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IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Entrance Test 2019 -OPENNET VIII Notification

IGNOU Nursing Entrance Test 2019 - Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has issued a notification for admission to Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Program starting from January 2019 through Entrance Test OPENNET-VIII


OPENNET VIII 2019

  • Admission for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Program for January 2019 session will be done region wise on the basis of merit in common entrance test. Regional Centres where Post Basic B. Sc (N) Program Study Centres are established will do the counseling and admissions
  • OPENNET-VIII results probably in the month of October/November 2018. Candidates can check the detailed information like application form, eligibility criteria, admit card, from this page given below

 

Program Objectives
The main objectives of the program are as follows:

  • Provide opportunity to a large segment of in-service nurses to upgrade their knowledge and skills to respond to the changing health needs of the society
  • Motivate nurses to maintain clinical competence to provide quality care
  • Develop teaching, administration and research skills
  • The Post Basic Bachelor of Science in Nursing is a three-year Degree Program. This course has two major components: theory and practicals. It is divided into 22 courses; 11 theory and 11 Practical

 

IGNOU OPENNET 2019 Important Dates

  • Last Date for Submission of Entrance Test Form: 15th July 2018
  • Date of Entrance Test: September 2018
  • Date of Declaration of Result: October /November 2018
  • Date of Region-wise Counselling: December 2018/January 2019
  • Final Admission: January 2019
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Duration of Program

  • The minimum duration of the program is three years
  • However, the students are given a maximum period of five years to complete the program from the date of registration. After which the student has to apply for readmission paying the fee for each incomplete course of theory
  • Medium of Instruction: English
  • Academic Session: The Program commences from January of every year

 

Eligibility Criteria for IGNOU OPENNET VIII

  • In-service Nurses i.e. Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (RNRM) having 10+2 with three years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with a minimum of two years of experience (after registration as RNRM) in the profession
  • For male nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM program, should have a certificate in any of the Nursing courses of 6-9 months duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery OR
  • In-service Nurses (RNRM) having 10th class (Matriculation) or its equivalent with three years Diploma in Genera lNursing and Midwifery (GNM) with a minimum of five years of experience (after registration as RNRM) in the profession
  • For males’ nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM program, should have a certificate in any of the nursing courses of 6-9 months duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery
  • Age of Admission: There is no maximum age limit

No. of Seats

  • The number of seats as approved by INC for admission to IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Program varies from PSC to PSC. The approved list of Program Study Centres (PSCs) for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing along with PSCs Code and RCs Code and number of seats is given in Appendix VIII

Category-wise Availability of Seats

  • A total of 650 seats in 20 INC approved Program Study Centres (PSC) are available for admission toPost Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programof IGNOU for January 2019 session
  • The list includes active PSCs where Post Basic BSc Nursing students will be admitted

Reservation

  • Reservation Policy as per Govt. of India rules will be followed for various categories
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Admission Procedure

  • Admission for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Program for January 2019 session will be done region wise on the basis of merit in common entrance test. Regional Centres where Post Basic B.Sc. (N) Program Study Centres are established will do the counseling and admissions
  • Candidates from any Region/State can apply as per their choice through any Regional Centre/s where PSCs for Post Basic BSc. Nursing Programme are established
  • Region based merit list will be prepared after tie-break by SED

 

Selection Procedure

  • Region wise merit list for admission to Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing January 2019 session will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the OPENNET-VIII (Entrance Test) and will be displayed in the IGNOU website after the declaration of results
  • In case two or more candidates obtain equal marks in the OPENNET-VIII (Entrance Test), the inter-se ranking of such candidates shall be determined on the basis of the following criteria for tie break
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Entrance Test

  • Candidates will be required to apply/submit their entrance test form to the Regional Centre from where the candidates wish to pursue the Program
  • It may be noted that the Program Study Centres for Post Basic BSc Nursing are located only in Regional Centres as given in Appendix-VII
  • Entrance test will be conducted on a scheduled date as decided by the university, in the centres identified from all over the country
  • Entrance Test will comprise 120 multiple choice questions (bearing one mark each) drawn from various subjects taught in GNM. A model Question paper for the entrance exam is provided in Appendix-XII a
  • Candidates will be provided OMR Sheet for marking the responses. A sample of OMR sheet is attached at Appendix XII b
  • Duration of the test will be two and a half hours

Declaration of Result & Counselling

  • Result of entrance test will be declared tentatively in mid of October/November 2018, which will be uploaded in the IGNOU website www.ignou.ac.in
  • Information about next step of admission process will be communicated by concerned regional centre. So, contact the Regional Centre for further information

Program Fees

  • Program Fee Rs.18000/- per annum (May vary from time to time)
  • Candidates seeking admission to Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Program are advised not to pay the fees along with the filled-in application form of entrance test
  • The Program fee should be paid only by Demand Draft drawn in the favour of IGNOU. On the back of Demand Draft write your name, address and telephone number to ensure proper credit to your account
  • Details regarding deposition of Program Fee will be informed during notification for counselling. Counseling procedures for qualified students of OPENNET-VIII for admission to Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing ProgramJanuary2019 Session

 

Application Procedure

  • The Application Form can also be downloaded from the IGNOU website www.ignou.ac.in or obtained from Regional Centre IGNOU directly or by post
  • In case the entrance test form is downloaded, a demand draft of Rs.1200/- should be sent along with the form. Candidates will be required to apply/submit their entrance test form to the Regional Centre from where the candidates wish to pursue the Program
  • It may be noted that the Program Study Centres for Post Basic BSc Nursing are located only in Regional Centres as given in Appendix-VIII. So candidates are requested to ensure that they fill the RC code/PSC code in their entrance test forms of only those regional centres where PSCs for Post Basic BSc Nursing are activated and given in the Appendix-VIII
  • Application should be submitted at concerned Regional Centre only (Where the candidate wishes to take admission) and where PSC of Post Basic BSc Nursing is located
  • Applications in the prescribed form complete in all respects should reach the Concerned Regional Director, IGNOU Regional Centre (where the Program study centre of Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing is located), on or before 15th July 2018 by registered post/speed post
  • Fill up Regional Centre Code where you want to take admission and in which the Program Study Centre of Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing is located
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Exam Fee

  • It is an essential pre-requisite for you to submit the Exam Form through online mode for taking exam in any course(s)
  • Exam Fee of Rs.120/-per course is required to be paid through Debit/Credit Card through online mode; the student must submit On-line exam form as per guidelines through IGNOU website at www.ignou.ac.in during submission of exam schedule and payment can done by credit/debit card of any nationalized banks

Application Fee

  • Price: Rs.1200/- by cash at the counter
  • Rs.1210/- by registered post

Issue of Exam Hall Ticket

  • The Hall tickets are uploaded on University website 10 days before the commencement of examination. For appearing in the exam the students are required to download the hall ticket and appear in the exam

 

IGNOU New Delhi

School of Health Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068, Website www.ignou.ac.in