As per the Dental Council of India Revised MDS Course (2nd Amendment) Regulations, 2007, “in order to be eligible for admission to any postgraduate dental course in a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Postgraduate courses held for the said academic year. However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile.
In respect of candidates with locomotor disability of lower limbs, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest scaled scores secured in the All-India common merit list in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Postgraduate courses.
Provided when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks as prescribed in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test held for any academic year for admission to Post Graduate Courses, the Central Government in consultation with Dental Council of India may at its discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to Post Graduate Course for candidates belonging to respective categories and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for the said academic year only.”
Minimum qualifying score in each category is as follows:
a. General Category (UR) - 50% Percentile
b. SC/ST/OBC - 40% Percentile
c. Persons with Disability - 45% Percentile
The validity of the result of NEET-MDS 2017 shall be only for the current admission session i.e. 2017 admission session for MDS courses and cannot be carried forward for the next session of admissions for MDS courses.
Kindly note that the registration of admissions for MDS courses is governed by Post Graduate Dental Education Regulations issued by Dental Council of India with prior approval of Central Government and the Judgments of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
In case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks in the competitive entrance examination, their inter se merit will be determined according to age, older will get preference over younger.
A percentile rank tells how well a candidate did in comparison to other candidates, while a percentage rank explains how well a candidate did in the test itself. Percentile never gives the detail of the marks that you have scored instead it just tell you about your merit position among the number of candidates who have appeared in the test with you. For example, a candidate might answer 85 percent of questions correctly and rank in the 99th percentile which means that percentile is not related to the percent of correct answers a student gets on a test.
Percentile ranks are commonly used to clarify the interpretation of scores on standardized tests. For example, a test score that is greater than or equal to 80% of the scores of candidates taking the test is said to be at the 80th percentile, where 80 is the percentile rank.
Whereas percentage of score is simply calculated based on the score obtained out of the maximum score in the test. For example, a test score of 75% in a test with a maximum score of 1000 indicates a score of 750. The percentage of scores is not affected by the candidate’s merit position in comparison to other candidates who took the test.
NBE shall be declaring results/hand over result data for:
A post-equating process is necessary to ensure validity and fairness. Equating is a psychometric process to adjust differences in difficulty so that performance from different exam papers (forms) are comparable on a common metric and therefore fair to candidates testing across multiple papers (forms).
Post equating takes into account any statistical differences in examination difficulty and ensures all candidates are evaluated on a common scale. The aforesaid steps ensure that all examination scores are valid, equitable and fair. Merit List shall be prepared on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates.
The result in respect of State quota seats/ AFMS Institutes/ Other Private Universities/Institutes shall be declared on NEET-MDS 2017 website separately.
The result and candidate data of State quota seats/ AFMS Institutes/ Other Private Universities/Institutes may be procured from the NBE by the concerned State Authority/University/Institute for generating their merit list/ eligibility list / category wise result as per their requirement/reservation policy. The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC), Directorate General Health Services (DGHS), has no role to play in this matter. MCC shall not entertain any queries in this regard.
GENERATION OF STATE/ PRIVATE DENTAL COLLEGES/UNIVERSITY MERIT LIST / ELIGIBILITY LIST (For State Quota Seats/Private Dental Colleges and Universities)