AFCAT Result 2024: How to Download AFCAT 1 Scorecard

Air Force Common Admission Test 2024 ( AFCAT )

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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Feb 19, 2024 11:34 IST

AFCAT Result 2024: Indian Air Force (IAF) will announce AFCAT 1 result 2024 in the second week of March 2024. The exam was conducted on February 16, 17, and 18, 2024. The link to download the result will be made available on the official website of IAF. However, we will provide the direct link to check AFCAT 1 2024 result on this page. To download AFCAT result, candidates need to enter user ID, password and captcha code. Based on the result of AFCAT, candidates are selected for the AFSB interview. The marks of the candidates are normalised to announce the result.

AFCAT 2 result 2024 is expected to be announced in September 2024. 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 2024

AFCAT result is 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, candidates are shortlisted for Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB) interview. Shortlisted candidates can select their AFSB date, centre and time.

Also Read: AFCAT 2024 

AFCAT Result 2024 Overview

Some of the important highlights related to AFCAT result 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

Also Read: AFCAT dates 

AFCAT Result Link

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

Q:   What after the declaration of AFCAT result?

A:
After the declaration of AFCAT result for the online test, IAF prepares a merit list from the candidates who get the minimum qualifying marks on the exam. Such candidates are called for AFSB interview. Qualified candidates are required to select AFSB date, time and venue. 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 opt for Dehradun, Mysore, and Varanasi. The call letter for the AFSB interview is released based on the details provided by the candidates. 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, which is conducted only for the Flying branch. The final merit list is prepared based on the marks secured in the online test and AFSB interview.
 

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 marking scheme?

A:
AFCAT marking scheme is prescribed by the examination authority. The marking scheme highlights how many marks are deducted for wrong answers and how many marks are awarded for the correct answers. AFCAT marking scheme 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. Candidates should mark the answers correctly in the exam in order to avoid negative marks in the exam. Normalisation of scores is also done as the exam is conducted in multiple shifts. Normalisation of marks is a standard formula which is followed if the exam is held in multiple shifts.
 

AFCAT 2023 Dates

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

DatesPast Exam Dates

27 Sep '23

AFCAT 2 Result 2023

13 Mar '23

AFCAT 1 result 2023

23 Sep '22

AFCAT 2 result 2022

Steps to check AFCAT Result 2024?

The process to check the AFCAT result is explained below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of IAF
Step 2: Click on AFCAT 2024 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 2024: 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

AFCAT Marking Scheme

AFCAT question paper comprises 100 questions. The standard of Numerical Ability questions is of Class 10 level. The standard of questions in other subjects is of graduation level. The total marks allotted to AFCAT exam are 100. The marking scheme of AFCAT exam is given below:

  • Three marks are awarded for every correct answer
  • One mark is deducted for every incorrect answer
  • There are no marks for unattempted questions
  • Before declaration of result, marks scored by candidates are normalised

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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. The system will ask candidates for some details to retrieve the password. After entering the details, the verification link will be sent to the candidate's registered email ID. After verification, the password will be reset. AFCAT result is valid till the merit list of that particular course is out. Once candidates get eliminated in any of the stages of recruitment. They need to take the test again and apply for a new course.
 

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. Candidates can file an RTI if they have any queries related to the result. AFCAT result for the online test is prepared out of 300 marks. Candidates clearing the online test are called for AFSB interview. The final merit list is prepared based on the performance in the online test and AFSB interview.
 

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

A:
The time period between the release of the results for the Air Force Common Admission Test AFCAT and the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview can vary. Typically, the interview process begins several weeks after the results are released. Once the result is declared, candidates can select the AFSB date, time and venue. AFSB interview is conducted at Dehradun (1 AFSB), Mysuru (2 AFSB), Gandhinagar (3 AFSB), and Varanasi (4 AFSB). AFSB interview is conducted in several stages which candidates need to qualify successfully.
 

AFCAT Marks Normalisation 2024

In order to rationalise the marks scored by candidates appearing in different shifts in AFCAT exam, normalisation scheme will be followed. The normalisation of AFCAT marks is done based on the statistical methods. The normalisation formula is given below:

Normalisation of AFCAT Marks

Normalisation of AFCAT Marks

How to Correct Discrepancies in AFCAT 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. 

Q:   How does the normalization process affect the AFCAT marks?

A:

AFCAT normalisation is a process that is applied to data to adjust its values so that they conform to a standard scale or distribution. This is often done to make it easier to compare or analyse the data. In the context of marks or grades, normalisation can be used to adjust the scores or grades given by different teachers or evaluators so that they are comparable to one another. This can be done by converting the scores to a standardised scale, such as a percentile or Z-score, or by adjusting the scores based on factors such as the difficulty of the course or the performance of the class as a whole. It's important to note that normalisation can have an impact on the marks, as it can alter the scores or grades given to students. Some students may have their marks increased, while others may have them decreased, depending on how the normalisation process is applied. Additionally, some students and teachers may object to the use of normalisation, as they may feel that it is unfair or that it does not accurately reflect the student's performance.

 

Q:   Why IAF initiated the AFCAT normalisation process?

A:

AFCAT Exam was introduced in the year 2011 as an OMR-based paper but in 2019 the Computer Based Test (CBT) was initiated. In 2022, normalisation process was introduced in the exam process. The reason why the normalisation process was introduced in the AFCAT exam is given below:

  • To maintain uniformity in the selection process and judge the merit of the candidates on a common notation
  • Candidates might feel they have been evaluated unfairly as the paper they got in their shift was comparatively tougher than other shifts. Since the IAF could not have a similar question paper for all the shifts, so to end this feeling of unfairness  in candidates’ scores, AFCAT normalisation was introduced. 
 

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.
 

AFCAT Scorecard 2024

AFCAT scorecard is 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

Also Read: AFCAT cutoff marks

Screenshot of the candidate's scorecard is given below:

AFCAT 2 scorecard and cut off

Snapshot of AFCAT Scorecard

 

AFCAT Merit List

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.

 What After the Declaration of AFCAT Result?

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 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.

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Q:   When will AFCAT scorecard be released? What details to check in the scorecard?

A:
AFCAT scorecard is released along with the result. To download the scorecard, candidates need to enter user ID, password and captcha code. The scorecard of AFCAT comprises the following details: Registration number Name of candidates AFCAT cut off Obtained score Qualifying status The hard copy of the AFCAT scorecard is not sent to candidates by post. The scores of candidates are calculated based on normalisation because the exam is conducted in multiple shifts. The normalisation of scores is done to adjust the difficulty level of the question papers held across various shifts. For every correct answer, three marks are awarded to candidates. For incorrect answers, one mark is deducted. No marks are awarded for unattempted questions. The scores are calculated based on the number of correct and incorrect answers.
 

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:   What is AFCAT merit list?

A:
AFCAT merit list is prepared based on the performance in the online test and AFSB Interview. Separate qualifying marks are decided 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 Cut off

AFCAT cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates need to secure inorder to qualify the exam. The cut off is calculated based on various factors such as the level of competition, total number of test takers, number of vacancies, difficulty level of the question paper, etc. 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

AFCAT Result 2024 FAQs

Candidates can check below AFCAT result 2024 FAQs including dates related to the result declaration, marking scheme, salary, career prospect, etc.

Q:   What is AFCAT marking scheme?

A:
AFCAT marking scheme is prescribed by the examination authority. The marking scheme highlights how many marks are deducted for wrong answers and how many marks are awarded for the correct answers. AFCAT marking scheme 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. Candidates should mark the answers correctly in the exam in order to avoid negative marks in the exam. Normalisation of scores is also done as the exam is conducted in multiple shifts. Normalisation of marks is a standard formula which is followed if the exam is held in multiple shifts.
 

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.
 

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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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