Odisha Nursing Admissions 2024: Counselling Dates, Result, Merit Lists, Application, Fee, Exam, Reservation

Aman Agarwal

Updated On: March 03, 2024 04:02 pm IST

If you are interested in Odisha Nursing Admissions 2024 then this article is for you. Learn all about the ounselling Dates, Result, Merit Lists, Application, Fee, Exam, Reservation here!

Odisha Nursing Admissions

Odisha Nursing Admission 2024: The admission process is mainly based on the merit list published by the authority, as well as on the marks secured by the candidates in the NEET UG examination. The registrations for the ANM/ GNM/ BASIC BSC Nursing/ PBBSC/MSC/PBDIPLOMA Nursing course are expected to be conducted in July 2024. All candidates who meet the eligibility criteria for Odisha Nursing Admission 2024 are eligible for admission to Nursing courses in both private and public colleges in the state of Odisha. The merit list for Odisha BSc Nursing 2024 is expected to be released in the month of October (tentatively) this year.

BSc Nursing Course duration is 4 years, and candidates wishing to pursue the same are eligible to opt for career prospects in the medical field or healthcare sector post their successful graduation. DMET Odisha offers admission to three types of Nursing courses: ANM, GNM, and BSc Nursing. The following article focuses on detailed insights of Odisha Nursing Admission 2024.

Overview of Odisha Nursing Admission 2024

The key highlights of the Odisha Nursing Admission 2024 are mentioned below:



Admission Through 

Odisha Nursing Entrance Exam, NEET UG, Merit-based Admission

Conducting body

Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET)

Course Offered


Exam Level 


Exam Duration 

3 Hours

Mode of Application 


Academic Requirement 

Higher Secondary (10+2) Qualifications 

Subject Requirement 

Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics 

Age Limit

Minimum 17 years 


Indian Citizen

Odisha Nursing Admissions 2024 Important Dates

Mentioned below are the important dates of Odisha Nursing Admission 2024, for all candidates interested in taking admission to the 4-year undergraduate course in Nursing in the state of Odisha:


Dates (Expected)

Commencement of Application Form Fill-up 

July, 2024

Last Date for Application Form Submission 

July, 2024

Exam Date

Post Basic BSc Nursing - August, 2024
MSc Nursing - August, 2024

Result Release Date

September, 2024

Date of Document Verification 

To be announced

Merit List Publication

To be announced

Seat Allotment result

To be announced

Provisional Admission 

To be announced

How to Apply for Odisha Nursing Admissions 2024?

Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria for Odisha Nursing Admission 2024 as outlined by DMET can begin the application process. Here's how:

  1. Visit the official DMET Odisha website.
  2. Click on the "Odisha Nursing 2024 application form" link.
  3. Complete basic registration by providing personal details like name, gender, address, email, and phone number.
  4. Receive User ID and password for login.
  5. Fill out the application form accurately to prevent rejection.
  6. Pay the required application fee.
  7. Submit the application and keep multiple printouts of the confirmation page for future reference.

Odisha Nursing Admissions 2024 Offline Application:

  1. Download the form from the Director of Nursing Odisha website or buy it from a Common Service Centre (CSC).
  2. Fill out the form and send it along with a DD for the application fee to the specified address.

Odisha Nursing Admissions Application Fee 2024

  • Odisha Nursing 2024 Application Form Fee is different for each course.
  • Odisha Nursing 2024 Application Form Fee is required to be submitted in the online mode.
  • The application form fee can be paid through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking, or even bank transfer. 
  • Candidates must note that the Odisha Nursing 2024 Application Fee is non-refundable once paid.
  • All candidates must take printout copies of the receipt of the payment, once it is generated by the system.



BSc Nursing 

INR 500


INR 300


INR 500

Post Basic BSc Nursing 

INR 1,000

MSc Nursing 

INR 1,000

The eligibility criteria for Odisha Nursing Admissions 2024 vary for different target courses.







17 Years

  • Must have completed 10+2 or equivalent from CHSE Odisha/ Equivalent/ NIOS.

  • Should have studied at least M.E. standard Odia from an institute recognised by ONMRC.

Only Female Candidates

40% for General candidates and 35% for SC/ ST candidates


17 Years

  • Should have passed Class 12 or equivalent from CHSE Odisha/ Equivalent/ NIOS in Science stream.

  • Candidates from vocational streams who have completed the ANM course can also apply.


40% for General candidates and 35% for SC/ ST candidates


17 Years

  • 10+2 or equivalent with PCB and English as main subjects.

  • Candidates from CBSE/ NIOS/ Equivalent National or State Board can apply.

  • Must have passed PCB and English separately.

  • Should have studied at least M.E. standard Odia from an institute recognised by ONMRC.

  • Must be a permanent resident of Odisha.

Both Male and Female Candidates

40% for General candidates and 35% for SC/ ST candidates


17 Years

  • Must have completed GNM from ONMEB Odisha or equivalent.

  • Must be RN (Registered Nurse) or RM (Registered Midwife) from ONMRC or any other state nursing council.

  • Should be a permanent resident of Odisha.

  • Should be medically fit.

  • Should have studied at least M.E. standard Odia from an institute recognised by ONMRC.

Both Male and Female Candidates



  • Must be a permanent resident of Odisha.

  • Must have completed B.Sc. Nursing or PBB.Sc. Nursing from an INC/ ONMRC recognised institute.

  • Must be an RN or RM from ONMRC or any state nursing council.

  • At least one year of work experience after graduation either in the teaching or clinical field.



Note: If candidates are registered with any other State Nursing Council than that of Odisha, they will only be considered for the state selection process after they have registered under ONMRC.

AlsoRead: Difference between B.Sc Nursing and Post Basic B.Sc Nursing

Documents Required for Odisha Nursing Admission 2024

All candidates are required to produce the list of important documents mentioned below, mandatory for Odisha Nursing Admission 2024, during the application form fill-up process: 

  • Class 10 pass certificate and marksheet 
  • Class 12 pass certificate and marksheet 
  • Caste Certificate, if applicable 
  • Date of Birth Certificate 
  • Address Proof 
  • Family Income Proof 
  • A Self-Addressed Envelope with an Indian Postage Stamp of 25×12 cm size.
  • Few Passport-size Photographs
  • Candidate's Signature 

Note: All candidates must submit all necessary documents in the prescribed format and dimensions to avoid application rejection from the concerned authority. 

Odisha Nursing Admissions 2024 Seat Reservation - Category-wise

The category-wise seat reservation for Odisha Nursing admissions 2024 is mentioned below in the table.







Green Card Holder






Odisha Nursing Admissions Entrance Exam Pattern 2024

Given below is the exam pattern for Odisha Nursing Entrance Exam 2024.

Particulars Details 

Exam Duration

180 Minutes/ 3 Hours

Total Number of Questions Asked


Question Type

Objective Type (MCQ)

Negative Marking


Exam Mode


AlsoCheckList of Nursing Entrance Exams in India

Odisha Nursing Admissions 2024 Result and Merit Lists

  • The result for the Odisha Nursing entrance exam 2024 will be published on the official website of the conducting body.

  • No other medium is used for releasing the result.

  • The merit list for B.Sc. Nursing is prepared on the basis of candidates’ marks in Class 12 examinations.

  • For PBB.Sc. Nursing, M.Sc. Nursing, ANM and GNM, the merit list is prepared based on candidates’ performance in the entrance exam.

  • The merit list for different categories is published separately.

Odisha Nursing Admissions 2024 Tie-Breaking Criteria

If the performance of two candidates in the entrance exam or qualifying exam is similar, the selection is done using tie-breaking rules. In such cases, preference is given to the following:


PBB.Sc. Nursing

MSc. Nursing

  • Candidate with higher marks in the Class 12 Biology examination.

  • Candidate with higher marks in Class 12 English examination.

  • Candidate with older age.

  • Candidate with higher marks in aggregate in GNM examinations.

  • Candidate with older age.

  • Candidate with a higher percentage in B.Sc. Nursing or PBB.Sc. Nursing Exams.

  • Candidates with older age.

Odisha Nursing Admissions 2024 Counselling or Selection Process

  • Candidates who score well in the Class 12 examinations or entrance exam make it to the merit lists.

  • On the basis of these merit lists, candidates are called for the counselling process.

  • Candidates will have to present for document verification on the stipulated time, date and location.

  • Finally, candidates who are selected have to submit the admission fee amount to ensure their enrollment in the intended course.

Top Nursing Colleges in Odisha

You can apply to these top Odisha Nursing colleges by simply filling the Common Application Form. This way, you will be able to avail yourself of counselling by an education expert, throughout the admission process.


Siksha 'O' Anusandhan University - SOA Bhubaneswar

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology - KIIT, Bhubaneswar

Centurion University of Technology and Management (CUTM), Bhubaneswar

KIIT University Bhubaneswar

Mahendra Institute of Management and Technical Studies (MIMTS), Khurda

Related Article

Gujarat B.Sc Nursing Admission 2024 - Eligibility, Important Dates, Application Form & Selection Process

Delhi B.Sc Nursing Admissions 2024: Eligibility, Application and Selection Process

Good Luck!

Are you feeling lost and unsure about what career path to take after completing 12th standard?

Say goodbye to confusion and hello to a bright future!



What is the difference between GNM and ANM?

Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM) is a 2-year undergraduate diploma course. It teaches students how to take care of equipment, set up OT, maintain records and most importantly provide medicine timely to a patient. General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) is a 3.5 years diploma course. A GNM-qualified person can work as a home nurse, staff nurse, community health worker, and health visitor.


What are the best nursing college in Odisha?

  • DRIEMS School and College of Nursing, Cuttack
  • College of Nursing, Cuttack
  • Kalinga Institute of Nursing Sciences, Bhubaneswar
  • Manjari Devi College and School of Nursing, Bhubaneswar
  • Sambalpur Nursing College, Sambalpur
  • VISWASS College of Nursing, Khordha
  • Gajapati College of Nursing, Parlakhemundi
  • Puri Saraswati School of Nursing, Balasore
  • And many more

How much are the fees for the B.Sc nursing course in Odisha?

The fees for B.Sc Nursing Odisha range between 20,000 to 2 lakhs and more depending on the type of college you select. 


How can I apply for the orisha nursing examination?

To apply for the Odisha nursing examination candidates need to visit the official website of the Directorate of nursing (dohodisha.nic.in.).


How many seats are there for the B.Sc Nursing course in Odisha?

There are a total of 270 seats for the B.Sc nursing course in Odisha.


Which courses can a student select after passing the Odisha nursing exam?

After passing the Odisha nursing exam students can enrol on courses like GNM  (General Nursing and Midwifery) and ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery)


When will the Odisha nursing entrance exam form be released?

Odisha Nursing exams application form is expected to be released in September 2022


How do I apply for B.Sc nursing admission in Odisha?

To apply for B.Sc nursing in Odisha candidates needs to fulfil the eligibility criteria by providing a 10+2 certificate from a recognized board with physics, chemistry and biology. Not only that but the candidate also needs to provide the common entrance test (NEET) qualifying score.


Is NEET compulsory for admission to B.Sc nursing in Odisha?

The doctorate of medical education & training Odisha has announced that from 2023 onwards candidates need to appear for NEET (UG) to be eligible for admission into B.Sc Nursing course in Odisha.


View More
View All Questions

Related Questions

How to get admission in bsc nursing in RSD institute of medical science moradabad

-Mohd NaeemUpdated on April 07, 2024 06:57 PM
  • 3 Answers
Ankita Sarkar, Student / Alumni

Hello Mohd Naeem,

RSD Academy offers a B.Sc Nursing programme of four years duration. To secure admission in this programme, you must have passed the 10+2 qualifying exam with at least 45% marks from a recognised board. There is an intake of around 40 students in the B.Sc Nursing programme at RSD Academy. You must also be medically fit and provide a medical certificate ensuring the fact. Once you meet the eligibility criteria, admission will be granted. Selection is done on the basis of academic merit from the last qualifying examination.

Hope this was helpful. Feel free to ask …


Sir ,I have to do bsc nursing and I want to take admission in Nalanda Medical college. So tell me what do I have to do.

-AnonymousUpdated on April 07, 2024 05:38 AM
  • 5 Answers
Rahul Raj, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Nalanda Medical college does not offer admission to B.Sc Nursing. The college offer admission in Diploma, MBBS, BDS and M.Sc course.

Given below are certain other links that might help you find the right college for you: 

For better assistance, please fill out our Common Application Form and our admission experts would guide you through the entire application and admission process of the college

Please visit CollegeDekho for more information.

Thank you


Bsc nursing ki fees kitni he

-HimanshuUpdated on April 04, 2024 05:43 PM
  • 2 Answers
Vani Jha, Student / Alumni

Dear Himanshu,

The university offers B.sc in Nursing. Sanskriti University B.Sc Nursing fees are Rs 1.50 Lakhs. 

I hope this was helpful! 

If you have any further queries or questions, please contact us.


Do you have a question? Ask us.

  • Typical response between 24-48 hours

  • Get personalized response

  • Free of Cost

  • Access to community

Recent Articles

Subscribe to CollegeDekho News

By proceeding ahead you expressly agree to the CollegeDekho terms of use and privacy policy

Top 10 Nursing Colleges in India

View All
Planning to take admission in 2024? Connect with our college expert NOW!