DNB CET 2020 Eligibility

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    Candidates who possess a MBBS degree approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI) is the major qualification required for DNB CET 2020. The candidates who complete their internship before August 31, 2020 are eligible to apply for DNB CET 2020. There is no specific age limit given by NBE for DNB CET 2020.

    National Board of Examinations provides admission to reserved categories: Scheduled Castes (SC), Schedule Tribes (ST), Persons with Disabilities (PWD), Other Backward Classes (OBC). However, the applicants claiming DNB CET 2020 Reservation have to furnish important documents in the format mentioned in the article.

    DNB CET Application FormDNB Admit CardDNB CET Exam Center

    Candidates can apply through the online DNB CET Application Process from November 11, 2020 (tentative) onwards. Candidates have to register, fill the application form and pay the application fee (INR 4500) in online mode.

    DNB CET 2020 Eligibility

    Candidate must possess a MBBS Degree recognized by Medical Council of India to apply for DNB CET. There is no specific age limit to apply for DNB Programme through DNB CET 2020.  The candidate must consider the following points to apply for DNB CET 2020:

    • It is important that the candidate has documentation proof of registration with M.C.I./State Medical Council. This document must be brought to examination hall on the exam day and at the allotted counselling center during DNB CET 2020 Counselling.
    • Only one application per candidate will be accepted. Registration more than once for DNB CET 2020 June/July exam will lead to cancellation of DNB CET 2020 Application form of the candidate.

    Note: Any candidate found ineligible even after clearing the exam will be debarred from the further process.

    Candidates with the following certificates are eligible to apply for DNB CET 2020 Exam:

    • MBBS degree
    • Provisional Pass Certificate recognized as per the provisions of the Indian Medical Council Act 1956
    • Candidates must also possess a permanent/provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification issued by the Medical Council of India/ State Medical Council.
    • It is important that the candidate’s MBBS degree must be recognized by the Indian Medical Council Act. If it is found otherwise, then the application of the candidate will be cancelled.


    • To apply for DNB CET 2020 exam candidate must complete one year of internship before July 31, 2020.
    • Candidates who are completing their one year internship after July 31, 2020 must not apply for DNB CET 2020 as they are not eligible to register and appear for the exam.
    • Any requests for appearing in the exam despite not completing the internship before the given date will not be entertained.

    DNB CET Course students

    • Candidates who are already doing DNB Course will not be eligible to apply for DNB CET 2020 Exam. Such candidates have to complete the duration of the course and apply in the next DNB CET exam.
    • The candidates, who had joined DNB- Broad Specialty course in or after January, 2015 will not be eligible to appear in DNB CET 2020. However, this is irrespective of the candidate’s resignation or discontinuation from the course due to any reason.

    Qualification Required for DNB CET 2020

    The candidates should read the following table which states the DNB CET 2020 Eligibility Criteria required for different specialties of DNB:

    Name of the courseEligibility CriteriaName of the courseEligibility Criteria
    DNB AnatomyMBBS+CETDNB Nuclear MedicineMBBS+CET
    DNB PhysiologyMBBS+CETDNB General SurgeryMBBS+CET
    DNB BiochemistryMBBS+CETDNB Obstetrics & GynecologyMBBS+CET
    DNB PathologyMBBS+CETDNB OphthalmologyMBBS+CET
    DNB MicrobiologyMBBS+CETDNB OtorhinolaryngologyMBBS+CET
    DNB Forensic MedicineMBBS+CETDNB Physical Medicine & RehabilitationMBBS+CET
    DNB PharmacologyMBBS+CETDNB Social & Preventive MedicineMBBS+CET
    DNB General MedicineMBBS+CETDNB Health Administration including Hospital AdministrationMBBS+CET
    DNB PediatricsMBBS+CETDNB Family MedicineMBBS+CET
    DNB PsychiatryMBBS+CETDNB Rural SurgeryMBBS+CET
    DNB Radio TherapyMBBS+CETDNB Immuno Hematology & Transfusion MedicineMBBS+CET
    DNB Radio DiagnosisMBBS+CETDNB Orthopedics SurgeryMBBS+CET
    DNB AnesthesiologyMBBS+CETDNB Emergency MedicineMBBS+CET
    DNB Dermatology & VenereologyMBBS+CETDNB Maternal & Child HealthMBBS+CET
    DNB Respiratory DiseasesMBBS+CETDNB Field EpidemiologyMBBS+CET

    DNB CET 2020 Reservation Policy

    During DNB CET 2020 Counselling, the candidates can claim or apply through DNB CET 2020 Reservation. The reservations will be provided to Scheduled Castes (SC), Schedule Tribes (ST), Persons with Disabilities (PWD), Other Backward Classes (OBC).

    The seats kept aside for Reserved Categories of DNB CET 2020 will be allotted to the respective category only. The candidates belonging to DNB CET 2020 Reserved Categories can choose seats reserved for their categories or from the unreserved seats in order of their merit.  

    Candidates have to furnish important certificates issued by competent authority as a proof of the reservation claim. Failure to do so may lead to cancellation of candidature. The certificates must be in prescribed formats.

    The qualified locomotor disabled candidates claiming DNB CET 2020 reservation under PwD category have to get themselves certified at one of the following Disability Assessment Boards before their dates for DNB CET 2020 Counselling:

    • Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang Hospital, Ansari Nagar, (Ring Road), New Delhi-110029
    • All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hazi Ali Park, K.Khadya Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai-400034
    • Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, 244 Archarya J.C. Bose Marg, Kolkata – 700020
    • Madras Medial College, Park Town, Chennai – 600003

    To the above mentioned institutes, the Locomotor Disabled (LD) candidates have to bring the treatment papers related to their disability and investigation reports.

    The Candidates claiming DNB CET 2020 reservation under PwD category also have to furnish the prescribed certificate before the date of DNB CET 2020 Counselling.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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