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Top 10 Nursing Exams conducted in India in 2022


By Med-train

Nursing is one of the oldest and most respectable professions across the world. From taking care of patients to handling their medication and medical records, nursing demands a great deal of patience and hard work. 

Nursing jobs will always be in high demand, no matter where you are. Specializing in particular disciplines can help one advance their career and land a well-paid job. The tricky part is clearing your nursing entrance exams. 

The competition among nursing colleges and students are astronomical, each student trying their best to secure a seat at a Government Nursing Institution. Clearing these competitive exams takes confidence, grit and, most importantly, preparation. 

There are several institutions in India offering Nursing Courses. Below are the top 10 nursing exams conducted by Government Medical Institutions across the country. Clearing any of these exams is a giant leap forward to advancing your nursing career.



1. Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Nursing April
2. AIIMS May
3. JIPMER Nursing June
4. PGIMER Nursing June-July
5. Jamia Hamdard Nursing July
6. Christian Medical College (CMC) Nursing August
7. Lady Hardinge Nursing August
8. BHU Nursing October
9. Uttarakhand (HNBUMU) Nursing November
10. Indian Army Nursing TBD

*The dates mentioned above were last updated on 31st January 2022. Exam dates are subject to change based on various factors and will be finalized by the university conducting the exams.


What are the benefits of working at a Government Hospital?

Did you know that a nurse earns up to three times more at a Government hospital than a nurse at a Private Hospital? 

Shocking right? 

Not only does a nurse earn more, but they are also ensured job security until retirement, while a private hospital does not ensure job security. 

Nurses at government hospitals can advance quickly in their careers, with Government hospitals providing almost three increments in a year based on performance. 

So, how does one grab the opportunity to work at a Government Hospital?

Clear your nursing entrance exams! 

This sounds simple, but it is not without its trials. 

On average, almost 5000 nurses are hired by the Central Government, and almost 1000 nurses are hired by the State Government each year. This is where it gets tricky. 

The average number of students pouring out of medical colleges across the country is 60,000 to 70,000. Over 12,00,000 registered nurses in India are vying for these 5000 vacancies each year, increasing the competition with each successive year. 

Now that you have an idea of what a Government job can do to your nursing career, all you need to do is clear your nursing exams!