AFCAT

Air Force Common Admission Test

Air Force Common Admission Test

Mode of ExamOnline
Level of ExamNational Level

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is conducted by Indian Air Force (IAF) twice a year that is in April and September. This exam is conducted for recruitment of eligible candidates as commissioned or Class 1 officer in Indian Air Force on the position of flying, ground duty (Technical and Non-technical branches), Meteorology entry for grant of Permanent/ Short Service Commission.

 

AFCAT is a gate way for both male and female who are willing to join Indian Air Force. Candidates are selected in IAF on the basis of their performance in online entrance exam as well as the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview.

 

AFCAT examination syllabus includes General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test.

And EKT (only for technical field) includes Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics. AFCAT is an examination consists of 100 objective type questions of 300 marks. And EKT examination consists of 50 questions of 150 marks.

 

 

Application Process:

 

  • Sign Up
  • Fill AFCAT application Form
  • Upload Photo, Signature and Thumb Impression
  • Pay Application fee of AFCAT
  • Documents required to fill the AFCAT 2020 Application Form
    • Scanned copy of photograph (in JPG/JPEG format and size of 10 kb to 50 kb)
    • Signature in (JPG/JPEG format and size of 10 kb to 50 kb)
    • Thumb impression (left thumb for male applicants and right thumb for female applicants)
    • Class 10 and 12 certificate and details
    • Valid Email
    • Valid working Mobile Number
    • Aadhaar Card details

 

Application Fees:

 

Application fees of AFCAT examination for general, OBC, ST, SC category is Rs 250.

This fees is to be paid online.

 

Future Scope and Salary:

 

Pay in pay band (Common for all branches):

The officer will be placed in level 10 in the pay matrix with VII th CPC- RS 56,000 to Rs 1,10,700 per month.

Military service pay: Rs 15,500 per month.

Apart from this, the newly Commissioned Officers in flying and technical branches will also get flying allowances to flying branch officer. And technical allowances to technical branch officer.

 

Branch wise pay scale:

 

AFCAT eligibility criteria:

 

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Candidate applying for flying branch should be between the age of 20 to 24 years. And for Ground Duty (Non-Technical) candidates, the age limit is 20 to 26 years of age.
  • Candidates below the age of 25 years must be unmarried. Widows/ widowers and divorcees below 25 years of age are not eligible to apply for the exam.
  • Candidates must have passed class 12 with minimum 60% both in Mathematics and Physics.
  • Either Bachelor’s degree (3 years) in any discipline from a recognised university.

Or B.Tech/ BE degree with minimum 60% from a recognised university.

Or have cleared section A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)/ Aeronautical Society of India with minimum 60% from a recognised university.

 

AFCAT EKT Eligibility Criteria:

 

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India
  • Candidates applying for Ground Duty (Technical), should be between 20 to 26 years of age
  • Candidates below the age of 25 years must be unmarried. Widows/ widowers and divorcees below 25 years of age are not eligible to apply for the exam
  • Candidates who have opted for Ground Duty (Technical branch) should satisfy the following condition.
  • Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE(L)}: Candidates having passed class 12 with 60% or more in Physics and Mathematics and additionally holding four years Bachelor’s degree/integrated post-graduation degree in Engineering/Technology from a recognized university.

Or Candidates clearing sections A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)/ Aeronautical Society of India/ Graduate membership exam of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers with at least 60% in the following discipline:

  • Communication Engineering
  • Computer Engineering/Technology
  • Computer Engineering and Application
  • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering/Technology
  • Electronics Science and Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electronics and Computer Science
  • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering
  • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)
  • Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Electronics Instrument & Control
  • Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • Instrument & Control Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}: Candidates with minimum 60% in Mathematics and Physics in class 12 and bachelor’s degree (4 years)/integrated post graduation in Engineering/ Technology from a recognized university are eligible to apply for the exam. Candidates who have cleared section A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)/Aeronautical Society of India with a minimum of 60% in any of the disciplines mentioned below:
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Automation
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
  • Mechatronics
  • Industrial Engineering

Syllabus for AFCAT:

 

  • English (300 marks)-
    • Comprehension
    • Error detection
    • Sentence completion/filling in of correct word
    • Synonyms
    • Antonyms and testing of vocabulary
    • Idioms and phrases

 

  • General Awareness (300 marks)-
    • History
    • Civics
    • Geography
    • Politics
    • Current Affairs
    • Environment
    • Basic Science
    • Defense
    • Arts
    • Culture
    • Sports

 

  • Numerical Ability (300 marks)-
    • Decimal Fraction
    • Time and Work
    • Average
    • Profit and Loss
    • Percentage
    • Ratio and Proportion
    • Simple Interest
    • Time and Distance (trains, boats & streams)

 

  • Reasoning and military aptitude test (300 marks)-
    • Verbal skills and spatial ability

 

 

Syllabus for EKT Examination:

 

  • Computer Science Engineering (150 marks)-
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Engineering Physics
    • Engineering Drawing
    • Analog and digital electronics
    • Electronic Devices
    • Computer Networks
    • Network Theory Design
    • Switching Theory
    • Information Technology
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Control Engineering
    • Telecommunication Systems
    • Microwave Engineering
    • Antenna and wave propagation
    • Radar Theory
    • Instrumentation

 

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering (150 marks)-
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Engineering Physics
    • Engineering Drawing
    • Analog and Digital Electronics
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronic Devices
    • Computer Networks
    • Network Theory Design
    • Switching Theory
    • Information Technology
    • Control Engineering
    • Telecommunication Systems
    • Microwave Engineering
    • Antenna and wave propagation
    • Radar Theory
    • Instrumentation

 

  • Mechanical Engineering (150 marks)-
    • Engineering Mathematics
    • Engineering Physics
    • Engineering Graphics/ Engineering Drawing
    • Engineering Mechanics
    • Thermodynamics
    • Theory of Machines
    • Fluid Mechanics/ Hydraulic Mechanics
    • Manufacturing Sciences
    • Material Sciences
    • Machine Drawing
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Power Plant Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Flight Mechanics
    • Aircraft Structures
    • Aerodynamics

 

Application Start Date :

15th June 2020

Application End Date :

14th July 2020

Exam Date :

19th September 2020

Result Date :
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Official Website : https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/

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