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DNB CET 2020: Result, Merit List PDF, Seat Allotment Process

Updated On - June 07 2020 by Latika Kalra

DNB CET has been scrapped by NEET PG. DNB CET 2020 is also known as Diplomat of National Board Centralized Entrance Exam 2020. This exam is conducted by NBE (National Board of Examination). National Board of Examination (NBE) conduct this exam twice (January and July session) in a year to offer admission in super speciality courses. It is a national level entrance exam. The exam for NEET PG 2020 was held on 05 January 2020. The candidates need to go through the complete article to know all about DNB CET 2020 January session information like Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card etc.
DNB CET is scrapped and for admission into various courses offered under DNB CET, Now one must appear for NEET PG.

DNB CET 2020 Latest Update

  • NEET PG 2020 Exam date 05 January 2020.
  • NBE has announced that there will be no separate DNB CET Exam this Year. All the admission will be conducted based on NEET-PG 2020.
  • The online registration process for NEET-PG 2020 has started on 01 November 2019 from 03:00 PM onwards. Candidate can submit their online applications till 11:55 PM on 21 November 2019.
  • For further Lastest updates, Candidates can visit the official website.

DNB CET 2020 admission through NEET PG scores

As declared by National Board of Examination (NBE), Admission to DNB CET 2020 hospitals will be based on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET PG) exam scores. However, the admission counselling for DNB CET 2020 courses will be conducted by National Board of Examination.

  • NEET PG 2020 Merit List is announced in PDF format by NBE.
  • DNB CET merit list 2020 will be published by NBE considering the NEET PG Ranks.
  • NBE will soon release the Diplomate of National Board - DNB CET Counselling process in the first week of March. Whereas, Counselling will be conducted in online mode in three rounds.

DNB CET 2020 Application Form

DNB CET 2020 application form is expected to be released in the second week of November 2019 and interested candidate can register till last week of November 2019. Candidates must check given point related with the application form:

  • Candidate can fill the DNB CET 2020 Registration form in online mode. It cannot be submitted in any other modes such as offline or printed copy by post.
  • If any applicant at the time of registration submits any wrong information or incomplete form, conducting authority will reject the application form.
  • No correction is possible in the application form.
  • After filling all the details, applicants have to upload a scanned copy of their photograph and signature in JPG or JPEG format as per the specification is shown in the table below:
DNB CET 2020 Image Specifications
ImageMaximum Size
Candidate's Photograph100 KB
Candidate's Signature100 KB
  • Candidates must provide valid email id or mobile number because the authority will send any information on the email and mobile number.
  • Candidate must be sure about the exam centre/city. They have to choose the test centre as per their suitability.
  • After submitting the application form, candidates are advised to take the print out of their application form.

DNB CET Application Fee

The aspirants can check the Registration fee details below in the points:

  • Candidates have to make payment through online mode only.
  • Candidates will have to pay Rs. 4500/- application fees.
  • Mode of Payment: Candidates paid through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.

DNB CET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to check their eligibility before applying for the entrance exam. Candidates must ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility before registration. They can go through the given points regarding DNB CET 2020 eligibility to check they are eligible for the examination or not:

  • Candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
  • Candidates must have completed MBBS and they should have provisional pass certificate by 31 August 2020 will be also eligible. which is approved by the Medical Council of India.
  • Candidates who are in possession of postgraduate medical degrees/ Provisional Pass Certificates are eligible.
  • If any candidates found to be ineligible at any stage of DNB-CET Super Speciality, he or she will not be permitted to appear in the examination.
  • Candidate must have any certificate which must be approved by (Medical Council of India) M.C.I./State Medical Council.
  • Candidates must complete their 3 years training.

DNB CET 2020 Admit Card

The DNB CET 2020 Admit card will be released on the official website of the competent authority. The link will be provided to download the hall ticket prior to the date of the entrance exam. It is mandatory to carry hall ticket to the exam hall for verification purpose. The authorised body will not send the admit card to the individuals by post. The Roll Number Ticket will have details like viz;

  • Candidate's Name,
  • Exam Centre,
  • Roll Number
  • Examination Center
  • Timing of Exam

DNB CET 2020 Exam Pattern

The candidates can check the DNB CET 2020 Exam Pattern below:

Paper Pattern for DNB CET 
Exam ModeOnline
Questions TypeMultiple Choice Question
Number of Questions300 Questions
Exam Duration210 Minutes
Marking Scheme1 mark will be deducted for incorrect
response 4 marks will be awarded for
correct response

For any change please keep visiting the page.

DNB CET 2020 Result

Candidates can download their DNB CET 2020 result from the official website 31 January 2020. Candidates can go through the given below points related result:
  • Applicants can check there result through online mode only.
  • Candidates have to log in with their user ID and password to see the result.
  • The validity of the DNB result is only for current admission, it cannot be carried forward.
  • There is no chance of re-checking /re-totalling/re-evaluation of the question paper, answers, score and no query in this regard shall be considered.
  • Candidates must keep the print out of their result for counselling.

DNB CET 2020 Counselling

Conducting authority will be organized the DNB CET 2020 counselling from the second week of February 2020 for those candidates who cleared the entrance exam with valid marks. Counselling will be held in different rounds. The first and second round will be held online while the third round is held offline. Candidates have to pay 2500/- to participate in DNB CET counselling. Candidates must bring the following documents at the time of counselling:

  • MBBS certificate
  • DNB CET admit card and result
  • Category certificate
  • Class 12 and 10 passing certificate
  • Government photo ID proof
List of programmes offered by DNB CET:
3 Years of Programmes6 Years of ProgrammesFellowship Programmes
Cardiac AnaesthesiaCardio-Thoracic SurgeryArthroplasty
Cardio-Thoracic SurgeryNeuro Surgery Breast Imaging (One Year Programme)
CardiologyPaediatric SurgeryBody MR Imaging (One Year Programme)
Critical Care MedicinePlastic SurgeryCross-Sectional Body Imaging (One Year Programme)
Endocrinology Dermatopathology (One Year Programme)
Endovascular & Interventional Radiology Hand & Micro Surgery
Gastroenterology High-Risk Pregnancy & Perinatology
Gynecologic Oncology Interventional Cardiology
Genito Urinary Surgery (Urology) Infectious Diseases
Haematology Laboratory Medicine
Medical Genetics Liver Transplantation
Medical Oncology Minimal Access Surgery
Neonatology Neurovascular Intervention
Nephrology Paediatric Dermatology (One Year Programme)
Neuro Anaesthesia & Critical Care Paediatric Hemato - Oncology
Neuro Surgery Paediatric Gastroenterology
Neurology Paediatric Nephrology
Paediatric Cardiology Reproductive Medicine
Paediatric Intensive Care Spine Surgery
Paediatric Surgery Sports Medicine
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Trauma Care
Plastic Surgery Vitreo Retinal Surgery
Rheumatology  
Surgical Gastroenterology  
Surgical Oncology  
Thoracic Surgery  

DNB CET 2020 Highlights

Candidates must be updated regarding the DNB CET from the official website. However, the basic DNB CET  Highlights are given below:

DNB CET Basic Information
Exam Name
DMB CET 2020 or Diplomat of National Board Centralized Entrance Exam 2020
Conducting Body
National Board of Examination(NBE)
Courses
Super Speciality courses
Admission on the basis of
NEET PG scores
Exam Level
National Level
DNB CET Official website
http://natboard.edu.in
Exam Purpose
Offer admission in Super Speciality Courses
Examination authority
National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Exam cities
162
Total seats to be allotted
1338 seats offered in 2019
Number of hospitals
649 across India

About National Board of Examination

The National Board of Examination was established in 1975 and is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Government of India). Its aim is to standardize the Postgraduate Medical Education and Examination in India. The PG Degree recognised by the National Board of Examinations is called the Diplomate of National Board. The National Board of Examinations conducts the largest portfolio of examinations in the field of medicine in India and perhaps at a Global level. The National Board of Examinations conducts the following examinations:

  • Centralized Entrance Test for admission to DNB Broad Specialties.
  • Centralised Entrance Test for admission to DNB Super Specialties.
  • DNB final (exit) examinations.
  • Screening test for Indian Nationals with foreign medical graduate qualifications.(FMGE)
  • Fellowship Entrance and Exit examinations.
  • AIPGMEE
  • NEET-PG 
  • NEET MDS 
  • NEET SS

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