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AFCAT – Dates, Eligibility, Admission Process, Syllabus & More

The Indian Air Force conducts the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) twice a year. By qualifying the different stages of AFCAT, candidates can expect to get recruited in various posts like that of Flying (Pilot), and Ground Dutymen (Technical & Non-Technical branches) along with NCC Special Entry across India. 

This year, the AFCAT (1) exam will be conducted in more than 100 cities across India. AFCAT 2021 will be conducted in CBT or Computer Based Test mode. As per the AFCAT notification 2021, the exam is being conducted to fill up 241 vacancies. The question paper will contain 100 questions from AFCAT and 50 questions from EKT or Engineering Knowledge Test (for technical candidates – ground duty). To attempt all the questions, the candidates will be given 120 minutes for AFCAT and 45 minutes for EKT.

Buddy4Study has compiled and updated all the information related to AFCAT in this article so that aspiring candidates can get a better idea of what they can expect from this selection exam.

AFCAT – Key Highlights

It is essential for candidates who have registered and applied for the AFCAT exam to prepare for the exam with the right strategy. Here are a few key points that they should keep in mind:

AFCAT Key Highlights

Name of Examination AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST (AFCAT- 01/2021)
Exam Conducting body Indian Air Force (IAF)
AFCAT Recruitment Official Website https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT
Exam frequency Twice a year
AFCAT Total Vacancies 235 241
AFCAT (1) Exam Date 20th and 21st February 2021
AFCAT (2) Exam Date September or October 2021*
Mode of Exam Online (computer-based test)
Credentials required to download AFCAT Admit Card Registration Number

Password

Compulsory documents to carry on exam day Colour Print of the Admit card

Valid Photo ID Proof

Two passport photographs

Aadhar Card of the candidate

Duration of AFCAT Exam AFCAT – 2 hours (120 minutes)

EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) – 45 Minutes

Maximum Marks AFCAT – 300 Marks

EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) – 100 Marks 

Marking System Correct answer: 3 marks

Incorrect Answer: (-1) mark

Unattempted Answer: NIL

AFCAT – Important Dates and Events

Indian Air Force has announced a few important events and their dates for the AFCAT exam.

AFCAT Exam Dates (AFCAT 1) 2021

Exam Events Important Dates
Release of short notification 28th November 2020
Release of Notification (Detailed) 1st December 2020
Dates for submission of online AFCAT applications 1st December 2020 to 11th January 2021
AFCAT (1) 2021 Admit Card Release 5th February 2021
AFCAT (1) 2021 Exam 20th and 21st February 2021
AFCAT Result Release March 2021*
Course Commencement January 2022*

*Exact dates yet to be released

AFCAT Exam Dates (AFCAT 2) 2021

Exam Events (2021) Important Dates
Release of notification June 2021*
Dates for submission of online applications June to July 2021*
AFCAT (2) 2021 Admit Card Release September or October 2021*
AFCAT (2) 2021 Exam September or October 2021*
AFCAT Result Release November 2021*

*Exact dates yet to be released

AFCAT – Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to apply for AFCAT have to fulfil the predetermined eligibility criteria to register and sit for the exam. The below description  highlights the eligibility criteria of AFCAT in various terms.

There are 5 factors related to the eligibility criteria, as highlighted below:

  1. Nationality
  2. Age
  3. Marital Status
  4. Physical Standards
  5. Medical standards

Nationality

As per AFCAT eligibility criteria, a candidate should be an Indian citizen (according to the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955). 

Age

  1. The age limit for the aspiring candidates in Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry should be between 20 and 24 years as on 1st January 2022. This means that the candidate should be born between 2nd January 1998 and 1st January 2002 (both dates inclusive).
  2. There is a relaxation of 2 years (upper age limit) for candidates (Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry) holding a valid and current Pilot License issued by DGCA (India). Candidates should be born between 2nd January 1996 to 1st January 2002 (both dates inclusive).
  3. The age limit for the aspiring candidates in Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) branch should be between 20 and 26 years as on 1st January 2022. This means that the candidate should be born between 2nd January 1996 and 1st January 2002 (both dates inclusive).

Age Criteria as per Marital Status

The marital eligibility criteria for the aspiring candidates are highlighted below:

Marital Status Age
Unmarried Candidates 20 -25 Years
Married Candidates Above 25 Years
Widows/Widowers/divorcees Above 25 Years

Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for the AFCAT exam 2021 must have the minimum educational qualification from a recognized university board as indicated in the table below:

AFCAT Educational Qualifications for Different Posts

AFCAT Post Educational Qualification
Flying Branch Minimum 60% aggregate each in Physics & Mathematics in 10+2

OR 

Minimum 60% aggregate in Section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India 

OR

Minimum 60% aggregate in B.Tech/B.E degree or equivalent 

OR

Associate Membership of the Institution of Engineers (India) or equivalent.

Ground Duty (Technical) Branch Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)} Minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level besides a minimum of 4 years graduation/integrated post-graduation

degree in Engineering/Technology from recognized University

OR

Minimum 60% aggregate in Section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of the Institution of Engineers (India) in the following disciplines:-

  • (aaa) Aerospace Engineering
  • (aab) Aeronautical Engineering
  • (aac) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • (aad) Mechanical Engineering
  • (aae) Mechanical Engineering and Automation
  • (aaf) Mechanical Engineering (Production)
  • (aag) Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
  • (aah) Mechatronics
  • (aaj) Industrial Engineering
  • (aak) Manufacturing Engineering
  • (aal) Production and Industrial Engineering
  • (aam) Materials Science and Engineering
  • (aan) Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • (aao) Aerospace and Applied Mechanics
  • (aap) Automotive Engineering
  • (aaq) Robotics
  • (aar) Nanotechnology
  • (aas) Rubber Technology and Rubber Engineering
Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (L)} Minimum 50% aggregate each in Physics & Mathematics in 10+2 (minimum of 4 years graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University)

OR 

Minimum 60% aggregate in Section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of the Institution of Engineers (India) 

OR 

Graduate membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies or equivalent in the electronics related disciplines such as:

  • (aaa) Communication Engineering
  • (aab) Computer Engineering/Technology
  • (aac) Computer Engineering & Application
  • (aad) Computer Science and Engineering/Technology
  • (aae) Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • (aaf) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • (aag) Electrical Engineering
  • (aah) Electronics Engineering/ Technology
  • (aaj) Electronics Science and Engineering
  • (aak) Electronics
  • (aal) Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • (aam) Electronics and Computer Science
  • (aan) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering
  • (aao) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)
  • (aap) Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • (aaq) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering
  • (aar) Electronics Instrument & Control
  • (aas) Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering
  • (aat) Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • (aau) Instrument & Control Engineering
  • (aav) Information Technology
  • (aaw) Spacecraft Technology
  • (aax) Engineering Physics
  • (aay) Electric Power and Machinery Engineering
  • (aaz) Infotech Engineering
  • (aba) Cyber Security
NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch) Minimum 60% aggregate each in Physics & Mathematics in 10+2

OR

Minimum 60% aggregate in 3 years graduation degree in any equivalent NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 1st January 2017 (mandatory)

OR

Minimum 60% aggregate in Section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers

OR

Minimum 60% aggregate in B.Tech/ B.E or any other equivalent OR Minimum 60% aggregate in Section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches Accounts Minimum 60% aggregate in 3 years B.Com degree or equivalent
Administration and Logistics Minimum 60% aggregate in Section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India

OR 

Minimum 60% aggregate in 3 years graduation degree in any equivalent

Physical Standards

  1. All applicants must be mentally and physically fit.
  2. An exam will be conducted to examine the mental and physical health of the aspiring candidates

Height and Weight Parameters

Candidates have to carefully check the minimum and maximum height (acceptable) from the table below.

Physical Requirement for Technical and Ground Duty Branch

Post Minimum Height
Ground Duty (Technical/ Non-technical) Branch Women Men
157.5 cms. 152 cms.

Note – Men and women from Lakshadweep will get a concession of 2 cms. in the minimum acceptable height. Gorkhas belonging to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Kumaon and Garhwal will get a concession of 5 cms.

Physical Requirement for Flying Branch

Post Leg Length Minimum Height Sitting Height Thigh Length
Flying Branch Maximum – 120 cms. 162.5 cms. Maximum – 96 cms. Maximum – 64 cms.
Minimum – 99 cms. Minimum – 81.6 cms.

Note – No concession is provided for age and region.

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Visual Parameters

For Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branch

Sub Branch Maximum Limits of Refractive Error Colour Vision Visual Acuity Errors
Logistics Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Spherical CP-III Corrected visual acuity should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye.

Wearing of Glasses will be compulsory.

Myopia: -3.50 D Spherical
Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cylindrical
Administration Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Spherical CP-II Corrected visual acuity should be 6/6 in each eye
Myopia: -3.5 Spherical
Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cylindrical in any meridian
Meteorology Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cylindrical in any meridian CP-II Corrected visual acuity should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye.

Wearing of Glasses will be compulsory.

Myopia: -3.5 D Spherical
Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Spherical
Accounts and Education Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Spherical CP-III Corrected visual acuity should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye.

Wearing of Glasses will be compulsory.

Myopia: -3.50 D Spherical
Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cylindrical

For Ground Duty (Technical) Branch

Maximum Limits of Refractive Error Colour Vision Visual Acuity Errors
Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Spherical CP-II Corrected visual acuity should be 6/9 in each eye.

Candidates will have to wear glasses when advised.

Myopia: -3.50 D Spherical
Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cylindrical

For Flying Branch

Minimum distant vision 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia Colour vision CP-1
Hypermetropia : +2.0 D Spherical
Manifest Myopia: Nil
Retinoscopic Myopia: – 0.5 in any meridian permitted
Astigmatism : +0.75 D Cylindrical (with + 2.0 D Maximum)
Handheld Stereoscope All of BSV Grades
Cover test for distant and near Latent divergence/convergence recovery – rapid and complete.
Maddox Rod Test At 33 cms Eso – 6 prism D
Hyper -1 prism D
1 Hypo -1 prism D
Exo -16 prism D
At 6 meters Exo -6 prism D
Eso- 6 prism D
Hyper -1 prism D
Hypo -1 prism D
Convergence up to 10 cm
Binocular Vision Applicants must have a good binocular vision (fusion and stereopsis with good amplitude and depth).

Note – Candidates wearing spectacles regularly are not eligible for flying branch.

Medical Standards for Flying Branch

The aspiring candidates should not have gone through any operation or injury from the past few years and he must not have any disease. The medical scenarios that can lead to rejection are:

  1. Non-articular rheum Unilateral /bilateralism ( e.g., lesions of the rotator cuff, tennis elbow, recurrent lumbago, etc.).
  2. Loss of cervical lordosis when associated with clinically restricted movements of the cervical spine.
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis and allied disorders
  4. Osteoarthrosis, Spondylosis and Degenerative joint disease
  5. Granulomatous Disease of the spine
  6. Compression fracture of vertebra
  7. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) disorders including SLE, Polymyositis and Vasculitis.
  8. Arthritis / Spondylosis
  9. Ankylosing Spondylitis
  10. Scheuermann’s Disease (Adolescent Kyphosis)
  11. Unilateral/bilateral cervical ribs with demonstrable neurological or circulatory deficit
  12. Spondylolisthesis / Spondylolysis
  13. Any other abnormality as so considered by the specialist

AFCAT – Admit Card

Until now, the exact dates for the release of the AFCAT admit card has not been announced. Once the dates are finalised, IAF would publish it on their official website. Upon the availability, candidates can collect/download their respective admit cards by logging into https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/.

After the AFCAT admit card download link is made active, candidates have to follow the below-mentioned steps to download their admit cards:

  1. Visit the official website of IAF – https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/
  2. Go to Candidate Login
  3. Click on AFCAT 01/2021
  4. Once the download link is active, log in using the username, password and CAPTCHA code
  5. When the admit card appears on the screen, download it and take a printout for future references

Note: For any error in the AFCAT admit card (incorrect information, spelling mistake, etc.), candidates must contact the given helpline numbers 1800-11-2448 (toll-free number), 011 – 23013690 (Direct), 23010231 [extension – 7610, 7645, 7646) or email to afcatcell@cdac.in between 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on all days.

AFCAT – Guidelines for Exam Day

Candidates must follow the online test instructions and guidelines set by IAF authority. The test instructions will help the candidates to attempt the computer-based exam without any hassles. Given below is a list of online test instructions set by the Indian Air Force panel that candidates need to abide by:

  1. The candidate/s must report at the examination centre at least an hour before the allotted exam time.
  2. Candidates reporting after the reporting time mentioned in the hall ticket, will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.
  3. The candidate/s must compulsorily bring the coloured admit card (hard copy). The test centre officials will verify it and then allow the candidate to sit for the examination.
  4. Bring along a valid photo identity (ID of College, Passport, Driving License, Aadhaar Card, Pan Card, Voters ID Card).
  5. Bring blue/black ballpoint pen and clipboard.
  6. Do not bring xeroxed admit cards as examination authority will scan the admit card through the barcode present in the original admit card.
  7. Duplicate AFCAT admit cards would not be issued at the examination centres if the original admit card is torn or lost by a candidate.
  8. Admit cards must be in good condition. Dismantled, disfigured or mutilated admit cards compromising the details of the candidate will not be accepted.
  9. A seat with Roll Number will be allotted to each candidate. They should find and sit on their allocated seats only.
  10. No baggage is allowed inside the examination hall.

Items Allowed Inside AFCAT Exam Centre

Candidates are advised to bring the following documents to the examination hall. Without these documents, candidates won’t be allowed to enter the examination venue.

  • A hard copy of Admit Card (coloured)
  • Valid ID proof such as the Driving licence or Pan card
  • 2 passport-sized photographs
  • Blue/black ballpoint pen

Items Not Allowed Inside AFCAT Exam Centre

  • Mobile phones/pagers
  • Geometry/pencil box
  • Writing pad, pen drives, log table
  • Any extra papers
  • Calculator
  • Electronic pen/scanner
  • Slide rulers and log tables

AFCAT – Mandatory COVID-19 Guidelines

Candidates must check out these general COVID-19 related guidelines and follow them at all the AFCAT exam centres:

  1. Social distancing would be maintained strictly at the exam centres. Candidates have to maintain at least 6 feet or 2-metre distance from other candidates.
  2. All candidates will be checked for temperature with thermo guns at the entry point.
  3. The Arogya Setu App must be installed on the candidate’s mobile phone.
  4. After the Aarogya Setu status display at the entry gate, candidates need to switch off their mobile phones and deposit them at the designated location. The same has to be collected while exiting.
  5. Exam authority will ensure that monitor, keyboard, mouse, webcam, desk, chair, etc., are thoroughly sanitised.
  6. A significant gap has to be present between two seats inside the exam hall.
  7. Besides the admit card and photo ID card, gloves, a personal transparent water bottle, personal hand sanitizer (50 ml), and a pen will also be allowed in the exam hall.
  8. Invigilators will distribute rough sheets to candidates wearing gloves.
  9. To avoid crowding, exam room numbers would not be displayed outside the centre.
  10. Candidates violating COVID-19 directives/advisories would not be allowed to sit for the exam
  11. Candidates would be allowed to leave the test centre one at a time to avoid the rush and maintain social distancing.

AFCAT – Exam Centres

The AFCAT exam will be conducted in more than 100 cities. Most AFCAT exam centres are present in district headquarters and major cities. To make things easier, IAF conducts the examination across all the cities in India via online mode. 

The exam centre allotted to each candidate will be printed on their respective admit cards. Please note that the candidates cannot make the changes once the preferred centres are submitted by them during the application process.

AFCAT Exam Cities

Agartala Berhampur (Odisha) Chennai
Ajmer Belagavi Coimbatore
Ahmedabad Bengaluru Dehradun
Aizawl Bhagalpur Delhi and NCR
Alwar Bhilai Dhanbad
Allahabad Bhopal Diu
Ambala Bhubaneswar Dibrugarh
Amritsar Bhuj Durgapur
Aurangabad Bikaner Faridabad
Bathinda Chandigarh Ganganagar
Gaya Imphal Jodhpur
Ghaziabad Indore Jorhat
Gorakhpur Itanagar Kannur
Guntur Jabalpur Kanpur
Gurugram Jaipur Kakinada
Guwahati Jalandhar Kochi
Gwalior Jalpaiguri Kohima
Haldwani Jammu Kolhapur
Hissar Jamshedpur Kolkata
Hyderabad Jhansi Kota
Kurukshetra Meerut Meerut
Leh Mumbai Madurai
Lucknow Muzaffarpur Nagpur
Ludhiana Mysore Nasik
Mangalore Mangalore Nizamabad
Noida Puducherry Rourkela
Panaji Pune Sambalpur
Patiala Rajkot Shillong
Patna Ranchi Shimla
Port Blair Roorkee Silchar
Sonipat Thrissur Varanasi
Solapur Tirunelveli Vellore
Srinagar Tirupati Vijayawada
Thane Udaipur Visakhapatnam
Thiruvananthapuram Vadodara Warangal

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AFCAT – Exam Pattern

The upcoming AFCAT (1) exam will be conducted online for all candidates and EKT for technical candidates. The exam will be an objective or MCQ-type with multiple options and will be held on 2 consecutive days.

Candidates, with the help of AFCAT exam pattern, can get a clear idea regarding the sectional distribution of questions and marks.

Stages Sections covered Questions Asked Maximum Marks Time limit
AFCAT General Awareness

Verbal Ability in English

Numerical Ability 

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

100 questions 300 marks 120 minutes
EKT Mechanical

Computer Science 

Electrical & Electronics

50 Questions 150 marks 45 minutes
  • Candidates will be awarded 3 marks for every correct answer
  • They will lose 1 mark for each incorrect answer
  • No marks will be awarded or deducted for questions that are left unattempted
  • Questions will be based on the metric system of Weights and Measures (wherever applicable)

AFCAT Marking Scheme

Type of Answers Marks Allotted
Correct Answer 3
Wrong Answer -1
Unattempted NIL

AFCAT – Syllabus

As per the AFCAT notification, AFCAT (1) syllabus is divided into 4 sections:

  1. Verbal Ability in English
  2. Numerical Ability
  3. General Awareness
  4. Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

Candidates are required to study the topics highlighted below to crack the first part of the exam.

AFCAT (1) Syllabus

Verbal Ability in English Numerical Ability General Awareness Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test
Comprehension

Error Detection

Sentence Completion/Filling in of the correct word

Synonyms

Antonyms

Testing of Vocabulary

Idioms

Phrases

Decimal

Fraction

Time and Work

Average

Profit & Loss

Percentage

Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest

Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)

History

Geography

Civics

Politics

Current Affairs

Environment

Basic Science

Defence

Art

Culture

Sports, etc.

Verbal skills and Spatial abilities

Data interpretation

Rotated blocks

Analogy

Sets based on arrangements

Missing Character

Hidden figures

Embedded Figure

EKT Syllabus

For Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Fundamental Engineering Allied Engineering Specialised Branch
Engineering Physics

Engineering Mathematics

Engineering Drawing

Switching Theory

Computer Networks

Radar Theory

Network Theory Design

Instrumentation

Information Technology

Microwave Engineering

Analog and Digital Electronics

Electronic Devices

Telecommunication Systems

Microwave Engineering

Control Engineering

Electrical Engineering

For Computer Science Engineering

Fundamental Engineering Allied Engineering Specialised Branch
Engineering Physics

Engineering Mathematics

Engineering Drawing

Control Engineering

Telecommunication Systems

Electrical Engineering

Radar Theory

Instrumentation

Antenna and Wave Propagation

Microwave Engineering

Information Technology

Network Theory Design

Analog and Digital Electronics

Computer Networks

Switching Theory

Electronic Devices

For Mechanical Engineering

Fundamental Engineering Allied Engineering Specialised Branch
Engineering Physics

Engineering Mathematics

Engineering Drawing/ Engineering Graphics

Aerodynamics

Flight Mechanics

Aircraft Structures

Power Plant Engineering.

Industrial Engineering

Automotive Engineering

Thermodynamics

Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulic Machines

Engineering Mechanics

Materials Science

Thermodynamics

Manufacturing Science

Machine Drawing

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AFCAT – Recommended Books

Candidates need to prepare well from the topics highlighted as per the AFCAT syllabus to score well in the upcoming entrance test.

Buddy4Study advises candidates to prepare well for their upcoming exam with the help of the below-mentioned books that are recommended by candidates who cracked the exam successfully in the previous years.

Book Author
AFCAT for Flying, Technical & Ground Duty Branch with Solved Papers (English, Paperback) Arihant Experts
SSB Interview: The Complete Guide Dr N.K. Natarajan
AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Arihant Experts
Manorama Yearbook 2019 Philip Mathew
Let’s Crack AFCAT – Air Force Common Admission Test SSBCrack
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R. S. Aggarwal
AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Self Study Guide-cum-Practice Work Book – 1810 Kiran Prakashan
AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Exam Guide: For Flying and Technical Branch (Popular Master Guide) R. Gupta
AFCAT Solved Papers and Practice Sets Arihant Experts

AFCAT – Answer Key

IAF will release the preliminary answer key on the official IAF website after the exams are conducted. Candidates can download the answer key in the form of a PDF.  They can calculate their probable scores with the help of the answer key and response sheet, much before the results are declared.

AFCAT – Cut Off

Indian Air Force authority publishes the AFCAT cutoff after the results are announced. Candidates who qualify as per the cutoffs are eligible to take part in the AFSB interview.

AFCAT Cut Offs from 2014 to 2020

AFCAT AFCAT Cut Off EKT Cut Off
AFCAT (2) 2020 155 40
AFCAT (1) 2019 133 50
AFCAT (2) 2018 140 55
AFCAT (1) 2018 155 60
AFCAT (2) 2017 160 60
AFCAT (1) 2017 150 60
AFCAT (2) 2016 148 60
AFCAT (1) 2016 132 52
AFCAT (2) 2015 144 52
AFCAT (1) 2015 126 55
AFCAT (2) 2014 123 45

AFCAT – Result

The schedule for AFCAT result is announced after the exams are conducted successfully. Once the notification for the results is out, candidates can check their results online by using their registration number and date of birth.

Candidates must download a copy of their result and verify the details highlighted below:

  1. Registration number
  2. Name of candidates
  3. AFCAT cut off
  4. Obtained score
  5. Qualifying status

Screenshot of AFCAT result

AFCAT – FAQs

When was the AFCAT notification published?

The AFCAT notification was released on 28th November 2020. Later, the detailed notification was published on 1st December 2020.

How many vacancies are open for AFCAT?

Currently, a total of 241 vacancies are open for AFCAT.

What is the age limit for AFCAT recruitment?

The age limit for the flying branch is between 20 and 24 years, whereas the age limit for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch is between 20 and 26 years.

What is the selection process for the AFCAT exam 2021?

The selection process in AFCAT exam comprises 3 stages -

  1. AFCAT Online Exam for all candidates & EKT ( for Technical candidates)
  2. AFSB Interview
  3. Final selection after medical examination

What is the last date to apply online for the AFCAT 2021 exam?

The last date to apply online for the AFCAT 2021 exam was 11th January 2021.

Is there any negative marking in the AFCAT 2021 exam?

Yes. For every incorrect answer in AFCAT 2021, 1 mark will be deducted.

What if there are discrepancies in AFCAT admit cards?

Candidates should immediately contact the IAF examination authority to rectify any discrepancies in the admit card. Candidates must contact the given helpline numbers 1800-11-2448 (toll-free number), 011 – 23013690 (Direct), 23010231 [extension – 7610, 7645, 7646) or email to afcatcell@cdac.in between 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on all days

Will the candidates appearing for class 10 be issued AFCAT Admit Cards?

No. Candidates appearing for class 10 are not eligible for the AFCAT exam. Only 10+2, Graduate and Postgraduate level candidates can apply for the AFCAT exam. For more information, read AFCAT eligibility criteria (www.exam.buddy4study.com/afcat-eligibility-criteria).

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