Exam Format

NEBDN has come up with a new examination format from 2012.

The new format consists of -Written/theory (Multiple Choice Questions and Extended Matching Questions) -Practical section (Objective Structured Clinical Examination, OSCEs).

You are allowed to the NEBDN final exam once you finish you Record of Experience as per the requirements of the NEBDN. Complete support will be given to you on this in the class.

Advantages of this new written exam format:

  • No hassle of writing lengthy essays and fill up the blanks
  • Enables to score 100% marks
  • No negative marks (no marks will be deducted from what you already gained if you answer wrongly in other questions)
  • You need to select an answer from a list of choices/answers relevant to a question and mark on the answer sheet with a pencil.

Altogether there are 125 questions (75 MCQs and 50 EMQs) in a time of two and half hours

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCEs) is the practical part of the examination which tests your clinical skills what you will be doing at your dental surgery during the training period for almost one year.

You must pass the written or theory to sit for practice section

There is will be nearly 10 skill testing stations with 4-5mins per each station.

We have plenty of resources, practice and mock exams for each section. All our students felt very confident by time they went for the exams as a result of which we got excellent results with high pass percentage.

You must make sure that you pass both parts within three years from the date you get your Record of experience from NEBDN (highlight this with the link:


As of now it is £ 425 (not included in the course fee)

Written part: £ 125
OSCEs: £ 300

The course fee for resit will be discussed at the time of induction

NEBDN charges a deferral fee of £ 30

PFocus assesses individual cases separately and is subject to deferral fee at the discretion of the admission department. Having said that we provide pastoral services for each student and will be supported where necessary.

More information:
NEBDN exam calendar

NEBDN conducts examination twice yearly at their own examination centres with theory section followed by OSCEs

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NEBDN examination guidance