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Preparing for FDGE 2019: View Schedule, Syllabus here

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Preparing for FDGE 2019: View Schedule, Syllabus here

Foreign Dental Graduate Exam (FDGE) screening test is an examination for those students, who have done their undergraduate dental qualification (BDS) from outside India and now wish to practice within India.

FDGE is conducted for Indian nationals, Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) and Person of Indian Origin (PIOs) to determine their eligibility for registration with the Dental Council of India (DCI) or any other State Dental Council.

The NBE is responsible for the conduct of Foreign Dental Graduate Screening Test, declaration of the result and handling of the result to DCI. NBE has no role in document verification and eligibility determination; these shall be undertaken by DCI.

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Schedule for FDGE

Availability of Information Bulletin 10th August, 2019
Issue of Admit Card 21st August, 2019
Examination Date 1st September, 2019
Declaration of Results By 15th September, 2019


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Admit cards to the candidates will be issued on 21st August, 2019(as per list provided by DCI). Candidates will be able to download them from the website using their name and date of birth.



Distribution of Subject and marks for BDS Graduates. (As per Gazette notification dated 5th September 2018)

Subject No. of MCQs for BDS
 Paper I
Anatomy 10
Physiology 10
Biochemistry 10
Microbiology 10
Pathology 10
Pharmacology 10
General Medicine 20
General Surgery 20
Total Questions 100


Subject No. of MCQs for BDS
 Paper II
Dental Anatomy & Histology 10
Dental Materials 10
Oral Pathology 10
Oral Microbiology 10
Oral Medicine 10
Oral Radiology 10
Oral Surgery 10
Periodontics 10
Orthodontics 10
Community / Public Health Dentistry 10
Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry 10
Prosthodontics Crown & Bridge 20
Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics 20
Total Questions 150

BDS Paper II- Specialty Questions in the respective subjects-150

  • Duration of Paper-I is 120 Minutes & paper II is 180
  • Each question carries one
  • There will be no negative
  • There will be no grace
  • The candidate has to score 50% in each paper individually to qualify for appearing in the viva-voce

BDS-Viva-voce examination

The candidate has to separately score 50% in the viva-voce examination.

For other details, DCI Screening Test Regulations, 2009 as amended from time to time may  kindly be referred to DCI Website i.e.


1.1. Applicants may kindly note that appearance in Screening Test does not confer any automatic rights to secure provisional or permanent registration with the Dental Council of India or any State Dental Council.

1.2. The Dental Screening Test shall be held on 1 st September 2019 at Delhi only.

1.3. Candidates should go carefully through the INFORMATION BULLETIN for scheme, and pattern of examination etc. before contacting NBE for any related queries. Queries pertaining other issues shall only be entertained if the information requested is not given in this bulletin.

1.4. The existing schedule, pattern, policy and guidelines are for ready reference only but in no way they are or are ought to be treated as representative or acknowledgment of fact that NBE is bound to follow the same in future.

1.5. In case of any ambiguity in interpretation of any of the instructions/ terms/rules/ criteria regarding the conduct of examinations/information contained herein, the interpretation of National Board of Examinations will be final and binding.

1.6. Candidates MUST bring to the exam centre the following documents. Unfair means case shall be registered against the candidate submitting False/Forged documents.

1. Printed copy of Admit card with photo pasted on it. AND

2. Any one of the authorized photo IDs** (must be original and valid/non-expired):
• PAN card
• Voter ID
• Passport
• Driving License
• Aadhar Card (with Photograph)

“In case, any candidate reports to the exam center with e-Aadhaar card with Aadhar number printed on it as proof of identity, the e-Aadhaar card should be a good quality colour print out with clearly visible photograph. The photograph should not have kinks, scratches and stains, and should definitely match with the candidate presenting the eAadhaar card. Decision of NBE in this regard shall be final”.

**The name on the photo identification must match with the name as shown on the Admit card. If name has been changed due to events such as marriage, candidate must show the relevant document mentioned at the time of exam (Marriage Certificate/ Divorcee Decree/ Legal Name Change Document).

The examination centre staff on duty is authorized to verify the identity of candidates and may take steps to verify and record the identity of candidates. Candidates are required to extend requisite cooperation.

1.7. All the correspondence should preferably be addressed by e-mail. The e-mail query shall be addressed only if it is not anonymous and contains the name, postal address and contact telephone number of the sender. An e-mail containing vague or general queries that are contained in the Information Bulletin shall not be entertained. Queries shall not be entertained from persons claiming themselves to be representative/ associates or officiates
of the applicant candidate.

1.8. Candidates are advised to familiarize themselves with the route and location of the exam centre which shall be informed to them from admit card.

1.9. Possession/Use of mobile phones/Electronic devices is strictly prohibited in the premises of NBE exam Centres. Candidates shall be liable for penal action for Possession/ Use of Mobile phones/ Electronic devices.

1.10. Applicants should go through the information bulletin carefully before writing to NBE for any query.

1.11. Notifications, regulations etc. issued by Government of India/ Dental Council of India may be referred for eligibility criteria, pattern, schedule of exam.

1.12. The jurisdiction for court cases/disputes shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of competent courts at Delhi/New Delhi only.

For more details click on the official link given below:


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