DNB Pediatrics Theory Question Paper June 2021

DNB theory question paper for final exam held by National Board of Examination in June 2021 .

Links to model answers are given where available.

Paper 1

Write short notes on:

  1. Csf flow |  Neurology
  2. Antenatal diagnosis NTD |  Neurology
  3. MR campaign | Social pediatrics
  4. Ethical committee role within an institution |  Evidence-based medicine
  5. Plagiarism | Evidence-based medicine
  6. Odds ratio and limitations | Statistics
  7. Meta-analysis | Statistics
  8. Medical evaluation of a child with sexual abuse | Field of pediatrics
  9. Components POCSO act | Social pediatrics
  10. Psychosocial impact of Covid-19 in children | Infectious diseases
  11. MIS-C classification and treatment | Infectious diseases
  12. Sustainable development Goals in children | Social pediatrics
  13. Glucose homeostasis | Endocrinology
  14. Approach to hypoglycemia in 1-year-old | Endocrinology
  15. Pancreatic function test | Endocrinology
  16. Calcium homeostasis |  Endocrinology
  17. Carbohydrate metabolism- name defects in each step | GI and Hepatology
  18. Nurturing care for early development care | Nutrition
  19. Epidemiological investigation of an outbreak | Statistics
  20. Pathogenesis of edematous malnutrition | Nutrition

Paper 2

Write short notes on:

  1. Minimally invasive surfactant therapy | Neonatology
  2. Management of BPD | Neonatology
  3. Composition of human milk | Neonatology
  4. Human milk banking | Neonatology
  5. Evaluation of obesity | Nutrition
  6. Diagnosis and management of obstructive sleep apnoea | Growth development and behavior ( Sleep)
  7. Diagnosis and treatment of migraine | Neurology
  8. Super refractory status epileptics and its management. | Neurology
  9. Tabulate the classification of malnutrition by WHO. Management of a 1-year-old child with severe acute malnutrition and acute diarhoea. | Fluid and electrolytes
  10. Medical management of acute kidney injury and indications of dialysis. | Nephrology
  11. Diagnostic criteria of SIADH | Fluids, and electrolyte 
  12. Conjugate vaccines. | Vaccinology
  13. Casualty assessment in AEFI | Vaccinology
  14. Hereditary thrombotic predisposition. | Vaccinology 
  15. Vaccination in a child with cancer chemotherapy. | Vaccinology
  16. Screening test for ASD | Cardiology
  17. Management of a child with nocturnal enuresis. | Urology

Paper 3

Write short notes on:

  1. Risk of acid suppression drugs | Pharmacology
  2. Functional abdominal pain - Rome classification | GI and Hepatology
  3. Management of chickenpox in adolescents | Infectious diseases
  4. Management and complication of pertussis | Infectious diseases
  5. Management of acute rheumatic fever with carditis | Cardiology
  6. Penetrating ocular trauma in toddler | The Eye
  7. Approach to excess ferrous sulfate ingestion in a child | Pediatric drug therapy
  8. Neurocardiogenic - syncope diagnosis and differential diagnosis | Neurology
  9. Lead poisoning diagnosis | Environmental health
  10. Empyema diagnosis and management | Respiratory system
  11. Short stature - enlist causes and evaluation of 9 yr old boy with short stature | Growth development and Behaviour
  12. ECG differences in tachyarrthymias | Cardiology
  13. Traumatic brain injury management | Neurology
  14. Difference between extrahepatic biliary atresia and idiopathic neonatal hepatitis | GI and Hepatology
  15. Disruptive behavioral disorders in school children | Behavioral disorders
  16. Strategy to reduce screen time | Misc
  17. Management of neonate born to HBsAg positive mother | Neonatology
  18. Contact dermatitis | The Skin
  19. Next-generation sequencing | Genetic disorders

Paper 4

Write short notes on:

  1. DEXA in children | Endocrinology
  2. Recent advances in insulin  | Endocrinology
  3. Continuous blood sugar monitoring | Endocrinology
  4. Role of cryptosporidium in children with diarrhea | Infectious diseases
  5. WHO reduced osmolar ORS | Fluid and electrolytes
  6. CRISPR gene editing in children | Human genetics
  7. Brain stem reflexes in brain death | Neurology
  8. Laboratory derangement in Fanconi syndrome | Nephrology
  9. Point of care diagnosis infection in children | Infectious diseases
  10. Tabulate differential diagnosis of acute flaccid paralysis | Infectious diseases
  11. Type of paralysis in Guillain Barre syndrome and its variants and subtypes | Neuro-mascular
  12. Management of a child with % burns | Emergency medicine
  13. Monoclonal Antibodies in rabies post-exposure prophylaxis | Vaccinology
  14. Role of vitamin D apart from bone growth in children | Nutrition
  15. Vitamin A prophylaxis in children | Nutrition
  16. Universal newborn hearing screening | Neonatology
  17. High flow nasal cannula oxygen delivery in children | Misc
  18. Dengue vaccine | Vaccinology
  19. Renal artery stenosis diagnosis and management | Nephrology
  20. Assessment of pain in children | Drug therapy