Air Force Common Admission Test AFCAT 2017 Notification

AFCAT Notification 2017 - 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 03 June 2017 and will close on 29 June 2017. Courses Commencing In July 2018 for grant of Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent / Short Service Commission in Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches.

Air Force Common Admission Test AFCAT 2017 Notification

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 2017.

Name of the Organization: Indian Air Force (IAF)

IAF Website:

Indian Air Force careers page:

1. Flying (204/ 18F/ SSC/ M &W)

2. Ground Duty (Technical) 203/ 18T/ PC/ M 203/ 18T/ SSC/ M &W

  • i. Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)
  • ii. Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)

3. Ground Duty (Non Technical) (203/ 18G/ PC/ M203/ 18G/ SSC/ M &W)

  • i. Administration
  • ii. Logistics
  • iii. Accounts
  • iv. Education

AFCAT Eligibility    

Essential Qualification Requirement (EQR):

BranchEducational QualificationsAge
Flying BranchGraduates (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
Ground Duty (Technical)
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 BranchesAdministration

& Logistics

Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline with 60% marks or equivalent
AccountsB. Com. degree (Minimum three year degree course) with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent
EducationMBA / 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 (Exam Date: 27 August 2017) and / Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT), Interview

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 03.06.2017 to 29.06.2017. 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.

AFCAT Online Application

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: 03.06.2017

Closing date for submission of online application: 29.06.2017

AFCAT Exam Date: on 27 August 2017

For more details rfer to AFCAT Notification 02/2017

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