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AFCAT 1 Notification 2024 Out: The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducts the AFCAT Exam twice every year for the Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) branches. The AFCAT Notification 2024 for the AFCAT 1/2024 Exam has been officially released on 1st December 2023 announcing 317 vacancies. The candidates who pass the Air Force Common Admission Test-2024 (AFCAT 1 Exam 2024) will be shortlisted for courses that start in January 2025, and they will be granted Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) branches. The online registration process for AFCAT 1/2024 has been started from 01st December 2023 onwards at www.afcat.cdac.in. The selection of the candidates will be based on a written test, AFSB Test, and Medical Examination.
AFCAT 1 Notification 2024 Out
The official AFCAT 2024 Notification PDF for AFCAT 1/2024 Course which will be commencing in January 2025 has been released at the official website www.afcat.cdac.in on 1st December 2023. The candidates can go through the details released by the officials including vacancy, training period, selection process, and other information. The AFCAT 1 Notification 2024 pdf released officially has been attached below, click on the link and check all details.
AFCAT 1 Notification 2024- Overview
Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the AFCAT 1 Notification 2024 pdf announcing 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 in a year. Know more details about AFCAT 1 Notification 2024 from the below table.
|AFCAT 1 Notification 2024- 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 1/2024|
|Frequency||Twice in a year|
|Exam Date||01st to 30th December 2023|
|Course||Course Commencing in January 2025|
|Salary||Rs. 56100- Rs. 177500 (Flying Officer)|
AFCAT 1 Notification 2024- Important Dates
Along with the official AFCAT Notification 2024 for AFCAT 1/2024, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has also released the complete schedule for the online registration and course to commence. AFCAT 1 Online Form 2024 has been made available on 01st December 2023 and will continue till 30th December 2023 (5 pm). AFACT 1 Exam 2024 will be conducted on 3 consecutive days on 16th, 17th, and 18th February 2024. The below table depicts the important dates for AFACT 2024.
|AFCAT 1 Notification 2024- Important Dates|
|AFCAT 1 Notification 2024 Release Date||1st December 2023|
|AFCAT 1 Application Form Starts||1st December 2023 (11 am)|
|Last Date to Fill AFCAT 2024 Form||30th December 2023 (5 pm)|
|AFCAT 1 Admit Card 2024||—|
|AFCAT 1 Exam Date 2024||16th, 17th, 18th February 2024|
|Course Commences From||January 2025|
AFCAT 1 Vacancy 2024
For the courses that will be commenced in January 2025, Indian Air Force (IAF) has released 317 vacancies for Flying Branches and Ground-Duty (Non-Technical) Branches. The complete AFCAT 1 Vacancy 2024 for all courses has been tabulated here.
|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||217/25F/PC/M and
|10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.|
AFCAT 1 Online Form 2024
Along with the release of AFCAT 1 Notification 2024, the officials have also released AFCAT 1 Online Form 2024 for the candidates eligible to appear for AFCAT 1 Exam. The candidates willing to apply for 317 vacancies for Flying Branches and Ground-Duty (Non-Technical) Branches have to submit their applications till 31st December 2023. The official link to apply for AFCAT 1 2024 exam has been provided below.
AFCAT 1 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 1 Exam 2024. The examination fee can be paid using credit/ debit cards/ net banking through the payment gateway.
AFCAT Notification 2024 Eligibility
The candidates must fulfil the required Eligibility Criteria as mentioned in AFCAT 1 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|
|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.|
AFCAT 1 Notification 2024 Selection Process
Indian Air Force (IAF) will conduct the following three stages (Written Test- AFSB Interview- Medical Examination) to shortlist eligible candidates through the AFCAT 1 2024 Exam.
|AFCAT 1 Notification 2024 Selection Process|
|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).|
AFCAT 1 Notification 2024 Exam Pattern
The AFACT 1 2023 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.
|AFCAT 1 Notification 2024 Exam Pattern|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|No. of Questions||100|
|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|