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What is AFCAT 2020 exam?

The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is conducted by the Indian Air Force. The exam is held twice a year in February and August/September, respectively, to select Class-I Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical).

AFCAT is a gateway for both male and female candidates who wish to join the Indian Air Force for both Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission in Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical roles.

Candidates are selected based on their performance in the online exam and Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview. Candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branches are required to appear in both AFCAT and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

To be eligible for AFCAT exam 2020, candidates need to fulfil the following criteria:

Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India

Age limit: The age limits prescribed for the exam are different for different branches.

Branches Age Limit

Flying branch

Candidates should be between 20 to 24 years. The upper age limit for candidates having a Commercial Pilot License is relaxed up to 26 years.

Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch

The age of candidates should be between 20 to 26 years.

Martial Status:

Educational Qualifications:

Branch Educational qualification

Flying branch

Candidates must have passed with a minimum of 60% in Maths and Physics at Class 12 and

Graduation in any discipline

with 60% or equivalent. Or

BE/BTech with 60% or equivalent. Or

Candidates have cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with 60%.

Ground Duty Technical Branch

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics):

Passed Class 10+2 with 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics and four years degree Engineering/ Technology

Or

Cleared Sections A and B 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 60% in disciplines specified by the examination authority.

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical):  

Candidates must have passed 10+2 with 60% in Physics and Mathematics and degree/integrated post-graduation in Engineering/Technology. Or

Cleared sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with minimum 60% marks or equivalent in certain disciplines specified by IAF.

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches

Administration:

Graduation in any discipline with minimum 60%

Or

Cleared section A&B examination of  Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with 60%.

Education

Completed MBA/MCA or MA/MSc in English/Physics/Mathematics/Chemistry/ Statistics/ International relations/ International Studies/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with 50% and 60% in graduation.