NEET MDS 2025 Syllabus PDF (Available): Check Section-wise Syllabus Here

National Eligibility cum Entrance Examination for MDS admissions 2024 ( NEET MDS )

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NEET MDS Syllabus 2025 will be prescribed by the National Board of Examinations. Knowing the syllabus of NEET MDS 2025 is an essential part of one's preparation. Based on the NEET MDS syllabus 2025, a candidate can prioritise the subjects which are important from the examination point of view. The syllabus of NEET MDS 2025 covers all the subjects/topics taught during the BDS course as prescribed in the DCI Revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007. The syllabus gives an idea about the preparation strategy to score well in NEET MDS. NEET MDS 2025 exam will be conducted tentatively in the third week of March 2025. Continue reading to know the entire NEET MDS syllabus 2025.

Q:   Who sets the NEET MDS syllabus?

A:

The NEET MDS syllabus is set by the Dental Council of India (DCI). The contents of the NEET MDS syllabus is similar to the BDS course. Explaining the same, NBE has stated, "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."

 

Q:   What is the NEET MDS syllabus?

A:

The syllabus of NEET MDS exam is the same as what students have studied for their BDS course. There are a total of 17 subjects which are covered under the NEET MDS syllabus. According to NBE, the NEET MDS syllabus is as per the latest Regulations for  BDS courses notified by the Dental Council of India with prior approval of the Govt. of India. As compared to last year, there is no change in the syllabus or the exam pattern of NEET MDS 2024 as compared to last year. 

 

Q:   How many topics or subjects are covered under the NEET MDS syllabus?

A:

There are as many as 17 topics or subjects covered under the NEET MDS syllabus. The question paper is divided into two parts. The Part A consists of seven subjects and Part B consists of 10 subjects. There are 14 questions in each subject, barring two subjects, General Medicine and General Surgery, which carry 15 questions. 

 

Syllabus of NEET MDS 2025

The broad topics covered under the NEET MDS syllabus 2025 are given below. 

  1. General Anatomy including embryology and histology
  2. General Human Physiology and Biochemistry
  3. Dental Anatomy, Embryology and 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. Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
  12. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  13. Periodontology
  14. Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge
  15. Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  16. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  17. Public Health Dentistry

Q:   Which topics or chapters have the highest weightage in the NEET MDS exam?

A:

Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology and Oral Medicine & Radiology are the two chapters/topics which carry the highest weightage of approximately 15 marks each in the NEET MDS entrance exam. Candidates must note that this is based on previous years' analysis. For the upcoming NEET MDS exam, the weightage may differ. Hence, students must give equal emphasis to all subjects or topics. 

 

Q:   What is the approximate weightage of topics such as Dental Materials, General Medicine and General Surgery in NEET MDS?

A:

Topics such as Dental Materials, General Medicine and General Surgery carry approximately 14 marks each in the NEET MDS entrance exam. The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) does not release the exact topic-wise weightgae of NEET MDS exam. Moreover, the past year NEET MDS question papers are also not released by NBE. Hence, the exact makrs or weightage prediction is difficult. The approximate weightage mentioned here is based on previous years' student reactions. 

 

Q:   Has there been any change in the NEET MDS 2024 syllabus?

A:

No, there has not been any change in the NEET MDS 2024 syllabus. The syllabus of NEET MDS is based on the BDS curriculum which they have studued while pursuing their undergraduate Dental course. Talking about the NEET MDS syllabus, the exam conducting authority NBE has stated, "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."

 

NEET MDS 2025 Exam Pattern

The NEET MDS question paper carries two parts. While Part A carries seven subjects with 100 questions, the second section or Part B carries 10 subjects or sections totalling 140 questions. The total number of questions is 240. 

The following table brings the NEET MDS 2025 exam pattern and structure.

S. No. Subjects Number of Questions
  Part A 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 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

Q:   What is the NEET MDS exam pattern?

A:

NEET MDS is a computer-based exam of three hours duration. The timing of the exam is 9 AM to 12 noon. There are a total of 240 objective-type multiple-choice questions (MCQs) from the NEET MDS syllabus. Each question has four marks and there will be negative marking of one mark for each wrong answer. The following table brings the overview and structure of the NEET MDS exam pattern. 

NEET MDS Pattern 2024
Mode of the examinationOnline
Medium of the examinationEnglish only
Duration of the examination3 hours
Type of questionsObjective type
Total number of questions240
Negative marking25% negative marking for incorrect answers

The NEET MDS 2024 exam pattern remained the same as that of last year. 

 

Q:   What is the total number of questions in NEET MDS exam?

A:

The NEET MDS exam consists of 240 objective type multiple choice questions (MCQs). Each question carries four answer options, out of which candidates have to select the correct answer option and mark it. Divided into two parts, the Part A of the question paper will have 100 questions and Part B of the paper will have 140 questions. 

 

Q:   What is the mode of the NEET MDS exam?

A:

The NEET MDS exam is conducted is online mode, or a computer-based mode. Candidates will have to take the test on the computer at the designated exam centre. The questions will appear on screen and test-takers will have to mark the correct answer option with the help of mouse and click on the Submit tab. Unless they Submit the answers, it won't be considered for marking. During the exam, 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.

 

Detailed NEET MDS Syllabus 2025 - PDF Download

There are a total of 23 topics in the NEET MDS 2025 syllabus. The chapters or units along with the topics are given in the PDF file attached below. 

NEET MDS Syllabus 2025: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding NEET MDS 2025 syllabus. 

Q:   Is there any limit to attempt NEET MDS exam?

A:

Yes, as per the official guidelines, candidates belonging to the General/OBC category have three attempts up to the age of 25 years while SC/ST category candidates are allowed three attempts up to the age of 30 years. Hence, candidates must note the NEET MDS eligibility criteria first, before applying for the exam. 

 

Q:   Does solving the previous year NEET MDS question papers prove helpful?

A:

Yes, solving previous years NEET MDS question papers plays a vital role and has been proven beneficial as well. Solving previous years question papers helps the candidate to analyse themselves thoroughly and gives a clear picture of their exam preparations. Candidates get a proper insight into their current situation and help them strategise and plan their preparations accordingly. However, NBE or the exam conducting body does not release the NEET MDS question papers. Hence, students can either rely on their mentors or professors, or previous year candidates' memory based questions. 

 

Q:   What is the marking scheme of the NEET MDS exam?

A:

The NEET MDS exam marking scheme has been defined by NBE, the exam conducting authority. Each correct answer will fetch candidates four marks, one the other hand, there will be 25 per cent negative marking scheme. Since the total number of the NEET MDS questions is 240, the total marks in the exam is 960. The following table brings the details of the NEET MDS marking scheme.

Type of responseMarks awarded
Correct response+4
Incorrect response-1
Unanswered 0

The marking scheme and the exam pattern for NEET MDS has remained the same as last year. 

 

Q:   Will there be negative marking in NEET MDS?

A:

Yes, the pattern of NEET MDS clearly states that penalty marks will be deducted for incorrect answers. Each correct answer will fetch four marks and for each wrong answer, there will be negative marking of one mark. Hence, the negative marking applied in the NEET MDS exam is 25 per cent. No marks will be awarded or deducted for unattempted questions. 

 

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