AFCAT


AFCAT -II 2019 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 a 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)

 

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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