Indian Air Force is expected to release the AFCAT admit card on/after 5th February 2021. Candidates (who have registered themselves for the upcoming AFCAT (1) exam or will be registering themselves by 11th January 2021) can download their respective admit cards once the exam authority releases it. AFCAT (1) exam will be conducted on 20th and 21st February 2021 to select eligible candidates who would sit for the recruitment examination for the position of Flying Branch (Pilot) (NCC Special Entry Scheme (flying)), Ground Duty Technical (Electrical, Mechanical) or Ground Duty Non-Technical (Administration, Logistics).
AFCAT admit cards will be available online on the official website of IAF (link mentioned in the article below). Candidates will require their Registration ID and Password to download their admit cards. It is compulsory to carry the AFCAT admit card on the day of the exam to gain entry inside the exam hall. Along with the admit card, candidates must carry a valid photo ID, aadhaar card, 2 passport size photographs, sanitiser, gloves and mask to the examination hall.
Candidates must read this article to keep an eye on all the latest updates related to AFCAT admit card 2021.
No candidates will be allowed to sit for the AFCAT (1) exam 2021 if they fail to produce the admit card. Candidates must pay attention to the highlights related to AFCAT admit card 2021, as stated below:
AFCAT Admit Card 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||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 |
|Compulsory documents to carry on exam day||Colour Printed 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
The AFCAT admit card is an important document without which no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall. Candidates should note that the AFCAT admit card 2021 will not be sent by post. The admit cards will be made available only in online mode and candidates can download them from the official exam portal. Candidates will have to download a coloured print of the admit card.
AFCAT Admit Card Schedule (AFCAT 1) 2021
|Exam Events||Important Dates|
|Release of short notification||28th November 2020|
|Release of detailed Notification||1st December 2020|
|Submission of online 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 Admit Card Schedule (AFCAT 2) 2021
|Exam Events||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
For the AFCAT (1) exam, the admit cards will be issued online. Candidates would be able to download the admit cards by visiting the official IAF website (www.careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/). Candidates who have met the AFCAT 2021 eligibility criteria, completed the application procedure and paid the AFCAT application fees will be able to download their AFCAT admit card.
Candidates can download their AFCAT admit card online by following the steps mentioned below:
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 admit card 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
The AFCAT admit card contains exam-related information along with the basic details of the candidate. These include:
|Candidate’s Name||Candidate’s Thumb Impression|
|Mother’s Name||AFCAT 2021 Application number|
|Father’s Name||Exam Venue|
|Address and Contact of the Candidate||Exam Date and Time|
|Candidate’s Photograph||Address and Contact Details of the Candidate|
|Candidate’s Signature||General Instructions|
Sample AFCAT Admit Card
AFCAT Admit Card Correction and Helpline Numbers
In case of unavailability of AFCAT (1) admit card, discrepancies or issues in the admit card like hazy photograph or signature or wrong date of birth or any mismatch of information or technical glitches, candidates are advised to notify the IAF authority immediately. They can immediately call on the helpline numbers mentioned below:
AFCAT helpline numbers:
Note: The helpline facility is available from 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM and 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on all days
To download the AFCAT admit card, a candidate first has to login by entering the registration number and password on the portal. However, if they forget the password, there is an easy process by which they can retrieve it.
All they need to do is follow the below steps:
1. Visit the IAF login page (direct link) – https://afcat.cdac.in/afcatreg/signin
2. Click on Forgot Password
3. A new page will open, which will ask the candidate’s registered email ID, mobile number, secret question, secret answer and CAPTCHA code
4. Click on Submit
The password will be sent to the candidate’s registered email address and mobile number. The candidate can then use the password to login and download the admit card.
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.
While appearing for the AFCAT exam, candidates must remember a few points:
AFCAT exam will be conducted in more than 100 cities in India. 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
|Aizawl||Bhagalpur||Delhi and NCR|
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As per the current notification, AFCAT admit card will be released on/after 5th February 2021.
No. Indian Air Force will not send the hard copy of the admit card to candidates by post. Candidates are required to download their respective admit cards (coloured) from the official AFCAT website (https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/).
Candidates should immediately contact the IAF examination authority to rectify any discrepancies in the admit card. Relevant helpline numbers and contact address are 1800-11-2448 (toll-free number), 011 – 23013690 (Direct), 23010231, Extension – 7610, 7645, 7646. Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a certain age relaxation of 2 years for valid CPL (Commercial Pilot License) holders. Nevertheless, if the candidate meets the educational qualification criteria and fulfils the upper age criteria of 26 years (born between 2nd January 1996 to 1st January 2002), he/she can apply for the AFCAT exam.
Even if the percentage of marks scored in AFCAT examination is entered in decimals, it will be rounded off to the lower whole number. E.g., 69.9% will be treated as 69%.
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