AFCAT 2023: Notification PDF (Out), Exam Date, Vacancy & Eligibility

Air Force Common Admission Test 2023 ( AFCAT )

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Anangsha
Anangsha Patra
Deputy Manager – Editorial
Updated on Nov 25, 2022 17:13 IST

The short AFCAT 1 notification 2023 has been released on Nov 25. The detailed notification and application form will be released on Dec 1. The last date to apply for the exam is Dec 30. Get here AFCAT 2023 details related to exam dates, application process, admit card, eligibility, etc.

AFCAT 2023

AFCAT 2023

Indian Air Force has released the  AFCAT 1 2023 short notification PDF on November 25. The detailed AFCAT 1 2023 notification will be released on December 1. Along with the notification, the application form will be released. The last date to apply for the exam is December 30. AFCAT 1 exam dates 2023 will be announced along with the detailed notification. A total of 256 vacancies have been announced for AFCAT 1 2023 exam. AFCAT 1 notification 2023 PDF has been released to select candidates the courses commencing in January 2024. Through AFCAT 1 2023 exam candidates will be recruited to Class 1 gazetted officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. 

AFCAT 2 notification 2023 will be released in June 2023. AFCAT 2 2023 will be conducted in August 2023. In this article, we have provided details related to AFCAT 2023 exam including exam dates, application process, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus and many more.

AFCAT 1 2023 notification

IAF has released the short notification for AFCAT 1 2023. The detailed notification will be released on December 1, 2022. The application form will be available from December 1 to 30. AFCAT 1 2023 notification has been released for the admission of candidates to the Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branch courses commencing in January 2024.

AFCAT 2023 Exam Date

Candidates can check below AFCAT exam date 2023 related to application form, release of admit card and many more.

Events Dates

AFCAT 1 short notification 2023

25-Nov-2022

AFCAT 1 notification 2023

01-Dec-2022

AFCAT 1 application form 2023

01-Dec-2022

AFCAT 1 2023

February 2023

AFCAT 2 notification 2023

June 2023

AFCAT 2 application form 2023

June 2023

AFCAT 2 2023

August 2023

AFCAT Eligibility 2023

AFCAT eligibility 2023 in terms of age, educational qualification and nationality are given below:

AFCAT Age Limit 2023 As on January 1, 2024

Flying Branch: Candidates should be between 20 and 24 years. The upper age limit for candidates having a Commercial Pilot License is relaxed up to 26 years.

Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch:  The age of candidates should be between 20 and 26 years.

AFCAT Educational Qualification 2023

The branch-wise educational qualification for AFCAT 2023 is given below.

Branch Educational qualification

Flying Branch

Candidates must have passed Class 12 with 60 per cent in Maths and Physics. They must also hold a graduation degree in any discipline/BE/BTech/cleared section A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with 60 per cent

Ground Duty Technical Branch

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)

Passed Class 12 with 60 per cent each in Physics and Mathematics and four years degree in Engineering/Technology

Or,

Cleared Sections A and B of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with 60 per cent in disciplines specified by the examination authority

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)

Candidates must have passed Class 12 with 60 per cent in Physics and Mathematics and degree/integrated post-graduation in Engineering/Technology

Or,

Cleared sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with minimum 60 per cent or equivalent in certain disciplines specified by IAF

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches

Administration

Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 60 per cent

Or,

Cleared section A&B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with 60 per cent

Education

Completed MBA/MCA or MA/MSc in English/Physics/Mathematics/Chemistry/ Statistics/ International relations/ International Studies/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with 50 per cent and 60 per cent in graduation

AFCAT Application Form 2023

AFCAT 1 application form 2023 will be released on December 1, 2022. AFCAT 2 application form 2023 will be released in June 2023. The application fee is INR 250 for all categories and can be paid online. AFCAT application form correction window will be made available after completion of the registration process. Candidates can use the correction window to edit details such as name, father's name, mother's name, photograph, signature, and thumb impression image. No extra fee is charged to edit the details in the application form.

AFCAT Admit Card 2023

AFCAT admit card is released online by IAF. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter user ID, password and captcha code. Candidates who qualify the online test of AFCAT can download the call letter for AFSB interview.

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2023

AFCAT exam pattern is such that it is divided into online test and AFSB interview. Candidates who opt for Ground Duty (Technical) branch are required to appear for Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). The language of the exam is English. A total of 100 questions are asked in the AFCAT exam while EKT carries 50 questions. Candidates get two hours to solve AFCAT paper while 45 minutes for EKT. The test paper of AFCAT comprises questions from General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Military Reasoning, and Aptitude test. EKT comprises questions from Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics. The total marks allotted to AFCAT are 300 while EKT carries 150 marks. For correct answers, candidates score three marks and one mark is deducted for the wrong answers. AFSB interview is conducted in several stages. Stage 1 comprises Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and discussion test. Stage 2 comprises Psychological test, Group Tests and Interview. Candidates for flying branch are required to appear for Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).

AFCAT Syllabus 2023

The standard of AFCAT syllabus is of graduation level. AFCAT syllabus for different subjects is given below.

Subjects Topics

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.

AFCAT Result 2023

AFCAT result 2023 will be released online. To check the result, candidates need to enter the required login credentials. Candidates qualifying the online exam are called for AFSB interview. AFCAT merit list is prepared based on the marks secured in the online test and AFSB interview.

AFCAT Preparation Tips 2023

Candidates can check below few tips and tricks to crack AFCAT 2023 exam are given below:

  • Go through the exam pattern and syllabus
  • Solve previous years’ question papers to improve speed and accuracy
  • Identify the strong and weak areas. Work upon improving the weaker sections
  • Make a study plan and follow it diligently
  • Go through the previous years’ AFCAT cut off to understand the trend and prepare accordingly

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AFCAT Preparation Tips

AFCAT Salary

AFCAT Question papers

AFCAT 2023 FAQs

Q: When will AFCAT 1 2023 notification be released?

A: AFCAT 1 2023 notification will be released on December 1, 2022. The short notification has been released by IAF on November 25.

Q: When will AFCAT 2 2023 notification be released?

A: AFCAT 2 2023 notification is expected to be released in June 2022.

Q: What is the educational qualification required for AFCAT 2023 exam?

A: The minimum prescribed educational qualification required for AFCAT 2023 exam is graduation.

Q: When AFCAT 1 2023 exam will be conducted?

A: AFCAT 1 2023 exam will be conducted in February 2023.

Q: When AFCAT 2 2023 exam will be conducted?

A: AFCAT 2 2023 exam will be conducted in August 2023 in two shifts.

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Anangsha Patra
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A mass communication and journalism post-graduate, Anangsha has worked as a reporter and sub-editor and enjoys working in the education domain.

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Comments

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What are the career opportunities after the AFCAT?

d

deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

21 hours 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

23 hours 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

2 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?

d

deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

2 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?

d

deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

2 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?

d

deepika maurya

Contributor-Level 10

2 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

4 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?

d

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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