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AFCAT 02/2021 Result Out. The notification 02/2021 for the upcoming course commencing from July 2022 was released recently. The Air Force Common Entrance Test (AFCAT) is conducted by the Indian Air Force twice a year.

  • The AFCAT exam for the selection of Flying Branch and Ground Duty posts is conducted twice a year. Numerous candidates take part in this recruitment process every year.
  • Aspirants who wish to submit their applications can submit their applications online only. AFCAT Apply Online steps are further explained in this article.
  • The application forms were available on the official website from 1st June to 30th June 2021. 
  • The AFCAT Selection Process will be based on stages like; Written Test and SSB Interview.
  • We have provided all the information a candidate requires to be aware of regarding the AFCAT recruitment 2021. Read below to get further information.

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AFCAT Exam Updates

17th September 2021: AFCAT 02/2021 Result Out

All those candidates who appeared for the AFCAT exam on 28th, 29th, and 30th August 2021 must make a note that the result has been released. 

Direct Link To Check AFCAT Result 2021

20th August 2021: AFCAT 02/2021 Admit Card Out!

The AFCAT 02/2021 Admit Card has been released on the official website. The exam is going to be conducted on 28th, 29th, and 30th August 2021. The direct link to download the admit card is given below.

Direct Link to Download AFCAT 02/2021 Admit Card

What is the AFCAT Exam?

The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is one of the sought-after examinations conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to select the eligible candidates into Flying Branch, Ground Duty (Technical) Branch, and Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branch. The AFCAT exam is conducted twice a year by the Indian Air Force (IAF). The interested candidates who wish to join the Indian Air Force can apply online for the AFCAT exam.

The willing candidates who aspire to qualify for the AFCAT exam must perform well in every particular stage of the selection process. After qualifying for the AFCAT online examination, the shortlisted candidates are called for the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Testing.

The applicants who are applying for the AFCAT Ground Duty (Technical Branch) must appear for both the AFCAT online examination as well as the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). Whereas, the candidates from Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branch have to appear only for the AFCAT exam.

AFCAT Exam 2021 Overview
Name of Organization Indian Air Force
Exam Name Air Force Common Admission Test
Post Name Flying Branch and Ground Duty Staff (Technical & Non-Technical)
Last Date to Apply 30th June 2021
Exam Date 28th, 29th, and 30th August 2021
Result Date 17th September 2021
Mode of Exam Online
Frequency of Exam Twice a Year
AFCAT Exam Center Across 112 Cities in India

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AFCAT Vacancy 2021

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the AFCAT 2021 notification for the recruitment of Flying Branch and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical branch). A total of 300+ vacancies will be filled for it. Vacancies declared by the authority are tentative and are subject to change without notice.

Candidates will be selected based on the merit list of the AFCAT exam, availability of training slots, various cadre control mechanisms, and an exact number of vacancies. The Air Force has announced the vacancies for AFCAT entry, NCC special entry. The vacancies for the AFCAT Ground Duty posts have been divided into Technical and Non-Technical. Check the table below to know more.

Entry Branch PC SSC Total
AFCAT Flying 0 96 96
AFCAT Ground Duty (Technical) AE (L) 20 78 98
AE (M) 8 31 39
AFCAT Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Admin 10 42 52
Edn 4 17 21
NCC Special
Entry
Flying 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC
Meteorology
Entry
Ground Duty (NonTechnical) 6 22 28
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AFCAT Apply Online 2021

The candidates looking for job opportunities in the Indian Air Force (IAF) can apply online through the official website of the AFCAT CASB. The candidates should note that the application can be submitted through the online mode only. The candidates are advised to check the complete details before applying online. Candidates should fill the application online mode from the official website. The candidates can apply between 1st to 30th June 2021.

Step 1: Click on the direct application link given above and click on "Register Here". (link expired)
Step 2: Complete your name, email ID, phone number, etc. in order to complete registration. 
Step 3: Login in and fill in your desired selection entry, Personal, Educational, and other required details in the form carefully. 
Step 4: Upload the required documents according to the prescribed format i.e. Photo, Signature & Thumb Impression (size of each jpg/ jpeg file to be between 10 and 50 kb). The candidates can use the Testbook Resize Tool.
Step 5: Select your exam city and proceed to fee payment.
Step 6: Pay the requisite application fee.
Step 7: The completely filled application form can be saved for future reference.

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AFCAT Application Fee 2021

Candidates applying for the AFCAT entry will have to pay an application fee while submitting the application form. Candidates applying for the NCC entry need not pay any application fee. The application fee should only be paid through an online mode. Payment through cash or demand draft (DD) will not be entertained. Candidates should keep the transaction details for future records.

Entry Application Fee
AFCAT Entry INR 250/-
NCC Special Entry NA

*Note: Fee is not applicable for NCC special entry & Meteorology.

AFCAT Exam Centers 2021

The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is scheduled to be conducted in 112 cities across India on the prescribed AFCAT Exam date. The candidates have a preference that they can choose the exam cities while filling the Application Form.

The candidates can choose a specified exam center as per their choice of options for the AFCAT 2021 exam centers. Furthermore, the candidates should note that no request for a change of center would be considered under any circumstances. The AFCAT exam is conducted across various centers throughout India including Ambala, Chennai, Dehradun, Gaya, Jaipur, Lucknow, Nagpur, Rajkot, Indore, etc.

AFCAT Selection Process 2021

The selection process of AFCAT will be of various stages. The first stage will be a written examination. Candidates who qualify at this stage will be called up for the SSB exam. The SSB exam will further consist of tests like Picture Perception and Discussion test, Psychological test, etc. Finally, the candidates will be tested for medical fitness. Those candidates who have completed all the stages and fall under the final merit list will be considered eligible for the post. The selection process will be as follows.

AFCAT Eligibility 2021

The aspiring candidates before applying must ensure that they satisfy the eligibility criteria as required. Candidates need to meet all the required criteria as mentioned below. Read below to know more.

Nationality:

  • The Candidate must be a Citizen of India. 

Marital Status:

  • The candidates must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course.
  • Widows/Widowers are not eligible to apply.
  • A candidate who marries subsequent to the date of his application even after successfully clearing the SSB and medical will also not be eligible for training.

AFCAT Flying Branch & NCC Entry Eligibility 2021

Age Limit:

  • Minimum Age - 20 years.
  • Maximum Age - 24 years.
  • The candidates should be of this age as of 1st July 2022.

Educational Qualification

Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and

  • 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 recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR
  • Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent

AFCAT Ground Duty Eligibility 2021

Age Limit:

  • Minimum Age - 20 years.
  • Maximum Age - 26 years.
  • The candidates should be of this age as of 1st July 2022.

Note: Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course. Widows/Widowers and divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible.

Post Education
Flying Branch

Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of
50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and

(a) Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
OR
(b) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
OR
(c) Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)} Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University OR cleared Sections A
and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in Computer Engineering/Technology, Electrical or equivalen discipline.
Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)} Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognised University OR cleared
Sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in Aerospace, Mechanical or similar disciplines.
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches
  • Administration: Passed 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Education: Passed 10+2 and Post-Graduation with 50% marks in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG (Single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and with 60% marks in Graduation in any disciple
Meteorology Passed 10+2 and Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream/
Mathematics/ Statistics/ Geography/ Computer Applications/ Environmental Science/
Applied Physics/ Oceanography/ Meteorology/ Agricultural Meteorology/ Ecology &
Environment/ Geo-physics/ Environmental Biology with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together (Provided Maths and Physics were studied at Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% marks in each)

AFCAT Physical Standard Test

The candidates applying for the AFCAT exam should be physically fit to perform the military duties properly. The candidates are further advised to keep themselves physically fit when they report for the SSB (Services Selection Board) Interview. Following are the activities that a candidate needs to perform during the AFCAT Physical Standard Test.

  • 01 mile (1.6 kms) run in 10 minutes
  • 10 push ups
  • 03 chin ups

The aspiring candidates are also advised to be in a good physical condition to adapt to physical training at the Air Force Academy (AFA) which consists of swimming, running, rope climbing, and other physical training.

AFCAT Syllabus 2021

The questions that will be asked in the AFCAT written exam will be based on different subjects. Various topics for the AFCAT Syllabus for various subjects are as given below.

English:

General Awareness:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Civics
  • Environment
  • Basic Science
  • Politics
  • Defense
  • Art
  • Culture
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports, etc.

Numerical Ability:

  • Time and Work
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Decimal Fraction
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple Interest
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test:

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AFCAT Exam Pattern 2021

The written examination for the AFCAT will consist of two different sections. The first section will consist of subjects like General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning which will be of 100 marks in total. Section 2 will consist of questions related to the graduation stream. The AFCAT Exam Pattern is as follows.

Exam Section Exam Duration Total No. of Questions Marks
AFCAT General Awareness, Verbal Ability, Reasoning, and Numerical Ability and Military Aptitude Test 02 Hours 100 300
EKT Fundamental Engineering 45 mins 10 30
Specialization Topics 25 75
Allied Engineering 15 45
  • The written exam will consist of two different sections.
  • The subjects under the sections will be (Section I - Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning, and Section II - EKT).
  • Section I will be of 300 marks in total with 100 questions.
  • Section II will be 150 marks and 50 questions in total.
  • The section I exam will be of a duration of 2 hours and section II will be of 45 minutes.
  • +3 marks will be rewarded for every correct answer.
  • There will be a negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer.
  • There won’t be any marking for unattempted questions.

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AFCAT Salary and Additional Allowances

The Indian Air Force offers a variety of advantages to the eligible candidates along with a handsome amount of salary. The initial stipend payable to the trainee candidates at the time of training is Rs. 56100/- per month. The table below mentions the details of pay band, military service pay, and the CPC which are offered to the employees.

Post

Salary

Pay Band

INR 56,100/- per month (Level 10 - Pay Matrix)

Military Service Pay

INR 15,000/- per month

CPC

INR 56,000/- - INR 1,10,700/-

Perks and Additional Benefits 

All employees of the Indian Air Force receive a lot of benefits along with the salary which is offered to them. The perks and additional benefits are listed below. With such perks and benefits being offered to the selected candidates, the job profile is more desirable and one wouldn’t want to miss out on this opportunity.
  • Insurance
  • Scholarship and Welfares
  • Medical
  • Loan Facility
  • Educational Opportunities
  • Post Retirement Benefits
  • Placement Cell
  • Other Benefits (Travel Concession, Accommodation, School Facilities, etc.)

AFCAT Additional Allowances 

  • Flying Branch- Rs 11250 per month.
  • Technical Branch Officers: Rs 2500 per month.
  • TA, DA, Children Education Allowance, Ration Money Allowance etc.

AFCAT Selection Process

The Indian Air Force will invite the qualified candidates by sending call letters to all the candidates who clear the AFCAT exam to appear for the second stage of selection that includes AFSB Testing, also known as the Air Force Selection Board. The AFSB comprises two stages of testing as mentioned below.

AFSB Testing Stage 1

  • Officer Intelligence Rating Test.
  • Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PP&DT)

AFSB Testing Stage 2

  • Psychological Tests: 
  • Group Tests:
  • AFSB Interview: 
  • Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) Test: 

Medical Examination

All those recommended candidates who have qualified for the AFSB will be called for the medical examination. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has notified only two centers for conducting the Medical Examination which are located at the Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru, and Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME).

Once the medical examination is conducted successfully, a final merit list would be declared on the basis of the marks scored by the candidate in the AFCAT written exam, and AFSB Interview. All those candidates who have been shortlisted would be given the joining letter to join the prestigious Indian Air Force.

AFCAT Exam Date

The AFCAT recruitment 2021 important dates are given below. Candidates can go through the table to keep in mind the important dates.

Event

Dates

AFCAT 1 2021

AFCAT 2 2021

Notification Release Date

28th November 2020

24th May 2021

Online Application Process Date

1st December 2020

1st June 2021

Online Application Process End Date

11th January 2021

30th June 2021

Admit Card Release Date

5th February 2021

20th August 2021

AFCAT Exam

20th, 21st, and 22nd February 2021

28th, 29th, and 30th August 2021.

AFCAT Result Date

09th March 2021

17th September 2021

AFCAT Answer Key 2021

The answer key of the AFCAT written test will be published on the official website, 15 days after the completion of the exam. The answer key will consist of all the correct responses to the questions asked in the exam. Candidates must note that they can also raise objections against the answer key. There will be a deadline to do so. Along with that, the candidates will also have to pay relevant charges as per the objection raised. The instructions for this process will be released along with the answer key. 

For details on the AFCAT Answer Key, refer to the linked article.

AFCAT Cut Off 2021

The AFCAT releases a cut off every time along with the result. The candidates who have scored more than the cut off marks qualify for the SSB stage. Hence, an aspirant must have an idea regarding the cut-off and should try to score at least the cut-off marks. The following are the cut off marks from previous years.

Year of Examination AFCAT Cut Off (Out of 300) EKT Cut Off (Out of 150) 
AFCAT (1) 2021 165 30
AFCAT (2) 2020 155 40
AFCAT (1) 2020 153 40
AFCAT (2) 2019 142 50
AFCAT (1) 2019 133 50
AFCAT (2) 2018 140 55
AFCAT (1) 2018 155 60
AFCAT (2) 2017 160 60

Aspiring candidates must now be having a fair idea and a clear understanding of the AFCAT recruitment 2021. The candidates who had missed out on applying for the AFCAT (1) can apply for the AFCAT (2) as soon as the application process begins. Candidates can now start preparing themselves for the exam by undertaking mock tests and series which will help them do better in the examination. 

To get the detailed AFCAT Cut Off, candidates can visit the linked article.

AFCAT Preparation Tips

Before you start your preparations for the AFCAT exam be sure that you read these easy tips that can help you prepare for the examination. These tips are quite basic and easy tricks that often aspirants fail to prioritize while preparing. Every aspirant should include the following tips in their preparation in order to crack the examination.

  • Start reading the newspaper daily to check out the current affairs.
  • Start practicing sectional questions as per the prescribed syllabus.
  • Start preparing notes for important concepts & revise them regularly.
  • Solve as many questions as you can from the reasoning section.
  • Start learning & revising antonyms and synonyms for verbal proficiency.
  • Try to solve a variety of questions along with learning new words.
  • Solve previous years' question papers to understand the exam trends.

AFCAT Result 2021

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will declare the AFCAT 1-2021 result for the written examination in March 2021. The AFCAT result link is activated on the official website of AFCAT which can be accessed through the direct link provided in this article. The written exam and EKT were conducted on 20th, 21st, and 22nd February 2021. A number of candidates appeared for different AFCAT posts such as Flying, Ground Duty (Technical and non-Technical). The written exam result will help you understand whether you have qualified for the further stage of the selection i.e. AFSB Interview.

Steps to Check AFCAT Result

The candidates can check their results by logging into the AFCAT official website. The direct link for the same is given below.

Step 1: Go to the direct link given above

Step 2: Enter your Registration ID and Password.

Step 3: Carefully enter the CAPTCHA code.

Step 4: Your result will be displayed on the screen.

Step 5: Download the result in your system and take a printout of the same for future reference.

Step 6: Details Mentioned on AFCAT Result

Step 7: Alternatively, you can go to the AFCAT Official Website, and go to candidate login.

Step 8: And repeat steps 2 to 7 for downloading the AFCAT result.

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FAQs of AFCAT

For which post the recruitment is taking place?
The recruitment is taking place for Flying Branch and Ground Duty Staff (Technical & Non-Technical).
What is the frequence of the examination?
The examination is conducted for twice a year.
When is AFCAT Exam Conducted?
The AFCAT Exam was conducted on 28th, 29th, and 30th August 2021.
What is the application fee for AFCAT Entry?
The application fee for AFCAT Entry is INR 250.
What is the Minimum Age to attend the Flying Branch & NCC Entry exam?
The Minimum Age for the Flying Branch & NCC Entry exam is 20 years.
What is the Maximum Age to attend the Flying Branch & NCC Entry exam?
The Maximum Age for the Flying Branch & NCC Entry exam is 24 years.
How many questions are asked for AFCAT Exam?
A total number of 100 questions are asked.
When is the last date to apply for the exam?
The last date to apply for the exam was 30th June 2021.
How many vacancies are released for AFCAT Flying Branch?
A total number of 96 vacancies are released for flying branch.
How many vacancies are released for AFCAT Ground Duty (Technical) Branch?
A total number of 98 vacancies are released for Ground Duty (Technical) branch.