Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

DENTAL COUNCIL OF INDIA

Notification

New Delhi, the 11th June, 2018


No. DE-22(13)-2018- In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 20 of the Dentist Act, 1948 the Dental Council of India, with the previous sanction of the Central Government, hereby makes the following Amendment to the Principle Dental Council of India (Establishment of New Dental Colleges, Opening of New or Higher Course of Study or Training and Increase of Admission Capacity in Dental Colleges) Regulations, 2006, published in Part III, Section 4 of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated 12th January, 2006 namely:-

  1. Short title and commencement:-
    • These Regulations may be called the “Dental Council of India (Establishment of New Dental College, Opening of New or Higher Course of Study or Training and Increase of Admission Capacity in Dental Colleges) 13th Amendment) Regulations, 2018”.
    • They shall come into force with effect from the date of their Publication in the official Gazette.
  2. Below the Time Schedule u/r 4(2) “Dental Council of India (Establishment of New Dental Colleges, Opening of New or Higher Course of Study or Training and increase of Admission Capacity in Dental Colleges) (8th Amendment) Regulations, 2016, notified on 11.03.2016 for receipt of application for establishment of new dental college/increase of under Graduate seats/renewal of permission and processing of the application by the Central Government and the Dental Council of India, the new Time Schedule for Admission and Counseling for undergraduate Courses, pursuant to the direction of the Government of India in its letter No. V.12012/2/2018-DE dated 06.03.2018, is hereby inserted:-

TIME SCHEDULE FOR COMPLETION OF ADMISSION PROCESS FOR FIRST BDS COURSE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-19 AND ONWARDS-

Sl. No. Schedule for admission Central Counseling State Counseling
All India Quota Deemed+Cl
1. Conduct of Exam By 10th may
2. Declaration of Result By First Week of June
3. 1st round of Counseling 12th June -
24th june
12th June - 24th june 12th June - 24th june
4. Last date of joining 3rd july 3rd july 12th july
5. 2nd round of Counseling 6th july - 12th July 6th july - 12th July 16th july - 26th July
6. Last date of Joining 22nd July 22nd July 3rd August
7. 1st Mop-up Round - 12th August - 22nd August 4th August - 8th August
8. Last date of Joining - 26th August 12th August
9. 2nd Mop-up Round - 1st September - 6th September 1st September - 6th September
10. Last date of Joining - 11th September 11th September
11. Forwarding the list of students in order of merit equaling to ten times the number of vacant seats to the dental College by the Counseling Authority - 12th September 12th September
12. Last date of Joining - 15th September 15th September

DENTAL COUNCIL OF INDIA

Notification

New Delhi, the 7th June, 2018

No.DE-218-2015/17925Dated 10 March 2016


No.DE-218-2016 – In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 10A read with Section 20 of the Dentists Act. 1948 Act. (16 of 1948), The Dental Council of India, on the recommendation of DGHS pursuant to the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the order dated 24.03.2015 in W.P. No. 76/2015 for framing Time Schedule, with the previous approval of the Central Government. Hereby amend the Principal Regulation namely. ‘Dental Council of India (Establishment of New Dental Colleges, Opening of New of Higher course of study or Training and Increase of Admission Capacity in Dental Colleges) Regulations. 2006” as under:-

  1. Short title and commencement:-
    • These Regulations may be called the “Dental Council of India (Establishment of New Dental Colleges, Opening of New of Higher Course of Study or Training and Increase of Admission Capacity in Dental Colleges) (8th Amendment) Regulations. 2016
    • They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the official Gazette.
  2. In regulation 4(2) of the principal DCI regulations 2006, the existing ‘Schedule’ inserted by “Dental Council of India (Establishment of New Dental Colleges, Opeining of New of Higher Course of Study or Training and Increase of Admission Capacity in Dental Colleges) (1st Amendment) Regulations, 2006”. Satisfied in the Official Gazette on 16.01.2006 is hereby deleted and substituted with the following new schedule:-

“SCHEDULE”

(See Regulation 4(2))

TIME SCHEDULE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW DENTAL COLLEGES / INCREASE OF UNDER GRADUATE SEATS / RENEWAL OF PERMISSION AND PROCESSING OF THE APPLICATIONS BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND THE DENTAL COUNCIL OF INDIA.

Sl. No. Stage of Processing Last Date
1. Receipt of applications by the Central Government Between 15th June to 7th July (both days inclusive) of any year
2. Forwarding applications by the Central Government to Dental Council of India By 31st July
3. Technical Scrutiny, Assessment and Recommendations by the Dental Council of India. By 31st December
4. Receipt of reply compliance from the applicant by the Central Government and for personal hearing thereto if any and forwarding of compliance by the Central Government to the Dental Council of India. Two months from receipt of recommendation from DCI but not after 31st January.
5. Final recommendations by the Dental Council of India. By 30th April
6. Issue of Letter of Permission by the Central Government By 31st May
7. Commencement of academic session / terms 1st of August
8. Last date upto which students can be admitted / Joined By 15th September

Note:

  1. In case of renewal permission, the applicants shall submit the application to the Dental Council of India by 31th July.
  2. The time schedule indicated above may be modified by the Central Government, for reason to be recorded in writing, in respect of any class or category of applications.

TIME SCHEDULE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS FOR OPENING OF HIGHER COURSES OF STUDY / INCREASE OF POST GRADUATES SEATS / RENEWAL OF PERMISSION AND PROCESSING OF THE APPLICATIONS BY THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND THE DENTAL COUNCIL OF INDIA.

Sl. No. Stage of Processing Last Date
1. Receipt of applications by the Central Government Between 15th March to 7th April
2. Forwarding applications by the Central Government to Dental Council of India By 30st April
3. Technical Scrutiny, Assessment and Recommendations by the Dental Council of India. By 15th October
4. Receipt of reply / compliance from the applicant by the Central Government and for personal hearing thereto, if any and forwarding of compliance by the Central Government to the Dental Council of India Two months from receipt of recommendation from DCI but not after 15th November.
5. Final recommendations by the Dental Council of India. By 31st January
6. Issue of Letter of Permission by the Central Government By 28th February
7. Commencement of academic session / terms 1st May
8. Last date upto which students can be admitted / Joined against stray vacancies arising due to any reason By 31st May

Note:

  • In case of renewal permission, the applicants shall submit the application to the Dental Council of India by 31th July.
  • The time schedule indicated above may be modified by the Central Government, for reason to be recorded in writing, in respect of any class or category of applications.

DENTAL COUNCIL OF INDIA

Notification

New Delhi, the 24th June, 2013


  1. Short title and commencement
    • These Regulation may be called the Dental council of India Revised BDS course (6th Amendment) Regulation, 2013.Dental council of india Newdelhi 27 april 2015 wide no DE-87(1)-2015 AMENDMENT These Regulation may be called the Revised BDS course (7th Amendment) Regulation, 2015 DE-87(1)-2015/4946 DATED 9 TH JULY 2015
    • They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette 27 april 2015
  2. In “Dental Council of India Revised BDS Course (4th Amendment) Regulation,2007”, the following second proviso, below the first proviso thereof, shall be inserted:- :Provided further that students of 2007-2008 BDS batch who are declared passed with 4½+6 months Paid Rotatory Internship or 5-year duration course, as the case may be, as per Revised BDS course (4th Amendment) Regulations, 2011, shall be deemed at par/equivalent with 4+1 year BDS course including one year Paid Rotarory Internship programme, for all intents and purposes i.e. for admission in MDS course, applying for Govt. Jobs, registration in State Dental Councils etc.
  3. In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 20 of the Dentist Act, 1948 the Dental Council of India after consultation with the State Government as prescribed in clasue (g) & (h) of sub-section 2 of Section 20 and with the previous sanction of the Central Government hereby makes the following further Amendments to the Revised BDS Course (5th Amendment) Regulation 2007 published in Part III, Section 4 of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary dated 1st June 2012 to the Principal Revised BDS Course Regulation 2007 published in part III Section 4 of the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 10th September 2007:-
    • In the short title of existing Revised BDS Course (5th Amendment) Regulation 2007 the year “2007” be read as “2012”.
  4. In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 20 of the Dentist Act, 1948 the Dental Council of India after consultation with the State Government as prescribed in clause (g)&(h) of sub section 2 of Section 20 and with the previous sanction of the central Government hereby makes the following further Amendment to the Revised BDS Course (3rd Amendment) Regulation, 2011 published in Part III, Section 4 of the Gazette of India Extraordinary, dated 10th September 2007:-
    • In 1st line of 2nd paragraph under the heading (III) “Scheme of Examination” the world “semester” is hereby substituted by the word “Part I or Part II whichever is applicable.

DENTAL COUNCIL OF INDIA

Notification

New Delhi, the 31th May, 2012


  1. Short title and commencement
    • These Regulation may be called the Dental council of India Revised BDS Course (5th Amendment) Regulation 2007.
    • They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette from the academic session 2013-14.
  2. In “Dental Council of india Revised BDS Course Regulation 2007” the following insertion/modification/deletions/substitutions, shall be as indiacated therein:-
  3. After sub-regulation 1. of Regulation I, under the heading I, admission to the Dental Course – Eligibility Criteria” the following new sub-regulation shall be inserted, and the existing sub-regulation 2. Is re-numbered as “3” as under:-
  4. He/She has obtained a minimum of marks in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test as prescribed in sub-regulation 5 of Regulation II under the heading “Selection of students”.
  5. In Sub-regulation 2 of Regulation I of Dental Council of India Revised BDS Course Regulations 2007 in the first line before the words “He /she has passed qualifying examination as under” the word “In order to be eligible to take National Eligibility cum-Entrance Test ” shall be inserted.
    • In Sub-regulation 3 of Regulation I, after the commencement of these amendments, the Note: with the sentence “Marks obtained in Mathematics are not to be considered for admission to BDS Course” shall be deleted
    • In the existing Regulation II, under the heading “Selection of students” sub-regulation “1 to 4” shall be deleted.
  6. In the existing sub-regulation 5 of Regulation II, under the heading “Procedure for selection to BDS course shall be as follows:- shall be deleted and substituted as under:
    • There shall be a single eligibility cum entrance examination namely “National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission to BDS course” in each academic year.
    • In order to be eligibility to eligibility for admission to BDS Course for 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 to BDS course held for the said academic year. However in respect of candidates beionging to scheduled Castes

DENTAL COUNCIL OF INDIA

Notification

New Delhi, the 25th July, 2007

ADMISSION, SELECTION AND MIGRATION


  • Admission to the Dental Course-Eligibility Criteria:

    No. Candidate shall be allowed to be admitted to the Dental Curriculum of first Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) Course until:

    1. He / She shall complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the B.D.S. course.
    2. He / She has passed qualifying examination as under:-
      • The higher secondary examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 higher secondary examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of study comprising of physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics or any other elective subjects with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council for Educational Research and Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 years educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on education. Note: Where the course content is not as prescribed for 10+2 education structure of the National Committee the candidates will have to undergo a period of one year pre-professional training before admission to the dental colleges.
      • The intermediate examination in science of an Indian University / Board or other recognized examining body with physics, chemistry and biology which shall include a practical test in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.
      • The pre-professional / pre-medical examination with physics, chemistry and biology after passing either the higher secondary school examination or the pre-university or an equivalent examination. The pre-professional/ pre-medical examination shall include a practical test in physics, chemistry and biology and also english as a compulsory subject.
      • The first year of the three years degree course of a recognized university, with physics, chemistry and biology including a practical test in three subjects provided the examination is a “University Examination” and candidate has passed 10+2 with english at a level not less than a core course.
      • B.Sc. examination of an Indian University provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc. examination with not less than two of the following subjects physics, chemistry, biology (Botany, Zoology) and further that he/she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with the following subject-Physics, chemistry, biology and english.
      • Any other examination which in scope and standard is found to be equivalent to the intermediate science examination of an Indian University/Board taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology including practical test in each of these subjects and English.

        Note:-
        1. Marks obtained in Mathematics are not to be considered for admission to B.D.S. Course.
        2. After the 10+2 course is introduced the integrated courses should be abolished.
  • Selection of Students : The selection of students to dental college shall be based solely on merit of the candidate and for-determination of the merit the following criteria be adopted uniformly throughout the country:

    1. In states, having only one Dental College and one university board/examining body conducting the qualifying examination, the marks obtained at such qualifying examination may be taken into consideration.
    2. In states having more than one university / board/ examination body conducting the qualifying examination (or where there is more than one dental college under the administrative control of one authority. ) a competitive entrance examination should be held so as to achieve a uniform evaluation as there may be variation of standards at qualifying examinations conducted by different agencies.
    3. Where there are more than one college in a state and only one university / board conducting the qualifying examination, then a joint selection board be constituted for all the colleges.
    4. A competitive entrance examination is absolutely necessary in the cases of institutions of all Indian character.
    5. Procedure for selection to B.D.S. course shall be as follows:-
      • In case of admission on the basis of qualifying examination under clause (1) based on merit, candidate for admission to B.D.S. course must have passed in the subjects of physics, chemistry, biology & English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50 % marks taken together in physics, chemistry, and biology at the qualifying examination. In respect of candidate belonging to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes or other backward classes, the marks obtained in physics, chemistry and biology taken together in qualifying examination be 40% instead of 50% as above and must have qualifying marks in English.
      • In case of admission of the basis of competitive entrance examination under clause (2) to (4) of this regulation a candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the qualifying examination and in addition must have come in the merit list prepared as a result of such competitive entrance examination by securing not less that 50% marks in physics, chemistry and biology taken together in the competitive examination. In respect to the candidates belonging to scheduled castes, scheduled tribes or any other categories notified by the government the marks obtained in physics, chemistry and biology taken together in qualifying examination and competitive entrance examination be 40% instead of 50% as stated above:

    Provided that a candidate who has appeared in the qualifying examination the result of which has not been declared, he may be provisionally permitted to take up the competitive entrance examination and in case of selection for admission to the B.D.S. course, he shall not be admitted to that course until he fulfills the eligibility criteria as per above regulations.

  • Duration of the Course: The existing provision be substituted with the following:-

    The Undergraduate dental programme leading to B.D.S. Degree shall be of 4 (four) academic years, with 240 teaching days in each academic year, plus one year paid rotating internship in a dental college. Every candidate will be required, after passing the final B.D.S. Examination to undergo one year paid rotating internship in a dental college.

    The Internship shall be compulsory and B.D.S. Degree shall be granted after completion of one year paid internship.

  • Migration:

    1. Migration from one dental college to other is not a right of a student. However, migration of student form one dental college to another dental college in Indian may be considered by the dental Council of India. Only in exceptional cases on extreme compassionate ground, provided following criteria are fulfilled. Routine migrations on other ground shall not be allowed.
    2. Both the colleges, i.e. one at which the student is studying at present and one to which migration is sought are recognized by the Dental Council of India.
    3. The applicant candidate should have passed first professional B.D.S. examination.
    4. The applicants candidate submit his application for migration, complete in all respects, to all authorities concerned within a period of one month of passing (declaration of result ) the first professional Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) examination.
    5. The applicant candidate must submit an affidavit stating that he/she will pursue 240 days of prescribed study before appearing at IInd professional Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) examination at the transferee dental college, which should be duly certified by the Registrar of the concerned university in which he/she is seeking transfer. The transfer will be applicable only after receipt of the affidavit.

    Note 1:-

    • Migration is permitted only in the beginning of IInd year B.D.S. Course in recognized institution.
    • All application for migration shall be referred to Dental Council of India by college authorities. No Institution/University shall allow migrations directly without the prior approval of the council.
    • Council reserves the right not to entertain any application which is not under the prescribed compassionate grounds and also to take independent decisions where applicant has been allowed to migrate without referring the same to the council.

    Note 2:-

    Compassionate ground criteria:

    • Death of supporting guardian.
    • Disturbed conditions as declared by Government in the Dental College area.
    • Attendance requirement, Progress and Conduct
    • 75% in theory and 75 % in practical/clinical in each year.
    • In case of a subject in which there is no examination at the end of the academic year/semester, the percentage of attendance shall not be less than 70% . However, at the time of appearing for the professional examination in the subject, the aggregate percentage of attendance in the subject should satisfy condition (i) above.
  • Subject of Study:-

    First Year

    1. General Human Anatomy including Embryology and Histology
    2. General Human Physiology and Biochemistry, Nutrition and Dietics
    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 Orthopaedics
    8. Paediatric& Preventive Dentistry
    9. Periodontology
    10. Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

    Fourth Year

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

EXAMINATIONS

Scope: These regulations shall be applicable for the B.D.S. Degree examinations.

  • PREFACE:
    1. Evaluation is a continuous process, which is based upon criteria developed by the authorities concerned 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
      • Formative or internal assessment
      • Summative or university examinations.

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

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

  • Methods of Evaluation:

    Evaluation may be achieved by the following tested methods:

    1. Written Test
    2. Practical’s
    3. Clinical Examination
    4. Viva voce

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT EXAMINATION

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 theory, practical and clinical examination separately should be set aside for the internal assessment examinations.

  • First 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 dental council of india notification dated 25 july 2007 which has been substituted by following clause wide dental council of india notification newdelhi 27th april 2015 ref no DE-87(1)-2015 Any student, who does not clear the BDS course in all subjects within a period of 9 years including one year compulsory rotatory paid internship 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 to the next higher class and appears for the said failed subject and complete it successfully before he is permitted to appear for the next higher examination.

  • B.D.S. Examination:

    A candidate who has not successfully completed the 1st BDS examination cannot appear in the 2nd 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

    Any candidate who fails in one subject in an Examination is permitted to go to the next higher class and appears for the said failed subject and completes it successfully before he is permitted to

  • 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
  • B.D.S. Examination:

    1. Public Heath Dentistry
    2. Periodontology
    3. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedic
    4. Oral Medicine and Radiology
    5. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
    6. Conservative and Endodontics
    7. Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
    8. Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry.

    Part-I

    1. Public Health Dentistry
    2. Periodontology
    3. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedic
    4. Oral Medicine and Radiology

    Part-II

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

    Written Examination:

    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 subject 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 question should cover as broad an area of the content of the course. The essay question should be properly structured and the marks specifically allotted.
    6. The University has the right set up a question bank.

    PRACTICAL AND CLINICAL EXAMINATION:

    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 on what is to be observed at each station.
    2. Records/Log Books: The candidate should be given credit for his records based on the scores obtained in the record. The marks obtained for the records 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 preferably 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 vice. 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, question 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.

    MARKS DISTRIBUTION IN EACH SUBJECT:

    Each subject shall have a maximum of 200 marks.

    Theory 100
    Practical/Clinical 100
    University Written exam/MCQ’s 70
    University Exam 90
    Viva Voce 20
    Internal Assessment (Written) 10

    Practical and Viva voce only in University Examination:

    Pre-Clinical Prosthodontics

    Pre-Clinical Conservative Dentistry……..

    Internal Assessment 20
    Practical 60
    Viva voce 20
    Total 100

    Criteria for a pass:

    Fifty percent of the total marks in any subject computed as aggregate for theory, i.e., written, viva voce and internal assessment and practical’s including internal assessment, separately is essential for a pass in all years of study.

    For declaration of pass in a subject, a candidate shall secure 50 % marks in the University Examination both in Theory and Practical/ Clinical examinations separately, as stipulated below:

    1. A candidate shall secure 50% marks in aggregate in University theory including Viva voce and internal assessment obtained in University written examination combined together.
    2. In the University Practical/clinical examination, a candidate shall secure 50% of University practical marks and internal assessment combined together.
    3. In case of pre clinical Prosthetic Dentistry and Pre clinical conservative dentistry in II B.D.S., where there is no written examination, minimum for pass is 50% of marks in Practical and viva voce combined together in University examination including internal assessment i.e. 50/100 marks.
    4. Successful candidates who obtain 65% of the total marks or more shall be declared to have passed the examination in first class. Other successful candidates will be placed in Second Class. A candidate who obtains 75% and above is eligible for Distinction. Only those candidates who pass the whole examination in the first attempt will be eligible for distinction or class.
    5. First class and Distinction etc. to be awarded by the University as per their respective rules.

    Grace Marks: Grace marks upto a maximum of 5 marks may be awarded to students who have failed only in one subject but passed in all other subjects.

    Re-evaluation: The objective of re-evaluation is to ensure that the student receives a fair evaluation in the university examination and to minimize human error and extenuating circumstances. There shall be two mechanisms for this purpose.

    • Re-totaling: The University on application and remittance of a stipulated fee to be prescribed by the university shall permit a recounting or opportunity to recount the marks received for various questions in an answer paper/papers for theory of all subjects for which the candidate has appeared in the University Examination. Any error in addition of the marks awarded if identified should be suitably rectified.
    • Re-evaluation: Re-evaluation of theory papers in all years of study of the B.D.S. course may be permissible by the university on application and remittance of a prescribed fee. Such answer script shall be re-evaluated by not less than two duly qualified examiners and the average obtained shall be awarded to the candidate and the result accordingly reconsidered. However in universities where double evaluation provision exists, this provision of re-evaluation will not be applicable.