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

Exam Information

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

The POSTDIPLOMACET is an entrance examination for entry to the DNB Board Specialty secondary seats. The examination shall be held on 21st November 2013.

Appearance in the Post Diploma CET is an essential pre-requisite for entry to the DNB Board Specialties (Secondary Seats) Jan 2013 admission session.
All the candidate who appear in the above examination will be given a merit position (rank) based on the descending order of the marks obtained by them in the above examinations. The merit list shall be published specialty wise (merit list for DGO, DMRD,DMRT,DORTHO, DOMS, DLO, DA, DVD, DPM, DCH, DNM, DTCD,DPMRDCPetc. shall be published separately).
Candidates successful in the Post Diploma CET shall be asked to participate in a Centralized counseling conducted by National Board of Examinations for allotment of DNB secondary seat at NBE accredited Institutions / hospitals / medical colleges in order of their Specialty merit and shall be able to opt for the NBE accredited institution/hospital/medical college of their choice as per availability at their merit.
Eligibility crieteria

Candidates who have passed the final examination leading to the award of Post Graduate Diploma from Indian Universities which are duly recognized as per provisions of Indian Medical Council Act 1956, Govt of India i.e. have passed/Passing the final examinations for Post graduate diploma on or before 31 December 2013 can apply for the Post diploma CETexamination in same Broad specialty.

A proof to this effect has to be produced at the time of Counseling for admission to January 2013 admission session.
Submission of proof of having passed/Passing the Post graduate diploma final examination on or before the 31.12.2013 at the time of counseling is an essential pre-requisite. In case the candidate does not submit requisite proof of passing his/her post graduate diploma final examination, the candidate shall not be allowed to participate in the merit based Counseling
Candidates found to be ineligible at any stage of PDCET will not be permitted to appear in the examination. In an unlikely event of any ineligible candidate appearing and/or being successful in the PDCET, the results/candidature of such candidate shall be cancelled and/or are deemed to be cancelled.
Requests for appearing in PDCET 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 PDCET exam as they shall be ineligible to participate at any stage of the admission process.
Candidates already pursuing a MD/MS/DNB course are not eligible to appear for the PDCET till such time they have completed the duration of prescribed course or have been discharged from the course.
Registration and /or appearance in PDCET 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

PDCET is an entrance examination and is an essential pre-requisite for entry to post diploma DNB 2 years post graduate 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 responsequestions of 1 mark each in English language only as per the following indicative scheme:
Human Biology (Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry)  No.ofQuestions 30
Applied Pathology,Microbiology andPharmacology No.ofQuestions 30
Medicine andAllied Sciences No.ofQuestions 30
Surgery andAllied Sciences No.ofQuestions 30
Obstetrics and Gynaecology No.ofQuestions 30
Community Medicine including basic statistic and research methodology No.ofQuestions 30

Total 180

The standard of the examinations shall be at the level of Final MBBS (Exit Examination)The above scheme is indicative and purely provisional. NBE reserves its rights to alter /vary /amend the same.

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  PD CET Examination : 7th October 2013 - 10th November  2013

Examination Date for PD CET : 23rd November, 2013

Cut off date for passing qualifying examination (Post graduate diploma) : 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

Phone : 0124-4517187

Email: pdcetjan2013@natboard.edu.in

Post your reviews and queries
Hi aejaz, The PDCET Entrance Exam for the 2013 session was held on 7th December 2012. So, the deadline for 2013 session is past now. The dates for 2014 session are not yet out, but you can expect the National Board of Examinations (NBE) to start accepting the applications in October 2013. Keep a lookout here for the notifications for the same.
by Medicouncil Team, on Apr-13-2013
want to know when PDCET enterance test for session 2013 will be held
by Aejaz, on Apr-13-2013
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