What is AFMC?
Armed Forces Medical College, situated in Pune, is one of the premier institutes of health sciences in India. It provides training to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical students, with assured career prospects in the defence services.
AFMC will accept AIPMT/NEET score for admission to MBBS programmes. AFMC MBBS admission will be done on the basis of a candidate’s marks in NEET and in ToELR (Test of English Language, Comprehension, Logic and Reasoning), Psychological assessment cum Interview. AFMC MBBS admission will be done for 130 MBBS seats in AFMC Pune. Among the total MBBS seats, 105 are reserved for boys and 25 are for girls. And total of 10 seats in AFMC Pune is reserved for scheduled castes/scheduled tribes candidates.
Can I appear for AFMC 2017?
- Candidates applying for AFMC MBBS must be a citizen of India and must complete 17 years of age as on December 31, 2016 (for this current year).
- The candidate should be unmarried and medically fit.
- If a candidate’s qualification is 10+2 then their age should be between 17 years and 22 years.
- If a candidate is a B.Sc. candidate, then their age should be less than 24 years
- Candidates who will apply for AFMC MBBS must have passed Higher Secondary/10+2 or equivalent examination in the first attempt with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
- They must have secured not less than 60% of the aggregate marks and must also have passed Mathematics exam in tenth standard
- Candidates should apply for NEET exam which is conducted by CBSE
How do I register for AFMC 2017?
- Candidates who are desiring to seek admission in AFMC PMT Entrance Exam 2017 are intimated it has renamed to NEET.
- Candidates before filling the AFMC PMT Application should register for the NEET 2017 by visiting official website :www.aipmt.nic.in/.
- Along with that candidates are also required to register for AFMC separately though the website i.e. http://www.afmc.nic.in/.
- Link of registration for AFMC will be activated once CBSE allots the roll number to candidates appearing in AIPMT exam 2017.
- Candidates have to keep in mind that AFMC MBBS Admissions will be conducted as per AIPMT scores. Therefore, the registration for AFMC needs to be done using the AIPMT Roll Number.
- Once the link for registration for AFMC is active, candidates must go to the AFMC official website and fill up the registration form. The dialogue boxes appearing one after the other will guide you through the registration procedure.
- Once done with the registration, candidates must click on the ‘Generate Challan’ link which shows up, take a print out of the Bank Challan which is generated, and pay the requisite registration fee. Candidates can check the payment status by logging into their account 24-48 hours after payment was done.
What are the important dates for AFMC 2017?
- Application availability starts : April 2017
- Application availability ends : May 2017
- Filling and submission last date : May 2017
- Last date for generation of fee challan : May 2017
- Last date payment via SBI challan : May 2017
What is the syllabus for AFMC 2017
- 01. Alternating Current
- 02. Atoms and Nuclei
- 03.Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Properties of Bulk Matter
- 04.Current Electricity, Electrostatics and Electromagnetic Induction
- 05.Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
- 06.Electromagnetic Waves
- 07.Electronic Devices
- 09.Heat and Thermodynamics
- 10.Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Motion of system of particles and Rigid Body and Work Energy Power
- 12.Oscillations and Waves
- 13.Physical World and Measurement
- 01.Basic Organic Chemistry
- 02.Alcohol Phenol Ether
- 03.Aldehydes Ketones Carboxylic Acids
- 05.Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
- 06.Chemical Kinetics
- 07.Chemistry in Everyday Life
- 08.Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
- 09.Coordination Compounds
- 10.S-block, p-block, d-block and f-block elements
- 12.Environmental Chemistry
- 14.General Principles and Process of Isolation of Elements
- 15.Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
- 17.Hydrogen and its compounds
- 19.Redox Reactions
- 20.Solid State
- 21.Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
- 22.Structure of Atom
- 23.Surface Chemistry
- 01.Anatomy of Flowering Plants
- 02.Animal Kingdom
- 03.Application of Biotechnology
- 04.Biodiversity And Conservation
- 05.Biological Classification
- 07.Biotechnology Principles and Processes
- 08.Breathing And Exchange Of Gases
- 10.Cell Division
- 11.Chemical Control And Integration
- 12.Circulation of Body Fluids
- 13.Digestion And Absorption
- 15.Environmental Issues
- 17.Excretory Products And Their Elimination
- 18.Human Health Diseases
- 19.Human Reproduction
- 20.Microbes in Human Welfare
- 21.Mineral Nutrition
- 22.Molecular Basis Of Inheritance
- 23.Morphology In Flowering Plants
- 24.Movement and Locomotion
- 25.Neural Control And Coordination
- 26.Organisms And Populations
- 28.Plant Growth And Development
- 29.Plant Kingdom
- 30.Principles Of Inheritance And Variation
- 31.Reproduction In Organisms
- 32.Reproductive Health
- 33.Respiration In Plants
- 34.Sexual Reproduction In Flowering Plants
- 35.Strategies For Enhancement In Food Production
- 36.Structural Organization In Animals
- 37.The Living World
- 38.Transport In Plants
- 01.Analogy (Verbal)
- 04.Sentence completion
What is the paper pattern of AFMC 2017?
- The exam consists of 180 multiple choice questions, with a duration of 3 hours.
- There will be 45 questions each from Physics and Chemistry, and 90 questions on Biology.
- Each question carries 4 marks, with a penalty of 1 mark for marking the incorrect answer.
- ToELR will be conducted in Computer Based mode
- AFMC MBBS selection test will have 40 multiple choice questions each carrying 2 marks. These 40 questions have to be answered in 30 minutes
- For each incorrect response 0.5 will be deducted
- The AFMC MBBS merit list will be based on AIPMT/NEET marks + ToELR score and interview marks
- AFMC MBBS will be calculated on the basis of score obtained in AIPMT/NEET added to the ToELR score divided by 4 to get a score out of 200. The total will be max of AIPMT marks + ToELR i.e. (720 + 80)/4
- The interview will be worth 50 marks, bringing the total to 250 marks.
How should I prepare?
- Understand the syllabus well. NEET syllabus is the equivalent of the CBSE syllabus of classes 11th and 12th. Use this fact to stick hard and fast to the syllabus.
- Prepare the important topics very thoroughly, as the most frequently asked topics rarely fetch easy questions. A good hold over them will give you a great chance at cracking the exam.
- Solving past year papers will familiarize you with the type of questions that are asked in the exam, and also simulate an exam-like environment. Hence, make sure you solve sample papers and previous year papers.
- Keep revision notes, as the final weeks leading up to NEET will have you revising practically the entire syllabus. The notes will help during these final few weeks.
- Take a few basic tests based on english comprehension, synonyms and antonyms.
- Have a general, overall knowledge of the language.
- For maths and logical reasoning, simple presence of mind is required. You can develop on this by sufficient practice from the books recommended below.
- Don’t delude yourself into thinking you can fool the people sitting on the interview panel.
- If you have attached certificates of achievement in any extracurricular activity, be mentally prepared to be tested on that.
- Your hobbies might be another thing you’re tested upon. So if you mention that you like acting, the interviewers might ask you to do a scene from some famous movie! Do not freak out at such times, and do whatever you are asked to.
- You should be ready to answer why you want to join AFMC. Again, be truthful.
- Read up about the following things: Health problems in your area; Your state, its specialities- In fact read up the entire article on your city and state from Wikipedia; Current affairs- Just go through the newspapers for a couple of days before your interview day.
From where should I study?
Good reference books are a must for cracking any exam. The best and most relevant reference books are given below.
- NCERT Biology of Class XI and XII
- Trueman's Biology Vol 1 and 2
- Objective Biology by Dinesh
- Pradeep Publication's Biology
- GR Bathla's Publication's for Biology
- Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
- NCERT- Physics Part 1 and Part 2
- NCERT Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
- Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for class 11th and 12th
- Dinesh Chemistry
English and logical reasoning
- Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning by R S Aggarawal
- How to crack test of reasoning: In All competitive Exam (English) by Arihant Publishers
- Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
- A new approach to reasoning verbal and non-verbal (English) 1st Edition by B S Sijwali, Indu Sijwali
When do I qualify?
The basis of shortlisting for interview and ToELR will be the NEET scores of the respective candidate. Once a candidate is shortlisted, they will face the ToELR (80 marks) exam and interview (50 marks). The NEET and ToELR marks will be normalized to out of 200 ((720+80)/4). Adding the interview to this would give the exam a total of 250 marks.
Candidates will qualify if their overall scores are higher than a cutoff. The cutoffs will depend on several factors, such as difficulty level of both the exams, and the number of seats up on offer.
How should I discuss my doubts?
With the first hurdle of entrance being NEET, it is imperative that you clear all your doubts as soon as they arise. Besides, there’s the interview to face. Toppr Discuss is the perfect platform for you! You can put up your questions and doubts and get them answered by experts who have been in the same situation as you, and cleared the exam.