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DNB PDCET 2016 (Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test) Notification and Exam Date


National Board of Examinations, New Delhi invites applications for admissions to Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test (DNB PDCET) for the academic year 2015 - 16.

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.

*Completing Post Diploma Qualification means candidate should have completed the requisite two years training and his /her result of the final
examination of the requisite Post Diploma qualification should have been declared by the cutoff date i.e. 31st December, 2015.

Eligibility Criteria:

Interested candidates should fulfill following 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.

=> Submission of proof of having passed/Passing the Post graduate diploma final examination on or before the 31st December 2015.

=> 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

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

Mode of Examination

DNBPDCET is Computer Based Test (CBT).

Application Procedure:

Candidates are advised to refer to official notifications /documents for detailed application procedure. published details for informational purpose.

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

Online Application form can be downloaded from official website of National Board of Examinations, New Delhi: Click here to download application form

Fee Details:

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

Important Dates:

DNBPDCET Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availability of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

  • Registration starts: 16 September, 2015
  • Last Date for Online Registration: 22 October, 2015
  • Date of Examination DNBPDCET 2015: 27 November, 2015
  • Declaration of DNBPDCET 2015 Results: 25 January, 2016
  • Cut off date for completing Post Diploma Qualification*: 31st December, 2015

Test Cities:

City City City City City
Ahmedabad Guwahati Nagpur Bangalore Hyderabad
Navi Mumbai Bhopal Indore New Delhi Bhubaneswar
Jaipur NOIDA Chandigarh Jammu Pune
Chennai Jamshedpur Raipur Cochin Kolkata
Ranchi Coimbatore Kozhikode Bardoli (Surat) Dehradun
Lucknow Trivandrum Greater Noida Mumbai Udaipur
Gurgaon Mysore Varanasi

Selection Process:

Results will be announced on 25th January, 2016.

Contact Details

For more details please contact
Medical Enclave,
Ansari Nagar,
Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Ring Road)
New Delhi-110029
Phone : 1800 11 1700 (Toll Free) or 0124-6771700

Question Papers

The exam comprises 180 multiple choice, single correct response questions of 1 mark each in English language only as per the following
indicative scheme:


S.No Specialty No. of Questions
1 Human Biology (Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry) 50
2 Applied Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology 50
3 Medicine and Allied Sciences 50
4 Surgery and Allied Sciences 50
5 Obstetircs & Gynaecology 50
6 Community Medicine including Basic Statistics & Research Methodology 50

The standard of the examinations shall be at the level of Final MBBS (Exit Examination) The above scheme is indicative and purely provisional. NBE reserves its rights to alter /vary /amend the same



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