About AFCAT 2020

IAF conducts AFCAT twice a year in February and September to recruit eligible candidates as Commissioned/ Class 1 Gazetted Officer in Flying, Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical branches) and Meteorology entry for grant of Permanent/ Short Service Commission in the Indian Air Force. A total of 249 vacancies have been announced by IAF through this recruitment.

Indian Air Force (IAF) has declared the result of AFCAT in online mode @afcat.cdac.in. Applicants can check their AFCAT 1 result 2020 by using login credentials such as email id & password. Exam authorities have also the cut off along with the declaration of result. Prior to this, the online test of AFCAT was conducted on February 22 and 23, 2020. IAF had released the admit card of AFCAT 2020 exam on February 04. Candidates who had successfully applied for the AFCAT 2020 exam could download the admit card by logging into the AFCAT login window. IAF had released the AFCAT notification on November 23, 2019. According to the notification,  AFCAT 2020 exam is conducted in two stages – online test and SSB interview conducted by Air Force Selection Board (AFSB). Candidates applying for Ground Duty (Technical branch) will have to appear for an additional Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). 

AFCAT is a gateway for both male and female candidates who wish to join the Indian Air Force. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in the online exam as well as the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview. 

AFCAT 2020 Exam - Highlights

Exam Name

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)

Exam Conducting Body

Indian Air Force (IAF)

Exam Level


Frequency of Exam

Twice a year (February & September)

AFCAT Exam Mode 


Exam Syllabus

AFCAT: General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

EKT: Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics

AFCAT 2020 Exam Pattern

AFCAT: 100 objective-type questions of 300 marks

EKT: 50 questions of 150 marks

Medium of Exam 


AFCAT Application mode and fees

Online and Rs. 250 (No reservation irrespective of religion, caste and gender)


AFCAT Contact Details

Contact number : 020-25503105 or 020-25503106
Official email ID : afcat.cdac.in

AFCAT 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name Air Force Common Admission Test
Short Exam Name AFCAT
Conducting Body Indian Air Force
Frequency of Conduct 2 times a year
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 250 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Online
Mode of Counselling Online / Offline
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Number of Seats 249 Seats

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AFCAT 2020 Important Dates

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Past Dates and Events

17 Mar, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

04 Feb, 2020 - 23 Feb, 2020

Admit Card | Mode: Online

22 Feb, 2020 - 23 Feb, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

01 Dec, 2019 - 30 Dec, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

AFCAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

AFCAT EKT Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Candidates must be citizens of India

Age Limit: Candidates applying for Ground Duty (Technical), the age limit is 20 to 26 years of age

Marital Status: Candidates below the age of 25 years must be unmarried. Widows/ widowers and divorcees below 25 years of age are not eligible to apply for the exam

Educational Qualification: Candidates who have opted for Ground Duty (Technical branch) should hold the following educational qualification to be eligible for the examination:

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE(L)}: Candidates having passed class 12 with 60% or more in Physics and Mathematics and additionally holding four years Bachelor’s degree/integrated post-graduation degree in Engineering/Technology from a recognized university.


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

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

AFCAT eligibility criteria are prescribed by Indian Air Force (IAS) along with the notification. The eligibility criteria of AFCAT 2019 has been provided below.

Nationality: Candidates must be citizens of India

Age Limit: Candidates applying for Flying Branch should be between 20 to 24 years of age while for Ground Duty (Non-Technical) candidates, the age limit is 20 to 26 years of age

Marital Status: Candidates below the age of 25 years must be unmarried. Widows/ widowers and divorcees below 25 years of age are not eligible to apply for the exam

Educational Qualification:

For Flying branch

Candidates must have passed class 12 with minimum 60% in both Mathematics and Physics and

  • hold a Bachelor’s degree (3 years) in any discipline from a recognised university.


  • hold B.Tech/ BE degree with minimum 60% from a recognised university


  • have cleared section A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)/ Aeronautical Society of India with minimum 60% from a recognised university

For Ground Duty (Non-Technical branch)

Administration and Logistics: Candidates should hold bachelor’s degree of minimum three years from a recognised university in any discipline with minimum 60% or equivalent 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%.

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

IAF released the application form of AFCAT 2020 for all aspiring candidates on December 1, 2019. The last date to fill the application form in online mode was till Dec 30, 2019. Candidates also had to pay the mandatory application fee of Rs. 250 via credit/debit cards and net banking till December 30. In order to apply, candidates must have to first register/sign up on the official website of AFCAT. After successfully signing up, candidates can fill the application form by entering their personal details, education qualification details, course preference, communication details, uploading of documents, selection of exam city followed by the signing of the declaration. Candidates will also have to choose their selection of entry. After filling all the relevant and mandatory information, candidates will have to pay the application fee. After making the online payment they can also check ‘Payment Status’. If the registration number is displayed in the ‘Payment Status’ then their application is successfully submitted.

Steps to fill AFCAT application form 2020

  • Sign Up

  • Fill AFCAT application Form

  • Upload Photo, Signature and Thumb Impression

  • Pay Application fee of AFCAT

Documents required to fill the AFCAT 2020 Application Form






10 kb to 50 kb


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

Details required to keep while applying for AFCAT

  • Class 10 and 12 certificate and details

  • Valid Email

  • Valid working Mobile Number

  • Aadhaar Card details

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General, ST, SC Online Female, Male ₹ 250

AFCAT E-books and Sample Papers


English: Unit 01
English: Unit 02
Error detection
English: Unit 03
Sentence completion/filling in of correct word
English: Unit 04
English: Unit 05
Antonyms and testing of vocabulary
English: Unit 06
Idioms and phrases

General awareness+

General awareness: Unit 01
General awareness: Unit 02
General awareness: Unit 03
General awareness: Unit 04
General awareness: Unit 05
Current affairs
General awareness: Unit 06
General awareness: Unit 07
Basic science
General awareness: Unit 08
General awareness: Unit 09
General awareness: Unit 10
General awareness: Unit 11

Numerical ability+

Numerical ability: Unit 01
Decimal fraction
Numerical ability: Unit 02
Time and work
Numerical ability: Unit 03
Numerical ability: Unit 04
Profit and loss
Numerical ability: Unit 05
Numerical ability: Unit 06
Ratio and proportion and simple interest
Numerical ability: Unit 07
Time and distance (trains, boats and streams)

Reasoning and military aptitude test+

Reasoning and military aptitude test: Unit 01
Verbal skills and spatial ability

AFCAT 2020 Preparation Tips

The AFCAT exam which is conducted by IAF is one of the toughest exams in India. To work for the Indian Air Force at the highest position, a candidate has to go through both physically as well as mentally challenging exams throughout the recruitment process. A special exam like AFCAT requires special preparations, few of which we have mentioned below. Candidates should follow it while preparing for the exam:

  • Understand the AFCAT exam pattern and marking scheme before starting with the exam preparation. Candidates should also know all the subjects and topics involved in the exam syllabus to get around the idea of what will be the nature of the AFCAT 2020 question paper.

  • Take a look at all the mocks and previous year AFCAT Cut Offs this will give candidates an understanding as to what is a secure score to obtain in order to qualify and make way to the recruitment process.

  • Read the complete syllabus

  • Prepare General Awareness and refer to NCERT History and Geography books from class 6th to 12th

  • Read Indian Express daily/Hindu

  • Prepare English

  • Solve previous 10-year question papers. It will help increase your accuracy

  • Analyse yourself and do proper time management

  • Strategise a proper study plan to prepare for not just AFCAT but any other government exam. 

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 job 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

Loan facility

House Building Loan

Computer Loan

Conveyance 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)

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

Contact information


Contact Disha Cell of IAF on the below address for queries  related to the eligibility, advertisement/notification, submission of the documents after recommendation/medical, merit list and joining instructions

Address - Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan), Motilal Nehru Marg, New Delhi – 110106

Toll-Free no. 1800-11-2448,

Tele: 011 – 23013690 (Direct), 23010231 Extn 7610, 7645, 7646.

Fax – 011 – 23017918

E-Mail: career_iaf@bol.net.in

Tele Timings: 9 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 5 pm ( Monday to Friday, except holidays)


Contact the AFCAT cell of IAF for queries related to the scheme & syllabus of AFCAT)

Address - Director of Education, West Block - VI, Air HQs(RKP), RK Puram, New Delhi – 110066

Tele: 011 – 23010231 Extn:2112- 6245, 6246

E-Mail: afcatcell@gmail.com

Tele Timings: 9 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 5 pm ( Monday to Friday, except holidays)


Candidates can contact the AFCAT Cell of the Indian Air Force for queries pertaining to the registration/application process, payment related issues, admit card and AFCAT exam as well as counselling centres.

Tele: 020 – 25503105, 06

Toll-Free no. 1800-11-2448

E-Mail: afcatcell@cdac.in

Tele Timings: 9 am - 1 pm & 2 pm - 5 pm ( Monday to Friday, except holidays)

AFCAT 2020 Exam Pattern

AFCAT EKT Exam Pattern

Candidates applying for Ground Duty (Technical branch) must appear for additional online test - Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). The test is held for half an hour immediately after the completion of AFCAT online test. The exam pattern of AFCAT Engineering Knowledge Test is given below.

AFCAT exam pattern for Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT):



Number of questions

Total marks






45 minutes

Computer Science

Electrical and Electronics

AFCAT Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of AFCAT is provided by Indian Air Force (IAF). The exam pattern allots details such as the number of questions, duration and total number of marks of the exam. AFCAT exam pattern 2019 for the various exam stages have been provided below.

AFCAT exam pattern for online test:



Number             of questions

Total             marks



General Awareness



120             minutes

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Reasoning and Aptitude Test

Marking Scheme:

For correct answer: 3 marks

For incorrect responses: 1 mark

For unattempted questions: No marks

Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the AFCAT admit card on February 04, 2020, in online mode. The admit card is available to download from the official website- afcat.cdac.in. Candidates who have successfully applied for AFCAT 2020 exam can download their AFCAT 2020 admit card by logging in to the website using their email ID and password. Candidates have also received the admit cards on their registered emails.

AFCAT 2020 Admit Card Dates

AFCAT 2020 Exam

February 22-23, 2020

Release of AFCAT 2020 admit card 

February 04, 2020

How to download AFCAT 2020 Admit Card?

  • Visit the official website - afcat.cdac.in

  • Go to the candidate login

  • Enter your email ID and password

  • Click on the admit card link

  • You admit will appear on the screen

  • Download the admit card

  • After downloading, check all the details carefully

  • If there are any discrepancies in the admit card, contact IAF as soon as possible

*IAF will also send the admit card on the registered email of candidates.

Candidates will have to carry the following things to the AFCAT 2020 exam hall

  • Admit Card for AFCAT 2020

  • Aadhaar Card

  • 1 valid photo identity card such

-PAN card


-Driving license

-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 in the application form of AFCAT 2020

  • Candidates should also keep a Ballpoint Pen (Blue or Black) for formalities during the checking, signing attendance and for rough work if any.

AFCAT 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Mizoram Aizawl
Haryana Ambala
Punjab Amritsar
Odisha Berhampur
Karnataka Belgaum
Bihar Bhagalpur
Chhattisgarh Bhilai
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Rajasthan Bikaner
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Daman and Diu Diu
West Bengal Durgapur
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Assam Guwahati
Telangana Hyderabad
Manipur Imphal
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Kerala Kannur
Nagaland Kohima
Maharashtra Kolhapur
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Puducherry Puducherry
Meghalaya Shillong
Himachal Pradesh Shimla

Documents Required at Exam

  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • Voter card
  • College Identity card
  • AFCAT Admit card

IAF will announce the AFCAT 2020 exam result after the exam is conducted on February 22-23, 2020. It is expected that IAF might release the result on AFCAT 2020 exam in the month of March 2020 in online mode on its official website. To check AFCAT result 2020, candidates will need to visit AFCAT website and login using their email ID, password and captcha code. AFCAT result 2020 will show the qualifying status of candidates. Candidates qualifying in the online test will be eligible to appear in the next round and they will be called by IAF for the AFSB Interview. 

How to check the result of AFCAT 2020?

  • Visit the official website

  • Login in the candidate window using your credentials

  • Click on the AFCAT result link on this page

  • The result will appear on your screen

  • Download and take the printout of the result

AFCAT 2020 Result – Details printed on the result

  • Registration number

  • Name of the candidate

  • AFCAT cut off

  • Obtained score

  • Qualifying status

 AFCAT 2020 Result – How the final score will be calculated?

Below is the marking scheme of AFCAT 2020 –

  • 3 marks are awarded for every correct answer

  • 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect

  • No marks will be awarded for unattempted questions

Candidates score will be calculated on the basis of the number of their correct answers after deducting the penalty for wrong answers.

What after the declaration of AFCAT result 2020?

IAF will prepare a list of candidates who have obtained the minimum qualifying marks (cut off marks) in the exam. Candidates qualifying the online test will be called at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB) for further rounds. The AFSB centres located at Dehradun (1 AFSB), Mysuru (2 AFSB), Gandhinagar (3 AFSB) and Varanasi (4 AFSB). Only those candidates who have opted for Flying Branch can opt for Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi. Candidates need to choose an AFSB date and venue to download AFSB Interview call letter.

The AFSB Interview will be conducted in three stages. The first stage will be Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and discussion test. The second stage will be a Psychological test. The third stage will be the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) which will be conducted only for the candidates who have opted for Flying Branch.

AFCAT Result 2020- Preparation of Final Merit List

A candidate's final selection in AFCAT will be done on the basis of their own performance in the online test as well as the AFSB Interview. Separate cut off marks are fixed for the online test and AFSB Interview by IAF. Candidates will be placed in order of merit on the basis of their total score in both online tests as well as AFSB. Finally, candidates will be allotted in Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches based on the number of vacancies released by IAF, candidate's performance in the selection process and choices given by the candidates.

IAF decides a minimum qualifying mark for the exam which candidates need to score in order to be recruited for IAF. The minimum marks are known as cut off. 

IAF will release the AFCAT 2020 cut off after the exam is over. The cut off is also mentioned in the scorecard of candidates. AFCAT cut off has been decided by IAF on the basis of factors like difficulty level of exam, number of vacancies and the number of applicants etc. On the basis of AFCAT cut off, candidates will be selected for the next round of selection process. 

Previous year cut off marks of AFCAT 2020

Exam and Year

AFCAT cut off

EKT cut off

AFCAT (1) 2019



AFCAT (2) 2018



AFCAT (1) 2018



AFCAT (2) 2017



AFCAT (1) 2017



AFCAT (2) 2016



AFCAT (1) 2016



AFCAT (2) 2015



AFCAT (1) 2015



AFCAT (2) 2014



AFCAT 2020 Selection Process

A candidate needs to go through the following stages to get recruited in the Indian Air Force:

Online Test: All the candidates who have successfully applied for AFCAT 2020 will have to first appear for the online test. The question paper of AFCAT online test will carry questions from General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test. The EKT question paper carries questions from subjects -Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics. Maximum marks allotted to AFCAT are 300. The test paper of EKT carries a total of 150 marks.

AFSB Interview: After successfully qualifying the online test, candidates will be called by IAF to appear for the AFSB Interview. The AFSB interview will comprise of the following three stages:

Stage I: The Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with the Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PP&DT) will be conducted on the first day of AFSB.

Stage II: Psychological test will be conducted on Day 1 (Afternoon) and the Group Tests and Interview will be conducted for the next five days after the document verification (DV).

For Flying Branch: Candidates applying for the Flying Branch will be required to appear in the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).

AFCAT 2020 Counselling centres

Candidates qualifying the online test of AFCAT 2020, will be called for the SSB interview. The SSB interview involves the following 4 stages"

Stage 1: Officer Intelligence Rating Test – Picture perception and discussion test. In case the candidate fails to clear this, they will be disqualified on the same day.

Stage 2: Stage 2 will be conducted for the next 3-4 days and will consist of the following stages.

  •          Psychology Test (Written)

  •          Group Test (Activities)

  •          Personal Interview

  •          Computerized Pilot Selection System Test CPSS (In case of Flying Branch)

Stage 3: Medical Examination – Candidates qualifying all the above stages will have to appear in the medical round. The medical round will either be conducted at the Air Force Central Medical Establishment, New Delhi or at the Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru.

State 4: All India Merit List - The Air Force Selection Board will prepare an All India Merit List of candidates on the basis of the qualified candidate’s performance in the tests and all the stages of the AFSB.

Candidates whose name is mentioned in the merit list will receive call letters and joining instructions from IAF on the basis of the vacancies available in various branches.

AFCAT counselling will be conducted at the following centres:









Uttar Pradesh


Documents required during the AFCAT 2020 counselling

  • Class 10 certificate

  • Class 12 mark sheet

  • Certificate of graduation/ post-graduation degree

  • NOC (No Objection Certificate) from an employer if the candidate is Government employee

  • Commercial Pilots License issued by DGCA (if applicable)

  • NCC certificate (if applicable)

AFCAT 2020 Counselling Centers

State City
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Karnataka Mysuru
Gujarat Gandhinagar
Uttar Pradesh Varanasi

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Class 10 certificate
  • Class 12 marksheet
  • Certificate of graduation/ post graduation degree
  • NOC (No Objection Certificate) from employer if candidate is Government employee
  • Commercial Pilots License issued by DGCA (if applicable)
  • NCC certificate (if applicable)

General Information

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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


IAF conducts the AFCAT exam twice a year.

Question: How can I apply for AFCAT 2020 exam?


Those candidates who wish to apply for AFCAT can apply by filling the application form.

Question: Is AFCAT tough?


It is not that tough to crack the AFCAT exam, the online test is easy if you have prepared well. However, the AFSB interview and medical round are tough.

Question: What is a good score for AFCAT?


Candidates are required to score 140 to 160 marks out of 300 create their chances of qualification.

Question: Is there any reservation in AFCAT exam?



Question: How many times I can give AFCAT exam?


There is no minimum attempts to apply for AFCAT, although their is a maximum age limit.

Question: What is the salary of flying officer?


The salary ranges from Rs 56,100 to 1,10700.

Question: How the merit list of AFCAT is prepared?


The AFCAT merit list test is prepared on the basis of the minimum qualifying marks secured by candidates.

Question: How the candidates are selected for training?


The candidates recommended by AFSB and those who are also medically fit will be selected for training on the basis of the merit list and availability of vacancies.

Question: Can I apply for AFCAT after class 12?


To be eligible for AFCAT exam, candidates must hold a graduation degree.

Question: What is the minimum acceptable height?


For male candidates in Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical) branch it is 157.5 cms. For women candidates, the minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. The minimum acceptable height for both men and women candidates in Flying Branch is 162.5 cms.

AFCAT Updates and Notifications

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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