AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2019

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

The Indian Air Force had invited individuals who are interested to join the posts for Flying Branch & Ground Duty Branch (technical & non-technical) by filling in the application forms. The candidates who are planning to take this exam must be eligible otherwise their forms will be rejected. The candidates must check out the complete post in order to review the AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2019.

The AFCAT Exam Analysis will be updated as soon as the shifts get over on August 24 & 25, 2019.

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2019 Highlights

The eligibility criteria for AFCAT is different for both branches except for the basics like the students must be Indian if they are filling the AFCAT Application Form for these posts. The students who fill the form and then during the eligibility check, if any part if missing from their end, their forms will be rejected at any point without any intimation or notice.

  • The exam will comprise of questions which will hold the difficulty level of graduation level except for the maths section which would hold the difficulty level of matriculation, check AFCAT Syllabus
  • The students who are applying and are below 25 years of age must be unmarried
  • Candidates must be graduated and have scored at least 60% marks in their graduation
  • The minimum age of the students applying for the AFCAT Recruitment must be 20 years

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria for Age

The AFCAT Eligibility Criteria is differentiated in terms of the candidates’ age, marital status, education qualification, and nationality. Check the following to know the elaborated criteria for eligibility:

Flying Branch through AFCAT/ NCC Entry

  • The students must be in between the age of 20-24 years
  • Their birthdays must fall in between July 1, 2020 (i.e. born between July 2, 1996, to July 1, 2000)
  • The upper age limit for the students who hold original and valid and recent Commercial Pilot License authorized by DGCA India will be relaxable up to 20 years which means candidates must be born between July 2, 1994, to July 1, 2000 (inclusive of both dates)

Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch

  • The students applying for the Ground Duty Branch (both technical and non-technical) must be 20-26 years old (their birthdays must fall in between July 2, 1994, to January 1, 2000, inclusive of both the dates)

AFCAT Marital Status Eligibility

The students must read the following to know the eligibility of the requirements of marital status for both the branches:

  • The students who are below the age of 25 years must be single/unmarried at the time of the commencement of the course
  • The candidates who are widows/widowers/divorcees below the age of 25 years are not eligible to apply for the paper
  • A student who gets married at the time of training will be debarred and will be liable to refund all expenses imposed on him by the Government
  • An aspirant who gets married following to the date of his application though successful at SSB or medical will not be eligible to begin the training
  • The candidates who are married and are above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but they will neither be provided with the married accommodation nor will they will be living with their families during the training period

AFCAT Education Qualification Required (Flying Branch)

The students must check the following content in order to know the education required for the Flying Branch:

  • It is compulsory for the students to have secured at least 60% marks in Physics and Maths in 10+2 standard
  • BE/B Tech degree (4- year course) from an identifiable educational institution with at least 60% marks or equivalent is necessary
  • Graduation with at least 3-years of the degree course in any of the discipline from an identifiable University with at least 60% marks or equal is important
  • Candidates must have cleared Section A & B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized educational institution with at least 60% of marks or equivalent

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AFCAT Education Qualification Required (Ground Duty)

The candidates shall go through the following content in order to know the education required for the Ground Duty posts:

A. Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}

  • At least 60% marks are required in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 standards each
  • At least a 4-year degree course (graduation/integrated post-graduation) qualification is required in Engineering/ Technology from an identifiable University

Students must have cleared the Sections A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership exam of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by the actual studies with at least 60% marks or equal in the disciplines mentioned below:

Communication Engineering Computer Engineering/Technology Computer Engineering & 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

B. Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}

  • It is important that the students must have at least a 4-years of degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from a recognized educational institution
  • It is mandatory that the students must have acquired 60% marks in Maths & Physics in 10+2

The students must have cleared Sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with at least of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:

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 for Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

The eligibility criteria vary from department to department. The elaborated criteria are mentioned as follows:

  • Administration & Logistics: Graduate Degree (minimum 3-year degree course) in any of the disciplines from a recognised educational institution with at least 60% marks or equal to that or they must have cleared section A & B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with at least 60% marks or equal
  • Accounts: B.Com Degree is required with at least a 3-year course done from an identifiable university with at least 60% marks or equivalent
  • NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch): NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate must be obtained on or after January 01, 2017 (mandatory). The students must have compulsorily cleared with at least 60% marks in Maths and Physics, both, at 10+2 level. Graduates with at least 3-year degree course in any of the discipline from a recognized educational institution with at least 60% marks or equal. (OR)
  • BE/B Tech degree (Four years of course) from an identifiable University with a minimum of 60% marks or equal to that OR the students who have passed the Section A & B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from an identifiable University with at least 60% of marks or equivalent to that
  • Education: MBA/ MCA or MA/ MSc degree in  Physics/ English/Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Statistics/ International relations/ International Studies/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with at least 50% of marks obtained in total of all the papers combined together
  • Meteorology: Post Graduate Degree is required in any of the Science stream/ Mathematics/ Statistics/Geography/Computer Applications/Environmental Science/ Applied Physics/ Oceanography/Meteorology/Agricultural Meteorology/Ecology & Environment /Geophysics/Environmental Biology with at least 50% of marks in total of all the exams combined altogether (given Maths and Physics were studied at a Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% of marks in both).

AFCAT Physical Criteria

In order to apply for the AFCAT Exam, the students are to physically and mentally fit as a basic eligibility criterion fixed by the officials of the Indian Air Force. The students are firmly suggested to get themselves inspected medically before they proceed to apply for these posts in order to avoid rejection at the time of recruitment. It is very important that the students must be free from any kind of disability/disease

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria – Height & Weight

The below-mentioned table has the weight as well as the height eligibility conditions for the students (both male and female) to satisfy for any post they have applied for

Height and Weight Eligibility (Male Candidates)

Height in cm Weight Based on the Age Range
15-17 Yrs. 18-22 Yrs. 23- 27 Yrs. 28- 32 Yrs. 33-37 Yrs.
152 46 47 50 54 54
153 47 47 51 55 55
154 47 48 51 56 55
155 48 49 52 56 56
156 48 49 53 57 57
157 49 50 54 58 58
158 49 50 54 58 58
159 50 51 55 59 59
160 51 52 56 59 60
161 51 52 56 60 60
162 52 53 57 61 61
163 52 54 58 61 62
164 53 54 59 62 63
165 53 55 59 63 63
166 54 56 60 63 64
167 54 56 61 64 65
168 55 57 61 65 65
169 55 57 62 65 66
170 56 58 63 66 67
171 56 59 64 66 68
172 57 59 64 67 68
173 58 60 65 68 69
174 58 61 66 68 70
175 59 61 66 69 71
176 59 62 67 70 71
177 60 62 68 70 72
178 60 63 69 71 73
179 61 64 69 72 73
180 61 64 70 72 74
181 62 65 71 73 75
182 62 66 72 74 76
183 63 66 72 74 76
184 64 67 73 75 77
185 64 68 74 75 78
186 65 68 74 76 78
187 65 69 75 77 79
188 66 69 76 77 80
189 66 70 77 78 81
190 67 71 77 79 81
191 67 71 78 79 82
192 68 72 79 80 83
193 68 73 79 81 83
SD 6.0 6.3 7.1 6.6 6.9

Height and Weight Eligibility (Female Candidates)

Height in cm Weight Based on Age Range
20-25 Years 26-30 Years
148 43 46
149 44 47
150 45 48
151 45 48
152 46 49
153 47 50
154 47 50
155 48 51
156 49 52
157 49 53
158 50 53
159 51 54
160 51 55
161 52 55
162 52 56
163 53 57
164 54 57
165 54 58
166 55 59
167 56 60
168 56 60
169 57 61
170 58 62
171 58 62
172 59 63
173 59 64
174 60 64
175 61 65
176 61 66
177 62 67
178 63 67
SD 5 5
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