NBE postpone Diplomate of National Board Post-Diploma Centralized Entrance Test (DNB PDCET) 2021 exam

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has postponed the Diplomate of National Board Post-Diploma Centralised Entrance Test (DNB PDCET) 2021 which was scheduled to be held on May 9 in view of the recent COVID-19 lockdown, night curfew, and containment orders issued in different parts of the country. As per the notification, the new dates will be announced later.


The official notification reads, “Pursuant to the recent lockdown/ night curfew/ containment orders imposed in various parts of the country due to ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases and in order to avoid any inconvenience to the candidates in attending the examination and to ensure their safety amidst such pandemic, the National Board of Examinations (NBE), in continuation of its notice dated 23.04.2021, has decided to defer the conduct of DNB PDCET 2021 till further notice.

DNB PD-CET is mandatory eligibility-cum-ranking examination for entry to various Post Diploma (Secondary) DNB Courses.

The NBE has also changed the exam pattern this year. As per the new exam pattern, there will be a total of 120 multiple choice questions in each paper, instead of 200. The duration of the exam has also been reduced to two hours from three.