MAI BHAGO AFPI / Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute / Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute for Girls /MAI BHAGO 2018 


MAI BHAGO AFPI :Mai Bhago Armed Forces Preparatory Institute for Girls has been set up by Punjab government as an exclusive all girls training Institute. It is a unique, first of its kind initiative in the country for the girl child. The Institute provides a lifetime golden opportunity to 10 plus 2 level girls from Punjab to choose an elite career as a Commissioned Officer in the Defence Services. The Institute, named after Mai Bhago Ji, the famous Sikh saint warrior, is laid out on a sprawling 8 acres beautifully landscaped area in Sector 66, SAS Nagar. Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Sh Manohar Parrikar, inaugurated the Institute with its first batch of 25 Lady Cadets on 25 Jul 2015.

The Institute is fully residential and has all the modern facilities to include multi gym, swimming, shooting, sports fields, walking plaza etc. The training includes three years graduation in MCM DAV College Sector 36, Chandigarh; Sports and Physical Fitness, Personality Development, Communication Skills, Grooming, Extra Curricular Activities, NCC, Professional Training and preparation for SSB Interview. At the end of three years the Lady Cadets are made to appear in the competitive examination to seek admission into the officer Training Academies based on different Women Entry Schemes for commission into the Defence Services.


  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 –  Physical test, psychometric test, English composition and interviews are conducted over a period of few days.

(e) Phase V – Medical Examination of the selected candidates by a Board of Doctors of  Command Hospital ,Chandimandir , Panchkula


Following will be applicable with no relaxation to any category of applicants:

Only girls.
Only Punjab domicile.
Should  be  pursuing  + 2 (No Board restrictions i.e. CBSE, ICSE, State Board or Becker Laureate).
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
Candidate should exhibit a perceptible desire to join the Armed Forces.

 MAI BHAGO AFPI  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:

Part I – 50 General English questions

Part II – 50 General Awareness questions

Each question will carry 4 marks. Two hours will be allotted for the test. Max marks will be 400. There will be one negative marking  for each wrong answer.

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. Number of Examination Centres will depend upon the number of applications. Generally, the centres will be SAS Nagar (Mohali), Jalandhar and Bhatinda so that no candidate has to travel for more than three hours to reach the allotted centre. The number of centres may be increased or decreased depending upon the number of candidates and administrative constraints.

MAI BHAGO AFPI  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 Command Hospital Chandimandir.

 MAI BHAGO AFPI  Physical Standards:

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
1 150 38.5 40.5
2 153 40.5 42
3 155 42 43
4 158 43 45
5 160 45 46
6 163 46 47.5
7 165 47.5 49
8 168 49 50
9 170 50 51
10 173 52 53


Candidates who qualify written test, possess all documents and are meeting the height/weight/age criteria will be retained for interview. The marks + weightage will be as under:-

(a) Written Test 100 marks. Weightage – 10%

(b) Physical Test 30 marks. Weightage – 5%

(i) 400 meters Run

(ii) Sit ups

(iii) Push ups

(c) Psychological Test. 100 marks Weightage. – 20%

(d) Composition. 5 marks Weightage. – 5%

(e) Interview. 400 marks. Weightage -60%.





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