Admission Criteria of BDS

Admission Criteria of BDS

Eligibility Criteria

Student must have attain the age of 17 years on 31st of December, of the year of admission.

  • Student must have attained the age of 17 years on 31st of December, of the year of admission.
  • Students who have eligible NEET 2019– UG score, can apply for BDS admission 2019
  • Admission process and the guidelines will be given by Dr.NTRUHS, Vijayawada,in popular news papers and in the university web site
  • The details of the tuition fee structure for BDS 2019 is available in the university web site.
  • Students Interested in Joining BDS in CKS Theja Institute of Dental Sciences Research in the management quota can contact the following numbers and mail their details to the following address.
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  • BDS ADMISSIONS 2019-2020
  • Candidates Selected through online counseling for admissions to CKS Theja Institute of Dental Science Research Chadalawada Nagar,Renigunta Road, Tirupati-517506, AP should report to the Dean between 9 am to 5 pm. The following certificates in original are to be submitted at the time of admission. Certificates to be Submitted
  • Original documents (along with 2 sets of attested photocopies of documents)
  • NEET Admit card issued by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
  • NEET Result / Rank letter issued by CBSE
  • Class 10th Mark sheet
  • Intermediate Certificate
  • Ten (10) recent passport size photographs same as affixed on the application form Provisional Allotment Letter generated through ONLINE.
  • Proof of identity (Aadhar Card Must)
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Conduct Certificate
  • Community Certificate (if applicable)
  • Migration Certificate
  • NRI Document to verify NRI Status if selected in management quota
  • PAN CARD of the candidate or parent Candidates without original certificates / documents shall not be allowed to take admission. Candidates who have deposited their original documents with any other Institute/ College/ University and come for admission with a custodian certificate can be only be admitted as per university orders.

These regulations shall be called “The regulations for the BDS course of the Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh”. These regulations are applicable to the students who are admitted to the course from the Academic Year 2018-19 onwards.


The curriculum for the B.D.S. Course is designed to produce a dentist who is socially acceptable and who is able to diagnose, prevent and treat dental and oral diseases both in rural and urban areas.

The emphasis should be placed on fundamental aspects of the subjects taught and common problems and diseases, involving oral cavity with greater concentration on diagnosis and treatment

The education process should be an evolving one and not merely a process of acquisition of a large number of disjointed facts without a proper perspective.

There should be less emphasis on didactic lectures and major part of the learning time should be devoted to demonstrations, group discussions, seminars, clinical work stressing more on prevention of oral diseases instead of traditional teaching on curative aspects. Every attempt should be made to encourage the students to participate in group discussions and seminars to enable them to develop expressiveness, and other qualities essential for a dental graduate to serve the community and nation effectively.

Proper record of the work should be maintained which should form the basis of internal assessment.


English shall be the medium of instruction of study and examinations for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery Course. ‘


The selection of students to dental colleges is based on the merit of the candidates in the NEET examination.

  • 1. To be eligible for admission, the candidate must fulfill the guidelines as prescribed in NEET prospectus.
  • 2. A candidate for admission to dental course must have qualified in the NEET exam and should have obtained a rank for consideration.
  • 3. All the admissions will be done by Dr.NTRUHS , Vijayawada and for details of fee structure, admission guidelines, and reservation policy please visit

A candidate admitted to the CKS Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Tirupathi, should apply for registration with the University in the prescribed form within one month from the date of joining the college. The application for registration in the prescribed form along with the fee prescribed should be submitted to the University through the Principal of the College. The University, in turn, will allott an identification number that will be valid till the student completes the course. Without this identification the number, the student will not be considered as a bonafide student of the University and his/her application for the University examination will not be accepted.


The undergraduate dental training programme leading to BDS degree shall be of 4 years with 240 teaching days in each academic year consisting of 8 working hours including lunch break of 1hour per day. The minimum working days indicated each year does not include 1 month vacation and the month of University exams. During this period, the student should be engaged in full time study. The course should be completed within 9 years including one year internship. And in case the course is not completed in 9 years the candidate shall be discharged from the course.


As per the 3rd Amendment regulations of the DCI revised course, 2011. every candidate after passing the Final BDS examination has to undergo one year paid rotatory internship. The BDS degree shall be granted only after completion of the internship by Dr.NTRUHS Vijayawada.

The student is permitted to do his/her internship in any recognized dental college in India with proper permissions from DCI and Dr.NTRUHS


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.
  • The attendance will be calculated from the day the course commenced and not from the day of admission of the student. If a student is admitted later than 30 days after the commencement of the course, he/she will continue the course along with the batch but will appear for the subsequent examination. The candidate will have to complete the curriculum, which was lost and certified by the Head of the department and institution to that effect.
  • The detained and referred students of B.D.S. course are required to put in a minimum of 75% of attendance in theory and practicals separately during the 6 months tenure before the subsequent exam.
  • If a student absents continuously for a period of 91 days or more and seeks permission to attend the course before one year, he/she may be permitted by the Principal conditionally after forwarding the application to the Registrar with the Principal’s remarks. If the Vice-Chancellor is satisfied of the reasons, he may grant leave of absence attaching such conditions, as he may deem necessary. Candidates who are absent for a period of one year or more without permission, shall be deemed to have forfeited the admission to the course and his / her studentship shall stand cancelled without any further notice.

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.

The referred and detained students are also required to appear for a minimum of one internal assessment examination in theory and practical / clinical in the subjects concerned. New assessment marks will be taken for the declaration of the results.

If the candidate is absent for any of the examinations, the marks in that shall be treated as zero.


The scheme of examination for B.D.S. Course shall be divided into 1- 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 year and final B.D.S. at the end of 4th 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.

1st B.D.S. Examination :
  • Anatomy including embryology and histology
  • Human Physiology, Biochemistry & Nutrition
  • Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral Histology

Any candidate who fails in one subject in an examination is permitted to go to the next higher class and appear for the said failed subject and complete it successfully before he/she is permitted to appear for the next higher examination.

2nd B.D.S. Examination :

A candidate who has successfully completed the 1st B.D.S. examination can only appear for the 2nd B.D.S. Examination.

  • General Pathology and Microbiology
  • General and Dental Pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Dental Materials
  • Pre Clinical Conservative - Only Practical and Viva Voce
  • 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 appear for the said failed subject and complete it successfully before he/she is permitted to appear for the next higher examination.

3rd B.D.S. Examination :

A candidate who has successfully completed the 2nd B.D.S. examination can only appear for the 3rd B.D.S. Examination

  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

Any candidate who fails in one subject in an examination is permitted to go to the next higher class and appear for the said failed subject and complete it successfully before he/she is permitted to appear for the next higher examination.

Final B.D.S. Examination :

A candidate who has successfully completed the 3rd B.D.S examination can only appear for the 4th B.D.S. Examination.

  • Oral Medicine and Radiology.
  • Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
  • Periodontology.
  • Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Public Health Dentistry

Only those candidates who have passed in all the subjects in Final BDS examination will be allowed for the compulsory paid rotatory internship.


The written examination in each subject shall consist of one paper of three hours duration and shall have maximum marks of 70.

In the subjects of Physiology & Biochemistry in I BDS, and Pathology & Microbiology in II BDS, each paper will be divided into two parts, A and B of equal marks.

A. Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation :

The present system of conducting practical and clinical examination at several universities provide 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.

B. Records / Log Books :

The candidate should be given credit for his/her records based on the 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.

C.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 should 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.

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. 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
Break up of marks :-
Theory - 100 Practical / Clinicals - 100
University written exam 70 University Exam (Practicals) 90
Viva Voce (University exam) 20
Internal assessment (written) 10 Internal assessment exam 10
Total 100 100