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AFCAT Exam

The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducts the AFCAT exam twice a year, and millions of students attempt to pass it to enter a reputed Air Force Academy and receive a commission as an Indian Air Force Officer. 

This exam has opened up the potential of both male and female candidates working in an exciting profession, which is appropriate for the young brains and flexibility of this dynamic generation. Aspirants ought to be familiar with the AFCAT exam date, syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, and selection process to pass the exam with flying colors . The details of the AFCAT 2 recruitment process will be elucidated along with the official notification. 

Eligiilty

Nationality: Candidate should be a citizen of India as per the Indian citizenship act, 1955.

Age: The candidates must fit in the AFCAT eligibility criteria of age limit. Check here the details of the AFCAT. For getting recruited in the Indian Air Force the applicants must be of 20 years of age.

CategoryMinimum AgeMaximum Age
Flying Branch through AFCAT & NCC Special Entry20 years24 years
Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch26 years

Educational Qualification for Different Posts

Get hold of the educational qualifications that are requisite for the AFCAT exam. Make sure you are fulfilling each detail of the qualifications. 

CategoryEducational Qualification
Flying Branch

50% marks in each maths & physics of Class 12 along with a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

OR

B. Tech degree from a recognized university with 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.

Ground Duty (Technical) BranchMinimum 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.
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum 3 years degree course) in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks.

AFCAT Exam Pattern:

Get in touch with the AFCAT paper pattern to fuel your preparations.  It is of paramount importance to be well versed with the AFCAT exam pattern.

Both Papers, AFCAT & EKT are of objective type. The details are shared below:

Exam

Type

Subject

Questions

Marks

Time

AFCAT

Compulsory

  • General Awareness
  • Verbal Ability
  • Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test
  • Numerical Ability

100

300

2 hr

EKT

If Applying for Technical Branch

  • Mechanical
  • Electronics
  • Computer Science

60

180

45 Min

AFCAT Selection Process

AFCAT selection process 2022 is divided into three different stages by the officials of the Indian Air Force. The aspirants who want to pursue their career in the Indian Air Force must be aware of the AFCAT selection process 2022 and apply for it well before time. 

  • AFCAT Exam: This is the first stage of the selection process. An online examination is conducted and the candidates performing extremely well and meeting the cutoff will proceed to the subsequent stage of the selection process. 
  • SSB Interview/Personality Test: The shortlisted applicants will be called for the interview or the personality test. This round will screen the candidates on their persona and intellect. 
  • Medical Examination: The applicants must be medically fit to be eligible for the job. 
  • Final Merit List: The final merit list will be declared based on the cumulative scores obtained by the candidates in the written test and the interview.