Government of Kerala
Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE)
Housing Board Buildings, Santhi Nagar
Entrance Examination for Admission to Post Graduate Degree Courses in Nursing (M.Sc. Nursing)- 2018
Applications are invited for the Entrance Examination for admission to Post Graduate Degree Courses in Nursing (M.Sc.Nursing) 2018 in the Government Nursing Colleges at Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Thrissur, Alappuzha, Kozhikode and Government seats in various Self Financing colleges in the following Specialties.
1. Medical Surgical Nursing
2. Community Health Nursing
3. Child Health Nursing
4. Obstetrics & Gynaecology Nursing
5. Mental Health Nursing
Entrance Examination: The scheme of entrance examination, syllabus and the instructions to the candidates are available in clause 9 of the “Prospectus for Admission to PG Nursing (M.Sc. Nursing) -2018” approved by Government of Kerala.
Admit Cards: Admit cards for the candidates whose Applications have been accepted will be provided in the official website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations from 14/08/2018.
Eligibility for Admission:
(a) Academic Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Nursing (Regular) of Kerala, Calicut, Mahatma Gandhi, Cochin, Kannur University and KUHS or regular course of other Universities recognized by KUHS. Candidates who have passed the Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (Regular) of Kerala, Calicut, Mahatma Gandhi, or Kannur University and KUHS or regular course of other Universities recognized by KUHS after acquiring the General Nursing and Midwifery Course with +2 Science Subject are also eligible to apply. Candidates who have passed B.Sc Degree in Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (Regular) from universities outside Kerala & any of the Deemed Universities, should produce the equivalency certificate from any university in Kerala at the time of counseling.
(b) Nativity: Applicants should have satisfied any of the following conditions:
(i) Indian Citizen of Kerala Origin.
(ii) Candidates, who are sons/daughters of Non-Keralite parents and have obtained B.Sc. Nursing degree from any of the Nursing Colleges in Kerala State.
(iii) Candidates who are not of Kerala origin but have been a resident of Kerala for a period of not less than 5 years. Non Keralite applicants will not be eligible for community /Persons with Disability (PD) reservation benefits.
(c) Experience: Candidate should have completed one year of experience in any hospital with an average bed strength of 100 inpatients or in a recognized School of Nursing or in a Community Health Centre or internship/Compulsory Nursing Service after registration with the Kerala Nursing Council on the date of notification of inviting application ie. on 17/07/2018
(i) The experience acquired by candidates after registration from Nursing Councils outside Kerala, after getting B.Sc. Nursing Degree will also be counted for experience. The one year experience must be acquired from the State in which the registration was obtained.
(ii) The period undergone by a candidate for completing the Post Basic Nursing Course will not be reckoned as work experience. Minimum one year of work experience prior or after Post Baisc B.Sc. Nursing is essential.
Applicants should have obtained registration with Kerala Nursing Council at the time of Counseling.
Age: The upper age limit for General candidates shall be 46 years and that for Service candidates shall be 49 years as on the date of notification of inviting application (17/07/2018).
Mode of Selection: All Candidates including Service Quota candidates shall have to appear for the Entrance Examination to be conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala at Thiruvananthapuram on 19/08/2018 (Sunday). The Entrance examination will be of 2½ hours duration (10.00 am – 12.30 pm) with 200 Multiple Choice Questions. The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala will publish the rank list with all General / category candidates who appeared in the Entrance Examination based on their marks in the Entrance Examination.
How to Apply:
All candidates including Service candidates seeking admission to the PG Nursing (M.Sc. Nursing) Courses- 2018 can apply in the Online application form available from 18/07/2018 to 26/07/2018 in the website of the CEE. While applying online, candidates should upload the scanned image of his /her latest photograph, signature and all the required documents /certificates as per the instructions given in the Prospectus (clause 8.24). No need to send the print out of the application or any supporting documents to the office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examination. The application form and Prospectus will not be available from any Nursing Colleges or from the Office of CEE.
Application Fee: All candidates including Service candidates shall have to remit the required fee either by online payment gateway using internet banking/credit card/debit card or by using e-challan payment in any of the Head Post Offices in Kerala. Application Fee for General / Service candidates is Rs.1000/- (Rupees One Thousand Only) and in the case of SC/ST candidates the application fee is 500/- (Rupees Five hundred only). Application fee once remitted will not be refunded. Service Quota candidates seeking admission in general quota also, should pay an extra amont of Rs. 1000/-(Rupees One Thousand Only).
Service quota candidates: Service quota candidates in addition to applying online, should forward a copy of the print out of the completed application along with all required documents. The finalised list of Service Quota candidates has to reach the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations before 5pm on 31/07/2018.
Online application form available from: 18th July, 2018 to 26th July, 2018
Date of Entrance Examination: 19th August, 2018 (Sunday)
To know more Information about this Exam please visit: www.cee.kerala.gov.in