AFCAT Exam Date 2024 (Out): Complete AFCAT 2 Exam Schedule

Air Force Common Admission Test 2024 ( AFCAT )

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Admit Card: 24 Jul '24

Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Jul 5, 2024 12:14 IST

AFCAT Exam Date 2024: The Indian Air Force (IAF) activated the window to edit AFCAT 2 application form 2024 on July 5. The online test of AFCAT 2 2024 will be conducted on August 9, 10 and 11, 2024. AFCAT 2 admit card 2024 will be released on July 24, 2024. 

AFCAT 2 application form 2024 was released on May 30, 2024. The last date to fill the application form was June 28, 2024. The short notification of AFCAT 2 2024 was released on May 20, 2024. 

AFCAT dates highlight the important events pertaining to the exam, such as the release of the application form, issue of admit card, declaration of result. Candidates should keep an eye on the dates so that they do not miss any events. Check below the important events of AFCAT.

Q:   When will AFCAT 2024 exam be conducted?

A:

AFCAT 1 2024 exam was conducted on February 16, 17 and 18, 2024. AFCAT 2 exam 2024 will be conducted on August 9, 10 and 11, 2024. AFCAT exam is one of the most sought after defence exams in the country which is conducted twice a year in February and August/September. 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 maximum marks allotted to the online test is 300. Candidates qualifying the online exam are called for AFSB interview.

 

Q:   When AFCAT 2024 notification was released?

A:

The short notification for AFCAT 1 2024 exam was released on November 18, 2023. The detailed notification was released on December 1, 2023. The short notification for AFCAT 2 2024 exam was released on May 20, 2024. The detailed notification for AFCAT 2 2024 exam will be released on May 30, 2024. AFCAT notification will be released in PDF form and comprises the important details related to the exam such as application process, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility, important dates, etc. Candidates must read the notification carefully before applying for the exam. 

 

Q:   When AFCAT Application Form 2024 was released?

A:

AFCAT 1 application form 2024 was released on December 1, 2023. AFCAT 2 application form 2024 was released on May 30, 2024. Both male and female candidates are eligible to apply for AFCAT exam. AFCAT application form are required to be filled online. The steps to fill AFCAT application form 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
 

Q:   When AFCAT 1 result 2024 will be released?

A:

AFCAT 1 result 2024 was released on March 8, 2024. The result was announced on the official website-afcat.cdac.in. However, the direct link to check the result is 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.

 

AFCAT 2024 Dates

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

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

24 Jul '24

AFCAT 2 Admit Card 2024

09 Aug '24 -

11 Aug '24

AFCAT 2 Exam 2024

DatesPast Exam Dates

30 May '24 -

28 Jun '24

AFCAT 2 Application Form 2024

30 May '24 -

30 Jun '24

AFCAT 2 Detailed Notification 2024

20 May '24

AFCAT 2 Short Notification 2024

AFCAT Important Events

The important events related to AFCAT exam are explained below:

Release of AFCAT Notification

AFCAT notification contains details such as exam dates, the application process, AFCAT vacancies, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus, etc. 

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AFCAT Application Form 2024

 Interested candidates can fill AFCAT application form online. The application fees are INR 250 for all candidates and can be paid online. 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

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AFCAT Admit Card 2024

Candidates can download the admit card by logging into their accounts. AFCAT admit card contains exam-related information as well as the candidate's personal details. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post. Separate admit cards are issued for AFSB Interview. 

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Appearing in AFCAT Online Exam 2024

AFCAT exam is conducted online in multiple shifts. The exam comprises questions from General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. The total duration of the test is two hours. The total marks for the test are 300.

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AFCAT Result 

The result is announced online on the official website. AFCAT result can be accessed through the candidates' login. The result displays the qualifying status of candidates for AFSB Interview.

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:   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:   When AFCAT admit card is released?

A:
AFCAT admit card is released one week before the exam. Candidates can download their admit cards by entering the required login details. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post. AFCAT admit card comprises details such as candidate's name, roll number, reporting time, exam day guidelines, scanned photograph and signature, exam centre details. Candidates need to take the printed copy of their admit card along with one photo-identity proof to the exam centre. Along with the admit card, candidates must bring two photographs inorder to paste in the admit card. The steps to download AFCAT admit card are given below: Visit the official website Click the AFCAT admit card link on the home page In the login page, candidates need to enter email ID, password and captcha code AFCAT admit card appears on the screen Download the admit card and take its printout
 

AFCAT Shift Timings

Candidates can check the AFCAT exam timings 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 

 

 

 

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Q:   In how many shifts AFCAT exam is conducted?

A:
AFCAT exam is conducted in two shifts. The exam for the first shift is conducted from 9.45 am to 11.45 am. While the exam for the second shift is conducted from 2.15 pm to 4.15 pm. The details regarding the shifts are mentioned on the admit card. Candidates need to reach the exam centre as per the reporting time mentioned on the admit card. Candidates need to carry the following documents to the exam centre along with the admit card: 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). Candidates are not allowed to carry Textual material, Calculators, Docupen, Slide rulers and log tables, Electronic watches, Mobile phones, Bluetooth, pager or any other electronic items to the exam centre.
 

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).
 

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.
 

AFCAT Exam Dates 2024 FAQs

Candidates below the FAQs related to AFCAT dates. 

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:   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.
 

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:   When will AFCAT application form be available for correction?

A:
Yes, IAF provides the facility to edit the details entered in the AFCAT application form. The online correction window remains open for a specified time period. Candidates can use the correction window to edit details such as name, father's name, mother's name, photograph, signature, and thumb impression image. No extra fee is charged to edit the details in the application form. After the closure of the edit window, candidates are not allowed to make any changes in the application form. Therefore, candidates are advised to fill the application form correctly. The admit card is issued to candidates who submits the application form correctly. The correction in the application form can be done online only.
 

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Answered a month ago

Qualification for AFCAT Education Graduation (minimum three years) in any field with at least 60% of the possible points and passing Physics and Math at the 10+2 level B.E.B. Both male and female Indian citizens who are single may apply to the Indian Air Force's AFCAT. Candidates for the Flying Bran

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Malavika

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Answered a month ago

Hello,

Congratulations on clearing AFCAT 1. Now you need to wait for AFCAT 2, the notification will be released on May 30, 2024.

After clearing AFCAT 1, AFSB will contact the candidate for the test. This test is an evaluation test that includes PI, GD, Psychology Test, etc.

After your test by AFSB, you

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Answered 2 months ago

To score 200+ marks in AFCAT exam, candidates need to follow the tips below:

  • Candidates must prepare short notes while studying the concepts from the syllabus
  • Candidates must implement the right strategy with the best resource to complete the syllabus
  • Solve AFCAT mock tests and previous year question p

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Anangsha Patra

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Answered 2 months ago

AFCAT exam means Air Force Common Admission Test. This exam is taken to select candidates for admission in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches in Indian Air Force. AFCAT exam is conducted by Indian Air Force. CDS exam is conducted for candidates who wish to make their caree

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Anangsha Patra

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Answered 2 months ago

As per the feedback of the aspirants who attempted AFCAT 1 2024 exam on February 17, 2024, the difficulty level of Shift 1 and 2 was moderate. The shift-wise exam analysis is given below.

Subject

Difficulty Level (Shift 1)

Difficulty Level (Shift 2)

General Awareness

Moderate

Moderate

English

Moderate

Easy

Numerical Ability

Moderate

Moderate

Reasoning

Moderate

Moderate

Overall

Moderate

Moderate

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Anangsha Patra

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Answered 2 months ago

The eligibility criteria to appear for AFCAT is that a candidate must have passed Class 12 with Mathematics and Physics with minimum 50 per cent marks individually. And must have passed three year Bachelor's Degree or four year BE/B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognised university with minimum 6

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