AFCAT(Air Force Common Admission Test)

AFCAT(Air Force Common Admission Test)

Indian Air Force recruits candidates for the post of Commissioned officers in flying and ground duty (Technical and Non-Technical Posts) through AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)

TYPE OF COMMISSION

  • PC for Men: Candidates joining as PC officers serve till the age of superannuation as per their branch and rank.
  • SSC for Men & Women: The Engagement period for SSC Flying Branch is 14 years from the date of Commissioning (Not extendable)
  • Initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty (Tech) and Ground Duty (Non-Tech) Branches is for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to willingness, suitability, service requirements and availability of vacancies.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

Post Required Age limit Educational Qualification
Flying Branch through AFCAT 20 to 24 years (i) Passed 10+2 with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics.
(ii) Graduation 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 recognized 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 recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Ground Duty (Technical) Branch
Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)
20 to 26 years 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, Electrical, Electronics and Information technology.
Ground Duty (Technical) Branch
Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)
20 to 26 years 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 & 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:- Aerospace, Aeronautical, Aircraft Maintenance, Mechanical, Mechatronics and Industrial Engineering.
Ground Duty (Non Technical) Branch
Administration & Logistics
20 to 26 years Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognized 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 recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Ground Duty (Non Technical) Branch
Accounts
20 to 26 years B. Com Degree (Minimum three years degree course) from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
NCC Special Entry 20 to 24 Years NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate is mandatory.
Candidates should have mandatory 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 recognized 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 recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent

SCHEME OF EXAMINATION

Those who have applied for the examination are called for AFCAT and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). The candidates who are opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branch, need to appear in both AFCAT as well as Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT), and those opting for Ground Duty (Non-Technical) need to appear for written examination of AFCAT.

EXAM PATTERN FOR AFCAT

EXAM SUBJECT DURATION NO. OF QUESTIONS MAXIMUM MARKS
AFCAT General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 02 Hours 100 300
EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) [For Candidates with one of the choices as (Technical) Branch] Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics 45 Minutes 50 150
  • The exam is conducted only in English, for both AFCAT and EKT.
  • Candidates who will clear both AFCAT and EKT, will be called further for the three-stage process by the AFSB (Air Force Selection Board) :
  1. Intelligence Test
  2. Psychological Test, Group Test and Interview
  3. For Flying Branch, Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) is held. It is a once in a lifetime test. Candidates who have failed the CPSS/PABT (Pilot Aptitude Battery Test) in an earlier attempt or a Flight Cadet suspended from flying training at Air Force Academy will not be eligible.

Marking Scheme is as follows:

(a) Three marks are awarded for every correct answer.

(b) One mark is deducted for every incorrect answer.

AFCAT SYLLABUS

EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) SYLLABUS

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