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Odisha Nursing Admissions 2022: Counselling, Dates, Application, Fee, Exam, Reservation

Aman Agarwal
Aman AgarwalUpdated On: June 20, 2022 11:41 pm IST

Every year, the admissions to nursing courses in Odisha usually begin in the month of October. If you are interested in applying for the nursing courses at medical colleges in Odisha then this article is for you. 

Odisha Nursing Admissions 2021

The admissions to Nursing courses in the state of Odisha are conducted by the Nursing Management System, Directorate of Nursing, Odisha. Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in the entrance exam. Every year, the admissions usually begin in the month of September. If you are interested in applying for the nursing courses at medical colleges in Odisha then this article is for you. 

DMET Odisha offers admission to three nursing courses which include ANM, GNM, and B.Sc Nursing. The official notification for Nursing admission in Odisha has not been released. 

Odisha Nursing Admissions 2022 Highlights

Conducting Body

Nursing Management System, Directorate of Nursing, Odisha

Target Courses

B.Sc. Nursing

ANM

GNM

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing

M.Sc. Nursing

Admission Through

Entrance Exam/ Merit-based (only for B.Sc. Nursing)

Entrance Exam Name

DMET/ Odisha Nursing Entrance Exam

Exam Duration

3 Hours/ 180 Minutes

Application Mode

Online

Application Fee

INR 300 - INR 1,000/- (varies for different courses)

Odisha Nursing Admissions 2022 Dates

The important schedule for Odisha Nursing admissions 2022 is mentioned below in the table. 

Events

Dates 

Notification Releases

October 2022

Online Application Commences

October 2022

Online Application Closes

November 2022

Application List Releases

November 2022

Document Verification 

November 2022

Provisional Merit List

December 2022

Publication of Final Merit List

December 2022

Online Choice filling & Locking

December 2022

1st Round of Counselling

Seat allotment for 1st Round

December 2022

Online payment of Part course fees & Choice Up-gradation

December 2022

2nd Round of Counselling

Publication of seat allotment for 2nd Round

January 2023

Online payment of Part course fees & Choice Up-gradation

January 2023

3rd Round of Counselling

Publication of seat allotment for 3rd Round

January 2023

Online payment of Part course fees for 3rd Round

January 2023

Reporting at the institution

January 2023

Admission of students against Vacant seats of 85% Govt. quota seats

January 2023

Commencement of classes

February 2023

How to Apply for Odisha Nursing Admissions 2022?

You can apply for Nursing admissions in Odisha for 2022 in online as well as offline mode.

Online Application

  • Visit the official website of the Director of Nursing Odisha.

  • Look for the online application link on the home page of the website.

  • The first step would be registration.

  • For that, you will have to enter a valid email-id and password.

  • After you have submitted the registration form, an application form will appear.

  • Fill in all the required and valid details on the form.

  • After that, upload the required supporting documents. The documents must be of the prescribed format and size.

  • Finally, pay the application fee and submit the form.

  • Before submitting the form, it would be advisable to take a printout of the form.

Offline Application

  • You can download an offline application form from the official website of the Director of Nursing Odisha.

  • You can also purchase an application form at any nearest Common Service Centre (CSC) at the CHC (Community Health Centre) at Block Level/ Gram Panchayat Level/ CDM Office/ PHO Office at the District Level.

  • After filling up the form, you will have to post the form at the stipulated address along with a DD for the application fee.

Odisha Nursing Admissions Application Fee 2022

  • The Odisha Nursing Admissions application fee for different courses varies.

  • The online payment for the application fee can be done through Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card/ UPI Transaction.

  • For offline payment, you can SBI Branch or NEFT/ RTGS options.

The course-wise application fee is mentioned below.

Courses

Application Fee

B.Sc. Nursing

INR 500/-

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing

INR 1,000/-

M.Sc. Nursing

INR 1,000/-

GNM

INR 500/-

ANM

INR 300/-1

Odisha Nursing Admissions Eligibility Criteria 2022

The eligibility criteria for Odisha Nursing Admissions 2022 vary for different target courses.

Courses

Minimum Age Required

Educational Qualification

Gender Requirements

Minimum Percentage Required

ANM

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

GNM

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

B.Sc. Nursing

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

Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing

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

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M.Sc. Nursing

--
  • 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.

--

55%

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.

Also Read Difference between B.Sc Nursing and Post Basic B.Sc Nursing

Odisha Nursing Admissions 2022 Seat Reservation - Category-wise

The category-wise seat reservation for Odisha Nursing admissions 2022 is mentioned below in the table.

Category

Seat Reservation

ST

16.25%

SC

22.5%

Green Card Holder

5%

PWD

5%

Ex-servicemen

3%

Odisha Nursing Admissions Entrance Exam Pattern 2022

Given below is the exam pattern for Odisha Nursing Entrance Exam 2022.

Exam Duration

180 Minutes/ 3 Hours

Total Number of Questions Asked

150

Question Type

Objective Type (MCQ)

Negative Marking

Yes

Exam Mode

Offline

Also Check: List of Nursing Entrance Exams in India

Odisha Nursing Admissions 2022 Result and Merit Lists

  • The result for the Odisha Nursing entrance exam 2022 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 2022 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:

B.Sc. Nursing

PBB.Sc. Nursing

M.Sc. 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 2022 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.

Top Nursing Colleges in Odisha

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

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FAQs

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.

 

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.

 

When will the Odisha nursing entrance exam form be released?

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

 

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)

 

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.

 

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 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. 

 

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

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.

 

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