Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is conducted twice a year during the month of February and August. Interested and eligible candidates may apply online through the official website of AFCAT when the notification is released. In this article, we have mentioned regarding AFCAT 2023 application form, notification release date, eligibility criteria, exam dates, syllabus, exam pattern, etc.
Graduate candidates can apply for AFCAT 2023 to join Indian Air Force as officers in the Flying branch or on Ground Duty in the Technical and Non-Technical branch. So, the interested candidates who want to make a career in the Indian Air Force visit the official website – .careerairforce.nic.in.
But, before submitting the application form, candidates must ensure the eligibility criteria for AFCAT which we have shared in detail below. The previous AFACAT Notification link is given in the below section.
Note: Admit card for AFCAT 2022 has been released. Candidates can download it from 10th August 2022.
AFCAT 2023 – Highlights
AFCAT is conducted in two parts – AFCAT-I and AFCAT-II. As per the previous notification, the IAF AFCAT exam will be held in the last week of February 2023. A highlight for AFCAT is given below:
|Name of the Exam||AFCAT 2023 Commissioned Officer- Flying & Ground Duty|
|Authority Body||IAF ( Indian Air Force)|
|Exam Conducted||Twice a year |
|Exam Level ||National|
|Mode of Examination||Online|
|Job Location||All Over India|
AFCAT 2023 Notification
AFCAT 2023 Notification will be released in November on the official website. Therefore, candidates must visit the official website to apply for the above posts. The important dates and events details of AFCAT 2023 are given below:
AFCAT-I 2023 Notification:
|AFCAT 2023 Notification Release Date||November 2022|
|Starting Date for Submission of Application form||December 2022|
|Closing Date for Submission of Application form||December 2022|
|AFCAT-I 2023 Exam Date||3rd week of February 2023|
|Admit Card Availability||2nd week of February 2023|
|AFCAT-I Result||March 2023|
|SSB Selection Date||March 2023|
AFCAT-II 2023 Notification:
|AFCAT-II 2023 Application Availability||June 2023|
|Application Closing Date||July 2023|
|Admit Card Availability||September 2023|
|AFCAT-II Exam Date||October 2023|
|AFCAT-II Result||To be Updated|
|SSB Selection Date||To be Updated|
AFCAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria
To apply for AFCAT 2023, candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria. So the eligibility details for AFCAT 2023 are given below:
- Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India as per the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955.
- Qualification for Flying Duty: Candidates must have passed with a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and Physics at 10+2 level and must have completed three years of an undergraduate course in a relevant field with a minimum of 60% marks.
- Qualification for Ground Duty (Technical): Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree in Engineering/Technology from a recognized University.
- Qualification for Ground Duty (Non-Technical): Candidates should be completed Graduation or Post Graduation from a recognized university.
|Flying Duty||The minimum age of the candidates should be 20 years.|
|Ground Duty (Technical)||The age limit should be between 20 to 26 years|
|Ground Duty (Non-Technical)||The age limit for undergraduates will be between 20 – 23 years, and for postgraduates, the age limit will be between 20 – 26 years.|
AFCAT 2023 Application Form
AFCAT 2023 Application Form will be available in November 2022 for AFCAT-I and AFCAT-II in June 2023. To submit the application form candidates need to follow the steps given below:
Step 1: Firstly, candidates need to visit the official website as soon as the notification is released in November 2022.
Step 2: The notification link for AFCAT 2023 will be available on the home page. Download the notification and check the eligibility criteria details once.
Step 3: Click on the ‘Apply Online option and complete the registration process by entering your basic details. Now, your account will be created.
Step 4: Login and fill up the application form correctly.
Step 5: Upload the required documents and passport photo in the prescribed format, and click on the ‘Proceed‘ option.
Step 6: Pay the application fee through Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking. Click on ‘Submit’.
Step 7: Take a printout for further references.
Also check – IAF Syllabus
The application fee for all the candidates will be Rs 250. You can pay the application fee through the payment gateway using credit/debit card/net banking.
AFCAT 2023 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for AFCAT will be as follows:
- Subjects: General Awareness, Numerical Ability, Verbal Ability in English and Military Aptitude Test.
- EKT (for technical branches): Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics.
|Exam Duration||2 (two) hours|
|Number of Questions||The number of questions will be 100|
|Total Marks||Each question will have three (3) marks, and the total marks will be 300|
|Negative Marking||1 mark for the each wrong answer|
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AFCAT 2023 Syllabus
AFCAT question paper is divided into 4 parts, these are (i) General Awareness, (ii) Verbal Ability in English, (iii) Numerical Ability, and (iv) Military Aptitude Test. The following topics are included in these subjects.
- General Awareness & Reasoning: Basic Science, Geography, History, Arts, Sports, Defence, Culture, Current Affairs, Civics, Environment, Politics, etc.
- Verbal Ability in English: Comprehension, Synonyms, Sentence Completion, Testing of Vocabulary, Antonyms, Error Detection etc.
- Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Simple Interest, Profit and Loss, Percentage, Simplification.
- Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.
To get more details regarding the AFCAT syllabus visit the official website.
AFCAT 2023 Admit Card
The admit card will be available on the official website a week before the exam. You will also get the notification of admit card availability on your registered email id. To download the admit card you need to login with your username and password. It is mandatory to carry it along with your other documents.
AFCAT 2023 Result
The result will be available in March 2023 on the official website of AFCAT. So candidates must visit the official website (www.afcat.cdac.in) for their results. Candidates can check the result by login. A merit list will be prepared based on marks obtained in the exam. Hence, only qualified candidates are eligible for the interview round.
AFCAT SSB Interview
Only qualified candidates from the final merit list will be eligible for SBB interviews. The SSB interview will be completed in three stages.
- Stage-I: On the first day, Officer Intelligence Rating Test will be conducted along with Picture Perception and Discussion Test.
- Stage-II: The psychological test will be followed by document verification, group test and interview for the next five days.
- Flying Branch: Candidates applying for Flying Branch must appear in Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS).
AFCAT Exam Centre
The exam will be conducted in the following cities:
Ahmedabad, Aligarh, Allahabad, Agartala, Agra, Ambala, Amritsar, Andaman, Aizawl, Bhopal, Bhuj, Bhubaneshwar, Berhampore, Belgaum, Bangalore, Bahadurgarh, Bareilly, Bhagalpur, Bhawanipatna, Bhilai, Bikaner, Coimbatore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad, Durgapur, Darbhanga, Darjeeling, Faridabad, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Ganganagar, Greater, Guntur, Gurugram, Guwahati, Gwalior, Haldwani, Hisar, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Jaisalmer, Jammu, Jalandhar, Jalpaiguri, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Kannur, Kakinada, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kohima, Kolhapur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kota, Kurukshetra, Leh, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Midnapore, Nagpur, Nashik, Nizamabad, Pathankot, Puducherry, Patna, Pune, Rajkot, Rohtak, Rourkela, Ranchi, Rourkela, Shimla, Silchar, Sambalpur, Shillong, Solapur, Sonepat, Srinagar, Thane, Thrissur, Tinsukia, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Udaipur, Ujjain, Vadodara, Vellore, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Warangal, etc.
The selected procedure depends on the written exam, interviews and medical test. So, the selected candidates will be allotted to Air Force Training Establishments as per their merit and availability of vacancies.
A: The Notification for the AFCAT will be released in September 2022.
A: The minimum age limit is 20 years and the upper age limit is 26 years.
A: AFCAT-I exam date will be in March 2023 and AFCAT-II exam will be in October 2023.