Entrance Exams for Nursing Courses

“Nursing is an art: and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit? It is one of the Fine Arts: I had almost said the finest of Fine Arts. “ ~Florence Nightingale
Nursing is considered to be one of the noblest careers in the world. It comprises of the largest group of dedicated people working in the healthcare sector. There are various nursing schools across the country which train students to become successful nurses in the future. In order to get into these nursing schools they need to qualify various exams. A list of various nursing exams is given below:

AIIMS Nursing Entrance Test – All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, rated as the best medical college in the country, conducts tests for its B.Sc Nursing and B.Sc Nursing post basic course. The exams are generally held in June.

AFMC Nursing Entrance Test – Armed Forces medical College, one of the best medical colleges conducts its own entrance test for admission to its B.Sc Nursing courses.

JIPMER Nursing Entrance Test – Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Entrance and Research also conduct their own entrance exams.

Lady Hardings Medical College – Situated in Delhi, this college also conducts its own Nursing entrance exams.

BHU GNM Nursing Entrance Test – Banaras Hindu University conducts its own entrance test in Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery Entrance test for admission to its diploma level nursing course, i.e., GNM.

ASSO CET Exam – Association of Managements of Unaided Private Medical and Dental Colleges (AMUPMDC), Maharashtra, conducts an all India Entrance test for admission to its B.Sc Nursing Courses.

NU UGET – NITTE University Under-Graduate Entrance Test conducts entrance exams for admission to its various undergraduate programmes.

Dr. DY Patil University AIET – Dr. DY Patil University conducts its All India Entrance Test (AIET) for admission to its undergraduate nursing courses.

Apart from these, there are various other entrance exams conducted by the State medical boards for admission to their affiliated colleges.

Nursing Eligibility Criteria:
For admission to undergraduate nursing course, the candidate must have passed his 10+2 from a recognised board/university. The minimum percentage of marks required to get admission to these colleges depends on the university conducting the entrance examination. Also, the candidate must have Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their compulsory subjects at their 10+2. The candidate should be minimum 17 years of age for admission to the programme but there is no upper age limit.

9 thoughts on “Entrance Exams for Nursing Courses

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    subhashree subhalaxmi swain

    July 17, 2016 at 1:09pm

    Hallo i am subhalaxmi .l want to know about bsc nursing course.what type of question appeare in the exam? Please give me some clue…

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    Sanjay Kumar Thapa

    July 9, 2014 at 1:27pm

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    preeti singh

    July 9, 2014 at 9:41am

    hey my name is preeti singh i hav given entrance exam for bsc hons. in rajkumari amrit kaur college,delhi.. bt i wont get the result on net.. so can u plz help me in this…???

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    September 9, 2013 at 5:59am

    I would like to study nursing but i do not have enough ,i have F in English D physic and E math

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    August 3, 2013 at 12:49pm

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    July 8, 2013 at 7:50pm

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    Nicole LIVERPOOL

    March 22, 2013 at 6:48am

    I Want to study nursing but i do not have a pass in maths,only ENG 2 ,H.S.B 2, SOCIAL STUDIES 2, AND 2 IN P.O.B CAN U HELP ME.

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    November 24, 2012 at 11:40am

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