Admission Procedure



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

(a) Phase 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 admit cards, examination centres etc will be explained in detail.

(b) Phase II. On Line application, deposit of examination fees in the bank, acceptance of application and generation of roll number & admit card.

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

(d) Phase IV. Interviews including Physical test, psychometric tests, are conducted over a period of few days.


Eligibility Criteria

  1. Following will be applicable with no relaxation to any category of applicants:
  2. Only girls.
  3. Only Punjab domicile.
  4. Should be pursuing Plus 2 (No Board restrictions i.e. CBSE, ICSE, State Board or Becker Laureate).
  5. Age stipulations as applicable for Women Entry Schemes i.e. 16 years or more on 01 July of the year of admission into Mai Bhago AFPI
  6. Candidate should exhibit a perceptible desire to join the Armed Forces.

Physical Standards

  1. Army, Navy and Air Force publish respective criteria in their recruitment notification. 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.
(cm) 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


Selection Procedure

  1. Time LinesThe broad Procedural Time Lines for conduct of the entrance test will be as under:-
  2. 15 Feb to 15 Mar every year– Issue of advertisement in newspapers.
  3. By 15 Apr every year– Online applications by desirous candidates, deposit of Examination Fees Validity check and generation of Admit Card upto mid April.
  4. By 10 May– Conduct of Written Exam.
  5. By 20 May– Compilation of results and issue list of candidates who have cleared the cut off for Phase IV Tests
  6. By 10 Jun– Conduct of Interview.
  7. By 15 Jun– Online declaration of the Final Merit List .
  8. July First Week – Reporting date for candidates selected for admission in to Mai Bhago AFPI first week of July or thereafter depending upon College calendar.
  9. How to Apply

The advertisements in English, Punjabi and Hindi will be published in leading news papers. Copy of the advertisement will also be put up on the Institute notice board and website. Candidates are required to fill the applications form online by due date. Once the applications are processed, intimation will be sent by mail/sms.

  1. Candidates will pay non refundable amount examination 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.
  2. Written Test

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 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.

  1. Sample / previous year’s Question Papers should be available on the Institute web site. The Entrance Test will be conducted preferably on a Sunday/ a Holiday as per timings to be intimated with admit cards.
  2. 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 centre 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.
  3. Number of Examination Centres will depend upon the number of applications. Generally, the centres will be SAS Nagar (Mohali), Jalandhar and Bhatinda. The number of centres may be increased or decreased depending upon the number of candidates and administrative constraints.
  4. Interview Procedure & Declaration of Final Merit List

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 nominated Hospital.

  1. Schedule

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

(a) 0730h – Candidates report at Mai Bhago AFPI
(b) 0730h to 0845h – Documentation and height/weight check
(c) 0845h to 0900h – Review of check & rejection of ineligible
(d) 0900h to 0930h – Physical test
(e) 0930h to 1100h – Psychological test including filling up of PIQ & writing of Composition
(f) 1100h to 1600h – Interview
(g) 1600h to 1700h – Preparation of results
(h) 1700h – Announcement of names of short listed candidates
(j) 0830h (next day) – Short listed candidates report for

medical examination at Mai Bhago AFPI (move to Hospital, under Institute arrangements)

  1. Declaration of Merit List

List of selected candidates (in order of merit) will be declared by third week of June to include names of 25 selected candidates – reserve list of 10 candidates. These will be declared on the website of CDAC as well as MBAFPI.

  1. Review of the Policy

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.