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AFCAT Notification 2024 Out for 304 IAF Officers Posts, Apply for AFCAT 2 Exam

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the AFCAT Notification 2024 to recruit 304 candidates for Class-I Gazetted Officers Branch and Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) branches through AFCAT 2 Recruitment 2024 exam. The online registration process for AFCAT 2/2024 has been started on 30th May 2024 on the official website of www.afcat.cdac.in.

The selection of the candidates will be based on a written test, AFSB Test, and Medical Examination. Go through the article for detailed information regarding the AFCAT 2 Exam 2024. Indian Air Force aims to fill a total of 304 vacancies for unmarried male and female candidates who wish to join the Indian Air Force.

AFCAT 2 Notification 2024 Out

The AFCAT Detailed Notification PDF for AFCAT 2/2024 Course which will be commencing in July 2025 has been released at the official website www.afcat.cdac.in on 30th May. The candidates can check the details including vacancy, training period, selection process, and other information through the official notification pdf which is attached below.

What is AFCAT Exam?

Air Force Common Admission Test is also known as AFCAT a national-level entrance examination conducted by the Indian Air Force twice a year to select both male and female candidates for multiple posts in Flying and Ground Duty [Technical and Non-Technical]. The candidates who pass the Air Force Common Admission Test-2024 (AFCAT 2 Exam) will be shortlisted for courses that start in July 2025, and they will be granted Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) branches.

AFCAT 2 2024 Exam Summary

AFCAT 2 Application Form 2024 inviting eligible candidates for 317 vacancies for Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) Branches. The AFCAT Exam is conducted at the National Level two times a year in February and August/September. It is the best opportunity for unmarried Indian male and female candidates who wish to be a part of the Indian Air Force. Know more details about AFCAT 2 Notification 2024 from the below table.

AFCAT 2 2024 Exam Overview
Conducted by Indian Air Force (IAF)
Posts Name Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) Branches
Exam Name AFCAT 2/2024
Vacancies 304
Exam Level National
Frequency Twice in a year
Category Defence Jobs
Application Mode Online
Registration Dates 30th May to 28th June 2024
Course Course Commencing in July 2025
Salary Rs. 56100- Rs. 177500 (Flying Officer)
Official Website www.afcat.cdac.in

AFCAT 2 2024 Online Registration Dates

Along with the official AFCAT Notification 2024 for AFCAT 2/2024, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has also released the complete schedule for the online registration and course to commence. AFCAT 2 Online Form 2024 has been made available from 30th May 2024 onwards. Candidates can submit their application form for the AFCAT 2 Exam by 28th June 2024. AFACT 2 Exam 2024 will be conducted in September 2024. The below table depicts the important dates for AFACT-2 2024.

  • AFCAT 2 Notification Release Date: 30th May 2024
  • AFCAT 2 Application Form Starts: 30th May 2024
  • Last Date to Fill Application Form: 28th June 2024
  • Exam Date: September 2024

AFCAT 2 Vacancy 2024

For the courses that will commence in July 2025, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has released a total of 304 vacancies for Flying Branches and Ground-Duty (Non-Technical) Branches. The complete AFCAT 2 Vacancy 2024 for all courses has been tabulated here same as released with AFCAT 2 Notification 2024.

AFCAT 2 2024 Vacancy
Entry Branch Course Number Vacancies (Men) (SSC) Vacancies (Women)
AFCAT Entry Flying 218/25F/SSC/M & W 18 11
Ground-Duty(Technical) 217/25T/SSC/ 107AEC/ M & W AE(L): 88
AE(M): 36
AE(L): 23
AE(M): 09
Ground-Duty(Non-Technical) 216/25G/SSC/M & W Weapon System (WS) Branch: 14
Admin: 43
Accts: 10
Lgs: 13
Edn: 07
Met: 08
Weapon System (WS) Branch: 14
Admin: 03
Accts: 11
Lgs: 14
Edn: 02
Met: 02
NCC Special Entry Flying 218/25F/PC/M and
10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.

AFCAT 2 Online Form 2024

AFCAT 2 Online Form 2024 for the candidates eligible to appear for the AFCAT 2 Exam has begun on 30th May 2024 at www.afcat.cdac.in. The candidates are willing to apply for vacancies for Flying Branches and Ground-Duty (Non-Technical) Branches have to submit their applications before the last date registration date which is 28th June 2024. The official AFCAT Registration Link to apply for the AFCAT 2 2024 exam is also provided below.

AFCAT 2 Application Fee 2024

The online examination fee of Rs. 550/- + GST (non-refundable) will be paid online for AFCAT entry (not applicable for NCC special entry) to get register for AFCAT 2 Exam 2024. The examination fee can be paid using credit/ debit cards/ net banking through the payment gateway.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must fulfil the required Eligibility Criteria as mentioned in AFCAT 2 2024 Notification pdf. The education qualification and age limit for the Flying Branch & Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) branches has been discussed here.

AFCAT Notification 2024 Eligibility Criteria 
Parameters Eligibility Criteria 
Education Qualification Flying Branch & Ground Duty (Non-technical)- The candidate must have scored a 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.
Ground Duty (Technical)- i)Aeronautical engineering (Electronics)(AE(L)): The candidate must have scored a 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.
Age Limit (as on 01/01/2025) Flying Branch- 20 to 24 years (Candidate must have born between 02/01/2001 to 01/01/2005)
Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical)-
20 to 26 years (Candidate must have born between 02/01/1999 to 01/01/2005)
Martial Status Candidates must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course and marriage is not permitted during training
Nationality Candidate must be a citizen of India as per Indian citizenship act, 1955.

Selection Process for AFCAT 2 2024

Indian Air Force (IAF) will conduct the following three stages (Written Test- AFSB Interview- Medical Examination) to shortlist eligible candidates through the AFCAT 2 2024 Exam.

AFCAT 2 Notification 2024 Selection Process
Stages Details
Written Test No. of Questions- 100
Maximum Marks- 300
Mode of Exam- Online
Duration- 2 hours
Negative Marking- 1 mark
AFSB Interview Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Interview Round for the candidates qualified in Online Test
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).

Exam Pattern

The AFACT 2 2024 Exam will be conducted in online mode for 100 questions for 3 marks each. There shall be a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer.

Parameters Details
Mode of Exam Online
No. of Questions 100
Maximum Marks 300
Duration of Exam 2 hours (120 minutes)
Sections in Paper General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test
Negative Marking 1 mark

Salary Structure after Clearing AFCAT Exam

All selected candidates in the AFCAT 2 exam will have to undergo a one-year training period which will commence in the first week of July 2025. AFCAT cadets receive a stipend of Rs. 56,100 per month (Starting pay in Level 10). In addition to the AFCAT salary, Air Force Officers receive various allowances depending on their duties and place of assignment.

AFCAT Salary Structure
Rank Level Pay Scale
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 2 Notification 2024- FAQs

Q1. Is AFCAT 2 Notification 2024 Out?

Yes, AFCAT 2 detailed Notification PDF 2024 has been released on 30th May 2024.

Q2. How many vacancies are released through AFCAT 2 Notification 2024?

The 304 vacancies for Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches has been released with AFCAT 2 Notification 2024.

Q3. How can I apply for AFCAT 2 2024 Exam?

AFCAT 2 Apply Online 2024 Link has been made available on the official website www.afcat.cdac.in and the complete procedure has been discussed in the article.

Q4. Is AFCAT Application Fee changed?

Yes, Rs. 550/- + GST (non-refundable) will be paid online for AFCAT entry (not applicable for NCC special entry)

Q5. What is the full form of

AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. It is conducted 2 times in a year by IAF.

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