MNS 2023 Exam Date, Military Nursing Service Exam, Application Form

Armed Forces Medical College is the conducting authority of MNS (Military Nursing Service). It is a 4 years degree course in the field of Nursing (B.Sc Nursing). It is a national-level entrance examination that is conducted for female candidates only. Candidates need to sign a bond with the government to work with the Indian Military force hospitals. For more details, check the MNS 2023 Application Form, eligibility, and important dates which are listed below.

MNS 2023 Exam Highlights

Name of the Exam Indian Army Military Nursing Services Exam
Conducting Body Directorate General of Medical Services (Army)
Official Website
Type of Exam National Level
Mode of Application Online
Exam Mode Online
Selection Process
  • Phase 1: Written-test
  • Stage 2: Interview
  • Stage 3: Medical Test
Application Fee Rs. 750/-
Training Colleges Armed Forces Medical College, Pune Command Hospital (Eastern Command), Lucknow Command hospital (Air Force), Bangalore, New Delhi Command Hospital (Central Command), Mumbai Army Hospital Research and Referral, Kolkata Indian Navy Hospital (INHS) Asvini

MNS 2023 Important Dates

Events Dates
Notification releases on May 2023
Application process begins May 2023
Last date to register June 2023
Admit card availability June 2023
Exam date July 2023
Result declaration July 2023
Interview July 2023

MNS 2023 Application form

Candidates will be able to check out the application form by visiting the official website. Candidates can only apply, if they meet the eligibility criteria first. The application fee is also required to be paid online. The user id will be the email id of the candidate and for the password, candidates need to create one. The candidate must also have a working valid mobile number.

Application Fee

  • The candidates need to pay Rs. 150/- as the application processing fee. It can be paid online.
  • After submitting the application fee, the bank will generate a fee receipt that can be saved by the candidate.

Eligibility Criteria

Female candidates who are legally separated, unmarried, divorced, and widows, can apply for this examination. In order to submit the application form, the candidate first needs to meet the following eligibility criteria that is listed below:

  • The candidate needs to be a citizen of India.
  • The candidate must pass the Senior Secondary examination or equivalent examination in the first attempt to be eligible.
  • Candidates must score a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate from a recognized board or a university.
  • Candidates should have Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and English in their class 12th examination. It is important to have Zoology and Botany subjects included under Biology.
  • Appearing candidates can also apply for this examination. If they are selected for any course then, they will have to submit the examination passing proof with the required subjects and marks.
  • The minimum height of the candidate should be 152 cm.
  • For the candidates belonging to the North Eastern Regions and the Gorkhas, Garhwal, and Kumaon the minimum height should be 148 cm.
  • The candidate will also have to go through the USG of the abdomen and the pelvis and an X-ray examination of the chest.


  • 16 ½ to 24 years (as on the first day of the month in which is due to commence)

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern will be given below:

  • The duration of the examination will be 90 minutes.
  • This is an online exam i.e. computer-based examination.
  • The questions will be multiple-choice questions.
Question Type MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)
Exam Duration 90 Minutes (1 Hour, 30 Minutes)
Medium English
Subjects General English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry,  GK & General Intelligence
Mode of Exam Computer-Based Exam (CBE)

Subject Wise Details

Subject Questions Asked (Approx)
English 50
Biology 45
Physics 5-8
Chemistry 3-5
GK 45
Reasoning 5-10

MNS 2023 Selection Process

Those candidates who clearly pass the exam will be invited to take part in personal interviews and medical tests. The Authority of MNS will issue the call letters for personal interviews and call letters will be provided only to the applicants who successfully satisfy the eligibility criteria and qualify the exam. Candidates will receive the call letters on their registered email id. It involves the information such as the date, time, and venue for the personal interview round. Candidates need to report only as per their schedule. Before appearing for it, we suggest the candidates to check the counseling venue. Selection process includes a total of 3 stages that need to be cleared:

  1. Written test
  2. Interview
  3. Medical examination

Written Test

According to the latest rules and policy, the written exam is conducted in online mode whereas earlier it was used to be organized via offline mode procedure. This will be a computer-based exam (CBE).  The total time duration allotted to complete the MNS exam will be 90 minutes. The exam will completely be objective-based with MCQs from the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, General English, Biology, General Intelligence, and General Knowledge. Additionally, it will contain a total no. of 150 questions.


After the declaration of the result for the written exam, shortlisted candidates need to appear for the interview round. For that, they will receive a call from the officials regarding the interview round, time, date, etc. The interview round will consist of a total of 100 marks. In the interview, the questions will include the candidate’s name, family, place of residence of the candidate, military aptitude, and educational qualification.

Medical Examination

In the last stage, participants have to undergo a medical test. This will be the last stage organized for the final selection.

Exam Syllabus

The syllabus of MNS is not at all difficult. Candidates will simply have to solve the previous year’s question paper and go through the whole syllabus of the exam. The subjects that are included in the syllabus are:

  1. General English
  2. Biology
  3. Physics
  4. Chemistry
  5. General Intelligence

General English

Noun, Vocabulary Techniques, Synonyms, Pronoun, Fill In the Blanks, Spelling Test, Verb, Adjective, Jumbled Sentences, Degrees, Preposition, Conjunction, Antonym, Tense and Sentence Formation, Passive Voice, Causative Verbs, Participles, One Word Substitution, Cloze Test, Conditional Sentences, Finite and Non Finite Verbs, Syntax, Idioms and Phrases, Sentence Improvement Exercise, Modal Verbs, Interjections, Articles, Direct and Indirect Speech, Miscellaneous, Organizations & HQ, Trophies-Sports, Scientific Instruments Miscellaneous, Since 2021 History will also be asked


The Living World, Biological Classification, Plant Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Morphology of plants, Anatomy of plants, Cell-The unit of life Nuclear Physics, Cell cycle & cell division, Transport in plants, Mineral nutrition, Photosynthesis, Respiration in plants, Digestion & Absorption, Breathing & Exchange of gases, Excretion, Skeleton System, Nervous System, Chemical co-ordination & integration, Reproduction in Organism, Human Reproduction, Reproductive health, Principles of inheritance variation, Molecular bases of inheritance, Evolution, Human Health & Diseases, Biotechnology, Microbes in Human, Ecosystem, Missiles, Important Cups


Properties of Matter, Magnetic Effects of Electric Current, Laws of Motion & Work, Energy, and Power, Semiconductor Devices and their Applications, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Induction, and Alternating Current, Nuclear Physics, Dual Nature of Radiation and Atomic Physics, Optics, Electrostatics, Since 2021, Numerical Based questions will also be asked in MNS Exam, Nuclear Power & Atomic Power Plants, Monuments of World, Cabinet Minister, Constitution of India, Important Books, Important Borders, Superlatives of India, Dams of India, S. I. Units of Quantity, Schedules of Const, Sources of Const, Terms Associated to Constitution, Indian Battles Sports, Superlatives of World, Census 2011, No. of Player & Sports


Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Oxidation & Reduction, Acids, Bases & Salt, Periodic Table, Solution, Bio-molecules, Chemistry in everyday life, Properties of Gases, Radioactivity, Miscellaneous, Indian Air force, Dances of India

General Knowledge

Countries Capital, Countries Currency, Airports, Parliaments of World, Rivers & ports National Parks, Inventions & Inventors, Important Days, List of Firsts in India, Indian Army, Indian Navy, Non-verbal/Mirror Image/ Embedded Figure

General Intelligence

Coding & Decoding, Analogy & Classification, Alphabetical Series /Number Series/ Missing Number, Order & Ranking, Direction & Distance, Clock, Calendar, Decision Making, Statement & Assumption, Cubes & Dice, Blood Relation

MNS 2023 Result

In order to check the results, the candidates will have to follow the steps mentioned below:

  • The candidates need to first click on the link of B SC. Nursing result.
  • Serial numbers and marks secured by the candidate will be displayed on the computer screen.
  • Candidates will have to press, “Ctrl and F” in order to find the roll number.
  • Lastly, take out the print of the result for future references.

MNS 2023 Cut Off (Previous Years)

Here, candidates can check the previous year’s MNS cutoff marks. The candidates should note that the cut-off score of the MNS exam is increasing every year and one needs to prepare with full concentration to crack the examination. Here, the candidates who are going to appear for the exam and forward exam can see and analyze the previous year’s cut-off marks.

Year Cutoff Marks
2020 116
2019 110
2018 97
2017 86

MNS 2023 Merit List 

The final result of the examination will be based on the merit list. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of a written examination, medical fitness test, and the interview of the candidate. It is compulsory for the selected candidates to clear the medical test. Candidates will be able to check out the result on the official website once all the admission-related events are completed.

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33 thoughts on “MNS 2023 Exam Date, Military Nursing Service Exam, Application Form”

  1. Can a final year bsc nursing student fill this form for entry into pg course and what’s the name of that form if it comes by other name

  2. I am pass 12 Science (physics,chemistry,biology) 2020 .but I did not take admission because I am little bit confused and now I am not doubt what to do .
    I want to give MNS Exam so I am eligible to give MNS Exam or not.

    Please reply .


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