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National Board of Examinations

National Board of Examinations (NBE) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (India), Government of India, and established in 1975 at New Delhi as a Society under Delhi Society registration act, to standardizing postgraduate medical education and examination in India.[1][2][3][4]

The postgraduate degree awarded by the National Board of Examinations is called the Diplomate of National Board (DNB). The list of recognised qualifications awarded by the Board in various specialties and super-specialties are approved by the Government of India and are included in the First Schedule of Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.

The National Board of Examinations conducts the largest portfolio of examinations in the field of medicine in India and perhaps at a Global level.


The National Board of Examinations conducts the following examinations:

a) Centralized Entrance Test for admission to DNB Broad Specialties.

b) Centralised Entrance Test for admission to DNB Super Specialties.

c) DNB final (exit) examinations.

d) Screening test for Indian Nationals with foreign medical graduate qualifications.(FMGE)

e) Fellowship Entrance and Exit examinations.


g) NEET PG [5]

i) NEET MDS [6]

j) NEET SS [7]

The examinations are conducted as per the schedule of examinations notified in advance at the website

The screening test is governed by the screening test regulations as notified by the Medical Council of India with previous approval of Central Government of India and the judgments of the Supreme Court of India.

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