DNB-CET - JULY 2017 Admission Session

राष्ट्रीय परीक्षा बोर्ड


DNB-CET is a qualifying-cum-ranking examination for entry to various Post Graduate courses including Direct 6 year course in the specialty of Plastic Surgery, Neuro-Surgery, Cardio-thoracic Surgery and Pediatric Surgery.
Applicant may kindly note that appearance in DNB-CET does not confer any automatic rights to secure a seat in NBE accredited hospital /institute.
Online Registration & Scheduling for the examination must be completed by 13th May 2017 (by 23:59hrs).
Applications of candidates furnishing false or fabricated information will not be considered and candidates may be further debarred from appearing in any future examinations conducted by NBE.
Candidates should go through the bulletin carefully for eligibility criteria, scheme, pattern of examination etc before contacting NBE for any queries. Queries pertaining to eligibility and other issues will only be entertained if the information requested is not given in bulletin or on website http://www.nbe.edu.in
Incomplete applications or applications not in accordance with instructions will not be considered and are liable to be rejected. The examination fee will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Fee will neither be carried forward to a future date nor refunded under any circumstances. Online applications and/or their acknowledgment of submission received after the due date will not be entertained and exam fee will not be returned in such cases. Application once submitted cannot be withdrawn.
Instructions in the information-bulletin are liable to changes based on decisions taken by NBE from time to time. There is no equity or any rights that are /or deemed to be arising in favor of candidate.
NBE reserves the right to withdraw permission, if any, granted inadvertently to any candidate who is not eligible to appear in the DNBCET even though the admit card/roll number has been issued or name/roll number is displayed on NBE website.
Candidates' eligibility is purely provisional & is subject to the fulfillment of eligibility criteria as prescribed by NBE.
The existing schedule, pattern, policy and guidelines are for ready reference only but in no way they are or are ought to be treated as representative or acknowledgment of fact that NBE is bound to follow the same in future.
In case of any ambiguity in interpretation of any of the instructions/ terms/ rules/criteria regarding the determination of eligibility/conduct of examinations/registration of candidates/information contained herein, the interpretation of National Board of Examinations will be final and binding.
Requests are not entertained for change in date/ examination centre. Candidates are advised not to canvass for or submit such requests.
Absentees from the examination will forfeit their examination fee.
Result for DNB-CET shall be available on the website

Candidates MUST bring to the test centre the following documents. Unfair means case shall be registered against the candidates submitting false/ forged documents:

  • Printed copy of the Admit Card with photo pasted on it. AND
  • Photocopy of the Permanent or Provisional SMC/MCI registration*, to be retained by the test centre AND
  • Any one of the following authorised photo IDs** (must be original and valid/non-expired):
    • PAN card
    • Voter ID
    • Passport
    • Driving License
    • Aadhaar Card (with Photograph)

“In case, any candidate reports to the test center with e-Aadhaar card as proof of identity, the e-Aadhaar card should be a good quality colour print out with clearly visible photograph. The photograph should not have kinks, scratches and stains, and should definitely match with the candidate presenting the e-Aadhaar card. Decision of NBE in this regard shall be final”.

*Candidates who have obtained their Primary Medical Qualification outside India and do not have SMC/MCI registration should bring their original screening test pass certificate issued on NBE letterhead.

**The name on photo identification must match the name as shown on Admit Card. If the name has been changed due to events such as marriage, candidate must show the relevant document mentioned below at the time of the exam.

  • Marriage Certificate
  • Divorce Decree
  • Legal Name Change Document
The examination test centre staff on duty is authorized to verify the identity of candidates and may take steps to verify and record the identity of candidates. Candidates are required to extend requisite cooperation.


Candidates should ensure before applying for the registration that their MBBS degree is recognized as per provisions of Indian Medical Council Act. If it is found at any time that MBBS degree is not recognized, the candidature/result shall be cancelled/ deemed to be cancelled.


All the correspondence should preferably be addressed by e-mail. The e-mail query shall be addressed only if it is not anonymous and contains the name, postal address and contact telephone number of the sender. An e-mail containing vague or general queries that are contained in the Information Bulletin shall not be entertained. Queries shall not be entertained from person claiming themselves to be representative, associates or officiates of the applicant candidate. The following information shall not be revealed by phone or email:

  • Internal documentation /status.
  • Internal Decision making process of National Board of Examinations
  • Any claim /counter claim thereof.
  • Dates & venue of internal meetings or name of the staff/officers dealing.
  • Any information, which in the view of NBE cannot be revealed.
Terms & Conditions of the DNB-CET as mentioned in the information bulletin shall apply.
The DNB-CET shall be conducted by NBE at test centres engaged for the purpose. Candidates will be able to schedule their exams based on the availability of test centre on the date, time and venue of their choice. Candidates are advised to familiarize themselves with the route and location of the test centre. Location maps for all test centres are available on the website.
Candidates are advised to browse http://www.nbe.edu.in regularly for various information and notices pertaining to DNB-CET.
A Demo test shall be available for the benefit of candidates to familiarize themselves with the Computer Based Testing format at website http://www.nbe.edu.in. Applicants will be able to access the demo test in May 2017 on entering their Testing ID (issued upon completion of Registration & Scheduling process)
Candidates kindly note that by registering for DNB-CET, they are covered by Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA); as per NDA candidates cannot disclose any question or contents of question paper in part or otherwise with any person or party or website or such other media/publication. No content of this test must be shared with friends, acquaintances or third parties including sharing through online means or via social media. Social media includes but not limited to SMS, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Hangouts, Blogs etc using either one’s own account or proxy account(s). Any act in breach of the NDA shall be liable for penal action as per law, kindly note that this is a punishable offence and shall lead to cancellation of candidature at the bare threshold.
The candidate is deemed to have read, agreed and accepted the Information Bulletin and the terms and conditions in the information bulletin for DNB-CET on completing the registration form the candidate.
Each candidate can schedule and appear in DNB-CET July 2017 once only. Any candidate found to register and/or appeared more than once in DNB-CET July 2017 shall be automatically debarred from the exam. His/ her candidature shall be cancelled and further action as deemed appropriate by NBE shall be taken.
Only Bonafide applicants are allowed to appear in the exam, NBE reserves its rights to take action as deemed appropriate against the applicants who are not bonafide admission seekers to DNB program.
Candidates already pursuing DNB program are not eligible to appear in DNB CET.
The jurisdiction for court cases/disputes shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of competent courts at Delhi/New Delhi only.