DNB PDCET 2021 (Exam Postponed) - Exam Dates, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Eligibility at nbe.edu.in

DNB PDCET 2021 - The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has postponed the DNB PDCET 2021 until further notice due to the COVID-19 lockdown, The original date for DNB PDCET 2021 was May 9 with COVID-adequate behaviour. On March 25, the brochure and application form for the DNB PDCET 2021 were made available at nbe.edu.in. The submission deadline for the DNB PDCET was April 14, 2021, at 11:55 p.m. The DNB PDCET admit card 2021 will be available on the National Board of Examinations' official website. Registered candidates will be able to download their DNB PDCET admit card using their user ID and password. The admit card must be carried to the DNB PDCET 2021 exam centre along with registration. Currently, NBE conducts various examinations for admissions to the different postgraduate and postdoctoral programs which precipitates a DNB award. Candidates can check the complete details about the DNB PDCET 2021.

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DNB PDCET 2021 (Exam Postponed) - Exam Dates, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Eligibility at nbe.edu.in

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New Update on 18-05-2021: DNB PDCET 2021 - Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the National Board of Examinations (NBE) has postponed the DNB PDCET until further notice. DNB PDCET 2021 was originally set to take place on May 9 with COVID-adequate conduct. On March 25, the brochure and DNB PDCET 2021 application form were made available at nbe.edu.in. The deadline to apply the DNB PDCET application form was April 14, 2021 at 11:55 p.m. The DNB PDCET admit card 2021 will be available on the official website of the National Board of Examinations. Using their user ID and password, registered candidates will download their DNB PDCET admit card. The admit card, along with identification, must be brought to the DNB PDCET 2021 exam centre.The Diplomate of National Board Post-Diploma Centralised Entrance Test - DNB PDCET will be held on a screen. Admission to 1856 PDCET seats in 942 colleges across India will be available via the DNB PDCET test. Candidates can check the complete details about the DNB PDCET 2021.

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DNB PDCET 2021 Important Dates


Important Dates

Release of brochure

March 25, 2021

Application form releases

March 25 to April 14, 2021

Correction window

April 17 and 18, 2021

Issuance of DNB PDCET admit card

May 3, 2021

DNB PDCET exam date

May 9, 2021 (Postponed)

Declaration of result

By May 31, 2021

Registration and choice filling for round one

To be announced

Process of seat allotment

To be announced

First seat allotment list

To be announced

Last date of payment of the course fee

To be announced

DNB PDCET 2021 - Overview

DNB-PDCET is a pre-requisite entrance examination for admission to post-diploma DNB (broad specialities) postgraduate courses. The exam conducted in 24 test centres located across the country. As per the marking scheme of DNB PDCET 2021, single correct response questions of 4 marks. There is a negative marking of 25%; therefore, one mark will deduct for each incorrect answer. Candidates who have qualified the examination will invite to participate in the online centralized DNB PDCET counselling 2021, which will be conducted by NBE.

  • The counselling of DNB PDCET will be speciality specific based on merit achieved in the entrance test. For all the registered Students, DNB PDCET aspirants had to download the hall ticket as it not sent via post.
  • It is mandatory to document to carry the hall ticket of DNB PDCET 2021 at the exam centre along with ID proof and registration certificate for verification purposes.
  • All candidates have ranked in order of the marks secured in DNB PDCET 2021. A separate merit list has published for each broad speciality course. Merit list for DGO, DMRD, DMRT, DORTHO, DOMS, DLO, DA, DVD, DPM, DCH, DNM, DTCD, DPMR, and DCP has published separately. (Check DNB PDCET 2021 Result Click here)

What is the DNB PDCET Eligibility Criteria-2021

Candidates applying for the entrance test must fulfil the DNB PDCET eligibility as laid down by the exam conducting authority. The eligibility criteria of DNB PDCET 2021 reflect the primary pre-requisite conditions which must meet to be considered eligible to appear for the examination. The following are the eligibility criteria which the aspirants must fulfill.

  • Aspirants who have Completed a final exam for a postgraduate diploma from a recognized Indian university.
  • Students must possess a proof of having passed/ passing the postgraduate diploma final examination on or before November 30, 2020.

Details about DNB PDCET Application-2021

  • Aspirants were required to fill the application form for DNB PDCET 2021 till October 31, 2020. The exam authority provided the correction window facility to edit specific details in the DNB PDCET 2021 application form from November 4 to 9, 2020.
  • They are filling the DNB PDCET application process that included registration, filling of the application form, uploading of scanned images, choosing the test city, payment of application fee, and printing of filled application form. All students, irrespective of their category, will be required to pay Rs. 4500/- as the application fee for DNB PDCET.
  • NBE had re-opened the application correction window for Students who have uploaded incorrect images of thumb impression, signature, and photograph till November 25. Only those candidates who have been informed by NBE to upload correct images were able to access them. Earlier, the correction window facility of the DNB PDCET application form was open from November 4 to 11.

DNB PDCET Application Fees - 2021

Mode of Application: Online

Method of Payment: Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card

  • OBC, EWS, General, SC, ST-₹ 4500.

What is the DNB PDCET Exam Pattern 2021?

  • The exam pattern of DNB PDCET acquaint the candidates with the details of entrance exams like the duration, the number of questions, types of questions, etc. With the help of the DNB PDCET exam pattern, candidates required to formulate a solid strategy to crack the entrance test.
  • NBE conducts the exam in computer-based mode, consisting of 200 multiple choice questions with a single best answer. For every correct answer, candidates awarded four marks, and one mark will deduct for each incorrect answer. The exam conducted only in the English medium. The syllabus of DNB PDCET 2021 based on the MBBS exit level.

How to Check the DNB PDCET Admit Card 2021?

The exam conducting authority had issued the DNB PDCET admit card 2021 for all the registered candidates on December 13, 2020. The admit card of DNB PDCET is a crucial document that reveals the designated test centres of the candidates. Aspirants were required to carry the following documents to the examination centre to gain entry.

  • Print out of DNB PDCET admit card to the exam centre along with
  • A government authorized ID proof like (in original)
  • A photocopy of permanent or provisional SMC/MCI registration.

Candidates must furnish DNB PDCET admit card at the time of checking results and counseling thus, and it is necessary to retain it till the admission process concludes. Candidates were required to paste their latest photograph in the prescribed space in the admit card and report to the examination center within the specified time.

How to Download the DNB PDCET result 2021?

The DNB PDCET result has declared on January 14, 2021. The result of DNB PDCET 2021 has reported in the form of a merit list, which is published separately for 14 different specialties. The result of DNB PDCET uploaded on the official website of NBE. All candidates have been given a rank in descending order of the marks obtained by them. Such Students who qualify for the examination will invite to participate in the centralized online counselling of DNB PDCET conducted by NBE.

What are the procedures for DNB PDCET Counseling 2021?

Mode of DNB PDCET Counselling: Online

  • Candidates who have cleared the entrance exam and fulfill the other eligibility criteria will be eligible to participate in DNB PDCET counselling 2021.
  • To participate in the counselling, Students will have to register online on the official site as and when it Starts. DNB PDCET counselling will organize wherein the first three will be online, and the last round will conduct in offline mode at the NBE office, New Delhi.
  • Applicants who will not register in the first round of counselling will not be allowed to participate in further rounds. A mock round of counselling will also be organized for the candidates to familiarise themselves with the online seat allotment process.
  • After registration, applicants will have to fill preference, of course, and college. Students with merit positions will be allowed to fill their option/choices after remitting the required counselling fee of Rs 2500/- Based on the opportunities given and availability of seats, admission will be granted to specific specialities.

What are the Documents Required at DNB PDCET Counselling?

  • Provisional/Degree certificate of MBBS
  • Provisional/Pass certificate provided by the Medical Council of India/State Medical Council of India
  • Proof of having Completed the Postgraduate diploma final examination on or before November 30, 2020
  • Cast/ Community certificate (if applicable)
  • Special category certificate provided by the competent authority
  • Valid ID proof ( PAN card, Indian passport, Voter ID card, Driving license, or Aadhar card).

Documents Required for DNB PDCET Exam

  • DNB PDCET Admit Card
  • Valid Photo ID Proof
  • Photocopy of Permanent/Provisional SMC/MCI registration.

DNB PDCET 2021 Exam Centers

Candidates can go through the Test Cities for DNB PDCET 2021 mentioned in the table below.









New Delhi

















Official Website natboard.edu.in

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Exams 2021 - FAQ

1. Who will conduct DNB PDCET exam?  

National Board of Examination (NBE), is responsible to conduct DNB PDCET exam.

2. How do I apply for DNB PDCET 2021?  

Medical aspirants must fill the registration form of DNB PDCET 2021 to appear for the examination.

3. What is exam pattern of DNB PDCET 2021?  

As per the DNB PDCET 2021, every correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and for each incorrect answer, 1 mark of the candidates will be deducted.

4. How many seats will be offered through DNB PDCET 2021 counselling process?  

The successful completion of counselling process for the DNB PDCET 2021 exam will be the basis for admissions offered for 1073 seats across 14 specialties in 597 hospitals across India.

5. How many counselling rounds are conducted for DNB PDCET?  

Three rounds are counducetd & further rounds depends on seat availability.

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