AFMC Entrance Exam scrapped, merged with NEET from 2013

Published On: 09 Feb 2012

 | Last Updated On: 09 Feb 2012

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be conducting National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) in 2013 where students willing to apply for Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) will have to mention AFMC as their preference of choice. Though AFMC will be conducting online admissions this year, from 2013 onwards the institute has decided to scrap off its entrance exam.

This year AFMC entrance exam is scheduled to be held on May 6, 2012.

Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services (DG-AFMS), while attending the 50th armed forces medical research committee meeting and 60th conference of medical forces revealed that the MBBS program will commence in the month of August and admissions for the course will be held online.

Earlier AFMC raised objections in accepting NEET for admissions to the medical courses as they have certain criterias for selecting students in armed forces. However, the institute still will conduct its own aptitude test for the students qualifying NEET and opting for AFMC.

The DG -AFMS expressed that the Medical Council of India (MCI) has added more number of seats to post graduate courses so that they can create large number of specialists. He also added that various nursing colleges offering diploma courses will now offer degree programs.

The academic committee also discussed about various issues including evaluation methods of training and teaching efficiency and how to measure the objectives. The DG-AFMS also added that medical research committee will evaluate 167 award winning projects and research proposals on the topics such as compatibility in aircraft cockpit and anthropometric changes related to age in air crew and others.

Source: Indian Express

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