NEET PG Dental/MDS (NEET MDS)

NEET MDS, a single window entrance examination for MDS courses, is around the corner and the registration process to apply for the same will begin from today.

NEET-MDS 2019 will be conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE) on December 14, 2018 across the country. Candidates aspiring for MDS courses are required to complete the registration process on or before November 6, 2018.

PrepLadder bring forth this blog to provide MDS aspirants an insight into the NEET MDS 2019 including important dates, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, scope of the examination, test centres etc.

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Insights of NEET MDS 2019

 

1.SCOPE OF NEET MDS 2019

NEET- MDS 2019 will be the single window, eligibility-cum-entrance examination for the academic session 2018 which will include the following seats:

  • All India 50% seats for MDS Courses – All States with exception of Jammu & Kashmir
  • State Quota Seats for MDS Courses - All States & UTs of India with inclusion of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • MDS Courses – For admission to All Private Dental Colleges, Universities & Institutions across the nation
  • Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions – For seats available to MDS courses

Note:  AIIMS, New Delhi is not covered by centralized admissions through NEET-MDS for 2019 session for MDS seats.

 

2. IMPORTANT DATES:

Event

Date

Availability of prospectus

October 16, 2018

Commencement of Online Registration

October 16, 2018

Last Date for Online Registration

November 6, 2018

Result Declaration

By January 15,2019

 

3. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Application forms are required to be submitted online only at the official website.

 

4. APPLICATION FEE

Category

Fee

Mode of Payment

SC/ST/PWD(PH)

Rs. 2750/-

Through payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or through Internet banking

General/OBC

Rs. 3750/-

 

5. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

As per MDS Course Regulations 2017 notified by DCI with prior approval of MoHFW, a candidate must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Candidate must possess a degree of Bachelor in Dental Surgery (BDS) from a recognized university or institute in India and has completed compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved/recognized dental college
  • Candidate must be registered with the State Dental Council and has obtained provisional or permanent registration
  • Candidate, who has passed the final qualifying examination (BDS or the foreign dental degree recognized by GOI/DCI), is undergoing 12-month compulsory rotator internship/ practical training which is likely to complete by 31st March 2019 is eligible to apply; however, his/her admission will be eligible if he/she has completed the compulsory rotatory internship and obtained provisional or permanent registration on or before 31st March 2019. (Cutoff date for completion of internship to determine the candidate’s eligibility will be 31.03.2019)
  • Candidates who have passed BDS from the state of Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for 50% All India Quota seats. However, the candidates nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to do BDS from Dental Colleges in Jammu & Kashmir are eligible to apply for admission.
  • The restriction on candidates from the states of J&K shall not apply to all categories pertaining to Armed Forces for ‘Grant of Short Service Commission in Army Dental Corps’ and for MDS admission in Armed Forces Institutes.

 

6. SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

NEET MDS 2019 shall be conducted on a single day and in single session only.

Activities Session

 

(2:00 PM – 5:00 PM)

 

Allow Candidates to enter the examination centre and

commence Biometric Registration

12:00 PM

Entry closes at Examination Centre

1:30 PM

Grant access for Candidate Login

1:45 PM

Candidates log in to read instructions

1:50 PM

Exam Start Time

2:00 PM

Exam End Time

5:00 PM

 

7. EXAM PATTERN

Intent of Examination

Qualifying-cum-Ranking Examination for admission to MDS courses

Periodicity

Once in a year

Examination pattern

MCQ based with single correct response

Mode of Conduct

Computer based

No. of Questions

240

Time Allotted

180 minutes (3 hrs)

Negative marking

Yes

For correct response: 4 marks will be awarded

For incorrect response: 1 mark will be deducted

Syllabus

As per DCI Revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007

Examination date

December 14, 2018

Result Declaration

By January 15, 2019

 

8. TEST CENTRES

Following is the list of various cities where Examination centres are located:

Agartala

Chandigarh

Jaipur

Mysuru (Mysore)

Shillong

Ahmedabad

Chennai

Jammu

Nagpur

Sikar

Aizawl

Dehradun

Jodhpur

Naharlagun

Srinagar

Allahabad

Delhi/ New Delhi

Kohima

Noida

Thiruvananthapuram

Ambala

Gurugram

Kollam

Panaji

Thrissur

Amritsar

Guwahati

Kolkata

Patna

Tiruchirappalli

Ansol

Hamirpur

Kozhikode

Pune

Udaipur

Bengaluru

Hisar

Lucknow

Raipur

Vijaywada

Bhopal

Hyderabad

Mohali

Ranchi

Vishakhapatnam

Bhubaneshwar

Imphal

Mumbai

Solan

Vizianagaram

Warangal

 

 

9. CANDIDATE SUPPORT

In case of any query related to exam, candidate may contact NBE through the following mode:

Helpline Number

1800111700 (Toll Free)

18002667075 (Toll Free)

Email

nbeexamhelpdesk@gmail.com

Official Website

www.nbe.edu.in

Phone support will be available during these times:

  • 16th October 2018- 15th January 2018 (M-S 9:30AM to 6:00PM)
  • 14th December 2018 (Examination day): 7:00AM to 6:00PM
  • NBE Candidate Care will be closed on Sunday & Gazetted holidays.

 

Important Links 

Official Brochure

Official Website

Manual for Online Application Form

Apply Online

 

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