1. DNB CET-SS is an entrance examination and is an essential pre-requisite for entry to post MD/MS/DNB 3-year Super Specialty courses. The next session of entrance examination shall be held on 29th November 2016 and conducted as computer-based test only.
The Question paper shall comprise of 180 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with single correct response to be attempted by candidate in 3hrs. The questions shall be of the level of Post Graduate Exit Examination. The questions shall cover topics from Applied basic sciences, clinical practice and Recent advances.
3. Question Paper :
    1. Medical Specialties – 180 questions
    2. Surgical Specialties – 180questions
    3. Pediatric Specialties (For Neonatology) – 180 questions
    4. For Medical Genetics – Eligible candidates from (a) and (c) above shall in addition undertake 30 MCQ paper in Medical Genetics.
4. Merit list shall be as follows:
    1. Medical
    2. Surgical
    3. Pediatrics /Neonatology
    4. Medical Genetics combined-Medical /Pediatrics /Obstetrics & Gynaecology
5. Candidates successful in the CET-SS shall be asked to participate in a Centralized merit based counseling conducted by National Board of Examinations for allotment of DNB seats at NBE accredited Institutions/ hospitals/medical colleges in order of their merit and candidate shall be able to opt for the NBE accredited institution/hospital/medical college of their choice as per availability at their merit.
6. The provisional list of National Board of Examinations accredited institutes where candidates can pursue DNB is available at NBE website www.natboard.edu.in and also placed at Annexure-C of Information Bulletin.
7. The examination shall be a multiple choice questions exam delivered using computer network as per scheme prescribed.
8. Negative Marking: There shall be no negative marking.
9. Allocation of time for the DNB CET – SS shall be as follows:
    Afternoon Session
  Candidate Entry Time 9:00 AM
  Venue Entry Closes 9:30 AM
  Check-in Procedure 09:00 AM TO 10:00 AM
  Exam Start Time 10:00 AM
  Exam End Time 01:15 PM
*CETSS - Medical and Neonatology will be a two-section tests with both the sections separately timed. The first section comprising of 180 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with single correct response is mandatory for all candidates.  The total duration of the first section is 180 minutes. The second section comprising of 30 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) Medical Genetics is for those candidates ONLY who wish to pursue DNB- Medical Genetics. The total duration of the second section is 30 minutes
Total exam time for CETSS - Medical and Neonatology increases to 210 minutes (excluding tutorial). Once the section one has ended, candidates will be given the option to either quit the test or proceed to the second section. You can choose to quit the test if you are not interested in DNB-Medical Genetics.
Please note: There is no change in the exam pattern for DNB CETSS-Surgical group.
Syllabus: As per the curriculum of the concerned specialty i.e. MD/DNB in Medicine for Medical Super Specialty; MS/DNB in Surgery for Surgical Group; MD/DNB in Pediatrics for Neonatology group.