AFCAT 2019 (Air Force Common Admission Test – 2019)

AFCAT 2019 (Air Force Common Admission Test – 2019)

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Introduction


AFCAT 2019 (Air Force Common Admission Test) is a national-level defense recruitment examination conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to admit candidates as Commissioned Officers in Flying, Technical and Non-technical branches of IAF. AFCAT examination is held twice a year—AFCAT I (in the month of February) and AFCAT II (in the month of September), and the applications are made available by the month of December and June, respectively. Academic qualification as well as physical and mental fitness play a great role in the eligibility for selection. The official notification regarding AFCAT 2019 will be released on the official website in the month of December 2018 for AFCAT-I and in the month of June 2019 for AFCAT-II.

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


Important Dates (Tentative)


The tentative important dates for AFCAT 2019 examination has been tabulated below.

Events
AFCAT I
AFCAT II
Release of Official Notification3rd week of December 20183rd week of June 2019
Start of Online Application3rd week of December 20183rd week of June 2019
End of Online Application3rd week of January 20193rd week of July 2019
AFCAT 2019 Admit Card2nd week of February 20191st week of August 2019
AFCAT 2019 Exam Date3rd week of February 20193rd week of August 2019
AFCAT Result 2019March 2019October 2019

AFCAT 2019 Exam Date


The date of examination for AFCAT 01 shall be in the month of February 2019 while the month of September, 2019 shall host AFCAT 2 2019 exam date.  

Mode of Examination


Beginning from 2018, the AFCAT exam has been an Computer-based test (CBT). Hence, AFCAT 2019 examination shall also be an online exam or CBT.

Medium of Examination


AFCAT 2019 examination will be conducted in English language only.

AFCAT Eligibility 2019


Citizenship


Only Indian citizens can apply for the examination.

Flying Branch (Short Service Commission)


Educational Qualification

Applicants must secure minimum 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University. Further, he/she must have secured minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics in 12th standard or equivalent examination.

OR

Must have secured 60% marks in their B.E/B.Tech Degree from a recognised University.

Age Limit

Age should be between 20 and 24 years on 1st January 2020. Therefore, candidates must have been born after 2nd Jan 1996 and before 1st Jan 2000. 

Ground Duty (Technical) – Both SSC & PC


Under Ground Duty (Technical) there are two further branches.

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.

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 January 2020.

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) – Both SSC & PC


Educational Qualification

Applicants must secure 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University.

OR

Secured 60% marks in Section A and B Examination of Associate Membership Institution of Engineers or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University.

Age Limit

Age should be between 20 and 26 years as on 1st January 2020.

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 Nov 2019.

AFCAT 2019 Apply Online


Candidates can fill the AFCAT application form 2019 via online mode only. The portal is currently closed.

Applications for AFCAT 01 2019 are expected to be out in December 2018.

Application Fee


The non-refundable application fee of Rs. 250 for AFCAT 2019 can be submitted via online mode (Debit card/Credit card/Net Banking) only.

Documents to be Uploaded


  • Recent coloured passport size scanned photograph. (Size: 10KB-50KB; Format: JPEG/JPG).
  • Scanned signatures (Size: 10KB-50KB; Format: JPEG/JPG).
  • Thumb impression (Size: 10KB-50KB; Format: JPEG/JPG).

AFCAT 2019 Admit Card


The admit cards will be made available on the official website through online mode only.

AFCAT 2018 (1) hall tickets shall be available from the 2nd week of February 2019.

Similarly, admit cards for AFCAT 02 2019 shall be available from 1st week of August 2019.

Examination Pattern


AFCAT 2019 (both 1 & 2) Examination involve two stages in 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.

Written Exam Pattern


Exam Duration: The total duration of the examination is 2 hours or 120 minutes.

Type of Questions: There will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).

Total Marks: The total marks of the examination will be 300.

Total Number of Questions: There will be 100 questions.

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

Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be allotted for each correct answer. 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

EKT Exam Pattern


Post the AFCAT written test, candidates aspiring for Ground Duty (Technical) have to go through another 45 minutes of examination.

This 45-min long exam called Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) is meant for judging applicant’s knowledge in the field of engineering and technology.

SubjectNo of QuestionsMarksDuration
EKT (for technical ground duty)5015045 mins

 

Questions for the EKT examination shall be drawn from following subjects:

  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Computer Science & Engineering.

Marking Scheme: 3 marks will be allotted for each correct answer. 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 for the stage – SSB (Staff Selection Board) Interviews.

The SSB interviews further 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

AFCAT Syllabus


AFCAT Syllabus includes questions from following subjects:

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

For further details, read our article on AFCAT Exam Syllabus

AFCAT Result 2019


The results of the examination shall be published on the official website only.

Results for AFCAT 2019 (I) shall be available from the April 2019 on the official website. Final results will be available in June 2019.

However, for AFCAT 02 2019, results shall only be available from the 2nd week of October 2019.

Candidates will be able to download it by entering their name and roll number.


Application of LinksLinks
Official Websitewww.careerairforce.nic.in

 

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