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IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (OPENNET-VI) 2017

IGNOU, the National Resource Centre for Open and Distance Learning ( ODL ), with international recognition and presence, shall provide seamless access to sustainable and learner – centric quality education, skill upgradation and training to all by using innovative technologies and methodologies and ensuring convergence of existing systems for massive human resource required for promoting integrated national development and global understanding.
IGNOU University inviting students for the Programme starting from January 2017 through Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (OPENNET-VI) – 2017 Entrance Test, to be held on Sunday, the 21st August 2016 all over the country.
IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing is a degree programme of three years duration for in-service diploma holder Nurses. The Programme is approved by the Indian Nursing Council (INC).
Admission will be done through an Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing (OPENNET-VI) – 2017 Entrance Examination to be conducted by IGNOU University.

Last Date:

Filled in form should be submitted at the Regional centre concerned on or before 15th July, 2016

Entrance Exam Date:

21st August 2016

Candidates will be required to apply/submit their entrance test form to the Regional Centre from where the candidates wish to pursue the Programme. It may be noted that the Programme Study Centres for Post Basic BSc Nursing are located only in Regional Centres as given in Appendix-VII. So candidates are requested to ensure that they submit their entrance test forms only in those regional centres where PScs for Post Basic BSc Nursing are activated and given in the Appendix-VII.
  • Application should be submitted at concerned Regional Centre only (Where the candidate wishes to take admission) and where PSC of Post Basic BSc Nursing is located.
  • Entrance test will be conducted on a scheduled date as decided by the university, in the centres identified all over the country.
  • Entrance test will comprise 120 multiple choice questions (bearing one mark each) drawn from various subjects taught in GNM. A model Question paper for the entrance examination is provided in Appendix-XI.
  • The candidates will be provided OMR Sheet for marking the responses. A sample of OMR sheet is attached at Appendix XIA.


Post Basic BSc Nursing Exam Pattern


Total No. of Questions:


Questions Type:

Multiple Choice Questions


Various Subjects taught in GNM.

Mark for Each Correct Answer:

One mark

Duration of the test:

Two and a half hours.


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