Himachal Pradesh University Gyan Path, Summer Hill, Shimla-5, on behalf of the Department of Medical Education & Research, Government of Himachal Pradesh, has invited applications for the M.Sc. Nursing Entrance Test-2019, for admission to 2 Years M.Sc. Nursing Degree Course in Government and Private Nursing Colleges in Himachal Pradesh for the 2019-20 session.
The list of Colleges, seats available etc; are given in the Prospectus that can be downloaded from http://admissions.hpushimla.in/Home.aspx.
Out of total seats, 60% seats will be filled-up by the In-service candidates of Himachal Pradesh Govt and 40% seats will be filled up from open competition.
Eligibility: Applicant should be females and should be a registered Nurse/Midwife (RN/RM) B.Sc/Post Basic B.Sc Nursing with H.P State Nurses registration council Shimla/ any State Nursing Registration council at the time of counselling. Applicant should hold a B.Sc. Nursing /Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing /B. Sc Hons. Nursing Degree securing at least 55% aggregate marks, from a recognized Institution. At the time of counselling, applicant should have minimum of one year of work experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing and after B.Sc. Nursing from the date of registration.
In-service quota seats: In-service quota seats are to be filled up by in-service regular appointed Nursing Cadre candidates of Govt. of H.P. subject to fulfilment of the condition as laid down in the Prospectus. However, adhoc & contractual appointees including appointees of Rogi Kalyan Samities will also be considered under this quota subject to fulfillment of the condition as laid down in the Prospectus. Applicant must have completed minimum 5 years service on the last date of submission of application form. Applicant should not have attained 50 years of age as on 31st December, 2019. The Counselling-cum-Admission form, along with required documents in respect of In-Service candidates shall be submitted through their respective Head of Departments within the stipulated date along with service certificate-cum-NOC at the time of counselling.
Direct Quota Seats: Direct quota seats will be available for open competition from amongst the Bonafide Himachali/Domicile candidates/Children/spouse of H.P. Govt. employees and employees of Autonomous Bodies wholly or partially financed by the Himachal Pradesh Government, who have done their B.Sc. Nursing and Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing schools/Institutions anywhere in India duly recognized by the Indian Nursing Council/H.P. State Nurses Registration Council.
For filling up Direct Seat under Management Quota in Private Nursing Colleges in State of Himachal Pradesh, there will be no domicile requirement. Under this quota, both Himachali and Non-Himachali interested candidates can compete in the entrance test subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria as prescribed in the prospectus.
Applicant should be between 17 to 35 years as on 31st December, 2019 (Should be born between 01.01.1985 and 01.01.2003). However, upper age is relaxable by 5 years in the case of SC/ST candidates (must be born between 01.01.1980 and 01.01.2003).
Entrance examination: The Entrance examination, of 2 hours duration, to be held on 15.09.2019 (Sunday) will consist of one written paper only, in the subjects mentioned and in accordance with the syllabi of GNM/B.Sc. Nursing studies. The medium of examination shall be English. The question paper will have 150 objective (MCQ) type. Each question will carry 1 (one) mark. There will be No Negative Marking. Questions will be based on the subjects as given in the Prospectus.
Application Fee: Entrance Test Application Fee for General Category is Rs. 2500/-. For SC/ST Categories, it is Rs. 1250/-.