AFCAT Vacancies 2022 (OUT): Check Branch-Wise AFCAT 2 Vacancies Here

Air Force Common Admission Test 2022 ( AFCAT )

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Anangsha Patra

Anangsha PatraDeputy Manager – Editorial

Updated on Aug 9, 2022 16:33 IST

AFCAT Vacancies 2022: Indian Air Force (IAF) has announced AFCAT 2 vacancies 2022 along with the notification. A total of 304 vacancies have been announced, out of these 248 vacancies are for men and 56 vacancies are for women candidates. A total of 269 vacancies were announced for AFCAT 1 2022. Out of the total vacancies, 10 per cent of seats out of CDSE vacancies are reserved for Permanent Commission (PC) and 10 per cent of seats out of AFCAT vacancies for Short Service Commission (SSC) are reserved for the NCC Special Entry Flying branch. AFCAT vacancies are announced separately for different branches.

In 2021, a total of 241 vacancies were announced for AFCAT (1) exam while 334 for AFCAT (2) exam. 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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How Many Vacancies are there in AFCAT?

For AFCAT 2, the total number of vacancies for the AFCAT 2022 is 283. Candidates against AFCAT vacancies are considered for the July 2023 courses. 10 per cent seats out of CDSE vacancies are for PC and 10 per cent seats out of AFCAT vacancies are for SSC. Candidates against AFCAT vacancies are selected through an online exam and AFSB interview.

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AFCAT Vacancies 2022

AFCAT 1 vacancies 2022 have been announced. Candidates can check below the vacancy break-up.

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

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% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT

vacancies for SSC

AFCAT Vacancies 2022: 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 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 Rs 56,100 per month during one year of training. Besides, candidates are also entitled to various allowances. 

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AFCAT 2022 Vacancies FAQs

Q: How many vacancies have been announced for AFCAT 2 2022?

A: A total of 304 vacancies have been announced for AFCAT 2 2022.

Q: How many AFCAT 1 vacancies 2022 have been announced?

A: A total of 269 vacancies have been announced for AFCAT 1 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 have been announced for AFCAT 1 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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