AFCAT Salary 2020
AFCAT Salary 2020 - Indian Air Force (IAF) has mentioned the AFCAT 2020 Salary in its official notification released on November 23, 2019, and also at afcat.cdac.in. Candidates looking to appear for AFCAT 2020 exam must go through the salary of AFCAT 2020 and know about the pay scale and benefits they will be getting after being commissioned. As per IAF, the AFCAT salary scale comprises of basic salary and various other benefits. Along with the basic AFCAT salary 2020, selected candidates are also entitled to various other allowances like dearness allowance, travel allowances, house rent allowances, loan facilities, children education etc. According to the official notification of AFCAT, a candidate even before being commissioned as an Air Force Officer will earn a monthly stipend of Rs. 56,100/- during their last one year training period at any of the training institutions. To know more about AFCAT salary 2020, check out the complete article here.
Latest: Candidates can check official AFCAT cut off 2020 here
AFCAT Result 2020 is declared on March 17 in online mode
IAF is conducting the AFCAT 2020 exam to recruit candidates into three branches - Flying duty, Technical duty and Ground duty. Once a candidate successfully qualifies AFCAT and completes the training, they will be put in either of these three branches based on their performance. While filling up the AFCAT application form candidates will be able to choose the respective branches.
The following AFCAT salary pay would be applicable on the grant of Commission to Flying Officers:-
Pay in Pay Band (Common to all Branches) - Rs 56,100 Per Month (The officer will be placed in Level 10 in the Pay Matrix of VIIth CPC - 56,100-1,10,700).
Military Service Pay:- Rs 15,500 Per Month.
Apart from this, the newly Commissioned Officers in Flying and Technical Branches will also get:-
Flying Allowance to Flying Branch Officers
Technical Allowance to Technical Branch Officers
AFCAT 2020 Salary Highlights:
This job comes with its challenges, a handsome paycheque and more than that endless benefits and facilities for you and your family so much that you will not need any other luxury in the world.
The proper AFCAT pay scale of each post differs for each post.
Apart from the basic salary, candidates will also get Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, Dearness Allowance, Allowances for Kit Maintenance & Transport Allowance separately.
IAF has a separate AFCAT pay scale for each branch - Flying duty, Technical duty and Ground duty.
After being a part of IAF a candidate enjoys the luxury of working for the best defence organisations in the world apart from the respect and honour.
As the candidate grows in rank and stature their income, responsibilities and other entitlements will also increase
AFCAT 2020 Salary - Payscale
Being an IAF officer is one of the most challenging jobs but the authorities know how to take great care of the recruits making it one of the well-paid jobs in the world. After qualifying the AFCAT and completing the training period successfully, an officer can earn a salary of Rs. 56,100-1,10,700. Apart from the salary the Indian Air Force also provides its officers with various other benefits and perks. In the following table, we have shared the branch-wise payscale of AFCAT and the benefits.
AFCAT Salary 2020 - Branch-wise Payscale
Flying Branch Salary
Ground Duty (Tech) Branch Salary
Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch Salary
AFCAT 2020 Salary - Benefits
Once you join the Indian Air Force, you get entitled to many facilities and benefits which range from housing facilities, medical facilities, schools for your kids and all the other day-to-day needs. Not just this, but you also continue to avail these benefits after your retirement. Few of the benefits are mentioned here:
AFCAT 2020 - Various Benefits
Air Force Personnel - Rs. 75 lacs
Air Force Personnel (Pilots) - 85 lacs
Scholarships and Welfare
Grants from the AFWWA (Air Force Wives Welfare Association)
All Air Force Officers, their families and dependants get free access to medical rooms and hospitals equipped with the best facilities.
House Building Loan
Helping retired officers get a civil job matching their profile
Promotions in AFCAT
The promotions are applicable on the basis of the timescale for the first three ranks. For the other posts, the promotions are done on the basis of selection which depends upon the frequency with which the job positions get vacant. Promotion after this stage becomes a little abrupt because of the pyramidal promotional scene.
Once an individual has served the Flying officers for complete 3 years, they will be promoted to Flight lieutenants. They will have to qualify a department test to be eligible.
The Air Force is currently hiring Commissioned Officers as Flying Officers. So, Technical Officers who are actually engineers are provided seniority of 2 years for the purpose of pay and promotion as compared to Officers of the IAF.
If a candidate completes 6 years of service IAF, they will be granted the rank of Squadron Leader.
To climb up in the hierarchy, all Officers are mandatory to clear the promotion exam ‘C’ (Departmental).
Apart from the salary in AFCAT 2020 there are various growth opportunities as well. As an IAF officer, the sky's the limit for the candidates. Starting a career as a Flying Officer a candidate can spruce up to the rank of Air Marshal. Check out the rank structure of the commissioned officers in IAF:
Rank Structure in AFCAT 2020:
Air Vice Marshal
Air Chief Marshal
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - AFCAT Salary 2020
Question: How much salary and benefits are expected for AFCAT?
The Pay Band of AFCAT (Common to all Branches) is Rs 56,100 Per Month (The officer will be placed in Level 10 in the Pay Matrix of VIIth CPC - 56,100-1,10,700). While the candidate will also be entitled for Military Service Pay amounting to Rs 15,500 Per Month.
Question: What is the salary offered to the candidates after qualifying AFCAT?
Candidates get a salary of Rs. 56100-110700, depending upon their post.
Question: What is the salary which one gets while training at Indian Air Force?
The stipend is Rs. 21,000 but after deducting the fooding and lodging charges the in hand stipend can be anything around 13000-14000.
Question: What are the salary packages after qualifying for the AFCAT and clearing the SSB?
The salary package is different for various branches. Flying Branch Salary - Rs. 85,372/-, Ground Duty (Tech) Branch Salary - Rs. 74,872/-,
Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch Salary - Rs. 71,872/-.
Questions related to AFCAT
my dream is to become air force pilot.so I m preparing for AFCAT.but as I belongs yo female gender should I know when I can apply for AFCAT.and also if I wouldnt get select in IAF then is there any other option?
Girls can join the IAF only through AFCAT after your graduation. There is still a possibility of entry through NCC if you hold a 'C' certificate.
You can also apply after your BTech. With your BTech, you would be eligible for Technical branch (depending on your specialisation in BTech) or for the Flying branch as well.
Feel free to put down your queries in the comment section.
i just want to know about afcat exam
Registration- 130 Dec 2019
Admit card available- 423 Feb 2020
Exam- 2223 Feb 2020
Results available- 17 Mar 2020
AFCAT February 2020/Syllabus
Reasoning and military aptitude test
whether joining indian air force will be in demand in future ? should I choose indian air force or become great engineer like elon musk and i am interested in both ? but I need a valid reason to join armed forces so that I can make an impact in the world and I need to know importance of it in future
Thank you for your query. I feel this should be you choice. But I will try to give the advantages of both the Air force and engineering options and you can choose which is beneficial for you to join:
Engineering: Engineering is of many difference types such as Civil, Aviation, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics and so on. Engineering has the following benefits:
- Lot of Job opportunities
- Salaries from 4 Lakhs per Annum to 12 Lakhs per month
- 4 Year of study
- Prospects of getting a teaching job higher
- Opportunity to serve the country
- High salary
- Prospect of growth in the position higher
All the best
i had a appendix surgery in 2015. i am studying aeronautical engineering 3rd year..so i want to appear for the AFCAT exam this year in September. Can I be eligible for airforce as i went through the surgery long back that is in 2015??
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?
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.