Many competitive exams are on hold owing to the coronavirus situation. Almost 3 lakh individuals have caught the virus in our Country. With thousands of new cases each day, it is difficult to estimate when the situation will get better. Nevertheless, the Indian Air Force released the notification for the Air Force Common Admission Test 2020.
WHAT IS THE AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST 2020?
Air Force Common Admission Test 2020, is popularly known as AFCAT. Any candidate who wishes to join the Indian Air Force can take this exam. Air Force Common Admission Test is the first step which one has to clear to join the Air Force. This exam is a one-stop solution for all those who have always been intrigued by the idea of working between the sprawling jets and Fighter Air crafts.
Through the Air Force Common Admission Test, one can apply for the Flying Branch, Technical Branch and the Non-Technical Branch. Both men, as well as women, are eligible to take the exam and fulfil their dream of becoming an officer. Women are only recruited for Short Service Commission while men are permanently recruited. When it comes to the post of the Flying Officer both men and women only get the Short Service Commission.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE AFTER THE AFCAT?
After the applicant clears the AFCAT Written Exam, he/she has to face the Staff Selection Board. For the Air Force recruitment, Dehradun, Varanasi, Mysore and Gandhi Nagar are the designated Boards.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE STAFF SELECTION BOARD?
SSB is a 5-6 days program where the candidates have to undergo various tests every day. These tests are designed to test whether the candidate has OFFICER-LIKE QUALITIES or not. The SSB takes place in two Phases. In the first phase, the students are tested based on a psychological test called the Picture Perception And Description Test. An Aptitude test is also taken. Based on these some candidates are eliminated in Phase 1 itself and the rest have to stay at the Academy for the other tests that take place over 4 days.
In Phase 2 of the SSB, various Psychological tests take place like TAT’S, WAT’s etc. Various individual and group tasks also take place along with a Personal Interview. The combined results of all these are announced after the final Conference Round. The selected candidates those who are eligible for the Flying Branch have to undergo the Pilot Aptitude Test.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERION FOR DIFFERENT BRANCHES.
- FLYING BRANCH- Age should lie between 20-23 years at the time of commencement of the course. Maths+Physics at 10+2 level is required or a BE/B. Tech Degree is required.
- TECHNICAL BRANCH- Age should be between 18-28 years.
- GROUND DUTY BRANCH- For Graduates, the age should lie between 20-23 years and 20-25 years for post-graduates.
According to the official notification, the online registration for the Air Force Common Admission Test is set to begin from June 15 onward. The exam will take place on the 9th and 10th September this year.
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