AFCAT Admit Card – Dates, How to Download, Exam-Day Guidelines

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.

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AFCAT Admit Card – Highlights 

  1. Candidates applying for AFCAT exam 2021 will be sent notifications regarding the AFCAT admit card on their registered contact numbers
  2. IAF will not send postal admit cards/call letters to candidates.
  3. Candidates must keep checking the official IAF website for regular updates. 
  4. IAF will not bear responsibility if any candidate/s does not receive any important notification via email or SMS.
  5. Separate AFCAT admit cards will be issued for AFCAT (1) and AFCAT (2) exam. 
  6. Registration number and Roll Number of the candidate must be mentioned clearly in the admit card.

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 
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

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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

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AFCAT Admit Card – Important Dates

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

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AFCAT Admit Card – Step-by-Step Downloading Process

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 ( or 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 – 

2. Go to Candidate Login

AFCAT Admit Card – Step-by-Step Downloading Process

3. Click on AFCAT 01/2021

4. Once the admit card download link is active, log in using the username, password and CAPTCHA codeAFCAT Admit Card download link

5. When the admit card appears on the screen, download it and take a printout for future references 

Details Mentioned in AFCAT Admit Card

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  

Details Mentioned in AFCAT Admit Card

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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:

  • Toll-Free number – 1800-11-2448
  • Telephone number – 011 – 23013690 (Direct), 23010231
  • Extension – 7610, 7645, 7646
  • Email ID –

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


AFCAT Admit Card – How to Retrieve Password?

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) – 

2. Click on Forgot PasswordAFCAT Admit Card - How to Retrieve Password

3. A new page will open, which will ask the candidate’s registered email ID, mobile number, secret question, secret answer and CAPTCHA codeAFCAT Admit Card - Forgot Password

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.  

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 Admit Card – Exam Day Instructions

While appearing for the AFCAT exam, candidates must remember a few points:

  1. Download a colour print of the AFCAT (1) Admit Card
  2. Report to the examination hall at least an hour before the examination starts.
  3. Candidates reporting after the reporting time mentioned in the hall ticket, will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.
  4. Carry the AFCAT admit card without fail.
  5. Paste a self-attested photograph on the admit card similar to the one submitted in the online application form.
  6. Do not carry valuable items or electronic devices to the exam hall.
  7. Try to reach the exam centre at least an hour before the designated reporting time.
  8. Bring along a valid photo identity (ID of College, Passport, Driving License, Aadhaar Card, Pan Card, Voters ID Card).
  9. Bring blue/black ballpoint pen and clipboard.
  10. Do not bring xeroxed admit cards as examination authority will scan the admit card through the barcode present in the original admit card. 
  11. Duplicate AFCAT admit cards would not be issued at the examination centres if the original admit card is torn or lost by a candidate.
  12. Tampering of the admit card automatically disqualifies the candidate from sitting for the exam. 
  13. The admit card has to be presented to the invigilator on the day of the entrance exam.
  14. Read the instructions in the admit card before starting the online examination or computer-based test.
  15. Preserve the admit card until the final admission.
  16. Remove any unwanted things from your pocket before entering the examination hall
  17. Candidates should not have any markings in any of their visible body parts.
  18. Original Admit Card that has been duly signed by SIO/ IO of exam Centre at the day of examination is to be preserved carefully for future use.
  19. Adoption of any unfair means or violation of any instructions during the exam will render a candidate liable for cancellation of his/her script and forfeit his/her claims for admission.
  20. Requests for change of the exam centre will not be entertained.
  21. Candidates are to make their own arrangements for conveyance. They won’t be provided with any travel or dearness allowance for appearing in the test.

AFCAT Admit Card – Exam Centres

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

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 Admit Card – FAQs

When will I get my AFCAT admit card 2021?

As per the current notification, AFCAT admit card will be released on/after 5th February 2021. 

Will I get the hard copy of the admit card?

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 (

What if there are discrepancies in the AFCAT admit card?

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:

I have a Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India). Am I eligible for age relaxation for the flying branch?

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. 

Do I write the marks in decimal form or only in two digits?

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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