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Diplomate National Board- Centralized Entrance Test- Super Specialty Courses (DNB-CETSS) Admission 2021
Details of Diplomate National Board- Centralized Entrance Test- Super Specialty Courses (DNB-CETSS) Admission 2021

Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test - For Admission to DNB Super Specialty Courses (CET- SS) 2018

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Category : Medical Admissions 2021
Published : On November 6, 2020 By Webindia123 Editor

Important Dates

Availability of Information Bulletin 6 November 2017
Online Registration for DNB-CETSS examination 6- 27 November 2017
Examination Date for DNB-CETSS examination 21 December 2017
Cut off date for completing DNB/MD/MS Qualification 31 December, 2017
Declaration of Results 21 January, 2018

The Government of India established the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in 1975 with the prime objective of improving the quality of the Medical Education by establishing high and uniform standards of postgraduate examinations in modern medicine on an all India basis. The Board at present conducts postgraduate and postdoctoral examinations in approved specialties leading to the award of Diplomate of National Board.

DNB-CETSS is an entrance examination and is an essential pre-requisite for entry to post MD/MS/DNB 3-year Super Specialty courses.

NBE shall be conducting DNB- CETSS as a computer based test on 21 December at test centers across the country for admission to following Super Specialties :

MEDICAL : Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Haematology, Medical Oncology,Neurology , Nephrology, Rheumatology, Medical Genetics.

SURGICAL: Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Genito Urinary Surgery (Urology), Neurosurgery, Paediatrics Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology, Surgical Oncology and Thoracic Surgery

PEDIATRICS : Neonatology, Peadiatric Cardiology

Eligibility Criteria for DNB CET - January 2018:

Examination Fees

DNB-CETSS Rs. 4500/-

The above fee is inclusive of examination fees and information bulletin; Please note that Information Bulletin will not be sold separately. Information Bulletin shall be available at website

How to Pay?
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

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.


Examination Scheme

DNB CET-SS 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 3hrs. 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.

Question Paper :

Candidates successful in the CET-SS shall be asked to participate in a Centralized merit based counseling conducted by National Board of Examinations for allotment of DNB seats at NBE accredited Institutions/ hospitals/medical colleges in order of their merit and candidate shall be able to opt for the NBE accredited institution/hospital/medical college of their choice as per availability at their merit.

Test Centre Location: Exact address and location of the test centres is available at NBE website. Location map of the test centers are also available at the website. Candidates are advised to familiarize themselves with the test centre locations and ensure that they report for the test as per scheduled time only. Maps and directions to each centre are available on website . Candidates are required to plan their travel accordingly.

For further details as instructions, scheme of examination, syllabus, list of seats available, Counseling etc. please refers to information bulletin at website

Contact Details
 Address  : National Board of Examinations
Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg (Ring Road), New Delhi-110029
 Phone  : Helpline Number- 0124-6771700/1800111700(Toll Free)
 Fax  : -
 Mobile  : -
 E-mail  : Contact I
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