National Board of Examinations Fellowship Entrance Test

Form Date: 20 Mar - 17 Apr 2021 (Tentative)

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 20 Mar - 17 Apr 2021

NBE FET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 4,425
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:National Board of Examinations (NBE)

NBE FET 2021 : Application Form, Exam Pattern, Fellowship programmes

Updated On - February 18 2021 by Sakshi Sharma

NBE FET 2021 is an eligibility cum entrance examination which will be conducted by National Board of Examination (NBE). FET offers admission in Post Doctoral Programme of 2 years all over India. This is a national level examination which is held once in a year. The exam is held by NBE and fellowship courses that are offered are also associated with NBE. Candidates can go through the following article for the details of NBA FET 2021 exam like application form, eligibility, admit card, admit card etc.

NBE FET 2021 Important Dates 

Candidates can look into all the important dates for NBE FET 2021 from the table below.
NBE FET 2021Dates (Tentative)
The online application process starts with 01 September 2021
Last date to submit the application form17 September 2021
Last Date to Submit the Application Form for International Students24 September 2021
Edit Window: Students who have chosen Test Centre in India20 – 22 September 2021
Test Centre Selection, Fee Payment and Edit Window: Students who
have chosen the International Test Centre (for International Students only)
26 – 27 September 2021
Final Edit Window to rectify Deficient Photograph and Signatures28 – 29 September 2021
Issuance admit Card05 October 2021
Date of Examination11 October 2021
Declaration of Results24 October 2021
Note: Above the table is based on the previous year's dates and will be updated once the official announces it.

NBE FET 2021 Application Form

NBE FET 2021 Application form will be released in September 2021 tentatively. Before filling the application form candidate must go through the eligibility criteria. The process of filling the application form is mentioned below:
  • Candidates will be able to download the National board of education 2021 application form from the website.
  • The Application form can be filled in online mode only.
  • Candidates need to provide all the asked information.
  • Candidates should mention the correct information in the application form if the candidate will not fill in the valid information in the application form that the candidate will be disqualified from the further procedure.
  • Multiple applications from the same candidate would be summarily rejected.
  • Candidates must keep ready all the documents ready along with a soft copy of the photograph and signature before filling the online application form.

NBE FET 2021 Application Fee

The vital information regarding the NBE FET 2021 application fee is given below:

  • The Application fee for NBE FET 2021 can be paid through both Online modes only.
  • Once the Application form is filled and submitted, the candidates can pay the fee.
  • Candidates have to pay Rs. 3750/- excluding GST and other charges for Fellowship Entrance Exam.
  • Candidates can pay their fee through credit card, debit card or net banking.

NBE FET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must go through the NBE FET 2021 Eligibility Criteria 2021 before filling the application form. The eligibility criteria are given in the points mentioned below:
  • The candidates must have completed their Post Graduate Medical Degree/ Provisional Pass Certificate (MS/MD/DM) by December 31, 2020.
  • The candidate must have a permanent registration certificate of MBBS qualification.
  • The candidates waiting for their qualifying exam result after 31 December 2020 will not be eligible to apply or the exam.
  • The candidates who are already pursuing DM/ Mch or DNB/FNB course are not eligible to apply for the FET exam.
   Apart from all this, the eligibility criteria are different for every sub-speciality. The eligibility criteria are prescribed below:  
NBE FET Eligibility Criteria
S. No.
Crucial Qualifications
Infection Disease
DNB / MD (Medicine)
Trauma Care
DNB / MS (General Surgery) / DNB / MS (Ortho) / DNB / MCH (Neuro Surgery) / DNB / MD (Anaesth)
Spine Surgery
DNB / MS (Ortho) / DNB / MCH (Neuro Surgery)
High-Risk Pregnancy and Perinatology
DNB / MD (Ont. Gyna)
Laboratory Medicine
DNB / MD (Pathology / Microbiology / Biochemistry)
Paediatrics Intensive Care
DNB / MD (Paediatrics)
Paediatrics Hemato Oncology
DNB / MD (Paediatrics)
Paediatrics Cardiology
DNB / MD (Paediatrics) / DNB / MD (Cardiology)
Hand and Micro Surgery
DNB / MCH (Plastic Surgery) / DNB / MS (Ortho)  / DNB /) / MS (General Surgery)
Reproductive Medicine
DNB / MD (Obs. Gyn)
Cardiac Anaesthesia
DNB / MD (Anaesth)
Critical Care Medicine
DNB / Md (Medicine) / DNB / MD (Anaesth) / DNB / MD (Res. Medicine)
Vitreo – Retinal Surgery
DNB / MS (Ophtal)
Minimum Access Surgery
DNB / MS (General Surgery)
Interventional Cardiology
DNB / DM (Cardiology)

Candidates are advised to check the official website or this page for the latest updates or any sort of changes in the eligibility criteria in the upcoming exam.

NBE FET 2021 Admit Card

The information about NBE FET Admit Card 2021 is given hereby:
  • The admit card would be released, just one week before the examination.
  • The candidates can get their admit card/hall ticket from the official website.
  • The candidates need to download their admit card on their own.
  • No candidate  will get their admit card through the post from conducting authority
  • The candidates need to take them to admit card along with photo ID on examination day.
  • No candidate will be allowed to seat in the examination without admit card or photo ID.

NBE FET 2021 Result

NBE FET 2021 Results will be released on 24 0ctober 2020 tentatively. The information about NBE FET results in 2021 is given below:
  •   The candidates scoring 50% marks and above in NBE FET entrance exam will be considered qualified.
  •   The scorecard will be issued to the candidates and it would be valid for that academic session only.
  •   The results can be checked from the official website of NBE.

NBE FET 2021 Counselling

The candidates who will qualify NBE FET exam 2021 with a minimum of 50th percentile are eligible to participate in the NBE FET 2021 Counselling Session. NBE conducts a centralized merit-based admission or counselling process for NBE FET 2021. The candidates will also have to feature in the merit list of NBE FET 2021 to be eligible for the counselling process. The detailed counselling process of NBE FET 2021 is updated here, and all the basic details about the counselling process of NBE FET 2021 can be checked here. 

NBE FET 2021 Exam Pattern

For the preparation of the examination, candidates need to go through the exam pattern first. Candidate can check the National Board of Education FET 2021 Exam Pattern from below which is based on the pattern of the last year-

NBT Fellowship entrance Test 2021 Exam Pattern
Exam Duration105 minutes(Part A-45 minutes and Part B-60 minutes)
Exam TypeComputer Based Test
Total number of Questions100 Questions
Question typeMultiple Choice Question 
Marking Scheme
  • Four marks will be awarded to correct the response.
  • One mark will be deducted for an incorrect response.
  • No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

This exam is conducted in two parts - Part A and Part B. 40% of the questions shall be from all the eligible feeder broad or speciality course and the remaining 60% shall be from the Fellowship course selected by the candidate at the time of online submission of the application form. Candidates are advised to check the official website or this page for the latest updates or any sort of changes in the exam pattern in the upcoming exam.

SectionNo. of questionTotal Marks
Part – A40160
Part – B60240

NBE FET 2021 Preparation Tips

While preparing for the NBE Fellowship Entrance Test, candidates can follow the below tips for preparation:

  1. Plan a schedule and prepare a time table accordingly. Try to give equal time to each subject & topics.
  2. Focus on the topics you find difficult first. Do not try to leave difficult portions unattempted. Rather give those parts of the syllabus more time and focus.
  3. Candidates must be having an idea about the exam pattern & syllabus during preparations. 
  4. To have a better idea about the format and pattern of exam, try to solve the previous 4-5 years questions papers and also the sample papers.
  5. Stay calm and keep your mind fresh. Focus on your health along with the studies.

NBE FET Clubbed Fellowship programmes

Given below is the list of fellowship programmes, which have been clubbed by NBE. Both the following clubbed fellowship programmes will have the same question paper.

Group AArthroplastySports MedicineSpine Surgery
Group BBreast ImagingCross-Sectional Body Imaging’Body MR Imaging

NBE FET 2021 Highlights

Below is the important information or highlights are given for the NBE Exam which candidates can refer to for a quick view:

Exam Name

National Board of Examinations Fellowship Entrance Test 2020[NBE FET 2021]

Conducting Body

National Board of Examination


National Level

Post Doctoral FNB Programme
FET Official website




Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose
To offer admission in Post Doctoral FNB Programme

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About National Board of Examination

National Board of Examinations (NBE) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (India), established in 1975 at New Delhi as a Society under the Delhi Society registration act, to standardizing postgraduate medical education and examination in India. PG degree awarded by the National Board of Examinations is called the Diplomate of National Board (DNB). The list of recognized qualifications awarded by the Board in various specialities and super-specialities are approved by the Government of India and are included in the First Schedule of Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. The National Board of Examinations conducts the largest portfolio of examinations in the field of medicine in India and perhaps at a Global level.

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NBE FET Important Dates

Admit Card Downloading Date12 Jun 2021 (Tentative)
NBE FET Date20 Jun 2021 (Tentative)
NBE FET 2021 Form Date20 Mar - 17 Apr 2021 (Tentative)
Result Date30 Jul 2021 (Tentative)

National Board of Examinations Fellowship Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



Frequently Asked Questions


Form Start Date:

20 Mar 2021

Form End Date:

17 Apr 2021

The forms will open on 20 Mar 2021



Examination Date (Online):

20 Jun 2021

Application Fees:

₹ 4,425

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