Ahead of the NEET 2022 examination, the Indian Army issued a public notice on their official website joinindianarmy.nic.in. Accordingly, admission to this year’s Military Nursing Service (MNS) will be conducted through the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2022. Candidates interested in applying for the 4-year B.Sc. Nursing course must qualify the medical entrance exam and fulfill other eligibility criteria listed by the army.
This is an unprecedented move seeing as the military organisation used to conduct its own entrance exam for admission to MNS B.Sc. Nursing course. The National Testing Agency (NTA) is currently, conducting the online application process for NEET 2022 session.
What does the official notice state?
As per the official notice issued by the Indian Army,
NEET (UG) – 2022 scores will be used for short listing candidates for admission to BSc(N) course 2022 at Colleges of Nursing, Armed Forces Medical Services. Therefore, all candidates desirous for admission are directed to register for NEET (UG) 2022.
Apart from the statements mentioned above, Indian Army did not specify any reason behind this decision. More importantly however, candidates need to note that they have only 2 weeks’ time to register for NEET 2022, as per the extended registration deadline informed by NTA.
Extension of NEET 2022 Registration Deadline
Incidentally, NTA recently issued a public notice announcing the NEET 2022 registration deadline, in light of the Indian Army deciding not to conduct their own entrance exam.
….it has also been decided by the DirectorGeneral, Armed Forces Medical Services that the scores of NEET (UG) will be used for the selection of
FEMALE Candidates Only for admission to the B.Sc. (Nursing) Course 2022…
Citing the reason mentioned above, NTA decided on extending the NEET 2022 registration deadline to May 15, 2022, up to 9:00 pm. Candidates have time up to May 15, 2022, 11:50 pm to pay the application fee. The application form is available online, on the official website neet.nta.nic.in.
Availability of Indian Army B.Sc. Nursing 2022 seats
According to NTA’s official notice, the Indian Army has planned on filling a total of 220 seats for B.Sc Nursing 2022 course. These seats have been distributed across the 7 nursing colleges mentioned below –
# College of Nursing, AFMC Pune – 40 seats
# College of Nursing, CH (EC) Kolkata – 30 seats
# College of Nursing, INHS Asvini, Mumbai – 40 seats
# College of Nursing, AH (R&R) New Delhi – 30 seats
# College of Nursing, CH (CC) Lucknow – 40 seats
# College of Nursing, CH (AF) Bangalore – 40 seats
As of now, the NEET 2022 exam is all set to be conducted on July 17, 2022. Test will be held through OMR-based pen-and-paper format, at selected centres across the country.