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AFCAT Exam - Complete Details

About AFCAT Exam

AFCAT is a national level competition conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to select officers for all its branches i.e. Flying Branch, Technical Branch and Ground Duty Branches. Air Force Common Admission Test is a written exam conducted by Indian Air Force twice every year to induct officers in the IAF. The written exam is followed by an Air Force Selection Board Interview for shortlisted candidates.

AFCAT Exam Notification

Indian Air Force releases the notification for the Air Force Common Aptitude Test (AFCAT) twice a year in the months of June and December. The recruitment is for  Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches.

AFCAT Exam Important Dates

StagesExam Dates
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Last Date for Apply OnlineTo Be Out Soon
AFCAT Admit Card DateTo Be Out Soon
AFCAT Exam Date To Be Out Soon
AFCAT Result DateTo Be Out Soon

AFCAT Mock Test

AFCAT Mock Test series has the following features:

  • 15 Mock Tests for Online Exam
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AFCAT Exam Pattern

Name Of ExamTime DurationNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
AFCAT (Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, and Military Aptitude)2 Hours100300
Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) 45 Mins50150
  • Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/3 rd of the mark assigned for the question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • No marks for unattempted questions.

AFCAT Exam Syllabus

Syllabus For AFCAT

English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms, and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms, and Phrases.
General Awareness: History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc.
Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Time & Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams).
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test:  Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

Syllabus For EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test)

For detailed Technical Syllabus visit here

AFCAT Exam Eligibility Criteria

Age Criteria for AFCAT

Flying Branch: 20 to 24 years as on 01 July 2021 i.e. born between 02 July 1997 to 01 July 2001 (both dates inclusive). 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 1995 to 01 July 2001 (both dates inclusive). 

Ground Duty (Technical/ Non-Technical) Branches:  20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2021 i.e. born between 02 July 1995 to 01 July 2001 (both dates Inclusive). 

Educational Qualifications for AFCAT

Flying Branch: Bachelor’s Degree in Any Stream with 60% in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 Level / B.E / B.Tech Course.

Ground Duty (Technical) Branches: 

  1. Aeronautical Engineering Electronics: 10+2 Intermediate Minimum 60% Marks in Physics and Math and Minimum 4 Year Graduation / Integrated PG Degree in Engineering / Technology.
  2. Aeronautical Engineering Mechanical: Candidates with Minimum 60% Marks Each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 Level and 4 Year Engineering / Technology Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or Equivalent Degree

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches: Graduation in any discipline with minimum 60% 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%.

Note: For branch wise physical and educational qualifications please visit AFCAT official site (

AFCAT Application Process

The application process for the AFCAT 2021 recruitment has started from 1 June 2021 and will end on 30 June 2021.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges

(Non Refundable)

  • AFCAT Entry Fee: 250/- for All Candidates
  • NCC Special Entry Fee: 0/-

You can pay the Examination Fee Through Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, E Challan

Steps to Apply for AFCAT Exam

Step 1: Visit the AFCAT official site (

Step 2: Click on ‘Candidate Login’ on the home page of AFCAT for sign-in

Step 3: Candidates need to log in with their registered email ID and password

Step 4: Select the type of entry, AFCAT, NCC Special Entry for Flying Branch

Step 5: Read the instructions carefully

Step 6: Click ‘Application Form Filling’. Candidates in the application form are required to fill the following details such as Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Mobile No. Nationality, etc.

Step 7: After filling the AFCAT application form 2021, candidates need to pay Rs 250 as examination fees. Candidates need to click ‘Make Payment’ to pay the fees.

Step 8: After the payment of fees candidates will also receive the confirmation regarding fee payment on their registered email ID and mobile number.

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  • Video Course Entire Full Syllabus
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What is the selection process for IAF AFCAT Exam?

Candidate’s selection is based on Merit list/Written Test/Physical Test/Medical Test.

How many times AFCAT is conducted in a year? +

AFCAT exam is conducted twice a year in February and August/September by Indian Air Force.

Who is eligible for AFCAT 2 Exam in 2021? +

The candidates with a graduate degree with 60% minimum marks and of age group 20-24 years for Flying Branch and 20-26 years for Ground Duty Officers are eligible to apply for AFCAT 2 Exam.

How the candidates are selected for training after AFCAT 2 Exam? +

The candidates will be shortlisted through a merit list prepared through online examination, psychological test, and medical examination.

What is the AFCAT entry fee? +

AFCAT entry fee is Rs. 250 for all candidates. For NCC candidates there is no entry fee.

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