IGNOU OPENNET 2020 Application Form; Apply at ignou.ac.in

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    IGNOU OPENNET 2020 application form will be available tentatively till July 15, 2020. Candidates interested to appear for the entrance examination that will be conducted in the month of August. Registration and application process will be conducted only through the offline mode.

    • Aspirants must go through the information brochure uploaded on the official website www.ignou.ac.in to know the eligibility criteria and other updates.
    • IGNOU OPENNET 2020 Application forms will be available at the institute’s regional centers.
    • Aspirants must collect the forms from these centres by paying requisite fees of INR 1000 to apply for the exam.
    • They will have to fill up IGNOU OPENNET 2020 application form by providing personal details and information about academic qualification.
    • The institute will consider only those forms that are complete in every sense and for which the application fees have been paid.

    IGNOU OPENNET 2020 is a university level exam conducted by the Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi. It is a portal for admitting aspirants into the Post Basic BSc Nursing programs offered by the affiliated institutes of the university.

    IGNOU OPENNET 2020 Registration Dates

    Application forms will release in the month of June 2020 and will be accepted until mid-July. Aspirants must browse the official website for updates about the ongoing processes of the exam. Important dates regarding IGNOU OPENNET 2020 Application process are given as below:

    EventDate (Tentative)
    Last date of submitting IGNOU OPENNET 2020 application fromJuly 15, 2020
    Date of entrance examAugust 20, 2020
    Tentative date of declaration of resultOctober/ November 2020

    Know About IGNOU OPENNET 2020 Admit Card

    IGNOU OPENNET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

    Eligibility criterion for IGNOU OPENNET 2020 is as laid down by the university. Individuals must ensure that they meet the eligibility norms before applying for the entrance exam. Applications of aspirants who are not deemed eligible may be liable for rejection. The various criteria for appearing in the exam are as stated as follows:


    Candidates of Indian origin as also Foreign Nationals can apply for the exam. However, the admission process for international students will be different than Indian citizens and will be mentioned in the prospectus provided by the university.

    Age limit

    There is no upper age limit prescribed to be eligible for IGNOU OPENNET 2020 and to apply for the exam.

    Educational Qualification

    Candidates must possess or should be appearing in the final examination of any one of the following academic qualifications to be eligible for the entrance test:

    • Female applicants- In-service Nurses must have studied 10+2 level along with a 3-year Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) and a minimum of two years experience in the profession. Alternatively, they should have studied till class 10 or it's equivalent with 3 years Diploma in GNM and a minimum of five years experience.
    • Male applicants- Male nurses, who have not done midwifery in the GNM program must have a certificate in any of the Nursing courses of 6-9 months duration prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council.

    How to fill IGNOU OPENNET 2020 Application Form?

    IGNOU OPENNET 2020 Application forms will be available on the official website and at the university center. Candidates can collect the application forms from the IGNOU regional center in person or by post. They must visit the university office to avail the application form and prospectus.

    Students can also download the forms from the official website of the university. Application forms can be submitted through the offline mode only. Only those participants who apply for OPENNET 2020 by rendering the prescribed application fees can appear for the test.

    Aspirants must fill the application form and submit it to the Student Evaluation Division of IGNOU. Pre-requisites for filling IGNOU OPENNET 2020 Application Form-

    • Valid mobile number and email ID
    • Class 10th and 12th Mark memos
    • Mark sheets of all the semesters of GNM Diploma
    • Passport size photograph.

    Aspirants should read these important instructions before they begin filling IGNOU OPENNET 2020 application form. They are stated below-

    • Kindly use a black or blue ball point pen to fill the application form
    • Do not make any stray marks on the form.
    • Do not staple, pin, wrinkle scribble or tear the form.
    • Write in CAPITAL LETTERS only within the boxes provided. Leave blank spaced between words.
    • Candidates must apply only if they have completed 2 years of experience after RNRM Registration from State Nursing Council up to the last date of submission of application form.

    Candidates can fill the form by utilizing the guidelines that are stated below:

    Step 1: Obtaining the Application form

    • Aspirants must collect the application form from the Director (SSC), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi or from any regional center of the university by paying INR 1050 via cash or a Demand Draft drawn in favor of IGNOU payable at New Delhi or the concerned regional center.
    • They can also obtain the forms by post or download it from the official website. Students will be required to pay INR 1050 via a Demand Draft.

    Step 2: Filling the Application Form

    • Participants will have to fill up personal details (name, parents’ name, gender, date of birth, religion, category, annual income etc.) and communication details (permanent address, email ID and mobile number).
    • Individuals must also fill in details regarding their academic qualification like marks obtained in qualifying examination, year of passing, etc. and work status.
    • They will then have to paste a recent, passport sized photograph and sign in the space provided.

    Step 3: Submitting the Application Form

    • All individuals must submit the application form in person or by registered/ speed post addressed to

    ‘Registrar, Student Evaluation Division, Block-12, IGNOU,
    Maidan Garhi, New Delhi’.

    • Application forms received after July 15, 2020 will not be processed.
    • Incase participants have downloaded the forms from the website, they must send the DD of application fees along with the form.
    • Candidates must keep a copy of the application form for future reference.

    Details in IGNOU OPENNET 2020 Application Form

    Candidates must enter information about the details that are stated below in IGNOU OPENNET 2020 Application Form. They must note that the offline form should be filled in blue/ black ball pen only.

    Details to be AskedDetails to be filled
    Candidate’s NameAs on qualifying exam documents
    Details of the ProgramProgram code, regional center code, medium of study, etc.
    GenderChoose whether Male/ Female
    Date of BirthIn DD/MM/YYYY format
    Father’s NameAs on qualifying exam documents
    NationalityChoose from options given
    ReligionChoose from the options given
    Marital StatusWrite relevant code in the box
    Social statusSelect from the given options
    Physically ChallengedChoose the relevant code and write details about the type of disability
    CategoryChoose community from options listed below
    Employment statusWrite relevant code in the box
    AddressCorrespondence and permanent address of applicants
    E-mail IDValid email ID for future correspondence
    Mobile Number10 digit mobile number for correspondence
    Details of ScholarshipAnnual scholarship amount, department offering it, etc.
    Family IncomeAnnual family income in numbers
    Educational Qualification detailsYear of passing, name of institute, board of institute, subjects, total aggregate, etc of class 10 and 12
    Professional Qualification GNM detailsYear of passing, total aggregate, date of registration, etc. of GNM diploma or equivalent for Male nurses
    Details of Work ExperienceName of organization, designation, years of service, etc.

    IGNOU OPENNET 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. After submission of the IGNOU OPENNET 2020 application form, am I permitted to make changes in the form?

    A. No. Students cannot make changes in their application form. The details in the forms once submitted to the university cannot be altered and any request for the same will not be granted.

    Q. Can the IGNOU OPENNET 2020 application be cancelled and a request for a refund generated after the submission of the prescribed application fees?

    A. No. The application fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. It will not be refunded under any circumstance whatsoever.

    Q. Are candidates required to send the hard copy of the application form by post to the organizing body? Do they have to attach any other necessary documents?

    A. Yes. Aspirants will have to send the application form by post or deliver it by hand to the authority. However, they will not be required to attach any documents along with the form. The documents will be required only at the time of counseling for verification and confirmation of admission.

    Q. Can multiple forms be submitted and the fees for one form be adjusted to the other?

    A. No. Multiple forms cannot be submitted under any unavoidable circumstance. If any candidate submits more than one application form, his candidature will not be considered for admission if identified at any stage.

    Q. What is the procedure of selection for the exam?

    A. Admission for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Program for January 2020 session will be done region wise on the basis of merit in common entrance test. Students who qualify the exam will be short-listed for the counseling round conducted by the university and its affiliates.

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



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