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NHM Punjab Recruitment 2021:Important dates, Syllabus, Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Online Application, Vacancy, and Salary Details

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot has issued an official notification for the post of Common Health Officers (CHO) for National Health Mission (NHM). There are a total of 320 vacancies available for this post. Eligible and interested candidates can apply for this post on or before 25 June 2021.Let us discuss important dates, syllabus, pattern, eligibility criteria, online application, vacancy, and salary details of NHM Punjab Recruitment 2021. 

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NHM Punjab Recruitment Vacancy Details

There are 320 vacancies available for different categories as stated below:

Sr. No.


No. of Vacancies





Backward Classes Punjab






Freedom Fighters of Punjab 



Economically Weaker Section



Persons with Disability



Balmiki/Mazhbi Sikhs, Punjab



Scheduled Castes



Sports Persons




NHM Punjab Recruitment Important Dates

Important dates for online application and exam are given below:


Tentative Dates

Starting date of Online Application

12th June 2021

Extended Last date of Online Application 

2nd July 2021

Exam Date

4th July 2021


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NHM Punjab Recruitment Eligibility Criteria (Age & Qualification)

Age Limit:

Candidates should not be below 18 years and above 37 years of age as on 1st Jan 2021. (01.01.2021). Age relaxation as per the rules of Punjab Government.

Educational Qualification:

Educational qualification for the post of Common Health Officer (CHO) is mentioned hereunder:

  • B.Sc Nursing/Post Basic B.Sc Nursing with integrated Bridge Programme of Certificate in Community Health course in curriculum from a recognized Institute/University. Registered with Punjab Nursing Registration Council. OR

  • B.Sc in Nursing/Post Basic B.Sc Nursing from a recognized Institute/University with 6 months course of Certificate in Community Health from a recognized Institute/University. Registered with Punjab Nursing Registration Council. OR

  • Ayurevedic Practitioner (BAMS) from recognized University or Statutory State Board and Enrolment on State Register or Central Register of Ayurveda with 6 months course of Certificate in Community Health from a recognized Institute/University.

  • Candidates should have passed the subject of Punjabi upto Matric standard.

Click here to download the official notification

NHM Punjab Recruitment Exam Pattern

Pattern of the exam for Common Health Officer(CHO) is elaborated below:

  • A written test of 100 Marks shall be held and based upon the marks obtained in the test, merit list shall be prepared. Selection shall be made purely on the basis of written test only.

  • The minimum passing marks shall be 35% for all categories (reserved and unreserved categories) in written test i.e. 35 Marks out of 100.

  • 1.5 times the number of candidates of actual vacancies in each category shall be called for the Counseling. 

NHM Punjab Recruitment Exam Syllabus 

There will be a written exam of a total 100 marks. Questions will be asked from the following topics:



Foundations of Community Health

Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology, Nutrition, Communicable Diseases and Management Under National Health Programme, Non-Communicable Diseases and Management Under National Health Programme, Communication, Management and Supervision.

Primary Health Care in Common Conditions

Management of Common Conditions and Emergencies Including First Aid, Maternal Health, Reproductive Health and Adolescent Health, Newborn and Child Health Care, Overview of Common Surgical Conditions, Essential Drugs. 


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NHM Punjab Recruitment Salary Details

Selected candidates will be entitled to initial pay of Rs 20,000 + incentive upto Rs 15,000 (Based on performance) per month. 

NHM Punjab Recruitment Exam Fee

Examination fee for each category is given as follows:

Sr. No.


Exam Fee


For General Candidates

INR 1180/- (1000/- fees or 18% GST)


For SC Candidates

INR 590/- (500/- fees or 18% GST)

How to apply for this exam?

Candidates can apply for this exam through the official website of Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS) starting from 12th June 2021 to 25th June 2021. Candidates are required to register themselves for this exam online and print their admit cards with the help of registration number and password.  

NHM Punjab Recruitment Exam Summary

Exam highlights for the post of Common Health Officer(CHO) is mentioned below:

NHM Punjab Recruitment Exam Summary

NHM full form

National Health Mission

Name of Exam


Conducting Head

Baba Farid University of Health Sciences  (BFUHS)

Official Website


Exam Type

State Level Exam (Punjab Government job)

Exam Dates

4th July 2021

Mode of Application

Online on the official website

Salary Details

Rs. 20000/- + incentive upto Rs.15000/- (incentive based on performance) per month

Mode of Exam

Computer Based Test (Online exam)

Last Date of Online Application

25th June 2021

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