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CENTRALIZED MERIT BASED COUNSELING - JANUARY-2017 ADMISSION SESSION

1. ELIGIBILITY FOR COUNSELING: Candidates who have qualified the Centralized Entrance Test (DNB PDCET) conducted by NBE in November 2016 and fulfill the eligibility criteria for admission to DNB (Post Diploma) courses (January 2017 admission session) at various NBE accredited Medical Colleges/ Institutions/Hospitals in India shall participate in the counseling for allocation of seats purely on merit cum choice basis.
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Candidate pursuing any other Post Graduate Medical course (other than DNB course) can join a DNB seat only after he/she resigns from such course. Seat allotment letter to such candidate shall be issued by NBE (within the of admission calendar) only if the candidate has been relieved and discharged from the institution/college/hospital from where he/she is undergoing such post graduate medical course.
3. Candidates already pursuing a MD/MS/DNB course are not eligible to appear for the PDCET till such time they have completed the duration of prescribed course or have been discharged from the course. Candidates who have joined DNB (Post Diploma) course in or after July 2015 session are not eligible to appear in DNB-PDCET January 2017 Admission session. This shall be irrespective of their resignation or discontinuation from the course due to any reason.
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If ineligibility is detected at any stage, NBE reserves its rights to take necessary actions as deemed fit including but not limited to cancellation of admission to DNB course and to debar the candidate from taking any further examinations conducted by NBE.
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A candidate can also exercise his/her option for participation in further round of counseling (ie opting out) through NBE website www.natboard.edu.in till the day of his / her scheduled counseling. The candidate need not appear for counseling in-person at NBE office Delhi for opting out for further round of counseling. Candidate can access NBE website from anywhere to use the facility for opting out for further round of counseling. Such candidate shall not be marked as absent and shall be given an opportunity to participate in further round of counseling as and when conducted by NBE for the same academic session.
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Candidates absent/not participating in any of his scheduled round of counseling either in-person or through online (opt out) shall not be eligible for participation in subsequent round(s) of counseling. i.e. Attending the previous round of counseling in-person or through online mode is essential to make the candidate eligible for the subsequent round of counseling (if any).
S.No. Counseling Eligibility
1. 1st Round
Candidates who have qualified the PDCET conducted by NBE in the respective session and fulfill the eligibility criteria for admission to the respective courses at various NBE accredited Medical Colleges /Institutions /Hospitals in India shall be eligible to participate in the counseling for allocation of seats purely on merit cum choice basis.
2. 2nd Round
Candidates participated in the 1st Round of counseling either in-person or through online (opt out) shall be eligible for participation in the 2nd round of Counseling in order of merit.
3. 3rd Round(if conducted)
Candidates participated in the 2nd Round of counseling either in-person or through online (opt out) shall be eligible for participation in the 3rd round of Counseling in order of merit.
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Candidates opting for a confirmed seat are NOT eligible to participate in subsequent round(s) of counseling irrespective of their joining/non- joining/resignation from the seat already opted for.
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SCHEDULE FOR COUNSELING: The schedule of PDCET Centralized counseling shall be made available on NBE website www.natboard.edu.in
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Specialty Specific Merit list of eligible candidates shall be notified on NBE website http://www.pdcet.natboard.edu.in.
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Eligible candidates will be able to download their Rank letter for participation from NBE website www.natboard.edu.in after the merit list is notified.
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AVAILABILITY OF SEATS: The indicative seat matrix for DNB (Post Diploma) seats is available in the Information Bulletin at Annexure-D. Final Seat matrix shall be displayed at the counseling venue and NBE website before the commencement of counseling.
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Reserved seats shall be allotted to the candidates of concerned category only. Candidates of reserved category can opt for either reserved seats earmarked for them or unreserved seats in order of their specialty specific merit. Candidates may note that reservation status of DNB seats at a particular institution/medical college is provided by the respective institution only, based on the roster maintained by the concerned institution and whether the institution/hospital is covered by reservation. NBE does not own, possess or fund any seat as such.