National Board of Examinations Announces DNB-CET 2016 Exam Dates

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has announced the exam dates for DNB-CET 2016 entrance examination. DNB-CET 2016 examination is scheduled to be held from November 28, to December 1, 2015. DNB-CET is a national level entrance examinations and is conducted for entry to DNB Broad Specialty and Post MBBS Direct 6 years super specialty courses. DNB-CET is conducted by NBE twice a year (January and July session).


How to apply:
Candidates can register online.
Candidates have the option of choosing their centre, date and time through online registration and scheduling system.

Candidates must have MBBS degree/provisional pass certificate recognised as per the provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and possess permanent / provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification issued by the Medical Council of India/ State Medical Council and have completed one year of internship/likely to complete on or before January 31, 2016 are eligible to apply for DNB-CET examination through online application.

NBE Announces DNB-CET 2016 Exam Dates

Paper pattern:

  • The paper will have 300 MCQ questions.
  • There will be no negative marking.

The Syllabus for the exam shall comprise of subjects /knowledge areas as per the Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued by Medical Council of India with prior approval of Government of India. An extract of the same is enclosed at Annexure C of the official information bulletin, kindly refer to MCI website for complete document.

Important Dates:

 Particulars Important dates
 Online registration begins from September 16, 2015
 Last date for online registration October 22, 2015
 DNB-CET 2016 examination dates November 28, 2015 to December 1, 2015

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The candidates who will clear the DNB-CET 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 candidates shall be able to opt for the NBE accredited institution/hospital/medical college of their choice as per availability at their merit.

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