Nursing Officer Recruitment Common Eligibility Test (NORCET)-6 for the recruitment of Nursing Officer posts

Online Application is invited for the Nursing Officer Recruitment Common Eligibility Test (NORCET)-6 for the recruitment of Nursing Officer posts at Level 07 in the Pay Matrix pre-revised Pay Band-2 of Rs.9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs.4600/-, Group-B for AIIMS New Delhi and other AIIMS as per available vacancies in the respective Institutes. 

Eligibility Criteria for appearing in NORCET

Essential Qualification

I a. B.Sc. (Hons.) Nursing / B.Sc. Nursing from an Indian Nursing Council/state Nursing council recognized Institute or UniversityOR

B.Sc. (Post-Certificate) / Post-Basic B.Sc. Nursing from an Indian Nursing Council/State Nursing council recognized Institute/ University.

b. Registered as Nurses & Midwife with State / Indian Nursing Council


II a. Diploma in General Nursing Midwifery from an Indian Nursing Council/State Nursing council recognized Institute / Board or Council

b. Registered as Nurses & Midwife in State / Indian Nursing Council.

c. Two Years’ Experience in a minimum 50 bedded Hospital after acquiring the educational qualification mentioned above as applicable for all Participating AIIMS.

Remarks - The required two years of experience as in above is an essential criterion, and to be valid, the experience shall be acquired after obtaining Essential Qualification, i.e. after completing the residency period of the course, declaration of result & registration with the State/Indian Nursing Council.

Age Limit:

1. For all AIIMS: Between 18-30 Years. (As per detail on Age relaxation given in General Conditions subject to age Relaxation as per Recruitment rules of respective Institutes/Hospitals.)

2. Age shall be counted on the last date of closing of the application form.


A) General/OBC Candidates - Rs.3000/- (Rupees Three Thousand only)

B) SC/ST Candidates/EWS - Rs.2400/- (Rupees Twenty-Four Hundred only)

C) Persons with Disabilities - Exempted  The candidate can pay the prescribed application fee through DEBIT CARD/CREDIT CARD/ NETBANKING. Transaction / Processing fee, if any, as applicable, will be payable to the bank by the candidate.  Application fee, once remitted, shall not be refunded under any circumstances.  Applications without the prescribed fee would not be considered and summarily rejected.  Application Fees of SC/ST candidates who appear in the Examination will be refunded after the declaration of results in due course of time after verification SC/ST certificate to be uploaded at a later stage.

Online (CBT) for Stage I: NORCET Preliminary, Date: 14th April, 2024 (Sunday),

Online (CBT) for Stage II : NORCET Mains, Date: 5th May, 2024 (Sunday) 

1. The posts carry the usual allowance as admissible to Central Government Servants of similar status stationed at respective cities of respective Institutes/Hospitals.

2. The aspiring applicants satisfying the eligibility criteria in all respect can submit their application only through ON-LINE mode. The Online applications can be done through the website from 26.02.2024 to 17.03.2024 upto 5:00 P.M. No documents, including the Registration Slip of the online application form, are required to be sent in Physical form. However, all the applicants are advised to keep a copy of the registration slips with them, along with proof of payment, for their records. Correction in registration will not be considered through any mode i.e. Email/letter. Hence candidates are advised to fill their registration form carefully as no correction will be allowed after specified dates as per the procedure.

3. Candidates are advised to self-check their eligibility before applying to any post to escape from denial after selection.

4. Correction/edit of Registration: For candidates requiring correction in Registration & Basic candidate information OR Completion of application form, the edit panel will be available from 18.03.2024 to 20.03.2024 only after closing of online registration. It may kindly be noted that the editing shall be done only by the candidate. The candidate will be responsible for all corrections. No corrections are allowed after the allowed period of editing i.e. 20.03.2024 by 05:00 pm. Applicants may note that further correspondence will NOT be entertained in this regard. Categories from SC/ST to UR/OBC/EWS cannot be corrected once registration fees are submitted. Candidature will be cancelled in case found incorrect information at any stage of recruitment. The edit window is not an extension of the date, and the last date of online registration as published shall be treated as the last/closing date for all recruitment purposes under this NORCET unless explicitly mentioned for any requirement for the conduct of NORCET.

5. The On-line portal for application will be closed by 05:00 PM on 17.03.2024. The candidature of applicants who fail to complete the online application by the stipulated date and time will not be considered and rejected. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained. However, those who have paid the examination fee by the closing date may be allowed to edit during the opening of the edit panel.

6. Those applying in response to this advertisement should satisfy themselves regarding their eligibility for the post applied for. They must fulfil all the eligibility criteria as of the closing date of online submission of applications, failing which their application will be summarily rejected. Required educational qualification/experience should be completed on or before the last date of the online submission of the application. In the case of educational qualification, the candidate should have completed the residency period for the desired educational qualification, including internship, on or before the last date of online application submission. Likewise, the candidate must have completed the duration of desired experience on or before the cut-off date, i.e. last date of submission of the online application. Recruitment Rules of respective AIIMS/Institute will be applicable for selection and based on merit as per NORCET Score.

7. The candidate must ensure that images of the photo, signature and thumb impression should be as per the guidelines mentioned in the ‘Upload Image Instructions’ given in the General links and are visible clearly in the preview at the time of filling out an application in online mode. If the photo/signature/thumb impression image is not as per instructions given in the ‘Upload Image Instructions’ in that case, your application will be rejected. Due diligence and care should be taken while uploading images of photo, signature and thumb impression. 


a. Cut-off date to determine eligibility in terms of the age of candidates will be the last datefor Online submission of applications.

b. SC/ST/OBC candidates who opt to apply for unreserved vacancies will not be eligible for age relaxation or relaxation in cut-off marks otherwise allowed to those belonging to these categories. Further, reserve category candidates (SC/ST/OBC) who become eligible by age relaxation applicable in their case will be considered only for reserved seats of the category to which they belong even if they have the merit to be considered otherwise for


c. In pursuance of guidelines contained in DOPT OM No. 1667569393892 dated 06.09.2022, the age concession to the persons with disability shall be admissible irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved for person with disability or not, provided the post is identified suitable for relevant category of disability.

d. PWBD candidates with disabilities mentioned in Section 34 (1) of Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016, and as identified by the Institute the post of Nursing Officer is identified for OL, AAV, Dw and LC (OL), provided they have benchmark disability of equal to or more than 40% Caste/Category Certificates

(i) Candidates applying under any of the reserved category viz. SC/ST/OBC will be considered subject to submission of valid Caste certificate on a prescribed format issued by the competent authority. The vacancies are being advertised in financial year 2023-2024, therefore, NCL-OBC certificate issued during the period from 01.04.2023 to 31.03.2024 will be considered valid. Candidature who have NCL-OBC certificate issued before or after this period (i.e. 01.04.2023 to 31.03.2024), will not be considered valid for this advertisement. Candidates applying under OBC category must produce the valid caste certificate in the format provided by the DoP&T vide O.M. No. 36036/2/2013-Estt. (Res.) dated 30.05.2014 and further clarification issued by DoP&T OM No. 36036/2/2013-Estt(Res-I) dated 31.03.2016. Certificate must be valid for employment in Central Government Institutions. OBC candidate’s eligibility will be based on Castes borne in the Central List of Govt. of India. Their Sub-caste should also match with the entries in Central List of OBC, failing which their candidature as OBC candidate will not be considered. The OBC certificate should clearly show that the applicant does not belong to the Creamy Layer.

(ii) The vacancies advertised under EWS Category are as per the instructions issued by DoPT, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Govt. of India, vide OM. No. 36039/1/2019-Estt (Res), dated 31.01.2019. Application under EWS category will be considered subject to submission of Income and Assets certificate on a prescribed format issued by the competent authority and subject to verification of genuineness of the certificate by the issuing authority. As per DoP&T OM No. 36039/1/2019-Estt (Res), dated 31.01.2019, the crucial date for submitting income and asset certificate by the candidate is the closing date for receipt of application for the post, except in cases where date is fixed otherwise. Accordingly, a EWS certificate issued in prescribed format for employment in Central Government on the basis on income of financial year 2022-2023 issued from 01.04.2023 to 31.03.2024 valid for the year 2023-2024 will be considered valid.

(iii) Candidates who fail to produce valid category certificate OBC/EWS/SC/ST/PWBD etc during document verification or as and when required to produce the same, the candidature will be cancelled. All candidates are advised to obtain required valid category certificate in advance to avoid cancellation of candidature at any stage of the recruitment process.

(iv) Candidates who have claimed the reservation category and failed to produce a valid category certificate as applicable as per published criteria the candidature shall be cancelled in the reserved category, and allocated seats shall be forfeited.

(v) For Persons with Disability, Disability Certificate issued by duly constituted and authorized Medical Board in the proforma prescribed by the Department of Personnel & Training Vide O.M. No. 36035/3/2004-Estt. (Res. ) dated 29.12.2005. As the “Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” has come into force with effect from 19.04.2017, and beside OH, HH and VH categories, new category of disabilities such as Autism, Dwarfism, Acid Attack victims, Muscular Dystrophy, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disability, Mental Illness and Multiple Disabilities, etc have been included. The post of Nursing officer is identified for OL, AAV, Dw and LC (OL) category, that the candidates with such disabilities may apply for the post identified under PWBD quota and mentioned against such posts. Abbreviations of above categories are as under:-


Nursing Officer Recruitment Common Eligibility Test (NORCET) - 6, Notice No. 28 /2024 dated 26.02.2024

LD= Locomotor Disabilities : OL=One Leg, LC(OL)= Leprosy Cured(One Leg),

Dw= Dwarfism, AAV=Acid Attack Victims (Category (c)) See ANNEXURE-III for important guidelines

9. Educational qualification certificates/Category Certificates etc. must be submitted as and when required by AIIMS New Delhi or by the respective Institute and also on the day of document verification, failing which candidature will be cancelled. No additional time will be allowed for submission and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

10. The detailed information viz. (date of uploading of Status of application, date of uploading of Admit card etc.) related to conduct of Examination and its result will be uploaded under Scheme of Examination by the Examination Section, AIIMS, New Delhi in due course of time in the website Candidates are advised to download their Admit Card from AIIMS web site as no admit card will be sent by post.

11. The candidates are advised to bring Admit Card downloaded from AIIMS website at the time of Online (CBT) mode Examination and hand over the same to the Invigilator after completing the Examination, failing which their candidature/performance in the Online (CBT) mode Examination will not be considered.

12. The original certificates/documents of qualified candidates will be verified by respective AIIMS/Hospitals for which dates will be notified by respective AIIMS/Hospitals. On the basis of the Online (CBT) mode Examination, the provisionally qualified candidates will be required to produce original certificates as given below, along with one photocopy of all these documents, which are, duly attested/self-attested. Documents required are (i) a Copy of the downloaded Registration Slip of the on-line application form. (ii) Copy of downloaded Admit Card. (iii) Certificate showing the Date of Birth. (iv) Caste certificate/Income & Asset Certificate as applicable if applied under SC/ST/OBC/EWS category issued by the competent authority. (v) Disability Certificate, if applied under PWBD category. (vi) Certificate from the competent authority in a case where age relaxation has been sought for the basis other than caste/PWBD(vii) ‘No Objection Certificate’ if in regular employment. (viii) Education qualification (ix) INC/State Nursing Council registration (x) Experience certificate, if any (xi) Any other certificate as required to submit.

All candidates must note that It is assumed that you are in possession of all required certificates to substantiate your eligibility on the day of the online application/day by which is required to be submitted by the respective Institute as per validity published in this notice, including category certificate/ employer NOC, qualifying certificates etc., and are mandatorily required to submit as and when demanded. No additional time will be granted to obtain a certificate from issuing authority. The decision of the respective competent authority at the allocated Institute shall be final in this regard. Rules of Scribe and Compensatory Time

The rules for scribe and compensatory time as per the OM of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment dated 29th August 2018, corrigendum dated 8th February, 2019 and OM dated 10th August 2022.

Eligibility for Scribe and/or compensatory time:

I. The persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) defined under section 2(r) of the RPWD Act, 2016.

A. Persons with Benchmark Disabilities in the categories of blindness, locomotor disability (both arms affected – BA) and cerebral palsy will be provided with the facility of a scribe if desired by the person against self-undertaking as per Appendix A Part A-1.

B. The PwBD candidates in the category of blindness, locomotor disability (both arms affected-BA) and cerebral palsy are allowed Compensatory Time of twenty minutes per hour of the examination if desired by the person against self-undertaking as per Appendix

A Part A-1.

C. In the case of other categories of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities as defined under section 2(r) of the RPWD Act, 2016, the facility of scribe / Compensatory time will be allowed to such applicants on the production of a certificate to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation in to write, and scribe is essential to write the

examination on his behalf from the Chief Medical Officer/ Civil Surgeon/ Medical Superintendent of a Government Health Care institution as per the prescribed proforma (Appendix A Both part A-1 and A-2).

II. The persons with specified disabilities covered under the definition of section 2(s) of the RPWD Act, 2016 but not covered under the definition of section 2 (r) of the said Act, i.e. persons having less than 40% disability and having difficulty in writing.

A. In the case of those with less than Benchmark disabilities as defined under section 2(r) of the RPWD Act, 2016, the facility of scribe and or / Compensatory time shall be granted solely to those having difficulty in writing subject to the production of a certificate to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation to write and that scribe is essential to write examination om his/her behalf from the competent medical authority of a Government Health Care institution as per prescribed proforma (Appendix A Both part A1 and A-3).

Note: -

1. All required certificates must be uploaded at the time of registration, failing which no facilities will be provided on the day of examination.

2. The applicants have the discretion of opting for his/her scribe or requesting the Examination Section for the same and should indicate their choice at the time of Completion of the Application for the Test.

3. In case the applicant opts for his/her own scribe, then additional information related to the scribe will be sought from the applicant before the examination. The qualification of the scribe provided by the Examination Section and own scribe will be one step below the minimum qualification criteria of the Test (i.e. one step below MBBS/ equivalent medical degree). However, the qualification of the scribe will always be matriculated or above. If the applicant has opted for his/her own scribe and does not bring own scribe on the day of the examination, then it will not be possible for AIIMS to arrange a new scribe.

4. If the applicant has opted for his/her own scribe, the Remuneration/Honorarium/TA will be the applicant’s sole responsibility.

5. The Scribe can render only assistance to the candidate, i.e., reading instructions, test paper and mouse clicks, if the candidate is not able to do so. Explanation/Interpretation of question paper is strictly prohibited and may result in cancellation of the candidature.

All persons eligible for scribe and/or compensatory as described above shall be provided compensatory time of not less than 20 minutes per hour of examination.

13. Those who are in employment with state/Central Govt/PSU, must submit a “NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE” from the employer at the time of verification of documents or as asked to upload. Failure to submit/upload NOC by the due date will lead to the cancellation of the candidature. Under special circumstances, submission of proof of acceptance of resignation by the current employer and proper relieving letter in original from respective employer may be considered at the time of joining as implied NOC at the discretion of respective competent authority at the allocated Institute.

14. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.

15. After selection on any advertised posts place of posting will be subject matter of respective AIIMS as per applicable rule in respective AIIMS

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