RD Exam - Registered Dietitian Exam


RD Exam 2014 - Registered Dietitian Exam acronym as RD Exam is taken every year by Indian Dietetic Association to award registration to applicants who successfully qualify in it. Passing of RD Exam is mandatory for those candidates who want to become Registered Dietician in India.

 

Registered Dietitian Exam Eligibility

Educational Qualification

The aspiring candidate should have done Graduation in Nutrition & Dietitian or Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition & Dietitian or Master’s Degree in Nutrition & Dietitian.

Internship and Experience

Candidates should have completed six months internship (after completion of qualifying exam) in a multi-specialty hospital recognized by IDA for internship (as per the hospital list on the website) & supervised by a Registered Dietician (RD) or a senior dietician with at least 10 years experience.

The internship can be done continuously or in two installments of two to four months each with a break of not more than six weeks. The internship should be completed before 31st August of the year of applying for the RD Exam.  Or

Candidate should have two years experience as a full time Dietician in a multi-specialty hospital of minimum 150 beds.

Note: Internship certificate Should clearly state dietetic internship / training done, dates of starting and completing internship and signed by the Supervising dietitian (RD).

 

Other Eligibility Conditions

The aspiring candidate should have six months Life Membership of Indian Dietetic Association.

Important: Candidate should fulfill all the eligibility conditions by 31st August of the year of applying for the RD Exam.

 

How to apply for Registered Dietitian Exam?

Candidates can apply for Registered Dietitian Exam by downloading the application form from the official website www.idaindia.com after 1st May.


Registered Dietitian Exam Syllabus

Registered Dietitian Exam Syllabus of Paper I

  • Human Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiologic and Metabolic Changes in Disease
  • Food Microbiology, Sanitation and Hygiene

Registered Dietitian Exam Syllabus of Paper II

  • Human Nutrition and Meal Management
  • Community Nutrition
  • Diet Therapy (Theory)
  • Nutrition Education and Dietetic Counseling
  • Food Services Management

 

Registered Dietitian Exam Pattern

Registered Dietitian Exam consists of two test papers each (having three section each) of two hours duration as given below:



Parts and Marks
Time
Paper I Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry

Section A&B
Objective que.(50) &
Multiple choice (20)

Section C
Clinical oriented que.(30)

2 Hr.
Paper II Nutrition, Dietitian, Food Service Management.
2 Hr


Important: The candidates are required to obtain 50% for qualifying, and a minimum of 45% for each paper. 

 

Registered Dietitian Exam Dates

Registered Dietitian Exam is normally held in the month of November.

Registered Dietitian Exam Fee

Registered Dietitian Exam Fee is Rs.500  which has to be deposited by way of  Demand Draft to a Central Bank or any Nationalized bank in favor of "Chairperson, IDA Registration Board" payable at Vellore.  (To be sent by courier or speed post or registered post).

 

Registered Dietitian Exam Contact Details

Dr. Dharini Krishnan
New No. 18, Old No. 14
First Cross Street
C.I.T. Colony, Mylapore, Chennai 600004
Email: dhar.krish@gmail.com

 

Registered Dietitian Exam Test Centers

Registered Dietitian Exam is held at Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai at the following given centres:

  • Dr MGR-Janaki College of Arts and Science for Women "Sathyabama MGR Maligai", 11 & 13, Durgabai Deshmukh Road, Raja Annamalai puram, Chennai 600028
  • Topiwala National Medical College & Nair Hospital, Dr. A. L. Nair Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai
  • Dietary Department, AIIMS, New Delhi.
Registered Dietitian Exam 2014

Registered Dietitian Exam 2014 Important Dates

Date of Application/Notification

  • 1st May, 2014

Last Date of Submition of Application Form

  • 31st Aug, 2014

Date of Exam

  • 8th Nov, 2014 (Saturday) From 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Registered Dietitian Exam 2013 was held on

  • Nov, 2013
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