AFCAT Result – Dates, How to Check, Calculating Marks, Previous Cutoffs

The Indian Air Force (IAF) declared the AFCAT (1) result on 9th March 2021 and the AFCAT 2 result was released on 17th September 2021 in online mode on the official website. The upcoming AFCAT (1) 2022 result is expected to be announced in March 2022 whereas the AFCAT (2) result will be published around September 2022. Candidates will be able to check their AFCAT result 2022 with the help of their registration number and password. The exam conducting authority will release the scorecard along with the result in online mode.

The AFCAT result will contain information like:

  • Details of the candidate
  • Marks obtained
  • Overall marks

AFCAT has 3 stages of examination –

  1. Online examination (AFCAT and EKT – Engineering Knowledge Test)
  2. AFSB interview
  3. Medical Examination

Candidates will find detailed information regarding AFCAT result 2022 in the article below.

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AFCAT Result – Important Date Announcements

The AFCAT results will be declared by IAF once the exams get conducted successfully. Candidates can find out the exact final AFCAT result release date in the table below when the exam authority announces it.

AFCAT (1) Result Schedule

Exam EventsImportant Dates
Release of short notification1st December 2021
Commencement of Application Form1st December 2021 (From 10 AM)
Dates for submission of online AFCAT applications30th December 2021
AFCAT 2022 Admit Card ReleaseJanuary/February 2022*
AFCAT 2022 Exam12th, 13th, 14th February 2022
AFCAT Result ReleaseMarch 2022*
Course CommencementJanuary 2022*

*Exact dates yet to be released

AFCAT Exam Dates (AFCAT 2) 2022

Exam Events (2022)Important Dates
Release of notificationJune 2022*
Dates for submission of online applicationsJune to July 2022*
AFCAT (2) 2022 Admit Card ReleaseAugust 2022*
AFCAT (2) 2022 ExamAugust 2022*
AFCAT Result ReleaseSeptember 2022*

*Exact dates yet to be released

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AFCAT Result – 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.

How to Check AFCAT Result/ Scorecard?

The official IAF authority has released the result in online mode on the official website. To check and download the results, candidates will need to follow the  below-mentioned steps:

  1. Visit the official website of AFCAT
  2. Click on the “AFCAT 2021 Result” on the notification bar
  3. Enter the Email ID and password
  4. AFCAT result 2021 will be displayed on the screen
  5. Candidates must take a print of the AFCAT (1) result for further process

भारतीय वायु सेना का AFCAT Result कैसे डाउनलोड करें?

  1. उम्मीदवार भारतीय वायु सेना की आधिकारिक वेबसाइट पर जाएँhttps://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/ 
  2. स्क्रीन पर प्रदर्शित संबंधित पोस्ट के लिए अधिसूचना खोले।
  3. अबडाउनलोड रिजल्टविकल्प ढूंढे।
  4. अब यहां आपको डाउनलोड रिजल्ट का ऑप्शन मिलेगा।
  5. दर्ज कराई/ रजिस्टर्ड आई डी और पासवर्ड के साथ लॉगिन करें।
  6. डाउनलोड रिजल्ट ऑप्शन पर क्लिक करें।
  7. भविष्य के संदर्भों के लिए परिणाम डाउनलोड और प्रिंट करें।

Details Mentioned on AFCAT Result 2021

IAF publishes the AFCAT scorecard after the result is declared. Candidates will find the following details in the AFCAT result sheet.

List of Details

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

Details Mentioned on AFCAT Result 2021

What after the Declaration of AFCAT Result 2021?

IAF prepares a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the exam. After shortlisting, they are called to one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB) for further rounds. However, there are certain aspects that candidates must remember regarding AFSB interviews: 

1. Candidates are required to choose the AFSB date and venue by themselves on the official website to generate call- up letter for an AFSB interview

2. Candidates who will be shortlisted for the AFSB (Air Force Selection Board) Interview will be called in any one of the AFSB centres: 

  • Dehradun (AFSB)
  • Mysuru (AFSB)
  • Gandhinagar (AFSB)
  • Varanasi (AFSB)

3. Those who have applied for the NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch will be directly called for AFSB testing at one of the AFSB centres. 

4. The candidates who have opted for a flying branch can only opt for Varanasi, Dehradun and Mysore.

Note: AFSB Centre Selection – 13 to 16 March 2021

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AFCAT Result 2021 – Merit List 

Candidates require to secure the qualifying marks separately in the written examination and AFSB test as fixed by the Indian Air Force. The IAF has published the first merit list for AFCAT 01/2021 exam for courses commencing at AFA in January 2022.

The published list has been created based on the order of merit and different aviation branches. During the preparation of this merit list, IAF has not considered medical status. When considering the order of merit, medical fitness, choice of branch of the candidates and vacancies available in each branch, another list will be prepared.

  1. 10% of the seats are reserved for NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate holders in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches
  2. Candidates will be placed in merit-based order, which will be dependent on their total secured marks (written examination + AFSB tests).
  3. Regarding the allotment of PC/ SSC in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical), the branches would be based on choice provided by the candidates, performance in the selection process and number of vacancies.
  4. The form and manner of communication regarding AFCAT result towards individual candidates will be decided by the IAF at their discretion. 

Note: Candidates must keep in mind that as the exams are conducted online, there is no provision of rechecking of results.

OFFICIAL AFCAT MERIT LIST 2021

AFCAT Marking Scheme

IAF follows a procedure to calculate AFCAT scores. AFCAT marking scheme is as follows:

  • 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 Result – 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 Off 2021

Online Written Exam

AFCAT 

EKT

AFCAT (1) 2021

165

30

AFCAT (2) 2021

157

18

 

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 – Selection Procedure 

The selection procedure for AFCAT 2021 is based upon 3 stages.

1. Online Written Test – The candidate has to appear in an online examination. The AFCAT exam comprises 300 MCQ type questions. Candidates have to answer all the questions in 2 hours and qualify to get selected for the next stage. Regarding the EKT exam, candidates will have 45 minutes to complete 150 questions. 

2. AFSB Interview – AFSB interview round is divided into three stages:

Stage 1 – In this stage, candidates have to go through 2 tests:

  • OIR (Officer Intelligence Rating) 
  • PPDT (Picture Perception and Discussion Test)

Candidates qualifying for the Stage I screening test shall be subjected to eligibility check and document verification for the branches they have applied to.

Stage 2 – It comprises a Psychological test, Group Test and Interview.

Stage 3 – This test is mainly for Flying Branch. The test is known as the CPSS or Computerised Pilot Selection System. This is once in a lifetime test. Those who fail in this test are not eligible for Flying Training at all.

3. Medical Test

Documents to Produce in Interview After AFCAT Result 2021

Candidates need to present valid documents for verification on the Interview day. This is the most important step in the selection process. Find below all the necessary documents that they need to bring with them for the Interview round.

  1. 10 and 10+2 Certificate and Mark sheets (Original and 2 photocopies)
  2. Original valid Commercial Pilots’ License, issued by DGCA, if applicable
  3. AFCAT Admit Card (Original and 2 photocopies)
  4. Provisional Graduation Degree/ Post Graduation Degree Certificates and Mark Sheet (Original and 2 photocopies)
  5. Original NCC Certificate(if applicable) 
  6. NOC from employers from Central/ State Government or Public Sector, if employed 
  7. Copies of recent passport size colour photographs 
  8. Inbound Railway Ticket/ Bus Tickets. (For refund of Travelling Allowance)

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AFCAT Result – FAQs

What is the release date of AFCAT result 2021?

The AFCAT result date 2021 for part 1 was 9th March 2021 and part 2 was 17 September 2021. On release of the AFCAT result, the information was made available on the official AFCAT website.

Is there any negative marking in AFCAT 2021?

Yes. 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer in the AFCAT exam.

What is considered a good score in the AFCAT result?

A score between 140-160 marks out of 300 is considered a good score in the AFCAT result.

What details are required to check the AFCAT result?

Candidates need to enter their Registration ID and password to download their scorecards.

What details will be printed on the scorecard?

The AFCAT scorecard will display the registration number, name of candidates, AFCAT cut off, obtained score and qualifying status.

 

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