DNB CET 2021: Application Form (Re-starts from 1 Nov), Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern

DNB CET 2021: After clearing DNB CET 2021, candidates can find admission into numerous Super Specialty courses including DM/MCh and DNB 3-year Super Specialty programs offered at institutions/medical colleges/hospitals accredited by NBE. The authority conducts this exam two times in a year i.e. in the month of January and June.

By exploring this post, you can attain all possible information related to DNB CET 2021 including its application form, exam date, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus etc.

The application process for DNB CET 2021 has been re-commenced from 1st November 2021 for DM/ M.CH/ DrNB super specialty courses.

DNB CET 2021 Important Dates

Please find below all associated dates of DNB CET for the session 2021-2022:

Sl. No Events Dates
1. Date specified for registering online & DNB CET-SS scheduling 1st November 2021
2. End date 22nd November 2021
3. Examination Date 10th January 2022
4. Date of publication of result

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

One can apply for DNB CET only when he/she is capable to meet with below mentioned criteria:

  • The minimum educational qualification, a candidate should have is, MBBS and MD/MS degree.
  • Appearing candidates may apply.
  • You should have a track record that you have finished three years of rotatory training by 31st December 2017.
  • In case you pursue DM/Mch and DNB programs then you can’t apply.
  • You should hold appropriate proof of registration with M.C.I./State Medical Council.

DNB CET 2021 Application Form

One can obtain DNB CET 2021 application form in online mode from its official admission portal. Application form, submitted in offline mode, is liable to be cancelled. I advise aspirants to keep visiting this post to become aware with the latest update on DNB CET 2021 application form.

For successful application, candidates also need to pay the application fee amounting Rs.4500/-. The amount is payable through net banking/credit card/debit card.

Exam Pattern

  • The mode of examination is Online only.
  • There will be no negative marking in the exam.
  • The type of questions will be only MCQ type.
  • The question paper will include 180 questions in total.
  • Looking into the language mode is English only.
List of subjects Total number of Questions
Surgical Specialties 180
Medical Specialties 180
Pediatric Specialties (For Neonatology) 180

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DNB CET 2021 Admit Card

The authority will issue admit card of candidates once the registration and scheduling process will end. Candidates must bring the admit card along with one of their identity proof while coming to the examination centre.


In order to fulfill eligibility for admission candidates have to score the minimum qualifying marks as per the recommendation:

  • For General: 50%
  • For SC/ST/OBC: 40%
  • For PwD: 45%

One may check his/her result simply by entering the testing ID and date of birth.

DNB CET 2021 Counselling

The National Board of Examination is authorized to conduct counselling process for DNB CET 2021. The preparation of merit list will depend upon the performance of candidates in DNB CET-SS. For attending the counselling session, candidates also have to make payment of Rs.2500/-.

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