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Updated On - June 19 2021 by Swagota Nandi

AFMC Syllabus 2021 is released by Armed Forced Medical College (AFMC), Pune. Syllabus will give a clear idea to students what topics and questions can come and they can prepare accordingly. AFMC is a national level examination that nominate candidates admission into four years of B.Sc. Nursing. Only female candidates can apply for admission. Those candidates who qualify for the written exam will then be called for a personal interview. Aspirants can check the detailed AFMC 2021 Syllabus in this article.

AFMC Syllabus 2021

Candidates can go through this syllabus and prepare according to it. Detailed AFMC Syllabus 2021 is mentioned below.

Syllabus for Biology

AFMC Syllabus for Biology is given in detail in the following table:

Diversity in Living WorldBiology – it's meaning and relevance to mankind What is living; Taxonomic categories and aids (Botanical
gardens, herbaria, museums, zoological parks); Systematics and Binomial system of nomenclature.
Introductory classification of living organisms (Two-kingdom system, Five-kingdom system); Major
groups of each kingdom along with their salient features (Monera, including Archaebacteria and
Cyanobacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, Animalia); Viruses; Lichens Plant kingdom – Salient features of
major groups (Algae to Angiosperms); Animal kingdom – Salient features of Nonchordates up to phylum,
and Chordates up to class level
Cell: The Unit of Life; Structure and FunctionCell wall; Cell membrane; Endomembrane system (ER, Golgi apparatus/Dictyosome, Lysosomes,
Vacuoles); Mitochondria; Plastids; Ribosomes; Cytoskeleton; Cilia and Flagella; Centrosome and
Centriole; Nucleus; Microbodies. Structural differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic, and
between plant and animal cells. Cell cycle (various phases); Mitosis; Meiosis. Biomolecules – Structure
and function of Carbohydrates, Proteins, Lipids, and Nucleic acids. Enzymes – Chemical nature, types,
properties and mechanism of action. 
Genetics and Evolution Mendelian inheritance; Chromosome theory of inheritance; Gene interaction; Incomplete dominance;
Co dominance; Complementary genes; Multiple alleles; Linkage and Crossing over; Inheritance patterns
of hemophilia and blood groups in humans. DNA –its organization and replication; Transcription and
Translation; Gene expression and regulation; DNA fingerprinting. Theories and evidence of evolution,
including modern Darwinism. 
 Structure and Function – PlantsMorphology of a flowering plant; Tissues and tissue systems in plants; Anatomy and function of the root,
stem(including modifications), leaf, inflorescence, flower (including position and arrangement of
different whorls, placentation), fruit and seed; Types of fruit; Secondary growth; Absorption and
movement of water (including diffusion, osmosis, and water relations of the cell) and of nutrients;
Translocation of food; Transpiration and gaseous exchange; Mechanism of stomatal movement. Mineral
nutrition – Macro- and micro-nutrients in plants including deficiency disorders; Biological nitrogen fixation mechanism. Photosynthesis – Light reaction, cyclic and non-cyclic photophosphorylation;
Various pathways of carbon dioxide fixation; Photorespiration; Limiting factors. Respiration –
Anaerobic, Fermentation, Aerobic; Glycolysis, TCA cycle; Electron transport system; Energy relations.
Structure and Function - AnimalsTissues; Elementary knowledge of morphology, anatomy, and functions of different systems of
earthworm, cockroach, and frog. Human Physiology – Digestive system - organs, digestion and
absorption; Respiratory system – organs, breathing and exchange and transport of gases. Body fluids
and circulation – Blood, lymph, double circulation, regulation of cardiac activity; Hypertension, Coronary
artery diseases. Excretion system – Urine formation, regulation of kidney function Locomotion and
movement – Skeletal system, joints, muscles, types of movement. Control and co-ordination – Central
and peripheral nervous systems, structure, and function of a neuron, reflex action, and sensory reception;
Role of various types of endocrine glands; Mechanism of hormone action.
Reproduction, Growth, and Movement in PlantsAsexual methods of reproduction; Sexual Reproduction - Development of male and female
gametophytes; Pollination (Types and agents); Fertilization; Development of embryo, endosperm, seed, and fruit (including parthenocarpy and apomixis). Growth and Movement – Growth phases; Types of
growth regulators and their role in seed dormancy, germination, and movement; Apical dominance;
Senescence; Abscission; Photoperiodism; Vernalisation; Various types of movements. 
Reproduction and Development in Humans Male and female reproductive systems; Menstrual cycle; Gamete production; Fertilisation; Implantation;
Embryo development; Pregnancy and parturition; Birth control and contraception. 
 Ecology and Environment Meaning of ecology, environment, habitat, and niche. Ecological levels of organization (organism to
biosphere); Characteristics of Species, Population, Biotic Community and Ecosystem; Succession and
Climax. Ecosystem – Biotic and abiotic components; Ecological pyramids; Food chain and Food web;
Energy flow; Major types of ecosystems including agroecosystem. Ecological adaptations – Structural
and physiological features in plants and animals of aquatic and desert habitats. Biodiversity – Meaning,
types, and conservation strategies (Biosphere reserves, National parks, and Sanctuaries) Environmental
Issues – Air and Water Pollution (sources and major pollutants); Global warming and Climate change;
Ozone depletion; Noise pollution; Radioactive pollution; Methods of pollution control (including an idea
of bioremediation); Deforestation; Extinction of species (Hot Spots). 
 Biology and Human Welfare Animal husbandry – Livestock, Poultry, Fisheries; Major animal diseases and their control. Pathogens of
major communicable diseases of humans caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, protozoans, and helminths, 
and their control. Cancer; AIDS. Adolescence and drug/alcohol abuse; Basic concepts of immunology.
Plant Breeding and Tissue Culture in crop improvement. Biofertilizers (green manure, symbiotic and
free-living nitrogen-fixing microbes, mycorrhizae); Biopesticides (micro-organisms as biocontrol agents
for pests and pathogens); Bioherbicides; Microorganisms as pathogens of plant diseases with special
reference to rust and smut of wheat, bacterial leaf blight of rice, late blight of potato, bean mosaic, and
root-knot of vegetables. Bioenergy – Hydrocarbon - rich plants as substitutes for fossil fuels. 
Biotechnology and its Applications Microbes as an ideal system for biotechnology; Microbial technology in food processing, industrial
production (alcohol, acids, enzymes, antibiotics), sewage treatment, and energy generation. Steps in
recombinant DNA technology – restriction enzymes, DNA insertion by vectors, and other methods,
regeneration of recombinants. Applications of R-DNA technology. In human health –Production of
Insulin, Vaccines, and Growth hormones, Organ transplant, Gene therapy. In Industry – Production of
expensive enzymes, strain improvement to scale up bioprocesses. In Agriculture – GM crops by transfer
of genes for nitrogen fixation, herbicide-resistance, and pest-resistance including Bt crops. 

Syllabus for Chemistry

AFMC Syllabus for Chemistry is given below:

  • Some basic concepts in Chemistry
  • States of matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
  • Chemical Energetics
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions
  • Solid state Chemistry
  • Chemical thermodynamics 
  • Solutions
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Hydrogen
  • s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • General principles and processes of isolation of elements 
  • p-Block Elements
  • The d-and f-Block elements 
  • Coordination compounds 
  • Some basic principles of Organic Chemistry
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Purification and characterization of carbon compounds
  • Organic compounds with functional groups containing halogens (X)
  • Organic compounds with functional groups containing oxygen
  • Organic Compounds with functional group containing nitrogen
  • Polymers
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Biomolecules 
  • Chemistry in everyday life 

Syllabus for Physics

AFMC Syllabus for Physics is given below:

  • Introduction and Measurement
  • Description of Motion in One Dimension
  • Description of Motion in Two and Three Dimensions
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy, and Power 
  • Rotational Motion 
  • Gravitation
  • Heat and Thermodynamics
  • Oscillations 
  • Waves
  • Electrostatics 
  • Current Electricity
  • Thermal and Chemical Effects of Currents
  • Magnetic Effect of Currents 
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic Waves (Qualitative Treatment)
  • Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
  • Electrons and Photons
  • Atoms, Molecules, and Nuclei
  • Solids and Semiconductor Devices

Syllabus for English Language and Reasoning

AFMC Syllabus for English Language and Reasoning is given in detail in the following table:

English Language and Comprehension

This measures your ability to read and comprehend written material in the English language. This
section tests your recognition of correct grammatical usage, vocabulary, and familiarities with
words. It includes:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Sentence Correction
  • Word meaning – antonyms, synonyms, analogies – your ability to recognize relationships among words and concepts, parallel relationships, etc.
  • Sentence completions – your ability to recognize words or phrases that both logically and stylistically complete the meaning of a sentence 
Intelligence, Logic and ReasoningThis section consists of Logical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, and Decision Making
questions. The topic included in this section are:
  • Arrangements
  • Family Tree
  • Numerical grid
  • Coding
  • Series
The Verbal Reasoning questions are the following:
  • Statement-Conclusion
  • Syllogisms
  • Critical Reasoning 

AFMC Exam Pattern 2021

Exam Pattern for AFMC 2021 is given below:

  • Total Number of Questions: 200
  • Time Duration: 2 hours
  • Marking: +1 mark for each right attempt.
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks deducted for each wrong answer.

AFMC Exam Preparation Tips

Given below are Exam Preparation Tips for AFMC 2021 that students can follow while preparing for their exams:

  • Divide your time efficiently for each topic. Prepare a schedule for each topic.
  • Plan your strategy. Study smart.
  • Stay cool and collected. Do not panic and study. 
  • Stay focused on your target goals for each day.

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