Tuesday, 4 October 2016

HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance Exam Details

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The Himachal Pradesh University was founded on July 22, 1970. It is located at Summer Hill which is at a distance of 5 kms from the main town, Shimla. The University is nestled amidst tall and lush green trees of deodars, oats, pines and rhododendrons. The location of the University presents a panoramic natural view among the woods, settled around Summer Hill. The camps where one half bathes in the fresh sun towards the east and another half in the grandeur of unique sunset on the West. Overlooking snow peaked majestic mountain ranges add to the lofty ideals and vision of the university.
Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) offered admission into Post Basic B.Sc Nursing through an Entrance Test for the academic year 2016-2017. Candidates can check the complete information of HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance Test 2016 application process, eligibility criteria, admit card, Answer key, result and other important information from this page below.

Important Dates

Event  Dates 
Online Application starts  02 June 2016
Last date for submission of application form  30 June 2016 
Date of uploading of Admit cards 08 July 2016
Date of Entrance Test 17 July 2016
Date of releasing Answer key 20 July to 22 July 2016
Date of declaration of result 27 July 2016
Date of announcement of merit list 29 July 2016
Date of 1st Round of Counselling 18 Aug 2016
Date of 2nd Round of Counselling 16 Sep 2016

Application Form
Before proceeding to apply online, please ensure that you have:
Scanned copy of candidate’s recent photograph with following specifications:
Maximum size 50 kb.
Photo format should be jpg. only
Scanned copy of Candidate’s signature with following specifications.
Maximum size 30 kb.
Scanned signature format should be jpg. only.
Create an email account if you already don’t have one
You must give a correct mobile number in basic details. If you don’t have mobile number, please enter your guardian’s mobile number for any further information in this regard.
The fee for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Entrance Test.

The candidate, before submitting the application form online, shall satisfy her eligibility to appear in the test. The candidate is required to go through the Prospectus carefully and acquaint herself with all requirements with regard to submission of Application Form. Candidate can also apply from the direct link provided below.

Application process is over…!!!

Application Fee
  • Rs. 2000/- for General/OBC/OBC-PH Categories
  • Rs.1000/- for SC/ST Categories.
Mode of Payment
Three modes of payment are there for payment of application fee i.e 1) Net Banking 2) Card Payment (By Using Debit/Credit Card of any bank) 3) Other Payment modes in which Callahan is generated and the applicant has to take the print out of that Callahan to the nearest SBI Branch for depositing the Cash.

Instruction for Filling Up Online Application
1. Log on to website www.hpuniv.in candidate must download the prospectus and replica of ONLINE application form to read it carefully to satisfy her eligibility criteria and other requirements for submission of online application form for appearing in the test.

2. Click on “Register Now” to create a new account. Once the new account is created online system will generate the unique application form number. Candidates are advised to note down the application form number for all future references.

3. After account creation, click login to complete the Entrance Examination application online. Online Entrance Application form has following subsequent information.

4. Basic Details Form.

5. Upload Photo & Signature Form.

6. Fees Payment Form.

7. Payment Details Form.

8. Filled Form View Page Confirmation Button.

9. Filled Form Downloaded Page.

10. Applicants are required to fill their information in above mentioned web pages. All mandatory fields are marked with red star.

11. Upload photo and signature. Photo and signature uploaded should be as per specifications and size listed.

12. To save the data, please click on ‘Continue and Save’ button at the bottom of each screen before proceeding further.

12. Pay the B.Sc. Nursing Entrance Application fees.

13. Once the payment will be confirmed, Complete Entrance Application Form will be opened on the screen with edit option. Before proceeding further, please make sure that all the fields of the form are filled up correctly in the confirmation screen only then click on the Submit Button. Once the applicant click on the Submit button of her application page, she cannot edit/change the details entered
After clicking on ‘Submit’ button new window will appear on the Screen displaying full details of the applicant on the pdf format. Take the print out of the same page and attach the payment receipt with the computer generated confirmation copy of the application form and before sending it to the University designated officer. Candidate must retain the photocopies of the application form and fee receipt for future reference, as the application form number is to be used for downloading the Admit card from the University website.

Procedure of sending computer generated application form:
Follow the instructions to take the print out of the computer generated confirmation copy of the application form and attach the copy of the fee receipt and write the following address with the quote “Application form for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Entrance Test-2016” on any good quality envelope and then send it by post, so as to reach on or before the prescribed date to :

The Assistant Registrar(Entrance Tests)
Room No. 10 Admn. Block, Ground Floor,
H.P. University, Summer Hill, Shimla–171 005 (H.P.)

Alternatively, it can be submitted in person in the office of the Deputy Registrar (Entrance Tests) as mentioned above. In case, any candidate sends her application form to the Officer other than the designated as above, the Entrance Tests Section of the University shall in no way be responsible.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Admission to Post-Basic B.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 the female candidates only are eligible subject to fulfillment of the following conditions :

2. The candidates should be registered as registered Nurse/Midwife (RN/RM) with H.P. State Nurses Registration Council, Shimla at the time of counseling.

3. The candidate must have passed 10+2 and its equivalent examination 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%.

4. The candidate must have obtained 50% marks in General Nursing & Midwifery from the School/Institution recognized by the Indian Nursing Council/Himachal Pradesh Nurses Registration Council.

5. The distribution of seats between In-Service and Direct candidates will be made in the ratio of 70:30. However, 200 point vertical reservation roster will be applied afresh for distribution of seats among General, SC, ST and OBC categories and no horizontal reservation roster will be applied.

For In-Service Quota Seats:

1. In-service quota seats to be filled up by in-service regularly appointed Nursing Cadre candidates of Govt. of H.P. However, adhoc & contractual appointees including appointees of Rogi Kalyan Samities will also be considered under this quota. The candidates must have completed minimum 5 years service on the last date of submission of application form
The candidates should not have attained maximum of 53 years of age as on 31st December, 2016.
The Counseling –cum-Admission form along with required documents in respect of In-Service candidates shall be submitted through their respective Head of Departments well within the stipulated date along with service certificate-cum-NOC at the time of counseling.

2. For Direct Quota Seats: Direct quota seats will be available for open competition from amongst:-
The Bonafide Himachali/Domicile candidates/Children of H.P. Govt. employees and employees of Autonomous Bodies wholly or partially financed by the Himachal Pradesh Government, who have done their GNM course from GNM Schools/Institutions anywhere in India duly recognized by the Indian Nursing Council/H.P. State Nurses Registration Council.

3. The candidates should be GNM trained from the recognized Govt./Private GNM Schools/ Institutions situated in the State of Himachal Pradesh.

4. The age of candidates should be between 17 to 35 years as on 31st December, 2016 i.e. the candidate should be born between 01.01.1982 and 1.1.2000. However, upper age can be relaxable by 5 years in the case of SC/ST candidates i.e. the candidate must born between 1.1.1977 and 1.1.2000. The candidates will ensure that they must fulfill the above condition. Age as recorded in the matriculation certificate will be entertained.

Admit Card 

Himachal Pradesh University Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Admit Card 2016 is now available for downloading. The candidate is required to use Registration Number/Name for downloading the admit card. Candidates can download their admit card from the official website or by the link given below.

Downloading of admit card is over…!!!

Entrance Examination Details

The admission to the Post-Basic B.Sc. Nursing Degree Course shall be on the basis of a Entrance Test to be conducted by the Himachal Pradesh University at Shimla examination centre only on the date notified in the prospectus. The name and address of the examination centre is communicated on the admit cards to be uploaded on the website by the University for appearing in the Entrance Test. Examination Centre once allotted to the candidate will not be changed. However, University reserves the right to allot any centre in view of exigencies.

Examination Pattern

The examination shall consists of one written paper only in the subjects mentioned hereunder in accordance with the syllabi of GNM 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 be the 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 for a wrong answer. The written test is of objective type and in English language on the following subjects as given below:-

Subject  No. of question  Marks 
Fundamentals of Nursing 20 1 each
Medical surgical Nursing 20 1 each
Psychiatric Nursing 20 1 each
Pediatrics Nursing 20 1 each
Midwifery & Gynaecology 20 1 each
Community Health Nursing 20 1 each
Anatomy & Physiology 10 1 each
Nutrition 5 1 each
Pharmacology 5 1 each
Microbiology 5 1 each
General Knowledge 5 1 each
Total questions and marks 150 150

Answer Key

Himachal Pradesh University has released the answer keys of the Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance Test 2016. University has uploaded the answer keys on the official website of HPU. Candidates appeared in Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance Test 2016 are advised to check the answer keys on the official website of HPU. Direct link to check the answer key is available on this page.

Check HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance Test 2016 answer key here Answer key


HPU has declared the result of Port Basic B.Sc. Nursing on the official website of the HPU. Candidates appeared in the entrance exam are advised to check the result on the official website. Direct link to check the result is also available on this page.

To Check HPU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Result 2016 – Click here

Merit List of HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing – Announced

Merit list has been announced on the official website of the HPU. After declaration of the merit list the Director Medical Education & Research Himachal Pradesh are constituted a committee for completing the admission process of Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing course in Govt. /Private Colleges through counselling committee as per scheduled given in the prospectus.

Check Group Wise Merit List here

1. The selection of the candidates for Post -Basic B.Sc. Nursing course is on the basis of the merit of the entrance test. The minimum marks required for the selection are 50% for candidates belonging to General category, 40% for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/OBC and 45% for General Physical Handicapped categories candidates.

2. The Combined as well as Group/Category-wise merit list based on the marks of the Entrance Test of all qualified candidates shall be notified and displayed on the notice board of the University. The said merit list is also available on the University website www.hpuniv.in. Merely assigning of the rank in this merit list will not confer any right for admission, which will be made, if the candidate(s) satisfy the prescribed eligibility criteria on verification of the original certificates/documents and subject to availability of seat(s) in the concerned quota/category at the time of counselling/admission. In case the candidate is found ineligible during he course of counseling, their candidature for admission shall be forfeited.

Resolving the Tie

The following Procedure shall be adopted to resolve the tie for admission: If two or more candidates obtain equal aggregate marks in the Post -Basic B.Sc. Nursing entrance test, then their inter-se merit for admission to the course shall be determined on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in order of Subject-wise Sections of the entrance test i.e.(i) Fundamentals of Nursing, (ii)Medical surgical Nursing, (iii) Psychiatric Nursing, (iv) Pediatrics Nursing, (v) Midwifery & Gynecology and (vi) Community Health Nursing. Even if, the tie still persist after exhausting the above procedure, then the candidate older in age shall be given preference.


There will be a counselling system to allot the available seats in order of merit-cum-choice of the colleges. The admission process will be completed through counselling within the specified period by the counselling committee constituted by the Director Medical Education & Research, H.P. Shimla. The counselling for the qualified candidates will be held as per following schedule in the H.P.University, Auditorium, Shimla- 5 in accordance with the Group-wise as well as Category-wise merit list notified by the University.

The merit list has been displayed on the University Website “www.hpuniv.in”. The candidates are directed to check their result/merit on the said website and to make themselves present in the counselling accordingly. No separate call letters will be sent to the qualified candidates for attending the counselling.

Counselling Form

HPU has released the Counselling -cum-Admission form for the Post Basic B.Sc Nursing on their official website “www.hpuniv.in” of HPU. Selected candidates have to fill this form. Direct link to fill the form is available on the page. So, candidates can fill the Counselling-cum-Admission form from the official website or by the link given below.

1. Candidates must bring Counselling-cum-Admission Form along with photocopies of all the required documents duly self-attested and counselling fee of Rs 100/- in the shape of Bank Draft/IPO drawn in favor of the Financer Officer H.P.University, Shimla. The Final eligibility of the candidates shall be determined strictly as per provisions of the prospectus on verification of original documents/certificates at the time of counseling/admission by the counseling committee. In case of any candidate is found to be ineligible during the course of counselling, her claim for admission shall be forfeited. However, before admitting the candidate to the course, the Principal of the colleges concerned shall also check the final eligibility of each candidate strictly as per provisions of the prospectus. It will be the entire responsibility of the Principal of the colleges concerned to admit the eligible candidates to the course. Also, the candidates should satisfy herself the prescribed eligibility criteria of the prospectus before taking the admission to the course. In the event of her ineligibility to be detected at later stage, her candidature shall liable to be cancelled without any notice for which the candidate would be solely responsible.

2. In case of unavoidable reasons, the candidates who are not able to appear in person, she may depute an authorized person with a letter of authority as given at the end of the Counseling-cum-Admission Form, failing which the merit of such candidates will be cancelled. The Committee will also prepare a waiting list for filling up vacant seats in order of merit in the College. The candidates not reporting for counselling as per schedule will forfeit their claim for admission without any further notice. No further opportunity will be given. The selected candidates will be required to join the college as per date mentioned in the prospectus, failing which their claim for admission shall be forfeited/cancelled. The academic session will start from 1.10.2016 No admission shall be made after 31.10.2016 even if the seats remain vacant in the colleges.

3. The candidates must remain in touch with each process of the Entrance Test right from the declaration of result/merit and counselling schedule. In case of any doubt in this respect may clear it telephonically on Phone No. 0177- 2830891, 0177-2620733 & 0177-2833588. If the doubt with regard to counselling is not cleared, the candidate can contact personally in the University well before the counselling or may report for counselling on the schedule date at H.P. University Auditorium, Shimla, so that she may not loose her chance for admission.

4. If a candidate has qualified the entrance test with the minimum required percentage of marks i.e. 50% for general category candidates, 40% marks for SC/ST/OBC and 45% for Genral-Physically Handicapped categories candidates, then her name will appear in the merit list and she will be entitled to attend the above said counselling as per schedule mentioned above along with Counselling-cum-Admission Form as attached in the Prospectus duly filled in all respects and original as well as photocopies of each certificate/document duly self-attested by the candidate as mentioned here under:-

5. Matriculation or its equivalent examination certificate.

6. Certificate of having passed the qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 or its equivalent examination along with details of marks in each subject.

7. General Nursing and Midwifery Diploma.

8. Registration Certificate from H.P. State Nurses Registration Council, Shimla.

9. H.P. Bonafide/Domicile Certificate issued by the competent authority as per provision of Prospectus.
Certificate of being children of H.P. Govt. Employees and Employees of Autonomous Bodies wholly or partially financed by the Himachal Pradesh.

10. Government as per provision of Prospectus issued by the competent authority.

11. Certificates of claiming Reservation under particular reserved category issued by the competent authority.

12. Service certificate-cum-NOC for in-service candidates only.

13. Affidavit on the paper in original.

Shortlisted Candidates for 2nd Counselling

1. The General combined list of all categories (Direct Group) of the candidates who have been called in order of merit-cum-Choice of the college for second round of counselling scheduled to be held on 16 Sep 2016 at 11:30 am in the H.P.University, Auditorium, Summer Hill, Shimla for filling up the vacant seats under State / Management Quota in Sister Nivedita Govt. Nursing College, IGMC, Shimla, Lord Mahavir Nursing College, Nalagarh, Murari Lal Memorial Nursing College, Solan and Chamunda Institute of Medical Sciences & Nursing College, Kullu for admission to Post-Basic B.Sc. Nursing 2 years Degree course for the academic session 2016-17 is hereby notified as under:-

2. This list is based on the first round of counselling. Merely listed the name in this list does not confer any right for admission. However, the admission of the candidates will be made subject to availability of seats in order of merit in the Post-Basic B.Sc. Nursing

3. The allotment of the seats will be made by the counseling committee on the day of counselling.

4. The Candidates who are interested to seek admission under State/Management Quota in the aforesaid Govt. and Private managed Colleges are advised to check their name in this list as available on the University website :www.hpuniv.in and accordingly to attend the 2nd round of counselling scheduled to be held on 16.9.2016 at 11.30 am. in the H.P. University, Auditorium, Summer Hill, Shimla -5 with the required certificates/documents as well as original certificates. The candidates allotted seats in private Nursing Colleges are required to deposit an advance fee of Rs 10,000/- during the counselling with the college management and the remaining fee & other dues as per Govt. Notification shall be deposited on the day of joining the college. In case, any candidate is unable to attend the counselling in person, she may depute an authorized person for attending the counselling, failing which her claim for admission shall be forfeited.

5. No separate call letters will be issued for the said counselling. The candidates who had not attended the Ist round of counselling can also report along with admission form as available on the University Website duly filled in all respects and original certificates for counseling in order to consider their names only for Private Nursing Colleges. For any query, please contact Tel. No. 0177-2830891, 2833588.

6. Candidates can now check their name in the list on the official website or by a direct link that is posted on this page below.

Shortlisted Candidates for Second Round Counselling – Check here

Notified on 30 Aug 2016

Admission Procedure

1.For Govt. Nursing College and State/Management Quota Seats in Private Nursing Colleges/Institutions.

2. State Quota: Only those female Children of Bonafide Himachali/Domicile/Children of H.P. Govt. employees and employees of Autonomous Bodies wholly or partially financed by the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh who qualified the Entrance Test conducted by H.P.University subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria as contained in the Prospectus will be considered in order of merit of the Entrance test for admission to Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Degree Course.

3. Management Quota: However, for Management Quota seats, the above conditions does not apply and the candidates irrespective of having above status qualified the Entrance Test shall be considered for admission to Post-Basic B. Sc. Nursing Degree in order of merit of Entrance Test subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria as contained in the prospectus.

4. No. shifting shall be allowed from one private nursing college/institution to another private nursing college/institution under the same capacity of admission.

5. he Principal(s) of Nursing College(s) will also check the final eligibility criteria of each candidate including settlement of discrepancy(ies), if any, as pointed out by the counseling committee as per provisions of the prospectus before admitting the candidates to the course.

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