The Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test (DNB CET) is a competitive medical examination conducted in India for admission to various postgraduate medical courses under the Diplomate of National Board (DNB) program. The DNB program is recognized by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), a body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
DNB CET serves as a gateway for aspiring medical professionals to secure seats in a wide range of specialties across accredited hospitals and medical institutions in India. It provides opportunities for candidates to pursue their postgraduate medical education and training in diverse fields such as Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Anesthesia, Radiology, and more.
|Online Application Starts||1st week of January 2024|
|Online Application Ends||3rd week of January 2024|
|Hall Ticket Release||3rd May 2024|
|Exam Date||15th May 2024|
|Answer Key Release||11th June 2024|
|Objection/Review Date||11th June 2024 to 15th June 2024|
|Result Announcement||Last week of May 2024|
|Age||Minimum of 17 years and maximum of 25 years as on 31st December 2024|
|Educational qualification||Passed MBBS course approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI) with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate|
|Registration||Registered with the State Medical Council/Registered Medical Council of India|
The DNB CET 2024 admit card will be released by the National Board of Examination (NBE) on its official website. The admit card will be available for download from the first week of May 2024.
The admit card will contain the following details:
|Bhopal||National Institute of Medical Education and Research (NIMER)|
|Bangalore||Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI)|
|Bhubaneswar||SCB Medical College|
|Chennai||Madras Medical College|
|Chandigarh||Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)|
|Delhi NCR||All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi|
|Guwahati||Gauhati Medical College|
|Hyderabad||Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS)|
|Indore||MGM Medical College|
|Jaipur||Sawai Man Singh Medical College|
|Kanpur||King George's Medical University (KGMU)|
|Kolkata||Calcutta National Medical College (CNMC)|
|Lucknow||King George's Medical University (KGMU)|
|Mumbai||Grant Medical College and Sir J J Hospital|
|Patna||Patna Medical College|
|Pune||Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University|
|Exam Mode||Computer-Based Test (CBT)|
|Number of Questions||180|
|Question Type||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Duration of Exam||3 Hours 30 Minutes|
|Language of Exam||English|
|Negative Marking||Each incorrect answer will result in a deduction of 0.25 marks|
|Passing Criteria||The minimum qualifying marks for the DNB CET 2024 are 50%|
The DNB CET 2024 result is not yet announced. The National Board of Examination (NBE) will announce the result in the month of June 2024. The result will be available on the official website of NBE, nbe.edu.in.
The result will be available in PDF format. The PDF will contain the following details:
|Course||Category||Tentative Cut Off|
|DNB in General Surgery||General||60%|
|DNB in Orthopedics||General||62%|
|DNB in Pediatrics||General||64%|
|DNB in Anesthesia||General||66%|
|DNB in Radiology||General||68%|
The DNB CET 2024 counseling will be conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE) in online mode. The counseling will be held in two phases:
Phase 1: The first phase of the counseling will be for the unreserved seats. The candidates will be ranked in order of merit based on their scores in the DNB CET 2024. The candidates will be allotted seats in the colleges based on their rank and choice of colleges.
Phase 2: The second phase of the counseling will be for the reserved seats. The candidates who belong to the reserved categories will be ranked in order of merit based on their scores in the DNB CET 2024 and their caste/community. The candidates will be allotted seats in the colleges based on their rank, choice of colleges, and caste/community.
The counseling will be conducted in the following steps:
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