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AFCAT Recruitment 2024-2025

AFCAT Recruitment 2024: Indian Air Force (IAF) released AFCAT 1 recruitment 2024 notice on December 1. The short notice was released on November 25. AFCAT 1 2024 application online link is available from December 1 to 30. The online test will be conducted on February 24, 25, and 26, 2022.

AFCAT 2 recruitment 2024 notice will be released in June 2024. The short notice for AFCAT 2 2024 will be released in May 2024. AFCAT exam is conducted to select eligible candidates as Class-I Gazetted Officers in Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical). In this article, we have explained in detail the AFCAT recruitment notice.

AFCAT Exam 2024 Highlights

Candidates appearing for the AFCAT 2024 are advised to go through the details of the exam before filling out the application form.

Particulars Details
Name of the Exam AFCAT
Conducted by Indian Air Force
Nationality Indian
Marital Status Unmarried
Gender Men and Women
Age Limit
  • Flying Branch- 20 to 24 years
  • Ground Duty- 20 to 26 years
Educational Qualification
  • Maths and Physics (50%) in 10+2
  • Graduate with minimum 60% marks
Physical Eligibility/Standards Height

  • Flying Branch – 162.5 cm
  • Ground Duty (Non-tech & Tech)
  • Male – 157.5 cm
  • Female – 152 cm
Exam Duration
  • AFCAT: 2 hours
  • EKT: 45 minutes
Selection Process
  • Written Tests
  • AFSB Tests
  • Medical Examination
Application Fees INR 250
Official Website

AFCAT Exam Date 2024

AFCAT exam is conducted twice a year as AFCAT 1 and AFCAT 2. Check the Exam Dates of AFCAT and other details below:

Events Dates (Tentative)
AFCAT 1 2024 notification and application form release date December 2023
Beginning of AFCAT 1 2024 Application December 2023
Last Date to Apply Online for AFCAT 1 2024 To be announced
AFCAT 1 Exam Dates To be announced
Release of AFCAT 2 notification 2024 To be announced
Release of AFCAT 2 Application Form To be announced
AFCAT 2 exam date To be announced
AFCAT 2 Result To be announced

AFCAT Full Form

The full form of AFCAT is Ait Force Common Admission Test. This test is conducted for the aspirants interested in applying for the different posts in Indian Air Force. Candidates will need to qualify in all the eligibility criteria to appear for the exam.

AFCAT Eligibility 2024

IAF prescribes AFCAT eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification, and nationality. The eligibility criteria are different for different posts. The basic educational qualification is Graduation. For the Flying branch, candidates must be between 20 and 24 years. For Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) branch, the age of candidates should be between 20 and 26 years.

Also Read: AFCAT Eligibility 2024

AFCAT Recruitment Application Form | How to Apply

The application form for AFCAT exam will be available on the official website. It will be released soon. Candidates must fill in the details like name, father’s name, mother’s name, signature, photograph, etc.

Steps to Apply Online for AFCAT

Check the steps to fill up the application form for AFCAT 2024:

Step 1: AFCAT Registration

  • Visit the official website of the Indian Air Force –
  • Click on the tab –‘Career’ and click on ‘Candidates Login’
  • Fill in the registration details like Email ID and Password on the appearing screen
  • Click on the ‘submit’ button. A new registration ID & password will be sent to the registered mobile number and email ID

Step 2: AFCAT Application Form

  • Use the ID and password to fill in the application form
  • Select the desired exam centre, subject for the EKT exam,
  • Uploading the photograph and signature (as per the specification)
  • Finally, submit the form and take out the print of the form

AFCAT Application Fee 2024

Applicants will have to pay the application fees in online mode. For AFCAT application form an amount of INR 250 has to be paid. Check the detailed entry fees for the exam:

Entry Application Fees
AFCAT Entry INR 250
NCC Special Entry NA

How To Fill Afcat Application Form 2024

AFCAT application form is released online on the official website. The application fee is INR 250 for all categories and can be paid online. While filling out the AFCAT application form, candidates are required to enter their Aadhaar Card number. While, Aadhaar Card is optional for candidates belonging to Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, and Meghalaya. The application process comprises the following steps:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on ‘Candidate Login’ to register
  • To register, candidates need to enter the required details
  • Candidates need to log in with the registered email ID and password
  • Select the type of entry-AFCAT, NCC Special Entry for Flying Branch
  • Read the instructions carefully
  • Proceed towards filling out the detailed application form by clicking the required checkbox
  • Enter personal information, educational qualification, course preference, communication details, etc.
  • Upload the scanned images of the photograph, signature, and Left Thumb Impression (LTI)
  • Sign the declaration
  • Select the exam city
  • Pay the application fees, which is INR 250 for all categories

AFCAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria

The official notification consists of the eligibility section consisting of important information like nationality, age limit, marital status, educational qualification, and physical standards. The overall eligibility criteria for AFCAT 2024 are as follows:

Particulars Details
Nationality Indian
Marital Status Unmarried
Gender Men & Women
Age Limit
  • Flying Branch: 20-24 years
  • Ground Duty: 20-26 years
Educational Qualification
  • Min 60% in Maths & Physics in 10+2
  • Graduate

AFCAT Nationality

In order to be eligible for the AFCAT 2024 exam, candidates will have to be a citizen of India according to the Indian Citizenship Act, of 1985.

AFCAT Age Limit 2024

The minimum age limit to apply for the flying branch is 20 years. The maximum age for the same is 24 years. For ground duty, the full age is 26 years. However, there are age relaxations for the reserved categories under which one can clear the AFCAT exam in 16 attempts.

Category Minimum age Maximum Age
Flying Branch 20 years 24 years
Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch 26 years

AFCAT Eligibility 2024: Marital Status

  • Candidates must belong age limit of below 25 years and must be unmarried
  • Candidates who are divorcees/ widows below 25 years are not eligible
  • Candidates above 25 years of age who are married, during their training period will not be allowed to live with family.

AFCAT Educational Qualification 2024

Check the table below to understand the education qualification under each branch:

Branch Sub-Branch Educational Qualification
Flying Branch:
  • Minimum 60% in Graduation or a BE/B.Tech degree from any recognized University
  • 50% marks in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level.
Ground Duty Technical Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)
  • 50% marks in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a Minimum of 60% in Graduation or a BE/B.Tech degree from any recognized University


  • Cleared A & B exam (with an aggregate of 60%) of Aeronautical Society of India/Associate Membership of Engineers (India)
Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)
  • 50% marks in 10+2 and a degree in graduation or in post-graduation in the engineering and technology field from any recognized University


  • Cleared A & B exam (with an aggregate of 60%) of Aeronautical Society of India/Associate Membership of Engineers (India)
Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branches) Administration
  • Graduate with a minimum 60% marks in a three-year degree course from any recognized University.


  • Cleared A & B exam (with an aggregate of 60%)
Weapon System Branch
  • 50% marks in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level
  • Graduate with minimum 60% marks in a three-years degree course from any recognized University


  • 50% marks in 10+2 and a degree in graduation or in post-graduation in the engineering and technology field from any recognized University

AFCAT Number of Attempts

As per the information, candidates for the flying branch will be able to attempt 6 times within the age group of 20-23 years. After 23, it will be difficult to apply as the selection process is a bit lengthy. Candidates will exceed the age limit.

For Technical & Non-Technical Branches, candidates can attempt up to 10 times. There is no restriction on the number of attempts.

Branch Number of Attempts
Flying Branch 6 attempts
Technical & Non-Technical Branches 10 attempts

AFCAT Physical and Medical Standards

For the AFCAT exam, the physical standards are needed to be followed. The minimum chest circumference recommended is 77 cm. The minimum Height of the candidates applying for flying branches should be 162.5 cm. The details of recommended Sitting Height, Leg Length, and thigh length are as follows:

Particulars Maximum Minimum
Sitting Height 96 cm 81.5 cm
Leg Length 120 cm 99 cm
Thigh Length 64 cm

The recommended physical standards for male and female candidates are as follows:

Particulars Male Female
  • Flying Branch- 162.5 cm
  • Ground Duty Branches- 157.5 cm
  • Others- 152.5-155.5 cm
  • Flying Branch: 162.5 cm
  • Other Branches- 152 cm
  • For Hilly/North-East Regions: 147-150cm
  • For Lakshadweep- 150 cm

AFCAT Visual Standards

IAF checks if the candidate has any eye defect. The visual standards for different branches are

Branch Maximum Limits of Refractive Error Visual Active Error
F(P) including WSOs Hypermetropia: + 2.0D Sph Manifest Myopia: Nil Retinoscopic myopia: – 0.5 in any meridian permitted Astigmatism: ± 0.75D Cyl (within + 2.0D Max) 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia
Aircrew other than F(P) Hypermetropia: +3.5D Sph Myopia: -2.0D Sph Astigmatism: ± 0.75D Cyl 6/24 in one eye and 6/36 in other, correctable to 6/6 and 6/9
Adm/ Adm (ATC)/ Adm (FC) Hypermetropia: + 3.5D Sph Myopia: -3.5D Sph Astigmatism: ± 2.5D Cyl in any meridian Corrected visual acuity should be 6/9 in each eye.
Adm/ Adm (ATC)/ Adm (FC) Hypermetropia: + 3.5 D Sph Myopia: -3.50 D Sph Astigmatism: ± 2.5D Cyl in any meridian Corrected visual acuity should be 6/9 in each eye. Wearing of glasses will be compulsory when advised
Met Hypermetropia: + 3.5 D Sph Myopia: -3.50 D Sph Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl Corrected visual acuity – 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye. Wearing Glasses will be compulsory.
Accts/ Lgs/Edn Hypermetropia: + 3.5 D Sph Myopia: -3.50 D Sph Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl Corrected visual acuity – 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye. Wearing Glasses will be compulsory.

AFCAT 2024 Exam Pattern

AFCAT Written Exam consists of two sections- Section 1 with 100 questions and Section 2 with 50 questions.

  • Every correct answer carries 3 marks
  • Every incorrect answer carries a negative marking of -1.
  • Both the paper are compulsory (EKT is compulsory for only the Technical branch)

Check the AFCAT Exam Pattern before applying for the exam:

Exam Mode Online Online
Number of questions 100 50
Duration 120 minutes 45 minutes
Maximum Marks 300 150
Negative Marking 1 mark 1 mark
Important Sections General Awareness, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, Verbal Ability in English, and Military Aptitude Test Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics

AFCAT Marking Scheme 2024

Candidates appearing in the AFCAT exam must know the marking scheme of the exam. Given below is the marking scheme:

Particulars Marking Scheme
Every correct answer +3 marks
Every incorrect answer -1 mark
Unattempted questions No marks

AFCAT 2024 Syllabus

AFCAT exam is a single online test with Objective-type questions. AFCAT Syllabus includes major subjects like – General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning & Military Aptitude Tests. The subject-wise syllabus is given below

AFCAT English Syllabus

The table below consists of the topics covered in the syllabus of English in the AFCAT exam:

Subject Topics
English Comprehension, Detecting Errors in Sentences, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct words, Synonym/ Antonym, Cloze Test or Fill in the Gaps in a paragraph, Idioms, and Phrases, Analogy, Sentence Rearranging, Substitution in a Sentence/ One Word Substitution

AFCAT General Awareness Syllabus

The table below consists of the topics covered in the syllabus of General Awareness in the AFCAT exam:

Subject Topics
General Awareness History, Geography, Sports, National & International Organisations, Art & Culture, Personalities, Environment & Ecology, Indian Polity, Economy, Basic Science Based Knowledge, Science & Technology, Current Affairs (National & International), Defence

AFCAT Numeric Ability Syllabus

The table below consists of the topics covered in the syllabus of Numeric Ability in the AFCAT exam:

Subject Topics
Numeric Ability Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average/ Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Distance and Races (Trains/ Boats & Streams), Area and Perimeter, Probability, Number System & Number Series, Mixture & Allegation Rules, Clocks

AFCAT Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test Syllabus

The table below consists of the topics covered in the syllabus of the Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test in the AFCAT exam:

Subject Topics
Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

AFCAT EKT Syllabus

The following are included in the AFCAT EKT Syllabus:

  • Engineering Mathematics: Matrix Algebra, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes, Theorems of integral calculus, Gauss and Green’s theorems. Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, First order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, Sampling theorems, Random variables, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard deviation, Discrete and Continuous Distributions, Fourier transform, Laplace transforms, Z-transform.
  • Engineering Physics: Description of Motion in One, Two and Three Dimensions, Units for measurement, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Electrostatics, Electric Current, Heat and Thermodynamics, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Magnetism, Ray Optics, and Optical Instruments, Laws of Motion
  • Engineering Drawing: Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting, Projection of straight lines, planes and solids, Isometric Projection, Sectional Views of solids, Full sections, Intersection of surfaces

Branch-Wise AFCAT Syllabus (Engineering)

The syllabus for the branches under Engineering is:

Branch Subject
Computer Science Engineering Analog and Digital Electronics, Electronic Devices, Computer Networks, Switching Theory, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, Telecommunication Systems, Antenna and Wave Propagation, Radar Theory, etc
Electronic Engineering Analog and Digital Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Microwave Engineering, Antenna and Wave Propagation, Instrumentation, Computer Networks, Network Theory Design, Switching Theory, Information Technology
Mechanical Engineering Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Aircraft Structures, Theory of Machines, Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulic Machines, Engineering, Power Plant Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Flight Mechanics, Aerodynamics, etc.

AFCAT Interview

The second stage of the AFCAT exam is AFSB or Air Force Selection Board Interview takes place for five days in various AFSB centers. These Interviews are a little tricky as it evaluates candidates’ physical as well as mental strength. The AFSB Interview process also includes Psychological tests and Group tasks. The types of tests that take place in five days are Screening tests, Psychological tests, Group Tests, and Board Conferences.

AFCAT 2024 Admit Card

Admit Card of AFCAT will be released by IAF on the official website. Candidates need the admit card to appear for the AFCAT exam. Candidates can download the admit card from the official website. IAF will release AFCAT Admit Card before shortly before the exam date.

How to Download AFCAT Admit Card?

Here are the steps to download AFCAT Admit Card 2024:

  • Visit the official website-
  • Click on ‘Candidate’s Login’
  • After the page appears, enter the registered user ID and Password
  • The admit card will appear in PDF form on the screen
  • Take a printout of the same for future use

AFCAT Mock Test 2024

Indian Air Force provides the AFCAT 2024 mock test for the candidates appearing for the online exam. Candidates can attempt these sample AFCAT mock test 2024 by visiting the official website. Attempting these mock tests can build up candidates’ confidence levels and accuracy. It helps candidates devise a strategy on how to attempt the AFCAT 2024 exam in the best possible way.

AFCAT 2024 Exam Centre

The table below consists of all the exam centres for AFCAT Exam

List of Exam Centres
Agartala Srinagar
Ahmedabad Sonipat
Alwar Thrissur
Ambala Tirunelveli
Bareilly Udaipur
Bathinda Varanasi
Bengaluru Vijayawada
Bhilai Vadodara
Bhubaneshwar Vellore
Bikaner Vishakapatnam
Chennai Tirupati
Warangal Thane
Dhanbad Solapur
Dibrugarh Silchar
Faridabad Shillong
Gaya Rourkela
Gorakhpur Ranchi
Gurugram Noida
Gwalior Port Blair
Imphal Patiala
Itanagar Pune
Jaipur Chhapra
Jalpaiguri Nagpur
Jamshedpur Muzaffarpur
Jodhpur Kota
Kannur Leh
Kakinada Ludhiana
Kolkata Meerut
Kurukshetra Kanpur
Lucknow Guwahati
Mangalore Indore
Mumbai Hyderabad
Nasik Haldwani
Nizamabad Jabalpur
Panaji Kolhapur
Patna Kochi
Puducherry Jammu
Rajkot Jhansi
Srinagar Ghaziabad
Rourkee Durgapur
Ganganagar Bhopal
Shimla Diu
Behrampur (Odisha) Belagavi
Bhuj Coimbatore
Aizwal Allahabad
Ajmer Aurangabad
Chandigarh Delhi & NCR


Here are the following points for AFCAT SSC:

  • AFCAT Short Service Commission (SSC) will be for both men and women
  • The job post offers officers fourteen years from the commissioning date
  • The initial tenure for SSC of both Technical & Non-Technical Ground Duty Branches would be 10 years.
  • Extension of up to 4 years may be granted based on the availability of vacancies, service requirements, sustainability, etc.
  • Officers under SSC will not receive any pension

How to Receive NCC Special Entry through AFCAT?

Candidates can take entry through NCC if they are holding Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ Certificate. Check the eligibility through NCC Special Entry through AFCAT:

Particulars Details
For NCC ‘C’ Certificate Holders

Degree from a recognized University with 50 % marks in aggregate

Final-year candidates can also apply

Service in NCC Candidates serving two/three years in Senior Division / WG of NCC
Grading Having ‘B’ or ‘C’ grade certificates in NCC
Wards of Battle Casualties of Army Personnel NCC ‘C’ Certificate is not needed

AFCAT Results

The results will be released on the official website after the exam. The AFCAT results consist of the name, DOB, and marks obtained by the candidates in AFCAT and EKT exams.

Steps to Download AFCAT Results

Check the steps to download the AFCAT Results:

  • Visit the official website of the Indian Air Force
  • Click on the link for the Result under the ‘Notification’ Section.
  • Fill in the correct login credentials
  • The PDF of the AFCAT 2024 results will appear on the screen
  • Candidates need to download the results and take a print of it for future use.

Check the results of AFCAT 1 2024 – Click Here

AFCAT Cutoff

IAF releases the AFCAT Cut-off along with the results and scorecard. Candidates can check the previous year’s cut-off. Check the cut-off of AFCAT 1 and the expected cut-off of AFCAT 2 in the table below

AFCAT Sessions Cut-off Marks
AFCAT 1 2024 164
AFCAT 2 2024 160-170 (expected)
EKT cut off 2024 31
EKT Cut off 2024 (June) 35-40 (expected)

AFCAT Previous Year Cut-off

The cut for previous years is given below for the AFCAT exam:

Year AFCAT 1 Cut off EKT Cut Off
AFCAT 1 2024 155 18
AFCAT 1 2022 157 30
AFCAT 1 2021 165 40
AFCAT 1 2020 40
AFCAT 1 2019 133 50
AFCAT 1 2018 155 50
AFCAT 1 2017 150 55
AFCAT 1 2016 132 60
AFCAT 1 2015 126 60
AFCAT 1 2014 128 60

AFCAT Answer Key

IAF releases the answer keys to allow the students to calculate the marks for their written exams. the Answer key is released after the exam is successfully conducted. The correct answer carries one mark. The wrong answer carries a 01 mark. For unanswered questions, there is no deduction of any marks. Student can calculate their marks according to the marking scheme of the AFCAT exam.

Steps to Download AFCAT Answer Key

Candidates can check the steps to download AFCAT Answer key:

  • Visit the official Website
  • Click on ‘AFCAT 2024’
  • Select Paper 1 or 2
  • The answer keys of each shift will be available in PDF format
  • Enter your ID and password to download
  • Take a printout of the answer key or save it for future use.

Steps to Raise Objection For AFCAT Answer Key

Candidates can raise objections if any of the answers are found incorrect. Check the steps to raise an objection:

  • Visit the official website of IAF
  • Log in with their ID and Password
  • The link will be provided for Raising Objection against AFCAT Answer Key
  • Candidates can select the question against which they want to raise an objection
  • Once the deadline is crossed, candidates will not be allowed to raise any further objections

Once the candidates have raised objections, the commission will go through them and will release the modified answer key on the official website.

AFCAT 2024 Salary Structure (Pay Scale)

The candidates who will get recruited to the various job posts under Indian Air Force will receive salaries up to INR 1, 77, 500. Check the detailed AFCAT pay scale of different branches:

Branch In-Hand Pay Annual Package
Flying Branch INR 85,372 INR 8-10 LPA
Ground Duty (Tech) INR 74, 872 INR 7 – 9 LPA
Ground Duty (Non-Tech) INR 71, 872 INR 7-9 LPA

Other perks, benefits, and accommodation provided are:

  • MSP
  • DA
  • Flying Pay
  • TA
  • DA
  • Kit Maintenance
  • Gross Salary
  • LTC
  • Furnished Accommodation
  • Insurance Cover

AFCAT Salary After 7th Pay Commission

The basic pay of AFCAT Flying Officer is INR 56,100.

  • For Flying Branch Officers, an extra flying allowance of INR 11250 PM is given
  • Technical allowance up to INR 2500 PM is given to Technical Branch

According to 7th Pay Commission, the salary structure is:

Rank Level INR
Flying Officer 10 56,100 -1,77,500
Flight Lieutenant 10 B 6,13,00 – 1,93,900
Squadron Leader 11 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
Wing Commander 12 A 1,21,200 – 2,12,400
Group Captain 13 1,30,600 – 2,15,900
Air Commodore 13A 1,39,600-2,17,600
Air Vice Marshal 14 1,44,200 -2,18, 200
Air Marshal HAG Scale 15 1,82,200 – 02,24,100
HAG + Scale 16 2,05,400- 2, 24, 400
VACS/Airforce Cdr/Air Marshal (NFSG) 17 2,25,000 (fixed)
CAS 18 2,50,000 (fixed)

AFCAT 2024 Career Growth and Promotion

Candidates recruited in various job posts under IAF will have good career growth. Candidates will get promotions according to their performances. Candidates will have to appear for the departmental exams to get a promotion. The following ranks are given for promotion in various posts:

Candidates can start their careers as Flying Officers and reach the rank of Air Marshal.

Junior Level:

  • Flying Officer: This is the first rank given to the employees who join IAF after training
  • Flying Lieutenant: This is the next rank after the flying officer

Executive Level:

  • Squadron Leader: this is the first rank of the executive level where one will supervise the junior level employees
  • Wing Commander: This is the next highest rank where extra roles will be assigned
  • Group Captain: Responsible for handling men and management being a commander of a medium-sized air force station.


  • Air Comrade: The next highest rank as Principal director where command over a large Air Force Station or holding staff appointments will be major duties
  • Air Vice-Marshal: Next highest rank is Air Marshal where strategic decisions are needed to be taken
  • Air Marshal: Second highest rank with lots of power

Air Chief Marshal:

The highest position of Air Force India. Being the head of the Flying Branch and the head of the family.

AFCAT 2024 Books

Aspiring candidates must collect the best books from the market to start their preparation for the upcoming AFCAT exam. Here is a list of AFCAT Books candidates can refer to for their exam preparation:

Subject Books Author/Publisher
General Awareness General Knowledge Lucent
Plinth to Paramount Neetu Singh
English Verbal Ability Objective General English R.S Aggarwal
Numerical Ability Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations S Chand
Objective Arithmetic S Chand
Reasoning & Military Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams McGraw Hill Education

AFCAT 2024 Dress Code Guidelines

Candidates must go through the guidelines for AFCAT Dress Code:

  • Candidates will only be allowed with footwear – slippers/sandals with flat heels on exam day.
  • Large button clothing will is not allowed
  • Candidates wearing attire for religious purposes will have to report to the exam hall for frisking
  • Ornaments like badges, pendants, nose pins, earrings, and rings are not allowed in the examination ward.
  • Tobacco or alcoholic products are not allowed in the examination hall

Documents to Carry on AFCAT Exam Day

Candidates need to carry a few documents with them on the day of the exam. they are:

  • AFCAT Admit Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Any valid Photo Identity Proof like PAN/Voter ID/Passport etc.
  • Two passport-sized photos (colored)
  • Blue Ball Point pen

Banned Items on AFCAT Exam Day

The following items are restricted inside the exam hall:

  • The blue-tooth device, Electronic gadgets, wireless devices, mobile phones, pager, memory, etc.
  • Pencil-box, book, Geometry box, log tables, paper, ruler, etc
  • Wristbands, bracelets, ornaments, handbags, etc.

AFCAT 2024 Preparation Tips

AFCAT is a national-level exam and is one of the toughest competitive exams. Candidates will have to prepare strategically for the exam. Here are some preparation tips for AFCAT exam:

  • Study and Understand the Syllabus: Go through the syllabus and gain in-depth knowledge of the AFCAT syllabus
  • Follow the Exam Pattern: it is important to know the exam pattern of AFCAT before starting the preparation. Exam patterns will help to understand the sections to study, the type of questions to attempt, and other specific details of the exam.
  • Selection of Best Books and Study Material: Candidates can choose the best books and study material for AFCAT exam. Candidates can prepare from them to study each topic properly.
  • Know the Current Affairs: Candidates must read the newspaper and Current Affairs magazines regularly.
  • Practice the question Paper: Practice the AFCAT Previous Year Paper and specimen papers available on online websites and on official websites.

Career After AFCAT 2024

Candidates will have reputed job posts after qualifying for AFCAT 1 and AFCAT 2. They will receive the posts for which they have applied. They will have to serve at the junior post for the specified time period after which they can apply for promotion to senior positions. The candidates will enjoy a handsome salary along with several benefits and allowances. The candidates can have a decent career after AFCAT.

Comparison Between Similar Exams: AFCAT vs. ICG

Candidates can differentiate between AFCAT (under IAF) and ICG exams:

Parameters AFCAT ICG
Educational Qualification
  • Graduation and 60% in 10+2
  • Graduation
  • Minimum class 10 passed
Mode of Exam Online Online
Age Limit Flying Branch

  • 20-24 years

Ground Duty (Tech & Non-Tech)

  • 20-260 years
General Duty

  • 21-25 years

Commercial Pilot License

  • 19-25 years


  • 21-25 years


  • 21-25 years
Exam Pattern Two Stages of the exam:

  • Section I
  • Section II
Three stages of the exam:

  • Section I – GD, CPPL-SSA
  • Section II (Mechanical)
  • Section III (Electrical/Electronics)
Salary Structure INR 56100- INR 1, 77, 500 INR 56,100 – INR 2, 05, 400
  • Flying Branch
  • Ground Duty (Tech & Non–Tech)
  • Assistant Commandant
  • Navik
  • Yantrik
Syllabus English, General Knowledge, Reasoning and Military Aptitude, Numerical Ability English, General Knowledge, Reasoning and Military Aptitude, Numerical Ability

Candidates who will get finally selected will have to go through a training period after being approved for the Medical exam. The duration of the training for the flying branch will be 74 weeks. For the Ground duty (Non-Tech) Branches the training period is 52 weeks. Candidates will get free accommodation during the training period along with a stipend.

AFCAT Mock Test 2024

Indian Air Force provides the AFCAT 2024 mock test for the candidates appearing for the online exam. Candidates can attempt these sample AFCAT mock test 2024 by visiting the official website. Attempting these mock tests can build up candidates’ confidence levels and accuracy. It helps candidates devise a strategy on how to attempt the AFCAT 2024 exam in the best possible way.

AFCAT Recruitment Vacancies 2024

AFCAT vacancies are announced separately for different branches. Out of the total vacancies, 10 percent seats out of CDSE vacancies are for PC and 10 percent of seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC are reserved for the NCC Special Entry Flying branch.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. Is the AFCAT exam conducted online or offline?

The AFCAT exam is conducted in online mode at various exam centres across the country.

2. How many vacancies have been announced by IAF in the AFCAT 2024 notification?

The detailed vacancy details of AFCAT 2024 will be mentioned in the official notification.

3. What is the AFCAT 1 2024 online exam date?

AFCAT 1 2024 exam will be conducted in April.

4. What is the frequency of the AFCAT exam?

Indian Air Force holds the AFCAT exam twice every year.

5. Is the AFCAT exam difficult?

No, the online test is not that difficult. However, the AFSB and medical round is difficult to crack.


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