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IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing Admission 2022 Open: Check exam date, registration process

Shruti ChatterjeeUpdated On: June 28, 2022 02:26 pm IST

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing Admission 2022 is finally open. Here is all you need to know about the exam date, registration process and more. 

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing Admission 2022 Open: Check exam date, registration process

IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing 2022 results were published on June 23rd 2022. Indira Gandhi Open University (IGNOU) offers 228 certificates, diplomas, degrees as well as doctoral programs. At the undergraduate level, the Post Basic BSc Nursing course is also available under IGNOU. The duration of the BSc Post Basic Nursing program is 2 years and IGNOU has a total seat intake of 650 in various IGNOU Regional Centres. Candidates who have qualified for the nursing entrance examination will be eligible for the counselling process. 

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing Admission 2022 exam was conducted on Sunday, May 8, 2022. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will be admitting aspiring candidates for their Post Basic BSc Nursing course through the eligibility cum admission test, OPENNET X 2022.

If you aspire to pursue a career in the medical field and get a stable and secure job that also functions as a great service to society, then nursing jobs are the ideal career options for you.  

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing Admission 2022 Highlights 

The overview of IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing is tabulated below. Students can refer to the same for the further steps of admission.

ParametersDetails

Name of Exam 

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing Exam 

Exam popularly known as 

OPENNET 

Conducting Authority 

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Admission for 

Post-Basic BSc Nursing

Duration of course 

3 years 

Mode of application

Online 

Mode of exam 

Offline (Pen and paper based exam) 

Syllabus for entrance exam 

Subjects taught in GNM courses 

Number of seats

620 seats 

Programme fees 

INR 20,000 per year 

Official website  

ignou.ac.in 

Also Read: B.Sc Nursing Vs Post Basic B.Sc Nursing? What's the Difference

Important Dates for IGNOU Post-Basic B.Sc Nursing 2022 Admission

The important dates for the IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing Admission 2022courses are tabulated below

Event 

Date 

Availability of Information Bulletin 

March 23, 2022 

Online Submission of IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 Application Form

March 23, 2022

Last date of online registration 

April 17, 2022

IGNOU Post-Basic B.Sc Nursing 2022 examination date 

May 8, 2022

Duration of exam 

2 hours 30 minutes 

Result declaration June 23rd 2022

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 Eligibility Criteria 

Before the submission of the IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 Application Form, all the aspiring candidates need to keep an eye on the eligibility criteria for the same. The eligibility criteria is clearly mentioned as follows:

  • In Service Nurses, that is, all the Registered Nurses who and Registered Midwife (RNRM) who have completed their 10+2 and also their three-year diploma course in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with a minimum of 2 years of experience after RNRM can apply for the IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing course in 2022. 

  • Male nurses can also apply for the IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022. For that, instead of midwifery, they must have a certificate in any of the 6 to 9 months long nursing courses as specified and authorised by the INC. 

OR 

  • In-service nurses, that is, all the Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife (RNRM) who have passed their Matriculation (10th standard) examination or its equivalent and have a three year diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) course with at least 5 years of experience in this career after RNRM can apply for the IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022. 

  • Male nurses can also apply for the IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022. For that, instead of midwifery, they must have a certificate in any of the 6 to 9 months long nursing courses as specified and authorised by the INC. 

Note: Reservation policy applicable as per the rules specified by the Government of India. 

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 Age Limit 

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 exam does not have any age limit. The minimum age to apply is 17 years of age, but there is no maximum age limit. 

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 Registration 

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 Registration commenced from March 23, 2022. It is in online mode and the Application Form can be found on the official website ignou.ac.in. It is advisable to fill up the form as soon as possible to avoid traffic. Follow the instructions given below in order to fill the Post-Basic BSc Nursing Application Form successfully: 

  • Visit the official website at ignou.ac.in and click on “New Registration” to enter all the necessary details

  • Once the registration process is completed, your username and password will be sent to your email address. Remember these details for subsequent login

  • Enter the needed details that include personal, educational and course related information

  • Upload all documents such as scanned passport size colour photograph (less than 100KB) and signature (less than 100KB) as asked

  • Select the exam centre as per first come first serve basis

  • Pay the application fee as specified and your application form will be submitted successfully. All aspiring applicants need to play INR 1000 through the payment gateway via credit or debit card issued by a bank in India or through online banking 

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 Exam Pattern 

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 exam pattern is an important information that all aspiring candidates must know about before applying for the examination. The following list will provide all the detailed information regarding the OPENNET-X exam pattern: 

  • The mode of the examination is offline. It is also pen and paper based. All the answers have to be marked on the OMR sheet provided. 

  • The question paper has 120 multiple choice questions (MCQs). 

  • The marking scheme is simple enough- +1 for every correct answer and 0 for every wrong answer. 

  • The total duration of the exam is 150 minutes or 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

  • The syllabus is mainly based on the GNM course. 

IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing 2022 Result

After the announcement of the result on June 23rd 2022 on the official website of IGNOU, further information on tie-breaking will be communicated through the regional centres. Here are the steps you need to follow to download your result: 

  • Go to Indira Gandhi National Open University’s official website (ignou.ac.in).
  • The screen will open to the home page
  • Look for the latest updates section and locate the link to IGNOU OPENNET 2022 Result
  • Toggle on the same
  • You will then be redirected to the login page
  • Use login credentials and check the result
  • Download the results PDF
  • Take a printout copy of the scorecard for future reference. 

IGNOU Post-basic B.Sc. Nursing 2022 Merit List

The merit list will be announced on the basis of the course and here are the details of the merit list.

The official concerned with the merit list will come up with the process of admission for applicants on the basis of the merit list. The merit list will be issued by the administrator on the official website of the university for all the candidates.

Candidates need to check the authorised website of the university for finding the merit list. They can download the merit list from the official website of IGNOU. 

IGNOU Post-basic B.Sc. Nursing 2022 - Documents required for counselling

Here is a list of documents required for the counselling process of post basic B.Sc. Nursing 2022:

  • Original admit card
  • Certificate proof of candidate’s date of birth
  • Class 12’s pass certificate
  • Experience certificate
  • GNM marksheet
  • NOC
  • Category certificate if required
  • Income certificate for OBC NCL
  • 2 passport size photos
  • Other relevant documents

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 Admission/Selection Process 

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 admission procedure will commence based on the region-wise merit list provided through performance in the OPENNET-X examination. Regional centres where the Post Basic BSc Programme Study Centres are established will do the counselling and admissions as applicable. The SED will prepare the Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 Merit List after the tie-break process is followed through. 

Tie-Break Criteria Include: 

The tie-break criteria that the SED follows include-

  • Experience (from the date of registration of the RNRM): Experience refers to the days counted from the RNRM registration to the date of application receipt by IGNOU. In case of female aspirants who have registered as RN and RM separately, the experience will be counted from the date of RM registration. For male candidates, the experience will be calculated from the date of RN registration. 

  • GNM (General Nursing and Midwifery) marks: The aggregate marks of GNM in all the three years will be considered for calculating the percentage or merit. 

  • Date of Birth: Candidates born earlier will have a higher rank than those born later.

  • Category applied to: The category applied to will also be brought into consideration if the tie does not get resolved by now.  

  • Draw of lots: This is the last effort to break the tie. The rank of a student will be decided based on the draw of lots. Luck will play a factor here. 

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 Result and Counselling 

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 result will be available on the IGNOU website at ignou.ac.in. Information about the necessary steps to be taken by the aspiring candidates as required after the updating of the IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing 2022 Result will be provided to all aspirants by the Regional Centres for Post Basic BSc Nursing admission. For any further information, the Regional Centre can be contacted. 

IGNOU Post-Basic BSc Nursing Important Documents to be submitted during counselling round

The following important documents will have to be submitted by the candidates who have qualified the examination for further admission procedures to commence. These documents include the following:

  • Original admit card for OPENNET-X entrance examination

  • Certificate of date or birth (10th standard certificate)

  • 10+2 pass certificate 

  • Valid RNRM certificate (if registered at more than one council, all valid certificates must be produced)

  • Experience certificate (on Letter Head of the authorised authority with full name, date, signature and stamp). Experience refers to the days counted from the RNRM registration to the date of application receipt by IGNOU

  • GNM Mark Sheet (mark sheets of all years must be included)

  • Certificate from the organisation currently working under with clear indication that the aspiring candidate is presently working and in service as a registered nurse 

  • Category certificate including the reservation status as selected on the basis on SC/ST/Non-creamy layer of OBC/PH/Kashmiri Migrant/War Widow and so on 

  • In case of non-creamy layer of OBC/EWS, income certificate must be presented 

  • Two passport size photographs

  • Demand draft of INR 20,000 as drawn in favour of IGNOU for the 1st year admission fees, payable at concerned regional centre in the respective states 

Students willing to pursue the the Post-Basic BSc Nursing course through IGNOU should appear for the exam. After qualifying the examination, all the aspiring candidates will have to sign up for the counselling process. All the pertinent information regarding this exam is provided below. 

For more information on the IGNOU 2022 Post-Basic BSc Nursing Admission, stay tuned to CollegeDekho




FAQs

What happens if there is a tie between the candidate’s ranks?

There are certain areas where the focus lies when it comes to breaking the tie between two candidates- experience. GNM score, Date of birth, category and draw of lots are taken into account for breaking the tie.

How many questions appear in the question paper of the IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing exam?

The question paper of the IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing exam has a total of 120 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). 

 

Can male nurses apply for the IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing 2022 exam?

Yes, male nurses are also eligible for applying to the IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing Exam 2022. They just need to have a certificate in any 6 to 9 months long nursing programme as per the specification and authorisation of the Indian Nursing Council. 

 

Is there any age restriction for applying to the IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing Exam

Yes, candidates who want to apply for the IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing Exam must be at least 17 years of age. But there is no maximum age limit for applying for the exam.

What is the duration of the IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing exam?

The exam duration for IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing is 2 hours 30 minutes. 

 

What is the syllabus for entrance examination for IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing?

The syllabus for the entrance examination for IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing is the same syllabus and subjects for GNM courses.

 

How much is the program fee for IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing?

The program fee for IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing is INR 20,000 per year.

What is the mode of examination for IGNOU B.Sc. Post Basic BSc Nursing?

The mode of examination is offline where students are required to write on pen and paper.

What is the mode of application for IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing Exam?

Interested candidates are required to fill out the application form via online mode in order to appear for the IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing Examination.

 

What is the IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing Exam commonly known as?

The IGNOU Post Basic BSc Nursing Exam is commonly known as OPENNET exam.

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