MNS Exam Pattern

The Indian Military Nursing Service exam (MNS) is a gateway to work as a military nurse in Indian Army. Hence thousands of aspirants take the MNS exam each year. Below are MNS exam pattern regarding MNS exam.

MNS exam is a three stage process as it includes:

  • Written test
  • Interview
  • Medical examination

Written exam: 

As per new amendments from 2020 MNS written exam will be conducted in online mode instead of the earlier offline mode procedure. Thus it will be a computer based test (CBT) from now on. The Directorate General of Medical Services will be the organizing body of MNS exam 2020.

The time duration of MNS exam will be 90 minutes.

Furthermore it will be an objective based exam with MCQs from the following subjects: biology, chemistry, physics, general English and general intelligence. Number of questions will be 150.

MNS Interview: 

Once the result of written exam is out the selected candidates will have to appear for a personal interview at the allotted centre. Questions in interview range from personal information such as name, family, place of residence etc. to educational qualification and military aptitude. You are often asked questions pertaining to this profession such as: why do you want to join MNS, in what way can you serve Indian Army, what is your long term goal in life, preparation strategy etc.

Medical Examination: 

The finishing touch or I should say the last stage to get into MNS is a short medical examination which requires a minimum height of 152 cm with few exceptions, and X ray examination of chest and USG.


Question TypeMCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
Duration90 minutes (1 Hour, 30 minutes)
MediumEnglish medium
SubjectsGeneral English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and General Intelligence