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Medical Standards MNS

Medical Standards In MNS

Medical Standards MNS : In this informative blog we are going to discuss about an important topic related to MNS (Military Nursing Services). With a prior introduction of MNS we will get to know about the exact medical standards a candidate need to maintain for the MNS examination.

What Is MNS ?

MNS stands for Military Nursing Services. It is the Nursing Branch of Indian Armed Forces. It is an all-women nursing officer corp of Indian Armed Forces under which a female serves as a nursing officer.
It is an integral part of the Indian Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS). The AFMS consists of Army Medical Corps (AMC), Army Dental Corps (ADC) and the Military Nursing Service (MNS). The AFMS personnel serve in the medical establishments of Army, Navy and Air Force.
An MNS rank is basically a Short Service Commissioned officer post. Female nursing trainees go through a 4 year training period in B.Sc Nursing Course offered at six defence medical training institute dedicated for it.
Age Limit – 17 -25 Years 

MNS Selection Procedure 

MNS entrance exam will be Objective Type Computer Based, which will include subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General English, and General Awareness. Aspirants will be given 90 minutes to solve. Candidates who have passed the examination will be called for interview and after that clearance, a medical examination test is conducted.

Medical Standards In MNS

The medical standards in MNS are quite different from the rest of the defence entrance exams. It involves the following set of physical standards and medical tests which a female candidate needs to go through in order to be eligible for the MNS examination.

Eyesight Vision Standard 

  • Without Glasses (Best Eye) – 6/6
  • With Glasses (Worse Eye) – 6/18
  • Colour Vision – CP -3
  • Myopia Limit – (Not More Than)– 5.5 D
  • Hypermetropia – (Not More Than) 3.5 D
  • Should have no colour and night blindness.

Physical  Standards 

  • Minimum Height – 148 cm
  • Minimum Weight -39 kg

Relaxation up to 1.3 cm allowed

Height and Weight As Per Age Chart

  • Minimum Chest Measure – 77 cm (without expansion) 82 cm (with expansion)
  • 14 Dental Points Completion Necessary
  • Candidate needs to be physically fit as per the military board standards
  • A healthy constitution of the body

Medical Tests 

  • X-Ray Test- Chest
  • USG (Ultra Sonography Of Abdomen)
  • Fundus and Media Check

Note- Presence of fundus and media should be within limits

Undue degenerative signs of vitreous or chorioretinal to be avoided.

Chronic disease that may cause exacerbation or deterioration of vision


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