PMC Announced NLE 2021 Syllabus for Dental Graduates

NLE syllabus for dental graduates

Recently, PMC has announced the syllabus of the National Licensing Examination (NLE) 2021 for dental graduates. The announced syllabus consists of all components for the NLE dental test: theory and skill-based- clinical skills examination (SCE). Thus, dental graduates have to clear both parts to get the license. However, interested candidates can get the complete dental NLE 2021 syllabus from our website. We have uploaded the syllabus in the PDF file below. Thus, below is the detail regarding NLE dental exams and their syllabus 2021.

Dental National Licensing Examination (NLE)

National Licensing Examination (NLE) Dental is an exam conducted by the PMC for national dental graduates. After gaining a BDS degree, graduates who want to start practising as general practitioners will sit for the NLE dental exam. It means that NLE is mandatory for the BDS degree holder from the PMC approved Pakistani medical colleges. 

NLE Dental Syllabus 2021

The NLE Dental exam consists of the following two parts.

  • A theory component consists of 200 MCQs. Only those candidates who will pass the theory paper will go for the CSE.
  • Clinical Skill Examination (CSE)

The theory component of NLE Dental 2021

The theory component of the NLE dental exams will consist of the following disciplines.

Disciplines No. of MCQs
Science of dental material 15
Pharmacology including Dental Therapeutics10
Community and Preventive Dentistry 15
General Surgery 05
General Medicine 05
Oral Medicine, Diagnosis, Radiology 25
Operative Dentistry including Paediatric Dentistry & Endodontics45
Oral Surgery 25
Total 200

Clinical Skill Examination (CSE) in NLE Dental 2021

The CSE part of NLE dental 2021 comprises the following disciples.

Subjects CSE session ICSE Session 2
Professional & Multidisciplinary Skills05
Operative Dentistry, Endodontics & Paediatric Dentistry0202
Prosthodontics 0201
Oral Surgery & Oral Medicine 02
Orthodontics 01
Medical & Dental Emergencies 01

View/Download NLE Dental Syllabus 2021 online

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