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AFCAT 2019: 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. Here are details related AFCAT 2019 February test.

Important Dates: AFCAT 2019 Recruitment

  • Start date for submission of AFCAT Online Application Form: 1 December 2018
  • Last date for submission of AFCAT Online Application Form: 30 December 2018
  • AFCAT 2019 February Test Date: 16 & 17 February 2019 (First Shift)
  • AFCAT & EKT Exam Date 2019: 16 & 17 February 2019 (Second Shift)

AFCAT 2019: 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.

AFCAT 2019: No. of Vacancies

Entry: AFCAT Entry
Branch: Flying
PC/SSC: SSC for Men & Women
Course Number: 207/20F/SSC/M & W
Vacancies: SSC-25

Entry: AFCAT Entry
Branch: Ground Duty (Technical){Aeronautical Engineer Electronics and Aeronautical Engineer Mechanical}
PC/SSC: PC for Men and SSC for Men & Women
Course Number:
206/20T/PC/M
206/20T/SSC/M & W
Vacancies:
AE(L)
PC-24, SSC-32
AE(M)
PC-10,SSC-14

Entry: AFCAT Entry
Branch: Ground Duty (Non-Technical) {Administration, Logistics, Accounts}
PC/SSC: PC for Men and SSC for Men & Women
Course Number:
206/20G/PC/M
206/20G/SSC/M & W
Vacancies:
Admin:PC-11, SSC-15
Logistics:PC-05,SSC-09
Accounts:
PC-07, SSC 11

Entry: NCC Special Entry
Branch: Flying
PC/SSC: PC for Men and SSC for Men & Women
Course Number:
207/20F/PC/M
207/20F/SSC/M & W
Vacancies: 10%  seats  out  of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

Eligibility Criteria AFCAT 2019

Educational 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 2019

Flying Branch and NCC Special Entry: Candidates age should be between 20 to 24 years as on 1st January 2020. Candidate should not be born earlier than 2nd January 1996 and not later than 1st January 2000.
Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2000.
Ground Duty (Technical): Candidate age should be between 20 to 26 years as on 1st January 2020. Candidate should not be born earlier than 2nd January 1994 and not later than 1st January 2000.
Ground Duty (Non-Technical): Candidate age should be between 20 to 26 years as on 1st January 2020. The candidate should not be born earlier than 2nd January 1994 and not later than 1st January 2000.
Note: The applicant must be mentally and physically fit because physically challenged persons are not eligible for AFCAT 2019 exam.

AFCAT 2019 Selection Process

The AFCAT 2019 is a three stage selection test:

Stage 1: The AFCAT 1 2019 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: Medical Test

AFCAT 2019 Online Application Form

Application procedure to apply for AFCAT 2019 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 2019 Exam Pattern

The AFCAT 2019 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

EKT 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 2019. It will carry total 50 questions of  total 150 Marks
Negative Marking: In AFCAT 2019, 3 Marks are awarded for each correct answer. While 1 mark is deducted for each wrongly marked answer from the marks gained.

AFCAT 2019 Syllabus

General 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 2019 :

The AFCAT 2019 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 2019 Test Centers

The AFCAT 2019 February Test will be administered across following cities and towns
  • Agartala
  • Agra
  • Ahmedabad
  • Aizawl
  • Aligarh
  • Allahabad
  • Ambala
  • Amritsar
  • Andaman
  • Bahadurgarh
  • Bareilly
  • Beherampura
  • Belgaum
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhagalpur
  • Bhawanipatna
  • Bhilai
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Bhuj
  • Bikaner
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Darbhanga
  • Darjeeling
  • Dehradun
  • Delhi
  • Dhanbad
  • Diu
  • Durgapur
  • Faridabad
  • Ganganagar
  • Gautam Budh Nagar
  • Ghaziabad
  • Gorakhpur
  • Greater Noida
  • Guntur
  • Gurugram
  • Guwahati
  • Gwalior
  • Haldwani
  • Hisar
  • Hyderabad
  • Imphal
  • Indore
  • Itanagar
  • Jabalpur
  • Jaipur
  • Jaisalmer
  • Jalandhar
  • Jalpaigudi
  • Jammu
  • Jamshedpur
  • Jhansi
  • Jodhpur
  • Jorhat
  • Kakinada
  • Kannur
  • Kanpur
  • Kharagpur
  • Kochi
  • Kohima
  • Kolhapur
  • Kolkata
  • Kota
  • Kurukshetra
  • Leh
  • Lucknow
  • Madurai
  • Mangalore
  • Meerut
  • Midnapore
  • Mumbai
  • Mysore
  • Nagpur
  • Nasik
  • Nizamabad
  • Pathankot
  • Patna
  • Puducherry
  • Pune
  • Rajkot
  • Ranchi
  • Rohtak
  • Rourkee
  • Rourkela
  • Sambalpur
  • Shillong
  • Shimla
  • Silchar
  • Solapur
  • Sonipat
  • Srinagar
  • Thane
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thrissur
  • Tinsukia
  • Tirunelveli
  • Tirupathi
  • Udaipur
  • Ujjain
  • Vadodara
  • Varanasi
  • Vellore
  • Vijayawada
  • Vishakapatnam
  • Warangal

AFCAT Result 2019

AFCAT 2019 Result will be published on www.result.shiksha

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