Applications invited for BSc Nursing course in Armed Forces colleges

Applications invited for free BSc Nursing course in Armed Forces colleges

Female students can apply for the free BSc Nursing course conducted by the Indian Army at the nursing colleges attached to the military hospitals in Pune, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow and Bengaluru. After completing the course, candidates can join the armed forces as commissioned officers in the Military Nursing Service.

Applications can be submitted till March 10 on the website The application fee is Rs 750 which could be paid online. In total, there are 220 seats. Selected candidates enjoy benefits such as no fees, free boarding as well as food and a stipend.

Eligibility criteria

Unmarried females and widows or divorcees or legally separated women without encumbrances can apply. All candidates should have passed Class 12 with an aggregate of 50 % marks in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and English in the first attempt itself. Only regular students need apply. Students of Class 12 can also submit applications.

Candidates should be born between October 1, 1996, and September 30, 2004 (both days inclusive). They need a height of at least 152 cm and meet the physical parameters stipulated by the armed forces.

Exam pattern

A computer-based entrance examination will be conducted at various centres in India in April to select the students of the Armed Forces’ BSc Nursing course. The exam, of 90-minute duration, will have 150 questions. There would 50 questions each from General English, General Intelligence and Biology, Physics and Chemistry combined. There will be no negative marks.

Candidates who clear the entrance test will have to face an interview of 100 marks which will take place in June. The final selection will be conducted based on the marks scored in the entrance test as well as the interview and an elaborate physical test.

For more details, check the website or call 011-23092294 or email at

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