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List of Nursing Entrance Exams in India

Subhashri Roy
Subhashri RoyPublished On: March 22, 2021

Mentioned below are all the top nursing entrance exams 2021 for B.Sc, B.Sc (Post-Basic) Nursing and M.Sc that would be held at national, university & state level exams in India along with their important dates.  

    Nursing entrance exams in India

    Nursing is an age-old profession, pursued by more women than men as of today. However, there has been an increase in the number of men in the profession. In India, there has been a profound growth in the health sector. For people who are compassionate and have a passion to serve humanity, nursing is the ideal career option.

    Nursing is one of the most important pillars of the medical industry. The job incorporates taking care of patients, from their medication to maintaining patient records. Nursing demands a great deal of patience and hard work.

    There are a number of colleges in India offering Nursing courses. Skilled and qualified nurses are in great demand all over the world. Specializing in thriving disciplines can further help in getting one’s hands on a well-paid job. Chief Nursing Officer, Critical Care Nurse, Nurse Manager/Supervisor, Assistant Nursing Officer, Rehabilitation Specialist, and Paediatric Surgery Nurse are only some of the career options that one can chase away after completing a course in Nursing.

    As the number of nursing colleges/institutes keep increasing every day, the career as a nurse is also evolving not only in India but abroad as well. Browse through to find all the essential details like eligibility criteria, admission procedure, top entrance exams, and so on.

    Nursing Entrance Exams 2021

    Check out the complete list of nursing entrance exams 2021 here. You can also check out the revised exam dates of the respective nursing entrance exams:


    Exam Date

    AIIMS B.Sc Nursing

    B.Sc Nursing (Post Basic) Exam: 5th June 2021

    B.Sc (H) Nursing Exam: 9th June 2021

    B.Sc Paramedical courses Exam: 27th June 2021

    Online Admission Test (OAT) at Army College of Nursing (ACN) Jalandhar

    September 2021

    Entrance Exam for Army Institute of Nursing, Guwahati

    18th July 2021

    Chattisgarh B.Sc Nursing


    B.Sc Nursing Entrance Exam at Banaras Hindu University




    Indian Army B.Sc Nursing

    4th Week of March 2021

    HP (Himachal Pradesh University) B.Sc. Nursing Entrance Exam

    July 2021

    Jharkhand BSc Nursing

    Oct 2021

    JIPMER BSc Nursing Entrance Exam

    4th Week of June 2021

    B.Sc Nursing Entrance Exam at LHMC

    1st Week of Aug 2021

    KIMS University Nursing

    4th Week of June 2021

    MMU M.Sc Nursing

    3rd Week of May 2021

    Municipal Corporation of Delhi Nursing

    Sep 2021


    6th and 7th Feb 2021

    Punjab Para Medical Entrance Test (PPMET)

    September 2021




     October 2021

    NEIGRIHMS B.Sc. Nursing Entrance Exam


    PGIMER B.Sc Nursing Entrance Exam

    31st July 2021

    Uttarakhand HNBGU B.Sc. Nursing Entrance Exam

    3rd Week of July 2021

    Tripura Medical College B.Sc

    2nd Week of July 2021

    PGIMER M.Sc Nursing Entrance Exam

    5th June 2021

    The above-mentioned dates will be updated as and when required. Stay tuned to be notified about the same.

    Nursing Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria 2021

    The eligibility criteria for Nursing entrance exams at UG/ PG/ Diploma/ PhD course is given below:

    Bachelor’s Course: To get into a UG level nursing course, an applicant needs to have passed 10+2 with the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The duration of the course would be from three to four years.

    Master’s Course: For admission into a PG level nursing course, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. A masters-level course is two-years long.

    Diploma Course: To get into a Diploma course in Nursing, the aspirant should have passed class 12th. Depending upon the course, the course could last for a year or two.

    PhD Course: To be able to do a PhD in Nursing, the candidate shall have a Postgraduate degree in the same.

    Nursing Entrance Exam Syllabus 2021

    B.Sc Nursing Honours:




    Biomolecules, Solid State, General Principles & Processes of Isolation of Elements, Solutions, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Chemical Kinetics, Polymers, P -Block Elements, Electrochemistry, Surface Chemistry, Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen, D & F -Block Elements, Phenol & Esther, Alcohols, Keystones and Carboxylic Acids, Coordination Compounds, etc.


    The Role of Plants in Human Welfare, Classification Binomial and Nominal Nomenclature, The Difference between Prokaryotic & Eukaryota, Structural Organization of Cell, Cell Theory, Mendel’s Law of Inheritance, Mineral Nutrition Essential, Elements and their Function, Five Kingdom Classifications, etc.


    Atoms and Nuclei, Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism, Communication Systems, Electronic Devices, Optics, Electromagnetic Waves, Dual Nature of Matter, Electrostatics, Current electricity, Alternating Current, Electromagnetic Induction, etc.

    General Knowledge

    Questions from Science, Geography, History, scientific research, current affairs, General policy, Culture, etc.

    B.Sc (Post-Basic) Nursing:

    • Paediatric Nursing
    • Medical-surgical Nursing includes Physiology, Anatomy, and Pharmacology
    • Fundamentals of Nursing
    • Psychiatric Nursing
    • Professional Trends in Nursing
    • Community Health Nursing
    • Obstetrics Nursing and Midwifery

    M.Sc Nursing:

    • Sociology
    • Microbiology
    • Nutrition
    • Anatomy
    • Management of Nursing Services and Education
    • Community and Health Nursing I and II
    • Physiology
    • Nursing Research and Statics
    • Medical-Surgical Nursing I and II
    • Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing
    • Child Health Nursing
    • Biochemistry
    • Psychology
    • Pathology and Genetics

    Also Read: List of short-term programmes after B.Sc Nursing

    Top Nursing Colleges in India

    Here's a list of the top colleges in India offering Nursing courses along with the fee structure. Need assistance for Nursing Admissions in India? Fill our Common Application Form, our experts will help you find the right Nursing college which matches your interest.

    Nursing Colleges


    Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phoole University - (MJRP), Jaipur

    INR 50,000 Per Annum

    Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University) - [MMDU] Mullana

    INR 88,500 Per Annum

    University of Technology - Sanganer (UOT), Jaipur

    INR 70,000 Per Annum

    Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM), Bhubaneswar

    INR 80,000 Per Annum

    Jagannath University (JU ), Jaipur

    INR 42,000 Per Annum - INR 78,800 Per Annum

    Sree Sastha Group of Institutions (SSGI), Chennai

    INR 95,000 Per Annum

    R.V. College of Nursing, Bangalore

    INR 85,000 Per Annum - INR 1.01 Lakhs Per Annum

    Teerthanker Mahaveer University (TMU), Moradabad

    INR 34,000 Per Annum - INR 1.51 Lakhs Per Annum

    G.C.R.G Group of institutions (GCRG), Lucknow

    INR 80,000 Per Annum - INR 1.5 Lakhs Per Annum

    Get started with which Nursing entrance exam you want to sit and then, acquire the required books and take practice exams of the previous years. These would give you an idea of how to prepare for the test.

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