AFCAT Application Form 2020
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 - 3:58 p.m. IST by Vikrant.shukla
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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.

Steps to fill AFCAT application form 2020

  1. Sign Up

  2. Fill AFCAT application Form

  3. Upload Photo, Signature and Thumb Impression

  4. Pay Application fee of AFCAT

AFCAT Application Form Process 2020 -01

AFCAT 2020 Application Dates

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.

Important Dates of AFCAT 2020

Events

Dates

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

Documents and details needed to fill AFCAT 2020 Application Form

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.

Documents required for AFCAT 2020 Application Form

Document

Format

Size

Photograph

JPG/JPEG


10 kb to 50 kb


Signature

Thumb impression (left thumb for male applicants and right thumb for female applicants)

Details to keep on hand before applying for AFCAT

  • Class 10 and 12 certificate and details

  • Valid Email

  • Valid working Mobile Number

  • Aadhaar Card details

How to fill the application form of AFCAT 2020?

Step 1: Registration or AFCAT Sign Up:

  • 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

AFCAT

AFCAT 2020 Sign Up Format

Full Name

As per 10th Matriculation Passing Certificate- all in

alphabet of max 50 characters

Father’s Name

In alphabet of maximum 50 characters

Mother’s Name

In alphabet of maximum 50 characters

Email id

email id (to be used for Sign-in)

Nationality

Indian

Mobile Number

10 digits

Secret Question

Select one from options

Secret Answer

In alphabet of maximum 50 characters

CAPTCHA

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.

Step 2 - Filling the AFCAT Application Form 2020

  • 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

Candidates name

Auto filled from AFCAT sign up form

Father’s name

Mother’s name

Email Address

Secondary email address

Nationality

Mobile Number

Candidate’s visible identification mark

To be filled by candidate

CPSS/PABT status

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?

Yes/No

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

Service Number

Alphanumeric

Current Posted Unit

Alphanumeric

Select Command

Choose one from the list

Select Gender

Male or Female

Select Marital Status

Married or Unmarried

Date of Birth

DD/MMM/YYYY

Confirm your Date of Birth

DD/MMM/YYYY

afcat-application-formQualification Details

Education Level

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

selection

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

In 50 characters

Date/Expected to obtain Graduation

DD/MM/YYYY

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

Numeric 2 digit

Enter Physics percentage as per 10+2

Numeric 2 digit

Enter Mathematics percentage as per 10+2

Numeric 2 digit

Course Preference
Here candidates must fill the courses as per their preferences from the list given
They will have to choose from

  • Flying

  • 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

Step 3: Uploading Photo, Signature and Thumb Impression

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

  • Recent Photograph

  • 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

Step 4: Payment of AFCAT 2020 Application Fee

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.

AFCAT Application Fee

Category

Application Fee

General, SC/ST, OBC

Rs. 250/-

AFCAT 2020 Registration Number - After successful payment, a registration number of AFCAT 2020 will be generated. Candidates must note this down for their reference.

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How to check AFCAT 2020 application status?

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

Forgot password? Steps to retrieve AFCAT password

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 AFCAT 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

AFCAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Parameters

Eligibility

Nationality

Indian

Age limit

For Flying Branch: 20-24 years

For Ground Duty: 20-26 years

Educational qualification

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.


Technical Branch:

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


AFCAT 2020 Exam Centres

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.

Exam Centres for AFCAT 2020

S.No

Exam City

S.No

Exam Cty

1

Agartala

53

Jorhat

2

Agra

54

Kannur

3

Ajmer

55

Kanpur

4

Ahmedabad

56

Kochi

5

Aizawl

57

Kohima

6

Alwar

58

Kolhapur

7

Aligarh

59

Kolkata

8

Allahabad

60

Kota

9

Ambala

61

Kurukshetra

10

Amritsar

62

Leh

11

Aurangabad

63

Lucknow

12

Bareilly

64

Ludhiana

13

Behrampur (Odisha)

65

Madurai

14

Belagavi

66

Mangalore

15

Bengaluru

67

Mathura

16

Bhagalpur

68

Meerut

17

Bhilai

69

Mumbai

18

Bhopal

70

Mysore

19

Bhubaneswar

71

Nagpur

20

Bhuj

72

Nasik

21

Bikaner

73

Noida

22

Bilaspur

74

Panaji

23

Chandigarh

75

Pathankot

24

Chennai

76

Patna

25

Coimbatore

77

Port Blair

26

Dehradun

78

Puducherry

27

Delhi and NCR

79

Pune

28

Dhanbad Diu

80

Rajkot

29

Dibrugarh

81

Ranchi

30

Durgapur

82

Rohtak

31

Faridabad

83

Rourkee

32

Ganganagar

84

Sagar

33

Gaya

85

Sambalpur

34

Ghaziabad

86

Shillong

35

Gorakhpur

87

Shimla

36

Guntur

88

Silchar

37

Guwahati

89

Solapur

38

Gwalior

90

Sonipat

39

Haldwani

91

Srinagar

40

Hissar

92

Thane

41

Hyderabad

93

Thiruvananthapuram

42

Imphal

94

Thrissur

43

Indore

95

Tirunelveli

44

Itanagar

96

Tirupati

45

Jabalpur

97

Udaipur

46

Jaipur

98

Vadodara

47

Jalandhar

99

Varanasi

48

Jalpaigudi

100

Vellore

49

Jammu

101

Vijayawada

50

Jamshedpur

102

Visakhapatnam

51

Jhansi

103

Warangal

52

Jodhpur

104

Yamunanagar

AFCAT Admit Card 2020

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

  1. e-Admit Card for AFCAT 2020

  2. Aadhaar Card.

  3. 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.

  4. Two passport size colour photographs- same as the photo uploaded during online application

  5. Ballpoint Pen (Blue or Black) for signing on the attendance sheet and rough work.

AFCAT 2020 Selection Process

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

AFCAT 2020 Vacancies

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

Branch

Vacancies

Flying Branch

SSC - 60

Ground Duty (Technical)

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

AFCAT 2020 Payscale

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.

AFCAT 2020 - Branch-wise Payscale

Flying Branch Salary

Rs. 85,372/-

Ground Duty (Tech) Branch Salary

Rs. 74,872/-

Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch Salary

Rs. 71,872/-

AFCAT 2020 - Benefits

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

Insurance

Air Force Personnel - Rs. 75 lacs

Air Force Personnel (Pilots) - 85 lacs

Loan facility

House Building Loan

Computer Loan

Conveyance Loan

Medical

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)

Other benefits

  • Accommodation

  • Leave- Annual leave for 60 days and casual leave of 20 days per year

  • Leave travel concessions

  • Institute and Messes membership

  • School facilities

  • Rail concessions

  • Secured camp life

  • CSD facilities

  • Recreational and sports facilities

Educational Opportunities

  • M.Tech for officers of Technical Branches in IIT & BHU-IT

  • Study leave of up to 24 months

  • Tie-ups with IGNOU

Post-retirement Benefits

  • Pension

  • Insurance

  • Medical (Lifetime access)

Placement cell

Helping retired officers get a civil job matching their profile

AFCAT 2020 Application Helpline

  • 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 afcatcell@cdac.in.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - AFCAT Application Form 2020

Question: Is it possible to change the examination center for AFCAT once filled in the application form?

Answer:

No, AFCAT doesn’t allow to make any changes after submission of the application form.

Question: Can I pay my application fee of AFCAT 2020 in offline mode?

Answer:

No, the application fee of AFCAT 2020 can be filled in only online mode via credit card, debit card or online banking.

Question: Do I need to send my application to the board in offline mode?

Answer:

No, all applications will be accepted in online mode.

Question: Do I need to upload any document in the application form?

Answer:

Yes, you need to upload a scanned copy of the photograph, signature, and thumb impression as per the specifications.

Question: How can I apply for AFCAT 2020 exam?

Answer:

Application of AFCAT is online only through registration and a completely online process where the fee is also to be paid online.

Question: Is there a fee exemption for reserved candidates applying for AFCAT?

Answer:

No, there is no fee exemption for any candidate except for the NCC special entry applicants.

Question: How many times I can give AFCAT exam?

Answer:

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.

Question: Can I apply for AFCAT after class 12?

Answer:

No. AFCAT is open only to graduates. Therefore, you will not be able to apply.

Question: How many times AFCAT is conducted in a year?

Answer:

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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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.
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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.

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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.

https://competition.careers360.com/articles/afcat-2019

Good Luck!


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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.

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

Mridusmita Deka 22nd Jan, 2020

Hello
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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