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May 14, 2011

AFMC Exam 2012 Notification, Eligibility & Forms

AFMC Exam 2012 Notification Eligibility Forms
AFMC MBBS Entrance Exam 2011 for the academic session 2011-2012 has just been concluded on 1st May, 2011 and many of my young blog readers mailed me asking for the date of exam notification for AFMC Exam 2012, to know when the exam would be held.

There are two sections of these readers – some had appeared in this year but could not do so well and hence wants to appear again in next year. While there are a few others who would appear in AFMC Exam 2012 for the first time. This blog post is dedicated to them – to help them make their preparation plans with the scheduled AFMC Exam 2012 date. Another blog post of mine titled: AFMC Entrance Exam Pattern, Sample Papers, Books and Coaching Institute would give them the prep materials for this exam.

But first of all let us know about AFMC in brief.

What is AFMC?
Top Medical College ranking
The Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) is consistently being ranked within top 3 medical colleges in India for a long time now. In the last ranking of topmost medical colleges in India by Outlook, it has been ranked 2nd, only next to the elite AIIMS.

AFMC was founded on 1st May, 1948 and the "Graduate Wing" started on 4th August 1962. AFMC serves the Indian armed forces by providing the entire pool of medical specialists and super specialists. Over 6000 doctors have graduated from AFMC until now. It is presently affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences.

Once if you land up in AFMC, everything is free – which includes not only free hostel accommodation as well as other academic costs but also even AC 3 Tier railway ticket for journey during vacation from college to home and back.

But every free thing has a price – is not it? If you study in AFMC, you have to serve the armed forces for a minimum period of 7 years. You have to sign a bond for it for an amount of Rs.15 lakhs at the time of joining the college.

And again, as it is one of the topmost medical colleges in India and with only 130 seats (105 boys & 25 girls – with 10 seats reserved for SC/ST) per year, the AFMC Entrance exam is one of the tough most entrance exam to crack! Sounds Interesting?
You can find more about AFMC in this About Us page.

AFMC Exam 2012 Notification Date:
So that brings us back to the original question: What is the date for AFMC Exam 2012? Well, I did an exam date trend analysis for last four AFMC entrance exam – since from AFMC Exam 2008 to 2011 and found that these exams are being held religiously in the same date trend.

For instance, the notification for AFMC exams comes out in leading national dailies as well as in Employment News on the 3rd/4th Saturday of December of the previous year and the application forms are made available in the immediate next Monday of December. For instance for AFMC 2011, the notification came out on 18/12/2010 (Saturday) and the application forms were issued from 20/12/2010 (Monday). The written exam is held invariably on the first Sunday of May every year. You can see these exam date trends below:
AFMC Entrance Exam Dates

So with these AFMC exam date trends, following would be the exam/notification date for AFMC 2012 exam:
Notification for the exam: 17/12/2011 (Saturday).
Date of issue of AFMC 2012 application forms: 19/12/2011 (Monday).
Date of AFMC 2012 exam: 06/05/2012 (Sunday).

With the same analysis, you can find the following dates even for future AFMC exam 2013 as below:
Notification for AFMC 2013 exam: 15/12/2012 or 22/12/2012 (Saturday).
Date of issue of AFMC 2013 application forms: 17/12/2012 or 24/12/2012 (Monday) or .
Date of AFMC 2013 exam: 05/05/2013 (Sunday).

Nearer the exam notification date as forecasted above, please check this AFMC exam website for the exact date.

Eligibilities for AFMC Exam:
What are the eligibilities for appearing in AFMC exam? These are enumerated below:

Age eligibility: (as on 31st December of the exam year e.g. for AFMC 2012, 31.12.2012)
Min: 17 years, Max: 22 years.

Academic Qualification eligibility:
Min. 60% aggregate marks (in FIRST ATTEMPT only) in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together in Class-XII exam.
Also Min.: 50% marks in each of the science subjects individually as well as in English in Class-XII exam.
You must have passed Mathematics at least of the matriculation standard.

If you are a graduate, you must have passed B.Sc. examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany or Zoology) and also must have passed the earlier qualifying examination i.e. XII standard/Pre professional (Med) with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English and obtained marks as stated above.

Final year Class-XII examinee who would appear in the qualifying examination (10+2 or equivalent) up to 01 May 2011 may also appear for the test provisionally.

Other eligibilities:
You must be unmarried. Marrying during the course is not permitted.
Should be medically fit as per prescribed standards by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence.

If you have the above eligibility for AFMC exam, you can appear in it any number of time. There is no maximum number of attempts for AFMC Entrance exam.

Selection Process for AFMC Entrance:
The selection process consists of a written test followed by Interview.

AFMC Entrance Exam Centres:
Where do you have to appear in AFMC Entrance Exam? Well it is conducted in centres at following towns/cities all over India:

Agra, Ahmednagar, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Ambala, Aurangabad, Bagdogra, Bangaluru, Bareilly, Bathinda, Belgaum, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Chilka, Cochin, Coimbatore, Danapur, Dehradun, Delhi, Devlali, Gaya, Golconda, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Kamptee, Kanpur, Kolkota, Lucknow, Meerut, Mhow, Mumbai, Nasirabad, Pathankot, Port blair, Pune, Ramgarh, Ranchi, Secunderabad, Shillong, Tezpur, Thiruvanthapuram, Udhampur (J&K), Vadodara, Varanasi, Vasco-Da-Gama, Visakhapatanam and Yol .

AFMC Entrance Exam 2012 Application Form/Prospectus:
You can find the AFMC entrance exams forms either Online or Offline.

You can download the AFMC 2012 Online form in this website after the date is notified.

While there are two ways to get the AFMC 2012 Offline application form:
1.0 AFMC form by post:
Send a request letter to “Officer-in-Charge (Admission Cell), Armed Forces Medical College, Sholapur Road, Pune- 411 040” with a demand draft of Rs. 250/- in favour of “Commandant, AFMC, Pune”, payable at Pune.

2.0 AFMC form by cash (Rs. 250/- ) from following post offices:
Agra Cantt HPO, Ahmedabad HPO, Ahmednagar HPO, Aizwal HPO, Allahabad HPO, Ambala Cantt HPO, Aurangabad HPO, Bagdogra HPO, Bengaluru GPO, Bareilly HPO, Bathinda HPO, Belgaum HPO, Berhampur HPO, Bhopal HPO, Bhubaneswar HPO, Chandigarh HPO, Chennai GPO, Coimbatore PO, Darbhanga HPO, Dehradun GPO, New Delhi (Gol Dakhkhana) GPO, Delhi (Kamla Nagar) PO, Delhi (Krishna Nagar) HPO, Delhi (Rohini) PO, Delhi (Lodhi Road) HPO, Delhi (Ramesh Nagar) HPO, Dharamsala HPO, Dharwad HPO, Ernakulam HPO, Ferozpur HPO, Guwahati HPO, Gwalior HPO, Hyderabad GPO, Imphal HPO, Indore HPO, Itanagar HPO, Jabalpur HPO, Jaipur HPO, Jalandhar HPO, Jammu HPO, Jhansi HPO, Jodhpur HPO, Jorhat HPO, Kanpur HPO, Kolkata GPO, Kozhikode HPO, Lucknow HPO, Madurai HPO, Meerut HPO, Mumbai GPO, Nagpur, HPO, Pathankot HPO, Panaji HPO, Patna GPO, Pondichery HPO, Port Blair HPO, Pune HPO, Raipur HPO, Rajkot HPO, Ramgarh Cantt HPO Ranchi HPO, Sambalpur HPO, Shillong HPO, Shimla HPO, Siliguri HPO, Srinagar HPO, Surat HPO, Tezpur HPO, Tinsukia HPO, Tirucharapallai HPO, Thiruvananthapuram HPO, Udaipur HPO, Vadodara HPO and Vishakhapatnam HPO.

After obtaining the application forms, you must send the forms to following address to reach within the last date:
OFFICER-IN-CHARGE (ADMISSIONS CELL),
ARMED FORCES MEDICAL COLLEGE,
POST OFFICE WANOWARIE, PUNE- 411 040.

Hope with above information you have got sufficient information to apply for AFMC Exam 2012. But how do you prepare for the AFMC entrance exam? Please find the same in my next blog post titled: AFMC Entrance Exam Pattern, Sample Papers, Books and Coaching Institute.

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