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Tamil Nadu PG Dental Entrance Exam (TNPGDEE) 2016 Notification & Exam Date


Health & Family Welfare Department invites applications for admissions to Tamil Nadu PG Dental Entrance Exam (TNPGDEE) for the academic year 2016 - 17.

TNPGDEE is a yearly exam conducted for admissions to MDS course at Tamil Nadu Govt. Dental College and Self Financing Institutions of Tamil Nadu state

Tamil Nadu PG Dental Entrance Exam (TNPGDEE) is conducted by Health & Family Welfare Department, Chennai.

Applications have been invited by Secretary, Selection Committee, Director of Medical Education, Kilpauk, Chennai for admission to MDS courses 2016-17 in the Tamil Nadu Govt. Dental College and Self Financing Institutions of Tamil Nadu state

Courses Offered:

MDS Specializations in Periodontics;
=> Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery
=> Conservative Dentistry
=> Orthodontics
=> Prosthodontics
=> Oral Pathology
=> Oral Medicine and Radiology
=> Preventive & Social Dentistry


MDS course duration is 3 years.

Eligibility Criteria:

Interested candidates should fulfill following eligibility criteria:

=> 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

=> Candidates who have passed their BDS Exams and completed/completing the CRRI period on or before 31st March 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 MGR Medical University should produce Eligibility Certificate from Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Guindy, Chennai-600032 at the time of counselling failing which they will not be considered for selection

Application Procedure:

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.

=> 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 along with a Demand Draft for Rs.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 & 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

=> SMS will be sent through the official ID-TNMESC” regarding counselling only (if required)

Online Application form can be downloaded from official website of Health & Family Welfare Department: and

Fee Details:

Application Fee is Rs.3000/-.

Important Dates:

TNPGDEE Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availability of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

  • Online registration starts: 03rd January 2016
  • Last Date for Downloading Application Form: 19th January 2016 (5.00 pm)
  • Last Date of Submission of Application Form: 20th January 2016 (05.00 pm)
  • Date of Examination TNPGDEE 2016: 14th February 2016 (10.00 am to 01.00 pm)
  • Declaration of TNPGDEE 2016 Results: Within a week

Contact Details

For more details please contact
Health & Family Welfare Department
Tamil Nadu Govt. Medical Colleges/Self Financing Institutions (TNGMC-SFI),
Selection Committee,
Directorate of Medical Education,
Kilpauk, Chennai-600010,

Phone No: 044-28361674

Question Papers

The entrance exam 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 marks 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

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