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AFCAT

Indian Air Force conducts Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) for candidates to recruit them to Flying, Technical and Ground Duty Officer Branches. It came into existence in the year 2011.
 
Graduates in all streams including B.E, B.Tech, B.Sc, M.Com, CA, ICWA are eligible to apply  for AFCAT 2016.
 
COURSES COMMENCING IN JULY 2017
 
 
FLYING BRANCH
 
 
 (a) No. 202/17F/SSC/M & W ( Short Service Commission for men & women) 
 
 
TECHNICAL BRANCH
 
 
 (a) No. 201/17T/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men)
 
 (b) No. 201/17T/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women)
 
 
GROUND DUTY BRANCHES
 
 
 (a) No. 201/17G/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men)
 
 (b) No. 201/17G/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women)
 
 
 
AFCAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria:-
 
Flying Branch - 202/17F/SSC/M & W 
 
 
Age: 20 to 24 years as on 01 Jul 2017 i.e. Born between 02 Jul 1993 to 01 Jul 1997 (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 02 July 1991 to 01 July 1997 (Both dates inclusive).
 
 
Educational Qualifications: Graduates (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised University who have attained minimum 60% marks or equivalent have passed Maths and  Physics at 10+2 level or BE / B Tech degree (Four year course) or cleared section A & B examination of  Associate Membership of Institute of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised  University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
 
 
Physical Standards:- (i) Height and Weight: Minimum height : 162.5 cms with correlated weight, Leg Length : Min - 99 cms.
 Max - 120 cms.Thigh Length : Max - 64 cms.Sitting Height : Min - 81.5 cms. Max - 96 cms.
 
Vision: (a) Minimum Visual Acuity 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for hypermetropia. (b) Manifest Myopia - Nil. (c) LASIK Surgery for correction of vision is admissible in  Transport and Helicopter streams of Short Service Commission (Flying Branch) if the following conditions  are fulfilled at the time of Air Force medical examination:- (i) LASIK Surgery should not have been carried  out before the age of 20 years. (ii) The axial length of the eye should not be more than 25.5 mm as  measured by IOLmaster. (iii) At least twelve months should have lapsed post uncomplicate stable LASIK.  No history or evidence of any complication. (iv) The post LASIK corneal thickness as measured by a  corneal pachymeter should not be less than 450 microns. (v) Individuals with high refractive errors (>6D)  prior to LASIK are to be excluded. Candidates must not suffer from colour or night blindness.
 
(iii) All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on  the fitness would be final.
 
Candidates who have failed the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) / PABT in an earlier attempt or a Flight Cadet suspended from flying training at Air Force Academy will not be eligible to apply. 
 
 
Technical Branch - 201/17T/PC/M, 201/17T/SSC/M & W 
 
 
Age: 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2017 i.e. Born between 02 July 1991 to 01 July 1997 (both dates inclusive).
 
 
Educational Qualifications
 
(i) 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 graduation / integrated postgraduation 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:-
 
 
(a) Communication Engineering (b) Computer Engineering / Technology (c) Computer Engineering & Application (d) Computer Science and Engineering / Technology (e) Electrical and Computer  Engineering (f) Electrical and Electronics Engineering (g) Electrical Engineering (h) Electronics  Engineering / Technology (j) Electronics Science and Engineering (k) Electronics (l) Electronics and  Communication Engineering (m) Electronics and Computer Science (n) Electronics and / or  Telecommunication Engineering (o) Electronics and / or Telecommunication Engineering  (Microwave) (p) Electronics and Computer Engineering (q) Electronics Communication and  Instrumentation Engineering (r) Electronics Instrument & Control (s) Electronics Instrument & Control  Engineering (t) Instrumentation & Control Engineering (u) Instrument & Control Engineering  (v) Information Technology.
 
 
(ii) Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}. Candidates with minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four year graduation / integrated postgraduation 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 by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
 
(a) Aerospace Engineering (b) Aeronautical Engineering (c) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (d) Mechanical Engineering (e) Mechanical Engineering and Automation (f) Mechanical Engineering (Production) (g) Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance) (h) Mechatronics (j) Industrial Engineering.
 
 
Physical Standards:- (i) Height and Weight: Minimum height:- Men -157.5 Cms, Women:-152 Cms with correlated weight .
 
(ii) All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final.
 
 
 
Ground Duty Branches - 201/17G/PC/M, 201/17G/SSC/M & W
 
 
Age: 20 to 26 year as on 01 July 2017 i.e. Born between 02 July 1991 to 01 July 1997 (both dates inclusive)
 
Educational Qualifications:-
 
Administration & Logistics - Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with 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.
 
Accounts - B. Com. degree (Minimum three year degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. 
 
Education - MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics /  International relations / International studies / Defence studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT /  Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation with minimum of 50% marks in  aggregate all paper put together in Post Graduation (Minimum two year programme) and 60% marks  in graduation (both recognised by UGC / Competent Accreditation Authority).
 
 
Physical Standards - 
 
(i) Height and Weight: Minimum height:- Men - 157.5 Cms, Women:- 152 Cms with correlated weight . 
 
(ii) All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final.

 

AFCAT Registration / Application Form

AFCAT 2016 Online Application Form/ Registration:-

Eligible and interested candidate may apply through online registration process available on the official website of www.careerairforce.nic.in.

 

AFCAT Online Application Form

AFCAT Exam Dates

AFCAT 2016 Date:-  AFCAT 02 / 2016 Date:- 28 August 2016 (Sunday).

 

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, Varanasi.
 


AFCAT Books

AFCAT Sample Papers

AFCAT Syllabus

AFCAT 2016 Syllabus:-

Following is the syllabus for AFCAT 2016 Syllabus:- 
 

General Awareness:
  • History
  • Sports
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • Civics
  • Basic Science
  • Defence
  • Art
  • Culture
  • Current Affairs
  • Politics 
 
Verbal Ability in English:
  • Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms 
  • Testing of Vocabulary
 
Numerical Ability:
  • Decimal Fraction, 
  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Profit & loss
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple interest
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test:
  • Verbal Skills
  • Spatial Ability

Paper Pattern

AFCAT 2016 Pattern:-

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. 
 
Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) (applicable only for candidates  applying for technical branch) - EKT would be for 45 minutes and  conducted immediately after AFCAT.
 

 

AFCAT Preparation

AFCAT 2016 Preparation:- 

Practice solved papers that are available online and you can also buy solved papers from the market as well. During the exam solve the easy questions first so that you can find time to solve hard questions later. Try concentrating on the logics of concepts, rather memorizing the formulas and procedures. Develop your own methodologies to solve a problem.

Books to refer for AFCAT preparation:-

• How to Prepare For AFCAT by Chandresh
• A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
• Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

AFCAT Notification

AFCAT 2016 Notification:-

 

AFCAT 02 / 2016 Notification:-
 
 
Apply online at website:- www.careerairforce.nic.in from 04 June 2016 to 30 June 2016.
 
AFCAT 2016 Date:-  AFCAT 02 / 2016 Date:- 28 August 2016 (Sunday)
 

 

Click Here to download AFCAT 02/2016 Notification.

 

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