AFCAT 2019

Exam Date : August 24, 2019 To August 25, 2019
Result Date : September 17, 2019

You can enroll in the prestigious Indian Air Force by clearing AFCAT exam. Serve the nation and become a hero. AFCAT exam was conducted the second time this year on August 24, 2019. AFCAT exam 2019 was conducted to recruit for Technical, Non-Technical and Flying branches of Air Force.

Indian Air Force took 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 and specialized fighting force that safeguards our skies against enemy invasions.

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What is AFCAT?

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 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.

AFCAT is conducted twice in a year in the months of February and August. AFCAT (II) 2019 exam took place on August 24, 2019 and August 25, 2019. AFCAT 2019 is conducted in following stages:

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.

Stage-II Testing

Stage-II Testing will be done for 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 the interactive indoor and outdoor activities which will require mental and physical work. 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.

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.

Formation Merit List

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

AFCAT at a glance
Exam Name Air Force Common Admission Test
Acronym AFCAT
Conducting Body Indian Air Force (IAF)
Frequency Twice a Year
AFCAT (II) Exam Date August 24, 2019 and August 25, 2019
Exam Centre 112 Cities in India
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
Total Marks 300
Duration 2 Hours i.e. 120 Minutes
Medium English

AFCAT Exam Dates

Application Form for AFCAT was available on the official website i.e. afcat.cdac.in from June 1, 2019 and the last date to submit the AFCAT Application Form was on June 30, 2019. AFCAT 2019 Admit Card was released online for candidates on August 2, 2019.

AFCAT 2019 was conducted via online mode i.e. Computer-based Test and AFCAT Exam date was on August 24, 2019. AFCAT exam result was declared on the official website for all the candidates on September 17, 2019. Candidates who had cleared AFCAT exam 2019 were called for further rounds of the selection process.

Who is eligible for AFCAT exam?

AFCAT eligibility criteria needs to be satisfied by the applicants to be fit to appear for this exam. Criteria of AFCAT eligibility vary for different posts which are as follows:

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, 2020 i.e. he/she should be born between July 2, 1996 to July 1, 2000, with both dates inclusive. The upper age limit for candidates which hold a valid and currently active Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. candidate should have been born in between July 2, 1994 and July 1, 2000 with both dates inclusive.

Education Qualification

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 minimum 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-years 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.

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, 2020 i.e. he/she should have been born in between July 2, 1994 to July 1, 2000 with both dates standing inclusive.

Educational Qualification

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

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 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.

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 Jul 1, 2020 i.e. he/she should have been born in between July 2, 1994 to July 1, 2000 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 Relation 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.

Meteorology

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).

AFCAT 2019 Syllabus

Syllabus for AFCAT 2019 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 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.

Exam Pattern of AFCAT 2019

AFCAT 2019 will be conducted through Online mode i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT). Question paper will be comprising of Multiple Choice Question's (MCQ's). There will be a total of 4 sections which includes General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning & Military Aptitude. The exam pattern of AFCAT is discussed in detail below:

Time allotted to complete the examination will be 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes. 3 marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer. It will consist of 100 questions in all.

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. Number of questions asked will be 50 which will be of 150 marks in total. The examination will be conducted in English medium.

How to apply for AFCAT 2019?

AFCAT 2019 Application Form was available on the official website i.e. afcat.cdac.in or https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in from June 1, 2019 and the last date to submit the application form for AFCAT was on June 30, 2019.

The registration process for AFCAT 2019 includes 5 different steps:

  • Registration
  • Filling AFCAT Application Form with Graduation Information and Personal Details
  • Course Opted & Choice of Exam Centre
  • Upload of Documents [Photograph, Signature, Thumb Impression (For Male: Left, For Female: Right)]
  • Registration Fee Payment.

Candidates have to pay the Registration Fee of INR 250/- for General/OBC/SC/ST/PWD category candidates through 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 exam fee.

AFCAT 2019 Coaching

You can refer to the below-mentioned centres for getting coaching for AFCAT exam.

  • Coaching Centre: Bangalore/ Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, and New Delhi are the major coaching centre for AFCAT 2019 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.

Exam Centres for AFCAT

AFCAT 2019 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 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 Admit Card 2019

AFCAT Admit Card was available online for candidates and was issued by the Indian Air Force on August 2, 2019. Admit Card for AFCAT contains details such as Name of the candidate, Roll Number, Exam Centre, Exam Date, Venue details, Photograph, Signature and more.

Note: Candidates will not be allowed to appear for the 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 2019 Results

AFCAT 2019 Results will be released on September 17, 2019 on the official website of Indian Air Force (IAF). AFCAT 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 2019 will be called for the next step of the selection process.

AFCAT 2019 Selection Process

AFCAT selection process will begin after the declaration of the result. After candidates are able to qualify the AFCAT exam, they will be called for the Testing (Stage I and Stage II). Afterwards, they will be having a medical round and then a final merit list will be prepared.

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.

Contact Details

Phone Number: 020-25503105 or 020-25503106

E-Mail: afcatcell@cdac.in.

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

AFCAT 2019 FAQs

Q: 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.

Q: When will AFCAT 2019 be conducted?

AFCAT 2019 is scheduled to be held on 18th February 2019.

Q: What is the AFCAT 2019 Syllabus?

The areas to be covered while studying for AFCAT 2019 are Numerical Ability, Numerical Reasoning, General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English and Military Aptitude.

Q: Does AFCAT 2019 follow negative marking scheme?

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

Q: What is the question paper pattern of AFCAT 2019?

AFCAT 2019 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.

Q: When will the AFCAT (II) 2019 Application Form be released?

The Application Form will be made available on the IAF official website from June 1, 2019.

Q: When is the deadline for submitting the AFCAT (II) 2019 Application Form?

The last date to submit completely filled AFCAT 2019 Application Form is June 30, 2019.

Q: 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.

Q: When will the results of AFCAT 2019 session II be announced?

The results of AFCAT (II) 2019 will be declared on September 17, 2019.

Q: Is AFCAT 2019 open for Female candidates?

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

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