BDS Examinations

Examinations

Scope: These regulations shall be applicable for the B.D.S. degree examinations conducted by the Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut.

I. Preface:

a. Evaluation is a continuous process and is based on 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.

                b. 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 examinations conducted at the end of the specified course.

II. Methods of Evaluation:

                Evaluation may be achieved by the following tested methods:

                1. Written test

                2. Practicals

                3. Clinical examination

                4. Viva voce

INTERNAL ASSESSMENT EXAMINATION

The continuing assessment examinations may be held frequently at least 3 times in a given academic year and the average marks of these examinations should be considered. Ten percent of the total marks in each subject separately for theory and practical/clinical examination separately should be set aside for the internal assessment examinations.

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

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 oi second year, 3rd B.D.S. examination at the end of third, exam after 4 yrs. & 5 yrs. BDS.

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

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

Any Candidate who fails in two or more subjects will not be allowed to appear for next higher examinations, unless he/she clears the examination in next 6 months.

Second B.D.S. Examination

A candidate who has successfully completed the Ist B.D.S. examination can 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  

Third B.D.S. Examination

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

1. General Medicine

2. General Surgery

3. Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology

Fourth B.D.S. Examination

1. Oral Medicine and Radiology

2. Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry

3. Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics

4. Periodontology

5. Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge

6. Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

7. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

8. Public Health Dentistry

After completion of the fourth BDS professional examination he/she has to undergo compulsory rotator internship for a period of one year.

Any student who fails to pass in all the four professional examinations along with internship for a maximum period of nine years will not be entitled for BDS degree.

 

WRITTEN EXAMINATION

  1. The written examination in each subject shall consist of one paper of three hours duration and shall have maximum of 70 marks.
  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 such as essays, 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 an area of the content of the course. The essay questions should be properly structured and the marks specifically allotted.
  6. The University may setup 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 should 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/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.
  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 finalised 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 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.