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Indian Air Force released the recruitment notification on 10th June 2020, for the hiring of AFCAT (02/2020) for Flying Branch & Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. Interested candidates can read the complete post to know about the AFCAT Notification 2020 and other related details.

  • AFCAT is conducted twice every year i.e., in February and August. 
  • As the Notification is released, candidates can start filling their AFCAT Application Form through online mode from 15th June 2020.
  • Candidates aged below 26 years and having relevant educational qualification can apply for AFCAT Exam 2020
  • In this post, candidates can find detailed information about the number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, how to apply, what is the application fee, and more.

AFCAT 2 Notification 2020 PDF Download Here

AFCAT Exam Highlights 2020

Exam AFCAT
AFCAT Full Form Air Force Common Aptitude Test
Vacancies 200 Vacancy (Expected)
Official Website afcat.cdac.in
AFCAT Branches 2020 Flying Duty; Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches
Starting Date to Apply June 15, 2020
Last Date to Apply July 14, 2020
AFCAT Application Fee Rs.250/-
Selection Procedure 1. Officer Intelligent Rating Test; 2. Psychology Test, Group Test & Interview; 3. A test for Flying Branch; 4. Physical Fitness Test

AFCAT Exam Dates 2020

The Online Application Form is going to be available online from June 15, 2020. Candidates must check the following table for important exam dates of AFCAT Exam 2020

AFCAT Events AFCAT Exam Dates 2020
AFCAT Notification Date June 10, 2020
Registration Forms start on June 15, 2020
Last Date to Apply July 14, 2020
AFCAT Admit Card 10 Days Prior to Exam
AFCAT Exam Date September 19 & 20, 2020

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Posts Offered in AFCAT Exam 2020 & Vacancies

The posts offered in the Exam and the total number of AFCAT 2 vacancies available are given in the table below:

Entry Branch PC/SSC Vacancies
AFCAT entry Flying Branch SSC for Men & Women 74
PC for Men and SSC for Men & Women PC for Men and SSC for Men & Women AE(L) : PC-40, SSC-26
AE(M): PC-23, SSC-16
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) {Administration, Accts and Lgs} PC for Men & SSC for Men & Women Admin: PC-23, SSC-16
Edn : PC-08, SSC-08
NCC Special Entry Flying PC for Men & SSC for Men & Women 10% seats out of
CDSE vacancies for
PC and 10% seats
out of AFCAT
vacancies for SSC
Meteorology
Entry
Ground Duty (NonTechnical) PC for Men &
SSC for Men &
Women
Meteorology:
PC-10 SSC-12

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

Indian Air Force has recently invited both male and female individuals to join in flying and ground duty (technical and non-technical) branches via AFCAT 2020. The AFCAT eligibility criteria differ for both of the branches. The eligibility criteria of AFCAT will be considered in terms of the candidate's Age, Qualification & Nationality. Candidates who do not meet the AFCAT Eligibility Criteria will not be able to fill their application forms.

AFCAT Age Limit 2020

The eligibility criteria for age differs for Flying & Ground Duty Branch. The table given below has the age criteria for AFCAT 2020:

AFCAT Branches AFCAT Age Eligibility
Flying Branch through AFCAT/ NCC Entry
  • 20 to 24 years (born between January 2, 1996, to January 1, 2000)
  • Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between July 02, 1994 to July 01, 2000 (both dates inclusive)
Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch
  • 20 to 26 years (born between January 2, 1994, to January 1, 2000 (both dates inclusive))

AFCAT Education Qualification 2020

The below table explains the required educational qualification as per the latest AFCAT 2020 Notification.

Branch  - Educational Qualification
Flying Branch  - Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and (a) Graduation with minimum of three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR (b) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR (c) Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
-Ground Duty (Technical) Branch Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)} 4-year degree course with minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level Must have cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers with 60% marks
Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)} minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognized University Cleared Sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches Administration & Logistics Minimum 3 years Graduate degree with 60% and above marks from a recognized university Cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent
Accounts B.Com Degree (Minimum three years degree course) from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Education MBA/ MCA or 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 a minimum of 50% marks & 60% in Graduation
NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch)  - NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 01 Jan 17 minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2. Graduates with minimum of three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent
Meteorology  - Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream/ Mathematics/ Statistics/Geography/Computer Applications/Environmental Science/ Applied Physics/ Oceanography/Meteorology/Agricultural Meteorology/Ecology & Environment /Geo-physics/Environmental Biology with minimum of 50% marks

How To Apply For AFCAT 2 Exam 2020?

Candidates must follow the steps given below in order to fill the form correctly

Direct Link to Fill Your AFCAT 2 Application Form 2020 (Link to be Activated on 15th June 2020)

  1. Visit the official website of AFCAT or click on the above direct link
  2. Click on the link that says 'AFCAT Application Form'
  3. Fill in the required details in the registration form.
  4. Once the form is successfully submitted, a new Registration ID and Password will be generated and sent to the candidate’s email-id provided.
  5. Login to the AFCAT portal using your Registration ID and Password.
  6. Fill all the details as per the given instructions.
  7. Select your branch, exam centre and subject of the exam.
  8. Upload Photograph and Signature.
  9. Submit the application form.
  10. Pay the application fee.
  11. Take a print out of the application.

AFCAT Application Fee 2020

The candidates have to pay a certain charge in order to submit their Application Form for AFCAT 2020:

Category Fee
Application Fee (All Category) Rs.250/-

AFCAT Admit Card 2020

The admit card for AFCAT 2020 will be released 10-12 days before the exam is scheduled. The candidates can download the Admit Card directly from the Official Website. In order to know how to download the admit card, read as follows:

  • Visit the official website
  • Search and then click on 'AFCAT Admit Card'
  • Enter Registration Details
  • The admit card page will open
  • Download it and take multiple print outs for backup

AFCAT Exam Centres 2020

The exam takes place all across India. The students can check out the following table to know the cities in particular:

Agartala Vellore Gautam Budh Nagar Meerut Rourkee
Agra Vijayawada Ghaziabad Midnapore Rourkela
Ahmedabad Vishakapatnam Gorakhpur Mumbai Thane
Aligarh Haldwani Greater Noida Mysore Thiruvananthapuram
Allahabad Hisar Guntur Nagpur Thrissur
Aizawl Hyderabad Gurugram Nasik Tinsukia
Ambala Imphal Guwahati Nizamabad Tirunelveli
Amritsar Indore Gwalior Pathankot Tirupathi
Andaman Itanagar Rajkot Patna Vadodara
Bareilly Jabalpur Ranchi Puducherry Varanasi
Beherampura Jaipur Rohtak Pune Sambalpur
Belgaum Jaisalmer Kharagpur Chennai Shillong
Bengaluru Jalandhar Kochi Coimbatore Shimla
Bahadurgarh Jalpaiguri Kohima Darbhanga Silchar
Bhagalpur Jammu Kolhapur Darjeeling Solapur
Bhawanipatna Jamshedpur Kolkata Dehradun Sonipat
Bhilai Jhansi Kota Delhi Srinagar
Bhopal Jodhpur Kurukshetra Dhanbad Udaipur
Bhuj Jorhat Leh Diu Ujjain
Bhubaneshwar Kakinada Lucknow Durgapur Warangal
Bikaner Kannur Madurai Faridabad Ganganagar
Chandigarh Kanpur Mangalore - -

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2020

Scheme of Examination There is a total of 100 questions. Each Question carries 3 marks. Each wrong answer carries a penalty of 1 mark. Questions that are not attempted do not carry a penalty.

Exam Subject Duration No. of Question Maximum Marks
AFCAT General Awareness verbal ability in English Numerical ability reasoning and military aptitude test 2 hours 100 300
EKT(for Ground Duty technical branch only) Mechanical computer science electrical & electronics 45 minutes 50 150

For Ground Duty Technical Branch, you have to go through an EKT round i.e. Engineering Knowledge Test. It consists of 50 questions and 150 marks that you need to complete within 45 minutes. Candidates who are shortlisted in AFCAT will be called for further testing at AFSB or Air Force Selection Board in any of its branches at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar or Varanasi. The test consists of various stages

  • Stage-I: Test consists of Intelligence Test along with other tests conducted on the first day. Candidates who qualify in Stage I will be subjected to document verification to see if they are eligible for the branches that they have applied for. Candidates who do not qualify in Stage I of testing will have their candidature canceled beyond this point.
  • Stage-II: Stage-II consists of Psychological Test, Group Test, and Interview which is conducted for a period of 5 days.
  • For Flying Branch: Pilot Aptitude Battery Test would be conducted for eligible candidates who are pursuing Flying Branch.

Syllabus of AFCAT 2020 Exam

For proper preparation, go through the detailed AFCAT Syllabus and know which topics you need to study.

Numerical Ability Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss,Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.
Verbal Ability Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.
General Awareness History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defense, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics, etc. Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test – Verbal Skills and Spatial

AFCAT Selection Process 2020

As per the latestAFCAT Notification 2020, the Indian Air Force selects candidates based on their performance in these below listed three stages.

  1. Written Exam
  2. Test at AFSB Stage I
  3. Test at AFSB Stage II

AFCAT Previous Years Cut Off Marks

Years AFCAT 1 Cut Off AFCAT 2 Cut Off
2016 132/300 & EKT 52/150 135/300 & EKT 54/150
2015 128 123/300 & EKT-45/150
2014 144 116
2013 135 143
2012 85 88

FAQ's

When will the AFCAT Notification 2020 be released?

The AFCAT Notification 2020 will be released on November 25, 2019.

When can I start filling the AFCAT Application Form 2020?

You can start filling the AFCAT Application Form 2020 from December 01, 2019.

When is the last date to fill AFCAT Application Form 2020?

The last date to fill AFCAT Application Form 2020 is December 30, 2019.

How many vacancies are there in AFCAT 2020?

There are a total of 249 vacancies in AFCAT 2020.

What is the age limit to apply for AFCAT Exam 2020?

The age limit required to apply for AFCAT Exam 2020 is as tabulated below:

Flying Branch through AFCAT/ NCC Entry
  • 20 to 24 years (born between January 2, 1996, to January 1, 2000)
Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch
  • 20 to 26 years (born between January 2, 1994, to January 1, 2000 (both dates inclusive))

How many times AFCAT is conducted in a year?

AFCAT is conducted twice in a year i.e., in February and August.

How many times I can attempt AFCAT Exam?

There is no restrictions in attempting AFCAT Exam. You can apply again for the next session if you are unable to qualify the exam.

What is the salary of Flying Officer?

The salary of a flying officer ranges between Rs 56,100 to 1,10,700.

Is there any reservation in AFCAT 2020?

No, there is no reservation in AFCAT 2020.

Can I apply for AFCAT 2020 if I am in final year degree?

Yes, you can apply but at the time of interview candidates need to submit at least provisional final year marks card.

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