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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
  • Mode of Conduction
    Offline via OMR sheet
  • Exam Duration
    2 Hours and 30 minutes
  • Exam Frequency
    Once a year
  • Official Website
  • Total Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
  • No. of Sections
    5 : Reasoning Aptitude, General Knowledge, Mathematics, General English and Science
  • Medium of the exam
    English Only
  • Marking Scheme
    +1 : correct and no deductions for incorrect and not answering.
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    25th March 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    25th March 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    24th April 2022
  • Last Date of Payment of Application Fee
    24th April 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    4th May 2022
  • Declaration of Result
    1st week of July 2022
  • Exam Date
    8th May 2022
  • Counselling Process Starts
    to be notified
Eligibilty Criteria

Students must check the following IGNOU OPENNET 2022 eligibility criteria before appearing in the exam:

  • In-Service Nurses i.e. Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives must have cleared 10+2 with three years diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery with a minimum of two years of experience in the profession.
  • For male nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme, must have certificates in any nursing course of 6 to 9 months duration prescribed by the Indian National Council In lieu of Midwifery.
  • In-Service nurses have cleared 10th class or its equivalent with three years diplomas in General Nursing and Midwifery with having five years of experience in the profession.
  • There is no age limit for the Post Basic B.Sc Nursing entrance test as per university rules and regulations
Exam Pattern

Students are advised to solve the previous year question papers so that they will have an idea about the examination pattern. After knowing the IGNOU OPENNET 2022 Exam Pattern students can prepare for the exam in a better way. Following is the examination pattern of IGNOU OPENNET 2022:

  • The examination is comprised of 120 multiple choice questions
  • For every correct answer, 1 mark will be awarded
  • Time duration to complete the exam is 2 hours 30 minutes
  • The questions are asked from the subjects like Reasoning Aptitude, General Knowledge, Mathematics, General English and Science
  • Candidates will be provided with an OMR sheet for marking their responses
Subject Chapters
Biological Sciences Anatomy and Physiology
Behavioural Sciences Psychology
Fundamentals of Nursing Fundamentals of Nursing
First Aid
Personal Hygiene
Community Health Nursing - I Community Health Nursing
Environmental Hygiene
Health Education and Communication Skills
English -
Medical-Surgical Nursing I Medical-Surgical Nursing
Medical-Surgical Nursing II Communicable Diseases
Orthopedic Nursing
Ear, Nose and Throat
Skin/ Oncology
Ophthalmic Nursing
Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Community Health Nursing
Computer Education
Midwifery and Gynaecological Nursing
Community Health Nursing II
Pediatric Nursing

All the students whose names are present in the merit list will be called for counselling. Students have to bring all the documents for verification in original format. Counselling will be done at the respective IGNOU Regional center as per the regional wise merit list.

Following is the list of the documents that students must bring for verification at the time of counselling:

  1. Original Admit Card for the entrance test.
  2. 10th class pass certificate.
  3. Date of Birth certificate.
  4. Valid RNRM registration certificate.
  5. Experience certificate (on letterhead of the competent authority with full name, date and signature with stamp). Experience will be counted after RNRM registration till the last date of receipt of the application form.
  6. GNM Mark sheet (including all year mark sheets).
  7. NOC from the organization, clearly indicating that you are presently working.
  8. Category certificate indicating reservation status for SC/ ST/ Non-creamy layer of OBC/ PH/ Kashmiri Migrants/ War Widow Etc.
  9. Income certificate in case of Non-creamy layer of OBC.
  10. Two passport size photographs.
  11. Demand Draft of INR 15000/- towards first-year admission fees in favour of IGNOU payable at the concerned regional center.

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