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NATBOARD DNB Final Exam (Super Specialties) December 2019 Notification and Dates

 

NATBOARD (NBE) DNB Final Examination (Super Specialties) December 2019

NATBOARD DNB Final Exam (Super Specialties) December 2019 Notification - National Board of Examinations invites applications for Diplomate of National Board Final Examination for DNB-Final December 2019 (Super Specialties) for admission to 3 years Post- Doctoral (DNB/ DM/ M.Ch.) Super Specialties Programs.

The Application Form for various Courses of Broad/Super Specialities has been started. Eligible candidates can check the complete information of DNB Final Exam December 2019 like application process, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, selection process through this page given below.

 

DNB Final December 2019 Super Specialties Details

  1. National Board of Examination (NBE) has released notification for eligible candidates for admission into various DNB Final Exam - Super Specialities for the academic year 2019-20 for December Session.

 

See: Latest Entrance Exam Notification

 

About the NBE

  1. NBE at present conducts Postgraduate & Postdoctoral Exams in approved specialties leading to the award of DNB. The MCI has laid down standards for P.G. Exams conducted by various Medical Colleges & affiliated to concerned Universities and Other institutions, yet the levels of proficiency and standards of evaluation vary considerably in these institutions.
  2. The Exams conducted by NBE provide a common standard and mechanism of evaluation of minimum level of attainment of the knowledge and competencies of medical specialties.

 

Important Dates

  1. Availability of information Bulletin & Application Form: 21st September 2019 (onwards)
  2. Last Date of Submission of Application Form: 20th October 2019
  3. Examination Dates for DNB Final Theory: 13th, 14th & 15th December 2019

 

Date of Exam (Super Specialty)

  1. Friday - 13th December 2019 [Paper-I: 09.30 AM - 12.30 PM]
  2. Saturday - 14th December 2019 [Paper-II: 09.30 AM - 12.30 PM]
  3. Sunday - 15th December 2019 [Paper-III: 09.30 AM - 12.30 PM]
  4. [Practical Only: March/April /May 2020* final scheduled for each specialty may vary]

 

DNB Super Specialty Direct 6 Years Course - Part – I

  1. Friday - 13th December 2019 [Paper-I: 09.30 AM - 12.30 PM]
  2. Saturday - 14th December 2019 [Paper-II: 09.30 AM - 12.30 PM]

 

DNB - Super Specialty Courses

  1. List of DNB Specialties in which Final Exams shall be conducted in December 2019 - Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Genito Urinary Surgery, Nephrology, Neuro surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Paediatric Surgery and Plastic Surgery.
  2. The list of Specialties in which candidates can undertake DNB Final Exam in December 2019 are mentioned at Annexure-II.

 

See: All India Entrance Exams

 

Eligibility Criteria

a) DNB Candidates

  1. Candidates who have undergone training as a DNB trainee at any National Board of Exams accredited Institute/ Medical College / Hospital after having registered with NBE as a DNB trainee and are completing their 3 years of training as DNB trainee as per the following schedule:
  2. Cut-off date for completion of DNB training 30th June 2020

 

b) DM/M.Ch. Candidates

  1. Candidates who have passed the final examination leading to the award of Post Graduate Degree from Indian Universities which are duly recognized as per provisions of Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and DM/M.Ch degree has been awarded on or before 30th September 2019 can apply for the DNB Final examination in same super specialty.
  2. Submission of proof of having DM/M.Ch degree on or before 30th September 2019 is an essential prerequisite. In case the candidate does not submit the requisite proof of DM/M.Ch degree his/her candidature shall be cancelled & fees forfeited
  3.  The duration of DM/MCh training should be 3 years

 

c) Final Exam (Direct 6 years Courses)

  1. Candidates who joined DNB Course in Plastic Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery or Neuro Surgery (Direct 6 years Courses) and have successfully qualified Part-I Exam as direct 6 years candidates can take Part- II (Final) Exam on completion of 5 years of DNB training subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria.
  2. Candidates should be completing their 5 years DNB training on or before 30th June 2019.

 

d) Part-II (Final)

  1. Examination is common for candidates of 3 years and direct 6 years DNB courses in the respective super specialties. Direct 6 years candidates appearing in DNB final exam shall be exempted from question Paper–I; they will be required to attempt question paper II & III only. Post DNB (3years) and DM/MCh candidates will have to attempt all the three question papers.
  2. There are 10 short notes of 10 marks each in the question paper.
  3. Maximum time permitted is 3 hours for each paper.
  4. Candidate must score at least 50% of maximum marks to qualify the theory exam i.e. candidate scoring 100 or more marks out of 200 shall be declared ‘pass’ in theory examination.

 

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Exam Pattern

For Super Specialties

  1. The DNB Final is a Two-Stage Exam Comprising of Theory & Practical Exam; an eligible candidate who has qualified the theory exam is permitted to appear in the practical exam
  2. This second attempt shall be permitted out of the next 2 sessions of practical exam placed along with the next two successive theory exam sessions. Abstention from Practical Exam is counted as an attempt.
  3. The list of Specialties in which candidates can undertake DNB Final Exam in December 2019 are mentioned at Annexure-II

 

Date of Exam (Super Specialty)

  1. Friday 13th December 2019 - Paper-I 09.30 AM - 12.30 PM
  2. Saturday 14th December 2019 - Paper-II 09.30 AM - 12.30 PM
  3. Sunday 15th December 2019 - Paper-III 09.30 AM - 12.30 PM

 

DNB Final Exam

a) Theory Exam

  1. Maximum Marks: 300; the theory exam comprises of three question papers; there are 10 short notes of 10 marks each in the question paper
  2. The number of short notes and their respective marks weightage may vary in some subjects/some papers; maximum time permitted is 3 hours for each question paper; candidate must score at least 50% of maximum marks to qualify the theory exam i.e. candidate scoring 150 or more marks out of 300 shall be declared ‘pass’ in theory exam
  3. Candidate must score at least 50% in the aggregate of 3 papers to qualify the theory exam; Grace marks of up to 2% of maximum marks i.e. 6/300 shall be given only to the candidates falling in the zone of consideration i.e. securing between 144-149 marks out of 300

 

b) Practical Exam

  1. Maximum Marks: 300; comprises of Clinical Exam and Viva; candidate must obtain a minimum of 50% marks in the Clinical Exam (including Viva) to qualify for the Practical Exam
  2. There are no grace marks in Practical Exam. A maximum of two attempts that can be availed by candidates for Practical Exam

 

c) Exam for Direct 6 Years Courses

  1. (Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery)
  2. Candidates enrolled for DNB Direct 6-year courses in Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery & Cardiothoracic Surgery are required to take Part-I & Part-II (Final) Exam

 

Part I - Theory Exam Paper I & II

Part II - Practical: Part A

  1. Clinical Exam comprising of 4 short cases in the concerned specialty and viva on log book and thesis of candidate

 

Practical: Part B

  1. Clinical Exam on OSCE pattern (General Surgery) and shall be common for all candidates in Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery
  2. Candidate must score at least 100% of maximum marks to qualify the theory exam i.e. candidate scoring 100 or more marks out of 200 shall be declared ‘pass’ in theory exam. Grace marks of up to 2% of maximum marks i.e.4/200 shall be given only to the candidates falling in the zone of consideration i.e. securing between 96-99 marks out of 200
  3. Candidates who have successfully qualified the Part-I Theory Exam shall be required to appear in Part-I Practical Exam
  4. Scheme for Practical Examination shall be sent to candidates registered with NBE

 

Declaration of DNB Final Results

  1. DNB final is a qualifying exam
  2. Results of DNB final exams (theory & practical) are declared as PASS/ FAIL
  3. The details of marks obtained/grading in final theory/ practical Exams will be provided to unsuccessful candidates. Procedure for obtaining question wise marks can be seen at NBE website

 

Centres for FINAL - Exam

  1. The tentative/ proposed list of various theory Centers is Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Mumbai, Nagpur, Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Chennai, Trivandrum, Pune, Chandigarh and Varanasi

 

Enrollment Fees & Award of DNB Certificates

  1. All successful candidates have to pay enrolment fees of Rs.2500/- (Two Thousand Five Hundred Only), towards enrolment as a Diplomate of National Board of Exams
  2. The fees is to be deposited by cash at any branch of Indian Bank (website www.indianbank.in) or Axis Bank (website axisbank.com) using specialised pay-in available at NBE website www.natboard.edu.in NBE copy of pay-in-slip is required to be submitted in original to NBE.
  3. The details of convocation are announced at the website www.natboard.edu.in; Candidates may receive the DNB certificate in person at the convocation or in-absentia

 

See: Entrance Exam Dates

 

Application Procedure

  1. Candidates are required to download the Application Form 1 and Application Form 2 from the website www.natboard.edu.in and submit the duly filled Application Forms along with the necessary documents before the due date i.e. 30th October 2019.
  2. Candidates should go through the bulletin carefully for eligibility criteria before writing to the Board’s Office; queries pertaining to eligibility and other issues will only be entertained if the information requested is not given in bulletin or on website www.natboard.edu.in.
  3. Enclose photocopies of certificates and Pay-in-Slip (NBE copy) with the Application Form
  4. Candidates willing to apply for DNB final - ONLY PRACTICAL Examination – December 2019 session can submit their online applications latest by 31st January 2020. Hard Copy of printed applications form must reach the NBE office by 10th February 2020.
  5. No concession shall be given on any ground including postal delays or delivery delays. Applications received after the prescribed cutoff date shall not be considered.

 

Exam Fee

  1. DNB Exam Fee - Rs.5500/-; Registration Fee - Nil & Total Fee Rs.5500/-
  2. DM/M.Ch. Exam Fee - Rs.5500/-; Registration Fee Rs.1000/- & Total Fee Rs.6500/-
  3. 2nd attempt for only Practical Exam - Rs.5500/-
  4. Cost of Bulletin and Application Form Rs.1000/-
  5. Deposition of Fees - By Cash Deposit
  6. The above fee is inclusive of exam fees and information bulletin. Please note that Information Bulletin will not be sold separately, Information Bulletin shall be available at Website www.exam.natboard.edu.in

 

Admit Card

  • The admit card of the candidate shall be uploaded on National Board of Exams website by 02nd December 2019. Candidates are required to take print out of their admit card from the website, paste their photograph at the designated place and appear at exam centre along with one of the following original and valid/non-expired ID proof:
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Voter ID
  • Passport
  • Aadhaar Card (with Photograph)
  • Declaration of DNB Final Exam Result
  • DNB final is a qualifying examination.
  • Results of DNB final examinations (theory & practical) are declared as PASS/FAIL
  • In case, the applicant candidate is provisionally eligible on date of declaration of result his/her practical exam result shall be withheld & shall be declared only upon being status eligible