NEET MDS 2017: Apply by Oct 31

Gayathri | Wednesday, October 12, 2016 10:27 AM IST

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for entrance to MDS Courses will be held in 86 test centers at 41 cities from November 30th - December 3rd, 2016. The examination will  be held as a Computer Based Test and shall comprise of 240 Multiple Choice Questions from the BDS curriculum followed at dental colleges in India duly prescribed as per the Graduate Dental Education Regulation notified by Dental Council of India with prior approval of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. NEET-MDS will be a single window entrance examination for entry to Dental post graduate courses.

It is important for the candidates to remember that no other examination either at state level or institutional level entrance examination conducted by dental colleges /institutions shall be valid as per the Dentists Act, 1948 with effect from 2017 admission session. NEET-MDS 2017 will be the single eligibility cum entrance exam namely ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to Postgraduate Dental Courses’ for the academic session 2017-2018 which will include All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses (all states except Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana),  State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/Union territories of India (including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana), MDS Diploma courses at all Private Dental Colleges, Institutions & Universities all across the country and  MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.  ALSO READ: NEET 2016: Bombay HC reserves order on medical admissions

The website for NEET-MDS was available with effect from September 24, 2016 and online registration for the NEET-MDS commence from 07 00hrs  on September 26, 2016 till October 31, 2016  (23:59hrs).  The entire procedure for registration and application for the examination is online.  A toll free number will be available with effect from September 26, 2017.  Candidates can find the further details about the exam at Candidates can go through the important dates for NEET PG exam here: 

Important Dates:

October 31: End of registration process

November 30 to December 3: Computer based NEET PG (Dental)

 December 5 to 13: Computer based NEET PG (Medical)

National Board of Examinations also conducted the NEET-PG for MD/MS/PG Diploma admissions in 2013 and All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE) during the period 2014 – 2016.  Candidates are required to note the further queries may be directed to [email protected]   or NBE office at 011-45593000. National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test is conducted  for admission to postgraduate medical courses across India. NEET is also conducted or students who wish to study any graduate medical course (MBBS), dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD / MS) in government or private medical colleges in India.NEET-UG (Undergraduate), for MBBS and BDS courses, will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).  ALSO READ: NEET 2016: Second round results announced at or

The High Court had on August 30 stayed a government’s resolution that made it mandatory for all deemed medical universities and colleges to follow the NEET merit list for admitting students. More than 20,000 students had registered for the centralised admission process through NEET for admissions to 1,675 seats in deemed institutes in Maharashtra. The selection list was supposed to be published by September 3, but it was stayed by the High Court till it decides on those petitions. The petitioners have challenged the rules that allow the benefit of reservation only to local students, questioning how such domicile rules could be applied in private unaided colleges.