Purpose of Examination Ranking Examination for admission to DNB (Super Specialty) courses
Periodicity Once a year
Pattern of examination MCQ based with single correct response
No. of items (questions) 180, Candidates of Medical genetics 180+30=210
Negative marking No
Syllabus Concerned Broad Specialty at Post Graduate Level/PG Exit Level
Mode of conduct Computer based
Criteria for passing the examination Ranking Examination
Seat Allotment Group Specific Merit Based Counseling conducted by NBE
Online Registration of DNB CET-SS 26 September to 31 October 2016.
Brief Overview of Medical Genetics
The programme of DNB-Medical Genetics is for medical post graduates who wish to pursue a career in Medical Genetics. The program is designed to give physicians a working knowledge of the principles and practice of medical genetics. They will learn ethical principles as applied to genetic services and practice and will be provided hands on training in modern genetic technologies along with knowledge of principles of epidemiology and statistics as applied to genetic research.


Entry Qualifications: Candidates who are in possession of a a post graduate degree/qualification (MD/DNB) in the field of Pediatrics, General Medicine or Obstetrics & Gynaecology are eligible for admission to the programme.

Institutes: The programme shall be available at the following institutes*:

  1. Sir Gangaram Hospital, New Delhi
  2. National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kolkata
  3. Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad

* Subject to Approval for Accreditation

The programme is being implemented in collaboration with Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India. The candidates enrolled for this programme shall be paid a fixed stipend of Rs. 60,000 per month at each of the three institutions.