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Armed Force Medical College

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) is a premier medical institute of India acknowledged as a centre of excellence for education and research. The college provides training to under-graduate and post-graduate medical and nursing students with assured career prospects in the defence services. 


The institute was set up on 01 May 1948 by an act of Parliament of India on the recommendations of the BC Roy Committee by the amalgamation of various defence medical organizations. The "Graduate Wing" of AFMC was established on 04 August 1962 to provide a sustainable and steady intake of medical officers for the Indian Armed Forces. The institute is presently affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and is recognized by the MCI for conducting undergraduate and various post graduate medical courses.

The college conducts Under Graduate course sanctioned vide Govt. of India Ministry of Defence letter no. 11984/DGAFMS/DG-3(B)/9718/D (Med) dated 04 July 1962.

The course commences in the month of August. The AFMC is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Science, Nashik and is recognized by the Medical Council of India.

Admission to MBBS course is based on written examination. The written examination is held on 1st Sunday of May every year. Successful candidates are called for interview in June for the courses starting in July. Admission is subject to medical fitness.

The duration of MBBS course is 4 years 6 months followed by compulsory rotating internship training of one year. All the medical cadets with service liability undergo internship training in selected service hospitals recognized by the Medical Council of India.

Students have compulsory liability to serve as Commissioned Officers in the Armed Forces Medical Services. The offer of the type of commission will depend on the vacancies available. The candidates of parents/guardians are required to sign a bond agreement at the time of admission.

Course Duration

The duration of MBBS course is 4 ½ years followed by compulsory rotating internship training of one year. All the medical cadets with service liability undergo internship training in selected service hospitals recognised by the Medical Council of India. Course commences on 01 Aug 2012.

Service Liability


  • Candidates admitted to AFMC for MBBS course have compulsory liability to serve as Commissioned Officers in the Armed Forces Medical Services. The offer of the type of commission will depend upon the vacancies available and shall be determined on merit-cumoption at the final MBBS examination. The liability of the SSC officers passing out of AFMC to serve the Armed Forces Medical Services would be seven (7) years.

  • Any candidate withdrawing from the college will have to pay Bond Money as per conditions given in Govt of India, Min of Defence letter No 17436/DGAFMS/DG-1D/2297/D (Med)/98 dated 3 rd September 98 and 19907/Policy/ DGAFMS/DG-1D/401/09/D (Medical) dated 11 Feb 2009. The candidates' parents/guardians are required to sign the bond agreement at the time of admission which is `.15, 00,000/- (Rupees Fifteen Lacs only) at present. This amount is subject to revision from time to time by Govt of India.


Medical cadets may be removed from service liability on account of becoming medically unfit for grant of commission or on poor academic record/disciplinary grounds. They may, however, be permitted, at the sole discretion of the DGAFMS on case to case basis, to complete MBBS Course and undergo internship training in civil hospitals recognised by the Medical Council of India. Medical cadets removed from service liability may be allowed to continue the course, at the sole discretion of the DGAFMS after the Bond Money is paid in full. In case of medical cadets removed from service liability after passing final MBBS examination, the NOC for joining internship training in civil hospital will only be issued after the Bond Money is paid in full.



A candidate seeking admission to the MBBS Course is eligible to appear in the entrance examination if he/she fulfills the following criteria:-
(a) A candidate should be citizen of India. The candidate may be a subject of Nepal or Bhutan or a person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan or any other foreign country with the intention of permanently settling in India. Foreign nationals of Indian origin may be admitted into AFMC only after they have acquired Indian citizenship or in respect of whom a certificate of eligibility is issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
(b) Must be unmarried. Marrying during the course is not permitted.
(c) Should be medically fit as per prescribed standards by the Govt of India, Ministry of Defence.
(d) There will be two categories for age criteria depending on academic qualifications:-
    (i) Academic qualification of the candidate-10+2 or equivalent :- Should attain the age of 17 years on 31 Dec 2012 but must not have attained the age of 22 years on that date i.e. must have been born not earlier than 01 January 1991and not later than 31 December 1995.
    (ii) Academic qualifications of the candidate :- Passed B.Sc. examination or appearing in Final B.Sc. examination:- Must not have attained the age of 24 years i.e. must have been born not earlier than 01 January 1989.The criteria for marks in the qualifying examination (10+2) or equivalent will be same for candidates of this category.


Candidates must have passed one of the following qualifying examinations in the first attempt with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken simultaneously and securing not less than 60% of the aggregate marks in these three science subjects taken together and not less than 50% marks in English and 50% marks in each of the science subjects. They must have also passed an examination in Mathematics of the tenth standard. These are :-
(a) The Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent examination in Science of a statutory Indian University/board or other recognised examination body with English, Physics, Chemistry & Biology which shall include practical test in all of these science subjects.
(b) The Pre-professional/Pre-Medical examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology (after passing either Higher Secondary School examination or pre-University or equivalent examination) which shall include practical test in these science subjects.
(c) 1st year of three years Degree course of a recognised University with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology including practical test in Science subjects provided the examination is a University Examination.
(d) Senior Secondary of a statutory Examination Board of Indian School Certificate examination of 12 years of study, last two years of study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at higher level.
(e) Higher Secondary School Certificate examination of Maharashtra State Board of Higher Secondary Education with English at Higher level, any one of the Modern Indian or Modern Foreign or Classical Languages, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics or any other elective subject.
(f) Any other examination which in scope and standard is found to be equivalent to the Higher Secondary Science/Pre-Professional/Pre-medical Examination of Indian University/Board with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology including practical test in each of these Science subjects.
(g) B.Sc. Examination of a recognised Indian University provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc. Examination in not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology) and further that he/she has passed the qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. The criteria for marks in Qualifying Examination (i.e. 10 + 2 or equivalent exam) remains the same for the B.Sc. candidates also.
(h) Candidates who have appeared or will be appearing in qualifying examination up to 01 May 2012 may also apply. Admission, if selected, however, will be subject to passing and meeting the eligibility criteria as per Para 10 and 11 above.
(j) Regarding the requirement of Mathematics, candidate who has passed Higher Secondary, Senior Cambridge or Indian School Certificate examination and had not offered Mathematics in the final year will be deemed eligible if he/she had studied Mathematics up to the pre-final year stage (X Class) and had passed an examination in the subject provided it was at least of Tenth standard. A certificate signed by the Head Master or Principal of the school in which candidate has studied should be produced at the time of interview in such cases. A candidate who had not taken Mathematics at the Tenth or an equivalent examination but had subsequently passed in Mathematics as an additional subject in I. Sc. /B.Sc. examination is also eligible.

The following categories of candidates are not eligible to apply :-
(a) Candidates who have passed in Domestic Science, Domestic Arithmetic, Lower Maths separately or in combination with other subjects like General Science/Social studies in High School/Higher Secondary (Multipurpose) or equivalent examination.
(b) Candidates who have passed only Pre-University/Pre-Degree (one year course) or Pre-Professional in Agriculture/Veterinary/Dental Examination.
(c) Candidates who have passed the Pre-professional or equivalent qualifying examination as a Private candidate.
(d) Candidates who have secured the requisite percentage but in subsequent attempts or compartment examination.



A total of 130 medical cadets (105 boys & 25 girls) will be admitted for the year 2012.
(a) Ten seats out of 130 are reserved for candidates belonging to the scheduled castes/scheduled tribes subject to the provisions stated in paragraph 27 below.
(b) In addition to the above 130 seats, Govt of India at its discretion through Ministry of External Affairs & Ministry of Defence may sponsor and select foreign students from friendly foreign countries for MBBS training in AFMC, under their aid/ collaboration programmes.


The competitive written examination will be of 2 hours duration and will have one paper comprising of 200 objective type of questions, as under :-
Subjects Total Marks
Biology (Zoology and Botany) 50
Chemistry 50
Physics 50
Intelligence, Logic and Reasoning 25
English language & comprehension 25
Each correct answer will fetch one mark for the candidate. However wrong answer will have negative marks and for each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted. Uses of calculator, Mobile phone, Bluetooth, PDA and log tables are not permitted in the examination.
19. The general standard of the entrance examination will be that of 11th and 12th class under the 10 + 2 scheme/Pre-medical/Intermediate science or an equivalent examination of the CBSE/State Education Board/Indian University.


Candidates who are found provisionally eligible will be permitted to appear in the competitive examination.


(a) On the basis of their performance in the written examination selected candidates in order of roll numbers will be called for an interview to be held in the month of June at AFMC, Pune. Selected candidates only will be informed by telegram/ telephone and registered letter by office of the DGAFMS, New Delhi. Correct address and telephone number in the application form is therefore essential.
(b) Results of candidates who have qualified for interview will be available online on the website . The results will also be displayed at the admission cell of AFMC, Pune and O/o DGAFMS. Every candidate who has qualified for the interview can view his status by logging in to his registered account and will also be notified by an e-mail. No inquiries on telephone/fax regarding results will be entertained by office of DGAFMS New Delhi or AFMC Pune.
On the basis of the above test and interview two merit lists, one for boys and one for girls, will be drawn up and admissions will be offered only to candidates on these merit lists in accordance with their merit position. Individual call letters of admission will be sent by post only to selected candidates who would be required to join AFMC.


Hostel Facility: The College is fully residential and residence in the hostel is compulsory for all medical cadets with service liability. Separate boys and girls hostels are located in the college campus. The hostel accommodation is free of charge for service liability candidates.
Messing Facility: All medical cadets residing in the hostel are required to join the Mess attached to the hostel. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is served in the cadets' mess for boy and girl medical cadets.


The government provides the following concessions to service liability candidate (male and female):-
(a) Entitled rations as authorised and subsidised messing arrangements.
(b) Free hostel accommodation and allied services.
(c) AC-3 Tier railway warrant for journey during term vacation from college to home and back.
(d) First Class/AC2 Tier rail journey on railway warrant after being commissioned.
(e) A subsidy of `.12000/- per medical cadet for purchase of books and equipment during the entire training period. Amount will be issued proportionately during I, II and III MBBS.
(f) Uniform allowance – `. 6000/- per medical cadet during first year and `.1250/- per year as maintenance allowance in subsequent years.
(g) Hair Cutting/Hair Cleaning Allowance of `. 100/- per month per medical cadet.
(h) Stationery allowance.
(j) Washing allowance.
(k) All AFMC cadets are provided Insurance /Disability benefits by Army Group Insurance fund on payment of ` 5950/- as a one-time non-refundable premium. Additional premium for every relegated term of six months is ` 755/-. Insurance cover is 8,00,000/-for death and ` 4,00,000/- for 100% disability proportionately reduced to ` 80,000/- for 20% disability. Further details regarding terms and conditions are available with the Admission Cell AFMC. The scheme is compulsory for all cadets.

Note: - The above concessions / facilities are subject to amendment without notice as per Govt orders issued from time to time.


On successful completion of MBBS Course from AFMC the medical cadets join the Armed Forces Medical Services as Commissioned Officers in one of the three services, viz. Army, Navy and Air Force. The first three promotions are time scale promotions as under (subject to satisfactory service and fitness for higher rank):-
(a) Lieutenant (Lt) on joining (during internship).
(b) To the rank of Captain on completion of internship.
(c) To the rank of Major after 4 years of service as Captain.
(d) To the rank of Lt Col after 11 years of service as Captain.
(e) To the rank of Colonel and above by selection.
The officers after completion of 4 years of service as Captain are entitled to selection for Post-Graduation (PG)/ DNB qualification through a central PG examination. In the Armed Forces all specialties and sub-specialties are available. The officers on competition of a stipulated mandatory period of service are also entitled to proceed on 02/03 yrs study leave with full pay for advanced training in India or abroad as per service requirements.

Territorial Army

The Territorial Army is part of Regular Army and its present role is to relieve the Regular Army from static duties and assist civil administration in dealing with natural calamities and maintenance of essential services in situations where life of the communities is affected or the Security of the Country is threatened and to provide units for Regulars Army as and when required.


Selection and Process

Eligiblity Criteria
Age Limit 18 to 42 years
Qualification Graduate
Notification Jan – Jul and Dec to Jan
Exam Details
  1. Preliminary Interview Boards held at respective TA Group Headquarters (Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh, and Lucknow).
  2. SSB Interview
  3. Medical & Police Verification
Central Police Force


Union Public Service Commission will hold a Written Examination for recruitment of Assistant Commandants (Group A) in the Central Police Forces (CPF) viz. Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) as given out in the advertisement.

Selection will be based on the basis of a written examination to be conducted by the UPSC followed by Physical Standards/ Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Standards Test to be conducted by the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Personality Test/ Interview to be conducted by UPSC.

Central Police of Organisations Examinations (for Sub-Inspector’s posts)

Scheme of Examination

It would consist of two parts :

A) Part I         - Written Examination (500 Marks) and
B) Part II         - Personality test/Interview (100 Marks)

A) – Part I : Written examination: It will have two Papers –

Paper I           (Objective Type Multiple Choice); and
Paper II          (Conventional Type).


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