National Board of Examinations Fellowship Entrance Test

Computer Based Test

NBE FET Basic Information

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

NEET NBE FET 2023: Admit Card (Released),Exam Date(Out), Eligibility

Updated On - February 17 2023 by Divyansh K

NEET NBE FET 2023 Application form was released on 6 January 2023. Candidates can apply online through the official site of NBE at natboard.edu.in. It was held on 10 February 2023. NEET NBE FET 2023 is an eligibility cum entrance examination that will be conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE). FET offers admission in the Post Doctoral Programme of 2 years all over India. This is a national-level examination which is held once a year. The exam is held by NBE and fellowship courses that are offered are also associated with NBE. Fellowship Entrance Test (FET) is a qualifying-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission to various Fellowship (FNB) courses of the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences. Candidates can go through the following article for the details of the NEET NBE FET 2023 exam like the application form, eligibility, admit card, exam date, etc.

Latest Updates

  • Application From was released on 6 January 2023 and closed on January 27, 2023.
  • The admit card is released on 4th February 2023.
  • The final corrections in the images uploaded were done during the selective/final edit window from 1st February 2023 to 2nd February 2023.
  • NBE FET Examination will be conducted on February 10, 2023. 
  • NBE FET results will be displayed on February 28, 2023.

NEET NBE FET 2023 Exam Status

National Board of Examination Fellowship Entrance Test  Status
Application form6 January 2023
NEET NBE FET 2023 official notification Released

NEET NBE FET 2023 Exam Dates 

Candidates can look into all the important dates for NEET NBE FET 2023 from the table below.
FET Entrance Exam 2023 Schedule
EventsDates (Announced)
Application start date6 January 2023
Application last date27 January 2023
Correction window28 January to 29 January 2023
Final edit window1 February 2023 to 2 February 2023
Admit Card4 February 2023
Exam date10 February 2023
Result announcement date28 February 2023

What is the NBE FET? 

The NBE Fellowship Entrance Test (FET) is a medical specialist entrance test conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE). It is an online exam that tests fundamental and speciality-specific knowledge, concepts, methods, and procedures. The FET 2023 is an essential first step for any aspiring orthopaedician, neurosurgeon, or radiologist as it is designed to assess each specialist’s ability to apply the knowledge acquired from postgraduate and speciality training.

NEET NBE FET 2023 Application Form

NEET NBE FET 2023 Application form was released on 6 January 2023. The process of filling out the application form is mentioned below:
  • Candidates would be able to download the National board of education 2023 application form from the website.
  • The Application form could be filled in online mode only.
  • Candidates needed to provide all the asked information.
  • Candidates should mention the correct information in the application form if the candidate would not fill in the valid information in the application form the candidate would 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 out the online application form.

NEET NBE FET 2023 Application Fee

The vital information regarding the NEET NBE FET 2023 application fee is given below:
  • The Application fee for NEET NBE FET 2023 could be paid through both Online modes only.
  • Once the Application form was filled and submitted, the candidates could pay the fee.
  • Candidates had to pay Rs. 4250/- excluding GST and other charges for Fellowship Entrance Exam.
  • Candidates could pay their fees through credit cards, debit cards, or net banking.

NEET NBE FET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must know the NBE FET 2023 Eligibility Criteria 2023 for 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, 2023.
  • The candidate must have a permanent registration certificate of MBBS qualification.
  • The candidates waiting for their qualifying exam results after 31 December 2023 would not be eligible to apply for the exam.
  • The candidates who are already pursuing DM/ Mch or DNB/FNB courses were not eligible to apply for the FET exam.
 Apart from all this, the eligibility criteria were different for every sub-speciality. The eligibility criteria are prescribed below:  
NBE FET Eligibility Requirements
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 were advised to check the official website or this page for the latest updates or any sort of changes in the eligibility criteria for the upcoming exam.

NEET NBE FET 2023 Exam Pattern

For exam preparation, candidates need to go through the exam pattern first. Candidates can check the National Board of Education FET 2023 Exam Pattern below which is based on the pattern of the last year-

NBT Fellowship entrance Test 2023 Question Format
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 courses 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.

Exam Pattern
SectionNo. of questionTotal Marks
Part – A40160
Part – B60240

NEET NBE FET 2023 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 timetable accordingly. Try to give equal time to each subject & topic.
  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 the exam, try to solve the previous 4-5 years' question papers and also the sample papers.

NEET NBE FET 2023 Admit Card

The information about NBE FET Admit Card 2023 is given hereby:
  • The admit card is released on 4 February 2023.
  • The candidates can get their admit card/hall ticket from the official website.
  • The candidates need to download their admit cards on their own.
  • No candidate  will get their admit card through the post from conducting authority
  • The candidates need to take their admit card along with photo ID on examination day.
  • No candidate will be allowed to sit in the examination without admit card or photo ID.

NEET NBE FET 2023 Result

NEET NBE FET 2023 Results will be released on 28 February 2023 tentatively. The information about NBE FET results in 2023 is given below:
  •   The candidates scoring 50% marks and above in the 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.

NEET NBE FET 2023 Counselling

The candidates who will qualify NBE FET exam 2023 with a minimum of 50th percentile are eligible to participate in the NEET NBE FET 2023 Counselling Session. NBE conducts a centralized merit-based admission or counselling process for NEET NBE FET 2023. The candidates will also have to feature in the merit list of NBE FET 2023 to be eligible for the counselling process. The detailed counselling process of NBE FET 2023 is updated here, and all the basic details about the counselling process of NEET NBE FET 2023 can be checked here. NBE FET Clubbed Fellowship Programmes

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

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

How to Prepare for the NBE FET 2023?

Preparing for the National Board of Examination’s Fellowship Entrance Test (FET) is a must if you want to ensure your success. The most important step in preparation is to know the syllabus, pattern, and other details related to the exam. To properly prepare for the FET 2023, it is recommended that you keep preparing by following the previous year's question papers, mock tests, and other reference materials such as books. Moreover, it is essential to track your progress and set apart enough time for revisions before you take the exam. This will help you increase your chances of success in the examination.

NEET NBE FET 2023 Highlights

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

NBE FET Details
Exam Name

National Board of Examinations Fellowship Entrance Test 2023[NBE FET]

Conducting Body

National Board of Examination


National Level

Post Doctoral FNB Programme
FET Official website




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Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose
To offer admission to Post Doctoral FNB Programme

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About the National Board of Examination

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (India), established in 1975 in New Delhi as a Society under the Delhi Society registration act, to standardise 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 is approved by the Government of India and is included in the First Schedule of the 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

NBE FET 2023 Form Date06 Jan - 27 Jan 2023 (Tentative)
Admit Card Downloading Date04 Feb 2023
NBE FET Date10 Feb 2023
Result Date28 Feb 2023

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:

06 Jan 2023

Form End Date:

27 Jan 2023

The last date to submit the form was on 27 Jan 2023
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