Joining the defence forces through Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) as a medical student is one of the best options in this present environment economically and professionally
Please look at this picture…a group of soldiers are walking on high altitude area. Are you surprised to know that an Army Doctor indeed is part of this team?
Are you shocked or rejoiced to hear that an Army officer is also getting an opportunity to explore the possibility to serve the nation in such way, that standard doctors can not even think about.
The Armed Forces Medical College’s four and half years of medical studies and one year of compulsory internship in well-deputed defence hospitals will teach you the value of life and worth of a doctor.
It will also guide your professional approach and individual aspirations humanely with an unimaginable quality even if your choice of work is outside of the defence sector.
A dedicated and sincere doctor is always premium and most respectable in front of the soldier on the battlefield.
The AFMC will indeed allow experience the value of human, who perform outstandingly in front of the adversary.
The defence force will indeed give maximum opportunity to grow professionally without concern about your gender and would be exclusively dependent upon your potential in the field.
A complete free course, stay & all other facilities, which is equal to the NATIONAL DEFENCE ACADEMY (NDA) for all practical purposes.
The subject matters are divided into many parts as given below for easy understanding at your end.
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Benefits of Joining Armed Forces Medical College Pune
- sTUDY in ONE OF THE WORLD CLASS MEDICAL COLLEGE (7TH POSITION IN INDIA)
- ALL EXPENDITURE INCLUDING COURSE FEE BORNE BY DEFENCE DEPARTMENT
- OPTION TO JOIN INTO DEFENSE FORCE(ARMY, NAVY AND AIR FORCE) AS PERMANENT OR SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION.
- GUARANTEED INTERNSHIP & MD.
- ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
- OFFER TO BECOME MOST DEPUTED AND EXPERIENCE OF PROFESSIONALISM WITHIN VERY SHORT PERIOD DUE TO eXTENSIVE JOB CHALLENGES.
Eligibility Criteria to Apply in Armed Forces Medical College
- Indian origin or Foreign national of Indian citizenship/origin.
- Minimum of 60% marks with PCB subjects & 50% another subject (English is compulsory).
- Unmarried, medically and physically fit.
- Age to be completed 17 years as on Dec 2020.
- BSc qualified students can apply till below 24 years.
- Attended NEET-UG
Preparation Tips for AFMC Test
[ EXAM DATE – 26 JULY 2020 ]
1. Apply & clear NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (NEET-UG) held by CBSE.
2. All are Objective Questions:
- Exam in offline mode, i.e. with pen and paper mode.
- 3 hours written Examination and every correct answer means of FOUR marks and incorrect answer means of ONE marks deduction
3. Distribution of Marks:
- Physics (45 questions x 4 marks = 180 Marks).
- Chemistry(45 questions x 4 marks = 180 Marks)
- Biology(Botany or Zoology) (45 questions each x 4 marks = 360 marks)
- Grant total marks – 720 marks.
- Based on 11th class & 12th class NCERT & CBSE syllabus.
4. Syllabus to Cover:
- PHYSICS: Electromagnetic waves, Laws of motion, Electrostatic, Electronic Devices, Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Properties of Bulk Matter, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation etc.
- BIOLOGY: Human Physiology, Plant Physiology, Reproduction, Cell structure and function, Diversity in living world, Ecology & Environment, Biology & Human welfare.
- CHEMISTRY: Electrochemistry, surface chemistry, Phenols & Ethers, Electrochemistry, Basic concept, Equilibrium, Hydrogen etc.
5. Schedule of NEET- UG
- Online application – December
- Admit card – March
- Exam – May
- Result – June
Note – Due to COVID-19, the entire schedule of this year program has been changed.
Admission Procedure In Armed Forces Medical College
- AFMC is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Science, Nashik & recognized by the Medical Council of India.
- Physical fitness and medical standard are the same as the NDA Entry.
- Apply online based on advertisement issued through print media.
- Your call letter for AMFC is based on your NEET-UG score.
- Candidates who clear the cutoff of the score set by the college will be called for counselling rounds.
- Admission to AFMC is through NEET exam. After getting your NEET result, while registering for counselling on the MCI website, there is a separate option for AFMC admission counselling. To apply for that, one must score a minimum cut off marks which varies every year.60% aggregate in Class 12th is also must.
If you meet all the eligibility criteria for applying, a shortlist will be prepared and you will get a date for reporting to AFMC for the next steps of admission.
- ToELR-Test of English Language, Comprehension, Logic and Reasoning
- Psychological Assessment Test
- Make sure to carry all relevant documents including school certificates for admission when you report to AFMC.
- It is also advisable to carry extracurricular achievement certificates(if any) along with you, as that will score you bonus marks in the interview.
Steps to Follow:
Step 1 – ToELR
ToELR or Test of English Language, Comprehension, Logic and Reasoning is a 30-minute online test consisting of 40 MCQs of 2.0 marks each amounting to a maximum of 80 marks.
There will be negative marks of 0.5 for every incorrect answer.
The marks obtained in ToELR will be added to your NEET score (max of 720) to get a score out of 800.
This will be divided by 4 to get the written examination score out of 200.
The questions on English Language and Comprehension is relatively easy if you read English novels and newspapers regularly.
The Logic and Reasoning questions consist of reasonably standard pattern questions like finding the next letter, number, design. You can practice some online to familiarize yourself with them.
Step 2 – Psychological Assessment Test
This test doesn’t actually have any marks as there is no wrong answer. Just mark the option which feels right to you.
It is mainly done to assess your personality and attitude.
The results of this test will be present with the interviewing board, so make sure you are honest and sincere to yourself in your answers to the interviewing panel.
Step 3- The Interview
This is the most crucial part of the admission process as it carries the maximum weightage in the three steps (for 50 marks)
The interview panel consists of the Dean and other high-ranking officers.
But don’t be scared, walk-in confidently when your name is called and with the Dean (who will be at the centre of the panel).
The purpose of the interview is not to grill you with tough questions, but instead, find out more about your personality/background.
You’re advised to brush up on some GK about your native place like places to visit, special delicacies etc.
You will also be asked about your hobbies & extra curricular activities and may even be asked to perform them if possible.
The panel will score you based on your attitude and approach, confident answers, and your extracurricular talents.
Once they ask you to leave politely thank them and exit the room.
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Step 4 – Medical Examination.
You will have to undergo a complete medical examination as per the requirement of the Armed Forces.(I suggest to carryout extensive medical check up before appearing interview board at AFMC).
Please ensure you meet all the pharmaceutical needs beforehand (refer to the Admission brochure on the AFMC website) to avoid disappointment later.
Because the candidates who have been declared medically unfit by the Medical Board of AFMC will not figure in the final merit list for admission.
The final AFMC MBBS merit list is based on the total score obtained (Written examination score + Interview marks).
Please note that upon admission, you will have to sign a bond of 30 lacs which you will have to pay in case you decide not to join the Indian Armed Forces.
AFMC offers top-notch medical education, dedicated lecturers who make the subject matter attractive, large AC classrooms and labs with the latest equipment.
Other facilities include excellent mess food, clean and green hostels, a wide range of opportunities to pursue your hobbies and interests whether cultural(dance, drama, music etc.) or sports(football, volleyball, basketball).
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER (some changes due to COVID-19)Submission of application – Last week of May.Test and Interview – Middle of JulyAdmission – August.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is AFMC better than AIMS?
A: AFMC admission aims to provide uniform force personnel like doctors and liable to serve either short service entry or permanent commission officer.
However, AIMS is basically looking for MBBS education & more of academics than other things.
It is proven that AFMC pass out graduates is more professionally better at leas for a shorter period because of overall developments and exposure of life-saving experience in field areas with Indian defence personnel.
Q: Is AFMC under NEET?
A: The Armed Forces Medical College is functioning under Medical Council of India, and therefore all medical entries are under National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Undergraduate (NEET-UG) only.
The maximum score marks or NEET-UG is a preliminary requirement to apply for the course at AFMC.
Q: Is AFMC a government college?
A: AFMC directly comes under the Ministry of Defence as far as functions are concerned. All expenditure, including various types of daily allowances of the students, is borne the Defence only.
Therefore the students are compulsory to serve as commissioned officers of the defence force either Short Service or Permanent Service commission.
Q: What is the intake for MBBS in AFMC?
A: 150 seats(125 for boys, 20 for Girls & 05 for NRI)
Q: Does AFMC take admission based on NEET score?
A: NEET score is mandatory and has a weight on it.
However, AFMC will also conduct an entrance test consisting of ToELR(Test of English language, Comprehension, Logic & Reasoning), Psychological Assessment Test, Interview & Medical examination.
Q: What all documents are required for the college allotment in AFMC Pune?
A: All your educational certificates, Addadhar Card & Birth certificate. Besides, you can carry your extracurricular activities certificates, which you may get some advantage while attending the interview.
Q: Is there any reservation quota in AFMC?
A: Approximately 10 seats are reserved for SC/ST students.
Q: Are any cutoff marks for AFMC admission?
A: Yes. The Armed Forces Medical College will decide NEET cut off marks for calling of the screening test.
AFMC life of four and half years of the residential experience of AFMC will get a special kind of life such as discipline, devotion and dedication with compassion.
After completion of studies, you will opportunity to serve in field areas where you will be work independently and promoted as Captain.
Your wide range of practical experience will teach a new world of adventures, sports and extracurricular activities in a short and long term perspective. In short,, life is AFMC is worthful, and students must explore these avenues of life.
My Dear future doctors and soldiers of the nation,
BEST WISHES AND BEST OF LUCK