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NEET MDS 2017 PATTERN & SYLLABUS

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NEET MDS 2017 Exam Pattern

NEET MDS 2017 (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test MDS 2017) is a competitive exam conducted for offering admissions to MDS programmes. National Board of Examinations(NBE) is responsible for conducting this examination. Before starting their preparation, candidates are advised to check the NEET MDS 2017 Exam Pattern details. This will help them ensure that they don’t miss out on any important information.

The NEET MDS 2017 Exam Pattern consists of all relevant specifications regarding the exam. It tells the students about the format of the question paper, the duration of the exam and the mode it will be held in. Hence, taking a look at the exam pattern is extremely necessary. There are around 75 NEET MDS Particpating Colleges for admission to the post graduate dental exam. 


NEET MDS 2017 Exam Pattern Highlights

The candidates have to shcedule the timings of the exam while filling up the NEET MDS Application Form. The complete details of the exam pattern for NEET MDS 2017 are provided below:

FeaturesDescription
Mode of the examComputer Based Test
Format of the examMultiple Choice Questions
Duration of the exam3 hours
Total number of questions240
Marking SchemeNo negative marking
Criteria for passing the examGeneral Category – Minimum 50 percentile

SC/ST/OBC - Minimum percentile 40

PWD(PH) - Minimum percentile 45

KNOW ABOUT  NEET MDS Application Process


NEET MDS 2017 Exam Pattern

As can be seen from the table above, the NEET MDS examination will be conducted in online mode. Candidates will have to take the exam on a computer system. The test duration will include 15 minutes of test tutorial to be viewed on the system. Test takers will have a total of 3 hours to attempt about 240 questions.

The question paper will have multiple choice questions with four options each. Only one of them will be correct. Hence, candidates will be required to mark one response for every question. There will be no negative marking for wrong or incorrect answers. So, candidates are advised to attempt maximum number of questions.

The timings for the exam will be mentioned in the NEET MDS Admit Card. The complete details of the NEET MDS 2017 test timings are provided below:

NEET MDS 2017 Exam Timings
EventForenoon SessionAfternoon Session
Entry Time9:00 AM2:15 PM
Entry Closes9:30 AM2:45 PM
Check-in Procedure9:00 AM to 10:00 AM2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Test Start Time10:00 AM3:15 PM
Test End Time1:15 PM6:30 PM

Note that candidates will be allotted either the Forenoon or the Afternoon session. NEET MDS 2017 exam consists of only one session for a candidate.


NEET MDS 2017 Subject-Wise Distribution of Questions

The question paper for NEET MDS 2017 will feature questions from different subjects. The approximate number of questions to be asked from each subject is as mentioned below:

SubjectSubject wise weightage (In numbers)
General Anatomy including embryology and histology14
General human physiology and Biochemistry14
Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology14
General Pathology and Microbiology14
General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics14
Dental Materials14
General Medicine14
General Surgery14
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology15
Oral Medicine and Radiology15
Prosthodontics and Preventive Dentistry14
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics14
Periodontology14
Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge14
Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics14
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery14
Public Health Dentistry14
Total240

NEET MDS 2017 Syllabus

For any exam, it is important to know what the detailed syllabus is before starting the preparation process. This helps ensure that the candidate’s preparation is well-rounded and complete in every sense.

The syllabus of NEET MDS 2017 is decided as per the latest Regulations for BDS courses notified by the Dental Council of India with prior approval of the Govt. of India. The following subjects are tested in the question paper:

  1. General Anatomy including embryology and histology
  2. General human physiology and Biochemistry
  3. Dental Anatomy, Embryology & Oral Histology
  4. General Pathology and Microbiology
  5. General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  6. Dental Materials
  7. General Medicine
  8. General Surgery
  9. Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
  10. Oral Medicine and Radiology
  11. Prosthodontics and Preventive Dentistry
  12. Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
  13. Periodontology
  14. Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
  15. Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  16. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  17. Public Health Dentistry

For each of these subjects, the specifics of the syllabus can be found by visiting the official website.


NEET MDS 2017 Sample Papers

If a candidate is serious about his preparation, he should definitely solve some practice papers. Sample question papers consist of questions that are modelled after the real NEET MDS 2017 exam. Solving sample papers ensures that the candidate is equipped with experience relevant to the actual exam.

Often times, a lot of questions in the sample papers are taken directly from previous year papers. This helps the test takers achieve the closest simulation of the NEET MDS Exam. Going through such well-formed questions ensures that students are prepared to the best of their abilities for the D-day.

The importance of appearing for mock tests cannot be stressed enough. Mock Tests help in familiarising the candidates with the experience of taking a test on a computer system. This is essential as NEET MDS 2017 is a computer based test. Those who aren’t comfortable with the online format of test taking must sit for a large number of mocks.

Candidates can find free sample papers on the internet. Many of them even come with full solutions to aid the students if they get stuck. These can be downloaded easily and students can solve them at their own leisure.  NEET MDS 2017 Result can be checked online on the official site and it will be based on the performance of the candiadtes in the exam. Therefore, you must prepare well for the NEET MDS exam. 


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