Indian Army SSC Military Nursing Services (MNS)

Women plays a vital in Indian Army. They can equally participate in serving their country by joining armed forces. The Indian Army recruits Short Service Commissioned Officers in the Military Nursing Services (MNS). Female candidates who have passed MSc (Nursing) / PBBSc (Nursing)/BSc(Nursing) are eligible to apply.

Employability: The selected candidates for the grant of SSC in the MNS will be liable to serve for five years extendable to a total tenure of fourteen (5+5+4) years, anywhere in India. They will serve in the same way as Military Nursing Service (Regular) Officers of the Armed Forces (Army, Navy and Air Force). Therefore, no request regarding the choice of posting through any means will be entertained.

SSC Military Nursing Services (MNS) Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Must be a citizen of India

Marital status: Single/Married/Divorcee or otherwise legally separated/Widow

Qualification & Registration: Should have passed MSc (Nursing) /PBBSc (Nursing) /BSc(Nursing) from INC recognized University and be a registered Nurse and Midwife from a State Nursing Council (The candidate will be required to bring original and self attested copies of marksheet, passing certificate and valid State Registration certificate at the time of interview).

Physical Fitness: Medical fitness will be assessed as per Military Standards by Military Authorities. X-Ray examination of Chest and USG (of abdomen) will be done. The physical fitness of selected candidates will finally be determined by a Medical Board under arrangement made by the office of DGAFMS. Pregnancy would be a cause of temporary rejection.

SSC Military Nursing Services (MNS) Selection Process

The candidates are required to cross the three stages of selection process:

Stage 1: Written test
The eligible candidates must sit for a written test conducted during the first/Second week of August. The written test would comprise of 100 marks objective type questions based on Nursing, English language and Gen intelligence. The result for the written test will be declared on the Indian Army website by the month of August or September.
P.S.: There will be negative marking for each incorrect answers.

Stage 2: Interview

Candidates who successfully clear the written test are shortlisted for the interview to be held in the month of September or October in Delhi. Candidates selected for the interview are not more than three times the vacancies.

Stage 3: Medical Examination

The candidates who have cleared the interview are subject to Medical Examination. The process of interview and medical examination may take a total of 2-5 days.

Finally the candidates who are pronounced medically fit in all respect will be sent call letters to report to the various hospitals in Armed Forces.

  1. The decision of the Board will be final and no further correspondence/queries of any sort will be entertained.
  2. No accommodation will be provided to the candidates during the interview and medical examination process.

How to apply for SSC Military Nursing Services (MNS)

The online application will be hosted on the web page of

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