AFCAT IAF Group A Latest Details

The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is held by the Indian Air Force. The exam is conducted twice a year in February and August/September, respectively. To appoint Class-I Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical).AFCAT is a portal for both male and female candidates who wish to join the Indian Air Force.


AFCAT 2020 Exam Highlights


Exam name – AFCAT


Conducted by – Indian Air Force


Exam level – National


Exam frequency – Twice a year


Exam mode – Online


Exam syllabus – 

  • AFCAT- Numerical Ability, General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test
  • EKT -Computer Science, Mechanical and Electrical & Electronics


Exam pattern – 

  • The AFCAT question consists of a total of 100 objective questions. 
  • Total marks allotted to the test are 300.
  • EKT will have a total of 50 questions. 
  • Maximum marks assigned to the test are 150.


Exam Language – English


Exam Fees – Rs 250 for AFCAT entry


Exam purpose – To appoint Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches


Contact details – 020-25503105 or 020-25503106


Official email I.D –


 Important dates

  • Starting date of application- June 15, 2020
  • Last date to apply- July 14, 2020
  • Date of exam- September 19, 2020
  • Admit Card release dates- September 4, 2020
  • Course commencement- July 2021


AFCAT 2020 Written Exam Syllabus


English – 

  • Comprehension, 
  • Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word,
  • Error Detection,
  • Synonyms, 
  • Antonyms and 
  • Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases


General Awareness – 

  • History, 
  • Geography, 
  • Civics, Politics, 
  • Current Affairs, 
  • Environment, 
  • Basic Science,
  •  Defence,
  •  Art, Culture, 
  • Sports, etc


Numerical Ability – 

  • Decimal Fraction, 
  • Time and Work, 
  • Average, 
  • Profit & Loss, 
  • Percentage, 
  • Ratio & Proportion,
  • Simple Interest,
  • Time & Distance


Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test – 

  • Verbal Skills 
  • Spatial Ability


  • The basis of questions in other subjects will be of graduation level (Indian University).


AFCAT Exam: An overview


  • Time Duration: 2 hrs
  • No. of questions: 100
  • Max marks: 300
  • There is a negative marking 1/3 for every incorrect answer.
  • Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) would be for 45 minutes and conducted after AFCAT.
  • No. of questions: 50
  • Max marks: 150


Note: Candidates who are going for Ground Duty (technical) branch have to pass both AFCAT & EKT.


Indian Airforce- AFCAT 2020: How to apply


  1. The candidates must visit the official website of
  2. Visit the homepage to search application forms for AFCAT 2020.
  3.  Register using your phone number or email id to generate a password.
  4.  Fill in the details in the form and pay the exam fee.
  5.  Submit the form.
  6. Keep a copy for future reference.


Also, AFCAT urges candidates to be unmarried if they are below 25 years of age. The candidates must have attained more than 50 per cent marks in 10+2 in physics and mathematics to apply for the exam.


Candidates appearing for this Exam must be an Indian citizen.

   Age Limit

Flying branch


Candidate’s age should be between 20 to 24 years. The upper age limit for candidates having a Commercial Pilot License is relaxed up to 26 years.


Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch


The age of candidates should be between 20 to 26 years.


Educational Qualifications


Branch Educational qualification

Flying branch


  • Candidates must have completed with a minimum of 60% in Maths and Physics at Class 12 and
  • Graduation in any discipline with 60% or equivalent. 
  • BE/BTech with 60% or equivalent. Or
  • Candidates have passed section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with 60%.


Ground Duty Technical Branch


Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics):


  • Completed Class 10+2 with 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics and four years degree Engineering/ Technology. 


Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical):  


  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 with 60% in Physics and Mathematics and degree/integrated post-graduation in Engineering/Technology. Or


  • Passed sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India). Or 


  • Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with minimum 60% marks or identical in certain disciplines specified by IAF.


Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches




  • Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 60%.
  • Passed section A&B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with 60%.


AFCAT Exam Day Guidelines 2020 


The following items are allowed inside the exam centre:


  • AFCAT admit card 2020
  • Candidate’s Aadhaar Card
  • Identity proof
  • Two passport-size colour photographs
  • Ballpoint Pen (Blue or Black)


Candidates are not permitted to carry the following items:


  • Textual material
  • Calculators
  • Documents
  • Slide rulers, log tables, electronic watches
  • Mobile phones

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