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AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST (AFCAT) Exam Details 

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AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST (AFCAT- 01/2020) FOR FLYING BRANCH AND GROUND DUTY (TECHNICAL AND NON-TECHNICAL) BRANCHES/ NCC SPECIAL ENTRY FOR COURSES COMMENCING IN JANUARY 2021

Date of AFCAT online Examination : 22.02.2020 & 23.02.2020
Start date for AFCAT Online Application : 1.12. 2019
Last date for AFCAT Online Application: 30.12. 2019

AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. This test 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 the months of December and June respectively.

Indian Air Force (AFCAT) invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches.

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IAF Vacancy Details  :

ENTRY

BRANCH

PC /SSC

COURSE NUMBER

VACANCIES

AFCAT ENTRY

Flying Branch

SSC for Men & Women

209/21F/SSC/M & W

SSC-60

 

Ground Duty (Technical Branch){Aeronautical Engineer
Electronics and
Aeronautical Engineer
Mechanical}

PC for Men and
SSC for Men & Women

208/21T/PC/M

208/21T/SSC/M & W

 AE(L) : PC-40, SSC-26

AE(M): PC-23, SSC-16

 

Ground Duty (Non- Technical)
{Administration, Education}

PC for Men & SSC
for Men & Women

208/21G/PC/M

208/21G/SSC/M & W

Admin:PC- 24, SSC-16

Accts: PC-14, SSC-10

Lgs : PC-12, SSC-08

NCC Special
Entry

 Flying

PC for Men & SSC
for Men & Women

209/21F/PC/M

209/21F/SSC/M & W

10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

Note: There is no intake conducted for Education and Meteorology branches for AFCAT 01/2020 for course commencing in January 2021.

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AFCAT Eligibility Criteria :

Nationality : Candidate must be a citizen of India.

Marital Status:

  • Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of course.
  • Widows/Widowers and divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible.
  • A candidate who marries subsequent to the date of his application though successful at SSB or medical will not be eligible for training.
  • A candidate who marries during the period of training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the Government.
  • Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.

AFCAT Age & Educational Qualifications:

1) Flying Branch (through AFCAT & NCC Special Entry)

Age: 20 to 24 years as on 01st January, 2021 (born between 02 January 1997 to 01 January 2001) both dates inclusive.
Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (Indian) is relaxable upto 26 years (born  between  02 January 1995 to 01 July 2001) both dates inclusive

Afcat Educational Qualifications : Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and
(a) Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
OR
(b) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
OR
(c) Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

2) Ground Duty (Technical Branch)

Age : 20 to 26 years as on 01st January 2021 (born between 02 January 1995 to 01 January 2001) both dates inclusive

Educational Qualifications :

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)} : Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University OR cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines :-
Communication Engineering.
Computer Engineering/Technology.
Computer Engineering & Application.
Computer Science and Engineering/Technology.
Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Electrical Engineering.
Electronics Engineering/ Technology.
Electronics Science and Engineering.
Electronics.
Electronics and Communication Engineering.
Electronics and Computer Science.
Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering.
Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave). (aap) Electronics and Computer Engineering.
Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering. (aar) Electronics Instrument & Control.
Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering.
Instrumentation & Control Engineering.
Instrument & Control Engineering.
Information Technology.

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)} : Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognised University OR cleared Sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
Aerospace Engineering.
Aeronautical Engineering.
Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
Mechanical Engineering.
Mechanical Engineering and Automation.
Mechanical Engineering (Production).
Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance).
Mechatronics.
Industrial Engineering.

3) Ground Duty (Non Technical Branch)

Age : 20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2021 i.e. (born between 02 January 1995 to 01 January 2001) both dates inclusive

Educational Qualifications :
Administration  : Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Education : MBA / MCA or MA /MSc degree in English / Physics/ Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International Studies / Defence Studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together in Post-Graduation (Minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in graduation, recognized by UGC/ Competent Accreditation Authority). For integrated courses (single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry), the minimum duration must be as per prevailing UGC guidelines with a minimum 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.

NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch) : NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 01 Dec 17 is mandatory. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2. Graduates with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Meteorology : Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream/ Mathematics/ Statistics/Geography/Computer Applications/Environmental Science/ Applied Physics/ Oceanography/Meteorology/Agricultural Meteorology/Ecology & Environment /Geo-physics/Environmental Biology with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together (Provided Maths and Physics were studied at Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% marks in each).

LLB qualified and integrated / dual degree candidates may get an opportunity to be employed on legal duties of the IAF(after commissioning).

Physical and Medical Standards : Please refer to below link for Guidelines with regard to physical and medical standards for candidates

AFCAT Scheme of Online Examination : All applicants whose applications are submitted by due date will be called at one of the examination centres for AFCAT scheduled on either 22 February 2020 (Saturday) or 23 February 2020 (Sunday).

It is mandatory for the candidates opting for Ground Duty Technical branch to appear in both AFCAT and EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test).

Exam Schedule :

22 Feb 20 (Day 1)

 23 Feb 20 (Day 2)

 1st Shift (AFCAT)

 2nd Shift (AFCAT + EKT)

1st Shift (AFCAT)

 2nd Shift (AFCAT + EKT)

 9.45 AM to 11.45 AM

 AFCAT : 14.15 PM to 16.15 PM

9.45 AM to 11.45 AM

AFCAT : 14.15 PM to 16.15 PM

 

EKT : 16.30 PM to 17.15 PM

 

EKT : 16.30 PM to 17.15 PM

 

AFCAT Admit card (for AFCAT Candidates Only): Click "DOWNLOAD ADMIT CARD" to download your Admit Card from the website https://afcat.cdac.in and you will also receive admit card on your registered email ID. If the candidate does not receive his/her admit card in their registered email id or is not able to download the same from the mentioned website, he/she is required to enquire from AFCAT Query Cell at C-DAC, Pune. (Phone Nos 020-25503105 or 020-25503106). E-Mail queries may be addressed to afcatcell@cdac.in.    

How to apply Afcat Application Form:
Aspirants for IAF are required to apply online by using the link
https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in, or https://afcat.cdac.in.

Aadhaar Card is mandatory for online registration.

AFCAT Examination fee: 

After filling in the online application form, the examination fee of Rs. 250/- (non-refundable) for AFCAT entry (not applicable for meteorology and NCC special entry) paid online through the Make Payment step on the main menu of the online application.
No cash or cheque or demand draft (DD) will be accepted towards payment of examination fee. The examination fee can be paid using credit/debit cards/ net banking through the payment gateway. Applicants are advised to follow the instructions/ steps given on the payment gateway, and also print/keep the transaction details for their records. After confirmation from bank that the payment is received, the Payment Status will display Registration Number which the candidate may note down for future correspondence. Simultaneously, the candidate will receive a confirmatory sms/ email. This will be followed by Admit Card (with the Hall Ticket Number)  which a candidate will receive on his/her registered email ID.

Candidates are to apply only online on IAF career website www.careerairforce.nic.in from 1st DEC 2019 to 31th Dec 2019

For more details visit :

https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/ 

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