GNM Nursing Admission 2020: Application, Date, Eligibility & Process

GNM Nursing diploma is offered by various institutes in India and the admissions are facilitated by entrance exams conducted at State level. Here are the details of the GNM Nursing entrance exams in India.

GNM Nursing or the General Nursing Midwifery (GNM) is a diploma course offered by various institutes across States. The exams are conducted at State level. The details regarding the GNM Nursing entrance exam will be made available on the official websites of the conducting bodies of the respective States. GNM Nursing is a three and a half year diploma course inclusive of a six-month internship, and can be pursued after completing Class 12 with Science, Arts and Commerce streams (Preferably Science).

 Admission to GNM Nursing diploma course is facilitated via the entrance exams or few institutes allow admission on the basis of merit. The entrance exam is based on the subjects opted by the candidate in the class 12 examination. Respective conducting bodies releases the application forms every year. The GNM Nursing application filling process is subjected to differences in the guidelines and format designed by the respective conducting authorities. 

GNM Nursing Highlights

Course LevelDiploma
GNM Full FormGeneral Nursing and Midwifery
Course DurationThree and a half years (Inclusive of six-month mandatory internship)
Session TypeSemester System or Year-wise (Depends on Governing Institute/University/conducting Body)
EligibilityClass 12 with minimum 50% marks in aggregate with science or arts subjects
Admission ProcessBased on the performance in the entrance exam
Course FeeFee ranges from Rs 20,000 to Rs 1.5 Lakh per annum
Average Starting SalaryRs 15,000 to Rs 18,000 per month
Notable RecruitersIndian Red Cross Society, Indian Nursing Council, AIIMS, State Nursing Councils, Medanta Hospital, Apollo Hospitals, Metro Hospital, Fortis Hospital, Orphanage, etc.
Job ProfilesCommunity Health Nurse, Forensic Nursing, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Legal Nurse Consultant, Madam, In-charge & Helper, Teacher & Junior Lecturer, Travelling Nurse, Medical Data Entry Operator, Emergency Room Nurse & Midwife Nurse, among others.

State wise GNM Nursing Exams

Some State Nursing Councils along with the State level Health departments organize the GNM Nursing entrance exams. The Indian Nursing Council (INC) which is the supreme governing body of the Nurses has issued a detailed eligibility criteria for GNM Nursing and on the basis of the same the GNM Nursing applications are invited. As the INC had already laid the guidelines regarding the GNM Nursing eligibility and is common across the States but in few cases, there can be some changes in the eligibility criteria depending upon the reservation criteria the State follows. Below is the list of State-wise GNM nursing entrance exams and their conducting bodies:

Exam NameConducting Body
Andhra Pradesh GNMDirectorate of medical education, Government of Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh GNM 2020Arunachal Pradesh Nursing Council
Assam GNM 2020 Directorate for Welfare of Tea and Ex Tea Garden Tribe, Government of Assam
Bihar GNM 2020Ambedkar Institute of  Higher Education, Patn, Bihar
Chhatisgarh GNMChhattisgarh Directorate Medical Education (CGDME)
Gujarat GNMAdmission Committee for Professional Medical Education Courses (ACPMEC), Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Haryana GNMHaryana General Nurse and Midwives Council, Panchkula, Haryana
Himachal Pradesh (HP) GNMDirectorate of Medical Education and Research, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
IOCL BSc Nursing and GNM 2020Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Assam Oil Division & Assam Oil College of Nursing
Jharkhand GNM/ANM 2020Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (JCECEB)
Karnataka GNM 2020Karnataka State Diploma in Nursing Examination Board, Bengaluru 
Kerala GNM 2020Directorate of Medicine Education, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)
Madhya Pradesh GNTST/PNST 2020Madhya Pradesh Board of Professional Education or VYAPAM
Maharashtra GNM 2020Maharashtra Nursing Council, Mumbai
Manipur GNM 2020Government of Manipur, Medical Directorate, Imphal
Meghalaya GNM 2020Department of Health & Family Welfare, Meghalaya
Mizoram GNM
Mizoram College of Nursing, Government of Mizoram
Odisha GNM/ANM 2020Directorate of Nursing, Odisha
Punjab GNM 2020Department of Health and Family Welfare Punjab
Rajasthan GNM 2020Government of Rajasthan, Directorate of Medical and Health Services
Sikkim GNM 2020Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation, Sikkim
Tamil Nadu (TN) GNM 2020Directorate of Medical Education – Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu
Telangana GNM 2020Directorate of Medical Education, Government of Telangana
Tripura GNM 2020Directorate of Medical Education, Government of Tripura
Uttar Pradesh (UP) GNM 2020Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai Etawah (Uttar Pradesh)
Uttarakhand HNBUMU GNM Admission 2020Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Uttarakhand Medical Education University (HNBMU)
West Bengal (WB) GNM 2020Government of West Bengal, Health and Family Welfare Department

GNM Nursing 2020 Application Form Dates

The admissions to the GNM Nursing diploma programme are concluded on the basis of merit and the entrance test. The INC along with the State Nursing Councils under the aegis of Health and Welfare Ministry, Government of India and the State Health departments are considered responsible for the admission process of GNM Nursing diploma course.

The dates for the entrance exam is not based on the college or on institute, candidate have to find out which colleges accepts the score of the respective entrance exams in their state before filling the application form. The list of affiliated Nursing colleges is available on the official website of the conducting body.  Below is the comprehensive list of exams and admission application forms.

Exam NameApplication Dates (Tentative)
Andhra Pradesh GNMStart Date: Fourth week of AugustLast Date: Third week of October
Arunachal Pradesh GNM 2020Start Date: To be notifiedLast Date: To be notified
Assam GNM Entrance Examination  2020 Start Date: Second week of December 2020Last Date: First week of January 2021
Bihar GNM 2020Start Date: March 2020Last Date: April 2020
Chhattisgarh GNM 2020Start Date: First week of October 2020Last Date: Second week of October 2020
Gujarat GNMStart Date: Fourth week of June 2020Last Date: First week of July 2020
Haryana GNMStart Date: First week of November 2020Last Date: Third week of November 2020
Himachal Pradesh (HP) GNMStart Date: First week of July 2020Last Date: Last week of July 2020
IOCL BSc Nursing and GNM 2020Start Date: First week of August 2020Last Date: Last week of August 2020
Jharkhand GNM/ANM 2020Start Date: Fourth week of June 2020Last Date: Third week of July 2020
Karnataka GNM 2020Start Date: First week of August 2020Last Date: Second week of September 2020
Kerala GNM 2020Start Date: Last week of August 2020Last Date: Second week of September 2020
Madhya Pradesh GNTST/PNST 2020Start Date: First week of June 2020Last Date: Third week of June 2020
Maharashtra GNM 2020Start Date: Second week of March 2020Last Date: Third week of April 2020
Manipur GNM 2020Start Date: Second week of September 2020Last Date: First week of September 2020
Meghalaya GNM 2020Start Date: First week of May 2020Last Date: Second week of June 2020
Mizoram GNM 2020
Start Date: To be announcedLast Date: To be announced
Odisha GNM/ANM 2020Start Date: First week of September 2020Last Date: Last week of September 2020
Punjab GNM 2020Start Date: Last week of July 2020Last Date: Third week of August 2020
Rajasthan GNM 2020Start Date: Third week of September 2020Last Date: Second week of October 2020
Sikkim GNM 2020Start Date: Third week of September 2020Last Date: Second week of October 2020
Tamil Nadu (TN) GNM 2020Start Date: First week of September 2020Last Date: Last week of September 2020
Telangana GNM 2020Start Date: Second week of September 2020Last Date: Last week of September 2020
Tripura GNM 2020Start Date: Second week of July 2020Last Date: Last week of July 2020
Uttar Pradesh (UP) GNM 2020Start Date: Last week of July 2020Last Date: Second week of August 2020
Uttarakhand HNBUMU GNM Admission 2020Start Date: Last week of May 2020Last Date: Second week of July 2020
West Bengal (WB) GNM 2020Start Date: First week of June 2020Last Date: Third week of June 2020

The above dates are tentative in nature and are subjected to be changed without any prior notice. The recent dates and the availability of application forms for the entrance test and for the merit list preparation will be updated as soon as the official websites of the respective conducting authorities announces the exact dates.

GNM Nursing Eligibility

The Indian Nursing Council (INC) has set standard eligibility criteria for the GNM Nursing diploma course. The eligibility criteria is uniform across the states but the allotment of seats is carried out on the basis of the reservation rules of the respective state.  Below is the eligibility criteria laid by the INC:

  • The aspirant must have cleared class 12 with English and must have secure a minimum of 40 percent in aggregate in the qualifying examination and English separately from any recognized board State Open School recognized Candidates are also eligible for State Open School recognized by the State Government and National Institute of Open School (NIOS) recognized by Central Government. However, aspirants with Science stream will be given preference
  • The aspirant must have passed class 12 with English securing 40 percent in aggregate in vocational ANM course from any Institute recognized by the Indian Nursing council
  • Aspirant must have passed class 12 with English securing 40 percent in aggregate in Vocational Stream-Health care Science from a recognized CBSE board/Centre
  • The aspirant must be a Registered ANM having qualifying mark

The GNM is a three-year diploma course in Nursing with six-months of mandatory internship is the diploma course which can be pursued after class 12 irrespective of the stream taken in the qualifying exam (class 12). After completing the GNM nursing diploma, the candidate is also eligible to pursue BSc Nursing below are some of the renowned BSc nursing entrance exams in India.

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