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About DNB PDCET 2023
The National Board of Examination, (NBE) conducts the Diplomate of National Board Post-Diploma Centralised Entrance Test (DNB PCET) exam for admission to 1,073 seats across 14 specialities in 597 hospitals across India.
As per the latest update, NBEMS has announced the round one seat allotment result of DNB PDCET 2023 counselling at nbe.edu.in. The authority conducted the DNB PDCET 2023 round one registration and choice filling till August 21. The round two choice filling for DNB PDCET 2023 counselling will begin from September 7. Aspirants who have qualified for the exam will only be eligible to participate in the DNB PDCET counselling 2023 process conducted by NBE. The counselling of DNB PDCET 2023 is conducted for speciality-specified on merit achieved in the entrance test.
The DNB PDCET 2023 counselling process comprises of registration, fee payment, choice filling and locking, and seat allotment. Based on these choices filled during the DNB PDCET counselling, seats available, DNB PDCET rank, reservation seats and other factors, the DNB PDCET seat allotment will be done.
DNB PDCET 2023 Exam Details
DNB-PDCET is an essential pre-requisite entrance examination for granting admission to post-diploma DNB (broad specialities) postgraduate courses. The DNB PDECT 2023 exam computer-based exam is conducted in 23 test centres located across the country. A total of 120 multiple-choice questions are being asked from 8 different specialities for the entrance test. As per the marking scheme of DNB PDCET, four marks are awarded for each correct attempt. There is a negative marking of 25%, therefore, one mark is deducted for each incorrect answer.
DNB PDCET 2023 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Diplomat National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test|
|Short Exam Name||DNB PDCET|
|Conducting Body||National Board of Examinations (NBE)|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||5000 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Online|
|Exam Duration||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
DNB PDCET 2023 Important Dates
Past Dates and Events
09 Nov, 2023 - 15 Nov, 2023
Physical joining at the allotted hospital | Mode: Online
09 Nov, 2023
Counselling - Final (Mop-up) round - result of the allotment | Mode: Online
07 Nov, 2023 - 08 Nov, 2023
Counselling - Final (Mop-up) round - processing of the allotment | Mode: Online
01 Nov, 2023 - 06 Nov, 2023
Counselling - Final (Mop-up) round - login by the candidates and payment of the 1st year course fee to participate in the final Mop-up round | Mode: Online
01 Nov, 2023 - 06 Nov, 2023
Counselling - Final (Mop-up) round - filling of choices/options | Mode: Online
05 Oct, 2023 - 12 Oct, 2023
Counselling - Round 3 - joining the allotted college | Mode: Online
05 Oct, 2023 - 09 Oct, 2023
Counselling - Round 3 - payment of course fee | Mode: Online
05 Oct, 2023
Counselling - Round 3 - result | Mode: Online
03 Oct, 2023 - 04 Oct, 2023
Counselling - Round 3 - processing of seat allotment | Mode: Online
28 Sep, 2023 - 02 Oct, 2023
Counselling - Round 3 - choice filling | Mode: Online
14 Sep, 2023 - 21 Sep, 2023
Counselling - Round 2 - joining the allotted college | Mode: Online
14 Sep, 2023 - 18 Sep, 2023
Counselling - Round 2 - payment of course fee | Mode: Online
14 Sep, 2023
Counselling - Round 2 - result | Mode: Online
12 Sep, 2023 - 13 Sep, 2023
Counselling - Round 2 - processing of seat allotment | Mode: Online
07 Sep, 2023 - 11 Sep, 2023
Counselling - Round 2 - choice filling | Mode: Online
24 Aug, 2023 - 31 Aug, 2023
Counselling - Round 1 - joining the allotted college | Mode: Online
24 Aug, 2023 - 28 Aug, 2023
Counselling - Round 1 - payment of course fee | Mode: Online
24 Aug, 2023
Counselling - Round 1 - result | Mode: Online
22 Aug, 2023 - 23 Aug, 2023
Counselling - Round 1 - processing of seat allotment | Mode: Online
17 Aug, 2023 - 21 Aug, 2023
Counselling - Round 1 - registration & choice filling | Mode: Online
29 May, 2023
Score Card | Mode: Online
22 May, 2023
Result | Mode: Online
18 Apr, 2023 - 23 Apr, 2023
Admit Card | Mode: Online
23 Apr, 2023
Exam | Mode: Online
14 Apr, 2023 - 16 Apr, 2023
Application Correction - For uploaded images | Mode: Online
03 Apr, 2023 - 05 Apr, 2023
Application Correction | Mode: Online
10 Mar, 2023 - 30 Mar, 2023
Application | Mode: Online
10 Mar, 2023
Advertisement | Mode: Online
DNB PDCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria
All candidates applying for the entrance test must fulfil the DNB PDCET eligibility criteria as laid down by the exam conducting authority. The eligibility criteria of DNB PDCET 2023 reflect the basic pre-requisite conditions which must be met in order to be considered eligible to appear for the examination. The following are the eligibility criteria that the aspirants must fulfil.
- Candidates who have passed the final exam for a postgraduate diploma from a recognized Indian university.
- Candidates must possess proof of having passed/passed the postgraduate diploma final examination on or before February 28, 2023.
DNB PDCET 2023 Application Process
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
Filling of the DNB PDCET application form is a six-step process that included registration, filling of the application form, uploading of scanned images, choosing the test city, payment of application fee, and printing of filled application form. All candidates irrespective of their category will be required to pay Rs. 5,000 without taxes- as the application fee for DNB PDCET.
Fileds that are non-editable in DNB PDCET application form 2023 once filled:
- 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
|ST, OBC, General, SC, EWS||Online||Female, Male||₹ 5000|
DNB PDCET 2023 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
DNB PDCET 2023 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of DNB PDCET acquaints the candidates with the details of the entrance exams like the duration, the number of questions, types of questions, etc. With the help of the DNB PDCET 2023 exam pattern candidates are required to formulate a solid strategy to crack the entrance test.
NBE conducts the exam in computer-based mode, consisting of 120 multiple-choice questions with a single best answer. For every correct answer, candidates are awarded 4 marks and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. The exam is conducted only in English medium. The syllabus of DNB PDCET 2023 is based on the MBBS exit level.
DNB PDCET 2023 Admit Card
The exam conducting authority issues the DNB PDCET admit card 2023 for all the registered candidates. The admit card of DNB PDCET is a crucial document that reveals the designated test centres of the candidates. Candidates are required to carry the following documents to the examination centre in order to gain entry. Print out of DNB PDCET admit card 2023 to the exam centre along with
- A government-authorized ID proof like Voter ID, Passport, Driving License and PAN card (in original)
- A photocopy of permanent or provisional SMC/MCI registration.
Candidates must furnish DNB PDCET 2023 admit card at the time of checking results and counselling thus it is necessary to retain it till the admission process concludes. Candidates are required to paste their latest photograph in the prescribed space on the admit card and report to the examination centre within the prescribed time.
DNB PDCET 2023 Exam Centers
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- DNB PDCET Admit Card
- Valid Photo ID Proof
- Photocopy of Permanent or Provisional SMC/MCI registration
The result of DNB PDCET 2023 is announced in the form of a merit list for 14 different specialities. All candidates have been given a rank in descending order of the marks obtained by them. Such candidates who qualify for the examination will be invited to participate in the online centralised counselling of DNB PDCET 2023 conducted by NBE.
Mode of Counselling: Online
Aspirants who have cleared the entrance test and fulfilled the other eligibility criteria are eligible to participate in DNB PDCET counselling 2023. The result of DNB PDCET counselling, indicates the roll number, rank, category, speciality, college/hospital name and state. Candidates who are included in the counselling results need to freeze the allotted seat and mandatorily have to download DNB PDCET 2023 allotment letter for round one. Aspirants will have to report at the designated college along with documents for verification and the DNB PDCET admission process. After the completion of the admission process, the authorities will conduct the subsequent rounds of counselling of DNB PDCET 2023.
A total of four rounds of DNB PDCET 2023 counselling are being organised wherein the first three will be online and the last round will be conducted in offline mode at the NBE office, in New Delhi. Those candidates who will not register in the first round of counselling will not be allowed to participate in further rounds. After registration, candidates are required to fill preference of course and college for DNB PDCET admission. Candidates with merit positions will be allowed to fill their option/choices after remitting the required counselling fee of Rs 2500/- Based on the choices given and the availability of seats, admission will be granted to specific specialities. To check the seat matrix for 14 broad specialities.
Documents Required at Counselling
- Provisional/Degree certificate of MBBS
- Provisional/Pass certificate issued by Medical Council of India/State Medical Council of India
- Proof of having passed the Postgraduate diploma final examination on or before November 30, 2019
- Cast/ Community certificate (if applicable)
- Special category certificate issued by the competent authority
- Valid ID proof ( PAN card, Indian passport, Voter ID card, Driving license or Aadhar card)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:How many seats will be offered through DNB PDCET 2023 counselling process?
The successful completion of counselling process for the DNB PDCET 2023 exam will be the basis for admissions offered for 1073 seats across 14 specialties in 597 hospitals across India.
Question:On what basis DNB PDCET 2023 result will be declared?
On the basis of the performance of aspirants in the exam, authorities have declared the online DNB PDCET result at the NBE official website, nbe.edu.in.
Question:When DNB PDCET 2023 will be conducted?
The National Board of Examination (NBE) conducted the DNB PDCET 2023 on April 23.
Question:How do I apply for DNB PDCET 2023?
Medical aspirants must fill the registration form of DNB PDCET 2023 to appear for the examination.
Question:Is DNB same as a Diploma?
DNB program is same as a post-graduate and post-doctoral program. This program provides the students with the same stature as that of MD and MS.
Question:What is exam pattern of DNB PDCET 2023?
As per the DNB PDCET 2023, for every correct answer 4 marks are given and for each incorrect answer, 1 mark of the candidates is deducted.
Question:Who will conduct DNB PDCET exam?
National Board of Examination (NBE), is responsible to conduct DNB PDCET exam.
Questions related to DNB PDCET
my AIQ rank is 52770obc category rank is 19623can I get DNB obs gyne or DGO
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
what is the syllabus for dnb pdcet 2022 (paediatrics)?
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.
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)
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when are the pdcet 2021 results expected.
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 natboard.edu.in or nbe.edu.in. NBE delivers the outcome as a legitimacy list.
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