AFCAT 2020 - Indian Air Force (IAF) will release the notification of Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 2020 tentatively on December 01, 2019 in online mode at afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT. IAF will conduct AFCAT 2020 exam to recruit candidates at the Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC)/Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. AFCAT 2020 notification is released to fill in as much as 250 vacancies in the Indian Air Force. Candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria required can fill the application form and appear in the test. The AFCAT 2020 test will be conducted in three stages – online test, AFSB Interview which will be followed by the medical test. Those candidates who qualify all the three stages will qualify AFCAT 2020 and will be paid a remuneration of Rs. 56100 - 110700. To know the complete detailed information about eligibility, application process, important dates, download of admit card, result and more, read the article below.
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 Branch20 - 26 for Technical and Non-technical Branches
Stages of Exam
3 stages -
Mode of Exam
Candidates wishing to apply for AFCAT 2020 must be aware of the important 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 - Release of Notification
First week of December 2019
Online Application of AFCAT 2020 begins
Last date to fill AFCAT 2020 online application form
Last week of December 2019
Last date to pay online application fee of AFCAT 2020
First week of January 2020
Admit Card release date of AFCAT 2020
Last week of January 2020
Date of the online test of AFCAT 2020
Last week of February 2020
Declaration of AFCAT 2020 online test results
Date for the release of AFCAT 2020 cut off marks
AFSB interview dates and venue selection
AFSB interview dates
Declaration of final results
IAF will release the AFCAT 2020 online application form on December 01, 2020 tentatively. Candidates will be able to fill the AFCAT 2020 application form online from the official website till the last week of December. Post filling the online application form of AFCAT 2020 candidates will have to pay an online application fee of Rs. 250 for all candidates irrespective of category and gender. No applications will be considered successful if the online application fee is not paid.
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
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:
AFCAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Nationality
Candidate must be a citizen of India.
Eligibility Criteria of AFCAT 2020 - Age Limit
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.
AFCAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Marital Status
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.
AFCAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria - Education Qualification
Candidates must pertain certain education qualification to appear in the AFCAT 2020 examination. The table below contains the educational requirement of candidates for AFCAT 2020 exam as per the posts.
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 recognized university with minimum 60%
IAF prescribes the exam pattern of AFCAT 2020 exam. 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 AFCAT 2020 exam. As per the AFCAT 2020 exam pattern, 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.
Exam pattern of AFCAT and EKT 2020
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 2020 syllabus and releases it along with the official notification. AFCAT 2020 syllabus contains all topics and chapter from where the expected questions can be asked in the examination. AFCAT syllabus 2020 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 AFCAT 2020 exam.
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 AFCAT 2020 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.
Indian Air Force will release the admit card of AFCAT 2020 in online mode to those candidates who have filled out the application form successfully. Candidates will be able to download their admit card from the official website of IAF. To download AFCAT 2020 admit card, candidates will have to use their login credentials - username and password on the website. Admit card of AFCAT 2020 will also be sent to the candidates on their registered email IDs but not through the post. The admit card of AFCAT will be released in two stages – online test and AFSB interview. Candidates qualifying the online test will be issued the AFSB interview.
The Indian Air Force will not release answer key of AFCAT 2020. But various coaching institutions will released 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. AFCAT 2020 answer key will contain the correct answers to questions asked in the exam. Candidates can refer to the answer key of AFCAT 2020 to evaluate their probable score and predict their chances of qualification.
Indian Air Force will declare the result of AFCAT 2020 after the exam is conducted. IAF will announce the AFCAT 2020 result in three stages - online test, AFSB Interview, and the final result in online mode. All candidates who qualify the online test will be called for AFSB interview round. 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
Cut off marks 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.
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You can give AFCAT examination conducted twice a year for the Flying officer in Indian Air Force if you have a technical background that is BTECH/BE. The exam is conducted in August(AFCAT-2) and January(AFCAT-1). The form is available a month prior to the exam.
The AFCAT has GK, VERBAL, MATHEMATICS(QUANTITATIVE) and REASONING(LOGICAL). Students who clear the cutoff are required to clear the SSB.
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