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DNB CET 2018 Results

Last Updated - June 08, 2017

DNB CET 2018 Results for the July session will be declared around July 30, 3018 by National Board of Examinations (NBE). Applicants can download their DNB CET result by accessing their registered login accounts from the official website

  • The result of DNB CET 2018 will specify the scores of candidates in the entrance exam in the form of score cards.
  • The score cards can be downloaded from the official website only and no hard copy will be sent to the aspirants.
  • NBE, New Delhi will release the merit list of all candidates prepared on the basis of ranks secured by them.
  • Only those applicants whose name appears in the merit list are eligible for the counseling process.
  • DNB CET 2018 Counseling process will be started soon after the declaration of the results.

DNB CET 2018 is a qualifying-cum-entrance examination for admission into various Postgraduate courses organized bi-annually by NBE.

DNB CET 2018 Results Highlight Table

The results will be declared on the official website. All the important dates regarding the result and admission process of DNB CET 2018 are given below:

DNB CET 2018 ResultJuly 30, 2018
DNB CET 2018 Score Card availabilityJuly 30, 2018
Official site for Result
Counseling and Admission process startsOctober 2018

How to Check DNB CET 2018 Result?

DNB CET 2018 Results will be announced around July 30, 2018 on the official NBE website. Aspirants can log on to their registered accounts to check their result and save their mark sheet-cum-result certificate. The organizing authority is not responsible to send the score card to any applicant by post. It should be noted that the NBE does not publish the question paper and answer key of the test as DNB CET is an online exam. The result can be accessed online by following these few easy steps:

  • Visit the official website of NBE and click on ‘NBE Result’ tab section.
  • Choose the link related to DNB CET 2018 Result
  • Candidates will be redirected to a web page wherein they will be required to enter their Roll Number, Date of Birth and a verification code. 
  • The result will be displayed. Download DNB CET 2018 result and save a soft copy.
  • Print out the score card for the further rounds of admission.

Details on DNB CET 2018 Score Card

The results will be available to the aspirants in the form of mark sheet-cum-result certificates. It is the sole responsibility of each candidate to keep a hard copy of the score card required for the admission process. DNB CET 2018 Score Card will contain basic information of the candidate and his result. The score cards will be valid only for the ongoing academic session and cannot be used for the next exam session. The details mentioned in the score card are:

  • Full name of the candidate
  • Registration Number
  • Roll Number
  • Category
  • Total Score and Percentile secured by candidates
  • DNB CET 2018 Rank
  • Qualifying Status
  • Date of exam and date of generation of score card

DNB CET 2018 Results- Equating and Scaling

A standard psychometrically-sound-approach is used for calculating the scores of candidates in DNB CET 2018 to maintain fairness in results. Equating is a process through which differences in difficulty level of different question papers are adjusted so that candidates’ performance can be measured on a common metric scale. This approach is utilized to score all kind of large scale Computer based Examination that are conducted using multiple question papers. The equating process used for the exam is explained below:

  • During post equating, exam items are jointly evaluated. All the question papers are assembled together and a common difficulty level is determined.
  • DNB CET 2018 result so obtained on the basis of Item Response Theory is an equated raw score which considered for determining the performance of aspirants.
  • Each form contains an equating block which is a pre-defined number of questions selected from large item bank useful for comparison of scores. 
  • A linear transformation is used for the scaling process which is a standard practice to administer the test.
  • These steps are followed so as to ensure that scores of examinations so obtained are valid and fair.

DNB CET 2018 Merit List

DNB CET 2018 Merit List will be published online by NBE, New Delhi. Aspirants who clear the cut off percentile will be short listed and called for further rounds of admission. The merit list will contain names of candidates in order of merit and ranks secured by them in DNB CET 2018. Candidates will have to attend counseling sessions as per their rank in the merit list and schedule allotted to them.

Tie breaking Criteria:

In case when two or more aspirants secure same marks, then the following tie breaker criteria will be used to determine the merit position of the individuals in  the descending order:-

  • Applicant who has cleared all the professional MBBS examinations in the first attempt will get the higher merit position.
  • Aspirants who secure higher aggregate marks in their MBBS professional examinations will be preferred.
  • Next, candidates who have higher aggregate marks in their MBBS examinations (part I and part II) in the order of 3rd year, 2nd year and then 1st year will get higher merit positions.

DNB CET 2018 Cut off

The cut off score for DNB CET will be as decided by the governing body of NBE, New Delhi. Cut-off is the minimum score required by applicants to appear in the merit list and get short-listed for DNB CET 2018 counseling rounds. There are various factors responsible for deciding the cut-off score. It includes the number of aspirants that appear for the exam, difficulty level of exam question booklet, marking scheme, number of seats available in the institution category wise as also the cut-off marks for the previous academic year. The names of the candidates who score equal to or more than the cut off score will appear in the merit list and will be eligible for counseling. The cut-off score will be in the form of minimum marks to be secured by each category. The minimum cut-off necessary in the DNB CET 2018 to qualify the exam is:

Category wise Qualifying CriteriaScore
General category50%
SC/ ST/ OBC40%
Persons with Disability45%

DNB CET 2018 Counselling

Admission to all PG courses will be based on merit only. DNB CET 2018 Counseling for various programs will begin in the 1st week of October, 2018. It will be conducted in 2 rounds and an extended 2nd round. Third round of counseling may also be held if need arises.

The schedule for DNB CET 2018 Counselling will be uploaded on the website. Individuals must attend counseling according to this schedule, in order of ranks secured by them. Aspirants who qualify the exam and whose name appears in the merit list will be eligible for counselling. Counselling will take place in the following method:

  • Applicants will have to fill a preference form
  • They will exercise their choice of subject according to availability of seats in order of merit.
  • Seats will be allotted to aspirants based on their ranks and order of preference.
  • Aspirant who secures a confirmed seat in the subject of their choice will not be allowed to change the subject and will not be eligible for the second round of counseling.
  • Aspirants can also exercise their option for participation in further round of counseling through the official NBE website till the day of their scheduled counseling. Such an individual need not appear for counseling in person and can utilize the online facility for opting out for further counseling round.
  • Students will be required to pay a non-refundable counseling fee of INR 2500 via Demand Draft drawn in the favor of ‘National Board of Examinations’, payable at New Delhi.



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