AFCAT 2 2018 Exam Notification Is Out – Apply Now

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Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (male and women) to be part of this elite force as Class 1 Gazetted Officers in Flying, Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. Online examination will be conducted on 18 Aug 18 and 19 Aug 18 for AFCAT exam.

AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION ONLINE TEST (AFCAT-02/2018) FOR FLYING BRANCH AND GROUND DUTIES (TECHNICAL AND NON-TECHNICAL)/ NCC SPECIAL ENTRY / METEOROLOGY ENTRY FOR COURSES COMMENCING IN JULY 2019 Date for submission of Online Applications: 16 Jun 18 to 15 Jul 18.

Candidates are to ensure their eligibility for the examination, as follows:-

(a) Candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination viz. written examination and SSB test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the written examination or AFSB Testing, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature will be cancelled by the IAF.

(b) Mere issue of Admit Card/Call up letter to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally accepted by Indian Air Force.

Type of Commission.

(a) Permanent Commission (PC) for Male. Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation in their respective branches as per their rank.
(b) Short Service Commission (SSC) for Male& Women.
(i) The engagement period for Flying Branch (Male and Women) SSC Officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Non extendable).
(ii) The initial tenure for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) SSC Officers would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit.

Eligibility Conditions 

(a) Nationality. Candidate must be a citizen of India.

(b) Age.

(i) Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry. 20 to 24 years ason 01 July 2019 i.e., born between 02 July 1995 to 01 July 1999 (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 July 1993 to 01 July 1999 (both dates inclusive).
(ii) Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branch. 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2019 i.e., born between 02 July 1993 to 01 July 1999 (both dates inclusive).
(iii) Marital Status: Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of course. Widows/Widowers and divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.
(iv) The date of birth accepted by the IAF is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate. No other document relating to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and likewise will be accepted.
(v) Sometimes the Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate does not show the date of birth, or only shows the age by completed years or completed years and months. In such cases a candidate must possess a self-attested/certified 3 copy of a certificate from the Headmaster/Principal of the Institution from where he/she passed the Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination showing the date of his/her birth or exact age as recorded in the Admission Register of the Institution.
(vi) Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of applications will be accepted by the IAF and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.
(vii) The candidates should exercise due care while entering their date of birth. If on verification at any subsequent stage, variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their Matriculation or equivalent examination certificate, will render them disqualified.

Educational Qualifications.

(i) Flying Branch. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR
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.

(ii) Ground Duty (Technical) Branch.

(aa) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE(L)}. Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized 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 Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-

(aaa) Communication Engineering
(aab) Computer Engineering/Technology
(aac) Computer Engineering &Application
(aad) Computer Science and Engineering/Technology
(aae) Electrical and Computer Engineering
(aaf) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
(aag) Electrical Engineering
(aah) Electronics Engineering/Technology
(aaj) Electronics Science and Engineering
(aak) Electronics
(aal) Electronics and Communication Engineering
(aam) Electronics and Computer Science
(aan) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering
(aao) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)
(aap) Electronics and Computer Engineering
(aaq) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering
(aar) Electronics Instrument & Control
(aas) Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering
(aat) Instrumentation & Control Engineering
(aau) Instrument & Control Engineering
(aav) Information Technology

(ab) Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}. Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognized University OR cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-

(aaa) Aerospace Engineering
(aab) Aeronautical Engineering
(aac) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
(aad) Mechanical Engineering
(aae) Mechanical Engineering and Automation
(aaf) Mechanical Engineering (Production)
(aag) Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
(aah) Mechatronics
(aaj) Industrial Engineering
(iii) GroundDuty (Non-Technical) Branches.

(aa) Administration& Logistics. Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or 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.

(ab) Accounts. B Com Degree (Minimum three years degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

(ac) Education. MBA/MCA or MA/MSc degree in English/ Physics/Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Statistics/ International relations/ International
Studies/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together in Post-Graduation (Minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in graduation, (both recognized by UGC/ Competent Accreditation Authority). For integrated courses (single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry), the minimum duration must be as per prevailing UGC guidelines with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.

(iv) NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch). NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 02 Jun 16 is mandatory. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2. Graduates with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR BE/B Tech
degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR 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.

(v) Meteorology. Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream/ Mathematics/Statistics/Geography/Computer Applications/Environmental Science/Applied Physics/Oceanography/Meteorology/Agricultural Meteorology/Ecology & Environment /Geophysics/Environmental
Biology with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together (Provided Maths and Physics were studied at Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% marks in each).

How To Apply for the AFCAT 2 2018- Indian Air Force aspirants needs to apply online by using the link- https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in, or https://afcat.cdac.in. Aadhar Card is mandatory for online registration. Detailed instructions for filling in the online application form are appended below:-

– Candidates must fill the application carefully because a single mistake or wrong information can disqualify you from the selection process. Once you entered into payment gateway then you won’t be able to edit any part of the application so do recheck before entering into payment gateway.

– If the candidate has submitted more than one application, only last submitted application will be considered with the specific ADHAR card number for the issue of the Admit Card. If you have submitted more than one application the fee will not be refundable.

AFCAT 2 2018 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 18 August 18 (Saturday) or 19 August 18 (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). They will appear for the online exam on 19 August 18 (Sunday).

AFCAT 2 2018 Exam Schedule: The AFCAT (and EKT) will be conducted in two days as per the following schedule:-

(ii) Syllabus. The subjects, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to
each subject will be as follows:-

(iii) The Online examination will consist of objective type questions and will be in English only for both AFCAT and EKT

(iv) Marking Scheme is as follows:-

(aa) Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer
(ab) One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer
(ac) No marks for unattempted questions
(v) Questions will be based on the metric system of Weights & Measures
wherever applicable.
(vi) Candidate is required to appear for the Online AFCAT in person. Under no
circumstance will any scribe or another candidate be allowed to appear/ assist in the
exam.
(vii) Air Force has the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of
the examination.

(b) Standard and Syllabus of the Examination:

(i) Syllabus.
(aa) English. Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases

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

(ac) Numerical Ability. Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)

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

(ii) Standard. The standard of Numerical Ability Questions will be of Matriculation level. The standard of questions in other subjects will be of graduation level (Indian University).

(c) Practice Test. An online Practice Test (for AFCAT & EKT) is available on the IAF
website https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in.

Locations for AFCAT Examination Centers 02/2018: Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Aligarh, Allahabad, Ambala, Amritsar, Bareilly, Behrampur (Odisha), Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bhagalpur, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Bikaner, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Darbhanga, Dehradun, Delhi and NCR, Dhanbad, Diu, Durgapur, Ganganagar, Gorakhpur, Guntur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Haldwani, Hissar, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jalpaigudi, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kakinada, Kannur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kochi, Kohima, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kurukshetra, Leh, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Nizamabad, Pathankot, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Rourkee, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Solapur, Srinagar, Thane, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tinsukia, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Udaipur, Ujjain, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal.

For more details please visit official site-  https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in or Toll free number 1800- 11-2448

Official Notification- AFCAT 2 2018