DNB PDCET 2021 Exam Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Application Process

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Diplomate of National Board (DNB) announces Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test 2021 for Admission to Post Diploma Courses

DNB PDCET 2021 – DNB PD-CET is mandatory eligibility-cum-ranking examination for entry to various Post Diploma (Secondary) DNB Courses. NATBOARD shall be conducting DNB-PD CET as a Computer Based Test (CBT) on 09th May 2021 at test centres across the country.

Diplomate of National Board conducted Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test (PDCET) for the 2021 Session. NBE at present conducts postgraduate and postdoctoral examinations in approved specialties leading to the award of Diplomate of National Board.


Post Diploma DNB Course

PD DNB Courses are offered in the following specialties:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Venereology and Leprosy
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Oto-Rhino-Laryngologist
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radio-Diagnosis
  • Radiotherapy
  • Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases/Pulmonary Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pathology


DNB PDCET 2021 Important Dates

Availability of Information Bulletin – 19th January 2021

Online Submission of the Application Form – Last week of April 2021

Date of Examination (DNB PDCET 2021) – 09th May 2021

Declaration of Result – June 2021


Eligibility Criteria for DNB PDCET 2021

  • Candidates should have passed the final exam for a postgraduate diploma from a recognized Indian university.
  • Aspirants must possess proof of having passed/ passing the postgraduate diploma final examination on or before November 30, 2020 can apply for Post Diploma CET Exam.
  • Candidate should have completed his/her 2 years of Post-Diploma training by 30th November 2020
  • Candidates must have been registered with the Medical Council of India or respective state medical council.
  • In case the candidate does not submit requisite proof of passing his/her post graduate diploma final examination, the candidate shall not be allowed to appear in December 2020 admission session
  • Those who have qualified PG Diploma exit examination or and get their results after November 30, 2020, will also be eligible to apply for DNB PDCET 2021.


DNB PDCET 2021 Application Process

  • Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website https://www.natboard.edu.in/
  • Application for DNB PDCET 2021 can only be submitted online through the National Board of Examinations website www.nbe.edu.in.
  • Candidates may note that there is no option for submitting the form other than the online mode, offline applications or printed copies will not be accepted.
  • Students who fail to submit duly completed applications with requisite documents and/or fail to rectify the deficiencies in the application by the last date prescribed for rectification shall be declared ineligible. Admit Cards shall not be issued to students who are declared ineligible.
  • Before filling the on-line application form, read the information booklet and instructions for filling on-line application forms etc. very carefully.
  • Candidates should go through the bulletin carefully for eligibility criteria, scheme, pattern of examination etc before contacting NBE for any queries requested is not given in bulletin or on website: www.natboard.edu.in

New User Registration

  • All students desirous of applying for DNB PDCET 2021 shall be required to create an online profile of themselves to generate a UserID and Password.

Applicant Login

  • This User ID and Password so created will allow the student to login as an applicant for DNB PDCET 2021 and register an online application. The “Go To Application” link will allow the student to continue with the application submission immediately after user creation


DNB PDCET 2021 Admit Card

  • Admit Cards for DNB PDCET 2021 Examination shall be available to download at NBE website www.nbe.edu.in. Students found ineligible shall not be issued admit cards.
  • Students will be informed through SMS/Email alerts and website notice regarding availability of the admit card on the National Board of Exams website. Admit card will not be sent to the students by Post/Email.


Selection Process

The selection of a student will be through a MCQ based examination namely DNB PDCET 2021.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website