TNPG 2016 - Tamil Nadu PG Dental Entrance Examination, Application Form, Dates

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Directorate of Medical Education, Chennai, Tamil Nadu invites applications in the prescribed format form eligible candidates for admission to the Postgraduate Dental course (MDS) of Dr. M.G.R. Medical University 2016-2017. Candidates seeking admission should write the Tamil Nadu Post Graduate Dental Entrance Examination 2016 conducted by the Selection Committee.

Important Dates

  • Date of Notification : 03rd January 2016
  • Commencement for downloading : 04th January 2016
  • Last date for downloading application : 19th January  2016, 5.00 pm
  • Last date for receipt of application : 20th January 2016, 5.00 pm
  • Entrance Examination : 14th February 2016- 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
  • Expected date for declaration of result : within a week.


  • Candidates should be Citizen of India and should have undergone BDS courses in the State of Tamil Nadu. (Candidates who complete CRRI in other State are not eligible).
  • Candidates of Tamil Nadu Nativity who have completed BDS in other states should furnish a Certificate of Nativity in Tamil Nadu issued by the competent authority only in the specified format in Annexure XI A and supported by a copy of Passport / Ration Card / Voter’s ID / Driving License / Permanent Dental Registration Certificate. If the copy of the supporting document is not produced, then the application form will be rejected. Nativity Certificate submitted later will be summarily rejected.
  • Candidates who have passed their BDS Examinations and completed / completing the CRRI period on or before 31-03-2016 are eligible to write the Entrance Examination. However the candidates should possess the permanent Dental Council Registration Certificates of the States or of India at the time of counselling for allotment of seats.
  • Candidates who have qualified from Universities other than Dr. M.G.R. Medical University  should produce ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATE from Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Guindy, Chennai 600032 at the time of counselling failing which they will not be considered for selection.

How to Apply

  • Applications can only be downloaded from the websites and
  • Filled application along with necessary enclosures and 3 self addressed envelopes 23 X 10 cms to be sent to the Secretary, Selection Committee, Kilpauk, Chennai -10 before the last date i.e. 20.01.2016 along with a Demand Draft for 3000/- which is non refundable towards the cost of application form drawn in favour of The Secretary, Selection Committee payable at Chennai. 
  • Applications without the Demand Draft will not be accepted. The name of the candidate and the name of the course (MDS) should be written on the reverse of the Demand Draft. SC/ SCA and ST candidates who are natives of Tamil Nadu are exempted from payment of the cost of the Application Form. 
  • Candidates should send the application with all enclosures in an A4 size cloth lined cover. The template with requisite details available for download should be printed and pasted on the cover. 
  • AR Number will be assigned by the Selection Committee. 
  • Candidates can track their applications on the above websites by entering their Permanent Dental Registration Number or Final Year University Examination Register Number and year of 1st appearance.

Entrance Examination Pattern

  • The Entrance Examination will be of the undergraduate level covering all subjects and will contain 250 objective type questions each with four responses (A B C D) in English.
  • Each question will carry 1 (one) Mark. There will be NO NEGATIVE MARK for incorrect responses. Zero mark will be given for questions not answered. When more than one answer is indicated or when it is illegible, no mark will be awarded for that question. The Maximum marks will be computed to 90.

Human Anatomy Histology and
Human Physiology
Materials used in Dentistry
Human Oral Anatomy, Physiology,
Histology & Tooth Morphology
General Pathology
General Dental, Pharmacology and
General Medicine
General Surgery
Preventive and Community Dentistry
Conservative Dentistry and
Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology
Oral Medicine (Oral Diagnosis) and
Oral Surgery
Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge
Grand Total

Hall Tickets

Eligible candidates who do not receive the Hall Tickets can download their Hall Tickets from the websites / by entering their A.R. Number allotted by the Selection Committee and their Date of Birth and attend the Entrance Examination. Candidates are requested to paste their photograph on the Hall Tickets which is to be attested by a Gazetted Officer.

Merit List

The Merit List will be drawn for a Total Mark of 100 by computing the Entrance Examination Marks and the marks for experience (90 marks for entrance examination + 10 marks for experience).