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AFCAT 2023 Application form opening Date

AFCAT 2023 Application form opening Date

AFCAT ENTRY

The window for registering for AFCAT is starting from 01 December 2022. Candidates have to undergo the AFCAT. The test is conducted twice a year in February and August. The test is conducted all across India by the Indian Air Force.

Schedule

The application opened                 01 December 2022

Application Closes                        30 December 2022

Vacancy Details

Branch

Course Number

Men SSC

Women SSC

Flying

215/24F/SSC/M & W

5

5

Ground Duty (Technical)

214/24T/SSC/104AEC/ M & W

AE(L)-87

AE(L)-10

 

 

AE(M)-30

AE(M)-03

Ground Duty Non-Technical

214/24G/SSC/M & W

Weapon Systems (WS) Branch: 15

Weapon Systems (WS) Branch: 02

 

 

Admin: 43

Admin: 05

 

 

LGS: 19

LGS: 02

 

 

Accts: 11

Accts: 02

 

 

Edn: 08

Edn: 02

 

 

Met: 07

Met: 02

 

NCC Special Entry  Flying Course Number215/24F/PC/M and 215/24F/SSC/M & W

  • ​10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

Important Note

  • Short Service Commission in the Flying branch is for 14 years with no further extension.
  • Non-Technical-The initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty (Tech and Non-Tech) branches would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit.
  • Grant of Permanent Commission (PC) (at a later date) would be considered subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit and as per prevailing policies on the subject.
  • Pension- SSC officers are not entitled to grant of pension

Training.

Training will commence in the first week of January 2024 for all courses at Air Force Academy Dundigal (Hyderabad). The duration of training for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments. PAN Card and account in SBI/ Nationalised Bank is mandatory at the time of joining Air Force Academy. Aadhaar Card is mandatory for registration.

The registration for AFCAT entry into the following branches

  • Flying
  • Technical
  • Weapon Systems
  • Administration
  • Logistics
  • Accounts
  • Education
  • Meteorology

NCC Special entry

Flying (NCC Air wing C certificate is mandatory.

Exam Fee

Rs.250

Eligibility criteria:

Age

Flying Branch-20 to 24 years as on 01 January 2024 i.e. born between 02 January 2000 to 01 January 2004 (both dates inclusive).

The upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 January 1998 to 01 January 2004 (both dates inclusive).

Ground Duty (Technical/ Non-Technical) Branches- 20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2024 i.e. born between 02 January 1998 to 01 January 2004 both dates Inclusive).

  • Nationality - Indian
  • Marital Status – Single
  • Gender - Men and Women.

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum of 50% marks each in Maths & Physics at 10+2 level.
  • Graduates (Three Year Courses) in any discipline from a recognised University who have attained minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR BE/B Tech (Four Year Courses) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

OR

  • Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Final Year students are also eligible to apply, provided they do not have any backlog at the time of AFSB Testing and produce Degree certificates issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.
  • Advertisement Schedule: Advertisements for AFCAT are released by the IAF in the months of June and December.

How to Apply?

You can apply through AFCAT for Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Flying Branch.

Selection Procedure

The AFSB interview is conducted in three stages. Stage I comprises the Officer Intelligence Rating Test, Picture Perception, and discussion test. Stage II comprises Psychological tests, Group Tests and Interviews. A Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) will be conducted for Flying Branch candidates.