airforce afcat 02/2021 recruitment 2021 syllabus

Indian Air Force has released AFCAT (II) 2021 Admit Card on August 20. Earlier, the admit card was scheduled to be released on August 9. However, it was delayed by the examination authority. Registered candidates can download their admit cards by entering email ID, password and captcha code. The online test of AFCAT (II) exam 2021 will be conducted on August 28, 29 and 30 across more than 100 cities in two shifts. AFCAT (II) 2021 exam analysis will be provided to candidates soon after the exam gets over. AFCAT (II) application form 2021 was available from June 1 to 30. The online application form correction window was available from July 26 to 28, 2021.

What is AFCAT 2021 exam?

The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is conducted by the Indian Air Force to select Class-I Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical). The exam is held twice a year, in February and August/September, respectively.

AFCAT is a gateway for both male and female candidates who wish to join the Indian Air Force for both Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission in Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical roles.

Candidates are selected based on their performance in the online exam and Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview. Candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branches are required to appear in both AFCAT and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).

 


AFCAT 2021 Exam Highlights

Features Details
Exam name AFCAT
Conducted by Indian Air Force
Exam level National
Exam frequency Twice a year
Exam mode Online
Vacancies AFCAT II: 334

AFCAT I: 241

Exam syllabus AFCAT: General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test.

EKT: Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics.

Exam pattern AFCAT: The question paper of AFCAT comprises a total of 100 objective questions. The total marks allotted to the test are 300.

EKT: The question paper of EKT comprises a total of 50 questions. The maximum marks allotted to the test are 150.

Exam Language English
Exam Fees Rs 250 for AFCAT entry
Exam purpose To select Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches
Contact details 020-25503105 or 020-25503106
Official email ID afcat.cdac.in

Also Read: AFCAT Recruitment 2021

AFCAT (2) 2021 Admit Card

AFCAT (2) admit card is available to download from August 20 to 30. To download the admit card, candidates need to login with email ID, password and captcha code. AFCAT admit card is an important document that contains exam related information as well as candidates’ personal details. AFCAT admit card is an important document that contains information such as the candidate’s name, father’s name, mother’s name, Date of Birth (DOB), hall ticket number, Email ID, registration number, Aadhaar number, address, scanned photograph, signature, left thumb impression, exam date, exam centre details, reporting time, declaration form and exam day guidelines.

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2021

To be eligible for AFCAT exam 2021, candidates need to fulfil the following criteria:

Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India

Age limit: The age limits prescribed for the exam are different for different branches. The table below contains the age limit for different branches.

Branches Age Limit
Flying Branch Candidates should be between 20 and 24 years. The upper age limit for candidates having a Commercial Pilot License is relaxed up to 26 years
Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch The age of candidates should be between 20 and 26 years

Marital Status

  • Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course
  • Widows/Widowers and divorcees below 25 years are also not eligible
  • Married candidates above 25 years are eligible to apply, but during their training period, they are neither provided married accommodation nor can they live with family

Educational Qualifications

Branch Educational qualification
Flying Branch Candidates must have passed Class 12 with 60 per cent in Maths and Physics. They must also hold a graduation degree in any discipline/BE/BTech/cleared section A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with 60 per cent
Ground Duty Technical Branch Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)

Passed Class 12 with 60  per cent each in Physics and Mathematics and four years degree in Engineering/Technology

Or

Cleared Sections A and B of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with 60 per cent in disciplines specified by the examination authority.

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)

Candidates must have passed Class 12 with 60 per cent in Physics and Mathematics and degree/integrated post-graduation in Engineering/Technology.

Or

Cleared sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with minimum 60 per cent or equivalent in certain disciplines specified by IAF.

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches Administration

Graduation in any discipline with minimum 60 per cent

Or

Cleared section A&B examination of  Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with 60 per cent

Education Completed MBA/MCA or MA/MSc in English/Physics/Mathematics/Chemistry/ Statistics/ International relations/ International Studies/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with 50 per cent and 60 per cent in graduation.

Physical and Medical Standards

Candidates should be medically and physically fit to be eligible to carry out their duties and responsibilities properly.

AFCAT 2021 Events AFCAT 2021 Dates Salient Features
Release of short notification 28-Nov-2020 IAF had released the short notice
Release of detailed notification 01-Dec-2020 The detailed notification was released in PDF
Application Form 01-Dec-2020 The application forms were made available online on the official website
Last date to apply 11-Jan-2021 Candidates could fill the application form and pay the fees online.
Online test 20-Feb-2021

21-Feb-2021

22-Feb-2021

The exam was conducted online across various cities in the country and in multiple sessions.
Admit Card 05-Feb-2021 The admit card of AFCAT was available online on the official website. Candidates can download the admit card till the day of the exam.
Result 09-Mar-2021 AFCAT result was announced online. Candidates could check their results from the official website.

AFCAT 2 Dates 2021

Candidates can check below the dates for AFCAT 2 exam.

AFCAT 2021 Events AFCAT 2021 Dates Salient Features
Release of notification 01-Jun-2021 AFCAT notification was released in PDF form
Application form 01-Jun-2021 to 30-Jun-2021 The application form of AFCAT 2 was made available in online mode
Exam date 28-Aug-2021

29-Aug-2021

30-Aug-2021

The exam will be conducted across various cities spread throughout the country
Admit Card 09-Aug-2021 20-Aug-2021 at 11 am IAF has released AFCAT (2) admit card 2021. Earlier, it was scheduled to be released on August 9.
Result October 2021 The result will be announced online on the official website

AFCAT 2021 Vacancies

AFCAT (II) 2021 vacancies were announced in the notification. AFCAT (II) 2021 vacancies are updated in the table below. For AFCAT (I) 2021 exam, a total of 235 vacancies were announced. The branch-wise break-up of AFCAT 2021 vacancies is given below.

 AFCAT (II) 2021 Vacancies

Branches Vacancies 
Flying Branch SSC-96
Ground Duty (Technical) AE(L) : PC-20, SSC-78
AE(M) : PC-08 ,SSC-31
Ground Duty (Non -Technical) Admin: PC -10, SSC-42
Edn: PC-04, SSC-17
NCC Special Entry Flying Branch 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC
Meteorology Entry Met : PC-06,SSC-22

AFCAT (II) 2021 Vacancies

Branches Vacancies
Flying Branch SSC-69
Ground Duty (Technical) AE(L):PC-27, SSC-40

AE(M):PC-12, SSC-17

Ground Duty (Non -Technical) Admin : PC-12, SSC-21
Accts : PC- 6, SSC-12
Logistics : PC-9, SSC-16

AFCAT Selection Process 2021

The complete selection process of AFCAT is explained below:

Filling the application form

AFCAT application form is released online on the official website. The application fee can be paid through the online payment gateway. It is advised that the candidates should check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Also Read: AFCAT application form.

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AFCAT admit card can be accessed through candidates’ login. Registered candidates can download the admit card by entering email ID and password. The hard copy of the admit card is not sent to candidates by post. Also Read: AFCAT admit card.

Online test

All registered candidates are required to appear for the AFCAT online test. The test comprises questions from General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. The EKT, which is conducted for candidates with one of the choices as Technical Branch, comprises questions from Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics. The maximum marks allotted to AFCAT are 300. The test paper of EKT carries a total of 150 marks.

Declaration of result 

AFCAT result is announced online on the official website. Candidates need to login into their account by entering email ID, password and captcha code. The result displays the qualifying status, section-wise marks, overall marks and cutoff marks. On the basis of the AFCAT result, candidates are called for AFSB Interview. AFCAT cut off is released along with the result. AFCAT cut off 2021 is calculated out of 300 marks. While the cutoff for EKT exam is calculated out of 150. Candidates need to secure equal to or more than the cutoff marks to be selected for AFSB Interview