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 – afcat.cdac.in

 



 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 afcat.cdac.in.
  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.

Nationality

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

 

Administration

 

  • 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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