General Nursing & Midwifery

General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) is an Undergraduate (UG) nursing course that prepares the students to develop an aptitude for nursing and to provide the required knowledge and skills to give comprehensive nursing care to patients for all types of illness. It is meant to prepare general nurses who can efficiently perform as members of the health team and capable of dealing the competencies in both the hospitals and other such organizations.

Eligibility criteria

Age limit:

  • A candidate must be at least 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year in which admission is sought  and not more than 35 years of age.

Educational qualifications:

  • 10+2 class passed preferably Science (PCB) & English with aggregate of 40% marks.
  • 10+2 in Arts (Mathematics, Biotechnology, Economics, Political Science, History, Geography, Business Studies, Accountancy, Home Science, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy) and English Core/English Elective or Health care Science – Vocational stream ONLY, passing out from recognized Board under AISSCE/CBSE/ICSE/SSCE/HSCE or other equivalent Board with 40% marks.
  • 10+2 vocational ANM under CBSE Board or other equivalent board with 40% marks.
  • Registered as ANM with State Nursing Registration Council.


B.Sc. Nursing

B.Sc. Nursing is a Degree program (Bachelor of Science Degree). INC (Indian Nursing Council) is the body governing the aspects of nursing education in India. B.Sc. Nursing course follows the syllabus prescribed by the INC. The nursing syllabus consists various subjects of study such as Anatomy, Nutrition, Child Care Nursing Mental Health Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Nursing Research and Statistics amongst many others. It is designed in a way to impart comprehensive insight into nursing.

B.Sc. (N) Basic is a 4-year long course.

  • Minimum Education:10+2 class passed with Science (PCB) & English Core/English Elective with aggregate of 45% marks from recognized board under AISSCE/CBSE/ICSE/SSCE/HSCE or other equivalent Board.
  • Student shall be medically fit.
  • Students appearing in 10+2 examination in Science conducted by National Institute of Open School with 45% marks.
  • Student shall be admitted once in a year.
  • Age limit: The minimum age for admission shall be 17 years on 31st December of the year in which admission is sought.

No, NEET is not compulsory to take admission in bachelor of Nursing course.

Reputed institutes follow merit based admission process. Under this scheme, marks scored by students in 10+2 board examination and/or relevant entrance test (national, state or institute-wise) are taken into consideration. Seats are allotted to deserving candidates on the basis of merit marks obtained by them.