The Indira Gandhi National Open University has released admission notification for admission to Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Programs (OPENNET-VII) for the academic year January 2018. The university has invited applications from eligible applicants for admission to Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Programmes by appearing in an opennet entrance test (OPENNET-VII) for the academic session 2018.

The admission to bscn(pb) will be done by going through an entrance examination (OPENNET-VII) which is to be conducted on 24th September 2017. After appearing and passing in an entrance test (OPENNET-VII), candidates will get admission in Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Programmes – BSCN(PB) which will start from January 2018 session. This opennet entrance exam is for January 2018 cycle.

Dates to Remember (OPENNET-VII Entrance Exam) :

  • Last Date to submit Ignou OPENNET-VII Application Form on or before : 11th August 2017
  • Last Date for Receipt of Request for Prospectus : 4th August 2017
  • Date of Ignou BSCN(PB) OPENNET-VII Entrance Exam : 24th September 2017
  • Download Ignou OPENNET-VII Hall Ticket: CLICK HERE
  • Ignou OPENNET-VII Entrance Result: Result of entrance examination will be declared tentatively in mid of October/November 2017
  • Tentative date of Region-wise counseling : December 2017/January 2018

Below are complete details of IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance Test 2018 – OPENNET-VII such as Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Selection Process etc is given below :


It is a 3 year degree programme for in-service diploma holder Nurses. This discipline is approved by the Indian Nursing Council (INC). The need for this was felt because the pace of providing higher education to operating nurses was terribly slow because of shortage of faculties of Nursing and scarcity of seats available in every at that point.

As per the New National Policy of Education, the stress is on the necessity for making instruction obtainable among the reach of all. Launching of Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme through Open University can meet its objectives. Further, it’ll additionally contribute towards the expansion of nursing profession, promote Nation’s plan of fast women’s education and rise the dilated and extended role of the nursing personnel.

Ignou BSCN(PB) OPENNET-VII Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for BSCN(PB) OPENNET-VII Entrance exam, should have In-service Nurses i.e. Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (RNRM) having 10+2 with 3 years, Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with a minimum of 2 years experience (after registration as RNRM) in the profession. (For male nurses who have not done midwifery in the GNM programme, should have a certificate in any of the Nursing courses of 6-9 months duration prescribed by
the Indian Nursing Council in lieu of midwifery)


In-service Nurses (RNRM) having 10th class (Matriculation) or its equivalent with 3 year Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with minimum of five years experience (after registration as RNRM) in the profession

** Candidates with less than 2 years of experience after RNRM should not apply.

Age of Admission : As per admission notification, there is no maximum age limit. The minimum of instructions is in English.

Duration of BSCN(PB) Programme : The minimum duration of Post Basic B.Sc Nursing programme is 3 years. However, eligible candidates are given a maximum period of 5 years to complete the programme from the date of registration. If date of registration is expired, candidates have to apply for re-admission paying the required fee for each incomplete course of theory and practical components.

No. of BSCN(PB) Seats : The number of seats as approved by INC for admission to IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Programme varies from PSC to PSC. We will update no. of approved seats as get updated at official website.

Ignou BSCN(PB) OPENNET-VII Programme Fees : The Programme Fee is Rs 15,000/- per annum, may vary from time to time. So, keep check IGNOU BSCN(PB) Prospectus 2018 at regular interval.

Last Date of IGNOU BSCN(PB) OPENNET-VII Application Form Submission : 11th August 2017

After filling IGNOU OPENNET-VII Application Form, the last date to submit filled-in application form for Entrance Test ‘OPENNET-VII’ must be submitted at the concerned Regional Centre on or before August 11th, 2017

IGNOU BSCN(PB) OPENNET-VII Admission / Selection Procedure :

As per prospectus, the admission will be made once in a year for in-service nurses. After passing the BSCN(PB) OPENNET-VII entrance exam, eligible applications should be submitted in prescribed form (OPENNET-VII) so as to reach concerned/opted IGNOU Regional Centre where PSC for Post Basic BSc Nursing are located before the due date. The Walk in Admission for Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing Programme for January, 2018 session will be done on the basis of merit in common entrance test. Regional Centres, where Post Basic B.Sc (N), Programme Study Centres are established will do the counselling and admissions.

How to Apply for IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing OPENNET-VII Admission ?

The university has published Student Handbook and Prospectus for Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Programme 2018 on their official website ignou.ac.in. IGNOU BSCN(PB) OPENNET Prospectus 2018 can be obtained from the Director SSC IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 and from all the Regional Centres of IGNOU by paying a amount of Rs 1050/- via Demand Draft (DD)/IPO in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi / City of concerned Regional Centre or can also be obtained by paying the amount of Rs 1000/- in cash at the respective sale Counters.

Another way is to download OPENNET-VI Application form and prospectus by visiting the official website and sent along a DD (Demand Draft) of Rs 1050/- for Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Programme in favour of IGNOU which is payable at New Delhi by Registered /Speed Post to the concerned regional centre. The addresses of Regional Centres are available at admission notification of post basic b.sc nursing programme.

IGNOU Post Basic B.Sc Nursing OPENNET-VII Entrance Result

As per sources, the Post Basic B.Sc Nursing Entrance Result of OPENNET-VII entrance examination will be declared tentatively in mid month of November / December 2017, which will be uploaded / declared in the IGNOU website ignou.ac.in. After publishing opennet entrance result, the next step of admission process will be communicated by own concerned regional centre. So, we suggest students to keep contact the regional centre for further information.

Keep visiting our website for latest update of IGNOU POST BASIC B.SC NURSING ADMISSION 2018 !!

Updated: May 15, 2018 — 1:52 pm

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