DNB CET SS Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2020 – Super Specialty Entrance Test & Dates

DNB CET SS Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2020: Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test – Super Specialty is a national level entrance test which is conducted by the National Board of Examinations. Students who wish to get the admission into the Medicine field can use this opportunity. Applicants can fill the DNB CET SS 2020 Application Form at the official page of the National Board of Examinations (NBE) https://natboard.edu.in/. DNB CET Super Specialty Exam is conducted for twice a year (i.e., January  & June/July). Moreover, the DNB CET-SS Entrance Exam has conducted in the 3rd week of December 2019.

DNB CET-SS 2020 Exam Dates

Events January Session June/July Session
Opening of Application Form 1st week of November 2019 2nd week of May 2020
Closing of Application Form Last week of November 2019 Last week of May 2020
DNB CET-SS Entrance Test 3rd week of December 2019 3rd week of June 2020
Announcement of Result 3rd week of January 2020 Last week of July 2020

DNB CET SS Exam PatternDNB CET SS 2020 Exam Pattern

Examination Mode Computer Based Test (Online mode)
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Duration of Examination 3 Hours
No. of Questions 180

There will be common question papers for admission into all the Medical Super Specialities, Surgical Super Specialities, and Pediatric Super Specialities. The questions will be asked in the level of Postgraduate exit examination. Moreover, the questions will be covered from the topics like Applied Basic Sciences, Clinical Practice, and Recent Advances.


For Medical Genetics:

Candidates who will pursue DNB Medical Genetics will have to attempt 30 extra questions in addition to the in General Medicine or Pediatrics respectively.

Marking Scheme:

Response Marks Allotted
Correct Response 4 marks will be provided
Incorrect Response 1 mark will be deducted from the total marks
Unattempted Questions Zero will be provided

DNB CET-SS 2020 Syllabus

As per the curriculum of the concerned speciality i.e, MD / DNB in Medicine for Medical Super Speciality; MS / DNB in Surgery for Surgical Group; MD / DNB in Pediatrics for Neonatology group.

Group Important Topics
Broad Specialities (Post MBBS) Anesthesiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Dermatology & Venereology, Emergency Medicine, Field Epidemiology, Forensic Medicine, Family Medicine, General Medicine, General Surgery, Health Administration including Hospital Administration, Immunohematology & Transfusion Medicine, Maternal and Child Health, Microbiology, Nuclear Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology (ENT), Pediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiology, Psychiatry, Radio Diagnosis, Radio Therapy, Respiratory Diseases, Rural Surgery, Social and Preventive Medicine
Super Specialities (Post MBBS + Post MD / MS / DNB – Broad Speciality) Cardiology ,Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genito Urinary Surgery, Medical Oncology, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neuro Surgery, Neurology, Pediatric Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Rheumatology, Surgical Gastroenterology, Surgical Oncology, Hematology, Thoracic Surgery, Medical Genetics
Fellowship Programmes (Post MBBS + Post MD / MS / DNB) Cardiac Anaesthesia, Neuro Anaesthesia & Critical Care, Hand & Micro Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy & Perinatology, Interventional Cardiology, Infectious Disease, Laboratory Medicine, Minimal Access Surgery, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Hemato Oncology, Pediatric Intensive Care, Reproductive Medicine, Spine Surgery, Trauma Care, Vitreo Retinal Surgery, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Sports Medicine, Liver Transplantation, Pediatric Nephrology.
About DNB CET SS Entrance Exam

Diplomate of National Board Centralized Entrance Test – Super Specialty is national level entrance exam for providing DNB postgraduate admission into various speciality courses. Interested candidates can apply to the desired PG course as per the eligibility criteria. The admission process will be based on the obtained merit list in the NEET PG Entrance Examination.