IGNOU PB B.Sc Nursing Admission 2021 through OPENNET-IX, Exam Pattern, Application Process
IGNOU announces Nursing Entrance Test (OPENNET-IX) for Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Admission 2021
IGNOU PB B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2021 – Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has invited application for admission to Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Program for January 2021 session through Nursing Entrance Test OPENNET-IX.
Admission for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Program for the January 2021 session will be done region-wise on the basis of merit in the common entrance test. Regional Centres where Post Basic B. Sc (N) Program Study Centres are established will do the counseling and admissions
Candidates can check the detailed information like application form, eligibility criteria, admit card, from this page given below.
IGNOU PB B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2021 Important Dates
Last date of submission of online Entrance Test Form
March 20, 2021 extended till March 25, 2021
Tentative date of Entrance Test (OPENNET IX)
11th April 2021
Tentative date of declaration of result
Tentative date of Region-wise counseling
Final admission (Tentative)
Eligibility Criteria for IGNOU PB B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2021
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).
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 General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with a minimum of five years of experience (after registration as RNRM).
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.
There is no maximum age limit.
IGNOU PB B.Sc. Nursing Admission 2021 Application Process
Eligible candidates can apply online through the official website http://www.ignou.ac.in/
All the correspondence with the candidate will be done only through e-mails and IGNOU website i.e. www.ignou.ac.in. You may therefore ensure that your e-mail is functional and written correctly and legibly while filling an online application form.
Steps to Follow :
Visit IGNOU website www.ignou.ac.in
Click Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Entrance Examination on home page
Fill in user name, email id, password, mobile number correctly, and captcha verification.
Remember your email id and password. You will receive an email id and password in your mail automatically.
Use the same email id and password for submitting an online application.
Follow all the instructions carefully while filling the online application form.
Examination fee of Rs 150/-per course is required to be paid through Debit/Credit Card through online mode. The student must submit Online examination form as per guidelines through IGNOU website at www.ignou.ac.in as per submission schedule and payment can be done by credit/debit card of any nationalized banks.
Issue of Examination Hall Ticket
The Hall tickets are uploaded on the University website 10 days before the commencement of the examination. For appearing in the exam the students are required to download the hall ticket and appear in the examination. The students are required to carry their I Card to the examination centre.
Admission for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme for January, 2021 session will be done region-wise on the basis of merit in the common entrance test. Regional Centres where Post Basic B. Sc (N) Programme Study Centres are established will do the counseling and admissions.
Entrance Test will be conducted by SED. Result will be processed by SED. Region based merit list will be prepared after tie-break by SED. Counselling will be conducted by the Regional Centres (RCs). Counselling Committee will be constituted at all the concerned RCs with at least two external nursing experts, from the same state/region.
IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Exam Pattern
Mode of Exam
2 hours, 20 minutes
Type of Question
No. of Question
No negative marking
The syllabus shall be based on GNM/ intermediate level basic Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
Declaration of result and counselling
Result of entrance test, which will be uploaded in the IGNOU website www.ignou.ac.in. Information about the next step of the admission process will be communicated by the concerned Regional Centre. So, contact the Regional Centre for further information.