AFCAT 2023 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Pattern, Admit Card, etc.

AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test which offers Indian citizens an opportunity to serve as a Group-A gazetted officer in the Indian Air force. Indian Airforce recruits candidates by organizing an entrance examination called AFCAT. The candidate who passes the entrance examination will go through a medical test followed by an interview session. After clearing every step of recruitment, the selected candidates will become a Group-A gazetted officer in the Indian Airforce as a Flying officer or Technical staff. In this article, we will discuss details on AFCAT 2023 Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date, Pattern, Admit Card, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for AFCAT is as follows-

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India

Flying Branch

  • The candidate must have completed graduation from a recognized university in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks and the candidate needs to choose physics and mathematics at class 12th level
  • The age criteria are between 20 to 24 years of age

Ground Duty (Technical)

  • The candidate must have completed graduation in engineering (B.E./B.Tech) from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or the candidate must have passed the examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India)
  • The age criteria are between 20 to 26years of age

Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

  • The candidate must have completed graduation from a recognized university in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks and the candidate needs to choose physics and mathematics at class 12th level or, the candidate must clear section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent
  • The age criteria are between 20 to 26years of age

Physical Standard

The candidate must be Physically Fit must have a set physical standard in terms of Height, Weight, and Eyesight. The following are the physical standard that the candidate must have-

For men

Height Weight for Airforce

The following are the minimum height standard for AFCAT Physical Test-

Type of heightScaleLength in cm
Sitting heightMaximum81.5 cm
 Minimum96.0 cm
Leg LengthMinimum99.0 cm
 Maximum120.0 cm
Thigh LengthMaximum64.0 cm

For Ground Duty Candidates

CriteriaMinimum Height
Ground Staff157.5 cm
Gurkha and the candidate belonging to the North-Eastern regions of India and hilly regions of Uttarakhand152.5 cm
Lakshadweep155.5cm

Ideal Height to Weight Ratio

Height in cm  Age Range (Years)  
 15-1718-2223-2728-3233-37
1524647505454
1534747515555
1544748515656
1554849525656
1564849535757
1574950545858
1584950545858
1595051555959
1605152565960
1615152566060
1625253576161
1635254586162
1645354596263
1655355596363
1665456606364
1675456616465
1685557616565
1695557626566
1705658636667
1715659646668
1725759646768
1735860656869
1745861666870
1755961666971
1765962677071
1776062687072
1786063697173
1796164697273
1806164707274
1816265717375
1826266727476
1836366727476
1846467737577
1856468747578
1866568747678
1876569757779
1886669767780
1896670777881
1906771777981
1916771787982
1926872798082
1936873798183
SD6.06.37.16.66.9

For Women

Height Weight for Airforce

The following are the minimum height standard for AFCAT Physical Test-

Women CandidateHeight
Flying Branch162.5 cm
Other Branches152 cm

Ideal Height to Weight Ratio

Height in cmWeight in Kg 
 20-25 years26-30 years
1484346
1494447
1504548
1514548
1524649
1534750
1544750
1554851
1564952
1574953
1585053
1595154
1605155
1615255
1625256
1635357
1645457
1655458
1665559
1675660
1685660
1695761
1705862
1715862
1725963
1735964
1746064
1756165
1766166
1776267
1786367
SD55

Eyesight Criteria

BranchVisual Acuity Error
F(P) including WSOs Hypermetropia6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia
Aircrew other than F(P)6/24 in one eye and 6/36 in other, correctable to 6/6 and 6/9
Adm/ Adm (ATC)/ Adm (FC)Corrected visual acuity should be 6/6 in each eye
AE(M) AE(L)Corrected visual acuity should be 6/9 in each eye. Wearing of glasses will be compulsory when advised
Accts/ LgsCorrected visual acuity should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye. Wearing of Glasses will be compulsory

AFCAT 2023 Exam Date

AFCAT-I

Events Exam Dates
AFCAT-2 Application Form ReleasedJune 2023
Last Date to Apply Online Application formJuly 2023
Admit Card AvailableSeptember 2023
AFCAT-2 2023 Exam Date October 2023
AFCAT-2 Exam ResultUpdate Soon

AFCAT-II

Events Exam Dates
AFCAT-2 Application Form ReleasedDecember 2023
Last Date to Apply Online Application formJanuary  2024
Admit Card AvailableFebruary 2023
AFCAT-2 2023 Exam Date March 2023
AFCAT-2 Exam ResultUpdate Soon

AFCAT 2023 Application Form

The application process for AFCAT can be filled online and the candidate can follow the step by step process is as follows-

  • Visit the official website of AFCAT and click on the login button
  • Now, a login page will appear where you have to click on the not yet register button
  • A short form will appear where you have to enter your email ID and a system-generated password (must remember login ID and password)
  •  Now, login to your account using your login credentials and select the type of entry-AFCAT or NCC Special entry for Flying Branch
  • Now, the agreement and instruction page will appear where you have to agree to the terms after reading them
  • Click on the application form and start filling it with details like name, address, education qualification, etc.
  • After filling in the details, you have to upload the documents mentioned below  followed by selecting the examination city
  • Now, the candidate must pay the application fee to confirm his/her application form
  • Make sure to take the printout of the application form and payment receipt for future use

Documents required for AFCAT 2023 Application Form

The following are the documents that are necessary for filling the AFCAT application form-

  • Latest Scanned photo passport size
  • 10 and 12 certificates scanned
  • Graduation Degree/Marks Sheet
  • Scanned signature and left-hand thumb impression of the candidate
  • Aadhaar card number and a scanned copy

AFCAT 2023 Application Fee

The application fee for the AFCAT examination is Rs.250/- which can be paid online using a credit card, debit card, Net Banking, etc.

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2023

The following are the examination pattern for AFCAT-

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
General Awareness, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, Military Aptitude Test1003002 Hours
Engineering Knowledge Test (For Technical Ground Duty only)5015045 Minutes

AFCAT Syllabus

The following are the syllabus for AFCAT-

English

  • Unseen passage
  • Synonym
  • Antonym
  • correction of sentences
  • finding the grammatical error
  • the meaning of words
  • the collective term for a phrase

Current Affairs

  • Recent events of national and international important
  • The questions can be asked for anything recent like sports, awards, etc.

General Awareness

  • History
  • Geography
  • Polity
  • science

Mathematics

  • Ratio and proportion
  • speed distance and time
  • percentage
  • profit and loss and basic questions of algebra

Reasoning

  • Verbal and non-verbal reasoning
  • Series
  • completing the pattern

Exam Centers AFCAT

The following are the examination center for AFCAT-

BareillyGuwahatiLucknowSolapurPanaji
BehrampurGwaliorLudhianaSonipatPathankot
BelagaviHaldwaniMaduraiSrinagarPatna
BengaluruHissarMangaloreThanePort Blair
BhagalpurHyderabadMathuraThiruvananthapuramPuducherry
BhilaiImphalMeerutThrissurVellore
BhopalIndoreMumbaiTirunelveliVijayawada
BhubaneswarItanagarMysoreTirupatiVisakhapatnam
BhujJabalpurNagpurUdaipurWarangal
BikanerJaipurNasikVadodaraYamunanagar
BilaspurJalandharNoidaVaranasiAligarh
AgartalaDhanbadJorhatPuneChandigarh
AgraDiuKannurRajkotChennai
AjmerDibrugarhKanpurRanchiCoimbatore
AhmedabadDurgapurKochiRohtakDehradun
AizawlFaridabadKohimaRoorkeeDelhi and NCR
AlwarGanganagarKolhapurSagarJalpaiguri
AllahabadGayaKolkataSambalpurJammu
AmbalaGhaziabadKotaShillongJamshedpur
AmritsarGorakhpurKurukshetraShimlaJhansi
AurangabadGunturLehSilcharJodhpur

AFCAT Admit Card 2023

The admit card for AFCAT is not yet released, we will update the admit card status once the examination conducting authority releases the admit card.

AFCAT 2023 Result

The result for AFCAt 2023 is not yet released, we will update the result for AFCAT 2023 once the examination authority releases the result.

AFCAT 2023 Selection Procedure (SSB Interview)

The candidates who have passed the AFCAT entrance examination are called for the SSB Interview session which is a 5-day recruitment program organized in the Indian Military Academy. Here, the candidate will be interviewed and tested both mentally and physically before the final selection. The candidate also needs to provide the documents both in xerox (two copies attested) and original for verification.

Documents Required for SSB Interview

The following are the documents required by the candidates to bring during the SSB interview-

  • AFCAT 2022 Admit Card
  • Original Matriculation/ Secondary School Certificate and Mark sheets issued by CBSE/ ICSE/ State Board
  • Original Marks Sheet & Certificate of 10+2 (issued by the relevant Board).
  • Original/ Provisional Graduation Degree/ Post Graduation Degree Certificates and Mark Sheet of each year/ semester issued by University
  • A provisional certificate issued by the University
  • In case of final year/ semester students, a Certificate from the College Principal with proper stamp and seal of the Institution
  • Original NCC Certificate (if applicable).
  • NOC from employers for candidates working in Central/ State Govt. or Public Sector Undertakings.
  • Original valid Commercial Pilots’ License, issued by DGCA, if applicable.
  • Inbound Railway Ticket/ Bus Tickets. (For refund of Travelling Allowance)
  • Twenty copies of recent passport size color photographs

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