Air Force Common Admission Test
Air Force Common Admission Test

AFCAT 2024: Admit Card, Result Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

AFCAT exam 2024 - The applications for AFCAT 2 exam will begin on May 30, 2024. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has released AFCAT 2 notification at the official website.
AFCAT 2024

AFCAT 2024

AFCAT Exam 2024: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the notification for AFCAT 2 exam 2024 on the official website. The exam will be conducted to fill 304 vacancies in Flying and Ground Duty branches. The applications will begin on May 30, 2024. The official authorities will release the detailed notification regarding the same. The application window for AFCAT 2 exam will close on June 28, 2024.

Candidates interested in applying for AFCAT 2 exam must fulfil the AFCAT eligibility criteria. AFCAT 1 exam 2024 was conducted on February 16, 17, 18, 2024.  After the conclusion of the exam, the Indian Air Force will release the AFCAT result 2024. Along with the result, AFCAT Cut off 2024 will be also be released. Aspirants must note that the cut off for all candidates remain same. Last year, AFCAT Cutoff was 155 out of total 300 marks. Students who pass the AFCAT 1 exam are called for the interview round. 

Candidates are selected in either the flying branch or on-ground duties (Non-technical and technical) through the AFCAT exam. The test has various rounds that applicants will need to attempt and excel in to be recruited as an IAF officer. The first round is the written exam, followed by screening tests and interviews which are administered by the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB.) The final round is the medical test after which shortlisted candidates will be required to complete the AFCAT training. For the flying and technical branches, training will last 74 weeks; for the non-tech branches, it will be 52 weeks. However, the time frame may vary depending on the operational requirements of IAF.

Check: AFCAT Exam Pattern 

AFCAT Exam 2024

Applicants must check the tables below to understand the significant details of the exam.

Particulars

Exam Details

Exam Name

AFCAT

AFCAT Full Form

Air Force Common Admission Test

Exam Purpose

To Recruit Officers in the IAF

Exam Conducting Body

Indian Air Force

Official Website

https://afcat.cdac.in/

Level of Exam

National

Job Posts

Flying Branch, Ground Duties (non-technical and technical)

Exam Frequency

Twice a Year: AFCAT 1 & AFCAT 2

AFCAT Exam Date 2024

The tables below include the important dates for both AFCAT 1 and AFCAT 2

AFCAT 1 Exam Date 2024

Details

Exam Dates

AFCAT 1 Notification Released

November 18, 2023

AFCAT 1 Registration (Start and End Dates)

December 1-30, 2023

AFCAT 1 Admit Card Released

January 30, 2024

AFCAT 1 Exam Date

February 16-18, 2024

AFCAT 1 Exam Result Announced

March 2024

AFCAT 2 Exam Date 2024

Refer below to check the dates for AFCAT 2 exam 2024-

Details

Exam Dates

AFCAT 2 Notification

May 20, 2024

AFCAT 2 Registration

May 30, 2024 to June 28, 2024

AFCAT 2 Admit Card

August 2024

AFCAT 2 Exam Date

August 2024

AFCAT 2 Result

September 2024

AFCAT Eligibility 2024

To determine whether candidates are qualified to take the AFCAT exam or not, they must first comprehend the AFCAT Eligibility. Students will not be allowed to take the exam if they do not meet these requirements, which have been set forth by the exam authorities themselves. Both male and female candidates are eligible to attempt the exam for various posts and branches given that they meet the minimal educational requirements, nationality, marital status, AFCAT age limit, physical and medical conditions.

Particulars

Eligibility Details

Marital Status

Unmarried

Nationality

Indian

Eligible Gender

Both Male and Female

Age Limit

AFCAT Flying Branch: 20 to 24 years

Technical and non-technical Ground Duty: 20 to 26 years

Physical Requirements

AFCAT Flying Branch-

Required Height: Minimum 162.5 CM

Leg Length: Minimum 99 CM, Maximum 120 CM

Thigh Length: Maximum 64 CM

Sitting Height: Minimum 81.5 CM, Maximum 96 CM

Ground Duty: 

Required Height for Males: 157.5 CM

Required Height for Female: 152 CM

Educational Qualification (Flying Branch)

completion of a minimum three-year degree program at an accredited university with a grade point average of at least 60%

OR

A minimum of 60% in Sections A and B of the Associate Membership of the Institute of Engineers (India) or the Aeronautical Society of India from an accredited college

Educational Qualification (On Ground)

A minimum of four years of graduate-level engineering or technology education from an authorized university and a minimum of 50% in both maths and physics at the 10+2 level.

OR

a minimum score of 60% on Sections A and B of the Associate Membership Examination of the Institution of Engineers (India) or the Aeronautical Society of India.

AFCAT Registration 2024

AFCAT 1 registration will start on December 1, 2023. The application forms will be closed on December 30, 2023. AFCAT 2024 exam date will be announced soon on the official website, afcat.cdac.in

The following steps were required to be followed in order to apply online for the AFCAT exam-

  • Visit the IAF official website 
  • The next step would be to visit the tab “Career” tab 
  • Candidates will be required to fill in their registration details to fill up the application form
  • After the form is submitted, the AFCAT password and registration ID would be sent to the registered Email address
  • The final step would be to pay the AFCAT registration fee

AFCAT Fee 2024

After submitting the online application, select the "Make Payment" option to pay the non-refundable examination fee of Rs. 250 for AFCAT admission (not applicable for NCC special entry). Credit cards, debit cards, and net banking can all be used to pay the exam fee. Cash, cheques, or demand draughts (DD) are not acceptable methods of payment for test fees. Moreover, the fee structure will be the same for every applicant and would not be altered on the grounds of gender.

AFCAT Admit Card 2024

Admit card is an important document that needs to be carried to the exam centre on the day of the exam. Without a valid AFCAT admit card, students will not be able to enter the test centre. The AFCAT 1 admit card will be released in February 2024, a few days prior to the exam date. AFCAT 2 Admit Card will be issued in August 2024 onwards, a few days before the exam. The following steps could be used to successfully download the admit card-

  • Applicants must visit the official website 
  • They will need to complete the AFCAT login using their credentials
  • After logging in, they will see the admit card link which will be available on the homepage
  • Candidates must proceed to download the admit card and are advised to take a printout for the same
  • A confirmation Email or SMS will be sent to the candidate. 
  • Students will receive the admit card (which includes the hall ticket number) at their registered email address 

Check More Details: AFCAT Admit Card

AFCAT Pattern 2024

The following table highlights the AFCAT exam pattern for the reference of students. It is important that candidates understand the exam format in order to perform well on the day of the exam.

Particulars

AFCAT Exam Pattern 

AFCAT Sections

Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, Military Aptitude Test, General Awareness

Duration of Exam

Two Hours

Mode of Exam

Online

Type of Exam

Objective

Language of Exam

English

Total Questions in AFCAT

100

Maximum Marks in AFCAT

300

AFCAT Marking Scheme

Candidates will be marked for the exam in the following manner-

  • Plus 3 marks will be awarded for every right answer
  • A Minus 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
  • Unattempted answers will not be marked

AFCAT Syllabus 2024

General Knowledge, Mathematics, Reasoning & Military Aptitude, and English make up the AFCAT syllabus. The level of the questions in the numerical ability section will be matriculation level. Other subjects will be at the graduation level. The following is a list of each subject's specific syllabus:

AFCAT Subject

Syllabus Topics

English

Detect Errors in Sentences

Synonym

Cloze Test  

Fill in the Gaps in a paragraph

Idioms

Phrases

Sentence Rearranging

Analogy

Substitution in a Sentence/ One Word Substitution

Basic Grammar

Antonym

Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word

General Knowledge

Geography

History

Art and Culture

Sports

Personalities

Environment and Ecology

Science and Technology

National and International organizations

Indian Polity

Economy and Defence

Basic Science-Based Knowledge

Current Affairs

Reasoning and Military Aptitude

Figure Classification

Coding Decoding

Odd one out

Spotting errors

Data Interpretation

Completion of Patterns

Arrangements

Venn Diagram

Dot Situation Analysis

Missing Figures 

Blood Relations

Analogy

Numerical Ability

Decimal

Time and Work

Profit & Loss

Average/ Percentage

Fraction

Simple and Compound Interest

Time & Distance

Ratio 

Mixture & Allegation Rules

Number System &

Area and Perimeter

Races (Trains/ Boats & Streams)

Probability

Clocks

Number Series

Proportion

AFCAT Cut-Off 2024

Test takers should be informed of the cut-off to determine the target score and obtain a better idea of the exam's difficulty. The AFCAT 1 cut-off 2023 has been announced along with the result on 13th March 2023. 

The AFACT 1 cutoff was 155 out of 300

Factors that affect the cutoff include-

  • The total number of vacancies
  • Minimum and maximum scores of candidates
  • The difficulty level of the test
  • The total number of candidates 

Check Details: AFCAT Cut-Off

AFCAT Vacancies 2024

The exam conducting body has released AFCAT 1 Vacancies. The Indian Air Force advertises a number of vacancies each year for various flying branch and ground-duty positions. Both technical and non-technical roles, such as pilots, engineers, accountants, etc., are covered by these job openings. For both papers 1 and AFCAT 2, the vacancies are announced separately. 

Check AFCAT 1 2024 Vacancies in the tables below-

Post

Post Code

Male

Female

Total

AFCAT

Flying

28

10

          38

AFCAT Ground Duty Technical

AE (L)

104

11

125

AE (M)

45

05

50

AFCAT Ground Duty Non Technical

Admin

44

06

50

LGS

11

02

13

Accounts

11

02

13

Ground Duty Non Technical

Education

08

02

10

Ground Duty Non Technical

Weapon Systems WS Branch

15

02

17

Meteorology Entry

Meteorology

09

02

11

Vacancy for AFCAT 1 NCC Special Entry

AFCAT Branch

Details

Flying

10%  seats out of  CDSE vacancies for  PC  and  10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.

Check AFCAT 2 Vacancies Below

AFCAT 2 Vacancies 2023

AFCAT Preparation 2024

Some general AFCAT preparation tips that must be followed by applicants in order to maximize the result include-

  • Use adequate AFCAT books and study material
  • Practice every day without distractions
  • Keep revising what one has already studied
  • Stay updated with current affairs
  • Eat healthy food and exercise daily
  • Align preparation with the AFCAT pattern and syllabus
  • Understand the exam pattern
  • Solve as many AFCAT mock tests as possible 
  • Practice with previous year's question papers
  • Build a study routine and follow it consistently

AFCAT Books 2024

The AFCAT books, which are written in an understandable manner, should be purchased by applicants. Also, candidates must look for books that provide learning materials, practice exams, and study guides. If a candidate picks a suitable study material, their preparation will be substantially enhanced. The following factors must be considered by students before buying any books:

  • Easy-to-grasp content
  • Inclusion of practice questions and mock tests
  • Content of every AFCAT section
  • Tips on how to ace the exam
  • Includes answer keys which are detailed

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the AFCAT selection process?

Applicants planning to take the AFCAT exam must know the selection process and the different rounds. The first stage is the written test, followed by different screening tests and interviews. The final round is a medical test. Those who qualify for all the rounds will get to start the AFCAT training.

What is the maximum score in the AFCAT exam?

The maximum score in the AFCAT exam is 300. There are a total of four sections that combine together to make 300 the maximum score in the exam.

What is the AFCAT registration fee?

Students will need to pay INR 250 which is the registration fee for the AFCAT exam. Those failing to pay this sum of amount will not be considered registered candidates.

What is the AFCAT 1 2024 Exam date?

AFCAT 1 2024 exam date has not been released yet. The same will be confirmed by the conducting body soon at afcat.cdac.in.

Can students in high school give the AFCAT exam?

No, Applicants must have passed Class 12 with a minimum of four years of degree completion or integrated post-graduation in Engineering or Technology from an accredited university, as well as 60% in Physics and Mathematics.

What is the AFCAT 2 2023 age eligibility?

The Flying Branch's AFCAT 2 age limit for 2023 session is 20 to 24 years. Candidates must have been born (both dates inclusive) between July 2, 2000 and July 1, 2004.

When was the AFCAT 2 2023 last date to apply?

30th June 2023 was the last date to apply for AFCAT 2.

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