How Can I Get Admission in AFMC Pune?

Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) has been consistently rated among the top three medical colleges in India. In this article, you will find the NEET (previously known as AIPMT) cut-off marks of students qualified for AFMC in the years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Please note that the scores in 2014 and 2015 are based on the AIPMT exam. The scores from 2016 are based on the NEET exam.

Marks required in NEET to qualify for AFMC UG Interview

AFMC provides specialists and super specialists to Armed Forces by giving them in-service training. AFMC, at present, is affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik. This medical college is recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) for conducting Undergraduate and various Post-Graduate medical courses.

How many seats are there in AFMC, Pune?

The yearly intake at AFMC is 150 students for MBBS course. The break-up of the seats is as follows:
  • Indian boys - 117 seats
  • Indian girls - 28 seats.
  • Government sponsored candidates from friendly Foreign Countries - 5 seats

Is there any reservation in AFMC?

Yes, there is reservation in AFMC. But, the reservation is ONLY for SC/ ST category candidates.

10 seats are reserved for SC/ST candidates. However, to avail the reservation, they must come within the first 500 ranks in the final combined merit list of boys and girls.

They must fulfill all other conditions/ standards, as applicable to general candidates, like age eligibility, academic qualification, medical fitness, etc.

Service Liability

All MBBS students should sign a bond for Service Liability which is to cover the free cost of training including messing lodging and allowances.

The liability of the Short Service Commission (SSC) officers to serve in the Armed Forces Medical Services would be 7 years. The Permanent Commission (PC) Officers will have to serve till date of superannuation.

At the time of admission the candidates’ parents/guardians are required to sign a bond agreement for ₹ 29,00,000/- (Rupees Twenty Nine Lakhs only).

Benefits of Studying MBBS at AFMC, Pune

The government provides several concessions to the service liability candidates, some of which are listed below:
  • A subsidy of Rs. 12000/- for purchase of books and equipment during the entire training period. Amount will be issued proportionately during I, II and III MBBS.
  • Uniform allowance of Rs. 6000/- during first year and Rs. 1250/- per year as maintenance allowance in subsequent years.
  • Hair Cutting Allowance of Rs 140/- per month.
  • Hostel accommodation and allied services
  • Stationery grant
  • Washing allowance
  • AC-3 Tier railway warrant for journey during term vacation from college to home and back.
For a complete and updated/ latest list of benefits available to cadets, please refer to the AFMC information brochure.

How much salary do I get after completing MBBS at AFMC?

On successful completion of MBBS from AFMC, the medical cadets join the Armed Forces Medical Services as Commissioned Officers in one of the three services, Army, Navy or Air Force.

On the basis of merit-cum-choice, 50% of the medical cadets are offered Permanent Commission (PC) and the rest Short Service Commission (SSC).

The rank structure and the promotions along with initial monthly basic pay as per recommendations of 7th pay commission [GoI, Min of Defence resolution No. 1(7)/2016/D(Pay/Services) dated 28 Jun 2017] are as follows:

How much salary do I get after completing MBBS at AFMC?

In addition, Military Service Pay (MSP), Non-practicing allowance and Dearness Allowance as applicable, subsidized accommodation and allied facilities shall be provided.

Officers are also entitled to 60 days Annual Leave & 20 days Casual Leave in a year, Leave Travel Concession (LTC), free Medical Services for self & family including dependent parents, Group Insurance of Rs. 75 lakhs & Canteen Stores Depot (CSD) facility etc.

Is AFMC under NEET?

Yes, AFMC comes under NEET.

However, NEET is only used to shortlist the candidates. Further screening process will be conducted at AFMC Pune campus to finally select the candidates for the MBBS course.

Online Registration for AFMC

  1. Candidates seeking admission to AFMC will have to qualify the NEET-UG examination conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).
  2. You also have to register online for admission to AFMC college at the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) website during the registration window provided by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS).
  3. Make sure you opt for the AFMC option available during the registration process.
  4. No separate registration is required at the AFMC college website.
  5. After the last date of registration, list of candidates who have applied for AFMC, Pune will be
    provided by DGHS.
  6. The NEET roll number of the candidates who are shortlisted for the screening at AFMC, Pune based on merit will be displayed on the website. Approximately 1750 candidates (1170 boys and 580 girls) will be called for the screening to be held at AFMC, Pune.

Screening Process for AFMC UG

The selection/ screening process at AFMC includes:
  • Identification and verification of documents
  • Test of English Language, Comprehension, Logic & Reasoning (ToELR)
  • Psychological Assessment Test (PAT)
  • Interview by the Board of Officers and
  • Medical Examination

Details of ToELR and Interview at AFMC, Pune

ToELR is a Computer Based MCQ Test consisting of 40 questions. Each correct response gets 2 marks, while a wrong answer gets 0.5 negative marks. The duration for ToELR is 30 minutes.

The marks obtained in ToELR will be added to NEET score to get a score out of 800. This will be divided by 4 to get the written examination score out of 200.

The psychological assessment and interview will have a weigtage of 50 marks.

The final merit will be based on the total score obtained out of 250 marks (NEET score, ToELR score and the interview score).

Separate merit lists will be displayed for boys and girls.

Cut-off Marks for Shortlisting Candidates

The cut-off marks given below are only for the first stage process. Candidates who scored above this cut-off did qualify for the second stage, that is the interview stage at AFMC Pune.

AFMC does not release the marks obtained by the candidates in the ToELR or the interview process. So, we do not have any such information.

Cut-off marks for AFMC UG in 2014

In the year 2014, AFMC has invited 1575 candidates to appear for the ToELR and interview at AFMC Pune. The cut-off marks in AIPMT for AFMC UG is as follows:
  • Boys - 487 marks and
  • Girls - 536 marks

Cut-off marks for AFMC UG in 2015

In the year 2015, AFMC has invited 1969 candidates to appear for the ToELR and interview at AFMC Pune. The list contained 1592 boys and 377 girls. The list was prepared roughly in the ratio of 1:4 (boys:girls). The cut-off marks in AIPMT for AFMC UG is as follows:
  • Boys - 478 marks and
  • Girls - 537 marks

Cut-off marks for AFMC UG in 2016

In the year 2016, AFMC has invited 1967 candidates to appear for the ToELR and interview at AFMC Pune. The list contained 1588 boys and 379 girls. As usual, the list was prepared roughly in the ratio of 1:4 (boys:girls). The cut-off marks in NEET 2016 for AFMC UG is as follows:
  • Boys - 498 marks and
  • Girls - 536 marks

Cut-off marks for AFMC UG in 2017

  • Boys - 570 marks and
  • Girls - 588 marks

Cut-off marks for AFMC UG in 2018

  • Boys - 551 marks and
  • Girls - 551 marks

Conclusion

Armed Forces Medical College is one of the highly ranked medical colleges in India. It is indeed pride and honour to get an opportunity to study in such a prestigious institution. It not only helps you to become an excellent Doctor, the stint with the college is also expected to improved your confidence and leadership qualities.

I have shared most of the information you need to apply and seek admission at AFMC Pune. All care is taken to collect the information displayed here. However, I kindly request you to refer to the official web site of AFMC, as the information here may not be updated regularly.

If you need any further information or clarification, please feel free to drop a comment below.

Updated on: 11 Dec 2018

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