AFCAT 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

AFCAT 2021: The selection of candidates for flying branch and ground duties in the Indian Air Force is going to be done based on the online exam, AFCAT 2021. The exam, conducted in online mode, is going to be followed by an AFSB test or interview. The final selection is going to be offered to the candidates based on combined performance in tests and interviews.

The exam is going to be held twice a year- in February and August and also the applications for the same are going to be released in December (2020) and June respectively. Interested and eligible candidates can submit their applications in online mode.

AFCAT 2021 Quick Links:

Application Form/Registration Click Here
Admit Card Click Here
Result Click Here

AFCAT 2021 Exam Date:

Events AFCAT-I Exam Date AFCAT-II Exam Date
AFCAT Exam Notification December 2020 June 2021
Online Application started December 2020 June 2021
Application Form Final date December 2020 July 2021
Admit Card Available Not Update Not Update
AFCAT Examination February 2021 September 2021
AFCAT Result March 2121 September 2021

AFCAT 2021 Application Form:

The application form for AFCAT 2021 is going to be released in online mode. Interested candidates can fill their application by visiting the official website of Indian Air Force or

The first step towards the application process is going to be candidates’ registration to get a login id and password.
To fill the registration form, the candidates will need to provide details like name, date of birth, email address, phone number, etc.
After successful registration, id and password are going to be received which will be used for further login for filling the application form.
The application form will require the subsequent details associated with the candidates- personal details, qualification details, course preference, communication details, and exam city selection.
Scanned copies of photograph, signature and thumb impression of the candidates should even be uploaded within the application form.
Once all the main points are entered successfully, the candidates can make form submission with the specified application fee.

AFCAT 2021 Application fee:

The application fee for AFCAT is going to be Rs. 250/- and can be non-refundable.
Candidates can make payment of the application fee online using credit card/ debit card/ net banking.

AFCAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

The candidate fulfilling the criteria must only apply for the examination.

Nationality: The candidate should be the citizen of India

Flying branch:
The candidate must have done graduation with aggregate 60% in any discipline with physics and maths in 10+2 level or BE / B Tech degree (Four-year course) from a recognized University
The age of the candidate should be less than 23 years.

Technical branch (ground duty):
The candidate must have done a four-year graduation course in engineering/technology.
Must obtain 60% marks in Section A & B examination of the Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).
The age of the candidate must be between 18-28 years.

Non-technical (Ground duty):
The candidate must have done graduation in any discipline with 60% marks and in section A and B examination of aeronautical society India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).
The age of the candidate must be between 20-23years.

AFCAT 2021 Exam Pattern:

The overview of AFCAT exam pattern is given below:
Mode of exam: Online
Type of questions: Objective type
The medium of test: English
Duration of exam: 2 hours
Number of questions: 100
Total marks: 300
Marking scheme: 3 marks are going to be awarded for each correct attempt and 1 mark are going to be deducted for each incorrect answer
Important topics: General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test

AFCAT 2021 Syllabus:

The syllabus for AFCAT 2021 exam is given below as:
English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms, and Phrases
General Awareness: History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc
Numerical Ability: decimal, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, and straightforward Interest, Time & Distance, etc
Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.

AFCAT 2021 Admit Card:

The admit card for AFCAT is going to be available for download on the official website or
Admit cards also will be made available on the registered email id of the candidates.
Candidates who face any difficulty in downloading their admit card must contact AFCAT Query cell immediately.
While reporting for the exam, the candidates must carry the admit card together with a valid identity proof.
Facility to download the admit card will only be available before the conduction of the exam.
The candidates are suggested to preserve their admit card till the entire process of selection is over.

AFCAT 2021 Result & Interview:

The AFCAT 2021 result is going to be announced on the official website and also the qualified candidates are going to be allowed to require part in the interview round.
A list of the shortlisted candidates is going to be prepared and such candidates are going to be called at one among the Air Force Selection Boards.
To generate the decision letter for the interview, the candidates will need to choose AFSB dates and venues by visiting the official website.
Candidates reporting for the interview should carry all the important documents with them for verification.
Based on their performance within the online test and AFSB test (interview), a final merit list of the candidates is going to be drawn for selection.

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