Air Force Common Admission Test (2) (AFCAT (2))
Exam Date: 03/10/2020 Exam State: All India Last Date: 14/07/2020

Exam Details

Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in July 2021 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC)/ Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technicaland Non-technical) Branches.

Online applications are also invited for grant of PC/SSC for Flying Branch through NCC Special Entry Scheme and Meteorology Entry.

Branches, Course Number 

a) AFCAT Entry

Branch and Course Number

Flying:  210/21 F/SSC/M & W

Ground Duty (Technical): 209/21 T/PC/99 AEC/M 209/21T/SSC/99  AEC/M & W

Ground Duty (Non-technical): 209/21 G/PC/M 209/21 G/SSC/M & W

b) NCC Special Entry

Branch and Course Number

Flying:  210/21 F/PC/M and 210/21 F/SSC/M & W

c) Meteorology

Branch and Course Number

Meteorology:  209/21 G/PC/M 209/21 G/SSC/M & W

Type of Commission

  • (a) PC for Men. Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve till  the age of super annuation as per their branch and rank.
  • (b) SSC for Men & Women.

(i) The engagement period for Flying Branch SSC officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Not extendable).

(ii) The initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty (Tech and Non-tech) Branches would be for a period of ten years.

An extension of four years may be granted subject to willingness, suitability, service requirements and availability of vacancies.

Schedule

The test is scheduled on  03rd, 04th and 05th Oct 2020.

Eligibility

Age: (a) Flying Branch. 20 to 24 years as on 01 July 2021 i.e. born between 02 July 1997 to 01 July 2001 (both dates inclusive).

Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 year i.e. born between 02 July 1995 to01 July 2001 (both dates inclusive).

(b) Ground Duty (Technical/ Non-Technical) Branches. 20 to 26 yearsas on 01 July 2021 i.e. born between 02 July 1995 to 01 July 2001 (both dates Inclusive)

Physical/ Medical Standards, Educational Qualifications and Selection Procedure.

Details on physical/ medical standards, educational qualifications and selection procedure are available in detailed notification on the website.

Educational Qualifications

(i) Flying Branch: Candidates should have mandatorily passed with at lest 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level.

Graduates with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Or

B.E/ B.Tech Degree (Four years course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent

Or

Candidates who have cleared Section A& B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

(ii) Ground Duty (Technical) Branch

  • (aa) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics):  {AE(L)}. Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/ integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University OR cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
  • (aaa) Communication Engineering
  • (aab) Computer Engineering/Technology
  • (aac) Computer Engineering &Application
  • (aad) Computer Science and Engineering/Technology
  • (aae) Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • (aaf) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • (aag) Electrical Engineering
  • (aah) Electronics Engineering/Technology
  • (aaj) Electronics Science and Engineering
  • (aak) Electronics
  • (aal) Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • (aam) Electronics and Computer Science
  • (aan) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering
  • (aao) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)
  • (aap) Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • (aaq) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering
  • (aar) Electronics Instrument & Control
  • (aas) Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering
  • (aat) Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • (aau) Instrument & Control Engineering
  • (aav) Information Technology
  • (ab) Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}: Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/ integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University OR cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
  • (aaa) Aerospace Engineering
  • (aab) Aeronautical Engineering
  • (aac) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • (aad) Mechanical Engineering
  • (aae) Mechanical Engineering and Automation
  • (aaf) Mechanical Engineering (Production)
  • (aag) Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
  • (aah) Mechatronics
  • (aaj) Industrial Engineering

(iii) Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches

  • (aa) Administration&Logistics. Graduate Degree (Minimum three years Degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • (ab) Accounts. B. Com Degree (Minimum three years degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • (ac) Education. MBA/ MCA or M.A/ M.Sc. Degree in English/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Statistics/ International relations/ International Studies/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together in Post-Graduation (Minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in graduation, (both recognised by UGC/ Competent Accreditation Authority). For integrated courses (single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry), the minimum duration must be as per prevailing UGC guidelines with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.

(iv) NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch): NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 15 Dec 15 is mandatory. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2. Graduates with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

OR

B.E/ B.Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

OR

Candidates who have cleared section A& B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

(v) Meteorology:  Post Graduate 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% marks in aggregate of all papers put together (Provided Maths and Physics were studied at Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% marks in each).

Physical and Medical Standards: Guidelines with regard to physical and medicalstandards for candidates are as follows:

(a) Candidates must be physically fit according to the prescribed physical standards. 

Height and Weight: (i) The minimum acceptable height for men and women candidates in Flying Branch is 162.5 cms, Leg Length: Min - 99 cms, Max -120 cms. Thigh Length: Max - 64 cms, Sitting Height: Min - 81.5 cms, Max - 96 cms (No concession for age/ sex/ region).

(ii) The minimum acceptable height for male candidates in Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical) Branch is 157.5 cms.

For women candidates minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. (For Gorkhas and individual belonging to hills of North Eastern region of India, Garhwal and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height will be 2 cms less than what is applicable to men and women respectively). 

Syllabus

A) Syllabus

The subjects, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

a) Exam AFCAT:  General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test  

Dutaion: 02 Hours

No of Question: 100

Maximum Marks: 300

b) Exam EKT [For Candidates with one of the choices as (Technical) Branch]: Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics

Duration: 45 Minutes

No of Question: 50

Maximum Marks: 150  

The Online examination will consist of objective type questions and will be in English only for both AFCAT and EKT.

Marking Scheme is as follows:

(a) Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer.

(b) One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

(c) No marks for unattempted questions. 

Questions will be based on the metric system of Weights & Measures wherever applicable.

Candidates are required to appear for the Online AFCAT in person. Under no circumstance will any scribe or another candidate be allowed to appear/ assist in the exam.

 Air Force has the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination. 

B) Standard and Syllabus of the Examination

 i) Syllabus

(a) English. Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases.

(b) General Awareness. History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc.

(c) Numerical Ability. Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams).

(d) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test.Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability. 

ii) Standard

The standard of Numerical Ability Questions will be of Matriculation level. The standard of questions in other subjects will be of graduation level (Indian University). 

C) Practice Test

An online Practice Test (for AFCAT & EKT) is available on the IAF website https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or  https://afcat.cdac.in

Fees

Candidate has to pay application fee Rs. 250/-

Admission process

Candidates are required to apply online by using the linkhttps://careerindianairforce.cdac.in, or https://afcat.cdac.in. Aadhaar Card is mandatory for online registration.

Eligible candidates are to register online through separate Tabs available forAFCAT Entry/NCC Special Entry/MET Entry.

Candidates eligible for one/more entries are to register separately in each entry.

Conduct of Online Testing for AFCAT Examination and Fee Structure: For the first time, online testing will be conducted for AFCAT entry in various AFCAT centers.

Candidates registering for AFCAT entry will have to pay an amount of Rs. 250/- as examination fee.

However, candidates registering fo Meteorology entry and NCC Special entry are not required to pay any amount.

Details of conduct, examination centres and mode of payment are given in the notification.

Admit Card

Admit Card is available for download through Candidate Login.

The e-Admit Card will be sent to the registered email IDs and will also be available at the website www.careerindianairforce.cdac.in for all candidates who successfully submitted their online application.

No Admit Card will besent by post.

To download the e-Admit Card, a candidate should have his/her Username and Password.

The candidate will be solely responsible for downloading his/ her e-Admit Card.

If the candidate does not receive his/ her admit card in their registered email id or is not able to download the same from the mentioned website or if there is any error / discrepancy / anomaly in the e-admit card, he/she must enquire from AFCAT Query Cell at C-DAC, Pune immediately.

Phone Nos. 020-25503105 or 020-25503106.

E-Mail queries may be addressed to afcatcell@cdac.in 

No candidate will be allowed to appear in the examination unless he/ she holds a downloaded e-Admit Card for the examination.

Test Centres

Centres of Online Examination

Agartala

Dehradun

Tirunelveli

Kochi

Agra

Delhi

Vellore

Kohima

Ajmer

Dhanbad

Vijaywada

Kolhapur

Ahmedabad

Diu

Vishakapatnam

Kolkata

Alwar

Durgapur

Warangal

Kota

Aligarh

Faridabad

Ujjain

Kurukshetra

Allahabad

Ganganagar

Udaipur

Leh

Aizwal

Gaya

Tirupathi

Lucknow

Ambala

Gaziabad

Vadodara

Mudurai

Amritsar

Gorakhpur

Imphal

Mangalore

Aurangabad

Greater Noida

Indore

Meerut

Bareilly

Guntur

Itnanagar

Mumbai

Behrampur

Guwahati

Jabalpur

Mysore

Belgavi

Gwalior

Jaipur

Noida

Bengaluru

Haldwani

Jaisalmer

Nagpur

Bhagalpur

Hisar

Jaladhar

Nasik

Bhilai

Hyderbad

Jalpaiguri

Nizamabad

Bhopal

Rajkot

Jammu

Pathankot

Bhuj

Ranchi

Jamshedpur

Patna

Bhubneshwar

Rohtak

Jhansi

Pondicherry

Bikner

Rourkee

Jodhpur

Pune

Bilaspur

Rourkela

Jorhat

Sambalpur

Chandigarh

Thane

Kakinada

Silong

Chhapra

Thiruvanantha puram

Kannur

Shimla

Chnnai

Thrissur

Kanpur

Silchar

Coimbarore

Tinsukia

Varanasi

Sonipa

 

 

 

Srinagar

 

Important Dates

AFCAT (2) 2020 Dates

Exam date (AFCAT 2020) 

 03, 04, 05, October 2020 (Revised)

Apply for online application form starts

15 June 2020

Apply for online application form ends

14 July 2020

Admit Card 04 September 2020
Result declaration October 2021

Course commencement

July 2021

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