Admissions to the medical undergraduate (MBBS) course at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) here will now be done on the basis of the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) 2014, which will be conducted on May 4 by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Candidates will have to register separately online for AFMC in March-April.
Until 2012-13, AFMC conducted an all-India entrance test. It decided to join the Medical Council of India’s National Eligibilty-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) scheme from the 2013-14 academic year for admissions to both undergraduateand postgraduate (PG) courses. Last year, however, the Supreme Court scrapped NEET.
“We have now decided to join the CBSE-conducted all India entrance for admissions to the AFMC,” Air Marshal D P Joshi, director general of armed forces medical services, said on Wednesday.
For PG courses, admissions in 2014 will be effected through the All India PG Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE). On qualifying, candidates have to apply to AFMS institutes online. The counselling is also proposed to be online, an AFMC official said.
The process for submission of online applications for the AIPMT 2014 has already been completed. Admit cards will be issued in April while the AIPMT results will be declared in the first week of June.