Every year minimum 1000 staff nurses vacancies arise in the central government as like in AIIMS, JIPMER, ESI, RRB etc. Despite there are many Central Government institutions conduct recruitment, the sole process of recruitment for Group-B Nursing officers/Staff Nurses is by competitive written examination. Below are important points that should be remembered always.
Whatever the exam you apply, it doesn’t matter. First read the notification of the recruitment carefully and understand the scheme of Examination. They would have clearly given the Mode of Recruitment whether written exam with or without oral interview, syllabus, total score, and negative scoring system.
Mode of recruitment
Nowadays, For Most Group-B Nursing Officers, written exam alone is the mode of recruitment. But some institutions depending on their administrative policy may conduct the oral test/interview.
Though most recruitment has only DGNM standard questions, some institutions may ask questions from general knowledge. For example 2016 AIIMS Patna Staff Nurse Recruitment had around 15-20 questions out of 100 questions from General Knowledge, ESI, RRB also had General Knowledge questions in their recruitment. So you must be ready to take care of both Nursing Subjects as well as General knowledge questions.
Number of Questions & Total Score
It depends on the institutions. Usually number of questions are 100. But the scoring differs, some institutions set 1 mark for 1 right answer, some set 4 marks for 1 right answer. 4 marks for 1 right answer system are followed where negative scoring system is applicable.
Apart from these some institutions follow weightage marks that mean tough questions are given more marks, easy question are given low marks. This system is followed in 2016 ESI exams.
Negative Scoring System
You must be very vigilant when you are writing an examination which has negative scoring system. Because of the negative score, your total performance of the examination is badly affected.
Let us see How?
(4 marks for one right answer, 1 minus mark for one wrong answer)
If you get 70 right answers out of 100; your score is 70×4= 280.
You get 30 wrong answers out of 100; your negative score is 30×1=30.
So your final score = 280-30= 250.
This is how most people lose their marks and miss their bright future even in 0.5 marks. If you definitely do not know the answer for a question, do not take an attempt to give random answers by guess or making a lot.
In conclusion, understanding the scheme of examination is a must one. Read it carefully and prepare accordingly.
Wish you all the Best….