About DNB PDCET 2020

National Board of Examination, (NBE) is the exam conducting authority of Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test (DNB PDCET). The authority has extended the last date of correction window facility for DNB PDCET 2020 application form till November 11. The correction window was open from November 4 to 9, 2019. Only those candidates who filled the application form of DNB PDCET 2020 till October 31 can make changes. DNB-PDCET 2020  is scheduled to be conducted on December 20, 2019. 

All candidates who have successfully submitted the application form will be issued DNB PDCET admit card 2020 on December 13, 2019, in online mode. DNB PDCET 2020 aspirants will have to download the hall ticket as it will not be sent via post. Admit card of DNB PDCET is a crucial document that has to be carried along on the day of examination to gain entry in the test centre. Candidates without a valid DNB PDCET admit card 2020 and a government authorized ID card will not be allowed to enter the test centre. 

DNB-PDCET 2020 is an essential pre-requisite entrance examination for admission to post-diploma DNB (broad specialities) postgraduate courses. The computer-based exam will be conducted in 24 test centres located across the country.  DNB PDCET 2020 will be conducted on computer-based mode which comprises of 200 multiple-choice, single correct response questions of 4 marks. There is a negative marking of 25%, therefore, one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. The exam will be conducted only in the English language. 

DNB PDCET result 2020 will be declared by January 15, 2020, in online mode. The scores obtained in DNB PDCET 2020 will be valid only in the same academic year. All candidates will be ranked in order of the marks secured in DNB PDCET 2020. A separate merit list will be published for each broad speciality course. Merit list for DGO, DMRD, DMRT, DORTHO, DOMS, DLO,DA, DVD, DPM, DCH, DNM, DTCD, DPMR, and DCP will be published separately.

Candidates who have qualified the examination will be invited to participate in the online centralised DNB PDCET counselling 2020 which will be conducted by NBE. The counselling of DNB PDCET will be speciality specific on the basis of merit achieved in the entrance test.

Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Duration 2 Hours 30 Minutes

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DNB PDCET 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

13 Dec, 2019 - 20 Dec, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online

20 Dec, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

15 Jan, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

04 Nov, 2019 - 11 Nov, 2019

Application Correction | Mode: Online

11 Oct, 2019 - 31 Oct, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

11 Oct, 2019

Advertisement | Mode: Online

DNB PDCET 2020 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 2020 reflect the basic pre-requisite conditions which must be met in order to be considered eligible to appear for the examination. Following are the eligibility criteria which the aspirants must fulfil. 

  • Candidates who have passed the final exam for a postgraduate diploma from a recognised Indian university.
  • Candidates must possess a proof of having passed/ passing the postgraduate diploma final examination on or before November 30, 2019.

DNB PDCET 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

NBE has extended the last date of the correction window facility of DNB PDCET 2020 application form till November 11.  Eligible candidates were required to fill the application form of DNB PDCET 2020 till October 31, 2019. The authority provided the correction window facility to edit certain details in the DNB PDCET 2020 application form from November 4 to 9, 2019.  In order to appear for the DNB PDCET, candidates had to fill the application form. Filling of DNB PDCET application form was 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. 4500/- as the application fee for DNB PDCET. 


Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
ST, General, SC, EWS, OBC Online Male, Female ₹ 4500

DNB PDCET 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of DNB PDCET acquaint the candidates with the details of entrance exam like the duration, the number of questions, types of questions etc. With the help of DNBB PDCET exam pattern candidates will be required to formulate a solid strategy to crack the entrance test. The exam will be conducted in computer-based mode consisting of 200 multiple choice question with a single best answer. For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded 4 marks and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. The exam will be conducted only in English medium. The syllabus of DNB PDCET 2020 is based on MBBS exit level.

DNB PDCET 2020 Admit Card

The exam conducting authority will issue the DNB PDCET admit card 2020 for all the registered candidates on December 31, 2019. The admit card of DNB PDCET is a crucial document which will reveal the designated test centres of the candidates. Candidates must carry the following documents to the examination centre in order to gain entry.

  • Print out of DNB PDCET admit card to the exam centre along with
  • A government authorised ID proof like (in original) 
  • A photocopy of permanent or provisional SMC/MCI registration. 

Candidates will be required to furnish DNB PDCET admit card at the time of checking result and counselling thus it is necessary to retain it till the admission process concludes. Candidates will be required to paste their latest photograph in the prescribed space in the admit card and report to the examination centre within prescribed time.

DNB PDCET 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Rajasthan Jaipur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
West Bengal Kolkata
Kerala Kozhikode
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
Maharashtra Mumbai
Bihar Patna
Jharkhand Ranchi
Andhra Pradesh Visakhapatnam

Documents Required at Exam

  • DNB PDCET Admit Card
  • Valid Photo ID Proof
  • Photocopy of Permanent or Provisional SMC/MCI registration

DNB PDCET 2020 Result

After the conclusion of the exam, the DNB PDCET result will be declared by January 15, 2020. The result of DNB PDCET 2020 will be declared in the form of merit list which will be published separately for 14 different specialities. The result of DNB PDCET will be uploaded on the official website of NBE.All candidates will be given a rank in descending order of the marks obtained by them. Such candidates who will quslify the examination will be invited to participate in the online centralised counselling of DNB PDCET conducted by NBE.

DNB PDCET 2020 Counselling

Mode of Counselling: Online

Those candidates who have cleared the entrance test and fulfil the other eligibility criteria will be eligible to participate in DNB PDCET counselling 2020. In order to participate in the counselling, candidates will have to register online on the official website as and when it begins. A total of four rounds of DNB PDCET counselling will be organised wherein the first three will be online and the last round will be conducted in offline mode at NBE office, New Delhi. Those candidates who will not register in the first round of counselling will not be allowed to participate in further rounds. A mock round of counselling will also be organised for the candidates to familiarise them with the online seat allotment process. After registration, candidates will have to fill preference of course and college. Candidates with merit position will be allowed to fill their option/choices after remitting the required counselling fee of Rs 2500/- Based on the choices given and availability of seats, admission will be granted to specific specialities. To check the seat matrix for 14 broad specialities, click here 

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)

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Questions related to DNB PDCET

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where can I find the correction window for the DNB PDCETapplication form

Aditya kumar Student Expert 5th Nov, 2019
Hello there! !!!!

Greetings! !!!!

I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but NBE does not provides any  correction form facility or any correction window for the candidates applying for DNB PDCET examination. So , since no facility like correction window is provided, you cannot correct the mistakes made by you while filling the application form of PDCET.


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