The Air Force Common Admission Test - AFCAT is conducted by the Indian Air Force, the exam is held twice a year to select Class I Gazetted officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical).
AFCAT is a gateway for candidates, both male and female, to join the Indian Air Force as officers for both Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission in Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical roles.
AFCAT Exam is held twice a year. The online exam is conducted by the Indian Air Force.
- Stage 1: AFCAT Written Exam for the Non-Technical candidates; and AFCAT+EKT for the Technical candidates.
- Stage 2: AFSB Interview.
- Stage 3: Medical Test.
|Exam||AFCAT||EKT (for Technical)|
|No of Questions||100||50|
|Duration||2 Hours||45 Minutes|
|Negative Marking||1 mark||1 mark|
- Nationality : Candidate must be a citizen of India.
Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry: 20 to 24 years. Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot
License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years
Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years
- 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
- More details can be found on AFCAT official site here
- 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.
- General Awareness
- Verbal Ability
- Numerical Ability
- Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test
- Error Detection
- Sentence Completion/ Filling in of the correct word
- Synonyms, Antonyms and Vocabulary
- Idioms and Phrases
- Decimal and Fraction
- Time and Work
- Profit & Loss
- Ratio & Proportion
- Simple Interest & Compound Interest
- Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)
- Civics and Polity
- Current Affairs
- Basic Science
- Art & Culture
- Odd One Out
- Coding and Decoding
- Figure Classification
- Spotting the Embedded Figures
- Pattern Completion
- Dot Situation Analysis
- Venn Diagram
- Blood Relation
- Missing Figures