GENERAL NURSING

Duration of the Course

The Diploma course in General Nursing and Midwifery shall be of 3 years and 6 months duration. Six months exemption in training shall be given during the IIIrd Year (in Midwifery) to those :

  • Who have undergone ANM training of 18 Months or 2 years recognized by the Indian Nursing Council.
  • LHV’s with 2 ½ years of training recognized by Indian Nursing Council. Therefore the duration of training for LHV’s shall be of 3 years.

Eligibility for Admission to Examination

RULE I
  • Students should complete 11 months of that particular academic year for which she/he appearing for the examination.
  • Students should have 75% attendance in theory and practical’s separately.
  • Principals of the respective institutions should certify that the candidates work, character as satisfactory.
  • RULE II
  • If a student fails in one theory paper or practical’s she/he will be allowed to proceed to the next year of study. She/he may sit for a supplementary examination held subsequently in the failed subjects or practical. If she/he fails to clear supplementary examination, she/he may be allowed to sit again along with her last year subjects of annual examination.
  • If a student fails in two or more papers or practical she/he will not be allowed to appear for the board examination next year. She/he may sit for supplementary examination in the failed subjects or practical’s only, but will be eligible for the next year’s examination after one academic year from the date of passing the last examination.
  • No students of category (a) will be allowed to proceed to the third year (higher class) unless she/he has passed the subjects of the previous year (backlog to the second year).
  • If a student fails in one theory paper or practical examination of third year, she/he may be allowed to proceed for Internship. She/he will sit for supplementary examination held subsequently in the failed subjects or practical.
  • If a student fails in two or more papers or practical’s she/he will not be allowed to proceed for internship. She/he may sit for supplementary examination in the failed subjects or practical’s only. Students will not be allowed to proceed for internship till she/he clears the third year examination subjects.

Admission Terms and Conditions

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
  • Minimum and maximum age for admission to the GNM course will be 17 and 35 years respectively. Years: for ANM / LHV age is no bar.
  • Minimum Education - 10+2 class passed or its equivalent preferably with Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) subjects with aggregate of 45% marks.
  • Those who have cleared vocational ANM course (revised after 2001) from the school recognized by Indian Nursing Council. Those who have undergone ANM training i.e., 1 ½ years training should have passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination.
  • 10th pass and 2 years of ANM course (Revised) registered as ANM.
  • Admission of students shall be once in a year.
  • Students shall be medically fit.
  • In addition to the above, admission procedure can be laid down by the concerned State Council / Nursing Examination Boards (S.I.B.E., M.I.B.E., and C.M.A.I.)

Exam Pattern

General Nursing Midwifery Examination
There will be two Examinations every year. One Annual examination in August and supplementary examination in February. Theory examination will be held in the identified centers and practical examination will be held in the clinical area of respective institutions. Examinations will be held both in the morning and the after noon sessions.

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