NBE FET 2021: Application Form (Available), Exam Date (14 March)

NBE FET 2021 Exam

NBE FET 2021 – National Board of Examination is all set to conduct the Fellowship Entrance Test 2021 for Fellowship Program for International Students (FPIS). NBE has released online application form of NBE FET 2021 at the official website i.e. nbe.edu.in. The last date to apply online is February 03, 2021. The application form editing window is going to be open from February 22 to 26, 2021. NBE FET 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on March 14, 2021 as a computer based test in international centres. In addition, the complete details of the NBE FET examination for 2021 admissions can be found on this page. Read on for eligibility, application form, preparation tips, syllabus and others in this article.

NBE FET 2021

Latest NBE FET 2021 application form has been released. Apply here.

The NBE conducts the Fellowship Entrance Test (FET) exam for admission to Fellowship Programs. The entrance examination is conducted for International Students only for admission to various Fellowship (FNB) courses. Apart from International locations, the examination is also conducted at one national centre i.e. New Delhi.

Important Dates

Get the complete schedule of events related to NBE FET 2021 in the table below.

NBE FET 2021Date
Release of information brochure04 Jan 2021
Start of online applications04 Jan 2021
Last date to apply online03 Feb 2021
Application Form Editing, Test city selection and Fee Payment22 to 26 Feb 2021
Admit Card download08 Mar 2021
NBE FET 2021 Exam Date14 Mar 2021
Result declarationby 31 Mar 2021

NBE FET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

As per the official information brochure of NBE FET 2021, applicants from countries other than India are eligible to apply for NBE FET 2021. The complete details of eligibility criteria can be checked below.

  • Applicants must be holding a Post Graduate Medical Qualification as required for respective NBE Fellowship. (The list of fellowship and PG Medical Qualification required for each can be checked from the image below).
  • Candidates must have obtained the PG Medical Qualification certificate on or before December 31, 2020.
  • The PG Medical Qualification must be registered in the applicant’s own country.
  • PG Medical Qualification must be included in the National Medical Commission Act/ the Second Schedule or Part II of Third Schedule of the repealed Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
  • There is no age limit for admission to Fellowship courses through FET 2021.

Important Points About NBE FET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • NBE FET 2021 is only for candidates who are not citizens of India. Indians are not required to appear in this exam.
  • Applicants must be a registered practitioner in their own country.
  • After qualifying the FET entrance examination, candidates have to obtain clearance from relevant authorities such as the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Local Police etc.).
  • Candidates also have to obtain temporary registration with the National Medical Council after which, they can be permitted to get admission in any FNB course.
  • International students are required to obtain a No Objection Certificate from relevant Medical Council/Government. This is required in order to get permission for practicing in India.

NBE FET 2021 Application Form

Interested candidates have to register online at the official website and apply online for FET 2021. After registering, candidates are provided with the User ID and Password which must be used for logging in to the website for subsequent procedures. In addition, an application fee, as specified in the official information brochure must also be paid by all applicants. Check out the complete procedure to register and apply online below.

How to Register & Apply Online?

  • Go to the official website i.e. nbe.edu.in.
  • Click FET 2021 FPIS.
  • Now click on New Registration and fill up the registration form. Candidates are given the User ID and Password upon successful registration.
  • Thereafter, candidates can log in to the website to fill up the application form and submit online.
  • Fill up the application form and upload scanned copies of photograph and signature.
  • Select the Test country and make the payment of the fee.
  • Applicants can now submit the application form to complete the process.

NBE FET 2021 Application Fee

As per the official information brochure of NBE FET 2021, an application fee of 500 US Dollars must be paid by all applicants. This fee is non refundable and cannot be carried forward. Applicants can pay the fee using Credit/Debit card or other modes as available at the website. Candidates have to pay the fee online only through the Payment Gateway.

NBE FET 2021 Application Form Correction

Candidates are allowed one chance to edit certain details in the online application form. The application form correction window can be used to log in to nbe.edu.in and edit any information except the following.

  • Name
  • Email ID
  • Nationality

It may be noted that candidates are not allowed to withdraw their applications although corrections can be done as specified above. During the correction window, candidates are also required to select test city for the examination.

NBE FET 2021 Exam Pattern

The Fellowship Entrance Test (FET) is conducted as a MCQ based exam on computers. Candidates can check out the exam pattern below.

Exam ModeComputer Based Test
Duration105 Minutes
SectionsPart A – 45 mins
Part B – 60 mins
Number of Questions100
Type of QuestionsMCQ type
Marking Scheme4 marks per correct answer
Negative Marking1 mark per wrong answer

NBE FET 2021 Syllabus

The FET 2021 exam consist of two papers i.e. Part A & Part B. Part A consist of questions from eligible feeder broad/super specialty course. Part B of the paper consist of questions from the concerned fellowship course.

NBE FET 2021 Admit Card

National Board of Examination releases the admit card for NBE FET online at the official website only. Registered candidates have to log in using the User ID and Password to download the admit card. It is mandatory to report to the centre as per schedule mentioned on the admit card along with a printed copy of the admit card downloaded from NBE website. Ineligible applicants are however not issued any admit card to appear in the exam.

Intimation of the release of admit card is sent to the registered candidates through SMS/Email. Candidates must note that the admit card is not sent through post or any other means.

Important Points to Note About NBE FET 2021 Admit Card

  • After downloading the admit card, candidates have to affix the latest passport sized photograph on it.
  • The photograph must be at least 35×45 mm in dimensions.
  • 75% of the photograph must be occupied with the face & head of the candidate.
  • The photograph must be coloured with a white background.
  • Candidates are also advised to carry valid photo identification to the exam centre along with the admit card.

General Test Day Guidelines for NBE FET 2021

The National Board of Examination has specified certain exam day protocols to be followed by applicants. Candidates can check out the details below.

  • Candidates have to report to the designated centre as per time indicated on the admit card.
  • Reporting counter closes 30 minutes before the exam start time.
  • Candidates have to report to the exact location and address of the test centre as designated on the admit card.
  • All candidates are to be check with Thermo Guns at the entry points. Candidates having body temperature of more than 99.14 degree Farenheit will have to take the test in an isolated lab.

Items and Documents to be carried to the NBE FET 2021 Exam Centre

  • Admit Card
  • Photo identity
  • Face Mask
  • Gloves
  • Water Bottle
  • Hand Sanitizer

NBE FET 2021 Result

The NBE FET 2021 result is to be released by the Board on March 31, 2021. Candidates who qualify in the Computer Based Test by securing the minimum qualifying marks are declared as qualified. The result can be checked from the official website i.e. nbe.edu.in. Candidates can also download individual score cards by logging in with the User ID and Password.

NBE issues separate permit lists for each fellowship course. Merit lists are prepared on the basis of marks secured in the entrance examination only. Candidates must secure at least 50th percentile in the entrance test to qualify.

NBE FET 2021 Counselling

Counselling for admission to Fellowship courses in accredited hospitals is conducted by NBE. Candidates who qualify in the written test are eligible to appear in the counselling session. Merit based counselling is done and the details of the counselling process are to be imtimated in due course of time.

List of documents to be produced at the time of counselling

  • Primary Medical Qualification Degree Certificate.
  • PG Medical Qualification certificate.
  • PG Medical Qualification Registration Certificate.
  • No Objection Certificate
  • Temporary Registration with NMC.
  • Valid passport & visa.

Click here to visit the official website of NBE

Click Here for NBE FET 2021 Information Brochure

About NBE

The purpose of the National Board of Examination is to enhance the quality of medical education by increasing the level and setting benchmarks for post graduate medical examinations. The NBE was established in 1975. NBE conducts postgraduate and postdoctoral examinations across 54 different discipline for DNB. Degree awarded by the NBE is called Diplomate of National Board. For further details of the NBE, candidates can check out the official website.


Q1. Can Indian candidates apply for NBE FET?

Ans. No, NBE FET is only for foreign candidates.

Q2. Is there any NBE FET 2021 test centre in India?

Ans. Yes, the only test centre is in New Delhi.

Q3. How much is the application fee?

Ans. For NBE FET 2021, the application fee if 500 USD.

Q4. Can I get the NBE FET 2021 admit card by post?

And. No it is not possible to get the admit card by post.

Q5. Is it possible to change nationality during application form corrections?

Ans. No, candidates are not allowed to change nationality, name, email etc.

Official website: nbe.edu.in.