NEET PG to replace DNB CET, says NBE official
The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has scrapped the Diplomate of National Board Centralised Entrance Test (DNB CET) and will instead be accepting NEET PG scores for entry into super specialty courses. According to a tweet by Dr. Bipin Batra, Executive Director of NBE, ‘there will be no separate CET for DNB broad specialties in January session w.e.f. January 2017 session.'
Apart from super specialties, qualifying candidates of NEET PG 2017 could also be eligible to be considered for faculty positions in hospitals and medical institutions, which had until now been within the purview of DNB CET.
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There will be no separate CET for DNB broad specialties in January session w e f Jan 2017 session.NEET scores valid for DNB— Dr B Batra (@drbipinbatra) September 8, 2016
NBE is yet to release a notification on the same.
Earlier, DNB CET was held as a separate exam by NBE for admissions to a number of specialised six-year medical programmes including plastic surgery, neurosurgery, cardio-thoracic surgery and pediatric surgery. Besides these academic courses, the centralised entrance test was also conducted for recruitment into specialist’s positions in medical training institutes.
DNB CET is conducted twice a year for January and July sessions with each score valid for its own session. No clarification has yet been made by NBE regarding the periodicity of DNB admission and validity of NEET PG scores.
What is NEET PG?
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post-Graduation (NEET PG) has replaced the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE) following a Supreme Court’s directive this year. From this year, NEET PG is the single entrance examination to various MD/MS and PG diploma courses to all government, private and deemed medical colleges across India.
Stay tuned to www.medicine.careers360.com for more information on DNB CET