AFCAT 2023 Notification, Application Form, Exam Date, Age Limit, Pattern

AFCAT 2023: Air force common admission test is conducted for the selection of the students in the Indian air force in various branches such as- the Flying branch, Ground duty (Technical branch), and Ground duty (non-technical branch). The basic educational qualification required to apply for this examination is graduation. The candidates who are seeking a career in Indian Air Force can visit the official website of IAF AFCAT-


AFCAT Application process is going to start in the month of November 2022. Interested candidates stay connected for more latest updates…as the official notification is released, all the details will be updated on this page. 

AFCAT 2023 Test Schedule

Exam 1 Dates 

Events Dates
Exam notification November 2022
Online registration begins from December 2022
Last date of online registration December 2022
Availability of admit card February 2023
AFCAT 1  exam date February 2023
AFCAT 1 exam result March 2023
SSB selection link available on March 2023

AFCAT 2 Exam Dates

Events Dates
Online registration starts from  June 2023
Last date to register online July 2023
Availability of admit card September 2023
AFCAT 2 exam date October 2023
AFCAT 2 exam result Available soon

Eligibility Criteria

Particulars Eligibility
Nationality The candidate must be a citizen of India.
Educational qualification
  • For flying branch- Candidates should have passed their 10+2 with 50% marks each in maths and physics and they must have completed their graduation in relevant field with 60% marks by a recognized university.
  • Ground Duty (Technical branch) – Candidates should have completed their 10+2 in maths and physics with 50% marks (each)  and they must have completed their graduation/post-graduation in Engineering/Technology from a recognized university.
  • Ground Duty (Non- Technical branch) – Candidates must have completed their graduation/post-graduation in any field from a recognized university.
Age Criteria
  • Flying branch- The minimum age of the candidate should be 20 years.
  • For Ground Duty (Technical branch) – The minimum age of the candidate should be 20 years and the maximum age should be 26 years.
  • For Ground Duty (Non-technical branch) – Age limit for graduates must be 20-23 years and for postgraduates, it must be 20-26 years.

AFCAT 2023 Application Process

The application forms will be released soon. Applicants are advised to follow the given steps to fill the application form:

  • Step-1. Visit the official website of IAF careers page-
  • Step-2. “AFCAT” notification will be available there.
  • Step-3. Select “Apply Online” on the home page.
  • Step-4. Fill in all the required information and also attach the scanned copy of the required documents along with a passport size photograph.
  • Step-5. Review the application form before submitting it and pay the application fee i.e. INR 250 (for all candidates) via debit card/credit card/net banking etc.
  • Step-6. Lastly, take a printout of the application form for further use.

Application Fee

In order to confirm the submission of your application form, the candidates have to make the payment of the application fee which can be done through online payment gateway (credit/ debit cards/ internet banking). Apart from this, candidates can make the payment via Challan (at any Axis Bank or HDFC Bank branch). Candidates should be aware that this is a non-refundable exam fee which will cost Rs. 250/- for AFCAT entry (not applicable for NCC special entry and meteorology).

Exam Pattern

Exam Name Subjects Marks No of Questions Exam Duration
General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 300 100 2 Hrs
EKT (for technical branches) Mechanical, Computer Science and

Electrical & Electronics

150 50 45 Mins.

*There will be negative marking (1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer)

Exam Schedule

Activity First Shift Second Shift
Reporting Time for the Candidate 0700 hrs 1230 hrs
Verification of Admit Card, Biometrics, ID Proof, Thumb Impression, Photo, Sign on Attendance Sheet & Seating of Candidate inside the Exam Hall 0700- 0845 hrs 1230-1415 hrs
Reading of Guidelines by Candidates 0845-0900 hrs 1330-1430 hrs
AFCAT Exam 0900 to 1100 hrs 1430- 1630 hrs
Non EKT candidates Exit time 1100 to 1130 hrs 1630-1700 hrs
EKT 1130 to 1215 hrs 1700 to 1745 hrs

Exam Syllabus

General awareness History, Basic Sciences, Geography, Sports, Defence, Culture, Current Affairs, Environment, Civics, Politics, Art, etc.
Numerical ability Decimal Fraction, Average, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest, Percentage, Simplification.
Verbal ability (English) Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Testing of Vocabulary, Antonyms, Error Detection, etc.
Reasoning and military aptitude test Verbal skills and spatial ability

AFCAT 2023 Exam Result

The AFCAT -1 Exam result will be announced through online mode in March 2023. Candidates can check the result by visiting the official website of AFCAT.

Steps to check the result are as follows:

  1. Go to the official site –
  2. Enter your email id and password.
  3. Check the result, download it, and take a printout of the same.

SSB Interview

There are 3 stages of SSB Interview:

STAGE-1. On the first day, the officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and discussion test will be conducted.

STAGE-2. For the next five days, Psychological tests will be conducted on Day 1(Afternoon) and the Group Tests and interviews would be held after the document check.

STAGE-3. Applicants, who are applying for the flying branch, are needed to appear in the Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS).


Question: When will AFCAT 1 2023 registration begin?

Ans. It will begin in December 2022.

Question: When will AFCAT 2 2023 registration begin?

Ans. It will begin in July 2023.

Question: What are the age criteria required for AFCAT (flying branch)?

Ans. The candidate must be 20 years old to apply for the flying branch.

Question: What is the authorized website of AFCAT?

Ans. Its

Question: What is the application fee for SC/ST candidates?

Ans. The application fee is the same for all category applicants. It is INR 250/-

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