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DNB-PDCET 2021


DNB-PDCET 2021
(Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test)
Admission to Post Diploma DNB Courses
conducted by:
National Board of Examinations, New Delhi

Admission to Post Diploma DNB Broad Specialty Courses - 2021 Admission session
Form Start Date: 25th Mar 2021 at 05:00 P.M.
Form End Date: 14th Apr 2021 till 11:55 P.M.
Public Notice for PDCET

    + Important Dates

    Processes Timelines
    Availability of the Information Bulletin 25th March 2021 Onwards
    Online Submission of Application 25th March 2021
    (03:00 P.M. Onwards)
    to
    14th April 2021
    (Till 11:55 P.M.)
    Edit Window for All the Candidates 17th April 2021
    to
    18th April 2021
    Final Edit Window to rectify Deficient/Incorrect Images:
    1. Photograph
    2. Signature
    3. Thumb Impression
    24th April 2021
    to
    25th April 2021
    Issue of Admit Card 3rd May 2021
    Examination Date 9th May 2021
    Declaration of Result By 31st May 2021

    + Information for Candidates

    • DNB-PDCET 2021 is the ranking examination for admission to various Post Diploma DNB courses of 2021 admission session.
    • DNB-PDCET 2021 will be conducted by National Board of Examinations on a computer based platform. Verification of documents of the candidates shall be undertaken at the time of counseling/admission process.
    • Candidate may kindly note that appearance in DNB-PDCET 2021 does not confer any automatic rights to secure a Post Diploma DNB seat in a National Board of Examinations accredited hospital/institute.
    • Candidates are advised to read the Information Bulletin carefully and go through the instructions regarding submission of online application form given in the information bulletin as well as on DNB-PDCET 2021 index page on NBE website https://nbe.edu.in before starting online submission process for DNB-PDCET 2021.
    • Candidates are deemed to have read, agreed and accepted the Information Bulletin, eligibility criteria and the terms and conditions in the Information Bulletin for DNB-PDCET 2021 on completing the online submission of application form.
    • A candidate can submit DNB-PDCET 2021 application form only once. Any candidate found to have submitted more than one application form for DNB-PDCET 2021 may be debarred from DNB-PDCET, his/her candidature may be cancelled and further action as deemed appropriate by NBE shall be taken.
    • Candidate should ensure that all the information entered during the online submission of application form is correct and factual. Information provided by the candidates in the online application form shall be treated as correct and NBE will not entertain, under any circumstances, any request for change in the information provided by the candidates. The option of editing certain information entered in the application form shall be available to the candidates during the edit window. Please refer Chapter-8 for details regarding Edit Window.
    • NBE does not edit/modify/alter any information entered by the candidates at the time of online submission of application form under any circumstances.
    • Application for DNB-PDCET 2021 can only be submitted online through NBE website https://nbe.edu.in There is no other methodology for application submission. Application submitted through any other mode shall be summarily rejected.
    • Applications of candidates producing false or fabricated information shall not be considered and candidates may be further debarred from appearing in any future examinations conducted by NBE.
    • Candidates who fail to submit duly completed application with requisite documents and/or fail to rectify the deficiencies in the application by the last date prescribed for rectification shall be declared ineligible. Admit Card shall not be issued to candidates who are declared ineligible before the conduct of examination. In such cases, the entire fees will be forfeited.
    • Applications of candidates producing false or fabricated records/declarations will not be considered and such candidates will be further debarred from appearing in the future examinations of NBE and action as deemed appropriate by NBE will be taken.
    • Candidates are advised to ensure that no mandatory column in the online application form is left blank. In the event of rejection of the application form, no correspondence/request for re-consideration will be entertained.
    • Please refer Chapter-8 on Instructions to Fill DNB-PDCET 2021 Application Form. Candidates may note that deficiency related to images and documents uploaded shall be communicated to them.
      • Deficiency related to images uploaded (Photograph, Signature, Thumb Impression) can be corrected during the final edit window i.e. 24th April 2021 to 25th April 2021.
      • Deficiency related to documents uploaded (Proof of qualifying the final examination leading to the award of Post Graduate Diploma from Indian Universities, Documents in support of recognition status of PG Diploma Qualification) can be rectified latest by 30th April 2021.
    • Candidates should ensure before applying for the registration that their MBBS degree and PG Medical Diploma qualification is duly recognized as per provisions of the NMC Act, 2019 and the repealed Indian Medical Council Act. If it is found at any time that MBBS degree and/or PG Diploma medical qualification is not recognized, the candidature / result of the candidate shall be cancelled / deemed to be cancelled.
    • Candidates should go through this bulletin carefully for eligibility criteria before applying. Queries pertaining to eligibility and other issues will only be entertained if the information requested is not given in the bulletin of information or NBE website. No queries of the any third party will be entertained with regard to the eligibility and disclosure of the results.
    • Submission of incomplete online application form not in accordance with prescribed instructions shall invite rejection of the application. In such cases, the examination fee shall not be refunded.
    • Candidate found ineligible at any stage of DNB-PDCET 2021, will not be permitted to appear in the examination. In an unlikely event of any ineligible candidate appearing and/or passing the DNBPDCET 2021, the results/candidature of such candidate shall be cancelled and/or is deemed to be cancelled, even if result has been declared or Score Card has been issued.
    • NBE reserves the right to withdraw permission, if any, granted inadvertently to any candidate who is not eligible to appear in the DNB-PDCET 2021 even though the admit card/roll number has been issued or name/roll number is displayed on NBE website.
    • Fee shall neither be carried forward to a future exams nor refunded under any circumstances. The examination fee of candidates remaining absent shall be forfeited. Application once submitted can not be withdrawn.
    • Candidates eligibility is purely provisional & is subjected to the fulfilment of eligibility criteria as prescribed in this Information Bulletin.
    • Instructions in the Information Bulletin are liable to change based on decisions taken by the NBE /MoHFW/NMC from time to time. There is no equity or any rights that are /or deemed to be arising in favour of candidate. Candidates are required to refer to the latest bulletin or corrigendum that may be issued to incorporate these changes. Refer NBE website http://www.natboard.edu.in and https://nbe.edu.in for latest updates or corrigendum.
    • The existing schedule, pattern, policy and guidelines are for ready reference only but in no way, they are or are ought to be treated as representative or acknowledgment of fact that NBE is bound to follow the same in future. NBE reserves its absolute right to alter, amend, modify or apply any or some of the instructions / guidelines contained in this information bulletin.
    • In case of any ambiguity in interpretation of any of the instructions / terms / rules / criteria regarding the determination of eligibility / conduct of examinations / registration of candidates / information contained herein, the interpretation of the NBE shall be final and binding in nature.
    • Request shall not be entertained for change in date/center of examination under any circumstances. Candidates are advised not to canvass for such representation.
    • Admit Cards for DNB-PDCET 2021 Examination shall be available for download at NBE website https://nbe.edu.in on 3rd May 2021. Candidates declared ineligible shall not be issued admit cards.
    • Result of DNB-PDCET 2021 shall be displayed on NBE website www.natboard.edu.in and https://nbe.edu.in.
    • DNB-PDCET 2021 shall be conducted by NBE at various exam centres engaged for the purpose. Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the route and location of the exam centre. Please refer Chapter-6 for details of Test Day Procedures.
    • The examination test centre staff on duty is authorized to verify the identity of candidates and may take steps to verify and record the identity of candidates. Candidates are required to extend requisite cooperation.
    • Possession/Use of mobile phones/Electronic devices is strictly prohibited in the premises of NBE test Centres. Candidates shall be liable for penal action for Possession/Use of Mobile phones/Electronic devices. Please go through guidelines detailed in Chapter-9 for use of unfair means in the examination.
    • Demo Test: A demo test shall be available for the benefit of candidates to familiarise themselves with the Computer Based Test format at website https://nbe.edu.in Candidates will be able to access the Demo test from 3rd May 2021 onwards.
    • The candidates should communicate with NBE regarding matters related to DNB-PDCET 2021 as per prescribed Protocols only, detailed under Chapter-12.
    • Candidates are encouraged to communicate through email with NBE. All the correspondence through post should be addressed to the Executive Director, NBE, Medical Enclave, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029. Candidates are requested to superscribe the envelope with the subject matter of the correspondence for expeditious processing.
    • The jurisdiction for court cases/disputes shall be at New Delhi only.
    *Option to choose from 6 different specilisations.

    + Examination Fee

    • Examination Fee:
      Examonation Fee GST @ 18% Total Amount Payable*
      Rs. 5000/- Rs. 900/- Rs. 5900/-
      *Excluding charges as may be applicable by various payment gateways.
    • Applications once submitted cannot be withdrawn. Fee shall neither be carried forward to a future date nor refunded under any circumstances. Any claim for refund, adjustment or carrying forward of Application fee will not be entertained on successful submission of application and payment of fee.
    • How to pay: The prescribed exam fee should be remitted through payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or other modes as may be made available and have been provided on the web page. Fee can not be deposited through any mode other than the payment gateway available while submitting online application form submission.
    • Examination fees in respect of candidates who are absent or have been declared ineligible due to any reason will be forfeited. Candidates are advised to read the information bulletin for DNBPDCET 2021 carefully and satisfy the terms and conditions for fulfilment of eligibility criteria before proceeding for payment of fees.

    + Eligibility Criteria

    The eligibility criteria for admission to Post Diploma DNB Courses of 2 years duration is as follows :
    • 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 the NMC Act 2019 and the repealed Indian Medical Council Act 1956, Govt of India can apply for the DNB-PDCET 2021 in the same Broad specialty.
    • The result of final examination for the said Post Graduate Diploma qualification should have been declared on or before 28th February 2021.
    • Candidates must note that it is mandatory for them to submit proof/documentary evidence that clearly establishes that the result of the final examination for their Post Graduate Diploma qualification was declared on or before the cut-off date i.e. 28th February 2021.
    • In the event that the proof / documentary evidence submitted by the candidate does not clearly establish that the result of the final examination of his/her Post Graduate Diploma qualification was not declared on or before 28th February 2021, the candidature shall be cancelled and the candidate shall be declared as ineligible.
    • Candidates found to be ineligible at any stage of DNB-PDCET 2021 will not be permitted to appear in the examination and/or counseling. In an unlikely event of any ineligible candidate appearing and/or being successful in the DNB-PDCET 2021, the results/ candidature of such candidate shall be cancelled and/or are deemed to be cancelled.
    • Requests for appearing in DNB-PDCET 2021 from candidates who are qualifying their PG Diploma exit examination or getting their results after 28th February 2021 or likely to qualify after 28th February 2021 or having qualifications that are not recognized as per the NMC Act, 2019 and the repealed IMC Act, 1956 shall be summarily rejected. Candidates are further advised not to canvass for the same.
    • Candidates already pursuing a MD/MS/DNB course are not eligible to appear for DNB-PDCET till such time they have completed the duration of prescribed course or have been discharged from the course. Candidates who have joined DNB (Post Diploma) course in or after January 2019 Admission session are not eligible to appear in DNB-PDCET 2021 admission session. This shall be irrespective of their resignation or discontinuation from the course due to any reason.
    • Candidates possessing Diploma qualifications awarded by the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPS), Mumbai are not eligible to apply for DNB-PDCET till such time equivalence of CPS diploma qualifications with their counterpart PG Medical Diploma qualifications of NMC/MCI (as per PGMER, 2000) is confirmed by the Govt of India i.e. CPS diploma qualifications are equivalent to corresponding PG Diploma qualifications of NMC/MCI.
    • Registration with the NMC/the erstwhile Medical Council of India or State Medical Council is necessary and its documentary proof should be furnished by the candidates on the day of examination and at the time of counseling/admission.
    • Eligibility of candidates issued admit card for the examination shall be purely provisional. Appearing in DNB-PDCET 2021 does not confer any automatic rights upon the candidate for admission to Post Diploma DNB courses.

    + Centres for DNB-PDCET

    • The tentative list of cities where DNB-PDCET 2021 shall be conducted is as follows:
      Sl. No. City
      1 Ahmedabad
      2 Bengaluru
      3 Bhopal
      4 Bhubaneswar
      5 Chandigarh
      6 Chennai
      7 Coimbatore
      8 Dehradun
      9 Delhi NCR
      10 Guwahati
      11 Hyderabad
      12 Jaipur
      13 Jammu
      14 Kolkata
      15 Kozhikode
      16 Lucknow
      17 Mumbai
      18 Nagpur
      19 Patna
      20 Pune
      21 Ranchi
      22 Thiruvananthapuram
      23 Visakhapatnam
    • The exact venue will be informed to the candidates through admit cards. The Candidates shall make their own arrangement for travel/boarding etc.
    • At the time of online submission of application form, the candidate will be required to choose the city in which he/she wants to take the test. The choice of city will depend on availability of the test centres in a particular city and the allotment shall be done on first come first serve basis.
    • During submission of online application form, candidate will be able to see only those cities where testing seats are available. While the city will be chosen by the candidate himself / herself at the time of online submission of application form, allotment of test centre/venue in the chosen city shall be done by NBE.
    • In case testing seat is not available in the State/UT in which the candidate prefers to appear in DNB-PDCET 2021, he/she can choose the option OTHERS from the list of States/UTs at the time of selection of the State/UT during online submission of application form. NBE will make all efforts to ensure that the candidate is allotted a testing centre in the State of correspondence address of the candidate. In case testing seat is not available in the concerned State due to logistic, administrative or other reasons, testing centre in a nearby State shall be allocated.
    • Candidates opting for OTHERS option shall be informed about their testing city by 20th April 2021.
    • Candidates will be informed regarding their test venue through the admit card.
    • Requests for change of testing centre / city shall not be entertained. Candidates are advised not to canvass for the same.

    + List of Specialties in which Post Diploma DNB courses are available

    List of Specialties in which Post Diploma DNB courses are available and Eligibility Qualification required to take Post Diploma CET Examination
    Sl. No. Name of DNB Course Prior Entry Eligible Qualification
    1 DNB (Anaesthesiology) DA
    2 DNB (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy) DVD
    3 DNB (Nuclear Medicine) DNM
    4 DNB (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) DGO
    5 DNB (Ophthalmology) DOMS
    6 DNB (Orthopaedics) DORTHO
    7 DNB (Otorhinolaryngology) DLO
    8 DNB (Paediatrics) DCH
    9 DNB (Psychiatry) DPM
    10 DNB (Radio Diagnosis) DMRD
    11 DNB (Radiation Oncology) DMRT
    12 DNB (Respiratory Medicine) DTCD
    13 DNB (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) DPMR
    14 DNB (Pathology) DCP
Contact
  • The information bulletin & website (https://nbe.edu.in) shall guide you through the entire process of application submission and help to answer most of your queries. In case you are still facing issues, then NBE Candidate Care Support is available by phone and email.
  • For exam related queries, contact National Board of Examinations at:
    Helpline Number 022-61087595
    Email helpdesknbeexam@natboard.edu.in
    Official Website https://nbe.edu.in / www.natboard.edu.in
  • Phone support will be available during these times:
    • 25th March to 31st May 2021: 09:30 A.M. to 06:00 P.M. from Monday to Friday.
    • . 9th May 2021 (Examination day): 07:00 A.M. to 07:00 P.M.
    • NBE Candidate Care will be closed on Saturday, Sunday & Gazetted holidays.
Source : nbe.edu.in

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