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DNB CET - 2018 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

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The Government of India established the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in 1975 with the objective of improving the quality of the Medical Education by establishing high and uniform standards of postgraduate examinations in modern medicine on an all India basis and utilizing existing infrastructure for capacity building. NBE at present conducts postgraduate and postdoctoral examinations in approved specialties leading to the award of Diplomate of National Board. The Medical Council of India has laid down standards for postgraduate examinations conducted by various medical colleges and affiliated to concerned universities and other institutions, yet the levels of proficiency and standards of evaluation vary considerably in these institutions. The Examinations conducted by NBE provide a common standard and mechanism of evaluation of minimum level of attainment of the knowledge and competencies in medical discipline. Moreover, intra country and international comparisons are facilitated with the availability of common evaluation mechanism.


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DNB CET - 2018 Conducting Body

National Board of Examination

DNB CET - 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates who are in possession of MBBS degree / Provisional Pass Certificate recognized as per the provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and possess permanent / provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification issued by the Medical Council of India / State Medical Council and have completed one year of internship / likely to complete on or before 31st August 2018 may apply for DNB-CET examination through online application. 
  • Candidates found to be ineligible at any stage of DNB-CET (2018 July Admission Session)will not be permitted to appear in the examination. In an unlikely event of any ineligible candidate appearing and / or being successful in the DNB-CET, the results / candidature of such candidate shall be cancelled and / or are deemed to be cancelled as and when the ineligibility is detected.
  • Requests for appearing in DNB CET (2018 July Admission Session) from candidates completing internship after 31st August 2018 or having qualifications that are not recognized as per IMC Act shall be summarily rejected. Candidates are further advised not to canvass for the same.
  • Candidates already pursuing DNB course are not eligible to appear for the DNB-CET till such time they have completed the entire duration of the prescribed course or have been discharged from the course. Candidates who have joined DNB-Broad Specialty course in or after December 2014 session are not eligible to appear in DNB-CET (2018 July Admission Session). This shall be irrespective of their resignation or discontinuation from the course due to any reason.
  • Appearing in DNB-CET (2018 July Admission Session) does not confer any automatic rights upon the candidate for admission at NBE accredited hospital / institute.
  • Registration with M.C.I. / State Medical Council / is necessary and its documentary proof has to be furnished at the time of counseling and at the test centre on the examination day.
  • A Candidate can register for DNB-CET (2018 July Admission Session) only once. Registration for CET, more than once shall constitute unfair means and lead to disqualification and / or penal action. 

DNB CET - 2018 Exam Centers

Online Dates

Date Centers
29/06/2018 Chirala, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Guwahati, Patna, Chandigarh, Raipur, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Gurugram, Jammu, Srinagar, Ranchi, Bengaluru, Hubli, Kannur, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi, Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Bhopal, Indore, Mumbai, Pune, Shillong, Kohima, Bhubaneswar, Bathinda, Mohali, Jaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tirunelveli, Tiruchirappalli, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Noida, Dehradun, Kolkata

DNB CET - 2018 Important Dates

EventsStart DateLast Date
Application Form11/05/2018 01/06/2018
DNB CET - 2018 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 29/06/2018
  • Declaration of result31/07/2018-
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    DNB CET - 2018 Prospectus

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    • At the time of counseling, Reservations as per rules at particular institution / medical college shall be provided for Scheduled Castes (SC), Schedule Tribes (ST), Persons With Disabilities (PWD), Other Backward Classes (OBC).
    • Documentary requirements: a. Candidates opting for reserved seats under any category are required to furnish certificate issued by competent authority in respect of SC / ST. b. The prescribed format of Certificate for candidates in respect of OBC is enclosed at Annexure E-1. 
    • For PWD seats, the qualified locomotor disabled candidates should get themselves certified at one of the under mentioned Disability Assessment Boards, constituted at the four metro-cities, before their scheduled date of counseling: 1) Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang Hospital, Ansari Nagar, (Ring Road), New Delhi-110029. 2) All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hazi Ali Park, K.Khadya Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai-400034. 3) Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, 244 Archarya J.C. Bose Marg, Kolkata – 700020. 4) Madras Medial College, Park Town, Chennai – 600003
    • The Locomotor Disabled (LD) candidates are required to bring their treatment papers related to their disability, including the investigation reports at the time of reporting to the above mentioned designed institute to such disability certificate. The candidates are advised to obtain prescribed certificate before the date of counseling. Copy of the prescribed certificate is also enclosed at Annexure E-2.
    • NBE does not own or control any of its accredited hospitals. NBE neither employs a candidate nor makes any payment / stipend to the candidate. Reservation status of DNB seats at a particular institution / medical college is provided by the respective institution only based on the roster maintained by the concerned institution. NBE does not own, possess or fund any seat. Reserved seats will be allotted to the concerned category candidates only. Candidates of reserved category can opt for either reserved seats earmarked for them or unreserved seats in order of their merit.

    DNB CET - 2018 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Rs. 4500/-

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    • The online registration process and submission of application form for DNB-PDCET (July 2018 academic session) is available at PDCET website Candidates are advised to carefully go through the registration guide available on the website before starting the online registration.
    • The online submission of application form for PDCET is available on from 11 May 2018 to 31 May 2018.
    • Online submission of application form begins on 11 May 2018 from 3:00 st PM onwards. The last date for submission of application form is 31 May 2018 (11:55 PM). Candidate may note that there is no option for submitting the form other than the online mode, offline applications or printed copies will not be accepted. Candidates are advised to refer NBE website regarding details for online submission of application form. At the end online submission of application form, the candidate will get a computer generated acknowledgment. This acknowledgment shall also be sent at the registered e-mail ID of the candidate. All fields marked * in the online application form are mandatory. Applications of the candidates producing false or fabricated information will not be considered and the candidates may be further debarred from appearing in any future examinations
    • Candidates must preserve a hard copy of application form for future reference.

    Information such as personal details, educational qualification etc. provided by the candidates in the online application form shall be treated as correct and NBE will not entertain, under any circumstances, any request for change in the information provided by the candidates. Candidates have the option of changing the information entered in the application form till the last date of online submission of application form. NBE disclaims any liability that may arise to candidate(s) due to incorrect information provided by the candidate during online submission application form. NBE does not edit / modify / alter any information entered by the candidates at the time of online submission of application form under any circumstances. Candidates may note that the following data of the application form are non editable.

    • Name of the candidate
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Nationality 
    • Mobile No.
    • Email address
    • Testing city
    • Photograph
    • Signature

    Steps in online submission of application form:

    The following sequence shall be observed while filing the online application form:

    • Fill the registration form for obtaining User ID and Password.
    • User ID and Password will be sent through SMS and Email ID.
    • Fill the application form and Upload your photograph & signature.
    • Choose your Test City.
    • Submission of fees.
    • Take a print out of the filled Application form with Transaction ID printed on it.

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    DNB CET - 2018 Syllabus

    PART - A

    • ANATOMY - 24 Questions
    • PHYSIOLOGY - 24 Questions
    • BIOCHEMISTRY - 24 Questions
    • PATHOLOGY - 18 Questions
    • MICROBIOLOGY - 18 Questions
    • PHARMACOLOGY - 18 Questions
    • FORENSIC MEDICINE - 12 Questions
    • OPHTHALMOLOGY - 12 Questions

    PART - B

    • ENT - 12 Questions
    • GENERAL MEDICINE - 26 Questions
    • PSYCHIATRY - 6 Questions
    • DERMATOLOGY & STD - 6 Questions
    • GENERAL SURGERY - 25 Questions
    • ORTHOPEDICS - 5 Questions
    • ANAESTHESIOLOGY - 5 Questions
    • RADIOLOGY - 5 Questions
    • OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY - 24 Questions
    • PAEDIATRICS - 12 Questions


    PART - A


    PART - B

    • ENT

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    DNB CET - 2018 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 29/06/2018

    Examination Day Instructions

    Candidates will not be allowed to take the following items inside the examination center under any circumstances. All the candidates will be subjected to compulsory frisking before entering the examination center:

    • Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), notes, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Pen, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, etc.
    • Any electronic device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, wrist watch / Health Band, Calculator, Electronic Pen / Scanner etc.
    • All ornaments like bracelets, Ring, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain / Necklace, Pendants, Necklace with pendants, Badge, Brooch etc.
    • Other items like Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap etc.
    • Any eatable item opened or packed, soft drinks, water bottle etc.
    • Any other item which could be used for unfair means, for hiding communication devices like wireless / Bluetooth device, spy camera etc.
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    DNB CET - 2018 Results

    Result Declaration31/07/2018

    DNB CET - 2018 Re-evaluation

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    In the event of two or more candidates obtaining same score , the following tie-breaking criteria will be applied to determine inter-se merit in descending order of application till a unique inter-se merit is determined for all such candidates:

    • Candidate who has more number of correct responses shall be placed at higher position.
    • Failing which, date of birth of the candidate will be taken into consideration. Older Candidates will be placed at a better merit position.    

    NoteThere is no provision for re-checking or re-totaling or re-evaluation of the question paper, answers, marks and no query in this regard will be entertained.

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