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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.


(a) No. 201/17F/SSC/M & W  ( Short Service Commission for men & women)


(a) No. 200/17T/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men)
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(a) No. 200/17G/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men)
(b) No. 200/17G/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women)

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 01/2016 Date:- 21 February 2016 (Sunday)



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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 2016 Question Paper will have 100 questions. All questions will be of three marks each. 
•For every correct answer you will get three marks and for every wrong answer one mark will be deducted under negative marking. 
•The total time allotted for the paper is two hours. 
All applicants whose online applications have been successfully submitted will be called for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) (applicable only for candidates applying for technical branch).

EKT would be for 45 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT.

Candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of (AFCAT) will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar or Varanasi.

The testing would consist of three stages as given below.

(a) 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. Those candidates who either do not qualify in Stage I testing or do not meet the required eligibility criteria would be sent back on the first day itself.

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

(c) For Flying Branch: Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) would be administered to eligible candidates.

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:-


Apply online at website:- www.careerairforce.nic.in from 05 Dec 2015 to 31 Dec 2015.


AFCAT 01/2016 Date:- 21 February 2016 (Sunday)


Click Here to download AFCAT 01/2016 Notification.


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