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MNS Written Exam Details

Women who are strong, gentle, humble, compassionate, disciplined can foster even stronger, fierce, educated, passionate, and rational people to bring laurels in their country. The MNS constituted an all women, all officer Corps of the Indian Army. The women officers in the MNS are treated as an integral part of the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS). The Military Nursing Services – MNS exam is conducted annually by the Directorate General of Medical Services (DGMS) to select female applicants for admission to the 4-year B.Sc. (Nursing) course at the Armed Forces Medical Services Colleges of Nursing. The entry requirements for the MNS exam have changed, and candidates must now pass the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in order to be eligible to take the MNS exam.

Under the new syllabus for the Military Nursing Service (MNS) Exam, candidates will now need to tackle five testing rounds, with NEET being a prerequisite for moving on.

  • National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
  • An 80-mark Test of General Intelligence and General English (ToGIGE)
  • The Interview Round
  • The Medical Examination
  • An objective-type Psychological Assessment Test (PAT)
Glance at MNS Recruitment Drive:
Particulars Details 
Exam NameMNS – Military Nursing Service (Army BSc. Nursing Exam)
Exam Conducting BodyDG-AFMS Indian Army
Preliminary PhaseNEET Qualified
Preliminary Exam Conducting BodyNTA (National Testing Agency)
Nature of QuestionsObjective
Subjects Covered in NEET
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology (Botany + Zoology)
Maximum Marks in NEET720
Eligible CategoryFemale Only
Marital StatusUnmarried/Divorced/Legally Separated
Educational QualificationPassed/Appearing 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology) and English with not less than 50% aggregate marks.
MNS Participating Colleges
  • AFMC Pune
  • College of Nursing, CH, Kolkata
  • College of Nursing, INHS Asvini
  • College of Nursing, (R&R), New Delhi
  • College of Nursing, CH, Lucknow
  • College of Nursing, CH, Bangalore
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