DNB CET 2018:Application form, Eligibility criteria, Syllabus, Exam pattern

   DNB CET 2018 is a centralized entrance test and qualifying cum ranking examination. It is conducted for providing admission in various Super Specialty Courses. Candidates who want to get entry to DNB / MCH / DM 3 year super specialty courses at NBE accredited Institutions / Medical / Hospital courses. DNB CET is known as Diplomat of National Board Centralized Entrance test is a national level examination. It is conducted twice in a year. Candidates can get admission in Super Specialty Courses after appearing in any one of exam. Candidates who want to go to National Board of Education for completing degree into DNB / MCH / DM courses, can know about every important detail from this article. All the details are prescribed below like educational qualifications, age limit, application fee, important date, how to apply etc.

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DNB CET Exam Dates 2018

Check below tentative exam dates of DNB CET-SS 2018 for January session & July session.

For January Session:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Online application starts Last week of September 2017
Closing date of application 1st week of November 2017
Examination Date Last week of November 2017
Cut-off release date for DNB/MD/MS Last week of December 2017
Cut-off release date for joining DNB super specialty courses Last week of June 2018
Result Declaration 2nd week of January 2018

For July Session:

Events Dates (Tentative)
Online registration & scheduling of DNB CET-SS Last week of April 2018
Closing Date Last week of May 2018
Exam Date In the month of June/July 2018
Result Declaration First week of August 2018

DNB CET Application Form 2018

  • Applicants have to apply for DNB CET 2018 through online mode only.
  • Applicants are instructed to go through the information brochure before filling the form.
  • Application form cannot be submitted via offline mode.
  • Registration and scheduling process will start from the last week of September 2017.
  • Candidates can choose the exam centre, date and time while registration.
  • Once the test centre is scheduled, it cannot be changed later.
  • Incomplete application form is liable for rejection.
  • Upload a photograph and thumb impression in a specified file size.

Application Fee:

  • The application fee is Rs. 4500/-.
  • Applicants can pay the fee through a payment gateway of credit card/debit card/net banking.
  • Application fee is non-refundable.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants can get the eligibility criteria details of DNB CET-SS from this section:

  • Qualifying Exam: Applicants should hold the MBBS and MD/MS Degree recognized by Medical Council of India.
  • Appearing candidates: Candidates who are in possession of post graduate medical degrees/Provisional Pass Certificates by 31st December 2017 are eligible to apply.
  • Applicant should complete their 3 years of rotatory training by 31st December 2017.
  • Applicants those pursuing DM/Mch and DNB course are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidate must be registered with M.C.I./State Medical Council and proof must be furnished at the time of counselling.

DNB CET Exam Pattern 2018

  • Mode of Exam: Exam will be conducted in online mode (CBT).
  • Negative Marking: There is no negative marking.
  • Type of Questions: Multiple Type Questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Total Questions: There are 180 questions which will be asked in the question paper.
  • Medium of Exam: The question paper will be published in English language only.
Subjects No. of Questions
Medical Specialties 180
Surgical Specialties 180
Pediatric Specialties (For Neonatology) 180

DNB CET 2018 Admit Card

  • Candidates will be able to download their admit card from 3rd week of November, 2017
  • Admit card will be available on official website
  • Admit card can be download through online mode
  • Candidates have to bring admit card with photo posted on it at exam time
  • Any ID proof like Aadhar Card, Voter Card, Pan Card) must bring on exam date
  • Without admit card, candidates will not be allowed to appear in exam

On the day of exam, applicants have to bring the given below documents with them:

  • Printed copy of Admit card with photo posted on it.
  • Photocopy of permanent or provisional SMC/MCI registration.
  • Any one of the ID proof (Pan Card/Driving License/Voter ID/Aadhaar Card (with photograph).

DNB CET Result

Applicants have to obtain the minimum qualifying marks for admission. The minimum qualifying marks for general category is 50% above, 40% and above for SC/ST/OBC and for Person with disability, it will be 45% and above. Result will be declared in 2nd week of January 2018. The DNB-CET 2018 result can be checked by entering applicant’s Testing ID and Date of Birth.

DNB CET Counselling 2018

NBE will conduct the centralized counselling for DNB CET 2018. Counselling will be purely based on merit prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in DNB CET-SS. After paying the counselling fee of Rs. 2500/-, applicants can select the institutions/hospitals/medical colleges according to their priority.

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