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DNB CET SS (Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test - Super Specialty 2014)

Exam Information

Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test - Super Specialty 2014(DNB CET SS)
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 post graduate medical degrees/Provisional Pass Certificates by 31st December 2013 in eligible* specialties and their medical qualifications are recognized as per the provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 or DNB qualifications may apply for CET (SS) through online application.

Candidate should possess permanent registration certificate of MBBS qualification and their additional medical qualification should be registrable with Medical council of India.
Candidates found to be ineligible at any stage of CET-SS will not be permitted to appear in the examination. In an unlikely event of any ineligible candidate appearing and/or being successful in the CET-SS, the results/candidature of such candidate shall be cancelled and/or are deemed to be cancelled.
Requests for appearing in CET-SS from candidates who are qualifying and getting their results of the basic eligibility qualification after 31st December 2013 shall be summarily rejected.
Candidate who are qualifying and getting their results after 31st December 2013 or likely to qualify after 31st December 2013 need not apply in the CET - SS exam as they shall be ineligible to participate at any stage of the admission process.
Candidates already pursuing a DM/MCh or DNB course are not eligible to appear for the CET-SS till such time they have completed the duration of prescribed course or have been discharged from the course. 
Registration and /or appearance in CET-SS do 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

CET - SS is an entrance examination and is an essential pre-requisite for entry to post MD/MS/DNB 3-year Super Specialty courses. The next session of entrance examination shall be held on 21st November 2013 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 CET-SS 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. 
Negative Marking: There shall be no negative marking.
How to apply

Candidates need to be registered online to get application form.

The online registration website for CET-SS is available via www.natboard.edu.in 

Candidate may note that there is no option for submitting the form other than the online mode.  
Once the candidate has completed his/her registration, there will be no option to modify. 

Application forms can be obtained from the selected branches of Axis Bank and Indian Bank.

Important dates

Availability of Information Bulletin : 7th October 2013 - 8th November  2013

Online Registration for CET-SS Examination :  7th October 2013 - 10th November  2013

Examination Date for CET-SS : 23rd November, 2013

Cut off date for passing qualifying examination (MD/MS/DNB) : 31st December 2013

Declaration of Results : 15th January, 2014

Exam centers



Delhi & NCR






Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar,

Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Ring Road)

New Delhi-110029

Website: www.natboard.edu.in

E-mail: cetss2013@natboard.edu.in

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