Registration is awarded to applicants who successfully qualify in the Registration examination.

RD Exam Eligibility

Criteria for Life Membership:
a) A Graduate degree (minimum three years) in Home Science with Foods /Nutrition / Dietetics or Foods & Nutrition / Clinical Nutrition / Dietetics.


b) A Post-graduation (diploma or degree) in Nutrition / Dietetics with a graduation in another science discipline

Criteria for Student Membership:

Students who are pursuing graduation (Clinical Nutrition / Nutrition & Dietetics / Home science with Nutrition Hons.)

Criteria for Associate Membership:

Anyone, who does not fall under the above criteria of Lifetime / Student membership, is eligible to be an Associate member*. This membership criteria is only for allied health professionals.

PS: Though this membership is for life, it comes without any Voting rights and does not make the member eligible for any positions in the Executive Committees (National and Local Chapters)

*subject to approval by IDA Chapter Committee

Instructions for RD Exam

Registration Examination: Exam Date: 10th February 2018

Last date of submitting completed application form November 30th of the year of applying for the RD exam.

Examination Fee: Rupees1000/-(Non Refundable);Only through ECS / NEFT Account details click here

  1. Copy of the Receipt to be sent along with application form.
  2. Address for Communication for Applications
    Salome Benjamin
    2/266/3488,Tagore Nagar,
    Vikhroli East,Mumbai-400083
    Maharashtra, India.
  3. No queries regarding the exam will be entertained after the 30th of September that year.
  4. RD exam results cannot be contested once published. There will be no
    re-evaluation of RD exam papers.
  5. RD internship validity will be for 5yrs only from the date of completion.

Exam Centers

Tamil Nadu Government Multi Super Specialty Hospital,3rd floor, Omandurar Government Estate, Anna Salai Chennai-600002

Topiwala National Medical College & Nair Hospital, Dr.A.L.Nair Road, Mumbai Central, Mumbai- 400008

New Delhi
Dietary Department, AIIMS.

Shri Sadguru Homescience College, Opp Jain Derasar, Chaudhary high school campus , Kasturba Road, Rajkot 360001

Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute Hospital, wing 37, S P, Mukherjee Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700026

National Institute of Nutrition, Taranaka, Hyderabad

Copyright © Indian Dietetic Association