AFCAT 1 2024 Notification Out: The Air Force Common Admission Test commonly known as AFCAT is an entrance examination conducted by the Indian Air Force to select eligible and desirable candidates for multiple posts in Flying and Ground Duty [Technical and Non-Technical]. Serving in such a commendable and respected field is an honour in itself. Indian Air Force (IAF) has announced the complete details for 317 vacant posts at the flying branch and ground duties for both technical and non-technical posts through AFCAT 1 Notification 2024. The AFCAT 1 Online Form 2024 was released on 01st December 2023 at www.afcat.cdac.in along with the release of official notification pdf. Interested candidates should read further to go through the article below for the selection process, exam pattern, and other necessary details for AFCAT 1 exam 2024.
AFCAT Exam 2024
The AFCAT exam is conducted twice every year by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and millions of students appear to ace this exam and join a reputable Air Force Academy and get a commission as an Indian Air Force Officer. This exam has brought out the possibility of serving in an adventurous field for both male and female candidates which is befitting to the Young minds and flexibility of this dynamic generation. To crack the exam with good marks, aspirants must be well-versed with the AFCAT 1 2024 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process.
AFCAT 1 2024 Notification Out
The detailed official AFCAT notification was released on its official website for AFCAT 1 Exam 2024. Indian Air Force (IAF) uploaded the AFCAT 2024 Notification for the AFCAT 1 exam on 1st December 2023. AFCAT 1 Exam will be conducted for the Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of its elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty [Technical and Non-Technical] branches for course commencing in January 2025. The official notification PDF link for AFCAT 2, 2023 with complete details has been uploaded to the official website and the direct link has been updated below.
AFCAT Exam 2024- Exam Summary
Indian Air Force will conduct AFCAT 1 Exam for Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) and Gazetted Officers in Flying Branch vacancies to be recruited for the course commencing in January 2025.
|AFCAT 1 2024 Exam Summary|
|Name of the Exam||AFCAT 1 2024 Exam|
|Conducted by||Indian Air Force|
|Post Name||Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) and Gazetted Officers in Flying Branches|
|Frequency||Twice in a year|
|Registration Dates||1st December to 30th December 2023|
|Mode of Exam||Online (Computer Based Test)|
|Total Number of Questions||AFCAT: 100 & EKT: 50|
|Selection Process||Written test- AFSB Test- Medical Examination|
|Salary||Rs. 56100- Rs. 177500 (Flying Officer)|
AFCAT 2024 Important Dates
Indian Air Force has announced all important dates related to the AFCAT 1 2024 exam along with its notification pdf. The online registration process for AFCAT 2024 exam started on 1st December 2023 at www.afcat.cdac.in and the last date to apply online is 30th December 2023. This year, AFCAT 1 2024 exam is tentatively scheduled to be conducted on the 16th, 17th, and 18th of February 2024. The important dates related to the Indian Air Force AFCAT 1 2024 exam for the course are tabulated below:
|AFCAT 1 2024 Notification||18th November 2023|
|Commencement of Application Form||1st December 2023 (11 am)|
|Last Date to Apply Online||30th December 2023 (5 pm)|
|AFCAT 1 Admit Card 2024||February 2024|
|AFCAT 1 Exam Date 2024||16th, 17th, 18th February 2024|
|Course Commences From||January 2025|
AFCAT 1 2024 Vacancy
India Air Force has announced 317 vacancies to be filled through the AFCAT 2024 Exam for the course commencing in January 2025 for Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical branches).
|AFCAT 1 2024 Vacancy|
|Entry||Branch||Course Number||Vacancies (Men)||Vacancies (Women)|
|AFCAT Entry||Flying||217/25F/SSC/M & W||SSC- 28||SSC - 10|
|Ground-Duty(Technical)||216/25T/SSC/ 106AEC/ M & W||AE(L): 104|
|Ground-Duty(Non-Technical)||216/25G/SSC/M & W||Weapon System (WS) Branch: 15|
|Weapon System (WS) Branch: 02|
|NCC Special Entry||Flying|
|10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.|
AFCAT 2024 Online Application Form
AFCAT 1 2024 Application Form registration has been started on 1st December 2023 (11 am) and the last date to apply online for AFCAT 1 2024 exam on 30th December 2023 (5 pm) on the official website https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in OR https://afcat.cdac.in. The applicants interested in AFCAT 2024 exam can apply by directly clicking the below link, it will redirect you to AFCAT 1 2024 Application Form official page.
Steps to Apply for the AFCAT 2024 Exam
Step 1- Registration Process
- Click on the link provided below or visit the official website.
- A new page will appear. New Users will have to register first.
- Click on New User Register.
- A new page will appear to enter your mobile no. and email to register yourself.
- An OTP will be sent to your mobile no. and email, fill and click on “Submit”.
- A Login Id and Password will be sent to your registered mobile no. and email id.
Step 2- Login
- Login using the Registration Number and Password. Select the post.
- Fill up other details such as educational qualifications etc. depending upon the educational qualification of the candidate.
- Pay the examination fee as applicable, online using a Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking
- Candidates are required to upload their scanned colour photograph and Signature (in English or in Hindi) in JPEG format.
- Login with your Registration Number and Password in the link for “UPLOAD” and thereafter, upload the file/scanned filled
- Upload all the required certificates
- Submit the application. Print out the acknowledgment for records.
AFCAT 1 2024 Exam Application Fee
Candidates registering for AFCAT entry will have to pay an amount of Rs. 550/- + GST (non-refundable) (not applicable for NCC special entry) as an examination fee.
AFCAT 1 2024 Eligibility Criteria
AFCAT 1 2024 eligibility criteria for Ground Duty and Flying Branch posts are given below.
(A) AFCAT Age Limit (as on 01/01/2025)
(i) Flying Branch: Applicant age should be at least 20 years and the upper age is capped at 24 years for flying branch. The upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years. The candidates must have been born between 02/01/2001 to 01/01/2005.
(ii)Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical) Branches: For ground duty, the minimum age is 20 years and the upper age limit is capped at 26 years. The candidate must have born between 02/01/1999 to 01/01/2005).
Note: Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course. Widows/Widowers and divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible.
(B) AFCAT Educational Qualification
Flying branch: Minimum 50% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a three-year graduation degree OR a BE/BTech degree with a minimum of 60% from a recognized university.
AFCAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty (Technical)Branch:
(i)Aeronautical engineering (Electronics)(AE(L)): Minimum 60% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a degree in graduation/post-graduation in the field of engineering and technology from a recognized university.
AFCAT 2024 Selection Process
Indian Air Force will send call letters to all the candidates who clear the AFCAT 1 2024 to appear for the second stage of selection i.e AFSB Testing.
AFSB Testing Stage 1
It includes the following two tests:
- Officer Intelligence Rating Test.
- Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PP&DT)
Stage 1 is called the screening test and candidates who do not clear it will be rejected and will not be called for AFSB Testing Stage 2.
AFSB Testing Stage 2
All Stage 1 qualified candidates will have to appear for AFSB Stage 2 and undergo the following tests:
Psychological Tests: These are written psychological tests and are conducted by professional psychologists.
Group Tests: These tests involve mental and physical activities to examine the candidates’ on various mental and physical parameters.
AFSB Interview: In this round, the interviewing officer takes a personal round of interviews for the candidate.
Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) Test: This test is mandatory for only those candidates who have applied for the Flying Branch.
Recommended candidates will be called for the medical examination. The Indian Airforce has prescribed only two centres for Medical Examination which are the Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru and Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME). After the medical examination, a final merit list would be prepared on the basis of the marks scored by the candidate in written and AFSB interviews. All the shortlisted candidates would be given the joining letter of the respective training academies they have applied to.
AFCAT 2024 Exam Pattern
In the Table Below, we have provided you with the exam pattern of the AFCAT 2024 Exam.
|Name of Exam||Time Duration||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Subjects|
|1. AFCAT 1 2024||2 Hours||100||300||Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, and Military Aptitude|
Type of Questions: Multiple-Choice Questions
Time Duration: 2 hrs
No. of questions: 100
Max marks: 300
Subjects: Verbal ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness and Military Aptitude.
3 marks will be awarded for every correct answer
There is a negative marking of 1 mark in all sections.
AFCAT 2024 Syllabus
The candidates preparing for the Air Force Common Admission Test must begin with their preparation with the latest AFCAT Syllabus 2024 to score good marks in the entrance test.
Syllabus for English Section:
This section of the AFCAT Exam consists of at least 20 questions and the level is from moderate to difficult. Questions would be asked from comprehension, cloze test, synonyms and antonyms, idioms and phrases, and Error spotting.
Syllabus for General Knowledge:
This section consists of questions from Indian History, Polity, Economics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Current Affairs. The level of difficulty of this section is from easy to moderate.
Syllabus for Reasoning Section:
Questions would be asked from Series, Venn Diagram, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Non Verbal questions, Verbal reasoning, military aptitude etc.
Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude Section:
The questions that are asked in the Mathematics sections of AFCAT are of Easy to Moderate level and questions would be asked from Number system, HCF and LCM, Time, Distance and Speed, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Average, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Pipes And Cistern etc.
AFCAT Previous Year Question Paper
Here, we are providing the AFCAT Previous Year Question Papers which will help you for better exam preparation for the upcoming Indian Air Force AFCAT 1 2024 exam. All the candidates preparing for AFCAT 1 2024 can download AFCAT Previous Year Question Paper PDFs by clicking on the link given below.
AFCAT 2024 Salary
1. Cadets in the final year of training will be given a stipend of Rs. 56,100.
2. After successful completion of training, level 10 in the Pay Matrix of the seventh Central Pay Commission will be allotted to the young Air Officers [56100-1,10,700]
3. Military Service Pay- 15,500 will also be included.
1. Flying Branch- Rs 11250 per month.
2. Technical Branch Officers: Rs 2500 per month.
In Addition to these officers are also entitled to other allowances such as TA, DA, Children Education Allowance, Ration Money Allowance etc.
|AFCAT 1 2024 Salary Structure|
|Rank||Level||Pay Scale (in Rs.)|
|Flying Officer||Level 10||Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500|
|Flight Lieutenant||Level 10 B||Rs. 6,13,00-1,93,900|
|Squadron Leader||Level 11||Rs. 6,94,00 – 2,07,200|
|Wing Commander||Level 12A||Rs. 1,21,200 – 2,12400|
|Group Captain||Level 13||Rs. 1,30,600-2, 15,900|
|Air Commodore||Level 13A||Rs. 1,39,600-2,17,600|
|Air Vice Marshal||Level 14||Rs. 1,44,200-2,18,200|
|Air Marshal HAG Scale||Level 15||Rs. 1, 82, 200-2,24,100|
|HAG+Scale||Level 16||Rs. 2,05,400 – 2,24,400|
|VACS/Airforce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG)||Level 17||Rs. 2,25,000/-(fixed)|
|CAS||Level 18||Rs. 2,50,000/-(fixed)|
AFCAT 1 2024 Admit Card
Indian Air Force releases admit cards/ call letters for each stage of the Air Force Common Admission Test. The candidates have to download their admit cards and carry a printout along with them to the exam hall.
AFCAT 2024 Result
The AFCAT 2024 Exam will be conducted in two shifts each day, AFCAT 1 Result will be released around a month later the exam date. The candidates who have appeared in the written exam held can check their results and cut-off marks once released officially.
AFCAT 2024 Cut-Off
AFCAT 1 cut-off marks are released along with the AFCAT Result on the official website. AFCAT Cut Off Marks for the previous year's AFCAT Exams have been tabulated below for your reference.
|Previous years||AFCAT-1 Cut Off||AFCAT 2 Cut-Off|