AFCAT Cut off 2020 - IAF has released AFCAT 2020 cut off along with the declaration of result on March 17 at Candidates have to enter email id and password in AFCAT login to check the cut off of AFCAT 2020. The minimum marks required to qualify the written exam is referred as AFCAT cut off 2020. Along with declaration of AFCAT 2020 cut off IAF has also released EKT cutoff for only those candidates who have appeared for the technical exam. Candidates who meet the prescribed cut off of AFCAT 2020 will be shortlisted to appear for the next stage. AFCAT qualified candidates have to appear for the AFSB interview held from April onwards. To know the AFCAT 2020 cut off to qualify and selection process, read the complete article given below.
Latest: AFCAT Result 2020 is released on March 17 in online mode.

AFCAT Cut Off 2020

AFCAT 2020 was conducted on February 22 and 23 at 104 exam centres in the country. The exam is used to select candidates for induction of Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches of the Indian Air Force.

AFCAT 2020 Official Cut off


Cut Off (Out of 300 Marks)

Cut Off (Out of 150 Marks)


EKT (2)




How to Check AFCAT 2020 Cut Off ?

IAF has released separate cut off for AFCAT and EKT both. Candidates can check the AFCAT cut off 2020 by following the below steps if they have appeared for the exam:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website-

  • Step 2: Click on the “Candidate login 1/2020 cycle”.

  • Step 3: Download the result by clicking the link given therein.

  • Step 4: AFCAT 2020 Cut Off is mentioned on the scorecard.

AFCAT Cut off 2020 Factors

IAF determines the AFCAT 2020 cut off on the basis of certain factors which are given here. The number of applicants has a direct bearing on the cutoffs dependent on the vacancies announced.

  • Total number of seats available

  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam

  • Difficulty level of exam

  • Previous year cutoff trends

Previous Years’ AFCAT Cutoff



EKT (1)


EKT (2)





















The above table will give you an idea about the AFCAT cut off 2020 marks based on marks declared by IAF in the past years. It also gives an insight on the difficulty levels of the exam and chances of selection for the AFSB interview.

AFCAT Result 2020

IAF will declare the result along with the AFCAT 2020 cut off tentatively in the first week of April in the form of a scorecard which is a downloadable pdf. The image for the same is given here for students to check.


In addition to the cut off of AFCAT 2020, the result also will mention the qualifying status of the students indicating their selection to the next round.

AFCAT 2020 Selection Process

There are three stages for the final AFCAT selection. They are

Stage I: Online test for all candidates. EKT for Ground Duty Technical Branch only. - Candidates who appear and secure the AFCAT cut off 2020 will be selected to appear in the next stage.

Stage II: AFSB Interview Process comprises three stages starting with Stage-I which is the Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and discussion test. This is a screening stage and candidates will then be subject to a document check. Stage-II has the Psychological test followed by Group Tests and an Interview.

Note: Flying Branch aspirants have to undergo the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) which is a once in a lifetime test.

Stage III: Medical examination - The last stage in the selection process is the medical examination. A candidate must undergo the tests specified. If they clear the same, they are eligible for selection.

AFCAT Final Merit List 2020

Selection of the candidates is on the basis of the final merit list of AFCAT 2020 which is prepared on the basis of total scores of candidates both in the written exam and AFSB Interview. There is no specific AFCAT 2020 cut off for the final selection. Candidates who have been selected will have to undergo training as per the selection rules and recruitment guidelines.

Relevant articles of AFCAT 2020:

AFCAT Login 2020
AFCAT Exam Dates 2020
AFCAT Salary2020
AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2020
AFCAT Application Form 2020

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - AFCAT Cut Off 2020

Question: What is a good score in AFCAT 2020?


The expected cut off ranges from 150 plus. If one looks at the trends from the past years, the expected cutoff could range from 140 to 160.

Question: Is clearing AFCAT a tough thing?


Well, no exam is tough if one prepares well. Timely study, practice and keeping a level head is important.

Question: Is there any sectional cut off in AFCAT 2020?


Actually, the exam doesn't have a sectional system. So the marks obtained in the exam are the ones used for shortlisting

Question: Will my academic percentage matter in SSB of AFCAT?


Not really. If you qualify in the written exam, you go to the SSB interview where you are tested on various parameters and these are the deciding factors in addition to the medical examination.

Question: What if I clear the cut off for AFCAT but don’t clear the cut off for EKT? Will I be selected?


Actually AFCAT EKT is for selection to the Ground Duty Technical Branch. So if you don't qualify in it, you will not be eligible for this branch but you will be eligible for the others.

Question: Is AFCAT SSB reduced to 3 days?


Generally a time span of 5 days are given to AFCAT SSB and there have been no reports of any such reduction. The tests are carried in sequence and therefore the duration cannot be cut short as such.

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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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