Dental Council of India
  NTR University
  Student Educational

Rules of Admission:

               Every student shall undergo a period of certified study extending over a period of four academic years from the date of commencement of his/her study for the subjects comprising in curriculum in Dentistry of the NTR health university, to the date of completion of the examination followed by one-year compulsory rotating internship.

Subjects of study:

First Year:

  1. General Human Anatomy including Embryology and Histology
  2. General Human Physiology and Therapeutics.
  3. Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology.
  4. Dental Materials
  5. Pre clinical prosthodontics and crown &  Bridge

Second Year:

  1. General Pathology and Microbiology.
  2. General and Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  3. Dental Materials
  4. Pre clinical Conservative Dentistry
  5. Pre clinical Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
  6. Oral Pathology & Oral Microbiology

Third Year:

  1. General Medicine
  2. General Surgery
  3. Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
  4. Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  5. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  6. Oral Medicine and Radiology
  7. Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  8. Pediatrics & Preventive Dentistry
  9. Periodontology
  10. Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

Fourth Year:

  1. Orthodontics & Dentofacial orthopedics
  2. Oral Medicine and Radiology
  3. Pediatrics & Preventive Destiny
  4. Periodontology
  5. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  6. Prosthodontics and Crown Bridge
  7. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
  8. Public Health Dentistry

Fifth Year:

  1. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  2. Prosthodontics and Crown Bridge
  3. Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics
  4. Public Health Dentistry


              These regulations shall be applicable for the B.D.S. degree examinations


  1. Evaluation is a continuous process, which is based upon criteria developed by the concerned authorities with certain objectives to assess the performance of the learner. This also indirectly helps in the measurement of effectiveness and quality of the concerned B.D. S. programme.
  2. Evaluation is achieved by two processes.
    1. Formative or internal assessment.
    2. Summative or university examinations.

Formative evaluation is done through a series of tests and examinations conducted periodically by the institution.

Summative evaluation is done by the university through examination conducted at the end of the specified course.


Evaluation may be achieved by the following test methods:

  1. Written Test
  2. Practicals
  3. Clinical Examinations
  4. Viva voce


The continuing assessment examinations may be held frequently at least 3 times in a particular year and the average marks of these examinations should be considered. 10% of the total marks in each subject for both theories, practical and clinical examination separately should be set aside for the internal assessment examinations.


The scheme of examination for B.D.S. Course shall be divided into 1st B.D.S. examination at the end of the first academic year, 2nd B.D.S. examination at the end of second year, 3rd B.D.S. examination at the end of third, 4th B.D.S. at the end of 4th and final B.D.S. at the end of 5th year. 240 days minimum teaching in each academic year is mandatory.

The examination shall be open to a candidate who satisfies the requirements of attendance, progress and other rules laid down by the University.

(1) Universities shall organize admission timings and admission process in such a way that teaching starts from 1st day of August in each academic year.

I. B.D.S. Examination:

1. General anatomy including embryology and histology
2. General human physiology and biochemistry
3. Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology

Any student, who does not clear the first BDS University Examination in all subjects within 3 years from the date of admission, shall be discharged from the Course.
Any candidate who fails in one subject in an Examination is permitted to go the next higher class and appear for the subject and complete it successfully before he is permitted to appear for the next higher examination.

II. B.D.S. Examination

A candidate who has not successfully completed the 1st B.D.S. examination can not appear in the IInd year Examination.

1. General Pathology and Microbiology
2. General and dental pharmacology and therapeutics
3. Dental Materials
4. Pre Clinical Conservative – Only Practical and Viva Voce
5. Pre Clinical Prosthodontics – Only Practical and Viva Voce

III. B.D.S. Examination

A candidate who has successfully completed the 2nd B.D.S. examination can appear IIIrd B.D.S. Examination.

1. General Medicine
2. General Surgery
3. Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

IV. B.D.S. Examination

1. Oral Medicine and radiology
2. Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
3. Orthodontics & dentofacial orthopaedics
4. Periodontology

V. B.D.S. Examination

1. Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
2. Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
3. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
4. Public Health Dentistry


  1. The written examination in each subject shall consist of one paper of three hours duration and shall have maximum marks of 70.
  2. In the subjects of Physiology & Biochemistry and Pathology & Microbiology each paper will be divided into two parts, A and B of equal marks.
  3. The question paper should contain different types of questions like essay, short answer and objective type / M.C.Q’s.
  4. The nature of questions set, should be aimed to evaluate students of different standards ranging from average to excellent.
  5. The questions should cover as broad and area of the content of the course. The essay questions should be properly structured and the marks specifically allotted.
  6. The University may set up a question bank.


  1. Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation:The present system of conducting practical and clinical examination at several universities provides chance for unrealistic proportions of luck. Only a particular clinical procedure or experiment is usually given for the examination. The clinical and practical examination should provide a number of chances for the candidate to express one’s skills. A number of examination stations with specific instructions to be provided. This can include clinical procedures, laboratory experiments, spotters etc. Evaluation must be made objective and structured. The method of objective structured clinical examinations should be followed. This will avoid examiner bias because both the examiner and the examinee are given specific instructions of what is to be observed at each station.
  2. Records / Log Books: The candidate should be given credit for his records based on scores obtained in the record. The marks obtained for the record in the first appearance can be carried over to the subsequent appearances if necessary.
  3. Scheme of clinical and practical examinations: The specific scheme of clinical and practical examinations, the type of clinical procedures / experiments to be performed and marks allotted for each are to be discussed and finalized by the chairman and other examiners and it is to be published prior to the conduct of the examinations along with the publication of the time table for the practical examinations. This scheme should be brought to the notice of the external examiner as and when the examiner reports. The practical and clinical examinations should be evaluated by two examiners of which one shall be an external examiner appointed from other universities preferable outside the State. Each candidate should be evaluated by each examiner independently and marks computed at the end of the examination.
  4. Viva Voce: Viva voce is an excellent mode of assessment because it permits a fairly broad coverage and it can assess the problem solving capacity of the student. An assessment related to the affective domain is also possible through viva voce. It is desirable to conduct the viva voce independently by each examiner. In order to avoid vagueness and to maintain uniformity of standard and coverage, questions can be pre-formulated before administering them to each student. Twenty marks are exclusively allotted for viva voce and that can be divided equally amongst the examiners, i.e., 10 marks per examiner.


Each subject shall have a maximum of 200 marks.
Theory                  100
Practical / Clinical   100

Theory                                     Practical’s / Clinical’s

University written exam             70       University Exam          90
Viva Voce                                 20      
Internal assessment (Written)    10       Internal assessment    10
Total                                      -----                                    ------
                                             100                                      100
                                            ------                                    ------

Practical and Viva Voce Only in University Examinations:

Pre-Clinical Prosthodontics
Pre-clinical Conservative Dentistry……….
Internal Assessment         -            20
Practical                          -            60
Viva Voce                        -            20

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