DNB Centralized Entrance Test Super Specialty – DNB CET SS 2018

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DNB CET SS Entrance Exam 2018

National Board of Examinations invites application for Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test Super Specialty ( CET SS 2018 ) for admission to 3 year Post Doctoral ( MD / MS / DNB ) super specialty Program.

DNB CET SS 2018 Eligibility

Candidates who are in possession of post graduate medical degrees / Provisional Pass Certificates by 31st December, 2017 in eligible* specialties and their medical qualifications are recognized as per the provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 or DNB qualifications may apply for DNB – CET SS through online application. Candidates shall have completed his / her 3 years of MD / MS training by 31st December, 2017.

Candidate should possess permanent registration certificate of MBBS qualification and their additional medical qualification should be registered with Medical council of India.

Candidates found to be ineligible at any stage of DNB – CETSS will not be permitted to appear in the examination. In an unlikely event of any ineligible candidate appearing and / or being successful in the DNB – CETSS, the results / candidature of such candidate shall be cancelled and / or are deemed to be cancelled.

Requests for appearing in DNB – CETSS from candidates who are qualifying and getting their results of the basic eligibility qualification after 31st December, 2017 shall be summarily rejected.

Candidate who are qualifying and getting their results after 31st December, 2017 or likely to qualify after 31st December, 2017 need not apply in the DNB – CETSS exam as they shall be ineligible to participate at any stage of the admission process.

Candidates already pursuing a DM / MCh or DNB course are not eligible to appear for the DNB CETSS till such time they have completed the duration of prescribed course or have been discharged from the course.

Registration and / or appearance in DNB-CETSS does not confer any automatic rights upon the candidate for admission at NBE accredited hospital / institute.

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

Medical Genetics : NBE has introduce DNB Medical Genetics as 3 years Super Specialty Course from January 2015 Academic Session onwards. Candidates with DNB / MD / MS qualification in General Medicine, Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology only are eligible to opt for Medical Genetics ( Cut off date for qualification 31st December, 2017 )

For candidates with DNB / MD qualification in Medicine / Pediatrics, the merit list for admission to Medical Genetics Programme shall be derived from DNBCET – SS; Medical & Pediatrics sub group respectively.

Candidates with DNB / MS qualification in Obstetrics & Gynaecology shall appear in the NBE FET ( for the same academic session as DNBCET – SS ) for Obstetrics and Gynaecology discipline. Their FET question paper shall have 100 questions in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and 30 questions in Medical Genetics. The marks obtained in Obstetrics & Gynaecology component ( i.e. out of 100 ) shall be scaled to 180 and a common merit list shall be prepared ( based on performance in 180 + 30 = 210 questions ).

* For list of eligible qualification required for entry to DNB ( Post Doctoral ) courses.

DNB CET SS 2018 Exam Scheme

Diplomate of National Board – Centralised Entrance Test – Super Specialty ( DNB – CETSS )

DNB – CETSS is an entrance examination and is an essential pre requisite for entry to post MD / MS / DNB 3 – Year Super Specialty courses. The next session of entrance examination shall be held on 21st December, 2017 and conducted as computer based test only.

The question paper shall comprise of 180 multiple choice questions ( MCQs ) with single correct response to be attempted by candidate in 3 hrs. The questions shall be of the level of Post Graduate Exit Examination. The questions shall cover topics from Applied basic sciences, clinical practice and Recent advances.

Negative Marking : There shall be 25% negative marking for incorrect answers. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

Allocation of Marks for each MCQ

1Correct Response4 marks
2Incorrect Response1 mark shall be deducted
3Unattempted QuestionZero

Allocation of time for the DNB CET SS shall be as follows

Allow Candidates to enter the examination centre and commence Biometric Registration07:30 AM
Entry closes at Examination Center09:00 AM
Grant access for Candidate Login09:15 AM
Candidates log in to read instructions09:20 AM
Exam Start Time09:30 AM
Exam End Time12:30 PM

*DNB-CETSS for Medical and Pediatric Super Specialties will be a two-section test with both the sections separately timed. The first section comprising of 180 multiple- choice questions ( MCQs ) with single correct response is mandatory for all candidates. The total duration of the first section is 180 minutes.

The second section comprising of 30 multiple-choice questions ( MCQs ) Medical Genetics is for those candidates ONLY who wish to pursue DNB- Medical Genetics. The total duration of the second section is 30 minutes

Total exam time for DNB-CETSS – Medical and Neonatology increases to 210 minutes for candidates attempting the Medical Genetics section of the question paper. Once the section one has ended, candidates will be given the option to either quit the test or proceed to the second section. You can choose to quit the test if you are not interested in DNB-Medical Genetics. Candidates with MS / DNB in General Surgery are not eligible for DNB Medical Genetics.

DNB CET SS 2018 Application Form

The online submission of application form for DNB-CETSS is available via www.nbe.edu.in from 6th November, 2017 at 3:00 PM onwards.

Candidate may note that there is no option for submitting the form other than the online mode.

Candidates are advised to go through the registration guide at website www.nbe.edu.in before proceeding to complete their online submission of application form. Once the candidate has completed his / her registration process, there will be no option for re-registration.

Online registration & Scheduling must be completed by the prescribed cutoff date. At the end of Registration & Scheduling the applicant will get a computer generated acknowledgment at the registered Email ID of the applicant. Admit card will be issued to candidate once the registration and scheduling process is successfully completed. Candidates will be able to print the acknowledgment of submission of online application on successful completion of online application. All fields marked * are mandatory.

Applications of candidates producing false or fabricated information will not be considered and candidates may be further debarred from appearing in any future examinations.

The last date for online registration and scheduling is 27th November, 2017 ( till 11:59 hrs. )

DNB CET SS 2018 Exam Fee

Candidates have to pay the DNB CET SS Examination fee of Rs. 4500/-

The above fee is inclusive of examination fees and information bulletin; The above fee is inclusive of Information Bulletin; Information Bulletin shall be available at website www.cetss.natboard.edu.in.

How to Pay for DNB CET SS

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 www.cetss.natboard.edu.in.

Candidates remaining absent from the examination will forfeit their examination fee. Candidates are advised to read the rule position carefully and satisfy the terms and conditions for fulfillment of eligibility criteria before proceeding for payment of fees.

Fees Shall Neither be refunded nor Carried Forward If the Application for DNB – CETSS is Rejected / Candidature Is Found To Be Ineligible.

DNB CET SS 2018 Admit Card

At the end of online submission of application form, the candidate will get a computer generated acknowledgement at the registered email id of the
candidate. Admit card will be issued to the candidate once testing venue has been allotted to the candidate by NBE in the city chosen by the candidate during online submission of application form.

Candidates are likely to get their admit card on their registered email ID approximately 4 days before the examination day. Candidates will be informed through SMS alerts and Public Notice regarding availability of the admit card on their registered email ID. Candidates are required to download their admit card from their registered email ID and affix their latest passport size photograph in the space provided on the admit card. Admit card will not be sent to the candidates by Post.

DNB CET SS 2018 Exam Centers


DNB CET SS 2018 Syllabus

As per the curriculum of the concerned specialty i.e. MD / DNB in Medicine for Medical Super Specialty; MS / DNB in Surgery for Surgical Group; MD / DNB in Pediatrics for Neonatology group.

DNB CET SS 2018 Important Dates

1Availability of Information Bulletin6th November, 2018
2Online Registration for DNB CET SS examination6th to 27th November, 2017
3Examination Dates for DNB CET SS21st December, 2017
4Cut Off date for completing DNB / MD / MS Qualification*31st December, 2017
5Declaration of NBE DNB CET SS Results21st January, 2018

Contact Details

National Board of Examinations,
Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar,
Mahatma Gandhi Marg ( Ring Road ),
New Delhi – 110 029,
Website : www.cetss.natboard.edu.in.