National Testing Agency (NTA) is going to conduct the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Nursing Entrance Exam 2020. The exam will be held once a year, for admission to Lady Hardinge Medical College and other Associated Hospitals in the city of New Delhi. This is a new entrance exam and NTA will conduct it on November 20, 2020. The exam will only be held in New Delhi and is only open for female candidates.
Every female aspirant needs to fulfill the eligibility criteria before applying. The criteria of eligibility states that a candidate should have passed the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (10+2) or its equivalent exam with a minimum of 45% aggregate marks in four subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English. For SC, ST, and OBC candidates, the criterion is of 40% aggregate marks. Apart from this, candidates must have also completed a minimum of 17 years, as on December 31, 2020.
Application forms for NTA B.Sc Nursing Entrance Exam 2020 are available until October 19, 2020. Candidates can apply online, from con.lhmcee.nta.ac.in. Application form correction window for the exam opens on November 01, 2020, will remain available until November 03, 2020. Candidates will be able to download the admit card from November 08, 2020.
Candidates belonging to General / Open, EWS, OBC(NLC), CWWAPP categories are required to pay Rs. 1000 as exam fee. SC/ST candidates are instructed to pay Rs. 500 for the exam. However, students with disabilities are not required to pay any examination fee. Candidates can pay the fees using various banking methods like payment gateway, debit/credit card, internet banking, Paytm wallet, etc.
The B.Sc Nursing entrance test shall be of 120 minutes. It will be held in 1 shift, which will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The exam shall be conducted in a computer-based format across various centres in New Delhi comprising of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs). A total of 120 questions shall be asked in the entrance exam which will be divided into five sections – Biology, Physics, Chemistry, English and General Knowledge. Biology shall contain 50 questions, Physics and Chemistry sections shall contain 25 questions each and, English and GK sections shall contain 10 questions each. The questions will only be asked in the English language.
There is no particular syllabus for the exam. However, in the brochure, NTA has specified that the questions shall be asked from Senior Secondary School Certificate (10+2) curriculum of Physics, Chemistry and Biology.