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IGNOU OPENNET Exam 2022: Exam Dates,Registration, Eligibility, Preparation, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result and Counselling

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IGNOU OPENNET 2021 is conducted by Indira Gandhi National Open University for the students seeking admission to 3 year Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing course. The exam was successfully conducted on April 11, 2021 in offline mode. Results for IGNOU OPENNET 2021 has been announced on the officail website – Check IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Results

  • In service nurses who have cleared class 12 with 3 years Diploma in General Nursing and 2 years of experience are eligible to appear for the exam. Check IGNOU OPNNET Eligibility
  • IGNOU OPENNET comprises of 120 multiple choice questions bearing one mark each. Check IGNOU OPENNET Exam Pattern
  • Students are provided OMR sheet for marking their responses. Time duration to complete the test is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
  • The questions are asked from various subjects like Reasoning Aptitude, General Knowledge, Mathematics, General English and Science.
  • For appearing in the exam, students are advised to download IGNOU OPENNET 2021 admit card from the university official website. Admit card contains the details like exam venue, date and examination timing. Students must bring the admit card along with the other documents at the time of admission.

Latest Update

  • July 10, 2021: IGNOU OPENNET has launched program in BA in Performing Arts Hindustani Music. Last date to apply is July 15, 2021.
  • July 5, 2021: IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Result Released on official website, Check Here!
  • May 9, 2021: IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Results to released in May 2021. Read more
  • April 6, 2021: IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Admit Cards are available on the official website. Download IGNOU OPENNET Hall Ticket 2021

IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Highlights

The following table shows important information regarding IGNOU OPENNET 2021:

Date of IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Exam April 11, 2021 (tentative)
Conducting Body Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Mode of Exam Offline via OMR sheet
Medium of Exam English Only
Duration of Exam 2 Hours 30 minutes
Type and Number of Questions 120 Multiple Choice Questions
Section 5 (Reasoning Aptitude, General Knowledge, Mathematics, General English and Science)
Courses Offered Post Basic B.Sc Nursing

IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Exam Dates

Before appearing in the exam, students must check the examination dates so that they can prepare for the exam accordingly. The following table shows the IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Exam dates:

Event Date
Registration Start March 2, 2021
Last date for the submission of Application Form March 25, 2021
Availability of Admit card April 6, 2021 (Out)
Date for OPENNET 2021 entrance exam April 11, 2021 
Declaration of Result July 5, 2021

IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Eligibility

Students must check the following IGNOU OPENNET 2021 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 GNM programme, must have certificate in any nursing course of 6 to 9 months duration prescribed by Indian National Council In lieu of Midwifery.
  • In-Service nurses have cleared 10th class or its equivalent with three years diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery with having five years of experience in the profession.
  • There is no age limit for Post Basic B.Sc Nursing entrance test as per university rules and regulations

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IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Application Form

By following the below steps students can register for IGNOU OPENNET 2021:

Step 1: The application form can be downloaded from the IGNOU official website i.e. “” or can obtain from Regional Centre IGNOU Directly or by post

Step 2: Students have to send the Demand Draft of amount INR 1050/- along with the application form.

Step 3: Candidates must ensure that they fill the RC code/ PSC code in their entrance test forms of only those regional centres where PSCs for Post Basic Nursing are activated.

Step 4: Application should be submitted at the concerned regional centre only where Post Basic B.Sc Nursing is located

Step 5: Applicants have to fill the details in the application form such as Name, Age and Education qualification.

Step 6: If the students fill the application form through online mode, then they have to submit application fees of amount INR 1000/- via credit card, debit card or net banking

Step 7: Students are advised to submit the offline application form at the following address:

Indira Gandhi National Open University
Maidan Garhi
New Delhi – 110068

Students must upload the following list of documents while filling the online application form:

  1. Candidates scanned photograph
  2. Scanned signature
  3. Scanned copy of Age proof
  4. Scanned copy of education relevant qualification certificates
  5. Scanned copy of Experience certificate (if applicable)
  6. Scanned copy of category certificate (if applicable)
  7. Scanned copy of BPL certificate (if any)

IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Admit Card

Admit card is a very important document for the candidates who are appearing in OPENNET 2021. Without the admit card students are not allowed to appear in the exam. Admit card contains the information related to student’s name, roll number, registration number, examination name, time, date and venue etc.

Students can easily download the admit card through online mode only. It can be downloaded by visiting the university official website. It will not be sent through post or courier. Candidates are advised to bring the admit card at the time of counselling. IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Admit card will be available in the month of October.

By following the below steps students can download the Admit card:

  • Visit the official website of IGNOU
  • On the website menu bar, click on the Results tab
  • Further click on the Hall Ticket/ Admit card option
  • Click on the desired course download Admit card link
  • Students will be redirected to another page
  • Now enter the details like Enrolment Number and select the programme
  • Click on the Submit button

After clicking on the button, the admit card will be displayed on the screen. Students are advised to download and take the printout of the card for their future use.

IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Exam Centres

IGNOU OPENNET 2021 examination is conducted in 67 cities across India. Students can fill the name of the examination centre as per their choices while filling the application form.

The following table shows the Locations of all the 67 exam centres:

Vijayawada Patna Karnal Mumbai Rourkela
Visakhapatnam Darbhanga Shimla Vileparle E Koraput
Hyderabad Chandigarh Hamirpur Satara Amritsar
Tirupati South Extn. Delhi Dharamshala Nagpur Ludhiana
Itanagar Shahdara Jammu Nasik Jaipur
Guwahati Naraina Vihar Srinagar Amravati Jodhpur
Jorhat Comba Bangalore Aurangabad Chennai
Bhagalpur Ahmedabad Mangalaore Pune Agartala
Ranchi Faridabad Mysore Imphal Agra
Gwalior Thiruvananthapuram Bellary Shillong Dehradun
Bilaspur Bhopal Cochin Aizawl Kanpur
Indore Jabalpur Kozhikode Bhubaneswar Varanasi
Haldwani Ghaziabad Lucknow Noida Kolkata
Dhanbad Gurgaon - - -


IGNOU OPENNET 2021 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 2021 Exam Pattern students can prepare for the exam in a better way. Following is the examination pattern of IGNOU OPENNET 2021:

  • 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 OMR sheet for marking their responses


IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Syllabus

IGNOU OPENNET 2021 syllabus is based on the General Nursing Midwifery syllabus prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council. The following table shows the subjects to study for IGNOU OPENNET 2021:

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
Orthopaedic 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
Paediatric Nursing

IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Preparation Books

The following table shows IGNOU OPENNET 2021 preparation books names along with the author names:

Book Name Author Name
Staff Nurse ANM/ GNM Vikas Doon
Fundamentals of Nursing Poonam Sharma
Nursing Art Procedure Vol. I Sr. Nancy
Senior Nursing Procedure Vol. II Sr. Nancy


IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Result will be published on the university official website. Students can check the result through online mode only. The result will be declared in the month of October/ November 2021. According to the students result the merit list will be prepared. On the basis of student’s marks, they will be ranked in the merit list. By following below steps candidates can check their entrance exam OPENNET 2021 Result:

  • Visit the official website of IGNOU.
  • On the website homepage, click on the Results tab.
  • Students will be redirected to another page.
  • Click on the desired link named as “Result for OPENNET
  • Enter the personal details like Enrolment Number
  • Click on the Submit button

After clicking on the button, the result will be displayed on the screen. Students are advised to download and take a printout of the result for their future reference.

IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Cut off

After the declaration of the result, the cut off marks will be declared. On the basis of the cut off marks students can estimate whether they qualify the exam or not. Cut off marks are the minimum marks secured by the candidate in order to qualify the exam.   

Based on the following factors IGNOU OPENNET 2021 cut off will be decided:

  • Total numbers of candidates appear for the exam
  • Difficulty level of the paper
  • No. of candidates passed the exam
  • Previous year cut off marks

IGNOU OPENNET 2021 Counselling

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 centre 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 entrance test.
  2. 10th class pass certificate.
  3. Date of Birth certificate.
  4. Valid RNRM registration certificate.
  5. Experience certificate (on letter head 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 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 concerned regional centre.