NEET MDS 2023 Qualifying Cut-Off Revised: Check the New Scores

After reducing the NEET PG 2023 qualifying cut-off criteria to ‘zero’, the health ministry has revised the NEET MDS 2023 cut-off score. As per the official notice released by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS), the minimum qualifying cut-off for MDS for general category candidates has been reduced to 167 from 272 earlier.

For unreserved PwBD category candidates, the criteria to qualify is now 149. Previously, it was 255. For SC, ST, and OBC, the qualifying criteria have been reduced to 125 from the earlier 238. NBEMS has notified that the new qualifying criteria have no change in the NEET-MDS 2023 rank published on March 10. Candidates can check the notice on the official website at

“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 exam was conducted on March 1 in a CBT mode. It was earlier scheduled to be held on January 8 but later postponed. It was held for students seeking admission to various Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses of the admission session 2023-24. This year, as many as 76 examination centres were created throughout the country for conducting the NEET MDS 2023 exam.

NEET MDS is a postgraduate entrance exam held every year for admissions to master of dental surgery (MDS) programmes. It is a computer-based test consisting of two parts. Part A carries 100 questions and part B consists of 140 questions. There are around 6,200 seats under the 50 per cent AIQ seats and 50 per cent seats in state quotas.

Key Changes in NEET MDS 2023 Qualifying Cut-Off

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

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