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DNB CET SS 2017DNB CET SS 2017: National Board of Examination (NBE) conducted the DNB CET SS 2017 on November 29, 2016 in the online mode. Through DNB CET SS, admission is offered to super speciality courses across the medical colleges/ hospitals in India. Result of DNB CET SS 2017 has been declared and merit list is available. Now, the NBE has released the schedule for the DNB CET SS 2017 counselling. In the article below, detailed counselling schedule as per the order of the rank is being provided. The qualified candidates will need to report at Dwarka Office, New Delhi of NBE, the admission related formalities will be carried out at the venue. For the counselling schedule and information related to DNB CET SS 2017, read the article below.

DNB CET SS 2017 Salient Feature

Mode of Examination: Online Level: National Criteria for Passing the examination: Ranking Examination Examination Fee: Rs.4500/, the examination fee will be paid via Debit/Credit Card Or through online banking.

DNB CET SS 2017 Important Dates

Below is the schedule of DNB CET SS 2017

S. No. Events Date
1. Opening of online registration September 26, 2016
2. Closing date for the online registration October 31, 2016
3. DNB CET SS 2017 (Test day) November 29, 2016
4. Completion of the speciality course The candidate should have completed the course by December 31, 2016
5. DNB CET SS 2017 Result On or before January 15, 2017
6. DNB CET SS 2017 Counselling March 15, 2017

DNB CET SS 2017 Counselling schedule

Below is the counselling schedule as per which qualified candidates need to report at designated venue.

Batch No. Specialty Group Merit Position Counseling Date Reporting Time
A1 Surgical 1 – 91 March 15, 2017 09:30 AM
A2 Surgical 121 – 199 March 15, 2017 02:00 PM
A3 Surgical 228 – 324 March 16, 2017 09:30 AM
A4 Surgical 347 – 474 March 16, 2017 02:00 PM
A5 Surgical 511 – 996 March 17, 2017 09:30 AM
A6 Surgical 1048 – 2070 March 17, 2017 02:00 PM
B1 Medical 1 – 81 March 20, 2017 09:30 AM
B2 Medical 102 – 182 March 20, 2017 02:00 PM
B3 Medical 210 – 333 March 21, 2017 09:30 AM
B4 Medical 366 – 447 March 21, 2017 02:00 PM
B5 Medical 494 – 642 March 22, 2017 09:30 AM
B6 Medical 692 – 838 March 22, 2017 02:00 PM
B7 Medical 889 - 1859 March 23, 2017 09:30 AM
C Pediatrics 1 – 294 March 23, 2017 02:00 PM

DNB CET SS 2017 Counselling

The counselling of DNB CET SS 2017 will commence from March 15, 2017. It will be organised by the National Board of Examination. The candidates whose names are listed in the merit list shall have to appear at the allocated hospital/medical institute in the order of their merit position. The candidates will then exercise their options as per the rank secured and accordingly seat allocation will be done.

Highlights of DNB CET SS 2017 Counselling

  • This must be noted that the candidates will need to exercise the options in the online mode only. The schedule given here is only for the confirmation of the seat.

  • The candidates without original documents will not be allowed to participate in Centralized Counselling by NBE.

  • Candidates can download the DNB CET SS 2017 rank card from this page for the counselling purpose.

Schedule for the DNB CET SS 2017 Exam Day

S. No. Particulars Time
1. Candidate Entry Time at Reporting Counter 9:00 AM
2. Reporting Counter Entry Closes 9:30 AM
3. Check-in Procedure 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
4. Exam Start Time including 15 min. Tutorial 10:00 AM
5. Exam End Time 1:15 PM

DNB CET SS 2017 Specialities offered

It must be noted by the candidate that to pursue a super speciality course, the candidates need to possess the degree in a speciality course. Following are the speciality offered under DNB CET and the degree one must have to take the course.

S. No. Super Speciality Courses offered Mandatory degree
1. Cardiology MD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
2. Gastroenterology MD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
3. Nephrology MD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
4. Endocrinology MD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
5. Neurology MD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
6. Medical Oncology MD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
7. Haematology MD/DNB in General Medicine or Pathology
8. Rheumatology MD/DNB in General Medicine or Paediatrics
9. Neurosurgery MS/DNB in General Surgery
10. Cardio Thoracic Surgery MS/DNB in General Surgery
11. Paediatrics Surgery MS/DNB in General Surgery
12. Genito Urinary Surgery (Urology) MS/DNB in General Surgery
13. Plastic Surgery MS/DNB in General Surgery
14. Surgical Gastroenterology MS/DNB in General Surgery
15. Surgical Oncology MS/DNB in General Surgery
16. Peripheral Vascular Surgery MS/DNB in General Surgery
17. Neonatology MS/DNB in Paediatrics
18. Thoracic Surgery MS/DNB in General Surgery
19. Medical Genetics DNB/MD/MS in Paediatrics, General Medicine or Obstetrics & Gynaecology
20. Peadiatric Cardiology DNB/MD in Pediatrics

DNB CET SS 2017 Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the DNB CET SS, the candidates need to fulfil below set of conditions

  • The candidates who completed their MD/MS training by December 31, 2016 are eligible to apply. Also, their medical qualification must be recognised by the Medical Council of India.
  • The candidate should have permanent registration certificate of MBBS qualification and addition medical qualification must be registered with the Medical Council of India.
  • If at any stage, it is found that the candidate is ineligible to appear for the DNB CET SS, the candidature will be cancelled immediately.
  • The candidates who are qualifying and getting their result after December 31, 2016 will not be eligible for the DNB CET SS.
  • The candidates already pursuing a course of DM/Mch or DNB are not eligible to apply for the DNB CET SS.
  • The candidates need to produce all the necessary documents at the time of DNB CET SS Counselling.

Medical Genetics

  • National Board of Examination has introduced Medical Genetics, 3 years super speciality course from January 2015 academic session. The candidates possessing DNB/MD/MS qualification in General Medicine, Paediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology only are eligible to opt for Medical Genetics.
  • For the admission into the Medical Genetics, the merit list will be prepared from DNBCET- SS; Medical & Paediatrics 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).

DNB CET SS 2017 Registration and Demo Test


The candidates need to get themselves registered online. After the successful registration, only the candidates will be able to take the exam. The candidates can use the link given here to apply for the DNB CET SS 2017. It is mandatory for the candidates to fill all the fields. The candidates should note that after successful registration they will be sent acknowledgement on the registered email Id. The candidates will be able to print the acknowledgement letter.

The candidates need to get themselves registered online. Follow the registration process of the DNB CET SS 2017 provided below.

Step 1: Create a profile The candidates need to create a profile first. To do so, follow the steps given below.

  • Enter the name as mentioned in MBBS provisional degree.
  • Enter your gender
  • Enter the email address.
  • After the registration, the Application email and admit card will be sent On the registered candidate’s mail Id
  • Enter father’s and mother’s name. Do not put Shri/Smt/Dr/Mr/Mrs etc while writing the name

Create a login After creating the profile, follow the below steps in order to create a login. Username – The username has to be a combination of alphanumeric characters (It contains the letters and characters). The maximum word limit is 50 characters. Password - Password must be between 7-20 characters long and it should contain one alpha and one numeric character Secret Reminder Question The secret reminder question helps the candidate to revive the password in case, forgotten. Additional Contact Information Following are the information candidates need to provide

  • Primary telephone Number
  • Secondary telephone number
  • Postal Address

The candidate must note that once the profile is created no changes can be made to the name or username. The username and password will be used to login into the profile. Image and Signature Upload It is mandatory for the candidates to upload their image and signature while registering. Below are some important points related to the image and photograph. Image and Signature

  • The image should be clear, taken against a white background
  • The uploaded image should not be older than 6 months
  • The image of the digital signature should be on profile page

Step 2: Apply for DNB CET SS After the successful creation of the profile, the candidate will be taken to the exam selection screen. To register for CET SS, select “Diplomate of National Board, Centralized Entrance Test – Super Speciality (CET –SS)” Exam Information After selecting the exam, the screen will display the information related to the important dates, fee, and program Personal Information Now on this window, the candidates need to provide personal information related to them. Also, they need to select the super speciality course they are opting for. The candidate will have to choose their residential domicile state, which one considers their permanent state. Enter the MCI/SMC Registration number along with the name of the Medical Council. Now, Click on save and continue. Education Background

The candidates need to provide their educational information in this section. Enter the marks secured in the MBBS program along with the medical institute from where the course has been completed. Also, the candidates need to provide information related to the post graduate course.

Photo ID and MCI/SMC Certificate Upload All the candidates have to upload their image of their photo Id that they will carry to the test centre on the day of the exam. Click on the browse button to upload the documents Declaration by the Candidate In this section, the candidates need to select the “I Agree”. By doing so, the candidate confirms that all the information provided is correct and he/she is eligible for the examination. Errors

If the candidate selects the “Save and Continue” and have left any of the mandatory fields empty. A message will appear on the screen reflecting “error”. The field left unattended will be highlighted in the red colour and the candidates are supposed to fill the required information

3. Schedule the Exam

Now, in this step, the candidate need to select the exam centre. As shown below the exam will be conducted in 41 cities of the India, any of them can be selected by the candidate as per their convenience. Availability of the exam centre will be on first cum first serve basis. The DNB CET SS 2017 is scheduled on Nov 29, 2016. There is only one session of the test at 10:00 A.M.

Select Test Site

After selecting the exam centre, the available exam sites in that exam centre will be shown. The exact address and location can be viewed by the candidate by clicking on the link “Direction”

Select Date and Time

In order to schedule the test, click on “Schedule Appointment” button. The candidate can select the date and time of the test now.

4. Make Online Payment

The candidates will have to pay Rs.4500 via Credit/Debit or online mode. Select payment option from the tabs indicated on the make payment screen and fill all the information. After filling all the details, click on “make payment” button. After successful authorisation of payment, the profile will be registered and the candidates will receive admit card within 24 hours on the registered mail id.

Confirmation Page

If the candidate has furnished all the details correctly, they will be directed to the welcome page. All the details need to be read by the candidates to make sure everything is correct. If there is anything that requires change, click on “Edit Profile” or “Edit Application” and make the required changes

After the successful registration, only the candidates will be able to take the exam. The candidates will be sent acknowledgement letter on the registered email Id after registration. The candidates will be able to print the acknowledgement letter.

Demo Test

The candidates can take the demo test before appearing in the actual examination. The link to the test is hosted here. It will familiarise the candidate from the layout of the test pattern.

DNB CET 2017 Admit Card

After the successful registration, the candidates will be sent the admit card on their registered mail id. The candidates need to take a print out of the admit card and paste the latest passport size photograph on it. Following are points to be taken care of in regard to the photograph

  • The photograph should be minimum 35x45 mm with at least 75% coverage of face & head of the candidate.
  • A caption indicating the name of candidate and date of taking the photograph should be there on the top of the photograph.
  • The background of the photograph should be white/very light
  • The photograph should be printed on high-quality paper with at least 600dpi resolutions.
  • The photograph should not be torn, or crumbled.

It must be noted by the candidates that it is mandatory to bring the admit card at the time of taking the examination. In case, the candidate does not bring the hall ticket they will not be able to take the exam.

DNB CET 2017 Exam Centres

Below is the list of the exam centres that the candidates can select the at the time of registering for the DNB CET SS 2017

S. No. Name of the City
1. Ahmedabad
2.  Bangalore
3.  Bhopal
4. Bhubaneswar
5. Chandigarh
6. Chennai
7.  Cochin
8.  Coimbatore
9. Dehradun
10. Mysore
11. Aurangabad
12. Greater Noida
13.  Gurgaon
14. Guwahati
15. Hyderabad
16. Indore
17. Jaipur
18. Jammu
19. Jamshedpur
20. Kolkata
21. Lucknow
22. Mumbai
23. Nagpur
24. Navi Mumbai
25. New Delhi
26. Noida
27. Bardoli (Surat)
28. Pune
29. Raipur
30. Ranchi
31. Trivandrum
32. Udaipur
33. Varanasi
34. Durgapur
35. Kozikhode
36. Mangalore
37. Trichy
38. Vijayawada
39. Visakhapatnam
40. Gandhinagar
41. Goa

The candidates have the option of selecting the exam centre, date and time of the examination. It can be done at the time of online registration. The exam centre will be allocated to the candidates on first cum first serve basis. It is advised to the candidates to register early so that they may get the centre of their choice. The request to change the exam centre will not be entertained.

DNB CET SS 2017 Exam Pattern

Below is the exam pattern of the DNB CET SS 2017

1. Mode of Examination Online
2. Number of questions 180
3. Type of questions Mulitiple type questions
4. Time allotted to complete the test 3 hours
5. There will be no provision of the negative marking  

Medical and Neonatology

Below are some important points related to Medical and Neonatology Specialities

  • Medical and Neonatology will be a two section test.
  • The time allocation of these two sections will be separate.
  • The time duration of the first section is 180 minutes
  • The second section is of 30 questions (medical genetics). It is only for those candidates who want to opt for Medical Genetics.
  • The duration provided to attempt the second section is 30 minutes
  • Total time duration for the Medical and Neonatology is 210 minutes, this time, does not include the tutorial period.

DNB CET SS 2017 Syllabus

The questions will be of post graduate Exit Examination. The questions will be asked from the topics of applied basic Sciences, clinical practice and recent advances. Below is the pattern of the question paper for different specialities

Topics/Specialities Number of questions
Medical Specialities 180
Surgical Specialities 180
Paediatrics Specialities ( For Neonatology) 180

For the candidates who want to opt Medical Genetics, they have to attempt 30 additional questions after attempting the 180 questions of their speciality.

DNB CET SS 2017 Result

The result of the DNB CET SS 2017 has been declared, the candidates can download the DNB CET SS 2017 rank card using the link provided on this page. It will contain the details like marks secured in the entrance examination, category, overall rank etc.

DNB CET SS 2017 Merit List

The merit list of DNB CET SS has been released, following are the categories for which merit list will be released.

  • Medical
  • Surgical
  • Paediatrics /Neonatology
  • Medical Genetics combined-Medical /Pediatrics /Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Contact details National Board of Examination Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, (Ring Road)

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