Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 1 2020 Notification

Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in January 2021 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches (AFCAT 1 2020). Online applications are also invited for grant of PC/SSC for NCC Special Entry Scheme (For Flying Branch).

Branches, Course Number and Vacancies :-

Entry Branch Course Number Vacancies*
AFCAT Entry Flying209/21F/SSC/M & WSSC – 60
Ground Duty (Technical) 208/21T/PC/M 208/21T/SSC/M & WAE(L)        : PC – 40, SSC – 26 AE(M)       : PC – 23, SSC – 16
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) 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 EntryFlying209/21F/PC/M 209/21F/SSC/M & W10% seats out of CDSE vacan- cies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.

*Disclaimer: The vacancies indicated are tentative and subject to change without notice. Actual intake would depend on organizational requirements, various cadre control mechanisms, availability of training slots and actual number of vacancies accruing in January 2021. No representation in this regard will be entertained.

Type of Commission :-

PC for Men :-

  • Candidates joining  as  PC  officers  would  continue to serve till the age of superannuation as per their branch and rank.

SSC for Men & Women :-

  • The engagement period for Flying Branch SSC officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Non extendable).
  • The initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty (Tech and Non-Tech) branches 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

Age Limit For AFCAT 1 2020:-

  • Flying Branch :- 20 to 24 years as  on  01  January  2021  i.e.  born between 02 January 1997 to 01 January 2001 (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 January 1995 to 01 January 2001 (both dates inclusive).
  • Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical) Branches :- 20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2021 i.e. born between 02 January 1995 to 01  January  2001  (both dates Inclusive).

AFCAT 1 2020 Notification :-

Detailed notification is available on website https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in. Candidates are to ensure that they have read and understood the details available in the notification before registering.

Physical /Medical Standards, Educational Qualifications and Selection Procedure :- . Details on physical/medical standards, educational qualifications and selection procedure are available in detailed notification on the website

Training :-

Training will commence in the first week of January 2021 for all courses at Air Force Academy Dundigal (Hyderabad). The duration of training for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments. PAN Card and account in SBI/ Nationalised Bank is mandatory at the time of joining Air Force Academy. Aadhaar Card is mandatory for registration.

IAF Offers You :-

Pay on Commissioning (As per 7th CPC).

Rank Pay as per Defence Matrix Level MSP
Flying Officer Rs. 56100 – 110700 10 Rs. 15500

Note. Flight Cadets shall receive a fixed stipend of Rs 56,100/- per month during last one year of training.

  • Allowances. In addition to pay, allowances are applicable based on the nature of duty/ place of posting and it includes Flying, Technical, Field Area, Special Compensatory (Hill area), Special Force, Siachen, Island Special Duty, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer, Area and Remote Locality Allowance.
  • Privileges. Air Force Officers are entitled to furnished accommodation, comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents, Canteen, Officers’ Mess loans at subsidised rates, LTC etc. Leave (60 days annual and 20 days casual) subject to service exigencies
  • Insurance. Rs. 75 Lakhs Insurance Cover (on contribution) is applicable to serving officers. Additional cover of Rs. 12 Lakhs (on contribution) is applicable to Flying Branch Officers.
  • Sports and Adventure. Indian Air Force provides state of the art facilities to play various sports and adventure activities (sky diving, micro light flying, mountaineering, water rafting etc.).

Important Instructions For AFCAT 1 2020:-

  • Eligible candidates are to register online through separate tabs available for AFCAT Entry/NCC Special Entry. Candidates eligible for one/more entries are to register separately in each entry.
  • Tattoos :- Permanent body tattoos are only permitted  on  inner  face  of forearm (from inside of elbow to the wrist) and on the reverse side of palm/ back (dorsal) side of hand. Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body are not acceptable. Tribes with tattoo marks on the face or body as per their existing customs and traditions will be permitted on a case to case basis.
  • Narcotics :- Use/possession of narcotics is  banned.  Candidate  may  be tested for presence of drugs  in  the  body  during  Medicals  and  subsequently  during training/ service career as an officer. If candidate is found to be using/ in possession of narcotics during any time of training/service career, candidate would be debarred from joining the Indian Air Force or be removed from service if already joined.
  • Conduct of Online Testing for AFCAT Examination and Fee Structure :- Online testing will be conducted for AFCAT entry at various centers. Candidates registering for AFCAT entry will have to pay an amount of Rs. 250/- as examination fee. However, candidates registering for NCC Special entry are not required to pay. Details of conduct of exam, examination centers and mode of payment are available in the notification.
  • Marital Status :- Candidates below  25 years  of  age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course. Widows/Widowers and divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible.
  • Candidates are required to maintain their unique registered E-Mail ID and mobile phone number active throughout the selection process.

Please note that information filled up by the candidates in online application form will be  considered  final  and  no  amendments  will  be allowed subsequently. Candidates should exercise due care while entering their date of birth.

Travel Allowance (TA) :-

To and fro travelling fare by the shortest route of  AC-III Tier/AC Chair Car or actual normal bus fare, to the candidates appearing in Air Force Selection Board for the first time will be reimbursed. For all other modes of travel, TA will be admissible as per the Government authorized rules. No TA is admissible, if you have already appeared for the same type of entry at any of  the Selection Boards.

Physical Conditioning :-

You are advised to be physically fit when you report for SSB in order to be able to undergo the tests at AFSB. You should aim to achieve an ability to run 01 mile (1.6 kms) in 10 mins, do 10 pushups and 03 chin ups. Prospective candidates are also advised to keep themselves in good physical condition to adapt to physical training at AFA which encompasses running, swimming, rope climbing and other forms of physical training/ conditioning in which they would undergo mandatory tests during training

Query For AFCAT 1 2020 :-

For queries related to conduct of online examination, registration process and admit cards contact 020-25503105 or 020-25503106 or E-Mail [email protected] For queries regarding eligibility, allotment of AFSB centres, date of AFSB  interview,  merit  list  and  Joining  Instructions  contact  011-23010231  Extn 7610 or Toll free number 1800-11-2448.

Disclaimer :- Information given in the advertisement and on the website are guidelines only. In case of any ambiguity, the  existing  policies,  rules  and regulations of IAF/ Govt. of India will be final. Terms and conditions for selection  given in the advertisement are guidelines only and are subject to change without notice.

Statutory Warning :- Selection in the Indian Air Force is fair and merit based. Attempt to influence the selection process at any stage is liable to lead to termination of candidature or initiation of service and legal action against the concerned individual.

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