Diplomate of National Board
Post Diploma - Centralized Entrance Test
DNB-PDCET - JULY 2017 Admission Session

राष्ट्रीय परीक्षा बोर्ड


DNB-PDCET is a ranking examination for entry to various post diploma DNB courses.
Applicant may kindly note that appearance in DNB-PDCET 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 producing 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 Application once submitted cannot be withdrawn.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 DNB-PDCET 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-PDCET shall be available on the website http://www.nbe.edu.in

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 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”.

**The name on the photo identification must match the name as shown on the 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 and post graduate diploma qualification is recognized as per provisions of Indian Medical Council Act. If it is found at any time that MBBS or post graduate diploma qualification is not recognized, the candidature/result shall be cancelled/ deemed to be cancelled.


Admission to the Secondary DNB course will be done only through Centralized counseling conducted by National Board of Examinations as per prescribed guidelines. All the candidates who appear in the above examination will be given a merit position (rank) based on the descending order of the marks obtained by them in the above examination. The merit list shall be published specialty wise (merit list for DGO, DMRD, DMRT, DORTHO, DOMS, DLO, DA, DVD, DPM, DCH, DNM, DTCD, DPMR, and DCP shall be published separately).

Candidates having a recognized 2 years Diploma Qualification in any specialty and fulfill the eligibility criteria as per the Information Bulletin can apply for DNB Post Diploma Emergency Medicine.

A separate merit list shall be prepared for candidates who have opted for Emergency Medicine during online registration processes and allotment of the seats shall be done through centralized merit based counseling.

Candidates who have opted for DNB Post Diploma Emergency Medicine Course during online registration shall also be eligible to apply for DNB Post Diploma Courses in their respective specialty.

Candidates who have not opted for Emergency Medicine during this online registration shall not be eligible to opt for / participate in DNB Emergency Medicine Counseling.

Candidates declared qualified in the DNB-PDCET Examination will be asked to participate in the centralized counseling in order of their Specialty specific merit and will be able to opt for NBE accredited institution/hospital/medical College of their choice as per seat availability at their merit.

After getting registered with NBE for DNB training at any NBE accredited Institution/Hospital/Medical College for two years, candidate will be required to complete his/her DNB training for specified period of time w.e.f. his/her date of registration with NBE as per NBE guidelines.
On completion of DNB training, candidates will have to qualify DNB final Examination conducted by NBE to be eligible for award of DNB degree. Candidates are advised to refer to NBE website http://www.nbe.edu.in for further details regarding DNB final Examination.
The validity of the merit position / score shall be for the same admission session. The merit position / score obtained shall not be carried forward.
Candidate possessing PGDHHM qualification and PGDMCH/PGDGM qualification awarded by Indira Gandhi National Open University shall be permitted to enroll as a secondary candidate in the DNB HAH and DNB Family Medicine respectively on the basis of marks obtained in the Exit Examinations of the respective diploma qualifications.
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 opinion of NBE cannot be revealed.
DNB-PDCET shall be conducted by NBE at test centres engaged for the purpose. 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-PDCET.
25. 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 at the end of Registration & Scheduling process)
Candidates kindly note that by registering for DNB-PDCET, 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 exam 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-PDCET on completing the registration form.
Only bonafide applicants are allowed to appear in exam, NBE reserves its rights to take action as deemed appropriate against applicants who are not bonafide admission seekers to DNB programme.
The jurisdiction for court cases/disputes shall be within the exclusive jurisdiction of competent courts at Delhi/New Delhi only.