AFCAT 01/2019: Notification, Apply, Exam Pattern, Exam Dates

Indian Air Force
Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. Online examination will be conducted on 16 Feb 19 and 17 Feb 19 for AFCAT exam.

Basic Details

Important details and information about Indian Air Force AFCAT 2019 in Indian Air Force.

Name of Post AFCAT
Department Indian Air Force
Number of Vacancies 0
Recruiting Body Indian Air Force
Application Fee No Application Fee
Place of Posting Anywhere India
Year 2019
Recruiting Body Indian Air Force

Important Dates:

Important Dates for AFCAT are listed below. It includes Application form dates, exam date, result date etc.

Event Dates Remark
Release of Notification 2018-12-01 No Remark Available
Start of Online Application Form 2018-12-01 No Remark Available
End of Online Application Form 2018-12-30 No Remark Available
Exam Start Date 2019-02-16 No Remark Available
Exam End Date 2019-02-17 No Remark Available

Indian Air Force AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

Imortant requirements for Indian Air Force AFCAT are shared below. It includes Educational Qualification as well as age criteria.

Educational Qualification

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


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


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


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.


Age Limit

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).

Application Fee

After filling in the online application form, the examination fee of Rs. 250/- (non-refundable) for AFCAT entry (not applicable for NCC special entry and Meteorology) may be paid online through the Make Payment step on the main menu of the online application.

No cash or cheque or demand draft (DD) will be accepted towards payment of examination fee. The examination fee can be paid using credit/ debit cards/ net banking through the payment gateway.

Applicants are advised to follow the instructions/ steps given on the payment gateway, and also print/keep the transaction details for their records.

Indian Air Force AFCAT Exam Pattern

Scheme of Online Examination: All applicants whose applications are submitted by due date will be called at one of the examination centres for AFCAT scheduled on either 16 February 2019 (Saturday) or 17 February 2019 (Sunday). It is mandatory for the candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branch to appear in both AFCAT as well as Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).

Exam Subject Duration No. of Questions Max Marks
AFCAT General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 02 Hours 100 300
EKT(For Ground Duty Technical Branch only) Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical and Electronics 45 Minutes 50 150

Marking Scheme is as follows

  1. Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  2. One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  3. No marks for unattempted questions.

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

Indian Air Force AFCAT Physical Details

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).

The minimum acceptable height for male candidates in Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical) Branch is 157.5 cms. For women candidates, the minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. (For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of the NorthEastern region of India, Garhwal, and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable 7 height will be 2 cms less than what is applicable to men and women respectively).

Indian Air Force AFCAT Admit Card

The eligible candidates shall be issued with an e-Admit Card three weeks before the date of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be sent to the registered email IDs and will also be available at the website for all candidates who successfully submitted their online application. No Admit Card will be sent 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 inquire from AFCAT Query Cell at C-DAC, Pune immediately. (Phone Nos. 020-25503105 or 020- 25503106). E-Mail queries may be addressed to [email protected] No candidate will be allowed to appear in the examination unless he/ she holds a downloaded e-Admit Card for the examination.

Other Important Links

Important links for the interested candidates for AFCAT Recruitment 01/2019 are given below. Candidates can register / login and check the official notification for the AFCAT 2019 Recruitment below.


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