NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2022 - Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Test Mode

NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2022 - Marking Scheme, Syllabus, Test Mode

NEET MDS Exam Pattern 2022 - National Board of Examinations (NBE) will release the NEET MDS 2022 exam pattern along with the official information bulletin at The dental graduates seeking admission must go through the exam pattern of NEET MDS for their convenience.

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NEET MDS will be conducted by NBE in computer-based mode (CBT on June 4. As per the NEET MDS existing exam pattern, the CBT exam comprises 240 multiple choice questions from the topics covered in the BDS programme which includes Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Paraclinical. The test will be conducted for three hours from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM as per the NEET MDS exam pattern 2022.

By going through the NEET MDS 2022 exam pattern, dental graduates will be familiarised with the structure of the online test, marking scheme, distribution of questions and other details. Candidates are advised to go through the exam pattern of NEET MDS along with the exam day schedule and syllabus from the article below.

NEET MDS exam pattern 2022

In order to know the detailed NEET MDS 2022 exam pattern, candidates can go through the table below. A total of 240 objective type questions are asked from 17 topics taught in the BDS course.

NEET MDS paper pattern 2022



Mode of the NEET MDS examination

Computer-based mode

Session of exam


Time allotted during the exam

3 hours (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Types of questions

Objective type questions

Total number of questions

240 MCQs

Total marks

960 marks

Medium of exam

English only


Topics covered in BDS includes Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Paraclinical

NEET MDS exam pattern 2022- Distribution of questions

The questions in the NEET MDS 2022 entrance exam will be divided into Part A and B which comprises 100 and 140 questions, respectively. As many as 240 MCQs will be asked in NEET MDS 2022 postgraduate entrance exam from 17 various topics which were taught in the BDS curriculum.

Distribution of NEET MDS questions (Section-wise)


Number of Questions

Part A


Part B




NEET MDS exam pattern 2022 - Marking scheme

Candidates must note that as per NEET MDS 2022 exam pattern there will be negative marking in the examination. Refer to the table below for the marking scheme

NEET MDS marking scheme



Correct answer

4 marks will be awarded

Wrong answer

1 mark will be deducted



NEET MDS Syllabus 2022

Topics covered in BDS which includes Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Paraclinical are included in the NEET MDS 2022 syllabus. Candidates can go through the NEET MDS syllabus along with the chapter wise weightage of question from the table below.

NEET MDS syllabus 2022


Number of questions

Part-A (Total questions-100)

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


General Medicine


General Surgery


Part-B (Total questions- 140)

Dental Materials


Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology


Oral Medicine and Radiology


Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry


Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics




Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge


Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Public Health Dentistry


Grand total (A+B)


NEET MDS 2022 exam day - Schedule


Session (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)

Entry to the examination centre and commencement of Biometric Registration

12:00 PM

Closing of entry at NEET MDS exam centre

1:30 PM

Grant of access for Candidate login

1:45 PM

Candidate Login for reading instructions

1:50 PM

Exam starting time of NEET MDS 2022

2:00 PM

Exam end

5:00 PM

Note: Candidates must note that the NEET MDS 2022 examination will be held on a single day & single session only.

NEET MDS result

Authorities will release the NEET MDS result 2022 in the form of a merit list. The result of NEET MDS 2022 will mention details such as the roll number, marks obtained (out of 960) and qualifying status. Along with the result of NEET MDS the marks equivalent to the qualifying percentile will also be announced. In order to download the individual scorecard for the counselling process, candidates will have to secure the NEET MDS cutoff 2022 for 50% All India Quota seats. Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is the competent authority to conduct the NEET MDS 2022 counselling for 50% AIQ seats offered by government dental colleges, deemed/central institutes, ESIC and AFMC colleges across India.

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