Kerala PSC Staff Nurse exam 2020: apply online for DHS vacancy

Kerala PSC Staff Nurse Exam 2020

The online application for Staff Nurse Grade-II [DHS] Exam in the State of Kerala starts. Last week PSC released a gazette notification regarding this post, and now the application form for the same is live. Kerala PSC collects the registration for the Staff Nurse vacancy 2020 through the KPSC Thulasi system. Candidates who have a profile with Kerala PSC may apply online for the Staff Nurse Exam; read the instructions given below.

PSC Staff Nurse Exam 2020: Eligibility

The minimum educational qualification for the Kerala PSC Staff vacancy is a 3-yr diploma in nursing and Nursing Council registration. MSc, BSc, and Post BSc holders are, of course, eligible. Candidates who have taken their degree from a university outside Kerala in the regular stream may also apply, subject to KNC registration. Another thing is the requirement on science subjects for Plus Two level; check the screenshot for the full eligibility requirements.


PSC Staff Nurse Eligibility 2020

Age limit: 20-36 without relaxation. Three percentage of the vacancies are reserved for DA applicants.

A court case is going on regarding the PSC’s clause on science stream. However, at present, the registration for Staff Nurse Grade II exam requires the applicants to have exposure to science subjects.

How to submit Kerala PSC Staff Nurse Exam application form 2020

The selection of Staff Nurses happens through an entrance exam by Kerala PSC (KPSC). Candidates wishing to participate needs to register a profile at the Kerala PSC website before the last date (05-02-2020) to apply online for the PSC Staff Nurse Exam. Check below for the steps to register your application for PSC Staff Nurse Vacancy in this chance.

Step 1: Download KPSC Staff Nurse Exam 2020 Notification

Before we begin with the application, we need to download the Staff Nurse Recruitment notification from the Kerala PSC website. If you are new to the PSC application process, we request you to check our article on creating a KPSC Thulasi login profile. This account helps you download the advertisement and apply online for all Kerala Govt. jobs.

Kerala PSC Staff Nurse DHS vacancy notification

Once you have the PSC profile ID, and password, sign-in to your account, and go to the Notifications section. Now enter the Category Code for Staff Nurse Vacancy: 418/2019, in the box shown in screenshot and Quick Apply button. If you are unable to aces PSC DHS Staff Nurse notification 2020 in this way, click this direct link to download it from our site.

Step 2: Apply online for PSC Staff Nurse vacancy 2020

You have provide your qualifications like BSc/MSc/Post-BSc degree and KNC registration in KPSC Thulasi profile before you could apply online. Otherwise you won’t be see “Apply Now” button, and it may show an “ineligible” message.

PSC Staff Nurse Exam educational qualifications

On your PSC home page, select ‘My Profile” and the click on the first link “Educational qualification.” Then press the ‘Add” button to add your details from Class 10. For KNC registration, you can select qualification level as shown in screenshot.

Once you add the data satisfy the eligibility, the Apply now button appears. You can click on it to begin your PSC Staff Nurse application.

Apply online Kerala PSC Staff Nurse Exam 2020

Now the PSC website lists all your matching qualifications for the Staff Nurse post on a new page. In my case, I have MSc, GNM, and Post BSc diploma in Nursing. Since I have not added PcBsc and MSc to my profile, I will go 10th option with GNM, +2, and KNC registration. Here I can also select 9th option as PcBSC is equivalent to BSc in Nursing, and as I have MSc, a higher qualification.

Select the “Apply using this qualification/ Equivalent or Higher” option to proceed to the next stage of the application.

Step: 3: Submit Kerala PSC Staff Nurse Exam (DHS) application form 2020

When you see your KPSC photo and signature, enter the name and date in the adjacent boxes, just as given in the photo. Tick all the declaration boxes. Finally, verify the vacancy name (Staff Nurse GR- II) and Category Code 418/2019 and hit the Next button.

Now you reach the last and most important part of the PSC application form. Select your district and also the Taluk, where you like to get a center for writing the Staff Nurse Exam 2020. Then use the “Preview Application” button at the bottom to re-check all details. When you are ready, press the “Submit Application” button.

Kerala PSC Staff Nurse application form 2020

The browser then takes you to the “Applications” section in the KPSC Thualsi portal. As you can see above, I’ve finally submitted my “Staff Nurse Exam 2020 application form.

Kerala PSC Staff Nurse vacancy 2020 details

Staff Nurse or Nursing Officer is the title used to designate the vacancies in the nursing sector. Kerala Government takes nurses to Grade-II roles in the health department cadres, namely DHS and DME. Medical colleges and teaching institutions come under the Directorate of Medical Education (DME). In contrast, the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) handles all other hospitals from primary health centers to GH.

Kerala PSC conducts separate exams for DME and DHS Staff Nurse vacancies. Now the latest recruitment we have in 2020 is to DHS. The rank list for the Kerala PSC Staff Nurse exam 2020 for DHS comes into effect in the second half of 2021. We expect nearly 500-1200 nursing vacancies in the DHS rank link during its three-year validity.

Last time Kerala PSC didn’t conduct interviews for Staff Nurse recruitment because of the urgent requirement of employees in DHS and DME. Those who topped the rank list got an advice memo after the verification. If they follow that pattern, the rank list for the upcoming exam may come out soon, maybe in 2020 itself.

Staff Nurse Salary and Promotion in Kerala

After the revision in 2014, the new salary-scale for the Staff Nurse in Kerala is 27800 to 59400. There is DA, and HRA is from 250 to 1680. Staff Nurses are also eligible for a city compensatory allowance of 350. When you add up all the other allowances, the total salary is around 32000 INR.

However, like any employee, a Kerala Govt. Staff Nurse should contribute at least 10% of Basic+DA to the NPS scheme, which is around 3000 INR. Hence, the in-hand salary for the newly selected PSC Staff Nurse in DHS would be around 27000. DME nurses may get extra allowances in accordance with their duty pattern.

When it comes to the promotions, Staff Nurses have the scope to move from Grade II to ward supervisor, Head Nurse, Nursing Superintendent scales, on the basis of their eligibility and service time. Promotion depends on the vacancies, but grade pay is always there. Yearly increment and medical benefits are also applicable.

Kerala PSC Staff Nurse Exam 2020 preparation: Syllabus

As always, the Kerala PSC didn’t mention the syllabus of the Staff Nurse recruitment in their notification. However, we have the old syllabubs for the last PSC Staff Nurse Exam conducted in April 2017. There won’t be GK and Current Affairs for the Exam in 2020 as per the latest announcement. Staff Nurse Exam Syllabus Kerala PSC Staff Nurse Exam book The time-limit is usually 75 minutes- candidates get 100 questions of one mark each.

Expected date of Staff Nurse (DHS) Exam in 2020

If we predict the exam date based on our experience, the PSC Staff Nurse exam for DHS would be in April or May 2020. Last time PSC gave around three months for preparation, after the closure of online application.

Books for the upcoming PSC Staff Nurse Exam

Now that the Kerala PSC has removed GK from Staff Nurse Exam 2020 syllabus, the focus is more on the Nursing itself. If you want us to suggest a book for preparing PSC Staff Nurse vacancy, check Abha Narwhal’s Key success to Staff Nurse exam. [BUY NOW] The publishers have released a 2019 edition of the book with more that 12000 questions from AIIMS and other State PSC exams.

You can check the Amazon reviews for this book and decide. The advantage of this book is the section-wise coverage of the whole Nursing curriculum.

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  1. Hello I’m applying for Staff Nurse. I have added the qualifications but in the application window it is is showing not eligible. Please revert.

    • This is probably because you haven’t added the necessary declarations. Go to your profile and find the declarations link. Add or update your declarations and then open the Staff Nurse application form and check eligibility.

  2. Hello, I would like to know how to add my KNC registration to the Kerala PSC profile. Which option would I take when we add new qualification?

  3. Sir I can’t apply. Why…..?? I don’t know. Sir , In my profile photograph name spelling is wrong & is not same as the my certificates.. is this problem…?? How I correct my name in photograph…? or may I create a new profile…. pls ans to me sir….

  4. do we have to scan any certificates???

  5. Respected sir, I just completed Bsc nsg tis year. I didn’t get my mark list and certificates .so I waited and the last date had passed. Whether I can apply psc …now.?

  6. Iam sijo mol k working as a sahyary hospital 4yrs experience

  7. can you please give option to predegree with other than science group


  9. Sir,I can’t apply,I didn’t know ,sir,plz tell me ,lcan apply psc for nurses exam 2017,or not

  10. Sir,I am working as a staff nurse,I have completed
    gnm, sir , can I apply for nurses exam psc 2017

  11. Sir,I completed Gnm,& working as staff nurse,l have already registered in psc,but I can’t apply for nurses exam psc 2017, whether I can apply now?

  12. Sir , I was completed my GNM on 2008 from Kerala . Then I am worked in Kerala . Now I Am doing Pb bsc nursing in Tamil nadu . Now my Kerala nursing registration temporary cancelled and new registration done in tamilnadu nursing council for my studies only . Any problems for write psc exam in Kerala ???

  13. My name is Rija Jacob I completed my gnm and post bsc nursing I have 5 year experience my email id [email protected]

    • Rija, the online registration for KPSC Staff Nurse Grade-II exam is now over. However, we are expecting a new notification for DME Staff Nurse Grade-II in the upcoming months. We will update this page as we get more information.

  14. Hello sir,this is ashaary thomas,i am aGnm nurse with 13 yrs experience,i apply for the last psc,but no any notification,sir,when i will get the next chance,now i am already 35yrs,this year i can get chance to write psc exam ,iam looking the temerory vaccancy also,i am a dialysis nurse last 10yrs in saudi

  15. Hi sir,I have passed post basic bsc nursing and registered in kerala.when I apply for a psc ,there option to write gnm and post bsc.or I have to write only post bsc nursing.
    Other thing is if we are writing DME exam,we can only work in medical colleges only know.We cannot work in phc is it correct?

  16. Sir I have 12 yr experience finished .one time registration what is the next I ll get the information about psc exam and registration

  17. Good morning sir/
    My Name is JIPSA JOHN ,Working as Registered Nurse(BSC NURSE) in Hamad medical corporation in Qatar, i am planning to relocate to my place. How can i get the notificaton for PSC TEST for nurses vacancy.kindly note my email id if any chances for next chance.
    email: [email protected]

  18. Sir my phone no 919061536328 my email I’d [email protected]

  19. Exam date not published

  20. Sir my name is veena.I have 6years experience.I would like to know about the psc exam and how can apply one time registration.and also when is the next exam date for apply kpsc.

  21. Exam date not come


  23. Hi..sir when they update DME SHORT LIST . my certificate verification completed on 30/7/2018

  24. Sir, my plus-two eligibility is humanities. After that I completed 3 and half year Gnm course plus 2 year post basic bsc nursing. Then I went to Trivandrum and appeared one exam to get kerala registration. I have kerala registration certificate. I also renewed it 1 month before. But I cant apply for this exam, because I’m not eligible due to humanities subject. Is any possibilities for those people except science batch.

  25. I can not select my district in the application form, when ever I am tring to do so, its showing “this choice cannot be changed after submitting the application”” for that if i give ok , that’s not going further. Please give some solution

  26. Sir; At present l have Karnataka registration… With katakana registration can l able to write exam? If not am applying for Kerala registration means whether l can apply for exam?

  27. Hi sir now I’m 20yrs old but my DOB. Is 16/1/1999 can i apply for this dhs staff nurse exam

  28. Respected Sr. My plus two eligibility is comers group after that I finished general nursing. Can l apply this exam

  29. Sir i changed my knmc registration to karnataka can i apply

  30. Sir/madam,

    I have karanataka registration certificate .I dont have kerala registraion.whether i can apply Dhs exam

  31. +2 humanities with gnm. Can i apply

  32. I read the notification (last date 14/02/2020),now i can not apply this application,please give me a

  33. Can I apply now

  34. Sir.Wheather application last date will extend.pls extend .give me one chance

  35. when is the exam date ?

  36. Sir
    I’m in England, but interested to psc exam for
    nurses, I will be 41 years old, can l apply for an online exam?

  37. Sir I’m working as a staff nurse, I’m completed my gnm courses and Kerala nursing registration also. Can i apply for psc exam 2020

  38. Iam a plus two basic arts student.i cant apply for the exam or what

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