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West Bengal GNM/ ANM Admissions 2021: Exam Date, Application, Eligibility, Counselling

Diksha Nautiyal
Diksha NautiyalPublished On: May 21, 2021

The ANM and GNM admissions in West Bengal are conducted every year through the entrance exam. The counselling is conducted by the Dpt. of Health & Family Welfare, West Bengal.

GNM/ ANM Admissions in West Bengal 2021

The Department of Health & Family Welfare, The Govt. of Bengal conducts ANM and GNM admissions in the state of West Bengal every year. Nursing courses have their own student base in India. With an escalation in the demand for well-trained professionals in the healthcare sector, a number of students have started to opt for Nursing courses in India. Admission to the ANM/GNM course in West Bengal is done on the basis of the entrance exam conducted by WBJEEB.

ANM - Auxiliary Nurse Midwife and GNM - General Nursing and Midwifery are both Diploma courses with a duration of 2 years and 3.5 years, respectively. So, if you are also aspiring to pursue either ANM or GNM in West Bengal then dig into the article and get to know all about the admission process. 

Latest Updates for West Bengal ANM/ GNM 2021 Admissions

30th April 2021: The online form correction for WB ANM/GNM admission closed on 30th April 2021.
25th March 2021: The application process for admissions has now begun. Here is the direct link to the WB ANM/ GNM 2021 applications. Candidates can submit their applications until 27th April 2021.

West Bengal ANM/ GNM 2021 Admissions Highlights

Admissions For

ANM and GNM Course

Course Type


Procedure Name

West Bengal ANM and GNM Admissions

Admission Level

State Level

Conducting Authority

The Department of Health & Family Welfare, The Govt. of Bengal

Mode of Application


Contact Info.

Website -

E-Mail ID -

Tel. No. - +91 (33) 2321 2059

Important Dates for ANM/ GNM Admissions in West Bengal 2021

Mentioned below is the schedule for ANM and GNM admission in West Bengal that you must be aware of. Candidates are advised to stay tuned for the updated schedule. 



Official Notification Releases

25 March 2021 

Online Application Commences

31st March 2021

Deadline for Application Form Submission

27th April 2021

Online Correction

28th - 30th April 2021

Admit Card Releases

16th Aug 2021

Entrance Exam

22nd Aug 2021

Result Declaration


Provisional List Publishes

Aug 2021

Application Form Correction Window Opens

Aug 2021

The venue of Provisional Verification Disclosed

Aug 2021

Verification and Medical Checkup Date

Aug - Sep 2021

Publication of Rank ListTBA

1st Round of Seat Allotment/ Counselling


First Round of Admission


Publication of Seat Matrix for Round 2TBA

2nd Round of Seat Allotment/ Counselling


Second Round of Admission


Publication of Seat Matrix for Mop-up RoundTBA

Mop Up Round Counselling


Mop-up Round AdmissionsTBA

Reporting to the Respective Institute


Batches Commence


Eligibility Criteria for West Bengal ANM/ GNM 2021 Admissions

It is a must that you meet all the entry requirements for the intended course. We have mentioned the criteria for both the courses below.

ANM/ GNM Eligibility Criteria for 2021 Admissions in West Bengal

Educational Qualifications: You must have completed Class 12 or equivalent level of education from West Bengal State Council of Technical & Vocational Education and Skill Development or West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education.

Minimum Percentage Required: One must have scored a minimum of 40 per cent marks in aggregate as well as in the English language.

Gender: For the ANM course, only female candidates can apply. For the GNM course, both male and female candidates are eligible. 

Minimum Age: 17 years

Maximum Age: 27 years

Citizenship: You must be the Citizen of India with a permanent residency of West Bengal for at least 5 years before the application date. 

Language Fluency: One must be fluent in writing/ reading/ expressing Bengali or Nepali.

How to Apply for ANM/ GNM Admissions in West Bengal 2021

  • The application process for ANM and GNM admissions in the state of West Bengal is completed in online mode. 

  • In order to apply, you will have to visit the official website of The Department of Health & Family Welfare, The Govt. of Bengal.

  • After that, the first step would be registering to the website by entering your personal details. 

  • Then, using your login credentials, you will have to log into the website and begin filling the application form. 

  • After that, you will have to upload the supporting documents and submit the application form. 

  • Do not forget to download the form and keep a hard copy of it for future use. 

  • After the submission, you will be given the provision to fill and lock your choice for institute preferences.

Image Specifications for WB ANM/ GNM 2021 Application

There are certain documents that are indispensable for a WB GNM/ ANM application form. So, while uploading these documents, it is important that you be mindful of the specifications to ensure a successful submission. 

Documents/ Images 

Image Size

Image Format

Class 12 Mark Sheet


200 kb

Adhyamik (10th) Admit Card


200 kb



100 kb

Passport Size Photograph


100 kb

Seat Intake for ANM/ GNM Admissions in West Bengal 2021

The total number of seats available for the ANM course in West Bengal is 500 whereas, for GNM, it is 2,692 for female candidates and 125 for male candidates. 

Here’s the full list of expected GNM seat intake for WB admissions 2021.

Check out the expected seat intake for ANM admissions in WB for 2021.

Seat Reservation for West Bengal ANM/ GNM 2021 Admissions

The category-wise seat reservation for admission to GNM or ANM courses in West Bengal is mentioned below in the table. 


Reservation Percentage







OBC Category A


OBC Category B


Lady Civil Defence Volunteers* 


Female Candidates from Inmates of Destitute Homes and Orphanages*


*The reservation is available at only State Govt. Institutes

Selection Process for ANM/ GNM Admissions in West Bengal 2021

  • The selection process for GNM/ ANM courses in West Bengal is strictly done on the basis of candidates’ performance in the common entrance exam. 

  • Based on the entrance exam result, a merit list is prepared.

  • The top four subjects are chosen to make the merit list. One of these compulsory subjects is English. 

  • After all the applications have been submitted and the examination has been conducted, the conducting authority releases a merit list on its official website. 

  • Candidates who make it to the list are then called for a document verification/ counselling process. 

  • After that, candidates are allotted seats at institutions as per their preference (provided during application form filling) and their merit.

West Bengal ANM/ GNM 2021 Admissions: Document Verification

At the time of document verification, there are some documents that must be carried along by candidates, it is important that you carry the following original documents as well as their self-attested photocopies.

  • PWD Certificate (if valid)

  • EWS Certificate (if valid)

  • Cast Certificate (for ST/ SC/ OBC students only)

  • Residential Certificate/ Domicile

  • Class 12 Mark Sheet

  • Class 12 Passing Certificate

  • Date of Birth Proof

  • ID Proof

  • Inmate-ship or Orphanage (if applicable)

  •  Civil Defence Certificate in case of Lady Civil Defence Volunteers

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Admission Process for ANM/GNM Colleges in West India

The ANM/GNM colleges in West India offer admission on the basis of merit, that is candidates performance in the last qualifying exam. A merit list will be released by these colleges which will consist of the name of the candidates who will be eligible to participate in the final admission process such as counselling and document verification process.

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