Indian Air Force has released the IAF AFCAT 2021 notification on November 28, 2020. The registration process for Air Force Common Admission Test, AFCAT would begin on December 1, 2020, and would end on December 30, 2020.
Latest Update: Indian Air Force has extended the last date to apply for IAF AFCAT 2021 till January 11, 2021. Candidates who still have not applied for the examination can apply online through the official site of AFCAT. The revised vacancies list has also been released by the Indian Air Force.
Candidates can apply online on the official site of IAF AFCAT on afcat.cdac.in. The courses would commence in January 2022. The IAF will conduct the AFCAT examination on February 20 and 21, 2021. The admit card for the AFCAT 2021 will be released on February 5, 2021.
Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in JANUARY 2022 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches.
Educational Qualification & Age Limit: Candidates who want to apply for the examination can check complete educational qualifications through Detailed Notification. For Flying Branch, the age limit should be between 20 to 24 years of age and for Ground Duty, the age limit should be between 20 to 26 years of age.
Education: Applicants must have cleared class 12 with at least 50 per cent marks having physics and maths as mandatory subjects. Candidates also need to have a graduate-level of degree with 60 per cent marks.
Age: Applicant should be at least 20 years old and the upper age is capped at 24 years. The age will be calculated as on January 1, 2021. There are relaxations for candidates having commercial pilot license up to 26 years.
Marital status: Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of course, as per the rules
Selection Process: The selection will be done on the basis of AFCAT written examination, Officers Intelligence Rating Test & Picture Perception and Discussion test, Psychological test, and Group tests / Interview.
AFCAT Exam Details: The exam will be held for two hours 45 minutes. A total of 100 questions will be asked from general awareness, verbal ability in English, numerical ability, and reasoning, and military aptitude test. There will be 300 marks. The EKT section will be for 45 minutes having 50 questions for 150 marks.
The online examination will consist of objective type questions and will be in English only for both AFCAT and EKT. Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer and one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches.
The Air Force Common Entrance Test (AFCAT) is one of the most important Job recruitment tests for degree qualification. The test is conducted twice a year for recruitment in the Air Force.
Candidates can hold Pilot, Ground Duty-Technical and Non-Technical posts in the Air Force. With a stipend during training, you can receive a salary of over Rs.1 lakh from the first month of joining the service.
Candidates who have completed General Degree, B.Tech and final year courses can compete for these. Women deserve it too. Let’s see the details of the latest AFCAT 2021 announcement.
Most people aspire to be a pilot. In most cases, however, the financial background may not be conducive. AFCAT stands as a great way for people like this. Those who excel in this exam can receive pilot training for free but also perform duties with the rank of Playing Officer in the Air Force. All of these jobs in the Air Force can be acquired with AFCAT.
The fact is that this announcement would be issued twice a year i.e. once in six months is very positive for the candidates. Those who are prepared for this are more likely to succeed in two or three attempts as they have the opportunity to write the test at least 6 to 8 times subject to the maximum age.
Selected candidates will be assigned jobs in Flying, Technical and Non-Technical branches. The examination would be conducted jointly to all the candidates.
Type of Commission
(a) Permanent Commission (PC) for Men. Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation in their respective branches as per their rank.
(b) Short Service Commission (SSC) for Men & Women.
(i) The engagement period for Flying Branch (Men and Women) SSC Officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Non extendable).
(ii) The initial tenure for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) SSC Officers would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit.
(iii) Grant of Permanent Commission (PC) would be considered during the last one year of service subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit.
Applicants for Technical Branch posts are required to appear for the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) in addition. Stage-1 and Stage-2 examinations will be conducted for the candidates who have qualified in the online examination.
Applicants for the Flying Branch will be subjected to a Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPS) examination after the interview. Those who qualify in all of these will undergo medical examinations and training.
Training would be continued from one year to 18 months depending on the selected category. During this time a stipend of Rs.56,100 per month will be provided. Successful trainees would be recruited. Jobs will be filled on a permanent, 14-year basis.
Application Fees: Candidates will have to pay an application fee of Rs.250/- as examination fees. However, candidates registering for NCC Special entry are not required to pay. For more related details candidates can visit the official site of IAF.
How to Apply: Aspirants for IAF are required to apply online by using the link https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in, or https://afcat.cdac.in. Aadhaar Card is mandatory for online registration.
- Opening date of application: December 1, 2020.
- Closing date of application: January 11, 2021.
- AFCAT examination on February 20 and 21, 2021.
- AFCAT admit card 2021 will be released on February 5, 2021.
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FAQs on IAF AFCAT
- What is Eligibility Criteria for AFCAT?
Candidates who are interested in joining the Flying Branch must fall under the age group of 20 to 24 years of age and for Ground Duty, the age limit should be between 20 to 26 years of age.
- What is the Selection Process for AFCAT
Candidates will be selected on the basis of AFCAT written examination, Officers Intelligence Rating Test & Picture Perception and Discussion test, Psychological test, and Group tests / Interview.
- How much amount towards Application Fees?
Candidates will have to pay an application fee of Rs.250 as examination fees. However, candidates registering for NCC Special entry are not required to pay.
- Why AFCAT is being conducted?
AFCAT would be conducted for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches.