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FAQs on Air Force Common Admission Test AFCAT

Indian Air Force invites applications through from Indian Men & women for the Flying/ Technical/ Ground Duty Branches commencing in July 2018 for grant of Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent/ Short Service Commission in Technical and Ground Duty Branches through Air Force Common Admission Test AFCAT – 02/ 2017

Registration for online application will open on 03rd June 2017 and close on 29th June 2017

Let’s look at some Frequently Asked Questions FAQs for the AFCAT:


1.Frequently Asked Questions FAQs for the AFCAT:

  1. What is the syllabus of AFCAT Exam 2017?

The AFCAT is an objective test and the scheme of syllabus contains General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude.

(a) General Awareness – History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.

(b) Verbal Ability in English – Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.

(c) Numerical Ability – Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.

(d) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test – Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.

1. Please let me know the AFCAT ground duty eligibility.

Age: 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jan 2018 i.e. born between 02nd Jan 1992 to 01st Jan 1998 (both dates inclusive)

Educational Qualifications:

Branch Qualification
Administration and Logistics Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate of all papers put together or cleared section A and B of Associate membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Accounts Graduate Degree in Commerce (B Com) (Minimum three year degree course) with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.
Education Post Graduate Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.


Physical Standards:

Height and Weight: Minimum Height: – Men – 157.5 cms with correlated weight.

All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final.

1.What is the AFCAT Eligibility for January 2018 intake?

Candidates applying for the January 2018 intake should not have any present backlog and should have secured a minimum of 60 per cent marks in aggregate in all papers put together up to the last semester / year for which results have been declared at the time of online submission and at the time of SSB.

1.Please suggest Best best books for AFCAT preparation.

Listed below are the some books:

 AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) by Arihant Publication

AFCAT AIR Force Common Admission Test Practice Workbook by Kiran Publications

R Gupta’s AFCAT Air Force Common Admission Test Examby RPH Editorial board published by Ramesh Publications

1.What is the AFCAT date of examination 2017?

Examination for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) (for candidates applied for technical branch only) will be conducted on 26th February 2017

What is the selection procedure after AFCAT?

The entrance test will be of two hours duration and will contain multiple choice questions on verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general awareness and military aptitude. Sample question paper and syllabus of AFCAT is available on IAF career website EKT would be for 45 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT.

Candidates who are short-listed on the basis of Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar or Varanasi. The testing would consist of three stages as given below.

Stage-I: Test consisting of Intelligence Test along with other tests will be conducted on the first day. Stage-I test is a screening test and only those who qualify would undergo subsequent testing. All Stage-I qualified candidates would be subjected to document check to ascertain their eligibility for the branches applied for. Those candidates who either do not qualify in Stage I testing or do not meet the required eligibility criteria would be sent back on the first day itself.

Stage-II: This test consists of Psychological test, Group Tests and Interview will be conducted on subsequent days (Five Days).

For Flying Branch: Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) would be administered to eligible candidates.

1.When can we expect the results for AFCAT?

Going by the past records you can expect the result in two to three months.

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11 Responses to “FAQs on Air Force Common Admission Test AFCAT”

  1. arun kumar says:

    sir mera afcat Ka admit card nahi show kar raha hai

  2. sweta kumari says:

    my height is 155 cm . can I apply?

  3. sir mera sirf ek hi sapna hai mujhe air line main job karna hai

  4. sunil samantaray says:

    sir i am studying bsc 1st year having physics honers can i eligible to apply for this exam

  5. deepak kumar says:

    Sir ; I have a one year post graduate diploma in web designing. Am I eligible for afcat?

  6. ujjwal says:

    I was met with an accident and I lost my two teeth. After this I have implanted my teeth. Can I fill the eligibility criteria. Tell me sir.

  7. rahul rai says:

    Sir mera result show kar rha hai..login page me February-2015 nhi show kar rha hai …to kaise login karoooo…

  8. mallika says:

    how iam apply for ascat exam

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  10. Deepika says:

    Hi Sir,

    if we have missed july 2015 notification,when can we expect next AFCAT notification for female short service ground duty job??

  11. revati says:

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