The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences has postponed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for MDS, NEET MDS, 2022. A notice regarding the same has been published on the official website, i.e., natboard.edu.in. The examination was earlier scheduled to be conducted on December 19, 2021, which has been postponed.
The notice reads, “In view of the admission for the academic session 2021-22 being delayed and yet to be completed, the conduct of NEET MDS Exam 2022 for admissions to academic session 2022-23 has been deferred. The NEET-MDS 2022 has now tentatively been scheduled for June 4, 2022.”
The exam was held on December 16, 2020, and results were announced on December 31, 2020, but the counselling process started in August 2021.
Candidates are requested to keep an eye on the official website for any updates regarding NEET MDS Exam 2022.
The Exam will be conducted on a single day and a single session as a computer-based exam. The exam comprises 240 Multiple Choices, single correct response questions in the English language only. The time allotted is 3 hrs. There shall be a 25 per cent negative marking for incorrect answers. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions. The Board will release admit card details and other information in due course of time. For more related details candidates can check the official site of NBE.
NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2022:
Every aspirant needs to fulfil the NEET MDS eligibility guidelines by NBE. Listed below are the basic eligibility guidelines for the NEET MDS entrance exam, as well as eligibility criteria for Jammu and Kashmir aspirants and Foreign Nationals.
- In order to appear for NEET MDS 2022, aspirants must be an Indian citizen, Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), or the Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs).
- Aspirants must possess a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree, which must be awarded by the university or institute in India under MDS course regulations 2017 issued by Dental Council of India (DCI) with the approval of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
- Candidates also must possess a provisional or permanent registration certification issued by DCI or State Dental Council (SDC) by March 31 of the particular academic year.
- Dental graduates must also have completed or likely to complete the 12 months rotatory internship on or before March 21, 2022. Candidates need to know that aspirants who are undergoing the rotatory internship and expected to complete before March 31, 2022, will only be considered eligible for exams. However, they will not be eligible to take admissions in MDS courses until they produce the internship certificate at the time of counselling.