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

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will be declaring the AFCAT result for the upcoming examination after it is successfully conducted. As per the announcement by IAF, the AFCAT result will be made available in online mode on the official website only.

Candidates will be able to check their AFCAT result 2021 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 2021 in the article below.

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 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

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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 will release 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. Candidate 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

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 interview: 

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.

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AFCAT Result 2021 – Merit List

Candidates require to secure the qualifying marks separately in written examination and AFSB test as fixed by the Indian Air Force.

  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.

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


Wrong Answer




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.

Expected AFCAT Cut Off 2021

Online Written Exam

Total Score

Expected Cut Off







AFCAT Cut Offs from 2014 to 2020



EKT Cut Off

AFCAT (2) 2020



AFCAT (1) 2019



AFCAT (2) 2018



AFCAT (1) 2018



AFCAT (2) 2017



AFCAT (1) 2017



AFCAT (2) 2016



AFCAT (1) 2016



AFCAT (2) 2015



AFCAT (1) 2015



AFCAT (2) 2014



AFCAT Result – Selection Procedure

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

1. Online Written Test – 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 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 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?

As of now, the AFCAT result date 2021 has not been declared by IAF. However, the information will be made available on the official AFCAT website once the exams are conducted successfully.

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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