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
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
Physiologic and Metabolic Changes in Disease
Food Microbiology, Sanitation and Hygiene
Registered Dietitian Exam Syllabus of Paper II
Human Nutrition and Meal Management
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:
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 isRs.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: [email protected]
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