All India Post Graduate Dental Entrance Test


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Degrees Offered: MDS

Colleges Participating: D.Y. Patil

AIPGDT 2018 Exam Information

This exam is being conducted at an all India level to gain admission in the post graduate courses at D.Y. Patil Dental College in Pune. The important dates relevant to this examination are as below:



Last Date to Submit Application Form

31th October 2017

Last Date to Submit Application Form (with late fee)

27th  November 2017

Exam Date

7th January 2018

Admit Card

Two weeks before the Entrance Exam

Exam Center

The exam center for this national level exam would be D.Y. Patil College & Hospital in Pune, Pimpri.

The address for the center would be:

Dr. D.Y.Patil Dental College and Hospital


Pune: 411018

  • The candidate will need to report to the exam center for the examination on the said date and time

  • No candidate will be entertained regarding exam dates or exam center

  • In case, due to unforeseen circumstances, the examination center is cancelled, the new center will be allotted and the same would be announced to the candidate in advance

All India Dental PG Exam 2018 Course Information

This exam is a national level exam conducted for admissions into D Y Patil Dental college in Pune. The course offered as part of this exam is an MD in dental. The following specializations are included as part of this examination and the course that follows.

  • Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge

  • Periodontology

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics

  • Oral Pathology and Microbiology

  • Public Health Dentistry

  • Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

  • Oral Medicine and Radiology

The total students that are selected as part of this entrance exam are 45.

All India Dental PG Exam 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The students who are planning to take this exam should ideally fulfill the eligibility criteria stated by the college.


  • The candidate appearing for the examination should have completed their graduation in dental from a reputed dental institute. The institute should be recognized by the government

  • It should be affiliated with the dental council of India

  • The candidate appearing should have completed 12 months of rotational internship with a dental hospital or clinic, as per the norms stated by the dental council of India

  • The candidate should be registered with the dental council of India

  • The candidate can also be registered with the state dental council

  • The candidate should have achieved a minimum percentage marks in their dental graduation, and the marks should be compliant with the stated eligibility criteria

  • The candidates who have not finished their internship, but will finish it before the joining, can also sit for the examination

  • These candidates will need to produce proof of their internship completion date, which is duly signed. The proofs should come from the principal or dean of the institute or clinic they are interning at

  • The candidates whose internship would be done by 31st March of the year in which the examination is conducted are also allowed to appear for the examination

  • Documents related to passing, internship should be kept ready for check on eligibility

Age & Domicile

  • The candidates should have completed their bachelors in dental before appearing for the post graduate entrance exam

  • There is no age bar or restriction for appearing in this examination

  • The candidates should be a resident of India

  • As this is a  national level examination, state domicile proof is not required

All India Dental PG Exam 2018 Application Forms

The candidates aspiring to take on this examination need to fill out an online application form with their details correctly entered.

The candidates can fill out the form by visiting the website:

Here the candidates will need to visit the All India Entrance Test 2018 section to get the form

Address :-

The offline admission forms are available at

Padmashree Dr. D.Y.Patil University

Admission Cell

Ground Floor

Old Medical College Building

Sector 7 Phase 1

Nerul, Navi Mumbai: 400706

Filling Out the Form

  • Before filling out the form, the candidates should ideally check on all instructions detailed out in the prospectus

  • Fill out your login details. In case you are using the online form for the first time, register yourself

  • Get your login details, and then login to the online form

  • Fill out your name as has been mentioned in your graduation degree. If you fill in the name wrong, you may not go past the eligibility

  • Fill out your date of birth as on your birth certificate, and your age correctly

  • Fill out gender, nationality, residence state and other personal profile details correctly

  • Make sure you double check the details entered by you before submitting them

  • Internship details are important for eligibility. Make sure you enter your internship details exactly as it is on the letter from your dean or principal

  • Mention the date when you would be or have completed your internship

  • Make sure you read all the eligibility details related to internship before filling out the application form

  • Fill out your graduation marks details correctly. If the  exact percentage is asked, do not round off the percentage

  • If you have work experience before appearing for the dental post graduate course, make sure you have entered details of your work experience

  • Once you have entered all the necessary details correctly, cross check your form for all the details

  • You can always save your form first, check the details and submit it later

  • In case you are paying the application fee by Demand Draft, you will need to purchase the draft before entering the details. This way you would be able to enter the draft number while filling out the application form

  • Payments for the application can be made using Demand Draft, credit card, debit card, and cash

  • Once you have submitted your form, you will get an application number

  • Always keep the application number and your login details safely. You may need it for various reasons

In case you have submitted the demand draft details, then you will need to send in the demand draft after submitting the form

Mention the following details on the back side of the demand draft

  • Name

  • Application Number

  • Demand Draft Number

You will need Rs. 3750 as your application fee to appear in this examination. You will need to draw a demand draft in favor of Padmashree Dr. D.Y.Patil University which is payable at Pune. In case you are making an NEFT transfer, then the bank account to which you will need to pay is as follows

Account Name: Padmashree Dr. D. Y.Patil

Account Number: 27410200000509


All India Dental PG Exam 2018 Admit Card

  • The AIPGDET admit cards will be received by the candidates at their postal address two weeks prior to the date of the examination

  • In case the candidate has lost their admit card or has not received the admit card, should call the controller of examinations. The phone number for the same would be 020-27420156. A duplicate admit card would be sent in immediately

  • The candidate must have their admit cards along with a photo identity proof while appearing for the examination

  • Make sure the signature on your photo id proof and the signature on the application form match

All India Dental PG Exam 2018 Syllabus

The candidates taking this examination are on to proceed with the post graduate dental program. The following modules are included as part of the syllabus

  • Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge

  • Periodontology

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics

  • Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics

  • Oral Pathology and Microbiology

  • Public Health Dentistry

  • Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

  • Oral Medicine and Radiology

Reference Books

  • Dental Pulse

  • Gowri Shankar Question Bank

  • AIPGMEE by Mudith Khanna

  • AIIMS Medical by Amith Ashish

  • Question Banks

  • Past Question Papers of all All India Dental post graduate entrance exams

How to Study for the Exam?

Preparation for the exam plays an important role in actually clearing the exams. Considering the intake for this college is only 45, the exam is highly competitive in that respect. You will need to work hard on your preparation style in order to crack the exam and go ahead with counseling.

Know the Syllabus

Preparation becomes easy when you have an idea of what exactly you are set to prepare. For example if you are aware of the syllabus and the type of questions being asked, preparing becomes easy. This is probably why you should study the whole syllabus mentioned

Study Past Papers

Once you know the syllabus, you need to study past papers to understand the kind of questions being tackled, the kind of portions being talked about. This would help you know what is important for evaluation purposes. You get an idea of how to study when you begin with this in the backdrop.

Plan the Schedule

When you are planning the schedule, you will need to divide it between first read, revision, and three days before the exam.

First Read: Plan out how much time you will need to spend for each subject in consideration. Once you are done with that, go on to see how many days are left before your exam. Now divide the days, leaving good enough days for the revision, and plan a good schedule for your study preparation. If you are currently working, or have your internship on, you may want to include all of that in your plan. Make sure you plan accounts for all the hours you will be working

Make thorough notes while you are on with your first read. These notes are always useful at the time when you plan out your revision.

Revision Study: Give yourself a three to four days break between your first read and the revision read. This would help you grasp and understand whatever you just learnt from your first read. Now plan your revision schedule during this gap. You can always plan out subjects that are your weak areas as ones to be studied first. You can move on to the rest of the schedule later. The revision schedule should be realistic, and should be mostly worked out in a way that you can accommodate your weak areas for study.

Analysis of Papers

You can’t escape with writing the papers only. You will need to analyze whatever you have submitted. See what is going wrong. Analyze every question, and determine why you have answered wrong, in case you have. By the end of it you will have full confidence

Stay Calm

While preparing for the exam, one thing you should always remember is that you should never worry. Being calm is the key to good preparation and a sound exam. Relaxation is highly important along with reading the right material.

All India Dental PG Exam 2018 Results

  • The results will be notified in the month of February on the official website of the university.

  • The candidates will need to enter their registration number or their roll number on the website to find their results.

All India Dental PG Exam 2018 Counselling

  • The candidates who have been shortlisted for the counseling would be informed personally as well as on the website where a list of the shortlisted candidates will be put up

  • The candidates will need to be present at the center on the said time and date. In case the candidate is not present, the candidature will be cancelled

Course Features

  • Video Lectures
  • Revision Notes
  • Previous Year Papers
  • Mind Map
  • Study Planner
  • NCERT Solutions
  • Discussion Forum
  • Test paper with Video Solution