AFCAT is conducted by the Indian Air Force for selection of officers in all branches (except medical & dental) viz. Flying Branch (SSC only), Technical Branch (PC & SSC) and Ground Duty Branch (PC & SSC). Other details are as under:
The test is conducted all across India by the Indian Air Force.
|Flying||Graduation passed in any stream with 60% & 12th passed with 60% marks each in Physics & Maths|
|Ground Duty Technical||Engineering degree passed with 60 %|
|Ground Duty Non-Technical||Administration||Graduate Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks|
|Logistics||Graduate Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks|
|Accounts||B. Com. Degree with a minimum of 60% marks|
|Education||MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International Studies / Defence Studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT /Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate all papers put together in Post-Graduation (Minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in graduation.|
(a) Candidates appearing in final year/semester examinations may apply for all courses provided they fulfil the following conditions:-
(b) Candidates should not have any present backlog and should have secured a minimum of 60% marks up to the last semester/year for which results have been declared at the time of online submission and at the time of AFSB.
AGE, GENDER, MARITAL STATUS
|Flying||20 to 24 years||Men/Women(Unmarried)|
|Ground Duty Technical/Ground Duty Non-Technical||20to 26 years|
TYPE OF COMMISSION
|Exam||Release Notification||Submission of online application||Written Exam||SSB Interview|
|AFCAT- I||Dec||Dec||Feb||Jun - Jul|
|AFCAT- II||Jun||Jun||Sep||Jan - Feb|
All applicants whose online applications have been successfully submitted will be called for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) (applicable only for candidates applying for technical branch). EKT would be for 45 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT. Details of papers is as under:
PAPER-1 (APPLICABLE FOR ALL BRANCHES)
|Paper||Maths, Gk, English||100||300||2 Hours|
PAPER-2 (APPLICABLE ONLY FOR TECHNICAL BRANCH)
|Engineering Knowledge Test (Ekt)||Engineering Subjects||50||150||45 Min|
Candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of (AFCAT) will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar or Varanasi.
|SNo||Subjects||AFCAT (Non Tech Entries)||AFCAT (Tech Entries)|
|1||AFCAT Paper has 4 sections as under:
Scheme of Syllabus (EKT 2018 – Technical Branch):
EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) is the examination aimed at testing the basic knowledge of engineering required for the technical branch. Technical branch includes course of Aeronautical Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical). This examination is pitched at pre- final to final year engineering level. Total 75 Objective type questions will be asked in the examination and the duration is 01 hour.
The pattern of examination includes two parts:
1. General Engineering (40 questions) – Modern Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computers, Electrical, Electronics, Mechanical Engineering and
2. Specialist Paper for each Engineering discipline (35 questions) – Computer and Electronics, Mechanical, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical)
|Course Duration||Course Code||Admission Dates||Batch Start Dates||Classes Schedule|
|3 months||AFCAT 003||Open||1st and 15th of each month||4 hours every day (six days a week)|
|45 days||AFCAT 001||Open||1st and 15th of each month||5 to 6 hours every day (six days a week)|