As the AFCAT exam is around the corner, candidates will soon get to know about their respective AFCAT exam centres through their admit cards. AFCAT recruitment exam, being one of the most awaited examinations related to the Indian Air Force, will be conducted in different regions of the country.
According to the AFCAT notification, the exam will be conducted on 20th and 21st February 2021. AFCAT exam centres are located mostly in all major cities or district headquarters of India. The venue allotment depends on the preference of the candidates. The candidates will have the upper hand in selecting their examination venue during the AFCAT online application process. Nevertheless, IAF reserves the right to allot the candidate any centre other than the one he/she has opted for.
In this article, candidates will learn about the various AFCAT exam centres. The exact addresses of the venues will be mentioned in the AFCAT admit cards.
Note: IAF conducts the examination across all the cities in India via online mode. Besides, IAF reserves the right to cancel any of the examination centres (from its exam centre list) and/or add some other centres due to administrative reasons.
It is essential for candidates who have registered and applied for the AFCAT exam to know important aspects related to the exam and the exam venue.
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||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 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
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 Exam 2021 Schedule
|Activity||Day 1 – 20.02.2021||Day 2 – 21.02.2021|
|Shift 1||Shift 2||Shift 1||Shift 2|
|Reporting Time||8:00 AM||12:30 PM|
|Verification – Admit card, ID proof, Biometric photograph checking, Thumb impression, Sign on the Attendance sheet and Candidate seating in the examination hall||8:00 AM to 9:30 AM||12:30 PM to 2:00 PM||8:00 AM to 9:30 AM||12:30 PM to 2:00 PM|
|Reading of instruction (by candidates)||9:30 AM to 9:45 AM||2:00 PM to 2:15 PM||9:30 AM to 9:45 AM||2:00 PM to 2:15 PM|
|AFCAT||9:45 AM to 11:45 AM||2:15 PM to 4:15 PM||9:45 AM to 11:45 AM||2:15 PM to 4:15 PM|
|Reading of instruction (by candidates for EKT)||NA||4:15 PM to 4:30 PM||NA||4:15 PM to 4:30 PM|
|EKT||NA||4:30 PM to 5:15 PM||NA||4:30 PM to 5:15 PM|
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
|Aizawl||Bhagalpur||Delhi and NCR|
There are several pointers that candidates must keep in mind when choosing the AFCAT exam centres:
AFCAT Address – Director of Education, West Block – VI, Air HQs (RKP), RK Puram, New Delhi – 110066
Contact Number – 011 – 23010231
Extension – 2112- 6245, 6246, 020 – 25503105 / 106
Telephone – 020 – 25503105, 06
Toll-Free Number – 1800-11-2448
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:
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.
Candidates must check out these general COVID-19 related guidelines and follow them at all the AFCAT exam centres:
Candidates will have the facility to choose their preferred AFCAT exam centre nearest to their address from the published list of exam centres. They will be able to fill in their AFCAT exam centre preferences while filling the application form. However, IAF has the authority to allot any exam centre to the candidates other than the one he/she has opted for.
Candidates will be able to select the desired exam centres while filling the AFCAT application form.
Once the examination centre is allotted to the candidate (as mentioned in the AFCAT admit card), it cannot be changed.
Candidates must bring their AFCAT admit cards along with any one of the prescribed photo ID proofs - Aadhar card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, Passport, etc. along with 2 passport-size photographs of the candidate on the day of the exam.
No. IAF strictly follows the set rules. Candidates need to report to the exam venue on the time mentioned in the admit card and will not be allowed to enter the examination hall after that.
No. Candidates are allowed to choose only 5 exam centres.
The AFSB centres are at Dehradun (1 AFSB), Mysuru (2 AFSB), Gandhinagar (3 AFSB) and Varanasi (4 AFSB).
No. Candidates are not allowed to leave the exam centre before completion of the test.
Mobile phones are not allowed inside the AFCAT exam centres. Candidates carrying one should submit it to the invigilator before the exam begins.
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