DNB CET 2015
Govind Kumar, 10 Sep 2014, #DNB Broad Speciality Admissions

DNB CET 2015 - National Board of Examinations (NBE) conducts Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test (DNB CET) twice a year for admission to various Post Graduate courses including Direct 6 year’s course in the specialty of Plastic Surgery, Neuro-Surgery, Cardio-thoracic Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. The holders of Board’s qualification awarded after an examination i.e. DNB are eligible to be considered for specialist’s post/faculty in any Hospital including a training/teaching institution on a teaching post/as a faculty member. Diplomate National Board qualifications are well recognized and accepted as high standard specialist qualifications.

Latest: NBE has declared DNB CET 2016 Result.


DNB CET 2015 will be conducted twice a year. The first session is in January and the second session is in the month of July. Students can take the DNB CET 2015 entrance exam in any of the session as per their choice. 

The application process for January Session begins on September 9 and the last date of online registration is October 18, 2014. 


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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)


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DNB CET 2015 Eligibility: Important Highlights of DNB CET 2015 Eligibility Criteria are given below:

  • Candidates who have MBBS degree/Provisional Pass Certificate recognized as per the provisions of the Indian Medical Council 
  • 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 January 31, 2015 (for January Session) and  July 31, 2015 (for July Session) are eligible for DNB CET 2015 exam
  • Candidates who are completing their internship after January 31, 2015  or July 31, 2015 need not apply for the DNB CET 2015 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 2015 till such time they have completed the entire duration of the prescribed course or have been discharged from the course

DNB CET 2015 Exam Pattern: DNB CET 2015 exam will be a computer based test as per the syllabus prescribed by Graduate Medical Education Regulations with approval from Medical Council of India.  Read important points of DNB CET 2015 Exam Pattern given below:

  • DNB CET 2015 entrance exam will be held online on scheduled date in two sessions (forenoon or afternoon)
  • DNB CET 2015 exam will have 200 Multiple Choices Questions (MCQ), with single correct response
  • The exam will be conducted in English language
  • The weightage of MCQ’s in each specialty will vary and examination authority, NBE has right to amend the marks of the question
  • Negative marking: There will be no negative marking in DNB CET 2015

DNB CET 2015 Application Procedure: The application procedure of DNB CET 2015 for January Session will begin tentatively in the first week of October 2014. While the DNB CET 2015 Application forms for July session will start in the month of April 2015. Candidates must note that to apply for DNB CET 2015 application form, they have to purchase information bulletin from the designated banks after paying the requisite fee. The DNB CET 2015 information bulletin will not be supplied separately; there is a composite voucher which includes the examination fee. While applying for DNB CET 2015 registration process candidates have to enter the fee voucher number (which will be underneath the scratch panel) the DNB CET website to begin the application process.


DNB CET 2015 Important Dates -


DNB CET 2015 January Session

DNB CET 2015 January Session Exam Events

Important Dates

Notification of DNB CET 2015

September  9, 2014

Online Registration for DNB CET 2015 

September 9 –  October 18, 2014

DNB CET 2015 Exam Date

November 27 – 29, 2014

Declaration of Results

 On or Before January 15, 2015

DNB CET 2015 January Session July Session:

Availability of Information Bulletin-cum-Examination Fee Voucher at designated branches

Third week of Week of April, 2015

DNB CET Entrance Examination

Second Week of June, 2015

Date of Declaration of Result

Third Week of July, 2015

DNB CET 2015 Admit Card: The admit card of DNB CET 2015 will be generated at the end of DMB CET 2015 registration process. The DNB CET 2015 admit card will sent at the email id registered by the candidates. Candidates must bring print out of this DNB CET 2015 admit card cum confirmation slip. Candidate must affix a latest passport size photograph of the given specifications on the DNB CET 2015 admit card. Along with the admit card candidates must bring the specified documents and authorised photo IDs to the test centre otherwise they will not be allowed to take the test.


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DNB CET 2015 Result: The DNB CET 2015 result will be declared as per the scheduled date mentioned in the prospectus. The result of only qualified candidates will be declared. The minimum qualifying marks of DNB CET 2015 for general category is 50 % score in the entrance exam. The validity of the result of the DNB CET shall be only for the given admission session in which candidate appeared. For example if candidate appeared for January 2014 admission session and their result cannot be carried forward for the next session of CET.


DNB CET 2015 Merit List:  The merit list of DNB CET 2015 will be based on the candidate’s performance in the DNB CET 2015 entrance exam.  DNB CET 2015 Merit List will be prepared only for those candidates who will secure the qualifying marks in the entrance exam.  To qualify the DNB CET 2015 unreserved category candidates must score 50 % of the total marks while for the SC/ST/OBC it is 40% and for Persons with Disability it is 45%.


DNB CET 2015 Selection Procedure: Candidates will be selected for Diplomate of National Board qualification in various disciplines and specialty of Plastic Surgery, Neuro-Surgery, Cardio-thoracic Surgery and Pediatric, Surgery etc. solely on the basis of rank in the DNB CET 2015 result. The DNB CET 2015 merit list will be prepared only for those candidates who will secure the qualifying marks in the entrance test. Allotment of 50% All India quota seats will be done through centralized DNB CET 2015 online counselling.


DNB CET 2015 Counselling:  The centralised online counselling of DNB CET 2015 will be done only for the qualified candidates. The allocation of seats for Diploma courses in various Colleges/ Institutions/Hospitals in India will be done strictly on merit cum choice basis. Candidate pursuing any other post graduate medical course can join a DNB Courses only after they resign from such course. Seat allotment letter to such candidates shall be issued by NBE (within the calendar of admission) only if the candidates has been relieved and discharged from the institution/University from where they are pursuing such post graduate medical course.


Contact Address:

National Board of Examinations

Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg

Ring Road, Delhi-110 092  

Website: https://www.nbe.gov.in/


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