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The National Board of Examination (NBE), New Delhi, conducts eligibility cum entrance examination twice a year called the Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test (DNB CET) to facilitate admission process for postgraduate medical courses. The qualifications earned from the Diplomate National Board are very well recognized. The exam is conducted twice in a year i.e. in the months of January and July.


Exam Name: Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test

Commonly Known as: DNB CET

Exam Category: Post Graduate

Exam Level: National

Conducting Body:  National Board of Examinations (NBE)

The candidates who want to apply for this examination have passed the MBBS from a college recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The candidate must have also completed one year of compulsory rotating internship before 31st January 2015 (for candidates applying for January session) and before 31st July 2015 (for candidates appearing in the July session). A permanent/provisional registration certificate must also be obtained by the candidates from the MCI.

The questions in the DNB CET will be based on the syllabus prescribed by the Graduate Medical Education Regulation. This exam will be a computer based test. The examination will consist of 200 questions, all of which will be multiple choice questions. The weightage for each specialty varies. No negative marking scheme is followed in this examination.

The candidates who wish to apply for the examination must first purchase information bulletins from designated banks. The candidates will get a voucher with the information which will contain the free voucher number which the candidates will have to enter into DNB CET website to begin with the application process.

The candidates will receive their admit cards for the DNB CET 2015 January Session at their registered e-mail id after the registration process finishes. The candidates must take the admit card to the test center along with all the other required documents.

The declaration of results will be done as per the scheduled date mentioned in the prospectus. The declaration of results will be done only for the candidates who’ve qualified the exam. The qualifying marks for the candidates are 50%. The DNB CET examination result will be valid for only the session for which the candidate appeared. The qualifying marks for the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/OBC categories is 40% and the qualifying marks for the candidates belonging to the Persons with Disability is 45%.A merit list will be created on the basis of the marks scored by the students in entrance exam. Based on the ranks of the candidates in the merit list, the allotment of seats will be done.

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Ring Road, Delhi-110 092