On the recommendation of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare regarding utilization of NEET (UG)-2021 Result by the admitting Colleges / Institutions regarding B.Sc (Hons.) Nursing Course.
The candidates who are desirous to take admission into B.Sc. Nursing/B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing may please note the following criteria, as communicated by Indian Nursing Council (INC):
a) The minimum age for admission shall be 17 years as on 31 December of the year in which admission is sought.
b) Minimum Education:
(i) A candidate should have passed in the subjects of PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 45% marks taken together in PCB at the qualifying examination (class 12);
(ii) Candidates are also eligible from State Open School recognized by State Government and National Institute of Open School (NIOS) by Central Government having science subjects and English only.
(iii). For a candidate belonging to SC/ST or Other Backward Classes (OBC), the marks obtained in PCB taken together in the qualifying examination be 40% instead of 45% as stated above.
(iv). English is a compulsory subject in class 12 for being eligible for admission to B.Sc. Nursing/B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing.
c) Reservation Policy: For Divyangjan candidates: 3% Disability reservation to be considered with a disability of locomotor to the tune of 40% to 50% of the lower extremity and other eligibility criteria with regard to age and qualification will be same as prescribed for each Nursing programme.
The above eligibility criteria are minimum as prescribed by INC. However, the Candidates seeking admission into B.Sc. Nursing/B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing course in various Nursing Colleges/Institutes are advised to check the eligibility criteria from the respective Colleges/Institutes/Deemed Universities. The NTA has no role in laying down eligibility conditions, the same are being communicated as per INC. This is an interim measure.