NEET MDS Exam Pattern


NEET MDS Exam Pattern

National Board of Examinations – NBE has released the notification for NEET MDS 2024. NEET MDS is the only official entrance exam in India for admission into Postgraduate Dental Courses - MDS. 50% of Medical PG seats of Medical Educational Institutions of Central Govt., Universities established by an Act of Parliament, Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions, Deemed Universities, Medical Institutions and universities established under an act of state governments and Private Medical Colleges are reserved for recruitment under NEET PG.

 NEET MDS Application Form
  • NEET MDS 2024 shall be held on a single day & single session only.
  • 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.
  • The examination shall be a multiple choice questions test delivered using computers network (CBT) as per scheme prescribed.
  • The exam comprises of 240 Multiple Choices, single correct response questions in English language only. Time allotted 3 hrs.
  • Negative Marking: There shall be 25% negative marking for incorrect answers. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions

Allocation of Marks for each MCQ




1 Correct Response  4 Marks
2 Incorrect Response 1 Marks shall be deducted
3 Unattempted Question Zero

Subject-wise distribution of questions



No. of Questions

Part-A (Total 100)

1 General Anatomy including embryology and histology 14
2 General human physiology and Biochemistry 14
3 Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology 14
4 General Pathology and Microbiology 14
5 General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics 14
6 General Medicine 15
7 General Surgery 15

Part-B (Total 140)

1 Dental Materials 14
2 Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology 14
3 Oral Medicine and Radiology 14
4 Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 14
5 Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 14
6 Periodontology 14
7 Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge 14
8 Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 14
9 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 14
10 Public Health Dentistry 14
  Grand Total (Part A + Part B) 240


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