DNB CET 2020: Registration (Started), Dates, Eligibility, Allotment, Counselling

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DNB CET 2020 Online Application Form for Post MBBS  Diploma Course has been Started on 20th August 2020. The Online Counseling Registration for Sponsored DNB Seats (Post MBBS & Post Diploma) has been started on 18th August 2020.  National Board of Examination is the main body responsible for regulating DNB CET, which is held on a national level. The Administrators conduct this exam for the students to take up several PG courses. It is conducted twice a year in January & July.

DNB CET 2020 Post MBBS Exam has been Merged by NEET PG Exam. It is a national entrance exam organized by the National Board of Examination (NBE). Through this entrance exam, candidates can get admission in the post – DNB/ MD/ MS super specialty course.

This is the rank-based test in the sense those qualifying the exam with the required scores will get straight admission into the wonderful specialism courses. Aspirants must ensure DNB CET 2020 details regarding the Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card, etc.

DNB CET 2020 Notification – Post MBBS Application Started

New DNB CET 2020 Online Application Form for Post MBBS  Diploma Course has been Started on 20th August 2020. Click Here to Check Application/Registration Details.

New DNB CET 2020 Online Seat Allotment Result for Sponsored DNB Seats (Post MBBS & Post Diploma) has been Declared on 21st August 2020. Click Here to Check Counseling Details.

NewDNB CET 2021 Notification will be released in November 2021. Click Here to Check 2021 Exam Details.

 DNB CET 2020 Exam Notice has been Released. Now DNB Post MBBS Admission will be done on basis of NEET PG Exam. It is Clarify & Confirmed by NBE Authority. Click Here to View Notice.

New Click Here to Fill Application Form through NEET PG 2020.

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DNB CET Highlights

Exam Name DNB CET
Full-Form Diplomate National Board Centralized Entrance Test
Exam Types PG Level
Exam Level National Level
Courses Offered All PG Courses
Conducting Body National Board of Examinations (NBE).
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online (CBT)
Exam Date To be Announced
Exam Duration 03 Hours 30 minutes
Official website http://natboard.edu.in/
Tel: 18002667075/1800111700
Email ID: [email protected]

DNB CET 2020 Important Dates

DNB CET Admission will be done basis on NEET PG. Candidates must check the following DNB CET 2020 Exam Dates for both sessions:

FOR Post MBBS Course-

Events Dates (Announced)
Availability of Information Bulletin 20th August 2020
Online Registration Starts 20th August 2020
Last Date for Online Registration 30th September 2020
Last Date for receipt of the Hard Copy of the application
form at NBE Office.
15th October 2020

For NEET PG Exam Date 

Events Dates 
Availability of Information Bulletin 1st November 2019
Online Registration Starts 1st November 2019
Last Date for Online Registration 21st November 2019
Demo Test Available 3rd week of December 2019
Admit Card Release Last week of December 2019
NEET PG Exam Date 5th January 2020
Result Declaration 31st January 2020
Cut Off Declaration 31st March 2020

Schedule for Online Centralized Merit Based Counseling – DNB (Post MBBS) and DNB (Post Diploma) 2020 Admission Session. Check Below-

Counseling Process Dates (Revised)
1st Round Counseling Schedule
Registration and filling Options/Choices of available seats. 8th – 22nd May 2020 (up to 5:00 pm)
Processing of Allotment 23rd – 24th May 2020
Result of First Round Allotment 25th May 2020
Payment of First-Year Course Fee 4th June 2020 (Extended)
2nd Round Counseling Schedule (Revised)
Adding/Editing/Reordering of filled Options/Choices for 2nd Round of counseling 22nd – 28th June 2020
Processing of Second round Allotment 29th – 30th June 2020
Result of Second Round Allotment 1st July 2020
3rd Round Counseling Schedule
Adding/Editing/Reordering of filled Options/Choices for 3rd Round of counseling 8th – 12th July 2020
Processing of Third round Allotment 13th – 14th July 2020
Result of Third Round Allotment 15th July 2020
Mop-up round counseling 27th – 29th July 2020

DNB CET 2020 Application Form

The officials will generate the DNB CET 2020 Application Form two-fold.

Hence, the aspirants will get an opening to apply for the exam twice a year. The Application Form will be filled by those eligible for this exam. The students must apply for the exam through entitlement standards.

  • The aspirants need to follow other specifications to apply for the exam.
  • DNB CET 2020 Application Form will be available twice in a year for different sessions.
  • The DNB CET 2020 Application Form will be available through online mode.
  • Candidates will have to fill personal & educational details.
  • Candidates are advised to fill all the details correctly & re-check the form before submission.
  • The instruction is available to the students at the time of registration for the exam.
  • The officials will not accept the Application Form bearing incomplete information.

Application Fee

  • The mode of payment of the DNB CET 2020 application fee will be through online Mode.
  • Candidates will have to pay the fee via debit card/credit card.
  • Candidates will have to pay 4500/-
  • Consequently, the students are advised to provide the information on the Application Form as per qualification certificates.
  • They need to pay the fee, which is Rs. 4500 to apply for the exam.
  • This payment will be made by using the online process of the application fees.

DNB CET 2021

DNB CET 2021 Examination is organized through the National Board of Examinations (NBE) to offer admission to the candidates in various Post-Graduate Courses in modern Medicine. In the NBE accredited Institutions, hospitals or medical colleges, the admission will provide to the candidates. The DNB CET 2021 Application Form will be available from 1st week of November to the 1st week of November 2021.

DNB CET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality: Candidates must be an Indian National Citizen.
  • Qualifying Exam: Candidates must possess MBBS/ MBBS provisional pass certificate approved by Medical Council of India (MCI).
  • Appearing Candidates: Such candidates who will be appearing their PG Medical degree/ provisional pass certificate by 31st August 2020 will also be eligible to apply.
  • Training: Candidates must have completed three years of rotatory training by 31st August 2020.
  • Registration: Candidates should register with the Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council. One should also have proof of it.

Educational Qualifications: 

The aspirants bearing MCI favored MBBS, MD or MS degree from any university will apply for the DNB CET 2020 exam.

Appearing Candidates: 

Aspirants who are participating in a Medical Degree at the postgraduate level will be eligible to apply for the DNB CET exam.

Rotator Internship: 

The aspirants must complete a rotator internship with three years on 31st December 2019.

Ineligible Candidates: 

Aspirants completing, the DM, DNB or M.Mac programs, will not be able to qualify the exam on the instruction from authority.

Registered Candidate: 

The aspirants should have a registration category with the Medical Council of India or any State Medical Council.

DNB CET 2020 Exam Pattern

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be grounded in a computer or online process.
  • Type of Questions: The questions will be of the multiple types.
  • Total Questions: The exam paper will include 180 questions.
  • The medium of Exam: The language of the question will be in the English language.
  • Duration: The time for completing the exam will be 180 minutes.
  • Marking Scheme: You will be given four marks for attempting a correct answer.
  • Negative Marking:-There will be removed from one mark for the incorrect answers.
  • Syllabus: The questions will be emerged from Applied basic sciences, clinical practice, and Recent advances.
The core of the Syllabus No. of Questions
Medical Specialties 180
Surgical Specialties 180
Pediatric Specialties (For Neonatology) 180

DNB CET 2020 Syllabus

The DNB CET 2020 Syllabus will comprise of knowledge/subject areas as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations, which should be issued by the Graduate Medical Council of India with prior approval of the Government of India.

The topics from Part A will be Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Forensic Medicine, and Ophthalmology.

The topics from Part B will be ENT, SPM, Statistics & Biomedical Research, General Medicine, Psychiatry, Dermatology & STD, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Anesthesiology, Radiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Paediatrics.

Preparation Tips

Candidates must go through following DNB CET 2020 Preparation Tips:

  • Make proper Time-Table & study accordingly.
  • Focus on weaker parts more.
  • Go through the DNB CET 2020 Exam Pattern & Syllabus.
  • Solve previous year question paper & sample paper.
  • Do revision regularly.
  • Take care of your diet & sleeping habits.

DNB CET 2020 Admit Card

The official will generate the Admit Card for the exam at the official website by the online process. So, the aspirants need to download it from the website of the authority.

It is necessary for the aspirants to fill the details such as application no and password to download it. They will be able to report to the examination center within a limited period carrying documents printed on the Admit Card and Information Update.

You must bring the Admit card along with one ID proof at the time of examination. Aspirants must carry all required documents to appear in the exam.

They must note that on the late arrival, you will not be allowed to take the exam.At the exam time, aspirants must not bring other items such as a calculator, mobile phone, etc.

The admit card will be released in the second week of December 2019 for January 2020 session and in the third week of June for the July session.

Exam Centers

Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhatinda, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Chiral, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Guntur, Guru gram, Guwahati, Hubbali, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Kakinada, Kannur, Kanpur, Karimnagar, Kohima, Kurnool, Kozhikode, Madurai, Meerut, Mohali, Mumbai, Mysore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nellore, Noida, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Rajahmundry, Ranchi, Salem, Shillong, Shimoga, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Trissur, Tiruchillapalli, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Udupi, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, and Warangal.

DNB CET 2020 Result

The officials will declare the Result on the official website of the authority. At the time of counseling, they will be expected to carry the result or scorecard with you. It will be required to download it from the official website.

It will be important for appeared students since it contains the details of the scores of the students in the exam. The required qualifying marks for the general category is 50% above, SC/ST/OBC will need to show 40 %, and those with a disability will show 45%.

The Result will be checked by providing the applicant’s ID and Date of Birth. The rationality of the result will be for January 2020. DNB CET Result will be valid only for one year for the same session in which the exam will be conducted. Each category will have a different percentile as the minimum qualifying score. Candidates must take a print out of their results for the further counseling process.

DNB CET Reservation

DNB CET 2020 reservation will be as per the rules at a particular institution/medical college. It will be provided for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Person with Disability (PwD), and Other Backward Classes (OBC). Candidates opting for reserved seats under any category will have to provide a certificate for proof. 

Candidates of reserved category will have a choice to opt for either reserved seats earmarked or unreserved seats in the order of merit.

DNB CET 2020 Counseling

Students who have clear the examination and meet the eligibility criteria will take part in the counseling for the distribution of seats through merit as per choice. The exam authority will organize unified counseling for both exams.

Counseling will be merit-grounded prepared through marks obtained by the students in the exam. Submitting the counseling fee that is Rs. 2500, aspirants will choose the institutions/hospitals/medical colleges according to their preferences.

For the students to be successfully completing the procedures, it will be required to produce all documents at the center.

The seat will be provided to those who have got high rank and scores in the exam. The seat distribution is done through seat vacancy for a particular course, the merit of the students, and preference filled by them during the selection of choices.

Shortlisted candidates (by merit list) will get a call for seat allocation. Candidates will have to register themselves through the website for participating in the counseling. The counseling process will be held in various rounds.

It will conduct in first, second & final rounds. The first two rounds will be held in online mode & the final round will conduct through offline mode. Candidates will have to pay Rs. 2500/- for participation. Candidates will have to bring original & attested copies of the following documents.

Documents Required for Counseling

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  • Rank List
  • MBBS degree certificate
  • A permanent registration certificate issued by MCI authority
  • Internship completion certificate
  • Class 10th & 12th certificate
  • Category certificate
  • DNB CET 2020 Admit Card
  • DNB CET 2020 Result
  • Any ID proof issued by Government of India
  • MBBS Degree certificate
  • DNB, MD/MS Degree certificate/Provisional Pass Certificate (If applicable)
  • Permanent Registration certificate
  • Matriculation/High School/Higher Secondary Certificate as a proof of Date of Birth.
  • Proof of declaration of result
  • Documentation of training completion
  • Any document (Bonafide certificate/Mark sheet/Attempt Certificate etc. issued by the concerned institution/medical college) confirming the name of the institution/medical college from where the MD/MS qualification was pursued.
  • Any other relevant certificate or document.

If you have any other questions about DNB CET 2020, you can write your queries in the comments box below.

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  1. Dr.Senthilkumaran Palanimuthu says:

    I would like to know if SMC will do for qualification to NEET PG and DNB CET 2020…STATE MEDICAL COUNCIL..

  2. Pratiksha says:

    What about dnb June session exam, is it cancelled too

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