General Information / Dates


The RD exam will be held in the month of February every year.  The date of exam is published on the IDA website at least 6 months in advance.

There will be two test papers –

Paper I (duration 2 hours) – Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry
Paper II (duration 2.5 hours) – Nutrition, Dietetics, Food Service Management

Each paper will consist of 3 sections

Section A: Objective questions (50 marks)

Section B:  Multiple choice (20 marks)

Section C: Clinical oriented questions (30 marks)

The candidate is required to obtain an aggregate of 50% for qualifying with a minimum of 45% in each paper.