MNS EXAMINATION


MILITARY NURSING SERVICE (MNS)

Applications are invited from FEMALE CANDIDATES (only) for admission to 4 years B Sc. (Nursing) On successful completion of Nursing Training (4years), the candidates will be granted permanent/short service commission in the Military Nursing Service, under the terms and conditions laid down for grant of such commission. They shall have to refund the bond money as per the bond executed in the event of withdrawal from the course, termination of training or refusal to accept commission in the MNS, if offered. During training they will be provided with free ration, accommodation, uniform allowance and monthly stipend as per existing terms and conditions as amended from time to time

Eligibility Conditions:
Nationality:
A candidate must be a citizen of India
Age Limits:
Age between 17-25
Marital Status:
Female candidates who are unmarried/divorcee/legally separated or widow without encumbrances.
Educational Qualifications
Should have passed the XII standard / equivalent examination, as a regular student in all the subjects ie PCB as elective subjects and not optional and vocational (in both theory and practical) and English, in FIRST ATTEMPT from a recognized Board/University, with minimum of 50% aggregate marks (PCBE).Those who have passed such examinations as private students or with compartment in any subject or candidates from open schools are NOT ELIGIBLE. Candidates who will be appearing for final year of qualifying examination during the current academic session may also apply provisionally. The candidates finally selected for the course will have to submit proof of passing the qualifying examination with requisite subjects and marks before joining the course. Physical standards Medical fitness will be determined as per standards applicable for commission in the Armed Forces. X-Ray examination of Chest and USG (of abdomen & pelvis) will be done. Minimum height should not be less than 148 cm (relaxed by 5cm in case of north East candidates). Details of medical standards can be seen in the Indian Army website www.joinindarmy.nic.in/www.indarmy.gov.in
Selection :
Eligible applicants will be called for an objective type written test of 90 minutes duration, covering General English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and General Intelligence, likely to be held in April.Candidates as per merit on the basis of written test will be called for interview during May. Final selection will be based on combined merit of written test & interview, subject to medical fitness. Admissions to Colleges of Nursing will be offered in accordance with the merit cum choice subject to vacancy in each College.
Medical Examination:
After the interview, the recommended candidates will appear for medical examination before a Special Medical Board (SMB). Candidates declared FIT/UNFIT will be informed by the President of the Medical board including the procedure of requesting for APPEAL/REVIEW MEDICAL BOARD.
How to apply:
The online application will be hosted on the web page of www.joinindianarmy.nic.in. The Eligible candidates will only be able to pay online the application processing fee of Rs 150/- Details of payment will be known to the candidates while submitting the application online. On successful completion of online payment a bank reference number will be generated for the future correspondence of the candidates
Note:
Applications sent by post will not be accepted. The selection of the candidate for B Sc. (Nursing) will however be subject to producing of the original mark sheet/certificate of the qualifying examination i.e. 10+2 or equivalent before final selection and meeting all other eligibility criteria. The selected candidates if found not in possession of documents /mark sheets as per eligibility criteria, at the institution in which they report, the admission is liable to be cancelled. In such cases no TA will be applicable. Duplicate submission of application will be summarily rejected without refund of the money. Reasons for rejection of Online application are Incomplete application, submission of more than one application, Non submission of online payment of Rs/- 150 ( Rupees one hundred and fifty only) .
Visual Standards:
The minimum acceptable standards of visual acuity are given below :- Better eye Worse eye Distant vision (corrected) 6/6 6/18 Myopia of not more than minus – 5.5 D including astigmatism Manifest hypermetropia of not more than plus 3.5 D including astigmatism.
Height
The minimum height for a women candidate is 148cm. Candidates who are otherwise fit in all respects but fall short of minimum height by 1.3 cm or less will be treated as special cases and relaxation allowed to the extent of 1.3cm.
Weight
The minimum acceptable weight is 39 Kg.

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