Latest NEET MDS Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Just like a dentist cannot diagnose a patient accurately without being aware of the symptoms, you cannot devise effective strategies for your NEET MDS preparation without being well acquainted with the exam pattern and syllabus. 

NEET MDS (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Master of Dental Surgery) is the sole eligibility-cum-ranking examination to get admission into your dream PG Dental College. 

Here are some basic details you need to know about the NEET MDS entrance examination: 

Language: English 

Exam Duration: 3 Hours 

Mode of Exam: Online 

Exam Level: National Level Exam 

No. of sessions: Single session 

Question format: Multiple Choice 

Total number of questions: 240 

Total Marks: 960 

There are 240 multiple-choice questions divided into two parts. 

No. of questions in PART A 100 
No. of questions in PART B 140 
Total No. Of questions 240 

Marking Scheme for NEET MDS 

Correct response 4 marks 
Incorrect response 1 mark 
No response No marks 

Note: You have the option to mark any question for review, whether attempted or not, which means you can go back to those questions for another attempt before the examination ends. 

NEET MDS Syllabus includes all the 17 subjects that are covered in your BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) Course. Go through the entire syllabus carefully to get an idea about the course structure. You must understand the Dental PG exam pattern and syllabus because this will help you decide how much time you should dedicate to each section.

 Subject-wise Distribution of Questions for PART A: SUBJECT NUMBER OF QUESTIONS 
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 

Subject-wise Distribution of Questions for PART B: SUBJECT NUMBER OF QUESTIONS 
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 

Now that you are well acquainted with the NEET MDS syllabus and exam pattern, you are ready to start your preparation. When you first look at the syllabus of NEET MDS, you may feel overwhelmed. Just tackle one chapter or topic at a time. The key to getting your desired rank in NEET MDS is to practice daily by setting measurable goals and reaching them consistently. You can do this with the help of PULP. It is an online NEET MDS preparation platform with 27,000+ NEET MDS MCQs, free daily tests, and breakthrough analytics.  Moreover, the questions in the PULP NEET MDS app are also designed keeping in mind the latest NEET MDS syllabus and exam pattern.  

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