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AFCAT Recruitment 2018

Date of Issue :: 16 Jun, 2018

Date of Submission :: 15 Jul, 2018

AFCAT Recruitment 2018

Eligibility: Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in Jul 2019 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) / Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. Online applications are also invited for NCC Special Entry Scheme (For grant of PC/SSC in Flying Branch) and Meteorology Branch.

Start Date to Apply Online: 16th June 2018
Last Date To Apply Online: 15th July 2018

(a) Flying Branch. 20 to 24 years as on 01 Jul 2019 i.e. born between 02 July 1995 to 01 July 1999 (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born between
02 July 1993 to 01 July 1999 (both dates inclusive).

(b) Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical) Branches). 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2019 i.e. born between 02 July 1993 to 01 July 1999 (both dates inclusive).

Marital Status: Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course. Widows/Widowers and divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible.


AFCAT Entry- Flying: SSC-42 Vacancies

Ground Duty (Technical): AE(L): PC-22, SSC-30
AE(M): PC-10, SSC-14

Ground Duty (NonTechnical): Admin: PC-8 SSC-12
Logistics: PC-1, SSC-4
Accounts: PC-3, SSC-5
Education:PC-3, SSC-4

NCC Special Entry: Flying- 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for Flying branch

Meteorology Branch: Ground Duty (NonTechnical)- PC-10, SSC-14

Syllabus: AFCAT Exam (Multiple Choice Questions)

Time Duration: 2 hrs
Subjects: Verbal ability, Numerical ability, Reasoning, General Awareness and Military Aptitude.
There is a negative marking 1/3 in all sections.

Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) would be for 45 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT.
Note: Candidates who are opting for Ground Duty (technical) branch have to pass both AFCAT & EKT.

Application Procedure: Conduct of Online Testing for AFCAT Examination and Fee Structure:

Online testing will be conducted for AFCAT entry at various centers. Candidates registering for AFCAT entry will have to pay an amount of Rs. 250/- as examination fee. However, candidates registering for Meteorology entry and NCC Special entry are not required to pay. Details of conduct, examination centers and mode of payment are available in the notification.

Additional Information: 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.

Training will commence in the first week of July 2019 for all courses at Air Force Academy Dundigal (Hyderabad). The duration of training for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments. PAN Card and account in SBI/ Nationalised Bank is mandatory at the time of joining Air Force Academy. Aadhaar Card is mandatory for registration.

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