AFCAT 1 2020 Will Be Conduct On 22 & 23 Feb 2020

Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. AFCAT 1 2020 Online examination will be conducted on 22 Feb 20 and 23 Feb 20 for AFCAT exam.

Entry, Branch, Course Number and Vacancies.

Entry BranchPC/SSCCourse NumberVacancies*
AFCAT Entry FlyingSSC for Men & Women 209/21F/SSC/M & WSSC – 60
Ground Duty (Technical) {Aeronautical Engineer Electronics and Aeronautical Engineer Mechanical}PC for Men and SSC for Men & Women 208/21T/PC/M 208/21T/SSC/M & WAE(L) : PC-40, SSC-26   AE(M): PC-23, SSC-16
Ground Duty (Non- Technical) {Administration, Accts and Lgs} PC for Men & SSC for Men & Women 208/21G/PC/M 208/21G/SSC/M & WAdmin:PC- 24, SSC-16 Accts: PC-14, SSC-10 Lgs   :  PC-12, SSC-08
NCC Special Entry FlyingPC for Men & SSC for Men & Women 209/21F/PC/M 209/21F/SSC/M & W10% seats out of  CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch).

NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 01 Dec 17 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.

Air Force Selection Board (AFSB):

For AFCAT entry, IAF shall prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the Online AFCAT as fixed by the IAF in their discretion. Candidates who are declared successful in the Online AFCAT will be called at one of the Air Force Selection Boards. Candidates who have applied for NCC Special Entry will be directly called for AFSB testing at one of the AFSB centres. The AFSB centres are at Dehradun (1 AFSB), Mysuru (2 AFSB), Gandhinagar (3 AFSB) and Varanasi (4 AFSB). Candidates who opt for flying branch can only opt for Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi. Candidates who have qualified in the written exam are required to choose AFSB date and venue by themselves on the website https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in in order to generate call- up letter for AFSB interview.

Locations for AFCAT 01/2020:

Agartala, Agra, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Alwar, Aligarh, Allahabad, Ambala, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bareilly, Behrampur (Odisha), Belagavi, Bengaluru, Bhagalpur, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Bikaner, Bilaspur, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi and NCR, Dhanbad, Diu, Dibrugarh, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ganganagar, Gaya, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Guntur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Haldwani, Hissar, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jalpaigudi, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kannur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kohima, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kurukshetra, Leh, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mathura, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Panaji, Pathankot, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Rourkee, Sagar, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Solapur, Sonipat, Srinagar, Thane, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal, Yamunanagar.

Final Merit List.

To be acceptable, candidates should  secure  the  minimum  qualifying marks separately in written examination and AFSB test as fixed by the IAF. Candidates will be placed in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks secured by them in the written examination and in the AFSB tests. The form and manner of communication of the result of the examination to individual candidates shall be decided by the IAF in their discretion.10% of the vacancies are reserved for NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate holders in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches. Allotment of PC/ SSC in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches would be based on number of vacancies, performance in the selection process and the choice given by the candidates.

Syllabus For AFCAT 1 2020.

The subjects, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:-

Exam SubjectDuration No. of QuestionsMax Marks
AFCATGeneral Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test02 Hours   100   300
EKT [For Candidates with one of the choices as (Technical) Branch]Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics 45 Minutes     50     150

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

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

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

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test. Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.

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).

Scheme of Online Examination.

All applicants  whose  applications  are  submitted by  due  date  will  be  called  for  AFCAT  at  one  of  the  examination  centres  on  either  22 February 2020 (Saturday) or 23 February 2020 (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).

Exam Schedule.

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

Note: Candidates will not be permitted to enter the exam centre, under any circumstance, after the pre-exam verification process has commenced at 08:00 hrs for shift-I and 12:30 hrs for shift-II.

Practice Test.  

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

Examination fee for AFCAT Entry.

After filling in the online application form, the examination fee of Rs. 250/- (non-refundable) for AFCAT entry (not applicable for NCC special entry) may be paid online through the ‘Make Payment’ step on the main menu of the online application. No cash or cheque or demand draft (DD) will be accepted towards payment of examination fee. The examination fee can be paid using credit/ debit cards/ net banking through the payment gateway. Applicants are advised to follow the instructions/ steps given on the payment gateway, and also print/keep the transaction details for their records. After confirmation from bank that the payment is received, the “Payment Status” will display “Registration Number” which the candidate may note down for future correspondence. Simultaneously, the candidate will receive a confirmatory sms/ e-mail. This will be followed by Admit Card (with the Hall Ticket Number) which a candidate will receive on his/her registered email ID and which is also downloadable from his/her registered email ID.

Items to be Brought Inside Examination Hall.

The following items are to be carried to the exam centre:-

  • Admit Card for AFCAT 01/2020.
  • Candidate’s Aadhaar Card.
  • Another valid photo identity card such as PAN card/ passport/ driving licence/ voter identity card/ college identity card or any other valid photo identity proof, with details of name, father’s name, date of birth and a clear photograph.
  • Two passport size colour photographs- same as the photo uploaded during online application (to be pasted, not stapled on Admit Card next to the printed photo and on attendance sheet at the exam centr
  • Ballpoint Pen (Blue or Black) for signing on the attendance sheet and rough work
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