DNB CET - Diplomate of National Board Centralised Entrance Test

DNB CET 2015 - Diplomate of National Board Centralised Entrance Test acronym as DNB CET is conducted by National Board of Examination as a qualifying-cum-ranking examination for entry to various Post Graduate courses including Direct 6 years course in the specialty of Plastic Surgery, Neuro-Surgery, Cardio-thoracic Surgery and Paediatric Surgery.


DNB CET Exam Eligibility 

Educational qualification:

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 and have completed one year of internship/likely to complete on or before 31st July 2015 may apply for DNB-CET examination.

Note: Candidates already pursuing a DNB course are not eligible to appear for the DNB-CET till such time they have completed the duration of prescribed course or have been discharged from the course.

Important: Registration with M.C.I./State Medical Council/ is necessary and its documentary proof should be furnished at the time of counselling.


DNB CET Exam Syllabus

The Syllabus for the test shall comprise of subjects /knowledge areas as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India with prior approval of Government of India.


DNB CET Exam Pattern

DNB CET comprises of 200 multiple choices, single correct response questions in English language only to be completed in 3 Hrs. and 15 Min. There shall be no negative marking. The weightage of the questions will be as follows:

S.No Subject Weightage (No of Questions)
1 Anatomy 16
2 Physiology 16
3 Biochemistry 16
4 Pathology 12
5 Microbiology 12
6 Pharmacology 12
7 Forensic Medicine 8
8 Ophthalmology 8
9 ENT 8
10 SPM,Statistics and Biomedical Research 16
11 General Medicine 18
Psychiatry 4
Dermatology and STD 4
General Surgery 17
Orthopedics 3
Anaesthesiology 3
Radiology 3
General Surgery 
Orthopedics 3
Anaesthesiology  3
Radiology 3
13 Obstetrics and Gyaecology 16
14 Paediatrics 4
  Total 200

Candidates who obtain a minimum score as per category below shall be declared as “Qualified” in DNB CET and issued a PASS /QUALIFYING Certificate.

Category Score
General Category 50% score
SC/ST/OBC 40% score
Persons with Disability 45% score



DNB CET Exam Validity

The validity of the result of the DNB-CET shall be only for the current admission session i.e. July 2015 admission session only and cannot be carried forward for the next session of CET.


DNB CET Exam Dates

DNB CET is normaly conducted in the months of November.


How to apply for DNB CET Exam? 

Aspiring candidates can apply by visiting official website. Candidate may note that there is no option for submitting the form other than the online mode.

Candidates are advised to go through the registration guide before proceeding to complete their registration & scheduling process. Once the candidate has completed his/her scheduling process, there will be no option to reschedule.

Note: Candidates must purchase an Information Bulletin-cum-Examination Fee Voucher from selected list of Axis Bank branches prior to beginning the online registration process. The unique serial number of the Information Bulletin-cum-Examination Fee Voucher is available underneath the scratch panel and needs to be entered on the DNB-CET website for the online registration and scheduling process. More information may be found onwww.natboard.edu.in


DNB CET Exam Fee

DNB-CET Exam  fee is Rs.4250 which is inclusive of examination fees and information bulletin.


DNB CET Exam Contact Details

  • Candidate Care Helpline Number
  • E-mail
  • Official Website


  1. The e-mail query shall be addressed only if it is not anonymous and  contains the name, postal address and contact telephone number of sender
  2. An e-mail containing vague or general queries that are contained in the Information Bulletin shall not be entertained.
  3. The following information shall not be revealed:
  • Internal movement of file
  • Any claim /counter claim thereof.
  • Names of the staff/officers dealing.
  • Any information which in the opinion of NBE cannot be revealed.

d. Queries shall not be entertained from person claiming themselves to be representative, associates or affiliates of the applicant /candidate.


DNB CET Exam Centres are:

S.No  City S.No  City
01 Ahmedabad 09 Hyderabad
02 Bengaluru 10  Kolkata
03 Chandigarh 11 Mumbai
04 Chennai  12 Nagpur
05 Cochin 13 Navi Mumbai
06 Ghaziabad 14 New Delhi
07 Greater Noida 15 Pune
08 Gurgaon 16 Trivandrum
DNB CET 2015

DNB CET 2015 Important Dates

Date of Notification

  • Last date to register online: 18th October, 2014
    Date of test: 27th- 29th November, 2014
    Declaration of Results: Thursday, January 15, 2015.
    10th Sep, 2014

Last Dates of Online Registratoin 

  • 18th Oct, 2014

Date of Exam 

  • 27th to 29th Nov, 2014

Date of Result 

  • 15th Jan, 2015

DNB CET 2014 was held on

  • Jun, 2014
DNB CET Notifications 2015
NBE DNB CET 2015 dates announced
Posted on: 11-Sep-2014
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