AFCAT Job Profile and Salary 2020

The students who are going to write the AFCAT Exam on February 22 & 23, 2020 must go through this article to know about the AFCAT Job Profile and Salary along with the job responsibilities they will be having. Also, know about the growth opportunities in this career.

The AFCAT Exam Analysis will be updated for both the shifts as soon as the exam is over on both days.

AFCAT Salary and Job Profile 2020

There is no doubt that the Indian Air Force proffers a very handsome salary additional to great prospects of career opportunities. Not only the nationalism but respect, honor and patriotism, our Indian Air Force is the one that considers the well being of their employees and provides numerous benefits and allowances to them.

  • The individuals begin to receive a stipend of INR 21, 000 per month from the last year of their training process
  • The proper pay scale of each post differs from each other for AFCAT
  • Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, Dearness Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance & Transport Allowance are provided separately to the individuals of all the posts from their actual pay
  • The Indian Air Force promotes its employees based on the time period for the 1st three rankings
  • Once the individuals finish their training period successfully, they will begin to receive the insurance coverage, too

AFCAT Job Profile for Flying Branch

The students can check the following content in order to understand the job duties of flying branch posts:

  • Flying Officer’s rank is mostly above the pilot officer and a step below the flight lieutenant. Most of the individuals dream about being an IAF Pilot. Once the candidates get shortlisted, they have to operate and look after the Fighter planes along with the combat and transportation of ammunition tasks, aircraft which transport men and material, helicopters are in service for casual and emergency transportation, air support, and supplies, etc
  • Navigators, who assist the pilots are also a part of this area. They are provided with the training for all sorts of missions by the Indian Air Force. Whether it be any local assistance, air support in case of natural calamities or observation and action missions in war times

AFCAT Job Profile for Technical Branch

The individuals can go through the following content in order to know the job duties of technical branch posts:

  • The Technical officers hold the, foremost, responsibility in order to make sure that all of the technical tools and equipment are being maintained and looked after according to the requirement. The technical officer will be responsible for managing the technicians who are already qualified and they will make sure that they are being provided with the tools for the job comprising of RADAR, Aircraft, etc.
  • It is to be noted that this branch is immensely technical and it comprises of all sorts of engineering-related work and tasks. So, a technical Officer must also perform Aeronautical Engineering, Avionics, Electronics, Weapons, Communication System Engineering tasks that comprise of Engineering of jets, equipment, and weapons, service to handle aircraft, all types of technical processes and management in the aircraft

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AFCAT Job Profile for Ground Duty Branch

The aspirants shall check the following content to understand the job duties of ground duty branch posts:


The officers hold responsibility for the productive management of human and material resources. Some of those officers of the Administration Branch are shortlisted and provided with the training in order to run the following tasks:

  • Air Traffic Controller – Comprises of the task of maintaining an orderly flow of traffic and airspace management
  • Fighter Controller – Comprises of close contact and inspection in between the air and radar for productive and efficient airspace management


  • The account officers work, here, as individuals who control finance and fund managers in several different departments of the Indian Air Force. An Accounts Officer will do the analyzation of the requirements of cost and fund, inspects the expenses and unit funds, plannings and forecasts the budgetary needs of the Air Force
  • Moreover, they also perform duties as an internal auditor to make sure a zero-defect audit from outside agencies


  • The person at the job holds responsibility for materials management of all Air Force resources. The person would make sure the productive inspections of inventories and involve in procurement procedures of several different ranges of tools.
  • Keeping in mind the needs at the time, the logistics officer provides clothing to aircraft equipment, one will make sure the effective examinations of inventories and availability of important objects to all the operators and users A Logistics Officer is also responsible for the logistic support in IAF


  • The Indian Air Force Officers who work under the education field duty has the chief/professional duties comprising of being in charge of the Station Education Section which majorly has a hand in the academic training of the Unit personnel which is the well-stocked technical and light-reading library. The officers would have their own assistants working under them
  • The officers have to provide proper training to the would-be (future) officers which comprise of giving them training on simulators, making them attentive of the process-based conduct in other fields/areas/branches. Education Branch is inclusive of a wide variety of specialized officers, both in technical and management spheres.
  • There might be auxiliary tasks which are performed by an Education Officer inclusive of controlling and handling Unit CSD Canteen, Unit Messes, being the Unit Adjutant or the Unit Administrative Officer.
  • The Education Officer shall have to execute one or more of Unit/Station administrative jobs along with the necessary primary/professional responsibility

AFCAT Salary & Allowances 2020

The candidates who wish to know the pay scale and salaries of different branches and fields in the Indian Air Force must read as follows:

  • Even before getting a proper title of Air Force Officer, the individual will begin to receive a monthly stipend of INR56,000/- at the time when the last year of their training is going on at any Air Force Training Institution

The Pay/Allowances will be applicable on the grant of Commission to Flying Officers:

  • Pay in Pay Band ( Common to all the fields ) –₹ 56,100 Per Month ( Level 10 in the Pay Matrix of VIIth CPC – 56,100-1,10,700
  • Military Service Pay would be ₹ 15,500 per month
  • Other allowances like Children Education Allowance, Transport allowance, HRA, etc. will also be received by the Officers

Adding to that, the allowances which are mentioned below will be provided to the new Commissioned officers in both flying as well as ground duty branches:

  • Flying Allowance to Flying Branch Officers
  • Technical Allowance to Technical Branch Officers

AFCAT Allowances & Benefits

The following allowances are being provided to the candidates selected in the different branches of the Indian Air Force:

  • Transport Allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Allowance also depends on the area of posting like Field area, Special Compensatory hill area, Special Force, Siachin, Island Special Duty, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer, Hard Area Allowance, Remote Locality
  • Military Service
  • Allowances also differ on the basis of the type of duties being performed by the individuals such as Flying, Technical and Ground duty

The following benefits are provided to the candidates shortlisted in the AFCAT different branches:

  • Comprehensive medical care for them and their family members
  • Canteen is provided for food
  • Furnished Accommodations are being provided to them
  • Officers’ mess facilities are there
  • There is, also, a supply for rations to the employees

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AFCAT Insurance Coverage 2020

Once the individual completes the training with success and on time, they will be provided with the insurance coverage. In fact, 75 Lakh Insurance Cover (on contribution) is applicable to the commissioned officers. There is also additional coverage of 10 Lakh (on contribution) which is applicable to Flying Branch Officers explicitly

AFCAT Promotions 2020

To know everything about the promotions in AFCAT, students must take a look below:

Promotions in Indian Air Force

The promotions in the Indian Air Force are applicable on the basis of the timescale for the first three ranks. After this, the promotions are done on the basis of the selection that depends upon the frequency with which the job positions get vacant. Promotion after this stage becomes a little abrupt because of the pyramidal promotional scene. So, due to this, there is an existence of a Time Scale (TS) promotion. The details of the promotion policy are mentioned as follows:

Time Scale (TS) promotion

The Air Force is currently hiring Commissioned Officers as Flying Officers (Lieutenants). So, the Technical Officers who are actually engineers are provided with the ante-date in seniority of 2 years for the purpose of pay and promotion in comparison to other Officers of the IAF. The cause of this is to magnetize the best possible talent in the technical.

Once an individual has served the Flying officers for complete 3 years, they will be promoted to Flight lieutenants. However, the Officers should clear a departmental test which will be referred to as Promotion Examination ‘B’. This test comprises of papers in General Knowledge, Staff duties and Professional subject. An officer shall score at least 50% to pass this exam.

By completing 6 years of service for the Indian Air Force (IAF), one will be granted the rank of Squadron Leader.

To reach/climb further up in the hierarchy, all the Officers are mandatory to clear the promotion exam ‘C’. This exam comprises of papers on GK (Current Affairs), Air Power, Air Force Law and General Service training. An Officer will become a Wing Commander after 12 years of service.



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