WB GNM/ANM Nursing Admission 2021: The admission process is under the control of the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal. Candidates who want to pursue the GNM/ ANM diploma courses can apply. In addition, candidates need to fill the application form to apply for the course. The mode of filling and submitting the form is online. You should check the eligibility criteria before filling the form. Further, candidates’ performance in the Higher Secondary Examination (10+2) is taken into consideration. The authorities prepare a merit list out of the received applications. For more details regarding WB GNM/ANM Nursing Admission 2021, read further.

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WB GNM/ANM Nursing Admission 2021

The officials release an official notification for defining the complete admission process for the 2021 session. Moreover, the total no. of seats available for the GNM course is 2300 for women and 105 for male candidates. In addition, for ANM, around 500 seats are available. Both of these courses revolve around nursing and healthcare. These diploma courses train nurses in handling competencies at the workplace. Furthermore, the complete schedule of the WB Nursing Admission Process is given down below.

WB GNM/ ANM Nursing Schedule

EventsDates Scheduled
Application Form– July 2021 –
Last Date to Submit Application Form– August 2021 –
Provisional Merit List– August 2021 –
The Release of the Final Rank List according to the marks/scores– September 2021 –
Release of the First Round Seat Allotment at respective Training School– September 2021 –
First Round Admission Date– September 2021 –
The Release of the Seat Matrix for Second Round Counselling– September 2021 –
The Release of the Second Round Allotment of Seat at respective nursing training schools– October 2021 –
The Release of 2nd Round Admission Date– October 2021 –
The Release of the Seat Matrix for Mop-Up Round Counselling– October 2021 –
Mop-Up Round Counselling and Allotment of Seat from Swasthya Bhawan– October 2021 –
The Release of Mop-Up Admission Date– October 2021 –
Reporting of the Candidate to the Allotted Institute– November 2021 –
Commencement of Course– November 2021 –

Check – GNM Nursing Free Mock Test

Candidates can further check the previous year’s information brochure below. The brochure for this session West Bengal Nursing Admission shall be released in the same format.

West Bengal GNM/ ANM Admission Process

Aspirants should be well versed in the admission procedure. The selection committee follows this process to grant admission to GNM/ ANM Institutes of the West Bengal state. In addition, the WB Nursing Admission Process is as follows:

  • The authorities do not conduct any entrance exam. Therefore, as mentioned above, officials admit candidates on the basis of their performance in the 12th class.
  • They prepare a merit list in accordance with the details mentioned by the candidates in their application forms. Thus, candidates should make sure that they provide the correct information. Moreover, only the candidates satisfying the eligibility criteria are eligible for admission.
  • Further, merit list candidates have to go through the counselling round. This round is conducted for document verification.

The candidates successfully clearing this round are eligible for admission to the provided courses. In addition, you must check the eligibility criteria before even filling the application form. Moreover, candidates should regularly check out the official website (www.wbhealth.gov.in).

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant has to be a citizen of India and a permanent resident of the district of West Bengal.
  • Candidates who passed 12th class from West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or a recognized board are eligible for admission. In addition, he/ she should have passed with 40% marks.
  • Moreover, the applicant should be at least 17 years of age. The maximum age limit is 27 years as of 1 January 2021.
  • Furthermore, the candidate should be able to read, write, and speak in Bengali or Nepali.

Reservation Of Seats

The authorities reserve a no. of seats for the students belonging to reserved categories. In addition, these seats can only be claimed by the students belonging to those categories. Furthermore, the percentage of seats reserved are mentioned below. During seat allotment, the seat reservation policy is considered.

CategoryNo. Of Seats Available
Scheduled Castes (SC)22%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)6%
OBC – A10%
OBC – B7%
Female Candidates belonging to Orphanage2%
Lady Civil Defence Volunteers2.5%

Check – GNM Nursing Application Form

WB Nursing Application Form 2021

West Bengal Nursing Application Form is made available on the official website of the West Bengal Health Welfare Department. The candidates’ have to fill in their HS marks, and personal details in it. Moreover, candidates should fill in the form carefully. The information provided in it should be correct. Further, applicants have to upload a scanned signature and photograph. Candidates can apply for any district’s Nursing Training Schools. The form shall further be available for a limited period of time, hence, it must be submitted before the due date.

WB GNM/ANM Application Correction Facility

This facility is provided for a limited period of time. Thus, candidates should regularly check concerned websites. This facility allows applicants to modify their registration forms. Therefore, if by mistake any mistake was made while filling the form, then that can be rectified. It is important that the candidates fill in details carefully. This information is used for the entire admission process and even after that. Further, you can click on the link given above for a step by step guide on how to edit your registration form.

Application Fee

  • The application form fees are 300 rupees. All candidates have to submit it for the successful submission of the application form.
  • In addition, all the candidates irrespective of which category they belong, have to submit the fees.
  • The payment can be done through SBI Challan (offline). Further, note that the authorities accept the forms of candidates who have submitted the fees. Thus, if you fail to pay the fees before the given date, then your form is treated as incomplete.

Documents To Be Attached with the Form

The documents that an applicant needs to keep along while filling the application form are as follows:

  1. Residence Proof
  2. HSC Marksheet
  3. Caste Certificate
  4. Age Proof
  5. Passport Size Photograph, and
  6. Admit Card or Certificate of SSC Exam

List of WB GNM/ANM Nursing Training Schools (Govt.)

The List of WB GNM/ ANM Training Schools is as per the previous year prospectus. Thus, the officials may modify the list for the 2021 session. However, you can refer to it for knowing the names of institutes and the number of seats available in each of them. Furthermore, whenever the official notification is released, the same is updated in the article. The year-wise college list is available here.

WB ANM 2020 Institutes


ANM 2019 Training Schools


WB GNM 2020 Institutes

GNM 2019 GNM Colleges

WB GNM Training School Seat Matrix 2019

West Bengal ANM Nursing Merit List 2021

Note that only the WB GNM/ANM Merit List candidates are eligible for taking admission to Nursing Schools of West Bengal. This list help authority in segregating candidates on the basis of merit. In addition, it shall be available on the official website. Candidates should check it out to know whether they are shortlisted for counselling or not. Furthermore, the below-mentioned details are mentioned on the merit list. The applicants can find their names on the list easily because of them.

  • Application Number
  • Name of the Applicant
  • Date of Birth

WB GNM/ANM Nursing Document Verification Process

Candidates have to send self-attested photocopies of the documents at the provided address. This process of document verification begins soon after the release of the merit list. Further, after document verification, applicants have to go through a medical test on the day of counselling. The details regarding the process shall be made available on the official website. We also update it here. Moreover, the candidates who clear all these rounds get admission to nursing schools under the Government of West Bengal. Candidates have to send documents for the WB GNM/ ANM Verification in offline mode only. Further, make sure that the documents reach the authorities before the due date.

For Female Candidates

Application Form Submission Address for GNM Female Candidates

Orphanage Candidates

WB GNM Orphanage Candidates

For Male Candidates

Application Form Submission for GNM Male Candidates

West Bengal Nursing Medical Examination

The medical test is performed by the professionals appointed by the Health Department of Govt. of WB. You can refer to the WB GNM Medical Test Form for having an idea about the format. Note that it is essential for candidates to clear this round. In addition, the applications of candidates who would be found to be unfit for the course get rejected. It is the last round of the admission process. Therefore, seats are allotted to candidates who clear this round. Furthermore, details regarding the venue, time and date of the medical test shall be available on the website. It is compulsory for all selected candidates to go through this round. However, in case of an emergency, you should contact the authorities. Further, if they allow, then your parents/ guardians can act as a proxy.

WB GNM/ANM Online Counselling

West Bengal ANM Counselling takes place in online mode. The candidates have to visit the official’s site for checking whether their name is available for counselling round or not. Moreover, online counselling is done on www.ithealth.wbhealth.gov.in website. During the process, candidates have to fill in their choice of nursing school in which they want to take admission. Further, note that two rounds of counselling are conducted. If the seats are left after that, then a mop-up round is conducted. Furthermore, the details regarding the mop-up counselling are given down below.

Mop Up Round Counselling

This round is conducted in case of vacant seats. Moreover, this round of counselling takes place in offline mode. In addition, authorities release a list stating the number of seats left vacant. Note that you need to register online for the WB Nursing Mop Up Counselling. Thus, candidates you needn’t got a seat in the first two rounds have a chance to reserve a seat for themselves.

WB GNM/ANM Nursing Admission 2021 FAQ’s

Q1: How can I apply for Government GNM/ANM Nursing Schools of West Bengal?
Ans: You need to timely fill and submit the application form to apply for the course. The selection will be done totally on the basis of your marks in the HSC (10+2) Exam.
Q2: WB Nursing Application Form will be available online or offline?
Ans: The form will be available on the official website (www.wbhealth.gov.in).
Q3: What is the application fee?
Ans: Candidates have to submit a sum of 300 rupees as application fee. Further, the payment has to be done through SBI Challan (offline).
Q4: Does the online verification round is the main counselling round?
Ans: No, the attested photocopies of documents have to be sent to the authorities at the prescribed address. Moreover, after that, the candidates have to appear for the counselling round, wherein documents will be verified again. The medical test will take place on the same day. Further, the address at which documents have to be sent is mentioned in the above article.
Q5: What is WB GNM/ANM Mop Up Counselling Round?
Ans: This offline round is conducted for filling the leftover seats after the first and second round of counselling. It will be conducted in offline mode. However, the candidates have to register for it on the official website.
Q6: What is the number of seats available for GNM Course Aspirants?
Ans: Total- 2405, wherein 2300 are for females and 105 for male candidates.
Q7: What is the number of seats available for ANM Course Aspirants?
Ans: 500 seats are available for the aspirants of the ANM Course.
Q8: Does some of the seats are reserved for certain categories?
Ans: Yes, seats are available for reserved category candidates. Wherein, for SC – 22%, ST – 6%, OBCA – 10%, OBCB – 10%, Orphanage – 2%, and Lady Civil Defence Volunteers – 2.5% of the number of seats are reserved.
Q9: From where can I download the WB GNM/ANM Merit List?
Ans: It will be available on the official website. The direct link to the website is given in the above article.
Q10: How will I come to know that I am eligible for the first round of counselling?
Ans: The authorities will update the list of candidates eligible for counselling on the website. You need to look for your name on the list. Further, frequently check the website as you may have qualified for the second round.



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