Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Course 2016

Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Course 2016Armed Forces Military Nursing Service Recruitment 2017

Indian Army Nursing / GNM Application Last Date : 30.12.2015
Indian Army Nursing / GNM Written Exam likely to be held in the Month of : February 2016
Indian Army Nursing / GNM Interview will be held from : April 2016

BSc ( Nursing ) / General Nursing & Midwifery ( GNM ) Course 2016

1. Indian Army applications are invited from Female candidates ( only ) for admission to 4 years B.Sc. ( Nursing ) course commencing in Jul / Aug 2016 at Colleges of Nursing and 3 years Diploma in General Nursing & Midwifery course commencing in Sep 2016 at Schools of Nursing of Armed Forces Hospitals.

Based on the merit cum choice ( subject to vacancy in each College / School ), the candidates will be awarded admission in either Colleges of Nursing or Schools of Nursing. Selected candidates shall execute an agreement / Bond to serve in the Military Nursing Service ( MNS ) for 5 years. On successful completion of Nursing Training ( 4 / 3 years ), 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 entire cost of training 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.

Subsequent to passing the final year University examination for B.Sc ( Nursing ) course and DGAFMS Examination for General Nursing and Midwifery course, all candidates will be offered a commission in the Military Nursing Service. The date of declaration of result from respective Universities will be the date of commissioning for the candidates passing out of Colleges of Nursing and the date of completion of course will be the date of commission for candidates passing out from Schools of Nursing. The date of commission determines the date of seniority in service among all candidates who have joined the course in the same year. The tentative month of declaration of result of the existing 05 Colleges by the Universities and 02 Schools of Nursing is as given in the table below :

S.NoName of InstitutionNo of Seats AvailableChoice of Centre in Order of Preference ( 1 to 7 )Tentative Date of Declaration of
1.*CON, AFMC Pune40July / August
2.CON, CH ( EC ) Kolkata30September / October
3.CON, INHS Asvini40July / August
4.CON, AH ( R&R ), New Delhi 30 July / August
5.CON, CH ( CC ), Lucknow40September / October
6.**SON, CH ( AF ) Bangalore 20March
7.**SON, CH ( WC ), Chandimandir10March

*CON – College of Nursing, **SON – School of Nursing, ** Case being processed to upgrade Schools to Colleges of Nursing.

2. Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Course 2016 Eligibility Conditions

    1. Female candidates who are unmarried / divorcee / legally separated or widow without encumbrances.
    2. Nationality : Indian.
    3. Date of Birth : Between 01 Aug 91 to 31 Jul 99 ( both days inclusive ).
    4. Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Educational Qualification 2016 :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 recognised 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.
    1. Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Physical Standards 2016 : Medical fitness for Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM 2016 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 5 cm in case of North East candidates ). Details of Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM medical standards 2016 can be seen in the Indian Army website or
    2. Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Selection 2016 : Eligible applicants will be called for an objective type Indian Army BSC Nursing / GNM written test 2016 of 90 minutes duration, covering General English, Biology, Physics, Chemistry and General Intelligence, likely to be held in Feb 2016. Candidates as per merit on the basis of written test will be called for Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM interview during April 2016. Final Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM selection will be based on combined merit of written test & interview, subject to medical fitness. Admissions to Colleges of Nursing / Schools of Nursing will be offered in accordance with the merit cum choice subject to vacancy in each College / School of Nursing.
    3. Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Medical Examination 2016 : After the Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM interview 2016, 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.
    4. Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Written Examination Centres 2016 :Bangalore, Chandimandir, Chennai, Danapur, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Secunderabad, Thiruvananthapuram, Ezhimala ( Cannanore ) and Wellington.Note : If the number of candidates is inadequate / more than a capacity of a centre, the candidates opting for that centre will be allotted the centres of their second / third choice or any one of the above, mentioned centres as per the administrative feasibility. No correspondence / requests regarding change of centre from any candidate will be accepted.
  1. Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Course How to Apply 2016 :The Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Course Online application 2016 will be hosted on the webpage of The procedure for filling up of the Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM application form 2016, generation of challan, admit card & subsequent Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM call letters for interview will be available on the same website.
    1. Candidates may apply online only through which will be accessible from 01 December 2015 to 30 December 2015. ( Including the Challan submission and completion of the online submission of Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Course application 2016 ).
    2. Eligibility of the candidate will be known while submitting the Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM online application 2016.
    3. The candidate’s E-mail ID is the user ID for this website and the candidate will select their own password.
    4. The Eligible candidates will only be able to generate a Bank Challan of Rupee150/- in favour of DGAFMS Examination Board Fund State Bank of India, Central Secretariat, New Delhi Account Number 10314223097, IFSC code No. SBIN 0000625 from the system for making the payment in any SBI Branch.
    5. After making the payment in the bank the candidate will login and enter the challan Journal number given by the SBI branch where the cash is deposited to complete the online submission of application. ( The last date for online submission of the Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Exam Fee Challan No will be 30 Dec 2015. No challan will be accepted after 30 Dec 2015 ).
    6. The admit card for the Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM written test 2016 can be generated only online by the candidate wef 02 Feb 2016.

    Note : Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Exam Applications sent by post will not be accepted. The selection of the candidate for B Sc. ( Nursing ) / GNM course 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 challan money.

    It is mandatory for the candidates to submit only one active E-mail ID for all future correspondence with us.

  2. The aforesaid conditions are subject to modification without notice, if deemed necessary.
  3. No correspondence will be entertained from the candidates with regard to either the receipt of applications / status of applications / details or reasons of rejected applications. Roll numbers of eligible candidates called for Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM written test will be uploaded in the Indian Army website in the month of Feb 2016. The result of the Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM written test will be uploaded in the same website in the month of March 2016.
  4. Reasons for Rejection of Online Application are incomplete applications, submission of more than one application, non submission of SBI challan for Rupee150 ( Rupees one hundred and fifty only ).

Physical Standard for Recruitment of Candidates for Bsc ( Nursing ) / GNM Course and Direct Intake from Civil

1. Visual Standards :

The minimum acceptable standards of visual acuity are given below :

Better EyeWorse Eye
Distant Vision ( corrected ) 6/66/18

Myopia of not more than minus – 5.5 D including astigmatism.

Manifest hypermetropia of not more than plus 3.5 D including astigmatism.

Notes :

  1. Fundus and Media to be healthy and within normal limits.
  2. No undue degenerative signs of vitreous or chorioretina to be present suggesting progressive myopia.
  3. Should have good binocular vision, fusion faculty and full field of vision in both eyes.
  4. There should be no organic disease likely to cause exacerbations or deterioration of vision.

Field of Vision : Normal in each eye as tested by confrontation test.

Colour Vision : A candidate for grant of commission in Army should possess the minimum standard of CP – 3 ( Defective safe ) at the time of joining the service.

In all cases, where glasses are worn and where a candidate is examined by an Ophthalmologist, power of lenses must be noted.

2. Height : The height of the candidates will be measured by making her stand against the standard with her feet together. The weight should be thrown on the heels and not on the toes or outer sides of the feet. She will stand erect without rigidity and the heels, calves, buttocks and shoulders touching the standard, the chin will be depressed to bring the vertex of the head level under the horizontal bar, and the height will be recorded in centimeters. Decimal fractions lower than 0.5cm will be ignored; 0.5cm will be recorded as such 0.6cm and above will be recorded as one cm. 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. In case of candidates belonging to the North East and hilly areas like, Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese, Garhwalis, etc the height be relaxed by 5cm and weight commensurate with reduced height.

3. Weight : The minimum acceptable weight is 39 Kg. The height and weight chart as per the age is given below :

Note : It is not possible to lay down precise standards for weight in relation to height and age. The correlation table is, therefore, only a guide and cannot be applied universally. A 10 percent departure from the average weight given in the table is to be considered within normal limits. There may nevertheless be some individual who according to the above standards, may be overweight but from the general build of the body are fit in every respect. The overweight in such cases may be due to heavy bones and muscular development and not due to obesity. Similarly, for those who are under weight, the criteria should be the general build of the body and proportionate development rather than rigid adherence to the standards, in the table.

Female Average Weight in Kilograms for Different Age Groups as Heights ( 10% Variation on Either Side of Average Acceptable )

Height in Centimeters
Age in Years
Weight in Kilograms

The address for contact is as follows :

Integrated Headquarters of MoD ( Army ),
AG’s Branch,
Dte General of Medical Services ( Army ) – 4B,
Room No 45, ‘L’ Block,
New Delhi – 01.
Tele No – 011-23092294.

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7 Responses to “Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Course 2016”

  1. Rasna January 20, 2015 at 9:29 am # Reply

    What is the final date for Indian Army BSc Nursing / GNM Course 2015 examination? When are we going to get our roll numbers? Please upload mocks and previous year papers for nursing exam too, if available.

  2. suvidha September 1, 2015 at 12:07 pm # Reply

    please tell me when application form of bsc nursing are coming?

  3. nandini April 7, 2016 at 12:39 pm # Reply

    sir/mam please tell me the medical standards for millatry nursing services

  4. Harsha April 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm # Reply

    When and how can we know result of bsc nursing 2016

  5. Roshni July 17, 2016 at 11:51 am # Reply


    Please could anyone let me know the date of final call letter for joining.


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