Everything About MNS 2023 Exam - Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Everything About MNS 2023 Exam - Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus & Exam Pattern
22-September 2022........... 9 Comment(s)

MNS 2023 Exam - Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus & Exam Pattern


The Directorate General of Medical Services - DGMS (Indian Army) will tentatively release the MNS 2023 notification in May 2023. The Military Nursing Services (MNS) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the Indian Army for admission to the 4 Years B.Sc (Nursing) course at Colleges of Nursing of Armed Forces Medical Services. Only female candidates who have cleared the 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Zoology and Botany) can apply for the MNS 2023 exam. Additionally, the qualification requirements for the MNS exam 2023 have been revised and candidates will now have to pass the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) under the new procedure to qualify for the next stages of the MNS selection procedure. Read on to know more about MNS 2023 eligibility criteria, syllabus and exam pattern.


  • The Military Nursing Service (MNS) is an all-female officer corps of the Indian Army. Women officers in the MNS are regarded as an essential component of the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS).

  • The Directorate General of Medical Services (DGMS) administers the Military Nursing Services-MNS exam each year to select female applicants for admission to the four-year B.Sc. (Nursing) programme at the Armed Forces Medical Services Colleges of Nursing. 

  • The MNS exam eligibility criteria for 2023 have changed, and candidates must now pass the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) to be qualified to take the MNS exam.


Candidates preparing for the Military Nursing Service (MNS) Exam 2023 will now have to go through five rounds of testing, with NEET serving as a basic requirement.


  • National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

  • An 80-mark Test of General Intelligence and General English (ToGIGE) 

  • An objective-type Psychological Assessment Test (PAT)

  • The Interview Round 

  • The Medical Examination


Glance at MNS Recruitment 2023:




Exam Name 

Military Nursing Service - MNS 2023 

(Army BSc. Nursing Exam 2023)

Exam Conducting Body 

DG-AFMS Indian Army 

MNS 2023 Notification Date

May 2023 (Tentative)

Preliminary Phase Requirement

NEET Qualified

Preliminary Exam Conducting Body

NTA (National Testing Agency)

Nature of Questions in NEET


Subjects Covered in NEET

  • Physics

  • Chemistry 

  • Biology (Botany + Zoology)

Maximum Marks in NEET


MNS 2023 Selection Procedure 

  • NEET

  • ToGIGE 

  • PAT

  • Panel Interview

  • Medical Examination

Eligible Category for MNS

Female Only 

Marital Status 

Unmarried/Divorced/Legally Separated

Educational Qualification

Passed/Appearing 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology) and English with not less than 50% aggregate marks.


MNS 2023 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


NEET + MNS Syllabus 2023


Eligibility criteria for the MNS exam beginning in 2023 have been amended at all six affiliated colleges. Rather than taking a single MNS written exam, candidates must now pass the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET). Candidates will now have to go through five rounds of testing under the course outline, with NEET serving as a mandatory requirement for progression. The National Testing Agency administers the NEET, an all-India pre-medical entrance exam (NTA). Let's look at the new NEET + MNS exam syllabus for 2023 in more detail.


NEET Syllabus (PCB)


The NEET exam consists of three main subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany + Zoology). As per the exam pattern, the questions in NEET will be divided into two sections - “A and B”. Here, Section A contains 35 questions while Section B consists of 15 questions. Candidates need to answer only 10 questions out of these 15 questions in Section B. Below is the detailed syllabus with topic-wise coverage. 


NEET Physics Syllabus Class 11


  • Physical-world and measurement

  • Notion of Potential Energy

  • Nature of Physical Laws

  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

  • Gravitation

  • Kepler’s law of Planetary Motion

  • The Universal Law of Gravitation,

  • Thermodynamics

  • Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

  • Properties of Bulk Matter

  • Bulk Modulus

  • Kinematics

  • Speed, Velocity

  • Work

  • Energy and Power

  • Laws of Motion

  • Static & Kinetic Friction

  • Critical Velocity

  • Heat

  • Work & Internal Energy

  • Oscillations and Waves


NEET Physics Syllabus Class 12


  • Electrostatics

  • Electric Charges & their Conservation

  • Electric Dipole

  • AC Generator & Transformer

  • Concept of Magnetic Field

  • Permanent Magnets

  • Atoms and Nuclei

  • Electronic Devices

  • Conductors

  • Current Electricity

  • Electromagnetic Waves Electromagnetic Spectrum

  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

  • Carbon Resistors

  • Kirchhoff’s Laws & Simple Applications

  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

  • Optics

  • Optical Instruments

  • Wave Optics


NEET Chemistry Syllabus Class 11


  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry

  • Structure of Atom

  • Covalent Bond

  • s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

  • Environmental Chemistry

  • Thermodynamics

  • Electronegativity

  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

  • Equilibrium

  • Hydrogen

  • Equilibrium in Physical & Chemical Process

  • Redox Reactions

  • Laws of Chemical Combination

  • Atomic Number

  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

  • Isotopes & Isobars

  • Ionic Bond

  • States of Matter: Gas and Liquids

  • Organic Chemistry-Some Basic Principles and Techniques

  • Physical & Chemical Properties of Water

  • Hydrocarbons

  • Some p-Block Elements


NEET Chemistry Syllabus Class 12


  • Solid State

  • Band Theory of Metals

  • Solutions

  • Elevation of Boiling Point

  • Electrochemistry

  • p-Block Elements

  • d and f Block Elements

  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes,

  • Electro Chemistry

  • Chemical Kinetics

  • Surface Chemistry

  • Alcohols

  • Physical & Chemical Properties of Primary Alcohol

  • Phenols and Ethers

  • Coordination Compounds

  • Aldehydes

  • Biomolecules

  • Chemistry in Everyday Life

  • Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

  • Amines, Cyanides & Isocyanides

  • Polymers

  • Cleansing Agents – Soaps & Detergents


NEET Biology Syllabus Class 11


  • Three Domains of Life

  • Diversity in Living World

  • Structural Organization in Animals and Plants

  • Morphology & Modifications

  • Transport in Plants

  • Cell Structure and Function

  • Cell Theory

  • Plant Cell & Animal Cell

  • Tissues

  • Plant Physiology

  • Photosynthesis

  • Human physiology


NEET Biology Syllabus Class 12


  • Principle & Process of Biotechnology

  • Biotechnology and Its Applications

  • Ecology and Environment

  • Organism & Environment

  • Reproduction

  • Reproduction in Organisms

  • Genetics and Evolution

  • Biology and Human Welfare

  • Biology and Human Welfare

  • Heredity & Variations

  • Biodiversity and its Conversation


MNS Syllabus (ToGIGE) 2023


Following NEET, an 80-mark Test of General Intelligence and General English (ToGIGE) will be conducted. Only NEET qualified candidates will be able to appear in this test. The cut-off criteria for the MNS exam will be determined separately by the exam conducting authority. Following is the detailed syllabus of General Intelligence and General English with topic-wise references. 


MNS General Intelligence Syllabus


  • Number Series

  • Space Visualization

  • Decision-making & Problem Solving

  • Similarities and Differences

  • Figure Classification

  • Visual Memory

  • Relationship Concepts

  • Non-verbal Series

  • Arithmetical Computation

  • Analytical Functions 


MNS General English Syllabus


  • Synonyms & Antonyms

  • Spotting the Error

  • Fill in the Blanks

  • Detecting Misspelled Words

  • Idioms and Phrases

  • One Word Substitutions

  • Shuffling of Sentences Parts

  • Shuffling of Sentences in a Passage

  • Cloze Passage & Comprehension Passage


MNS Exam Pattern (ToGIGE) 2023


After qualifying NEET, an 80-mark Test of General Intelligence and General English (ToGIGE) will be conducted. Only NEET qualified candidates will be able to appear in this test. The questions will carry objective questions from General Intelligence and General English carrying a total of 80 marks.


An objective-type Psychological Assessment Test (PAT)


The PAT, or psychological assessment test, is a component of the MNS selection process. It is a qualifying exam, and the results won't be taken into account for creating the final merit list.  Assessments are thought to represent individual or group variations in the concept the test is intended to examine.


The Interview Round


After the completion of the computer-based test, the interview is the next round of the selection process in the MNS exam. The Interview round conducted by the Board members consisting of officers of the Indian Armed Forces. The interview round plays a vital role in the overall proficiency assessment of an aspirant. Therefore, the candidates preparing for the MNS exam must be familiar with the questions asked in the interview round. Questions asked during the MNS Interview include


  • Questions Related to Personal and Family Background

  • Questions Related to Academic Background

  • Question Related to Military Nursing Services 

  • Question Related to the Armed Forces 


The Medical Examination


A significant number of qualified candidates in the order of merit will be called for an interview. After the interview, the recommended candidates will appear for medical examination before a Special Medical Board (SMB).


  • Only those candidates who clear the interview will be called for the medical examination. The process of interview and medical examination may take around 2-5 days.

  • Candidates declared FIT/UNFIT will be informed by the President of the Medical board including the procedure of requesting for APPEAL/REVIEW MEDICAL BOARD.

  • Finally, after the completion of every stage of the exam, only the required number of shortlisted candidates who are declared medically fit in all respects will be sent call letters to report to the respective college of Nursing of Armed Forces Medical Services.

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    02-May 2024Reply
    Sir/mam What if I get selection in AFMC for MBBS during military nursing course?Are they going to be allowed to join the AFMC for MBBS?

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