Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) – Apply Online for various Gazetted Officer Posts 2018 – 2019

Department: Indian Air Force

No. of Posts: NA

Last date of Online apply: 19-01-2018

Indian Air Force invites online application from Indian citizens to fill up various vacancies in Class-I Gazetted officers in Flying, Ground Duty in both technical and non-technical branches. All eligible candidates are informed to apply online by visiting https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/.

 

Details of Vacancies:

EntryBranchPC/SSCCourse Number
AFCAT EntryFlyingSSC for Men &
Women
205/19F/SSC/M & W
Ground Duty (Technical)
{Aeronautical Engineer
Electronics and Aeronautical
Engineer Mechanical}
PC for Men and
SSC for Men &
Women
204/19T/PC/M
204/19T/SSC/M & W
Ground Duty (Nontechnical)
{Administration,
Logistics, Accounts and
Education}
PC for Men &
SSC for Men &
Women
204/19G/PC/M
204/19G/SSC/M & W
NCC Special
Entry
FlyingPC for Men &
SSC for Men &
Women
205/19F/PC/M
205/19F/SSC/M & W
Meteorology
Branch
Ground Duty (Nontechnical)
{Meteorology}
PC for Men and
SSC for Men &
Women
204/19G/PC/M
204/19G/SSC/M & W
Pay Scale: Level 10 ₹ 56100 – 110700, MSP ₹ 15500/-.

 

Educational Qualification:

  • Flying Branch (Short Service Commission ) & NCC Special Entry: Must have secured 60% marks each in Physics and Maths in 12th or Equivalent Exam from a recognized board. Secured 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University/Secured 60% marks in their B.E. or B.Tech Degree from a recognized University. (OR)  Secured 60% marks in A and B Examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University. In case of NCC, candidates must have acquired NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate on or after 15 December 2015 apart from the above specified criteria.
  • Ground Duty (Technical) (Both Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission): 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. (OR) Must have Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual study with at least 60% marks. List of accepted disciplines has been published in the official notification.  Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanics): Same as Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) except for the disciplines accepted (Check the notification for accepted disciplines).
  • Ground Branch (Non-Technical): For Administration & Logistics: A graduate from a recognized university with a minimum 60% marks as aggregate in any discipline. (OR) Passed Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India with 60% aggregate marks (at least) from a recognized university.  For Accounts: Must hold a B.Com degree with at least 60% aggregate marks.

Age limit:

Flying Branch (Short Service Commission ) & NCC Special Entry:

  • Candidate must be aged between 20 and 24 years as on 1st January 2019. Accordingly, aspirants must have been born after 2nd January 1995 and before 1st January 1999. However, Upper age relaxation of 2 years will be given for candidates with a valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA from India.

Ground Duty (Technical) (Both Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission):

  • 20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2019 i.e. born between 02 January 1993 to 01 January 1999 (both
    dates inclusive).

Ground Branch (Non-Technical):

  • Should be aged between 20 and 26 years measured on 1st July 2019. Also, Candidates below the age of 25 years should be unmarried (windows & divorcee are also ineligible) at the time of course commencement i.e. January 2019. Married candidates above 25 years of age are permitted.

Mode of application & Payment: Online

Application Fee: Rs. 250/-

Selection Process: Candidates are selected based on their performance in the four rounds of tests.

  • Written Examination.
  • Medial Standard Test.
  • Physical Standard Test.
  • Visual Standard Test

AFCAT Exam Pattern:

EntryBranchPC/SSCCourse Number
AFCAT EntryFlyingSSC for Men &
Women
205/19F/SSC/M & W
Ground Duty (Technical)
{Aeronautical Engineer
Electronics and Aeronautical
Engineer Mechanical}
PC for Men and
SSC for Men &
Women
204/19T/PC/M
204/19T/SSC/M & W
Ground Duty (Nontechnical)
{Administration,
Logistics, Accounts and
Education}
PC for Men &
SSC for Men &
Women
204/19G/PC/M
204/19G/SSC/M & W
NCC Special
Entry
FlyingPC for Men &
SSC for Men &
Women
205/19F/PC/M
205/19F/SSC/M & W
Meteorology
Branch
Ground Duty (Nontechnical)
{Meteorology}
PC for Men and
SSC for Men &
Women
204/19G/PC/M
204/19G/SSC/M & W

Syllabus:

  • General Awareness.
  • Verbal Ability in English.
  • Numerical Ability.
  • Reasoning.
  • Mechanical.
  • Computer Science.
  • Electrical and Electronics.

Cut Off Score:

SubjectsCut Off
AFCAT Written Exam150/300
EKT Exam60/150

Recommended Books: The following books are recommended as per syllabus to score well.

  1. general Awareness: Kiran’s General Awareness
  2.  Verbal & non-verbal: A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  3. Numerical Ability: Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations y RS Aggarwal
  4. Reasoning: A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  5. General Knowledge: Lucent’s General Knowledge

OR

AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) 2018

Necessary Links:

  1. To apply for AFCAT click here
  2. Download official notification here
  3. To know about physical standard click here

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