NEET MDS 2023 – Registration and Counselling to Begin from 20th August; MCC Releases Schedule

New Delhi, 12 August 2021 – The Union Government on Wednesday announced that the counseling process for NEET-MDS (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Masters of Dental Surgery) shall commence from 20th August 2021 and conclude on 10th October 2021.Β 

The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has released the counseling schedule for candidates who have cleared the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) MDS for admission to postgraduate courses. Only those candidates who have cleared their medical entrance examination can apply for the registration process via the official website –Β 

NEET MDS 2020-21 – What Happened Earlier?

The NEET-MDS exams were held on 16 December last year and the results were declared on 31st December 2020. However, the counselling did not take place in the beginning of 2021, as was planned earlier, and the Supreme Court took note of this delay. As a result, on Monday 9th August 2021, the top court, presided over by a bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah, and strictly instructed the Centre to confirm the NEET MDS counseling dates by 11th August 2021.Β 

Finally, MCC released the schedule yesterday, as ordered by the top court.

NEET MDS 2021 Counselling Date – Check here

Name of the Event Date
NEET MDS 2021 Counselling begins August 20, 2021
NEET MDS Counselling ends October 10, 2021

NEET MDS 2021 – Online Counselling Schedule

  • The first round of the online application process for the NEET-MDS counseling process will begin from 20th August 2021 and remain open till 24th August 2021 (11:55 PM).Β 
  • Candidates will have to submit a choice list based on their preferences. The submission window to do so will be available on 21st and 22nd August 2021.
  • The seat allocation process will take place on 25th and 26th August 2021.
  • The counseling result will be announced on 27th August 2021.
  • For admission to the allotted institute, candidates have to report to the college from 28th August to 1st September 2021.
  • The second round of registrations will begin from 6th to 14th September 2021. Their reporting time will be from 14th to 18th September 2021.
  • The transfer of vacant seats to State Quota seats would be held on 18th September 2021.
  • In case any seats remain vacant, MCC will hold a mop-up round.Β 
  • (Mop-up Round) – A seat matrix will be displayed first on 18th September 2021. The registration for the same will be conducted from 24th to 27th September 2021 from 12 noon.
  • The third round of registrations will begin from 24th September to 5th October 2021.
  • The counseling process on the stray vacancy round would take place from 6th to 10th October 2021.

Note: Candidates shall have to undergo document verification and submit the fee, failing which the seats will be considered open for the next round.

NEET MDS 2021 – Online Counselling Schedule

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