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Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute Mohali

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1) Online applications are invited for the written test to be conducted for the Graduate Batch at MAI BHAGO AFPI for girls Mohali as per details in the succeeding paras.

2) Eligible applicants may personally submit online application at http://recruitment-portal.in or http://mbafpigirls.in. For any problem in filling of form, help can be taken from the C-DAC help line Number 0172-6619062 available during working hours (Monday to Friday)

3) The application link will be open from 10 a.m on 15 Feb,2024 to 18 April,2024 (5 p.m) and last date of application fee is 20 April,2024(5 p.m)

4) Examination Fees is Rs 750/- (Seven Hundred Fifty only)

Conduct of Test of Entrance to get Admission into Mai Bhago

1. The selection procedure for new candidates comprises four phases:-

a) Stage I – Issue of Advertisement / Notification. The eligibility criteria, tentative date of written entrance test and interview will be published in leading news papers in Punjab. Procedure for application, issue of admits cards, examination centersetc will be explained in detail.

b) Stage II. On Line application,deposit of examination fees, acceptance of application and generation of roll number & admit card.

c) Stage III. Conduct of written test and declaration of result and issue of detailed instructions for the conduct of Phase IV Test.

d) Stage IV. Physical test, Verbal expression test and interviews will be conducted over a period of one day.


2. Following will be applicable without any relaxation.


(a) Only Punjab domicile Girls.

(b) Currently pursuing 10+2 in any stream from any board and completing (10+2) in March/April 2024.

(c) Those who have already cleared plus 2 or yet to clear are not eligible.

(d) Age stipulations as applicable for Women Entry Schemes i.e. 16 to 19 years on 01 July of the year of admission into Mai Bhago AFPI

(e) Candidate should exhibit a perceptible desire to join the Armed Forces.

Medical Standards/ Physical Standards:

Indian Army, Indian Air Force & Indian Navy publish medical/ physical standards criteria for various entries for women’s in their notification.Candidates applying for MBAFPI should be meeting those criteria at the time of their selection into defence forces. Candidates applying for Mai Bhago AFPI are still in their growing age and will be selected as per details given below, they will however be required to meet the service criteria at the time of application: -:-

Eye Vision Standard

Objective Convergence Less than or equal to 10 CM
Accommodation Less than or equal to 12 CM
Binocular Vision At least GRADE- 111
Uncorrected VA 6/6- Both
BCVA 6/6- Both
Myopia Less than or equal to -3.5 D
Hypermetropia Less than or equal to + 3.5 D
Colour Perception CP-II

• Radial Keratotomy is not acceptable.

• Laser Surgeries should not have been done within a period of one Year from date of medical reporting for SSB.

Physical Standards:

S. No. HEIGHT (cm) WEIGHT (Kg)
16-18 yrs
18-20 yrs
1 153 40.5 42
2 155 42 43
3 158 43 45
4 160 45 46
5 163 46 47.5
6 165 47.5 49
7 168 49 50
8 170 50 51
9 173 52 53

Procedural Timelines

3. The broad Procedural Time Lines for conduct of the entrance test will be as under:-.

(a) 15 Feb to 25 Apr every year – Issue of advertisement in newspapers.

(b) By 28 Apr every year- Online applications by desirous candidates, deposit of Examination Fees (Rs. 750 per candidate).

(c) By 05 May- Validity check and generation of Admit Card upto mid April.

(d) Mid of May – Conduct of Written Exam (Saturday/ Sunday).

(e) By 25 May – Compilation of results and issue list of candidates who have cleared the cut off for Phase IV Tests.

(f) By 15 Jun – Conduct of Phase IV Tests.

(g) By 25 Jun – Online declaration of the Final Merit List of successful candidates.

(h) July First Week/ Mid Jul – Reporting date for candidates selected for admission in to Mai Bhago AFPI in accordance with MCM DAV College calendar.

How to Apply

4. The advertisements in English, Punjabi and Hindi will be published through the DPRO at DAVP rates. Copy of the advertisement will also be put up on the Institute notice board and website. Candidates are required to fill the application form online by due date. Once the application is processed, intimation will be sent by mail.

5.Candidates will pay non refundable amount Rs 750/- (subject to revision) as fees for filling up the form for the entrance test. This amount will be utilised by the Institute for meeting all exam and admission related expenses including fees for medical examination.

Written Test

6.The entrance test will comprise one paper having two parts; General English and General Awareness. The questions will be strictly as per Plus 2 level. The questions will be objective multiple-choice type and designed for OMR evaluation. The Question Paper set in English language will have a total of 100 questions in two parts: 50 General English questions in Part I and 50 General Awareness questions (includingMaths& Reasoning) in Part II. Each question will carry 4 marks. Two hours will be allotted for the test. Max marks will be 400. There will be one negative mark for each wrong answer.

7.Sample / previous year’s Question Papers are available on the Institute web site. The Entrance Test will be conducted on a Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 02:00 PM.

8.CDAC has been selected as the Nodal Agency for actual conduct of the examination. The CDAC will supervise overall conduct of the examination as per the existing norms. An Officer will be deputed from Mai Bhago AFPI to attend the examination at each center and oversee the arrangements. It will be ensured that no candidate resorts to unfair means. Any candidate found using unfair means must be immediately turned out from the Examination Centre. Late comers may be permitted up to 15 mins from the time of commencement of the exam. However, no extra time will be given to such candidates.

9.Number of Examination Centers will depend upon the number of applications. Generally, the centers will be at SAS Nagar (Mohali), Jalandhar and Bathinda subject to a minimum attendance of 100 candidates at each center. The number of centers may be increased or decreased depending upon the number of candidates and administrative constraints.

Interview Procedure & Declaration of Final Merit List

10.On the day of interviews first activity on arrival will be documents check and physical measurements (height and weight). Candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria will not be retained for the interview. Candidates will be advised to bring track suit/equivalent dress when they arrive for interview. Once the physical test is over they will have sufficient time to change into formals which may be carried by them. Names of short listed candidates in interview will be announced at the end of each interview day and will be required to undergo medical examination, the next day; Institute Bus will carry them to Sohana Hospital Mohali.


Approximately twenty girls will be scheduled for interview on each day. The interview process is a whole day engagement as follows:-

(a) 0700h – Candidates report at Mai Bhago AFPI

(b) 0700h to 0800h – Documentation and height/weight check

(c) 0800h to 0830h – Review of check & return ineligible candidates

(d) 0830h to 0915h – Physical test

(e) 0930h to 1030h – Verbal expression test

(f) 1100h to 1600h – Interview

(g) 1600h to 1700h – Preparation of results

(h) 1700h – Announcement of names of shortlisted candidates

(j) 0830h (next day) – Shortlisted candidates report for medical examination at Mai Bhago AFPI (move Sohana Hospital Mohali under Institute arrangements)

12. Declaration of Merit List. The list of selected candidates (in order of merit) will be declared by the third week of June to include names of 25 selected candidates – reserve list of upto 20 candidates. These will be declared on the website of CDAC as well as MBAFPI.

Review of the Policy

13.The policy may be reviewed as and when necessitated by the changed circumstances at the discretion of the management and is not offered to challenge.

I certify that I have gone through and agree with the above mentioned conditions and certify that I am eligible.