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HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing

Himachal Pradesh University Post Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing Entrance Exam 2020

Form Date: 09 Sep - 30 Sep 2020

Pen & Paper Mode

Form Date: 09 Sep - 30 Sep 2020


  • Application Fee:₹ 2,000
  • Examination Modes:Pen & Paper Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Himachal Pradesh University (HPU)

HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Exam 2020: Application form (Out on 09 Sep)

Updated On - September 14 2020 by Kumar Deepanshu

HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance Exam 2020 Application form has been released on 09 September 2020. The Entrance exam will be conducted by Himachal Pradesh University on 21 October, 2020 for admission to Post Basic  B.Sc Nursing 2020 every year at the university level. The last date to submit the application form is till 30 September 2020. To apply for the Online entrance exam the candidates have to fill the application form and pay the decided fees by thhe authorities. The entrance test is held online in which candidates have to solve 150 multiple choice questions of one mark each in 120 minutes. Candidate must be female and should have passed 10+2 to be eligible for the exam. For more details regarding syllabus, application form etc. candidates can read the article below.

Latest Updates

  • HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance has been released on 09 September 2020. 
  • The last date to submit the application form is till 30 September 2020.

HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Exam 2020 Important Dates

Qualifying students of the entrance test are given admission in the course of Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing in the colleges of HPU.Candidates can take a look at all the Official dates for HPU Post Basic Exam 2020. 
Important Dates
Events Dates
Schedule for filling up online Application Form with final transaction of fee09 – 30 Sep 2020
Application Form Correction01 – 03 Oct 2020
Date of uploading of Admit Cards09 Oct 2020
Date of Entrance Test21 Oct 2020
Dates for displaying the Key Answers and receiving objections from the candidates24 – 26 Oct 2020
Date of declaration of result30 Oct 2020
Date of issuance of merit list (Tentative )03 Nov 2020
Date of 1st Round of Counselling at H.P. UniversityTo be notified with the Merit List
Date for joining the allotted college & courseTo be intimated on the admission letter during the counseling
Date of 2nd round of counseling at H.P. UniversitTo be notified separately during the 1st round of counseling
Date of joining the allotted college & courseTo be intimated on the admission letter during the counseling
Commencement of Academic SessionOct 2020
Last date upto which the candidates can be admitted against vacancies arising due to any reason.4th week of Oct 2020

 HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing 2020 Application Form.

The Application form for HPU Post Basic Nursing will be released through Online mode. All the basic instructions for the Application form is given below.
  • The Candidates have to fill an application form through the official website, hpuniv.ac.in.
  • The candidates are advised to read the eligibility criteria for the exam before applying.
  • Before filling the application form, the candidates have to upload the scanned images  having maximum size of 100kb.
  • The candidates have to login with their email id and keep it till the completion of full admission process.
  • Candidate 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 application fees must be submitted through Online mode and is non- refundable.
  • It is important to note that generation of confirmation page confirms the correctness and final submission of application form. If confirmation page has not been generated, this means that application has not submitted successfully.
  • For any technical query with regard to filling the ONLINE Application form, please contact on 0177-2833648.

Application Fees

Candidates have to pay the certain amount of fees after completing the full application form process. The application form is considered by the authorities only after the payment of the application fee. The category-wise application fees is given below.

Application Fees

General/OBC/Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) & their Sub- Categories

Rs 2000/-

SC/ST & their sub-Categories

RS 1000/-

Mode of Payment

The application fees once paid will be non- refundable. Candidates have to make the payments through the following modes. 

  • Payment gateway - HDFC/SBI Bank.
  • Credit card 
  • Debit card

HPU Post Basic Entrance exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria 

Candidates can check the eligibility standard required for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing from the below-mentioned points.

  • Qualification: Candidate must have qualified 10+2 or any equivalent examination from the recognized board with at least 40% aggregate marks and 35% is the minimum for SC/ST/OBC candidates. 
  • Marks: Candidate must have secured at least 50% marks in General Nursing & Midwifery.
  • Registration: Candidate must have registered as a Nurse/Midwife (RN/RM) with the state of Himachal Pradesh Nurses Registration Council, Shimla within 3 months from the time of counseling.
Eligibility for In-Service Quota Seats:
  • In-service quota seats are to be filled by the in-service regularly appointed Nursing Cadre candidates of Govt. of H.P.
  • The candidates must have completed at least five (5) years of service on the last date of submission of application form.
  • Candidate should not have attained maximum 50 years of age as on 31st December, 2020.
Eligibility for Direct Quota Seats: The direct seats are for the candidate who belongs from any of the below-mentioned category.
  • 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 or,
  • Candidate must be GNM trained from the recognized Govt./Private GNM Schools/Institutions situated in the State of Himachal Pradesh.
  • The age of the candidate should be between 17 to 35 years as on 31 December, 2020.
Note: The distribution of seats between In-Service and Direct candidates in respect of Sister Nivedita Government Nursing College, IGMC, Shimla will be made in the ratio of 70:30.

 Exam Pattern 2020

The admission to the Post-Basic B.Sc. Nursing Degree Course shall be on the basis of Entrance Test to be conducted by the Himachal Pradesh University. The examination shall consists of one written paper only in the subjects mentioned hereunder in accordance with the syllabi of GNM studies.

  • Duration : The examination is for 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Exam mode: Offline mode
  • Medium of question paper: The question paper comes in English mode only. 
  • Number of questions: There are a total number of 150 questions. 
  • Type of questions: The exam consist of multiple choice questions. 
  • Marking Scheme: +1 marks for the correct answer and no negative marking.

HPU Post Basic Entrance exam 2020 Syllabus 

Candidates can check the distribution of marks and the syllabus from the main subjects given below.

No. of Questions

Fundamentals of Nursing


1 each


Medical-surgical Nursing


1 each


Psychiatric Nursing


1 each


Paediatrics Nursing


1 each


Midwifery & Gynaecology


1 each


Community Health Nursing


1 each


Anatomy & Physiology


1 each




1 each




1 each




1 each


General Knowledge


1 each


Total questions and marks



HPU Post Basic B.Sc Entrance 2020 Preparation Tips

Following preparation tips will help the candidates to score good marks and hence qualify this entrance exam. The preparation tips are as follows:

  • Candidates must be regular in their studies.
  • Only books by renowned authors and reliable study material must be referred for preparing for the exam.
  • Prepare short notes for all the topics. This will help to revise all the topics quickly before few days of the exam.
  • Previous year question papers and multiple-choice questions from all the available sample papers must be practiced.

 Admit Card for HPU Post Basic B.Sc Entrance 2020 

The admit card releases on the official website. Candidates can download it using their user ID and password which gets generated at the time of filling the application form. The hardcopy of the admit card is to be carried by the candidates to the exam hall in the examination day. Without the admit card, entry to the centres will not be permitted. It carries candidate’s details, exam centre information and date and time of the exam. 

HPU Post Basic BSc Nursing Answer Key

HPU releases the answer key after the exam is conducted. Answer key contains the correct answers to the questions that were asked in the exam. It is released on the official website in the pdf format. With the help of the answer key, the candidate can calculate their raw score and estimate their chances of qualifying the exam.  If a candidate is not satisfied with any of the answer given in the key then she can raise the challenge with documentary proof to the Assistant Registrar H.P. University, Shimla in person or through Fax within a stipulated time or through the email id within the set period.  In case a question has more than one correct answer, the committee will indicate the same in its report and where if no answer is correct, recommendations to this effect will also be made by the committee. The committee will also point out the printing error in questions. 

HPU Post Basic Entrance exam 2020 Merit List 

The selection of the candidates for Post -Basic B.Sc. Nursing course will be on the basis of the merit list of the entrance test. The minimum marks required for the selection will be 40% for candidates belonging to General category, 30% for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/OBC and 35% for General-Physical Handicapped categories candidates. 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 and also on the University website. It is important to note that merely the name in the merit list will not confirm the candidate's admission. Candidates have to then opt for counselling session.

HPU Post Basic Entrance exam Result 2020

The result of all candidates appeared in the entrance test will be  declared after the exam and the same will be uploaded on the University website www.hpuniv.ac.in. No detail marks cards are sent to the candidates. The candidates may see their marks on the University website.  There will be no re-checking/re-evaluation of the Answer-Sheet. However, the candidates can obtain the photocopy of OMR Answer sheet under RTI Act, 2005 for which the candidates may send request to the Public Information Officer-cum-Assistant Registrar (Teaching), Office of the Dean of Studies, H.P. University, Shimla alongwith a fee of RS. 100/- in the shape of Bank Draft/ IPO to be drawn in favour of Finance Officer, HPU

Tie Breaking Criteria

When two or more candidates receive same rank or merit, then a tie breaking criteria is followed to resolve the selection process.  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.

  • Fundamentals of Nursing,
  • Medical surgical Nursing
  • Psychiatric Nursing,
  • Pediatrics Nursing,
  • Midwifery & Gynecology and
  •  Community Health Nursing.
Note: Even if, the tie still persist after exhausting the above procedure, then the candidate older in age shall be given preference.

HPU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing 2020 Cut Off

Candidates can check the minimum marks required for selection from the below-mentioned table.

Cut Off

General category candidates


Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe/ OBC 


General-Physical Handicapped categories candidates.


Counselling Procedure 2020

After the declaration of results, candidates are advised to participate in the Counselling process. The counselling will be held on 2-3 rounds. The counselling shall be held through the Physical presence of the candidates. The counselling procedure is mandatory for all students. There will be a counselling system to allot the available seats in order of merit cum-choice of the colleges. The candidates will not be send any separate call letter or SMS regarding the counselling sessions. The candidates must bring the following documents in original and photocopied form along with them at the time of Counselling.

  • Matriculation certificate.
  • Certificate of having passed the qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 or its equivalent examination along with details of marks in each subject.
  • General Nursing and Midwifery Diploma.
  • Registration Certificate from H.P. State Nurses Registration Council, Shimla.
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Certificate of being children of H.P. Govt. Employees and Employees of Autonomous Bodies wholly or partially financed by the Himachal Pradesh
    Government as per provision of Prospectus issued by the competent authority.
  • Certificates of claiming Reservation under particular reserved category issued by the competent authority.
  • Service certificate-cum-NOC for in-service candidates only.
  • Affidavit on the paper in original

Test Centres for HPU Post Basic B.Sc Entrance exam 2020

The examination for Post basic Exam for HPU will be held in different cities of Himachal Pradesh. The name and address of the examination centre will be communicated on the admit cards to be uploaded on the website by the University for appearing in the Entrance Test. It is important to note that Test centres once allotted to the candidates will not be changed. However, the conducting body holds the right to  allot any centre in view of exigencies. The test centres in different cities will be- 
  • Dharamshala 
  • Hamirpur
  • Mandi 
  • Solan 
  • Shimla 

HPU Basic Highlights

Candidates can find the basic information about the Himachal Pradesh University below.

HPU Post basic B.Sc Nursing Highlights
Exam namePost Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance Exam
Exam Conducting BodyHimachal Pradesh University
Exam Purpose For admission to  Post Basic B.Sc nursing course.
Mode of ExamOffline
Exam levelUniversity level
University levelUGC Grant
Website https://admissions.hpushimla.in/








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Form Date09 Sep - 30 Sep 2020
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Himachal Pradesh University Post Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing Entrance Exam 2020 Exam Pattern

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Multiple Choice Questions

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Form Start Date:

09 Sep 2020

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30 Sep 2020

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Examination Date (Online):

21 Oct 2020

Application Fees:

₹ 2,000

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