DNB CET Exam 2021 - Check DNB CET Exam Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Result, Syllabus Here

DNB CET Exam 2021 - DNB CET Exam 2021 will be used to grant admission to the post-MBBS DNB/ MD/ MS Super Specialty course, Due to the cancellation of one session, it will only be held once a year. Candidates will be admitted to Post-MBBS programmes based on their NEET PG grades, as well as DNB/MD/MS Super Specialization programmes based on their NEET SS exam results. The Diplomate of National Board – Centralized Entrance Test (DNB-CET) will be held by the National Board of Examinations at the national level (NBE). Students must hold MBBS and MD/MS degrees in recognized universities by the medical council of India. Candidates can read the following article for more information on DNB CET 2021.

B Hari Aditya | Updated: Mar 25, 2021, 18:12 IST

DNB CET Exam 2021 - Check DNB CET Exam Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Result, Syllabus Here

DNB CET Exam 2021 - Check DNB CET Exam Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates, Result, Syllabus Here

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DNB CET Exam 2021 To be Conducted

New Update on 25-03-2021: DNB CET Exam 2021 - Admission to the post-MBBS, DNB/ MD/ MS Super Specialty course will be available via DNB CET 2021. It will only be held once a year since one session has been cancelled. Candidates will be admitted to Post MBBS courses based on their NEET PG ratings, as well as DNB/MD/MS Super Specialty courses based on their NEET SS Entrance exam results. The National Board of Examinations will hold a national level entrance examination called the Diplomate of National Board – Centralized Entrance Test (DNB-CET) (NBE). Candidates can read the following article for more information on DNB CET 2021, including exam times, application forms, fees, and more.

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DNB CET 2021 Exam Dates

Candidates must go through the following table regarding DNB CET Exam Dates:

For January session (through NEET PG):


Dates (Tentative)

Notification releases

March 2021

Application Form release

March 2021

Submission of application form

1st week of April 2021

Mock test availability

1st week of April 2021

Admit card availability

2nd week of April 2021

NEET PG exam date

May 2021

Result declaration

2nd week of May 2021

Counselling process

4th week of May 2021


For July session:


Dates (Tentative)

Information Bulleting availability

2nd week of May 2021

Application Form release

2nd week of May

Submission of application form

4th week of May

Admit Card availability

1st week of June

DNB CET 2021 Exam Date

3rd week of June

Result declaration

4th week of July

Cut-off date

4th week of August

For  DNB/MD/MS Super Speciality course (through NEET SS):


Dates (Tentative)

Availability of Information Bulletin

1st week of August 2021

Application form releases

1st week of August 2021

Edit window

3rd week of August 2021

Admit card

1st week of September 2021

Entrance exam

3rd week of September 2021

Result declaration

4th week of September 2021

DNB CET 2021 Highlights

Interested Candidates who are eligible in pursuing DM/Mch and DNB Super Speciality course 3-years at NBE accredited Institutes, Medical Colleges and Hospitals.

Exam Name

Diplomate of National Board -Centralized Entrance Test (DNB CET)

Conducting Body

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

Courses offered

Post Graduate Courses in modern Medicine

Exam Mode

Online mode

Official Website


DNB CET Eligibility

DNB CET 2021 Eligibility order to appear the examination. If students do not have eligibility, it leads to rejecting the candidate at any stage of the process, counseling, and admissions—eligibility criteria set by NBE authority for the students as per their guidelines. 

  • Student’s nationality should be Indian.

  • Students should hold MBBS and MD/MS degree from any recognized university by the Medical Council of India

  • Students who possess postgraduate medical degrees along with provisional pass certificates by 31st December 2018 are eligible. 

  • Students who have applied must have completed their rotatory training of 3 years by 31st December 2018.

  • Students who are pursuing DM/March and DNB courses are not eligible for this examination.

  • Students must have eligibility to apply for DNB CET 2021 exam. The student must register with M.C.I./State Medical Council, and the proof of registration with these must presented before authorities at the time of counseling.

DNB CET Application form

DNB CET 2021 application form is available in online mode at cet.natboard.edu.in. It is to note that the Application form cannot fill through any other method. Before filling the form, candidates advised going through the information brochure thoroughly. Form registration will start from the 06 November 2021 till 27 November 2021.

  • In case the form seems incomplete in any sense, it is liable for rejection. It recommended filling the form carefully and thoroughly. 

DNB CET Admit Card

After the completion of the registration and scheduling process, DNB CET Admit Card allotted to the candidate for this examination. The admit card is available online on its official NBE site of NBE. Candidates must download their admit cards, and Candidates must paste the Photograph at the given space without an Admit Card not allowed in the Examination Hall.

DNB CET Exam pattern

NBE declares the exam pattern for the DNB CET 2021 examination. The appearing students must have complete information about the DNB CET exam Pattern 2021 so that students prepare accordingly. 

No. Of Questions


Mode of examination


Language of Question Paper


Negative Marking

No negative marking

Type of questions

Multiple type question

Cut off for General Category


Cut off for SC/ST Category


Cut off for PWD


According to the subjects.


No. of Questions

Medical Specialties


Surgical Specialties


Pediatric Specialties (For Neonatology)


DNB CET Result

DNB CET Result 2021 available in the 2nd week of January 2021 and for January session and 31 July 2021 for June/July session. The students could access results through the online process on the official website of the NBA. The effect used to process DNB CET 2021 seat allotment for all the students who have cleared the exam. 

DNB CET Cutoff

DNB CET 2021 cut off marks is the minimum qualifying marks for students to qualify the entrance test. There are various factors on cut-off marks depending, such as the availability of seats, the number of applicants, and the difficulty level of the entrance examination. The exam conducting authority releases DNB CET 2021 cut off at the time of result declaration.


Percentage of Minimum Cut off 







DNB CET Counseling 2021

DNB CET 2021 counseling is expected in the 4th week of January for the January session and in the 3rd week of August for the July session.

DNB CET Counseling is going conduct by NBE. Counseling based on merit marks obtained and rank in the examination. Moreover, students are required to pay an amount of Rs.2500, and students can select institutions, hospitals, and medical colleges as per their wishes and priority.

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Exams 2021 - FAQ

1. When will the registration process start for the July session?

It will get released in the second week of May 2021.

2. In how many sessions exam will get conducted?

The examination will be organized only in a single session.

3. I am from the SC category, how much fee I have to submit?

The application fee will be Rs. 4500 for all category candidates.

4. Can I get my fee back if I did not attempt any question?

No, the application fee will be non-refundable in any case.

5. What if I do not attempt a question?

Zero marks will be given for the unattempted question.

6. When will the examination get organized?

The examination for NEET PG will be organized in the month of January 2021 whereas for DNB CET in the third week of June 2021 & for NEET SS in the third week of September 2021.

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