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The AFCAT 2023 application form was released by the Indian Air Force on December 1, 2022 and the AFCAT 1 notification 2023 was released on November 27, 2022 for 258 vacancies. The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducts the AFCAT exam twice a year to recruit Class-1 Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical Branches. 

AFCAT 2023

AFCAT 2023 exam is scheduled to be held on 24, 25, and 26 February 2023. According to the latest update, both men and women are eligible to apply for this exam provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria. There are separate vacancies for different posts, such as Flying, Ground Duty, Meteorology, etc., separately for men and women.

All relevant information on the AFCAT exam, such as exam date, pattern, syllabus, selection process, vacancies, etc., are provided below, along with the direct link to download AFCAT 1 notification 2023 PDF in the subsequent sections. Tabulated below are the key highlights of the AFCAT exam.



Name of the Exam

Air Force Common Admission Test

Conducted by

Indian Air Force

Exam level


Mode of Exam

Online (Computer Based Test)

Job Post

Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) and Gazetted Officers in Flying Branches

Exam Date

24, 25, and 26 February 2023

Application/Exam Fees

INR 250/-

AFCAT Exam Latest Updates

       1 December 2022: AFCAT 1 2023 Application Form Activated.

       27 November 2022: AFCAT 1 2023 Notification out.

       23 September 2022: AFCAT 2 2022 Result out.

       26 to 28 August 2022: AFCAT 2 2022 Exam took place all over the country.

       10 August 2022: Admit card was released.

AFCAT 2023 Exam Date

Aspirants must check the AFCAT exam dates below, though the exact date and center of the examination will be notified with the release of admit card. We have mentioned all the exam dates for AFCAT 1 and 2 2023 here and will be updated as soon as they are available on the official website.

AFCAT 1 Exam Dates 2023

The important dates for AFCAT 1 2023 exam are as follows:


Important Dates

AFCAT 1 Notification 2023 Release Date

27 November 2022

Application Process Start Date

1 December 2022

Last Date to Apply Online

31 December 2022

Admit Card Release Date

February 2023

AFCAT 1 2023 exam date

24, 25, and 26 February 2023

Result Date

March 2022

AFCAT 2 Exam Dates 2023

The following dates are essential for the AFCAT 2 exam 2023:


Important Dates

AFCAT 2 Notification 2023 Release Date

May 2023

Application Process Start Date

June 2023

Last Date to Apply Online

June 2023

Admit Card Release Date

July 2023

AFCAT 2 2023 exam date

August 2023

Result Date

September 2023

AFCAT Notification 2023

AFCAT 1 notification 2023 was made available on 27 November 2022. AFCAT 1 2023 will be conducted on 24, 25, and 26 February 2023. The AFCAT 2 notification 2023 will be made public in June 2023 and the AFCAT 2 2023 exam will be conducted in August 2023.

☛ AFCAT 1 Notification PDF 2023

AFCAT Vacancy

The AFCAT 2023 vacancy is released along with the notification PDF. There are 258 vacancies that the India Air Force has notified to be filled through the AFCAT 1 2023 exam, for the post of Short Service Commission in the Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical branches). Aspirants can plan their preparations properly after knowing the details regarding various Flying and Ground Duties for Technical and Non-Technical vacancies under AFCAT 2023 which will be shared here once the officials release them.

There were a total of 263 vacancies announced last year of which 228 were for men and 35 for women. However, in 2021, 317 vacancies were rolled out by the Indian Air Force under the AFCAT 1 notification PDF and 334 vacancies for AFCAT 2. Check out the category-wise AFCAT 2 2022 vacancy in the table below.

AFCAT 2 2022 Vacancy



AFCAT Vacancy (Men)

AFCAT Vacancy (Women)



SSC- 02

SSC - 10


AE(L): PC – 23, SSC – 80

AE(M): PC – 07, SSC – 26

AE(L): SSC – 11

AE(M): SSC – 04


Admin: PC – 11, SSC – 43

Accts: PC – 05, SSC – 16

Lgs: PC – 02, SSC – 08

Admin: SSC – 02

Accts: SSC – 02

Lgs: SSC – 02

Edn: SSC - 02

Meteorology Entry


Met: PC - 03, SSC - 02

Met: SSC - 02

NCC Special Entry


10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.

AFCAT 1 Vacancy 2022






SSC - 77

Ground Duty (Technical)

AE(L) : PC –19, SSC - 78

AE(M) : PC - 07, SSC - 27

Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

Admin : PC - 10, SSC - 41

Accts : PC - 04, SSC - 17

Lgs: PC - 08, SSC - 31



10% seats out of CDSE (Combined Defence Services Exam) vacancies for PC and10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

Total Vacancies

317 (Vacancies)

AFCAT Eligibility

Aspirants must check the AFCAT 2023 eligibility before applying for the posts since there are different eligibility criteria for technical and non-technical posts by the Indian Air Force. They must ensure that they satisfy all required criterias such as age limit, nationality, marital status, etc, failing which their candidature will be cancelled at any stage of the examination. The detailed AFCAT Eligibility are given below:

Nationality: The candidate opting to apply for the exam must be a citizen of India as per the Indian citizenship act, 1955.

Marital Status: 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.

Educational Qualification: AFCAT 2023 aspirants must hold a bachelor's degree in their respective discipline. The AFCAT qualification criteria is different from post to post. Take a look at the detailed criteria set by IAF for flying branch and ground duty below.


AFCAT Qualification

Flying Branch

50% marks in each maths & physics of Class 12 along with a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university.


B. Tech degree from a recognized university with 60% marks or equivalent.


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.

Ground Duty (Technical) Branch

Minimum 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from a recognized University.

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches

10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum 3 years degree course) in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks.

AFCAT Age Limit

The AFCAT 2023 exam prescribed age limit is 20 and 24 years for the flying branch and 20 to 26 years for the Ground Duty posts. Reserved category candidates have relaxation in age limit. During this period, a candidate can attempt 16 times and can clear the AFCAT exam.


Minimum Age

Maximum Age

Flying Branch through AFCAT & NCC Special Entry

20 years

24 years

Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch

26 years

AFCAT 2023 Apply Online

The AFCAT 1 2023 application process started on 1 December 2022. The steps which must be followed by them have been enlisted here. They must ensure entering the right credentials and affixing the documents properly, failing which would lead to the cancellation of the candidature.

The “apply online” link has been activated by the Indian Air Force on its website. The application window will be open till the last date to apply, which is 31 December 2022. The documents needed to be attached are Photograph, Signature, and Left-thumb impression of the candidate. Some important points related to the AFCAT 2023 apply online process are listed below:

       Don’t procrastinate filling in the form till the last moment, it might lead to hassle.

       Ensure entering the accurate credentials as the wrongly filled information can lead to the cancellation of the candidature.

       The option of edit will not be validated after advancing to the payment tab or the select courses tab.

       In case of multiple applications submission, the latest would be considered, and the rest will be forfeited. The fee submitted for the rest of the applications will be forfeited.

       Ensure fitting in the prescribed eligibility criteria before filling in the application form.

☛ AFCAT 1 2023 Application Form - Apply Here

How to Fill AFCAT Application Form 2023?

The steps to fill out the AFCAT 2023 application form are as follows:

       Interested and eligible candidates must visit the official website of the Indian Air Force.

       On the home page, click on the link that displays, “AFCAT 2023 Apply Online”.

       Now, fill up the application form and upload all the scanned documents.

       Pay the application fee as per your category and submit the form.

       Take a printout of your application form for future references.

AFCAT Application Fee

Candidates can pay the AFCAT application fee online either by Credit/Debit or Net Banking, etc. It is mandatory to pay the application fee to submit the application form. We have shared the AFCAT exam application fee to be submitted at the end of the application form.


Application Fee

All Categories


AFCAT Exam Pattern

Aspirants must know the duration, total marks and the subjects of the online exam. The exam will be of 300, consisting of 100 questions each carrying 3 marks. There is also a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer marked by the candidate.

Both Papers, AFCAT & EKT are of objective type. The details are shared below:









General Awareness, Verbal Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test, Numerical Ability



2 hr


If Applying for Technical Branch

Mechanical, Electronics, Computer Science



45 Min

AFCAT 2023 Syllabus

There are 4 subjects - General Knowledge, Mathematics, Reasoning & Military Aptitude, and English in the IAF AFCAT syllabus. The level of questions of Numerical ability will be equivalent to matriculation, while that of other subjects will be of graduation level. The detailed syllabus of AFCAT 2023 for each subject is as follows:


AFCAT Syllabus Topics


Error Detection, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Synonym/Antonym, Vocabulary, Idioms & Phrases

General Awareness

History, Geography, Political Science, General Science, Environment, Defence, Art & Culture, Current Affairs, Sports

Numerical Ability

Decimal, Fractions, Time & Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Simple Interest, Speed, Time & Distance, etc

Reasoning & Military Aptitude

Verbal Skills, Spatial Ability

AFCAT EKT Syllabus

Aspirants of Ground Duty Technical Branch need to appear for EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test). We have provided the details of the important topics and subjects of the Engineering Knowledge Test [EKT] here.

There are some topics common for every branch, which include Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Drawing & Physics. The Detailed AFCAT syllabus is shown below:

Engineering Mathematics: Matrix Algebra, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes, Theorems of integral calculus, Gauss and Green’s theorems. Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, First order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, Sampling theorems, Random variables, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard deviation, Discrete and Continuous Distributions, Fourier transform, Laplace transforms, Z-transform.

Engineering Physics: Description of Motion in One, Two and Three Dimensions, Units for measurement, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Electrostatics, Electric Current, Heat and Thermodynamics, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Magnetism, Ray Optics, and Optical Instruments, Laws of Motion

Engineering Drawing: Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting, Projection of straight line, planes and solids, Isometric Projection, Sectional Views of solids, Full section, Intersection of surfaces

The AFCAT Syllabus for each branch is given below:



Computer Science Engineering

Analog and Digital Electronics, Electronic Devices, Computer Networks, Switching Theory, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, Telecommunication Systems, Microwave Engineering, Antenna and Wave Propagation, Radar Theory, Instrumentation, etc

Electronic Engineering

Analog and Digital Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Devices, Control Engineering, Telecommunication Systems, Microwave Engineering, Antenna and Wave Propagation, Instrumentation, Computer Networks, Network Theory Design, Switching Theory, Information Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Aircraft Structures, Theory of Machines, Fluid mechanics/Hydraulic Machines, Manufacturing Science, Materials Science, Automotive Engineering, Power Plant Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Flight Mechanics, Aerodynamics

AFCAT 2023 Selection Process

There are three stages in the selection process for AFCAT 2023 are a computer-based test, AFSB, and Medical Exam.

       Computer Based Test: The first stage of the selection process, which is an online examination, and those who meet the cutoff will proceed to the subsequent stage of the AFCAT selection process.

       AFSB Test: The shortlisted applicants will be called for the interview or the personality test. This round will screen the candidates on their persona and intellect.

       Medical Examination: The applicants must be medically fit to be eligible for the job.

The officials have further divided the AFSB, also known as the Air Force Selection Board, into two tiers which are mentioned below:

       AFSB Testing Stage 1: Intelligence Test, Picture Perception, and Discussion

       AFSB Testing Stage 2: Psychological test, Group discussion, AFSB Interview, Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) test

AFCAT Salary and Job Profile

The final year cadets are eligible to get a stipend of Rs. 56,100. After the job training, the candidates will be paid based on pay level 10 of the 7th CPC Pay Matrix, ranging between Rs 56,100 to Rs 1,10,700. Along with it, they are entitled to several allowances like TA, DA, Children Education Allowance, Ration Money Allowance, etc. We have provided below the post-wise AFCAT Salary structure here.

Job Profile of Indian Air Force Officer:




- Helicopter

- Fighter

- Transport

Ground Duty (Technical)

- Mechanical

- Electrical

Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

- Administration

- Logistics

- Education

- Meteorology

- Accounts

AFCAT Officer Salary

During training, they are eligible to receive a stipend of Rs. 52,600. The total duration of the training for AFCAT is 1 year. This is the latest breakdown of AFCAT salary for a commissioned officer (Per Month):

       Pay Band (all Branches) – ₹56,100 per month

       Level 10 in the Pay Matrix: VIIth CPC – ₹56,100 - ₹1,10,700

       Military Service Pay - ₹15,500 per month

       Flying Branch: ₹11,250 per month

       Technical Branch Officers: ₹ 2,500 per month

       In addition to these, officers are also entitled to other allowances such as Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, etc.

Other Benefits: There are several benefits and allowances that the Air Force Officers are entitled to. The list of the benefits received along with the AFCAT salary 2023 is mentioned below.


       Leave travel concessions

       Leave- An annual leave of 60 days & casual leave of 20 days per year

       Secured camp life

       Institute and Messes membership

       School facilities

       Recreational and sports facilities

       Rail concessions

       CSD facilities

       Allowances: Dearness Allowance, Ration Money, House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, Special Duty Allowance, Dress Allowance, Medical Allowance, and Hardship Allowance.

AFCAT Career Growth

Indian Air Force has immense possibilities for defence aspirants as it includes both technical and non-technical branches. When they are trained in diverse areas and settings, they become fit to meet all the difficulties in the fast-paced lives of the Air Force.

Aspirants might start their career as a Flying Officer and can rise to the rank of Air Marshal. The chosen one from the Flying Branch gradually becomes the head of the family, i.e. The Chief of the Air Staff. We have provided the rank structure for commissioned officers below which must be checked by the aspirants of the AFCAT 2023 exam.

Junior Level:

1.      Flying Officer (FG OFFR): Flying Officer is the first rank in the Indian Air Force, which is worn after successful completion of training.

2.      Flight Lieutenant (FLT LT): Flight Lieutenant is the next rank in the Indian Air Force hierarchy, where you play an important role as a member of a cohesive team.

Executive Level:

1.      Squadron Leader (SQN LDR): The Squadron Leader undertakes many duties to take on greater duties under your wings. You are now a supervisor at the senior level.

2.      Wing Commander (WG CDR): The Wing Commander, the next greater rank, assumes extra duties for the greater grounds.

3.      Group Captain (GP CPT): Taking charge of men and management, you as a Group Captain may command a medium-sized Air Force Station or be an important link in the decision-making mechanism at various IAF formations.

Director Level:

1.      Air Commodore (AIR CMDE): An Air Commodore is the next rank and as a Principal Director, you may command a large Air Force Station, or hold Staff Appointments (Senior Level) at Air HQ/Command HQ.

2.      Air Vice-Marshal (AIR VICE MSHL): Only the daring few climb this high in the Air Force hierarchy. An Air Vice Marshal is responsible for taking strategic decisions.

3.      Air Marshal (AIR MSHL): It is one step below the top of the ladder, the Air Marshal commands a lot of power.

Air Cheif Marshal: Being an Officer in the Indian Air Force, the sky is the limit for you. You start your career as a Flying Officer and can rise to the rank of Air Marshal. The chosen one from the Flying Branch becomes the head of the family, i.e. The Chief of the Air Staff.

AFCAT Admit Card 2023

The AFCAT 2023 admit card is going to be released by the officials for the Stage 1 online exam, which aspirants can download from the official website or the direct link provided above by entering their registration number and password. Here are the essential details centring on the AFCAT 2023 admit card:

       The hall ticket will issued on the official website.

       The admit card will be dropped on the registered mail ID of the candidates and they can also download them from the official website.

       The aspirants must possess essential credentials such as a username and password for downloading the AFCAT 2023 admit card.

       The applicants without hall tickets will be denied entry into the exam hall.

       Ensure the personal credentials mentioned in the call letter are accurate. In case of discrepancy, the concerned authorities are to be contacted and informed.

How to Download AFCAT 2023 Admit Card?

The steps to download the AFCAT exam admit card are listed below:

       Visit the official website of the Indian Air Force.

       On the home page itself, you will find AFCAT 1 Admit Card 2023.

       Click on the link provided.

       Now, enter the required credentials such as registration number & password.

       Click on the submit button.

       A new tab will open, showing your admit card document.

       Save and download AFCAT 2023 admit card for future reference and use.

AFCAT 2023 Preparation

The aspirants must prepare an apt strategy to ace the AFCAT exam. Here are the preparation tips that are shared by the experts. Candidates need to move in the right direction to achieve the desired results.

       Be aware of the AFCAT 2023 syllabus and exam pattern.

       Analyse your strengths and weaknesses, hone your strengths and work on your weaknesses.

       Solve previous years’ question papers and test series. Try to solve the question papers in the defined time frame. This will aid you in getting acclimated to the exam hall’s environment.

       Don’t miss out on practising and revising the concepts.

       The concepts should be braced and the foundations ought to be built.

       Make sure you maintain the accuracy along with the pace to complete the exam well in time.

AFCAT Previous Year Paper

Aspirants must go through AFCAT Previous Year Paper since it is of utmost importance for knowing the difficulty level of questions, the latest paper pattern, important topics for each section, and the type of questions asked in the exam. They can download the previous year question paper PDFs of the AFCAT exam from the direct links given below and boost up their preparation and performance level.



AFCAT Previous Year Paper PDF (Memory-Based)

AFCAT 1 2022

12 February 2022 Shift 1

Download PDF

12 February 2022 Shift 2

Download PDF

13 February 2022 Shift 1

Download PDF

13 February 2022 Shift 2

Download PDF

14 February 2022 Shift 1

Download PDF

14 February 2022 Shift 2

Download PDF

AFCAT 1 2021

20 to 22 February 2021

Download PDF

AFCAT 2 2020

September 2020

Download PDF

Books to Prepare for AFCAT 2023

There is a whole lot of  syllabus for the AFCAT exam, especially for those who aspire for the Ground Duty Technical Branch, since they have to appear for both AFCAT & EKT. Here is a list of AFCAT Books which will cover your syllabus and boost your preparation:


AFCAT 2023 Books


Manohar Pandey, RS Aggarwal

General Science


Political Science


Modern History


Ancient History & Medival History

Old NCERT (Ancient History by RS Sharma; Medieval History -Satish Chandra)


Shankar Ganesh



English (for Paper-II)

Objective English - RS Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude

Arun Sharma

Current Affairs

Last 10 months

Apart from this, aspirants must practise at least one essay daily and check for grammatical errors, the relevance of the content for English.

AFCAT Exam Analysis

Aspirants of the next year's exam must check the AFCAT Exam Analysis to get an idea of the type of questions asked, section-wise difficulty level, important topics, etc. According to the feedback received from the test takers’, the Numerical Ability section was moderate and carried questions based on complex calculations, while  the other three sections were comparatively easier to attempt.

The exam was conducted in two shifts at more than 90 exam centres across India for the last session. Overall, it was easy to moderate the difficulty level. 

AFCAT Result

After the exam is conducted the AFCAT 2023 results will be released with the names of candidates shortlisted for the next round. The result for each tier  are released by the conducting authority separately, along with the final cut-off and answer key.

The AFCAT 2023 result contains the details about the candidates' cut-offs, names, and roll numbers. We will provide the direct link to download the result as soon as it is officially available here.


The AFCAT 2022 cut-off was released on 09 March along with the result. Check the information about the previous year AFCAT Exam Cut Off tabulated below.


AFCAT 1 Cut Off

AFCAT 2 Cut Off



155 - 165 (expected)






















AFCAT Mock Test

Aspirants must prepare the AFCAT Mock Test to help them get a real-time experience of attempting the paper, knowing the trending topics, and the type of questions asked in the exam as questions as the mock test series are set based on previous years’ trends and analysis.

They will be able to work on their weak areas and improve them subsequently, while improving speed and accuracy level to beat the competition in the AFCAT 2023 exam.

FAQs on AFCAT Exam

1.What is the AFCAT Exam 2023?

AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. It is a national-level exam conducted by Indian Air Force to select eligible candidates as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty for both Technical and Non-Technical branches. The IAF conducts AFCAT 2023 exam twice a year as AFCAT 1 and 2.

2. What is AFCAT 2023 Exam Date?

The AFCAT 1 exam date 2023 has been released officially. On 24, 25, and 26 February 2023, the exam for the AFCAT 1 2023 is scheduled to be conducted. Those who will fill out the application form must start preparing to crack the upcoming exam with flying colours.

3. How do I prepare for the AFCAT 2023 Exam?

Cracking the AFCAT exam 2023 is not an easy task. Therefore, candidates need to work hard and study dedicatedly with a positive mindset. They must attempt previous year papers and mock tests for the practice to brush up their skills and crack the AFCAT 2023 easily.

4. When was AFCAT 1 Notification 2023 released?

On 27 November 2022, the AFCAT 1 2023 notification was released on the official website containing information on the selection process, exam dates, pattern, syllabus, eligibility, etc. Along with the notification, the apply online link will be activated.

5. What is AFCAT 2023 Result Date?

AFCAT 2023 result date will be released along with the official notification. Those who will appear in the upcoming exam can check their results from the official website or the link shared above.

6. How many times is the AFCAT exam conducted in a year?

AFCAT exam is conducted twice a year, once in February, and once in August. The notification, result, cut-off, admit card, etc for each phase are released separately by the exam conducting authority.

7. How to fill out the AFCAT 2023 Application Form online?

To successfully submit the AFCAT 2023 form online, candidates must visit the official website of the Indian Airforce and click on the apply online link. Fill in the accurate details and upload the relevant scanned documents. Click on the tab stating submit and advance to transact the AFCAT exam application fees. Take the printout of the application form for future reference.

8. What is the selection process for AFCAT 2023 Exam?

AFCAT 2023 selection process is divided into three different stages by the officials. The aspirants who want to pursue their career in the Indian Air Force must be aware of the AFCAT Selection Process 2023 and apply for it well before time.

       Online Exam: This is the first stage of the selection process. An online examination is conducted and the candidates performing extremely well and meet the cutoff will proceed to the subsequent stage of the selection process.

       SSB Interview/Personality Test: The shortlisted applicants will be called for the interview or the personality test. This round will screen the candidates on their persona and intellect.

       Medical Examination: The applicants must be medically fit to be eligible for the job.

       Final Merit List: The final merit list will be declared based on the cumulative scores obtained by the candidates in the written test and the interview.

9. Is AFCAT exam tough?

AFCAT 2023 is a tough exam as the Indian Air force has marked several standards to pick the best. But as we know, if prepared well nothing can stop you from achieving your goals. You can easily outrank the competition with your dedicated preparation and efforts.

10. What is AFCAT 2023 admit card release date?

AFCAT 2023 admit card will be released on the official Indian Air Force website. Applicants can download their hall ticket from the official website or the direct link shared above by entering their registration ID and password.

11. How much salary is offered to an AFCAT Flying Officer?

After clearing the AFCAT exam, a stipend of ₹ 56,100 is paid to the Indian Air Force trainees. However, after completing their training, their salary will be Rs 56,100 to Rs 1,10,700 per the 7th pay commission.

12. What is AFCAT 2023 Age Limit?

Indian Air Force has divided the AFCAT age limit criteria into two categories which are 20 to 24 years and 20 to 26 years. Candidates interested in the Flying branch must age between 20 to 24 years and 20 to 26 years for Ground Duty.

13. Can I give AFCAT exam after 12?

Yes, you are eligible for a flying branch in the AFCAT exam after Class 12. Check the complete details on AFCAT eligibility above for different posts to check whether you fulfil all the parameters or not.

14. Can girls apply for the AFCAT 2023 exam?

Yes, as per the latest notice, girls can also apply for the AFCAT exam. They can apply for both flying and ground duty If they satisfy the eligibility parameters. The age limit and other eligibility parameters are the same for both male and female candidates.

15. What is the full form of AFCAT?

The AFCAT Full Form is the Air Force Common Admission Test. It is a national-level exam conducted by the Indian Air Force twice a year to fill vacancies of flying branch and ground duties for both technical and non-technical branches.

16. How many vacancies are released in AFCAT 2023 Notification?

AFCAT 2023 vacancy has been released for 258 seats, along with the notification PDF. For the last session, the Indian Air Force released the number of AFCAT 2 2022 vacancies. The number of vacancies was 263, out of which 228 were for men and 35 for women. These are comparatively lower in number as compared to the previous years.

17. What is the syllabus of AFCAT 2023?

Indian Air Force has divided their AFCAT syllabus into 4 sections- General Awareness, English, Quantitative Ability, and Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test. The section-wise syllabus of AFCAT 2023 is mentioned below:

       General Awareness: Current Affairs, History, Geography, Physics, Chemistry etc.

       English: Error detection, cloze test, synonym and antonym, fill in the blanks, idioms and phrases etc.

       Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test: Venn Diagram, Syllogism, Blood Relation, military aptitude etc.

       Mathematics: Simple and Compound Interest, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Trigonometry, Mensuration, etc.

18. What is AFCAT Exam Eligibility?

To fulfil the eligibility criteria of AFCAT 2023, aspirants should have completed class 12th with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics and Physics. Candidates also must complete their 04 years of graduation or an integrated Post-graduation degree in Engineering with a minimum percentage of 60%. Furthermore, the candidates should fall under the prescribed age limit and fulfil Physical and Medical standards.

19. Which books are best for AFCAT 2023 Preparation?

Several AFCAT books are available for preparation in the market. However, Objective Arithmetic by S. Chand for Mathematics, Lucent’s General Knowledge for General Awareness, Objective General Bakshi for English and Lucent Reasoning for General Intelligence are some books that candidates must refer to while preparing for the AFCAT exam.

20. How many times can a student appear for AFCAT Exam?

There is no limit to the number of attempts in the AFCAT exam. You can appear numerous times until the age limit is crossed. For the flying branch, the maximum age limit is 24 years, while for the Ground Duty posts, candidates must not be greater than 26 years of age.

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