

Computer-based mode

Duration of the exam

3 hours (180 minutes)

Types of questions

Objective type questions

Total number of questions

240 multiple choice question

Total marks

960 marks

Marking scheme

  • +4 marks for every correct answer

  • -1 mark for a wrong attempt

Medium of questions asked

English language only

NEET MDS Syllabus 2022

The syllabus of NEET MDS 2022 is prepared on the basis of subjects taught in BDS programmes (Pre-Clinical, Clinical, and Para-Clinical). The syllabus-wise distribution of NEET MDS exam is mentioned in the table below.

NEET MDS syllabus - Subject-wise distribution of questions


Subject-wise weightage

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


Dental Materials


General Medicine


General Surgery


Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology


Oral Medicine and Radiology


Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry


Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics




Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge


Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Public Health Dentistry




Best Books for NEET MDS 2022

Before starting the preparation, it is very important for aspirants to know the NEET MDS 2022 best books. As preparing from the best books of NEET MDS will surely help aspirants in getting the best score.

Market is full of the NEET MDS study material 2022 but aspirants can check the list of best books out of it, and can easily refer to them during preparation.

List of best NEET MDS 2022 study material

Name of the Book

Name of the author

Dental Pulse

K. Satheesh Kumar Reddy


Dr. Gowrishankar

AIPG Solved 10 Year Papers

Neeraj Wahdwan’s


Ritu Duggal

Dental matrix AIIMS

Sourabh Madaan, Priyanka Madaan

Dental Explore Vol - 2

Swapna Medical Publishers

How to prepare for NEET MDS 2022

Aspirants wanting to prepare for NEET MDS can divide their preparation in three phases. The first phase of NEET MDS 2022 preparation can be of two months duration and the remaining phase can be of one- one-month duration.

During the first phase of NEET MDS preparation 2022, aspirants are advised to go through the syllabus and concepts thoroughly and then the second phase of preparation should be devoted to revising the learned concepts. In the last phase of NEET MDS 2022 preparation, aspirants should mostly focus on practising more and more questions.

Aspirants can also check the NEET MDS preparation tips below.

  • Dental graduates should set targets to improve performance

  • Try to study high yielding subjects first

  • Try to be clear about the basics

  • Make a daily, weekly and monthly study plan and try to strictly follow

  • Joining a doubt clearing session during the NEET MDS 2022 preparation is important

  • Try not to study for continuous hours at a stretch, take some small requisite breaks during the study hours.

  • Prepare with the best NEET MDS books.

  • Make notes simultaneously

  • Try to practice more and more questions

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