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IGNOU OPENNET 2024: Explore Exam Date, Admit Card, Eligibility, Registration, Result, Cut Off, and Syllabus

Sukanta Das Waytoadmissions Team
Sukanta Das

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Updated On - Nov 16,2023

GNOU OPENNET 2023: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has released the admit cards at Successfully registered candidates can download IGNOU OPENNET Admit Card 2023 by entering their registered user name and password. It is advised to print the admit card as it is mandatory to carry the hard copy of the admit card on the day of IGNOU OPENNET 2023 entrance exam. The exam is to be conducted on May 8, 2023, in offline mode. 

  • In service nurses who have cleared class 12 with 3 years of Diploma in General Nursing and 2 years of experience are eligible to appear for the exam.
  • IGNOU OPENNET 2023 comprises 120 multiple choice questions bearing one mark each.
  • The questions are asked from various subjects like Reasoning Aptitude, General Knowledge, Mathematics, General English and Science.

IGNOU OPENNET 2023 Highlights

Date of IGNOU OPENNET 2023 Exam May 8, 2023 
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 2023 Exam Dates

Event Date
Registration Start March 25, 2023 
Last date for the submission of Application Form April 24, 2023 (Extended)
Availability of Admit card May 4, 2023 
Date for OPENNET 2023 entrance exam May 8, 2023 
Declaration of Result 1st week of July 2023 

IGNOU OPENNET 2023 Eligibility

Students must check the following IGNOU OPENNET 2023 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.

IGNOU OPENNET 2023 Application Form

By following the below steps students can register for IGNOU OPENNET 2023:

  • 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 the 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 in the details in the application form such as Name, Age and Education qualification.
  • Step 6: If the students fill the application form 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 2023 Admit Card

Admit card is a very important document for the candidates who are appearing in OPENNET 2023. Without the admit card students are not allowed to appear in the exam. Admit card contains the information related to the 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 2023 Admit card will be available in the month of October.

By following the below steps students can download IGNOU OPENNET 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Exam Pattern students can prepare for the exam in a better way. Following is the examination pattern of IGNOU OPENNET 2023:

  • 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

IGNOU OPENNET 2023 Syllabus

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 2023 Preparation Books

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 2023 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 1st week of July 2023. According to the students result the merit list will be prepared. On the basis of students’ marks, they will be ranked in the merit list. By following the below steps candidates can check their entrance exam OPENNET 2023 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 “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 2023 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 for the exam or not. Cut off marks are the minimum marks secured by the candidate in order to qualify for IGNOU OPENNET 2023 exam.   

Based on the following factors IGNOU OPENNET 2023 cut off will be decided:

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

IGNOU OPENNET 2023 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 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 centre.
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