WB GNM/ANM Nursing Merit List 2021: The West Bengal Nursing Council releases the rank list after the application form process conclusion. This list is prepared for ranking candidates in order of merit. It is prepared by the Health Department of West Bengal. In addition, this list is made available on the WB Nursing Council official website. The officials prepare this list as per candidates’ performance in the HSC Exam (10+2). Before applying for the courses, candidates should have complete knowledge about WB Nursing Admission Process. Moreover, merit list candidates are further eligible for counselling round. The authorities may release WB GNM/ANM Nursing Merit List 2021 separately for male and female candidates.

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WB GNM/ANM Nursing Merit List 2021

Furthermore, the merit list candidates shall be eligible for admission in Nursing Schools of West Bengal. WB Nursing Merit List is released in PDF format. In addition, the schedule of the release of merit lists and counselling rounds is released by the officials. They are also responsible for defining the eligibility criteria. It is compulsory for all candidates’ to satisfy the eligibility criteria. Moreover, the schedule of the admission process is given down below.

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 Merit Lists

GNM/ ANM are midwifery diploma courses. During the course, candidates have to go through an internship as well. Further, GNM/ ANM graduates can work in various different fields. Some of the areas wherein they can work are listed down below.

  1. Community Health Centres
  2. Private Hospitals/ Clinics
  3. Government Dispensaries
  4. NGOs
  5. Old Age Homes

How to Download WB GNM/ANM Nursing Merit List?

The candidates can download the merit list from the official website. It shall be available in PDF format. Moreover, you can find your name on the list easily as it consists of the following details.

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Candidates’ Application Number
  • Date of Birth

Furthermore, only merit list candidates are eligible for further admission rounds. Thus, you should timely check the merit list. The steps to download the merit list are given down below.

  1. Visit the official website, i.e www.wbhealth.gov.in
  2. In the What’s New section, click on the link to Nursing Merit List 2021.
  3. Then the merit list appears on your screen, click on the download button and save it future reference.

West Bengal Nursing Admission Procedure

It is important for candidates to understand the WB Nursing Selection Process. In addition, authorities have the right to cancel the admission of ineligible candidates. Thus, you should check out the eligibility criteria and the admission process. Further, the authorities define the selection procedure. The process as per the last year’s prospectus is given down below.

  • The candidates firstly need to fill and submit their application forms before the due date. Note that authorities consider only the candidates whose application forms they receive.
  • Further, no entrance exam is conducted. Thus, candidates’ performance in the 12th class is taken into consideration while preparing the merit list.
  •  The merit list indicates the names of eligible candidates.
  • Furthermore, merit list candidates have to send attested documents for verification.
  • Then, candidates, are called for the counselling round. On the same day, they also have to go through a medical test.

A candidate who clear all these rounds shall be eligible for admission. In addition, as it is important for candidates to satisfy the eligibility criteria. You can refer to the below points for checking whether you are eligible for admission or not.


  • Candidate should be a citizen of India. In addition, a permanent resident of the state of West Bengal.
  • Further, the candidate should have passed the 12th class from the WB Council of Higher Secondary Education or a recognized board.
  • Candidate should not be less than 17 years and more than 27 years of age as of 1 January 2021.
  • Furthermore, a candidate should be able to read, write and speak in Bengali or Nepali.

Seat Matrix

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 Merit List, Result, and Cutoffs

WB Nursing Training Schools

The merit list candidates get admission to WB GNM/ANM Training Schools under the Govt. of West Bengal. Moreover, the number of colleges available for both courses differ. As per last years’ record, the number of colleges and seats is as follows:

Course NameNo. of available Colleges and Seats
General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM)
  • No. of Colleges: 39
  • No. of Seats: 2405 (2300 for Females & 105 for Males)
Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery (ANM)
  • No. of Colleges: 6
  • No. of Seats: 500

Previous Years’ Rank List pdf

WB GNM/ ANM 2020 Rank List pdf links are provided below. Note that the merit list for this session shall be released in the same format.

Merit List for Verification:

Revised Merit List:

West Bengal GNM/ANM Nursing Document Verification Process

After the release of the merit list, selected candidates have to send self-attested photocopies of documents. Candidates can click on the link given in the first article for checking the address at which the documents should reach. In addition, make sure that you send them within the given period of time. Otherwise, the authorities do not accept it. Further, they can also cancel the admission of such candidates.  Note that this process is offline. Therefore, no service shall be available for the online submission of attested documents.

Medical Examination

All candidates have to go through this medical test. The professionals perform tests to ensure that the candidate is suitable for the course or not. Moreover, if any of the candidates is found to be unsuitable for the course, then he/ she wouldn’t be eligible for admission. Furthermore, the details regarding the process shall be available on the official website.

West Bengal GNM/ANM Counselling 2021

This is the final round of the admission process. Candidates have to appear for this round along with all the essential documents. In addition, the authorities conduct two counselling rounds. If the seats are left that as well then Mop Up Counselling Round is conducted. In this round, candidates’ documents are verified again. Further, the medical test is conducted on the same day. The seat allotment process shall be carried out on the same day. You should reach the venue on time. Moreover, do not forget to take all the attested documents along. If the officials find any of the candidates to be unsuitable, then they can reject the applications of such candidates.

WB GNM/ANM Nursing Merit List FAQs’

Q1: From where can I download the merit list?
Ans: It will be available on the official website.
Q2: On what basis the merit list will be prepared?
Ans: It will be made as per candidates’ marks in the HSC Exam.
Q3: What all details will be mentioned on the merit list?
Ans: The merit list will indicate the rank of the candidates, along with their names, application number, and Date of Birth. 



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