These regulations shall be applicable for the B.D.S. degree examinations conducted by various universities in the country.
Evaluation is a continuous process, which is based upon 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.
Evaluation is achieved by two processes
| • Formative or internal assessment.
| • Summative or university examinations.
Formative evaluation is done through a series of tests and examinations conducted periodically
Summative evaluation is done by the university through examination conducted at the end of the specified course.
II. METHODS OF EVALUATION:
Evaluation may be achieved by the following tested methods:
• Written Test
• Clinical Examination
• Viva Voice
INTERNAL ASSESSMENT EXAMINATION
The continuing assessment examinations may be held frequently at least 3 times in a particular year and the average marks of these examinations should be considered. At least 25% out of the total marks in each subject for both theory and practical clinical examination should be set aside for the internal assessment examinations.
SCHEME OF EXAMINATION:
The written examination in each subject shall consist of one paper of three hours duration
Each paper will be divided into two parts, A and B of equal marks with the exception of the combined paper of physiology and biochemistry where 50 marks are allotted to Physiology and 50 marks to Biochemistry.
The question paper should contain different types of questions like essay, short answer and objective type or M.C.Q’s.
The marks distribution could be 20 marks for essay questions, 15 marks for short answer type and 15 marks for M.C.Q.’s in each section.
The nature of questions set, should be aimed to evaluate students of different standards ranging from average to excellent.
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.
The University may set up a question bank particularly for M.C.Q.’s.
Practical/ Clinical Examination:
Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation: The present system of conducting practical/
clinical examination at several universities provide chance for unrealistic proportions of
luck. Only a particular clinical procedure or experiment is usually given for the
examination. The clinical /practical examination should provide a number of chances
for the candidate to express one’s skills. A number of examination stations with specific
instructions to be carried out may 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.
Records/ Log Books: The candidate should be given credit for his 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.
Scheme of clinical and practical examinations: The specific scheme of clinical/ practical
examinations, the type of clinical procedures/ experiments to be performed and marks
allotted for each are to be discussed and finalized 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/ clinical examinations should e evaluated by two examiners of which one shall
be an external examiner appointed from other universities. Each candidate should be
evaluated by each examiner independently and marks computed at the end of the
Viva Voice: 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. Fifty marks are exclusively
allotted for viva voce and that can be divided equally amongst the examiners, i.e., 25
marks per examiner.
Marks distribution in each subject:
Each subject shall have a maximum of 250 marks.
Practical/ Clinical 100
Theory – 150 Practicals/ clinicals – 100
University written exam 100 University Exam 75
Viva Voice 25
Internal assessment 25 Internal assessment 25
Pre-clinical Conservative Dentistry... Internal Assessment 25
University Practical exam 50
Viva voice 25