How to join military nursing service after B.Sc nursing?


B.Sc nursing graduates can join the Military Nursing Service (MNS) depending on the available vacancies. Graduates can join Armed Forces Medical Services as Short Service Commissioned Nursing Officers or Permanent Service Commissioned Nursing Officers. Selection will be based on a written test followed by an interview and medical examination.

Eligibility Criteria

  • B.Sc nursing candidates should have completed their graduation in the first attempt itself.
  • Military nursing service is open for female graduates only.
  • Applicant should be an Indian citizen.
  • The upper age limit is 35 years at the time of applying and the lower age limit is 21years.

Applicants should also be medically and physically fit so as to opt for this service.

Selection Procedure

Notification regarding available vacancies will be published in leading newspapers and also in the official websites. Candidates are required to fill in the application form in the prescribed manner and send it to the Army Headquarters.

Eligible candidates will have to qualify a written test and selection will be based on the marks scored in the same.

Selection to the Military Nursing Service will depend upon the number of vacancies. Candidates who qualify for the written test will be called for a interview round.

The date and venue of the interview will be intimated after the announcement of exam results. Candidates called for the interview will be paid full travel expenses. The candidates will be reimbursed to and fro sleeper class railway tickets. The Ticket will be from the candidate’s place of residence to the place of interview. Those selected for the interview will have to undergo the medical examination. The medical fitness will be evaluated by the Medical Board. Only those candidates found medically fit will be allowed to join as Nursing Officer.

Candidates who qualify all the selection stages are required to undergo the pre-commissioning formalities. On completion of the pre-commissioning formalities, candidates can join as nursing officers in the rank of Lieutenant.

Those selected for Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Military Nursing Service (MNS) are required to serve for 5 years. The service is extendable upto 14 years.

Promotion to the rank of Captain and Major will depend on the service rendered and experience of the candidate. SSC nursing officers can also opt for Permanent Service Commission (PSC). Selection as PSC nursing officers will be based on the vacancies available in the Military Nursing Service and qualification in the interview. The pay and emoluments for this post will be as fixed by the Central Government.



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9 Responses to “How to join military nursing service after B.Sc nursing?”

  1. 9

    please give information regarding next exam of MNS in 2014?

  2. 8

    when will be the next exam of MNS in 2014?

  3. 7

    When will be next exam of MNS in 2014?

  4. 6

    when will the next mns exam will be conducted?

  5. 5

    how to join meletary nursing servise after gnm course

  6. 4

    i have completed bsc nursing, when will be the vacancies for mns in 2013.

  7. 3
    Neeraj shukla:

    I have completed bsc nursing, i want to study in BAMS so I want to know admission procedure BAMS college.

  8. 2

    wen would the vacancies be available for MNS in 2012

  9. 1

    When would the vacancies be available for MNS as officer in 2012?