Government of Telangana, RULES -Health Medical and Family Welfare Department – Telangana State – Conduct of General Nursing and Midwifery Examination Rules framed – Orders – Issued.
- G.O.Ms.No.339, M&H (K1) Department, dt.25.05.1981.
- The Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014 (Central act No.6 of 2014).
ORDER: Whereas by virtue of section 3 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014 (Central Act No.6 of 2014), the State of Telangana comprising the territories specified therein has been formed on and from the appointed day i.e. of 02.06.2014;
- And whereas, in section 101 of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014 a Provision has been made for the purpose of facilitating the application of any law (as defined in section 2 (f) of the Act), made before the appointed day, in relation to the State of Andhra Pradesh or the State of Telangana, the appropriate Government may before expiration of two years from 02.06.2014, by order, make such adaptations and modifications of the law, whether by way of repeal or amendment, as may be necessary or expedient, and thereupon every such law shall have effect subject to the adaptations and modifications so made until altered, repealed or amended by a competent Legislature or other competent authority;
- Section 11 of the said Act, provides that, the State Government may, after previous publication, make rules to carry out all or any of the purposes of the Act. And section 11 (2) (b) of the Act provides that the State Government may make rules for regulating the conditions of admission to the Register subject to the provisions of the Indian Nursing Council Act, 1947.
- Therefore, the Government of Telangana decided to frame rules for conducting examinations in General Nursing and Midwifery.
- Accordingly, the following notification will be published in an Extra-ordinary issue of Telangana State Gazette Dated 26.06.2015.
In exercise of power conferred by section 11 (b) of the Andhra Pradesh Midwives Auxillary Nursing – Midwives and Health Visitors Act, 1926, the Governor of Telangana hereby makes the following rules.
- Short title: These rules may be called the Telangana State Conduct of General Nursing and Midwifery Examination Rules, 2015.
- Definitions: In these rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context:-
(a) “Act” means the Nurses Midwives Auxiliary Nursing – Midwives and Health Visitors, Act, 1926 as amended from time to time and as applicable in the State of Telangana.
(b) “Examination Board” means the Examination Board constituted under rule 4 for the purpose of conducting periodical examination in General Nursing and Midwifery.
- CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS: All the General Nursing and Midwifery Examinations shall be conducted by the Board of Examinations constituted under rule 4.
- CONSTITUTION OF BOARD OF EXAMINATION:
a. There shall be a Board of Examination to conduct General Nursing and Midwifery Examinations.
b. The Board of Examinations shall of the following composition
(i) The Director of Medical Education – Chairman
(ii) The Additional Director of Medical Examination- Vice-Chairman
(iii) Deputy Director (Nursing) – Member Secretary
- EXAMINATION PATTERN:
(i) During any Academic year, there shall be conducted two examinations, as follows:-
(a) Annual -August / September
(b) Supplementary – February / March
(ii) Government Examination Training Centre:-
- School of Nursing, Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad
- School of Nursing, Gandhi Hospital, Secunderabad
- School of Nursing, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Warangal
- Government School of Nursing, Nizamabad, District
- Government School of Nursing, Karimnagar Distirct
- Government of School of Nursing, Area Hospital, Bodhan, Nizambad District
(iii) The Chairman will nominate paper setters for General Nursing and midwifery Examination from the above Institutions in rotation from experienced Tutors with (5) years experience.
(iv) The examiners who are required to proceed outside station in connection with the Examinations shall be entitled to draw traveling allowance and Dearness allowance as per the rules to be paid in advance. The Examiners shall distributes the work among them by mutual understanding at the oral and practical examination in the centres allotted.
- The Examination shall consist of the following papers:
Minimum requirements and courses of instructions and supervised practice recommended by Indian Nursing Council.
Note: Out of 52 weeks in one academic year, total of 6 weeks deducted, 4 weeks vacation, 1 week preparatory leave, 1 week for examinations. Each week comprises of six days for classroom instruction as well as for clinical / field practice. Six days a week and 36 hours per week comes to 1656 hours per year. Sundays and Gazetted holidays should be considered as holidays. During internship 6 days a week and 48 hours per week comes to 1152 hours in 24 weeks.
- Conducting of Examinations:
(a) The qualifying examinations shall be held in General Nursing & Midwifery in the month of Aug/Sep Annual Examination every year and Supplementary Examination shall be held in the month of Feb/March every year. The actual date of commencement of examination shall be published in the Telangana State Gazette at least four weeks in advance.
(b) The Chairman shall arrange for printing the question papers and answer books and distributed to each institution on line down loaded question paper in sealed covers shall be opened in the Examination hall on the date and hour appointed for the Examination under the supervision of the Chief Examiner of the Examination in each School of Nursing /Hospital/Medical College.
(c) The Chairman shall fix up the time table for the examination, select examiners for the centres, and prepare and issue common theory Question papers and hold results committee meeting.
(d) The Deputy Chairman shall make all arrangements for theory and Practical Examinations and attend results committee meeting. There shall be adequate number of examiners for all the Centres (depending on the strength of the candidates appearing for the Examination).
(e) The Theory and practical examinations shall be conducted at each of the training Institutions, where the training course is conducted.
(f) The examiners shall be supplied with the Practical cumulative record in respect of each of the candidates examined by them. The examiners shall take the Practical Cumulative records duly signed by the Principal; School of Nursing concerned institution into consideration as the actual performances of the candidate at the examination. Practical examination should be conducted jointly by an external and internal examiner. (40) students /per day.
- Eligibility for Admission to Examination.
A candidate shall be eligible for the admission to the State Council / Board examination if the Principle of the school certifies that:
(a) She / he has completed not less than eleven months of the course.
(b) She/ he has attended 75% of the formal instructions given on each subject and 75% of the clinical field experience in each area/ subject separately during the academic year, however, the total clinical / field experience prescribed must be completed before the final council / Board examinations and before the issue of diploma. (The diploma shall not be awarded to the student till she/ he has completed the clinical / field requirements.
c) The overall performance of the student and her/his conduct during the entire academic year has been satisfactory.
d) The student has passed in the internal assessment in each subject i.e., both in the teaching and practical (s) by securing 50% marks separating in each theory and practicals (s)
e) The record of practical experience is complete. (The principal shall send to the internal assessment for each subject., i.e both theory and practical (s) the Council / board before the start of the examination along with the examination form)
f) No institution shall submit average internal marks of the total students more than 75% i.e. if 40 students are admitted in a course the average score of the 40 students shall not exceed 75% total internal marks.
g) ANM/LHV/FHW who have been exempted for six months during third year will be eligible for third year examination after completion of six months training.
- Supplementary Examination:
The Council shall conduct supplementary examination within six months of the annual examination:
The number of attempts for examination has been waived off. However to appear for final year examination (3rd year) the candidate shall have cleared all the previous examination.
a) If a student fails in one theory paper / Practical examination of third year, she / he may be allowed to proceed for Internship. She / he will sit for supplementary examination held subsequently in the failed subject / Practical.
b) If a student fails in two or more papers / Practicals she / he will not be allowed to proceed for internship. She / he shall sit for supplementary examination in the failed subjects / practicals only. A student shall not be allowed to proceed for internship till she / he clears third year examination.
- Grading of Examination.
Examination shall be graded on aggregate marks of the entire three and half years of the training programme as follows:
Distinction – 80% and above
First Division – 70% to 79%
Second Division – 60% to 69%
Pass- 50% to 59%
(a) If a student has failed in only one subject either in Theory or Practical he/she shall be promoted and she / he could appear for that particular subject at a consequent examination, subject to the condition that she / he will be allowed to avail this concession twice with stipends.
(b) If a student fails in first attempt and gets promoted in second attempt she/he shall continue as a stipendiary candidate.
Note: The payment of stipend should be limited to only 3 years and 6 months to complete the entire portion of training.
(c) Within 7 years (not more than 5 chances for each subject) shall pass the GNM Nursing 3 ½ years Training.(double the year Academic Training)
(d) If she /he fails to pass the subject in two attempts, she / he will be required to appear as a private candidate till she / he passes. On completion of such subject she / he shall be taken to training as a stipendiary candidate to complete the remaining period of the training. The examination for such candidate should be the same as prescribed.
(e) Any candidate who fails to pass the examination may be permitted to appear for the subsequent examination after having undergone further training for a period of not less than six months.
- Appearance for examination in any part:
The candidate intending to appear for the examination either in GNM, shall at least four weeks before the advertisement date of commencement of the examination, send an application in the appended form affixed with two passport size photographs duly attested by the Heads of Institution, to the Chairman through the Superintendent of the Teaching Hospital together with the prescribed fee and a certificate to the effect that she / he has undergone the necessary training. The head of each institution from which the candidate appear for the qualifying examination shall furnish, the information with a list of such candidates to the Chairman of the Board.
- Hall Ticket:
The Hall tickets will be issued by the Chairman to the Superintendents of the Teaching Institutions concerned and also a consolidated list of the candidates will be communicated to the Deputy Chairman of the respective centre. A candidate presenting herself / himself at Examination hall without a hall ticket shall be liable for exclusion there from.
- Examination fee:
The Director of Medical Education, Telangana State shall collect the Examination fee and also application fee towards admission into General Nursing and Midwifery course through Challan / Demand Draft in favour of Director of Medical Education, Telangana State (year-wise separately).
The Examination fees are as follows:-
1st Year Examination Rs. 250/-
2nd year Examination Rs. 300/-
3rd year Examination Rs 350/-
Fees once paid cannot be refunded and cannot be adjusted on any account.
A pupil Nurse appearing for the examination should have an attendance not less than 80% in each subject clinical and field experience in which she / he is appearing.
Provided the Chairman of the Board of Examination can issue orders for condonation for shortage of attendance up to a maximum of thirty days in respect of nursing students appearing for General Nursing and Midwifery.
The examination fees collected will be paid to the Examiners for conducting the qualifying examination and to the persons those who are directly involved in the General Nursing and Midwifery Examination and shall be distributed amongst examiners etc., in the following manner:
- Government share 12%
- Chairman’s share and expense in his office 8%
Deputy Chairman’s share and his office expenditure 24%
- Setting of question papers 4%
- Purchase of Stationery 6%
- Incidental expenditure for conducting examination 10%
- Valuation of Answer papers, Invigilation expenditure 20%
- Clerical assistance rendered in the office of the Deputy Chairman Office (each office) 16% (2% for each Centre)
The Staff Nurses/Head Nurses of the respective Teaching Institution shall be nominated as invigilators in case of insufficiency of Nursing Tutors.
- The Director of Medical Education, Telangana State, Hyderabad shall made payment of remuneration to the staff involved in the matter.
Note:Diploma will be issued by the Board only after successful completion of the internship period.