Applying for BSc Nursing at PGIMER: Check out schedule, eligibility criteria, fee, application process
Chandigarh: All candidates who intend to pursue BSc Nursing courses: 4 years or Post Basic at the prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) can view the whole admission process as per the information uploaded on the official website of the institute.All the important details including schedule, eligibility criteria, fee, the application process,...
Chandigarh: All candidates who intend to pursue BSc Nursing courses: 4 years or Post Basic at the prestigious Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) can view the whole admission process as per the information uploaded on the official website of the institute.
All the important details including schedule, eligibility criteria, fee, the application process, selection process, instructions, seat distribution and many more are attached below.
Start of B.Sc. Nursing online registration on Website www.pgimer.edu.in
Application form closes
Computer-Based Entrance Test
Expected date of declaration of result
Last date of submission of qualifying 10+2 certificate and marks sheet
17.08.2020 at 11.00 AM
Note: All the above-mentioned dates are tentative in nature and may be subjected to change due to certain circumstances with the prior notice on PGI website.
• SC/ST Category : Rs.1200/- + Transaction Charges as applicable
• For all other categories: Rs.1500/- + Transaction Charges as applicable.
• Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD): Candidates are exempted from payment of the fee.
All candidates are directed to deposit the above fees through online payment gateway available at B.Sc. Nursing application portal w.e.f. 18.05.2020 to 20.06.2020.
MODE OF PAYMENT: Through Debit / Credit Card / Net Banking
All applicants are advised to read the Prospectus and Instructions carefully before starting online registration and ensure that no column is left blank. In the event of rejection of the application form, no correspondence/request for reconsideration will be entertained. Applicants are also advised to download and take a print of the Application form. They should retain a copy of Application form till the completion of the Admission Process.
Please visit www.pgimer.edu.in regularly for latest notification/announcement as well as any Addendum/Corrigendum/Latest updates etc. regarding the Entrance Test.
DECLARATION OF RESULT
The final result for B.Sc. Nursing will only be displayed on PGI website at www.pgimer.edu.in. Result of individual candidate will NOT be informed on telephone and candidates are requested NOT to make the call to the Academic Section for such information.
1. B.Sc. Nursing (4 Years) programme (only for female candidates)
2. B.Sc. Nursing (Post-Basic) - 2 years programme
Number of seats for different courses
For PGI staff
B.Sc. Nsg. (4 yrs)
B.Sc. Nsg. (Post-Basic)
(Gen-9, SC-2, ST-1, OBC-3)
*The number of seats mentioned for Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) will be adjusted against the category to which he/she belongs. The candidates having a disability to the tune of 40% to 50% of lower extremity declared by the authorized Medical Board of the State Govt./Govt. of India or any other Competent Authority authorized in this regard by the Government having a Nursing expert as a member of the Board only to be considered.
ADMISSION TO THE NURSING COURSES
Admission to all courses is made once a year. The session for B.Sc. Nursing (4 years) and B.Sc. Nursing (Post-Basic) shall commence from 1st September of each year. The admission notice is published in leading newspapers in India usually during the months of May/June every year. The admission to the courses imparted at NINE is made on all India basis by holding an entrance examination by the Institute after issuing a countrywide admission notice.
GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
A. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
I. B.Sc. Nursing (4 years) - only for female candidates
1) The minimum educational requirement shall be 10+2 examination passed with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English or any other examination as equivalent thereto with at least 50% marks in aggregate. Candidates appearing in 10+2 examination in AprilMay, 2020 can also apply for the course, but they will be provisionally allowed to appear in the entrance examination subject to the passing of 10+2 examination with at least 50% marks. They will, however, be required to submit their certificates/marks sheet from the respective Boards of their having passed the 10+2 examination to the Principal, NINE by 10.08.2020 positively failing which they will not be considered for attending the counselling.
2) AGE LIMIT: Not more than 25 years and not less than 17 years on 1st September 2020 i.e. those born after 1st September 2003 and before 1st September 1995 are not eligible.
II. B.Sc. Nursing (Post-Basic) – (Course Code- BSC/023)
1) Must have passed 10+2 or any other examination equivalent thereto.
2) Must have passed General Nursing and Midwifery with a minimum of 50% aggregate.
3) Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife qualified from a recognized Institute & registered with respective State Nursing Council as approved by Indian Nursing Council (INC) or substitute registration in case of male candidates fully qualified for the nursing of men, women and children.
4) AGE LIMIT: Not more than 45 years on 1st September 2020 i.e. those born before 1st September 1975 are not eligible. The age relaxation as per rules will be applicable to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC and other reserved categories.
(i) Candidates are required to take the printout of the filled online application form and route their applications along with necessary documents through the employer.
(ii) The online application form will be treated as an advance copy.
Foreign Nationals (FN)
(i) Foreign nationals should also fill in the prescribed application form online.
(ii) Candidates are required to take the print out of the filled online application form and route their applications along with necessary documents through the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi and it should reach by the prescribed date. They have to obtain eligibility certificate from Registrar, PGIMER, Chandigarh & clearance regarding professional qualification from the Indian Nursing Council, New Delhi and submit it along with the application form.
(iii) The online application form will be treated as an advance copy.
(iv) However, application of such candidates will be processed after receipt of the same through diplomatic channels. These candidates are also required to appear in the entrance examination along with other candidates.
(v) For further details, kindly see How to Apply section on the website.
RESERVATION OF SEATS
A. Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) & Other Backward Classes (OBC)
(i) This PGIMER, Chandigarh provides Reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) - Non-Creamy Layer (NCL), wherever applicable and admissible as per instructions from Government of India.
(ii) All candidates, irrespective of the category may be considered against UR vacancies, subject to fulfilment of parameters for UR candidates. However, against the vacancies earmarked for specific categories (SC/ST/OBC), only candidates belonging to that community will be considered.
(iii) For availing reservation, SC/ST/OBC candidates should furnish Caste Certificate from competent authorities as per the format given at Annexure-II (for SC/ST candidates) and at Annexure-III (for OBC-NCL candidates) at the time of counselling. Further, in the case of OBC candidates, the certificates should specifically indicate that they do not belong to the Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule of the Government of India, Department of Personnel and Training O.M.No.36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 08.09.93 & its subsequent revision through O.M.No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 09.03.2004, 27.05.2013, 13.09.2017 and further revision, if any, received till the closing date for ONLINE Registration of applications for an entrance test. The candidates should ensure that they belong to the OBC category while applying for the seats. Such candidates should produce a valid OBC certificate in the prescribed format during document verification. Further, in addition to the category certificate (OBC), a declaration in the prescribed format as per Annexure-IV has to be furnished by the candidates during document verification, that he/she does not belong to the creamy layer. The certificate produced shall not be older than one year at the time of document verification. In case of not complying with these stipulations, their claim for reserved status (OBC) will not be entertained.
B. PERSONS WITH BENCHMARK DISABILITY (PwBD)
1. As per provisions (Chapter VI Clause 32) of the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Act. 2016 Five per cent of seats shall be reserved for Persons (Indian Nationals) with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD). The reservation will be provided on horizontal basis, as per their rank in order of merit in Entrance Test.
2. The number of seats mentioned for Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) will be adjusted against the category to which he/she belongs. The candidates having a disability to the tune of 40% to 50% of lower extremity declared by the authorized Medical Board of the State Govt. / Govt. of India or any other Competent Authority authorized in this regard by the Government having a Nursing expert as a member of the Board only to be considered.
7.1 COMPETITIVE ENTRANCE TEST
The Entrance Examination shall be conducted through a Computer Based Test (CBT).
7.2 EXAMINATION CENTRES
(i) Applicants should indicate his/her choice of the city of examination at the time of filling the online application form. The city chosen is subject to confirmation of payment of the examination fee. The city of the examination shall be allotted on a first-come-first-serve basis subject to the availability of nodes in the respective city.
(ii) The city of examination once chosen and allotted will not be changed and any request in this regard will not be entertained. Applicants should, therefore, indicate the choice of the city with the utmost care. Applicants are advised to complete the process of online application at the earliest without waiting for the last date, to avoid not getting the city/centre of their choice.
LIST OF CITIES WHERE EXAMINATION IS LIKELY TO BE HELD
NAME OF CITY
Note: While PGI shall make all possible efforts to allocate candidates in the cities chosen by them, however, due to technical, logistic and other unforeseen reasons including nonavailability of a sufficient number of Examination Centres or Candidates in that or natural calamities etc., some centres may be cancelled. Under such circumstances, PGI shall reallocate these candidates to alternate centres in nearby cities. Such decisions shall be binding on the candidate.
7.3 TYPE OF PAPER
Candidates will be considered for selection to B.Sc. Nursing course based on a test consisting of 100 multiple choice question (MCQs) with four alternatives. There will be Negative marking to the tune of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
A. B.Sc. Nursing (4 Years)
The approximate number of questions for each subject is as follows:
Number of questions
Number of marks
General Knowledge/Current affairs
(The syllabi will be of Ten Plus One & Plus Two standard)
B. B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic)
The approximate number of questions for each subject is as follows:
Number of marks
Scientific Principles Applied in
Nursing Practice & Trends in Nsg.
(including Anatomy and Physiology)
Child Health Nursing
Community Health Nursing
Obstetric Nursing and Midwifery
Mental Health Nursing
(The syllabi will be of Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery Standard)
SUMMARY OF B.SC. NURSING ENTRANCE TEST PATTERN
(Please see the text for details and explanations)
Mode of Examination
Computer Based Test (CBT) / Online
Duration of Examination
1 and ½ hours (One and a half hours/90 minutes)
Date of Examination
Tuesday, the 28th July 2020
Number of Shifts
Timing of Examination
09.00 AM to 10.30 AM
Location of Examination Centres
Tentatively 07 cities in India
Language of Paper
Type of Examination
Number of Questions
One Paper of 100 MCQ (One hundred only)
Please see the concerned sections for details.
Method of Cut-Off
Method of determining merit
Method of resolving ties
Merit list of candidates is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the online entrance examination. Merit list is prepared for each category of candidates viz.
(b) Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Other Backward Communities
(c) Persons with Benchmark Disability
(d) PGI deputed candidates to the course of B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic)
Seats for these categories are not interchangeable. However PwBD candidates selected under PwBD category will consume the seat of their own category like GEN/SC/ST/OBC.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
1. The selection will be made strictly in order of merit of the candidates in the respective merit lists of entrance test.
2. Overall rank of all the candidates shall be decided based on percentile scores, with a higher percentile score translating into a better rank.
3. An overall merit list based on the percentile obtained by all the candidates appearing in the examination in the theory examination (irrespective of their category) will be prepared. Candidates of various categories who secure percentile in the theory examination, as mentioned against each category, will qualify for admission:
General category : 50th percentile
SC/ST/OBC & PwBD : 45th percentile
4. In the matter of selection, the decision of the Director, PGIMER, Chandigarh shall be final.
If two or more candidates obtain equal percentile in the entrance examination for admission to B.Sc. Nursing (4 Years)/B.Sc. Nursing (Post Basic) courses then their inter-se-merit for admission to the course shall be determined on the basis of the following:-
1. A candidate who has made more attempts in passing the qualifying exam, (10+2/GNM) will rank junior to a candidate who has made lesser attempts.
2. If the attempts made in passing the qualifying exam (10+2/GNM) are also the same, then a candidate who has higher marks in the said examination will rank senior to a candidate who has obtained lower marks.
3. If the attempts made in passing the said examinations and the marks obtained in the examinations are also the same, then a candidate senior in age shall rank senior to the candidate who is junior in age.
Candidates will be invited for interview strictly in order of merit in the respective merit lists based on the marks obtained by them in the entrance examination. The number of candidates to be called for the interview will be three times the total number of seats to be filled in each category from candidates who fulfil the cut off points. It is compulsory that these candidates attend the interview.
Selected candidates should pay the fee etc. on the spot failing which her/his selection will be treated as cancelled and seat will be offered to the candidates next on the waiting list in order of merit.
The candidates on the waiting list will attend the counselling in the office of the Principal, NINE, PGIMER, Chandigarh on the dates & time to be announced on the day of 1st counselling. The seats, if available, shall be offered to the candidates on merit. No separate correspondence shall be made.
Selected candidates must join their respective course on the date(s) intimated to them at the time of selection or communicated to them in the admission letter. No extension in joining shall be granted. The selection of those candidates who fail to join by the stipulated date shall automatically stand cancelled and no correspondence shall be entertained. The Institute takes no responsibility of intimating for cancellation of seats.
The joining of B.Sc. Nursing (Post-Basic) shall be accepted only along with relieving certificate from their employer (for in-service candidates). No request for an extension in joining shall be entertained.
Medical fitness will be pre-condition for registration for all candidates. The candidates will be medically examined by a Medical Board, constituted by the Institute for the purpose to determine their medical fitness.
17. FEES AND OTHER DUES (PER ANNUM)
(Tentative and subject to change)
Security/Caution Money (*Refundable)
Registration Fee (payable on admission)
Examination Fee (payable at the time of
HOSTEL CHARGES (subject to change):
Charges / Fee
Hostel/Room Rent (per annum)
Hostel Security one time (refundable)
Hostel Fund on admission (Non-refundable)
Electricity charges (per annum)
A. INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
(a) Candidate should fill in the Online Application with the utmost care and follow the instructions and help manual as given in the MANUAL FOR ONLINE APPLICATION FORM of the Prospectus, step by step. Candidate should fill in the Online Application form correctly. The incorrectly filled form may lead to rejection.
(b) A candidate seeking admission to the Entrance Test is required to submit his/her application in the prescribed format available online with the Prospectus on www.pgimer.edu.in
(c) The cost of Application Form includes the fee for entrance Test which is nonrefundable and no correspondence in this regard will be entertained. The candidate is required to go through the Prospectus carefully and acquaint himself/herself with all requirements with regard to the filling of the online application form.
(d) Online Registration:
(i) After selecting the online registration, fill the mandatory details asked for and deposit the prescribed fee through debit/credit card/Net Banking. After submitting fees, fill required information step by step. Follow the instructions carefully.
(ii) It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that correct details are filled in the Registration process. The Institute will not be responsible for any incorrect information/cancellation of candidature/loss or lack of communication etc. due to wrong filled online Application form.
(iii) No candidate should register more than one application.
(iv) All applicants are required to ensure that Photo/Signature is uploaded according to the instructions provided in the Prospectus. Failure to do so may result in rejection of the application.
(v) Duplicate applications from any applicant will result in cancellation of all such applications. No intimation regarding such summary rejections will be provided.
(e) STATUS OF ONLINE REGISTRATION
(i) Acknowledgement of successful Online Registration will be forwarded to the applicant's Registered Email ID. The Registration Form will remain under review regarding uploaded images and eligibility.
(ii) Admit Card for Accepted Registration Form will only be uploaded on the website. If the status of Registration Form or Admit Card is not available on the website, he/she should immediately write an email to the Registrar, PGIMER, Chandigarh on firstname.lastname@example.org along with full particulars of the Registration Form.
(f) DOCUMENTS TO BE ATTACHED WITH REGISTRATION SLIP
The candidates must upload their self-attested/attested copies of certificates/documents in support of their educational qualifications, marks, date of birth, category, experience etc. If a candidate fails to upload self-attested/attested copies of the requisite documents as above, his/her candidature will be cancelled and he/she will not be allowed to participate in subsequent stages of selection/admission process.
For Sponsored Candidates and Foreign Nationals
The candidate should ensure to take a printout of application form after completing all details. Candidates belonging to Foreign National category and presently employed candidates are required to submit their NOC from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, New Delhi and NOC from Employer respectively. The Applications of above-mentioned categories i.e. Foreign national along with requisite certificates must reach the office of Principal,
National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER, Sector-12, Chandigarh160012, at least 10 days before the commencement of the Entrance Examination.
Candidates in employment must forward their application through proper channel. Online Application will be treated as an advance copy of the application.
Application through proper channel should reach the Principal, National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER, Chandigarh within 15 days after the last date fixed for the receipt of applications.
(g) The discrepancy, if any, in the date and time of the entrance examination mentioned in the Prospectus, Admit Card etc. should be immediately brought to the notice of the Training Branch, PGIMER, Chandigarh through email.
Complaints received at a later stage will not be entertained. In case any discrepancy is found in the information provided in the various documents, the data provided on the Application Form will be considered as final for all purposes.
(h) It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that correct address, Mobile No. & email ID in the Application Form is filled. The Institute shall not be responsible for any miscommunication due to incorrect address, Mobile No. and email ID is given by the applicant on the Application Form or non-receipt for any communication.
OTHER IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS
(a) All the candidates should ensure to take a printout of application form after completing all details.
(b) A list of candidates who qualify the written test and eligible for counselling should submit the print out of their online application form along with photocopies of relevant self-attested certificates/documents in support of educational qualification(s), experience, age/date of birth certificate, caste certificate, Fresh OBC certificate, and NOC from the present employer (if employed at the time of counselling) either through online or by hand in the office of Principal, National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER, Chandigarh within two days after the display of counselling list to prepare a final list of candidates for counselling.
(c) Incomplete applications will not be considered, and no correspondence will be entertained in this matter. All particulars in the application form must be entered carefully. All claims made in the application must be supported by documentary proof.
(d) Candidates in employment must forward their application through proper channel. Online Application will be treated as an advance copy of the application.
Application through proper channel should be sent to the Principal, National Institute of Nursing Education, PGIMER, Chandigarh within 10 days after the last date fixed for online registration.
(e) No request for a change of category applied for shall be entertained after the submission of the application.
(f) The number of seats where indicated are provisional and may be reduced/increased without prior notice.
(g) Roll Numbers/Admit Cards/Hall ticket for appearing in the entrance examination will be available for download to eligible candidates approximately 07 days in advance and can be downloaded from the website by logging into their accounts on the website with their respective login id and password. Roll Numbers / Admit Cards will NOT be sent by post. The candidates are allowed to enter in the examination hall on the production of the Admit Card/ Hall Ticket.
(h) All the candidates appearing for the entrance test are instructed 'NOT TO BRING' water bottle, car key (Remote), chain, any mobile phones/pager/pen/wrist watch/ring/ wallets/ladies purse/ornaments (Earrings, rings etc.) or any other electronic device. The candidates with these articles will not be permitted to enter in the Examination Hall. The examination centres are not responsible for the safe custody of the belongings of the candidates and they have to make their own arrangement for their safe custody.
(i) Entrance examination/counselling will be held as per schedule. These dates will not be changed, even if the day is declared as a holiday or half-holiday by any competent authority. Attending counselling is mandatory.
(j) The candidates invited for the selection/counselling may have to stay at Chandigarh for 2-3 days. No TA/DA is admissible to them for the purpose.
(k) Selected candidates in counselling shall have to pay the fee etc. on the same day, failing which his/her selection will be treated as cancelled and the seat will be offered to the candidates on the waiting list in order of merit.
(l) The candidates selected for the course shall have to submit the migration certificate from the University/Institute from which they passed their last examination at the time of their joining, along with all other certificates in original in support of their qualification etc.
(m) No individual intimation is sent to unselected candidates, and no correspondence on the subject is entertained.
(n) All the candidates are advised to download their Admit Cards from the website. It may please be noted that the Admit Cards will not be sent by Post.
(o) If a candidate is at any stage found to have provided false information/certificate or is found to have withheld or concealed some information in his/her application form, he/she will be debarred from admission, his/her residency will be terminated with immediate effect.
(p) If ineligibility is detected at any stage, candidature/admission of the candidate will be cancelled without any notice.
(q) Candidate must not obtain or give or attempt to obtain or give irregular assistance of any kind during the examination; this will entail expulsion and cancellation of candidature for the examination. The admission of the candidate will be cancelled and appropriate criminal/civil proceedings will be initiated against the candidates if at any stage of the examination the candidate is found to have secured admission by using any unfair means.
(r) The Institute will not intimate the result of Entrance Test individual. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained. However, the marks/result of individual candidate will be made available on PGIMER website www.pgimer.edu.in after the declaration of the final result by login their credential.
(s) There is no provision for re-checking/re-evaluation of the answer sheets and no query in this regard will be entertained.
(t) The decision of the Director of the Institute shall be final in the matter of selection of candidates for admission to various courses and no appeal will be entertained in this regard
(u) Selected candidates must join the course on the date stipulated in the letter of selection, failing which the selection/admission shall stand cancelled/withdrawn.
(v) The rules are subject to change in accordance with the decision of the Institute to be taken from time to time.
(w) Any dispute in regard to any matter referred to herein shall be subject to the jurisdiction of Chandigarh Courts alone.