AFCAT 2017 – 1 | Air Force Common Admission Test for January 2018


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Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 2017 – 1 for January 2018

AFCAT 01/2017 invites enterprising and Adventurous Indian Citizens (Men and Women) to join the Indian Air Force as commissioned Officers in Flying Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches. Registration for online application will open on 03rd December 2016 and close on 29th December 2016

AFCAT 2017

Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in January 2018 for grand of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches

AFCAT 2017-1 Details:

Organization Name: Indian Air Force

Exam Name: AFCAT 1/2017

Post Name: Various Posts
i. Flying
ii. Ground Duty (Technical)
iii. Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications

Flying (203/18F/SSC/M&W)
Graduates (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognized University who have attained minimum 60% marks or equivalent and have passed Maths & Physics at 10+2 level or BE / B Tech degree (Four year course) or cleared section A & B Exam of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent

Age Limit for Flying Branch: 20 to 24 years as on 01st Jan 2018 i.e. Born between 02nd Jan 1994 to 01st Jan 1998 (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 02nd Jan 1992 to 01st Jan 1998 (Both dates inclusive)

Ground Duty (Technical) 202/18T/PC/ M 202/18T/ SSC/M &W

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)} - Candidates with minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four year degree graduation/integrated post- graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognised 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 Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:
i. Aerospace Engineering
ii. Aeronautical Engineering
iii. Aircraft Maintained Engineering
iv. Mechanical Engineering
v. Mechanical Engineering and Automation
vi. Mechanical Engineering (Production)
vii. Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintained)
viii. Mechatronics
ix. Industrial Engineering

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

Selection Procedure

All applicants whose applications are submitted by due date will be called for AFCAT and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) on 26 February 2017 (Sunday) at one of the exam centers
The AFCAT 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 papers and syllabus of AFCAT/EKT is available on IAF career website
EKT would be for 45 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT. It is mandatory for the candidates opting for ground duty (technical) branch to pass both AFCAT & EKT
Candidates who are short-listed on the basis of AFCAT/EKT will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar, Varanasi or Kancharapara. Candidates who opt for flying branch can opt for Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi only. 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

Stage-II - Testing consisting of Psychological, Group Tests and Interview will be conducted on subsequent days (Five Days)

For Flying Branch – CPSS would be administered to eligible candidates. This is once in a lifetime test. Candidates who have failed the (CPSS)/PABT in an earlier attempt or a Flight Cadet suspended from flying training at Air Force Academy will not be eligible to apply

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AFCAT Centres

Ambala, Amritsar, Allahabad, Agra, Ahmedabad, Barnala, Bathinda, Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Bagdogra, Bareilly, Chandigarh, Chabua, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Darbhanga, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Guwahati, Halwara, Hashimara, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jorhat, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kalaikunda(Kharagpur), Kochi, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mohanbari, Mysore, Nal (Bikaner), Nagpur, Ojhar (Nasik), Pathankot, Patna, Pune, Port Blair, Salua (Kharagpur), Srinagar, Suratgarh, Sirsa,Saharanpur, Shillong, Silchar, Sulur (Coimbatore), Thane, Tezpur, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, and Varanasi

IAF Offers You

On successful completion of Training, newly commissioned Flying officers would be entitled to approximate gross monthly emoluments in different branches including Transport Allowance of major cities as follows:
(a) Flying Branch:  Rs 82,050/-
(b) Ground Duty (Tech) Branch: Rs 71,550/-
(c) Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch: Rs 68,550/-

How to Apply

If you meet the eligibility criteria, please click on “CANDIDATE LOGIN” in the career website of IAF and follow the instructions
Candidates are advised to read the notification for AFCAT 01/2017 and the detailed guidelines for filling up online application as given in the website prior to commencement of filling up online applications
While filling online application, it is advisable to keep the relevant documents readily available, as details are to be filled as per matriculation and other educational certificates. Please save your recent colour passport size photograph (size 10 to 50 KB) in the computer for uploading it with your online application form
Please note that utmost care needs to be taken while filling up the online application
Details of AFCAT centres are appended and would be allocated as per availability of seats at AFCAT centre. The centres are allocated on first cum first basis and candidate might get another centre beyond his/her choice on delayed submission of application. No change of centre will be entertained

Important Dates

Online Application Start from 03rd December 2016
Last Date for Online Application 29th December 2016
Date of Exam: 26th February 2017
Date of Course Commencing in January 2018


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