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Kerala PG Nursing 2017 – Directorate of Medical Education, Government of Kerala has released the Admission notification for admission to Post Graduate Courses in Nursing (M.Sc Nursing) 2017 which has been approved by the Govt. of Kerala. It contains general information and rules relating to the Entrance Examination for Admission to M.Sc Nursing Courses and other connected matters. Candidates are required to go through the Prospectus carefully and acquaint themselves with all the relevant information.

Latest – Kerala PG Nursing 2017 First Phase Allotment has been published, Check it through the link provided below.

Kerala PG Nursing 2017

Application can be filled for the Entrance Examination for admission to Post Graduate Degree Courses in Nursing (M.Sc. Nursing) 2017 in the Nursing Colleges at Thiruvananthapuram, Kottayam, Trissur, Alappuzha and Kozhikode and Govt. Seats in Self Financing colleges in the following Specialties.

  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Child Health Nursing
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing

Duration of the course will be 2 academic years (24 months)

Schedule for the Kerala PG Nursing 2017 is given below.

Event Dates
Availability of Online Application Form 07 Jul 2017
Last date for submission of Online Application form 15 Jul 2017 (5 PM)
Admit card available from 24 Jul 2017 25 Jul 2017
Date of Entrance Exam 30 Jul 2017 06 Aug 2017
Result 14 Sep 2017

Quick Link

Allotment – Phase 1

Directorate of Medical Education, Government of Kerala has published allotment list for admission to Kerala PG Nursing 2017. Candidates can check the allotment from the official website Or through the direct link provided below.

Note – Candidates who receive allotment should report for admission to the Principal of the allotted colleges on 22 Sep 2017 or 23 Sep 2017 along with the allotment memo and original documents.

Rank List

The Provisional Rank list of General candidates and the Service candidates who have appeared for the Entrance Examination for admission to M.Sc.Nursing 2017 conducted on 06.08.2017 at Thiruvananthapuram has been published.

While preparing the rank list, one question has been deleted since there was no correct answer among the options. This question has not been included for valuation and no marks have been awarded for this deleted question to any candidate. The marks obtained for the remaining 199 questions have been multiplied by (200/199) to get the actual marks (corrected to four decimals).

Kerala PG Nursing 2017 Rank ListGeneral Quota | Service Quota

Centralised Allotment Process

The Centralised Allotment Process (CAP) will be done online to give allotment to the PG Nursing courses under General and Service quotas. Candidates will be allowed to exercise their option for individual specialities /colleges as per their ranks in the entrance examination for admission to PG Nursing courses-2017 conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations. The allotment of courses/colleges for the General Merit and reservation categories will be strictly in accordance with the rank list and category lists.

Allotment process Schedule

The tentative schedule for the allotment process is given below:

Event Date
Website opens for Option Registration 17 Sep 2017
Time for Option Registration ends 19 Sep 2017, 5 pm
1st Phase Allotment Publication 21 Sep 2017
Joining period (students have to join the allotted colleges) 22 Sep to 23 Sep 2017

Selected Candidates

Provisional list of Candidates who have applied for admission to PG Nursing (MSc Nursing-2017) and who are allowed with eligible Communal Reservation has been published. The list is purely provisional and is available in the website www.cee-kerala.org. Candidates can also view their profile details by entering their Application Number and Password on the page available after clicking on the link ‘PG Nursing 2017-Candidate Portal’ of the website, www.cee.kerala.gov.in.

Eligibility Criteria

Nativity : Applicants should have satisfied any of the following conditions:

  • Indian Citizen of Kerala Origin.
  • 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. But they will not be eligible for communal/PD reservation benefits.
  • Candidates who are not of Kerala origin but have been resident of Kerala for a period of not less than 8 years. But they will not be eligible for communal/PD reservation benefits.

Academic Qualifications : Bachelors Degree in Nursing (Regular course)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 Course) 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 are also eligible to apply. Candidates who have passed B.Sc Degree in Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc Nursing (Regular course) from universities outside Kerala and any of the Deemed Universities, should produce the equivalency certificate from any of the universities in Kerala at the time of counseling.

Experience : Candidate should have completed one year of experience on the date of notification of inviting application in any hospital with average bed strength of one hundred inpatients or in a recognized School of Nursing or in a Community Health centre or internship/ Compulsory Nursing service after registration with the Nursing Council.


  • The experience of one year acquired by the candidates with registration from Nursing Councils outside Kerala, after successful completion of B Sc Nursing course will only be counted for experience. The one year experience must be acquired from the state in which the registration was obtained.
  • The period undergone by a candidate for completing the Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Course will not be reckoned for experience. Minimum one year of work experience prior or after Post Basic B.Sc Nursing is essential.
  • Candidates have to upload the Certificate to prove their experience along with the online application.

Applicants should have obtained registration with Kerala Nursing Council at the time of Counseling.

Age: The upper age limit for General Merit candidates shall be 46 years and for Service candidates 49 years as on the date of notification of inviting application.

Courses Offered & Seat Distributions

The various post graduate nursing courses and the seats available at various Government Nursing Colleges and self financing nursing colleges (Govt merit seats) are:

Courses Name   TVM KTM KKD TSR ALP
Medical Surgical Nursing 29 8 6 6 4 5
Community Health Nursing 27 8 4 6 4 5
Child Health Nursing 27 8 4 6 4 5
Obstetrics & Gynaecology Nursing 23 4 4 6 4 5
Mental Health Nursing 14 0 4 6 4 0
Total 120 28 22 30 20 20

Total seats available for various Post graduate Nursing courses in Government Colleges are categorized under State Merit Quota, Physically disabled quota, SEBC Quota, SC/ST Quota and Service Quota. Total seats available in Self-Financing Colleges are categorized under Merit Quota, SEBC Quota, SC/ST Quota.

Distribution of Seats

Types of reservation: Out of the total seats available for the various courses in Government College of Nursing seats /Government merit seats in self financing Colleges will be reserved for different categories as shown below:

Specialty wise seat reservation in Government and Self financing Nursing Colleges will be published later. Among the total seats sanctioned, 10% is to be reserved for SC/ST (8% for SC and 2% ST). In addition 3% seats will be reserved for physically disabled candidates, 9% seats will be reserved for candidates from socially and educationally backward communities, subject to terms and conditions to be notified separately.

Out of the 12 seats reserved for SC/ST candidates 2 seats shall be earmarked for the ST candidates. The seats un-availed by the ST candidates will go to the SC candidates and vice versa. The seats un-availed by both the SC and ST candidates will go to OEC categories. OEC candidates should furnish Non-Creamy layer certificate obtained from the Village officer concerned for the claim of Un-availed seats of SC and ST candidates. The seats that still remain unavailed of, if any will go to the State Merit Quota. Distribution of seats among SEBC Communities will be notified separately.

In Self Financing Nursing Colleges the distribution of seats will be as follows.

a) State Merit (SM) – 81 %
b) Socially and Educationally Backward Classes(SEBC) – 9 %
c) Scheduled Caste (SC) – 8%
d) Scheduled Tribe (ST) – 2 %

Scheme of Examination

The entrance examination will consist of one paper of 2.5 hours (150 minutes) duration containing 200 Objective Type (Multiple Choices) Questions.

The question paper for the examination will be given in the form of Question Booklet. There will be a single version for the question paper. For each question, four suggested responses will be given as choices A, B, C and D, of which only one will be the MOST APPROPRIATE ANSWER and the candidate, has to select, and mark the bubble corresponding to the most appropriate response in the separate ‘OMR Answer Sheet’ provided. All entries in the OMR Sheet, including filling of bubbles should be done using ballpoint pen only. (Blue or Black ink)

Scoring scheme: Each correct response will be awarded 4 (Four) marks. Negative marking will be adopted for incorrect response. One mark will be deducted for each incorrect response and no mark will be given for the question not answered. More than one answer indicated against a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked.

At the end of the examination, candidate should hand over the OMR Answer Sheet to the invigilator, who will separate the Answer Sheet along the perforation in the presence of the candidate. Candidates will be permitted to take the Question Booklet with them after the Examination.

Valuation of Answer papers: A fully computerized system has been adopted for evaluation of the answer scripts, using the Optical Mark Reading (OMR) system and for the preparation of the Rank list. There is no provision for revaluation or rechecking of the answer sheets as the valuation or scoring will be error-free. Important: Any malpractice or attempt to commit any kind of malpractice in the examination will result in the disqualification of the candidate and withdrawal of candidature.

Resolution of Tie: If more than one candidate obtains equal marks in the Entrance Examination for General Merit category, candidate who secures higher aggregate marks for B.Sc. Nursing examination, will be placed higher in the ranking. If the tie still continues, the candidate older in age will be placed higher in ranking.


Selection Process

Admissions to the courses are regulated on the basis of merit as assessed in the Entrance Examination conducted by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations (CEE), Government of Kerala. The candidates under Service Quota should qualify the Entrance Examination and selection will be made based on their merit in the entrance examination.

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