National Board of Examinations – DNB Final Examinations 2015

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National Board of Examinations has issued notification regarding DNB Final Examination- 2015. The interested and eligible candidates can send duly completed application form along with prescribed documents and examination fee receipt to NBE Office latest by 6th May 2015.

Exam Details: DNB – Final is an exit examination leading to the award of DNB qualification.

Important Dates for DNB Final Theory Examination

Availability of Information bulletin and application form10th April 2015 onwards
Last date of submission of application form6th May 2015
Examination date13th and 14th June 2015

 

Eligibility criteria for DNB Final Examinations 2015:

  • Acandidate holding a medical qualification (MD/MS) i.e. having passed the final examination in a broad specialty recognized as per the provisions of Indian Medical Council Act 1956 as amended from time to time provided that duration of MD/MS training is 36 months at the time of issuance of certificate. Or
  • A candidate registered with NBE as a DNB trainee and obtaining requisite period of training as prescribed by the NBE & fulfilling other eligibility criteria as stated in the Information Bulletin may appear for the DNB final examination (Broad Specialty)

How to apply for DNB Final Examinations 2015:

  • Candidates have to fill the application form in the prescribed format available on official website.
  • The fees for the application form can be deposited in CASHalong with prescribed Challan / Pay-in-Slip at all Branches of INDIAN BANK or all Branches of AXIS BANK .
  • Duly completed application form along with prescribed documents and examination fee receipt to NBE Office latest by 6th May 2015.
  • Fee Structure:
CandidateExamination FeeRegistration FeeTotal (in Rs)
DNB5500Nil5500
MD/MS550010006500
2nd /3rd attempt for only Practical Examination.5500

 

Note: The above fee is inclusive of examination fees and information bulletin. Please note that this is a composite fee (as above) inclusive of fees for the examination and information bulletin. Information Bulletin shall also be available at website for information.

Examination Overview:

  • The DNB Final is a two-stage examination comprising of theory and practical examination.
  • An eligible candidate who has qualified the theory examination is permitted to appear in the practical examination.
  • Acandidate unsuccessful in the first attempt of practical examination is permitted to undertake two more attempt(s) in practical examination; these attempts shall be any two practical exams of the exams placed with the next three sessions of theory examination and after payment of full examination fees as may be prescribed by NBE.
  • Absentation at Practical Examination is counted as an attempt.

Format of the Examination:

  • Theory Examination
  1. The theory examination comprises of four papers, maximum marks 100 each.
  2. There are 10 short notes of 10 marks each, in each of the papers. The number of short notes and their respective marks weightage may vary in some subjects/some papers.
  3. Maximum time permitted is 3 hours.
  4. Candidate must score at least 50% in the aggregate of 4 papers to qualify the theory examination. Grace marks of up to 2% of maximum marks i.e. 8/400 shall be given only to the candidates falling in the zone of consideration i.e. securing between 192-199 marks out of 400. For candidates of General Medicine, Paediatrics and Family Medicine wherein Paper 4 is MCQ based and there is no grace marks in MCQ based papers. In these disciplines, grace marks of up to a maximum of 6 marks shall be given only to the candidates falling in the zone of consideration i.e. securing between 194-199 marks out of 400.
  5. Fourth paper for General Medicine, Paediatrics and Family Medicine shall be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) based. There shall be 200 questions of single response type. Each question shall carry 0.5 marks i.e. maximum marks shall be 100. There shall be no negative marking. There shall not be any grace marks for MCQ based paper. VI. Only those candidates who have qualified the theory examination are permitted to take up the practical examination.
  • Practical Examination:
  1. Maximum Marks: 300.
  2. Comprises of Clinical Examination and Viva.
  3. Candidate must obtain a minimum of 50% marks in the Clinical Examination (including Viva) to qualify for the Practical Examination. There is no grace marks in Practical examination.
  4. There are a maximum of three attempts that can be availed by a candidate for Practical Examination.
  5. First attempt is the practical examination following immediately after the declaration of theory results.
  6. Second and Third attempt in practical examination shall be permitted out of the next three sessions of practical examinations placed alongwith the next three successive theory examination sessions; after payment of full examination fees as may be prescribed by NBE.
  7. Absentation from Practical Examination is counted as an attempt.
  8. Appearance in first practical examination is compulsory;
  9. Requests for Change in center of examination are not entertained, as the same is not permissible.
  10. Candidates are required not to canvass with NBE for above.

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