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DNB PDCET Counselling 2024 - Dates, Registration, Fees, Eligibility, Document Required

DNB PDCET Counselling 2024 - Dates, Registration, Fees, Eligibility, Document Required

Edited By Raushan Kumar | Updated on May 28, 2024 03:21 PM IST | #DNB PDCET

The National Board of Examination (NBE) will conduct the DNB PDCET 2024 counselling in online mode. The detailed schedule of online counselling of DNB PDCET 2024 will be announced on the official website, The DNB PDCET 2024 exam will be conducted on July 21 and the counselling schedule will be announced once the result is out. A direct link for DNB PDCET 2024 counselling will be provided here, once available.

To participate in the DNB PDCET counselling 2024, aspirants will have to register and make the payment of the counselling fee within the stipulated date. During the DNB PDCET counselling choice-filling process, aspirants need to provide their preferences of colleges and courses in which they wish to get admission. Based on these choices filled, seats available, DNB PDCET rank, reservation seats and other factors, the DNB PDCET 2024 seat allotment will be done. Authorities will announce the result of the DNB Post-Diploma Counselling 2024, in PDF format, based on scores obtained in the entrance examination. Candidates must secure the minimum qualifying percentile of DNB PDCET.

Four rounds will be held under DNB PDCET 2024 counselling for admission to post-diploma seats across India. The three rounds of counselling will be conducted in online mode, while the final will be an in-person round, where aspirants need to report physically. Based on completion of counselling process for DNB PDCET, admissions will be offered for 1,856 PDCET seats offered for 14 specialties in 942 colleges of India. Candidates who will be allotted a seat must report at the respective colleges for completion of the DNB PDCET 2024 counselling process along with the seat allotment letter for the DNB PDCET document verification purpose. Aspirants seeking more information regarding procedure and other details regarding DNB PDCET counselling 2024 can read the article below to get a thorough knowledge about it.

DNB PDCET Counselling 2024 highlights



Conducting authority

National Board of Examination (NBE)

Number of Rounds


Mode of the Counselling

First three rounds online and fourth-round offline

DNB PDCET counselling involves

Registration and choice of course

Admission to the DNB courses will be

Through the inter-se-merit obtained in the DNB PDCET result only

DNB PDCET 2024 Counselling Dates

Aspirants are advised to go through the important dates of DNB PDCET counselling 2024, to avoid any of the crucial events. The counselling schedule of DNB PDCET 2024 will be announced by the NBE after the result is out.

DNB PDCET counselling dates 2024

Counseling Process
First Round
Second Round
Third Round
Registration for Counseling
To be announced
No new Registration
No new Registration
Filling up option/choices of available seats
To be announced
To be announced

To be announced
Processing of Allotment
To be announced
To be announced
To be announced
Result of Allotment
To be announced
To be announced
To be announced
Payment of First-Year Course Fee
To be announced
To be announced
To be announced
Physical Joining at the allotted hospital
To be announced
To be announced
To be announced
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Eligibility Criteria of DNB PDCET 2024 Counselling

To be a part of the counselling process, candidates should fulfil the eligibility criteria that is mentioned below.

  • Candidates who have qualified DNB PDCET exam 2024
  • Candidates pursuing any postgraduate medical course can take part in the counselling process, only he/she resigns from that course.
  • If ineligibility is detected at any stage, then NBE reserves its rights to take necessary actions.
  • Candidates who fail to participate in the first round shall not be eligible for participating in the further round, including the fourth round.

Steps to Register for DNB PDCET Counselling 2024

The detailed step by step registering procedure for DNB PDCET 2024 counselling is mentioned below.

Step 1: DNB PDCET counselling registration and fee payment

To participate in the DNB PDCET counselling 2024 candidates need to register themselves on the NBE Portal. Candidates are required to create a password using the link provided on the home page of DNB PDCET 2024 counselling.


In order to successfully create a password, candidates are required to enter either their mobile number or DNB PDCET roll no/email ID. By clicking on ‘creating a password’, candidates will receive an OPT (One Time Password) on the provided mobile number/email ID. Candidates are advised to retain the password for future preferences. After the password is created, aspirants need to login in order to complete their registration process.

After the log in, candidates have to pay Rs. 2500 as the counselling fee in online mode through credit/debit cards and net banking.


After the successful fee payment, candidates have to fill the counselling form. Candidates are required to edit and fill their personal details carefully while registering for counselling.

Candidates also need to upload the required documents during this registration process, which are mentioned below.

Documents to be uploaded



Category certificate

For candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC as well as a special category.

MBBS degree certificate

MBBS final degree certificate/FMGE passed certificate issued by NBE.

PG diploma Medical qualification

Proof of PG diploma medical qualification recognised as per IMC Act/Central Government

PG diploma final pass certificate

Post-graduate final diploma passing certificate

ID proof

A valid identity proof which includes a PAN card, Indian Passport, Voter ID card, Driving License or Aadhar Card (having photograph)

Bonafide certificate

Any other relevant certificate


Step 2: Choice filling for online counselling

After the registration, aspirants are required to fill and lock their choice of college in the provided time.

For filling the choices, candidates has to select State -> Hospital -> Add choice. Candidates can fill any number of choices during the process and has to arrange the selected choices in order of preference. Candidates can move their choices up and down and can remove the chosen option by clicking on the remove button. It is to be noted that choices filled by the candidates should be locked as well. In case, the choices left unlocked before the given time, the filled choices will be locked automatically.


In the declaration page, candidates have to accept the declaration by clicking the check up.

DNB PDCET Counselling 2024 Process

To get an overview of the DNB PDCET counselling process, candidate can check the flowchart available here.

Procedure for DNB PDCET 2024 seat allotment

As mentioned, the allotment of PDCET 2024 will be conducted in four rounds, including a manual round of counselling. Candidates can check the procedure of DNB PDCET counselling here.

DNB PDCET seat allotment 2024 procedure

Sl. No.
Round 1
DNB PDCET mock allotment 2024
DNB PDCET 2024 seat allotment - Round 1
DNB PDCET seat allotment - Round 2
DNB PDCET counselling - Round 3
DNB PDCET 2024 counselling - Round 4

DNB PDCET mock allotment 2024

After the choice filling and locking by the aspirants, the authority will release a mock allotment list with the names of the candidates along with their ranks, filled choices as well the total number of seats. By looking at the mock list, candidates have the advantage to reconsider their filled choices and edit them accordingly.

DNB PDCET 2024 seat allotment round 1

  • Eligible candidates are required to fill out their choice of colleges after submitting the counselling fee.

  • Candidates will be allowed to select and arrange the choices of seats according to their preference and can select as many choices as they want. However, It is advisable not to fill the choices if they are not interested. As, if a seat is allotted to such candidate and the candidate fails to pay the course fee, then they will be considered ineligible for a further round including the last round.

  • A confirmation is required at the counselling website by the SC, ST and OBC as well as the special category candidates to confirm their category. If such candidates fail to do so, then they will be counted as the General category.

  • Aspirants are required to confirm their choices before the last date.

  • Candidates who fail to pay the counselling fee and fill the choices will be filtered out from the DNB PDCET 2024 counselling process.

  • The seat will be allotted in the order of merit, availability of seats and the choices filled by the candidates during the registration process.

  • After the seat allotment, candidate who has been allotted a seat is required to provide his/her acceptance or denial regarding the same.

  • Candidates content with their seat allotment in the first round will be required to pay the one year course fee. Those who fail to pay the course fee will be filtered out from the counselling.

  • Candidates who are not satisfied with their seat can participate in the second round.

  • At the time of the online payment of the course fee, candidates are required to select the Certificate Verification and Biometric Verification centre.

  • All the aspirants who have been allotted seats in the first round are allowed to participate in the second round in order to upgrade their allotment. Also, those who have not been allotted seats can participate in the second round.

DNB PDCET 2024 allotment round 2

  • Number of vacant seats will be released by the authority.

  • Only those aspirants who have accepted the first-round allotment and all the registered candidates who have not been allotted seats in the first round of DNB PDCET 2024 counselling will be allowed to participate in the second round.

  • The choice filling and locking window will be open by the authority after the first round. Candidates have an advantage to edit and shuffle their choices.

  • Aspirants who are happy with their first round seat allotment and want to freeze it are required to remove all their higher order options from the choice filling panel. Aspirants who failed to do so and allotted an upgraded seat will have to accept the newly alloted seat.

  • The seat allocation will be made on the grounds of the choices filled by the candidate, availability of seats.

  • During the allotment, the seat vacated by the candidate because of the allocation of their higher-order options will automatically be allocated to the lower-ranked candidate.

  • Candidates who will be allotted a seat in the round will be required to pay the one year course fee if they are satisfied with the seat. Candidates who fail to pay the course fee will be filtered out from the counselling.

  • All the candidates who will not be allotted seats in the second round of DNB PDCET 2024 counselling will be eligible to participate in the third round.

DNB PDCET counselling round 3

  • Only those aspirants who have accepted the allotment by paying one-year course fee and successfully verified certificate and Biometric and aspirants who have not been allotted seat in the second round will be eligible for the third round of counselling.

  • The authority will open the choice filling and locking window after the second round of DNB PDCET counselling 2024. That time, candidates are allowed to edit and shuffle their choices.

  • During the allotment, the seat vacated by the candidate because of the allocation of their higher order options will automatically allotted to the lower ranked candidate.

  • Candidates who will be allotted a seat in the round will be required to pay the one year course fee if they are satisfied with the seat. Candidates who fail to pay the course fee will be filtered out from the counselling.

  • Aspirants who have accepted the allotment by paying one-year course fee and have successfully verified their certificate and Biometric at NBE centres can download their allotment letter from the online counselling portal and are required to report at the alloted college.

  • All aspirants need to carry their original documents at the time of reporting. All the documents will be checked by the authorities.

DNB PDCET counselling 2024 round 4

  • Candidates who have not been allotted seats in the first three rounds will be considered the fourth round i.e. the final round of DNB PDCET Counselling 2024.

  • The fourth round will be offline and will be held in the given venue and time.

  • Candidates are required to carry original documents at the time of counselling. A list of the documents required is mentioned in the page.

  • The allotment of seats will be made in order of the merit position and candidates shall be called in batches.

  • Candidates who will be allotted seats in the final round will have to pay one year course fee in the form of demand draft in favour of NBE payable at New Delhi.

Documents required for DNB PDCET counselling 2024

  • Certificate of MBBS degree

  • Post Graduate Diploma Medical Qualification Pass certificate/Provisional Pass Certificate

  • Permanent Registration certificate issued by the Medical Council of India/State Medical Council

  • Passing certificate of Postgraduate Diploma on or before December 31, 2024.

  • Caste certificate (if applicable)

  • Special category certificate (if applicable)

  • Identity proof (PAN card, Passport, Voter ID, Driving License or Aadhaar Card)

DNB PDCET 2024 course fee


Fees in Rs.

Academic fee


Library fee


Annual appraisal fee


Accommodation charges


DNB PDCET 2024 seat matrix

DNB PDCET 2024 exam is for admission to 1,856 post-diploma DNB seats in 14 specialties at 942 hospitals across India. DNB PDCET 2024 seat matrix will released by the authority and will be provided here, once available. Meanwhile, candidates can check the seat matrix of DNB PDCET 2023 below.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. When will DNB PDCET counselling 2024 be conducted?

The DNB PDCET counselling 2024 will be conducted once the result of the entrance examination is declared by the authority. 

2. How many rounds will be there in DNB PDCET 2024 counselling?

The counselling for DNB PDCET will be conducted in four rounds.

3. What type of identity proof will be required for DNB PDCET 2024 counselling

Candidates are required to submit a copy of one of these documents as proof of identification- PAN card, Passport, Voter ID, Driving License, or Aadhaar Card.

4. How can I pay the counselling fee for DNB PDCET 2024?

The fee for DNB PDCET counselling 2024 can only be paid in online mode through credit/debit cards and net banking.


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Questions related to DNB PDCET

Have a question related to DNB PDCET ?

Dear applicant although it is somewhat difficult for you to get DNB Obstetrics or Gynecology but yes since your are from OBC Category you have moderate possibilities of getting admissions. Though it is just an assumption but based on the rank that you secured you have better possibilities of admission in courses line MD in Pharmacology, MD in Biochemistry, MD in Anatomy, MD in General Medicine etc. But yes cut off can vary and you can get a seat. Use our NEET PG college predictor to predict the best colleges based on your merit rank

Good luck!!!

Hi Aspirant,

DNB PDCET Syllabus 2022 will be released by the National Board of Education (NBE). There is no specific syllabus released by the NBE for the exam but there are specific subjects from where the candidates can study. Candidates must study all the sections of DNB PDCET 2022 in detail

You can check the list of all the important topics for the DNB PDCET 2022 examination below.







General Medicine




General Surgery









Community Medicine

The exam comprises of 200 multiple choice, single correct response questions of 4 mark each in English language only as per the following indicative scheme. The standard of the examinations shall be at the level of Final MBBS (Exit Examination). Candidates can take a section-wise distribution for marks below.

Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry - 25 questions (120marks)

Pathology, Microbiology, and Pharmacology-25 questions (120 marks)

General Medicine, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Radiotherapy-35 questions(180 marks)

General Surgery, Anesthesia, Orthopedics and Radiodiagnosis-35 questions (180 marks)

Pediatrics-15 questions(180 marks)

ENT and Ophthalmology-20 questions(120 marks)

Obstetrics and Gynaecology-25 questions (120 marks)

You can refer this link for further information

Hope this helps!

All the best

Hello aspirant ,
I hope you are doing well and good. As you mentioned that for which entrance you have appeared. You're question is not upto the marks

Below link which help you predicting college through your marks or rank

For neet colleges

and for JEE colleges



The board will pronounce the outcome online on the authority site. The National Board of Examinations directed the DNB PDCET 2021 on September 19, 2021. Up-and-comers who have showed up for the test can check the outcome online at or NBE delivers the outcome as a legitimacy list.

Hi aspirant,

It is difficult to predict because cu t-offs changes from year to year and depends on many factors like

>>>Difficulty level of NEET PG exam

>>>Number of seats available

>>>Number of students appeared in NEET PG exam

>>>Category of the student

To check the possibility of getting DNB Anaesthesia seat in Karnataka, you can use College Predictor Tool which is given below.

You can go through below mentioned article related to NEET PG cut-offs.

To predict Colleges based on your NEET PG score using below mentioned College Predictor Tool.

Hope this information will help you.

Good Luck!!

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