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- www.careerairforce.nic.in.
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
|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
|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|
|Nationality||The candidate must be a citizen of India.|
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- www.careerairforce.nic.in.
- 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.
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 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
*There will be negative marking (1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer)
|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|
|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:
- Go to the official site – www.afcat.cdac.in.
- Enter your email id and password.
- Check the result, download it, and take a printout of the same.
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).
AFCAT 2023 FAQs
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 www.afcat.cdac.in.
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/-