What is NEET exam?

The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is used to determine the eligibility of Medical and Dental students who wish to pursue a profession. Before submitting the final application form, the applicant must closely review the eligibility criteria. Students who fully meet the NEET- MDS admission criteria set by the National Examinations Board (NBE) can register for the NEET- MDS entrance examination. Every year, approximately 6,228 Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) graduates from 259 dental colleges across India through NEET MDS. Every year approximately 1200 MDS students and 5000 BDS students are graduating from Karnataka.

Eligibility for the NEET – MDS has been determined:

  • Candidates must earn a BDS degree from a country-recognized institute or university.
  • The applicant must be an Indian resident, an Overseas Citizen of India (ocis), or a Person of Indian Origin (pios).
  • Candidates must be registered with the State Dental Council (SDC) or the Dental Council of India (DCI) on a provisional or permanent basis.
  • Before filling out the registration form, you must complete a one-year rotatory internship.

Eligibility for BDS Admission

The eligibility criteria for the BDS course have been mentioned below.

Minimum Qualification Required for BDS: 10+2 (PCB)

Minimum Marks Required for BDS : 50% (for General category), 40% (for reserved category)

Minimum Age Required for BDS: 17 years

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the national level exam to apply for BDS admissions. Candidate has to eligible for the NEET Exam to get BDS admission.


  • According to the NEET MDS eligibility requirements, foreign nationals are not required to obtain DCI temporary registration at the time of review. 
  • Foreign nationals are usually allowed to take the exam without a DCI registration certificate.
  • Such a person is duly registered as a medical practitioner in his or her own country, where he or she obtained his or her specific dental degree, and whose degree is recognized by the corresponding state dental council or concerned authority.

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria – who can be unqualified at any point of time?

  • Candidates that are identified to be unsuitable for NEET-MDS 2021 due to any constraint are automatically excluded from taking the exam and/or therapy.
  • In order to take the NEET MDS entrance test, candidates must first enroll and fill out a registration and followed by application form.
  • Candidates who are already enrolled in a PG course at their university or another university will only be accepted after completing the course.
  • The candidates who have signed up for PG courses under the all-India quota or state quota and applied for a seat under the all-India quota will confirm the applicable university admission requirements.
  • Registering and appearing for NEET MDS for any candidate is permitted only once in the academic year. For Ex: if appearing for NEET MDS 2020 then you are allowed once in the academic year 2021.
  • Using more than one form would not improve your chances. Rather, you will be prohibited from taking the exam. –
  • Admit cards for the test are only valid for a limited period of time. The NEET-MDS program, which will be available, next year, does not provide the applicant with all of the privileges needed for MDS enrolment.

How many attempts NEET MDS?

It’s a legitimate question to ask regarding the rules and regulation of NEET exam. Sometimes time doesn’t permit or sometimes our financial ability doesn’t permit to continue studying, studies and, biggest of all, our luck doesn’t get enough to crack an exam.

Let me clarify your questions and anxiousness regarding the examination. “Even poison has an expiration date,” I believe. Your dream, on the other hand, does not have an expiration date, so take a deep breath and give it your all, or check out until you’re a bottle of wine.

The same goes relevant for medical entrance exams for medical specializations; there is no restriction on the number of tries, nor is there an age limit for the NEET examination for MDS. Candidates will take the exam at any age and as many times as they choose. Yes, after a certain age, many people lose hope and believe that they will not be able to fulfil their desire of education. Kimani Maruge, on the other hand, proved that age is just a number and that it cannot prevent him from pursuing an education. It’s never too late to pick up a new skill.

NEET, MDS, is admissibility cum ranking examination led by the National Board of Examinations (NBE); NEET exam is a solitary entryway for admissions to all or any the postgraduate dental courses. NEET for MDS specialization courses is directed once per annum and it is a 3-hour long examination with 240 MCQ questions. For each precise answer, the candidate gets 4 marks and a deduction of 1 mark for every incorrect answer. NEET exam is tough to crack, because the exam pattern is decided by the (NBE) National Board of Examination which also the one who conducts the exam. But it’s not impossible to crack the exam if you adhere to your dream carrier. The foremost objective of the NEET examination is to reinforce the quality of Medical Education by establishing high and uniform standards of postgraduate examinations across the India.

The great dilemma about the upper age limit and number of attempts in NEET began, when CBSE casted a notification in the year 2017 saying “Total 3(Three) attempts of NEET-UG can be granted to any candidate. Also marking that 25 years for unreserved candidates and 30 years for reserved candidates are the upper age limits for the candidate.

Previously, along with age, the number of attempts to apply for NEET was restricted, but according to the most recent update, it was struck down by the court and is still in place. As a result, all candidates who aspire to MDS will take the NEET 2021 as many times as they want.

NEET-MDS, 2022 exam dates;

The NEET MDS exam is normally held in December/January. NEET-MDS is expected to be released in October 2021, with the application process beginning in October 2021. The application process must be completed by the end of November 2021, and candidates will be able to download their exam admit cards by the first week of December 2021. The exam is scheduled for 1st week of December 2021. The results will be announced by NBE in the last week of December-2021.

Lastly, the counselling process will begin in March 2022, which is held by the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) for the All India Quota and by the designated state authority for the State Quota. Shortlisted students must register themselves with their NEET MDS accounts in order to participate in the dental counselling process. Later, private and deemed dental universities will hold their own counselling sessions. The official website for staying up to date is The Dental Council of India (DCI) established the selection criteria, which were authorized by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW).


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