AFCAT 2023 Result: Check Merit List, Scorecard & Cutoff

Air Force Common Admission Test 2023 ( AFCAT )

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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Nov 17, 2022 17:15 IST

AFCAT Result 2023: Indian Air Force release AFCAT result 2023 online. AFCAT 1 result 2023 is expected to be announced in March 2023. AFCAT 2 result 2023 is expected to be released in September 2023. AFCAT result will be made available on the official website, however, candidates can check their results through the direct link to be provided on this page. To download AFCAT result 2023, candidates need to login with user ID, password and captcha code. The result of AFCAT displays the qualifying status, cut off marks and scores obtained in the exam. To calculate the AFCAT result, IAF will used the process of normalisation. 

Based on the performance in the online test, candidate are called for AFSB interview. The link to select and download AFSB centres, dates and call letter will be made available after the declaration of the result. AFCAT final merit list is prepared based on the marks obtained in the online test and AFSB interview.

AFCAT exam is conducted to select Class-I Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical). Candidates are granted Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission in Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical roles.

AFCAT Result 2023

AFCAT 2023 result will be announced online on the official website-afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/. To check AFCAT result and download the scorecard, candidates need to login with email ID, password, and captcha code. On the basis of AFCAT result 2023, candidates are shortlisted for Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB) interview. Shortlisted candidates can select their AFSB date, centre and time. 

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AFCAT Result 2023: Overview

Some of the important highlights related to AFCAT result 2023 are given below.

Parameters Details

Name of Exam

Air Force Common Admission Test

Conducting Body

Indian Air Force

Periodicity

Twice a year

Exam Level

National

Mode of Application

Online

Mode of Exam

Online (CBT)

Exam Rounds

Two Stages (Online Test+ AFSB)

Job Location

Across India

Official Website

https://afcat.cdac.in

AFCAT Result Dates 2023

The table below provides AFCAT dates pertaining to the exam and declaration of the result.

AFCAT 2023 Result Events AFCAT 2023 Result Dates

AFCAT (1) exam

February 2023

AFCAT (1) result 

March 2023

AFCAT (2) exam

August 2023

AFCAT 2 result 2023

September 2023

AFCAT result dates contains the events related to the exam for both the sessions as well as the declaration of the result. Candidates are advised to keep these dates handy so that they do not miss any event related to the exam.

AFCAT Result Link 2023

The direct link to check AFCAT result 2023 will be provided on this page. Aspirants who will pass the exam will join the elite force in Group A Gazetted Officer positions. Candidates can use the direct result link to check their results.

Steps to check AFCAT Result 2023?

The process to check the AFCAT result is explained below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of IAF
Step 2: Click on AFCAT 2023 Result on the home page
Step 3: Enter email ID, password, and captcha code
Step 4: The result is displayed on the screen
Step 5: Download the result and take its printout
The infograph below shows the steps to download AFCAT result: 
Infograph of AFCAT result

Infograph showing the steps to check AFCAT Result

The screenshot of the student's dashboard is given below:
Image of AFCAT Login Page

AFCAT Result Login Page

AFCAT Result 2023: Calculation of Scores

The marking scheme of AFCAT is given below:

  • Three marks are awarded for every correct answer
  •  One mark is deducted for every incorrect answer
  •  No marks are awarded for unattempted questions
  • The score of candidates is calculated based on the number of correct answers after applying a penalty for wrong answers

How to Correct Discrepancies in AFCAT 2023 Result?

IAF maintains integrity and correctness while preparing the result. The entire process of AFCAT result generation is automated. In case candidates find any discrepancies in the result, they should contact the examination authority. 

AFCAT Scorecard 2023

AFCAT scorecard 2023 will be released along with the result. To download the scorecard, candidates need to enter the required credentials. The scorecard displays the section-wise and overall scores. 

Details on AFCAT Scorecard

AFCAT scorecard displays the following details:

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

Screenshot of the candidate's scorecard is given below:

AFCAT 2 scorecard and cut off

Snapshot of AFCAT Scorecard

AFCAT Merit List 2023

AFCAT merit list is prepared based on the candidate's performance in the online test and AFSB Interview. IAF decides separate minimum qualifying marks for the online test and AFSB Interview. Candidates are placed in the order of merit on the basis of their total marks secured in both the stages of exams. Allotment of candidates in Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) and Flying Branches are done based on the number of vacancies, performance in the selection process, and choices given by candidates.

AFCAT Result 2023: Selection of AFSB Seat

The selection of AFSB is done in the following manner:

  • Candidates who will clear AFCAT 2023 exam are required to register for AFSB interview
  • Candidates can register by using the email ID and password
  • After successful registration, candidates will be allotted AFSB date and exam centre

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AFCAT Cutoff 2023

Along with the result, IAF also releases AFCAT cutoff marks. The cutoff depends on the various factors such as number of applicants, difficulty level of the exam, number of vacancies, etc. The previous years' AFCAT cutoff marks are given below.

AFCAT Exam Session AFCAT Cut Off

2022 (1 & 2)

157

2021 (1)

165

2020 (2)

155

2020 (1)

153

2019 (2)

142

2019 (1)

133

What after the AFCAT Result 2023?

For AFCAT, IAF prepares a list of candidates who get the minimum qualifying marks on the exam. The qualified candidates are called to appear at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB) for further rounds. The AFSB centres are at Dehradun (1 AFSB), Mysuru (2 AFSB), Gandhinagar (3 AFSB), and Varanasi (4 AFSB). Only the candidates who apply for the Flying Branch can only opt for Dehradun, Mysore, and Varanasi. Qualified candidates need to choose the AFSB date and venue and download AFSB Interview Call Letter.

As per the AFCAT selection process, AFSB Interview is conducted in three stages. The first stage is the Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and Discussion Test. The second stage is Psychological tests. The third stage is the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) which is conducted only for the Flying branch.

AFCAT Selection Process

The selection process of AFCAT exam is explained below:

Online exam: The AFCAT online exam carries 100 questions while EKT carries 50 questions. AFCAT online test is divided into four sections: General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. The total marks allotted to AFCAT exam are 300. EKT carries questions from Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, and Electrical & Electronics Engineering. The maximum marks allotted to EKT are 150.

Stage I of AFSB: This stage comprises Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and Discussion Test.

Stage II of AFSB: Psychological test is taken by psychologists after which an interview is conducted. In the interview candidates are judged based on their personality by the interviewing officer.

Stage III of AFSB: Candidates applying for the flying branches are also required to undergo a computerised pilot selection system (CPSS) test.

Medical examination: Candidates are required to meet the medical standards prescribed for the exam.

Merit list: The last stage is the release of the final merit list prepared based on online exam and AFSB interview.

AFCAT Salary

The pay scale of candidates joining through the AFCAT exam is INR 56,100. The salary structure of candidates selected through AFCAT exam 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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AFCAT 2022 Result FAQs  

Q: Is AFCAT 1 2023 result out?

A: No, AFCAT 1 2023 result will be declared in March, 2023 by IAF.

Q: When will AFCAT (2) 2023 result be declared?

A: AFCAT (2) 2023 result will be declared in September, 2023.

Q: How to check AFCAT result?

A: AFCAT result is announced online on the official website. To check the result, candidates need to login into their dashboards with email ID, password, and captcha code.

Q: What is 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.

Q: What is the time period between AFCAT result and AFSB interview?

A: As soon as the AFCAT result is announced, candidates are asked to login into their account and select AFSB date and venue. AFSB dates majorly range over two to three months from the date of declaration of the results. After selection of AFSB date and venue, candidates will get call up letter.

Q: What is the time taken to declare the AFCAT result after the exam?

A: After the exam is conducted, it generally takes 40 to 45 days to declare AFCAT result. The result and marks can be downloaded by logging with the required credentials.

Q. I am not satisfied with AFCAT result. How to raise complaint?

A: There is no such facility to raise a complaint against the AFCAT result. The result once announced is considered final and no queries will be entertained by the examination authority.

Q: What are some things that every aspirant must know before AFCAT result?

A: Most candidates wait for AFCAT result to get announced and do prepare themselves for AFSB interview. It is important that candidates should prepare for the interview equally, choose the right AFSB, select the right date, and plan their travel accordingly.  

Q: I have forgotten the password while checking AFCAT result. What to do?

A: To retrieve the password while checking AFCAT result, candidates need to click the 'Forgot Password' tab.

Q: What details are mentioned on AFCAT scorecard?

A: The scorecard of AFCAT contains details such as registration number, name of candidates, cut off, marks obtained in the exam, and qualifying status. 

Q: How many days after AFCAT result will they call us for AFSB interview?

A: After the result is declared, within two to three weeks candidates can schedule a date for AFSB interview. There are many dates, so it depends. Usually, the first date is announced around two to three weeks after the result is announced.  

Q: How many days after AFCAT result will they call us for AFSB interview?

A: AFSB dates majorly ranges over two to three months from the date of the AFCAT result.

Q: Is there any validity for the AFCAT result?

A: AFCAT result is valid till the merit list of that particular course is out. Once you get eliminated in any of the stages of recruitment. You need to take the test again and apply for a new course.

Q: Is 180 a good score in AFCAT?

A: If you want to clear AFCAT Cutoff, your score should be within 140-150 marks. But if you want to be on the final merit list, then good score is 180+ marks.

Q: How many candidates are selected through AFCAT exam?

A: Around 10,000 candidates are selected for the AFSB test based on their performance in the online test.

Q: Is 190 a good score for AFCAT exam?

A: As per the previous year's trends, 190 is a good score to get shortlisted for an interview.

Q: What is the highest score in AFCAT exam?

A: The maximum score allotted for the online exam is 300, while in EKT, it is 150. Candidates scoring equal or above the cutoff marks are selected for AFSB interview.

Q: What is a good score in AFCAT exam?

A: An AFCAT score between 150 to 190 out of 300 is generally considered to be good.

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What are the career opportunities after the AFCAT?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

2 days ago

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- R...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.

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What is the difference between AFCAT and EKT?

d

deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

2 days ago

Exam pattern for AFCAT:Mode of Exam: OnlineNo. Of Questions: 100Duration of Exam: 2 hours (120 minutes)Maximum Marks: 300Sections in Paper: General Awareness, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, Verbal Ability in English and Military Aptitude Test. Negative Marking: 1 markExam pattern for EKT:Mode of ...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. The engineering Knowledge Test EKT) exam is conducted for technical posts and the AFCAT exam is conducted for Non-technical posts.

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Manav Kishore

Contributor-Level 7

3 days ago

Candidates who choose the Ground Duty (Technical) branch must take both the Air Force Common Admission Test AFCAT and the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). EKT is a test for engineering graduates who want to join the Indian Air Force's technical branches. Exam pattern of AFCAT and EKT exam are:1....Candidates who choose the Ground Duty (Technical) branch must take both the Air Force Common Admission Test AFCAT and the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). EKT is a test for engineering graduates who want to join the Indian Air Force's technical branches. Exam pattern of AFCAT and EKT exam are:
1. The AFCAT is conducted for Non-Technical candidates.
2. AFCAT is an online exam with objective type questions, having multiple options.
3. Questions will be in English only and will cover these four sections: Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Reasoning and Numerical Ability and Military Aptitude Test.
4. The duration of the AFCAT test is two hours. A total of 100 questions will be asked in the question paper carrying weightage of 300 marks.
5. The EKT exam is Engineer knowledge test. This test is only for candidates who opt for Ground duty technical branch.
6. Candidates will be given 45 minutes to solve 50 questions in the EKT test. The maximum marks allotted to the exam are 150. The EKT test will carry questions from Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics.

d

Is EKT compulsory for AFCAT?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

4 days ago

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: OnlineNo. Of Questions: 100Duration of Ex...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.

d

What are the best ways to prepare for the AFCAT?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

4 days ago

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...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.

d

Can a final-year student apply for the AFCAT?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

4 days ago

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...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.

d

What is the eligibility criteria for the AFCAT exam?

d

deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

6 days ago

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 Ag...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.

d

How many attempts are in AFCAT?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

3 weeks ago

There is no limit to the number of attempts in the AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) exam. Age limit:Flying Branch: 20-24 years. Ground Duty (Technical )20-26 years. Ground Duty (non-technical): 20-26 years. The Air Force Common Admission Test exam is conducted twice every year by the IAF (...There is no limit to the number of attempts in the AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) exam.
Age limit:
Flying Branch: 20-24 years. Ground Duty (Technical )20-26 years. Ground Duty (non-technical): 20-26 years. The Air Force Common Admission Test exam is conducted twice every year by the IAF (Indian Air Force) in the months of February and August. Advertisements inviting applications for the Air Force Common Admission Test are out in the months of June and December.

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Manav Kishore

Contributor-Level 7

3 weeks ago

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...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).

d

What is the eligibility criteria for AFCAT exam?

d

deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

3 weeks ago

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

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Manav Kishore

Contributor-Level 7

3 weeks ago

The AFCAT exam will be held twice a year. The AFCAT 2023 eligibility criteria for Flying Branch, Ground Duty (Technical) & Non-Technical Ground Duty. If a candidate is found ineligible at any stage of the recruitment process, his/her candidature will be cancelled, and the application will...The AFCAT exam will be held twice a year. The AFCAT 2023 eligibility criteria for Flying Branch, Ground Duty (Technical) & Non-Technical Ground Duty. If a candidate is found ineligible at any stage of the recruitment process, his/her candidature will be cancelled, and the application will be forfeited. The AFCAT eligibility criteria 2023 are based on the following considerations:
Nationality & Marital Status
Educational Qualification
AFCAT Age Limit
Physical Standards
The AFCAT exam is released by the Indian Airforce and the age limit is 20-26 years. The physical eligibility is:
Flying Branch - 162.5cm
Ground duty (Tech - NON tech)
Male -157.5 cm
Female -152 cm
Minimum 60% marks is required in Maths and Physics (10+2). .

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