National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)- MDS 2023 on March 1: Apply by January 30

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National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS), New Delhi has invited applications for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)- MDS 2023, the single eligibility-cum-ranking examination for admission to MDS Courses under Dentists Act, 1948.

NEET-MDS 2023 shall be eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to MDS Courses for the academic session 2023-24 which will include the following (i) All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses (all states) (ii) State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/Union territories of India (iii) MDS courses at all Private Dental Colleges, Institutions & Universities all across the country (iv) MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions (v) Screening exam for dental surgeons (BDS & MDS) for Short Service Commission in Army Dental Corps. However, admission to MDS course at AIIMS, New Delhi does not come under the purview of NEET-MDS.

Applicant must (i) possess a recognised degree of Bachelor in Dental Surgery awarded by a university or institute in India (ii) have been registered with the State Dental Council and obtained provisional or permanent registration (iii) have undergone compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved/recognised dental college. Those undergoing 12-month compulsory rotatory internship/ practical training after passing the final qualifying examination (BDS or the foreign dental degree recognized by GoI/DCI), and is likely to complete the same by 31st March 2023 can take up this examination subject to the conditions specified in the Information Bulletin at

Examination pattern: NEET MDS 2023 will be held from 9 am to 12 noon as a Computer Based Test on 1st March 2023. The exam comprises of 240 Multiple Choice Questions with each question having 4 response options/ distractors in English language 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. Each correct response will get 4 marks while 1 mark will be lost for each incorrect response. To qualify, applicant should secure the 50th percentile score. For SC/ST/OBC (Including PwD of SC/ST/OBC), it would be the 40th Percentile and for UR PwD, the 45th Percentile.

Application: Application for NEET-MDS 2023 can be submitted online at up to 11.55 pm on 30th January 2023. Examination Fee will be Rs. 4250/- (For SC, ST, PWD, Rs. 3250/-). Fee can be paid online using Debit/Credit Card.

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Admit card will be issued from 22nd February 2023. Results will be declared by 31st March, 2023.

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