IGNOU Post Basic Nursing Admission 2020: Eligibility, Last Date, Entrance Exam

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IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) offers about 228 certificate, diploma, degree and doctoral programs. At UG level the University also offers B.Sc in Post Basic Nursing. Duration of B.Sc in the Post Basic Nursing program is 3 years and has a seat intake of 650 in IGNOU Regional Centres.  
For Admission to IGNOU B.Sc. Post Basic Nursing,candidates must submit OPENNET IX application forms. Read more: IGNOU Admission

OPENNET Entrance test is a pen paper-based test conducted by IGNOU. It will consist of 120 multiple choice questions (one mark each) drawn from various subjects taught in GNM. Duration of OPENNET will be two and a half hours.

  • IGNOU OPENNET Application forms are available online as well as offline.
  • The application fee is INR 1200.
  • Selection of the candidate will be based on OPENNET entrance examination.

Selected candidates will be called for regional counselling followed by the document verification process.

CourseAdmission Link
P.B.B.Sc (Nursing) Admission Link

IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Application Procedure

Entrance test application form is available online as well as offline. Procedure for both is given below.

  • Student handbook and prospectus can be obtained from the Director (SSC), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 or from any Regional Centre of IGNOU by sending a sum of INR 1050 through a Demand Draft in favor of IGNOU, payable at New Delhi or Regional Centre Concerned.
  • Application forms can also be issued by paying INR 1200 in cash at the respective sales counter. 
  • In case the entrance test form is downloaded, a demand draft of INR 1210/- should be sent or submitted along with the form.
  • Application form can be downloaded through online mode from university’s official website  and sent along with a DD of INR 1050 in favor of IGNOU payable at New Delhi or Regional Centre Concerned by Registered or Speed Post to Regional Centre Concerned.

IGNOU New Delhi Address:
IGNOU University
School of Health Sciences
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi 110068

Note: Write your name and address on the back of the DD.

IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfill educational qualifications for admission to Bachelor of Science in Nursing. There is no minimum or maximum age limit.

Educational Qualification:

Candidate must have passed 10+2 with three years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with a minimum of two-year experience in the profession. or

In service Nurse having 10th class (Matriculation) or it's equivalent with 3 years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with a minimum of 5-year experience in the profession.

Note: Male nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM program must have a certificate in any of the nursing courses for 6-9 months, prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council (INC) in lieu of midwifery.

Age Limit:

Age limit is not a barrier for admission to the course.

IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Selection Process

  • Selection of the candidates will be done region wise on the basis of merit in common entrance test, conducted by SED.
  • Selected candidates will be called for regional counselling followed by the document verification process.
  • The admission will be made region wise after verification process, on the basis of merit from the list of eligible candidates in each category.

Candidates must submit self-attested copy of the documents mentioned below during document verification process along with original copies of all the documents:

  1. Original admit card
  2. Certificate proof of Candidate date of birth
  3. 10+2 pass certificate
  4. Experience certificate
  5. GNM mark sheet
  6. NOC
  7. Category Certificate
  8. Income Certificate (in case of OBC NCL)
  9.  2 passport size photograph
  10. Other relevant documents

Note: The reservation will be followed as per rules set by Government of India.


*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



Ainam Darang

For post basic nursing when will we get the form for the session 2020-2021

08 Jun, 2020 18:38
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Ainam, kindly check the dates from the official website of the university.

08 Jun, 2020 21:00
Mukesh kumar

Mai Laxmi nagar Delhi se Mukesh . Bsc nursing me add mission

01 Jan, 2020 14:37
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Mukesh, you can apply for admission in this course only if you satisfy all the eligibility criteria as mentioned above in the article.

02 Jan, 2020 17:34
tina george


09 Dec, 2019 16:18
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Tina, admission process for this course has not started yet. It is expected to commence in May, next year.

10 Dec, 2019 12:03
Suman Gupta

Is there necessary experience

22 Nov, 2019 11:44
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Suman, yes, an experience of 5-years is necessary for getting admission in this course.

22 Nov, 2019 12:08
Yash Singh

I have completed GNM in sep 2018 and I have not gone through the registration process, am I eligible to apply for the same.

29 Oct, 2019 12:46
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Yash, no, one cannot apply for admission without completing registration process. Moreover, you are eligible to apply for admission and can apply for the same from Nov 6, 2019 for Jan session.

30 Oct, 2019 11:09
sarita gariya

I am in service..can I do post basic bsc nursing from Uttarakhand region without attending classes

14 Oct, 2019 17:18
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Sarita, yes, you may pursue the concerned degree without attending classes as it is an open university.

15 Oct, 2019 13:27
Najma Khan

Did entrance exam released

13 Oct, 2019 08:03
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Najma, kindly mention the course in which you are seeking admission.

14 Oct, 2019 17:09

Sir What is last date application for post basic bsc nursing

04 Oct, 2019 14:16
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Praveen, Sep 30, 2019 was the last date to apply for admission in this course.

04 Oct, 2019 15:46
Kanika bezbaruah

Guwahati mae postbasic BSC nursing kar Sakta hae kea IGNOU sae

01 Oct, 2019 19:28
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Kanika, yes, you may apply for admission in IGNOU from any state as it offers distance learning programs.

04 Oct, 2019 15:08
drsatish rawat

Hallo mam/sirKya internship k 6 month experience me shamil hai

23 Sep, 2019 13:04
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Satish, yes, internship period will be counted in experience.

23 Sep, 2019 14:56

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