AFCAT Vacancy 2023: Check 250+ Female and Male Vacancies (Branch-Wise)

Air Force Common Admission Test 2023 ( AFCAT )

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Registrations: 1 Dec '22 - 30 Dec '22

Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Nov 25, 2022 17:34 IST

AFCAT Vacancy 2023: Indian Air Force (IAF) has released AFCAT 1 vacancy 2023 along with the notification. A total of 256 vacancies have been announced for the exam. The branch-wise vacancies have been announced separately for male and female candidates. Out of the total vacancies, 10 per cent of seats out of CDSE vacancies are reserved for Permanent Commission (PC). 10 per cent of seats out of AFCAT vacancy for Short Service Commission (SSC) are reserved for the NCC Special Entry Flying branch. In 2021, a total of 269 vacancies were announced for AFCAT 1 and 304 vacancies were announced for AFCAT 2. 

AFCAT exam is conducted to select candidates for Class-I Gazetted Officers in Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches/NCC Special Entry/Meteorology Entry for courses. 

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AFCAT Vacancy 2023

AFCAT vacancies 2023 have been announced along with the notification. 

Post Name Branch Total

AFCAT Entry

Flying

05

Ground Duty (Technical)

130 (Both male and female candidates)

Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

118 (Both male and female candidates)

NCC Special Entry

Flying

10 per cent seats

AFCAT Previous Year Vacancy

Candidates can check below the AFCAT previous year vacancy so that they can prepare for the exam accordingly. Going through the AFCAT previous year vacancies will give candidates an average idea of the number of candidates recruited through the exam. 

AFCAT 1 Vacancy 2022

Candidates can check below AFCAT 1 previous year vacancy.

Post Name Branch Total

AFCAT Entry

Flying

77

Ground Duty (Technical)

103

Ground Duty (Non – Technical)

89

NCC Special Entry

Flying

10 per cent seats

AFCAT 2 Vacancy 2022

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

Entry Branch PC/ SSC Course Number Vacancies
Men Women

AFCAT

Entry

Flying

SSC for Men &

Women

214/23F/SSC/M & W

SSC -02

SSC-10

Ground Duty (Technical)

{Aeronautical Engineer Electronics and Aeronautical Engineer Mechanical}

PC for Men and SSC for Men & Women

213/23T/PC/103AEC/M

213/23T/SSC/103AEC/M & W

AE(L):

PC-23,SSC-80

AE(M):

PC-07,SSC-26

AE(L): SSC-11

AE(M): SSC-04

Ground Duty (Non- Technical)

PC for Men & SSC for Men & Women

213/23G/PC/M

213/23G/SSC/M & W

Admin:

PC-11,SSC-43

LGS:

PC-05,SSC-16

Accts:

PC-03,SSC-11

Edn: PC:02,SSC:08

Admin: SSC-02 LGS: SSC-02

Accts: SSC-02

Edn:

SSC:02

Meteorology Entry

Meteorology

PC for Men & SSC for Men &

Women

213/23G/PC/M

213/23G/SSC/M & W

Met: PC-03,SSC-08

Met:

SSC-02

NCC Special Entry

Flying

PC for Men & SSC for Men & Women

214/23F/PC/M and

214/23F/SSC/M & W

10 per cent seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10 per cent seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

Last Four Year AFCAT Vacancy

Exam Details Flying Branch Ground Duty (Technical) Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Total Vacancies

AFCAT 2 2021

96

137

73

334

AFCAT 1 2021

69

96

76

241

AFCAT 2 2020

74

105

55

234

AFCAT 1 2020

60

105

84

249

AFCAT Vacancies 2023: Important Points

Few important points related to AFCAT vacancies are given below:

  • AFCAT vacancies announced by IAF are tentative and subject to change without notice
  • Candidates are selected based on requirements, various cadre control mechanisms, availability of training slots, and the actual number of vacancies

Types of Commission Offered through AFCAT 

The different types of commissions offered to candidates through AFCAT exam are given below:

PC for Men: Candidates joining as PC officers continue to serve till the age of superannuation as per their branch and rank

SSC for Men and Women: The engagement period for Flying Branch SSC officers is fourteen years from the date of commissioning

The initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty for both technical and non-technical branches would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted, but it is subjected to the suitability, willingness, service requirement, and vacancies available.

Details of AFCAT Training 

Candidates are recommended for training on the basis of merit and availability of vacancies in various branches/ sub-branches. 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 various Air Force Training Organisations. 

AFCAT Salary 

The Flying Officers are entitled to AFCAT salary of INR 56,100-1,77,500. Successful candidates are placed at pay level 10. The MSP provided to candidates is INR 15,500. Flight Cadets receive a fixed stipend of INR 56,100 per month during one year of training. Besides, candidates are also entitled to various allowances. 

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AFCAT Vacancy 2023 FAQs

Q: How many vacancies have been announced for AFCAT 1 2023?

A: IAF has announced a total of 256 vacancies for AFCAT 1 2023.

Q: How many vacancies were announced for AFCAT 2 in 2022?

A: A total of 304 vacancies were announced for AFCAT 2 in 2022.

Q: How many AFCAT 1 vacancies were announced in 2022?

A: A total of 269 vacancies were announced for AFCAT 1 in 2022.

Q: How many AFCAT 2 vacancies were announced in 2021?

A: A total of 334 AFCAT 2 vacancies were announced in 2021.

Q: How many vacancies were announced for AFCAT 1 in 2021?

A: A total of 241 vacancies were announced for AFCAT 1 exam in 2021.  

Q. What is the training period of candidates selected through AFCAT exam?

A: 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 various Air Force Training Organisations. 

Q: What is AFCAT selection process?

A: The selection process of AFCAT comprises an online test and AFSB Interview. 

Q: Why is AFCAT exam conducted?

A: AFCAT exam is conducted to select candidates for Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches.     

Q: What is the AFCAT salary?

A: Candidates clearing AFCAT exam are offered a salary of INR 56,100-1,77,500.  

Q: Are AFCAT vacancies announced separately for different branches?

A: Yes, AFCAT vacancies are announced separately for different branches- Ground Duty (Technical), Ground Duty (NonTechnical), and Flying.  

Q. Can women candidates apply for AFCAT?

A. Yes, women candidates can apply for AFCAT exam.  

Q. How many times AFCAT exam is conducted?

A. AFCAT exam is conducted twice a year-February and August.

Q. How can I apply for AFCAT exam?

A. You can apply online for AFCAT exam. No offline applications are accepted for the recruitment exam.

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What is the difference between AFCAT and EKT?

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Manav Kishore

Contributor-Level 7

8 hours 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.

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Is EKT compulsory for AFCAT?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

Yesterday

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.

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What are the best ways to prepare for the AFCAT?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

Yesterday

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.

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Can a final-year student apply for the AFCAT?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

Yesterday

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.

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What is the eligibility criteria for the AFCAT exam?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

2 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.

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How many attempts are in AFCAT?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

2 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).

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What is the eligibility criteria for AFCAT exam?

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deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

2 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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