DNB CET 2023: Application Form, Exam Dates, Admit Card

Nov 16, 2023 | Medical


DNB CET 2023 online registration has begun. The last date to fill out the application form is Mar 30, 2023. The editing window will be open for the candidates to make changes in their application form from Apr 3 - Apr 5, 2023. DNB CET Admit Card 2023 will be issued on Apr 18, 2023. The examination will be conducted on Apr 23, 2023. The exam is conducted by NBE. Candidates can read this article for understanding the details concerning DNB CET 2023.

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DNB CET Online Registration 2023

DNB CET application form 2023 has been released on the official website. The last date to fill out the application form is Mar 30, 2023. The candidates who are willing to do online registration for the DNB CET 2023 Exam should follow the below-given procedure:

DNB CET Online Registration 2023 Form

Follow the steps given below for online registration for DNB CET 2023:

  1. Step 1: Search the official site of the National Board of Examinations (NBE) and click on it.
  2. Step 2: The details which are provided on the site should be filled in. It also contains a few mandatory details which are to be filled in, such as:
    • Name of the applicant
    • DOB of the applicant in the format (dd/mm/yyyy format)
    • Contact Number
    • Country
    • Email Address of the applicant
    • Year of Passing (X, XII, graduation)
    • Name of the Guardian
    • category (SC/ST/ Others)
    • Aadhaar Number
  3. Step 3: After filling in the details, the applicant should click on the ‘confirmation’ tab, which will be received at the applicant's registered email address.
  4. Step 4: Log in with the registered email & password.

DNB CET 2023 Online Application Form

Candidates can follow the below steps to complete their application form online.

  1. Step 1: Once the applicant has logged in by entering an email id and password (registered), tap on the link “DNB CET 2023 Application Form" and fill the form with valid personal details and educational details.
  2. Step 2: Finally, click on the "Submit" button after the application is filled and note down the application ID.
  3. Step 3: Applicants need to choose a security question that should be remembered and noted down as it is important for the registration process.
  4. Step 4: Download and Take a copy of the Application Form for future reference.
  5. Step 5: Upload scanned Images and Documents of passport-size photographs, signatures, and all educational documents.
  6. Step 6: Payment of the application is to be done online. ( Payment fee is INR 4500).

What is the DNB CET?

The full form of DNB CET is "Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test-Super Specialty." It is a national-level qualifying and ranking entrance exam, which is conducted twice a year by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in January and June/July. Candidates interested in different Postgraduate Courses in Modern Medicine are eligible for applying this exam.

DNB CET 2023 Highlights

Students who are interested in pursuing DM (Doctor of Medicine) or M.Ch (Master of Chirurgiae) and DNB 3-year Super Specialty courses at NBE(National Board of Examination) accredited Institutions, hospitals, or medical colleges should read the following highlights.

DNB CET 2023 Highlights
Full Form Diplomate of National Board -Centralized Entrance Test
The conducting body National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Courses Post Graduate Courses (Modern Medicine)
The Mode of Exam Online
Official Website of DNB CET natboard.edu.in

DNB CET Exam Dates 2023

The exam date for DNB CET 2023 is given in the table below. But the students should visit the official website of DNB CET to be updated about the exam dates and other important dates. The admission of the DNB CET January session has been made through NEET PG 2023. Hence the Candidates can check the following dates for the DNB CET July session which are tabulated below.

DNB CET Exam Dates 2023
Events Dates
Online Application Form Mar 10, 2023
Last Date of Online Registration Mar 30, 2023
Edit Window Open Dates Apr 3 - Apr 5, 2023
Edit Window Open for Image Rectification Apr 10 - Apr 12, 2023
Admit Card available Apr 18, 2023
DNB CET Exam Date 2023 Apr 23, 2023
Declaration of Result May 22, 2023

DNB CET Admit Card 2023

The applicants who will register themselves successfully for the DNB CET 2023 Exam will be eligible to download the admit card. The applicants will have the option to download the DNB CET Admit Card 2023 online mode through the official website. Below given is the important data regarding the admit card for DNB CET 2023:

  • The admit card is relied upon to be discharged before the conduction of the entrance exam.
  • The applicants would be required to enter their email ID to get to the DNB CET Admit Card 2023.
  • The applicants should attach a passport-size photo on their admit card.

Procedure to download DNB CET Admit Card 2023

Candidates can follow the below steps to download their DNB CET Admit Card 2023:

  • Step 1: Go to the DNB CET official website.
  • Step 2: Click on the link "Admit Card," which will be displayed on the website's homepage.
  • Step 3: Enter the credentials required (registered username and password).
  • Step 4: Validate the details entered before pressing the 'Submit' button.
  • Step 5: The admit card will be shown (pdf format).
  • Step 6: Download and take a printout of the admit card as it will be required for further use.

Important Documents for DNB CET Admit Card 2023

The other important document(s) that should be provided by the admit card candidates is as follows:

  • The hard copy of the DNB CET Admit Card 2023 with a passport-size photo of the candidates attached to the admit card.
  • Photocopy of Permanent/Provisional SMC/MCI registration
  • Any of the authorized photo IDs -PAN Card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport/Aadhar Card.

DNB CET Exam Pattern 2023

The DNB CET Exam Pattern 2023 has been provided below.

  • Mode of Examination: DNB CET 2023 examination is conducted via online mode.
  • Type of Questions: It will consist of multiple-choice questions
    • Medical super specialities.
    • Surgical super specialities.
    • Pediatric super specialities (For Neonatology).
  • Language in which the exam will be conducted: The examination is conducted in the English language.
  • Total No. of Questions: A total of 300 MCQs
  • Time Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes of total time duration will be given for every section where each section is of 180 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks for every correct answer will be given, and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Eligibility Criteria for passing the examination along with the cut-off for various categories is:
    • General Category – 50% marks(Minimum)
    • SC/ST/OBC Category – 40% marks(Minimum)
    • PWD Category - 45% marks(Minimum)

DNB CET Results 2023

The concerned Exam authorities will provide the DNB CET Results 2023, which will be available only online. The results will be declared on May 22, 2023. DNB CET 2023 Exam is conducted in two sessions in a year (January and July).

Admission will be provided for the candidates based on the marks secured in their exams. The exam authorities will opt for the candidates who have secured the same ranks based on the ‘tie-breaking criteria.’

The candidates should take a hard copy of their results as it is mandatory for the counselling process.

How to Check DNB CET Results 2023

Students can follow the below steps to check their results on the official website. 

  • Step 1: Go to the official website to obtain the result for the DNB CET 2023 Exam.
  • Step 2: Select the DNB CET-SS option provided on the homepage.
  • Step 3: Press on the 'result' tab to view the results and check your result and download it.
  • Step 4: Take a printout or a hard copy as it will be useful during counselling.

DNB CET Counselling 2023

The schedule for DNB CET Counselling 2023 will be confirmed by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). The counselling for DNB CET 2023 and Seat Allotment will start for DNB Post MBBS & DNB Post Diploma Courses soon after the declaration of the result. 

  • Candidates will be called for counselling based on their ranks.
  • The students who have registered for any DNB CET post for counselling but are not yet allotted any seat for the post can automatically join the subsequent round of counselling

The students should thoroughly understand the online process for the Post MBBS, and Diploma course (DNB CET Counseling) and its Admission Session Flowchart provided on the official website of NBE.

DNB CET 2023 First Round Counselling

The counselling dates for DNB CET 2023 will be announced soon after the announcement of the results.

DNB CET 2023 - First Round Counselling Dates
Events Dates (Tentative)
The start date for counselling registration May 2023
Last date for counselling registration June 2023
Seat allotment process June 2023
Seat allotment June 2023
Fee payment - First-Year Course June 2023
The final date of fee payment June 2023
Eligible list of candidates - Final June 2023
Downloading the allotment letter and E-joining June 2023
Joining date-Physical To be announced

DNB CET 2023 Last Year Papers

The DNB CET 2023 Exam consists of questions from the following subjects:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology

The students can download the previous year's papers and model question papers to thoroughly prepare for the DNB CET 2023 Exam as it is a difficult Entrance Test. The subjects, the number of papers and the previous year's papers are given below.

DNB CET Last Year Papers
Subjects Paper 1 Paper 2 Paper 3 Paper 4
Anesthesiology Anesthesiology (Paper 1) Anesthesiology(Paper 2) Anesthesiology (Paper 3) Anesthesiology (Paper 4)
Cardiology Cardiology (Paper 1) Cardiology (Paper 2) Cardiology (Paper 3) -
Dermatology Dermatology (Paper 1) Dermatology (Paper 2) Dermatology (Paper 3) Dermatology (Paper 4)
Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine (Paper 1) Emergency Medicine (Paper 2) Emergency Medicine (Paper 3) Emergency Medicine (Paper 4)
General Medicine General Medicine (Paper 1) General Medicine (Paper 2) General Medicine (Paper 4)

DNB CET Books 2023

The key features that are present in the DNB CET Books 2023 and its Reference Books are:

  • Frequently asked topics of each problem vicinity are covered systematically.
  • All the core subjects of MBBS are present.
  • The book is ready for helping students to accumulate maximum information in minimum time.
  • Each problem starts evolving with a précis of the theory part that is essential and is marked 'ought to' remember:
  • A beneficial e-book for a brief revision in all subjects is provided.
  • Specially prepared for those preparing for the DNB CET 2023 exam.
  • Also useful for those getting ready all India and extra importantly, various entrance exams.
DNB CET Books 2023
Book Author
DNB CET Review 4ed Vol-3 Dr Aditi Bharat, Dr Gaurav Bharat, Dr Ishad Aggarwal
Review Of DNB CET And NEET PG Medical Entrance Examination (DNB In Your Hands) Vikash Gupta
DNB Entrance Examination DNB-CET M. S. Bhatia
A Complete Guide to DNB – CET (2019- 2023): Fully explanatory with references from the latest edition Ashfaq Ul Hassan

DNB CET Contact Details 2023

Candidates can refer to below contact details for enquiry:

Phone: 0124-6771700

Toll-Free: 1800 11 1700


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