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HPU MSc Nursing Entrance Test 2018 - dates, eligibility, application


HPU Shimla announces 2-yrs M.Sc. Nursing Course through Entrance Test 2018

Himachal Pradesh University(HPU) has released notification from the eligible candidates for admission to M.Sc. Nursing (2 years degree course) in Sister Nivedita Govt. College Nursing of IGMC, Shimla through an objective type (MCQ) Entrance Test for the academic year 2018-19 .


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HPU M.Sc. Nursing Entrance Test 2018

  • The M.Sc. Nursing Degree Course of 2 years is being introduced in Govt. and Private Nursing Colleges. This Degree Course is affiliated to H.P. University, Shimla and permitted on yearly basis by the Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi
  • Admission to this degree course shall be made as per merit drawn on the basis of marks of the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Himachal Pradesh University on behalf of the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh


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Important Dates

Schedule for filling up online Application Form with Final transaction of fee: 26th June to 23rd July 2018
Time for correction of error, if any, in the online application form after final submission of online application form: 24th July 2018
Date of uploading admit Cards on University Website: 31st July 2018
Date of Entrance Test: 05th August 2018, Sunday
Dates for displaying the Key Answers on the University Website: 10th to 13th August 2018
Tentative date of declaration of result: 20th August 2018
Tentative date of issuance of merit list: 23rd August 2018
Commencement of Academic Session: 01st October 2018

No. of Seats

  • Medical Surgical Nursing - 05 Seats (for SNGNC, IGMC Shimla); 02 Seats (for MLMSN, Solan); 05 Seats (for SIN, Sanjauli, Shimla) and 04 Seats (for NSNI, Palampur)
  • Community health Nursing - 05 Seats (for SNGNC, IGMC Shimla); 04 Seats (for MLMSN, Solan); 05 Seats (for SIN, Sanjauli, Shimla) and 04 Seats (for NSNI, Palampur)
  • Obstetric Nursing - 05 Seats (for SNGNC, IGMC Shimla); 02 Seats (for MLMSN, Solan); and 04 Seats (for NSNI, Palampur)
  • Child Health Nursing - 05 Seats (for SNGNC, IGMC Shimla); 02 Seats (for MLMSN, Solan); 05 Seats (for SIN, Sanjauli, Shimla) and 04 Seats (for NSNI, Palampur)
  • Mental Health Nursing - 05 Seats (for SNGNC, IGMC Shimla)


Distribution of Seats

  • Out of total number of 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
  • Group /Quota-wise distribution of seats between in-service and direct candidates in the ratio of 60:40 in Sister Nivedita Nursing College, IGMC Shimla is as under:


Eligibility Criteria

  • Admission to M.Sc. Nursing Degree course shall be made on the basis of merit of the Entrance Test to be conducted by the Himachal Pradesh University Shimla for which Male & Female candidates are eligible subject to fulfilment of the following conditions:
  • Candidate must have passed 10+2 and its equivalent exam from recognized Board/University established by Law in India with minimum 45% aggregate marks; for SC/ST/OBC candidates the required percentage of aggregate marks will be 40%
  • Candidates should be registered as 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 counseling
  • Candidates should be B.Sc. Nursing/Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing/B.Sc. Hons. Nursing trained from the recognised Institutions not less than 55% aggregate marks
  • Minimum one year of work experience after Basic B.Sc. Nursing on the last date of submission of application form
  • Minimum one year of work experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing on the last date of submission of application form


For 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 fulfillment of the condition as laid down under clause 15(i) of 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 under clause 15(ii) of the prospectus
  • Candidates should not have attained maximum of 50 years of age as on 31st December 2018

For 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 H.P. Govt. who have done their B.Sc. Nursing & P.B. B.Sc. Nursing Schools/Institutions anywhere in India duly recognized by the Indian Nursing Council/H.P. State Nurses Registration Council


Syllabus & Pattern of the Entrance Exam

  • The Exam shall consist of one written paper only in the subjects mentioned hereunder in accordance with the syllabi of GNM/B.Sc. Nursing Studies
  • The medium of examination shall be English
  • The question paper will be objective (MCQ) type. There will be only 4 (Four) options in each question i.e. A, B, C & D. Out of which one of the option will correct
  • Total questions will be 150 (one hundred fifty). Each question will carry 1 (one) mark. The duration of the Entrance Test will be 2 (two) hours. There will be No Negative Marking


Result & Merit List

  • The Selection of the candidates for M.Sc. Nursing Course will be on the basis of the merit of the entrance test. The minimum marks required for the selection will be 50% for candidates for General category, 40% for SC/ST categories candidates
  • Before declaration of result, the key Answers as provided by the Examiners will be moderated by a Committee of the subject expert to be constituted by the Vice-Chancellor immediately after holding the Entrance Test
  • The specimen copy of the OMR Answer Sheet which will be distributed along with the Question Booklet is given at Appendix-10 of the Prospectus
  • Merit List will be displayed on the university website www.hpuniv.in or www.hpunivnic.in and www.admissions.hpushimla


Application Procedure

  • The Applicants may apply for M.Sc. Nursing Entrance Test through online Application Form only through the Website www.hpuniv.in or www.hpunivnic.in and www.admissions.hpushimla
  • Admission Form as attached in the Prospectus duly completed in all respects along with attested photocopies of documents is to be submitted personally by the qualified candidates at the time of counselling/ admission

Log on to website www.hpuniv.nic.in or www.admissions.hpushimla.in and candidate must download the prospectus and replica of ONLINE application form to read it carefully to satisfy his/her eligibility criteria and other requirements for submission of online application form appearing in the Test


Entrance Test Fee

  • For General Category Rs.2500/-;
  • For SC/ST Categories Rs.1250/-
  • For more details, refer prospectus/website www.hpuniv.in


Himachal Pradesh University (HPU), Shimla

(Department of Medical Education & Research), Himachal Pradesh University, Gyan Path, Summer Hill, Shimla-171005, Tel.: +91-177-2831948, Website www.hpuniv.nic.in



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