Thursday, March 22, 2012

Doctors In Indian Armed Forces





Where do i start? That has always been a dilemma, even while scribbling in my diary!. Okay.. I don't want to bore anybody with my not so good 'story writing skills'. A few words on how I got into it.


It's a dream of a great number of youths to become a doctor. For that one needs to surpass a lot of hurdles starting from your 10th standard performance. Then comes the 11th and 12th and ''the mother of all exams, 'The Pre med Entrance'".


Honestly, i thought that Pre Med Entrance was the toughest, but just had to wait 5 years to prove it wrong! It's the MBBS final exam, which is the toughest of all exams in the country. Just like any other doctor, i passed all that, then was doing my internship, in the famed Govt Medical College, Trivandrum.


One fine morning, sipping a cup of fine tea, I was reading newspaper when my eyes just got hooked in strong bold heading "RECRUITMENT OF SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION OFFICERS IN ARMY MEDICAL CORPS". It was a call for doctors to join the largest voluntary army in the world. The decision came up in no time. Do it. In a day or two, the application was ready, sent by BLUEDART COURIERS. I specify this, because as usual it the last day of receipt of application and it should reach Delhi in 12 hours. By experience, i tell you, Bluedart is the only courier which does that, but at a very high price of Rs 250/- for two A4 size papers in a packet.


I completed my internship, then the great Convocation ceremony. Soon it was all over. The fun, the student life, everything. Now one fine morning, I am a DOCTOR. I was looking for something to do other than sit and study for another year for PG. General Practice was, by then, a boredom for me, unlike many others who just started doing it. I didn't have to think much, as the Compulsory Rural Service call letter was served to me in a few days. I actually was happy with it.In a month, I joined for compulsory rural service in a very difficult rural area. I was well settled there very soon with a good number of private patients, a mass of loving and caring people around me, infact i loved being the demi-God of that village. Life was going on and on. I thought "This is life, of a doctor".There came the greatest ever twist in my life.


The Interview call letter for Armed Forces Medical Services. I was to appear before the interview board by April end, on a specified date.


Okay.. Enough on my life. Let's get into business.

HOW TO APPLY

Every year or twice a year, Army Medical Corps invites application from doctors to join as Short Service Commissioned Medical Officers. Every year they need 100 - 250 doctors to fill the vacancies. An advertisement is floated in all leading newspapers and the official website of Indian Army. Those who are doing their internship also can apply provided they complete it in time, latest by two months after the interview date.


ELIGIBILITY in General
  • Indian National
  • MBBS Degree (House Surgeons can apply provided they complete their internship in time)
  • Normal vision / Corrected vision of 6/6
  • No physical disabilities
  • Prescribed height and weight (see the advertisement)
  • Chest Expansion min 05 cms
  • Female candidates should not be pregnant while enrollment
(for specific medical fitness, see below)


THE INTERVIEW
Interview will be held at Research and Referral Hospital, Delhi. To and fro 'Sleeper class train tickets' can be claimed and will be reimbursed to your account whether you get through or not, whether you have traveled in any other means also.


TIPS FOR INTERVIEW - GENERAL


  • Be in a neat and clean dress (No need of wearing a suit or a tie or anything unusual. But just be well dressed. Please don't come in your baggies and slippers and shorts! For God's sake. (Believe me..There was a guy in shorts!!)
  • Have a neat haircut ( Not reqd to be in army cut, you are not yet selected)
  • Be there a day or two earlier.
  • Go to the R&R hospital a day or two before your interview. Candidates who come out of the interview hall will be sitting in another hall. You can sit with them. Ask for questions asked to them. You'll be accustomed to Instructions for candidates too. (I did this, so did many other guys who joined with me). It really helps with the interview. You may find one or two of your batchmates too there. (I found five!)
  • Try staying close to the interview location. Delhi traffic is really not trustworthy. You may get into hours of traffic block and miss your slot. Army is very particular on that. Be there in time.
  • There is a Western Air Command very close to R&R hospital, actually, the next compound. If you have any contact with somebody there, try getting a guest room there. (I'm grateful to my friend Dr Srikanth and his brother for arranging that for me. We all stayed together, roamed together, attended interview together , got recruited together and now we work together.)
  • Delhi will be steaming hot in March, April, May and June. Really cold in October, November, December, January and February. So gear up accordingly. (I went in summer, and it was hot as hell. Had to drink 5 litres of water to survive)
  • DO NOT TRY TO INFLUENCE THE INTERVIEW BOARD. it'll fire back. Armed Forces is not such a thing to mess up with. They really don't care much about politicians.
  • On the Interview date, if you have done two days of "listening" to the post interview candidates, you'll be uber cool.
THE INTERVIEW BOARD


  • Comprises of Army Doctors from many specialities, not all. It depends on the day and time.
  • One thing for sure is you'll have a Medical Specialist, Surgical Specialist, Pediatrician and most importantly a Community Medicine specialist. Army is really bothered about your common sense and skills in Social and Preventive Medicine. Be ready for that.Don't worry I'll tell you how to tackle that.
  • Usual tips- When you walk in, you'll find an officer sitting at the farthest end of the oval/rectangular table. He's the seniormost officer. Wish him the time of the day, no need to wish everybody. If there is a lady, wish her first and then the seniormost.
  • Do not sit as soon as you enter, even if you may find your chair empty. They'll definitely offer you a seat. Say a Thank you.
  • Sit with a straight spine, arms resting on your laps. avoid placing your elbows on the table.
  • Avoid using hand signs while answering.
  • Do not beat around the bush. Answer to the point. If you don't know the answer, say "Sorry, can i answer another question"?.
  • Remember. They are not sitting there to assess your depth in Medical Sciences, but the way of answering and your presence of mind. An average knowledge of a student who passes out from a Govt Medical College is more than enough.
  • Book your return ticket on a date one or two days after your interview. You'll have to stay back for Medical Fitness tests, once you are selected which might take a day or two.
INTERVIEW - TOPICS THAT YOU SHOULD BE KNOWING
( I deliberately said "Knowing" because you can't "STUDY" Medical Sciences for an interview. It's that vast. )
  • Emergency Medicine including first aid and CPCR (latest)
  • BLS and ACLS guideline (latest)
  • Management of Burns, Electric Shock, Fracture, Trauma, Head Injury, Injury to Spine
  • Few medical topics like Status Asthmaticus, Myocardial Infarction, Hepatitis, Infectious diseases- usual ones. No need to read about Brucellosis, Borreliosis, Q fever etc.
  • Cardiac Murmurs and their causes. No need to go in depth
  • All National Programmes including Immunisation, TB, Malaria, NVBDCP(very important), RCH, Health for all etc
  • They'll ask you things pertaining to your state/region. They get transferred to all places. So don't bluff.They definitely have first hand knowledge on the epidemiology. So use common sense and read about diseases according to epidemiology of your area.
  • Read on questions asked on previous days (That's another reason why i asked you to be there a day or two earlier)
RESULTS
  • Results will be announced the same day, soon after your batch of ten comes back from interview hall.
  • Those selected will have to stay back till you finish up with your forms, inspection of your documents and verification of credentials.
SELECTION TO DIFFERENT SERVICES- ARMY, NAVY and AIR FORCE


Army Medical Corps is common to all the three services. So you can be commissioned to any of these three services. Selection criteria differs. There are bogus reports on something called a "Rank List" whereby first few will get Air Force, then Navy , then Army in that order. Totally wrong. They'll try to give your first posting at your home station (for a few months). Just to make you comfortable until you learn about the service. So your commission does depends, upto an extend, the service hospital that's available near your hometown. (I had a Naval Hospital near my hometown, and I got Navy, so did some of my friends)


MEDICAL FITNESS TESTS


Unlike others who are recruited, doctors do not have to undergo Physical Tests, but have to undergo a battery of medical tests. Those candidates who pass the interview will be taken to Armed Forces Clinic, New Delhi. You're now in the place where The President of India gets his/her treatment. Following things are examined and if found abnormal will result in disqualification, either permanent or temporary.
  • Permanent disqualification - Candidates who are permanently disqualified, can apply/appeal for re-inspection in the nearest service hospital after payment of a certain amount (Rs 200-400)
  • Temporary disqualification- Candidates who are temporarily unfit are asked to review before another medical board in the nearest service hospital after 42 days (free of cost). If found to be fit, shall be commissioned, else made permanently unfit.
Medical Tests done:
  • Height and weight as per chart given below
    Age Period
    15-16 Yrs
    16-17 Yrs
    17-18 Yrs
    18-20 Yrs
    20-22 Yrs
    22-24 Yrs
    24-26 yrs
    26-28 Yrs
    28-30 Yrs
    Height
    (Cm)
    Weight
    (kg)
    Weight
    (kg)
    Weight
    (kg)
    Weight
    (kg)
    Weight
    (kg)
    Weight
    (kg)
    Weight
    (kg)
    Weight
    (kg)
    Weight
    (kg)
    157.0
    43.5
    45.0
    47.0
    49.0
    49.5
    50.5
    51.5
    51.5
    52.0
    160.0
    45.0
    46.0
    48.0
    50.0
    51.0
    51.5
    52.0
    53.0
    54.0
    162.0
    46.0
    48.0
    50.0
    51.5
    52.5
    53.5
    54.0
    55.0
    55.5
    165.0
    48.0
    50.0
    52.0
    53.0
    54.0
    54.5
    55.0
    56.0
    56.5
    167.0
    49.0
    51.0
    53.0
    55.0
    56.0
    57.0
    58.0
    58.5
    59.0
    170.0
    51.0
    52.5
    55.0
    57.0
    58.0
    59.0
    59.5
    60.5
    61.0
    173.0
    52.5
    54.5
    57.0
    59.0
    60.0
    62.0
    62.5
    63.5
    64.0
    175.0
    54.5
    56.0
    59.0
    61.0
    62.0
    63.0
    64.0
    64.5
    65.0
    178.0
    56.0
    58.0
    61.0
    62.5
    63.5
    64.5
    66.0
    66.5
    67.5
    180.0
    58.5
    60.0
    63.0
    65.0
    65.5
    67.0
    67.5
    68.5
    69.0
    183.0
    60.0
    62.5
    65.0
    67.0
    67.5
    70.0
    70.5
    71.0
    72.0
  1. In case candidates belonging to the North East and hilly area like Gorkhas, Nepalese, Assamese and Garhwalis, the height will be relaxed by 5 cms and weight commensurate with reduced heights.
  2. This is the IDEAL WEIGHT. 10% relaxation is given from the above. Those who are between 10%-20% will be temporarily unfit and will be asked to reduce weight and re-appear for medicals after 42 days(6 weeks)
  • Wax in ear will be temporarily unfit. So better get it examined and cleaned before interview. Perforation of TM will be permanent unfit.
  • Minimum dental points reqd- 14
  • Skin diseases - Pmt Unfit
  • Corrected vision 6/6 is a must. Worst eye uncorrected 6/60. Lasik done one year back is acceptable. Colour blindness is permanent uunfit
  • Hernia/abdominal surgery in the past one year - temporarily unfit
  • Hydrocele/varicocele - Pmt Unfit
  • Chest expansion min 05 cms
  • Cardiac murmurs
  • Hepatomegaly/splenomegaly- Temp Unfit
  • Knock knees, Kyphosis, Scoliosis, Pigeon chest, barrel chest, flat foot - Permanently unfit
  • Phymosis and Paraphymosis - Permanently unfit
  • USG ,Chest Xray, X ray of long bones will be done
  • Pregnancy - Pmt Unfit
  • Blood Tests : Hb, TLC, DLC, ESR, Platelet Count, LFT, RFT, Serum Cholesterol, FBS
  • All specialist examination including Gynecology examination for ladies
COMMISSION


Those candidates who pass the Interview and Medical test, will be given a verification form to be filled and sent to Armed forces HQ in a month. They will receive a letter in their address for appearing before the Commanding Officer of the hospital where they'll be posted initially. Commission ceremony will be held at the respective hospital, and there you are. An Army Captain(AMC), A Surgeon Lieutenant in Navy, A Flight Lieutenant in Air Force. Welcome to Indian Armed Forces, the largest voluntary army in the world.




LIFE IN ARMED FORCES


If you are looking for a govt service, if you are looking for something different from a regular general practitioner, if you are ready to work anywhere in the country, if you are jubilant enough, if you have a service mentality, then My friend, Armed Forces is the right place for you.


SHORT SERVICE TO PERMANENT COMMISSION


After 02 years of service, you'll be provided three opportunities for appearing for Permanent Commission Interview. Eligibility :Minimum 02 years of service, Maximum 08 years of service, Age less than 30 for MBBS, 31 for Diploma holders, 35 for Post Graduates, Maximum three attempts.


BENEFITS
  • Salary - All inclusive emoluments 70000/ month, take home 56800/-
  • Unlimited Medical Benefits - Free for you and your dependents
  • Free Ration - Every month you take home lots of quality food products for you and your family (for married officers). For single officers, you're provided great food in the mess for a small amount.
  • Accommodation in good facilities
  • Free quality education for your kids- Kendriya Vidyalayas
  • Pension : No pension for Short Service Officers. Armed forces is the only service in India with Pension Benefits (all others are contributory pension)
  • Post Graduation: For permanent commission officers, after 4 years of reckonable service can appear for PG entrance, relatively very less competition, and secure a PG seat. For SSC, it's after 8 years with a bond to work for total 14 years. SSC officers will be given DNB seats after 4 years with a bond of 14 years service. You'll be considered as Ex-service officer and will get quota in seats in Army institutions if you select to got out of service after 05 years.
  • Adventurous and Out of the way life
WELCOME TO ARMY MEDICAL CORPS


For any queries, post as comments or mail me : drsyam@gmail.com

496 comments:

  1. I am posting replies to few queries emailed to me by an aspirant. This might be useful to others too.

    1. Will the doctors also have to undergo the same training as the other jawans have to?

    Ans : Not really. But you'll have 02 months of Army training including Physical, Combat and other administrative trainings. For Navy and Air force, there'll be an additional 2-3 months of their own training.

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  2. 2. After how many years will we be eligible for the pg course and will we get the salary paid during that period or only the stipend

    Ans : If you remain in Short Service, then you'll be eligible for DNB after 04 years and MD,MS after 08 years( on execution of a bond of total service of 14 years including what you have already put up) . If you get into permanent commission, you'll be eligible for PG after 04 years. YOU'LL BE PAID FULL SALARY AND OTHER BENEFITS IN ACCORDANCE TO YOUR RANK. That's the best part of it. While doing PG you'll be earning at least 80,000 PM with all benefits.

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  3. 3. Will we be posted in borders during the tenure?

    Ans : Welcome to Army Medical Corps.If you are in Army, SURE SHOT.. YOU WILL BE. At least for the first two years after your training. In Navy, you'll go to ships as medical officer and in Air Force, you'll be in peripheral posts. Young bloods are reqd in borders and in Ships.

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  4. 4. I love to be in navy . How will they do the division?

    Ans : It's not your choice that matters. It's the requirement of Armed Forces that matters, not only here in case of recruitment, but also in case of transfers and postings. The only thing that matters is THEIR requirement. Of course YES, after a Hard area posting they'll put you in peace area for another peaceful tenure

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  5. 5. Will the salary be the same during the whole tenure or will it increases?

    Ans : Salary hikes are every year incremental in the same rank, and it increases with promotions and as per Central Govt hike in Daily allowances. In the last four years, salary hike was nearly 165% due to the 6th Pay Commission. The next Pay commission is in 2016

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  6. 6. where exactly will we be posted like in any metropolian city or some other small towns?

    Ans : Don't come here for self benefit only!! This is called a SERVICE because it is a SERVICE. In Navy, you will only be posted to big cities as most of them are along the coast. In Army, NO WAY. In AIr Force, may be yes. Navy has very few stations which are remote. But Army has lot many, perhaps most of their stations are remote

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  7. 7. I have no idea how many people are in draw for the 120 posts available. do you have any idea on it ?

    Ans : Not really. But in 2006, they needed 380 doctors, the number of people appeared for interview were only 240 and they filtered out 180 from it. In 2010 they needed 280 doctors, close to 1200 appeared for the interview and they took 180 from it. In 2011, they needed only 100 doctors, close to 900 appeared and they took 70+ out of it. So in a statistical way of looking at it, the number of vacancies are coming down, the filtering is tougher and number of people appearing are on the increase. So cross your fingers and give a shot.

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  8. 8. Will they provide a hostel for our stay once commissioned or a good apartment?

    Ans : "HOSTEL"??? That's a degraded term. You are an officer. If you are single, you'll stay in Officers' Mess which is of high quality stay. If married, you'll get a two bedroom house/ apartment in your area of posting. If houses are not vacant, you'll be granted House Rent Allowance according to cities (Lowest being 3300/- and highest being 13000/- per month). In most of naval stations, you'll get a waterfront apartment which is superb.

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  9. 9. how will be the life there :) will it be very strict?

    Ans: My friend. The core of Armed Forces is DISCIPLINE. Without which it is non existent. In Mess or in anywhere in the world you are, you'll be guided by rules and regulations within which you'll learn to enjoy life in a matter of months. It's unlike a college hostel where you enjoy in an irresponsible way. Here you live in an Officers' Mess. An Officer is a Gentleman in all respects, at all times, in all points of view. So you drink every night, but you drink responsibly. You dance after drinking, but with your clothes on and in a civilized manner. You have Health Club, Golf Club, Swimming pools and what not.. But you have to conduct yourself as an officer. The Stars/Stripes that you carry on your shoulder may weigh physically in grams, but the responsibilty that they carry is enormous and that is what makes you different from others

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  10. 10. Once we are commissioned can we quit in the middle?

    Ans: Good Question. If you have a doubt in mind, NEVER JOIN. Yes, you can quit, quit on your country and it's most deemed service. But it's very difficult and only for exceptional cases/ reasons. And it'll take at least 01 year to process your outgoing.

    'COMMISSION' is not a simple thing. THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA, THE SUPREME COMMANDER OF ARMED FORCES, SIGNS ON A PAPER WHICH SAYS YOUR NAME AND RANK ADDRESS, AND GRANTS YOU COMMISSION.

    The President's sign/ grant is not so easily available and you cannot quit so easily from that responsibility.

    We are lucky to enter as doctors. In all other cases, the Road to become a Commissioned Officer is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. And since it is so hard earned, they never think of quitting.

    SO DON'T JOIN TO QUIT.

    In case of such extremely compassionate grounds you might get an exemption and granted release.

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  11. 11. How much percent quota will be there in army hospitals for ex servicemen candidates?

    Ans: I am not sure of this. But one thing. If you have put 50 % of hard work required to get a PG outside, you can get thru , for sure, as the total number of seats are more and competition is less.

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  12. 12. I am 22yr old nw.Is my decision of joining defence is premature or shall i prepare for pg entrance for an year and then give it a go?

    Ans: It's upto you. If you want to join defence any time in life, make it at the earliest. Because the only thing that matters in Armed Forces is your rank and seniority. Somebody who joined 1 day before you will be your senior and will have more benefits and a better profile than you, even if you are 100 times better than him. The skills and other capabilities are recogonised only after 10 years of service when you will have selection process for further promotions.
    So, decide whether you want to be in forces or not. IF YES, MAKE IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

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  13. 13. As most of my family members are in airforce,so will i be given a preference to serve IAF. iam very particular about IAF?

    Ans: NO is the answer. But just try it. You might get Airforce as well. Equal chances.

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  14. 14. As u said.After 4 yrs of SSC, you are eligible for DNB and after 8 years MD/MS.But SSC is only for 5 years then how can you do MD/MS?

    Ans: Good question. SSC is a contract where the initial contract is for 5 years. Following which you can either take PC or extend SSC to another 5 years and then further extend it to another 4 more years, total 14 years.

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  15. 15. What is the prospect of getting pg seat through SSC in forces? and is it mandatory to serve 14 yrs thereafter?

    Ans: Prospect is as in any other place. As a Post graduate, you'll be a specialist and depending on your specialisation, you'll be posted in various hospiatls or places according to service require emnts. You'll get some thing called a SPecialist's Pay and Allowances. And will be selected for further Super/Sub Specialisation. AND IT IS MANDATORY TO COMPLETE 14 years of service.
    AT 8th year of service, you get PG. DO PG for 3 years. Then there's only 3 more years left to complete your tenure of 14 years.

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  16. 16. I dont have a medical background,so will it be a good decision to join forces? I shouldnt be repenting later.

    Ans: You ARE a DOCTOR, and hence has got all the medical background as somebody with 10 generations of doctors at home. The decision to join forces is a bit cranky. Nobody can force you to do it, not even lure. So take it by yourself and be happy. Look at all prospects of life in and out of service and then decide.
    You're at a much better position to know things than i was while giving my interview for Armed Forces. Doesn't have anybody in Forces to ask or to discuss about.

    Take Care. Regards

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  17. Eager to know more about the life of an army doctor. please keep posting..

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  18. sir,
    i wantted to know that if join as a doctor or pass out as an MBBS from AFMC do i get the training at IMA and do i get a chance to serve at the front line like any other soldier for i really want to be among the men during action (real warrior type) and also want to save lives as a doctor.
    waiting for your reply.

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    1. Hi.

      The answer to your question is "NO".

      In Armed Forces, there is a role for everyone to play. You are a Medical Officer. Your part is to save lives. If you fight in the frontline and lose your life, that'll endanger lives of many jawans who could've been saved by you. So NO is the answer.

      BUT--- There's an exception. There're medical officers in Counter Insurgency areas who go out for fighting in frontline while patrolling.

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  19. I m nw in final year of mbbs... In Feb m compltkng my ug and want to join army as medical officer... Pls tell me what are advantages of be in army as a Dr than be Dr as general.....? Wt is starting salary and up to how much limit it extends....?

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    1. The answer to your first question is already in the blog. For the second question., The starting salary will be 50,000/- . It will go up for few promotions and THEN COME DOWN AFTER A WHILE. But you will be a Brigadier of General or Admiral then. You don't need money to run your home.

      Indian President's salary is 1.5 lacs. !!! There are professionals who earn double and triple and more than that. BUT President is President and so is General and Admiral.

      So be cool..

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  20. respected sir...
    i am doing my final year now mbbs...
    i wanted to know whether i can apply for armed forces medical corps before finishing my internship....or i can apply only after i complete it.

    and suppose if i can join before my internship ....will i have to work for the army at that one year tenure?

    waiting for your reply..

    thank you.

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  21. Hi Vivek,

    You can apply while doing internship OR do the internship in Armed Forces, provided they invite applications. You'll work as a Commissioned Officer as Liuetenant in Army (One Rank less than Captain) for ONE year with all benefits, and after the internship you'll be promoted to a Captain (AMC). It is a good option, but Army Medical Corps should invite applications as such. You may try applying.

    In case of candidates who are UNDERGOING internship, you'll be given the required joining period. On completion of internship, you'll join directly as Captain and equivalents in Navy and Airforce.

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  22. hello sir,

    thank you sir for your reply. i am glad your taking time off and helping about answering our questions. thank you .

    are you from kerala sir? i read you studied in trivandrum medical college..im from kerala...thats why im asking.


    also i wanted to mention ...do i stand a chance of getting selected as i have myopic eye -4 and -3.5 ...is there a faint chance?

    thank you.
    vivek

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    1. Hi Vivek,

      Am from Kerala. And DEFENITELY you stand full chance of getting selected as any other candidate with normal vision.

      The requirement is that "YOUR VISION SHOULD BE CORRECTED/ CORRECTABLE TO 6/6 BOTH EYES AT THE TIME OF ENROLLMENT". Read the "ELIGIBILITY" section of the blog.

      Regards

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  23. sir, at present iam in final year of mbbs,i want to do internship in delhi RR hospital,plz can you tell me how,it will help during selection(interview)..

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    1. Hi Dhanush,

      You cannot select a College in Armed Forces for internship. If you happen to get it, then it's good. Army will be happy to absorb you as you already have exposure to their system of working.

      In NORMAL circumstances, Interns are recruited into forces as Lieutenant (AMC) where you'll work as proper Commissioned Army officer and draw the salary of the same for 1 year. And you don't need another interview. You're already their Officer.

      Regards

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  24. hello sir..

    sir ,i dont understand. your saying we have to work as proper commissioned officer ...what i wanted to know is where will we complete that one year of intership ....at our respective college where we studied..? or in the army??

    because in my college if we have to do our internship anywhere other than our college then we have to pay a certain amount to our college to let us do the internship elsewhere.

    suppose we have to complete our 1 year internship in our respective college then how are we entitled to earn the salary of our rank when we havent worked in the army for that one year..??

    its like we are being paid for doing nothing.

    pls clarify
    thank you.

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    1. Hi Vivek,

      You'll be commissioned and HAVE TO WORK IN ARMED FORCES HOSPITALS during the internship. This needs a No Objection Certificate from your college which you'll get after you pay the penalty for not doing internship there.

      Hope i cleared your worry on getting paid for doing nothing.

      Regards

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  25. respected sir,

    thank you sir for your reply.i really appreciate it.

    also sir it would be really encouraging if you could write a blog about your days in the army, and how the army has trained and equipped you.

    those highlighted moments of your life in the army.

    thank you sir
    vivek

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    1. Hi Vivek,

      You're welcome.

      Sorry to turn down your request. I cannot blog on my life in Army or about the training in army, as they are classified information.

      When i retire, i'll..

      Take Care.

      Regards

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  26. hi, this is Ravi
    i have a question. i cant seem to find any details about flight surgeons. is there any such thing as a flight surgeon in Indian Air Force, or the Naval Aviation, like in the USAF or US Navy, where doctors also get to fly as observers with the pilot in command?

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    1. Hi Ravi,

      There "WERE" flight surgeons in Indian Navy as well. One Surgeon Lieutenant is in history of Indian Navy to be the first flight surgeon to fly as observer in a two men fighter craft. It's been discontinued as it's of no use to place a doctor too in risky areas and get him killed in case of an accident.

      Remember "Adventure is a part and Parcel of Armed Forces, But Adventure is not our aim. We're here to protect the nation's boundaries and her integrity".

      SO well thought by some Admiral to put an end to Flight Surgeons, instead we will be at the flight deck when the flight takes off, ready for any mishaps.

      Regards

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    2. thanx for the neat response, if you don't mind me asking what regiment are you assigned to? do physicians have a different regiments than soldiers in the army?

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  27. Great blog Sir,
    You have cleared almost all my doubts regarding SSC commissioning for Doctors in the Armed Forces.
    1 question I have left is,

    If my Wife is also in the Armed forces..is there a provision for both of us to be posted at the same place?

    Regards,
    Sijo

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    1. Hi Sijo,

      There "IS" a provision to post you both together and many a times, they sincerely do it too. BUT.. It all depends on service exigencies.

      For example, if they need a Medic at a Highly operational area and Ladies can't be posted there, then you go there and your good lady stays back.

      So it's not mandatory that you get Spouse Postings, But there's is a provision.

      Some of my batchmates are enjoying the provision as we speak.

      Regards

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  28. sir my internship ll start from 31 march 2013 so i can fill d form for amc dis yr or i hv to wait for next year plz help me sir as i want to join army medical core and if possible plz tell something abt priority rule in pg seats in various afms institutes

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    1. Hi Sid,

      You got to start your internship to be eligible for applying. In case the Armed Forces are recruiting PRE-INTERNS, they would specify in their advertisements.

      Once you start your internship, apply and appear for interview. If you pass the interview, apply for shifting of internship college to AFMC.

      Regards

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  29. Thanks a lot for your prompt reply Sir.

    Can you please throw some light on the physical tests done before getting selected..I mean how long to run,push ups and so..is it the same for women also

    Regards,
    Sijo

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    1. Hi Sijo,

      I'd say that you please should read the blog and then ask doubts if any. I've mentioned clearly that there're NO PHYSICAL TESTS for Medical Officers on induction, but a battery of medical tests.

      Regards

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  30. sir,
    what if we a a pg seat in ant of the all india exams alter joining AMC...then will we be allowed to go for pg even if we have been in SSC for a period less than 4 years....

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    1. Hi Hari,

      I really couldn't make head and tail out of your query. Please re-post it.

      Regards

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  31. thanks sir for solving my query,sir plz suggest me wen i should join army means as a graduate or as postgraduate and if i enter as graduate wat r chances of gettyn seat in pg as few of my frnds told me tat its easier for pc guyz to get a seat acompared to ssc and secondly how dffclt is gettyn pc for undergraduate student.i ll be highly oblized if u ll direct me gnyt sir

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    1. Hi Sid,

      If you want to continue and take PC, join as a graduate and take PC in here. It's easy to get one and easy to learn too. Your period of study will be considered as service. You'll get SALARY during study and not just some meager stipend.

      SSC guys will get PC only after 7 years of service, but if you take PC,you can attempt for PG after 4 years. Otherwise, both write the same NEET exam.So no difference between PC and SSC

      Regards

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  32. Replies
    1. Hi Singh,

      I cannot disclose it completely as a breakdown. But i can tell you, the cumulative take home will be over 50,000 when you join.

      Regards

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  33. Is DNS,a medical criteria for disqualification?

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    1. Hi Singh,

      Mild DNS is okay. In case of severe DNS or Nasal Spur, it's ENT specialist's call whether to clear you or not.

      Regards

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  34. syam,
    what i meant is that if we get selected for AMC, then is it possible to appear for all india pg exams. can we go for pg before the stipulated time of 4 years if we qualify for the neet pg entrance???

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    1. Hi Hari,

      NO is the answer. You're liable to follow the regulations and hence cannot leave service before extermination of your initial engagement of 5 years, hence you'll not be allowed to appear for NEET PG before 4 years. Even if you appear WITHOUT permission, and even if you pass the exam, you'll NOT BE PERMITTED to leave and join the PG course.

      Be very clear on this.

      Regards

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  35. thanks sir ,when ll the forms ll be out this year any ideas,and sir after 4 years of ssc service i ll get dnb by giving the dnb exams or any other rule ,one thing more suppose i get dnb after 4 years of ssc then after tat i can get benifit of pg seats or not(as u hv told tat i ll get pg seats after 7 years of service inssc) means sir i can do dnb after 4 years and pg after 7 years from service or nt ,plz do reply sir as i need ur suggestion to direct my life thanx

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    1. Hi Sid,

      Good question. As a SSC officer you'll be allowed to do ONLY one of those DNB or MD/MS. As in Forces, DNB= MD/MS. Further you'll be granted STUDY LEAVE for pursuance of your career in between 10-14 years of service, where you'll have to secure a seat in CIVIL institutions and Army will pay you to study there and give you leave for a maximum of 2 years.

      Regards

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    2. And Seriously I have No idea when the year's interview will be announced. Sorry on that.

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  36. Hello Sir, Am final year MBBS student and 27 year old. Will there be good chance for me to get PC?

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    1. Hi Pramod,

      You have to be BELOW COMPLETION OF 30 years of age at the end of your 2 years of service.

      So most probably, i'd say NEGATIVE.

      But if you do a PG straightaway, you gat a fair chance. Do a PG @ 28 years of age. By the time you complete PG, you're 31. Join Army and complete 2 years of service. That'll make it 33-34. For PG candidates, it's 35 years for PC.

      So.. You got a good chance..

      Regards

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  37. can u plz elaborate about d benefits if any after 5 yrs of service from ssc?

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    1. Hi Anil,

      You can read it in the blog.

      Regards

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  38. good evening sir,
    Thanks a lot for writing this blog and clearing our doubts. i come from a background with no family member ever served in army or allied fields.can you please give me an insight of how life and work will be in army after getting selected? sir i am from Kerala and i don't know Hindi, will i face any difficulties or problems with respect to Hindi for my application and interviews and while working? my family is dead no against me joining army and i am pursuing my dream to join army from childhood.Apart from above mentioned method is there any other means you can serve in army near your home station?
    Regards
    Anoop

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    1. sorry sir
      i meant my home town
      regards
      anoop

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    2. Hi Anoop,

      HINDI will be a problem initially, but will get thru eventually. But interview will be completely in English Medium.

      Home station is a total NO NO. There's no Guarantee at all that you'll be posted near your home station except for the initial 3-10 months. So if you've stay near home for domestic reasons, i'd suggest you don't join.

      If serving in ARMY is your dream, i'll suggest go for TERRITORIAL ARMY. You can read it in it's website. Google it.

      Regards

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    3. thank you sir for directing to territorial army.will apply in june, missed the january session.
      regards

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  39. I am 35 now. If I join SSC and get a PG and serve the bond period of 14 yrs, what next? Is there any way to continue there itself or I need to leave only? Will I get the usual promotions during the bond period?

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    1. Hi,

      You'll be promoted faster than your corresponding AFMC batch, if you're in SSC.

      And You'll have to leave after 14 years, NO EXTENSION AFTER THAT UNLESS YOU GET PC.

      Regards

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  40. sir forms are out bt m nt sure whether i ll fit in criteria or not,my internship ll start from march 2013 and they havnt mentioned whether they are allowyn interns or not,wat to do now sir coz they hv written tat we hv tomention permanent registration number bt m in intern plz guide me sir thanx or tell me from which wing of army i can clear my doubt ,i ll b greatful to u

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    1. Hi Sid,

      There're contact details given in http//indianarmy.nic.in Check it out. Call them for your doubts. I would suggest, you try next year/option. If they have not specified that they recruit interns, then they might not be. So try in the next chance which might be in 6 months.

      Regards

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  41. sir, my age is 28 by dec 31 2013. if i get selected in ssc then will i get a chance for pc as i will get 30 after 2 years. sir one more doubt, i m myopic -6.0. will this make any problem for selection

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    1. Hi Narendra,

      The rule says " BY DECEMBER OF YOUR APPLYING MONTH, YOU SHOULD HAVE COMPLETED 2 YEARS OF SERVICE AND YOUR AGE SHOULD BE LESS THAN 30 YEARS". That means not a month more than 30 years of age.

      If you have corrected myopia with a lens, no problem.

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  42. sir, i want to know the benefits after 5 years of service. from the blog i got info about benefits during service. plz clarify whether we are considered ex-servicemen after 5 years of ssc and our children will get any reservation and any other benefits if any.thank you sir

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    1. Hi Narendra,

      You'll be given all benefits of Ex-service men, Except for PENSION and Ex-servicemen Comprehensive Health Scheme. But you'll still be treated in OPDs of Armed Forces Hospitals. Reservations as applicable to other ex-servicemen.

      regards

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  43. thank you sir for your reply. but sir some says high myopes with spectacles are rejected. so i thought to plan for lasik r any other new method sir. is this k r shal i use contact lens for medical tests sir. i m planning to apply this for this session sir as the forms r out. can you tell correct time for treatment that will help me for selection this time

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    1. Hi Narendra,

      Your UNCORRECTED VISION in the worst eye can be as low as 6/60. The CORRECTED VISION should be 6/6. LASIK surgery done 01 year back is acceptable. Still, i'd say no one can differentiate between a LASIK done 3 months back and 01 year back. So you need at least 03 months gap between your Correction surgery and appearance for interview.

      PLEASE DON'T USE CONTACT LENSES. WILL LEAD TO TEMPORARY REJECTION.

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  44. @sid...u cant give this interview this for year...next year u can

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    1. thanx sir for clearyn my doubts,i m realy greatful to u

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  45. Hello,
    I had finished my MBBS in 2011 from International University, St Kitts ie a foriegn university .I want to knw if i can apply for the armed forces ,it`s a dream for me but don`t know whether i am eligible.I am asking that after i clear the MCI screening test,whether i will be able to join it.I cleared my Final MBBS in second attempt and have asked for a certificate too in the university(want to know,what all things the certificate needs to have ie college seal and dean`s signature ??).And one last quest..,there are some command hospitals and MH`s name given in the list of hospitals for internship for us( foriegn Medical Graduates).Whether i can join in them and get a direct entry in SSC ....

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    1. Hi Sudeep,

      1) Once you clear MCI screening test, you're good to attend interview, PROVIDED your University degree is RECOGNIZED by MCI.

      2) Being frank to you, ONCE YOUR ATTEMPT CERTIFICATE SAYS "SECOND", you're less preferred. BUT by rule you can attempt the interview and give a try. Upto two chances are allowed.

      3) The certificate needs to be FROM THE UNIVERSITY, NOT THE COLLEGE. So it should contain, the University seal, stamp and signature of VC/Exam COntroller/ authority. NOT YOUR COLLEGE DEAN.

      4) NOPE. Doing an internship in any of these MH/Navy/Airforce hospitals will not help you, as that contract is only for ONE YEAR. After completion, you're as good as any other candidate. I would say, that can harm you too, as exposure to patients as an intern is LESS in Service hospitals compared to other govt institutions.

      And there's no direct entry OTHER THAN SSC.

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  46. Sir,
    I am 24 yrs and 10 months old right now..if i join the army now what are the chances of getting permanent commissioning...are docs with PG preferred over guys with MBBS for permanent commissioning?
    waiting for ur valuable advise..
    Regards,
    Dr.Sijo

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    1. Hi sijo,

      Your chances for getting permanent commission stays perfect in regards to your age. But that's not the only factor, it makes you eligible to apply for PC. There're lot many other factors, mainly your performance which decides.

      AND YES. PG candidates are almost SURE to get PC than SSC. and you know why!!!

      Regards

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  47. Sir,
    I love to be a docotr in indian army. Is there accomodation for family as well in the places officers are posted? What about the education of the children?
    joemerinjoseph@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Joseph,

      Yeah. In case you're married, you'll get accommodation anywhere you go, except certain HIGH TENSION areas.

      In case of unmarried, you get accommodation WHEREVER YOU GO!!

      Wherever you get transferred, it's a rule that your child will get admission in the nearby Kendriya Vidyalaya. Fee is discounted and in many cases FREE.

      Regards

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  48. Respected sir,

    I am koushik doing my last month of internship i wanted to know following things.
    1. Sir what will be our daily routine.
    2. Do we have to do daily training as army soldiers do
    3. Do we get accomidation with family during pg course
    4. will be soo busy doing there and do we have night duties.
    5. Can my parents live with me.
    6. Can i do superspecality and what is the criteria for that.




    Plzz kindly clarify these things sir

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    1. Hi Anush,

      1. Daily routine depends on your posting area. In field areas, it's never delineated. You're on duty whenever they need you. But in hospitals, the day ends at 1400h.

      2. You'll get 2 months proper Army training at Lucknow. Further, you need not go for regular drills and all. But mind you, Army pays you to keep your health. You do what they say and you'll be young even at the age of 50.

      3. If you are married, you'll get accommodation with family.

      4. Night duties is once in 10-15 days. At field areas, it depends on current situation.

      5. If you're married, you'll get a house and then parents also can stay with you. In case of unmarried also, you can, but need a special permission to stay outside.

      6. Super-specialty can be done out of Indian Armed forces. You'll have to apply after your specialty for permission to apply for CIVIL EXAMS. Then appear for DM or MCh or whatever. Write the exam and pass it. Army will give you full paid 2 years study leave.

      Regards

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  49. Respected sir, is there any code of ethics,what qualities one should have, for Doctors in our Army ??

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    1. Hi Shridip,

      Code of ethics?? Just like any doctor you work here too. The special qualities of an Army officer is cultivated here while in training period. Don't worry about it.

      BE HONEST. That's the ONLY CODE. Everything else will be perfect.

      Regards

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  50. sir,i have a small doubt, 1)is foriegn Medical Graduate (FMG) get payed during intren 2) are the chances for (FMG),who did his intren in army hospt are less for ssc sir, this is my last question ,i did 2 months practicals in army and i have certificate from (CO).Is this certificate will help me? thank you for your blog sir,you are doing great work sir:\

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    1. Hi Dhanush,

      1. Foreign medical graduates are paid during internship, if they get through SSC. In cases where you apply and do internship, you're paid stipend and not SALARY.

      2. There's no difference in your chance to somebody else's chances. You're as good as others when you have a MCI recognition certificate in hand.

      3. Your 2 months internship certificate will not help you in interviews, but will surely do help you to cope up with Army environment.

      Regards

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  51. hello sir,i am final year mbbs student,sir i want to join army,but i am little bit confused, that when joining is correct to that means after my mbbs alone or after doing pg, please help me sir

    please tell me sir that pg exam which held in army after doing ssc or pc,is very hard or selection procedure is very tough,what are the chances of anyone's selection,
    tell me with frank sir,with compression between pg entrance in army and in general (neet)

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    1. Hi Romi,

      It's your choice to join before PG or after. Candidates after PG have a better chance to get PC.

      PG exam is NEET itself inside armed forces. You need to come inside 50 Percentile to qualify. Once you just qualify, you'll get any PG you want as the competition will be very less inside.

      BUT BEWARE. HERE YOU WORK AND STUDY. WHEREAS YOUR FRIENDS WILL BE SITTING AT HOME AND STUDYING 24 hours. SO You need to put some extra effort to get inside the 50 percentile.

      So You can decide. It's not easy. But easier than outside for sure.

      Regards

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    2. AND THERE IS NO SEPARATE ENTRANCE EXAM IN ARMY. YOU WRITE THE SAME EXAM AS OTHERS ie NEET

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  52. hello sir,i am final year mbbs student,sir i want to join army,but i am little bit confused, that when joining is right to me ,that means after my mbbs alone or after doing pg, please help me sir

    please tell me sir that pg exam which held in army after doing ssc or pc,is very hard or selection procedure is very tough,what are the chances of anyone's selection,
    tell me with frank sir,with comparison between pg entrance in army and in general (neet)

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  53. Thanks Sir once again for your prompt reply.
    I have one final question,if selected in the interview after how many days are the medical tests conducted...I need to know this info in order to plan my trip to Delhi all the way from Kerala.

    Regards,
    Sijo

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    1. Hi Sijo,

      Read the blog please. Medicals will be conducted in the same day and continued to next day if not completed. The procedure in detail is there in the blog.

      Regards

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  54. Sir, you have mentioned in the blog that SSC officers are eligible for DNB after 4 years. Is this selection based on DNB CET ?if yes then will the permanent commission officers be preferred over the SSC officers?

    Also Sir I have observed that most of the pg courses are available in army institutes while the air force and navy only have command hospital bangalore and inhs ashwini respectively naval and air force doctors allowed to enrol for the courses in army institutes?if yes then is this selection based solely on merit or the army doctors are preferred.

    Thank You,
    Saurav

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    1. Hi Sourabh,

      Yes, I had mentioned that. It is through DNB CET. But counseling is INTERNAL depending on the number of seats. So you'll get better options than outside.

      THERE IS NO PREFERENCE OF PC OVER SSC. Actually PC officers seldom appear for DNB because then they'll be denied of PG chance for atleast another 8 years.

      In armed forces, All Doctors are first INDUCTED TO ARMY and then divided to Air force and Navy. All Medical Officers come in ARMY MEDICAL CORPS. You can be asked to change into Army Navy or Airforce uniform in case of emergency.

      THERE'S NO DISCRETION between Army, Navy and Airforce.

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  55. Thank You For Your prompt reply sir.

    So to put it straight sir,after 4 years of SSC ,if I clear the DNB CET and get into the merit list,I will 100% be allowed to enrol for the DNB courses being conducted in the armed forces institutes and I will be posted to the respective institute.

    Am I right Sir or are their more formalities?Can a person be denied a seat even after clearing the DNB cet by the top brass?

    Sorry for the inconvenience Sir.

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    1. Hi Sourabh,

      Yes. 100%. You'll be allowed to do. Simple reason because You apply for writing the exam in advance. Once granted permission, you are AUTHORIZED TO DO DNB provided you qualify.

      Denial can happen ONLY IF THERE'S A WAR AND YOU ARE REQUIRED THERE.

      Regards

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  56. respected sir,
    i am in my final year of mbbs from kolkata..it has always been my dream to join the armed forces as a doctor, my father has served as a naval officer..i would like to know how much of a chance does one have of getting a permanent commission and what things one needs to do to get a PC..because i would want to pursue my studies further(do a MD someday) and serve the forces as a specialist..
    i have seen the armed forces way of life since my childhood and i appreciate it a lot and would like to serve in it honestly and sincerely..but i am in a slight dilemma since i am getting to know that about 50% AFMC students are granted PC..so how much of a scope does a doctor from civil government college like me have of getting the PC after getting through a SSC say, and serving the first 4-5 years..if you could shed some light on what one can expect regarding the number of doctors being granted PC's and its other aspects ..
    hope to recieve a reply from your end.
    Regards
    Sanjay

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    1. Hi Sanjay,

      My regards to your father. The chances of PC depends on requirement of Armed Forces and nothing else. Those in Army has got more chances of PC than Navy just because of sheer numbers. Also Army ACRs are much better marked than Navy.

      At an average 20% SSC get PC. One more factor applies that how many candidates apply. In my batch of Navy Medical Offciers only 3 OUT of 24 applied for PC. All the three got. ie 100%.

      So one can never say. Still if you can manage good ACRs , you're good. It just depends on ACRs and some Medical Knowledge checked during your interview.

      AFMC is completely out of the scope itself. That'll never affect SSC officers' chances.

      Regards

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  57. thanks a lot sir for your reply..you were of great help:)

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  58. means sir,exam is same for army and outside i.e neft but,for ssc or pc,there is 50 percent quata in afmc,pg,
    is this your mean to say

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    1. Hi Romi,

      Exam is same for Army doctors and civilian doctors.

      Once you clear NEET, you'll be called for counselling in AFMC and related hospitals.

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  59. respected sir,
    i read your blog for SSC officers that they can appear for DNB at4 yrs of service but cant appear for PG at 8 yrs..but there s no surety of clearing DNB at first attempt...so my question is whether that person is posted as specialist in your hospital as per his experience in that branch or as a normal medical officer..in that case is he allowed to write PG at that point of service?....as the age criteria of 8yrs will be reached at that moment

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    1. Hi Raman,

      In case one fails in passing DNB, he'll be posted to departments/units as per army's requirements.

      You can attempt while working. As soon as you pass, you'll be considered as specialist.

      NO. Once you opt for DNB at 4 years, YOU CANNOT APPEAR FOR PG AT 8 years

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  60. Respected sir,
    I am a graduate from jipmer puducherry,and ve appeared for neet this year. I wanted to join armed forces after pg. I am interested in becoming a surgeon, and very much interested in the forces. What is your opinion in the matter sir, is there any advantage in doing pg n joining service, and in what specialities are doctors more needed . And scope for research in the army.
    And sir would I be able to choose between army or navy when I join.
    Regards
    Parth pratim

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    1. Hi Pratim,

      Am a bit busy right now. But answers for all your question s are there in above doubts asked by others . Please do refer.

      Thanks for understanding.

      Regards

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  61. dear sir,i am extending my gratitude 4 clearing major doubt regarding ssc, thanx a lot sir, i have a doubt regarding, getting a civil job after completing one's tenure in army, are we entitled for esm reservations, age relaxations; as some wont get a chance for permanent commission when age is taken into consideration, kindly clarify this doubt, thank u

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    1. Hi Chakravarthy,

      You surely do have age relaxation in most of govt jobs. Also reservations as applicable to ex servicemen.

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  62. dear sir,thx for so much information . i hv read all topics as you guided..can you put more topics they asked ? thanks

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  63. sir i hv my dental alignment is some deformed? is this a problem in physical fitness?

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    1. Hi Awdesh,

      In case of any such doubt, go to a dental clinic, ask them to count your dental points. Minimum is 14. You will be cleared if dental points are above 14.

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  64. so sorry sir,but please tell me.
    clearing neet means what,i have to compete with all other guys,who where study alot in there vacant time and suppose me in ssc with 24 hour working,not able to study,then how i can got marks,thats negetive point sir,is there is any quota or rule which benifits to scc candidate for admission in pg in afmc or related,
    because earlier you say there is less competition then outside,how be that sir,please clear me all,please sir tell all information related to pg selection,please

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    1. Hi Romi,

      The total number of people appearing from AFMS are very less compared to those from outside. Once you clear NEET ie come in 50 percentile, then you may even get Radiology PG as there are very less people inside writing and clearing it every year.

      If you still are so sceptical about PG, and PG is your only reason to join Armed Forces, I would say DO NOT JOIN. You may get disappointed.

      Regards

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  65. dear sir,i got hernioplasty rt side in december2012,i m rt now ok,,,can they diagnose exact month of surgery done by usg,,,can i hide this information,,,,wht is ur recommendation?thanks,,,

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    1. Hi Awdesh,

      Do not hide any information. Any succesful surgery more than 3 months old are acceptable. You try to hide, they'll find it from the scar and then they'll look at you with suspicion. Tell them the truth.

      You're clear with this surgical episode.

      Regards

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  66. Dear Sir
    Is post pg experience counted for antedate seniority for SSC?

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    1. HI,

      Yes. Post PG candidates get 2 years of antedate seniority.

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  67. thanks sir for your answer,that information is very important for me and my life,and now i proudly say that in future i would like to join army,sir but still also i am not able to understand,what is that 50percentile,means what in that procedure of selection,sir that's my final one,please tell briefly.

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    1. Hi Romi,

      Okay. In NEET exam, to QUALIFY, you need to come in 50 PERCENTILE. ie IF 100 people write the exam, top 50 will qualify. Even if the mark difference between first rank and 50th rank guy is 01.
      So once you come in first 50 % of people, you qualify. Then you apply in the corresponding Army Hospital for your PG and a separate rank list is made. You get to choose according to your rank amongst army candidates.

      Hope your doubt is cleared


      Regards

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  68. good evening sir ,
    i m brajesh sisodiya doing finalyr mbbs from pcms bhopal mp.
    sir i heartly wishes to work as army doctor. this is my dream ...sir i want to know that there is any arms , security gauards, any helper or any vehicle provided to army doctor....plz rply

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    1. Hi Brajesh,

      1. In counter insurgency areas, doctors carry arms while patrolling. Otherwise, NO. Irrespective of your posting, you'll be taught to use all weapons.

      2. No special security guards unless you command a hospital or be a general officer

      3. Helper/Sahayaks as per your entitlement in case you go higher up in rank.

      4. No vehicle until you become a Colonel.

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  69. hello sir,i am an intern and i want to know is shoulder dislocation counted as a criteria unfit for army doctor?your reply will be truly helpful.

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    1. Hi Sourabh,

      Yes. You're unfit. For the simple reason because once your training starts, chances of your shoulder to dislocate is very high. Once that happens in the first one year of service when you're in probation period, they'll board you out of service.
      So better not apply. Sorry.

      Regards

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    2. thank u very much sir for taking out your valuable time and responding to me.its sad for me though i was expecting it.yet sir i haven't given u full details as i had my shoulder operated in year 2005 and from then it has not dislocated. iam a sports person have represented nationals in badminton n boxing and i continue to play and do physical exercise without difficulty.do they give a trial at how fit iam?sir do i have a little bit of hope or i should not apply completely.sir please advice.

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    3. Hi Sourabh,

      If operated in 2005, you're fit for the cause. No issues. Tell them about the surgery and please bring the relevant documents of surgery. They will check you for further internal derangement.

      You should've told me about the surgery initially. Anyways, you'll be fit. Please don't forget to bring your medical documents. Because any surgery done 1 year back, if the scar is okay, then you're fit for the cause.

      Regards

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    4. thank u sir.facts about bringing documents and giving me hope is very appreciative.i'll always be greatful.

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  70. Sir,

    Thank you for this wonderful post. I am about to join a surgery residency program in the US and will finish general surgery in 7 years. I may pursue a fellowship program there as well, which will take me another 2-3 yrs.

    I wish to join the Indian Armed Forces when I get back from the US. My question is regarding specialty surgical services and opportunities for me to use my specialty surgical training here. I request you to enlighten me about the same.

    Thanking you,

    Terence

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    1. Hi Terence,

      Please don't join. Once you do your fellowship and be a specialty surgeon, you'll need daily practice which Indian Armed Forces cannot afford to give you in the initial period of 2 years. Then you'll be posted to Specialty centers. By then you'd have lost a lot of practice.

      SO my recommendation is Don't Join.

      If you're still convinced to join, then be ready to be in a normal primary center for first 2 years. Then you MIGHT get a chance to work in specialty center. That too is a "MIGHT". You might as well be asked to work as a normal general surgeon. So make a wise decision, i can only recommend.

      Regards

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  71. hi sir, i am an anaesthetist. i want to join army. as a M.D. candidate i will be given job as anaesthetist or as a general M.B.B.S. doctor?

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    1. Hi Purvesh,

      For the initial 1 year, you'll have to work as General MBBS. Further they'll post you as an anesthetist in a secondary/tertiary care center. No guarantees for 1st year. You'll get antedate seniority of 3 years. SO your promotion will be done in 01 year of joining.

      Regards

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  72. sir,may i please got your contact no to directly talk with you?

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    1. Hi Purvesh,

      Sorry. You can email me to drsyam@gmail.com.

      Regards

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    2. Sorry if am sounding stubborn, but i've my reasons. For any queries, i try to answer them as soon as possible.In case am so busy at work, latest by a week. In case of any personal disclosure, you can mail me to my email id.

      For general queries, i would request all to post it here itself as others who visit the blog also can read them.

      Regards

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  73. sir,plz suggest me which one is better joinyn army bfore pg or after pg ,and how difficult is for an mo to get pc sir plz answer thanx

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    1. Hi Sid,

      Depends on which PG. Do not join after taking a Surgery/Ortho PG. You'll be put on field areas where you'll not practice your learned skills for 2 years and hence deterioration of skill results.

      20-50% get PC depending on Army's requirement.

      Regards

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  74. dear sir,we applied for interview but did not get any call letter till 18.04.2013.I WITH MY SOME FRIENDS TOGETHER APPLIED AND WE ARE IN DOUBT WHETHER WE WILL GET CALL LETTER ? THERE IS NOT TEL.NUMBER AVAIL FOR DGAFMS TO ASK SAME.THIS YEAR INTERVIEW SHOULD BE HELD IN APRIL AND MAY.HOW WE CAN GET INFORMATION ???

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  75. Hi Awadesh,

    Your call letter will reach you at least 01 month in advance. If your call letter has not yet reached, then your interview might not be in May, but in June. Army interviews only 10 batches of 10 each a day, which makes it 100/ day at the maximum. Many a times they do only 50/ day. If there are lot of applicants, the interview schedule will be in months time. SO don't worry.

    And you cannot contact them for this matter. As it is their sole perogative to send or not to send a call letter.

    Tell your post office too to keep an eye on such a post as it comes in normal REGISTERED MAIL (ON India Govt Service). So thinking that it might be govt thing, postal dept also takes it less seriously.

    Do check it.

    Regards

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  76. sir, if it is 5yrs or 10yrs, the initial tenure of ssco's, after completion of 5yrs tenure in INA will they relieve the officer wit ESM status or we need to continue for 5 more yrs first and then 4yrs i.e total 14 yrs, kindly resolove this query and i recieved a e-mail for the interview, but not any registered post, if the email alone is sufficient or i need an registered post of call letter for interview

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  77. Hi Chakravarty,

    INA? You mean Indian Armed Forces?. In case of medical officers, the initial tenure is 5 years. You can leave with Ex Servicemen Status, but without a pension and Contributory health scheme. You still can avail Hospital OPD facilities, but not admission and surgeries. Otherwise it's all the same.

    Further if you want to continue, you have to extend your service by another 5 years and then by another 4 years, so a total of 14 years. Until you do 20 years of service, you're not eligible for Pension.

    You can take a printout of your email and go for the interview in case of not receiving the call letter by post.

    Indian Postal service is a main cause of delay in call letters. So Army also started relying on emails, eventhough they're not a secure means of communication.

    Regards

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  79. hi,
    is it true that they usually reject private college students? If this is true then i must say that all private colleges especially the south ones are not that bad. There are many govt. medical colleges which are in pathetic condition. So did you face such kind of question like are u from a pvt or govt. college? I dont know how to react to this question.

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  80. Hi Ashuthosh,

    Yes. They have a leniency towards doctors from Govt Colleges. I also got the same question, so did almost all. If I am sitting there to recruit, I too will ask the same question.

    Reasons: 1) Govt colleges, however pathetic they "seem physically", the exposure is tremendous. You play with clinical cases. Whereas in private colleges, patient load is limited to bed number and paying patients seldom allow you to examine them twice. Once they come to know that you're a student, then they have a different attitude altogether.

    2) Even in UG Entrance exam, the top rank holders select govt colleges and further when seats are filled you go for private. This is a truth. So If i've a doctor who has a history of performing well, why shouldn't i prefer him?

    So overall keeping in mind, the idea of getting a better doctor to my services, I will take the the one who has a history of good performance and the one with more clinical exposure.

    Expect this question in interview.

    I don't think you have a choice in answering them. EIther You ARE from a govt college Or you ARE NOT. So answer accordingly.

    Regards

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  81. hello sir
    i just wanted to ask dat is dere a provision fof permanent postingbecause my fiancee ankesh is nt in d army field...
    kavita

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    1. Hi Kavita,

      The answer is NO. The term "Permanent posting" in Armed Forces is for any posting which lasts more than 06 months. Till then it can be a temporary duty. Permanent posting is maximum upto 3 years at a place and in case of any extreme compassionate grounds, may be extended to another 01 year.

      In case your spouse is working with Central Govt, you can ask for a spouse posting with him wherever he moves, as they also will have transfers.

      So decide whether to join or not depending on your condition.

      Regards

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  82. Hi, thank you for your prompt reply. But i quite do not agree with your 2nd point that all good performers in ug entrance go to govt. colleges. A 3000 rank student gets into govt. college while a 400 rank student is forced to take a pvt. college. The reason you might be knowing. Anyways that means it is better not to attend the interview by pvt. college students as I have heard that the only thing one gets is humiliation by the board.
    Regards.

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  83. Hi Ashutosh,

    That too is a valid point for sure.

    In India that happens with each and every thing. IIT, NIT, AIIMS, no govt institution is free from it. So does most of the jobs too.

    But it's not equal to say that students from pvt medical colleges should not attend the interview. It all depends on the individual's time and space. If he/she happens to perform well in interview than his/her Govt College counterparts, definitely he/she has an upper hand.

    So no conclusions, but it's a truth that the preference of the board goes to govt college students.

    Regards

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  84. Hello Sir!
    I would like to obtain advice from you on regards of my seemingly long query.
    I have read and understood your blog about getting selected and working in the Army.
    Sir I have completed my Internship from a Government Medical College in Karnataka in March 2013. It was only yesterday that I received the email of the call-letter calling me for the interview and medical test scheduled on May 23.
    I need clarification on these lines:

    1. I had opted for the compulsory rural service. But, due to discrepancies in posting the vacancies, I was allotted a PHC where there was already a doctor working, for which the DHFWS, Bangalore has requested me to wait till June for re-counseling me. As a result, the No-Objection Certificate from my college and the Permanent Registration Certificate from the university are getting delayed. When clarified at the phone number mentioned in the call-letter, I was assured that my Provisional Registration Certificate holds good during the verification session.
    With this regard, is it possible to apply to performing my rural service duty in the Army/Navy/Air Force?

    2. Sir, I have an obese habitus. Current body weight is 88kgs, and its mostly in the range of 85-90kgs. My height is 170cms. Isn't this more than the 20% relaxation? So do I stand a chance?
    I've already put myself on a strict diet and workout regime. However, (sounds funny, but I'm curious), I would be grateful to get weight-reduction advice from you, Sir.

    3. Sir, you said skin problems are deemed Permanently Unfit. I'm having extensive folliculitis (prickly heat) over the back. Will this be a serious issue?

    Sir, I would be enormously grateful to you if you could clear all these doubts and booking my train tickets from Bangalore to New Delhi depends solely on your words. If I could be aware of my disqualification grounds beforehand, there is no meaning in planning anything further.
    Kindly guide me Sir.

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  85. Hi Manu,

    Nice to hear that you are interested in Army Medical Services. Getting to your queries.

    1) All Govt institutions, by rule, are to give a NOC for joining Armed Forces. This issue of Compulsory Rural Service has come up several times, every time, the rule I mentioned held good.

    2) Your provisional registration is enough to see you through the interview schedule. Further you'll be asked to send the Permanent Registration details to DGAFMS later. In case you are selected,You can show your original certificate when you join the respective Army/Navy/ Airforce hospital.

    3) If you qualify the interview, wait for their joining letter. Apply for NOC in your university. Apply for Permanent Reg certificate also, along with the CALL LETTER attested copy.
    The university is bound to release you for the service of the nation.

    4) You are beyond acceptable limits w.r.t weight. But OVERWEIGHT/OBESITY without any other underlying causes are TEMPORARILY UNFIT. You will be given another 42 days to reduce your weight to reqd standard. So start from now and keep on continuing the effort.

    5) There are hundreds of weight reducing tips all over the internet. Please find a suitable one. From my side i can give you one advice. HAVE A DAILY ROUTINE OF EXERCISE AND STICK TO IT.

    6) Folliculitis over the back is not a problem.

    So decide on booking tickets and let me know.

    All The Best

    Regards

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  86. Sir, you provided me all the information I needed. Thanks so much!
    Yes Sir, I'll be booking the tickets.
    But, Sir, you said I should be there 2 days prior to the date of my interview, which is May 23, at 8 AM. So when should I be Delhi, in order to familiarize with the Base Hospital and vicinities?
    Will it be easy to find a stay for a week for me and my parents somewhere near the Base Hospital? I do not have any contacts in the Western Air Command Sir.
    And also Sir, I'm unmarried and my parents would be coming with me. Sir, after the interview and medical checkup, during my tenure in the Armed Forces, will I be provided accomodation along with my parents?

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  87. Hi Manu,

    This time of the year, there will be no vacancy in any of those guest houses available there.

    Did you say BASE HOSPITAL? or R&R (Research and Referral) hospital??

    Let me know which one. Both are 10 km apart from each other. R&R is closer to Western Air Command.

    Sorry that I cannot help you with accommodation. Armed Forces will not provide you any until you are commissioned. So you have to arrange one on your own.

    Going with parents is good. They also can enter the security premises and be with you for the interview.

    The area is mostly occupied with Army and further the airport is close. You will get an accommodation near the airport. R&R is on the highway no 8. So not much of a traffic problem in case you stay close to airport side.



    Regards

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    1. Once you are commissioned, you can apply for a house (even if you are unmarried) on compassionate grounds, you can have one depending on your place of posting.

      If you are in field areas, then NO.

      Regards

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  88. Thank you Sir!
    Sir, my interview is at Base Hospital, Delhi Cantonment. Shall I book my journey on 18th or 19th Sir?

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    1. Hi Manu,

      You book your tickets as to reach Delhi on 20th. So that you can attend the interview or atleast ask those who already had done the interview part on what were asked.

      So please do accordingly.

      Regards

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  89. Thank you Sir! Deeply obliged.

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  90. hello sir.i have completed internship this feb.presently preparing for neet.aiming for afmc.wanted to ask u what are the chances of civilians getting admission in clinical branches in afmc.2 yrs back i underwent exploratory laparotomy for tb peritonitis.still there is abdominal distensoin.i completed 12 months of course 2 yrs back with usg normal at the end.what are the chances of rejection on medical grounds.

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    1. Hi Monali,

      30% of seats are for civilians.

      TB peritonitis, if any of long term complications are present, will be a cause for rejection.

      If USG was normal after treatment, then presently it will be normal too. So no problem.

      Regards

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    2. thanks a lot sir.it is a very big relief

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  91. hello sir.......i have done post graduation in psychiatry (MD).....i wish to join army ......my query is ,what may be chances that i may get selected ?? do chances depend on specific branch ?? in army whether i would be working as a psychiatrist or general physician ?? if as a psychiatrist where i might get posted (only at places where there are mental hospital) ???? any other specific thing u can tell or comment about psychiatry in army ??

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    1. Hi Sidaash,

      Psychiatry is a good specialty to be in AFMS hospitals. In the initial 1-2 years, irrespective of your PG, you'll work as GDMO/general physician.

      Then you'll be posted to a hospital where you have a Department. There are no Mental Hospitals in armed forces.

      Psychiatry is kind of having a good practice, as there are lot of cases happening in here due to stress and strain of service.

      Regards

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  92. is having thalassemia minor with haemoglobin 10 gm may lead to unfit on medical grounds

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    1. Hi Sidaash,

      That will be Permanent Unfit. Sorry.

      Regards

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  93. Sir, following selection, when will be the actual posting? And also, where are we most likely to be placed? Training period is for 6 months you said Sir. Where are we likely to be placed for training?
    I prefer Navy above all. Where will I be sent for Naval Training?
    Where are you posted Sir?
    I have already booked my tickets in the waiting list on May 18th.
    Expecting your reply eagerly.

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    1. Hi Manu,

      Actual posting will be after 06 months to 01 year. You never know where you'll be posted.

      All officers will be trained in Army Officers Training College at Lucknow. Further Naval Officers will have 2 months training in Kerala, Indian Naval Academy. And Airforce officers will have training in Hytderabad.

      My posting in near Goa.

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  94. Also, when will I be asked to produce the certificates?

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    1. Provisional certificate at the time of interview. And permanent registration and certificates at the time of joining the hospital.

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  95. Sir, you mean to say that the actual posting follows the training period?
    Then, after selection, when will the training commence?

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    1. Hi Manu,

      Actual posting may be after or before the training period. You may come for training from your actual posting too. Nothing in that is laid down as a procedure. The generally followed trend in ARMY is posting after training, in NAVY is posting before/after training, in Airforce is after training. But not followed strictly to any extend.

      After selection you'll be posted to a Navy./Army/Air force hospital where you'll be working for 06 months to one year. Then your training commences in between this first posting or after this first posting.

      Regards

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  96. Sir, I have uptil now (29th APR) not received any call letter or interview date. Do you have any idea as to whether interview schedule has been declared or not.
    Thanks

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    1. Hi Ankur,

      Interview schedule is already declared. It starts from Early May and continues to June. Check your email and it's spam too. Might have come there. check the post office. Still no luck, let me know.

      Regards

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  97. Sir., I am Dr Nagamahendran from Madurai.. after my 10+2 I joined Indian Air Force as an Airman in Radio Technician trade.. I passed out as Direct LAC (double promotion)after my training because of my high scores and discipline during training.as I got MBBS under government quota I applied for discharge and I got it through proper channel and came out.now I finished MBBS this march and I am going for interview this may 24.. will they consider my previous service and give credit?? Can I get my
    mother service ROYAL INDIAN AIR FORCE and its uniform back ??

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    1. Hi Nagamahendran,

      Am impressed. Thoroughly impressed. You should mention your history at the interview. You can request the panel for Airforce. Once you have a service background in a specific service, they'll be more than happy to give you the same uniform. Try it.

      Make sure you narrate this history to your panel.

      Welcome back to Armed Forces, this time to Medical Services. Happy Hunting!!

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  98. Hello Sir,
    Sir, Hows AMC for women? I have not received my interview call letter up til now (30th April).Sir when should i expect it to reach and also i confirmed it from Post office , They said they need a tracking Id for registered mail. Sir kindly reply . Thank you Sir.

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    1. Hi,

      AMC is as good for women as men. No difference. Check your email too. It should be there in your spam box. The call letter should reach you at least 30 days in advance. If not, it might not have been sent. Are you sure of filling the form correctly and meeting the requisite conditions.

      Regards

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  99. dear sir. me too ..have not received any call letter till this time and i wrote dgafms by mail .i checked my email even junks etc ...nothing such mail . post office is regular with my address .i can i do ??

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    1. Hi Awadesh,

      Nothing much can be done, but to wait for mail. Let me see if i can get a number for enquiry.

      Regards

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  100. hello sir,this is dr. shivaji singh gurjar,completed mbbs from gmc, mumbai,my interview is on 17th may at base hospital,delhi cant,can u plz suggest me when should i reach delhi and regarding accomodation that whether the army will provide the same?and my weight is 72kg and height 5 10,is it ok or i will get rejected for this?kindly waiting for your reply,thanx in advance..

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    1. Hi Shivaji,

      Please read the blog and the Question and answers. Weight is temporary unfit. You'll get time to get to shape, if overweight. The weight:height chart is in the blog. 10% relaxation is allowed at the discretion of the medical officer checking you.

      Army will not provide any accomodation. Reach delhi 2 days prior to interview.

      regards

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    1. Hi,

      You'll be permanently unfit. And no appeal on colour blindness will be entertained. Please drop out.

      And a request. Please keep a good profile tag/ name. The one which you have is somewhat obscene.

      Regards

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  103. dear sir,my friend got email from dgafms that permanent reg, in mci is necessary for interview ,,he is still waiting for mci perm. regis number ..I HV NOT GOT SUCH MAIL BUT MY SITUATION IS SAME..I M STILL WAITING FOR MCI PERM. NUMBR AS I HV FINISHED 1 YR INTRNSP IN DEC AND I M FOREIGN GRADUATE.PL CLARIFY SUCH CONDITION ? I THINK I TOO IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR INTRVIEW ??I HV NOT RECEIVED SUCH EMAIL FROM DGAFMS..???????

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    1. Hi Awadesh,

      Have you received your Interview Call Letter? If yes, then you are fit to appear for interview. If No, then you're not.

      In case Army feels that YOU have to have permanent registration, they will email YOU. Don't panic. Your case is different from your friend's. And if they send such a letter, then nothing can be done, other than appear for the next interview after getting your reg number.

      Usually you'll get time to send them copy of perm reg after interview.

      It depends on case to case and person who is evaluating eligibility.

      Regards

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  104. thanks for ur reply..No sir,,i hv not got any mail or call letter/email from dgafms for interview .i wanted to tell you that those friends r my batchmate and hv completed 1 yr internship and has only prov..waiting for permanent .FINALLY I UNDERSTOOD ...I HV TO WAIT FOR MAIL/REPLY.THANKS FOR UR ALL HELPS ..

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  105. sir please check you mail for my query.. thanks

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    1. Hi Dr Hussain,

      I have replied to your mail. Further i would suggest that any query of non-personal nature may please be posted here for the benefit of others too.

      Regards

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    2. Hi syam sir,
      thanks for your reply.. nd yes sir i wil ask u here if any thing non personal query i have.

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  106. hi sir,
    i am avinash, i have applied for ssc and i got interview letter too on 14.sir i have colour blindness and a frnd of mine is in navy , i have asked him and he told me that its not a problem and they can take me.sir can u tell me am i eligible for selection, i have exp in working in corporate hospital, i am certified in acls and have good height and weight, and have got good marks.

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    1. Hi Avinash,

      As per rules COLOR BLINDNESS is PERMANENT UNFIT. But if undetected during medical test, some people do get recruited. That's a fault in the system. If you hide any medical condition which is of permanent/ genetic in nature, and that condition gets detected later, there are provisions of court martial too. Because before medical test, you'll be asked to write your past medical history and sign under it.

      From my opinion, you're ELIGIBLE, but MEDICALLY UNFIT.

      Regards

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    1. hi syam sir, this question i am posting here as other too who have this same question it will be easy for em..
      sir, can u tell us about UNIFORM in army... is it same like what we see. i.e Trousers and half sleeve shirt?? or ther is different Uniform for women or DOCTORS... and sir can women wear sarees?? cos i hear that lady Officers wear saris in some places... kidly please give your valuable answer... thanks sir

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    2. Hi Dr Hussain,

      Primary uniform is same for Gentlemen and Ladies. Full trousers with half sleeved shirt with cap. In combat camouflage uniform for field area, which is also worn on 1-2 days a week in peace areas, is full sleeved shirt with full trousers and boots and cowboy type HAT.

      There are special uniforms too.

      For ladies, SAREE can be worn, while during pregnancy and with certain uniform combination, but not always. For PARADE and other drills, you HAVE TO BE IN NORMAL UNIFORM.

      Regards

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  108. Hi,
    My query is with regards to after selection process.In case after being selected in interview and going through medical tests one decides not to join services, then are they considered again in future interviews? or are such candidates who rejected joining once blacklisted? This stands case with me as in case selected I am desperate to join but some important personal reason might make me to step back which i cannot predict now?
    other query is can you tell where can be the likely postings for a specialist in psychiatry in case selected in airforce? where can one find a list of hospitals governed by airforce/navy/army?

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    1. Hi Dr Aniket,

      If after selection, you decide not to join, you are "blacklisted" as you call it. You are not allowed to attend further interviews.
      This is the rule.

      Notwithstanding this fact, I have seen specialists apply again and getting through. This is not a hard and fast rule. So if you are a specialist and they need you, the rule might be relaxed.

      list of Indian Naval Hospital: http://indiannavy.nic.in/miscellaneous/medical-services

      List of Air Force Hospitals : http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Units/Others/287-Medical.html

      List of army hospitals are too vast to describe.

      As a psychiatry specialist you can be posted to any of these hospitals. Presently not all hospitals have this speciality. The list cannot be disclosed in a public site.

      Read Naval hospital list to find out theirs. It's given in their website.

      Regards

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  109. hello sir,
    i want to know that the interview will be of how much duration and how much questions will be asked?
    and what happened if i did'nt reply of a single question? actually i am nervous and feeling very anxious.my english is also not very good.
    plz do reply...thanx sir.

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