Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) Karnataka for MDS 2012


There will be merit seats and Management seats for MDS courses offered at various colleges in Karnataka. PGCET is conducted to admit candidates in government seats under the merit quota. Candidates will be admitted to these colleges according to their score obtained in this exam.

Structure of PGCET Karnataka for MDS

Two hundred objective questions will be asked in this entrance test with duration of three hours. One mark will be given to the correct answer chosen by the candidate from the four alternatives. In other cases, candidates will not get any marks.

Syllabus for PGCET Karnataka for MDS

  • General Human Anatomy including Embryology and Histology
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Biochemistry
  • Dental Materials
  • General Pathology
  • General Microbiology
  • Oral Anatomy including Embryology
  • General Pharmacology and Dental Therapeutics
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Microbiology
  • Preventive and Social Dentistry
  • Prosthetics
  • Conservative (Operative) Dentistry including Endodontic
  • Paedodontics
  • Periodontia
  • Orthodontia
  • Oral Medicine
  • Oral Diagnosis
  • Oral Surgery
  • Dental Radiology

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should possess BDS degree from any college recognized by Dental Council of India. Also those colleges should be within Karnataka. If those colleges are outside Karnataka, then such candidates will be eligible only if they are of Karnataka origin.

How to Apply?

Applicants need to fill the form online by visiting the website After that it should be submitted to the Registrar, RGUHS, 4th ‘T’ Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore – 560 041. It should be accompanied with a DD as registration fee and two extra photos. Forms can be directly submitted by the applicants or they can submit it through post. DD of registration fee should be taken in the name of ‘Registrar, RGUHS, Bangalore’. Registration fee specified for SC, ST and Category – I will be Rs.400/- and for others it will be Rs. 1500/-.

How to fill the Form?

Applicant’s name should be entered into the form in capital letters as per Degree certificate. Confirm the Date of Birth entered into the form resembles the date specified in Birth certificate. Details of the DD should be entered correctly into the form.

Important Dates (Tentative)

[Please note that we only provide tentative dates based on previous years dates. For exact dates related information it is always best to check official websites only.]

Staring date of availability of application forms: 4th Week of November, 2011

Last date of receiving application forms by post: 3rd Week of November, 2011

Last date of receiving application forms in person: Last Week of November, 2011

Date of Examination: 1st Week of February, 2012

List of PGCET Karnataka for MDS Centers

  • Bangalore
  • Mysore
  • Hubli-Dharwad
  • Bellary
  • Mangalore

Contact Address for the PGCET Karnataka for MDS

  • Address : Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, 4th ‘T’ Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore – 560 041, Karnataka
  • Tel: 080-26961940
  • Website:

Colleges Accepting the PGCET Karnataka for MDS

  • Government Dental College, Bangalore
  • Bapuji Dental College, Davanagere
  • KLE Society’s Institute of Dental Sciences, Belgaum
  • AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore
  • MR Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore
  • Vokkaligara Sangha Dental College, Bangalore
  • Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad
  • HKE Society’s Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences,Gulbarga
  • Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara Dental College , Mysore
  • PM Nadagauda Memorial Dental College, Bagalkot
  • College of Dental Sciences, Davanagere
  • Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore
  • MS Ramaiah Dental College, Bangalore
  • KVG Dental College, Sullia
  • Yenopoya Dental College, Mangalore
  • SJM Dental College, Chitradurga
  • Academy of Medical Education Dental College, Raichur
  • Al-Ameen Dental College, Bijapur
  • Dayananda Sagar College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore
  • Dr. Shymala Reddy Dental College, Bangalore
  • KGF College of Dental Sciences
  • S B Patil Institute for Dental Sciences, Bidar
  • Sri Hasanamba Dental College, Hassan
  • AECS Maruthi College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore
  • Al-Badar Rural Dental College, Gulbarga
  • Farooqia Dental College, Mysore
  • HKDET’s Dental College, Humnabad
  • KLE Society’s Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore
  • Sri Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore
  • Maratha Mandal Dental College, Belgaum
  • NSVK Sri Venkateshwara Dental College, Bangalore
  • Rashtreeya Vidyalaya Dental College, Bangalore
  • Raja Rajeshwari Dental College, Bangalore
  • Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore
  • Sharavathi Dental College, Shimoga
  • Sri Siddartha Dental College, Tumkur
  • Oxford Dental College, Bangalore
  • College of Dental Surgery, Manipal
  • College of Dental Surgery, Mangalore

Reference Books for PGCET Karnataka for MDS

  • Snell (Richrad S.) Clinical Anatomy for Medical Students Ed. 5 by Little Brown & Company Boston
  • Rj. Last’s Anatomy by Mcminn
  • Functional Histology by Wheater, Burkitt & Daniels
  • Orban’s Oral Histology & Embryology by S. N. Bhaskar.
  • Physiology & Biochemistry of the Mouth by Jenkins
  • Text Book of Microbiology by A. Ananthanarayan & C.K. Jayaram Paniker
  • Applied Dental Materials by Anderson
  • Applied Physiology by Cyril A Keele, Samson.s Wrights
  • Chemistry and Metallurgy of Dental Materials by Cambel Smith
  • Dental materials written by P.K Basu
  • Dental Metallurgy and non-metallic materials by Smith
  • John B. West. Best and Taylors Physiological Basis of Medical Practice by Baltimore Williams
  • Pathologic basis of Disease by Cotfxan Kumar Roffins Robbins
  • Pathology Vol I &II by John M Issane Andersons
  • Restorative dental materials by Craig
  • Review of Medical Physiology by Ganong
  • Science of Dental Materials by Kenneth J. Anusavice, Philips
  • Textbook of Biochemistry for Medical Students by AVSS Rama Rao
  • Textbook of Medical Physiology by Guyton
  • Textbook of Pathology Vol I&II by Critchie, Boyd

Coaching Centers for PGCET Karnataka for MDS

  • A.K. Vidyamandir (Medical Wing)
  • Aakash Institute
  • Brilliant Tutorils Pvt Ltd
  • Caeer Fourm
  • Career Launcher
  • Career Point
  • City College
  • DAMS
  • DentaQuest
  • Disha
  • Helix Institute
  • Imperial Tutorials
  • Manya Education Pvt. Ltd
  • Resonance
  • S. S. Coachings
  • Sahil Study Circle
  • TIME
  • Vidya Tutorials Pvt. Ltd
  • Vidyasagar

Study Plan

Questions asked in the entrance exam will be from the topics studied during graduation. Therefore students can prepare for the MDS entrance exam using the text books studied during graduation. They can also refer the notes prepared during that time. Prepare a study plan according to the pattern and syllabus of the exam. It should include the time schedule specified to study different topics. Available time should be utilized by giving more time to tough topics. Easier topics should be studied later with the time obtained after finishing tougher topics. Mock tests and old question papers can help the students to understand their ability to attend the exam. Students should be confident of their ability without getting tensed of exam unnecessarily.

How and Where To Get the Results?

Candidates can check their results online by visiting the website

Score Validity

Validity of the score of this exam will be till the end of the admission process.



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5 Responses to “Post Graduate Common Entrance Test (PGCET) Karnataka for MDS 2012”

  1. 5

    i am looking for 10yrs solved question papers books of pgcet mds so can u plz suggest either book name or author name.

  2. 4
    Dr.Shakthi Dorai:

    Sir, I belong to 2007-08 batch . According to DCI rule that is ” revised BDS course ( 4th amendment) regulation 2011 - BDS 2007 batch internship ” . I have done 4 1/2 + 6 months internship…. I belong to Karnataka but obtained my BDS degree in Tamil nadu …. am I eligible to pgkcet…

  3. 3

    Dear sir/madam,

    I would like to do M.D in Surgery so, i want to know details about cut off ranking in 2011, and fee structure in the year 2011 in karnataka . From which website shall i draw these information.

    thanking you.

    yours faithfully

  4. 2

    i have done my bds from banglore but i m not te domicile of the state. is iam eligible for pgcet . what is the difference between pgcet and comdek dental pg exam.

  5. 1
    bharath kanth n:

    sir my entire education had done in andhra pradesh.. My mothers native place is karnataka. And i had born in karnataka itself.. Did i eligble for pgcet for mds in karnataka. Plz help