NEET MDS - How to Prepare For Removable Partial Denture?

Prosthodontics is a vast subject which requires extensive study, the humungous syllabus of Prosthodontics deters students from remembering the subject effectively. For the convenience of students we have divided Prosthodontics into three parts: Complete Denture, Removable Partial Denture, and Fixed Partial Denture. The article aims to cater to the needs of aspiring students aiming to ace the NEET MDS exam. 

This article sheds light onthe list of Questions MERITERS experts will answer that are essential for an effective and efficient preparation:

  1. What is the subject wise Weightage?
  2. Which Books to refer?
  3. How much Time should be allocated to the subject?
  4. How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?
  5. How many times should the subject be Revised?
  6. What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?
  7. What are the Important Topics for NEET MDS?
  8. Types of Questions asked?

What is the subject wise Weightage?


Standard Books to Refer:

McCracken's Removable Partial Prosthodontics

Author : Alan B. Carr, David T. Brown

INR 1,112

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Stewart’s Clinical Removable Partial Prosthodontics

Author : Charles F DeFreest, Rodney D Phoenix, David R Cagna

INR 2,140

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How much Time should be allocated for the Subject?

  • Theory reading – 1-2 Days
  • MCQ Practice- 1 week

How much Time should be allocated to each Topic?

  • Theory reading – 2-3 Hours
  • MCQ Practice-  6-8 Hours

How many Times should the subject be Revised?

  • 4-6 times revision is required

What is the Ideal time to Start the subject?

  • 4th quarter of the preparation 
  • After completing 17-19 subjects


Removable Partial Denture – Important Topics

Introduction And Classification
Diagnosis and treatment planning 
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning (Classification )
Kennedy's classification and applegates rule
  • Function of each component of RPD
Major And Minor Connectors Major connector
Minor connectors
Rests, Direct And Indirect Retainers
DIrect retainers
Indirect retainers
Survey And Design
Parts of surveyour 
  • Parts of surveyer
  • Surveyer
  • Height of contour
  • Tripoding, Tilting cast and guiding plane 
  • Undercuts
  • Design

What Type of Questions were asked in NEET?

1. Single best answer

  • Case Based
  • Fact Based (Memory)
  • Concept based
  • Numerical/Value Based

2. Image based questions

3. True or false type questions


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We hope this blog will assist you in preparing this subject meticulously for MDS entrance exams.
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Updated Feb 07, 2021.