AFCAT (2) 2021: Exam Date, Full Form, Notification, Recruitment, Vacancy, Latest News

Exam Date

Aug 28, 2021

Result Date

Sep 5, 2021

Jun 4, 2021 | Education


The AFCAT 02/2021 application process has started on Jun 1, 2021. The last date to apply is Jun 30, 2021. The cut-off this time for AFACT is 165 and for EKT it has touched up to 30. has Enroll in the prestigious Indian Air Force by clearing the AFCAT Exam and serve the nation, and become a hero. The AFCAT Exam is conducted to recruit for the technical, non-technical, and flying branches of the Air Force.

Indian Air Force started as a tiny fleet with four Westland Wapiti army co-operative by-planes, six RAF trained officers, and 19 Hawai Sepoys. Today, it is the fourth largest Air Force in the world with a highly technical fighting force that safeguards our skies against enemy invasions.

Latest News on AFCAT 2021

Latest Updates:

  • Jun 1, 2021: Indian Air Force (IAF) has started the registration process for AFCAT 02/2021, NCC and MET branches today at 11:00 AM. The last date to fill the application form is Jun 30, 2021, 5:00 PM. Visit the AFCAT Application Form page to learn the steps to apply.
  • May 30, 2021: Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the notification for the recruitment of Commissioned  Officers post through AFCAT 2 exam. The candidates can apply online for 334 vacancies starting from Jun 1, 2021 on the official website.


What is AFCAT?

The full-form of AFCAT is Air Force Common Admission Test. It is a National Level Entrance Examination conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) for admission into Flying Branch, Ground Duty (Technical Branch), Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch). Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is conducted by Indian Air Force (IAF) every year in two sessions.

Candidates who aspire to qualify the AFCAT Examination must perform well in the online examination, and the Air Force Selection Board Interview (AFSB). The candidates who are applying for the AFCAT Ground Duty Technical Branch must appear and clear both the online examination and the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).


AFCAT Highlights
Exam Full Form Air Force Common Admission Test
Acronym AFCAT
Administered by Indian Air Force
Frequency Twice a Year
AFCAT Exam Centres 112 Cities in India
Official Website

AFCAT 2021 Notification

The notification has been released on the official website of the AFCAT 2021 Exam. Candidates should go through the notification clearly prior to applying for the exam. The application forms for the SSC and PC commissions can be filled and sent to the authorities of the exam.

AFCAT 2021 Exam Date

The AFCAT 2021 Exam is conducted twice a year, i.e. AFCAT I and AFCAT II.

Application form for AFCAT I 2021 will be available on the official website, i.e. from Jun 1, 2021 to Jun 30, 2021. The admit card will be released online for the candidates. The exam will be conducted via online mode i.e. Computer-based Test and AFCAT 2021 Exam Dates are yet to be announced, but we have provided the tentative dates for the same based on trends in the previous years. AFCAT I exam results are declared on the official website for all the candidates on Sep 5, 2021. Candidates who had cleared AFCAT I exam 2021 will be called for further rounds of the selection process.

AFCAT 2021 Exam Date
Events/ Schedule AFCAT 1 Exam Dates AFCAT 2 Exam Dates
AFCAT Notification Nov 28, 2020 Jun 1, 2021
AFCAT Online Application Form Start Date Dec 1, 2020 Jun 1, 2021
Last Date to Submit the AFCAT Application Form Jan 11, 2021 Jun 30, 2021 (Till 5:00 PM)
AFCAT Admit Card Download Date Feb 6, 2021 15 days before the exam
AFCAT Examination Date Feb 20, 2021, and Feb 21, 2021 Aug 28, 2021 to Aug 30, 2021
AFCAT Announcement of Result Mar 9, 2021 To be announced 
Last Date to choose AFCAT AFSB Centre Mar 16, 2021 To be announced

AFCAT 2021 Eligibility

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria need to be satisfied by the applicants, to be fit to appear for this exam. Criteria of AFCAT 2021 Eligibility vary for different posts, which are as follows:

AFCAT 2021 Flying Branch

Age Limit

Candidates applying for the Flying Branch would be taken through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry:

Candidate's age should be from 20 to 24 years as on July 1, 2021, i.e. he/she should be born between July 2, 1996, to July 1, 2001, with both dates inclusive. The upper age limit for candidates which hold a valid and currently active Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) can be relaxed up to 26 years i.e. candidate should have been born in between July 2, 1995 and July 1, 2001 with both dates inclusive.

Education Qualification

To be eligible for AFCAT 2021, candidates should have qualified 10+2 with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics. Along with that, he/she should also have a Graduation Degree done for a period of a minimum of three years in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognized University in India or equivalent. OR.

Candidate should possess B.E./B.Tech degree (4-year's course) with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent from a recognized University in India. OR.

Also, the candidates qualifying the Section A & B of the exam conducted by Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers, India or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University in India with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

AFCAT 2021 Ground Duty (Technical Branch)

Age Limit

For Technical branches in Ground Duty, a candidate's age should lie in between 20 to 26 years as completed on Jul 1, 2021 i.e. he/she should have been born in between July 2, 1995 to July 1, 2001, with both dates standing inclusive.

Educational Qualification

For Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) [AE (L)]

To sit for AFCAT 2021, a candidate should have qualified 10+2 with a minimum of 60% aggregate each in Physics and Mathematics. Also along with that, he/she should possess a Graduation or Integrated Post Graduation degree done for a period of a minimum of four years in Engineering/Technology from recognized University in India. OR

He/she should have cleared Sections A and B of the examination conducted by Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers, India. OR

A candidate should have cleared the Graduate membership examination with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent, which is conducted by Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies in the following disciplines:

Communication Engineering, Computer Engineering/Technology, Computer Engineering & Application, Computer Science and Engineering/Technology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering/ Technology, Electronics Science and Engineering, Electronics, Electronics, and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science, Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering, Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave), Electronics and Computer Engineering, Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering, Electronics Instrument & Control, Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering, Instrumentation & Control Engineering, Instrument & Control Engineering, Information Technology.

For Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) [AE (M)]

A candidate who has qualified 10+2 with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics. Also along with it, he/she should possess a Graduation or a Post Graduation Degree pursued for a minimum four years Engineering/Technology from recognized University in India. OR.

A candidate who has cleared Sections A & B exam of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) by actual studies obtaining a minimum of 60% aggregate or equivalent in the following disciplines:

Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Mechanical Engineering (Production), Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance), Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering.

AFCAT 2021 Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch)

Age Limit

For Technical branches in Ground Duty, a candidate's age should lie in between 20 to 26 years as completed on July 1, 2021, i.e. he/she should have been born between July 2, 1995, to July 1, 2001, with both dates standing inclusive.

Educational Qualification

For Administration

Candidate should possess a Graduate Degree with a minimum of 60% marks in any discipline from a recognized university or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

For Education

A candidate should possess an MBA/MCA or MA/M.Sc degree in English/Physics/Mathematics/Chemistry/Statistics/International Studies/Management/International Relations/Defence Studies/Psychology/Computer Science/IT/Mass Communication/Journalism/Public Relations with a minimum of 50% aggregate in of all papers put together in Post-Graduation (Minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in graduation (both recognized by UGC/ Competent Accreditation Authority in India).

For integrated courses (single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry), minimum duration to pursue must be as per existing UGC guidelines with a minimum of 50% aggregate in all papers put together.

NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch)

A candidate should have earned NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate on or after Jun 2, 2017. Applying candidates should have qualified 10+2 with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics. A candidate should possess a Graduation Degree completed with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent with a minimum of three years duration in any discipline from a recognized University in India. OR

A candidate should have completed B.E./B.Tech degree (4-year course) with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent from a recognized University of India. OR

A candidate who has cleared Section A & B exam of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers, India with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent from a recognized University in India.


A candidate should have a PG Degree in any Science stream/Mathematics/Statistics/Geography/Computer Applications/Environmental Science/Applied Physics/Oceanography/Meteorology/Agricultural Meteorology/Ecology & Environment/Geo-physics/Environmental Biology with minimum of 50% aggregate in all papers put together given Physics and Maths were studied in Graduation with a minimum of 55% aggregate in each).

Note: AFCAT II 2021 has announced a total number of 256 vacancies. Out of the CDSE vacancies a 10% seats are for PC and out of the vacancies for SSC a 10% will be for the NCC Special Entry Flying Branch.

Physical Conditioning

The candidates are advised to be physically fit when arriving on the day of the SSB physical tests in the AFSB. They are required to be capable of running 1.6 kms in 10 minutes and perform 10 pushups, along with 3 chin ups. Physical fitness is important in order to endure and adapt to the various physical training in the Air Force Academy. The training comprises running, swimming, rope climbing and other physical tests that the candidates should undergo.

AFCAT 2021 Syllabus

Syllabus for AFCAT 2021 has been released by the Indian Air Force (IAF) for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) in Flying Branch, Ground Duty (Technical Branch), Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch). Go through AFCAT 2021 Syllabus to plan your preparation well. It covers the following sections:

  • General Awareness - History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics, etc.
  • Verbal Ability in English - Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms, and Testing of Vocabulary.
  • Numerical Ability - Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, and Simple Interest.
  • Reasoning & Military Aptitude - Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.

The EKT Syllabus or the syllabus for candidates who opt for Ground Duty (Technical) Branch must prepare from all three sections namely Computer science engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical & Electronics Engineering. The following are the topics for each of the sections-

  • Computer Science Engineering - Information Technology, Network Theory Design, Switching Theory, Electronic Devices, Control Engineering, Radar Theory, Telecommunication Systems, etc.
  • Mechanical Engineering - Thermodynamics, Materials Science, Machine Drawing, Aerodynamics, Power Plant Engineering, Aircraft Structures, Industrial Engineering, Automotive Engineering, etc.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering - Microwave Engineering, Computer networks, Analog and Digital Electronics, Control Engineering, Instrumentation, Information Technology, etc.

AFCAT 2021 Exam Pattern

AFCAT is conducted twice a year in February and August. AFCAT (I) 2021 Exam is tentative to be conducted on Aug 28, 2021 and Aug 30, 2021.

The AFCAT 2021 Exam Pattern is given below

AFCAT 2021 Exam Pattern
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test
Question Type Multiple Choice Question's (MCQ's)
No. of Question 100
Topics General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning & Military Aptitude
Marks +3 Marks for Correct Answers and -1 for Incorrect Answers
AFCAT Total Marks 300
Duration 2 Hours i.e. 120 Minutes
Language English

EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) is taken for the candidates who have applied for any branches in Technical Field. It will be conducted for a duration of 45 minutes. A candidate will be tested in the domains of Engineering Sciences of Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics. The number of questions asked will be 50, which will be of 150 marks in total. The examination will be conducted in English medium.

AFCAT 2021 Application Form

The AFCAT 2021 Application will be released online and is an online process. All candidates must fill the online application form for AFCAT 2021 before the given last dates. The application form for AFCAT 1 2021 will be released in December 2020. The application form for AFCAT 2 2021 has been released on Jun 1, 2021.

The AFCAT 2021 Application consists of registration which requires the candidate to first register with valid mail ID, phone number and signing up with personal information. Then the candidates can go forward with the AFCAT 2021 Application Process, which further includes uploading documents such as Aadhar card (optional for candidates belonging to Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, and Meghalaya), Marksheets, Thumb impression, scanned photograph and signature. Then the fee, which is INR 250 for all categories, must be paid online.

AFCAT 2021 Application Process

The AFCAT 2021 Application Process includes the following -

  • Registration- The candidates must first visit the AFCAT homepage and sign in or click on "Not registered yet? Register here" option. The candidates have to sign in by giving the candidate name, father's name and mother's name, phone number, valid mail ID, birth date, nationality, etc. After the successful registration, the candidates will receive a password on the registered mail ID.
  • Application online- The candidate can now login using the registered mail ID and the password. Then select the entry and click on the checkbox to proceed with the form filling process. Here the candidates will have to give each information and details, select the educational qualifications, GATE score, etc. Candidates must also select five cities of their preference for the exam centre.
  • Uploading the Documents- The candidates have to upload the scanned photograph, signature, and LTI or Left thumb Impression. The documents must not be less than 10 KB and not over 50 KB in size, and all images must be JPEG/JPG.
  • Fee Payment- Candidates have to pay the Registration Fee of INR 250/- for General/OBC/SC/ST/PWD category candidates through an online mode of Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking or Challan Payment. No relaxation is provided to the candidates to the reserved category in terms of the exam fee. After the successful payment, the candidates shall receive the payment confirmation either through the registered mobile number or through the mail ID or both.
  • Application Correction- Candidates in case of any mistakes can correct the application form when the application form correction window is open. The application form correction window for AFCAT 2021 allows candidates to rectify or edit information such as name, parent's names, address, the course preferences, signature, thumb image, and the photo. The candidates shall not be charged with extra fees to correct such information.

AFCAT 2021 Admit Card

AFCAT Admit Card is made available online for candidates and is issued by the Indian Air Force. Admit Card for AFCAT will contain details such as Name of the candidate, Roll Number, Exam Centre, Exam Date, Venue details, Photograph, Signature, and more.

The AFCAT 2021 Admit Card will not be issued offline and no candidate will get the admit card posted to him or her. Therefore, candidates must download their AFCAT 2021 Admit Cards from the official website by logging in with their login credentials and keep a printout of the same as it is a very important document. The admit card must be carried to the examination hall along with other essential documents.

Note: Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the AFCAT 2021 Entrance Examination unless he/ she produces the hall ticket from the Indian Air Force website at the exam centres along with ID proof in original & a photocopy of the same.

AFCAT 2021 Exam Centres

AFCAT 2021 was conducted in 112 cities across India on the AFCAT Exam date. An applicant can choose the exam cities while filling the Application Form. They can choose a specified number of options for the AFCAT 2021 exam centres. But, they will be allotted only one exam centre.

Note: No request for change of centre would be considered under any circumstances.

AFCAT 2020 Exam Analysis

The Airforce Common Admission Test is a national level entrance test that is conducted twice a year by the Indian Air Force. The AFCAT 2020 Phase 1 was conducted on 22 and 23 February 2020 in two shifts each day. The first shift is a common paper conducted for all branches, and the second shift is an EKT paper conducted for technical branches only.

The AFCAT 2020 exam is conducted via online mode across the country. There are 100 questions worth 300 marks in the paper to be attempted in 2 hours. The negative marking is -1 for every incorrect response.

The medium in which the exam will be conducted is English.

AFCAT 01/2020 Feb 22, 2020

Shift 1 (10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)

  • This paper was reviewed to be of a moderate level of difficulty by the candidates who attempted the paper.
  • The paper contained 4 sections i.e.; English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability, and General Knowledge.
  • The English language paper was reported to be of easy to moderate level of difficulty. The section comprised topics such as Error detection, Idioms & Phrases, Sentence Completion, Synonym/Antonym.
  • The General Knowledge section was reviewed to be of a moderate level of difficulty. This section comprised topics of general national importance and current affairs.
  • The Numerical Ability section was of moderately difficult, as reviewed by the candidates. The section comprised topics such as Ratio/Percentage, Algebra, Simplification. Most of the questions asked could be solved by direct substitution of the formulae and were of a basic level of mathematics. However, some questions were very calculative and time-consuming.
  • The Reasoning and Military Aptitude section had questions that were of a moderate level of difficulty. The section comprised general aptitude questions that test the reasoning skills of the candidate. If the candidate is well prepared for this section, a full score can be expected.

Shift 2 (45 Mins)

  • The second shift is conducted for candidates applying to the technical branches only, such as the ground staff - technical team.
  • The second shift paper is known as EKT or Engineering Knowledge Test. This paper tests the candidates' understanding of the engineering topics that he/she had studied in the bachelor’s or master’s programs.
  • The paper comprises 50 questions to be attempted in 45 mins. Each question carries 3 marks and has a negative marking of -1 for each incorrect response.
  • There are three different sections for the three different branches of engineering such as mechanical, computer science, and electrical & electronics branches.
  • The paper was reviewed to be of a moderate to a difficult level of difficulty.

AFCAT 01/2020 Analysis Feb 23, 2020

Shift 1

Exam Analysis for English

There were 25 questions in the English section. The questions asked were 6 from Antonyms & Synonyms, 3 from Cloze test, 4 from Fillers, 5 from Error Finding, 2 from Idioms & Phrases, and 5 from Unseen passage.

However, there has been a small change in the pattern of choices available in the questions. The questions in this years’ paper had a new option called “No error” to choose from. The difficulty level of the English section was very high. A lot of phrases and words used in the section were hard to comprehend.

Exam Analysis of Reasoning and Military Aptitude

Among the existing 40 questions, there were 6 questions included in the Venn diagrams section. The rest of the questions asked were as of the same pattern of the previous year. Hence, it could be said that the candidates who solved previous year's question paper could have solved this years’ reasoning ability questions.

Questions on Venn diagrams were moderately high in the terms of difficulty, while questions from jumbled words and analogy were relatively easier.

Exam Analysis of General Awareness

This AFCAT 2021 section has not changed in terms of the number of questions and patterns. Knowledge about the capital cities was tested in this year’s General Awareness. The capitals of African countries were focused upon more.

Questions asked were from the Geographical lines. For Instance, Countries passing from different Geographical Lines. Knowledge of Headquarters of Organization of International importance was tested too. Events related to sports were also asked

The overall level of difficulty was moderate to mild difficulty because of the new terms asked in the paper.

Exam Analysis of Numerical Ability

There were 20 questions in all with 1 question from Averages and 2 questions from Work & Time. Questions were asked in AFCAT from Speed, Time & Distance, Boats & Streams, and Trains. The above topics comprised 16.67% of the total questions asked.

The questions asked were tricky and involved multiple calculations in one single numerical.

AFCAT 2021 Results

AFCAT 2021 Results are released on the official website on Sep 5, 2021 of the Indian Air Force (IAF). AFCAT 2021 Results will be published in the form of PDF, where the students have to look for their registration number and name for the result. A separate merit list will be prepared based on the score secured by the candidates for the next selection process.

The candidates who clear the AFCAT 2021 will be called for the next step of the selection process.

AFCAT 2021 Selection Process

The AFCAT 2021 selection process will begin after the declaration of the result. After candidates are able to qualify the AFCAT 2021 Exam, they will be called for the Testing (Stage I and Stage II).

AFCAT 2021 Stage I Testing

Stage I Testing involves the following tests:

  • Officers Intelligence Rating Test
  • Picture Perception and Discussion Test

Stage-I is a screening test. Candidates qualifying this stage will move on to appear for Stage-II Testing. The candidates not qualifying will be routed back after the announcements of results.

AFCAT 2021 Stage-II Testing

AFCAT Stage-II testing will be done for the next 4-5 days. Only for Flying Batch, there will be a CPSS (Computerized Pilot Selection System) Testing on the fifth day. Psychological Test, Group Test, and Interviews will be conducted in this stage.

  • Psychological tests will be conducted on the applicant. These tests are conducted by a psychologist.
  • Group Test will be consisting of interactive indoor and outdoor activities that will require mental and physical work.
  • AFCAT interviews will be conducted by an Interviewing Officer.
  • The CPSS testing will be done for the candidates which are recommended and who have applied for the flying branch.

AFCAT 2021 Medical Examination

If a candidate gets recommended by the Selection Board, he/she will be sent for the medical examination either at Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), New Delhi or Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru.

AFCAT 2021 Formation Merit List

All India Merit List will be prepared on the basis of your performance in the written test, AFSB Interview, and medical fitness. Based on the vacancies in the branches/sub-branches, you will be given the instructions for your joining.

After the candidates are deemed fit to join the Indian Air Force and they have received the directions from the officials, they will have to do to the respective branches for the joining.

AFCAT 2021 Salary

The AFCAT 2021 salary is given below -

  • AFCAT 2021 Flying Branch - The Annual package is 8 Lakh to 10 Lakh Rupees. The monthly salary is INR 85,372.
  • AFCAT 2021 Ground Duty (Technical Branch - The Annual Package is 7 Lakh to 9 Lakh Rupees. The monthly salary is INR 74,872.
  • AFCAT 2021 Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch) - The Annual Package is 7 Lakh to 9 Lakh Rupees. The monthly Salary is INR 71,872.

The AFCAT Officers are also given many benefits and allowances. They are-

  • Besides the salary AFCAT, 2021 Officers shall also receive insurance cover of 1 Crore Rupees(serving officers) and an addition 12 Lakh Rupees to Flying Branch Officers.
  • The AFCAT 2021 Officers will also receive medical coverage for self and family or other dependents, Loans, LTC, furnished accommodation, etc.
  • They will also receive allowances accordingly as to the nature of their duty.

AFCAT 2021 Preparation Tips

The aspirants must follow the following tips to qualify the AFCAT 2021 Exam-

  • The candidates must read the syllabus carefully and know all the topics/subjects to study.
  • After knowing the syllabus, they must make a study plan accordingly.
  • The candidates must be consistent with their study time table and must revise the subjects thoroughly every week.
  • The candidates must start studying the subjects and topics months before the examination date.
  • In order to be accurate and manage the time during the AFCAT 2021 Exam, candidates must also take online mock tests and practice the previous year's question papers.
  • The candidates in case of any doubts must seek professional help and guidance in order to clear all the doubts of a particular subject or topic.
  • Most importantly, candidates must remain consistent with their study plan and avoid last-minute preparations.
  • Also on the AFCAT 2021 Exam day, the aspirants must remain calm and confident.

AFCAT 2021 Reference Books

The Indian Airforce conducts AFCAT 2021 Exam for recruiting Flying and Ground Duty Branches for the post of gazetted officers. The AFCAT 2021 Syllabus consists of sections like General Awareness, Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning and Military Aptitude. Additionally, there are different sections for candidates opting for Ground Duty like Engineering concepts of Computer, Mechanical, Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Candidates must prepare well for all the topics of all these sections. There is plenty of study material and reference books available for AFCAT 2021 Exam, so it becomes difficult to choose the best books. Candidates have to consider few things while selecting AFCAT 2021 Reference Books. The books should be the latest editions, it should cover all the topics in the AFCAT 2021 Syllabus. It is important that the reference books also have old question papers and sample papers, mock tests. The following list contains some useful AFCAT 2021 Reference Books.

  • AFCAT for Flying, Technical and Ground Duty Branch with Solved Papers - Arihant Experts
  • AFCAT - Arihant Experts
  • Let's Crack AFCAT - SSBCrack
  • SSB Interview: The Complete Guide - Dr N. K. Natarajan
  • Manorama Yearbook - Philip Mathews
  • AFCAT Exam Guide: For Flying and Technical Branch - R. Gupta
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations - R. S. Agarwal

AFCAT 2021 Coaching

You can refer to the below-mentioned coaching centres that you can go to for your AFCAT preparation.

  • Coaching Centre: Bangalore/ Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, and New Delhi are the major coaching centers for AFCAT 2021 in India.
  • Bangalore/ Bengaluru - Allen Career Institute/ No. 41, 6th Block, 17th Main, 100 Feet Road, Near Malabar Gold, Koramangala
  • Chennai - Defence Academy Chennai/ No. 51, Cee Dee Yes Raceview Apartments, 600042, Five Furlong Rd, Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Mumbai - Tara Institute (Andheri Centre)/ No. 407/B, 4th Floor, Vertex Vikas, Near Railway Station, Behind Police Station, Andheri-East
  • New Delhi - Cadets Academy/ No. M-3, Mukherjee Tower, Dr Mukherjee Nagar Near Batra Tower, Delhi.

Contact Details

In case of any doubts or queries, candidates should contact the AFCAT Exam authorities. The contact details of the exam authorities are stated below.

Phone Number: 020-25503105 or 020-25503106

E-Mail: [email protected]

Timings: Monday to Friday - 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM & 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM


What is AFCAT?

The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducts the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) twice every year. The two sessions in a year are held during the months of February and August. The posts that are open after clearing this exam are Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch), Ground Duty (Technical Branch) and Flying Branch.

When will AFCAT 2021 be conducted?

AFCAT 1 2021 will be conducted in February 2021. AFCAT 2 exam will be held in September 2021. 

What is the AFCAT 2021 Syllabus?

The areas to be covered while studying for AFCAT 2021 are Numerical Ability, Numerical Reasoning, General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English and Military Aptitude.

Does AFCAT 2021 follow negative marking scheme?

Yes. -1 marks for every wrong answer and +3 for every right answer.

What is the question paper pattern of AFCAT 2021?

AFCAT 2021 is a computer-based test with 100 Multiple Choice Questions. Total marks allotted for the examination is 300. Candidates have a duration of 120 minutes to answer all questions. The medium of question paper is in English.

When will the AFCAT (I) 2021 Application Form be released?

The Application Form will be made available on the IAF official website in December 2020.

When is the deadline for submitting the AFCAT (I) 2021 Application Form?

The last date to submit completely filled AFCAT I 2021 Application Form is most likely to be in January 2021.

Can I change my examination centre after submitting the Application Form?

No. After the submission of the Online Application Form, no changes in any of the fields are permitted.

When will the results of the AFCAT 1 2021 session be announced?

The results of AFCAT (I) 2020 is likely to be declared in March 2021.

Is AFCAT 2021 open for Female candidates?

Yes, AFCAT is open to female candidates along with the male candidates.

What is the age criteria for AFCAT 2021?

Candidates who are applying for AFCAT Flying Branch must be between the ages of 20 to 24 years and the upper age limit is 26 years for candidates who have Commercial Pilot License. For the candidates who are applying for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch must be between the ages of 20 to 26 years.

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