Registered Dietitian (RD) Exam
Registration is awarded to applicants who successfully qualify in the Registration examination.

Eligibility Requirements for Registration Examination
  • Six months Life Membership of Indian Dietetic Association (IDA) by the August 31st of that year.
  • Graduate in Nutrition & Dietetics / Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition & Dietetics / Masters in Nutrition & Dietetics/ Masters in Food and Nutrition
  • Internship
    Six months internship (after completion of qualifying examination) in a multi-specialty hospital with a minimum of 100, in the hospitals recognized by R.D. Board (as per the hospital list on the website) and supervised by a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) with a minimum of 2 yrs experience or a senior dietitian with at least 10 years experience
    (OR)
    Six months internship (after completion of qualifying examination) in a **Super-specialty hospital with a minimum of 100 beds in the hospitals recognized by R. D. Board (as per the hospital list on the website) and supervised by a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) with a minimum of 2 yrs experience or a senior dietitian with at least 10 years experience
    (OR)
    Three months internship without any break (after completion of qualifying examination) in a Super-specialty hospital with a minimum of 100 beds in the hospitals recognized by R.D. Board (as per the hospital list on the website) and supervised by a Registered Dietitian (R. D.) with minimum 2 yrs of experience or a senior dietitian with at least 10 years experience
    AND
    3 months of internship in a multispecialty hospital with the criteria as mentioned above. The internship can be done continuously or in two installments (3+3) months with a break of not more than six weeks. The internship should be completed on or before August 31st of the year of applying for the R. D. exam
    (OR)
    Experience
    Two years of experience as a full time dietitian in a multi-specialty / **Super Specialty hospital with a minimum of 100 beds.

    ** Super specialty hospitals should have the following departments:
    Diabetes and Endocrinology
    Nephrology
    Gasteroenterology
    Cardiology
    Critically ill
    Pediatric
    Surgery

Internship certificate

- Should clearly state dietetic internship / training done
- Should have dates of starting and completing internship
- Should be signed by the Supervising dietitian (RD)

- The certificate of the competency package should be added to the application and sent to the R.D. Board while applying for the exam

Registration Examination

Exam Date : 8th November, 2014.

Application form Click here to download
Please apply after May 1st of the examination year.

Last date of submitting completed application form - August 31st of the year of applying for the RD exam.

Examination Fee - Rupees 1000/- (Non Refundable).
Demand Draft on Central Bank or any Nationalized bank in favor of "Chairperson, IDA Registration Board" payable at VELLORE (please send by courier or speed post or registered post).

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

Exam Centers

Regular RD
  • Chennai - The Madras Medical Mission, Mogappair, Chennai
  • Topiwala National Medical College & Nair Hospital, Dr. A. L. Nair Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai
  • Dietary Department, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Baroda Dept of Foods and Nutrition, Faculty of Family and Community Science, The MS University Of Baroda, Vadodara
  • Kolkata - Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute , Kolkata
  • Hyderabad National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad


Points to be considered while applying :
  • Every R. D. or senior dietitian can take only two candidates for a period of 6 months which amounts to only four candidates every year
  • The certificate of the competency package should be added to the application and sent to the R.D. Board while applying for the exam
  • The R.D. exam fees will not be refunded to any candidate even if they are not eligible for taking the exam
  • Along with application, fill in the hall ticket format also
  • Only hospitals uploaded on the website will be accepted for internship for the R.D. exam
  • No queries regarding the exam will be entertained after the 30th of September that year


 
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