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AFCAT Notification 2024, IAF released the AFCAT 2 Official Notification

Indian Air Force IAF released the official notification for the AFCAT 2024 examination yesterday. Before that, the authority released the official notification on 20th May 2024. Candidates who are eligible can apply for the examination from 30th May 2024. The last day to submit the online application is June 28 2024. This year a total number of 304 seats are available for candidates to join. Along with the announcement the authority has released detailed notifications for students to go through thoroughly. The exam date for AFCAT 2024 is 9th, 10th and 11th August 2024. 

What is AFCAT?

AFCAT is a national-level examination which stands for the Air Force Common Admission Test. The main authority that handles this examination is the Indian Air Force. This examination is conducted annually in February and August. Through this examination, the Indian Air Force selects candidates for class 1 officers in flying and ground duties (technical and non-technical). In this examination male and female both candidates can apply. After clearing this examination candidates can join the Short Service Commission in the flying branch and permanent commission short service in ground duties. 

AFCAT Notification 2024 Overview

Job LocationAnywhere in India
AFCAT Exam Date 2024 StatusOut
Selection ProcessWritten Exam, AFSB Interview, and Medical Exam
AFCAT 2 Exam Date 2024September 2024
FrequencyTwice a Year
Official Websitecareerindianairforce.cdac.in / afcat.cdac.in
AFCAT Full FormAir Force Common Admission Test
AFCAT 2 2024 EligibilityGraduate, 20 years
Exam LevelNational
Exam NameAFCAT Examination, 2024
Exam Conducting BodyIndian Air Force

Documents Required to fill AFCAT Application 

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Credit/Debit cards
  • Marksheets of Class 12 and graduation/diploma/integrated postgraduation
  • Scanned images of photograph, signature, and left thumb impression

Details Required for AFCAT Application Form 2024

  • Candidateā€™s Name
  • Fatherā€™s Name
  • Motherā€™s NameĀ 
  • Nationality
  • Valid Mobile Number
  • Valid Email ID
  • Type of Entry
  • Aadhaar Card Number
  • Correspondence Address
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Command
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • 10th Marksheet and Certificate
  • 12th Marksheet and Certificate
  • Graduation Degree
  • Post Graduation Degree
  • Integrated Post Graduation Degree
  • Permanent Address
  • Thumb Impression
  • Declaration by the candidate
  • Exam City, etc.
AFCAT Application Form 2024 Details
Personal DetailsCandidateā€™s Name (As per 10th certificate)Candidateā€™s Fatherā€™sName (As per 10th certificate)Candidateā€™s Motherā€™s Name (As per 10th certificate)Email AddressSecondary Email AddressNationalityMobile NumberCandidateā€™s Visible Identification MarkCPSS/PABT StatusCommercial Pilot License issued by DGCA?Select ā€˜Yesā€™ or ā€˜Noā€™Are you serving Airman of IAF?Marital Status Married or UnmarriedDate of Birth DD/MMM/YYYY
QualificationEducation Level (10 + 2 + Graduation/10 + 2 + Graduation + Post Graduation/10 + 2 + Integrated Post Graduation)Graduation LevelQualification DegreeCourse DurationName of College/InstituteName of UniversityEnter Aggregate/Gross Percentage, etc.
CoursesFlyingGround Duty (Technical)Ground Duty (Non-Technical)
NCCNCC Air Wing ā€œCā€ CertificateSerial No.Name of NCC UnitYear
AFSB/ SSB appeared as CandidatesBatch No.Enter the Place Of AppearingNo of Days at AFSB
Source of AFCAT informationList of information Newspaper, Employment News
GATEYear of appearingGATE Score
Communication DetailsPermanent Address Enter Full AddressState/Union TerritoriesCityPin CodeRailway StationLandline NumberAadhaar Card NumberCheck if Permanent
Address is same as Correspondence Address. Correspondence Address Full AddressStateCityPin CodeRailway Station
Upload DocumentsPhotographSignatureThumb ImpressionDeclaration by the candidate
Select Exam City5 choices based on preference from the exam cities list

How to Apply Online for AFCAT 2 Notification 2024?

  • To fill the AFCAT application form online visit the official website of AFCAT at careerIndiaairforce.cdac.in or afcat.cdac.in.Ā 
  • On the homepage click on the link candidate login in the recent notification sectionĀ 
  • Now click on the not yet registered register your link on the next windowĀ 
  • A new window will appear with signup page sign up if you havenā€™t login yet using your email id and passwordĀ 
  • After the successful registration, canon into your account using that password you generatedĀ 
  • Now click on either AFCAT or NCC special entry for flying branchĀ 
  • Click on the application form and enter your personal details educational qualification course preference and contact detailsĀ 
  • After it you need to upload your recent passport size photograph signature and thumb impression in prescribed formatĀ 
  • Now submit the online fee which is 550 + GST. Remember it this fee is non-refundable.Ā 
  • There are various payment methods are available like credit card debit card and banking etcĀ 
  • Now click on submit and your receipt of online payment and confirmation page will appear on screenĀ 
  • Take printouts of both of the documents and keep it safe for future use.Ā 

AFCAT 2 Notification 2024: Eligibility

ParametersEligibility Criteria
Education QualificationFlying Branch & Ground Duty (Non-technical): The candidate must have scored a minimum of 50% marks each in physics and mathematics at the 10+2 level and possess a three-year graduation degree OR a BE/BTech degree with a minimum of 60% from a recognized university.<br> Ground Duty (Technical): <ul><li>Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) (AE(L)): The candidate must have scored a minimum of 60% marks each in physics and mathematics at the 10+2 level and hold a degree in graduation/post-graduation in engineering and technology from a recognized university.</li></ul>
Age LimitFlying Branch: 20 to 24 years (Candidates must have been born between 02/01/2001 to 01/01/2005).<br> Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical): 20 to 26 years (Candidates must have been born between 02/01/1999 to 01/01/2005).
Martial StatusCandidates must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course, and marriage is not permitted during training.
NationalityCandidate must be a citizen of India as per the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955.

AFCAT 2 Notification 2024: Important Dates

EventsAFCAT 2024 Dates
AFCAT 1 Short Notification 2024 Release DateNovember 18, 2023
AFCAT 1 Notification 2024 Release DateDecember 1, 2023
AFCAT 1 Application Release DateDecember 1, 2023 (11:00 AM)
Last Date to Submit AFCAT 1 Application Form 2024December 30, 2023 (11:00 PM)
AFCAT 1 Admit Card 2024January 30, 2024
AFCAT 1 2024 Exam DateFebruary 16, 17, and 18, 2024
AFCAT 1 Result Date 2024March 8, 2024
AFSB 2024 NotificationReleased
AFCAT 1 2024 Merit ListTo be updated soon
AFSB 2024 Interview DatesOut
AFCAT 1 Final ResultTo be updated soon
Course CommencingJanuary 2025

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AFCAT 1 Exam Schedule 2024

Activity1st Shift2nd Shift
Candidate Arrival Time08:00 AM01:00 PM
Verification of Admit Card, ID Proof, Biometric, and Seating08:00 AM-09:45 AM01:00 PM-02:45 PM
Candidate Instruction Session09:45 AM-10:00 AM02:45 PM-03:00 PM
AFCAT 1 Examination10:00 AM-12:00 PM03:00 PM-05:00 PM

AFCAT 2 Notification 2024 Salary

During TrainingRs. 52,600 per month
Training Duration1 year
Post-Training Compensation
Pay Band for all BranchesRs. 56,100 per month
Pay Matrix Level (VII CPC)Rs. 56,100 ā€“ Rs. 1,10,700 per month
Military Service PayRs. 15,500 per month
Flying Branch AllowanceRs. 11,250 per month
Technical Branch OfficersRs. 2,500 per month

AFCAT 2 Vacancy 2024

EntryBranchCourse NumberVacancies (Men) (SSC)Vacancies (Women)
AFCAT EntryFlying218/25F/SSC/M & W1811
Ground-Duty(Technical)217/25T/SSC/107AEC/M & WAE(L): 88 AE(M): 36AE(L): 23 AE(M): 09
Ground-Duty(Non-Technical)216/25G/SSC/M & WWS Branch: 14 Admin: 43 Accts: 10 Lgs: 13 Edn: 07 Met: 08WS Branch: 14 Admin: 03 Accts: 11 Lgs: 14 Edn: 02 Met: 02
NCC Special EntryFlying218/25F/PC/M and 218/25F/SSC/M & W10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2024

Sectional Weightage of Marks

ExamSubjectDurationNo. of QuestionMaximum Marks
AFCAT (For all branches)Numerical Ability, Reasoning, English, General Awareness & Military Aptitude120 Minutes100300
EKT (For Technical Branch Only)Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics & Communication45 Minutes60180

AFCAT Marking Scheme

AFCAT Marking SchemeDetails
Correct Answer+3 marks
Incorrect Answer (Negative Marking)-1 mark
Unattempted QuestionNo marks allotted
Score CalculationTotal score is calculated after deducting marks for incorrect answers

AFCAT 2 Notification 2024: AFCAT Syllabus 2024

AFCAT English Syllabus 

TopicsNo of Questions
Fill in the blacks 4
Error Detection3
Reading Comprehension2
Antonym/ Synonym6
Cloze test5

AFCAT General Awareness Syllabus 

TopicsNo of Questions
Current Affairs and Economics7

AFCAT Numerical Ability Syllabus

TopicsNo of Questions
Profit/Loss and Discount2
Ratio & Percentage3
Mixture & Allegations2
Time and Work2
Speed and Distance2
Average 2

AFCAT Reasoning & Military Aptitude Syllabus

TopicNo of Questions
Non-Verbal (Image)10
Odd one out5
Venn diagram4
Complete the pattern5

AFCAT Non-Technical Syllabus

SubjectsAFCAT Non-Technical Syllabus 
General AwarenessHistory National & International Organisations Geography, Art & Culture Personalities Sports Environment & Ecology Economy Indian Polity Basic Science Based Knowledge Science & Technology Current Affairs (National & International) Defence
EnglishComprehension Error Detection in Sentence Sentence Completion/ Fill in the correct word Cloze Test / Fill in the blanks in a paragraph Synonym/ Antonym Idioms and Phrases Sentence Rearranging Analogy Substitution in a Sentence/ One Word Substitution
Numerical AbilityTime and Work Decimal Fraction Profit & Loss Ratio & Proportion Average/Percentage Simple and Compound Interest Time & Distance and Races (Trains/ Boats & Streams) Probability Area and Perimeter Mixture & Allegation Rules Number System & Number Series Clocks
Reasoning and military aptitude testOdd One Out Analogy Venn Diagram Pattern Completion Dot Situation Analysis Blood Relation Missing Figures Figure Classification Coding and Decoding Spotting the Embedded Figures

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