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CENTRALIZED MERIT BASED COUNSELING – JANUARY 2016 ADMISSION SESSION

1. ELIGIBILITY FOR COUNSELING:Candidates who have qualified the Centralized Entrance Test (DNB CET) conducted by NBE in November-December, 2015 and fulfill the eligibility criteria for admission to DNB Broad Specialty including Direct 6 Years courses (January 2016 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 a candidate shall be issued by NBE (within the 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 DNB course are not eligible to appear for the DNB-CET till such time they have completed the entire duration of the prescribed course or have been discharged from the course. Candidates who have joined DNB- Broad Specialty course in or after January 2013 session are not eligible to appear in DNB-CET January 2016.  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 (i.e. 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 scored the merit position upto 6000 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 and also the Candidates who have scored the merit position from 6001 to 17000 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.
3. Extended 2nd round
Candidates participated in the 2nd Round of counseling either in-person or through online (opt out) shall be eligible for participation in the Extended 2nd round of Counseling and also the Candidates who have scored the merit position from 17001 to last qualified candidate 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.
4. 3rd Round(if conducted)
Candidates participated in the Extended 2nd Round of counseling either in-person or through online mode (opt out) shall only 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 CET-Centralized counseling shall be made available on NBE website www.natboard.edu.in
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Merit list of eligible candidates shall be notified on NBE website www.natboard.edu.in.
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Eligible candidates will be able to download their Rank letter for participation from NBE website after the merit list is notified.
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AVAILABILITY OF SEATS: The indicative seat matrix for DNB (Post MBBS) seats is available in the information bulletin and shall also be uploaded on NBE website. Final Seat matrix shall be displayed at the counseling venue and NBE website before commencement of the counseling.