AFCAT 2021 - Result (Declared), Cut off, Selection Process, Eligibility
IAF opened the AFSB centre selection window on March 13, 2021 (11:00 AM). The last date for candidates to choose the dates and AFSB centre as per their preference is March 16 (11:30 PM). Candidates qualified in AFCAT written exam are now eligible to appear in AFSB which will be conducted on the dates chosen by the candidates. The AFCAT 2021 recruitment process is a stage selection process - written test, interview (AFSB) and medical test. Candidates qualifying all the stages of the AFCAT 01/2021 exam will be eligible to appear in the AFCAT course commencing from January 2022. The Indian Air Force declared AFCAT 01/2021 result for the online written exam on March 09, 2021. IAF also released the AFCAT scorecard along with the result on March 09, 2021. Candidates can visit the official website - afcat.cdac.in and login to check their result of AFCAT as well as the scorecard. In the next AFCAT 2021 notification, IAF will release the AFCAT 02/2021 application form. Candidates fulfilling the AFCAT 2021 eligibility criteria will be eligible to apply for AFCAT 02/2021 exam. For more information on the AFCAT 2021 and other relevant details read the article below.
Air Force Common Admission Test
Commonly known as
Exam Conducting Authority
IAF (Indian Air Force)
20 years - 24 years for Flying Branch
20 years - 26 years for Technical and Non-technical Branches
Stages of Exam
AFCAT: 2 hours
EKT: 45 minutes
AFCAT 01/2021 - 175
Ground Duty (Tech) Branch,
Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch
The AFCAT 02/2021 application process is expected to begin in June 2021. Check other important AFCAT 2021 exam dates in the table below.
AFCAT 2021 Exam Dates
Exam Dates (AFCAT 1/2021)
Exam Dates (AFCAT 2/2021)
November 24, 2020
June 10, 2021*
Online Application begins
December 01, 2020
June 15, 2021*
Last day for application submission
December 30, 2020
July 14, 2021*
Admit Card release date
February 05, 2021 (released)
September 15, 2021*
AFCAT exam date
February 20, 21 and 22, 2021
Declaration of results
March 09, 2021 (Declared)
Date for the release of cut off marks
March 09, 2021 (Released)
March 13, 2021 (Opened)
March 16, 2021 (Last date to choose dates and AFSB centre)
AFSB interview dates
Declaration of final results
AFCAT 2021 - Posts
The AFCAT 2021 exam is held twice every year for recruitment of eligible candidates for different posts like Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches in the Indian Air Force. AFCAT is a three-stage recruitment process - online test, interview and a medical test, candidates clearing all the stages are recruited to one of the above-mentioned AFCAT posts.
The AFCAT result 2021 is released in online mode by the Indian Air Force after the completion of the AFCAT exam. IAF announces the AFCAT 2021 result separately for all the three stages of the AFCAT selection process - online test, AFSB Interview, and the final result in online mode on the IAF website. Candidates qualifying the AFCAT online test can access the AFSB interview date selection link from the IAF official website. The final AFCAT merit list will be based on marks scored by the candidates in the AFCAT/ EKT online test and AFSB interview.
AFCAT cutoff is the minimum mark required by candidates to qualify a particular stage of the AFCAT exam and move on to the next stage. The AFCAT 2021 cutoff is released along with the AFCAT 2021 result on the IAF website. IAF releases the cutoff separately for every stage of the AFCAT exam for shortlisted candidates for the next stage. The final AFCAT 2021 cutoff will be released by the authorities after the medical exam to enrol candidates for various branches of AFCAT 2021.
AFCAT 2021 - Selection Process
The AFCAT 2021 selection process has three stages. Candidates qualifying all three stages are eligible for AFCAT recruitment 2021 to different posts released in the AFCAT notification. The three stages of the AFCAT selection process are:
Candidates applying for the AFCAT 2021 should fulfil the AFCAT eligibility norms as prescribed by the Indian Air Force (IAF) of nationality, age, educational qualification, etc. Candidates meeting the AFCAT 2021 eligibility criteria can apply for the AFCAT 2021 recruitment process. Check the table below for the AFCAT eligibility details.
Eligibility criteria of AFCAT 2021
20 years - 24 years for Flying Branch
20 years - 26 years for Technical and Non-technical Branches
For more detailed information on the AFCAT 2021 eligibility criteria, candidates can refer to the official AFCAT notification 2021 - Click Here
The AFCAT 02 2021 application form will be released by the IAF in June 2021 (tentatively). Candidates meeting the AFCAT eligibility norms are eligible to fill the AFCAT form online on the IAF official website. For successful submission of the AFCAT 2021 application form candidates need to pay an application fee of Rs 250 irrespective of their category and gender.
How to fill the AFCAT 2021 application form?
Step 1 - AFCAT Registration
Step 2 - Entry selection
Step 3 - Details filling
Step 4 - Uploading of photograph, signature and thumb impression
Step 5 - AFCAT exam centre selection
Step 6 - Declaration signing
Step 7 - Fee payment
The AFCAT exam pattern is prescribed by the IAF in the AFCAT notification. The applying for AFCAT 2021 have to appear for an online MCQ test of 300 marks with 100 questions asked from different subjects like general awareness, verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning and military aptitude. While candidates applying for Ground Duty Technical Branch will have to appear for the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) which questions are asked from subjects like mechanical, computer science, electrical and electronics. EKT has 50 questions of 150 marks. For more AFCAT exam pattern 2021 check the table below.
AFCAT exam pattern
Number of Questions
Verbal Ability in English
Numerical Ability and Reasoning, Military Aptitude
EKT (For Ground Duty Technical Branch only)
Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics
The syllabus for AFCAT exam 2021 is prescribed by the Indian Air Force and released along with the AFCAT notification in online mode. The subjects and related topics asked in the AFCAT exam and EKT exam is all mentioned in the AFCAT 2021 syllabus for candidates' help. Subjects asked in the AFCT exam are as follows - general awareness, verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning and military aptitude. Whereas topics asked in the EKT exam are from subjects like mechanical, computer science, electrical and electronics. For more details on the AFCAT syllabus 2021 check the AFCAT 2021 notification.
The AFCAT 01/2021 admit card for the AFSB interview will be released soon. The AFCAT admit card is released separately for the online test and AFSB interview. Candidates who have successfully submitted their AFCAT application online will be issued the AFCAT admit card. Candidates can download their AFCAT 2021 admit card from the IAF website using their login credentials like email ID and password. Various details mentioned on the AFCAT hall pass are the candidate’s name, roll number, registration number, photograph & signature, category, examination date & time, exam venue, etc. Candidates need to carry the AFCAT 2021 admit card to the examination centre along with a valid photo ID card else they won't be allowed to appear for the AFCAT 01/2021 exam.
AFCAT 2021 - Mock Test
Indian Air Force issue certain AFCAT mock test for the candidates appearing for the AFCAT online exam. Candidates can attempt these sample AFCAT mock test by visiting the official website. Attempting these mock tests will build up candidates confidence level and accuracy. It helps candidates devise a strategy on how to attempt the AFCAT exam in the best possible way. To attempt the AFCAT mock test - Click here
AFCAT 2021 - Exam Centres
AFCAT 2021 is a national level examination. It is to be conducted in 104 different major cities spread all over the country. The number of centres in a particular city may vary depending on the number of candidates that have opted for that city. The AFCAT exam centre choice has to be filled by the candidates while filling the AFCAT 2021 application form. A total of 5 options can be filled by the candidates, but the actual allotted centre choice will be made clear to the candidate after the release of the AFCAT admit card.
The AFCAT exam question paper is released after a few days of the AFCAT exam. Candidates can refer to the previous year AFCAT question papers to prepare well for their upcoming AFCAT 2021 exam. AFCAT 2021 question paper helps candidates to get an idea of the AFCAT exam pattern, level of difficulty of questions asked in the exam and more.
There is no official AFCAT answer key released by the Indian Air Force. But some eminent coaching institutes release the unofficial answer key of the AFCAT exam based on the candidate's memory of the questions asked in the AFCAT exam. So candidates can refer to the unofficial AFCAT 2021 answer key to evaluate their performance in the AFCAT exam, expected score and know their chances of qualifying for the AFCAT 2021 exam.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - AFCAT 2021 - Result (Declared), Cut off, Selection Process, Eligibility
Question: Is the AFCAT exam conducted online or offline?
AFCAT exam is conducted in online mode.
Question: How many vacancies have been announced by IAF in the AFCAT 01/2021 notification?
A total of 175 vacancies have been released by IAF for the AFCAT 01/2021 exam.
Question: What is the AFCAT 01/2021 online exam date?
AFCAT 01/2021 online exam is scheduled to be held on February 20 and 21, 2021.
Question: What is the frequency of the AFCAT exam?
IAF holds the AFCAT exam twice every year.
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 studying MBBS can i apply for the afcat exam
Yes you can,AFCAT Age Criteria for Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry: Minimum age of the applicant should lie between 20 to 24 years. There is a relaxation of 2 years for candidates holding a current and valid Pilot License issued by DGCA (India).After completing your MBBS from any other Medical College other than AFMC, you can join the Armed Forces Medical Services.
i am bsc in biology can i eligible for afcat please suggest me
Yes, you are eligible for AFCAT if you had Maths as a subject in 12th and graduation. Have a look at thie eligibility criterias for AFCAT-
1. The candidate must be an Indian citizen
2. The age of the candidate must be between 20-24 however 2 years relaxation has been given to the candidates holding a current and valid Pilot lisence issued by DGCA.
3. The candidates must be physically and mentally fit and a exam will be conducted to check the same.
4. For flying branch- Candidates must have passed class 12 with 60 percent in Maths and Physics. You have to pass your graduation with 60 percent.
For almost every designation candidates have to clear section A and B exam of Associate Membership Institutions of Engineers or Aeronautical society of India with minimum 60 percent.
Jains comes under which category for AFCAT exam? And what is the age limit for AFCAT-Flying Branch?
Jainism is considered as a minority group in India but they are not entitled with reservation. Therefore, their cutoff is same as a General category student for any entrance exam. Jainism is considered as a minority group in India but they are not entitled with reservation. Therefore, their cutoff is same as a General category student for any entrance exam.
i want to apply for afcat my score 12th math:-46,& physics:-44,but i am pursuing be/btech is there any possibility for me..?
Sorry to say aa per the eligibility criteria for AFCAT exam, students should have Maths and Physics in class 12th and should have scored a minimum of 50% marks in bothe the paper separately. As your scores are below 50% , so you will not be able to sit for the AFCAT exam.
Alternatively you can sit for CDS exam if you are so much dedicated to go to Air Force academy.
Hope that helps.
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