AFCAT 2020 - Check New Exam Dates, Admit Card, Syllabus & Pattern
AFCAT 2020 - Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the result of AFCAT 2 2020. The exam was held on October 3, 4 and 5 in online mode. IAF had released the AFCAT application form 2020 at its official website on June 15. There are a total of 256 vacancies. Candidates can fill AFCAT 2020 online application form from June 15 to July 14. Candidates who qualify in the AFCAT 2 2020 examare eligible for AFSB interviews. IAF conducts the exam to recruit candidates for the Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC)/Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. AFCAT exam conducts in three stages – online test, AFSB Interview and medical test. Candidates who qualify all stages will be eligible to appear in AFCAT course commencing from June 2021. Post successfully completing the course they will be recruited for various posts in AFCAT and will be paid a remuneration of Rs. 56100 - 110700. To know the complete information about eligibility, the application process, important dates, download of admit card, result and more, read the article below.
Latest: AFCAT 2 Result 2020 announced
AFCAT 2020 - Overview
Air Force Common Admission Test 2020 (AFCAT 2020)
Commonly known as
Exam Conducting Authority
IAF (Indian Air Force)
Minimum Qualification to Apply
20 - 24 years for Flying Branch
Stages of Exam
|Exam Duration||AFCAT: 2 hours|
EKT: 45 minutes
249 (AFCAT 1)
Various Posts under -
Flying Branch, Ground Duty (Tech) Branch,
Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch
AFCAT 2020 - Important Dates
Candidates wishing to apply for the exam must be aware of the important AFCAT exam dates related to the exam so that no event can be missed. Refer to AFCAT important dates 2020 mentioned in the table below -
AFCAT 2020 Important Dates
Dates (AFCAT 1)
|Dates (AFCAT 2)|
Release of AFCAT Notification
November 23, 2019 (Released)
|June 10, 2020 (Released)|
Online Application begins
December 01, 2019 (Released)
|June 15, 2020 (Released)|
Last date to fill online application form
December 30, 2019
|July 14, 2020|
Admit Card release date
February 04, 2020 (Released)
|September 15, 2020 (Released)|
AFCAT exam date
February 22, and 23, 2020
October 3, 4 and 5, 2020 (New Dates)
Declaration of results
March 17, 2020 (Released)
|October 20, 2020|
Date for the release of cut off marks
March 17, 2020
AFSB interview dates
Declaration of final results
Indian Air Force has declared the AFCAT result 2020 in online mode after the conclusion of the exam. IAF will announce the AFCAT 2020 result separately in three stages - online test, AFSB Interview, and the final result in online mode. All candidates who qualified the online test can access the AFSB date selection link from the official website. The final merit list will be announced by the authority by taking into consideration the aggregate marks scored by the candidates in the online test and AFSB interview
Indian Air Force has released the admit card of AFCAT 2020 admit card on September 15. Candidates who have successfully applied for AFCAT 2020 can download their hall ticket through the AFCAT login. For AFCAT admit card 2020 download, candidates must use their login credentials - email and password. IAF also email the AFCAT hall ticket 2020 to the candidates. The admit card will be released separately for both the online test and AFSB interview. The last date to download the AFCAT admit card will be October 5, 2020. Candidates must also carry one valid photo ID proof also along with the AFCAT 2020 admit card on the exam day.
IAF has released the AFCAT (2) 2020 online application form on June 15, 2020. Candidates can fill the AFCAT application form 2020 in online mode from the official website from June 15 to July 14, 2020. Post filling the online application form of AFCAT (2) 2020 candidates have to pay an online application fee of Rs. 250 for all candidates irrespective of category and gender. No application will be considered successful if the online application fee is not paid.
Steps to fill the AFCAT 2020 Application Form
Candidates must follow the below-mentioned steps to fill the AFCAT application form successfully:
Step 1 - Registration
Step 2 - Entry selection
Step 3 - Filling of details
Step 4 - Uploading of photograph, signature and thumb impression
Step 5 - Exam center selection
Step 6 - Signing of declaration
Step 7 - Fee payment
The exam conducting authorities will release the cut off of AFCAT 2020 along with the result. Cut off marks of AFCAT 2020 is the minimum marks a candidate must score to qualify for the next stage of the exam. The cut off of AFCAT 2020 is determined by IAF in order to shortlist the candidates. AFCAT 2020 cut off will be published for all the three stages – online test, AFSB Interview and final cut off. Based on the cut off of the online exam, candidates will be shortlisted to appear for AFSB Interview. After the interview, IAF will prepare a list of candidates to appear for the medical test. Post commencing the medical exam, IAF will prepare the final cut off to enrol candidates for various branches of AFCAT. Candidates must also check AFCAT 2020 expected cut off
Indian Air Force determines the eligibility criteria of AFCAT 2020 for all candidates who want to appear in the exam. AFCAT 2020 eligibility criteria consist of various components like the required age limit, nationality, marital status and education qualification of the candidates appearing. Read more to know about the AFCAT eligibility criteria in detail:
Candidate must be a citizen of India.
Candidates applying for Flying branch must age between 20 and 24 years while those applying for Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branch must age between 20 to 26 years of age.
Candidates below the age of 25 years must be unmarried during the time of commencement of the course. Candidates below 25 years who are widows, widowers, and divorcees are not eligible to apply. However, those candidates can apply who are more than 25 years and are married.
Candidates must pertain certain education qualification to appear in AFCAT 2020. The table below contains the educational requirement of candidates as per the official notification.
AFCAT 2020 - Education Qualification
10+2: 60% each in Maths and Physics
Graduation: 60% aggregate in any discipline
BE/B. Tech degree with a minimum of 60%
Clear Section A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers/Aeronautical Society of India with minimum 60%
Ground Duty (Technical)
10+2: minimum 60% in Physics and Maths
Graduation: minimum 4 years degree graduation/ integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from a recognized University
Cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of the Institution of Engineers (India)/ Aeronautical Society of India/ Graduate membership Examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with minimum 60%
Ground Duty (Non-Technical)
Administration and Logistics: Graduate degree (any) with minimum 60% or equivalent
Clear section A and B examination of Associate Membership of the Institution of Engineers (India)/Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Accounts: B.Com degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 60%
All candidates must know about the exam pattern of AFCAT 2020 before applying. The exam pattern will get candidates acquainted with the sections from where the questions will be asked, the mode of exam, the total questions that will be asked, total marks allotted, and the duration of the exam. The test will contain 100 objective type questions from six sections - General Awareness, Verbal Ability, English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude. Candidates will be given 120 minutes to complete the test. For candidates willing to apply for the Ground Duty (Technical) Branch will have to appear for Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) for 50 questions based on Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic. The AFCAT 2020 online test will be conducted for 300 marks while EKT will be held for 150 marks.
AFCAT 2020 Exam Pattern
No. of Questions
Verbal Ability in English
Numerical Ability and Reasoning
EKT (For Ground Duty Technical Branch only)
Mechanical, Computer Science
Electrical and Electronics
IAF prescribes the AFCAT syllabus and releases it along with the official notification. AFCAT syllabus 2020 contains all topics and chapters from where questions can be asked in the examination. AFCAT syllabus contains topics from four sections – English, General Awareness, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. It is important for the candidates to know the syllabus before preparing for the exam.
AFCAT Exam Centres 2020
The exam centres are the venues where the test will be conducted. AFCAT 2020 exam is expected to be conducted at 104 centres spread across various major cities in India. While filling the application form candidates will be given a chance to select the exam centres of their choice. Candidates will be able to select about 5 exam centres of their own choice. Candidates will be informed about the exam centres through the AFCAT 2020 admit card.
The conducting authorities do not release the question paper of AFCAT exam on the official website. Candidates can check previous year question papers of AFCAT from the official website for exam preparations. With the help of AFCAT 2020 question papers candidates can also check the exam pattern, topics to be asked in the exam, marking scheme and etc.
The Indian Air Force will not release the answer key of AFCAT 2020. But various coaching institutions will release it soon after the exam is concluded. These answer keys will be based on the memory of the candidates who have appeared for the exam. Candidates can refer to the answer key of AFCAT 2020 to evaluate their probable score and predict their chances of qualification.
After completion of recruitment selected candidates will get basic pay along with other benefits as AFCAT salary. The allowances included in the salary of AFCAT are dearness allowance, travel allowances, house rent allowances, loan facilities, children's education etc. For more details, candidates can check pay scale of AFCAT 2020 as per the rank from below.
- Flying Branch Salary Rs. 85,372/-
- Ground Duty (Tech) Branch Salary Rs. 74,872/-
- Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch Salary Rs. 71,872/-
AFCAT Contact Details
Contact AFCAT cell for any queries
Address - Director of Education, West Block - VI, Air HQs(RKP), RK Puram, New Delhi – 110066
Tele: 011 – 23010231 Extn:2112- 6245, 6246
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - AFCAT 2020 - Check New Exam Dates, Admit Card, Syllabus & Pattern
Question: Is AFCAT exam online or offline?
The exam is conducted in online mode.
Question: How many seats in AFCAT?
IAF has released 249 vacancies in 2020.
Question: What is the eligible criteria for the AFCAT exam?
The age limit is 20-26 years. The education qualification must be graduation with PCM in 10+2. Candidates belonging to another stream in 10+2 can also apply but only for ground duty.
Question: How many attempts are allowed for AFCAT?
There are no minimum attempts, however, a candidate must not cross the age limit.
Question: What is the difference between AFCAT and EKT?
AFCAT is for all candidates while EKT is an additional test for candidates who want to join IAF as a technical officer.
Question: Is the AFCAT exam difficult?
No, the online test is not that difficult. However, the AFSB and medical round is difficult to crack.
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Questions related to AFCAT
i am diploma mechanical engg.and will complete my Btech ...after that for which exam i should prepare or which will be easy it will be AFCAT,CDS,or UPSC&MPSC,ISRO exam...which will be easy and in less time cracking ?
Each and every exam for job prospectus or graduation is difficult. Depending on your interest and the career you wish to pursue. If you wish to go in Civil Services then UPSC, if you wish to be in research and sciences then ISRO Exam is the way to go, AFCAT is for Commissioned Officers in Flying, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches.
These all are somewhat mutually exclusive, that means if you prepare for one you might not have enough time or interest for the other. Incase you have a specific query about one of these exams. Please feel free to comment.
Best of Luck
my DOB is 30april 1997, am I eligible for afcat 2021?
issued by DGCA is 26 years. So if you have this Pilot license you can apply for flying branch also.
But for Ground duty, the age upper age limit is 26 years, which makes you eligible for the post.
sir i studied 12 in pcb and i am studying bsc agriculture is i am eligible fir afcat exam
Since you are a pcb student, you are not eligible as the the students must pass their 10+2 with 60% with maths and physics as compulsory subjects.
You can check the your eligibility from the following link:
hey ! my date of birth is 29 may 2002 how many nda and cds and afcat attempts i can give if i join my bsc from next year that is 2021
Hi Yash Dubey,
There is no limit on the number of attempts for answering CDS, NDA and AFCAT.
- To answer NDA, you must have a passing certificate of class 10+2 and your age should be within 16.5 years to 19.5 years.
- To answer CDS, you must either be in the final year of your degree or must have completed the degree and your age should be within 19-25 years. Note that, you cannot answer CDS after 12th and before final year of your degree.
- To answer AFCAT, you must have completed your graduation at least. You can also apply for AFCAT after your post graduation. If you are applying after graduation, then your age should lie between 20 to 23 years. In case of Post-Graduation, your age should be within 20 to 26 years. Note that, you cannot answer this exam directly after 12th and before completion of your degree.
sir, my dob is 31st january 2002 . I will complete my graduation in the year 2024, then i want to know how many times can i give cds and afcat exam during or after completion of my graduation
Hello Aditya Sharma,
There is no limit as such to answer CDS and AFCAT exams. For CDS, if your age lies between 19-25 years and if you have completed your graduation, then you can apply for the exam. You can also apply during the final year of your degree if you complete 19 years by then. In other words, I would say until your age is under the limit as mentioned, you can give multiple attempts.
Also, for answering AFCAT exam, there are age limits for different branches. If you are a graduate student, your age limit is 20-23 years. Note that, you should have completed your graduation. You can also apply after completing masters degree if you opt to do higher studies. In that case, the age limit should be 20-25 years. Again, there is no limit to the number of attempts for this exam too.