Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)
The Air Force Common Admission Online Test is conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) twice,every year (in February and August tentatively) for the recruitment Commissioned Officer vacancies for Grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying and Permanent Commission (PC) / Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branches.
- AFCAT Exam alone is for Ground Duty (Non-Technical) and Flying Branches.
- Candidate should hold Indian Citizenship.
Age Limit: For Flying Branch 20 to 24 years. Age limit will be relaxable up to 26 years.
For Ground Duty 20 to 26 years.
Graduate with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. Educational Qualification varies according to the post applied for.
- The candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of AFCAT will be called for Interview at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar, Varanasi or Kancharapara; then Medical and Physical Fitness Test.
- The candidates who opt for Flying Branch can opt for Dehradun, Mysore, and Varanasi only. There is a further Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) for Flying Branch but no any further test for Ground Duty.