CHO Full Form- Eligibility, Salary, Job Profile 2023- Get Details Right Now

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CHO Full Form: Community Health Officer is the full form in CHO. It is an important post under National Health Mission. CHO plays a vital role in rural health. Almost every state in India recruits CHO to strengthen Primary Health Care setup. CHO play a key role in treating in minor ailments and referring patient to higher centers for appropriate care. In this page, we are going to discuss about important information regarding CHO Eligibility, Salary, Exam Syllabus, Selection Process etc.
CHO Full Form

CHO Full Form- Get to know more

  • Topic- Information
  • CHO- Community Health Officer
  • Recruiting Authority- Mission Director, National Health Mission
  • Area of Posting- Primary Health Centers, Community Health Centers
  • Recruiting States- All States in India
  • Nature of Appointment- Tenure Basis

What are Job Responsibilities of a CHO?

Community Health Officer plays various roles in PHC and CHC. The following includes major works of CHO.
  1.     Care of Perinatal Mother (Antenatal, Intranatal, Postnatal Mothers)
  2.     Care of New Born and monitoring nutritional status.
  3.     Participation in Immunization campaign
  4.     Attending Emergency cases like poison, snake bite, RTA in the work place
  5.     Assisting Medical Officer in medical procedures
  6.     Attending Injection OP & Dressing OPD
  7.     Participation in School Health Programme (RBSK) & Mobile Medical Unit (MMU)
  8.     Maintenance of Relevant health records etc.
As we all know, CHO full form is Community Health Officer, in medical field, the following information will add more details to your quires.

CHO Post Eligibility

CHO Age Limit

Individuals between 21 to 40 years of age can apply.

CHO Educational Qualifications

    Individuals with Integrated Bridge Course Programme in Community Health for Nurses in B.Sc or Post Basic.B.Sc Nursing (or) B.Sc Nursing or Post Basic B.Sc Nursing with Certificate programme in Community Health
    All Individuals must have registered in state nursing council and must possess valid registration certificate at the time of applying.

CHO Salary in India

Salary of Community Health Officer is very attractive. Pay level is between Rs.20, 000 to Rs.30, 000 per month. Additional allowances are also applicable.
  1.     Karnataka CHO Salary: Rs.32,500 per month
  2.     Chhattisgarh CHO Salary: Rs.31,500 per month
  3.     Uttar Pradesh CHO Salary: Rs.25000 per month
  4.     Madhya Pradesh CHO Salary: Rs.40,000 per month

CHO Selection Process

Community Health Officer Selection is based on Competitive Written Examination/Interview/Skill Test
CHO Exam Pattern, Syllabus 2023

Exam Pattern

  • Total Questions -100
  • Total Marks- 100
  • Duration of Exam -2 hours
  • Mark Distribution- Professional Knowledge (Nursing)- 80 marks & General Studies, Aptitude, GK- 20 marks
  • Is there any negative marks- No. There are no negative marks.
  • Exam Mode- Written Test

CHO Syllabus

Medical Surgical Nursing

    Care of Medical Emergencies, Problems of Ear, Nose, Throat, Eye, Respiratory, Cardiac, Gastro Intestinal, Renal, Endocrine, Musculo Skeletal System etc

Community Health Nursing

National Health Programmes, Role of Nurse in Community Nursing, Health Education, Communicable & Non Communicable Diseases etc

Child Health Nursing

Care of New Born, Congenital Problems, Developmental Problems of Children, Nutritional Problems of Children, Immunization, Systematic Problems of Pediatrics

Obstetrics & Gynecological Nursing

    Preconception, Care of Perinatal Mothers, Management of Labour, Care of High Risk Pregnancy, LSCS, Obstetric Emergencies etc

Psychiatric Nursing

    Mood Disorders, Schizophrenia, De-addiction, Care of Drug Abuse clients

Nursing Foundation

    Definition of Health, Nursing (WHO Definitions), Infection cycle, Universal Precautions, Additional Precautions, Basic Care of Patients, Fluid & Drug Calculations, etc


Basic Anatomy & Physiology, Bio-Chemistry,  Current Affairs, General English, General Arithmetic Ability, General Studies etc

Frequently Asked Questions about Community Health Officer (CHO) Post

1) What is  CHO full form in Medical Field?

Community Health Officer is the full form of CHO in Medical Field

2) Whether a Community Health officer can give treatment without doctors’ order?

There are several standing orders defined for minor to moderate illness. Based on those orders, CHO will treat the patients. If needed, they will discuss with Doctors and refer the patients to higher centers for more care.

3) Who are eligible to apply for CHO Post?

Nurses, AYUSH Practitioners (BAMS, BHMS) etc can apply for CHO Posts.

4) Community Health Officer and Mid-Level Service Provider are Same Post?

CHO and MLSP play a same role in rural setup. Designation will change according to state governments.

5) Whether CHO is a regular post?

No. CHO is a contractual or tenure based appointment for 1 year. Annually appointment order will be renewed.

6) Whether Special training is provided for CHO posts?

Yes. Many states provide Community Health Training which is usually for 06 months. During the training period, Nurses will be paid Stipend. Following successful training, Nurses will be appointed as CHO at various centers.


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