DNB PDCET 2021 (Postponed)- Application Form, Pattern, Syllabus, Test Centre
DNB PDCET 2021 - National Board of Examinations (NBE) has postponed DNB PDCET due to COVID-19 lockdown until further notice. DNB PDCET 2021 was earlier scheduled to be conducted on May 9 with COVID appropriate behaviour. The brochure along with DNB PDCET 2021 application form was released on March 25 at nbe.edu.in. The last date to submit the application form of DNB PDCET was April 14, 2021 till 11:55 PM. NBE will release the DNB PDCET admit card 2021 at the official website. Registered candidates can download the DNB PDCET admit card using user ID and password. The admit card must be carried to the DNB PDCET 2021 exam centre with ID proof. NBE will conduct Diplomate of National Board Post-Diploma Centralised Entrance Test - DNB PDCET in a computer based mode. Through DNB PDCET exam, admission to 1856 PDCET seats will be offered for 14 specialties in 942 colleges in India.
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Latest Updates for DNB PDCET
- 25 Mar 2021:
DNB PDCET registration 2021 started; apply till April 14
A total of 120 objective questions based on the syllabus of the Diploma specialty will be asked in DNB PDCET exam. As per the DNB PDCET exam pattern 2021, four marks will be awarded for each correct answer, while one mark will be deducted for every incorrect response. DNB PDCET 2021 result will be announced in PDF format. The result of DNB PDCET will mention roll number, scores obtained (out of 1000), qualifying status. The shortlisted aspirants can appear for DNB PDCET 2021 counselling. During the counselling of DNB PDCET 2021, aspirants need to register and fill choices of colleges and specialties. Based on these choices filled, seats available, DNB PDCET rank, reservation and other factors, admission will be granted. Read the article on DNB PDCET 2021 for dates, application form, eligibility criteria, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, result, counselling and others
DNB PDCET 2021- Overview
Name of the exam
DNB PDCET 2021 exam
Full form of DNB PDCET
Diplomate of National Board Post-Diploma Centralised Entrance Test
National Board of Examinations
Purpose of exam
Ranking exam for admission to DNB (post-diploma) courses
Once a year
Mode of conduct
Process of seat allotment
Specialty specific merit-based counselling conducted by NBE.
Reservation of seats
For SC/ST/OBC/Persons with disability (PWD/ Hospitals/Institutions which are covered as per rules of Govt./ Public Sector Institutes/ Hospitals)
DNB PDCET 2021 Latest updates
April 30, 2021: NBE has postponed DNB PDCET 2021 due rising COVID-19 cases and restrictions imposed across the country. Check the NBE notice on DNB-PDCET 2021 examination postponed below.
April 23, 2021: NBE has released a notice for conduct of DNB PDCET 2021 with COVID appropriate behaviour. As per the notice, DNB PDCET will be conducted as per schedule on May 9, 2021.
March 25, 2021: DNB PDCET 2021 application form date has been announced. Candidates can register for DNB PDCET 2021 from March 25, 5:00 PM onwards. The application form of DNB PDCET can be filled only in an online mode.
March 25, 2021: NBE has released the DNB PDCET information bulletin for 2021 session at nbe.edu.in. The brochure of DNB PDCET 2021 has been released with six major changes, discussed below.
- Hike in application fee: The application fee of DNB PDCET 2021 has been increased to Rs 5,900 with taxes.
- Changes in exam timings: DNB PDCET 2021 will be conducted for a duration of 2 hours from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
- Changes in exam pattern: The number of questions in DNB PDCET 2021 exam have been reduced to 120 from 200.
- Changes in exam centre: Noida has been included in Delhi NCR as a DNB PDCET exam centre 2021. The total number of DNB PDCET 2021 exam cities is 23.
- Addition to tie-breaking criteria: The tie-breaking criteria of DNB PDCET 2021 has been revised. Now, candidate with less number of wrong answers will be awarded a higher rank.
- Changes in accepted identity proof: The aadhar card of the candidate will not be accepted as a valid id proof at the DNB PDCET exam centre now. Acceptable id proofs include Voter ID, Passport, Driving License and PAN card.
March 24, 2021: NBE has released the notification of DNB PDCET 2021. The notice mentions the DNB PDCET exam date along with information bulletin and application form date. Check notice below.
January 18, 2021 : As per the notice released by NBE, questions in the DNB PDCET exam 2021 will be based on the curriculum of Diploma specialty only. The questions in DNB PDCET 2021 will be objective in nature.
January 18, 2021 : NBE has released a notice on DNB PDCET exam date 2021. As per the notice, the DNB PDCET exam will now be conducted on May 9, 2021 in a computer-based mode.
DNB PDCET 2021 - Important Dates
Information brochure of DNB PDCET 2021 exam
March 25, 2021 - Released
Release date of DNB PDCET application form
March 25, 2021, 5:00 PM onwards - Released
Last date to fill the application form
April 14, 2021
|Correction window facility||April 17 to 18, 2021|
|Final edit window||April 24 to 25, 2021|
|Availability of mock test|
May 3, 2021
Release of admit card
May 3, 2021
Exam date of DNB PDCET 2021
|Last date of submitting deficient documents||To be announced|
Declaration of result
By May 31, 2021
|Registration and choice filling for round one||To be announced|
|Process of seat allotment||To be announced|
|First seat allotment list||To be announced|
|Last date of payment of course fee||To be announced|
DNB PDCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Aspirants must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria laid down by the exam conducting authority before applying for DNB PDCET. The eligibility criteria of DNB PDCET 2021 reflects the pre-requisite conditions that a candidate must meet in order to be considered eligible for the entrance exam and for further admission procedure. Aspirants who fail to fulfill the DNB PDCET 2021 eligibility criteria will be considered ineligible for the admission process. Aspirants can go through the below-mentioned main DNB PDCET eligibility criteria.
Candidates should have passed the final exam for a postgraduate diploma from a recognized Indian university.
Candidates must possess a proof of having passed/ passing the postgraduate diploma final examination on or before February 28, 2021.
Candidates must have been registered with the Medical Council of India or respective state medical council.
Candidates who have qualified PG Diploma exit examination or and getting their results after February 28, 2021, will not be eligible to apply for DNB PDCET 2021.
Candidates already pursuing an MD/MS/DNB course will NOT be eligible to appear for DNB-PDCET 2021 exam.
DNB PDCET application form 2021
NBE released the DNB PDCET 2021 application form on March 25 at 5:00 PM. Only aspirants who fulfill the eligibility criteria can fill the DNB PDCET application form. The completion of the application process for DNB PDCET 2021 comprises of six different steps like registration, filling of application, uploading of scanned documents/images, selection of test city, payment of application form, and printing of duly filled application form. In order to successfully submit the DNB PDCET 2021 exam, aspirants are required to pay the prescribed application fee of Rs 5,900/-. It is essential that all details in the application form are filled accurately as submission of application form not in accordance with instructions will not be considered and the candidature of such candidate will be cancelled. Candidates should also ensure before applying for the registration that their MBBS and postgraduate diploma qualification is recognized as per provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act.
Steps to fill the DNB PDCET application form
|Step 2||Filling of Application form|
|Step 3||Uploading of scanned documents/images|
|Step 4||Selection of test city|
|Step 5||Payment of application form|
|Step 6||Printing of duly filled application form|
DNB PDCET Exam Centre 2021
While filling the application form for the DNB PDCET 2021 exam, aspirants are required to choose a test city where he/she wants to take the test. In order to appear for the DNB PDCET exam, candidates can chose only those test cities where seats are available. The allocation of the seat in a test city is done on a first come first serve basis. In case there are no seats left in a particular test city, candidates can choose the option ‘Others’ from the list of states at the time of selection of state shown at the time of submitting the DNB PDCET application form 2021. Usually, the testing city is allocated as per the preference of the candidate if not, the authority allocates the DNB PDCET 2021 test city in the nearest state. Candidates can check the list of test cities in the table below.
DNB PDCET Test Cities
DNB PDCET 2021 - Correction window facility
The authority will open the DNB PDCET 2021 correction window facility for the convenience of aspirants. With the help of the DNB PDCET correction window facility, candidates will be able to rectify any information that was filled incorrectly at the time of applying for DNB PDCET 2021. Information such as personal details, educational qualification, etc. provided by the candidates in the online application form shall be treated as correct and NBE will not entertain, under any circumstances, any request for a change in the information provided by the candidates.
Fileds that are non-editable in DNB PDCET 2021 application form:
- Name of the Candidate
- Mobile Number
- Email ID
- Testing City
Fields that can be edited in the DNB PDCET application form:
- Date of Birth
- Category of the Candidate
DNB PDCET admit card 2021
The authority will issue the DNB PDCET 2021 admit card for only registered candidates. Aspirants can download the DNB PDCET hall ticket 2021 by visiting the official website and entering the user ID and password. The admit card of DNB PDCET 2021 will mention the exam centre of each centre along with other crucial information like the name of the candidate, roll number, reporting time, exam duration, etc. Before downloading the DNB PDCET hall ticket candidates must always ensure that the details mentioned on it are correct. In case of any discrepancy, candidates must intimate the exam conducting authority immediately. Without a valid DNB PDCET admit card 2021 candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall thus, it is necessary to carry a printed copy of it on the day of examination. As the DNB PDCET 2021 admit card is the important documents to carry at the exam centre.
Important documents to carry at DNB PDCET exam centre
The following are the documents that aspirants must carry along with the hall ticket of the DNB PDCET exam 2021.
A printed copy of the DNB PDCET 2021 admit card with a photo pasted on it
Photocopy of Permanent or Provisional SMC/MCI registration
One of the authorized photo ID (in original)
Aadhar Card (with the photograph)
DNB PDCET Exam Pattern 2021
Candidates appearing for the entrance test should know about the paper pattern of the DNB PDCET 2021 exam. By knowing the exam pattern of DNB PDCET, candidates will be able to prepare a solid strategy to qualify the exam. The DNB PDCET exam pattern 2021 includes information about the duration of the exam, type of questions, negative marking, etc. Interested candidates can check the DNB PDCET 2021 exam pattern in the table below.
DNB PDCET Paper Pattern
|Timings||2:00 PM to 4:00 PM|
Types of questions
Number of questions
Diploma specialty curriculum
DNB PDCET 2021 - Demo Test
In order to familiarize the candidates with the computer-based test format, NBE uses to provide a demo test of the DNB PDCET 2021 exam. Registered candidates will be able to access the DNB PDCET demo test from the official website www.nbe.edu.in after its availability. With the help of the demo test, candidates were able to formulate a strategy to crack the DNB PDCET entrance test 2021. By using the facilities of the demo test, aspirants will be acquainted with the DNB PDCET 2021 exam pattern of the entrance test.
The competent authority will declare the DNB PDCET 2021 result in online mode. The result of DNB PDCET will be released in the form of separate merit lists for each broad specialty which are mentioned below on this page. The scores obtained in the DNB PDCET result 2021 will only be valid for the same academic year only. Candidates who have appeared for the examination will be required to download the DNB PDCET 2021 result from the official website of NBE. No aspirant will be intimated individually about the result of DNB PDCET.
All candidates are ranked in order of the marks secured by them amongst other candidates of the same Broad specialty which will be published as the DNB PDCET merit list 2021. For e.g. the merit list for DNB Obstetrics & Gynaecology secondary seats will have only Post DGO candidates as competitors. In case two or more candidates have obtained identical scores, tie-breaking criteria will be applied to determine the inter-se merit in descending order. The tie-breaking criteria have been listed below.
A candidate who has a number of correct responses shall be placed at a higher position.
If the above criteria do not resolve the tie, the candidate who is older will be placed at a better merit position.
Scope of DNB PDCET 2021 - Broad Specialities
Authorities will conduct the DNB PDCET 2021 exam for admission to 14 different broad specialties at post diplomate level. These broad specialties have been listed below.
Broad specialties for DNB PDCET
Name of DNB course
Eligible Postgraduate Diploma qualification
DNB (Dermatology and VD)
DNB (Nuclear Medicine)
DNB (Respiratory Disease)
DNB (Physical Medicine and
Aspirants who qualified for the entrance test and included in the results will be eligible to participate in the DNB PDCET 2021 counselling. Eligible candidates will be able to select and arrange their preference of college only after paying the prescribed DNB PDCET counselling fee of Rs 2500/-. A total of four rounds of DNB PDCET counselling 2021 will be organized by NBE out of which only the last round will be conducted in offline mode. Only candidates who have failed to secure a seat in the first, second, or third round of counselling will be eligible to participate in the fourth round of DNB PDCET 2021 counselling. The following criteria have been specified by NBE authorities and will apply in the DNB PDCET counselling.
There is no limit on the number of preferences that a candidate can give for a given round of DND PDCET counselling. However, it is advisable not to fill the choices in which candidates are not interested to join, if they do so and allotted with such seat and not pays the course fee or not joins the allotted seat, they will not be eligible for further rounds of DNB PDCET counselling 2021 including final round (in person) counselling.
Candidates belonging to the reserved category will be required to upload the relevant certificate to substantiate their claim or else they will be considered under the unreserved category.
The special category candidates will be able to opt for the special category at the time of filling the registration form of DNB PDCET 2021 counselling. Relevant documents to support the claim must be uploaded. These documents will be scrutinized by NBE.
The choices/preferences have to be locked within the stipulated time period for DNB PDCET admission, if not done so, the preferences entered will be locked automatically on the last date of registration.
The seat allocation will be done in accordance with the order of merit and the web options given by the candidate during the process of DNB PDCET admission 2021.
Those candidates who have been allotted a seat in a particular round will be required to accept the seat by paying a one-year course fee of Rs 8,000/- in online mode. Non-payment of the fee will be considered as the explicit refusal of the seat.
Only those candidates who have paid the one-year course fee will be eligible for up-gradation of the seat in further rounds.
Candidates are required to select the certificate and biometric verification centre at the time of online payment of a one-year course fee.
DNB PDCET 2021 Seat Matrix
As aforementioned, the DNB PDCET exam will be conducted for admission to around 1073 seats offered across 14 specialties in 597 hospitals in India. Since the authority has not released seat matrix for DNB PDCET 2021, candidates can take a look at the previous years' seat matrix for a reference.
To download DNB PDCET 2020 seat matrix - click here
To check DNB PDCET seat matrix 2019 - Click here
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - DNB PDCET 2021 (Postponed)- Application Form, Pattern, Syllabus, Test Centre
Question: When DNB PDCET 2021 exam will be conducted?
NBE has postponed DNB-PDCET exam 2021 due to COVID-19. Earlier, DNB PDCET was to be conducted on May 9, 2021.
Question: Who conducts the DNB PDCET 2021?
National Board of Examinations (NBE) is the competent authority to grants admission to Diplomate of National Board Post-Diploma Centralised Entrance Test (DNB PDCET) courses.
Question: Who can apply for DNB PDCET 2021?
Only aspirants who fulfill the eligibility criteria can fill the DNB PDCET 2021 application form.
Question: Who are eligible for the DNB PDCET Counselling 2021?
Only aspirants included in the result will be eligible to participate for DNB PDCET 2021 counselling process conducted by NBE.
Question: For how many seats DNB PDCET 2021 will be conducted?
On the basis of completion of counselling process for DNB PDCET, admissions will be offered for 1073 seats across 14 specialties in 597 hospitals across India.
Question: In which mode the exam of DNB PDCET will be conducted?
DNB PDCET 2021 will be conducted in computer-based mode.
Questions related to DNB PDCET
i want to do dnb pgcet in obs and gynae i want to know the syllabus
National board of examination that is NBE is the conducting authority of the examination of diplomat national board post diploma centralised entrance test. This exam is of 200 multiple choice question which covers all the divisions up MBBS and the standard of examination is equivalent to MBBS final ( exit) examination. Examination paper is divided into 8 sections that consists of overall 25 questions. For gynaecology and obstetrics section carries 25 questions and 120 marks.
Each question carries full marks for positive answer and one marks is deducted for negative answer.
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when is the registration for Post diploma Dnb 2021 starting??
The National Board of Examination (NBE) is the conducting authority of Diplomate of National Board (DNB) Post Diploma Centralised Entrance Test (PDCET). Candidates who register for the DNB programme after clearing DNB PDCET, are required to complete 2 years of practical training under any NBE accredited institution/hospital/medical college. After completion of the practical training, he/she has to appear for the DNB final examination and clear it, only then he/she will be awarded a DNB degree. Exam date is on 9th May 2021. For more detail follow the link:
in the recent notification given by nbe regarding dnb pdcet they have mentioned that the questions will be given from only particular speciality . unlike previous years which is at mbbs exit level. do you have any idea regarding the latest update on syllabus?
The National Board of Examination, (NBE) is the conducting authority for the Diplomate of National Board Post-Diploma Centralised Entrance Test (DNB PDCET) entrance test. The registration for DNB PDCET 2021 from March 25,2021 onwards at their official website ( nbe.edu.in ) . The last date for filling up DNB PDCET application form 2021 is April 14.
As per the official notification dated 18.01.2021 it states that The DNB-PDCET 2021 question paper for each specialty shall comprise of MCQs at Post Diploma exit level from the concerned specialty only, covering the entire curriculum relevant to the Diploma specialty.
The Exam Pattern and Syllabus :
The exam will be held in online(MCQ) mode.There will be a total of 8 Sections consisting a total of 200 questions in PDCET.For each correct answer candidates will get 4 marks and for each incorrect answer 1 mark of the candidates will be deducted.
DNB PDCET Syllabus :
- Anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry
- Pathology, microbiology, and pharmacology
- General medicine, dermatology, psychiatry radiotherapy
- General surgery, anesthesia, orthopaedics and radiodiagnosis
- ENT and ophthalmology
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Community medicine
To know more about DNB PDCET Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Preparation Tips, Participating Colleges visit :
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when the exam will be conducted in 2021. any date fixed by nbe
You have not mentioned the name of the examination regarding which you are asking but you have tagged DNB PDCET, so I am guessing that your question is in regarding with it only.
Your diplomate of national board Post-Diploma Centralised Entrance Test i.e DNB PDCET will be conducted on 28th January by national Board of examination
The examination will be conducted from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM.
Nbe is expected to soon release the information bulletin for DNB PDECT 2021 along with the application form on its official websites i. e nbe.edu.in/natboard.edu.in .
Through dnb pdcet examination admissions will be offered in 597 hospitals across India for 1073 seats across 14 specialties.
For detailed information you can visit our page the link for the same is provided below
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can I fill the form now? if the application date have been extended?
National board of examination conducts Diplomate of National Board Post-Diploma Centralised Entrance Test , which will be held next Li on 28 January 2021. However this is a online National level examination, defecation free is about 4500
Sardi se you but you cannot feel the form now. The application form fill up date was till the last week of October. So you should wait for one year. Click on the link below to know more