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Soaring to New Heights: Unveiling the Path to Success in the AFCAT Exam

Welcome to the doorway of your dreams – the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT), where aspirations take flight and heroes are forged. For those with a burning desire to soar amidst the clouds and serve the nation with valor, the AFCAT exam stands as a beacon of opportunity, beckoning you to embark on an extraordinary journey in the Indian Air Force (IAF). Join us as we unravel the secrets to conquering this pinnacle of excellence and unlocking the gateway to a career of courage, honor, and boundless skies.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the AFCAT exam, candidates must meet the following criteria:

Nationality: Indian citizenship is mandatory.

Age Limit: The age limit varies depending on the branch and entry type but generally falls between 20 and 24 years.

1.Flying Branch:20 to 24 years of age at the time of commencement of course

2.Ground Duty: 20 to 26 years of age at the time of commencement of course

Note:
1.The Airforce age limit for candidates applying through NCC special entry and AFCAT entry are the same.

2.The upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current commercial pilot licence issued by DGCA (INDIA) is relaxed up to 26 years

Educational Qualification:

  • For Flying branch in the Indian Airforce
    1.Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Mathematics and Physics at 10+2 level and
    2.Graduation with minimum of three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • OR
  • 3.BE/ B Tech degree (four years course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent
  • OR
  • 4.Candidates who have cleared section A and 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
  • For Ground duty (Technical) Branch:
    Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE(L)}:
  • 1.Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University
  • OR
  • cleared Sections A and B examination 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 a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
    • Communication Engineering.
    • Computer Engineering/ technology
    • Computer Engineering and Application
    • Computer science and Engineering/ Technology
    • Electrical and computer Engineering
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronica Engineering/ Technology
    • Electronics science and Engineering
    • Electronics and communication Engineering
    • Electronics and computer science
    • Electronics or telecommunication Engineering
    • Electronics and telecommunication (Microwave)
    • Electronics and computer Engineering
    • Electronics communication and instrumentation Engineering
    • Electronics instrument and control engineering
    • Instrumentation and control Engineering
    • Instrument and control Engineering
    • Information technology
    • Electric power and Machinery engineering
    • Infotech Engineering
    • Cyber security
    Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE(M)}:
  • 2.Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognized University
  • OR
  • cleared Sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering and Automation
    • Mechanical Engineering (Production)
    • Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
    • Mechatronics
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Manufacturing Engineering
    • Production and Industrial Engineering
    For Ground duty (Non-Technical) Branch
    Weapon Systems (WS) Branch:
  • Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and Graduation with minimum three degree course in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent
  • OR
  • 2.BE/B Tech degree ( Four year course) from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent
  • Administration and Logistics:
  • Passed 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Accounts Branch:
  • 1.Passed 10+2 and done graduation in any of the following branches with 60% marks or equivalent from a recognized university
    • B.Com degree ( Minimum of three years course)
    • Bachelor of Business Administration (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Management studies (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Business studies (with specialization in France)
    • Qualified CA/ CMA/ CS/ CFA
    • BSc with specialization in Finance
    • Education Branch
    • 1.Passed 10+2 and Post-Graduation with 50% marks in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG(single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and with 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline
    • Meteorology
    • 1.Passed 10+2 and B Sc with Physics and Mathematics with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or four year Graduation in Engineering/Technology discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following streams:-
      • Communication Engineering.
      • Computer Engineering/Technology.
      • Computer Engineering and Application.
      • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology.
      • Electrical and Computer Engineering.
      • Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
      • Electronics Engineering/Technology.
      • Electronics Science and Engineering.
      • Electronics and Communication Engineering.
      • Electronics and Computer Science.
      • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering.
      • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave).
      • Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering.
      • Information Technology.
      • Mechanical Engineering.

AFCAT Exam Overview:

The AFCAT exam is conducted twice a year by the Indian Air Force to select candidates for various branches of the IAF. It consists of two stages: the AFCAT written examination and the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview. The written examination assesses candidates’ aptitude in areas such as Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude, and General Awareness, while the AFSB interview evaluates their officer-like qualities, leadership skills, and suitability for a career in the IAF.

Important Dates

Mark your calendars and seize the moment

AFCAT-1 AFCAT-2
Notification November-December May-June
Exam February August
Course January July

Note: Refer to the official website

https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT

Exam Pattern

The AFCAT written examination consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and is conducted online. The exam is divided into four sections:

Subject Exam Duration No of Questions Maximum Marks
General Awareness 2 hours 100 300
Verbal Ability in English
Numerical Ability
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

Note: Refer to the official website

https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT

Exam syllabus

Marking Scheme is as follows:-

  1. Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  2. One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  3. No marks for unattempted questions.
  4. Before declaration of result, marks scored by candidates will be normalised.

AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST (AFCAT): The AFCAT Question Paper will have 100 questions. The total time allotted for the paper is two hours. Each Question Paper will have questions from the following topics:-

1 English Comprehension, Detect Error in Sentence, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonym/ Antonym, Cloze Test or Fill in the Gaps in a paragraph, Idioms and Phrases, Analogy, Sentence Rearranging, Substitution in a Sentence/ One Word Substitution
2 General Awareness History, Geography, Sports, National & International Organizations, Art & Culture, Personalities, Environment & Ecology, Indian Polity, Economy, Basic Science Based Knowledge, Science & Technology, Current Affairs (National & International), Defence.
3 Numerical Ability Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average/ Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Distance and Races (Trains/ Boats & Streams), Area and Perimeter, Probability, Number System & Number Series, Mixture & Allegation Rules, Clocks.
4 Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Note: Refer to the official website

https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT

Conquering AFCAT:

Your Path to Success with Vision Defence Institute

Welcome aboard the journey of a lifetime! At Vision Defence Institute, we’re committed to helping you achieve your dream of acing the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) with flying colors. Our mission is simple: to empower you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to soar high and secure a bright future in the Indian Air Force. Let’s embark together on this exhilarating adventure and unlock the doors to your aspirations!

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Guiding You to Greatness

With Vision Defence Institute by your side, you’re never alone on your AFCAT journey. Our team of expert mentors is here to guide you every step of the way. Armed with insider knowledge of the AFCAT exam, they’ll share invaluable tips, tricks, and strategies to navigate the exam with ease and finesse. Consider them your personal navigators on the path to success!

Equipping You for Excellence

Preparation is the key to success, and at Vision Defence Institute, we’ve got you covered. Dive into our treasure trove of study materials, meticulously crafted to cover every aspect of the AFCAT syllabus. From numerical wizardry to verbal prowess, our materials are your trusty companions on the journey to mastery. Get ready to sharpen your skills and unleash your full potential!

Practicing for Perfection

Practice makes perfect, and perfection is our goal at Vision Defence Institute. Step into our simulated exam environment and put your skills to the test with our rigorous practice sessions. Feel the adrenaline rush as you tackle mock tests, quizzes, and problem-solving challenges designed to push you to your limits. With each session, you’ll grow stronger, more confident, and closer to achieving your dreams.

Supporting You Every Step of the Way

At Vision Defence Institute, we believe in the power of support and encouragement. No matter the challenge, no matter the obstacle, we’re here to cheer you on and lift you up. Our mentors are always on standby, ready to offer personalized guidance and assistance whenever you need it. With their unwavering support, you’ll conquer any hurdle and emerge victorious on exam day.

As you embark on this thrilling adventure called AFCAT, remember that you’re not alone. With Vision Defence Institute as your steadfast companion, the sky’s the limit to what you can achieve. So buckle up, stay focused, and get ready to soar to new heights of success. Your AFCAT journey starts here – are you ready to make it unforgettable?

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