AFCAT 2024: AFCAT 1 Exam Date, Result, Cutoff & Scofrecard

Air Force Common Admission Test 2024 ( AFCAT )

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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Mar 4, 2024 16:33 IST

AFCAT 2024: Indian Air Force (IAF) will announce AFCAT 1 2024 result in the second week of March 2024. The online test of AFCAT 1 2024 was conducted on February 16, 17, and 18, 2024 across various cities. According to the AFCAT 1 exam analysis 2024, the overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate.

The test paper of the AFCAT exam carried questions from General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Military Reasoning, and Aptitude test. The total marks allotted to the test are 300. Those who qualify the online test are called for AFSB interview.

The short notification for AFCAT 2 will be released in May 2024. The detailed AFCAT 2 notification 2024 will be released in June 2024. AFCAT 2 2024 exam will be conducted in August 2024.

IAF conducts AFCAT exam to recruit Class 1 Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical branches. As one of the most sought-after exams, many candidates appear for it. However, only a few can crack the exam. Candidates can read this article to know everything about the AFCAT exam such as exam dates, selection process, syllabus, exam pattern, vacancies, etc.

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AFCAT Exam Dates 2024

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Q:   When AFCAT 1 result 2024 will be released?

A:

AFCAT 1 result 2024 will be released in March. The result will be announced on the official website-afcat.cdac.in. However, the direct link to check the result will be provided on this page. Candidates can download their results by logging with the required credentials. Candidates qualifying the AFCAT exam are called for AFSB interview. IAF conducts AFCAT exam to recruit Class 1 Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical branches.

 

Q:   When AFCAT 2 notification 2024 will be released?

A:

AFCAT 2 notification 2024 will be released in June by the Indian Air Force. The notification will be released to select candidates for admission to the courses commencing from July 2025. AFCAT 2 notification 2024 will be released in PDF form and comprises the details related to the exam. The application process is online and the application fee is INR 550 with GST charges. The application fee is common across categories. The selection process comprises online test and AFSB interview.

 

Q:   Am Diploma instead of inter 12th class and am doing B.Tech. Is it have any chance to apply AFCAT exam after my graduation.

A:
Yes, you may be eligible to apply for AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) after completing your B.Tech degree, even if you have completed a Diploma instead of 12th class. As per the eligibility criteria for AFCAT candidates should have completed a four-year degree programme in engineering or a two-year programme in post-graduate courses in any Science stream with minimum 60% marks. Since you are pursuing B.Tech, you can apply for AFCAT after completing your degree, provided you fulfill all other eligibility criteria such as age limit, nationality, and physical fitness. I would suggest checking the official notification and website of AFCAT for detailed information regarding the eligibility criteria and application process. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact the AFCAT authorities for further assistance.
 

What is AFCAT Exam?

The Air Force Common Admission Test or AFCAT is conducted by the IAF to select Class-I Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical). The exam is held twice a year, in February and August/September, respectively. AFCAT is one of the most sought-after defence exams where lakhs of candidates appear to join the Air Force Academy. To ace the AFCAT exam, candidates must prepare well by going through the exam pattern, syllabus, previous year question papers, and mock tests.

AFCAT is a gateway for both male and female candidates who wish to join the Indian Air Force for both Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission in Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical roles.

Candidates are selected based on their performance in the online exam and Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview. Candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branches are required to appear in both AFCAT and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).

Latest News:

Jan 30: AFCAT 1 Admit Card 2024 Released

What is AFCAT Full Form?

AFCAT full form is Air Force Common Admission Test. The exam is conducted twice a year to pick up Class-1 Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. Career in Air Force is loaded with opportunities. Candidates starting their career as Flying Officer can reach to the position of Air Marshal/Chief of Air Staff based on their experience and performance.

AFCAT Exam: Know the Important Changes

Some of the important changes observed in AFCAT notification are listed below:

No Permanent Commission

There was no vacancy for Permanent Commission. Earlier, Permanent Commission vacancies were announced for male candidates. The engagement period for Flying Branch (Men and Women) SSC Officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning. The initial tenure for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) SSC Officers would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit. Grant of Permanent Commission (PC) (at a later date) would be considered subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability, merit and as per prevailing policies on the subject. SSC officers are not entitled for the grant of pension.

New Addition of Branch

IAF included one new branch in AFCAT exam. The weapon system branch was included and the total number of vacancies for this branch was two for women and 15 for men.

Meterology Branch Included in the Online Test of AFCAT

Candidates who applied for the Meteorology branch were required to appear for AFCAT online exam. Earlier, it was as part of the special entry.

No EKT Exam Conducted

EKT exam is not included in AFCAT exam. Earlier, EKT was the part of AFCAT exam. This is conducted for the Technical branch.

AFCAT Exam: Types of Commission

AFCAT exam is conducted for granting the following two types of commissions:

Permanent Commission (PC) for Men: Candidates joining as PC officers will serve till the age of superannuation in their respective branches as per their rank.

Short Service Commission (SSC) for Men & Women

  • The engagement period for Flying Branch (Men and Women) SSC Officers is 14 years from the date of Commissioning (Non-extendable)
  • The initial tenure for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) SSC Officers is for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability, and merit
  • Grant of Permanent Commission (PC) is considered during the last one year of service subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability, and merit

Q:   What is the difference between AFCAT and EKT?

A:
AFCAT exam or Air Force Common Admission Test is conducted by Indian Air Force to select candidates as Class 1 gazetted officers in the Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. EKT or Engineering Knowledge Test is conducted for the candidates who apply for the technical branches. AFCAT exam carries a total of 100 questions from General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English Numerical Ability, Military Reasoning, and Aptitude test. The total marks allotted to the AFCAT exam are 300. The duration of the test is two hours. EKT carries 50 questions that are Engineering subject-specific. Questions are asked from Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics. The total marks allotted to the test are 150 and is held for 45 minutes.

Q:   What is the difference between NDA and AFCAT?

A:
The full form of AFCAT is Air Force Common Admission Test whereas the full form of NDA is National Defence Academy. Both exams are the sought-after defence entrance exams in the country. NDA exam is conducted by Union Public Service Commission to select candidates for admission to the Army, Navy and Air wings of NDA and Indian Naval Academy Courses. AFCAT exam is conducted to select candidates as Class 1 gazetted Officers in the flying branch and ground duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. NDA exam is conducted after Class 12 whereas AFCAT is conducted after graduation. The selection process of AFCAT comprises online test and AFSB interview. NDA selection process comprises written exam and SSB interview. Candidates after clearing NDA exam are required to first undergo training at the National Defence Academy after which they are sent to the respective defence academies as per their preferences for further training. Through AFCAT exam candidates are directly inducted into the Indian Air Force. There is also a difference in the exam pattern and syllabus of NDA and AFCAT. NDA exam pattern is such that it is divided into two papers-Maths and GAT. NDA exam is conducted offline and carries 900 marks. AFCAT exam pattern is such that it comprises several sections such as General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English Numerical Ability, Military Reasoning, and Aptitude test. Additionally, candidates who opt for the technical branch in AFCAT are required to appear for Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). The total marks allotted to the AFCAT test are 300 whereas EKT 150 marks.

Q:   How difficult is AFCAT exam?

A:
It is not that difficult to crack AFCAT if candidates follow the right strategy for preparation. Before beginning with the preparation, candidates must go through the AFCAT syllabus because it will help them to know the topics to be covered for the exam. After completing the syllabus, candidates must attempt the mock tests to analyse the level of their preparation. The tips and tricks to prepare for the exam are given below: Gain complete knowledge about the syllabus and exam pattern Candidates need to solve the previous years' question papers to know the types of questions asked in the exam Candidates should be thorough with the Current Affairs Candidates should attempt mock tests Candidates must make a proper strategy for the exam based on the topics given in the syllabus

AFCAT 2023 Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of AFCAT 2024 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

May '24

AFCAT 2 Short Notification 2024

TENTATIVE

Jun '24

AFCAT 2 Application Form 2024

TENTATIVE

Jun '24

AFCAT 2 Detailed Notification 2024

TENTATIVE
DatesPast Exam Dates

01 Dec '23 -

30 Dec '23

AFCAT 1 Application Form 2024

18 Nov '23

AFCAT 1 short notification 2024

01 Nov '23

AFCAT 1 Detailed Notification 2024

AFCAT Exam Analysis 2024

The overall difficulty level of the AFCAT 1 2024 exam was moderate. The General Awareness section was easy to moderate. The Verbal Ability in English section was easy The Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude sections were moderate.

AFCAT 1 Exam Analysis 2024 Video

Previous Year's AFCAT Analysis 

Candidates can check below AFCAT last year exam analysis.

AFCAT 2 Exam Analysis 2023

AFCAT 2 exam analysis 2023 is available now. The overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate. The General Awareness section was moderate. The Numerical Ability section was moderate. The Reasoning and Mental Ability section was easy. The English section was moderate. AFCAT 2 exam analysis 2023 & student reaction video is given below.

AFCAT 1 Exam Analysis 2023

The overall difficulty level of AFCAT 1 2023 exam was held in Shift 1 & 2 on Feb 24 was moderate. GA, Maths and English sections were moderate and Reasoning and Military Aptitude section was easy. AFCAT exam analysis helps candidates to know the know the topic-wise distribution of questions, weightage of topics, number of good attempts, etc.

AFCAT 1 2023 Student Reaction

AFCAT 2 Exam Analysis 2022

AFCAT 1 Exam Analysis 2022

 

Q:   Is AFCAT exam easy to crack?

A:
It is easy to crack the AFCAT exam if candidates have the proper understanding of exam pattern and syllabus. Candidates solve the previous years' question papers and take mock tests to know the important topics for the exam. Candidates must work on improving the weak areas at the same they should strengthen their strong areas. The tips and tricks to crack AFCAT exam easily are given below: Candidates need to understand the syllabus thoroughly. They should go through each and every topics given in the syllabus Candidates must know the exam pattern to understand the structure of the exam Candidates must practice previous year question papers to know the types of questions asked in the exam Candidates must solve mock test as it familarises them with the actual test Candidates must select the best books for the exam
 

Q:   What are the important topics for Numerical Ability in AFCAT exam?

A:
The important topics for the AFCAT Numerical Ability section are Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time and Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams). Candidates can prepare for the Numerical Ability section only through practice. They should also learn the shortcut tricks of solving questions in this section. Solving questions with the shortcut tricks will help candidates to attempt more questions in less possible time. The tips and tricks to prepare the Maths section of AFCAT are given below: Review the math concepts that will be covered on the test. This includes topics such as Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry Make sure to understand the formulas and concepts Practice Maths as much as possible Make sure to practice Maths questions in the time allotted for the test Take online mock tests
 

Q:   What are the important topics for the English Language section in the AFCAT exam?

A:
The important topics for the English Language section of the AFCAT exam are Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of Correct Word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms, and Phrases. Candidates can prepare the English Language section by reading newspapers, novels, magazines, etc. Thoroughly go through the prescribed AFCAT English syllabus Make sure that candidates have gone through the exam pattern Candidates must read newspapers and magazines Candidates must work on their grammar and vocabulary Candidates can refer to their high school English books to improve their grammar and vocabulary Candidates must practice mock tests to know the type of questions they can expect in the exam Candidates must also practice the sample papers or previous year question papers
 

Q:   Which are the important topics for General Awareness in AFCAT exam?

A:

Questions in the General Awareness section in the AFCAT exam are asked from History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc. Candidates must keep an watch on the latest national and international news for the Current Affairs. They must prepare the Current Affairs of last one year to six months. The tips and tricks to ace the General Awareness section are given below:

  • Candidates must read newspapers, magazines, current affairs regularly inorder to get updated with the recent happenings
  • Candidates must focus on important topics such as Indian History, Geography, Indian Polity, Economy, Sports, Science and Technology, Awards and Honors, etc.
  • Candidates must take online quizzes and mock tests to check their knowledge and identify weak areas
  • Candidates must make notes of important facts and figures for quick revision
 

AFCAT Result 2024

AFCAT 1 result 2024 will be announced online in the second week of March by IAF. Candidates need to login into their account by entering email ID, password, and captcha code. AFCAT result displays the qualifying status, section-wise marks, overall marks, and cutoff marks. On the basis of the AFCAT result, candidates are called for AFSB Interview. The marks of candidates are normalised to release the result. The final merit list of AFCAT is prepared based on the marks scored in the online test and AFSB interview.

How to Check AFCAT Result?

The steps to check AFCAT result are given below:

  • Visit the official website of IAF 
  • Click the 'AFCAT result' link on the home page
  • Enter the required credentials
  • AFCAT result appears on the screen
  • Download the result and take its printout

What Details to Check in AFCAT Result?

Candidates are required to check the following details in AFCAT result:

  • Registration number
  • Name of candidates
  • AFCAT cut off
  • Obtained score
  • Qualifying status

Q:   How to Check AFCAT result?

A:

AFCAT result is announced online on the official website. To download the result, candidates need to login with the required credentials. The steps to check AFCAT result are given below:

  • Visit the official website of IAF
  • Click on AFCAT Result link on the home page
  • Enter email ID, password, and captcha code
  • The result is displayed on the screen
  • Download the result and take its printout
  • The hard copy of the result is not sent to candidates by post

Candidates need to download their results online only. The scorecard and cut off marks are also released along with the result. The scores of candidates are calculated based on the marking scheme prescribed by the examination authority.

 

Q:   What is AFCAT normalisation of marks?

A:
AFCAT exam is conducted to get into the Indian Air Force. To adjust the level of difficulty, normalisation of marks are done in AFCAT. It is the process to mark and rank candidates based on the difficulty level of the shifts. It is a process to equalize scores of students appearing for the same exam but in different shifts having different Sets of question papers. Candidates are marked based on the difficulty level of the shifts. AFCAT exam is held across multiple shifts. Each shift has a different difficulty level. The normalisation process is introduced to adjust the difficulty level of each set and is used to fill the gap of disparity.
 

Q:   What is considered a good score in AFCAT exam?

A:
The exam consists of multiple-choice questions on General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude. The AFCAT exam is scored out of a total of 300 marks, with each question carrying three marks and one mark deducted for each wrong answer. To qualify for the next round of the selection process, candidates are required to score a minimum of 150 marks out of 300. However, a good score in the AFCAT exam depends on various factors such as the number of applicants, the difficulty level of the exam, and the competition for a particular branch. In general, a score of 180-200 or above can be considered a good score in the AFCAT exam, and it increases your chances of getting shortlisted for the next round of the selection process.

AFCAT Cut off

AFCAT 1 cut off 2024 will be announced along with the result in the second week of March. The cut off for AFCAT 1 2024 is expected to be around 155. AFCAT cut off is calculated after normalisation. Candidates who secure equal to or more than the cutoff marks are selected for AFSB Interview. Candidates can check below AFCAT previous years' cut off marks.

AFCAT 1 Cut off 

AFCAT AFCAT Cut Off  EKT Cut Off 

AFCAT 1 2023 

155

 

AFCAT 1 2022

157

18

AFCAT (1) 2021

165

30

AFCAT (1) 2019

133

50

AFCAT (1) 2018

155

60

AFCAT (1) 2017

150

60

AFCAT (1) 2016

132

52

AFCAT (1) 2015

126

55

AFCAT 2 Cut off

AFCAT AFCAT Cut Off  EKT Cut Off 

AFCAT 2 Cut off 2022

157

-

AFCAT (2) 2021

157

18

AFCAT (2) 2020

155

40

AFCAT (2) 2018

140

55

AFCAT (2) 2017

160

60

AFCAT (2) 2016

148

60

AFCAT (2) 2015

144

52

AFCAT (2) 2014

123

45

Q:   What is the AFCAT cut off?

A:
AFCAT cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to secure inorder to qualify the exam. AFCAT 1 cut off 2023 was 155 out of 300. In 2022, AFCAT 1 cut off was 157 whereas it was 18 for EKT. In the same year, AFCAT 2 cut off was 157. In 2021, AFCAT 1 cut off was 165 whereas EKT cut off was 30. In 2021, AFCAT 2 cut off was 157 whereas EKT cut off was 18. In 2019, AFCAT 1 cut off was 133 whereas it was 50 for EKT. In 2020, AFCAT 2 cut off was 155 whereas EKT cut off was 40. AFCAT cut off is announced online on the official website. AFCAT cut off is common for all the categories. Candidates securing equal to or more than the cut off marks are called for the next round of selection process.
 

Q:   What is considered a good score in AFCAT exam?

A:
To qualify AFCAT exam, it is ideal that candidates should secure a score between 140 and 160 marks out of 300. In 2022, AFCAT cut off was 157, whereas the cut off for EKT was 18. Candidates are required to secure equal to or more than the cut off marks to qualify the exam. For correct answer, candidates score three marks whereas one mark is deducted for wrong answers. The total marks of candidates are calculated based on the number of correct and incorrect answers. The normalisation formula is applied to calculate the score.

Q:   Does AFCAT has sectional cutoff?

A:
Yes, there is sectional cut-off marks in the exam. Candidates need to secure the overall cut-off marks to get selected for AFSB Interview. Candidates securing equal to or more than the cut off marks are selected for the subsequent rounds of the selection process. Around 10,000 candidates are selected for the AFSB test based on their performance in the online test. The final selection is done based on the performance in the AFCAT and AFSB interview. To qualify the AFCAT exam, candidates need to score between 140 to 190 marks out of 300. This is considered as a good score.
 

AFCAT Admit Card 2024

AFCAT admit card is released online on the official website of IAF. To download AFCAT admit card, registered candidates need to login with email ID, password, and captcha code. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post. 

Details Printed on AFCAT Admit Card

The following details are printed on AFCAT admit card:

Candidates' name

Date of birth

Gender

Aadhaar number

Email ID

Mobile number

Exam timings

Address of exam centre

Exam day guidelines

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How to Download AFCAT Admit Card 2024?

The steps to download AFCAT admit card 2024 are given below:

  • Visit the official website of IAF
  • Click the 'AFCAT Admit Card Download Link'
  • Enter email ID, password and captcha code in the login page
  • The admit card appears on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take its printout

AFCAT Admit Card 2024: Required Photo Identity Proof

Along with the admit card, candidates need to carry any one of the following photo-identity proofs. They need to carry both the Xerox copy as well as the original photo-identity proof.

  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • Voter Identity Card
  • College Identity Card (or any other valid photo identity proof that mentions - name, father’s name, date of birth, and a clear photograph)

AFCAT Exam Day Guidelines 

The exam day guidelines that candidates need to follow while appearing for the exam are given below:

Items permitted inside the exam centre

The following items are permitted inside the exam centre:

  • Admit card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter Identity Card/College Identity Card
  • Two passport-size colour photographs
  • Ballpoint pen (Blue or black)

Items not permitted inside the exam centre

Candidates are not allowed to carry the following items:

  • Textual material
  • Calculators
  • Docupen
  • Slide rulers, log tables, electronic watches
  • Mobile phones
  • Bluetooth and pager

AFCAT Shift Timings

AFCAT exam is conducted in two shifts. The shift timings of AFCAT exam are given below.

Activity  Shift 1 Shift 2
Reporting time 7.30 am 12.30 pm
Verification of admit card & ID Proof, Biometrics, Photo/ Thumb Impression/ Sign on Attendance Sheet & candidate seating in exam hall  7.30 am to 9.30 am 

12.30 am to 2 pm 

Reading of instructions by candidates

9.30 am to 9.45 am 

2 pm to 2.15 pm
AFCAT exam  9.45 am to 11.45 am 

2.15 pm to 4.15 pm 

AFCAT Exam Centres 2024

AFCAT exam is conducted across more than 100 test cities. The details regarding AFCAT exam centres are mentioned on the admit card. Candidates can select five test cities for AFCAT exam while filling the application form. The list of test cities where AFCAT exam is conducted is given below.

Test Cities Test Cities

Agartala

Ajmer

Ahmedabad

Aizawl

Alwar

Allahabad/Prayagraj

Ambala

Aurangabad

Bareilly

Behrampur (Odisha)

Bathinda

Belagavi

Bengaluru

Bhagalpur

Bhilai

Bhopal

Bhubaneswar

Bhuj

Bikaner

Chandigarh

Chennai

Coimbatore

Warangal

Delhi and NCR

Dhanbad

Diu

Dibrugarh

Durgapur

Faridabad

Ganganagar

Gaya

Ghaziabad

Gorakhpur

Guntur

Gurugram

Guwahati

Gwalior

Haldwani

Hissar

Hyderabad

Imphal

Indore

Itanagar

Jabalpur

Jaipur

Jalandhar

Jalpaiguri

Jammu

Jamshedpur

Jhansi

Jodhpur

 Jorhat

Kannur

Kanpur

Kakinada

Kochi

Kohima

Kolhapur

Kolkata

Kota

Kurukshetra

Leh

Lucknow

Ludhiana

Mangalore

Meerut

Mumbai

Muzzafarpur

Mysore

Nagpur

Nasik

Chhapra

Nizamabad

Noida

Panaji

Patiala

Patna

Port Blair

Puducherry

Pune

Rajkot

Ranchi

Rourkee

Rourkela

Sambalpur

Shillong

Shimla

Silchar

Srinagar

Solapur

Sonipat

Thane

Thrissur

Thiruvananthapuram

Tirunelveli

Tirupati

Udaipur

Vadodara

Varanasi

Vellore

Vijayawada

Visakhapatnam

Also Read:

AFCAT Exam Centres

AFCAT Shift Timings

AFCAT Exam Day Guidelines

AFCAT Exam Dates

Q:   Where can I download AFCAT admit card?

A:
AFCAT admit card is released online on the official website of IAF. The direct link to download the admit card is also provided on this page. Candidates need to download their admit cards online as the hard copy of it is not sent to candidates by post. The steps to download AFCAT admit card are given below: 1) Visit the official website of IAF 2) Go to the Candidate Login section on the home 3) Candidates need to click on the AFCAT cycle for which they have submitted their application forms 4) AFCAT login page opens 5) In the login page, candidates need to enter their email IDs, password and captcha code 6) AFCAT admit card appears on the screen 7) Download AFCAT admit card and take its printout 8) Candidates should keep their admit cards safely till the completion of recruitment process.
 

Q:   What are the details mentioned in AFCAT admit card?

A:
AFCAT admit card is the important document as it serves as the entry ticket to the exam centre. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter email ID, password and captcha code. Candidates need to carry the admit card along with one photo-identity proof to the exam centre. After downloading the AFCAT admit card, candidates should check all the details carefully. In case of any discrepancy in details, candidates should contact the examination authority. The examination authority corrects the details and issues revised admit card. The details mentioned on AFCAT admit card are given below: Candidates' name Date of birth Gender Aadhaar number Email ID Mobile number Exam timings Address of exam centre Exam day guidelines.
 

Q:   What if there are discrepancies in AFCAT admit card?

A:

After downloading AFCAT admit card, candidates are required to check all the details carefully. In case of any discrepancies in the details, candidates need to report to the examination authority for corrections. The examination authority correct the details and issue fresh admit card to the candidates. AFCAT admit card is released online on the official website. Candidates can download their admit cards by logging with the required credentials. Candidates need to download their admit cards online because the hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post. AFCAT admit card is an important document without which candidates are not allowed to appear for the exam.

 

AFCAT 2024 Exam Highlights

The highlights of the AFCAT recruitment exam are given below.

Exam Particulars Exam Details

Exam Name

Air Force Common Admission Test or AFCAT

Conducting Body

Indian Air Force

Exam Level

National level

Exam Frequency

Twice a year (February and August/September)

Exam Stages

Online test and AFSB interview

Mode of Exam

Online

Purpose of the Exam

To select Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches

Exam Fees

INR 250

Exam Duration

AFCAT: Two hours

EKT: 45 minutes

No. of Papers and Total Marks

AFCAT: Four (100 marks)

EKT: Three (50 marks)

Total Questions

AFCAT: 300

EKT: 150

Marking Scheme

  • For correct answers, candidates score three marks
  • One mark is deducted for every incorrect answer
  • No marks are allotted to unattempted questions

Language/Medium of Exam

English

No. of Test Cities

Approx. 102 cities

Official Website

afcat.cdac.in

Contact Details

020-25503105 or 020-25503106

Q:   What is the time duration of AFCAT exam?

A:
AFCAT exam is conducted for two hours whereas EKT is held for 45 minutes. There is no sectional time limit in AFCAT exam. The candidates are allowed to leave the examination hall after the completion of the exam. AFCAT exam is conducted in two shifts. Shift 1 exam is conducted from 9.45 am to 11.45 am whereas Shift 2 is held from 2.15 pm to 4.15 pm. Candidates need to answer 100 questions in AFCAT exam within two hours. Candidates can divide time among the sections according to their convenience. Candidates can learn time management by practicing previous years' question papers and mock tests. The total marks allotted to AFCAT exam are 100.

Q:   What is section-wise weightage in AFCAT exam?

A:
AFCAT exam comprises sections such as General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English Numerical Ability, Military Reasoning, and Aptitude test. Out of the 100 questions, Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test carries 35 questions, Verbal ability in English carries 30 questions, Numerical Ability carries 15 questions, General Awareness carries 20 questions. The Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test section carries a total of 105 marks, Verbal ability in English carries a total of 90 marks, Numerical ability section carries a total of 45 marks, General Awareness section carries a total of 60 marks. Candidates can check below the section-wise weightage of AFCAT exam: Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: 35 questions and 105 marks Logical Reasoning: 30 questions and 90 marks Numerical Ability: 15 questions and 45 marks General Awareness: 20 questions and 60 marks.
 

Q:   Is there any negative marking in AFCAT exam?

A:
Yes, there is a negative marking in AFCAT exam. For each wrong answer, one mark is deducted. For example, if a candidate attempts 20 questions from the Quant section and gets 18 questions correct but gets two questions incorrect. Then the candidate's score for this section will be calculated based on the formula 18x3-2, I. e. , 52. However, no marks are deducted for unanswered questions. Therefore, candidates must choose questions wisely basically the ones which they can answer correctly. Candidates should aim towards solving all the questions since there is a negative marking. They should solve questions that they are sure of. Candidates should also leave the questions that are time-taking. While answering questions, candidates should also take note of the time limit.
 

Q:   Is EKT compulsory for AFCAT?

A:
No, EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) is not mandatory for all applicants appearing for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT). Students who aspire to join technical posts have to appear for Engineering Knowledge Test. Exam pattern for AFCAT: Mode of Exam: Online No. Of Questions: 100 Duration of Exam: 2 hours (120 minutes) Maximum Marks: 300 Sections in Paper: General Awareness, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, Verbal Ability in English, and Military Aptitude Test. Negative Marking: 1 mark Exam pattern for EKT: Mode of Exam: Online No. Of Questions: 50 Duration of Exam: 45 minutes Maximum Marks: 150 Sections in Paper: Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics (according to your Branch). Negative Marking: 1 mark The Air Force Common Admission Test exam is conducted by the (IAF twice a year to recruit Class-A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical Branches.
 

Q:   How many attempts are in AFCAT?

A:
There is no limit to the number of attempts the AFCAT exam. Candidates falling within the prescribed age limit can appear for the exam. As per AFCAT eligibility, applicants must be 20 to 24 years (at the time of commencement of course). The upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxed up to 26 years (at the time of commencement of course).

AFCAT Notification 2024

IAF released the short AFCAT 1 2024 notification on November 18, 2023. The detailed notification was released on December 1, 2023. The short notification for AFCAT 2 2024 will be released in May 2024. The detailed AFCAT 2 notification will be released on June 1, 2024, to select eligible candidates for the grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. The AFCAT notification PDF comprises all details related to the exam such as the AFCAT exam date, selection process, syllabus, exam pattern, vacancies, etc.

 

Q:   When AFCAT notification 2024 was released?

A:

AFCAT 1 notification 2024 was released on December 1, 2023. AFCAT 2 notification 2024 will be released on June 1, 2024. The notification is released on the official website in PDF form. The notification comprises all essential details related to the exam such as application process, eligibility, vacancy, exam pattern, syllabus, selection process, etc. AFCAT notification is released to select candidates as Class-1 Gazetted Officers in the Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. Candidates are selected based on their performances in the online test and AFSB interview. Candidates through AFCAT 1 2024 exam are selected for the courses beginning at IAF in January 2025. Candidates through AFCAT 2 2024 exam are selected for the courses beginning at IAF in July 2024. Selection process comprises online test and AFSB interview.

 

Q:   Can a final-year student apply for the AFCAT?

A:
Yes, final Year students are also eligible to apply, provided they do not have any backlog at the time of Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Testing and produce Degree certificates issued by the University/College as per the date stipulated in the advertisement. Educational Qualification: Pass 10+2 with 60 percent in Maths and Physics. Physical Eligibility: For Flying Branch - 162.5 cm (for both men and female) For Ground duty (Tech-NON tech): Male -157.5 cm and Female -152cm. Age Limit: Minimum 20 years to Maximum 26 years. Marital Status: Unmarried. I hope this will help you.
 

Q:   I am taking the AFCAT for the first time. How should I prepare for it to crack it in my first attempt?

A:
AFCAT is a competitive exam that assesses the knowledge and abilities of candidates who are interested in joining the Indian Air Force. To prepare for the exam, candidates should start by familiarising themselves with the exam pattern and syllabus. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the AFCAT exam: Understand the exam pattern and syllabus: The first step in preparing for the AFCAT exam is to understand the exam pattern and syllabus. Practice with sample papers and mock tests that will help candidates get familiar with the question types and the level of difficulty of the exam. This will also help you identify areas where you need to improve. Focus on your weak areas: Once you have identified your weak areas, focus on improving them. You can do this by reading more about these topics, solving related problems, and taking online quizzes. Stay updated with Current Affairs The GA section of the AFCAT exam assesses your knowledge of Current Affairs.
 

AFCAT Application Form 2024

AFCAT 1 application form 2024 was released on December 1, 2023. Interested candidates could apply for the exam till December 30, 2023. The application form of AFCAT comprises two parts. In Part 1, candidates must register for the exam by entering the prescribed details. In part 2, candidates are required to fill the detailed application form. The application fee for the exam is INR 250 which is common across all categories. AFCAT application correction window is made available online after the application process closes. Only details such as name, father's name, passport-size photograph, signature, and thumb impression are editable. AFCAT 2 application form 2024 will be released on June 1, 2024. The application fee is INR 250 for all categories and can be paid online. 

How to Apply Online for AFCAT?

The steps to apply online for AFCAT exam are given below:

  • Visit the official website of IAF
  • Go to the 'AFCAT exam cycle' from the 'Candidate Login'
  • Register for the exam by entering the required details
  • Select the course preference
  • Enter the source of advertisement
  • Enter communication details, upload documents, sign the declaration, select the exam city, etc.
  • Pay the examination fees
  • Submit the application form

AFCAT Application Fees

AFCAT application fee is INR 550 with GST charges for all categories and can be paid online using credit card/debit card/net banking.

AFCAT Application Form Video

 

Q:   Can I edit the details entered in AFCAT application form?

A:
Candidates can edit the details entered in the AFCAT application form through the online correction window made available by IAF. Candidates can edit the details such as name, father's name, mother's name, photograph, signature, and thumb impression image. Candidates are not required to pay any fee to make changes to the application form. The steps to make corrections in the application fees are given below: Visit the official website of IAF Go to the candidate's login page Enter the required credentials on the login page Click the application form correction link Candidates can correct their names, father's name, mother's name, uploaded photograph, signature and left thumb impression, etc. Candidates cannot edit the other details entered in the application form Correct the details and save it
 

Q:   How can I correct DOP, DOB and Photo in AFCAT form?

A:

The online correction window for AFCAT is made available by IAF after the application process closes. Only two sections are editable, 'Fill Application Form' and 'Upload Document'. Using the correction window, candidates can edit the details such as Candidate's name, Father's name, Passport Size Photo, Signature, Thumb Impression. No other fields are editable. No extra fee is charged to make the changes in the application form. The facility for editing the application form can be done by candidates who register successfully and pay the application fee. Therefore, you can correct the photograph and not DOB. The admit card is issued to candidates based on the information provided by candidates in the application form. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter the required details.

Q:   I did my intermediate education with Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Am I eligible to apply for AFCAT?

A:
Yes, you may be eligible to apply for the Air Force Common Admission Test AFCAT if you have completed your intermediate education with Biology Physics and Chemistry. The eligibility criteria for AFCAT may vary depending on the branch and type of commission for which you are applying. However, in general, the educational qualification required for AFCAT is a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks. In addition, you should have studied Mathematics and Physics at the intermediate level, or have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Technology, or equivalent. As you have studied Physics and Chemistry at the intermediate level, you meet the minimum educational qualification required for AFCAT. However, you will also need to meet other eligibility criteria, such as age limit, physical standards, and nationality, among others. It is recommended that you carefully review the eligibility criteria for AFCAT on the official website of the Indian Air Force and ensure that you meet all the requirements before applying for the exam.
 

AFCAT Eligibility 2024

To be eligible for the AFCAT exam, candidates need to fulfil the criteria prescribed by IAF in terms of nationality, age limit, educational qualification, and physical standards. AFCAT eligibility criteria are given below:

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria: Nationality

Candidates must be a citizen of India as per Indian citizenship act, 1955

AFCAT Age limit

The age limits as per AFCAT eligibility prescribed for the exam are different for different branches. The table below contains the age limit for different branches.

Branches Age Limit 

Flying Branch

Candidates should be between 20 and 24 years. The upper age limit for candidates having a Commercial Pilot License is relaxed up to 26 years

Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch

The age of candidates should be between 20 and 26 years

AFCAT Marital Status

  • Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course
  • Widows/Widowers and divorcees below 25 years are also not eligible
  • Married candidates above 25 years are eligible to apply, but during their training period, they are neither provided married accommodation nor can they live with family

AFCAT Eligibility: Educational Qualification

The educational qualification prescribed for different branches is given below.

Branch Educational Qualification

Flying Branch

Candidates must have passed Class 12 with 60 per cent in Maths and Physics. They must also hold a graduation degree in any discipline/BE/BTech/cleared section A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with 60 per cent

Ground Duty Technical Branch

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)

Passed Class 12 with 60 per cent each in Physics and Mathematics and four years degree in Engineering/Technology

Or,

Cleared Sections A and B of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with 60 per cent in disciplines specified by the examination authority

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)

Candidates must have passed Class 12 with 60 per cent in Physics and Mathematics and degree/integrated post-graduation in Engineering/Technology

Or,

Cleared sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with minimum 60 per cent or equivalent in certain disciplines specified by IAF

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches

Administration & Logistics

Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 60 per cent

Or,

Cleared section A&B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with 60 per cent

Weapon Systems (WS) Branch

Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50 per cent each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and

1) Graduation with a minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60 per cent or equivalent. Or
2) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60 per cent or equivalent.

Accounts Branch

Candidates must have passed Class 12 and completed graduation in any of the following streams with 60 per cent or equivalent from a recognized university:

1) B Com Degree (Min three years course).
2) Bachelor of Business Administration (with specialization in Finance)/Bachelor of Management Studies (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Business Studies (with specialization in Finance)
3) Qualified CA/ CMA/ CS/ CFA
4) B Sc with specialization in Finance

Education

Passed Class 12 and Post-Graduation with 50 per cent in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG (Single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and with 60 per cent in Graduation in any discipline

Meteorology

Passed Class 12 and B Sc with Physics and Mathematics with a minimum of 60 per cent or equivalent or four-year Graduation in Engineering/Technology discipline with a minimum of 60 per cent marks or equivalent in the following streams:

  • Communication Engineering
  • Computer Engineering/Technology
  • Computer Engineering and Application
  • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering/Technology
  • Electronics Science and Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electronics and Computer Science
  • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering
  • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)
  • Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering.
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

AFCAT Physical and Medical Standards

Candidates should be medically and physically fit to be eligible to carry out their duties and responsibilities properly.

Q:   I have mild psoriasis can I pass the medical standards of AFCAT. Please help.

A:
According to the medical standards set by the Indian Air Force, candidates with certain medical conditions, including skin disorders such as psoriasis, may be deemed unfit for service in the Air Force. The medical standards for AFCAT are strict, and candidates are evaluated based on their physical and mental health. In the case of psoriasis, the Indian Air Force Medical Board may conduct a detailed medical examination to assess the severity of the condition and determine the candidate's fitness for service. The medical examination may include a detailed assessment of the skin condition, including the extent and severity of the psoriasis lesions, as well as an evaluation of the candidate's overall health and fitness. It is recommended that you consult with a qualified medical professional or an AFCAT representative to determine whether your psoriasis would affect your eligibility for service in the Indian Air Force. They would be able to provide you with more specific information based on your individual case.
 

Q:   I am a physics honors graudate. Am I eligible for AFCAT flying branch?

A:
To be eligible for the Flying Branch in AFCAT you must have a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate and should have passed Physics and Mathematics at the 10+2 level. Additionally, you must have a Bachelor's degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or BE/B Tech degree (4-year course) with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. Since you have a graduation degree in Physics Honours, you fulfill the minimum educational qualification criteria for the Flying Branch in AFCAT. However, you should also ensure that you meet the age, nationality, and physical fitness criteria specified by the Indian Air Force.
 

Q:   I am pursuing BA. Am I eligible for AFCAT? I don't have science background.

A:
Yes, you can apply for the AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) even if you are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree without a Science background. The eligibility criteria for the AFCAT exam are as follows: Nationality: Indian Age: The minimum age should be 20 years and the maximum age should be 24 years as of the date of commencement of the course. Educational Qualification: The candidate must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
 

Q:   What is the eligibility criteria for the AFCAT exam?

A:
Eligibility criteria for the Air Force Common Admission Test AFCAT exam: Educational Qualification: Pass 10+2 with 60 percent in Maths and Physics. Physical Eligibility: For Flying Branch - 162.5 cm (for both men and female) For Ground duty (Tech-NON tech): Male -157.5 cm and Female -152cm. AFCAT Age Limit 2023: Minimum 20 years to Maximum 26 years. Marital Status: Unmarried. I hope this will help you.
 

AFCAT Selection Process

AFCAT selection process is explained below:

Release of Application Form

Interested candidates need to fill the application form and pay the fees online. The application fee is INR 250 across all categories.

Issue of Admit Card

The admit card is released online on the official website. Candidates need to download their admit cards by logging with the required credentials.

Appearing in the Exam

AFCAT exam is conducted online and comprises questions from General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. The duration of the test is two hours and carries 300 marks. The EKT exam, conducted for Ground Duty (Technical) branch candidates, comprises questions from Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, and Electrical & Electronics Engineering. The duration of the test is 45 minutes and carries 150 marks.

Declaration of Result

The result is announced online. Candidates need to login with the required credentials to check the result. Based on the result of the online test, candidates are selected for the AFSB test.

Appearing in AFSB test

The AFSB interview is conducted in three stages. Stage I comprise the Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and discussion test. Stage II comprises Psychological tests, Group Tests and Interview. Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) will be conducted for Flying Branch candidates.

Final Selection

The final selection of candidates is done based on the performance in the online test and AFSB test.

Refer to the infographic below for the AFCAT selection process:

AFCAT Selection Process Infograph

AFCAT Selection Process Infograph

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Q:   Are there passing marks in individual subjects in AFCAT exam?

A:
Yes, in the AFCAT exam, candidates are required to score minimum passing marks in each subject to qualify for the next stage of the selection process. The minimum passing marks may vary from year to year and from one category of candidates to another. For AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test), the minimum qualifying marks are usually 30% in each subject, which means a candidate needs to score at least 18 marks out of 60 in each section to be eligible for the next stage. However, it's important to note that the final selection of candidates is based on their overall performance in the written exam and subsequent stages of the selection process. So, while scoring the minimum passing marks in each subject is important, candidates should aim to perform well in all sections to maximize their chances of selection. Give it upvote if you find it helpful, Thanks.
 

Q:   I did my intermediate education with Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Am I eligible to apply for AFCAT?

A:
Yes, you may be eligible to apply for the Air Force Common Admission Test AFCAT if you have completed your intermediate education with Biology Physics and Chemistry. The eligibility criteria for AFCAT may vary depending on the branch and type of commission for which you are applying. However, in general, the educational qualification required for AFCAT is a Bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks. In addition, you should have studied Mathematics and Physics at the intermediate level, or have a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Technology, or equivalent. As you have studied Physics and Chemistry at the intermediate level, you meet the minimum educational qualification required for AFCAT. However, you will also need to meet other eligibility criteria, such as age limit, physical standards, and nationality, among others. It is recommended that you carefully review the eligibility criteria for AFCAT on the official website of the Indian Air Force and ensure that you meet all the requirements before applying for the exam.
 

Q:   Do marks scored in AFCAT matter in AFSB and after that?

A:
Yes, the marks scored by you on the written test as well as the total marks scored in SSB (Services Selection Board) are summed up and considered during the merit list. Air Force Common Admission Test AFCAT scores and Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interviews are two of the major factors that are considered while curating the final merit list. It is advised to get a good Air Force Common Admission Test score as it increases the chances of finding a spot on the merit list.
 

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2024

AFCAT Exam Pattern is such that it is divided into online tests and AFSB tests. All registered candidates are required to appear for the online test. The test comprises questions from General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. The EKT, which is conducted for the Technical branch candidates, comprises questions from Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics.

The maximum marks allotted to AFCAT are 300. The test paper of EKT carries a total of 150 marks. The AFSB test is conducted in three stages. The first stage comprises Officer Intelligence Rating Test, Picture Perception Test, and Discussion Test, the second stage includes Psychological Test, Group Tests, and Interview. Candidates applying for the flying branch are required to appear in the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).

The final merit list is prepared based on the performance in the online exam and AFSB Interview. All candidates are placed in the order of merit on the basis of total marks secured in the online test and AFSB Interview. The structure of AFCAT exam pattern is given below.

Subject Exam Duration No of Questions Maximum Marks
General Awareness 02 hours 100 300
Verbal Ability in English
Numerical Ability
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

AFCAT Marking Scheme

IAF prescribes the marking scheme for AFCAT exam. The marks of candidates are calculated as per the marking scheme. The marking scheme of AFCAT exam is given below:

  • For correct answer, candidates score three marks
  • For incorrect answer, one mark is deducted
  • No marks are deducted for unattempted questions
  • Normalisation of marks is done to calculate the scores of candidates

Normalisation of Marks

AFCAT exam is conducted on multiple days and shifts. Normalisation of marks is done to adjust the difficulty level of the question paper. This process helps in maintaining transparency in the calculation of scores. In order to rationalise the marks scored by candidates appearing in different shifts objectively through a statistical method, normalisation scheme is being implemented as per the formula.

Q:   What is AFCAT Exam Pattern?

A:
AFCAT exam pattern highlights the overall structure of the exam such as number of sections, weightage of topics, time duration, total marks, marking scheme, etc. AFCAT exam is divided into online test and AFSB interview. Besides AFCAT candidates who applies for the technical branch are required to appear for the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). AFCAT test comprises different sections such as General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English . Numerical Ability, Military Reasoning, and Aptitude test. EKT carries questions from Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics. AFCAT carries a total of 100 questions whereas, EKT carries 50 questions. The total marks allotted to AFCAT are 300 whereas, EKT carries 150 marks. The duration of AFCAT exam is two hours whereas EKT is held for 45 minutes. Both AFCAT and EKT is held in online mode and the language of the question paper is English.

Q:   What is the time duration of AFCAT exam?

A:
AFCAT exam is conducted for two hours whereas EKT is held for 45 minutes. There is no sectional time limit in AFCAT exam. The candidates are allowed to leave the examination hall after the completion of the exam. AFCAT exam is conducted in two shifts. Shift 1 exam is conducted from 9.45 am to 11.45 am whereas Shift 2 is held from 2.15 pm to 4.15 pm. Candidates need to answer 100 questions in AFCAT exam within two hours. Candidates can divide time among the sections according to their convenience. Candidates can learn time management by practicing previous years' question papers and mock tests. The total marks allotted to AFCAT exam are 100.

Q:   What is section-wise weightage in AFCAT exam?

A:
AFCAT exam comprises sections such as General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English Numerical Ability, Military Reasoning, and Aptitude test. Out of the 100 questions, Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test carries 35 questions, Verbal ability in English carries 30 questions, Numerical Ability carries 15 questions, General Awareness carries 20 questions. The Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test section carries a total of 105 marks, Verbal ability in English carries a total of 90 marks, Numerical ability section carries a total of 45 marks, General Awareness section carries a total of 60 marks. Candidates can check below the section-wise weightage of AFCAT exam: Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: 35 questions and 105 marks Logical Reasoning: 30 questions and 90 marks Numerical Ability: 15 questions and 45 marks General Awareness: 20 questions and 60 marks.
 

AFCAT Syllabus 2024

The section-wise AFCAT syllabus is given below.

Subjects Topics

English

ComprehensionError Detection, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases, Synonyms

General Knowledge

History, Civics, Geography, Politics, Art, Culture, Sports, Defence, Basic Science, Environment, Current Affairs

Reasoning and Military Aptitude

Spatial Ability, Verbal Ability, Simple Interest Time and Distance, Ratio and Proportion, etc.

Numerical Ability

Time and Work, Decimal Fraction, Profit and Loss, Percentage, etc.

AFCAT EKT Syllabus

Candidates who wish to appear for Ground Duty Technical Branch need to appear for EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test). Some topics are common for every branch include Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Drawing & Physics. The detailed AFCAT syllabus is given below.

Engineering Mathematics: Matrix Algebra, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes, Theorems of integral calculus, Gauss and Green’s theorems. Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, First order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, Sampling theorems, Random variables, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard deviation, Discrete and Continuous Distributions, Fourier transform, Laplace transforms, Z-transform.

Engineering Physics: Description of Motion in One, Two and Three Dimensions, Units for measurement, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Electrostatics, Electric Current, Heat and Thermodynamics, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Magnetism, Ray Optics, and Optical Instruments, Laws of Motion

Engineering Drawing: Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting, Projection of straight line, planes and solids, Isometric Projection, Sectional Views of solids, Full section, Intersection of surfaces

Computer Science Engineering: Analog and Digital Electronics, Electronic Devices, Computer Networks, Switching Theory, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, Telecommunication Systems, Microwave Engineering, Antenna and Wave Propagation, Radar Theory, Instrumentation, etc.

Electronic Engineering: Analog and Digital Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Devices, Control Engineering, Telecommunication Systems, Microwave Engineering, Antenna and Wave Propagation, Instrumentation, Computer Networks, Network Theory Design, Switching Theory, Information Technology

Mechanical Engineering: Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Aircraft Structures, Theory of Machines, Fluid mechanics/Hydraulic Machines, Manufacturing Science, Materials Science, Automotive Engineering, Power Plant Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Flight Mechanics, Aerodynamics

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Q:   Is there any change in syllabus or dental subject for a dental student appearing for AFCAT.

A:
No, there is no change in the syllabus or dental subject for a dental student appearing for AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test). AFCAT is an entrance exam conducted by the Indian Air Force for the selection of candidates for various technical and non-technical posts. The syllabus for AFCAT mainly includes General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English Numerical Ability, Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. The exam is designed to test the candidate's knowledge and aptitude in these areas. However, as a dental student, you may have an edge in the General Awareness section, as you may have knowledge in areas such as Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Medicine. This can help you score better in the exam. Overall, there is no specific dental subject or syllabus for AFCAT. The exam is designed to test the overall knowledge and aptitude of the candidate for the respective position in the Indian Air Force.
 

Q:   How many papers are there in the AFCAT exam?

A:
There are only four papers in the AFCAT exam-General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. AFCAT technical syllabus comprises topics from Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics. Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Drawing & Physics are some of the common topics which are covered in AFCAT EKT syllabus. The standard of Numerical Ability questions is of Matriculation level. The standard of questions in other subjects is of graduation level (Indian University). The exam paper is in English only. The test paper carries a total of 100 questions whereas EKT carries a total of 50 questions. All the questions asked in the exam are objective-type. Total marks allotted to the AFCAT test are 300 whereas EKT carries a total of 150 marks.
 

Q:   What are the important topics for Numerical Ability in AFCAT exam?

A:
The important topics for the AFCAT Numerical Ability section are Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time and Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams). Candidates can prepare for the Numerical Ability section only through practice. They should also learn the shortcut tricks of solving questions in this section. Solving questions with the shortcut tricks will help candidates to attempt more questions in less possible time. The tips and tricks to prepare the Maths section of AFCAT are given below: Review the math concepts that will be covered on the test. This includes topics such as Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry Make sure to understand the formulas and concepts Practice Maths as much as possible Make sure to practice Maths questions in the time allotted for the test Take online mock tests
 

Q:   Which are the important topics for AFCAT Reasoning Ability and Military Aptitude?

A:

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test is one of the important sections of AFCAT exam. This section assess a candidate's ability to apply logic and military skills in practical situations. The important topics for this section are:

Verbal Reasoning: The Verbal Reasoning section comprises the following topics:

  • Series Completion
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Analogy, Classification
  • Blood Relations
  • Puzzle Test
  • Logical Venn Diagrams
  • Alphabet Test
  • Ranking
  • Time Sequence Test.

Non-Verbal Reasoning: This section comprises the following topics:

  • Series
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Mirror Images
  • Water Images
  • Embedded Figures
  • Completion of Incomplete Pattern
  • Figure Matrix
  • Paper Folding
 

AFCAT Vacancies 2024

AFCAT 1 vacancies 2024 were released along with the notification. The vacancies are announced separately for different branches as well as for male and female candidates. Check the vacancy break-up below.

Entry Type Post Code Male Female Total

AFCAT

Flying

28

10

38

AFCAT Ground Duty Technical

AE (L)

104

11

125

AE (M)

45

05

50

AFCAT Ground Duty Non Technical

Admin

44

06

50

LGS

11

02

13

Accounts

11

02

13

Ground Duty Non Technical

Education

08

02

10

Ground Duty Non Technical

Weapon Systems WS Branch

15

02

17

Meteorology Entry

Meteorology

09

02

11

NCC Special Entry

Flying

  • 10%  seats  out  of  CDSE vacancies  for  PC  and  10% seats   out   of   AFCAT vacancies for SSC.

Check below the break-up of AFCAT previous years' vacancies.

AFCAT 2 Vacancies 2023

Entry Branch AFCAT Vacancies
Women (SSC) Men (SSC)

AFCAT

Entry

Flying Branch

SSC - 05

SSC - 05

Ground Duty (Technical)

AE (L): 11

AE (M): 4

AE (L): 98

AE (M): 38

Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

Weapon Systems

(WS) Branch: 02

Admin: 05

LGS: 02

Accts: 02

Edn: 02

Met: 02

Weapon Systems

(WS) Branch: 15

Admin: 45

LGS: 17

Accts: 08

Edn: 07

Met: 07

NCC

Special

Entry

Flying

10% of PC seats from CDSE vacancies and

10% of SSC seats from AFCAT vacancies

AFCAT 1 Vacancies 2023

A total of 256 vacancies have been released for AFCAT 1 2023 exam. The vacancy break-up is given below.

Entry Branch AFCAT Vacancies
Women (SSC) Men (SSC)

AFCAT

Entry

Flying Branch

SSC - 05

SSC - 05

Ground Duty (Technical)

AE (L): 10

AE (M): 03

AE (L): 87

AE (M): 30

Ground Duty (Non - Technical)

Weapon Systems

(WS) Branch: 02

Admin: 05

LGS: 02

Accts: 02

Edn: 02

Met: 02

Weapon Systems

(WS) Branch: 15

Admin: 43

LGS: 19

Accts: 11

Edn: 08

Met: 07

NCC

Special

Entry

Flying

10% of PC seats from CDSE vacancies and 10% of SSC seats from AFCAT vacancies

AFCAT 2 2022 Vacancies

Candidates can check below the vacancy break-up of AFCAT 2 2022.

Entry Branch Vacancies
Men Women

AFCAT

Entry

Flying

SSC: 02

SSC: 10

Ground Duty (Technical)

{Aeronautical Engineer Electronics and Aeronautical Engineer Mechanical}

AE(L) :

PC-23,SSC-80

AE(M):

PC-07,SSC-26

AE(L) : SSC-11 AE(M): SSC-04

Ground Duty (Non- Technical)

Admin:

PC-11,SSC-43

LGS:

PC-05,SSC-16

Accts:

PC-03,SSC-11

Edn:

PC:02,SSC:08

Admin: SSC-02 LGS: SSC-02

Accts: SSC-02

Edn:

SSC:02

Meteorology Entry

Meteorology

Met:

PC-03,SSC-08

Met:

SSC-02

NCC Special Entry

Flying

10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC


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Q:   How many vacancies have been announced for AFCAT 2 2023 exam?

A:
AFCAT 2 vacancies 2023 have been announced along with the short notification. A total of 276 vacancies have been announced for AFCAT 2 2023 exam. In 2022, a total of 304 vacancies were announced for AFCAT 2 2022 exam. Out of the total vacancies, 10 per cent of seats out of CDSE vacancies are reserved for Permanent Commission (PC). 10 per cent of seats out of AFCAT vacancy for Short Service Commission SSC are reserved for the NCC Special Entry Flying branch.
 

Q:   How many vacancies were announced for AFCAT 1 2023?

A:
IAF had announced a total of 256 vacancies for AFCAT 1 2023. A total of 5 vacancies were announced for the Flying Branch, 130 for Ground Duty (Technical) branch, 118 for Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branch. 10 per cent of seats were reserved for the NCC Special Entry for the Flying branch.
 

Q:   What are the ground duty positions in AFCAT?

A:
Ground Duty Technical Job Profile in AFCAT: 1- Maintenance of all equipment of aircraft and technical tools. 2- Responsibility for managing the technicians who are already qualified for the technical post. 3- Checking technicians are being provided with the required equipment and tools for the job consisting of Aircraft, RADAR, etc. 4- Must perform communication systems, avionics, aeronautical engineering, weapons, etc. 5- Handling of the Technical processes, aircraft service, and management. Ground Duty Non-Technical Job Profile in AFCAT: 1- Administration of ATC (Air Traffic Controller) and Fighter Controller. 2- Managing Accounts and Logistics of the department. 3- Managing Education.
 

AFCAT Preparation Tips 2024

As the competition in the AFCAT exam is high, candidates should start their preparations early. Candidates must have a proper strategy to ace the exam. Candidates must refer to the previous years' question papers and solve mock tests. Besides, they should check the syllabus and exam pattern to know more about the exam structure and topics. 

Tips and Tricks to Prepare for AFCAT Exam

The tips and tricks to prepare for AFCAT exam are given below:

  • Candidates need to thorough with the exam pattern and syllabus. Knowing the syllabus, candidates can find out the topics that are more and less important for the exam. The exam pattern help candidates to understand the overall structure of the exam
  • Candidates should solve previous years' question papers after completing the syllabus as it will help them to understand the type of questions asked in the exam
  • Candidates must mock tests to improve their speed and accuracy of solving questions
  • Candidates must read newspapers regularly for the current affairs

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AFCAT Books

Reading the right AFCAT books is crucial in clearing the concepts given in the syllabus. With so many books in the market, it becomes challenging to choose the best books based on the syllabus. Best books for AFCAT for Numerical Ability, Reasoning, English, General Awareness & Military Aptitude will help candidates to prepare effectively for the exam. The list of AFCAT books is given below.

Sections Books
General Awareness
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge
  • Manorama Yearbook
English Verbal Ability
  • Objective General English by Dr. RS. Aggarwal
  • Verbal Reasoning by Bhupendra Kumar Singh
Numerical Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • Objective Arithmetic by S Chand
Reasoning & Military Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by McGraw Hill Education
  • Quantitative Aptitude by S Chand

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Q:   What are the best ways to prepare for the AFCAT?

A:
Preparation Tips: 1- Understand the Syllabus of the Exam. 2- Know the Exam Pattern. 3- Practice the Previous Year's Question Papers. 4- Attempt Mock Tests. 5- Make a Proper Routine. 6- Select the Best Materials/Books. 7- Prefer Online Material and Courses. 8- Keep Revision/Practicing. Exam pattern for AFCAT: Mode of Exam: Online No. Of Questions: 100 Duration of Exam: 2 hours (120 minutes) Maximum Marks: 300 Sections in Paper: General Awareness, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, Verbal Ability in English and Military Aptitude Test. Negative Marking: 1 mark Books: 1- General Awareness General Knowledge: Lucent Manorama Yearbook: Malayala Manorama Group From Plinth to Paramount: KD Publication 2- Verbal Ability Objective General English Dr. RS Aggarwal Verbal Reasoning: Bhupendra Kumar Singh 3- Numerical Ability Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations: RS Aggarwal/ S Hand Publishing; Objective Arithmetic: S Hand Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation: Odisha Publication 4- Reasoning and Military Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude: S. Hand Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams: McGraw-Hill Education 5- AFCAT Overall Preparation Books AFCAT - For Flying, Technical, and Ground Duty Branch by Arihant Experts AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Exam Guide: For Flying and Technical Branch (Popular Master Guide) by R. Gupta Let's Crack AFCAT Air Force Common Admission Test by SSBCrack AFCAT Topic Wise Solved Papers (2011-2019) by Odisha Experts AFCAT- The First Step Book by Defence Direct Education I hope this will help you.

Q:   How to prepare for AFCAT English section?

A:
To prepare for AFCAT English Language, candidates must have a strong command of grammar and vocabulary. To improve vocabulary, read the editorial section of the newspaper. Questions in English are asked from Antonyms and Synonyms, English Grammar, Idioms and phrases and comprehension. Read Newspaper and Books Reading newspapers and books will help candidates to understand new vocabulary and sentence structure. This also helps in brushing up Current Affairs. Candidates should also watch international news channels to build their English language skills. Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension forms an integral part of English Language section. Maximum number of questions are asked from this section. Candidates can score well by practicing three reading comprehension passages from previous years' question papers or sample papers. Grammar Revision It is also important to do some grammar revision. Topics like Antonyms and Synonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Tenses and Basic Grammar requires knowledge of grammar. Try to solve at least 30 grammar questions daily. Vocabulary Building Candidates must spend some time going through new words and looking for their meaning in the dictionary. Candidates must work towards improving their vocabulary skills.
 

Q:   How to prepare for AFCAT Quantitative Aptitude section?

A:
Practice and revise topics such as Time & Work, SI, Profit & Loss, Percentages, Series Completion, DI, etc. Learn the logic behind the formulas and shortcut tricks of solving questions. Candidates need to clear the concepts of every topic so that they can solve the questions easily. The tips and tricks to crack AFCAT Numerical Ability section are given below: Candidates must write down all the formulae in one place so that they easy access to them during revision Candidates must work on the topics that have more weightage in the exam first Candidates must solve Numerical Ability questions daily to get the concepts clear Candidates must refer to the good books for Numerical Ability section
 

AFCAT Mock Test 2024

AFCAT mock test is released by IAF. To take the mock AFCAT mock test, candidates need to enter hall ticket number and email ID. AFCAT mock test help candidates to get familiar with the exam pattern and structure of the exam. 

AFCAT Salary

Candidates selected through AFCAT earn a monthly stipend of INR 56,100 during the training period. After completing the training period successfully, an IAF Officer will get a salary between INR 56,100 and INR 1,10,700 as per the seventh pay commission. The rank-wise AFCAT salary is given below:
Rank Level Pay Scale (In INR)

Flying Officer

Level 10

56,100-1,77,500

Flight Lieutenant

Level 10 B

6,13,00-1,93,900

Squadron Leader

Level 11

6,94,00 – 2,07,200

Wing Commander

Level 12A

1,21,200 – 2,12400

Group Captain

Level 13

1,30,600-2, 15,900

Air Commodore

Level 13A

1,39,600-2,17,600

Air Vice Marshal

Level 14

1,44,200-2,18,200

Air Marshal HAG Scale

Level 15

1, 82, 200-2,24,100

HAG+Scale

Level 16

2,05,400 – 2,24,400

VACS/Airforce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG)

Level 17

2,25,000/-(fixed)

CAS

Level 18

2,50,000/-(fixed)

AFCAT Salary: Career Growth

A career in Indian Air Force is full of possibilities. The rank structure for Commissioned Officers is given below:

Junior Level

  1. Flying Officer (FG OFFR): Flying Officer is the first rank in the Indian Air Force, which is worn after successful completion of training
  2. Flight Lieutenant (FLT LT): Flight Lieutenant is the next rank in the Indian Air Force hierarchy, where you play an important role as a member of a cohesive team

Executive Level

  1. Squadron Leader (SQN LDR): The Squadron Leader undertakes many duties to take on greater duties under your wings. You are now a supervisor at the senior level
  2. Wing Commander (WG CDR): The Wing Commander, the next greater rank, assumes extra duties for the greater grounds
  3. Group Captain (GP CPT): Taking charge of men and management, you as a Group Captain may command a medium-sized Air Force Station or be an important link in the decision-making mechanism at various IAF formations

Director Level

  1. Air Commodore (AIR CMDE): An Air Commodore is the next rank and as a Principal Director, you may command a large Air Force Station, or hold Staff Appointments (Senior Level) at Air HQ/Command HQ
  2. Air Vice-Marshal (AIR VICE MSHL): Only the daring few climb this high in the Air Force hierarchy. An Air Vice Marshal is responsible for taking strategic decisions
  3. Air Marshal (AIR MSHL): It is one step below the top of the ladder, the Air Marshal commands a lot of power

AFCAT Salary: Perks & Benefits

 The perks and benefits offered to the air force officers are given below:

  • Accommodation
  • Leave travel concessions
  • Leave- An annual leave of 60 days & casual leave of 20 days per year
  • Secured camp life
  • Institute and Messes membership
  • School facilities
  • Recreational and sports facilities
  • Rail concessions
  • CSD facilities
  • Allowances: Dearness Allowance, Ration Money, House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, Special Duty Allowance, Dress Allowance, Medical Allowance, and Hardship Allowance.

AFCAT Job Profile

Branch Departments

Flying

Helicopter

Fighter

Transport

Ground Duty (Technical)

Mechanical

Electrical

Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

Administration

Logistics

Education

Meteorology

Accounts

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Q:   What are the ground duty positions in AFCAT?

A:
Ground Duty Technical Job Profile in AFCAT: 1- Maintenance of all equipment of aircraft and technical tools. 2- Responsibility for managing the technicians who are already qualified for the technical post. 3- Checking technicians are being provided with the required equipment and tools for the job consisting of Aircraft, RADAR, etc. 4- Must perform communication systems, avionics, aeronautical engineering, weapons, etc. 5- Handling of the Technical processes, aircraft service, and management. Ground Duty Non-Technical Job Profile in AFCAT: 1- Administration of ATC (Air Traffic Controller) and Fighter Controller. 2- Managing Accounts and Logistics of the department. 3- Managing Education.
 

Q:   What are the career opportunities after the AFCAT?

A:
Candidates through their Force Common Admission Test exam are selected for the post of Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying branch and Ground Duty for Technical and Non-Technical branches. AFCAT Ground Duty Technical Job Profile: 1- Maintenance of all technical tools and equipment of aircraft. 2- Responsibility for managing the technicians who are already qualified. 3- Make sure the technicians are being provided with the required equipment and tools for the job consisting of Aircraft, RADAR, etc. 4- Technical officers must be able to perform aeronautical engineering, weapons, communication systems, avionics, etc. 5- Handling of the aircraft service. 6- Technical processes and management in the aircraft. AFCAT Ground Duty Non-Technical Job Profile: 1- Administration of Air Traffic Controller and Fighter Controller. 2- Accounts of the department. 3- Logistics of the department. 4- Education. In-hand Salary : 1- Flying Branch- INR 85,372 2- Ground Duty for Technical post- INR 74,872 3- Ground Duty for Non-Technical post- INR 71,872.
 

Q:   What is the procedure of training of newly appointed Officers through AFCAT exam?

A:

Training of newly appointed officers is conducted at Air Force Academy Dundigal (Hyderabad). The duration of training for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments. Candidates are advised to keep themselves in good physical condition to adapt to physical training at AFA that encompasses running, swimming, rope climbing and other forms of physical training in which they are required to undergo mandatory tests during the training. Candidates should keep themselves fit by following the below-mentioned routine: Running upto 4 kms in 5 minutes Skipping Push-ups & Sit-ups minimum 20 each Chin ups: 8 Rope Climbing: 3 to 4 meters Swimming (25 m). 

 

AFCAT Contact Details

For any query or issue related to AFCAT application form, admit card, notification, syllabus, advertisement, candidates can contact the following authorities either through mail or on their phone numbers.

DISHA Cell, IAF (For queries/clarifications regarding eligibility, advertisement)

Tele: 011- 23013690
Fax: 011- 23017918

E- Mail: career.iaf@nic.in

AFCAT Cell (For queries/ clarifications regarding scheme & syllabus of AFCAT)

  • Tele: 011 – 23010231 Extn:7245,6246
  • E-Mail: afcatcell@gmal.com

AFCAT Cell C-DAC (For queries/clarifications regarding registration, application for online AFCAT, payment issues, admit card and AFCAT centres)

  • Tele: 020 – 25503105, 06
  • Toll Free no:1800-11-2448
  • E-Mail: afcatcell@cdac.in

 

 

 

 

AFCAT 2024 FAQs

Candidates can check below AFCAT 2024 FAQs related to application form, notification, admit card, salary and many more. These FAQs will help candidates to solve their queries related to AFCAT exam.

Q:   How can I correct DOP, DOB and Photo in AFCAT form?

A:

The online correction window for AFCAT is made available by IAF after the application process closes. Only two sections are editable, 'Fill Application Form' and 'Upload Document'. Using the correction window, candidates can edit the details such as Candidate's name, Father's name, Passport Size Photo, Signature, Thumb Impression. No other fields are editable. No extra fee is charged to make the changes in the application form. The facility for editing the application form can be done by candidates who register successfully and pay the application fee. Therefore, you can correct the photograph and not DOB. The admit card is issued to candidates based on the information provided by candidates in the application form. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter the required details.

Q:   What is the syllabus of AFCAT?

A:
The syllabus of AFCAT comprises topics from General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. The syllabus of EKT comprises topics from Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical and Electronics. Candidates must prepare as per the syllabus of AFCAT to score good marks in the exam. AFCAT syllabus is formulated as per the latest exam pattern and preparing accordingly will help candidates to formulate proper strategy for the exam. Candidates can check below AFCAT syllabus: English: Comprehension, Detect Error in Sentence, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonym/ Antonym, Cloze Test or Fill in the Gaps in a paragraph, Idioms and Phrases, Analogy, Sentence Rearranging, Substitution in a Sentence/ One Word Substitution. General Awareness. History, Geography, Sports, National & International Organizations, Art & Culture, Personalities, Environment & Ecology, Indian Polity, Economy, Basic Science Based Knowledge, Science & Technology, Current Affairs (National & International), Defence Numerical Ability. Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average/ Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Distance and Races (Trains/ Boats & Streams), Area and Perimeter, Probability, Number System & Number Series, Mixture & Allegation Rules, Clocks Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
 

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AFCAT 2 notification 2024 will be released in June by the Indian Air Force. The notification will be released to select candidates for admission to the courses commencing from July 2025. AFCAT 2 notification 2024 will be released in PDF form and comprises the details related to the exam. The applica

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AFCAT 1 result 2024 will be released in March. The result will be announced on the official website-afcat.cdac.in. However, the direct link to check the result will be provided on this page. Candidates can download their results by logging with the required credentials. Candidates qualifying the AFC

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The AFCAT syllabus covers a wide range of topics including English grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension, general knowledge on history, geography, politics, and culture, and mathematics, including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. The syllabus of AFCAT is given below:

SubjectsTopics

English

Comprehension,  Error Detection,  Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases, Synonyms

General Knowledge

History, Civics, Geography, Politics, Art, Culture, Sports, Defence, Basic Science, Environment, Current Affairs

Reasoning and Military Aptitude

Spatial Ability, Verbal Ability, Simple Interest Time and Distance, Ratio and Proportion, etc.

Numerical Ability

Time and Work, Decimal Fraction, Profit and Loss,  Percentage, etc.

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  • AFCAT exam is conducted twice a year, providing an opportunity for candidates to join the prestigious Indian Air Force.
  • The eligibility criteria for AFCAT differ for male and female candidates.
  • AFCAT Age Limit:
    • Flying Branch: 20 to 24 years as of 1st July 2024.
    • Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Br

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