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DNB CET July 2018: Scheme of Examination

May 16, 2018


DNB-CET is a mandatory qualifying-cum-ranking examination which is an important pre-requisite for getting admission to various Post Graduate DNB courses. This article will cast light on the scheme of examination of DNB CET 2018 July admission session. We have gathered all the important details related to the examination pattern so that we can assist you in knowing the pattern of the examination. DNB CET exam shall be conducted on a single day in a single session on 29th June 2018.

Allocation of time of DNB-CET 2018 shall be done as follows:

Activities Session (2:00 PM to 5:30 PM)
Commencement of Biometric Registration 12:00 PM
Entry closes at Examination Center 1:30 PM
Grant access for Candidate Login 1:45 PM
Candidates log in read instructions 1:50 PM
Exam Begins 2:00 PM
Exam Ends 5:30 PM
  • DNB-CET shall be multiple choice questions exam delivered on Computer based platform.
  • The question paper shall comprise of PART-A and PART-B each having 150 MCQs with total duration of three and half hours.
  • The question paper shall consist of 300 MCQs with single correct answer.
  • 1/4th marks allotted to the question will be deducted as a penalty for all the questions attempted by the candidate.
  • No marks will be deducted for un-attempted questions.

Allocation of Marks for each MCQ

Response Marks
Correct Response 4 marks
Incorrect Response 1 mark shall be deducted
Unattempted Question 0
During the examination candidates are given an option to mark any question, whether attempted or not, for review which means that candidate has been given an option to go through these questions again before the exam time ends. Note: Questions which are marked for review are considered as attempted questions.

Subject-wise Distribution of questions for DNB CET (2018 July Admission Session)

Subject Subject-wise Weightage  (Out of 300)
Anatomy 24
Physiology 24
Biochemistry 24
Pathology 18
Microbiology 18
Pharmacology 18
Forensic Medicine 12
Ophthalmology 12
ENT 12
SPM, Statistics & Biomedical Research 24
General Medicine 26
Psychiatry 6
Dermatology & STD 6
General Surgery 25
Orthopedics 5
Anaesthesiology 5
Radiology 5
Obstetrics & Gynaecology 24
Paediatrics 12
Note: The aforementioned weightage of MCQs is indicative and purely provisional . NBE reserves its right to alter/ vary/amend the same.

Overview of DNB-CET

Purpose of Examination Qualifying cum Ranking examination for admission to DNB courses
Periodicity Once a year
Pattern of examination MCQ based with single correct option
No. of questions 300
Negative marking Yes, 1 marks shall be deducted for incorrect response. 4 marks shall be awarded for correct response
Syllabus From subjects covered in MBBS
Mode of conduct Computer based
Criteria for passing they examination Minimum 50th percentile in the exam for General Category
Minimum 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC
Minimum 45th percentile for PWD
Seat Allotment Merit based counseling conducted by NBE
Reservation of seats For SC/ST/OBC /PWD candidates at hospitals/ institutions which are covered as per rules (Govt./ Public Sector)
Online Registration From 11th May 2018 to 31st May 2018

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