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DNB-CET 2022


Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test or DNB-CET is a qualifying and ranking examination to gain admission to various postgraduate medical courses that include 6 years’ course in the specialty of cardio-thoracic surgery, neuro-surgery, pediatric surgery and plastic surgery.


DNB-CET is conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE), and upon successfully clearing the exam, you are awarded the Diplomate of National Board. The diplomate qualification is equated with postgraduate degrees awarded by other Indian universities and also allows you to apply for teaching positions as a lecturer or assistant professor under the Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

DNB CET 2022 Exam dates

DNB CET this year will be conducted from 20th March 2022. Visit the exam dates page to get further details.

Eligibility criteria

You must fulfil the following criteria to be eligible for the DNB-CET exam for its January 2014 session:

  • You must hold an MBBS degree or a provisional pass certificate from a recognised medical institution, along with a permanent or provisional registration certificate of qualifying MBBS as issued by the Medical Council of India.

Get more details on the eligibility page.

Exam pattern & syllabus

DNB CET 2022 that will be conducted in 20th March, 2022 will be a computer based test (CBT.) Visit the exam format page to learn details about the pattern of the CET and the syllabus for the test.

Exam centres

DNB-CET will be conducted in 38 cities across India. Visit the exam centre page to find out the centre nearest to you.

Application Process & Fee

You have to register online for DNB-CET 2022. The total fee is Rs. 4500. Visit the application process page to get complete details.

Books for preparation/preparation tips

Preparation for the DNB CET should begin well in advance since it is a highly competitive exam. Visit the preparation page to get tips to prepare and list of books.

Exam results

The results for the DNB-CET medical entrance exam will be declared within six weeks of the exam. You will be able to download the mark sheet and result certificate for the exam from the website. Get complete details from the exam result page.

Centralised merit based counselling for January 2022 session

The merit list of candidates eligible for counselling will be displayed on the NBE website. Upon qualifying, you will be able to download a Rank letter for participating in the counselling session. Get complete details on the counselling page.


Candidate Care Helpline Number 0124-6771700/1800111800 (Toll Free)
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