Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) -02 / 2016 Notification

AFCAT Notification 2016 - Indian Air Force invites applications from enterprising & adventurous Indian citizens (men and women) to join the Indian air force as commissioned officers in flying, technical and ground duty branches. Registration for online applications will open on 04 June 2016 and will close on 30 June 2016. Courses Commencing In July 2017 for grant of Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent / Short Service Commission in Technical and Ground Duty Branches.

AFCAT Examination 2016

The candidates should read the AFCAT Notification carefully before filling in the application. Applicants should satisfy themselves that they fulfill the eligibility conditions prescribed in the notification / prospectus in all respects.  Age Limits, Educational Qualifications, Syllabus, Scheme of Exam, Selection Process, Application Fee, application Form, Pay Scale, Physical standards etc., information given in Notification. Candidates looking for Defence Jobs in India can apply for the AFCAT Recruitment 2016.

Name of the Organization: Indian Air Force (IAF)

IAF Website:

Indian Air Force careers page:


(a) No. 202/17F/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women)


(a) No. 201/17T/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men)

(b) No. 201/17T/SSC/M & W  (Short Service Commission for men & women)


(a) No. 201/17G/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men)

(b) No. 201/17G/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women)

AFCAT Eligibility    

Essential Qualification Requirement (EQR):

Branch Educational Qualifications Age
Flying Branch Graduates (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognized University who have attained minimum 60% marks or equivalent have passed Math and Physics at 10+2 level or BE / B Tech degree. 20 to 24 years
Technical Branch Minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four year graduation / integrated post graduation Qualification in Engineering / Technology. 20 to 26 year
Ground Duty Branches Administration

& Logistics

Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline with 60% marks or equivalent
Accounts B. Com. degree (Minimum three year degree course) with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent
Education MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in relevant fields with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate all paper put together in Post Graduation.

Selection Process: AFCAT and / Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT)

Scheme of AFCAT

The AFCAT Question Paper will have 100 questions. All questions will be of three marks each. For  every  correct  answer  the  candidate  will  get  three  marks  and  for  every  wrong  answer one  mark  will  be  deducted  under  negative  marking. The  total  time allotted  for  the  paper  is  two hours.

AFCAT Syllabus

Each Question Paper will have questions from the following topics:-

 (a) General Awareness – History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.

(b) Verbal Ability in English – Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.

(c) Numerical Ability – Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.

(d) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test – Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.

AFCAT Online Application Form Registration

How to apply: Candidates can apply online only through the IAF Career website: The online application can be filled up from 04.06.2016 to 30.06.2016. No other means of application will be accepted. Candidate need to click on “CANDIDATE LOGIN” in the career website of IAF and follow the instructions. Candidate advised to note down Registration number for future correspondence.

  • Before filling Online Application, candidates should keep ready scanned copy of Passport size Photograph & signature.
  • Candidates are required to possess a valid e-mail ID, Mobile No
  • Fill in the Online Form with all the Relevant Details
  • Upload scanned copy of Photo& signature
  • Candidate should ensure that all the details entered in Online Application should be correct.

Helpdesk: For any enquiry, candidates should call only on Helpdesk number after online registration opens.

For Any Query on Induction at Various Stages Contact on Toll Free No. 1800-11-2448

Important Dates:

Opening date for submission of online applications: 04.06.2016

Closing date for submission of online application: 30.06.2016

AFCAT Exam Date: on 28 August 2016

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