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AFCAT Introduction

AFCAT i.e. Air Force Common Entrance Test is an examination conducted by Air Force to recruit Class-I Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branch. The exam is an opportunity to join the prestigious Air Force of the country and fly the most sophisticated equipment in the world. To crack AFCAT in one go, you must join the best online classes for AFCAT, like Avision Institute.

The exam opens the door for both men and women candidates to chase their dream and fly with Indian Air Force. The exam is conducted twice a year- February and August/ September. While AFCAT (I) 2021 has been conducted in February 2021, the candidates who are planning to appear in AFCAT (II) must start preparation as the exam is a difficult one.

AFCAT 2021 Exam Highlights

These are some basic but important details about the AFCAT.



Exam name


Conducted by

Indian Air Force

Exam level


Exam frequency

Twice a year

Exam mode


Exam syllabus

AFCAT: General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

EKT: Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics

Exam pattern

The question paper of AFCAT comprises a total of 100 objective questions. The total marks allotted to the test are 300

EKT comprises a total of 50 questions. The maximum marks allotted to the test are 150

Exam Language


Contact details

020-25503105 or 020-25503106

Official email ID


AFCAT Notification 2021

The official notification for AFCAT (II) will be released by Indian Air Force in the month of June. The AFCAT (II) is conducted every year in the month of August/ September. The vacancies, eligibility criteria, salary, etc are notified in the official notification. The candidates are recommended to have a look at the notification once it is out. This article contains all the general details you need to know about AFCAT 2021.

AFCAT Vacancies

The vacancies are announced by IAF with the official notification. IAF had announced 241 vacancies for AFCAT (I) 2021. These vacancies are announced based on the availability of training slots, requirements, control mechanisms, and other factors and are subject to change without any prior notice.

Candidates receive both permanent as well as a short-service commission in Air Force. Men are granted a permanent commission and serve till the age of superannuation while women are granted short-service commission who work for fourteen years from the commissioning date.

AFCAT Salary

The salary of flying officers differs from ground duty officers.

The branch wise scale is given here-



Salary (In Rs)

Flying Branch

Rs 85,372

Ground Duty (Tech) Branch

Rs 74,872

Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch Salary

Rs 71,872


The pay scale for different posts is as follows-



(Pay in Rs.)

Flying Officer

Level 10

56,100 – 1,77,500

Flight Lieutenant

Level 10 B


Squadron Leader

Level 11

6,94,00 – 2,07,200

Wing Commander

Level 12A

1,21,200 – 2,12400

Group Captain

Level 13

1,30,600-2, 15,900

Air Commodore

Level 13A


Air Vice Marshal

Level 14


Air Marshal HAG Scale

Level 15

1, 82, 200-2,24,100


Level 16

2,05,400 – 2,24,400

VACS/Airforce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG)

Level 17



Level 18


AFCAT Exam- Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must check the notification and satisfy that they fall within the eligibility criteria. At any point of time before or after the written examination or AFSB testing, a candidate is found not eligible on verification; the candidature of such candidate will be canceled.

The candidates must check their eligibility on the following grounds-


The candidate must be an Indian citizen.


Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC entry- 20-24 years. The upper age limit for candidates holding Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA is relaxable up to 26 years.

Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical)- 20-26 years

Marital Status

Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course. No widows/ widowers or divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age will be eligible. Candidates who marry subsequent to the written examination or during the training will be discharged and are required to furnish all the expenditure incurred on him by the Central Government.

Important Points-

The date of birth entered in the matriculation certificate shall only be entertained by IAF.

Candidates are advised to carefully fill the date of birth in the application form as any variation at a later stage will not be entertained.

Educational Qualification

Flying Branch- Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and (a) Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.


(b) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.


(c) Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

The requirement of educational qualification for the Ground Duty Branch differs for posts like Aeronautical Engineer (Electrical), Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) in Technical Branch and Administration and Logistics Branch and Accounts Branch in Non-technical.

Physical Standards

A candidate who is to be given the responsibility of our country should be fit mentally, physically, and emotionally. There are certain grounds on which a candidate’s medical standards are tested. The candidate must check these standards before applying for the AFCAT exam. These are mentioned in the official notification in detail.

AFCAT Exam Dates

These are the tentative exam dates for AFCAT (II) examination-



June-July 2021

Release of notification and Application Process

August 2021

Online Exam

October 2021

Result declaration

AFCAT Exam Pattern

The AFCAT exam is conducted online. It contains objective-type multiple-choice questions. There are 100 questions and two hours to solve them. Those who are applying for the Ground Duty (Technical) Branch are also required to clear the EKT exam which is also conducted after the AFCAT exam.

The exam pattern for both AFCAT and EKT exam is here-




No. of Questions

Max Marks


General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

02 Hours



EKT [For Candidates with one of the choices as (Technical) Branch]

Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics

45 Minutes




Marking Pattern

The marking scheme for AFCAT and EKT exam is as follows-

For each correct answer, three marks are avoided.

For each incorrect answer, one mark is deducted.

No mark is awarded for unattempted questions.


The syllabus consists of four subjects. The standard of questions is of matriculation level for numerical ability. For other subjects, the standard of questions is of Graduate level.


 Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms, and Phrases.

General Awareness

History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc.

Numerical Ability

Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams).

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.

AFCAT Exam Preparation

You must always know your enemy before making an attack. In the same way, you must
always learn about the exam pattern, exam dates, eligibility criteria, and other
requirements so that you can kick start your preparation with the best AFCAT coaching in
India .

Remember that this exam is difficult and only the right guidance from the top AFCAT
coaching in India and strategic preparation can help you crack it.
There are certain tips you must know for your AFCAT exam preparation-
           1. Understand the syllabus and make a timetable.
           2. Stick to your timetable religiously.
           3. Allot proper time for every subject.
           4. Get an understanding of the basics of each subject.
           5. Focus on conceptual understanding instead of learning shortcuts, tips, and tricks.
          6. Refer to some good reference books, but not too many.
          7. The best online classes for AFCAT also provide expertly designed study material.
              You can refer to it.
          8. Make a habit of reading newspapers to aid in your preparation for current affairs,
             general knowledge as they also form part of AFSB interview.
          9. Practice is the key, so practice as much as you can.
         10. Solve previous year papers, mock test papers, and any other test series you can
         11. Make use of every second but do not forget to take proper breaks.

AFCAT Conclusion

This is everything you need to know about the AFCAT exam. Start your preparation with the best online coaching for AFCAT in India, Avision Institute and find your way to the AFSB Interview.

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