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AFMC Exams Details and Patterns

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

1 AFMC entrance exam requirements


1(A). Candidate should be a citizen of India or 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 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
(C) Should be medically fit as per prescribed standards by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence
(D). Must be 17 years of age but must not have attained the age of 22years, if the academic qualification of the candidate is 10+2 or equivalent. A student who has passed B.Sc. examination or will be appearing in final B.Sc. examination and seeking admission must not have attained the age of 24 years

Candidate must have passed one of the following qualifying examinations in the first attempt with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, securing not less than 60% of the aggregate marks in these 3 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 of Mathematics of 10th standard:-

(a) The higher secondary (10+2) or equivalent in Science of a statutory Indian University /board or other recognized examination body with English, Physics, Chemistry &biology which shall include practical tests in all 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 tests in these science subjects.

(c) 1st year of three years Degree course of a recognized University with English, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry including practical tests 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 2 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 with English at higher level.

(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 tests in each of these Science subjects.

(g) B.Sc. Examination of a recognized Indian University provided that he/ she has passed the B.Sc. examination in not less than two of the subjects physics, Chemistry, Biology (Zoology, Botany) 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 examination) as given in para 2 (a) to2 (f) remains same for the B.Sc. candidates also.

(h) Candidates who have appeared or will be appearing in qualifying examination upto 01may (year of examination) may also apply. Admission , if selected, however, will be subject to passing and meeting the eligibility criteria as per para 1 and 2 above

(i) Regarding the requirements of Mathematics, candidate who have 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 the candidate had 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 the mathematics as an additional subject in I.sc / B.Sc. examination is also eligible.

3. The following categories of students 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 examinations.

(B) Candidates who have passed only pre university / Pre – Degree (one year course) or Pre- professional in Agriculture/ Veterinary/Dental Examinations

(C) Candidates who have passed the Pre- professional or equivalent qualifying examination as Private candidate

The written examination



General pattern
2hours duration Total marks :2004 parts


Part Subject Total marks
1 Biology(zoology and botany) 50
2 Chemistry 50
3 Physics 50
4.a) Intelligence,Logic and reasoning 25
4.b) English Language & comprehension

For every Right Answer, a credit of 1 mark is given BUT

For every Wrong Answer, 0.25 marks are deducted (Negative marking)


On the basis of the merit, selected candidates are called for an interview.

On the basis of the test and interview, two merit lists, one for boys and one for girls will be drawn and admissions will be offered only to candidates on these merit lists in accordance with their merit position

Seats for admission:

Total: 130 (105 boys and 25girls)



10 seats of 130 are reserved for candidates belonging to SC/ST subject to various provisions .Course Duration:
4.5 years followed by compulsory rotating internship training period of one year.Service liability and Bond money:

1.) Students 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 – cum- option at the final MBBS examination. The liability of SSC Officers passing out of AFMC to serve the Armed Forces Medical Services would be seven years.

2.) Any student withdrawing from the course will have to pay Bond Money of Rs. 15,00,000/- () as per the conditions give by Govt. of India, Min of Defence. The parents/candidates/parents/guardians of the candidates are required to sign the bond agreement at the time of admission which is Rs.15, 00,000/- (rupees fifteen Lac). This amount is subject to revision from time to time by the Govt. of India.

Removal from service liability

1. Students 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 recognized by the Medical Council of India.

2. Students removed from the service liability for any reason will have to pay Bond money as per the conditions given by the Govt. of India.


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