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DNB PDCET 2015, Notification and Exam Dates

DNB PDCET 2015, Notification and Exam Dates

Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test (DNB PDCET) 2015, Notification and Exam Dates.

The Government of India established the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in 1975 with the objective of improving the quality of the Medical Education by establishing high and uniform standards of postgraduate examinations in modern medicine on an all India basis and utilizing existing infrastructure for capacity building. NBE at present conducts postgraduate and postdoctoral examinations in approved specialties leading to the award of Diplomate of National Board. The Medical Council of India has laid down standards for postgraduate examinations conducted by various medical colleges and affiliated to concerned universities and other institutions, yet the levels of proficiency and standards of evaluation vary considerably in these institutions.The Examinations conducted by NBE provide a common standard and mechanism of evaluation of minimum level of attainment of the knowledge and competencies of medical specialists. Moreover, intra country and international comparisons are facilitated with the availability of common evaluation mechanism.

DNB PDCET 2015 Eligibility Criteria:

=> Candidates who have passed the final examination leading to the award of Post Graduate Diploma from Indian Universities which are duly recognized as per provisions of Indian Medical Council Act 1956, Govt of India i.e. have passed/Passing the final examinations for Post graduate diploma on or before 31st December 2014 can apply for the Post diploma CET examination in the same Broad specialty. Candidates shall have completed his/her 2 years of post diploma training by 31.12.2014.A proof to this effect has to be produced at the time of counseling for admission to January 2015 admission session.

=> Submission of proof of having passed/Passing the Post graduate diploma st final examination on or before the 31 December 2014 at the time of counseling is an essential pre-requisite. In case the candidate does not submit requisite proof of passing his/her post graduate diploma final examination, the candidate shall not be allowed to participate in the merit based Counseling.

=> Candidates found to be ineligible at any stage of PDCET will not be permitted to appear in the examination. In an unlikely event of any ineligible candidate appearing and/or being successful in the PDCET, the result/candidature of such candidate shall be cancelled and/or are deemed
to be cancelled.

=> Requests for appearing in PDCET from candidates who are qualifying and getting their results of the basic eligibility qualification after st 31 December 2014 shall be summarily rejected. Candidate who are qualifying their PG Diploma exit examination or and getting their results after 31st December 2014 or likely to qualify after 31st December 2014 need not apply in the PDCET exam as they shall be ineligible to participate at any stage of the admission.

=> Candidates already pursuing a MD/MS/DNB course are not eligible to appear for the PDCET till such time they have completed the duration of prescribed course or have been discharged from the course.

=> Registration and /or appearance in PDCET do not confer any automatic rights upon the candidate for admission at NBE accredited hospital / institute.

=> Registration with M.C.I./State Medical Council is necessary and its documentary proof should be furnished at the time of counseling.

DNB PDCET 2015 Application Procedure:

=> The online registration website for PDCET is available via

=> Candidate may note that there is no option for submitting the form other than the online mode.

=> Candidates are advised to go through the Registration Guide before proceeding to complete their registration process. Registration guide can be seen at website

=> Online registration must be completed by the prescribed cutoff date (see “Important Dates” section above). At the end of Registration the candidate will get a computer generated acknowledgment at the registered email ID of the applicant. Candidates will be able to print the acknowledgment of submission of online application on successful completion of online application. All fields marked * in the online registration application form are mandatory.

=> Applications of candidates producing false or fabricated information will not be considered and candidates may be further debarred from appearing in any future examinations of NBE.

Fee Details:

=> DNB-PDCET Rs. 4500/-
The above fee is inclusive of examination fees; Information Bulletin shall be available at website for information.

How to pay

=> The prescribed registration fee should be remitted through payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India/or net banking. For more information, please visit the website

=> Candidates remaining absent from the examination will forfeit their examination fee. Candidates are advised to read the rule position carefully and satisfy the terms and conditions for fulfillment of eligibility criteria before proceeding for payment of fees.



Candidates are required to deposit a counseling fee of Rs. 2500/- through demand draft in favour of National Board of Examinations, payable at New Delhi, on the day of counseling at counseling venue itself. The counseling fee is non refundable under any circumstance

DNB PDCET 2015 Important Dates:

DNB PDCET 2015 Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availablity of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

Availability of Information Bulletin : 9 September 2014 Onwards

Online registration starts: 9 September 2014

Last Date for Online Registration: 8 October 2014

Date of Examination DNB PDCET 2015: 9 December, 2014

Declaration of DNB PDCET 2015 Results: 15 January, 2015

Cut off date for completing Post Diploma Qualification* : 31 December, 2014

Registration for appearing in the DNB-PDCET examination is to be undertaken online at the website forms CANNOT be submitted in offline mode /printed copy by post.Online applications can be accessed and completed till 23:59 hrs on th 18 October 2014 only.

Courses Offered:

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Test Cities:

List of cities where DNB PDCET 2015 will be conducted in 2015
2 Greater Noida
3 Gurgaon
4 New Delhi
5 Jaipur
6 Bhopal
7 Kolkata
8 Mumbai
9 Navi Mumbai
10 Bangalore
11 Chennai
12 Hyderabad

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List of documents to be submitted at the time of interview / discussion before departmental research committee:

Candidates have to bring the following documents IN ORIGINAL.
a. Rank Letter downloaded from NBE website

b. PDCET Pass Certificate (January, 2015) downloaded from NBE website

c. MBBS Degree certificate.

d. Post Diploma pass certificate/Provisional Pass Certificate of qualifying examination*

e. Permanent Registration certificate issued by MCI/State Medical Council for registration of MBBS qualification.

f. Proof of Post Graduate Medical Qualification recognized as per IMC Act/Central Government.

g. Proof of declaration of result of Post Graduate Diploma Medical st Qualification on or before 31 December, 2014.

h. Matriculation/High School/Higher Secondary Certificate as a proof of Date of Birth.

i. SC/ST/PWD/OBC certificate issued by competent authority, if applicable. Caste certificate must be issued by competent authority. The subcaste caste should tally with the central Govt. list.

j. Any document (Bonafide certificate/Mark sheet/Attempt Certificate etc issued by concerned institution/medical college) confirming the name of the institution/medical college from where the Post graduate medical diploma qualification was pursued.

k. Any other relevant certificate or document. Candidates are required to bring self-certified photocopies of the documents mentioned at S.No. (c) to (k). Self Certified photocopies have to be submitted to NBE at the time of documents verification:
*Provisional certificate of passing Post Graduate Diploma Qualification is permissible only for those candidates who had passed the Post Graduate Diploma Qualification in the year 2014. If the candidate has passed Post Graduate Diploma qualification before 2014 and the Post Graduate Diploma Pass certificate has not been issued to him/her so far by the concerned university/Board, documentary evidence to this effect in form of a letter from competent authority of respective university/Board is to be furnished at the time of counseling.

For more details please contact:

Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Ring Road)
New Delhi-110029

Helpline Number 0124-6771700/1800111800(Toll Free)
Email [email protected]
Official Website


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