AFCAT Selection Process – Check AFCAT 1 Selection Procedure 2018 Here

AFCAT Selection Process

AFCAT 2018 Selection Procedure – Check the detailed information on AFCAT Selection Process stepwise. Check AFCAT important dates and eligibility.

AFCAT Selection Process

Dear AFCAT aspirants,

AFCAT 1 exam is approaching fastly and a lot of aspirants must have applied for the same. In this article, we will help all those students who have applied for the AFCAT 1 Exam 2018 and are eager to know each and every information related to it. In this article, we have thoroughly mentioned about the AFCAT Selection Process and every detail related to the exam.

What is AFCAT?

AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. It is a written exam conducted by the Indian Air Force twice a year to recruit officers in the IAF. AFCAT is the common entrance exam for recruitment to various post in Indian Air Force like the Flying, technical and ground duty branches. If you want to build your career with Indian Air Force, you must be ready for a do or die condition. Cracking Air Force exams is not a piece of cake. It needs a lot of efforts, hard work, and dedication. However, if you prepare for it with full determination, you are ready to crack it.

AFCAT 1 2018 – Important Dates



AFCAT 1 2018 Notification Date

December, 2017

Start date of online applications

16 December 2017

Last date for the receipt of applications

14 January 2018

Date of Exam

25th February 2018

Expected date of result

Mar 2018

AFCAT 2018 Selection Process

Below is the AFCAT 1 selection process 2018 stepwise. We have divided the entire selection process of AFCAT in different steps.(A Total of 4 steps).

STEP 1- AFCAT 2: AFCAT Selection Process STEP 1

  1. All the candidates who are eligible for AFCAT exam and submitted the application form successfully will be called for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and an Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).

  2. Candidates who clear the written exams (AFCAT and EKT) successfully and get shortlisted for next round (SSB) will be called at Air Force Selection Boards (AFSCs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar or Varanasi for further testing.

  3. All the shortlisted candidates will receive a call later to report to any one of the Air Force Selection Boards located at Dehradun, Varanasi, Gandhinagar, Mysore, and Kancharapara.

STEP 2-The SSB Interview: AFCAT Selection Process Step 2

SSB interview selection process at AFSC is basically being conducted in two stages, Stage 1 and stage 2:

  • Stage 1: Day 1

    • It is generally called the screening test.

    • Stage 1 comprises of Officer Intelligence rating Test, Picture perception and Discussion Test.

    • Once you have cleared Stage 1, You will have to go through the documents verification to ascertain the eligibility for the branch, you applied for.

    • Only the qualified candidates from stage 1 will go to the stage 2.

    • And those who unfortunate to qualify the stage 1 needs to return home on the same day after the announcement of results.

Stage 2: Day 2 to Day 6

    • All the stage 1 qualified candidates will undergo stage 2 testing for the next three to four days.

    • Day2: CPSS / PABT * (for Flying Branch) followed by the Psychological test will be conducted.

    • Psychological Tests is a written test which is being conducted by a Psychologist.

    • PABT-Pilot Aptitude Battery Test is a unique test which is being conducted for Flying Branch Only.

    • Day 3Day 4 and Day 5 will be packed with group test and interviews.

    • According to Indian Air Force official website, Group Tests are interactive indoor and outdoor activities which are a combination of mental and physical work.

    • whereas Interview involves a personal conversation with an Interviewing Officer.

    • You will be explained about all the tests in detail before they are conducted at the Selection Board.

    • Day 6: the sixth day will include Group tests / Interview / Conference.

    • At the Conference which is held on the last day, all the Assessors i.e. the Psychologist, Ground Testing Officer and the Interviewing Officer, will discuss your personality and decide on whether to recommend you or not.

    • Those recommended by the AFSBs will be required to fill up certain documents at the Boards and subsequently move to the next step of AFCAT Selection Process

3rd Step -Medical Examinations: AFCAT Selection Process

  • All those who clear the hurdle at step 2 and get a recommendation by SSB will be kept for medical examination

  • Medical Examination will be either at Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), New Delhi or Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru.

STEP 4-ALL INDIA MERIT LIST: Final Selection process of AFCAT STEP 4

If you have made through all the early steps, We would say you are a genius and true hero no matter you make it finally or not.

  • At final step an All India Merit List will be declared.

  • This list is compiled on the basis of your performance in the written test and AFSB interview, subject to being medically fit.

By Practicing AFCAT Mo
We have covered each and every step of the
AFCAT Selection Process 2018. Stay tuned for more updates.


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