AFCAT Exam Dates 2020
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 - 6:37 p.m. IST by Mohit.dhyani

AFCAT Exam Dates 2020 - Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the AFCAT 2020 exam dates with the release of official notification on December 01, 2019. The exam dates of AFCAT 2020 consist of various details like notification release date, admit card dates, examination dates, result date and others. Candidates are advised to check all dates related to AFCAT to stay updated with all the upcoming events. Candidates can check all details about the AFCAT 2020 exam dates from the article below.
Latest: Direct link to download AFCAT 2020 admit card is to be activated on February 3

AFCAT 2020 computer-based examination will be held on February 22 & 23, 2020. Conducting body will release the AFCAT admit card 2020 in the last week of February 03. Candidates can download AFCAT admit card from the official website. The results will be declared in April 2020 along with the marks scored by candidates on the official website.

AFCAT 2020 Exam Dates



Release of Official Notification

December 01, 2019 (Released)

Online Application of AFCAT 2020 begins

December 01, 2019 (Released)

Last date to fill AFCAT 2020 online application form

December 30, 2019

Last date to pay online application fee of AFCAT 2020

December 30, 2019

Admit Card release date of AFCAT 2020

February 3, 2020

Exam dates of AFCAT 2020

February 22 & 23, 2020

Declaration of AFCAT 2020 online test results

April 2020

Date for the release of AFCAT 2020 cut off marks

April 2020

AFSB interview dates and venue selection

May 2020

AFSB interview dates

June 2020

Declaration of final results

September 2020

AFCAT 2020 Exam Day Schedule


22 Feb 20 (Day 1)

23 Feb 20 (Day 2)

1st Shift

2nd Shift

1st Shift

2nd Shift

Candidate Reporting Time

08:00 hrs

12:30 hrs

08:00 hrs

12:30 hrs

Verification of Admit Card & ID Proof, Biometrics, Photo/ Thumb Impression/ Sign on Attendance Sheet & Candidate Seating in Exam Hall

08:00- 09:30


12:30- 14:00


08:00- 09:30


12:30-14:00 hrs

Reading of

Instructions by Candidates

09:30- 09:45


14:00- 14:15


09:30- 09:45


14:00- 14:15 hrs


09:45- 11:45


14:15 -16:15


09:45- 11:45


14:15 -16:15 hrs

Reading of

Instructions by

Candidates for EKT


16:15 -16:30



16:15 -16:30 hrs



16:30 -17:15



16:30 -17:15 hrs

Highlights Of AFCAT Exam 2020 Dates

  • AFCAT 2020 exam will be conducted in online mode.

  • Different stages of the AFCAT 2020 exam are online exam followed by SSB interview and medical test.

  • Candidates who will qualify the online examination will be called for SSB interview.

AFCAT Application Form 2020

IAF has released the online application form for AFCAT 2020 on the official website on December 01, 2020. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria thoroughly before applying for the online application for AFCAT 2020. The examination fee for AFCAT is 250/- for all the candidates irrespective of gender and category. Candidates also need to upload a scanned copy of the photograph, signature, and thumb impression in the AFCAT application form 2020 as per the specifications given in the notification.

AFCAT 2020 Admit Card

Candidates who will successfully submit the online application form till the last date can download the admit cards of AFCAT 2020 from the official website from February 3. The details mentioned on the admit card of AFCAT 2020 are candidates name, exam date and time, father’s name, examination centre, and others. All candidates need to take one hardcopy of the AFCAT admit card 2020 and photograph along with the photo id proof issued by the government of India. In case candidates find any mistake in admit card then they can contact the AFCAT officials before the exam date.

AFCAT 2020 Result

IAF will release the results for AFCAT 2020 on the official website after the successful completion of the online exam. The qualified candidates will be called for SSB interviews followed by a medical test on the basis of the AFCAT score. The final merit list will be issued on the basis of the AFCAT score and SSB interview marks.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - AFCAT Exam Dates 2020

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


AFCAT exam is conducted twice a year in the month of February and September in online mode. Candidates need to fill a separate application form for each attempt.

Question: When should I apply for AFCAT?


Indian Air Force releases online AFCAT application form in December and July every year. Candidates can apply online from the official website of AFCAT.

Question: When the result of AFCAT 2020 will be declared?


Indian Air Force (IAF) will release AFCAT 01/2020 results in the month of April 2020. Candidates can check the results using their login credentials from the official website.

Question: What is a good score in AFCAT?


AFCAT is conducted for 300 marks. However, as per the previous year’s trends, the cutoff marks for AFCAT is around 135-140. For the final selection, safe score will be 180 or more than that.

Question: What is the salary of AFCAT?


The salary of officers commissioned through AFCAT entry varies as per the rank. The salary structure as per the rank is given below.

  • Flying Branch Salary: Rs. 85,372/-
  • Ground Duty (Tech) Branch Salary: Rs. 74,872/-
  • Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch Salary: Rs. 71,872/-

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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.

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

Kanupriya Gupta 25th Dec, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

AFCAT or Air Force Common Admission Test happens twice a year and is conducted by Indian Air Force in English. It is a 2 hour examination. he exam happens in February and September. The applications of the February exam are ongoing and you can find the application form on the official website: The applications are open till 30th of December 2019 only, so do it ASAP. The exam date has been announced as 22nd and 23rd of February, 2020.

The eligibility criteria is as follows. Hope it clears your question.

  1. Nationality of the candidate must be Indian
  2. For the candidates applying for Ground Duty or Technical, the age limit varies between 20-26 years old.
  3. Candidates below the age of 25 must be unmarried.
  4. Even widowers/widows and divorcees under the age of 25 are also not eligible.
  5. For Ground Duty (Technical), the educational qualification is passing 12th with 60% marks and or more in Physics and Mathematics and should also hold a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from a recognised university or Candidates clearing sections A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)/ Aeronautical Society of India/ Graduate membership exam of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers with at least 60% in the following discipline:
    • Communication Engineering
    • Computer Engineering/Technology
    • Computer Engineering and Application
    • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics Engineering/Technology
    • Electronics Science and Engineering
    • Electronics
    • Electronics and Communication Engineering
    • Electronics and Computer Science
    • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering
    • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)
    • Electronics and Computer Engineering
    • Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering
    • Electronics Instrument & Control
    • Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering
    • Instrumentation & Control Engineering
    • Instrument & Control Engineering
    • Information Technology
    • Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}: Candidates with minimum 60% in Mathematics and Physics in class 12 and bachelor’s degree (4 years)/integrated post graduation in Engineering/ Technology from a recognized university are eligible to apply for the exam. Candidates who have cleared section A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)/Aeronautical Society of India with a minimum of 60% in any of the disciplines mentioned below:
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering and Automation
    • Mechanical Engineering (Production)
    • Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
    • Mechatronics
    • Industrial Engineering
  6. For Ground Duty (Non-technical):
    • Administration and Logistics: The candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognised university with a minimum percentage of 60 or should clear section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)/ Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with 60% or more.
    • Accounts: B.Com degree with at least 60%
    • Education: MBA/ MCA/ MA/ MSc degree in English/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Statistics/ International Relations/ International Studies/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with 50% aggregate and 60% during graduation. For integrated courses, the minimum duration should be in accordance to the UGC guidelines with a minimum aggregate of 50%.

Hope this helps. For more details, such as the syllabus and preparation tips, follow the link:

All the best!


is air force form nikla Gaya hai

Ameya Narendra Parkar 13th Dec, 2019
Dear Sachin,
I would like to inform you that IAF AFCAT has released the dates.
The application form of AFCAT 2020 is Available from 1st December 2019.
And the last date to apply is 30th December 2019.
The Examination dates are 22nd and 23rd February 2020.
The application fees for the exam is Rs 250 which can be paid online through credit card/debit card/net banking.
Aadhaar Card is mandatory document to fill AFCAT application form.

I hope this information helps you

All the best

Which book I prefer for preparation??

Sanjanaleekha 9th Dec, 2019

Hi there,

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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