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DNB PDCET Syllabus 2024: Download Subject Wise Syllabus Pdf, Exam Pattern

Updated On - May 24 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

DNB PDCET Syllabus 2024 will be released by the National Board of Education (NBE). There is no specific syllabus released by the NBE for the exam but there are specific subjects from where the candidates can study. Candidates must study all the sections of Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test (DNB PDCET) in detail. Through the subjects and syllabus candidates can geta deep insight for their preparations. For more details regarding the syllabus for DNB PDCET 2024 and its exam, candidates can read the whole page.

DNB PDCET Syllabus 2024

The DNB PDCET exam Syllabus will cover topics from the respective specialization in which the candidate holds a postgraduate degree (MD/MS/DNB).
DNB PDCET Syllabus Overview
AnatomyGross Anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Neuroanatomy, Applied Anatomy
PhysiologyGeneral Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Respiratory Physiology, Renal Physiology, Gastrointestinal Physiology, Endocrine Physiology, Neurophysiology, Hematology, Immunology
BiochemistryBasic Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry, Metabolism
MicrobiologyMedical Microbiology, Immunology
PharmacologyPharmacodynamics, Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacology
PathologyGeneral Pathology, Systemic Pathology, Clinical Pathology
Clinical MedicineInternal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Radiology, Anesthesiology, General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Nephrology, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Hematology, Oncology, Critical Care Medicine
Community MedicineEpidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Education, Health Promotion, Environmental Health, Occupational Health, Disaster Management


DNB PDCET 2024 Important Topics

Candidates can check the list of all the important topics for the DNB PDCET 2024 examination below.

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • General Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiotherapy
  • General Surgery
  • Anesthesia
  • Orthopedics
  • Radiodiagnosis
  • Pediatrics
  • ENT
  • Ophthalmology
  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Community Medicine

Detailed Syllabus with Marks Distribution for DNB PDCET 2024

The exam comprises of 200 multiple choice, single correct response questions of 4 mark each in English language only as per the following indicative scheme. The standard of the examinations shall be at the level of Final MBBS (Exit Examination). Candidates can take a section-wise distribution for marks below.

Marks Distribution
SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal marks
Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry25120
Pathology, Microbiology, and Pharmacology25120
General Medicine, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Radiotherapy35180
General Surgery, Anesthesia, Orthopedics and Radiodiagnosis35180
ENT and Ophthalmology20120
Obstetrics and Gynaecology25120
Community Medicine20 

DNB PDCET Exam Pattern 2024

Candidates can check the exam pattern for DNB PDCET 2024 below. All the aspiring candidates must refer the different sections of the DNB PDCET 2024 examination in detail to prepare for the same.

  • The 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)

Important Books to refer to for the DNB PDCET 2024

Candidates can check the important books for DNB PDCET 2024 below.

Name of the BookName of the Author
Dnb Quick Review (For Primary And Post Diploma)Hasan Ashfaq Ui
A Complete Guide For Preparation Of DNB-CET Pattern Vol 1 2018Arvind Arora
Self Assessment & Review of DNB-PDCETAlok Agarwal
PG Next 2eKalam Books
Sure Success MagicB.S Ramgopal
Review Of All Recent PG Enterance Exams PapersArvind Arora
Primes PG Review In Minimal EffortAggarwal VD


How to prepare for DNB PDCET 2024?

The candidates have to follow the proper methods and routine while preparing for DNB PDCET 2024 Examination.

  • Candidate must focus on the topics like medicine, surgery, obstetrics, pathology, pharma, anesthesia, orthopedics, radiology, skin and anatomy.
  • Candidates must practice the DNB PDCET previous year question every day to learn time management and also to analyze their weaker and stronger sections.
  • Candidates must take a quick review of all the diagrams and the statements which is given inside the important topics.
  • Candidates must keep revising through their notes because of that there few hours of studying can easily cover many high-yield topics and facts which will save their time.
  • Candidates can also revise and prepare diagrammes and topics one by one in an easy manner, but they must not forget to give equal time to every topic.
  • For topics like Anatomy and Radiology candidates can refer to some good video lectures which will make their understanding better.
  • Candidates can take online lecture for the quick solution of their problems, and for topics like pathology and microbiology, the option for online lectures are the best as they will get all the  detailed information regarding the topic with properly animated diagrammes.


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