DNB Practical Exams deferred due to COVID 19 Outbreak: NBE issues notice
New Delhi: Through a recent notice, the National Board of Examination (NBE) has informed the DNB Practical Exam, December 2019 session have been postponed due to ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
The said notice uploaded on the official website of NBE clearly states:
This is to inform all the concerned candidates of DNB Practical Exam, December 2019 session that due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in India, DNB Practical Exams which were to be announced in April/May 2020 have been deferred till further notice.
Candidates are advised to visit the NBE website https://www.natboard.edu.in/periodically for further updates.
The Government of India established the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in 1975 with the objective of improving the quality of the Medical Education by establishing high and uniform standards of postgraduate examinations in modern medicine on All India Basis and utilizing existing healthcare infrastructure for capacity building.
NBE at present conducts postgraduate and postdoctoral examinations in approved specialties leading to the award of Diplomate of National Board. The Medical Council of India has laid down standards for postgraduate examinations conducted by various medical colleges and affiliated to concerned universities and other institutions, yet the levels of proficiency and standards of evaluation vary considerably in these institutions.
The Examinations conducted by NBE provide a common standard and mechanism of evaluation of minimum level of attainment of the knowledge and competencies of medical specialists. Moreover, intra country and international comparisons are facilitated with the availability of common evaluation mechanism.
Earlier, NBE had informed that about the hindrances that may occur if someone tries to contact the authority during the lockdown imposed by the government considering the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. The NBE clearly stated in its notice that due to recent development of an increase in the incidence of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases all across in the country, and the Lockdown order of Government of India for 21 days, the Contact Centre Services of National Board of Examinations shall remain suspended till further orders.