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DNB CET (Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test 2014)

Exam Information

Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test 2014(DNB CET)
Exam details

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 for which postgraduate courses were started in medical institutions. Moreover, intra country and international comparisons are facilitated with the availability of commonly accepted evaluation mechanism.
Eligibility crieteria

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 and have completed one year of internship/likely to complete on or before 31st January 2014 may apply for CET through online application.

Candidates found to be ineligible at any stage of DNB-CET 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.

Requests for appearing in DNB-CET from candidates completing internship after 31st January 2014 shall be summarily rejected. 

Candidate who are completing their internship after 31st January 2014 or likely to complete after 31st January 2014 need not apply in the DNB-CET exam as they shall be ineligible to participate at any stage of the admission process.

Candidates already pursuing a MD/MS or DNB course are not eligible to appear for the DNB-CET till such time they have completed the duration of prescribed course or have been discharged from the course. (w.e.f. DNB – CET January 2014 Admission Session)

Registration and /or appearance in DNB-CET 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 should be furnished at the time of counseling.

Exam pattern

DNB-CET is an entrance examination and is an essential pre-requisite for entry to DNB Broad Specialty and Post MBBS Direct 6 years super specialty courses.  The next session of entrance examination shall be held in November 2012 and conducted as computer-based test only.

The test comprises 180 multiple choice, single correct response questions in English language only.
Candidates successful in the DNB-CET shall be asked to participate in a Centralized merit based counseling conducted by National Board of Examinations for allotment of DNB seats at NBE accredited Institutions/hospitals/medical colleges in order of their merit and candidate shall be able to opt for the NBE accredited institution/ hospital/medical college of their choice as per availability at their merit.
The provisional list of National Board of Examinations accredited institutes where candidates can pursue DNB is available at NBE website www.natboard.edu.in.
The examination shall be a multiple choice questions test delivered using computer network as per scheme prescribed. 
Kindly note that the weightage of MCQ’s is indicative and purely provisional. NBE reserves its rights to alter / vary / amend the same.  
Negative Marking : There shall be no negative marking.


How to apply

The online application form is available on their official website - www.natboard.edu.in/.

Important dates

Availability of Information Bulletin-cum-Examination Fee Voucher at designated branches of Axis Bank : 3 October - 1 November 2013.

Online Registration and Scheduling for DNB-CET examination : 3 October - 3 November 2013.
Examination Dates for DNB-CET :  15 November - 21 November 2013.
Declaration of Results : By 7January 2014.
Cut off date for completing internship : 31 January 2014.
Registration and scheduling for appearing in the DNB-CET examination is to be undertaken online at the website www.natboard.edu.in/cet
Application forms CANNOT be submitted in offline /printed copy by post.
Online applications can be accessed and completed till 23:59 hrs on 3rd November 2013 only.


Exam centers

Ahmedabad / Bangalore / Chandigarh / Chennai / Delhi and NCR / Hyderabad / Kolkata / Mumbai / Nagpur / Pune / Trivandrum.

The exact venue will be informed to the eligible candidates by post through admit card. National Board of Examinations reserves the right to cancel/add any other centre including those mentioned herein above. The final centres will be informed to the candidates by means of admit card and also on website of National Board of Examinations.
The candidate shall appear at the centre allocated by the National Board at his/her own cost. The Board also reserves the right to allocate centre to the candidates for appearing in the examination at any city across the country.
The list of eligible/provisionally eligible candidates and venue of CET examinations can also be seen on the website www.natboard.edu.in.




Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Ring Road)

New Delhi-110029

Phone : 1800 11 1800 or 0124-6771700

E-mail : mail@natboard.edu.in

Website : www.natboard.edu.in/cet

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