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Air Force Common Admission Test 2024 ( AFCAT )

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Updated on Apr 3, 2024 14:47 IST

AFCAT Notification 2024: Indian Air Force (IAF) will release AFCAT 2 notification 2024 in June. The short notification will be released in May. AFCAT 2 application form 2024 will be released along with the notification. AFCAT notification is conducted to recruit candidates for the Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches/NCC Special Entry/Meteorology Entry. AFCAT notification PDF comprises details related to the number of vacancies, exam dates, admit card date, eligibility and other details. Read below for more details on AFCAT notification 2024.

 

 

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 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.
 

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.
 

AFCAT Notification 2024

AFCAT is released to select male and female candidates as commissioned officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. Candidates are granted 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 selection process comprises an online test and AFSB interview.

Download Here AFCAT 1 2024 notification PDF

Also Read: AFCAT dates.

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:   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:   When AFCAT application form is released?

A:

AFCAT 1 application form 2024 was released on December 1, 2023. AFCAT 2 application form 2024 will be on June 1, 2024. Interested candidates can fill the application form online within the prescribed deadline. The application process comprises several steps such as registration, changing the password, filling the detailed application form, paying the application fees, etc. Candidates should fill the details in the application form carefully to avoid any rejection in the application process. The steps to fill AFCAT application form are given below:

  • Visit the official website of IAF
  • Go to the ‘Candidate Login’ on the home page of AFCAT
  • New users need to register for the exam by entering the required details
  • Two separate OTPs will be sent to the registered email ID and mobile numbers of candidates
  • After verifying the OTPs candidates can proceed towards filling the application form
  •  Before filling the application form, candidates should read the notification carefully
  • In the application form, candidates need to enter personal details, course preference, communication details, select the exam centres, upload the documents, sign the declaration and submit the application form
  •  After successfully filling the application form, candidates can pay the application fees
  • Take the printout of the application form and receipt of the transaction receipt
 

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

08 Mar '24

AFCAT 1 result 2024

01 Dec '23 -

30 Dec '23

AFCAT 1 Application Form 2024

18 Nov '23

AFCAT 1 short notification 2024

AFCAT Application form

Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria are required to fill the AFCAT application form. The application fee can be paid online. The application fee is INR 250 for all categories. The steps to fill the application form are given below:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click the ‘Apply Now’ link on the home page
  • Register for the exam by entering the basic details
  • After registration, candidates need to fill in personal information, educational qualification, course preference, contact information, upload documents, sign the declaration, and select exam city
  • Candidates need to pay the application fees

Q:   When AFCAT 2 application form 2024 will be released?

A:

AFCAT 2 application form 2024 will be released on June 1, 2024. The application form for AFCAT 2 will be released to select candidates for the courses beginning at Air Force Academy in July 2025. AFCAT 2 application process comprises registration, filling the application form and fee payment. The window to edit the AFCAT 2 application form 2024 will be made available after the application process closes wherein candidates can only edit details such as name, father's name, passport-size photograph, signature, and thumb impression. The application fee is INR 550 with GST charges. 

 

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:   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.
 

AFCAT Eligibility 2024

Candidates applying for the Flying Branch should be between 20 and 24 years. The age limit of candidates applying to the Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical Branches) should be between 20 and 26 years. The basic educational qualification is graduation, however, this varies as per the departments and branches.

Also Read: AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2024

All registered candidates are required to appear for the online test AFCAT. It is mandatory for the candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branch to appear in both AFCAT and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). AFCAT exam pattern is such that it comprises four sections, General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. The duration of the test is two hours. The test comprises 100 questions and carries 300 marks. The EKT exam is conducted for 45 minutes. The test carries question from Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics. The test paper carries 50 questions. The maximum marks allotted to the EKT are 150. The marking scheme of AFCAT is given below:

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

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
 

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.
 

AFCAT Syllabus 2024

The level of Numerical Ability questions is of the Class 10 standard. The questions in other subjects are of graduation level. Candidates can check below the AFCAT syllabus:

English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms, and Phrases.

General Awareness: History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc.

Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams).

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.

Also Read: AFCAT Syllabus

Q:   Which are the important topics for AFCAT exam?

A:

To ace AFCAT exam, it is mandatory to know the important topics covered in AFCAT syllabus. Knowing important topics will help candidates to strategise their preparation and score maximum marks. Some of the important topics in AFCAT syllabus are given below:

  • English: Spotting Errors, Fill in the blanks, One-word substitution, Sentence completion, Synonyms and Antonyms, etc.
  • Mathematics: Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Boats and Streams, Time and Work, Average, Interest, etc.
  • Reasoning: Odd one out, Venn Diagram, Analogy, Blood relations, missing figures, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, etc.
  • General Awareness: History, Geography, Current Affairs, Art and Culture, Sports, Important days and events, etc.

 

 

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.
 

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 Books

Candidates can refer to the following books for AFCAT exam.

Subject Books

General Awareness

The Malayala Manorama English Yearbook, From Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh - KD Publication, Lucent’s General Knowledge

Verbal Ability

Verbal Reasoning by Bhupendra Kumar Singh, Objective General English by Dr. RS. Aggarwal

Numerical Ability

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation by Disha Publication, Objective Arithmetic by S Chand, Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations- RS Aggarwal

Reasoning & Military Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by McGraw Hill Education, Quantitative Aptitude by S.Chand

EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test)

Handbook Series of Electrical Engineering by Arihant Publications, Let’s Crack EKT (All in One) by SSB Crack, Objective General Engineering by G. K. Publishers

Q:   How the best books for AFCAT exam helps in preparation?

A:
Reading the right books for AFCAT exam is one of the most important aspect of preparation. The best books enhance the knowledge of candidates regarding the chapters given in the syllabus. Candidates can clear the concepts of each and every topic by reading the best books for AFCAT exam. The best books also help candidates in building the writing skills. It helps in building the vocabulary and become more articulate and effective communicator. The ability to concentrate and focus for long periods is an essential part of preparation. Reading the best books for AFCAT exam will help candidates to focus on important chapters and topics.
 

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:   How to choose the best books for AFCAT preparation?

A:
Candidates can study for AFCAT exam by understanding the fundamental principles, reviewing the exam pattern and syllabus, referring to the best books. Studying through best books for AFCAT exam help candidates in covering the entire syllabus in a detailed manner which in turn increases the chances of scoring high marks. The process to choose the best books for AFCAT exam are given below: Candidates must check the year of publication of books. It is advised to choose the latest edition of books Candidates should choose AFCAT books that are simple to read and written in a language that are easy to comprehend Candidates must choose the best books for AFCAT exam written by well-known writers Candidates should look for AFCAT books that include practice questions and mock tests.
 

AFCAT Selection Process

AFCAT selection process comprises an online test and AFSB Interview. On the basis of the performance in the online test, candidates are called for AFSB Interview. The final selection of candidates is done based on the online test and AFSB interview.

Q:   What is AFCAT selection process?

A:
AFCAT selection process comprises online test and AFSB interview. The AFCAT exam is conducted online. The test comprises questions from General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English . Numerical Ability, Military Reasoning, and Aptitude test. The total marks allotted to the test are 300. The duration of the test is two hours. The questions asked in the exam are objective-type. The standard of questions asked in the exam is of graduation level. The language of the question paper is English . Candidates should score between 140 to 190 marks out of 300 in AFCAT exam. The AFSB interview is conducted in two stages. Stage 1 of AFSB interview comprises Intelligence rating Test and Picture perception and Discussion Test. Stage 2 comprises Psychological Tests, Group Tests, Interview and Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) test (For Flying Branch) candidates.
 

Q:   Why AFCAT exam is conducted?

A:
AFCAT exam is conducted to select Commissioned Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. The exam is conducted twice a year-February and August/September. The exam for the February session is conducted for admission to the courses commencing in January. The exam for the August/September session is conducted for admission to the courses commencing in July. AFCAT selection process comprises online test and AFSB interview. The online test comprises questions from General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English Numerical Ability, Military Reasoning, and Aptitude test. The total marks allotted to the test are 300. The AFSB interview is conducted at Dehradun, Varanasi, Gandhinagar and Mysuru. The AFSB interview is conducted in two stages. Stage 1 comprises Intelligence rating Test and Picture perception and Discussion Test. Stage 2 comprises Psychological Tests, Group Tests, Interview and Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) test (For Flying Branch) candidates. If candidates are recommended by the Selection Board, they are send for the medical examination either at Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), New Delhi or Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru. The All India Merit List is compiled based on their performance in the online test and interview, subject to being medically fit. Based on the vacancies available in various branches/sub-branches, joining instructions are issued to join one of the training establishments.
 

Q:   What are the types of Commissions offered through AFCAT exam?

A:
The types of Commissions offered through AFCAT exam are given below: Permanent Commission (PC) for Men. Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to 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 fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Non extendable) 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) would be considered subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability, merit and as per prevailing policies on the subject. SSC officers presently are not eligible for grant of pensionary benefits.
 

AFCAT Salary

Candidates after selection through AFCAT are offered INR 56,100 per month as stipend. After completing their training at IAF, the salary of candidates will be in the pay matrix of Commissioned Officers and it will be fixed in the first cell of Level 10. Apart from salary, the Officers are also entitled to various perks and allowances. The salary structure is given below.

Rank

Flying Officer

Level 

10 

Pay as per defence matrix

INR 56,100-1,77,500

Military Service Pay (MSP)

INR 15,500 per month

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Q:   What is AFCAT salary?

A:
Candidates clearing AFCAT exam are offered a salary of INR 56,100-1,77,500. The salary structure is given below. Rank-Flying Officer-Level-10 Pay as per defence matrix-INR 56,100-1,77,500 Military Service Pay (MSP)-INR 15,500 per month. The rank-wise AFCAT Salary is given below: Flying Officer-INR 56,100 1,77,500 Flight Lieutenant- INR 6,13,00-1,93,900 Squadron Leader-INR 6,94,00 2,07,200 Wing Commander-INR 1,21,200 2,12400 Group Captain-INR 1,30,600-2, 15,900 Air Commodore-INR1,39,600-2,17,600 Air Vice Marshal-INR 1,44,200-2,18,200 Air Marshal HAG Scale-INR 1, 82, 200-2,24,100 HAG+Scale- INR 2,05,400 2,24,400 VACS/Airforce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG)0- INR 2,25,000/-(fixed) CAS- INR 2,50,000/-(fixed) Selection of candidates for AFCAT exam is done based on the online test AFSB interview. Candidates are selected as Gazetted Officers in Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches.
 

Q:   What are the types of Commissions offered through AFCAT exam?

A:
The types of Commissions offered through AFCAT exam are given below: Permanent Commission (PC) for Men. Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to 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 fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Non extendable) 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) would be considered subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability, merit and as per prevailing policies on the subject. SSC officers presently are not eligible for grant of pensionary benefits.
 

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 Notification 2024 FAQs

Candidates can check below AFCAT notification 2024 FAQs.

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 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.
 

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As of January 1, 2025, the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) age range for the Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch is 20 to 26 years old. This indicates that candidates may apply for the Ground Duty Branch if they were born between January 02, 1999, and January 01, 200

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If any candidate does not receive their admit card in their registered email ID or is unable to download it or there is any discrepancy, they should immediately contact AFCAT Query Cell at C-DAC, Pune. No candidates are allowed to appear in the exam without admit card. Therefore, candidates are advi

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AFCAT 2 admit card 2024 will be released in August 2024. The link to download the admit card will be made available on the official website. However, we will provide the direct link to download the admit card. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter the required credentials. The hard co

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The overall difficulty level of AFCAT 2 exam is moderate. The shift-wise difficulty level of the exams held on August 26, 2023 is given below.

Section

Difficulty Level (Shift 1)

Difficulty Level  (Shift 2)

General Awareness

Moderate

Easy to Moderate

Numerical Ability

Moderate

Moderate

Reasoning and Military Aptitude

Easy to Moderate

Easy to Moderate

English Language

Easy

Moderate

Total

Moderate

Moderate

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

AFCAT 2 application form 2024 will be released on June 1, 2024. The application form for AFCAT 2 will be released to select candidates for the courses beginning at Air Force Academy in July 2025. AFCAT 2 application process comprises registration, filling the application form and fee payment. The w

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

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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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

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 ex

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 2 months ago

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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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 2 months ago

  • 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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