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Diplomat of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Exam

Form Date: 01 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 (Tentative)

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Form Date: 01 Oct - 31 Oct 2020

DNB PDCET Basic Information

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

DNB PDCET 2021: Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

Updated On - June 05 2020 by Akriti Maurya

DNB PDCET 2021 will be conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE). Diplomat of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Exam  is a National level entrance examination which is organised 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 2021 application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, admit card etc.

DNB PDCET 2021 Important Dates

The candidates can check here all the important DNB PDCET date 2021 which in the given table below:

DNB PDCET 2021 Important Dates



Application Form Releasing Date

First week of October 2020

Last Date to fill the Application Form

Last Week of October 2020

Releasing Date of Admit Card

Second Week of December 2020

Exam Date

Last Week of December 2020

Result Date

Second Week of January 2020

 The above dates are Based on DNB Admission Date 2020, official dates will be updated here soon.

DNB PDCET 2021 Application Form

The candidate can check all the important points about the application form for PDCET examination which is given below:

  • The authority will release 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 login with their unique ID and Password.
  • The candidate must upload all the documents with the Post Diploma CET application form for the proper submission. 
  • All the candidates have advised to cross-check all the details that they filled in the application form submitting it.
  • The authority have the power to reject the application form if they found any kind of Mistake in the application form.

How to Apply for DNB PDCET 2021 Application Form?

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 takeout the print of that for future use.

DNB PDCET 2021 Application Fee

The Candidates can check the expected Application Fee for PDCET entrance test which is given below.

  • DNB PDCET application form fee will be Rs. 4500/- 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 2021 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 the 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 2021 Exam Pattern

The candidate check the exam pattern to prepare for the PDCET test which are given in the table below:

  • Medium of Question Paper: English
  • Exam Mode:  Online mode
  • 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)

DNB PDCET 2021 Syllabus

The candidates can check the syllabus as well as the questions and marks distribution for every section of 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 2020 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 2021 Admit Card

The candidates can check all the important points about DNB PDCET admit card which is given in the list below:

  • The admit will be released through the online mode at the NBE official website.
  • The applicants have to login with the provided Registered ID and password to generate the admit card.
  • The applicants who submitted the application form successfully, they will be able to download their hall ticket/ admit card.
  • The applicants must take out the hardcopy of the admit card.
  • The applicants without admit card will not be allowed in the entrance examination hall.

DNB PDCET 2021 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 result at the NBE official website by login with their provided registered ID and password.
  • The applicant must takeout the print of the result and keep it safe for future use.
  • The conducted authority will release the merit listed for those applicants who qualified the entrance examination.
  • Only those applicants will be able to attend the counselling session who qualify the entrance examination.

DNB PDCET 2021 Tie-Breaking Criteria

In the case of two or more applicants obtained the 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 2021 Exam Centre

The candidate can choose the exam centre at 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 2021 Highlights

The candidate can check the highlights of DNB PDCET 2021:

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 Courses

About NBE

The National Board of Examination (NBE) was established in the year 1975. This is an autonomous body under the work of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Govt. of India). NBE aim is to standardize the Postgraduate (PG) Medical Education and Examination in all over India. The PG Degrees recognised by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) is called the Diplomate of National Board. The NBE conducts the largest organisation of entrance examinations in the field of medicine in all over India and perhaps at a Global level.

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DNB PDCET Important Dates

Form Date01 Oct - 31 Oct 2020 (Tentative)
Admit card06 Dec - 12 Dec 2020 (Tentative)
Exam Date20 Dec - 31 Dec 2020 (Tentative)
Result10 Jan - 16 Jan 2021 (Tentative)

Diplomat of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Exam Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:


Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:-1 will be deducted for each wrong answer

Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

01 Oct 2020

Form End Date:

31 Oct 2020

The forms will open on 01 Oct 2020



Examination Date (Online):

20 Dec - 31 Dec 2020

Application Fees:

₹ 4,500

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