National Board of Examination, (NBE) is the exam conducting authority of Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test (DNB PDCET). NBE has declared DNB PDCET result 2020 in the form of PDFs on January 14. A total of 14 speciallty wise merit lists have been released. Earlier the authorities successfully conducted DNB PDCET 2020 on December 20, 2019, from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM. DNB PDCET exam was conducted in computer based mode with 200 multiple choice questions, which were asked from eight different specialties. Through DNB PDCET exam, around 1073 seats will be offered across 14 specialities in 597 hospitals in India.
The scores obtained in DNB PDCET 2020 will be valid only in the same academic year. All candidates have been ranked in order of the marks secured in DNB PDCET 2020. A separate merit list has been published for each broad speciality course. Merit list for DGO, DMRD, DMRT, DORTHO, DOMS, DLO, DA, DVD, DPM, DCH, DNM, DTCD, DPMR, and DCP has been published separately.
DNB-PDCET is an essential pre-requisite entrance examination for admission to post-diploma DNB (broad specialities) postgraduate courses. The online exam was conducted in 24 test centres located across the country. As per the marking scheme of DNB PDCET 2020, single correct response questions of 4 marks. There is a negative marking of 25%, therefore, one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
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.
For all the registered candidates, NBE had released the DNBPDCET admit card 2020 on December 13, 2019. DNB PDCET 2020 aspirants had to download the hall ticket as it was not sent via post. It was also mandatory to carry the hall ticket of DNB PDCET 2020 at the exam centre along with ID proof and registration certificate for verification purposes.
Past Dates and Events
14 Jan, 2020
Result | Mode: Online
20 Dec, 2019
Exam | Mode: Online
13 Dec, 2019 - 20 Dec, 2019
Admit Card | Mode: Online
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
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 fulfill.
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Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
NBE had re-opened the correction window for candidates who have uploaded incorrect images of thumb impression, signature and photograph till November 25. Only those candidates who have been informed by NBE to upload correct images were be able to access. Earlier, the correction window facility of DNB PDCET 2020 application form was open from November 4 to 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.
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 DNB PDCET 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 200 multiple choice question 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 conducted only in English medium. The syllabus of DNB PDCET 2020 is based on MBBS exit level.
The exam conducting authority had issued the DNB PDCET admit card 2020 for all the registered candidates on December 13, 2019. The admit card of DNB PDCET is a crucial document which reveals the designated test centres of the candidates. Candidates were required to carry the following documents to the examination centre in order to gain entry.
Candidates must 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 were required to paste their latest photograph in the prescribed space in the admit card and report to the examination centre within the prescribed time.
The DNB PDCET result has been declared on January 14, 2020. The result of DNB PDCET 2020 has been declared in the form of merit list which is published separately for 14 different specialities. The result of DNB PDCET is uploaded on the official website of NBE. All candidates have been given a rank in descending order of the marks obtained by them. Such candidates who qualify the examination will be invited to participate in the online centralised counselling of DNB PDCET conducted by NBE.
Mode of Counselling:
Those candidates who have cleared the entrance test and fulfill 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
National Board of Examination (NBE), is responsible to conduct DNB PDCET exam.
Every correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and for each incorrect answer, 1 mark of the candidates will be deducted.
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.
Medical aspirants must fill the registration form of DNB PDCET to appear for the examination.
There is a provision where a person holding MD/MS degree in accordance to medical council of India (MCI) can apply for the primary DNB. But you only get to study the exact same discipline (branch of MD/MS) when selected for DNB or follows the super-specialty in respective branch and you must fulfill the eligibility criteria which is follows:
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Diplomat National Board (DNB) - Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test (PDCET) is a mandatory eligibility cum ranking examination for Post Diploma (secondary) courses in the following specialties: Anaesthesiology, Dermatology, Venerology and Leprosy, Nuclear medicine, Obsterics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Oto-Rhino- Laryngology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Radi0-Diagnosis, Radiotherapy, Respiratory Diseases, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pathology.
As per the past records the DNB PDCET 2018 seat matrix for Ophthalmology having total 159 seats -
Click Here (https://www.natboard.edu.in/pdoof/pbnotice2018/cns/DNB%20PDCET%20Indicative%20Seat%20Matrix%20Jan%202018%20-%2028.03.2018.pdf?h88233erhx90wsd0q2wk2s2ks2)
to check the seat matrix.
The seats for Ophthalmologyin DNB PDCET 2019 is 139. So it is clear that in 2020 the availability of seats in PDCET 2020 Ophthalmology is in between 135-140. Hope this information is helpful.
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DNB PDCET exam is for admission to 1073 post-diploma DNB seats in 14 specialities at 597 hospitals across India. Seat matrix for this year has not been released yet. You can go through the link below and check the previous year seat matrix for reference
Also, if you have appeared for DNB PDCET exam and seeking admission, you can go through the link below and use the DNB PDCET College Predictor tool to check your admission chances based on your rank, category, etc.
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