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DNB PDCET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 4,500
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:National Board of Examinations (NBE)
  • Courses:DNB
  • Streams:Medical

DNB PDCET 2023: Application Form, Admit Card, Exam Dates, Syllabus

Updated On - May 24 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

DNB PDCET 2023 Application form last date is March 30, 2023. The admit card for DNB PDCET 2023 will be issued on April 18, 2023. The examination will be conducted on April 23, 2023. National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) conducted the DNB PDCET 2023 examination. Diplomat of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Exam is a National level entrance examination that is organised every year to offer the various DNB Post diploma courses in government/private institutions /colleges/ universities all over India. All the candidates can check the complete article to know more about the DNB PDCET 2023 application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, admit card etc.

DNB PDCET 2023 Latest Update

  • The DNB PDCET result 2023 has been announced by the National Board of Examinations (NBE).
  • Candidates can download the DNB PDCET result 2023 from the official website, natboard.edu.in.
  • The direct link to access the DNB PDCET result is available on the website.
  • To check the result, candidates will need their roll number.
  • The DNB PDCET result 2023 is declared for 14 different specialities.
  • Candidates are ranked out of 480 marks in the entrance exam.
  • In case of a tie in scores, the board will apply tie-breaking criteria to determine the rankings.
  • The DNB PDCET exam was conducted by NBE on April 23, 2023.
  • Through this entrance exam, a total of 1073 seats will be filled in approximately 597 hospitals across the country.

DNB PDCET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the all essential information about DNB PDCET 2023 which is mentioned below:

DNB PDCET StatusApplication form Soon

DNB PDCET 2023 Important Dates

Candidates can take a look at the official dates for DNB PDCET 2023 Important Dates below.

DNB PDCET 2023 Important Dates (Tentative)

Application Form

April 2023

Applications Correction

April 2023

Edit Window

May 2023

Admit card release date

July 2023
Exam to be held
July 2023

Result expected

August 2023

Counselling starts

September 2023

Allotment Result 1st round

October 2023

Allotment Result 1st round

To Be Notfied

DNB PDCET 2023 Application Form

The candidate can check all the important points about the application form for PDCET examination which is given below:
  • The authority has released the application form online at the official website.
  • The candidates can’t fill the offline application form.
  • The candidate who fulfils all the eligibility criteria will be able to apply for the PDCET DNB test.
  • All the candidates have to log in with their unique ID and Password.
  • The candidate must upload all the documents with the Post Diploma CET application form for proper submission. 
  • All the candidates have advised cross-checking all the details that they filled in the application form submitting it.
  • The authority has the power to reject the application form if they found any kind of Mistake in the application form.

How to Apply for DNB PDCET 2023?

The candidate must follow all the steps to apply for the DNB courses which are described in the given list below:
  • All the candidates must visit the NBE official website to apply online.
  • Click on the ”DNB PDCET” button and register with the unique ID and Password.
  • Fill all the asked information/ details in the application form.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Pay the DNB PDCET Admission Fees.
  • Cross-check the complete application form before the final submission.
  • Download the softcopy of the application form and take out the print of that for future use.

DNB PDCET 2023 Application Fee

The Candidates can check the Application Fee details for PDCET below:
  • DNB PDCET application form fee will be Rs. 5000/- for all the candidates.
Mode of Payment: The Candidates can pay the registration fee through online mode payments via Credit Card, Debit Card or Net Banking.

DNB PDCET 14 Broad Specialties

The following are the 14 broad specialties for which the DNB PDCET is conducted:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Radiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Urology

DNB PDCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates must ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance test. DNB PDCET eligibility is given below:
  • The candidates who have qualified the final examination of Post Graduate Diploma from any recognized Indian institute/ College/ University are eligible to apply for the PDCET.
  • The candidates passing the final examination of Postgraduate diploma on or before 30 November 2020, can apply for Post Diploma CET.
  • The candidate must have completed their 2 years (24 months) of Post Graduation (PG) diploma training to be eligible for the entrance test.

DNB PDCET 2023 Admit Card

The candidates can check all the important points about DNB PDCET admit card which is given in the list below:
  • The admit has been released online mode at the NBE official website.
  • The applicants have to log in with the provided Registered ID and password to generate the admit card.
  • The applicants who submitted the application form successfully will be able to download their hall ticket/ admit card.
  • The applicants must take out the hard copy of the admit card.
  • The applicants without admit card will not be allowed in the entrance examination hall.

DNB PDCET 2023 Exam Pattern

The candidate checks the exam pattern to prepare for the PDCET test which is given in the table below:
  • The medium of Question Paper: English
  • Exam Mode:  Online mode
  • The section in question paper: There will be 8 Sections in the Question Paper
  • No. of questions: 200 questions
  • Marking Scheme: For each correct answer candidates will get 4 marks and for each incorrect answer 1 mark of the candidates will be deducted.
  • Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Candidates can download the DNB PDCET 2023 Information Brochure Pdf here.

DNB PDCET 2023 Syllabus

The candidates can check the syllabus as well as the questions and marks distribution for every section of the question paper in the given table below:
Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry
Pathology, Microbiology, and Pharmacology
General Medicine, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Radiotherapy
General Surgery, Anesthesia, Orthopedics and Radiodiagnosis
ENT and Ophthalmology
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Community Medicine

DNB PDCET 2023 Preparation Tips

The candidates can follow all tips to prepare for DNB examination which are given in the list below:
  • The candidates can make a proper schedule for studies and can give equal time to each and every section.
  • The candidates must note down all the important topics and keywords in which they were facing problems and difficulties and they must practise those so that they can understand them better. 
  • At the time of reading, Anatomy applicants must check about what image can be asked in the exam and also practice the major images and diagrams.

DNB PDCET 2023 Result

The candidates must check all the important points about the Diplomat of National Board Post Diploma CET result which is given below:
  • The PDCET DNB result will be declared through the online mode.
  • No result will be sent by email or posts by the conducted authority.
  • The applicants will be able to check their results at the NBE official website by login with their provided registered ID and password.
  • The applicant must take out the print of the result and keep it safe for future use.
  • The conducted authority will release the merit list for those applicants who qualified for the entrance examination.
  • Only those applicants will be able to attend the counselling session who qualify for the entrance examination.

DNB PDCET 2023 Tie-Breaking Criteria

In the case of two or more applicants obtained equal marks in the entrance test then the following tie-breaker criteria will be applied to resolve the problem which is given below:
  • The candidate who has more number of correct responses in the examination will be placed at a higher in the merit list in comparison to other candidates.
  • If the tie still exists then, the date of birth (DoB) of the candidate will be taken into consideration. The older candidate in age will be placed over the younger candidates.
Note: The applicants can’t apply for provision for re-checking or re-totalling or re-evaluation for the PDCET entrance exam and no query in this regard will be entertained by the conducted authority.

DNB PDCET 2023 Counselling

The details regarding the DNB PDCET Counselling 2023 are:

  • DNB PDCET 2023 Counselling process is conducted by National Board of Examination (NBE).
  • The counselling is conducted for qualified candidates.
  • Candidates will be able to participate in the counselling process in online mode.
  • The seats will be allotted to candidates on the basis of their performance.

DNB PDCET 2023 Exam Centre

The candidate can choose the exam centre at the time of filling the application form. The candidate can check all the exam centres of DNB test which are given in the list below:
  • Ahmedabad 
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Mumbai
  • Chandigarh
  • Nagpur
  • Dehradun
  • Patna
  • Delhi
  • Cominbator
  • Noida
  • Guwahati
  • Ranchi
  • Pune
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Hyderabad
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Jaipur
  • Chennai
  • Jammu

DNB PDCET 2023 Highlights

The candidate can check the highlights of DNB PDCET 2023:
Name of the Exam
Full name of  Exam
Diplomat of National Board-Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Exam 
Conducted Body
NBE (National Board of Examination)
Type of Examination
National Level Entrance Examination
Mode of Examination
Online Mode, CBT (Computer Based Test)
DNB PDCET Official Website


Offered Courses
Post Diploma Course
Application Link 

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DNB PDCET Important Dates

Form Date22 Apr - 12 May 2023 (Tentative)
Admit card18 Jul 2023 (Tentative)
Exam Date24 Jul 2023 (Tentative)
Result24 Aug 2023 (Tentative)

Diplomat of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Exam Exam Pattern

Paper 1
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Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:-1 will be deducted for each wrong answer

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Form Start Date:

22 Apr 2023

Form End Date:

12 May 2023

The last date to submit the form was on 12 May 2023
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