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AFCAT Overview

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AFCAT Overview

Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the notification for AFCAT 2023. AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. It is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the IAF to recruit Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. The online application process for AFCAT 2 2023 has started on 01st June 2023 and will end on 30th June 2023. The exam will be conducted on 25th, 26th and 27th August 2023. The final selection of candidates will be based on their performance in all the stages of the selection process. Below are all the details related to this exam:

Name of ExamAir Force Common Admission Test (2023)
Conducting BodyIndian Air Force
FrequencyTwice a year
Exam LevelNational
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline (CBT)
Exam Rounds3 Stages (Written + AFSB + DV)
Exam DatesWritten Test: 25, 26 & 27th August 2023
Expected Candidates2 lakhs approx.
No. of Vacancies276
Job LocationAcross India
Official Websiteafcat.cdac.in
AFCAT 2023 Notification Date19th May 2023

AFCAT 2023 Important Dates

Below are all the important dates pertaining to AFCAT 2023.

EventDate
AFCAT 2 2023 Notification19th May 2023
Online Application Starts1st June 2023
Last Date to Apply30th June 2023
Admit CardAugust 2023
AFCAT Written Examination25, 26 & 27th August 2023
Result of Online ExaminationTo be notified
AFSB Call LettersTo Be Announced
AFSB and Interview RoundTo Be Announced
Document VerificationTo Be Announced
Final Merit List DeclaredTo Be Announced

AFCAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit: 

  • Flying Branch. 20 to 24 years as on 01 July 2024 i.e. born between 02 July 2000 to 01 July 2004(both dates inclusive). The upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 July 1998 to 01 July 2004 (both dates inclusive).
  • Ground Duty (Technical/ Non-Technical) Branches. 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2024 i.e. born between 02 July 1998 to 01 July 2004 (both dates inclusive)

Educational Qualification

BranchSub-BranchEducational Qualification
Ground Duty Technical BranchAeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)

Minimum 50% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a four-year degree in graduation/integrated or post-graduation in the field of engineering and technology from a recognized university.

OR

Those who have cleared the examination of associate membership of the institution of engineers (India) in both A and B sections, with a minimum of 60% in certain disciples as prescribed by IAF.

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)

Minimum 50% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a degree in graduation/post-graduation in the field of engineering and technology from a recognized university.

OR

Those who have cleared the examination of associate membership of the institution of engineers (India) in both A and B sections, with a minimum of 60% in certain disciples as prescribed by IAF.

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branchesAdministrationGraduate degree with a minimum of 60% marks with a three-year degree course from a recognized university OR should have cleared section A & B examination with a minimum of 60%
Weapon System Branch

Must have cleared 10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics.

Must have graduated from a recognized university with:

  • Graduation with a minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR
  • (BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

AFCAT 2023 Vacancies

A total of 276 vacancies have been released this year. Have a look at all the details:

EntryBranchVacancies*
MenWomen

AFCAT

Entry

Flying BranchSSC- 05SSC-06
Ground Duty (Technical)

AE(L) : 98

AE(M): 38

AE(L) : 11

AE(M): 04

Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

Weapon Systems

(WS) Branch: 15

Admin: 45

LGS: 17

Accts: 08

Edn: 07

Met: 07

Weapon Systems

(WS) Branch: 02

Admin: 05

LGS: 02

Accts : 02

Edn: 02

Met : 02

NCC

Special

Entry

Flying

10% seats out of CDSE vacancies

for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT

vacancies for SSC

AFCAT 2023 Selection Procedure

Written Examination => AFSB Interview => Document Verification

Written Examination Pattern

ExamSubjectDurationNo. of questionsMax. marks
AFCAT

General Awareness, Verbal

ability in English, Numerical

Ability and Reasoning

and Military Aptitude Test

02 Hours100300

AFSB Interview

Candidates clearing above exam will receive call letters for AFSB Interview round for which selected candidates will be called at one of the Air Force Selection Board. This round is a 5 day process in which a candidates has to perform various kinds of intellectual and mental tasks. Interview will take place on the last day.

Candidates who have applied for NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch will be directly called for AFSB testing at one of the AFSB centers.

Physical Fitness: Candidates are advised to be physically fit and healthy in order to undergo different tests at AFSB. Candidates should aim to achieve an ability to run 01 miles (1.6 km) in 10 minutes, 10 push-ups and 3 chin ups

AFCAT 2023 How to Apply?

The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is a competitive exam conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) for the recruitment of officers in various branches. The AFCAT 2023 application form is already available online on the official website of the IAF June 1, 2023 onwards. Candidates who wish to apply for the AFCAT 2023 exam must follow these steps:

1. Visit the official website of the IAF and click on the link for AFCAT 2023 application form.

2. Register yourself with a valid email ID and mobile number and create a password.

3. Fill in the personal, educational and contact details in the application form and upload the scanned copies of your photograph, signature and other documents as per the specifications.

4. Choose your preferred exam center and branch of service from the available options.

5. Pay the application fee of Rs. 250/- through online mode using debit card, credit card or net banking.

6. Submit the application form and take a printout of the confirmation page for future reference.

The last date to submit the AFCAT 2023 application form is February 2023. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and selection process before applying for AFCAT 2023 exam.

AFCAT 2023- Application Fee

Candidates who want to apply for this exam have to pay an application fee of Rs 250.

AFCAT 2023 Previous Year Cut-offs

YearAFCAT cut-offEKT cut-off
AFCAT 1 2023155
AFCAT 2 2022157
AFCAT 1 2022157
AFCAT 2 202115718
AFCAT 1 202116530
AFCAT 2 202015540
AFCAT 1 201913350
AFCAT 2 201814055
AFCAT 1 201815560
AFCAT 2 201716060
AFCAT 1 201715060
AFCAT (2) 201614860
AFCAT (1) 201613252
AFCAT (2) 201514452
AFCAT (1) 201512655
AFCAT (2) 201412345

Exam Date

25 Aug 2023

Total Vacancies

276

Pricing Plan

Flexible pricing options for all the aspirants

FAQs

What is the eligibility criteria for AFCAT 2023?

The eligibility criteria for AFCAT 2023 are as follows: Indian citizen Age between 18 and 24 years as on 01st July 2023 Minimum height of 157 cm for men and 152 cm for women Graduate from a recognized university

When is the AFCAT 2023 exam? +

The AFCAT 2023 exam will be conducted on 25th, 26th and 27th August 2023.

How can I apply for AFCAT 2023? +

You can apply for AFCAT 2023 online through the official website of the IAF. The online application process will start on 01st June 2023 and will end on 30th June 2023.

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