AFCAT (2) 2023 Exam Date, Eligibility, Application form, Syllabus


AFCAT (2) 2023


AFCAT Recruitment 2023 , Apply Online for Commissioned Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Posts


AFCAT (2) 2023 – Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in July 2024 for Grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches.
Online applications are also invited for grant of PC/SSC for NCC Special Entry Scheme (For flying branch) and Meteorology Entry.


AFCAT (2) 2023

Branches, Courses

Flying Branch

    1. Ground Duty Technical (Aeronautical Engineering Electronics and Aeronautical Engineering Mechanical)
  • Ground Duty Non technical 
  1. Meteorology Entry – Meteorology
  2. NCC Special Entry – Flying


Important Dates

  • Starting Date: 01st June-2023
  • Last Date to Submission of Application Form: 30th June 2023
  • Last Date of Fee Payment: 30th June 2023
  • Course Start Date: July 2024


Branch & Entry wise seats Distribution

(A) AFCAT Entry

(I) Flying –  11 Posts

(II) Ground Duty (Technical)

  • Aeronautical Engineer (L) – 109 Posts
  • Aeronautical Engineer (M) – 42 Posts

(III) Ground Duty (Non Technical)

  • Admin – 50 Posts
  • Accounts – 19 Posts
  • Lgs -10 Posts
  • Education – 09 Posts
  • Weapon System Branch – 17 Posts
  • Meteorology Entry –  09 Posts

NCC Special Entry 

  • Flying – 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

Training Period

  • For Flying & Ground Duty (Technical) – 74 weeks
  • For Ground Duty(Non-Technical) – 52 weeks


Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India

Age Limit

  • Flying Branch – 20 to 24 Years (As On 1/07/2024 i.e. born between 02 July 2000 to 01 July 2004 (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 July 1998 to 01 July 2004 (both dates inclusive).
  • Ground Duty (Technical & Non Technical): 20 to 26 Years (As On 1/07/2024 i.e. born between 02 July 1998 to 01 July 2004 (both dates inclusive)

Educational Qualification

  • AFCAT Entry (Flying): Bachelor Degree in Any Stream with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 Level / B.E / B.Tech Course (More Details Must See Notification.).
  • Ground Duty (Technical Branch): Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level (More Details Must See Notification).

Ground Duty Non Technical

  • Administration & Logistics: Bachelor Degree in Any Stream with at Least Minimum 60% Marks (More Details Must See Notification).
  • Accounts: Bachelor Degree in Commerce B.Com with at Least Minimum 60% Marks (More Details Must See Notification).
  • Flying: NCC Air Wing Senior Division ’C’ certificate and Other Details as per Flying Branch Eligibility (More Details Must See Notification).
  • Meteorology: (More Details Must See Notification).


How to Apply for AFCAT(II)  2023 – Application Process

    • Invites Men and Women from Indian Citizens as per citizenship Act 1955 to be a part of the Indian Air Force as Commissioned Officers in flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) and Meteorology Entry Branches.
  • Registration for online Applications will open on 01 June 2023 and close on June 30, 2023 through or https://afcat/
  • Detailed notification is available on website or https://afcat/ Candidates are to ensure that they have read and understood the details available in the notification before registering.


Application Fee

  • AFCAT Entry : 250/- for All Candidates
  • NCC Special & Meteorology Entry : 0/-
  • Pay the Exam Fee Through Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, E Challan


Selection Process

  • The selection will be done on the basis of:
  1. Written Examination
  2. Officers Intelligence Rating Test & Picture Perception and Discussion test, Psychological test
  3. Group tests / Interview


Pay Scale

Pay as per Defence Matrix
Flying Officer
Rs. 56100-177500
Rs. 15500


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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