AFCAT Application Form 2020 - Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the AFCAT 2020 application form on December 1 at careerindianairforce.cdac.in, or afcat.cdac.in. The last date to fill the application form of AFCAT 2020 is December 30, 2019. The AFCAT application form 2020 is for the Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. While filling the online AFCAT 2020 application form, candidates need to upload a scanned copy of their photograph, signature and thumb impression. Candidates will also have to pay an application fee of Rs. 250 for AFCAT. The steps to fill the AFCAT 2020 application form are detailed in the article below. Read the complete article to know how to register and fill the AFCAT application form 2020
Latest: AFCAT admit card 2020 to be released on February 3. Check important instructions now.
IAF will conduct AFCAT 2020 on February 22 and 23 in online mode across 104 cities in the country. Candidates can download their AFCAT admit Card 2020 from February 3. A copy of the admit card will also be sent to the registered email of the applicants.
Fill AFCAT application Form
Upload Photo, Signature and Thumb Impression
Pay Application fee of AFCAT
Applicants can keep track of the application deadlines as well as other events from the table below. The relevant dates for AFCAT have been listed below.
Release of AFCAT application form
December 01, 2019 (Available)
Last date to apply for AFCAT 2020
December 30, 2019
Download admit card
February 3, 2020
AFCAT 2020 - Exam Dates
February 22 and 23, 2020
Applicants must keep certain documents like images as specified to be uploaded with the application form of AFCAT 2020. In addition, some details about the qualifying exam, Aadhaar card will be required. It is advisable to keep them on hand before filling the AFCAT application form 2020 to avoid errors and to fill it at one go.
10 kb to 50 kb
Thumb impression (left thumb for male applicants and right thumb for female applicants)
Class 10 and 12 certificate and details
Valid working Mobile Number
Aadhaar Card details
Candidates must click on “Candidate Login’’ on afcat.cdac.in/
Next they must click “Not Yet Registered? Register here.
They must fill the following details
As per 10th Matriculation Passing Certificate- all in
alphabet of max 50 characters
In alphabet of maximum 50 characters
email id (to be used for Sign-in)
Select one from options
Enter alphanumeric text shown
After successful sign up of AFCAT, candidates will create their log-in ID and will receive a password to their registered email id. They must note keep the details safely.
Candidates must login using their ID created during sign up and use the password sent to their email ID.
The following are sections in the application form of AFCAT 2020 to be filled one after the other.
Personal Details to be filled in AFCAT Application Form
Auto filled from AFCAT sign up form
Secondary email address
Candidate’s visible identification mark
To be filled by candidate
Choose Passed/ Failed/ Not appeared; If passed fill details from (i) to (iv), Numerical value, Date of passing and Chest No
CPSS/PABT attended at which Air Force Selection Board
Select from Dehradun, Gandhinagar, Mysore, Varanasi
Do you have a current valid Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA?
Are you serving Airman of IAF?
Select Yes/No If Yes, fill the details from (i) to (iv)
Select Rank in IAF
Choose one from the list
Current Posted Unit
Male or Female
Select Marital Status
Married or Unmarried
Date of Birth
Confirm your Date of Birth
10 + 2 + Graduation
10 + 2 + Graduation + Post Graduation
Diploma + Graduation
10 + 2 + Integrated Post Graduation
Diploma + Integrated Post Graduation Diploma +
Graduation + Post Graduation
Select Graduation Level
Choose one from the list, based on above
Graduate Options A
Graduate Options B
Graduate Options C
Graduate Options D
Select Qualification Degree
For Group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘D’ Choose from
- AMIE / ASI / IETE
- Bachelor of Engineering
- Bachelor of Technology
For Option ‘C’ enter B.Com etc.
Course Duration (in years)
Numeric (4) four years for ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘D’
Numeric (3) three years for ‘C’
Name of College/Institute
In 50 characters
Name of the University
Date/Expected to obtain Graduation
Enter Aggregate/Gross Percentage
Numeric 2 digit
Do you have current backlog?
Select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’
10+2/Higher Secondary School Details
Enter Aggregate Gross Percentage as per 10+2
Enter Physics percentage as per 10+2
Enter Mathematics percentage as per 10+2
Course PreferenceHere candidates must fill the courses as per their preferences from the list givenThey will have to choose from
Ground Duty (Technical)
Ground Duty (Non-Technical)
Note: IAF reserves the right to allocate branches as per their suitability and availability of vacancies irrespective of choices filled
NCC Details: Candidates must fill in their NCC Air Wing “C”Serial No, Name of NCC Unit and Year if applicable.
AFSB/SSB appeared Candidates: Batch no, place of passing, Days and Source of AFCAT 2020 information
GATE qualified candidates: Year of appearing and GATE score
Communication Details - both permanent and correspondence address must be filled in
After filling all the details in the AFCAT 2020 application form, candidates need to upload documents given below. The files size is specified as 10 to 50KB and file format must be JPEG/JPG.
Signature of candidate
Thumb impression - Male applicants must upload the left thumb impression while female candidates must upload their right thumb impression
Select Exam City: Candidates must choose a total of 5 cities in the order of their preference from the list of 104 AFCAT exam centres. The list of exam centres for AFCAT is given below
Candidates need to pay the application form of AFCAT 2020 in online mode through Debit/ Credit Cards or Net Banking. NCC Special entry candidates are exempt from paying the application fee. Candidates may note that offline payment mode like DD or challan are not available.
General, SC/ST, OBC
AFCAT 2020 Registration Number - After successful payment, a registration number of AFCAT 2020 will be generated. Candidates must note this down for their reference.
To check the status of AFCAT application form 2020, candidates must follow the below steps -
Visit the official website
Click on the Candidate login tab
Select your AFCAT year cycle
Enter your credentials and click on submit
A new page will open which will be candidate’s personalised login window
Here candidates can check their AFCAT application form status
If you have forgotten your AFCAT 2020 password, you can retrieve it by following the two options given below
1. Check your email - The password is generally sent by IAF to the candidate’s registered email ID after completing the AFCAT sign up.
2. Use the “Forgot Password” Option
Go to candidate login tab in the home page of afcat.cdac.in
Click on the year cycle
Click on forget password
Enter your registered email address
Your first 4 digits of your phone number will auto-filled
Answer the secret question entered during sign up
Enter the captcha and hit submit
For Flying Branch: 20-24 years
For Ground Duty: 20-26 years
For Ground Duty: Minimum 60% in Physics and Maths and Minimum 4 years degree graduation/ integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from a recognized University.For Flying Branch:Graduation (min 3 years) in any discipline with min 60% marks and have passed Maths and Physics as a subject at 12th. B.E/ B.Tech from a recognized University with min 60% marks.
4-year degree qualification. Must have cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India with 60% marks
IAF will conduct AFCAT 2020 examination in 104 cities across the country. Candidates need to fill five cities in the online application form of AFCAT 2020. A list of all the exam cities for AFCAT 2020 is given in the table below.
Delhi and NCR
IAF will release the admit card of AFCAT 2020 on February 3. Candidates can download the same by entering their login credentials like User Name and password. The steps to download the AFCAT admit card 2020 are as follows
Go to the candidate login
Enter the User name and password
Download the admit card
After downloading the admit card, check that the details mentioned are correct.
Candidates have to carry the following to the exam hall
e-Admit Card for AFCAT 2020
Another valid photo identity card such as PAN card/ passport/ driving licence/ voter identity card/ college identity card or any other valid photo identity proof, with details of name, father’s name, date of birth and a clear photograph.
Two passport size colour photographs- same as the photo uploaded during online application
Ballpoint Pen (Blue or Black) for signing on the attendance sheet and rough work.
IAF prescribes the selection process of AFCAT 2020 according to which candidates have to appear for an online exam for after successfully submitting their AFCAT Application form 2020. The online exam will consist of 4 sections (Verbal ABility in English, Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test, Numerical Ability, General Awareness). Apart from this, there is also an Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) for candidates who will be opting for the technical post. It is important to know the AFCAT Exam sections, Exam pattern, marking scheme and syllabus filling the AFCAT 2020 application form and start the preparations.
Candidates selection for AFCAT 2020 will be conducted in three stages:
1: AFCAT Online Test/ EKT Online Test (Only for Technical Post Aspirants)
2: AFSB (Air Force Selection Board) Testing
3: Medical Examination
In AFCAT 2020 a total of 249 vacancies have been released by IAF. In the below table we have presented the break-up of the vacancies as mentioned in the official notification of AFCAT 2020.
AFCAT 2020 - Branch-wise Vacancies
SSC - 60
AE(L):PC - 40, SSC - 26
AE(M):PC-23, SSC - 16
Ground Duty (Non -Technical)
Admin: PC -24, SSC -16
Accts : PC -14, SSC -10
Lgs ; PC- 12, SSC - 08
IAF is one of the most challenging jobs but the authorities take great care of the recruits which also makes IAF one of the most well-paid jobs in the world. After qualifying the AFCAT, an officer can earn a salary of Rs. 56,100-1,10,700. Apart from the salary IAF also provides the officers with In the below table we have shared the post-branch-wise payscale of AFCAT.
Flying Branch Salary
Ground Duty (Tech) Branch Salary
Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch Salary
After joining the Indian Air Force you enjoy the luxury of working for one of the best defence organisations in the world. This jobs comes with challenges, a handsome paycheque and more than that endless benefits and facilities for you and your family. Few of the benefits are mentioned in the table below:
AFCAT 2020 - Various Benefits
Air Force Personnel - Rs. 75 lacs
Air Force Personnel (Pilots) - 85 lacs
House Building Loan
All Air Force Officers, their families and dependants get free access to medical rooms and hospitals equipped with the best facilities.
Scholarships and Welfare
Grants from the AFWWA (Air Force Wives Welfare Association)
Leave- Annual leave for 60 days and casual leave of 20 days per year
Leave travel concessions
Institute and Messes membership
Secured camp life
Recreational and sports facilities
M.Tech for officers of Technical Branches in IIT & BHU-IT
Study leave of up to 24 months
Tie-ups with IGNOU
Medical (Lifetime access)
Helping retired officers get a civil job matching their profile
AFCAT Cell on 020-25503105 or 020-25503106 Monday to Friday from 9:30 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 5:00 pm
E-Mail queries may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, AFCAT doesn’t allow to make any changes after submission of the application form.
No, the application fee of AFCAT 2020 can be filled in only online mode via credit card, debit card or online banking.
No, all applications will be accepted in online mode.
Yes, you need to upload a scanned copy of the photograph, signature, and thumb impression as per the specifications.
Application of AFCAT is online only through registration and a completely online process where the fee is also to be paid online.
No, there is no fee exemption for any candidate except for the NCC special entry applicants.
You can give the exam twice in a year. As for number of attempts, there is no restriction till you reach the specified upper age limit.
No. AFCAT is open only to graduates. Therefore, you will not be able to apply.
AFCAT is conducted by IAF twice a year - February and September. The applications are available in December for the January exam and
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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.
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.
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.
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.
AFCAT has a general syllabus which also contains sections of GK and English for which i would suggest you to follow the newspaper regularly and familiarise with the current happening in the country, i would also suggest you to go through previous year question papers for analysing the type of questions asked and the difficulty level of the same . Market if flooded with books for preparation of AFCAT and i would suggest you to buy AFCAT preparation book by Arihant Publishers.
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