Armed Forces Medical Service PG Medical Admission through NEET-PG 2019 Score

Last Modified: 08 Jun 2024

Armed Forces Medical Services conduct a Postgraduate training program for the doctors of the AFMS in order to fill the requirements of specialists. Additional seats (if any) are offered to sponsored candidates of foreign countries, Para-military/other government organizations, ex-servicemen (Ex-SSC AMC Officers) and civilian doctors. Civilian doctors are liable to serve in AFMS for 5 years.

Admission to Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) is done on the basis of NEET-PG score. The candidates who have qualified the examination are considered for the counselling process. The counselling process for AFMS PG admissions is conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and Directorate General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS).

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has released the NEET PG 2019 result on 31st January 2019. The counselling process will tentatively begin from the third week of March 2019. Only those candidates who have registered at the DGHS website - will be considered for AFMS admission to PG courses viz. MD, MS, and PG Diploma offered at the institutions under the Armed Force Medical Services.

Candidates interested in pursuing PG courses from Armed Forces Medical Services colleges can check the complete article for eligibility criteria, application process, and counselling details.

AFMS PG Admission – Quick Overview

Armed Forces Medical Services Post Graduate Admission

Qualifying Exam Name


Counselling conducting authority

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS)

Official website of counselling conducting authority (for online registration)

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Category/Priority for AFMS PG Admission

Admission to AFMS institutions will be done on the basis of different priorities. The priorities are as follows:

  • Priority-I: AFMS Officers shortlisted for the advance specialist course.
  • Priority-II: Foreign students sponsored by the Government.
  • Priority-III: medical officers sponsored by Para Military Organisation/other Government organisations.
  • Priority-IV: Ex-SSC AMC Officers relieved from services after completion of contractual services and within 3 years of the release from service.
  • Priority-V: Civilian candidates who are interested in serving the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS). Such candidates are required to sign a bond agreement of 29 lakhs to the Government of India for serving in AFMS for a minimum of 5 years duration.

AFMS PG Admission 2019 – Important Dates

Here is the tentative schedule for AFMS PG admissions 2019:

Exam Events

Important Dates (Tentative)

Online registration begins

3rd week of March 2019

Online registration ends

4th week of March 2019

Display of Merit List (Priority-wise)

4th week of March 2019

Counselling for Priority I and II

End of March

Counselling for Priority III

1st week of April 2019

Counselling for Priority IV

1st week of April 2019

Counselling for Priority V

1st week of April 2019

Second round of counselling (on the availability of seats)

End of April 2109

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Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must make sure that they meet the following eligibility criteria for admission to the AFMS institutions:

  • Candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  • Candidates must have MBBS degree from a recognized institute under the State Medical Council or Medical Council of India. As per the official notification, “Students who have completed/ are completing internship by 31 Mar 2019 are eligible to apply; however, the Provisional Registration Certificate/Permanent Registration Certificate should be available at the time of admission.”
  • Qualified NEET-PG exam.
  • “Foreign students sponsored by the Government and approved by the DGAFMS should have passed their MBBS/equivalent examination….and also qualified NEET-PG 2018”
  • The upper age limit for Priority-V (civilian candidates) is 35 years as on 30 April 2019.
  • Candidate already pursuing any PG course shall not be eligible for PG admission.

Institutes under Armed Forces Medical Services

Medical PG courses are available in the following AFMS institutions:

  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • INHS Asvini, Mumbai
  • Army Hospital (Research & Referral), Delhi Cantt
  • Command Hospital (Air Force), Bangalore
  • Command Hospital (Central Command), Lucknow
  • Command Hospital (Eastern Command), Kolkata
  • Command Hospital (Western Command), Chandimandir
  • Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bangalore

AFMS PG Admission - Application Process

All candidates interested in applying for the AFMS admission process must have qualified the NEET-PG exam. Here are the steps to be followed for the application process:

  • Registering for the AFMS PG counselling is mandatory.
  • Follow the link for counselling registration and complete the process.
  • Keep the registration slip safe as you need to produce it at the time of counselling at the institute.
  • Merit list (priority-wise) will be uploaded on the official website and these candidates will be eligible for the AFMS counselling. The schedule of counselling will be released on the official website.
  • If seats are left vacant, the 2nd round of counselling will be conducted.

The application fee of the AFMS PG medical admission is ₹ 1000 (one thousand only).

AFMS PG Qualifying Percentile

Candidates should have scored the following minimum percentile in the NEET PG exam to be considered for AFMS counselling:


Minimum Percentile


50th Percentile


40th Percentile

PWD (Unreserved)

45th Percentile

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Documents required at the time of Admission

Candidates are required to submit the following documents (in original) at the college on the day of admission:

  • Six passport size photographs
  • AFMS PG registration slip
  • Copy of NEET-PG admit card
  • NEET-PG scorecard/rank list
  • Class X certificate (as proof of DOB)
  • Mark sheets of all years of MBBS course
  • MBBS degree certificate
  • Certificate of Internship completion
  • Permanent/Provisional registration certificate issued by the Medical Council/State Medical Council
  • Attempt Certificate
  • Migration/Transfer Certificate
  • Educational Gap Affidavit (if applicable)
  • Allotment letter (to  be issued at the end of the counselling)
  • Subject-specific sponsorship certificate (only for Priority III candidates)
  • Release order from AFMS by DGAFMS/concerned Medical Directorate and movement order from last unit (only for Priority IV candidates)
  • Declaration by the candidate (format available in the official information bulletin)

Candidature of those found to be providing wrong information will be immediately rejected at any stage of the admission process. No grievances will be entertained in such cases. The decision of the Commandant of the respective institution will be final.

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