AFCAT or Air Force Common Admission Test released a notification on 3 June 2017 stating that registrations are open for Test for intake of Commissioned Officers in Flying, Ground Staff (Technical and Non-Technical) Branch. The vacancies are open for both male and female candidates who qualify the educational and age requirements for the Job. Further, there are also physical qualifications that the candidates will have to qualify in order to get the job. The admit card for AFCAT will be available on end of July Month 2017.
The test is going to be held on 27 August 2017. AFCAT takes two exams every year, first in February and second in August. The application forms were available from 3 June 2017 itself and the last date for registration was 29 July 2017. The result declaration date hasn’t been announced by AFCAT but the result is usually declared by September. The selected candidates will then be called for SSB Interviews where they will be tested physically and mentally. The candidate’s not qualifying physical eligibility will be disqualified. The candidates will be allowed to choose their SSB Interview centers and dates as per their suitability.
The AFCAT exam has 100 questions which are to be answered in 2 hours. For each correct answer the students will be awarded three marks and for each wrong answer, one mark will be deducted. The exam has questions from Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Reasoning and Military Ability and Numerical ability. Verbal Ability will have questions from Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms, Error Detection and Test of Vocabulary. General Awareness will contain questions from History, Defense, Sports, Art, Geography, Civics, Environment, Basic Science, Culture, Current Affairs, and Politics etc. Reasoning and Military Ability will have questions from Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability. Numerical Ability will have questions from Decimal Fraction, Ratio and Fraction, Profit & loss, Simplification, Average, Percentage, and Simple interest. Further aspirants looking for a technical branch will have to give an EKT which is Engineering Knowledge Test.
1.) Flying Branch
- A non-married, Indian candidate can only apply for the post and age should be between 20 to 24 years i.e. candidates born after 2nd January 1994 and before 1st January 1998.
- The candidate applying must have a three-year graduate degree or a four-year B.Tech or B.E degree and he/she must have secured minimum 60% in it. The candidate also must have passed 12th with Maths and Physics and should have secured minimum 60% in it.
2.) Technical Branch
- The age of the candidate should be between 20 to 26 years i.e. candidates born after 2nd January 1992 and before 1st January 1998.
- The candidates applying must have a Four-year B.Tech or B.E degree and must have cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India with minimum 60% marks.
3.) Non-Technical Branch
- The age of the candidate should be between 20 to 26 years i.e candidates born after 2nd January 1992 and before 1st January 1998.
- The candidates applying must have passed B.Com with minimum 60% marks for Accounts Department.
- The candidates applying must have passed MA / M Sc degree or MBA / MCA in English / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / Physics/ Mass Communication / Journalism / International Studies / Defense Studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT /International Relations / Management / Public Relation with minimum of 50% marks and have scored minimum 60% marks in graduation for Educational Department.
- The candidates applying must have passed any degree with minimum 60% marks or have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India with a min of 60% marks for Administration and Logistics Department.