Direct Admission in BSc Nursing in Bangalore

The most trending course post-COVID is undoubtedly – BSc Nursing and allied science courses in Health and Sciences. Most of the students prefer Bangalore for BSc Nursing admission, mainly due to affordability and quality of education.

Yes, most of the students who prefer BSc Nursing opt for Karnataka and especially Bangalore.

I am Sidharth, a career counselor from Bangalore, with more than 17 years of experience in the field of career guidance and college admissions.

In this article, I will be giving you a complete idea about direct admission to BSc Nursing in Bangalore colleges.

Here I will explain everything about the admission procedures, current changes in rules, fee structure, and much more.

This article will be a bit long, and to easily navigate, you can use the below-given table of contents.

Eligibility Criteria

Please go through the basic eligibility criteria given below for taking BSc nursing admission in Bangalore.

  • Minimum 45% in 10+2 board exams in aggregate.
  • Minimum 45% separately for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • A minimum of 50% in English separately.
  • The candidate must be at least 17 years of age by the 31st of December of the year of taking admission.
  • KCET exam – which might be compulsory in 2024.

This is the basic eligibility criteria for taking direct nursing admission in Bangalore.

If you meet the following eligibility criteria, then you can easily secure a nursing seat in Bangalore.

Is Entrance Exam Comulsory for BSc Nursing Admission in Bangalore?

Please read this section properly, as this is something important you must know.

From the year 2021, most of the states in India apart from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh were taking nursing admission on the merit of NEET rank, 12th marks, or entrance exams conducted by each state authority.

At last, in 2023 it was made clear by the Indian Nursing Council, that admissions will be invalid if any college takes admissions directly. After several meetings by officials – at last Karnataka Examination Authority also conducted an exam through which admission was given to students.

But after the allotment was done for meritious students, the leftover seats were given for direct admission.

But that won’t be the scenario in 2024, as per the reports and my personal experience.

There are chances, that the KCET exam which will be conducted by the KEA will be made compulsory in 2024. And according to the score and merit the candidate will be allotted a seat in any college.

So, the admission procedures which I will be mentioning below will be based on the exam and counseling of the Karnataka Examination Authority.

Admission Procedure

There are 2 types of admissions – one is direct admission and the other is the procedure through exam and counseling.

As I told you earlier, the direct admission procedure for BSc nursing colleges in Bangalore simple. You can just contact me and I will help you with the application and admission process which can be done in a single day.

And if the examination and counseling procedure is made compulsory, then you can refer the procedure given below.

The major steps involved in the direct admission for nursing are:

  • Exam Application.
  • Qualifying Exam.
  • Registration for counseling.
  • Document Verification.
  • Online Counseling 3 Rounds.
  • Fee payment.
  • Admission confirmation.

This process is a bit time-consuming and the whole procedure will take a minimum of 15-20 days.

Step #1 – Exam Application

The candidate must fill out the exam application form from their official website.

There will be government examination fees which will range from Rs.500 to Rs.1500, which varies each year.

Step #2 – Qualifying the Exam

You must qualify for the exam conducted by KEA and a merit list will be released. The minimum qualification score can’t be predicted as it varies each year.

Step #3 – Counseling Registration

Now that the results are declared and you are qualified, you have to register for counseling. During the registration, you have to upload a few documents. I have provided the list of documents in the next section.

Step #4 – Document Verification

After the registration, the government authority might notify you to submit your documents for verification. They will be verifying the documents online or offline. You will be provided with a slip there your login details will be mentioned.

Step #5 – Online Counseling

Now starts the counseling, where you have to log in to the portal on given dates and choose the college of your choice.

This is the trickiest part, if you opt for the wrong college then you might not get the seat or might be allotted to a below-average college. You don’t have to worry, we have got your back covered in this process.

There will be 3 rounds of counseling, which will be conducted online. Once a seat has been allotted you can go for the next step.

Step #6 – Fee Payment

You have to now pay the first year’s fees after the seat has been allotted. After which you have to report to the college with the fee receipt for reporting.

Step #7 – Admission Confirmation

During reporting the college will ask you for fee receipts, document verification slips, and other documents. Once they verify they will confirm your admission and you will receive the admission order from the Government as well as the college.

These are the general steps involved in the BSc Nursing counseling procedures in Bangalore. There might be slight variations in the steps, as it completely depends on the counseling authority.

Some Tips for You

Before you start any of the admission procedures, please keep these things in mind.

  • You can keep a few copies of your original documents, as you have to submit your originals to the college.
  • Many people might call you offering you seats at very low fees. There are many genuine people, but still be aware.
  • There are people offering nursing admission to students who don’t have basic eligibility criteria. Stay away from them.
  • Be updated with the newspapers and other forms of genuine media, to have the basic knowledge about the admission procedures. If the entrance is made compulsory, there might be people who claim to provide you with seats without any entrance exams.
  • Many scammers might contact you offering you BSc nursing admission in government colleges and asking for donations. It is never possible as it comes under the centralized counseling system.

BSc Nursing Fees Through Direct Admission

There are more than 60 nursing colleges in and around Bangalore providing BSc nursing courses.

There are two types of fee structure. One is the fee structure decided by the college and the other is the fee structure fixed by the government and counseling authority.

The fee for BSc nursing in Bangalore fixed by KEA is Rs.1,40,000 per year.

The fee structure during direct admission might range from Rs.1.5 lakhs to Rs.2.5 lakhs depending on the colleges. This is just a range and varies each year.

These are just the tuition fees and there are a few extra fees charged by the college for a hostel, food, uniform, books transportation, etc.

Extra Fees

Including everything you can expect an extra fee of Rs.50,000 to Rs.1 lakh per year depending on colleges. Before joining any college enquire about the extra charges you have to pay.

Documents Required

Keep the following documents ready for BSc Nursing admission in Bangalore:

  1. 12th marks card.
  2. 12th pass certificate.
  3. 10th Marks card.
  4. 10th pass certificate.
  5. Migration Certificate.
  6. Transfer Certificate.
  7. Conduct Certificate.
  8. Aadhar Card or any other identity card.
  9. Passport Size Photo – 10.
  10. Income Certificate, if applicable.
  11. Domicile Certificate, if applicable.

How I Can Help You

Now I just wanted to tell you how I can help you and how it can benefit you.

The major issues faced by many students while taking nursing admission in Bangalore are:

  • Knowledge about colleges.
  • Background check of colleges.
  • Affiliation, approvals, and infrastructure.
  • Knowledge about academic excellence.
  • Clinical exposure.
  • Pass percentage.
  • How to attend the counseling and do the procedures.

We have the latest data about each nursing college in Bangalore and we can guide you through the complete admission procedures, whether it is direct admission or through counseling.

100% Transparency

All the admission procedures will be kept 100% transparent – from documentation to finances.

College Selection

Will help you in choosing the best nursing colleges within your budget and requirements.

Counseling Guidance

Even if the counseling is compulsory, I will be there to support you from the basics till allotment.


Few colleges and firms are providing scholarships to deserving students, which will help you in applying for the same.

Placement Support

Worried about a job after BSc.Nursing? Our placement team will help you with the process smoothly and refer.

After Support

Our own company and a few other firms are providing paid internships to students. We can provide it for deserving students.

Frequently Asked Question

1. I have 35% in 12th, can I get BSc nursing admission in Bangalore?

A: No, you cannot get nursing admission in any college in India without having the basic eligibility criteria.

2. Can I get direct admission without attending any entrance exam?

A: Till 2023 it was possible, but we have to see what the government says for the academic session of 2024. I think it will be made compulsory to take admission.

3. I am a student from a other state than Karnataka, can I get a government seat?

A: No, government seats are only allotted to students from Karnataka.

4. Should I pay any donation for taking nursing admission in Bangalore?

A: No you don’t have to pay any donations for nursing admissions.

5. I heard there are many fake nursing colleges in Bangalore, is it true?

A: Yes, there are many nursing colleges in Bangalore without proper approvals and infrastructure. We can call those money-making institutes or fakes.


I tried my best to provide all the information about direct admission to nursing colleges in Bangalore. All the information given here is from my personal experience, research, and updates from the official websites.

If you feel that this article helped you in any way, please do share it with your friends or students in need.

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I am Sidharth PS, the co-founder of, a career counselor and educational blogger with more than 17 years of experience in the field of career guidance and college admissions. I will be majorly sharing about different colleges which I visited and the admission procedures of different courses.

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