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The AFCAT i.e. Air Force Common Admission Test in its abbreviated form is a commissioned level examination conducted by the IAF (Indian Air Force) twice in a year for the selection of male as well as female officers into all branches of the Indian Air Force except for Medical branch and Dental branch. AFCAT examination is an officer recruitment gateway in three branches of Air Force – Flying Branch (Short Service Commission only), Ground Duty (Technical branch - Permanent & Short Service Commission) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch - Permanent & Short Service Commission).
AFCAT I 2022 Vacancy
|AFCAT Entry||Flying||213/23F/SSC/M & W||SSC - 77|
|Ground-Duty(Technical)||212/23T/PC/102 AEC/ M 212/23T/SSC/ 102AEC/ M & W||AE(L): PC – 19, SSC – 76 AE(M): PC – 07, SSC – 27|
|Ground-Duty(Non-Technical)||212/23G/PC/M 212/23G/SSC/M||Admin: PC – 10, SSC – 41 Accts: PC – 04, SSC – 17 Lgs: PC – 08, SSC – 31|
|NCC Special Entry||Flying||212/23F/PC/M and 212/23F/SSC/M&W||10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.|
|Availability of Forms||June & December|
|Exam Schedule||September & February|
|Age Limit, Gender & Marital Status||20 to 26, Male/Female & Unmarried|
|Educational Qualification||There are various qualifications for various branches yet the minimum qualification is Graduation passed or appearing with 60% Marks./b>|
|Selection Procedure||Written Exam conducted by Air Force SSB Interview conducted by Air Force Selection Board(AFSB)|
|Training||The duration of training for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments.|
Examination Calender 2021
|Details||AFCAT 1||AFCAT 2|
|Notification Release Date||1st Week Of December||3rd Week of June|
|Application Start||1st Week Of December||3rd Week of June|
|Application Last Date||December Last Week||3rd Week of July|
|Release of Admit Card||1st Week Of February||1st Week of August|
|Exam Date||Mid February||3rd Week of August|
|Declaration of Result||2nd Week Of March||Mid October|
|Subject||Questions/ Duration||Marking Pattern||Maximum Marks|
|Maths, Gk, English, Reasoning||100/ 2 Hours||+(3.0) / -(1.0) Marks||300|
|Engineering Subjects (for Technical Only)||50/ 45 Minutes||+(3.0) / -(1.0) Marks||150|
AFCAT Courses @ Trishul
Eligibility criteria for various branches / courses of AFCAT are mentioned below: - Age limit: It varies according to branch viz. Flying Branch (AFCAT and NCC admission): 20 - 24 years Ground Duty (technical and non-technical): 20 - 26 years The DOB accep
The selection for various posts in the Indian Air Force(IAF) will depend on 3 steps. These steps are : Step 1: AFCAT (Written Test) Step 2: Interview Round Step 3: Medical Examination Round
The cut-off range for AFCAT on average basis varies from 110-120. EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) average cut off is 80 marks.
General Awareness Verbal Ability Verbal Ability Numerical Ability Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test
Section Questions Marks Time General Awareness 20 40 2 Hours Verbal Ability In English 30 90 Numerical Ability 15 45 Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 35 105 The question paper will be available in English language only. Duration of the examwill be of
AFCAT is held twice every year. Exam Schedule for AFCAT 1 and 2 is as follows : - Availability of Forms â€“ Paper- I December | Paper- II June/July Exam Schedule â€“ Paper-I February | Paper-II September
For Flying Branch -A candidate of Science Stream with subjects Mathematics and Physics can apply for AFCAT. For Other Branches - A candidate must be a graduate in any stream from a recognized university.
Flying Branch: A candidate must have passed class 12th with minimum 60% marks in Mathematics and Physics. Other Branches- A candidate must have passed graduation course (UG) with the at least minimum passing marks.
A person having foreign citizenship cannot apply for AFCAT but If He/She has an Indian passport and documents supporting his/her claim of Indian citizenship then they can apply for AFCAT.
AFCAT (Air Force Common Entrance Examination) is an entrance test for aspirants willing to join Indian Air Force as Commissioned Officers in Flying, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical).
18 months (1.5 years) of training at Air Force Academy, Hyderabad.
It can be difficult to easy depending upon the candidate's understanding level and preparation level. So one has to do preparation accordingly.