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Indian Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)

  • Exam Mode : Online
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  • Examination category : Defence
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  • Conducting Body : Indian Air Force
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Registration Date

01-12-2021

Application Start Date

26-11-2021

Application End Date

30-12-2021

Main Exam Date

26-08-2022

Overview

Indian Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is organized by the Indian Air Force. It manages the recruitment to the post of Commissioned Officers for flying and ground duty (Technical and Non Technical) branches. This exam offers a good opportunity for eligible and aspiring applicants who want to make their careers in the Indian Air Force. Desiring applicants can apply for the exam online through the official website

Indian Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) Conducting Body:
The Indian Air Force conducts this exam to recruit eligible aspirants for various posts. This exam is a National Level exam and is organized twice in a year.

Indian Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) Important Dates:

Events

Dates

Registration Date

01/12/2021 to 30/12/2021

Application Date

26/11/20211

Admit Card Date

Will be updated soon

Exam Date

26 August 2022 to  28 August 2022

Interview Date

Will be updated soon

Result Date

Will be updated soon

Mode to Apply

Online

Link to Apply

Click here

Official Notification 

Check here

Indian Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) Selection Procedure:

The selection procedure is divided into 2  phases-

  • Online Test

  • SSB Interview

The selection procedure consists of two steps- Online Test and SSB Interview. The candidates who are applying for the technical post need to appear for an additional test i.e the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).

Indian Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) Exam Pattern:-

Online Test: The common AFCAT contains these 4 sections:- General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test. The questions of Engineering Knowledge Test are asked from Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering.

Test

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration

AFCAT (Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test)

100

300

2 hours

EKT (Only for technical branches)

50

150

45 minutes

Note:- There is a provision of negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer.

Staff Selection Board (SSB) Interviews:- The candidates who qualify the Online examination are called for the interview.

The SSB interviews further divided into 2 Stages:
- Stage-I  interview involves the following 2 tests:

  • Officer Intelligence Rating Test

  • Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PPDT)

The applicant who qualify proceeds to the Stage-II.

Indian Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) Eligibility Criteria:

- Age limit: Candidate's age must not be less than 20 years and must not be more than 24 years for Flying branch (26  years for Technical/Ground staff branch).

- Educational qualification: 

  • For Flying branch: must have done Graduation from any recognized university in any discipline. Applicants appearing in their final year exam are also eligible to apply. The Combined Defence Service Examination has no maximum percentage criteria as well.

  • For Ground Staff: Applicants must have a graduate degree from any recognized university with min. 60% marks.

Indian Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) Exam Syllabus :

- English:

  • Comprehension

  • Idioms and Phrases

  • Error Detection

  • Synonyms, Antonyms and Vocabulary

  • Sentence Completion/ Filling in of the correct word

- General Awareness:

  • History

  • Art & Culture

  • Geography

  • Civics and Polity

  • Current Affairs

  • Defence

  • Sports

  • Environment

  • Basic Science

- Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test:

  • Odd One Out

  • Missing Figures

  • Analogy

  • Blood Relation

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Figure Classification

  • Spotting the Embedded Figures

  • Pattern Completion

  • Dot Situation Analysis

  • Sequencing

- Numerical Ability:

  • Decimal Fraction

  • Simplification

  • Average

  • Profit & loss

  • Percentage

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Simple interest.

Indian Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) Exam Syllabus for EKT:

  • Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics and Engineering Drawing are the main subjects for each branch.

- For Computer Engineering:

  • Information Technology

  • Computer Networks,

  • Analogue and Digital Electronics,

  • Electronic Devices,

  • Network Theory Design,

  • Switching Theory, 

- For Electrical and Electronic Engineering:

  • Control Engineering,

  • Analogue and Digital Electronics

  • Instrumentation,

  • Computer Networks,

  • Information Technology,

  • Electrical Engineering,

  • Electronic Devices,

  • Telecommunication Systems,

  • Antenna and Wave Propagation.

  • Network Theory Design,

  • Radar Theory, 

  • Microwave Engineering,

- Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering:

  • Engineering Mechanics,

  • Manufacturing Science,

  • Materials Science,

  • Machine Drawing.

  • Theory of Machines,

  • Fluid mechanics/Hydraulic Machines,

  • Automotive Engineering,

  • Power Plant Engineering,

  • Industrial Engineering,

  • Thermodynamics,

  • Flight Mechanics,

  • Aircraft Structures,

  • Aerodynamics.

CONCLUSIONAFCAT is an exam conducted by INDIAN airforce to select young energetic youth. Grab this golden opportunity to fullfil your dreams . Stay tuned with us for upcoming notifications , also follow official website for more updates . All the best for your exam .

Indian Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) Exam FAQs:

Ques 1. Is the UPSC exam for NDA / CDSE entry the same as  AFCAT?

Ans. No. Both exams are different. 

Ques 2. What is the eligibility criteria for AFCAT?

Ans. The eligibility criteria with respect to educational qualifications, age limit etc. for AFCAT is mentioned on the website www.careerairforce.nic.in. Graduation is the minimum qualification required for AFCAT.

Ques 3. Are women candidates eligible to apply for AFCAT?

Ans. Yes, women applicants are eligible to apply for AFCAT.  

Ques 4. I have completed my Class 12th exam. Am I eligible for AFCAT?

Ans. No. Minimum qualification required for AFCAT is graduation/post graduation (depending on the branch you are applying for) and there is also a minimum requirement of marks in graduation/post graduation. For full details, please refer the website careerairforce.nic.in.

Ques 5. Is there any fee/registration charges of the exam?

Ans. No. There is no fee/registration charges.

Ques 6. I am interested in applying for flying branch and I have filled up all the columns correctly to my knowledge also. Yet, it's showing that I am not eligible for flying branch?

Ans. Check the age and educational qualification criteria. Also, check if marks in Graduation are 60% aggregate and at 10+2 level 60% each in Physics and Maths.

Ques 7. Whether applicants having CPL issued by DGCA eligible for age relaxation for flying branch or not?

Ans. There is a certain age relaxation of two years for CPL holders. However, one related the educational qualification criteria. 

Ques 8. Does Flying Branch offer Permanent Commission through AFCAT?

Ans. No, only Short Service Commission is offered.

Ques 9. Can I need to send any documents to AFCAT Cell for Admit Card etc?

Ans. No. But applications are online.

Ques 10. I have a degree from a foreign university. Am I eligible?

Ans. For being eligible for AFCAT, the degree must be recognized by UGC/AICTE/Ministry of HRD/DEC.

Ques 11. Do I write the marks in decimal form?

Ans. Even if the percentage of the mark is entered in decimals, it is rounded off to the lower whole number e.g. 59.9% is treated as 59%.

Ques 12. My university has awarded CGPA. How do I fill up the percentage column?

Ans. In case of candidates being awarded Grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of Grades/CGPA to the percentage of marks is based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the Bachelor's degree.

Ques 13. What if I clear AFCAT but not EKT?

Ans. If you have applied for ground & flying branch along with technical but couldn't clear EKT, you are considered for other branches. AsEKT is just for the technical branch so even if you aren't able to clear it you're eligible for the other branches(Flying and ground duty).

Ques 14. Can I change my AFCAT exam Centre?

Ans. No, you can not change your exam centre once selected.

Ques 15. Can Final year students apply for AFCAT?

Ans. Yes, a Final year student can apply for AFCAT.

Ques 16. Is AFCAT permanent commission?

Ans. One is the Permanent Commission (PC) and the other is the Short Service Commission (SSC). The Permanent Commission (PC) is only for males while the Short Service Commission (SSC) is for both males and females.

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