NEET MDS 2023 Qualifying Cut-off Revised: Key Changes and Updates

The Ministry of Health has made significant revisions to the NEET MDS 2023 qualifying cut-off criteria, bringing relief to aspiring dental surgery students across India. Here are the key updates:

Category Previous Qualifying Cut-off Revised Qualifying Cut-off
General 272 167
Unreserved PwBD 255 149
SC, ST, and OBC 238 125

The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) issued an official notice announcing these changes, emphasizing that the NEET-MDS 2023 rank remains unaffected by the modifications. You can find the official notice on the official website.

“The result of NEET-MDS 2023 was declared on 10th March 2023. In accordance with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India letter No. V. 12025/14/2023-DE dated 21st September 2023, the minimum qualifying percentiles have been lowered [in pursuance of the 2nd Proviso in clause 7 (1) of DCI’s Master of Dental Surgery Course (1st Amendment) Regulations, 2018] for NEET-MDS 2023,” read the official notice by NBEMS.

The NEET MDS 2023 examination initially scheduled for January 8 was later conducted on March 1 in a computer-based test (CBT) mode. It served as the gateway for students aspiring to pursue Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) programs for the 2023-24 admission session.

This year, a total of 76 examination centers were established across the country to facilitate the NEET MDS 2023 examination. This postgraduate entrance exam comprises two parts: Part A with 100 questions and Part B with 140 questions.

For aspiring students, there are approximately 6,200 seats available, divided equally between 50% All India Quota (AIQ) seats and 50% state quota seats. This revision in the qualifying cut-off criteria provides a fairer chance for students from various backgrounds to pursue their dream of mastering dental surgery.

Stay updated with further developments by visiting the official NBEMS website. We wish all aspiring dental surgeons the best of luck in their academic pursuits!

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