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Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)

Updated: Jul 10, 2020

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Eligibility criteria

Nationality

The candidate should be a citizen of India.

Age Limit

FLYING BRANCH: 20 years to 24 years

GROUND DUTY (technical/non-technical): 20 years to 26 years

Educational Qualifications

FLYING BRANCH:

  1. Must have passed class 12 with a minimum of 60% in subjects Maths and Physics.
  2. Graduated with a minimum of 60% in any discipline
  3. Or, Completed BE/B.Tech with 60% or equivalent
  4. Or, Cleared Section A and B examination (with a minimum of 60%) of Aeronautical Society of India or Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) from a recognized university.

GROUND DUTY (TECHNICAL):

 AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (ELECTRONICS)

  1.  Must have passed class 12th with a minimum of 60% in subjects Maths and Physics.
  2.  4 Years' degree in Engineering/Technology with a minimum of 60%.
  3.  Or, Cleared Section A and B examination (with a minimum of 60%) of Graduate Membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university.

 AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING (MECHANICAL)

  1. Must have passed class 12th with a minimum of 60% in subjects Maths and Physics.
  2. A Degree/ Post-Graduation Degree in Engineering/Technology.
  3. Or, Cleared Section A and B examination (with a minimum of 60%) of Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies or Associate Membership of Institute of Engineers from a recognized university.

GROUND DUTY (NON-TECHNICAL):

  1. Graduated with a minimum of 60% in any discipline.
  2. Or, Cleared Section A and B examination (with a minimum of 60%) of Aeronautical Society of India or Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) from a recognized university.

Marital Status

IF BELOW 25 YEARS

  1. Should be unmarried while taking the course
  2. Widow/widowers and divorcees not allowed

IF ABOVE 25 YEARS

Eligible to apply during the training period but won’t be allowed to live with family during the commencement of course.

Medical Clearance

Should be physically and medically fit to take the exam.

Mode of Test

Computer-based

Important dates


TITLETENTATIVE DATES
RegistrationJune 1, 2020
Last day for RegistrationJuly 2020
Admit Card Release dateAugust 2020
Exam DateSeptember 2020
Result DeclarationOctober 2020

Exam Pattern

Online exam:

AFCAT

Negative marking – 1 mark

SECTIONNO. OF QUESTIONSTOTAL MARKSTIME DURATION
General Awareness2060
Verbal Ability in English3090
Numerical Ability1545
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test35105
TOTAL:1003002 hours

 

EKT (For technical)
SECTIONSMechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical and Electronics
NO. OF QUESTIONS50
TOTAL MARKS150
TIME DURATION45 minutes

AFSB Interview:

Once a candidate clears the online exam, they are allowed to sit for the AFSB Interview.

STAGE 1

  • Officer intelligence rating test
  • Picture perception
  • Discussion test

STAGE 2

  • Psychological test
  • Group test
  • Interview

FOR FLYING BRANCH

Candidates need to appear in Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).

Exam Syllabus

GENERAL AWARENESS – History, sports, geography, environment, culture, defense, art and culture, international current affairs, politics, civics, basic science.

VERBAL ABILITY IN ENGLISH – Comprehension, fill in the blanks, error detection, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, vocabulary. Tenses, and basic grammar.

NUMERICAL ABILITY – Decimal fraction, simplification, average, ratio and proportion, simple interest, profit and loss, probability, and the percentage

REASONING AND MILITARY APTITUDE TEST – Verbal skills and spatial ability, data interpretation, embedded figure, missing, character, set based on arrangements, rotated blocks, hidden figures, and analogy.