BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (BDS)
Evaluation is a continuous process, which is based upon criteria developed by 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 by the institution.
Summative evaluation is done by the university through examination conducted at the end of the specified course.
Methods of evaluation
Evaluation may be achieved by the following tested methods:
i. Written test
ii. Practical examination
iii. Clinical examination
iv. Viva voce
For a candidate to be eligible to write the university examination of an year of study for the first time he/she should have minimum 80% attendance in all the subjects in which examination is being held for the year of study and a minimum of 70% in Lectures and Practical/ Clinical separately in all the non-exam subjects for the year (Refer Section 1.8). However candidates with such 80% attendance in all the subjects of study for which university examination is held for a particular year will be eligible to attempt the university examination only in those subjects in which he/she has secured the minimum requirement of 40% of internal assessment marks. A candidate can reappear for university examination in the failed subjects provided he/she has secured minimum 70% attendance (theory & practical separately) and have scored minimum 40% marks in internal assessment conducted for the subject during the supplementary period.
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