NEET MDS 2022 Information Bulletin |आज से शुरू नीट एमडीएस के रजिस्ट्रेशन, 24 जनवरी तक इन 5 स्टेप्स में ऑनलाइन करें अप्लाई

NEET MDS 2022 Information Bulletin |आज से शुरू नीट एमडीएस के रजिस्ट्रेशन, 24 जनवरी तक इन 5 स्टेप्स में ऑनलाइन करें अप्लाई

NEET MDS 2022 Information Bulletin

NEET MDS 2022 Information Bulletin राष्ट्रीय पात्रता सह प्रवेश परीक्षा, नीट एमडीएस 2022 रजिस्ट्रेशन 4 जनवरी, 2022 से शुरू होंगे। ये रजिस्ट्रेशन राष्ट्रीय परीक्षा बोर्ड, एनबीई द्वारा आयोजित किए जाएंगे। बोर्ड ने एनईईटी एमडीएस नोटिफिकेशन जारी किया है। उम्मीदवार ऑफिशियल वेबसाइट nbe.edu.in के जरिए परीक्षा के लिए रजिस्ट्रेशन कर सकेंगे।

Admission to  MDS Courses – 2022 session


Availability of the Information Bulletin4th January 2022 Onwards
Online Submission of Application4th January 2022 (3 PM Onwards) to 24th January 2022 (Till 11:55 PM)
Edit Window for All the Candidates28th January 2022 to 31st January 2022
Final Edit Window to rectify Deficient/Incorrect Images: Photograph
Thumb Impression
12th February 2022 to 15th February 2022
Issue of Admit Card 1st March 2022
Examination Date6th March 2022
Declaration of ResultBy 21st March 2022


The information bulletin & website (https://nbe.edu.in) shall guide you through the entire process of application submission and help to answer most of your queries. In case you are still facing issues, then NBEMS Candidate Care Support is available by phone and email.

For exam related queries, contact the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences at:

Helpline Number 022-61087595
Email helpdesknbeexam@natboard.edu.in

Official Website https://nbe.edu.in https://natboard.edu.in Phone support will be available during these times:
• 4th January 2022 to 21st March 2022: 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM from Monday to Friday
• 6th March 2022 (Examination day): 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
• NBEMS Candidate Care will be closed on Saturday, Sunday & Gazetted holidays.

Availability of seats and counseling: A separate handbook informing details of the counseling process and applicable reservation shall be released by the designated counseling authority for NEET-MDS 2022.


NEET-MDS is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission to various MDS Courses under the Dentists Act, 1948 (amended from time to time). No other entrance examination, either at the state or the Institution level, shall be valid for entry to MDS courses. Qualifying NEET-MDS is mandatory for entry to MDS courses under various Universities/ Institutions in the country.

Scope of NEET-MDS

NEET-MDS 2022 shall be the single eligibility cum entrance examination for admission to MDS Courses for the academic session 2022-23 which will include the following:

  1. All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses (all states)
  2. State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/Union territories of India.
  3. MDS courses at all Private Dental Colleges, Institutions & Universities all across the country
  4. MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.
  5. Screening exam for dental surgeons (BDS & MDS) for Short Service Commission in Army Dental Corps

The following Dental institution(s) are not covered for admission to MDS courses through NEET-MDS for the 2022-23 admission session:

AIIMS, New Delhi

No state government/private dental college/Universities shall be conducting any separate entrance for admission to their MDS Courses for the admission session 2022-23

About National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences

The Government of India established the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) in 1975 with the objective of improving the quality of Medical Education by establishing high and uniform standards of postgraduate examinations in modern medicine in an All India Basis and utilizing existing healthcare infrastructure for capacity building.

The prime objectives of NBEMS are to elevate the standards of post-graduate medical education in modern medicine and conduct examinations of a high standard on an all-India basis.

NBEMS provides a common national standard for evaluation of the minimum level of attainment of the knowledge and competencies of post-graduate and post-doctoral training.

NBEMS conducts the following examinations:

Name of Examination Remarks

NEET – PG Single window entrance examination for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma and Post MBBS DNB Courses, Direct 6 Year Dr NB Courses & NBEMS Diploma Courses

NEET – MDS Single window entrance examination for admission to MDS Courses

NEET – SS Single window entrance examination for admission to DM/MCh and Dr NB Super specialty Courses


Diploma CET) Single window entrance examination for admission to Post Diploma DNB Broad specialty Courses

FELLOWSHIP ENTRANCE TEST (FET) Single window entrance examination for admission to various Fellowship (FNB) Courses of NBEMS for Indian and International students

Name of Examination Remarks

FMGE Screening Test for Foreign Medical Graduates conducted as per Screening Test Regulations, 2002

FDST Screening Test for Foreign Dental Graduates & Post Graduates

MRE/DRE Medical Registration Examination/ Dental Registration Examination for the Republic of Mauritius

FELLOWSHIP EXIT EXAMINATION (FEE) Exit Examination for the award of FNB (Fellow of National Board ) Qualifications in various sub-specialties

(Theory & Practical) Exit Examination for the award of DNB (Broad) & DNB (Super Specialty) Qualifications

Information for Candidates

2.1. NEET-MDS 2022 is the eligibility-cum-ranking examination for admission to various MDS courses of 2022-23 admission sessions.

2.2. NEET-MDS 2022 will be conducted by NBEMS. Candidates may note that the role of NBEMS is limited to the conduct of NEET- MDS, declaration of the result, and handing over the result to the designated counseling authority. NBEMS has no role in counseling and allotment of MDS seats. Verification of documents and eligibility determination of the candidates shall be undertaken at the time of the counseling/admission process.

2.3. Candidate may kindly note that appearance in NEET-MDS 2022 does not confer any automatic rights to secure an MDS seat. The selection and admission to Postgraduate seats in any dental institutions recognized for running MDS courses as per Dentists Act, 1948 is subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, medical fitness, and such criteria as may be prescribed by the respective universities, medical/dental institutions, Dental Council of India, State/Central Government.

2.4. Candidates are advised to read the Information Bulletin carefully and go through the instructions regarding submission of the online application form given in the information bulletin as well as on the NEET-MDS 2022 index page on the NBEMS website

www.nbe.edu.in before starting the online submission process for NEET- MDS 2022.

2.5. Candidates are deemed to have read, agreed, and accepted the Information Bulletin and the terms and conditions in the Information Bulletin for NEET-MDS 2022 on completing the online submission of the application form.

2.6. A candidate can submit NEET-MDS 2022 application form only once. Any candidate found to have submitted more than one application form for NEET-MDS 2022 may be debarred from NEET-MDS, his/her candidature may be canceled and further action as deemed appropriate by NBEMS shall be taken.

2.7. Candidate should ensure that all the information entered during the online submission of the application form is correct and factual. Information provided by the candidates in the online application form shall be treated as correct and NBEMS will not entertain, under any circumstances, any request for change in the information provided by the candidates. The option of editing certain information entered in the application form shall be available to the candidates during the edit window. Please refer to Chapter on Instructions to Fill NEET-MDS 2022 Application Form for details regarding Edit Window.

2.8. NBEMS itself does not edit /modify/alter any information entered by the candidates at the time of online submission of the application form under any circumstances. There is no provision of change in any information after the conduct of examination and/or declaration of result. Such requests shall not be entertained.

2.9. Application for NEET-MDS 2022 can only be submitted online through the NBEMS website https://nbe.edu.in There is no other methodology for application submission. Application submitted through any other mode shall be summarily rejected.

2.10. Applications of candidates producing false or fabricated information shall not be considered and candidates may be further debarred from appearing in any future examinations conducted by NBEMS or other Institutions.

2.11. Candidates who fail to submit duly completed applications with requisite documents and/or fail to rectify the deficiencies in the application by the last date prescribed for rectification shall be

declared ineligible. Admit Card shall not be issued to candidates who are declared ineligible. In such cases, the entire fee will be forfeited.

2.12. Applications of candidates producing false or fabricated records will not be considered and such candidates will be further debarred from appearing in the future examinations of NBEMS and action as deemed appropriate by NBEMS will be taken.

2.13. Candidates are advised to ensure that no mandatory column in the online application form is left blank. In the event of rejection of the application form, no correspondence/request for reconsideration will be entertained.

2.14. Please refer to Chapter on Instructions to Fill NEET-MDS 2022 Application Form. Candidates may note that deficiency related to images uploaded shall be communicated to them. Deficiency related to images uploaded (Photograph, Signature, Thumb Impression) can be corrected during the final edit window i.e. 12th February 2022 to 15th February 2022.

2.15. Candidates should ensure before applying that they have a recognized BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degree awarded by an Indian University, in respect of recognized Dental College under Section 10(2) of the Dentists Act, 1948 or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Dental Council of India. If it is found at any time that BDS degree is not recognized, the candidature/ result shall be canceled/deemed to be canceled.

2.16. Candidates should go through this bulletin carefully for eligibility criteria before applying. Queries pertaining to eligibility and other issues will only be entertained if the information requested is not given in the bulletin of information or the NBEMS website. No queries of any third party will be entertained with regard to the eligibility and disclosure of the results.

2.17. Submission of an incomplete online application form not in accordance with prescribed instructions shall invite rejection of the application. In such cases, the examination fee shall not be refunded.

2.18. A candidate found ineligible at any stage of NEET-MDS 2022, will not be permitted to appear in the examination. In an unlikely event of any ineligible candidate appearing and/or passing the NEET- MDS 2022, the results/candidature of such candidate shall be canceled and/or is deemed to be canceled, even if the result has been declared or Score Card has been issued.

2.19. NBEMS reserves the right to withdraw permission, if any, granted inadvertently to any candidate who is not eligible to appear in the NEET-MDS 2022 even though the admit card/roll number has been issued or name/roll number is displayed on the NBEMS website.

2.20. Fee shall neither be carried forward to future exams nor refunded under any circumstances. The examination fee of candidates remaining absent shall be forfeited. Application once submitted can not be withdrawn.

2.21. Candidates’ eligibility is purely provisional & is subjected to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria as prescribed in this Information Bulletin.

2.22. Instructions in the Information Bulletin are liable to change based on decisions taken by the NBEMS /MoHFW/DCI from time to time. There is no equity or any rights that are /or deemed to be arising in favor of the candidate. Candidates are required to refer to the latest bulletin or corrigendum that may be issued to incorporate these changes. Refer to NBEMS website www.natboard.edu.in and https://nbe.edu.in for the latest updates or corrigendum.

2.23. The existing schedule, pattern, policy, and guidelines are for ready reference only but in no way, they are or are ought to be treated as representative or acknowledgment of the fact that NBEMS is bound to follow the same in the future. NBEMS reserves its absolute right to alter, amend, modify or apply any or some of the instructions/ guidelines contained in this information bulletin.

2.24. In case of any ambiguity in the interpretation of any of the instructions/ terms/ rules/criteria regarding the determination of eligibility/conduct of examinations/ registration of candidates/ information contained herein, the interpretation of the NBEMS shall be final and binding in nature.

2.25. The request shall not be entertained for change in date/test center of examination under any circumstances. Candidates are advised not to canvass for such representation.

2.26. Admit Cards for NEET-MDS 2022 Examination shall be available for download at NBEMS website https://nbe.edu.in on 1st March 2022. Candidates declared ineligible shall not be issued admit cards.

2.27. The result of NEET-MDS 2022 shall be displayed on the NBEMS website https://natboard.edu.in and https://nbe.edu.in

2.28. NEET-MDS 2022 shall be conducted by NBEMS at various exam centers engaged for the purpose. Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the route and location of the exam center. Please refer to the chapter on Test Day Procedures for details.

2.29. The examination test center staff on duty is authorized to verify the identity of candidates and may take steps to verify and record the identity of candidates. Candidates are required to extend requisite cooperation.

2.30. Possession/Use of mobile phones/Electronic devices are strictly prohibited in the premises of NBEMS test Centres. Candidates shall be liable for penal action for Possession/Use of Mobile phones/ Electronic devices. Please go through the guidelines detailed in the chapter regarding unfair means in the examination.

2.31. Demo Test: A demo test shall be available for the benefit of candidates to familiarise themselves with the Computer Based Test format at the website https://nbe.edu.in Candidates will be able to access the Demo test from 21st February 2022 onwards.

2.32. The candidates should communicate with NBEMS regarding matters related to NEET-MDS 2022 as per prescribed Protocols only, detailed under the chapter on Communication Protocols.

2.33. Candidates are encouraged to communicate through email with NBEMS. All the correspondence through post should be addressed to the Executive Director, NBEMS, Medical Enclave, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029. Candidates are requested to superscribe the envelope with the Name of the Examination and the subject matter of the correspondence for expeditious processing.

2.34. The Registration for NEET-MDS 2022 at the time of Counseling to be conducted by the designated counseling authority will be as per the details of candidates submitted in the NBEMS NEET-MDS 2022 Application Form and will be pre-populated in the Registration Form for counseling. Hence, candidates are advised to maintain the same Registration details e.g. mobile number, Email ID, etc. as provided in the NBEMS NEET-MDS 2022 Registration Form.

2.35. The jurisdiction for court cases/disputes shall be New Delhi only.

Category of Candidate Examination Fee

3.1 General, OBC, and EWS Rs. 4250/- SC, ST, PWD Rs. 3250/- *Excluding charges as may be applicable by various payment gateways.

3.2. Applications once submitted cannot be withdrawn. The fee shall neither be carried forward to a future date nor refunded under any circumstances. Any claim for refund, adjustment, or carrying forward of the Application fee will not be entertained on successful submission of the application and payment of a fee.

3.3. How to pay: The prescribed exam fee should be remitted through a payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or other modes as may be made available and have been provided on the web page. Fee can not be deposited through any mode other than the payment gateway available while submitting online application form submission.

3.4. Examination fees in respect of candidates who are absent or have been declared ineligible due to any reason will be forfeited. Candidates are advised to read the information bulletin for NEET- MDS 2022 carefully and satisfy the terms and conditions for the fulfillment of eligibility criteria before proceeding with payment of fees.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for admission to MDS courses is as follows :

4.1. A candidate for admission to the Master in Dental Surgery course, must possess a recognized degree of Bachelor in Dental Surgery awarded by a university or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council and has obtained provisional or permanent registration and has undergone compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved/recognized dental college.

4.2. A candidate who after passing the final qualifying examination (BDS or the foreign dental degree recognized by GoI/DCI), is undergoing 12-month compulsory rotatory internship/ practical training and is likely to complete the same by 31st March 2022 can take up this examination, but he/she shall not be eligible for admission unless he/she has completed the compulsory rotatory internship and obtained provisional or permanent registration on or before 31st March 2022 or the candidate produces a certificate from the head of Institution that he/she will be completing internship by 31st March 2022. Candidates may visit the DCI website to know any change in the date of Internship completion.

4.3. The dates indicated by candidates with regard to 12 months Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship i.e. starting date, completion date, shall be treated as final and candidates will be required to submit the original Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship completion certificate at the time of counseling. No condonation of internship of 12 months period shall be accepted except (i) the students of the batch admitted during the academic session 2007-08 and have completed 4 ½ year BDS course along with 06 months compulsory rotating internship and (ii) the students admitted during the academic session 2006-07 at Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Annamalai University those have completed 05 years BDS course without an internship.

4.4. Candidates found to be ineligible at any stage of NEET-MDS 2022 will not be permitted to appear in the examination and/or counseling. In an unlikely event of any ineligible candidate appearing and/or being successful in the NEET-MDS 2022, the results/ candidature of such candidate shall be canceled and/or are deemed to be canceled.

4.5. Requests for appearing in NEET-MDS 2022 from candidates completing internship after 31st March 2022 or having qualifications that are not recognized as per the Dentists Act shall be summarily rejected. Candidates are further advised not to canvass for the same.

4.6. Some of the Universities/institutions are having regulations that candidates who are already pursuing the PG Course in their University or in another University are not eligible for admission till they complete the course. The candidates who are already pursuing PG Dental Courses either through All India Quota or State Quota and are applying for a seat under All India Quota may confirm the eligibility conditions of that University in this regard. NBEMS/ MCC/MoHFW shall not be responsible if such candidates are denied admission. Such candidates may opt for the subject and the college at their own risk and cost.

4.7. Eligibility of candidates issued admit cards for the examination shall be purely provisional. Appearing in NEET-MDS 2022 does not confer any automatic rights upon the candidate for admission to MDS courses.


4.8.1. The eligibility criteria for All India 50% quota seats is as per para 4.1 & 4.2 (vide supra).

4.8.2. Candidates who have studied/passed BDS from the UT of Jammu & Kashmir are also eligible for participation in

counseling for 50% All India Quota seats. These candidates shall also be eligible for participation in ‘Grant of Short Service Commission in Army Dental Corps’ and for MDS admissions in Armed Forces Institutes.


4.9.1. It is not mandatory for foreign nationals to have temporary registration with DCI at the time of writing NEET-MDS. Foreign Nationals can write NEET-MDS without DCI registration.

4.9.2. Provided that in the case of a foreign national, the following procedure shall be followed:
• The Council may, on payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary registration for the duration of the postgraduate training restricted to the dental college/ institution to which he or she is admitted for the time being exclusively for postgraduate studies.

4.9.3. Provided further that temporary registration to such foreign national shall be subject to the condition that such person is duly registered as a medical practitioner in his/her own country from which he/she has obtained his/her basics dental qualification and that his/her degree is recognized by the corresponding state dental council or concerned authority.

Scheme of NEET-MDS 2022

5.1. NEET-MDS 2022 shall be conducted in a single day & single session as a computer-based examination on 6th March 2022.

5.2. Syllabus: 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.

5.3. The examination shall be a multiple choice questions test delivered using a computers network (CBT) as per scheme prescribed.

5.4. The exam comprises 240 Multiple Choices, single correct response questions in the English language only. The time allotted is 3 hrs.

5.5. There shall be a 25% negative marking for incorrect answers. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

5.6. Marking Scheme: Allocation of marks for each MCQ shall be as follows:

1 Correct Response 4 Marks
2 Incorrect Response 1 Mark shall be deducted
3 Unattempted Question Zero

5.7. During the examination candidates are given an option to mark any question, whether attempted or not, for review which means that candidate has been given an option to go through these questions again before the examination time ends. Candidates may note that such questions which are marked for review shall be evaluated as per the marking scheme mentioned above.

Subject-wise distribution of Questions:

Part-A (TOTAL 100)
1 General Anatomy including embryology and histology 14
2 General Human Physiology and Biochemistry 14
3 Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology 14
4 General Pathology and Microbiology 14
5 General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics 14
6 General Medicine 15
7 General Surgery 15

Part-B (TOTAL 140)
1 Dental Materials 14
2 Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology 14
3 Oral Medicine and Radiology 14
4 Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 14
5 Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 14
6 Periodontology 14
7 Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge 14
8 Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics 14
9 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 14
10 Public Health Dentistry 14

GRAND TOTAL (Part A + Part B)   240

Note: The syllabus of the above topics shall be as per the latest Regulations for BDS courses notified by the Dental Council of India with prior approval of the Govt. of India. For the latest syllabus and other details please refer to the website of the Dental Council of India, www.dciindia.gov.in

Admit Card & Test Day Procedures

6.1. Admit Card: Admit cards shall be made live on the NBEMS website www.nbe.edu.in on 1st March 2022. Admit cards will not be issued to candidates found ineligible.

6.2. Candidates will be informed through SMS/Email alerts and website notice regarding the availability of the admit card on the NBEMS website. Admit cards will not be sent to the candidates by Post/ Email.

6.3. Candidates are required to download their admit card from the NBEMS website and affix firmly their latest passport size photograph in the space provided on the admit card. The photograph must meet the following specifications:

• Size of photograph: Minimum 35×45 mm (and not larger than the box printed on admit card for pasting the photograph) with at least 75% area on the photograph should be occupied with the face & head of the candidate.

• It should be a Colour photograph with white background

• The photograph needs to display a full front view of the face with a neutral expression. No Caps, Stethoscope, Goggles, Ornaments to be worn.

• The photograph should not have reflection or shadow on the face with red eyes.

• The photograph needs to be printed on high-quality paper with at least 600 dpi Resolutions.

• The photograph must not have kinks, scratches, and stains.

6.4. TEST DAY PROCEDURES: NBEMS shall be conducting the Social Distanced – Computer Based Test (SD-CBT) in a safe and secure environment maintaining social distancing norms wherever needed. NBEMS reserves its rights to review the test day processes of conduct of CBT in wake of changing scenario of the COVID-19 pandemic.

6.5. Entry of Candidates as per Time Slots given in the Admit Cards: Candidates are required to report at the ‘Reporting Counter’ of test venue as per time indicated in their admit cards. To avoid crowding at the test venue entry, there will be staggered time slots for candidates to report. The reporting counter will close 30 minutes prior to the test start time. This will allow time for security checks, identity verification, and checking in for examination.

6.6. Candidates reporting late or beyond the prescribed time shall not be allowed to appear in the exam under any circumstances. NBEMS shall not be responsible for any delayed arrival of the candidate in reaching the center due to any reason.

6.7. Test Centre Location: Exact address and location of the test centers shall be indicated on the admit card. Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the test center locations at least one day prior to the examination day and ensure that they report for the exam as per scheduled time only.

6.8. Please note that only the candidates who have been issued admit cards will be allowed entry inside the examination center premises subject to fulfillment of documentary requirements.

6.9. Friends or relatives accompanying the candidates will not be allowed entry into the examination center premises under any circumstances and will not be allowed to contact the candidate while the examination process is ongoing.

6.10. Barcode/QR Code Reader at Entry Points: The candidate will flash the admit card and ID proof for verification to the exam functionary standing across the table with a barcode/QR code reader. The candidate shall be informed about the assigned lab number. At no time will the exam functionary touch any document of the candidate.

6.11. Isolation Labs: All candidates will be checked at the entry point for fever with the thermogenic. In case, any candidate is observed to be having above-normal temperature or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 infection, he/she will be allowed to take the examination in a separate isolation lab.

6.12. Identity checks will be made upon arrival at the test center to ensure that there are no unauthorized candidates appearing for the exam.

6.13. Candidates MUST bring to the test center the following documents:
6.13.1. Printed copy of Barcoded/QR Coded Admit card with his/her photograph pasted on it.

6.13.2. Any one of the below-mentioned Govt issued photo IDs** (must be original and valid/non-expired):

✤ PAN Card
✤ Driving License
✤ Voter ID
✤ Passport
✤ Aadhaar Card (with Photograph)

6.14. In case, any candidate reports to the test center with an e-Aadhaar Card with an Aadhaar number printed on it as proof of identity, the e- Aadhaar Card should be a good quality color printout with a clearly visible photograph. The photograph should not have kinks, scratches, and stains, and should definitely match with the candidate presenting the e-Aadhaar Card. The decision of NBEMS in this regard shall be final”.

** The name on the photo identification must match with the name as shown on the Admit Card. If the name has changed due to marriage etc, the candidate must show the relevant document to substantiate the claim for a change in name (Marriage Certificate/Divorce Decree/ Legal Name Change Document/ Gazette notification for name change).

6.15. Candidates without valid ID proof shall not be allowed to enter the examination premises.

6.16. Unfair means the case shall be registered against the candidates producing false/forged documents/ID Proofs.

6.17. SECURITY AT THE TEST CENTRE: Candidates will not be allowed to take the following items beyond a security checkpoint in examination premises under any circumstances:

• Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), notes, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Pen, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, etc.

• Any electronic device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, wristwatch /Health Band, Calculator, Electronic Pen/ Scanner, etc.

• All ornaments like bracelets, Rings, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain/ Necklace, Pendants, Necklaces with pendants, Badge, Brooch, etc.

• Other items like Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap, etc.

• Any eatable item opened or packed, soft drinks, water bottle, etc.

• Any other item which could be used for unfair means, for hiding communication devices like wireless/Bluetooth devices, spy cameras, etc.

6.18. Candidates will be compulsorily required to carry the following items with them to the examination lab:
• Face Mask
• Exam related documents (Admit card, ID Card, etc)

Please read the admit card carefully for items permitted to carry inside the examination centers.

6.19. No arrangement will be made at the centers for keeping any articles/items belonging to the candidates. In case any candidate is found in possession of any of the barred items inside the center beyond the security checkpoint, it will be considered as use of unfair means and action will be taken against the candidate in accordance with the relevant provisions. To avoid any hardship candidates are advised not to bring prohibited items along with them to the test Centre.

6.20. Frisking (HHMD) will be done at the entry to test center (secure zone) premises.

6.21. Finger Biometrics of candidates shall be captured at the time of registration for the test at the test venue. In addition, Photographs of the candidates shall also be captured on the exam day at the center at the time of registration, at each bio-break, and may be captured during the exam also. Face ID of the candidate may be verified wherever required, against the photograph(s) captured on the exam day and photograph(s) uploaded/captured in the application form. Therefore, it is essential to upload a recent photograph in the application as per the image upload guidelines prescribed, in order to avoid a mismatch in Face ID verification. Candidates are requested to cooperate with this essential activity to avoid any cases of impersonation. This is a security feature


The eligibility criteria for participation in counseling towards allotment of MDS seats conducted by DGHS or State Counseling Authority shall be in accordance with MDS Course Regulations, 2017 notified by DCI with prior approval of MoHFW, Govt. of India.

1 General/EWS 50th Percentile
(Including PWD of SC/ST/OBC) 40th Percentile
3 UR PWD 45th Percentile

Provided further that when the number of qualifying candidates in the respective categories on the basis of the above-mentioned percentile is less than three times the number of vacancies, the cut-off percentile will be automatically lowered in such a manner that the number of eligible candidates shall be minimum three times the number of seats in each respective category.


The result for NEET-MDS 2022 will be declared by 21st March 2022. The result shall be available at NBEMS website https://nbe.edu.in and https://natboard.edu.in

10.3. Candidates can download their scorecard from the NBEMS website using their login credentials.

10.4. There shall be NO re-evaluation or rechecking or re-totaling of responses marked by the candidates. Requests/Queries for re-evaluation/re-totaling shall not be entertained.


10.5.1. The validity of the result of NEET-MDS 2022 shall be only for the admission session 2022-23.

10.6. TIE BREAKER CRITERIA: In the event of two or more candidates obtaining the same score, the merit position shall be determined using the following tie-breaker criteria in descending order:

A. Candidate having a lesser number of incorrect responses in the overall paper (Part A & B) will be placed at a better merit position.

B. Candidate obtaining a higher score in Part B of the question paper will be placed at a better merit position.

C. Candidate having a lesser number of incorrect responses in Part B of the question paper will be placed at a better merit position.

D. Older candidates will be placed at a better merit position.


10.7.1. NEET-MDS 2022 rank: This is the overall merit position of the candidate amongst all the candidates who have appeared in the NEET MDS 2022.

10.7.2. All India 50% quota rank: This is the overall merit position of the candidate amongst all the candidates who have appeared in the NEET-MDS 2022 and are eligible for All India 50% quota

counseling and is valid only for All India 50% quota MDS Courses (2022-23 admission session).

10.7.3. All India 50% quota Category Rank: This is the overall merit position of the candidate in the category (OBC/SC/ST/EWS) as opted by the candidate in the NEET–MDS 2022 amongst the candidates of the same category who are eligible for All India 50% quota counseling and is valid only for All India 50% quota MDS Courses.


10.8.1. Only those candidates will be eligible to participate in the All India 50% quota counseling for 2022-23 admission session who fulfill the eligibility criteria provided by the designated counseling authority for All India 50% Quota seats.

10.8.2. It is hereby clarified that a candidate may qualify NEET-MDS 2022 as per criteria mentioned in para 10.1 but may not be in the list of candidates eligible for counseling for All India 50% quota seats based on eligibility criteria provided by designated counseling authority. Such a candidate is however eligible to be considered for counseling for State quota seats in accordance with applicable regulations, qualifying criteria, applicable guidelines and state reservation policies.

10.8.3. Candidates securing less than 50th percentile (40th in case of SC/ST/OBC, including PWD of SC/ST/OBC and 45th in case of UR PWD candidates) in NEET-MDS 2022 will not be considered for admission to MDS courses and no merit position or rank shall be given to such candidates.

10.8.4. In order to be eligible for admission to Postgraduate Dental Course for an academic year, it shall be necessary for a person with benchmark disabilities as specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, to score the minimum marks

of 45th percentile for General Category and 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-MDS).

10.8.5. Centres for issuing PWD certificates: 15 Centres have been identified for issuing PwD certificates to claim for 5% PwD reservation in medical courses in 50% All India Quota/ Central Universities. Refer to Annexure to this bulletin for details of these centers.


10.9.1. State quota seats in all Dental Institutions in a State and seats in institutions established by State Govt., Universities established by an Act of State/Union Territory Legislature, Municipal Bodies Trust, Society, Company or Minority Institutions shall be filled by utilizing the merit list of NEET- MDS. No State government/private medical college/ universities shall be conducting any entrance exam at their own level.

10.9.2. NBEMS shall be providing only the data of candidates and their marks in NEET-MDS 2022 to the State Government/ Counseling Authority, through DGHS, GoI, without applying eligibility criteria, reservation criteria etc of the concerned states. State quota rank, state category rank, benefit for In- service candidates, rural posting (if applicable) etc shall be determined/ generated by the designated agency/authority of the concerned States/UTs/concerned authority as per applicable Regulations, eligibility criteria, guidelines and applicable reservation policies.

10.9.3. NBEMS shall not be preparing the merit list for any State quota seats / Private Dental College / Universities.

10.9.4. Different states have different eligibility criteria and reservation policies. State Government / Counseling authorities are requested to create their own application forms customized to their requirements to determine the eligibility of the candidates for opting for seats in the concerned state based on their eligibility criteria, reservation policies, benefit to in-service candidates, benefit to candidates who have undergone rural/difficult area postings..

10.9.5. NBEMS does not verify the information provided by the candidates during online submission of application form and hence candidature will be purely provisional subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria as mentioned in the Information Bulletin for NEET-MDS 2022 & criteria of State/Universities/ Institutions concerned.

10.9.6. Candidates must verify from the respective State Government/UTs if at all they will be considered for admission to State Quota Post Graduate seats/Institute Pool based on applicable Regulation and/or domicile criteria, State/Institute of Graduation, reservation policy, etc. Merely appearing/ passing in NEET-MDS 2022 does not make a candidate qualified and/or eligible for State Quota Seats/admission to11. Counseling And Reservation
11.1. Reservation of PG Dental seats shall be as per the norms of the Government of India and respective State Governments as may be applicable.

11.2. A separate handbook informing details of the counseling process and applicable reservation shall be released by the designated counseling authority for NEET-MDS 2022.

11.3. The designated Counseling Authority for NEET-MDS counseling is the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) of DGHS, Govt of India. The candidate helpline No (For Counseling related queries only) shall be as under:
MCC CALL Centre Phone No.: 0120-4073500
Toll-Free No.: 1800 102 7637

Please contact the above numbers for queries related to Counseling only. NEET-MDS examination-related queries shall not be entertained at this number. Please note that all queries will be answered during the Call Centre timings only i.e. 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM and during the period of counseling only.

Admissions to MDS Courses at Armed Forces Medical Services
Institutions and for SSC entry in Army Dental Corps

12.1. Admission to the under mentioned Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) training institutes is open to eligible candidates:
i) Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
ii) Army Dental Centre, Army Hospital (Research & Referral), Delhi Cantt

12.2. The candidates shall be considered for admission to the above- mentioned AFMS institutions under the following categories, in the order of precedence
i) Priority-I (Serving Army Dental Corps Officers as applicable vide Training Rules-2020 for AD Corps Officers promulgated by the DGAFMS)
ii) Priority-II (Foreign candidates)
iii) Priority-III (Para Mil/other Govt. of India sponsored candidates)
iv) Priority-IV (Ex-SSC AD Corps Officers)
v) Priority-V (Civilian Dental Surgeons)

ARMY DENTAL CORPS: As per Govt. of India policy on the subject, all the desirous candidates have to appear for NEET-MDS. This includes BDS as well as MDS candidates. NEET-MDS marks shall be used for short-listing of candidates for interview and a further selection process will be conducted by the DGAFMS/Army Dental Corps.

12.4. At the time of online submission of the application form for NEET- MDS 2022, the candidates will have to select the option “YES” to “Are you willing to take up post-graduate courses in institution/hospital of Armed Forces Medical Services”. Thereafter, they will have to indicate their category as mentioned in Para 12.2

12.5. At the time of online submission of the application form for NEET- MDS 2022, if the candidates are willing to opt for Short Service Commission in Army Dental Corps, they will have to select “Yes” to “Are you willing to opt for Short Service Commission (SSC) in Army Dental Corps?”

12.6. The Dental PG Courses at AFMS training Institutes are reserved for Priority-I & Priority-II candidates. However, any seat remaining vacant after fulfilling the AFMS requirement of seats to Priority-I & Priority-II candidates (balance of seats), shall be taken up for Priority III, IV & V candidates in that order. The counseling for these seats will be by DGHS through DGAFMS/AD Corps. It is also likely that no seat may be available for some of the prioritized categories if the same has been allotted to candidates higher in priority and merit.

12.7. Candidates should preserve the Score & admit cards of NEET-MDS 2022, which are required to be produced during counseling to be conducted for admission to Post Graduate courses in their respective categories & for Grant of SSC in Army Dental Corps. The dates of which will be notified separately, at a later date by the Army Dental Corps.

12.8. Priority-IV candidates only: Ex-SSC AD Corps Officers released from service after completion of contractual service and within three years after their release from service and SSC AD Corps Officers in their last year of contractual service are also eligible to apply for this category such that:

i) The date of release should not be before 01 May 2019 or after 30 Apr 2022 for the session starting in May 2022 (both dates inclusive).
ii) SSC AD Corps officers in the last year of contractual service and still not released from service on the day of the examination must have had the explicit permission of the DGAFMS for appearing in the written entrance examination (NEET-MDS 2022)
iii) For further details of terms & conditions, candidates are requested to refer the Info Bulletin on the subject by DGAFMS/Army Dental Corps, as & when the same is notified.
12.9. Officers who have resigned their commission/dismissed/removed from service/ not completed their contractual service are NOT eligible under this category. Such officers are also not eligible as Priority-V candidates.

12.10. MERIT LIST: A separate merit list of categories ‘PG in AFMS Institutions’ and ‘Grant of Short Service Commission in Army Dental Corps’ shall be provided to the Directorate General of Dental services for admission to Armed Forces institutions.

12.11.1.A separate handbook informing details of the counseling process and applicable reservation shall be released by the designated counseling authority for NEET-MDS 2022.

12.11.2.The designated Counseling Authority i.e. Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) will do only the Registration part of AFMS counseling, The further merit-based allotment of seats and physical test will be conducted by DGAFMS. Candidates are advised to be familiar with the terms & conditions of the physical fitness tests conducted by AFMS and visit the AFMS website for further information in this regard.

Communication Protocols

13.1. Information in this information bulletin & NBEMS website www.nbe.edu.inhttps://nbe.edu.in/ and https://natboard.edu.in will guide you through the entire process of application submission and help answer most of your queries.

13.2. In case you are still facing issues, then you can contact NBEMS through any of the following modes:

• NBEMS Candidate Care helpline (Preferred mode):
Helpline Number 022 – 61087595
Email helpdesknbeexam@natboard.edu.in

Official Website https://nbe.edu.in

• By Post:
Executive Director
National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences, Medical Enclave,
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi -110029

13.3. The preferred mode for handling the NEET-MDS 2022 related queries shall be by email. The emails may be sent to the dedicated NEET-MDS help desk at helpdesknbeexam@natboard.edu.in

13.4. Emails related to NEET-MDS 2022 sent at any other email ID of NBEMS may be missed.

13.5. Queries shall only be processed if the same are sent through the email ID of a candidate registered with NBEMS.

13.6. Following Information must be provided in emails addressed to NBEMS regarding NEET-MDS 2022:
• Name of Candidate
• Email ID
• Mobile Number
• Correspondence Address
• Application ID/Roll Number for NEET-MDS 2022
• Session of Examination

Emails sent without aforesaid information may not be entertained.

13.7. Do not send the same email multiple times, as it will delay the response process.

13.8. Queries shall not be entertained from persons claiming themselves to be representative

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