DNB PDCET 2018 : Public notice for Biometric and Certificate Verification of Round 3 (Post Diploma)has been released. Round 3 Allotment result for Post Diploma DNB PDCET 2018 has been announced. DNB PDCET 2018 is a ranking examination and an essential pre-requisite for entry to various post diploma DNB courses. This exam is for admissions to 2-year post diploma courses such as DNB Anaesthesiology, DNB Dermatology and VD, DNB Nuclear Medicine etc. This exam is conducted twice in a year. Candidates who want to study this course have to appear in PDCET. Result of the exam has been declared for those who appeared in the exam. DNB PDCET 2018 was conducted in online mode. The score card can be downloaded in August.

Candidates who appeared for this exam can check this page of DNB PDCET 2018 to know all about this exam. We have provided all the necessary information about its eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern, syllabus etc. Scroll the page further for more information about this exam.

Latest: Public notice for Biometric and Certificate Verification of Round 3 (Post Diploma) has been released. Scroll down to check the same.


DNB PDCET is conducted in January and July session. Candidates desiring to sit for this exam and study post diploma courses can read this page to know all about the DNB PDCET 2018 Exam.

DNB PDCET 2018 Important Dates
Application Start Date 11 May 2018
Application End Date 31 May 2018
Admit Card release 21 Jun 2018
Examination Date 29 Jun 2018

DNB PDCET 2018 Counselling Process

All the candidates who clear the exam and secure a rank in the merit list will be called for the counselling process of DNB PDCET 2018. The counselling is done to give the student admission to a particular college and the speciality which is of their choice.

The counselling of DNB PDCET 2018 is a centralized merit-based counselling process. The schedule of DNB-PDCET is made available on NBE website. Speciality Specific Merit list of eligible candidates shall be notified on the official website.

Allotment List: 

  • Click here to check the Public notice for Biometric and Certificate Verification of Round 3 (Post Diploma).
  • Click here to check the Round 3 Allotment result for Post Diploma DNB PDCET 2018.
  • Click here for Third Round Choice Filling
  • Check here indicative seat matrix (Round 3) as on October 03, 2018.
  • Click here to check the Allotment List for DNB Post Diploma of Round 2 Counselling.
  • Click here to check the seat allotment status.
  • Click here to check Biometric and Certificate Verification schedule for DNB (Post Diploma).
  • Click here to check public notice for Biometric and Certificate Verification.
  • Click here to check the Allotment List for DNB Post Diploma of Round 1 Counselling.

DNB PDCET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who wish to appear for the DNB PDCET 2018 Examination will have to first check that they are satisfying the eligibility criteria or not. It is important to check the criteria. If a candidate does not check the eligibility criteria, their application will be rejected even if they are qualified for the counselling process.

Those who want to appear for this exam must have Post Graduate Diploma from Indian Universities. Candidate should have completed his/her 2 years of post-diploma training. Detailed information about the eligibility criteria can be checked from the official information brochure.

DNB PDCET 2018 Courses

Candidates who aspire to and are preparing for DNB CET 2018 can check the list of all the specialities under which they can pursue the postgraduate DNB degree programme. This list will help the candidate decide which stream they want to do their post graduation. Check the list below:

  • DNB (Anaesthesiology)
  • DNB (Dermatology and VD)
  • DNB (Nuclear Medicine)
  • DNB (OBGY)
  • DNB (Ophthalmology)
  • DNB (Orthopaedics)
  • DNB (Otorhinolaryngology)
  • DNB (Paediatrics)
  • DNB (Psychiatry)
  • DNB (Radio-Diagnosis)
  • DNB (Radio-Therapy)
  • DNB (Respiratory Disease)
  • DNB (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
  • DNB (Pathology)
  • DNB (Emergency Medicine)

DNB PDCET 2018 Application Process

The application process must be done by the candidate after they have ensured that they satisfy all the criteria and also be done before the end date of the application process. They will have to first register themselves for the exam. In the registration process, the aspirants will have to provide some basic details.This step will be done to get the User Id and the password which shall be used to complete the application form.

In the application form, the candidate will have to give other details such as contact details, qualification details. After entering and saving all the details, the candidate has to pay a fee for making themselves eligible for the exam. Those who do not pay the application fee shall not be considered registered and hence will not be allowed to sit for the exam.

In case the candidate has made some mistakes in the application process, they can correct it multiple times. It should be done before the mentioned date so as to avoid any last minute hassles.

DNB PDCET 2018 Admit Card

The DNB PDCET 2018 Admit Card is an important document for the candidates who want to and are appearing for this exam. It will be generated after the registration and scheduling have been successfully completed. They need to take the print out of the admit card and then paste the recent passport sized photograph on it.

The photo which the candidate shall paste on the admit card should adhere to some basic requirements. It should not be scratched, taken in dark or be damaged. It should be clear with the candidate’s face covering the maximum area. Also, the photo should contain the name of the candidate and the date on which it has been taken.

This has to be carried by the candidate on the day of the exam. Along with the admit card, there are some other documents which have to be carried by the candidate on the day of the exam. Those who do not bring the mentioned documents will not be allowed to sit for the exam.

DNB PDCET 2018 Examination Pattern

DNB PDCET 2018 will be an online computer based test (CBT). It will contain 300 questions Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) types. The sections in the questions and the division of the questions will be as follows:

Speciality Number of Questions
Human Biology (Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry) 50
Applied Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology 50
Medicine and Allied Sciences 50
Surgery and Allied Sciences 50
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 50
Community Medicine including Basic Statistics & Research Methodology 50

Marking Scheme: For every correct answer, 4 mark will be awarded. There is negative marking of -1 for wrongly marked answers.

This division is according to the this year’s DNB CET brochure. Next year, it is expected that the number of the questions also will remain the same. Candidates can note down this division and prepare accordingly for the DNB PDCET 2018 Examination.

DNB PDCET 2018 Demo Test

A demo test will be available for all those candidates who registered and successfully completed the application process well before the last date. Candidates can use this to get an idea about the test environment which they will get in the main examination. This test will be available at the official website of NBE. They must practice this demo test to get an idea of what the actual test would look like.

DNB PDCET 2018 Result

DNB PDCET 2018 Result will be declared after the DNB PDCET 2018 Exam has been conducted. It will be available on the official website of NBE. Candidates who have given the DNB PDCET 2018 will only get the result. Eligible candidates will be able to download their Rank letter for participation from NBE website www.natboard.edu.in after the merit list is notified.

Separate merit list will be prepared according to the courses which are being offered. To secure a rank in the merit list, the candidate has to score minimum or more than the minimum percentile. If they do so, they will be “qualified” for the counselling process.

Seat Matrix

  • Click here to check the indicative seat matrix DNB Post Diploma as on September 22, 2018.
  • Click here to check the indicative seat matrix DNB Post Diploma as on September 10, 2018.

To know more, download DNB PDCET 2018 Brochure.

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