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Content Writer: Shubham S Nimje


Published on: Sat Feb 03 2024Updated on: Mon Feb 05 2024

Aspiring doctors with a desire to serve in the Indian Armed Forces often set their sights on the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) MBBS entrance exam. This prestigious exam grants entry to the esteemed MBBS program at AFMC Pune, paving the way for a rewarding career dedicated to service and healthcare. Let’s delve into the intricacies of this exam and equip you with the knowledge and strategies to achieve your dream.

Understanding the Entrance Pathway:

  • What is it? The AFMC MBBS entrance exam is a highly competitive gateway to the MBBS program at AFMC Pune, nurturing future doctors for the Indian Armed Forces.
  • Who conducts it? AFMC itself conducts the exam, ensuring a rigorous and transparent selection process.
  • When is it held? Typically, the exam is held in the month of May, with the application window opening a few months prior.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Nationality: Indian citizen only.
  • Age: Must be between 17 and 24 years as of December 31st of the year of admission.
  • Marital Status: Unmarried and willing to remain so until completion of the course.
  • Educational Qualification: Passed the 10+2 examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as mandatory subjects, securing at least 60% aggregate marks (50% for reserved categories). Additionally, you must qualify in the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET).

Selection Process:

  • Stage 1: NEET Score: Your score in the NEET exam acts as the initial screening filter. Only shortlisted candidates based on their NEET rank proceed further.
  • Stage 2: AFMC Entrance Exam: This pen-and-paper based exam comprises three sections: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Each section carries 100 marks, totaling 300 marks for the exam.
  • Stage 3: Interview & Medical Examination: Shortlisted candidates based on their AFMC entrance exam score undergo a rigorous interview and medical examination to assess their suitability for military service and the medical profession.

Preparation Tips:

  • Master the NEET: As NEET forms the first crucial step, ensure thorough preparation and aim for a high score.
  • Focus on AFMC Specifics: While leveraging your NEET preparation, delve deeper into topics relevant to the AFMC entrance exam syllabus. Utilize resources like past years’ papers and mock tests provided by AFMC.
  • Develop Physical Fitness: Maintain a good level of physical fitness as per AFMC standards. Regular exercise and physical activities are crucial for the medical examination and future military life.
  • Sharpen your Interview Skills: Practice communication skills, answer confidently, and demonstrate a strong desire to serve in the Armed Forces during the interview.

Additional Resources:

  • Official AFMC website: <invalid URL removed>: <invalid URL removed>
  • Previous years’ AFMC entrance exam papers and mock tests
  • NEET preparation materials
  • Physical fitness training resources


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