Fellowship Entrance Test (FET) 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 11th October, 2021
Fellowship Entrance Test (FET)

Fellowship Entrance Test is conducted by the National Board of Examination for admission to Fellows of National Board (FNB) Courses. NBE accredits several hospitals in the country in various Broad, Super and Fellowship programmes across 82 disciplines.

Well-equipped Centres have been identified and accredited by NBE in the concerned sub-specialities. Students with DNB/MD/MS/ MCh/DM qualification in the concerned speciality are eligible for the fellowship programme. Selection to the fellowship programme is based on an entrance test and admission to the courses will be through centralized merit-based counselling.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Post Graduate, National Level
Exam Medium English
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam For admission to Fellows of National Board (FNB) Courses.
Conducting Body Natioanl Board of Exam
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FET Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. Besides being an Indian Citizen including NRIs, an Overseas Citizen of India and Foreign citizens can appear for the exam.

  3. Educational Qualification
    • For Indian Students: Students must possess a recognized postgraduate Medical Degree/Provisional Pass Certificate (MD/MS/DM/MCh/ DNB) or an equivalent recognized qualification.
    • For International Students: The student should possess postgraduate medical qualification
      equivalent to the eligible feeder qualification.

  4. Age Limit
  5. There is no age limit.

  6. Restrictions on Attempts
  7. There is no restriction on the number of attempts.

FET Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application To be notified
Last Date of Application To be notified
Date of Exam To be notified

FET Exam Pattern 2021

  • A student can apply for the fellowship courses for which his/her broad or super speciality qualification/ equivalent qualification is eligible, at the time of online submission of the application form.
  • There shall be a separate question paper for each fellowship course /clubbed group. The total number of questions in each question paper shall be 100 which shall be divided into two parts; Part A & Part B.
  • The total duration of the question paper will be 105 minutes (Part A – 45 minutes and Part B – 60 minutes).

Pattern for CBT

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Part A
Merit Ranking Nature Objective (Multiple Choice) 45 mins 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. 180
2 Part B
Merit Ranking Nature 60 Objective (Multiple Choice) 60 mins 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. 240
Total Marks* 400

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

FET Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for CBT

1 Part A

FNB Programme offered for Indian Students

  • Arthroplasty
  • Breast Imaging
  • Hand & Micro Surgery
  • High-Risk Pregnancy & Perinatology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Neurovascular Intervention
  • Paediatric HematoOncology
  • Paediatric Nephrology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma Care
  • Vitreo Retinal Surgery

FNB Programme offered for International Students

  • Hand & Micro Surgery
  • High-Risk Pregnancy & Perinatology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Paediatric Hemato-Oncology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma Care

2 Part B

FNB Programme offered for Indian Students

  • Arthroplasty
  • Breast Imaging
  • Hand & Micro Surgery
  • High-Risk Pregnancy & Perinatology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Neurovascular Intervention
  • Paediatric HematoOncology
  • Paediatric Nephrology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma Care
  • Vitreo Retinal Surgery

FNB Programme offered for International Students

  • Hand & Micro Surgery
  • High-Risk Pregnancy & Perinatology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Paediatric Hemato-Oncology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma Care

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