RD Information

The Registration Board of the Indian Dietetic Association conducts an annual exam and evaluates dietitians about their knowledge in theory and practice of dietetics and nutrition. The deserving candidates are given the title Registered Dietician (RD).

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR RD EXAM
  1. Life membership in Indian Dietetic Association (IDA)
  2. Graduate in Nutrition and dietetics / PG Diploma or masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics
  3. 6 months internship after completion of qualifying exam (above), in a hospital recognised by IDA for internship and supervised by a Registered Dietitian (RD). The internship should be done continuously or in 2 installments and completed before the last working day of August
    OR
    2 years experience as a full time dietitian in a teaching hospital or under an RD

Registration exam
Exam date : November
Deadline to request application form Last working day of July
Deadline for returning completed "Forms to Chairperson" : Last working day of August
Exam centres : 1. Dietary dept, CMCH, Vellore
2. Dietary dept, CMC, Ludhiana
3.SNDT, Juhu road, Mumbai
Exam fees : Rs.250/- (liable to change)
Application : Should be obtained from Chairperson, registration board on Payment of Rs50/- by DD (liable to Change), payable at Vellore, drawn On a nationalised bank in favour of "Chairperson, Registration Board"
Exam : 2 test papers, 2 hours each paper
Paper 1 : Physiology, microbiology, Biochemistry
Paper 2 : Nutrition & Dietetics, Food service Management Each paper has
2 sections:-
section A : objective questions (50 marks) and multiple choice
(20 marks)
section B : clinical oriented questions 30 marks.
The candidate must obtain 50% for pass with a minimum of 45% for each paper. The syllabus is available with the application form.
  For more details logon to www.idaindia.com
 


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