Indian Air Force AFCAT 2019 Recruitment

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Indian Air Force AFCAT 2019 for the courses commencing in January 2020 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) / Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches & Online applications are also invited for NCC Special Entry Scheme (For grant of PC/SSC in Flying Branch). The detailed eligibility and application process of AFCAT 2019 are given in below.

Name of the Post : Commissioned Officers

No of Post : 163+

Exam name : AFCAT 2019-Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)

Detailed Eligibility:

Flying Branch:

  • Graduates with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60 % Marks or equivalent
  • BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60 % Marks or equivalent
  • Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Ground Duty (Technical):

Aeronautical Engineer(Electronics){AE (L)}.

  • Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation 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:-
  • (aa) Communication Engineering (ab) Computer Engineering/Technology (ac) Computer Engineering & Application (ad) Computer Science and Engineering/Technology (ae) Electrical and Computer Engineering (af) Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ag) Electrical Engineering (ah) Electronics Engineering/Technology (aj) Electronics Science and Engineering (ak) Electronics (al) Electronics and Communication Engineering (am) Electronics and Computer Science (an) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (ao) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave) (ap) Electronics and Computer Engineering (aq) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering (ar) Electronics Instrument & Control (as) Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering (at) Instrumentation & Control Engineering (au) Instrument & Control Engineering (av) Information Technology

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}:

Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation 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:- (aa) Aerospace Engineering (ab) Aeronautical Engineering (ac) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (ad) Mechanical Engineering (ae) Mechanical Engineering and Automation (af) Mechanical Engineering (Production) (ag) Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance) (ah) Mechatronics (aj) Industrial Engineering.

Ground Duty(Non-Technical)

Administration

  • Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 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.

Logistics

  • Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 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 years degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch).

NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 15 Dec 15 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.

Age limit (As on 01 Jan 2020):

  • Flying Branch – 20 to 24 years
  • Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical) Branches) – 20 to 26 years
AFCAT 2019 – Branch wise vacancies: 163+ Posts
  • AFCAT Entry (Flying Branch) – 25 Posts
  • AFCAT Entry (Ground Duty – Technical) – 80 Posts
  • AFCAT Entry (Ground Duty – NonTechnical) – 58 Posts
  • NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch) – 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

AFCAT 2019 Selection Process:

  • All applicants whose applications are submitted by due date will be called for AFCAT test at one of the examination centres mentioned at para 14 (b). Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) will also be conducted for Ground Duty (Technical) branch along with AFCAT. AFCAT will be for two hours and will contain multiple choice questions on verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general awareness and military aptitude. Sample question papers and syllabus of AFCAT/ EKT is available on IAF career website www.careerairforce.nic.in. EKT would be for 45 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT. It is mandatory for the candidates opting for Ground Duty (technical) branch to pass both AFCAT & EKT.
  • Candidates who are short-listed on the basis of AFCAT/ EKT(AFCAT 2018) will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar or Varanasi. Candidates who opt for flying branch can opt for Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi only.

Examination Fee: Rs.250/-

Official Notification

Apply online

Important dates:

  • Starting & Last Date for submission of Online Applications: 01 Dec 2018 to 30 Dec 2018
  • Date of AFCAT – Online examination: 16 Feb 2019 (Saturday) or 17 Feb 2019 (Sunday)
  • Date of course commencing in January 2020