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Tamil Nadu PG Dental Entrance Exam (TNPGDEE)


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  1. Important Dates
  2. Courses Offered
  3. Duration
  4. Eligibility Criteria
  5. Application Fee
  6. How to Apply
  7. Exam Pattern
  8. Admit Card / Hall Ticket
  9. Results
  10. Counselling
  11. Contact Details

Tamil Nadu PG Dental Entrance Exam (TNPGDEE)

Tamil Nadu PG Dental Entrance Exam (TNPGDEE) conducted for the candidates who are looking for admission to MDS course in Tamil Nadu. Applications have been invited by Secretary, Selection Committee, Director of Medical Education, Kilpauk, Chennai for admission to MDS courses in the Tamil Nadu Govt. Dental College and Self Financing Institutions of Tamil Nadu state.

Candidates can get the full details of TNPGDEE Exam 2017 such as Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Important Dates and much more on this post.

About TNPGDEE Exam
Exam Name: Tamil Nadu PG Dental Entrance Exam
Conducting Institute: Health & Family Welfare Department, Chennai.
Commonly called as: TNPGDEE
Exam Level: State Level
Stream: Dental Entrance Exam

Important Dates

TNPGDEE Exam Dates
Events Dates
Date of Notification 1st Week Of January 2017
Commencement for Downloading 1st Week Of January 2017
Last date for Downloading Application Form 3rd Week Of January 2017
Last date for Receipt of Application: 3rd Week Of January 2017
Date of Entrance Exam 2nd Week Of February 2017
Expected Date for Declaration of Result Within A Week

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

-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 2017 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 Fee

TNPGDEE Registration & Examination Fee Structure
Application Fee is Rs.3000/-

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 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 (DD) will not be accepted.
  • The name of the applicant and the name of the course (MDS) should be written on the reverse of the Demand Draft; SC/SCA & ST applicants who are natives of Tamil Nadu are exempted from payment of the cost of the Application Form.
  • Applicants 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).

Exam Pattern

Important highlights of Tamil Nadu PG Dental 2017 exam pattern are given below:

  • Tamil Nadu PG Dental 2017 shall be conducted in a Pen and Paper based mode
  • The Examination is of BDS standard and shall cover all the subjects of BDS programme
  • The examinations shall consist of 250 Objective type questions, where 4 options shall be given against the each question and candidate need to select the most appropriate answer
  • Each question shall carry 1 (one) mark
  • There shall not be any system of Negative Marking

Subject wise break up of Questions


No of questions


No of questions

Human Anatomy Histology and Embryology


Bio Chemistry


Human Physiology


Material used in Dentistry


Human Oral Anatomy, Physiology, Histology & Tooth Morphology


General Pathology




General Dental, Pharmacology and Therapeutics


Oral Pathology and Oral Microbiology


General Medicine


General Surgery


Preventive and Community Dentistry


Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics




Oral Medicine (Oral Diagnosis) and Radiology




Oral Surgery


Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge






Admit Card / Hall Ticket

Applicants whose applications will be accepted by the board shall receive the Hall Tickets and can also download Tamil Nadu PG Dental 2017 Admit Card from the official website. Candidates are requested to affix the passport size photograph on the hall ticket attested by a Gazzetted officer.


Result of Tamil Nadu PG Dental 2017 shall be declared tentatively after one week of the commencement of the examination.


The allotment of MDS seats to qualified candidates will be done through counselling procedure. The allotment MDS seats and dental colleges will be done as per the candidate’s preference and their rank in merit list. Candidates will be called for counselling according to their ranks in batches. They can choose any one of the branches or colleges available at the time of counselling. If any candidates do not attend the phase I of Tamil Nadu PG 2017 counselling they will not be eligible to attend subsequent phases of counselling.

All candidates attending the TN PG Dental 2017 counselling for MDS Course will have to remit a non- refundable amount of Rs. 500 by means of Demand Draft drawn in favour of the Secretary, Selection Committee as processing fee.

Contact Details

Health & Family Welfare Department
Tamil Nadu Govt. Medical Colleges/Self Financing Institutions (TNGMC-SFI),
Selection Committee,
Directorate of Medical Education,
Phone No: 044-28361674,

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