Doctorate of National Board (DrNB) Exam Preparation

To cater to the overwhelming demand of doctors to conduct mock tests for the same, we started the DrNB mock test both in theory and practical, which is a huge success.

DrNB Part 1 (Theory) Exam Preparation

  • Reconnect with Theory Writing Skills under the guidance of experienced examiners
  • Practice under Exam conditions
  • Sharpen flow of thoughts
  • Gauge your preparedness
  • Interactive doubt-clearing sessions
  • Exam tips from KOLs (Last minute strategies, common mistakes to be avoided, things to be kept in mind while preparing for this exam)
  • Reference books / materials

DrNB Part 2 (Practical) Exam Preparation

  • Mock Practical exams
  • Renowned faculties and Experienced Examiners
  • Detailed domain-based analytical sessions
  • 4 sets each of long and short cases
  • 12 sets of Table Viva and OSCE
  • Each set followed by debriefing sessions
  • Recorded sessions for those who missed
  • One-o-one feedback with valuable exam tips
  • Exam tips from KOLs (Last minute strategies, common mistakes to be avoided, things to be kept in mind while preparing for this exam)
  • Reference books / materials

Doctorate of National Board (DrNB)

Doctorate of National Board (DrNB) is a specialty degree awarded by National Board of Examinations (NBE) with the aim to improve the quality of the Medical Education by establishing high and uniform standards of postgraduate examinations in modern medicine on an all India basis and utilizing existing infrastructure for capacity building. The Examinations conducted by NBEMS provide a common standard and mechanism of evaluation of minimum level of attainment of the knowledge and competencies of medical specialties.

DrNB Part I (Theory) Exam highlights: 

  • This examination comprises of 3 question papers
  • Maximum Marks: 300
  • There are 10 short notes of 10 marks each in the question paper (weightage may vary).
  • Maximum time permitted is 3 hours for each paper.
  • Candidate must score at least 50% of maximum marks to qualify the theory exam i.e. candidate scoring 150 or more marks out of 300 shall be declared ‘pass’ in theory examination.
  • Candidate must score at least 150/300 in the aggregate of 2 papers to qualify the theory examination. Grace marks of up to 2% of  maximum marks i.e. 6/300 shall be given only to the candidates falling in the zone of consideration i.e. securing 144-149 marks out of 300
  • Candidates who have successfully qualified the Part–I theory examination shall be required to appear in Part – I practical examination

Who can appear: 

Candidates enrolled for Direct 6-year courses (Paediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery and Neurosurgery) can take Part–I Examination on completion of their 2 years of DrNB training.

DrNB Part II (Practical) Exam highlights: 

  • Maximum Marks: 300  
  • Comprises of OSCE and/or Clinical Examination, and Viva
  • Candidate must obtain a minimum of 150/300 marks to qualify for the Practical Examination. There are no grace marks in Practical Examination
  • A maximum of 2 attempts that can be availed by a candidate for Practical Examination
  • First attempt is the practical examination following immediately after the declaration of theory results
  • The second attempt shall be permitted out of the next 2 sessions of DrNB Final Examination
  • Absentation from Practical Examination after successful submission of application is counted as an attempt. Appearance in first practical examination is compulsory.

 Who can appear:

An eligible candidate who has qualified the theory examination is permitted to appear in the practical examination.

A candidate unsuccessful in the first attempt of practical examination is permitted to undertake one more attempt of practical examinations. The second attempt can be taken in the next 2 consecutive sessions of DrNB Final Examinations.  

DrNB Super Specialty trainees whose theses are not accepted by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences by the time of announcement of practical examination centres shall not be allowed to appear in the practical examination