DNB CET 2020: Schedule for 2nd & 3rd Round of DNB 2020 Counseling is Out, Check the eligibility to participate

Latest Updates about DNB CET 2020. The news highlights the initiation of 2nd & 3rd round of counselling & eligibility for them.

DNB CET is an entrance cum ranking exam which offers admission to Diplomate National Board (DNB) after MBBS and super-speciality 6 years courses for January & July sessions. DNB CET acts as an entryway to five (5) PG MBBS level Board-specialty programmes in the fields like Anaesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Rural Surgery, Epidemiology, Anatomy, Immunohematology & Transfusion Medicine and so on.

DNB PDCET 2020: Highlights

Name of the Exam

Diplomate of National Board Post Diploma Centralized Entrance Test/DNB PDCET

Conducting Body

National Board of Examinations (NBE)

Programmes Offered

DNB after MBBS

Mode of the Exam


Level of the Exam

Postgraduate Level

Frequency of Conduct 


Total number of test centres


Number of attempts allowed


Official Website


Latest Updates

The final list of candidates who have qualified the first round of DNB CET 2020 Counselling has been notified on 6th June 2020. Besides, the Counselling Schedule for second and third rounds has also been released. The Second round of DNB post-MBBS 2020 counselling will start from 15th June & continue till 19th June, 2020. The results for DNB CET 2020 seat allotment will be notified by 22nd June 2020 in PDF format. The third round of DNB CET 2020 counselling will start taking place from 8th July till 12th July 2020, and the results for the same will be announced by 15th July, 2020. Eligible candidates to whom the seats were not allotted during the first round of DNB CET 2020 counselling can take part in the subsequent rounds of counselling. A list of selected candidates, to whom the seats were allotted and they also paid the course fee in the first round of DNB CET 2020 Counselling, has been released by NBE on June 6, 2020.

DNB CET 2020 : Important Dates



Formal Notification

September 16, 2019

Release of Application form 

Oct 11, 2019

Last date of application submission

Oct 31, 2019

Reporting of defaults to the candidate

Nov 4, 2019

Correction window

Nov 4, 2019 - Nov 11, 2019

Issuance of Admit card

Dec 13, 2019

DNB PDCET 2020 Exam date

Dec 20, 2019

Result Declaration

Jan 20, 2020

Eligibility criteria for Second Round of DNB CET 2020 Counselling 

  • Aspiring candidates must meet the NEET PG eligibility criteria prescribed by NBE.
  • Aspirants must have participated in the first round of DNB CET counselling 2020 to participate in the subsequent rounds that includes final in-person round
  • Discontinuation of any PG programme other than DNB is mandatory to be qualified for the DNB CET counselling
  • The candidates who join the programmes but withdrawn the same will be considered ineligible to appear for the test or pursue the programmes for 3 years i.e. till December 2022. The same rule applies to candidates joining DNB 6 years cours, however the period of disqualification will extend till 2025.

Eligibility for DNB PDCET

  • Nationality: Indian
  • Qualifying Exam
  • MBBS/ MBBS provisional pass certificate attested by Medical Council of India (MCI). 
  • Completed a PG diploma and passed the same examination on or before November, 2019 from a recognised university in India. 
  • Training: Completion of 3 years of rotatory training on or before August 31, 2020.
  • Registration: Registration with Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council. 

DNB CET 2020 Counselling

NBE organises DNB CET Counselling for the candidates who qualified in NEET PG to offer them the admission into DNB Post MBBS and Diploma programmes. Based on merit list, the shortlisted candidates are called for seat allocation. Counselling process involves various rounds wherein the initial two rounds take place in online mode & final one is conducted in offline mode. Payment of INR 1,25,000/- of  non-refundable fee is mandatory to confirm and freeze the seat allotted to the eligible candidate. Original and attested copies of the important documents are required by the candidates during the counselling process:

  • Certificate of MBBS degree 
  • Internship accomplishment certificate
  • Permanent registration certificate given by MCI authority
  • Certificate of standard 10th & 12th
  • Category certificate
  • Admit Card of DNB CET 2020
  • Result of DNB CET 2020
  • Any government-approved ID proof.

DNB CET 2020 Application Form

DNB CET application form is released twice a year for different sessions in an online mode. Interested candidates have to fill the application form by entering personal & educational details to appear for the exam. Candidates must provide valid email if and phone number in the application form as they may receive important notification about the exams on the same. In addition, they also need to upload the scanned copies of their signature and passport size colour photograph for the successful submission of application form after the payment of application fee. 

Application Fee:

The application fee of INR 4500/- has to be paid online by the interested medical aspirants using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking.

DNB CET 2020 Exam Pattern

Frequency of conduct

Twice a year

Mode of the exam


Language medium of the exam


Duration of the exam

2 hour & 30 minutes

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Number of questions


Total Parts

Two viz. Part A and Part B

Total Marks


Marking Scheme

4 marks for each correct answer

-1 for each wrong answer

DNB CET 2020 Syllabus

Topics covered under Part A: Physiology, Anatomy, Pathology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Forensic Medicines, Pharmacology and Ophthalmology.

Topics covered under Part B: ENT, SPM, General Surgery, Statistics & Biomedical Research, Dermatology & STD, General Medicine, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Radiology and Paediatrics.

DNB CET 2020 Admit Card

DNB CET Admit Cards are released in online mode and have to be downloaded by the candidates as they are not individually posted to the applicants.  After downloading it by entering the respective email ID, candidates need to affix passport size photographs on it. The issuance of DNB CET 2020 Admit Cards was started in the second week of December 2019 and third week of June for January 2020 and July 2020 session, respectively.

DNB CET 2020 Result

The DNB CET 2020 result for the January session was announced in the third week of January and for the July July session, it will be declared in the 4th week of July. The results for DNB CET are announced online to be checked by candidates using their email ID/ username and password. The validity for DNB CET result remains active for 1 year for the session in which the exam is conducted. 


What is the marking scheme for DNB PDCET?

  • For every right answer, 4 marks are awarded to the candidate 
  • For every wrong answer, one mark is deducted
  • For unattempted questions, no mark is awarded or deducted.

What do I need to do if I wish to take part in the second round of PDCET DNB 2020 counselling?

All the candidates who wish to take part in the second round of PDCET DNB 2020 counselling need to register themselves on the NBE’s counselling portal.

How many rounds are there in the counselling process of DNB PDCET 2020?

A total of four rounds are there in the counselling process of DNB PDCET 2020. Among the four, three are conducted online while the last & the final round is conducted offline at the NBE Office, New Delhi. 

What is the application fee for SC/ST candidates?

The application fee of INR 4500/- is the same for all the candidates, irrespective of the category.


IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

IGNOU 2020 TEE Answer Booklets & Re-evaluation Now Allowed to Applicants

Students participated in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) June 2020 TEE, and December 2019 TEE exam will now be allowed to apply for the xerox copies of answer booklets. Indira Gandhi National Open University has decided to allow the students for the revaluation and re totalling of marks, they scored in these examinations.

The results of IGNOU June 2020 TEE were announced on October 1. With the upcoming facility of issuance of the photocopy of answer booklets, the students who were dissatisfied with their results can apply for the revaluation of marks scored in the term-end examinations and the photocopies of IGNOU TEE answer sheets. 

The application for the same will have to be made online on the official website of the university. Students simply need to go to the IGNOU website and click apply on the designated link. After which, a few details need to be filled, followed by the payment of the application fee and submission of the application form. 

It must be noted that the applications for revaluation and photocopies of IGNOU December 2019 TEE and IGNOU June 2020 TEE of exams comprising MCQ type questions are disallowed. 

According to the statement in the IGNOU revaluation window,  “Reevaluation and copy of Answerscripts is not available for the Following Exam for Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type and conducted on OMR sheets.”

Students can apply for and get the photocopies of the answer booklets of IGNOU June TEE and IGNOU December TEE examinations if the answer copy has not been handled for Re-evaluation. Students can either first make an application for the copy of Answer Sheet, followed by an application for Re-evaluation or go for both simultaneously. 


UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

UP Govt to pay Education Expenses of NEET Topper

Education expenses of NEET topper Akansha Singh will be paid by Uttar Pradesh Government. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has made an announcement about the disbursement of her graduation expenses. These expenses will include the expenditure of food and lodging during all the academic levels of her graduation.

Akansha Singh lives in Kushinagar district of UP and has achieved 100% score in NEET 2020 exam.  

Though Akansha was given second rank in the examination, she has been declared as top-ranked along with Soyeb Aftab who is native of Odisha state. On the direction of CM Yogi Adityanath, a letter is to be sent by the chief secretary of UP state, to the authorities concerned for the declaration of NEET 2020 ranks to declare Akansha Singh and Soyeb Aftab, both as the first rankers of NEET 2020 examination as they both have scored 720 marks out of maximum score of 720. 

Besides, personal wishes are sent from UP CM to the family members and parents of AKansha Singh, laurelled the top- scorer as an ideal for all the girls. CM Yogi Adityanath appreciated the hard -work she has made and the high perseverance she has maintained throughout her preparation. 

On the other side, Shoyeb Aftab has also created a history with a full score of 720/720 and All India Rank of 1. He is the first-ever candidate to score 100% in NEET examination. From Odisha state also, he is the first student to Top NEET. With this high score, he hopes to get admission in AIIMS New Delhi. 

NEET 2020 comprises a sum of 180 MCQ type questions for a maximum of 720 marks. Qualified candidates who have scored at least or more than NEET 2020 cut-off are considered eligible to participate in the counselling process of NEET 2020. This implies that the candidates with scores more than NTA NEET 2020 cut-off will be eligible for enrollment to state-quota seats India quota (AIQ) seats through NEET 2020 counselling. The NEET 2020 cutoff for students who belong to General Category is 147. The highest number of students who have qualified NEET 2020 are from Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra.


KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

KPPGCA Releases KMAT 2020 Admit Card

Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association, KPPGCA has released the admit card for KMAT 2020 for the eligible candidates who applied for the examination by filling the application form and paying the prescribed application fee. The admit card has been released via online mode on the official website of KPPGCA on 27th October 2020. 

Successful candidates need to download their admit card from the official website i.e. kmatindia.com. using their login credentials.

Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 is an entrance examination that will be conducted by KPPGCA (Karnataka Private Post Graduate Colleges Association) to offer enrollment to the qualified candidates in 189+ AICTE or University accredited Management Schools established in Bangalore and Karnataka. This year, the examination will be conducted on 29th October 2020 for admission to management institutes in the state. 

The exam will take place via online mode, keeping in mind all the precautionary measures amid COVID-19. All the participants must carry along their KMAT Admit Card otherwise the entry to the exam hall is prohibited. Check below the simple steps to download the KMAT 2020 Admit Card. 

Step 1: Go to the official website i.e. kmatindia.com.

Step 2: Click on the link that reads KMAT Admit Card 2020.

Step 3: Enter the details asked on the page and download the KMAT 2020 admit card.

Step 4: Save a copy of KMAT Admit Card 2020 for future reference.

KMAT 2020: Official notice

According to the latest official notification on the website, Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT) 2020 will be conducted throughout the country and in more than 10 cities in Karnataka and Karnataka. Anyone from any part of India or world is allowed to apply for the examination.




230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

230 Additional Seats For MBBS In Four Medical Colleges In Rajasthan

According to an official statement by Raghu Sharma, Rajasthan Health Minister, approval for the additional seats in MBBS in Rajasthan has been granted. 230 additional seats have been green signalled for the MBBS programmes at four medical schools in the state. 50 additional seats will be given to the medical schools in Udaipur and Ajmer. As far as Barmer Medical College is concerned, there will be an increment of 30 seats this year. 

In comparison to last year when there was a total increment of 550 seats, seats added this year are lower. However, if taken together, the total addition in MBBS seats in the last two years reaches 880 in Rajasthan, thereby making a sum of 2830 total MBBS seats in Rajasthan, today. 

The initiation of Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar has also received approval by the National Medical Science Commission. The Srikalyan Government Medical College, Sikar will be started in the session 2020-21. 

Sikar is a native district and approval of a medical college in Sikar was great news for Govind Singh Dotasara, Congress State President, who expressed extreme joy through a tweet over the approval.

"The much-awaited Sikar Medical College has received the approval of the National Medical Science Commission. It is a result of the strong will power of the Congress government of the state that the Sikar people have got their right, their medical college," a tweet by Mr Dotasara.

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

NEET 2020 Counselling: To Start from Tomorrow, Make Sure To Register

The news highlights the commencement of first round of NEET 2020 Counselling from Tomorrow

The first round of the NEET 2020 Counselling will start from 27th of October 2020 by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The first round of seat allotment under this process will commence from tomorrow. The counselling process will be conducted only for those candidates who have qualified the NEET 2020 exam. Unqualified aspirants will not be able to take part in the same. However, the registration is mandatory for the eligible candidates to participate in the counselling. 

Registration for the first round of seat allotment needs to be done on the official website of MCC - mcc.nic.in. and will remain open till 2nd November 2020 before 5 pm. It must be noted that registration must be done before the deadlines otherwise the participation in the seat allotment process is prohibited. 

NEET 2020 registration process seeks the names of the courses and colleges preferred by the candidates that means the candidates will have to fill in their choices about the college and the course during the registration process. However, the candidates will be allowed to fill in their preference within a specific course of time i.e. from 28th October 2020 to 2nd November 2020, after that the preferences will be frozen. 

Followed by the 2nd round of seat allotment, details about which will be notified very soon, the 1st round will be conducted on 3rd and 4th November and the results of the same will be declared on 5th November 2020. Here is the process to register for the counselling process of NEET 2020:

NEET counselling 2020: Online registration process

Step 1: Go to the official website of MCC i.e. mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Find and click on the ‘UG Medical Counselling’ link available on the homepage.

Step 3: Click on ‘New Registration’.

Step 4: Save your new login ID and password that will appear on the screen.

Step 5: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your new login credentials.

Step 6: Enter all the details asked.

Step 7: You will get a registration slip after filling all the details. 

Step 8: Make a payment of the registration fee. 

The registration fee needs to be paid before the deadline and the due date for the payment of the registration fee for NEET 2020 Counselling's first round is 2nd November 2020.