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
|Conducted by||Indian Air Force|
|Exam frequency||Twice a year|
|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 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.
|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|
- 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
|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
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.
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
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.