About IAF AFCAT 2020

AFCAT admit card 2020 will be released by the Indian Air Force (IAF) after February 3 at afcat.cdac.in.  The application form of AFCAT 2020 exam iwas available from December 1 to 30, 2019. IAF conducts the AFCAT exam 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 has been announced by IAF through AFCAT 2020. IAF will conduct AFCAT on February 22 and 23, 2020 in 104 exam cities across the country.  Candidates applying for Ground Duty (Technical branch) will have to appear for an additional Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). Candidates who qualify as per the AFCAT result declared in March will be move to face the SSB Interview conducted by Air Force Selection Board (AFSB).  

Frequency: 2 times a year
Languages English
Conducting Body: Indian Air Force
Duration 2 Hours

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IAF AFCAT 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

22 Feb, 2020 - 23 Feb, 2020

Exam | Mode: Online

03 Feb, 2020 - 23 Feb, 2020

Admit Card | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

01 Dec, 2019 - 30 Dec, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

IAF AFCAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

IAF 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.

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

IAF 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.

Or

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

Or

  • 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

The authority has released the application form of AFCAT for all aspiring candidates on December 1, 2019. All eligible candidates can fill the application form along with the payment of application fee of Rs. 250 in online mode using credit/debit cards and net banking till December 30, 2019.

Steps to fill AFCAT application form:

To fill AFCAT application form, candidates must had to first register for the exam. After successfully registering for the exam, candidates had to choose their selection of entry. Candidates had to click on the instructions and then mark the checkbox to move on to fill the application form. In the part of application form filling, candidates had to furnish information such as personal, educational qualification, course preference, communication details, uploading of documents, selection of exam city followed by signing of declaration. In the next step, candidates had to pay the application fee of Rs. 250. Candidates who had paid the fee should check ‘Payment Status’. If the registration number was being displayed in the ‘Payment Status’ then the payment had been made and candidates had applied successfully for the exam.

Application Fees

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

IAF AFCAT 2020 Syllabus

English
Comprehension
Error detection
Sentence completion/filling in of correct word
Synonyms
Antonyms and testing of vocabulary
Idioms and phrases
General awareness
History
Geography
Civics
Politics
Current affairs
Environment
Basic science
Defence
Art
Culture
Sports
Numerical ability
Decimal fraction
Time and work
Average
Profit and loss
Percentage
Ratio and proportion and simple interest
Time and distance (trains, boats and streams)
Reasoning and military aptitude test
Verbal skills and spatial ability

IAF AFCAT 2020 Preparation Tips

The preparation tips help candidates prepare for AFCAT 2020 in a more systematic way. With the help of the preparation tips, candidates can secure better marks in the exam. AFCAT preparation tips 2020 has been given below.

  • Go through the syllabus and familiarise with the exam pattern
  • Devise proper study plan so as to cover the complete syllabus in time
  • Prepare notes, diagrams, formulas and go through them on a regular basis
  • Thoroughly revise the topics after completion
  • Solving sample papers, practice papers will help candidates understand weightage, types of questions and difficulty level of the exam

IAF AFCAT 2020 Exam Pattern

IAF 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):

Exam

Sections

Number of questions

Total marks

Duration

EKT

Mechanical

50

150

45 minutes

Computer Science

Electrical and Electronics

IAF 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:

Exam

Sections

Number             of questions

Total             marks

Duration

AFCAT

General Awareness

100

300

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

IAF AFCAT 2020 Admit Card

Candidates will have to download the AFCAT admit card 2020 through the candidate's login after February 3. The AFCAT 2020 admit card  will be made available to candidates through their emails also. To download the username and password of AFCAT, candidates must enter their username and password. The direct link to access AFCAT admit card will be given on the official website through the sign-in window. The steps to download admit card are as follows:

Step 1: Click on the "Download Admit Card" link given

Step 2: Enter username and password

Step 3: Type CAPTCHA code

Step 4: Click ‘Log In’

Step 5: The admit card is displayed onthe screen

Step 6: Download and print copy of admit card

IAF AFCAT 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Gorakhpur
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Varanasi
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Bhuj
Rajkot
Vadodara
Mizoram Aizawl
Haryana Ambala
Hisar
Kurukshetra
Rohtak
Punjab Amritsar
Jalandhar
Pathankot
Odisha Berhampur
Bhubaneswar
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Karnataka Belgaum
Bengaluru
Mangalore
Mysore
Bihar Bhagalpur
Darbhanga
Patna
Chhattisgarh Bhilai
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Ujjain
Rajasthan Bikaner
Ganganagar
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Udaipur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Madurai
Tirunelveli
Vellore
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haldwani
Roorkee
Delhi New Delhi
Jharkhand Dhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Daman and Diu Diu
West Bengal Durgapur
Jalpaiguri
Kharagpur
Kolkata
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Kakinada
Tirupati
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Assam Guwahati
Jorhat
Silchar
Tinsukia
Telangana Hyderabad
Nizamabad
Warangal
Manipur Imphal
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Leh
Srinagar
Kerala Kannur
Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Nagaland Kohima
Maharashtra Kolhapur
Mumbai
Nagpur
Nashik
Pune
Solapur
Thane
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 AFCAT 2020 Result

The result of AFCAT online test is announced online by Indian Air Force (IAF). The result is  declared in the form of pdf file. On the basis of AFCAT result 2020, candidates are selected for AFSB Interview. The final result is announced after the completion of Interview/ AFSB stage. The final result is prepared on the basis of marks secured in both stages of the exam – online test and AFSB Interview.

Steps to check AFCAT result:

  • Click on the link
  • Login using email ID and password
  • Enter security code code
  • Check status of AFCAT result

IAF AFCAT 2020 Cutoff

Indian Air Force (IAF) will determine the cutoff of each stage of AFCAT exam. The cutoff of AFCAT 2020 will be declared along with the result for each stage of the exam. Candidates must secure more than or equal to the cutoff determined by IAF to be shortlisted for subsequent stage of the exam. The final cutoff will be announced after the completion of AFSB Interview. Candidates securing the minimum final cut off or more will be shortlisted for recruitment as Commissioned/ Gazetted Officer in Flying, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical) for grant of Permanent Commission/ Short Service Commission.

IAF AFCAT 2020 Selection Process

Indian Air Force (IAF) will conduct AFCAT 2020 for recruitment of candidates as  Commissioned/ Gazetted Officer in Flying, Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical branch) for grant of Short Service Commission or Permanent Commission. Candidates will be selected for recruitment on the basis of two exam stage – online test and AFSB Interview. In order to be selected for AFSB Interview, candidates must obtain the minimum cutoff in the online exam stage, as determined by the authority. AFSB Interview will be conducted in two stages – Stage 1 and Stage 2. Stage 1 is qualifying in nature and comprises Officer Intelligence Rating Test, Picture Perception and Discussion Test. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of Stage 1 will be called for Stage 2. The second stage of interview will contain psychological test, group test, and interview. Candidates applying for Flying branch will have to appear in additional Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS). Candidates qualifying the interview stage will need to appear in medical test after which final merit list will be prepared based on online test and interview.

IAF 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

Questions related to IAF AFCAT

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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

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: afcat.cdac.in. 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: https://competition.careers360.com/exams/iaf-afcat

All the best!

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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
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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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