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DNB CET 2018 Application Form

Last Updated - July 14, 2017

DNB CET 2018 Application Form will be available in September 2017 for the January session and in April 2018 for the July session.

  • Candidate should have either an MBBS degree or at least MD or MS degree from a recognized medical college or university.
  • Candidates must be registered with State Medical Council.
  • Candidates need to open the official website www.cet.natboard.edu.in and register.
  • DNB CET is conducted twice a year, once in the month of January and the other in July.
  • Since the exam is conducted twice a year so candidates can choose the session they want to apply for.
  • An application fee of INR 4500 is applicable.
  • There is no option for form correction once DNB CET 2018 Application Form is submitted.

The admission to courses DNB CET caters to are all medical based courses. The institutions, medical colleges and hospitals that extend admission through DNB CET are affiliated to NBE. The programs offered are all three years courses.


DNB CET 2018 Application Form Dates

As mentioned before DNB CET exam is conducted twice a year since the admission happens in two slots. The first session happens in January and the second session begins in July. So, below are the important dates for both sessions.

January 2018 session: 

EventDate (Tentative)
Beginning of filling online application formLast week of September 2017
Last date to fill online application form1st week of November 2017
DNB CET Examination DateLast week of November 2017
Cut-off marks release date for DNB/MD/MSLast week of December 2017
Cut-off release date for joining DNB super specialty coursesLast week of January 2018
Merit list Declaration2nd week of January 2018

July 2018 Session: 

EventDate (Tentative)
Online application for DNB CET examLast week of April 2018
Last date to apply for the examLast week of May 2018
DNB CET Exam DateIn the month of June/July 2018
 Declaration of Merit listFirst week of August 2018

DNB CET 2018 Eligibility

There are certain criteria that an individual need to meet before applying for DNB CET examination. The below are the details:

  • Candidate should have either an MBBS degree or at least MD or MS degree from a recognized medical college or university.
  • Medical final year students are also eligible to apply.
  • Candidates having post graduate degree in medicine along with a provisional certificate for the same by end of 2017 are eligible to apply for DNB CET 2018 examination.
  • Candidates must be registered with State Medical Council.
  • The membership id is mandatory to apply for the exam.
  • Applicant must complete three years rotatory training by end of 2017 in order to apply for 2018 DNB CET entrance test.
  • Candidates also need to complete one year of internship before applying.
  • Candidates must be Indian nationals.

How to Fill DNB CET 2018 Application Form?

Candidates interested to apply for DNB CET 2018 have to visit the official website in order to apply for the entrance test. The application form available is in online mode and candidates can not apply for the same through offline mode. Below are the few simple steps which will give candidates an idea as to how to apply for the exam.

Step 1: Registration

  • Candidates need to open the official website www.cet.natboard.edu.in and register.
  • Candidates nee to click on the admission link 2018-2019.
  • New candidate link will help applicants register.
  • The user id and password is created post registering.
  • Candidates must remember that the registration process also requires state medical council registration id.

Step 2: Filling Details

  • Since the exam is conducted twice a year so candidates can choose the session they want to apply for.
  • Candidates can choose up to two exam centers so that either of the centers is allotted.
  • Once the center is allotted it cannot be changed.
  • All details must be filled with caution to avoid unnecessary modifications.
  • Once the form is filled, candidate need to save the same and click on the browse option to upload a passport size photo.
  • Post uploading the photo in jpeg format applicant need to click submit button.
  • This will redirect to the payment page.

Step 3: Payment

  • An application fee of INR 4500 is applicable.
  • The payment can be initiated through credit card, debit card or net banking facility.
  • As soon as the payment is initiated a confirmation page will open.
  • Candidates can either save this page in pdf format to take the print out later or one can download the confirmation page and take the print out for future processing.
  • Candidates are requested to make a note that it is not necessary that a successful application form will ensure an admit card for the exam.
  • Post submission of the duly filled application form, the same is reviewed and verified by the council.

Details in Application Form  

The details in DNB CET 2018 Application Form should be filled carefully to avoid mistakes. The fields marked with asterisks are mandatory fields and need to be filled. If they are left vacant then, the application form will show error and will not let the candidate submit it.

If the application form gets rejected due to incorrect form filling, the application fee will not be reimbursed.

Detail RequiredFilling Criteria
NameLast name and then first name
GenderMale/ Female/ Transgender (need to click on the checkbox available)
CategoryGeneral/SC/ST/OBC/ PWD (click on the check box applicable)
Degree in MBBS or MS or MDClick on the applicable option with the marks obtained in final
AddressPostal address along with zip code
NationalityIndian/non-Indian
Validity of degree obtained along with one year internshipregistration id of State Medical Council
Father's nameFull name
Email addressvalid email address
Date of birthMM/DD/YYYY
Phone numberValid mobile number
Non-IndianDetail with certificate of naturalization
Adhar card number or passport idUAN details

Application Form Correction

There is no option for form correction once DNB CET 2018 Application Form is submitted. One can preview the application form after filling it up to avoid mistakes. It can also be previewed and saved and can be submitted later. So, applicants are advised that they should save the filled application form and keep all details handy to ensure that the form filling process is seamless.

It is also important to understand that in case of any discrepancy, the council has the authority to cancel DNB CET 2018 Application Form for a particular candidate. Under such situations, the application fee will not be refunded back to the applicant. In case an applicant forgets the password, the same can be retrieved through the registered email address or mobile number.


FAQs

Q1.Should a candidate be allowed to select the exam center?

Yes, candidates will be given liberty to choose exam center from the available list. However, once exam center is selected and the application is submitted, applicant cannot cancel or reschedule it. The list of test center is available at www.cet.natboard.edu.in

Q2. How many times DNB CET is conducted in a year?

It is conducted twice a year, once in January and another in July.

Q3. How many attempts a candidate can make in a year?

An applicant can apply for the exam only once in a year. If, the cut off marks are not satisfactory then candidate need to wait for the next year to re-apply again.

Q4. Can I use someone else’s email address?

Candidates must have their own valid email address in order to register for the exam. All communications are made on the email address provided so maintaining sanctity is essential on that.

Q5. What is the exam fee?

The exam fee is 4500 INR for the exam. The amount is same for all category students.

Q6. Can I appear for the exam from home?

It is mandatory for candidates to reach the exam center at the mentioned date and time. He or she need to take the test on the assigned computer in the center itself. The entire exam procedure will be under strict monitoring of the authorized personnel of the council.


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