AFCAT – Air Force Combined Admission Test

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AFCAT – Air Force Combined Admission Test acronym as AFCAT is conducted by India Air Force for grant of Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent/Short Service Commission in Technical and Ground Duty Branches of the IAF after the successful completion of the courses. The courses offered are:

Flying Branch:

  • Short Service Commission Course

Technical Branch:

  • Aeronautical Engineers Course (Permanent Commission)
  • Short Service Commission Course

Ground Duty Branches:

  • Ground Duty Officers Course (Permanent Commission)
  • Short Service Commission Course

Air Force Combined Admission Test Eligibility:

Eligibility Conditions for Flying Branch: Age Limit: Candidates should be between 20 years to 24 years as on 1st Jul. of that year.

However candidates holding valid Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) will be relaxed in age upto 26 years.

Educational Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in any subject area with 60% Marks from a recognized University or Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Technology of 4 years with 60% Marks. Candidates must be passed 12th Examination with Maths and Physics.

Physical Standards:

  • Minimum Height: 162.5 cms with correlated weight
  • Leg length: Min-99 cms. Max-120 cms.
  • Thigh length: Max-64cms.
  • Sitting height: Min-81.5 cms. Max-96 cms.
  • Vision – 6/6 and 6/9

Eligibility Conditions for Technical Branch: Age Limit:

Candidates should be below 26 years as on 1st July of current year.

Educational Qualifications:

For Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) AE (L):

Candidates applying for AE(L) branch would be eligible if they have undergone a minimum of four year degree qualification from a 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 Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies.

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) AE (M):

Candidates applying for AE(M) branch would be eligible if they have undergone a minimum of four year degree qualification from a 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 Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies.

Physical Standards: Minimum Height (Men) – 157.5 cms, (Women) – 152 cms with correlated weight.

Eligibility condition for Ground Duty Branches:

Age Limits:

Education Age Limit Born between (both dates inclusive)
For Graduates 20 to 23 years 02 July 1990 to 01 July 1993
For Post Graduates/LLB (5 years) 20 to 25 years 02 July 1988 to 01 July 1993
For LLB (3 years) 20 to 26 years 02 July 1987 to 01 July 1993
For M.Ed/Ph.D/CA/ICWA 20 to 27 years 02 July 1986 to 01 July 1993

Educational Qualification

Branch Qualification
Administration and Logistics Graduate degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate of all papers put together or a Post Graduate degree/equivalent diploma in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.
Accounts Graduate degree in Commerce (B.Com) with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate of all papers put together or a Post Graduate Degree in Commerce (M.Com)/CA/ICWA with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.
Education Post Graduate Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.

Air Force Combined Admission Test Syllabus:

The AFCAT will consist of question from the following given subjects:

Subjects Topics
General Awareness History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defense, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.
Verbal Ability in English Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.
Numerical Ability Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

Combined Admission Test Pattern:

The AFCAT Question Paper will have 100 questions carrying three marks each. For every correct answer the candidate will get three marks and for every wrong answer one mark will be deducted under negative marking. The total time allotted for the paper is two hours.

Air Force Combined Admission Test Selection Process:

Candidates who qualifying in th AFCAT Written test will be called for next phase of selection process divided into three stages ie.

  • Stage-I Intelligence Test
  • Stage-II Psychological Test, Group Test and Interview
  • Stage-III Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT)

Medical Examinations:

Candidates recommended by selection Board will be sent for the medical examination either at Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), New Delhi or Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru.

All India Merit List:

An All India Merit List is compiled on the basis of your performance in the written test and AFSB interview and subject to being medically fit. Based on the vacancies available in various branches / sub branches, joining instructions are issued to join one of the Training establishments.

How to apply for AFCAT?

Aspiring candidates can adopt any of the following given two modes to apply for AFCAT.

Online Mode:

The candidates need to register in the official website of Indian Air Force and fill the form following the instructions given along with. Candidates are advised to go through the detailed guidelines for filling up online application before filling up of the form.

Offline Mode:

Those opting for Offline mode can get the application downloaded from the official website of India Air Force. Complete the application in all aspects and super scribe the envelope with ‘APPLICATION FOR AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST: Feb, 2016′ and send it to:

AFCAT Cell Post Bag No-5 RK Puram (Main) P.O. New Delhi – 110066

Note: Applications must be send by ordinary post only.  

Air Force Combined Admission Test Centers:

Most of the major cities of the Countries are made the test centers of this Air Force Entrance. The main Centers are:

Ambala, Amritsar, Aizwal, Agartala, Ahmedabad, Allahabad Bathinda, Bangaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Bagdogra, Bareilly Chandigarh, Chabua, Chennai Dehradun, Delhi, Dharbhanga Gorakhpur, Gwaliar, Guwahati Hashimara, Hyderabad Imphal Jaipur, Jammu, Jorhat, Jodhpur,Jamnagar Kalkikundu, Kochi, Kolkata Leh, Lucknow Mount Abu, Mohanbari,  Mumbai,  Maysore Nal (Bikanar), Nagpur, Nasik (Ojhar) Pathankot, Patna, Pune, Port Blair Raipur, Ranchi Srinagar, Sirsa, Surat, Shillong, Silchar, Sarsawa, Sulur (Coimbatore) Thane, Tezpur, Thanjavur, Thiruvanathapuram, Vadodara, Varanasi

Air Force Combined Admission Test Contact Details

AFCAT Cell, Post Bag No-5, RK Puram (Main), P.O. New Delhi – 110066. Tel,: 011 – 23010231/ 7905.

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