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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 will be held in June 2017 and conducted as computer-based exam only. Get here complete information regarding the DNB CET 2017 such as application process, fee, admit card, counselling and so on.

Latest DNB CET 3rd Counselling Schedule has been announced. Check the updated schedule by the “Counselling” link provided below.

DNB CET 2017

Candidates successful in the DNB-CET are advised 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.cet.natboard.edu.in.

DNB-CET is a qualifying-cum-ranking examination for entry to various Post Graduate courses including Direct 6 year course in the specialty of Plastic Surgery, Neuro-Surgery, Cardio-thoracic Surgery and Pediatric Surgery.

Schedule for DNB CET 2017 is given below.

Event Dates
Online Registration for DNB CET July 2017 13 Apr 2017
Last date for online registration 13 May 2017
Examination date for DNB CET 15 Jun to 18 Jun 2017
Declaration of Results 21 Jul 2017
Cut off date for completing internship 31 Jul 2017

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Application Form

Candidates have the option of choosing their test centre, date and time through online registration & scheduling system. Availability is on a first come, first served basis, and candidates will only be shown options that are available at the point of scheduling.

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 31 July 2017 may apply for DNB-CET examination 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 st internship after 31 July 2017 shall be summarily rejected. st Candidates who are completing their internship after 31 July 2017 or are likely to complete after 31 July 2017 need not apply for the DNB-CET exam as they shall be ineligible to participate at any stage of the admission process.
  • Candidates already pursuing a 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 January 2015 session are not eligible to appear in DNB-CET July 2017 admission session. This shall be irrespective of their resignation or discontinuation from the course due to any reason.
  • 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 has to be furnished at the time of counseling and on the examination day
  • A Candidate can register & appear for DNB-CET July 2017 only once for admission to DNB July 2017 session. Registration for CET, more than once shall constitute unfair means and lead to disqualification and/or penal action.

Admit Card

Admit card will be issued to candidate once the registration and scheduling process is successfully completed. Candidate is required to print a copy of admit card and affix a latest passport size photograph of the following specifications on the admit card. Candidate is required to bring the admit card to the Test centre along with an identification document.

Scheme of Examination

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 June 2017 and conducted as computer-based exam only.

The exam comprises of 300 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.cet.natboard.edu.in.

The examination shall be a multiple choice questions exam delivered using computer network.

Negative Marking: There shall be no negative marking.

Exam Centres

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Cochin
  • Greater Noida
  • Gurugram
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Mangalore
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Navi Mumbai
  • New Delhi
  • Noida
  • Pune
  • Trivandrum

Candidates are advised to familiarize themselves with the location of test centre and plan travel time accordingly. Candidates have to reach the test centres on or before the reporting time. Candidates may note that late entry to the examination premises is not permitted under any circumstances. NBE shall not be responsible for any delayed arrival of the candidate in reaching the centre due to any reason.

Result

The results for DNB CET will be declared after the exam. The mark sheet-cum-result certificate for the DNB CET examination can be downloaded from NBE website http://cet.natboard.edu.in/.

Counselling

Candidates who have qualified the Centralized Entrance Test (DNB-CET) conducted by NBE in July, 2017 and fulfill the eligibility criteria for admission to DNB Broad Specialty including Direct 6 Years courses (July 2017 admission session) at various NBE accredited Medical Colleges/ Institutions/Hospitals in India shall participate in the counseling for allocation of seats purely on merit cum choice basis.

Instruction to Candidates

  • DNB CET is a qualifying-cum-ranking examination for entry to various Post Graduate courses including Direct 6 year course in the specialty of Plastic Surgery, Neuro-Surgery, Cardio-thoracic Surgery and Pediatric Surgery.
  • Applicant may kindly note that appearance in DNB-CET does not confer any automatic rights to secure a seat in NBE accredited hospital /institute.
  • Applications of candidates furnishing false or fabricated information will not be considered and candidates may be further debarred from appearing in any future examinations conducted by NBE.
  • Candidates should go through the bulletin carefully for eligibility criteria, scheme, pattern of examination etc before contacting NBE for any queries. Queries pertaining to eligibility and other issues will only be entertained if the information requested is not given in bulletin or on website www.cet.natboard.edu.in/
  • Incomplete applications or applications not in accordance with instructions will not be considered and are liable to be rejected. The examination fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • Fee will neither be carried forward to a future date nor refunded under any circumstances. Online applications and/or their acknowledgment of submission received after the due date will not be entertained and exam fee will not be returned in such cases. Application once submitted cannot be withdrawn.
  • NBE reserves the right to withdraw permission, if any, granted inadvertently to any candidate who is not eligible to appear in the DNBCET even though the admit card/roll number has been issued or name/roll number is displayed on NBE website.
  • The DNB-CET shall be conducted by NBE at test centres engaged for the purpose. Candidates will be able to schedule their exams based on the availability of test centre on the date, time and venue of their choice. Candidates are advised to familiarize themselves with the route and location of the test centre. Location maps for all test centres are available on the website.

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