AFCAT is conducted by the Indian Air Force for selection of officers in all branches of the IAF (except medical and dental) viz. Flying Branch (Short Service Commission only), Technical Branch (Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission) and Ground Duty Branch (Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission). AFCAT is conducted twice a year (in the month of February and August). The advertisement for the same is published in employment news, national leading daily and India Air force website in the months of December and June respectively.
Flying Branch: the maximum lifespan is 20 to 24 years. The maximum age limit for candidates with a valid and current DGCA (India) Commercial Pilot License is 26 years.
Ground Duty: a maximum of 20 to 26 years.
AFCAT Selection Procedure
The Selection Process of the candidates in the Indian Air force for the officer’s entry is done in three phases:
- Written Examination
- AFSB Interview
- Medical Examination
The AFSB (Air force Selection Board) Interview is the toughest phase of selection. Well, the Written Exam is also that easy. One will need to prepare better for this as well. To apply for this, There are some eligibility criteria that is a requirement to have to apply for the AFCAT Exam.
Eligibility Criteria for AFCAT:
- For Flying branch: Degree from a recognized university With 60 % & 12th Passed with 60% marks in Each Physics & Maths
- For Ground Duty Technical:Degree from a recognized university With 60 % marks
- For Ground Duty Non-Technical: Degree from a government recognized University with Physics , Mathematics, chemistry, statistic, International Relation ,Defence studies, Psychology, computer science, IT, Management , Mass Communication etc. with a 50% marks in aggregate all papers put together in Post.
Written Examination Details
|Exam||AFCAT||Engineer Knowledge Test|
|Mode of Exam||Online||Online|
|No. of Questions||100||50|
|Duration of Exam||2 hours(120minutes)||45 minutes|
|Negative Marking||1 Mark||1 Mark|
Air Force Common Admission Test is conducted by Air Force selection Board for recruitment of ground staff and flying branches of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Qualified applicants in the test are mandated to register for the five day Air Force Selection Board process.
Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is conducted in two stages. The first stage consists of a written test and the second stage involves a testing process. Call letters to report to Dehradun, Mysuru, Gandhinagar, Varanasi, or Guwahati,(any one of the selection boards) are sent to qualified candidates of testing process. The Air Force Common Admission Test is conducted by the Air Force Selection Board for the recruitment of ground and flying staff of the Indian Air Force (IAF). The Air Force Selection Board is the recruitment wing of the Indian Air Force.