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POST  GRADUATE  EXAMINATION                                       

Branch I – Prosthodontics & Crown Bridge Part I
Applied basic sciences, Biostatistics & Research Methodology
Part II
Paper - 1 - Removable prosthodontics and implant supported prosthesis, Geriatric Dentistry and Cranio facial Prosthodontics
Paper - 2 - Fixed Prosthodontics, Occlusion, TMJ and esthetics.
Paper - 3 - Essay
Branch II – Periodontology Part I
Applied basic sciences, Biostatistics & Research Methodology
Part II
Paper -1 - Normal periodontal structure, Etiology & pathogenesis of periodontal diseases, epidemiology as related to periodontics.
Paper - 2 - Periodontal diagnosis, therapy & Oral Implantology.
Paper - 3 – Essay
Branch III – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Part I
Applied basic sciences, Biostatistics & Research Methodology
Part II
Paper -1 - Minor Oral Surgery & Maxillofacial trauma
Paper - 2 - Maxillofacial Surgery.
Paper - 3 – Essay
Branch IV – Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics Part I
Applied basic sciences, Biostatistics & Research Methodology
Part II
Paper - 1 - Conservative Dentistry
Paper - 2 - Endodontics.
Paper - 3 - Essay
Branch V – Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics Part I
Applied basic sciences, Biostatistics & Research Methodology
Part II
Paper -1 - Orthodontic history, Concepts of occlusion and Esthetics, child and adult psychology, etiology and classification of malocclusion, Dentofacial anomalies, Diagnostics procedures and treatment planning.
Paper - 2 - Clinical Orthodontics.
Paper - 3 - Essay
Branch VI – Oral Pathology & Microbiology Part I
Applied basic sciences, Biostatistics & Research Methodology
Part II
Paper -1 - Oral pathology, Oral Microbiology and Immunological and Forensic odontology
Paper - 2 - Laboratory techniques & Diagnosis and Oral Oncology.
Paper - 3 - Essay
Branch VII – Public Health Dentistry Part I
Applied basic sciences, Biostatistics & Research Methodology
Part II
Paper -1 - Public Health
Paper - 2 - Dental Public Health.
Paper - 3 - Essay
Branch VIII – Paediatrics& Preventive Dentsitry
No MDS seats in this speciality
Branch IX – Oral Medicine & Radiology Part I
Applied basic sciences, Biostatistics & Research Methodology
Part II
Paper -1 - Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Paper - 2 - Oral medicine, therapeutics & laboratory investigations.
Paper - 3 - Essay

Examinations for MDS:

  1. Eligibility:
The following requirements shall be fulfilled by the candidate to become eligible for the finalexamination.
  1. Attendance: Every candidate shall secure (80% attendance during each academic year).
  2. Progress and conduct: Every candidate shall participate in seminars, journal review meetings, symposia, conferences, case presentations, clinics and didactic lectures during each year organized by the concerneddepartment.
  3. Work diary and log book: Every candidate shall maintain a work diary and log book appended to these regulations for recording his or her participation in the training programme conducted by the department. The work diary and log book shall be verified and certified by the Head of the Department of the institution. The certification of satisfactory progress is based on the work diary and logbook.


The university examination shall consist of theory, practical and clinical examination and viva-voce and Pedagogy


Part-I: Shall consist of one paper
There shall be a theory examination in the Basic Sciences at the end of 1st year of course. The candidates shall have to secure a minimum of 50% in the Basic Sciences and shall have to pass the Part-I examination atleast 6 months prior to the final (Part-II)examination.

Part-II: Shall consist of

  1. Written Examination of 3 papers, namely: –Paper I, II&III
  2. Practical and ClinicalExamination;
  3. Viva-voce;and
  4. Pedagogy.


Clinical/practical examination is designed to test the clinical skill, performance and competence of the candidate in skills such as communication, clinical examination, medical / dental procedures or prescription, exercise prescription, latest techniques, evaluation and interpretation of results so as to undertake independent work as a specialist. The affiliating university shall ensure that the candidate has been given ample opportunity to perform various clinical procedures. The practical/clinical examination in all the specialities shall be conducted for six candidates in two days, provided that practical/clinical examination may be extended for one day, if it is not complete in twodays.

Viva-Voce Examination:

Viva voce examination aims at assessing the depth of knowledge, logical reasoning, confidence and communication skill of the students.


Every candidate appearing for the post-graduate degree examination shall at least six months prior to the examinations, submit his/her form for examination along with four typewritten copies of the dissertation and online submission of dissertation, undertaken by the candidate, prepared under the direction and guidance of his/herguide. The dissertation so submitted shall be referred to the examiners for their examination and acceptance of it shall be a condition precedent to allow the candidate to appear for the written part of the examination: Provided that a candidate whose dissertation has been accepted by the examiner, but declared failed at the examination, shall be permitted to re-appear at the subsequent examination without a new dissertation, Provided further that if the dissertation is rejected by the examiner, the examiner shall assign reasons therefore with suggestions for its improvement to the candidate and such candidate shall resubmit this/ her dissertation to the examiner who  shall accept it before appearing in theexamination.

(c)Scheme ofExamination:

Theory: Part-I: Basic Sciences Paper Part-II –Paper II, III & IV
Written examination shall consist of Basic Sciences (Part-I) of three hours duration shall be conducted at the end of First year of MDS course. Part-II Examination shall be conducted at the end of Third year of MDS course. Examination shall consist of Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III, each of three hours duration.

(d)Distribution ofMarks:

Theory: (Total 400 Marks)
  1. Part I (1 paper of 100Marks)
  2. Part II (3 papers of 100 Marks)
  3. Practical and Clinical Examination: 200 Marks
  4. Viva-voce and Pedagogy: 100Marks

Criteria for Pass Certificate:

To pass the university examination, a candidate shall secure in both theory examination and in practical / clinical including viva voce independently with an aggregate of 50% of total marks allotted (50 out of 100 marks in Part I examination and 150 marks out of 300 in Part II examination in theory and 150 out of 300, clinical plus vivavoce together). A candidate who is declared successful in the examination shall be granted a degree of Master of Dental Surgery in the respectivespeciality.

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