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

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

DNB PD CET Exam Date

July 24, 2022

Name of the Examination
Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test
Common Name
DNB PD CET 
Conducting Body
National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Frequency of the Exam
Once a Year
Mode of Examination
Online
Duration of the Exam
150 Minutes 
Total Marks
800
Exam Level
National Level Exam
What is DNB PD CET?

Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test or DNB PD CET is a National Level Examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations.

 It is a ranking examination conducted to seek admissions into Post Diploma DNB courses. 

Students who will be clearing the DNB Exam have to complete 2 years of practical training under any NBE recognized universities or colleges. 

Upon completing the required training, the student will be awarded the DNB degree after clearing its final examination. 

Candidates can pursue their courses in many of the top colleges in Bangalore. They can check out its requirements and seek admission in Bangalore for a bright future in the medical world ahead. 

DNB PD CET exam will be conducted on July 24, 2022. 

Aspirants have to complete their Post Graduate Diploma courses in order to apply for this exam. 

DNB PD CET Specializations Offered:

Nuclear Medicine
Respiratory Disease
Radiotherapy
Radiodiagnosis
Pathology
Psychiatry
Paediatrics
Dermatology and Venereal Diseases
Anaesthesiology
Otorhinolaryngology
Ophthalmology
Neurology
Genito-Urinary Surgery
Social and Preventive Medicine
Plastic Surgery
Orthopaedics
Health Administration
General Medicine
Neuro Surgery
Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Nephrology
Maternal Child Health
Gastroenterology
Microbiology
Biochemistry
Physiology
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Forensic Medicine 
Paediatric Surgery
Family Medicine
Cardiology
General Surgery
Obstetrics & Gynaecology

DNB PD CET Exam Details:

Mode of Registration
Online
Mode of Exam
Online
Medium of Exam
English 
Level of the Examination
Postgraduate
Total Number of Papers
1
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of Options Per Question
4

DNB PD CET Exam Dates:

Events 
Dates 
Registration Begins 

April 22, 2022 (3:00 PM)

Registration Ends
May 12, 2022 (11:55 PM)

Correction Window

May 16, 2022 ? May 19, 2022
Admit Card
July 18, 2022
DNB PD CET Exam Date
July 24, 2022
Results

By August 24, 2022

Counselling

September 2022

DNB PD CET Registration:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to register for the exam: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE. 
Step 2: Click on the section that says, "DNB PD CET."
Step 3: Click on "New Registration."
Step 4: Enter the following details for registration:

  • Student's Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Mobile number
  • Email ID
  • Captcha

Step 5: Check the details entered to avoid any further discrepancies. 
Step 6: Click on "Submit."

After the above process, the User ID and Password will be sent to the student's registered Email ID and Mobile Number.

How to fill up the DNB PD CET Application Form? 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE. 
Step 2: Click on the section that says, "DNB PD CET."
Step 3: Login using the DNB PD CET User ID and Password.
Step 4: Students should enter the personal details in the DNB PD CET Application Form:

  • Personal Details Required:
    - Details of the student will be pre-filled and will be the same as the information provided during the registration process. Hence, that should be filled-up appropriately.
    - Father's Name
    - Mother's name
    - Category of the Students
    - Person with Disability (PwD) Status (Yes/No)
    - Details for Identification (Details of Government ID Card: Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Driving License, Passport or Voter ID Card)
    - Communication Address of the Student

Step 5: After the personal details, students should fill up their Qualification Details in the DNB PD CET Application form:

  • Qualification Details:
    - Details of MBBS and Post Graduate Diploma Qualification: Country or State of Completion, Name of University or College, and Month and Year of Passing.
    - Internship Details of the Students
    - National Medical Commission or the State Medical Council Registration Details.

Step 6: Students have to select their preferred Test Centres for the DNB PD CET Examination.
Step 7: Students need to select their preferred DNB course for which they want to answer the DNB PD CET Examination. They can refer to the list given in the beginning. 
Step 8: Students have to upload the scanned copies of their Recent Passport-size Photograph, Signature, and Thumb Impression. 
Step 9: Students have to submit the application fee for DNB PD CET. The fee for DNB PD CET is Rs. 4,500, irrespective of the students' categories and gender. Fees can be paid through Debit Card or Credit Card or Net Banking. 
Step 10: Go through the information properly to avoid any discrepancies. 
Step 11: Click on the Submit Button and check on the declaration for the final submission of the Application Form. 
Step 12: Students should take a printout of the application form on an A4-size paper and store it for future reference during the application process. 

Specifications of Documents Required: 

Document
Size
Recent Passport-size Photograph

Maximum File Size: 80KB

Dimension: 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm

Format: JPG or JPEG

Signature

Maximum File Size: 80KB

Dimension: 6 cm X 3 cm

Format: JPG or JPEG

Left Thumb Impression

Maximum File Size: 80KB

Dimension: 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm

Format: JPG or JPEG

DNB PD CET Correction Window:

NBE allows candidates to correct the discrepancies they might have done while filling up the DNB PD CET's Application Form. Below are the protocols that should be followed by NBE while opening the correction window:

  • NBE shall inform the students of the discrepancies or deficiencies in their application within 15 days of completing the registration and form filling process. 
  • NBE shall communicate the information through the student's registered Email ID or Mobile Number. 
  • The correction window is kept open for a limited period only. 
  • NBE doesn't charge any additional fees for the correction window.

DNB Exam Centres: 

Jaipur
Visakhapatnam
Hyderabad
Ranchi
Jammu
Chennai
Dehradun
Noida
Bhopal
Lucknow
Guwahati
Nagpur
Chandigarh
Bhubaneswar
Kolkata
Coimbatore
Ahmedabad
Pune
Thiruvananthapuram
Mumbai
Delhi
Kozhikode
Patna
Ahmedabad

DNB PD CET Syllabus and Books:

Candidates have to prepare the following topics for the DNB PD CET exam: 

General Surgery
Biochemistry
Ophthalmology
Obstetrics
Radiodiagnosis
Paediatrics
Microbiology
Pathology
Dermatology
Anatomy
Orthopaedics
General Medicine
Radiotherapy
Psychiatry
Physiology
Pharmacology
Gynaecology
Anaesthesia
ENT
Community Medicine

DNB PD CET Books:

Name of Book
Name of Author (s)/ Publisher
A Complete Guide For Preparation Of DNB PD CET
Arvind Arora
PG NEXT
Kalam Books
Self Assessment & Review of DNB PD CET
Alok Agarwal
Sure Success Magic
B.S. Ramgopal
DNB PD CET Quick Review 
Hasan Ashfaq Ui
Primes PG Review In Minimal Effort
V.D. Agarwal
Review Of All Recent PG Entrance Exams Papers
Arvind Arora
Review of Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examinations
Amit Tripathi, Ashish Gupta, and Arvind Arora
A Complete Review of Short Subjects: Volume 1 
Saumya Shukla and Anurag Shukla
A Complete Review of Short Subjects: Volume 2
Saumya Shukla and Anurag Shukla

DNB PD CET Exam Pattern:

Mode of Exam
Online
Time Allotted
150 minutes
Total Number of Questions
200
Total Marks
800
Types of Questions
Multiple-choice questions
Distribution of Questions
Distributed according to the topics
Marks Allotted
+4 marks for every correct answer
Negative Marks
-1 mark for every incorrect answer

Following is the topic-wise distribution of the questions: 

Topics for DNB PD CET
Questions Allotted
Paediatrics
15
Community Medicine
20
ENT and Ophthalmology
20
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
25
Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry
25
Pathology, Microbiology, and Pharmacology
25
General Medicine, Dermatology, Psychiatry and Radiotherapy
35
General Surgery, Anaesthesia, Orthopaedics and Radiodiagnosis
35
Total
200

DNB PD CET Preparation Tips:

DNB PD CET is one of the prestigious and most challenging medical science entrance examinations. For this exam, students can deploy a strategic plan that shall help them tackle it with a meticulous approach. 

There are specific topic-wise preparation tips for DNB PD CET, while there is a comprehensive set of preparation tips common for all exams. 

Below is the list of exam-specific preparation tips for DNB PD CET:

  • Topics such as Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics, Pathology, Dermatology, Anaesthesia, Orthopaedics, Radiology, Psychiatry, and Anatomy should be focused on if the questions are from these topics. 
  • Students must focus on the diagrams, and important statements for each topic as most of the questions focus on these parts. 
  • For Anatomy, students should visualize the diagrams while preparing for the topic. They should also practice the drawings of the diagrams as it helps to prepare in a better manner. 
  • Topics such as Radiology, Pathology, and Microbiology can confuse most of the students; hence, they can study from video lectures with animated diagrams to better understand the topics.  
  • Overall, students should try to focus on each topic's important terminologies as the question pattern incorporates MCQ questions. 

Apart from the exam-specific preparation tips, some common tips and strategies shall be applicable for all examinations. 

Below is a list of common tips and tricks for these kinds of entrance exams:

  • Strategize:
    DNB PD CET, where the syllabus is vast and the exam pattern is dynamic, needs a proper plan and strategy for acing it. Students should prepare a planned strategy by focusing on all the topics for the examination. It allows them to focus on the topics equally. 

  • Resources:
    Students should have a proper idea of the DNB PD CET syllabus. It shall help in the preparation of the schedule appropriately. Apart from the preparation of the schedule, it shall also help to select the right resources for the exam. 

  • Notes:
    Notes assist in the preparation process of the examination as they help to get acclimated to the topics in a better manner. It also helps during last-minute revision just before the exam as interpreting bookish language can be cumbersome when there is a time-crunch. 

  • Revision:
    Revision forms an integral part of any exam, as it's very easy to forget the topics prepared. Hence, revising the topics at regular intervals helps in recalling the topics in a better way. Revision should be a part of the everyday preparation process and shouldn't be just done at the end; hence, it should be incorporated into the preparation schedule.

    DNB PD CET consists of a lot of diagrams and complex words. The former should be practised everyday from each of the topics, especially Anatomy, while the latter should be read thoroughly every day.

    In addition to revision, students should also answer previous year question papers and subscribe to relevant DNB PD CET mock papers. Doing this shall help students get familiar with questions asked and the question pattern for the exams. 

  • Health:
    Candidates should have proper food and drink plenty of water to maintain proper health during the preparation process. They should also exercise regularly to remain fit. Exam preparation is all about maintaining proper health while handling the pressure well and meticulously following the preparation schedule. 

DNB PD CET Admit Card:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the Admit Card: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE. 
Step 2: Click on the section that says, "DNB PD CET."
Step 3: Click on the line that reads "Click here to Download DNB PD CET Admit Card."
Step 4: Login using your Email ID and Password.
Step 5: The admit card shall be displayed on the candidate's screen. 
Step 6: Check the information on the DNB PD CET Admit Card properly. 
Step 7: Report to the concerned authorities if any discrepancies are found. Otherwise, download the Admit Card on an A4-size paper. 

Important Pointers regarding the DNB PD CET Admit Card:

  • Student's request for the allotted exam centre's change shall not be entertained after the DNB PD CET Admit Card has been released. 
  • They should carry their respective Government-approved ID card along with their Admit Card to the exam centre. 
  • The DNB PD CET Admit Card should be downloaded from the official website of NBE only. 
  • Students have to affix their Recent Passport-size Photographs in the space provided. Below is the specification of the photograph:
  • The dimension of the Photograph: 35 mm x 45 mm
  • 75% of the Photograph must cover the Face and Head of the Student. 
  • The photograph should have a white background. 
  • The resolution of the photograph must be higher than 600 DPI. 

DNB PD CET Results:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the DNB PD CET results: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE. 
Step 2: Click on the section that says, "DNB PD CET."
Step 3: Click on the line that reads, "DNB PD CET Results."
Step 4: Select your course from the drop-down menu. 
Step 5: The result-list for that particular course is displayed on the window. 
Step 6: Search for your DNB PD CET Roll Number in the list and download the result. 

Below are the protocols that the NBE shall follow in case of a tie-breaker:

  • Students with fewer incorrect answers shall be placed higher on the DNB PD CET Rank List. 
  • If the number of wrong answers is the same, then the student with the highest number of correct answers will be placed higher on the DNB PD CET Rank List.  
  • If the numbers are the same in both the above cases, then the older student shall be placed higher in the Rank List.

DNB PD CET Counselling:

DNB PD CET Counselling process will be conducted by the National Board of Education (NBE). The counselling process of DNB PDCET will be completed in 4 rounds, of which 3 will be online, and the last one will be at NBE Headquarters, New Delhi. 

Students have to clear their exam to appear for the DNB PD CET counselling session. Below are the important dates for the DNB PD CET Counselling process: 

Documents Required for the DNB PD CET Counselling Process: 

Below is the list of documents required for the DNB PD CET Counselling Process:

  • DNB PD CET Admit Card
  • DNB PD CET Score Card
  • MBBS Degree Certificate
  • Post Graduate Diploma Medical Qualification Pass Certificate or Provisional Pass Certificate
  • Permanent Registration Certificate issued by the National Medical Commission or the State Medical Council.
  • Proof that the students should have completed his/her Postgraduate Diploma Final Examination between 31st December, 2018 and 31st December, 2020.
  • Proof of recognition of the Post Graduate Diploma Medical Qualification by the NMC Act or the Central Government. 
  • Student's Caste or Community Certificate (If Required)
  • Special Category Certificate (If Required)
  • Any 1 of the following Government Photo ID Proof: 
  • PAN Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • Voter ID Card
  • Bonafide Certificate signed by a Gazetted Officer (If Required)

DNB PD CET Counselling Registration Process: 

Students who have cleared the DNB PD CET exam will have to register for the counselling process. Below is the process: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NBE. 
Step 2: Click on the section that says, "DNB PD CET."
Step 3: Click on the line that reads, "Create or Reset Password."
Step 4: In the section, enter your Registered Mobile Number and the DNB PD CET Roll Number or Registered Email ID.
Step 5: Click on "Send OTP."
Step 6: Enter the OTP sent on your Mobile Number and set a new password for this account. 
Step 7: Students should log in using the new credentials. 
Step 8: Students should pay the DNB PD CET Counselling Fee. The fee for the process is Rs. 2,500 for all categories of students. 
Step 9: After paying the fees, they have to click on "Fill DNB PD CET Counselling Form."
Step 10: Enter the following details in the Counselling Form:

  • DNB PD CET Roll Number
  • Student's Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Category
  • Email ID
  • Mobile Number
  • Alternate Mobile Number
  • Correspondence Address
  • Enter the scanned copies of the required documents
  • Students have to fill their preferred Hospital or State. 

Step 11: Students should go through the details thoroughly before submitting it. 
Step 12: Click on "Submit" to submit the form finally. 

After submitting the form, students will have to participate in the 4 rounds of the counselling process. 

DNB Exam Counselling Process:

Below are the steps for the DNB PD CET Counselling process:

Step 1: Students have to register for the Counselling Process, which has been explained above. 
Step 2: NBE will conduct a Mock Allotment of Seats.
Step 3: Students shall modify their choices if they want to, in the Mock Allotment. 
Step 4: NBE shall release the First List of Allotment. 
Step 5: If the student is allotted a seat, the student pays the 1st year's course fee, else he/ she has to participate in the 2nd round. 
Step 6: If the allotted student fails to pay the 1st year's course fee, then his candidature shall be cancelled, and he/she won't be allowed to participate in the next round. If the allotted student pays the fees, then he/she shall report to the institute or participate in the next round for upgrading their choices. 


FAQs

- The eligibility criteria for DNB PD CET are to complete the Post Graduate Diploma Program, in the specific medical science specialization, from any recognized colleges or universities under the National Medical Commission.

- The DNB PD CET Exam dates will be conducted on July 24, 2022.

- Students can go for a wide range of specializations. They are Nuclear Medicine, Orthopaedics, Respiratory Diseases, Pathology, Neurology, Paediatrics, and others.

- DNB PD CET is an online computer-based examination.

- The time allotted for DNB PD CET is 150 minutes.

- Yes, there is a negative marking of 1 mark in DNB PD CET.

- Candidates can get access to the application form for DNB PD CET by visiting the official website of the National Board of Examinations (NBE).

- Application fees for DNB PD CET are the same across all categories. It's Rs. 4,500.

- The National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts the counselling process of DNB PD CET.

- No, only the students who have cleared the DNB PD CET exam are eligible to apply for the DNB PD CET Counselling process.
Eligibility Criteria

Candidates have to meet the following DNB PD CET eligibility criteria to answer the exam: 

  • Students who want to answer the DNB Exam must have completed their Post Graduate Diploma on or after 31st December, 2018. Students must have done their Post Graduate Diploma from any Indian Medical Colleges or Universities recognized by the Indian Medical Commission. 
  • Legible proof of the Post Graduate Diploma Degree has to be provided during the time of admissions. Failing to do so can lead to the cancellation of the student's admission. 
  • Students must have completed their 2 years Post-Graduation Diploma Training in any recognized hospitals in the country. 
  • Registration with the National Medical Commission or the State Medical Council is mandatory for answering this examination. 
  • Students who have already enrolled themselves in MD, MS, or DNB are not eligible to appear for the Examination. Students who had previously joined the DNB course are also not allowed to appear for the examination irrespective of whether they were disqualified or discontinued their courses. 

In addition to the eligibility criteria, students have to meet the specific criteria for each DNB PD CET specialization. 

To pursue a certain specialization, students should complete their Post Graduate Diploma in the field that matches the qualification they want to pursue. 


ID proof details
  • A printed copy of admit card
  • Aadhaar Card/ PAN card/ Driving License/ Passport/ Voter ID



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