AFCAT


 

AFCAT -II 2020 Notification

Air Force X and Y Group Notification 

Brief Overview  

AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) is an entrance test for aspirants willing to join Indian Air Force as Commissioned Officer in Flying, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical).

The examination is conducted twice a year in February and August.

The test is conducted all across India by the Indian Air Force.

 

What is EKT under AFCAT exam?

EKT or Engineering Knowledge Test is meant to test candidate’s engineering knowledge.

The test is compulsory for candidates applying for Technical Ground Duty branch.

The subjects under this exam are Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics.

Air Force Common Admission Online Test (AFCAT) – 02/2019/ NCC Special Entry/ Meteorology Entry

AFCAT 2019 (II) Notification – Indian Air Force has released AFCAT 02/2019 Notification for Recruitment in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. NCC Special Entry/ Meteorology Entry for courses commencing in July 2020.

Candidates who want to apply can read the details and see the official notification below. Candidate can apply online from 01st June 2019 to 30th June 2019.

 

AFCAT 2019 Vacancy Details

  • Advertisement No: 02/2019/ NCC Special Entry/ Meteorology Entry
  • AFCAT (Flying)
  • AFCAT Entry (Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical))
  • NCC Special Entry (Flying)
  • Meteorology Entry – Meteorology

Pay Scale

  • Level 10 Rs.56100 – 110700 MSP Rs.15500

 

AFCAT 2019 Exam Dates

  • Start Date to Apply Online: 01st June 2019
  • Last Date to Apply Online: 30th June 2019
  • Courses Commencing in July 2020
  • Exam Date : July 2019 (Tentative)

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    Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates who are willing to take AFCAT 2019 must check, whether they fulfill the desired eligibility criteria or not. The brief eligibility criterion for different branches/courses is mentioned below for your reference.

     

    Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India.

     

    Age Limit: It varies as per the branch viz.

    • Flying Branch (AFCAT & NCC Entry): 20 – 24 years i.e. born between 02 July 1996 to 01 July 2000 (both dates
      inclusive)
    • Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical): 20 – 26 years i.e. born between 02 July 1994 to 01 July 2000 (both dates inclusive)
    • The DOB accepted by the IAF is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University.

     

    Marital Status:

    • Below 25 years must be unmarried at the time of commencement of course.
    • Widows/ Widowers and divorcees below 25 years are not eligible.

     

    Education Qualification:

    AFCAT Eligibility for Flying Duty

    • Candidates must have scored a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level. (AND)
    • Graduation with a minimum of three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. (OR)
    • BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. (OR)
    • Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent

     

    AFCAT Eligibility for Ground Duty (Technical)

    Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}

    • A minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level (AND)
    • A minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University (OR)
    • Cleared Sections A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership exam of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-​
    Communication Engineering Computer Engineering/Technology Computer Engineering & Application
    Computer Science and Engineering/Technology Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    Electrical Engineering Electronics Engineering/ Technology Electronics Science and Engineering
    Electronics Electronics and Communication Engineering Electronics and Computer Science
    Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave) Electronics and Computer Engineering
    Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering Electronics Instrument & Control Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering
    Instrumentation & Control Engineering Instrument & Control Engineering Information Technology

     

    Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}

    • A minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level (AND)
    • A minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from a recognized university (OR)
    • Cleared Sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
    Aerospace Engineering Aeronautical Engineering Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering and Automation Mechanical Engineering (Production)
    Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance) Mechatronics Industrial Engineering

     

    AFCAT Eligibility for Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

    The eligibility differs as per the departments, the same are listed below:

    • Administration & Logistics: Graduate Degree (min. three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
    • Accounts: B.Com Degree (Minimum three years degree course) from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
    • Education: MBA/ MCA or MA/ MSc degree in English/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Statistics/ International relations/ International Studies/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.
    • NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch): NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 01 Jan 17 is mandatory. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2. Graduates with a minimum of three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. (OR) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
    • Meteorology: Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream/ Mathematics/ Statistics/Geography/Computer Applications/Environmental Science/ Applied Physics/ Oceanography/Meteorology/Agricultural Meteorology/Ecology & Environment /Geophysics/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).

     

    Exam Pattern

    Exam AFCAT EKT (only for technical)
    Mode of Exam Online i.e. computer based Online i.e. computer based
    No. of Questions 100 50
    Maximum Marks 300 150
    Duration of Exam 2 hours (120 minutes) 45 minutes
    Sections in Paper General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics
    Negative Marking 1 mark 1 mark

    Notification

    AFCAT Physical Criteria

    Height and Weight Eligibility for AFCAT

    Below are the height and weight eligibility standards for male and female candidates for any position of Indian Air Force. Note that the acceptable weight will be ± 10% of the average weight mentioned below

     

    Height and Weight Eligibility for Male Candidate

    Height in cm Weight Based on the Age Range
    15-17 Yrs. 18-22 Yrs. 23- 27 Yrs. 28- 32 Yrs. 33-37 Yrs.
    152 46 47 50 54 54
    153 47 47 51 55 55
    154 47 48 51 56 55
    155 48 49 52 56 56
    156 48 49 53 57 57
    157 49 50 54 58 58
    158 49 50 54 58 58
    159 50 51 55 59 59
    160 51 52 56 59 60
    161 51 52 56 60 60
    162 52 53 57 61 61
    163 52 54 58 61 62
    164 53 54 59 62 63
    165 53 55 59 63 63
    166 54 56 60 63 64
    167 54 56 61 64 65
    168 55 57 61 65 65
    169 55 57 62 65 66
    170 56 58 63 66 67
    171 56 59 64 66 68
    172 57 59 64 67 68
    173 58 60 65 68 69
    174 58 61 66 68 70
    175 59 61 66 69 71
    176 59 62 67 70 71
    177 60 62 68 70 72
    178 60 63 69 71 73
    179 61 64 69 72 73
    180 61 64 70 72 74
    181 62 65 71 73 75
    182 62 66 72 74 76
    183 63 66 72 74 76
    184 64 67 73 75 77
    185 64 68 74 75 78
    186 65 68 74 76 78
    187 65 69 75 77 79
    188 66 69 76 77 80
    189 66 70 77 78 81
    190 67 71 77 79 81
    191 67 71 78 79 82
    192 68 72 79 80 83
    193 68 73 79 81 83
    SD 6.0 6.3 7.1 6.6 6.9

     

    Height and Weight Eligibility for Female Candidate

    Height in cm Weight Based on Age Range
    20-25 Years 26-30 Years
    148 43 46
    149 44 47
    150 45 48
    151 45 48
    152 46 49
    153 47 50
    154 47 50
    155 48 51
    156 49 52
    157 49 53
    158 50 53
    159 51 54
    160 51 55
    161 52 55
    162 52 56
    163 53 57
    164 54 57
    165 54 58
    166 55 59
    167 56 60
    168 56 60
    169 57 61
    170 58 62
    171 58 62
    172 59 63
    173 59 64
    174 60 64
    175 61 65
    176 61 66
    177 62 67
    178 63 67
    SD 5 5

     

    Application Procedure

    1.      The interested and eligible candidates may apply online from official website https://afcat.cdac.in or by following the below given steps:

    2.      Applicants are recommended to Click on ‘New Registration’ link https://afcat.cdac.in/afcatreg/signup

    3.      Fill in all the demanded details and information in the registration form and Submit

    4.      Then a User ID and password will be sent to your email which you provide them earlier while filling your form.

    5.      Use that User ID and password to login by using the ‘Login for Online Application’ link.

    6.      Correctly fill all your details on application form.

    7.      Upload recent color passport size scanned photograph, signature and a thumb impression.

    8.      When uploaded photograph submit your form. After that take a hard-copy (printout) of the application form for further reference.

    9.      Candidates will receive Registration ID in their email, when he/she successful completion their application  submission.

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