AFCAT 2019 Notification Application Form Released, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Exam Dates

By | December 2, 2018

AFCAT 2019 Notification Application Form Released

AFCAT 2019 : registrations are open now. Indian Air Force has released notification for AFCAT 1 2019 on December 1, 2019. AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) is a recruitment examination organized by the Indian Air Force (IAF). The examination is held twice a year in the months of February and August, applications to which are made available in December and June respectively. Airforce aspirants who want to join the flying, technical and non-technical branch of the Indian air force can apply for AFCAT 1 2019 now from the official IAF portal of AFCAT.

AFCAT 2019 Examination can be taken by both Male and Female Candidates who have completed their Graduation. AFCAT is officer recruitment gateway in 3 branches of Air Force – Flying Branch (Short Service Commission only), Technical branch (Permanent & Short Service Commission) and Ground Duty Branch (Permanent & Short Service Commission).

Online examination will be conducted on 16 Feb 19 and 17 Feb 19 for AFCAT exam. Candidates applying for AFCAT 1 2019 should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination viz. Written examination and SSB test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.

According to AFCAT eligibility criteria, only Indian citizen can apply for the exam. The age limit prescribed for Flying Branch is 20 to 24 years while that for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch is 20 to 26 years as on January 1, 2020. The minimum educational qualification required for AFCAT is graduation. The academic qualification varies as per the branches.

The online test of AFCAT consist of four sections – General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test. Duration of the test is 2 hours. Maximum marks allotted for the test are 300. Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) which is held for Technical Branch comprises of Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics. Total marks allotted for EKT are 150.

Air Force Common Admission Test is conducted to select candidates as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches of Indian Air Force.

AFCAT 2019 Online Application Details

Exam Name AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)
Level of Exam National Level
Competent Authority Indian Air Force (IAF)
Name of Posts Commissioned officers in flying branch, Ground Duty (technical) and Ground Duty (Non-technical) branch
Exam Mode Online i.e. Computer Based Test
Syllabus General Awareness, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude and Verbal Ability in English
Availability of online application form 1st December 2018 to 30th December 2018.
Date of Exam 16th & 17th February 2019
Eligibility Criteria It differs from one branch to another. Details are given below.
Selection Process Written Exam, AFSB Interview, and Medical Test

 

AFCAT 2019 Important date :

There are four  AFSB centres in India i.e. Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar, and Varanasi. After the selection of the candidate, a candidate has to report any one of the allotted centres. For more details regarding the AFCAT 2019 candidates can go through the below-mentioned schedule-

AFCAT 01/2019 Events Name Important Dates (expected)
The release date of Official Notification 01 Dec 2018
Start date of filling the Application Form 01 Dec 2018
Last date of filling the Application From 30 Dec 2018
AFCAT 01/2019 Admit Card 01 Feb 2019
AFCAT 01/2019 Exam Date 16 and 17 Feb 2019
AFCAT 01/2019 Memory-Based Answer Key 16 and 17 Feb 2019
AFCAT 01/2019 Result Date To be Announced
Release Date of Admit Card for AFSB Test To be Announced
AFSB Test Date To be Announced
AFSB Memory Based Answer Key To be Announced
AFSB Result Date To be Announced

 

AFCAT 2019 Branches

The upcoming examination will be held for the intake of candidates in the following branches:

Entry Branch
AFCAT Entry Flying
Ground Duty (Technical)
Ground Duty (Non-technical)
NCC Special Entry Flying

Note: There is no intake for meteorology  Education branches for AFCAT 01/2019.

AFCAT 2019 Educational Qualifications

Flying Branch

Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and

(a) Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

OR

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

OR

(c) 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

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. 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 recognised University OR cleared Sections A & 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.

 

Equivalent Fields for Electronic Equivalent Fields for Electronic Equivalent Fields for Mechanical
Computer Engineering/Technology Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering Aerospace Engineering
Computer Engineering & Application Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave) Aeronautical Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering/Technology Electronics and Computer Engineering Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Electronics Instrument & Control Mechanical Engineering and Automation
Electrical Engineering Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Production)
Electronics Engineering/Technology Instrumentation & Control Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
Electronics Science and Engineering Instrument & Control Engineering Mechatronics
Electronics and Communication Engineering Information Technology Industrial Engineering
Electronics and Computer Science

 

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 MA/ MSc 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 recognized 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.

NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch): NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 01 Jan 17 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 recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR BE/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.

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).

AFCAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form candidate should go through the eligibility criteria first as if the candidate will be founded ineligible at any further stages than that candidate will be disqualified from the further process. Candidate can go through the eligibility criteria mentioned below

Nationality: Candidate should hold Indian Citizenship

AFCAT 1 2019 Age Limits

Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry: 20 to 24 years as on 01 Jan 2020 i.e. born between 02 January 1996 to 01 January 2000 (both dates inclusive).Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2000 (both dates inclusive).

Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jan 2020 i.e. born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2000 (both dates inclusive).

AFCAT 2019 Height and Weight Parameters

For Flying Branch For Technical and Non-Technical Branch
Height: 162.5 cms

Leg Length: 99 cms (Min), 120 cms (Max)

Thigh Length: 64 cms (Max)

Sitting Height : 81.5 cms (Min), Max – 96 cms (Max)

Height: 157.5 cms (Min), For women 152 cms (Min).

Candidates belonging from Gorkhas, hills of North,
Eastern region of India, Garhwal, and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less.

Candidates belonging from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height will be 2 cms less than what is applicable to men and women respectively).

Visual Standards for AFCAT 01/2019:

  • 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for hypermetropia. Manifest Hypermetropia must not exceed +2.0D Sph, Myopia – Nil, and Astigmatism +0.75 D Cyl (within +2.0 D – Max)
  • Near Vision N-5 each eye.
  • Color Vision CP-1(ML T).

AFCAT 2019 Admit Card

  • The admit cards will be made available on the official website through online mode only.
  • AFCAT 2018 (1) hall tickets shall be available from the 2nd week of February 2019.
  • Similarly, admit cards for AFCAT 02 2019 shall be available from 1st week of August 2019.

AFCAT 2019 Exam Pattern

For the preparation of the examination, a candidate should go through the exam pattern first. By going through the exam pattern candidate will get an estimate about the marking criteria.

Time Duration: 02 hours

Number of Questions: 100

Marking Criteria: +3 for each correct answer

Negative Marking: -1 for each incorrect answer

Number of Sections: 4 (Verbal ability, Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Reasoning and Military aptitude)

Mode of Examination: Online

Exam Name Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
AFCAT 100 300 2 Hours
EKT (For technical branches) 50 150 45 Minutes

AFCAT 2019 Syllabus

Before starting the preparation candidate should go through the syllabus first for viewing the number of subjects and topics. Candidate can see the syllabus from the below. The below-mentioned syllabus is based on the last year details.

Syllabus for AFCAT

General Awareness: History, Geography, Environmental Science, Current Affairs, Current Affairs, Politics, Civics, Basic Science, Defense, and Art.

Verbal Ability in English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Synonyms, Antonyms, Testing of Vocabulary, Sentence Completion etc.

Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Percentage, Ration and Proportion, Simple Interest and Profit and Loss.

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal skills and Spatial abilities.

Syllabus for EKT (For technical branches)

Mechanical

Computer Science

Electrical and Electronics

AFCAT 2019 Preparation Tips

For the preparation of the exam, a candidate should go through the exam pattern and syllabus first. Candidate should start the preparation for that subject in which candidate is having interest. Candidate preparing for AFCAT 2019 can refer the below mentioned preparation tips-

  • Candidate should make their own timetable for proper time management.
  • Candidate should make the topics proper notes by referring the AFCAT preparation books.
  • Candidate should give the mock tests because by giving mock tests candidate can estimate that which section of the exam is time taking and in which section candidate need to prepare more.
  • Candidate should do the revision on the daily basis.

AFCAT 2019 Application Form

Aspirants who are complying with the above-mentioned eligibility requirements can go ahead for submitting the application form. Candidates can submit the application through online mode only. AFCAT-I 2019 registration process has been started from 1st December 2018. The applicants have to go through certain steps to complete the AFCAT application form. Check the following information with regard to the AFCAT registration:

Visit the official website of the AFCAT as the application form can be submitted through online mode only.

  • Go for the candidate’s login and complete the registration process.
  • Enter your name, e-mail ID and mobile number etc. in the registration form.
  • After successful registration, you will receive a registration ID and password.
  • Now login with the registration ID and password to complete the application form part.
  • Applicants need to fill personal as well as the academic qualification in the application form.
  • Be careful while entering the name, father name, qualification, address etc. details in the application form.
  • Upload your scanned photograph and signature as per the given specifications. The images must be in JPEG/JPG format with size between 10 KB to 50 KB.
  • After submission of application form, do not forget to take the printout of the confirmation page or submitted application form for future reference.

The information to be submitted in the form will be related to:

Personal Details

Educational Details

Communication Details

Other Details

AFCAT 2019 Application Fee:

  • Application Form Fee for AFCAT: Rs 250/- (non-refundable)
  • Payment: Application Fee can be paid by using online mode (Credit Card, Debit Card, Internet Banking).

AFCAT 2019 Exam Centre

The aspirants can check the list of examination centre which is prepared based on previous year list.

Allahabad Coimbatore Guwahati Kanpur Shimla
Aligarh Darbhanga Hyderabad Kolkata Silchar
Ambala Delhi Hisar Kolhapur Srinagar
Aizawl Dehradun Haldwani Kohima Sonipat
Andaman Darjeeling Itanagar Kochi Tirupathi
Amritsar Diu Imphal Kurukshetra Thane
Bengaluru Durgapur Indore Kota Tinsukia
Behrampura Dhanbad Jaisalmer Lucknow Thrissur
Belgaum Faridabad Jaipur Leh Tirunelveli
Bareilly Ghaziabad Jabalpur Meerut Thiruvananthapuram
Bhagalpur Gautam Budh Nagar Jalpaigudi Madurai Ujjain
Bahadurgarh Ganganagar Jalandhar Mangalore Udaipur
Bhawanipatna Gorakhpur Jammu Midnapore Varanasi
Bhopal Ranchi Jhansi Mysore Vadodara
Bhilai Rohtak Jamshedpur Mumbai Vijayawada
Bhubaneshwar Rourkee Jodhpur Nasik Vellore
Bhuj Pathankot Rajkot Nagpur Vishakapatnam
Patna Puducherry Pune Warangal
Nizamabad Gwalior Kharagpur Solapur

AFCAT 2019 Result

AFCAT result 2019 will be declared in the month of April 2019. Candidates will be able to check their result online on the official website of AFCAT. Those who will qualify the written exam will be invited to attend SSB/Interview. The final result will be prepared on the basis of candidates overall performance in written exam and interview etc. The selection of the candidates depends on the candidate’s performance in the exam including physical fitness. Accordingly, the competent authority will declare the final result.

AFCAT Selection Process

  • As already stated above, candidates first need to appear in the written test.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted for next round of selection as per their rank secured in the exam.
  • The competent authority on the basis of written exam performance will invite candidates for Screening Test i.e. Stage-I Testing.
  • The screening test consists of Officer Intelligence Rating Test and Picture Perception and Discussion Test.
  • After qualifying the Stage-I, candidates will be called for Stage-II Testing.
  • Stage II testing consists of Psychological Test, Group Test to check the candidate’s interactive ability, conversation skills etc.
  • Those who will qualify the SSB/Interview will be selected for medical examination before offering the final letter of joining.
  • Selection will be made purely on the basis of merit prepared on the basis candidate’s performance throughout the exam.

Useful Links

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Official Website www.careerairforce.nic.in

 

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