DNB PDCET 2023: Allotment (Released), Merit, Cut Off, Admission

DNB PDCET 2023DNB PDCET 2023 Allotment Result (Mop Up Round) has been released. DNB PDCET (Diplomat National Board Post Diploma Centralised Entrance Test) examination is organised by the National Board of Examination (NBE). This test is conducted for the candidates who are interested to get admission to various Post diploma DNB broad Specialty Courses. Admission is offered to qualifying candidates into post diploma DNB courses in 14 broad specialty courses.

In this article, we have provided complete details about DNB PDCET 2023 examination related to exam dates, eligibility criteria, admission procedure, application form, exam pattern, counselling process, etc.

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DNB PDCET 2023 Overview

Examination NameDNB PDCET
Conducting BoardNational Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS)
Admission sought intoPost Diploma DNB Broad Specialty Courses
Frequency of examOnce a year
Application ModeOnline Mode
Exam ModeOnline mode

DNB PDCET 2023 Exam Dates

Check the official DNB PDCET Exam dates in the given below table:

EventsDates 2023 
Online submission of Application Form10th March 2023
End of application form30th March 2023
Edit window open for all the candidates3rd to 5th April 2023
Final Edit window open to rectify images10th to 12th April 2023
Issue of Admit card18th April 2023
Examination date23rd April 2023
Result declaration22nd May 2023
Counselling starts17th August 2023
Cut off for qualifying PG Medical Diploma28th February 2023

DNB PDCET 2023 Counselling

The counselling for DNB PDCET 2023 has been commenced from 17th August 2023 2023 through online mode. Candidates who are qualified are invited to take part in the counselling process. DNB PDCET Counselling will be held on the basis of merit of the candidates in the entrance test.

The seat allotment is done on the basis of candidate merit and the choice provided by them during counselling. Candidates who have allotted the seats have to report to the allotted institute with all the important documents to complete the admission process.

DNB PDCET 2023 Result

The DNB PDCET result 2023 has been declared on 22nd May 2023 through online mode. The score cards can be downloaded from NBEMS website using login credentials. The merit list is prepared for all the candidates’ specialty-wise.

There is the validity of the result of DNB PDCET 2023 only for the current admission session 2023 for Diploma DNB courses. There will be no re-checking or re-totaling of response marked by the candidates.

DNB PDCET 2023 Admit Card

The DNB PDCET 2023 Admit card has been released on 18th April 2023 through online mode. To download the admit card candidates need to access the DNB PDCET 2023 login credentials.

Candidates are also required to affix their latest passport size photograph in the space provided on the admit card. The candidates will be informed about the availability of admit card on NBEMS through SMS/ Email. Candidates will not be sent any DNB PDCET admit cards through post or other offline mode.

DNB PDCET 2023 Exam Pattern

Check the DNB PDCET Exam pattern 2023 given below:

  • Mode of exam: The mode for the DNB PDCET examination will be online (CBT) mode.
  • Type of questions: The exam will consist of multiple-choice questions.
  • Total Questions: There will be a total of 120 questions in each question paper.
  • Duration: The duration of the exam will be of 2 hours to solve the paper.
  • Marking scheme: 4 marks will be awarded for every right answer.
  • Negative marking: For every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

DNB PDCET 2023 Syllabus

The NBEMS has released the syllabus of Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test. It contains all the topics from where questions will be asked in the medical exam.

DNB PDCET Syllabus will be divided into two parts i.e., Part 1 & Part 2.

  • Part A – Biochemistry, Forensic Medicine, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Anatomy, Microbiology, and Physiology.
  • Part B – Dermatology, Pediatrics, General Medicines, Obstetrics, Radiology, Statistical and Biomedical research SPM, ENT, psychiatry, General surgery, Anesthesiology, STD, Gynecology, Orthopedics.

DNB PDCET 2023 Preparation Tips

Here are some effective DNB PDCET preparation tips that candidates can follow for better preparation of their examination:

  • Prepare a routine and follow it regularly.
  • Solve previous year’s papers to analyze and increase your performance.
  • Revise the topics at the end of the day.
  • Make short and precise notes for quick revision.
  • Don’t take the stress. Do exercise, yoga, meditation, etc. to refresh your mind.

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions):

Answer: DNB PDCET 2023 is an entrance test conducted by the National Board of Education for admission in the various Post Diploma DNB courses.

Answer: The Application Form for DNB PDCET 2023 has been released on 10th March 2023.

Answer: The Application Form submission procedure will be regulated till 30th March 2023.

Answer: No, application form can only be submitted through online mode.

Answer: Yes, the exam conducting authority will provide the correction facility for some of the important sections of the application form.  

Answer: The question paper will consist of multiple choice questions (MCQs) only.

Answer: The examination will be conducted through online mode only.

Answer: Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.

DNB PDCET 2023 Exam Centers

At the time of submission of application form, the candidates will require to choose the city in which the candidate want to take the test. The choice of city will depend on the availability of the test centers in particular city.

The exam centers for DNB PDCET 2023 are: 


DNB PDCET 2023 Application Form

Check the DNB PDCET 2023 application form details in the given below section:

  • The application form for the DNB PDCET 2023 is available in online mode only.
  • The application form has been released on 10th March 2023. 
  • The candidates have to enter the details to fill the application form such as candidate name, address, roll number, etc.
  • Candidates need to choose the examination center at their convenience.
  • In some sections, the authority will provide the correction facility from 3rd to 5th April 2023.
  • Rectification in the images can be done from 10th to 12th April 2023. No further changes will be allowed after last date.
  • The last date to submit the application form is till 30th March 2023. 
  • The candidates need to take the printout of the application form for future reference.

Application Fee:

Here we provide you with the application fee for the DNB PDCET 2023 examination:

  • The application fee is Rs.5000/- for all categories.
  • You can submit the fee through the different payment gateways such as debit cards/ credit cards issued by various banks in India.
  • There will be no refund of the application fee if the application form gets rejected or the candidate is disqualified for some reason.

How to Apply for DNB PDCET 2023

  • Step1: Visit the website of the DNB PDCET 2023 (link is provided above).
  • Step2: Fill the user registration to generate User ID/ Application ID and password.
  • Step3: The candidate will get User ID and Password through SMS and Email.
  • Step4: Fill all the necessary information in the application form and upload the documents such as Photograph, Scanned signature, Thumb impression as per the instructions.
  • Step5: Candidates have to choose their Test city according to their preference.
  • Step6: Pay the application fee through online mode.
  • Step7: Click on “I Agree” and submit the Application Form
  • Step8: Take the printout of the application form for future reference.

DNB PDCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The DNB PDCET eligibility criteria for admission into the offered courses is as following:

  • Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India to appear for DNB PDCET 2023 examination.
  • Qualification: Candidates must have passed final examination leading to the award of PG diploma from Indian Universities which are duly recognized according to the provisions of NMC Act 2019 & repealed Indian Medical Council Act 1956, Govt of India.
  • Candidates must hold a permanent or provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification.
  • The result of final examination for Post Graduate Diploma qualification must be declare on or before 28th February 2023. 

If you have any other query regarding DNB PDCET 2023, you can ask your query in comments section below.


  1. I had completed my post graduate diploma in pediatrics from college of physicians and surgeons of mumbai,maharashtra. This course is recognized by maharashtra medical council,mumbai. Does i am eligible for dnb post graduate diploma common entrance test ?

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