DNB Pediatrics Theory Question Paper June 2022

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DNB theory question paper for the final exam held by the National Board of Examination in June 2022.

Links to model answers are given where available.

Paper 1

  1. A) Describe /Diagramatic representation of feral circulation /Embryology
    B) Management of PPHN /Cardiology
  2. A) Describe the metabolism of bilirubin in a neonate
    B)Management of prolonged jaundice in neonates. /Neonatology
  3. A) Development of diaphragm. /Embryology/ GI
    B) Current recommendations for the management of Congenital diaphragmatic hernia / Gi and Hepatology
  4. A) Malaria surveillance /Community Medicine
    B) JSSK
  5. A) Risk bias and confounding factors in a clinical study /Statistics
    B) Forest plot and its interpretation.
  6. A) Describe types of clinical study designs /Statistics
    B) Grade approach to evaluate the level of evidence
  7. A) Describe the iron metabolism
    B) Management of hypochromic microcytic anemia in children /Hematology
  8. A) Describe Sodium homeostasis in body /Fluid & Electrolytes
    B) Management of hypernatremic dehydration in a 10 kg child
  9. A) Pathophysiology of DKA/Endocrinology
    B) Management of diabetes in children
  10. A) National immunization schedule/Vaccinology
    B)Methods of disinfection

Paper 2

  1. A) Types of surfactant
    B)Lung protective strategies in newborn ventilation. /Neonatology
  2. A) Diagnostic approach to floppy infant
    B)AFP surveillance /Neuro muscular
  3. A)Approach to a boy with short stature.
    B)WHO growth chart. /Growth and development
  4. A) NAVA (Neurally adjusted ventilatory assist)
    B)Neurocutaneous markers /Neurology
  5. A)Approach to a neonate with DSD
    B)Hemorrhagic disease of new born /Neonatology
  6. A) Oral drugs in management of hemophilia
    B)Complications of blood transfusion /Hematology
  7. A)Approach to a 2yr old boy with polyuria
    B)Advances in management of SRNS /Nephrology
  8. A)Outline the management of 2 yr old conscious child with SAM having diarrhea with severe dehydration
    B)Dietary advice for 1 yr old child /Nutrition
  9. A)Enumerate oncological emergencies in newly diagnosed leukemia /Oncology
    B) Write clinical features, management and long term outcome of Vit B12 deficiency /Nutrition
  10. A) Transport of sick newborn
    B)Probable complications in monozygotic twins. /Neonatology.

Paper 3

  1. A) SCID /Immunology
    B)Autism spectrum disorders early diagnosis and management /Behavioral disorders
  2. A)Classification of birth defects
    B)Approach to a suspected case of IEM /Metabolic diseases
  3. A)Pulse oximetry screening for critical congenital HD
    B)Management of a neonate with cyanotic congenital heart disease /Cardiology
  4. A)Arrhythmias in children, Diagnosis and their immediate management in ER. /Cardiology
    B)Approach to a child brought to ER with a history of road traffic accident /Emergency and critical care
  5. A)Management of acetaminophen poisoning /Poisoning
    B)PFT in childhood asthma /Respiratory
  6. A)Congenital hypothyroidism – etiology, diagnosis, management
    B)Diagnosis and management of Growth hormone deficiency /Endocrinology
  7. A)Etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, management of portal hypertension
    B)Define ALF in children and how to manage it? /Gastrointestinal system
  8. A)Ophthalmia neonatorum /The eye
    B)Hearing assessment screening in children /The ear
  9. A)Bulimia Nervosa/Behavioural disorders
    B)Antihelminthic drugs /Infectious diseases
  10. 1A) Diagnostic evaluation of celiac disease /Gastrointestinal
    B) HLH in children. /Oncology

Paper 4

  1. A)Mission NEEV (neonatal early evaluation vision) /Social Pediatrics
    B)Artificial intelligence in medical science /Misc
  2. A)Renal angina index and its scoring /Nephrology
    B)Intrauterine transfusion /Neonatology
  3. A)Indication of NGS in pediatric hemato-oncology /Oncology
    B)Liver transplantation in children /GI and Hepatology
  4. A)Recent changes in AHA PALS guidelines /Emergency and critical care
    B)Fetal surgery /Neonatology
  5. A)Prenatal testing in down syndrome /Human Genetics
    B)Pattern inheritance and diagnosis of mitochondrial disease
  6. A)Updated definition of increased BP in Stage 1 and stage 2 of hypertension /Cardiology
    B)Discuss the evaluation of a child with BP>95th centile +12mmHg recorded twice during opd visit
  7. A)Rituximab /Pharmacology
    B)ECMO /Misc
  8. A)Vaccine hesitancy /Vaccinology
    B)Antibiotic stewardship /Infectious diseases
  9. A)Advances in the management of cystic fibrosis /Respiratory disorders
    B) Volume-targeted ventilation /Respiratory disorders
  10. A)NIRS /Respiratory disorders
    B)Functional renal imaging and renography. /Nephrology

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