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AFCAT: Air Force Common Admission Test
The Indian Air Force (IAF) administers Air Force Common Admission Test for the recruitment of Commissioned Officer in Flying, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches. The test is administered twice in a year, i.e. tentatively in February and September.
AFCAT: Types of Commissions
Permanent Commission (PC) for Men: Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation as per their branch and rank.
Short Service Commission (SSC) for Men & Women
- 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 would be for a period of 10 years.
- An extension of four years may be granted subject to willingness, suitability, service requirements and availability of vacancies.
Eligibility Criteria for AFCATEducational Qualification:
Education qualification is based on the branch. Here, we have mentioned education qualification branch wise.Flying Branch:
Candidate must have a graduate in any discipline with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or B.E/B. Tech with minimum 60% marks. OR
Candidates must have secured 60% marks in Section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).Ground Duty (Technical):
Candidates must have a graduation level degree in any discipline with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level with minimum 60% marks. OR
A candidate must have completed 4 years graduation or integration Post graduation in Engineering/Technology OR
A candidate must obtain 60% marks in Section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).
Ground Duty (Non-Technical): Candidates must have graduation level degree any discipline with minimum 60% marks and obtain 60% marks in Section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).
Age Limit: Here given age requirement for different branches through AFCAT
Flying Branch and NCC Special Entry: Candidates age should be between 20 to 24 years.
Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years.Ground Duty (Technical):
Candidate age should be between 20 to 26 years.Ground Duty (Non-Technical):
Candidate age should be between 20 to 26 years.
Note: The applicant must be mentally and physically fit because physically challenged persons are not eligible for AFCAT.
AFCAT Selection Process
The AFCAT is a three stage selection test:
The AFCAT 1 will be of two hours duration and will contain multiple choice questions on verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general awareness and military aptitude.Stage 2:
Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) would be for 45 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT. It is mandatory for the candidates opting for ground duty (technical) branch to pass both AFCAT & EKT.Stage 3:
AFCAT Online Application Form
Application procedure to apply for AFCAT Recruitment is completely online. Open vacancies are published in Employment News time to time as well as on the official website of Indian Navy. For latest openings candidates are advised to check official recruitment portal https://afcat.cdac.in/
AFCAT Exam Pattern
The AFCAT is a two hour test. It has 5 sections. Total questions asked are 100 and total marks allotted are 300.Questions are asked from following areas: General Awareness, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, Military Aptitude Test
The EKT is mandatory for candidates who have applied for Technical Ground Duty branch. This test will take place after the written examination of AFCAT . It will carry total 50 questions of total 150 MarksNegative Marking:
In AFCAT, 3 Marks are awarded for each correct answer. While 1 mark is deducted for each wrongly marked answer from the marks gained.
AFCAT SyllabusGeneral Awareness:
History, Geography, Sports, Civics, Environment, Defence, Basic Sciences, Culture, Art, Politics, Current Affairs, etc.Verbal Ability in English:
English Comprehension, Vocabulary, Error Finding, Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the blanks, Jumbled Sentences, rearrangement of sentences etc.Numerical Ability:
Number Series, Simplification, Average, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest, Decimal Fraction, Percentage etc.Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test –
Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.
AFCAT Admit Card
The AFCAT Admit Card will be released 10 to 15 days before the exam date. Candidates will be informed about the same on registered email id and mobile number. Aspirants need to download and print admit card from the registration website. This is mandatory document to appear for the examination and all other purposes till the recruitment procedure is over.
AFCAT Test Centers
The AFCAT is administered across following cities and towns
AFCAT Result will be published on www.results.shiksha