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Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)


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

Entry Branch Course Number Vacancies
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.

Examination Details

Vacancies Not Declared
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

Examination Pattern

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

Duration Course Name Form Fee Course Fee Total Fee
90 Days AFCAT TARGET/ TDAAFC001 ₹ 1050 ₹ 20000/-(GST Included)
6 Months AFCAT WARRIOR/ TDAAFC002 ₹ 1050 ₹ 43500/-(GST Included)
1 Year AFCAT TEJAS/ TDAAFC003 ₹ 1050 ₹ 61500/-(GST Included)

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 – Paper- I December | Paper- II June/July Exam Schedule – 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.