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 2018 will be conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE) on January 7, 2018 across the country. Candidates aspiring for MDS courses are required to complete the registration process on or before November 27, 2017.

PrepLadder bring forth this blog to provide MDS aspirants an insight into the NEET MDS 2018 including important dates, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, scope of examination, test centres etc.

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Insights of NEET MDS 2018

1.SCOPE OF NEET MDS 2018

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

  1. All India 50% seats for MDS Courses – All States with exception of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana
  2. State Quota Seats for MDS Courses - All States & UTs of India with inclusion of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, and Telangana
  3. MDS Courses – For admission to All Private Dental Colleges, Universities & Institutions across the nation
  4. 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 2018 session for MDS seats.

 

2. IMPORTANT DATES:

Event

Date

Availability of prospectus

October 30, 2017

Commencement of Online Registration

October 31, 2017 (from 3:00 PM onwards)

Last Date for Online Registration

November 27, 2017 (till 11:59 PM)

NEET MDS Testing Window

January 7, 2018

Result Declaration

By January 31, 2018

 

3. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

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

Also Read: Official Notification of NEET MDS 2018 is out now!

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 2018 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 2018. (Cutoff date for completion of internship to determine the candidate’s eligibility will be 31.03.2018)

 

  • Candidates who have passed BDS from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and 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 Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana are eligible to apply for admission. (PG seats of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are likely to be included in 50% All India Quota Seats 2018 subject to confirmation by the respective State Governments to MoHFW, Govt. of India) 

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6. SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

NEET MDS 2018 will be conducted on a single day and in single session only.

Activities Session

 

(1:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

 

Allow Candidates to enter the examination centre and

commence Biometric Registration

1:00 PM

Entry closes at Examination Centre

2:30 PM

Grant access for Candidate Login

2:45 PM

Candidates log in to read instructions

2:50 PM

Exam Start Time

3:00 PM

Exam End Time

6:00 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

January 7, 2018

Result Declaration

By January 31, 2018

Also Read: Registrations Begin for NEET MDS 2018. Apply Now!

8. TEST CENTRES

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

Ahmedabad

Dehradun

Lucknow

Sikar

Amritsar

Delhi

Mohali

Thiruvananthapuram

Asansol

Guwahati

Mumbai

Tiruchirappalli

Bengaluru

Hyderabad

Nagpur

Udaipur

Bhopal

Jaipur

Noida

Visakhapatnam

Bhubaneswar

Jammu

Patna

Chandigarh

Kolkata

Pune

Chennai

Kozhikode

Ranchi

 

9. CANDIDATE SUPPORT

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

Helpline Number

1800111700 (Toll Free)

1800111800 (Toll Free)

Email

neetpg@nbe.edu.in

Recently NBE has activated the Demo test for Candidates appearing in NEET MDS 2018.

To take the Demo Test Click Here

 

For Prospectus: Click Here

For Official Website: Click Here

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