AFCAT 2018: Exam Date, Syllabus, Application, Results, Admit Card

AFCAT 2018: Exam Date, Syllabus, Application, Results, Admit Card

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Last updated on April 19th, 2018 at 02:20 pm

AFSB testing will start from 30th April 2018. 

AFCAT 01 2018 written exam results have been declared. Follow https://afcat.cdac.in/afcatreg/ to check your result.

AFCAT 2018 (1) application portal is closed now. 

Introduction


AFCAT 2018 (1) registrations are open now. AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) is a recruitment examination organized by the Indian Air Force (IAF). The examination is held twice a year in the months of February and August, applications to which are made available in December and June respectively. AFCAT 2018 Examination can be taken by both Male and Female Candidates who have completed their Graduation. AFCAT is officer recruitment gateway in 3 branches of Air Force – Flying Branch (Short Service Commission only), Technical branch (Permanent & Short Service Commission) and Ground Duty Branch (Permanent & Short Service Commission).

Suggested: Learn in detail about the CDS Exam.

What’s New in AFCAT 2018?


  • NCC Special Entry (Flying) & Meteorology Branch: This year’s AFCAT examination will also be used to recruit NCC Special Entry into flying branch and Meteorology branch under the Ground Duty section.
  • Aadhar Card: From 2018 onwards, Aadhar card has been made mandatory for AFCAT application.
  • Mode of Answering: From this year onwards, the written test will be computer-based test (CBT) i.e. candidates will have to use mouse to report answers on a computer screen.
  • Application Fee: AFCAT 2018 will not be free of cost, rather an application fee of Rs. 250 shall be taken as application fee.
  • Scanned Signature & Thumb Impression: Unlike the previous years, candidates must upload their scanned signature and thumb impression (left-hand thumb impression for male and right-hand thumb impression for female) this time.
  • Age Limit: Unlike the previous year, this year the age will be measured as on 1st Jan rather than 1st July 2018.

Difference between AFCAT and CDS


  • AFCAT is different from Combined defense services exam (conducted by UPSC) in the sense that CDS examination offers recruitment to all the three military forces while AFCAT examination is specifically meant for the recruitment of Air Force Officers only.
  • Through AFCAT, officers are recruited in 3 branches of Air Force – Flying Branch (Short Service Commission only), Technical branch (Permanent & Short Service Commission) and Ground Duty Branch (Permanent & Short Service Commission). However, the CDS exam is only meant for recruiting Flying Officer for Permanent Commission.

List of Contents


AFCAT 2018 Important Dates


AFCAT 01 2018 (Announced)


EventsTentative Dates
Release of Notification for AFCAT 2018 (I)16th December 2017
Submission of Online Applications20th Dec 2017 (6:00 PM IST) – 23rd Jan 2018 (extended)
AFCAT 01 2018 Admit Cards9th Feb 2018 (Postponed)
AFCAT 2018 (1) Exam Date25th February 2018
AFCAT 01 2018 Result DeclarationApril 2018 (Declared)

AFCAT 02 2018 (Tentative)


EventsTentative Dates
Release of official Notification for AFCAT 02 20181st week of June 2018
Submission of AFCAT 02 2018 Online Application1st week – last week of June 2018
Publication of Admit CardsLast week of July 2018
Exam Date of AFCAT 02 2018Last week of August 2018
AFCAT 02 2018 Result Declaration1st week of October 2018

Currently, no information regarding AFCAT 2018 vacancies has been released. Stay tuned for more information in future.

Language of Examination


AFCAT 2018 (both 1 and 2) exam will be conducted in both English and Hindi languages.

Mode of Answering


From AFCAT 2018 onwards, a computer-based test will be used as mode of answering.

AFCAT 2018 Exam Date


The AFCAT 2018 exam is held twice a year in the months of February and August.

AFCAT 1 2018 will be held on the 25th Feb 2018.

Exam NameTimingsDate

AFCAT 01 2018

0900 – 1100 IST (Morning Shift)

25th February 2018 (Sunday)

1345 – 1545 IST (Afternoon Shift)

AFCAT 2 2018 will be held in the 4th week of August 2018 tentatively.

AFCAT 2018 Eligibility


Citizenship


Only Indian citizens can apply for the examination.

Flying Branch (Short Service Commission) & NCC Special Entry


Educational Qualification
  • Secured 60% marks each in Physics and Maths in 12th or Equivalent Exam from a recognized board. Secured 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University.

OR

  • Secured 60% marks in their B.E. or B.Tech Degree from a recognized University.

OR

  • Secured 60% marks in A and B Examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University.

In case of NCC, candidates must have acquired NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate on or after 15 December 2015 apart from the above specified criteria.

Age Limit

Candidate should be aged between 20 and 24 years as on 1st Jan 2019. Therefore, candidates must have been born after 2nd Jan 1995 and before 1st Jan 1999.

Upper age relaxation will be 2 years for Candidates with a valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India).

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


Educational Qualification

The technical branch of AFCAT 2018 has two subcategories based on candidate’s graduation discipline:

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)

Applicants must possess a minimum of 60% marks in both Mathematics and Physics in 12th or equivalent exams. Also, the candidate must have passed a minimum 4-year degree (Graduation/PG/Integrated) in Engineering/Technology from a recognized university.

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. List of accepted disciplines has been published in the official notification.

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanics)

Same as Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) except for the disciplines accepted (Check the notification for accepted disciplines).

Age Limit

Age should be between 20 and 26 years as on 1st Jan 2019. Therefore, an eligible applicant’s DOB can fall in between 2nd Jan 1993 and 1st Jan 1999 (both inclusive).

Ground Branch (Non-Technical)


Educational Qualification
Administration & Logistics

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

OR

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

Accounts

Holding a B.Com degree 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.

For Integrated degrees, minimum 50% marks in all paper put together is acceptable.

Age Limit

Aged between 20 and 26 years measured on 1st July 2019.

Candidates below the age of 25 years should be unmarried (windows & divorcee are also ineligible) at the time of course commencement i.e. January 2019.

Married candidates above 25 years of age are permitted.

Meteorology (Non-Technical)


Candidate must be in possession of 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 in aggregate of all papers put together (Provided Maths and Physics were studied at Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% marks in each).

Final Year Candidates


Final Year candidates can apply for the examination provided the applicant should not have any present backlog and must have secured minimum 60% marks up to the last semester/year for which results have been declared.

Also, candidate must be able to present the proof of passing the degree by 15th November 2018.

AFCAT 2018 Application Form


AFCAT 1 2018 registrations are closed now.

AFCAT 2 2018 applications shall be made available in the 1st week of June 2018.

Photograph and Signature Specifications


  • Colored passport sized scanned photograph – 10KB-50KB – JPEG/JPG format.
  • Scanned Signature – 10KB-50KB – JPEG/JPG format.
  • Thumb Impression (left thumb for male candidates and right thumb for female candidates) – 10KB-50KB – JPEG/JPG format.

AFCAT 2018 Fee


For the first time, an application fee of Rs. 250 will be applicable for AFCAT 2018.  

Application fee can be paid by either of the following methods:

  1. Credit/Debit Card.
  2. Challan payable at Axis Bank or HDFC Bank.
  3. Net Banking.

The given application fee is not to be paid by candidates applying for Meteorology and NCC Special Entry.

Steps of Applying


Following major steps are involved in AFCAT 01 2018 application form:

  1. Candidate Registration.
  2. Application form filling.
  3. Uploading the documents.
  4. City Selection.
  5. Payment of application form fee.

AFCAT 2018 Admit Card


  • AFCAT 2018 Admit Card will be available on AFCAT 2018 website from 9th Feb 2018 (Postponed). The Candidates must take a print out of the Admit Card, as no Hard Copy of the same would be sent via post.
  • It is mandatory to carry the Admit Card at the time of exam along with other identity proofs like Aadhar Card, Voter Card, Driving Licence, etc., without which the applicants would not be allowed to appear for the exam.
  • Link for downloading the admit card will be uploaded soon.

AFCAT 2018 Exam Pattern


AFCAT 2018 (both 1 & 2) Examination has two stages of selection—Written Examination and SSB Interview.

In Addition to the above two tests, Candidates will have to go through:

  • An EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) stage if they are applying for Ground Duty (Technical) Branch.
  • A PABT (Pilot Aptitude Battery Test) stage if they are applying for Flying Branch.
ParticularsAFCAT Written ExamEKT Test (For Technical Ground Duty only)SSB Interviews
No of Questions100 questions.50 questions
Duration2-hours45-minutes6 days
Marking Scheme3 marks for the correct answer.

-1 mark for wrong answer

3 marks for the correct answer.

-1 mark for the wrong answer

Total Marks300 marks150 marks
Subject/Sections
  • General Awareness.
  • Verbal Ability.
  • Quantitative Ability.
  • Logical Reasoning.
  • Military Aptitude Test.
Engineering Discipline related subjects
  • Phase I testing – Officers Intelligence Rating Test & Picture Perception and Discussion test
  • CPSS / PABT * (for Flying Branch)
  • Psychological test
  • Group tests / Interview
  • Conference
Mode of AnsweringPen/Paper Mode (OMR sheets)Pen/Paper Mode (OMR sheets)
Type of QuestionsObjective Type/ MCQsObjective Type/MCQs

Written Exam Pattern


The AFCAT 2018 (both 1 & 2) written exam constitutes the 1 step of IAF recruitments. It is a 2-hour long objective type test with 100 questions in total. For every correct answer, the candidate will be awarded 3 marks.

There is no division of sections as such but the paper will comprise of questions from the following topics:

  1. General Awareness
  2. Verbal Ability
  3. Quantitative Ability
  4. Logical Reasoning
  5. Military Aptitude Test

1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Staff Selection Board (SSB) Interviews


On clearing the written examination, the candidates will receive a call letter inviting them for the SSB (Staff Selection Board) Interviews. The SSB interviews involve the following 2 Stages:

Stage-I

Stage-I involves the following 2 tests:

  • Officer Intelligence Rating Test
  • Picture Perception and Discussion Test

Qualifying candidates will move to the Stage-II of the SSB Interview.

Stage-II

Stage-II involves the following 3 tests:

  • Psychology Test: Written Exam
  • Group Test: Combination of Indoor and Outdoor Activities
  • Interviews

EKT Exam Pattern


EKT or Engineering Knowledge Test is a meant for testing candidate’s engineering knowledge (as the name explains). The test is compulsory for candidates applying for Technical Ground Duty branch.

The EKT test will take place just after the AFCAT 2018 exam. It is a 45-minutes long test with 50 questions. Each correct answer is given 3 marks while 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer.

AFCAT 2018 Syllabus


Candidates can check the detailed syllabus of AFCAT 2018 along with recommended books at http://edupadhai.com/afcat-books/.

AFCAT 2018 Results


  • AFCAT 02 2018 results shall be out by the 1st week of October 2018.
  • The candidates qualifying in the written examination will be allowed to appear for the SSB Interviews.
  • Candidates will be provided nearly 15 days to select a venue for SSB interviews out of 6 AFSB centers.

AFCAT 2017 Cut Off


SubjectCut off
AFCAT Written Exam150/300
EKT exam60/150

Important Links


Application of LinkLink
AFCAT 1 2018  notificationhttps://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/assets/images/news/Notification.pdf
AFCAT 2018 Resultshttps://afcat.cdac.in/afcatreg/
AFCAT 2018 official websitehttps://afcat.cdac.in
General Physical Standardshttp://www.careerairforce.nic.in/index1.asp?lang=1&ls_id=124&lid=87&level=3&pid=61
Additional Standards for Flying Branchhttp://www.careerairforce.nic.in/index1.asp?lang=1&ls_id=124&lid=87&level=3&pid=61


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Do notify me regarding the following exams and dates for joining IAF through emails

online forms are been released

I am belongs to EEE branch can i apply for it

yes u can

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Let your dreams comes true…

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My childhood dream to join IAF.. love you IAF

Same here priya,my name sumant ,IAF means dream

I am extremely dedicated to join defence specially IAF…

Can women apply for ground duty non-tecnical branches in afcat 1/2018?

Yes u are eligible

hii I want to know today is the last date for the afcat form 23rd jan?

yes u can

Sir i have completed diploma in fabrication Technology and I’m pursuing BE in production engineering(last semester) i have equivalent certificate of 12th from Gujarat secondary and higher secondary education board.
Can i apply for flying branch?
Please reply…

Sir Iam studying BBA (Airline and Airport management)
And iam going to complete my second year. So there is one more year left. So can I apply to Ground duty (non-techinal branch) when iam completing my last year.

Sir,
I have registered for afcat 2 2017 ,do I need to again register for afcat 2018?

Hello everyone.. I have completed BCA ( bachelor of computer applications) am I eligible for non-techinical branch?

Sir I m a student n doing my graduation it’s my last year can I also apply for this

Iam livya.k i completed my diploma with inter can i apply for this????? Plz rpy me sirrrr

Sir maine B.E. kiya hua h kya main non tecnical branch m apply kr skta hu kya?

sir.is there any percentage criteria in the 10+2(physics and mathematics) to apply AFCAT flying branch.
I have obtained 69% in physics and 40% in mathematics in 10+2 class, now am i elligible to apply for AFCAT 2018 flying branch??

Am I eligible for any post in IAF? I am currently studying in B.Sc. (3rd Year).

I am pursuing my degree final year… can I apply for afcat exam?

Hello Sir,

Do let me know for flying branch there is overall 60% in physics and maths or in each we should have 60%.
Thankyou Sir.

I born on 1st January 1994. Can I apply for flying branch? Plz inform me sir.

Hey I do not have 60% marks in physics and maths in 12th BuT I do have 70% in bsc. Maths so am I eligible

Can I apply AFCAT , my 12th mark is not 60% but b.tech % is 61% in mechanical engineering

Sir I have completed my graduate BE in civil Branch so can I apply this opportunity….. Sir kya me technical or flying dono mese kisi ek k liye apply kr skta hu sir doubt mujhe esliye LGA kyu ki meri BE civil engineering se h or usme electronic or mechanical ka de rkha h to sir pls doubt clear kijiye or btaye ki kya civil engineer wale bhi dono k liye apply kr skte h

I am B.com 3rd year student and i got 60.11 in aggregate of 4sem result and awaiting 5th sem result. Am i eligible? I know i can give online exam by faking it but i want to get through in first attempt. Please Help me in this.

is the final year appearing student eligible for AFCAT 2018 ?

My date of birth is 11/12/1992, can I eligible for any course

i have bsc degree can i apply for none technology ground duty branh

sir i m final year student of btech civil engineering..
how i can join iaf as a civil engineer in indian air force?

I born on 13 sep 1992 can i apply for afcat 2018?

Hello sir ,
Today i am student of 11th standard can i eligible for the giving AFCAT exam

I have completed my diploma with 67 % and pursuing my btech in cse last year, can I apply for ground duty technical??

I sign up and login so many times.. But IAF website not responding.. Still application form is not available on website. Websites show only application form available at 5pm-7pm.. But in between that time also website not available.. Any one kindly send me exact application form link please.

Sir..i have completed B.Sc.(bachelor of science)…am i eligible for ground duty branch..??

Sir any height demand

Hello sir,
I don’t have 60% in maths and physics in +2.
I have completed my Btech with 70%.
Am i qualified for any of the post?
Please let me know

Hello sir,
I don’t have 60% in maths and physics in +2.
I have completed my btech with 70% aggregate.
Do I have any posts to apply?
Please let me know sir.

I have done bechlors in Business administration can i apply for administration?
My birth date is August,1994

Sir…if I attend afcat1…am I eligible to write afcat2..??

can’t fill up the form ?
Is the site having some issues ?
has anyone filled up the AFCAT 2018 ?

I cleared AFCAT 2 2017, but I won’t be able to go for next round, can I give the exam again in Feb 2018?

Good morning sir I completed my graduation with botany,zoology, chemistry with 70% and completed MSC in zoology wit 71% can apply for this afcat non tech -ground duty …and give clarity which post is suitable for me to apply according to my subject and please give full clarity of all non tech ground duty positions like accounts,education like etc..thank you

Sir adhar card has not been issued in assam
What shall we do then ?

Sir , Iam a final year B.E graduate of Electronics and Communication Stream. In which categories of IAF i’am eligible to apply.

Hey……I don’t have 60 % each in physics and math in 12th.but I do have 69% in bsc (physics) and I have passed my graduation in 2015….My age is 24 years .Am I eligible to apply afcat 1 2018…And what are the posts for which I can apply…. please reply

Sir i have got 56 marks out of 100 in hsc math …am i eligible to give afcat

Sir I completed Bsc ,I was born on 1 Feb 1990 OBC category can I applyed for Any post

Sir, I have completed Diploma in mechanical engineering with 67% after my ssc exam and now I’m pursuing BE in mechanical branch this is my final year of engineering, can I apply for AFCAT 2018?

Hi,sir i was completed ECE with 69.5% can i apply this job.

competed my graduation can i apply for this

i completed my graduation can i apply for this

Sir I m a student of engineering it’s my last year can I apply for this. i m studynig in a computer branch.in 10th,& 12th i got above 60% but my result of 3 yrs of degree not aggregate 60%. bt i knw my 4th year result will be 60% .can i apply for this plz guide me

I am currently pursuing B.tech in Nanotechnology. Can i apply for AFCAT?

Sienna
I filled the form and Make the payment as well but I realised I filled 13% less marks in 12th Marks section.
Now what to do ?
Please help me

Don’t mind it it if you are select one option are available that’s CSV (certificate subject verification)
It is a time when you will clearance certificate

Hallo sir I m perusing Ba economic honours and I have got 85,67 percent Marc in 12th, m I aligibil or not. Please reply