DNB PDCET 2024: Important Dates, Admit Card, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, and Syllabus

DNB PDCET 2024 Exam Date will be announced soon. The registration process will be commenced from January 2024 through online mode only. DNB PDCET 2024 will be conducted by the National Board of Examination (NBE). The National Board of Examination (NBE) conducts Diploma National Board Post-Diploma Centralized Entrance Test  (DNB PD CET) for admissions to various post-diploma courses offered by profuse institutes throughout the country.

The application process for DNB PDCET will be conducted in online mode through the official website. However, all the applicants must read the detailed eligibility criteria before applying for the examination. It will be conducted online in the month of January 2024. The results for DNB PDCET will be declared by the National Board of Examination (NBE) in online mode through the official website. The applicants qualifying for the DNB PDCET exam will be eligible to participate in the DNB PDCET counseling round conducted by the National Board Examination (NBE).

DNB PDCET Highlights

Full-FormDiploma National Board Post-Diploma Centralized Entrance Test
Conducted byNational Board of Examination (NBE)
Exam LevelNational Level
Application ModeOnline
Examination ModeOnline
Date of ExaminationJanuary 2024
Exam Duration 2 Hours 30 minutes

DNB PDCET 2024 Important Dates

Applicants must be informed about the important dates for the exam. The tentative date sheet for DNB PDCET 2024 is tabulated below:

Application Process StartsOctober 2023
Last Date of Application fillingOctober 2023
Correction Window FacilityNovember 2023
Issuance of Admit CardDecember 2023
Date of DNB PDCETMarch 2024
Declaration of ResultFebruary 2024
Commencement of Counselling ProcessApril 2024

DNB PDCET 2024 Application Form

The National Board of Examination (NBE) will release the application form for DNB PDCET in the month of October 2021. An information brochure will be released ahead of the application process. However, all the applicants need to go through the Eligibility Criteria for DNB PDCET 2024 before applying for the examination. The exam will commence in the month of January 2024. The application form will be made available online mode only.

Steps to fill the Application Form for DNB PDCET

  • The applicants must visit the official website of the National Board of Examination.
  • On the homepage, the applicants need to click on the link to register for  DNB PDCET.
  • The applicants need to register themselves by providing some basic details.
  • Now, the applicants are required to enter some details like Personal Details, Educational Qualification Details, and Communication Details.
  • The applicants must upload the digitally scanned photograph as well as signature as per the prescribed format & size.
  • Finally, the applicants need to initiate an online payment for the registration fees.  This can be made through Credit Card, Debit Card, or Net Banking.
  • The applicants must not forget to take a printout of the application form and the payment slip for future reference.

Application Fees:

The applicants are required to pay a registration fee of Rs. 4500/-

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DNB PDCET Eligibility Criteria

Applicants interested in filling the application form must go through the eligibility criteria for DNB PDCET 2024. The detailed eligibility criteria for the exam is mentioned below:

  • The applicants must be qualified in the final examination leading to the award of Post Graduate Diploma from Indian Universities which are duly recognized as per provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956, Govt of India
  • The applicants are required to have completed their 2 years (24 months) of post-graduation diploma training.
  • The applicants who have joined DNB (Post Diploma) course are not eligible to appear for the DNB PDCET.
  • The applicants must be registered with M.C.I./ State Medical Council and its documentary proof should be furnished at the time of counseling.

DNB PDCET Exam Pattern

The National Board of Examination (NBE) suggests the exam pattern of DNB PDCET 2024 for the students so that they can get an overview of the exam and know about different sections of the exam. The exam pattern for DNB PDCET is mentioned below:

Exam ModeOnline
Duration of Exam2 Hours 30 minutes
Question TypeObjective Type
Total Questions200
Marking Scheme4 marks for each correct answer attempted and -1 for the incorrect answer
Maximum Marks800
SpecialtyNo.of Questions
Human Biology (Anatomy, Physiology, and Biochemistry)50
Applied Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology50
Medicine and Allied Sciences50
Surgery and Allied Sciences50
Obstetrics and Gynaecology50
Community Medicine including Basic Statistic and Research Methodology50

DNB PDCET Admit Card

The admit cards for DNB PDCET 2024 are likely to be released by the National Board of Examination (NBE) in the month of December 2021. The applicants will be able to download the admit card through the official website in online mode only. Exact details of the exam center, as well as the timings for the examination, will be mentioned on the admit card. Applicants need to carry the admit card on the day of the examination, otherwise, entry to the examination hall would be restricted. The applicant must preserve the admit card for future reference.


The results for DNB PDCET will be declared in the month of February 2024. The results of DNB PDCET will be made available for download on the official website. The result will be carrying necessary information like roll number, name of the candidate, father’s name, category, gender, date of birth, and entrance test marks. The applicants must not forget to print the results and preserve it for future reference. The scores obtained by the applicants will be valid for the same year only.

DNB PDCET Counseling

After declaring the results for DNB PDCET 2024, the National Board of Examination (NBE) will subsequently release a merit list based on the marks secured by the candidates in the National Board of Examination (NBE). All the selected applicants must not forget to register for the counseling procedure. The applicants must ensure that they are present on the day of counseling along with certain documents. The final admissions would be granted on the basis of this counseling process. There will be choice filling, document verification, and seat allotment at the counseling center.


What will be the mode of the exam?

DNB PD CET will be conducted online.

How to apply for DNB PD CET?

The application link will go live on the official website only.

Who will conduct the DNB PD CET?

DNB PD CET will be conducted by the National Board of Examination.

How many questions will be there in DNB PD CET?

There will be a total of 200 questions for the exam.

How much time will be given for DNB PD CET?

The duration for DNB PD CET will be 2 hours and 30 minutes.

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