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Looking into AFMC, Pune for MBBS?

Posted by Ranjan kumar on 27 November, 2019

Looking into AFMC, Pune for MBBS?

All That You Need To Keep In Mind; From Eligibility Criteria, Admission Process And How to Apply To Differentiated Lifestyle


Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune is one of the finest medical colleges in the country. It was set up by the Indian Armed Forces in 1962 and was the first Asian medical college that had been set up by the armed forces. It is a reputed medical college thatcovers all aspects of medical education- UG, PG and PG Diplomain medical and nursing. In fact, AFMC, Puneeven offers special Super- Speciality and Para Medicaltraining exclusively for armed services candidates only.


It is a very different and unique medical college that is a phenomenal combination of a doctor’s and a soldier’s lifestyle. Being an army medical college, life here is glorious and differentiated. Here each student is not only a doctor but a cadet too. The fundamental idea of AFMC, Pune was to train doctors to treat soldiers of Indian defence forces both on and off the battlefield, and so it does.


The daily routine of students in AFMC, Pune is different from that of ordinary medical college students. Here students are not only under the weight of heavy medical books and lab work. No, here army style physical training is a very big part of a student’s curriculum. Even the life after AFMC, Pune is differentiated as all graduates are expected to serve as short service commissioned officers, if you don’t wish to then you have to pay a total of Rs 15 lakhs to the college as per a bond that you have to sign at the time of admission. Just like all defense forces colleges, AFMC too takes care of a student’s overall financial needs like fees, hostel,food, books, and other expenses, hence the bond amount is justified.


AFMC, Pune is a truly differentiated experience of a medical college. If you like the lifestyle you can even chose to be a long-term commissioned officer after the completion of your MBBS or opt for a specialization master program of 3 years duration in AFMC, Pune itself.


Admission process:AFMC, Pune now does its admissions for undergraduate MBBS courses based on aspirants merit and performance in The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Under Graduate(NEET) examination, conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) every year. Just like NEET UG 2019 examination, NEET UG 2020 will be conducted by NTA in traditional pen and paper mode and it will not be a computer-based exam unlike NEET PG examination, which is digitally conducted by National Board of Examinations(NBE). NEET 2020 will take place onMay 5, 2020(tentative).


Then the shortlisted candidates are invited for a second round of screening at AFMC, Pune campus. This screening includes a Test of English Language, Comprehension, Logic and Reasoning (ToELR), Psychological Assessment Test (PAT), Interview and another Medical Examination that matches the Indian army standards. All this takes places around June/July, after the result of NEET is announced.


Here is a little insight into the screening process:


  • ToELR is the first test you need to take. It is of 80 marks .Your score of in ToELR is never revealed, even after the selection.It is a basic test which has English comprehension(10 marks), General English comprising of phrases(30 marks) ,basic rules of English,synonyms and antonyms. Hence just basic knowledge of English language is required. Mathematics is basic too. No complex formulas required. But a good understanding to mathematics up to class 10 is required.
  • Psychological assessment test is not a rating test in itself, more like prep for the interview. It’s score doesn’t add to your merit. It comprises of 60 situations and you are required to rate them on a scale of 1 to 5. A complete report of this test is presented on the table of each member of the panel during the interview. Your answers are cross questioned, hence be truthful and justified in your ratings here.
  • Panel Interview is an elongated interactive session headed by the Dean ( Major General) of college. Have a little knowledge about your area and a little about ranks of army and other defense forces. Also be updated in current affairs.


The final merit is a summation of your NEET score +ToELR score and Interview score.


Here is the list of self-attested documents that a student will be required to carry for screening process of AFMC 2020:

  • Matriculation and Birth Certificate
  • Classes X and XII (if applicable) marksheets
  • Certificate from the school principal of candidate, proving that the student appeared and passed or appeared and is waiting for result (whichever applicable), in Class XII board examination as a regular student
  • Caste certificate for SC/ST/OBS or any other reserved category candidates
  • Service certificate from candidates who are children of service personnel signed by CO unit/higher formation. For retired parent, ex-servicemen identity card/ Discharge book/ PPO will be required.
  • Sports Certificate and level of representation (if any)
  • Certificate of Medical fitness in the application form.
  • NCC certificate (if any)
  • Certificate of extracurricular activities and level of representation
  • Character certificate signed by the school principal
  • 16 passport size and 16 stamp size coloured photographs of the candidate with white background
  • Copy of AFMC registration slip NEET UG 2020 Admit card 
  • Aadhaar card photocopy


Once the candidate submits the above mentioned documents at the time of reporting for screening process, the candidate’s profile will be considered move forward for the interview process. Failing to report for screening or not being able to produce the above mentioned documents will lead to disqualification of the student from AFMC, Pune MBBS admission.


How to Apply: If you are interested in pursuing MBBS from AFMC , Pune then you can register and apply on Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) website: registration window will be open once the NEET 2020 results are declared by NTA, ahead of the counseling. You don’t need to apply for AFMC, Pune it separately.


All applicants have to pay 250 INR application fee through State Bank Of India bank challan at the nearest bank branch, before the due date.

Here are the tentative dates:



Dates (Tentative)

Date of registration

November 2019

Closing date of registration

3rd week of May 2020

Last date to submit the online application form

4th week of May 2020

Closing date of generation and printing of fee Challan

4th week of May 2020

Last date of payment of a fee in any SBI branch

4th week of May 2020

Merit List release date

4th week of August 2020


But, before you apply, please do check if you are eligible for admission in AFMC, Pune.


Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must have the minimum educational qualification that is required to appear in NEET 2020.
  • No candidate aspiring for AFMC, Pune must be less than 17 years old and also shouldn't be older than 24 years, calculated as on December 31, 2020.
  • If you are married then you can NOT take admission in AFMC, Pune. Nether you can get married after the admission or once the course has started.
  • You must be an India citizen to qualify for AFMC, Pune or you must acquire Indian citizenship beforehand.

Number of seats: Total number of seats in AFMC, Pune are 130. There is a further division of seats between male and female candidates. 105 seats are for male candidates and 25 seats are reserved for female candidates.

Previous Year Cutoffs (These cutoffs show the minimum NEET UG examination marks required to qualify for the screening process at AFMC, Pune):


NEET Cut Off 2020 AFMC(Released)

NEET Cutoff 2019 AFMC

NEET Cutoff 2018 AFMC

NEET Cutoff 2017 AFMC

NEET Cutoff 2016 AFMC

NEET Cutoff 2015 AFMC

Boys: 596

Boys: 596/720

Boys: 551/720

Boys: 570/720

Boys: 498/720

Boys: 478/720

Girls: 610

Girls: 610/720

Girls: 551/720

Girls: 600/720

Girls: 536/720

Girls: 537/720

Fees: Total fees for 5 year(s) 6 month(s) MBBS course at AFMC, Pune is 2,66,000 Rupees. Which is comparatively very less keeping in mind the general fess of medical education.

We will keep you updated with more information about AFMC, Pune.

Lakshya Dube


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