Nursing Assistant in Army 2021

Nursing Assistant in Army -Nursing profession is not easy and if it is a matter of nursing in Indian Army hospitals and polyclinics, then the nursing job becomes even more difficult. Nursing assistants are needed in every hospital or polyclinic of the Indian Army for the help of doctors, patient care, operation theatre, account of medicine in medical stores and for first aid. The job of a nurse is challenging, difficult and full of hardwork.

Where can I apply to become Nursing Assistant in Army?

Nursing vacancies keep coming out in many government organizations. But to apply for Nursing Assistant in Indian Armed Forces candidates have to be a little careful. Applications are invited for the recruitment of Soldier Nursing Assistant. The schedule of recruitment rally is published by the Indian Army in the employment news and newspapers of various regional languages. Candidates willing to apply as Nursing Assistant can apply online through official website

Eligibility Criteria to become Nursing Assistant in Indian Armed Forces

Candidates who are eager to apply for nursing assistant in Indian Army should be 10+2/ Intermediate Exam pass in Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with Minimum 50% marks in aggregate and minimum 40% in each subject. Or, In case the candidate has a BSc Degree with (Botany / Zoology / Bio-Science) and English, the stipulation of percentage in Class-XII is waived off. However, the candidate should have studied all the four specified subjects in Class XII also.

Age Range:

17 ½ – 23 Yrs

Physical Standards:

The minimum acceptable height is 157 cms which varies from region to region. Chest should be minimum 77 cms and minimum weight should be 48 kg which varies from region to region.

Medical Standards:

Candidates should have good physical condition and mental health. Chest should be well developed and minimum expansion should be 5 cms. Should have good hearing ability in each ear and good binocular vision in each eye so that 6/6 vision chart can be read easily. Must have color vision CP-III (capable of accurately detecting the white, red and green signals displayed by Martin’s Lantern from a distance of 1.5 meters). Teeth should be in sufficient number i.e. at least 14 in number and gums should be healthy. There should not be any kind of bone related deficiency, there should be no problem of hydrocele and piles etc. Soldier General Duty in Infantry should have 6/6 vision.

Selection Process of Nursing Assistant in Army

Screening and selection process is done annually through open rally system. In Regional Recruitment Offices, the recruitment process is carried out in the following stages: Document Verification, Physical Fitness Test, Physical Measurement, Medical Test, Written Test and Selection of candidates on the basis of Merit. Document Verification includes Marksheet Verification, Caste Certificate Verification, Nationality Certificate Verification, etc. After the document verification, the physical fitness test of the qualified candidates is taken.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is conducted in the screening process. Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is mandatory for testing the physical fitness and fitness of the candidates in the screening process and is required for all categories. The next stage of the selection process is the written examination consisting of two papers.

Weightage in Merit:

Merit is made on the basis of Common Entrance Examination (CEE) marks. However, candidates must qualify the Physical Fitness Test (PFT).

Pay Scale and Other Allowances

Nursing Assistant in Army gets a basic salary of about Rs.23000/- per month as per the Seventh Pay Commission and along with it many facilities are available such as – free ration / ration money, clothing, medical and housing for herself, self and dependents Railway Warrant, Group Housing Scheme, Army Group Insurance Scheme Rs.25,00,000/-. Other benefits include annual paid leave of maximum 60 days, casual leave of maximum 30 days, medical leave as directed by medical authorities and encashment of maximum 30 days in any calendar year and maximum service of 300 days.

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Please note that this article is for informational purposes only and should not substitute professional medical advice.

Name -Parika Parika holds a Master's in Nursing and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Nursing. In addition to her clinical experience, Parika has also served as a nursing instructor for the past 10 years, she enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for the nursing profession.

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