Air Force Common Admission Test 2017 (AFCAT 2 2017)

Air Force Common Admission Test 2017 (AFCAT 2 2017)

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AFCAT 2 2017 results have been declared. Download the result on https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-A74WtTmzJWM01wQmZaeDgxZzQ.

AFCAT 2 2017 admit cards have been released. Click here to know the link.

The application portal for AFCAT 2 2017 is currently closed.

This article is an extension of our article on Air Force Common Admission Test i.e. AFCAT 2 2017. AFCAT exam is a recruitment test for employing young Indians (both male and female) as an officer in the Indian Air Force (IAF). The exam is conducted twice a year, usually in the month of February and August. AFCAT exam scores are used for recruiting officers in all branches of Air Force except for Medical and Dental. This article describes AFCAT 2 2017 is a greater detail.

List of Contents

  1. Date of Examination.
  2. Medium of Examination.
  3. Mode of Answering.
  4. Branches of IAF.
  5. Age Limits.
  6. Official Notification.
  7. AFCAT Syllabus.
  8. Eligibility Criteria.
  9. How to Apply?
    1. Application Fee.
    2. Photograph and Signature Specifications.
    3. Procedure.
  10. Correction for Application.
  11. Examination pattern.
  12. Important Dates.
  13. Important Links.

AFCAT 2 2107 Exam Date

The AFCAT 2 2017 exam date is 27th August 2017 as per the official notification released on 3rd June 2017.

Suggested: Learn in detail about AFCAT 2018 Exam Date. 

Medium of Examination

The AFCAT exam will be conducted in both HINDI and ENGLISH.

Type of Examination

The AFCAT 2 2017 written test, conducted by IAF itself, will be an objective-based test. It will have an OMR sheet as mode of reporting answers.

Branches Recruiting For

The AFCAT 2 2017 exam will be a yardstick for recruiting candidates in the following three branches of IAF:

  1. Flying Branch (Short Service Commission).
  2. Technical branch (Both Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission).
  3. Ground Duty Branch (Both Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission).

The Permanent Commission recruitments in the Flying Branch of IAF are not done via the AFCAT exam. Instead, the Combined Defence Services exam, conducted by UPSC, is used for recruiting candidates in permanent commission in the Flying branch of IAF.

AFCAT 2 2017 Age Limits

Flying Branch (Short Service Commission)

The applicant should have attained at least 20 years of age but must be younger than 24 years of age as on 1st July 2018.

Therefore, the candidate must be born in between 2nd July 1994 and 1st Jan 1998.

An applicant is subject to 2 years of age relaxation if he/she holds a valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India).

Technical Branch & Ground Duty (Both Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission)

Candidate must be at least 20 years old but should not be more than 26 years of age, as on 1st July 2018 (i.e. born between 2nd July 1992 and 1st July 1998, both inclusive).

AFCAT 2 2017 Notification

The AFCAT 2 2017 notification was published on 3rd June 2017. Currently, the application portal for the AFCAT exam is open and will remain so till 29th June 2017.

Candidates can download the notification from the link  http://www.careerairforce.nic.in/tview3.asp?link_temp_id=445&lid=202.

AFCAT 2 2017 Syllabus

The AFCAT 2 2017 written exam shall comprise of following sections:

  1. General Awareness.
  2. Verbal Ability in English.
  3. Numerical Ability.
  4. Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test.

Each of these sections will further have the following topics as their syllabus:

General Awareness

  • Art & Culture.
  • Basic Sciences.
  • Politics & Current Affairs.
  • History.
  • Sports.
  • Defence.
  • Geography.
  • Environment.

Verbal Ability in English

  • Error Detection.
  • Sentence Completion.
  • Synonyms & Antonyms.
  • Test of Vocabulary.
  • Comprehension.

Numerical Ability

  • Decimal Fraction.
  • Profit & Loss.
  • Ration & Proportion.
  • Simple Interest.
  • Simplification.
  • Percentage.
  • Average.

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

  • Verbal Skills.
  • Spatial Ability.

Eligibility Criteria

Flying Branch

A graduate in any discipline from a recognized university with 60% aggregate marks. Also, should have passed Physics and Mathematics in 10+2 exam with a threshold of 60% marks in each.

OR

Should hold a B.E/B.Tech degree from any recognized university with 60% marks as aggregate. The above-mentioned 12th standard criterion holds true here.

OR

Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university with at least 60% aggregate.

Technical Branch

Under the technical branch, there are two categories based on candidate’s degree:

  • Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics).
  • Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanics).

Passed a minimum four-year degree qualification from a recognized university. The flying branch 10+2 criteria also holds true here

OR

Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual study with at least 60% marks.

Ground Duty

Candidates applying for Ground Duty in IAF have 3 types of post:

Administration & Logistics

Applicant has to be a graduate from a recognized university with a minimum 60% marks as aggregate in any discipline.      

 OR

Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India with minimum 60% aggregate marks from a recognized university.

Accounts

graduate in commerce with at least 60% aggregate marks.

Education

A degree of 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 minimum 50% aggregate (2 years program atleast). Along with this, candidate must have scored 60% marks in graduation.

How to Apply for AFCAT 2 2017?

Application Fee

The AFCAT exam has no application fee for any category of student.

Photograph and Signature Specifications
  • Scanned color passport sized photograph – JPG/JPEG Format – 10 Kb-50 Kb in size.
  • Uploading signature isn’t required in AFCAT 2017 (II).
Procedure

To begin your application for AFCAT 2 2017, follow the link http://www.careerairforce.nic.in/auth/candidate/indexN.asp.

The last date of applying for AFCAT 2 2017 is 29th June 2017.

AFCAT Application Correction

Candidates can correct their AFCAT 2 2017 application forms in between 30th June and 1st July 2017.

Examination Pattern

The AFCAT exam, which is a written exam, is followed by the SSB Interviews before finally absorbing the candidate as an IAF officer.

Written exam

The AFCAT 2 2017 written exam shall have following 4 sections:

  1. General Awareness.
  2. Verbal Ability in English.
  3. Numerical Ability.
  4. Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test.

For detailed examination pattern of AFCAT 2 2017, follow the link http://edupadhai.com/afcat-2017/#afcatpattern.

Important Dates

Event Date
Official notification of AFCAT 2 2017 3rd June 2017.
Application Portal 3rd June 2017 – 29th June 2017.
Publication of Admit Card Yet to be announced (Last week of August, probably)
AFCAT 2 2017 Exam Date 27th August 2017.
AFCAT 2 2017 Results Yet to be Announced (November, probably)
Application of Link Link
Air force Official application portal http://www.careerairforce.nic.in/auth/candidate/index.asp
General Physical Standards http://www.careerairforce.nic.in/index1.asp?lang=1&ls_id=124&lid=87&level=3&pid=61
Additional Standards for Flying Branch http://www.careerairforce.nic.in/index1.asp?lang=1&ls_id=124&lid=87&level=3&pid=61
 AFCAT 2 2017 (2) notification  http://www.careerairforce.nic.in/tview3.asp?link_temp_id=445&lid=202.
 AFCAT 2 2017 Admit card download http://careerairforce.nic.in/auth/candidate/index.asp.

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