Armed Force Medical College Nursing Exam [ AFMC Nursing ]

By Srushti Pargat Last Updated: November 30th, 2020

AFMC 2021

The AFMC (Armed Forces Medical College) is one of the premier medical institutes of India. AFMC is known for its excellence in education and research and is also known for providing  several trainings for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and nursing students with assured career prospects in the defence services.

The college offers two UG courses - MBBS and B.Sc. nursing.

It also offers PG courses of various specializations with MD and MD/MS degrees, along with M.Sc. degree in Anatomy and Master’s degree in Hospital Administration.

Along with the UG and PG courses, the college offers several other diploma courses of various lengths to applicants.

Institute Type Government College
Name of Institute AFMC (Armed Forces Medical College)
Affiliation Maharashtra University of Health and Science
Accreditation NAAC A
Recognized by MCI
Courses Offered by AFMC BSc Nursing, MSc Anatomy, MD General Medicine, MS Obstetrics and Gynaecology, DM Cardiology, M.Ch Neuro Surgery, Paramedical Technology (BMPT), MBBS, Diploma, MS Orthopaedics, PhD Pathology
Application Mode Counselling
Admission Criteria Entrance Test, Interview
Accepted Entrance Tests AFMC Nursing, NEET
Facilities provided Cinema Theatre, General Store, Shopping Centre, Cafeteria, Creche, Gym, Swimming Pool, Outdoor and Indoor Gaming Facilities etc.
College area (in acres) 119 acres
Official Website

Important Exam Updates

Events Dates 2020 
Online registration begins 28th October 2020
Last date for the registeration and filling of the application forms 2nd November 2020
List of the candidates applying for the AFMC, Pune from DGHS Unannounced
List of candidates that have been shortlisted for the screening process at AFMC, Pune Unannounced
Candidate document screening at the AFMC, Pune Unannounced
Release of the list of waitlisted candidates Unannounced
Admission reporting Unannounced

Courses offered by AFMC


Duration of course: 5 ½ years                                                                               

No. of Seats: 130                                                                                         


- Candidates should have passed their 12th with Chemistry, Physics, English and Biology with 50% score in each subject. 

- Candidates must also have an aggregate score of 60% in PCB. They must also have a passing score in NEET (i.e. 134 – unreserved and 107 – reserved)

2. BSc. Nursing 

Duration of course: 1 to 3 years                                                             

Speciality: Basic, Post Basic, Oncology, Cardiothoracic, Neonatal, Operation Room, Orthopedic and Rehabilitation.


- Candidates should have passed their 12th with Chemistry, Physics, English and Biology with 50% score in each subject.     

- Candidates should have passed the AFMC Nursing exam. Only female candidates are eligible to apply.

3. MD

Duration of course: 3 years                                                                     

Speciality: Hospital Administration, Immuno Hematology, Microbiology, Pediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Anatomy, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology, Biochemistry, Dermatology, General Medicine.


- Candidates must have a passing score in NEET PG (366). Whereas the SC/ST category have a relaxation cut off of 319. 

- Candidates should have claimed an MBBS degree from any recognized medical college. 

4. MS

Duration of course: 3 years                                                                           

Speciality: ENT, General Surgery, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology  


- Candidates must have a passing score in NEET PG (366). All SC/ST has a relaxation cut-off of 319

- Candidates should have claimed an MBBS degree from any recognized medical college. 

5. M.Ch

Duration of course: 3 years                                                                           

Speciality: Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Neurosurgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic Surgery         


- Candidates must have a passing score in NEET PG (366). SC/ST have a relaxation cut off of 319.     

- Candidates should have claimed an MBBS degree from any recognized medical college. 

6. DM Cardiology 

Duration of course: 3 years                                                                   


- Candidates must have a passing score in NEET PG (366). SC/ST have a relaxation cut off of 319.     

- Candidates should have claimed an MBBS degree from any recognized medical college. 

7. BMPT (Bachelor of Paramedical Technology)

Duration of course: 2 years                                                                   

Speciality: Laboratory Technician, Radiographic Technician, Radiotherapy Technician, Cardio-Technician, Neuro Technician, Blood Transfusion Technician, Optometry Technician, Perfusionist, Operation Theatre Technician, Endoscopy Technician


- Candidates should have claimed an MBBS and postgraduate degree in medicine from any recognized medical college.   

- Only in-service candidates are eligible for BMPT courses offered by AFMC.

AFMC 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before beginning to fill the application for the AFMC 2021, it is advised that the candidates go through the following eligibility criteria to avoid the rejection or cancellation of the application form:

1.The candidate must be an Indian to apply for the admission to AFMC.

2.The candidate must be of 17 years of age as or on December 31st of the year of admission.

3.The candidate should have passed their 10th and 12th or some other equivalent examination in the first attempt with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as compulsory subjects. They should also have secured a percentage not less than 60% of the aggregate marks in the three science subjects mentioned above.

4.Additionally, the candidate must also have passed Mathematics in class 10th.

5.The candidate must have achieved a minimum of 60% aggregate in Class 12th.

6.The candidate must not be married at the time of admission and cannot marry during the time of the course.

Syllabus for AFMC Entrance

The subjects with the respective syllabus can be viewed below:

Biology: Diversity in Living World, Genetics and Evolution, Structure and Function, Genetics and Evolution, Structure and Function- Plants, Structure and Functions-Plants, The unit of Life, Growth and Movement in Plants, Ecology and Environment, Reproduction and Developments in Human, Reproduction, Biology and Human Welfare. 

Chemistry: Equilibrium, Chemical bonding, Solutions, Chemical thermodynamics, Some basic principles of Organic Chemistry, Chemistry is everyday life, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry, Polymers, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, General Principles and Process of isolation of elements, Hydrogen, Some basic concepts in Chemistry, States of Matter, Atomic Structure, Solid State Chemistry, Redox Reactions, Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Organic Compound with functional group containing Nitrogen, Organic compounds with functional group containing oxygen, Chemical Kinetics, Purification and Characterization of Chemical compounds, S block elements( alkali and alkaline earth metals) 5 chemical energetics, p-block elements, the d-and-f Block elements, Biomolecules, Organic Compounds with functional group containing halogen (X).

Physics: Solids and Semi-Conductor Devices, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Rotational motion, Description of motion in Two or Three Dimension, Gravitation, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Molecules and Nuclei, Atoms, Magnetism, Magnetic effects of currents, Introduction and Measurement, Laws Of Motion, Description of Motion in One Dimension, Energy and Power, Work, Heat and Thermodynamics, Waves, Oscillations,  Ray optics and optical instruments and, Electrons and Photons, Electromagnetic Waves, Thermal and Chemical effects of Current.

Process of making Applications

Admission into the AFMC is based strictly on the merit list of candidates in the NEET, ToELR, Psychological Assessment Test and Interview.

The candidates that have been shortlisted during the final stage of the screening process are called for admission. The document verification of the desired candidates is conducted at the time of admission.

This MBBS admission at AFMC is conducted in two stages.

Stage 1 : During the first stage, candidates are shortlisted for the ToELR on the basis of their NEET scores. Further, the candidates are then called for Test of English Language, Comprehension, Logic and Reasoning.

ToELR is an online based test that consists of 40 MCQs that are to be attempted in 30 minutes. Each question holds 4 marks and since there is a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect response, candidates must be careful while attempting.

Stage 2: The second stage of the admission process comprises of the psychometric test and interview. This test holds 50 marks. The final AFMC MBBS merit list comprises of the candidates that is based on the total score obtained in both the stage-1 and stage-2

Reservation of seats

CATEGORY No. of Seats Reserved
Boys 105
Girls 25
Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) 10
Total 140

Details for Application Fees

·The students who are looking to apply for the AFMC MBBS have to submit an application fees of Rs. 250.

·The AFMC MBBS application fees can be paid in offline mode.

·The AFMC MBBS application fees is neither refundable nor transferrable to any other candidate.

AFMC MBBS ToELR Exam Pattern

The AFMC MBBS ToELR Exam Pattern which is provided below will help the candidates to get a better overview of the entrance examination:

  Mode of Examination:  The ToELR examination is scheduled to be conducted in CBT mode (online mode).

  Total Number of Questions: The question paper consists of 40 questions.

  Types of Questions: The questions in the ToELR examination will be asked in the format of MCQs (Multiple Types Questions).

  ToELFR Written Test: The authority conducts a test that includes subjects such as English language, comprehension, and logical reasoning.

  Duration of the Examination: The authority provides 30 minutes to each candidate for solving the paper. Since there are 40 questions, candidates must have a watch on the clock.

  Marking Scheme: The candidate marks will be allotted for each correct response.

Preparation Tips

Along with working towards their strategy for the exam, applicants should also watch out for simple mistakes they can make that could cost them heavily. From carrying the right documents, reaching the examination centre on time to avoiding calculation errors, all these are small things every applicant should keep in mind.

Keeping the time limitations in mind, it is expected that the applicant should not spend too much time on a single question but also not rush through the questions as it could cause panic.

Skipping questions that require more time is the smarter thing to do compared to playing a guessing game as the examination does have a negative marking scheme.


Q. What documents will be required for the admission?

A. Candidates should have these documents on hand during the admission process:

  • NEET Admit card
  • NEET Scorecard
  • Provisional admit letter
  • 10+2 or equivalent certificate
  • Community certificate
  • PWD certificate (if applicable)
  • ID proof – Aadhar card, PAN card, Driving Licence, passport etc.
  • 7-8 passport size photographs

Q. Who can get the chance for the written examination?
A: This depends upon the score of HSC and SSC result of the candidate and on the quota mentioned in the merit list. Then the list of the successful candidates will be informed by SMS to the candidates. Only candidates who are selected based on the above criteria will be allowed to sit for the written examination. However, there will be no monetary compensation provided to the unsuccessful candidates.

Q: Which is the entrance examination for AFMC MBBS?

A: The admission for the MBBS course in the AFMC happens with the help of the NEET scorecard. AFMC 2021 Admissions will be known as the Armed Forces Medical College MBBS entrance examination. This is a medical entrance examination, which will also be conducted by the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune.

Q: How can one attempt the AFMC examination?

A: The candidate should have taken up Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English in their 10+2 or any other equivalent examination. Their score in the 10+2 or equivalent exam must have been not less than 60%. Also they should have a minimum of 50% in each subject of PCMB.

Q: Is the ToELR examination supposed to be given in offline mode?

A: No, the ToELR test is a computer based test and cannot be taken up in offline mode.

Best wishes to all the AFMC aspirants from the CollegeMarg team!

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