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AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)


Indian Air Force conducts Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) for candidates to recruit them to Flying, Technical and Ground Duty Officer Branches. Graduates in all streams including B.E, B.Tech, B.Sc, M.Com, CA, ICWA are eligible.


Branch - Flying

  • PC/SSC - SSC for Men & Women
  • Course Number - 205/19F/SSC/M & W

Branch - Ground Duty

(Technical) {Aeronautical Engineer Electronics and Aeronautical Engineer Mechanicall}

PC/SSC - PC for Men and SSC for Men & Women

Course Number -
  • 204/19T/PC/M
  • 204/19T/SSC/M & W

Branch - Ground Duty

(Nontechnical) {Administration, Logistics, Accounts and Education}

PC/SSC - PC for Men & SSC for Men & Women -

Course Number -
  • 204/19G/PC/M
  • 204/19G/SSC/M & W

Nationality:- Candidate must be a citizen of India.

Age:-

  • (i) Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry: 20 to 24 years. Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e.
  • (ii) Ground Duty (Technical & Non-technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years.

Educational Qualifications:-

(i) Flying Branch :-


Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level. Graduates with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60%

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


(ii) Ground Duty (Technical) Branch

1) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}.


Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated postgraduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognised University OR cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-

  • Communication Engineering
  • Computer Engineering/Technology
  • Computer Engineering & Application
  • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering/Technology
  • Electronics Science and Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electronics and Computer Science
  • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering
  • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)
  • Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Electronics Instrument & Control
  • Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • Instrument & Control Engineering
  • Information Technology

2) Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}

Candidates with a minimum of 60% 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 recognised University OR cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Automation
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
  • Mechatronics

iii) Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches

1) Administration & Logistics

Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

2) Accounts

B. Com. Degree (Minimum three years degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

3) Education

MBA / MCA or MA /MSc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International Studies / Defence Studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT / Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together in PostGraduation (Minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in graduation, (both recognized by UGC/ Competent Accreditation Authority). For integrated courses (single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry), the minimum duration must be as per prevailing UGC guidelines with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.

Height and Weight:-

  • The minimum acceptable height for men and women candidates in Flying Branch is 162.5 cms, Leg Length: Min - 99 cms, Max -120 cms. Thigh Length : Max – 64 cms, Sitting Height : Min - 81.5 cms, Max - 96 cms (No concession for age/sex/region).
  • The minimum acceptable height for male candidates in Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical) Branch is 157.5 cms. For women candidates minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. (For Gorkhas and individual belonging to hills of NorthEastern region of India, Garhwal and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height will be 2 cms less than what is applicable to men and women respectively)

AFCAT Online Application Form / Registration:-

Apply online at website https://afcat.cdac.in

Before a candidate fills in the online application, he or she should have the following scanned images saved as jpg/ jpeg files (size of each file to be between 10 and 50 kb)

  • (i) Recent passport size colour photograph
  • (ii) Signature
  • (iii) Thumb impression (left thumb for male candidates and right thumb for female candidates) - created by pressing on ink stamp pad and then on plain blank paper