National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences Bangalore

Also known as: NIMHANS

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Type of Institute
Institute of National Importance
Genders Accepted
  • Estd. Year: 1994
  • Campus Size: 135 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 241
  • Total Students Enrollment: 959

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56th 223.44 AAAA
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How do i prepare for MPH entrance exam in NIMHANS

Snehlata Sinha Student Expert 20th Jan, 2020


MPH entrance exam will be generally of 120 minutes duration. Questions will be of objective type pattern. The candidates need to opt for the correct answer from the alternate set of choices. Utmost number of questions has to be attended within the limited time duration.

Syllabus of the MPH Entrance Exam

General Aptitude

  • Tests of Comprehension
  • Analysis Reasoning

Public Health

  • Social Sciences and Health
  • National Health
  • Nutrition-Deficiency Conditions Including Micro-Nutrient Malnutrition
  • Policy and National Health Programmes
  • Screening for Diseases
  • Hospital-Acquired Infections
  • Health Planning and Management
  • Environment and Health
  • Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Concept of Health and Disease
  • Demography and Family Welfare
  • Disaster Management
  • Biostatistics

Allied Health Sciences

  • SARS and Tuberculosis
  • Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
  • Vector Bionomics & Ecology and Bioenvironmental Vector Control
  • Zoonosis
  • Public Health Laboratory
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Molecular Diagnosis
  • Laboratory Aspects of Water-Borne and Vector-Borne Diseases
  • Immunology
  • Arthropods of Public Health Importance
  • Basic Genetics
  • Chemical and Bacteriological Quality of Water
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Fluorosis and Arsenicosis
  • Acute Respiratory Infections Including Influenza

Reference books for MPH Entrance Exam

  • Concepts of Health, Illness and Disease By Caroline Curre , Margaret Stacey
  • Verbal Reasoning by G K Puri
  • Health, Disease, and Illness: Concepts in Medicine By Arthur L Caplan, James J Mc Cartney, Dominic A Sisti
  • Clinical Biochemistry by Allan Gaw, Michael J Murphy, Robert A Cowan
  • Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Analytical Reading and Reasoning by Larry Wright
  • Clinical Biochemistry in Diagnosis & Management by Saini A.S Kaur
  • Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease Basics: A Primer by Madeline M Hurster
  • Verbal Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal
  • Education of Communicable and Non- Communicable Diseases by S L Goel
  • Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by P Prakash
  • Introductory Lesson on Mind by Lesson on Reasoning
  • The Age of Reason- Thomas Paine by Paine Thomas Paine, Daniel Conway Moncure Daniel
  • Verbal Reasoning by Barbara Walsh
  • Reasoning by Dr Michael Scriven

Study Plan for MPH Entrance Exam

The candidates have to set up a methodical timetable and follow it properly. They should allot time for all the sections and should complete it before few days before the exam so that the last days can be completely utilized for revision. Numerous guides and text books are available with which will aid in enhanced preparation. Practicing with model question papers and previous question papers act efficient since the candidates can have a better idea regarding the exam.

Hope this helps.


May I know what does nimhans UG And PG application form mean? I want to apply for MD psychiatry. Which is applicable for me?

Harshita Gupta 15th Jan, 2020
Hey shreya,

PG means post-graduation and UG means under-graduation. You are eligible for PG courses only after completing graduation in the required field.
For UG courses, you need to complete 10+2 or equivalent qualification from a recognised board for eligibility. However, MD in psychiatry is a post-graduate course and so, you will have to fill the PG application form.
The minimum eligibility for MD of psychiatry course is that candidate must have successfully completed MBBS or DMS or BHMS or BDS.
Incase, you haven't completed MBBS yet, than you cannot apply for MD courses.
For session 1 of entrance exam, the application process will start from 7 January 2020.

Hope this helps!

hello. I was filling application form for nimhans pg entrance with mbbs degree. but during filling qualification detail, I found that after selecting mbbs qualification, there is duration of course which shows 5 yrs, 6 yrs, but not 5.5 yr option, so what should I select?

Pragya Singh 11th Jan, 2020

You should select the 6 yrs option because the one in 5 yrs would not offer internship. 6 yr course would definitely offer you with internship. Internships are must for a medical student. The more you practice the better you become. Generally in 5.5 yr duration 4.5 is for study and 1 yr for internship. So in this case, it must be 5+ 1

Hope this helps


when will we get application form for NIMHANS

Ameya Narendra Parkar 7th Jan, 2020
Dear Sri vaishanvi,
The application form for Ph.D., Super Speciality, Postdoctoral, Postgraduate, Diploma, B.Sc. and Certificate Courses will be released by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS). The application form will be released in online mode only at
The application form is available online now and last date to apply for it is 31st January 2020.

I hope this information helps you

All the best

im not able to find the apply online link in nimhans site.can anyone help me


Rahul, the online application form for NIMHANS has not been released yet. The form is expected to release in January 2020 and you can fill the application form till February 2020 tentatively. The exact dates have not been released yet by the officials. Once it is released, you can find the link on their official website. Hope that helps.

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National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Hosur Road Marigowda Road, Lakkasandra, Wilson Garden, Bangalore - 560029, Karnataka, India
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