AFCAT 2020 - Indian Air Force (IAF) has released AFCAT result 2020 on March 17 in online mode. Candidates who qualifed the online exam can select their AFSB centre from March 18. AFCAT 2020 exam was conducted on February 22-23 in online mode across various exam centres in India. According to the exam analysis shared by candidates who appeared in the first shift of the exam, the question paper was of moderate-difficult level and candidates made 65-72 attempts out of 100 questions. IAF released the admit card of AFCAT on February 04 and the application form was available from December 1 to 30, 2019, while the notification was released on November 23, 2019, for 249 vacancies. IAF has conducted 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 will be conducted in three stages – online test, AFSB Interview and medical test. Those candidates who qualify all the three stages will be eligible to appear in AFCAT course commencing from January 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 2020 Result has been released on March 17.

AFCAT 2020

AFCAT 2020 - Overview

Exam name

Air Force Common Admission Test 2020 (AFCAT 2020)

Commonly known as


Exam Conducting Authority

IAF (Indian Air Force)


Exam Level


Minimum Qualification to Apply


Age limit

20 - 24 years for Flying Branch
20 - 26 for Technical and Non-technical Branches

Stages of Exam

3 stages:

  1. Online Test
  2. AFSB Interview
  3. Medical Test

Exam Mode


Exam language


Exam DurationAFCAT: 2 hours
EKT: 45 minutes

Total Vacancies


Total Posts

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



Release of AFCAT Notification

November 23, 2019 (Released)

Online Application begins

December 01, 2019 (Released)

Last date to fill online application form

December 30, 2019

Admit Card release date

February 04, 2020 (Released)

AFCAT 2020 exam dates

February 22, and 23, 2020

Declaration of results

March 17, 2020 (Released)

Date for the release of cut off marks

March 17, 2020

AFSB notification

May 2020

AFSB interview dates

June 2020

Declaration of final results

September 2020

AFCAT Result 2020

Indian Air Force has declared the result of AFCAT 2020 in online mode on March 17. 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 March 18. 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

AFCAT Cut off 2020

The exam conducting authorities has released the cut off of AFCAT 2020 along with the result on March 17. 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.

AFCAT Admit Card 2020

Indian Air Force has released the admit card of AFCAT 2020 on February 04. Candidates who have successfully applied for AFCAT 2020 can download their hall ticket through the AFCAT login. To download AFCAT 2020 admit card, candidates must use their login credentials - email and password. IAF will also email the admit card of AFCAT 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 is February 23, 2020.

AFCAT Application Form 2020

IAF has released the AFCAT 2020 online application form on December 01, 2019. Candidates can fill the application form online from the official website from December 01 to 30, 2019. Post filling the online application form of AFCAT 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

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

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.

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.

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.

Education Qualification

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


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%

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2020

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

Max Marks


General Awareness,

Verbal Ability in English

Numerical Ability and Reasoning

Military Aptitude

120 minutes



EKT (For Ground Duty Technical Branch only)

Mechanical, Computer Science

Electrical and Electronics

45 minutes



AFCAT Syllabus 2020

IAF prescribes the syllabus and releases it along with the official notification. AFCAT 2020 syllabus contains all topics and chapters from where 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 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.

AFCAT Question Paper 2020

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 question papers candidates can also check the exam pattern, topics to be asked in the exam, marking scheme and etc.

AFCAT Answer Key 2020

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.

AFCAT Salary 2020

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


AFCAT Updates and Notifications

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - AFCAT 2020

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.

AFCAT Updates and Articles

Questions related to AFCAT

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i have compleated my PUC i humanities and compleated diploma in aeronautical engineering and i have applied and got my admit card. is there any problem regarding my eduction can i able to write the exam?

AnkiT KunwaR 19th Feb, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

Unfortunately you are not eligible for IAF AFCAT.

There is no post for candidates holding Diploma degree in Indian air force.For joining any post in Indian Air Force, one must possess a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level. And a Graduation with a minimum of 3 years degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or a B.Tech degree.

I hope this helps.

what are the post in airforce for girls

Malini S N 25th Jan, 2020

There are three ways by which you can render your to Indian Air Force if you are a female.One is by joining the Flying branch. Female candidates of age 19 to 23 years can opt for flying branch.The eligibility for this is that you should be have a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognised university with aggregate of 60% marks and had maths and physics as subjects in your class 12.Other is the technical branch for which the age limit is 18-28 years and you should have a degree in Aeronautical engineering from any recognized university with 60% aggregate.The third one is Government duty Branches in which you will be posted in any of the fields of Logistics, Accounts, Education, Administration and Medical & Dental Branch.Qualification for this will differ based on the post you are applying for.


I am in 12th. Can i apply for AFCAT which is open now?

Manisha Gupta Expert 8th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

AFCAT exam is conducted to recruit the candidates at the Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC)/Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches.

As per the eligibility you should be graduate, The eligibility varies to the post. As you told that you are in Class 12th then you are not eligible to apply for AFCAT.

To check the further information you can go through with the given below link.

Good Luck!


if I clear the exam of air Force x &y grp then how many chances to get the job

KISHORE LOHRA 29th Dec, 2019

dear ajay ,

if you clear the airforce group x or group y exam then there is a 50% chance to get the job because clearing the written exam will not provide you the job it only allows a candidate to go for next level which is the physical fitness test and medical .for getting a job in airforce you must have a good physical strength for clearing physical fitness test ,and most of the candidate does this mistake that they prepare for written test but not for physicalfitness test and they disqualified.

so if you want to get the airforce job then you must prepare yourself for both written exam and physical fitness test.


i am in B. sc final year . can i elligible for afcat now

Mridusmita Deka 22nd Jan, 2020

You are definitely eligible for AFCAT provided you had Maths and Physics in 10+2 with 60% marks in each subjects. Indian Air Force (IAF) prescribes the eligibility criteria of AFCAT . The eligibility of AFCAT is decided on the basis of age, marital status, nationality, educational qualifications, and physical standards of the aspiring candidates.
AFCAT is conducted for the recruitment of candidates as Commissioned/Class 1 Gazetted Officers in Flying and for Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical branches) in the Indian Air Force. There are three stages in AFCAT selection process - online test, AFSB interview and medical test. Candidates have to qualify one stage of the exam to appear for the subsequent stage.

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