AFCAT 2024: AFCAT 2 Notification, Exam Date, Eligibility, Selection Process

Indian Air Force (IFA) will release the AFCAT 2 notification 2024 in May 2024 on the official website. Candidates aspiring to join the Indian Air Force and Serve the Nation in various capacities can check the complete details for AFCAT Exam 2024.

AFCAT 2 2024

The Indian Air Force (IFA) will release the short notification in May 2024 for AFCAT 2. The detailed AFCAT 2 2024 notification will be released in June 2024. Aspirants willing to join the AFCAT can apply online on the official website. The apply online link will be active with the release of a detailed notification. The aim is to select candidates for multiple posts in flying and ground duties (technical and non-technical). Interested candidates can go through the article for the further selection process, exam pattern and other necessary details for the AFCAT 2 Exam.

AFCAT 2 Exam 2024

The Full form of AFCAT is the Air Force Common Admission Test. It is a national-level competitive Examination conducted by the Indian Air Force (IFA) twice yearly. Every year millions of male and female candidates appear to ace this exam and join a reputable Air Force Academy (IAF). Indian Air Force is one of the most prestigious jobs, becoming an officer in the Air Force is a prestigious and rewarding career path for those who Aspire to serve the country and then tribute to National Defence. To crack this exam it is essential for Aspirin to understand certain eligibility criteria, exam patterns, AFCAT 2 2024 Syllabus, and the Selection Process. 

AFCAT 2 2024 Notification

The AFCAT 2 notification will be published in May 2024. IFA will announce the detailed AFCAT 2 notification on the official website in June 2024 then the notification contain all important information about the Air Force Common Admission Test. Notification will be released to recruit Flying branches or on-ground duty (Technical and Non-Technical). The test is conducted in various rounds: Written exam, followed by a screening test and an interview administrated by the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB).

AFCAT 2024 Notification PDF- Click to Download

AFCAT 2 Exam 2024- Overview

Candidates who are dreaming of joining the Indian Air Force (IAF) which is loaded with full of opportunities for both males and females can apply online at www.afcat.cdac.in.

Name of the ExamAFCAT 2 2024 Exam
Conducted byIndian Air Force
Post NameGround Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) and Gazetted Officers in Flying Branches
VacanciesTo be notified
Exam LevelNational
FrequencyTwice in a year
CategoryDefence Jobs
Application ModeOnline
Registration DatesTo be notified
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based Test)
Total Number of Questions AFCAT: 100 & EKT: 50
Exam LanguageEnglish
Selection ProcessWritten test- AFSB Test- Medical Examination
SalaryRs. 56100- Rs. 177500 (Flying Officer)
Official Websitehttps://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/

AFCAT 2 2024- Important Dates

With the release of AFCAT 2 2024 exam notification, the IFA will announce all important dates related to the exam. Till then candidate adviced to stay updated with us for the important dates related to the Indian Air Force AFCAT 2 2024 exam.

EventsDates 
AF CAT 2 2024 NotificationMay 2024
Commencement of Application Form
Last Date to Apply Online
AF CAT 2 Admit Card 2024
AF CAT 2 Exam Date 2024
Course Commences FromJanuary 2025

AFCAT 2 2024 Vacancy

India Air Force will invite interested and eligible candidates to be filled the vacancies in Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) and Gazetted Officers in Flying Branches, through the AFCAT 2024 Exam. The course commences in January 2025 for Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical branches). Check the AFCAT 1 Vacancy 2024 for male and female candidates below.  

AF CAT 1 2024 Vacancy
EntryBranchCourse NumberVacancies (Men)Vacancies (Women)
AFCAT EntryFlying217/25F/SSC/M & WSSC- 28SSC – 10
Ground-Duty(Technical)216/25T/SSC/ 106AEC/ M & WAE(L): 104
AE(M): 45
AE(L): 11
AE(M): 05
Ground-Duty(Non-Technical)216/25G/SSC/M & WWeapon System (WS) Branch: 15
Admin: 45
Accts: 11
Lgs: 11
Edn: 08
Met: 09
Weapon System (WS) Branch: 02
Admin: 06
Accts: 02
Lgs: 02
Edn: 02
Met: 02
NCC Special EntryFlying217/25F/PC/M and217/25F/SSC/M&W10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.

AFCAT 2024 Online Application Form

Candidates will online registration for the AFCAT 2 on the official website https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in OR https://afcat.cdac.in. It is expected that AFCAT 2 2024 Application Form will be active in June 2024. All interested applicants should apply online for AFCAT 2 Exam to avoid the last time technical issues like glitches. The direct link to apply is given below.

AFCAT 2 2024 Apply Online – APPLY

How to Apply for the AFCAT 2024 Exam

The AFCAT 2 application form 2024 will be filled in two steps: Registration and application form filling. Candidate can follow these the steps to apply online for AFCAT 2 2024.

  1. Registration Process
  • Go to the official website of AFCAT at www.afcat.cdac.in.
  • On the homepage find the section name as “Student Login”.
  • A new page will appear. New Users will have to register first.
  • Afterwards, Click on New User Register.
  • You should enter your mobile no. and email to register yourself for the test.
  • After filling the required information An OTP will be sent to your mobile no. and email, fill and click on “Submit”.
  • Finally, A Login Id and Password will be sent to your registered mobile no. and email id to login.

2. Login

  • Now log in using the Registration Number and Password which is sent during the registration.
  • Afterwards, the candidate needs to Select the post.
  • Complete the application form by filling required details such as educational qualifications etc.
  • Now Pay the examination fee as applicable, online using a Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking.
  • Upload documents like scanned colour photographs and Signatures (in English or in Hindi) in JPEG format.
  • Here candidates needs to log in again in the link for “UPLOAD” and thereafter, upload the file/scanned filled
  • Upload all the required certificates
  • Lastly Submit the application. Print out the application form for records.

AFCAT 2 2024 Exam Application Fee

In order to submit the application form all candidate needs to submit the application fees. The AFCAT application fee for all Candidates is Rs. 550/- + GST (non-refundable). However candidate who is registering for NCC special entry and meteorology are not required to pay the application fees.

CategoryFees
All candidatesRs. 250/-
ModeOnline

AFCAT 2 2024 Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for AFCAT 2 2024 for Ground Duty and Flying Branch posts candidate must meet some specific criteria set by Indian Air Force (IAF).

AFCAT Age Limit (as on 01/01/2025)

(i) Flying Branch: The minimum age limit is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 24 years for flying branches. Age relaxation for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years, as per the government forms. Applicants Should have been born between 02/01/2001 to 01/01/2005.

(ii)Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical) Branches: For ground duty, the applicant should be at least 20 years and the upper age limit is capped at 26 years. The candidate must have born between 02/01/1999 to 01/01/2005).

Note: this is to inform you that 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.

AFCAT Educational Qualification

Flying branch: The candidate must have scored Minimum 50% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a three-year graduation degree OR a BE/BTech degree with a minimum of 60% from a recognized university of India.

AFCAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty (Technical)Branch:

(i)Aeronautical engineering (Electronics)(AE(L)): The applicant should have a minimum of 60% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a degree in graduation/post-graduation in the field of engineering and technology from a recognized university of India.

Also, Check
NDA 2 Notification 2024
CDS 2 2024

AFCAT 2024 Selection Process

The selection process of AFCAT 2 includes a written examination and AFSB test. All candidate needs to clear the written examination to appear for 2nd stage. IFA will send call letters to those candidates who clear the AFCAT 2 2024 to appear for the second stage of selection.

AFSB Testing Stage 1

Air Force Selection Board conducts the AFSB test. AFSB Test includes the following two tests:

  1. Stage 1: Officer Intelligence Rating Test.
  2. Stage 2: Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PP&DT)

Candidates who clear Stage 1 which is the screening test our only able to go through stage 2 which is the Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PP&DT). Applicants who do not clear it will be rejected and will not be called for AFSB Testing Stage 2.

AFSB Testing Stage 2

Candidates who qualified AFSB test will have to go through the AFSB stage 2. The test include psychological test, group test, AFSB interviews and computerised pilot selection system test.

  1. Psychological Tests: These are written psychological tests and are conducted by professional psychologists.
  2. Group Tests: These tests involve mental and physical activities to examine the candidates on various mental and physical parameters.
  3. AFSB Interview: In this round, the interviewing officer takes a personal round of interviews for the candidate.
  4. Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) Test: This test is mandatory for only those candidates who have applied for the Flying Branch.

Medical Examination

Selected candidates in AFSB Stage 2 will be called for the medical examination. The medical test will be performed in only two centers: the Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru and Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME).Candidate who qualified the medical examination, a final merit list will prepared based on the marks scored by the candidate in written and AFSB interviews. Indian Air Force send the joining letter to all the shortlisted candidates.

AFCAT 2024 Exam Pattern

The AFCAT 2 2024 Exam pattern consists of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ). There are a total of 100 questions of 300 marks. Candidate needs to complete the test in 2 hours. The question will be asked about verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general awareness and military aptitude. The candidate will be rewarded three months is the correct answer. There is a negative marking of one mark for the wrong answer in all sections.

Name of ExamTime DurationNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksSubjects
1. AFCAT 2 20242 Hours100300Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, and Military Aptitude

AFCAT 2024 Syllabus

The AFCAT syllabus 2024 consists of English section, general knowledge, reasoning section and quantitative aptitude section. Interested candidates preparing for the Air Force Common Admission Test must start with their preparation with the latest Syllabus.

Syllabus for English Section:

The English syllabus covers comprehension, cloze test, synonyms and antonyms, idioms and phrases, and Error spotting etc.

Syllabus for General Knowledge:

The syllabus General knowledg consists of questions from Indian History, Polity, Economics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Current Affairs.

Syllabus for Reasoning Section:

The Syllabus for Reasoning consist of Series, Venn Diagram, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Non Verbal questions, Verbal reasoning, military aptitude etc.

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude Section:

The question asked in the Mathematics sections of AFCAT are of Easy to Moderate level and questions would be asked from Number system, HCF and LCM, Time, Distance and Speed, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Average, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Pipes And Cistern etc.

AFCAT 2024 Salary 

1. Cadets will get the Stipend during the entire training at any Air Force Training institution is Rs. 56,100.

BranchSalary (per month)
RankFlying Officer
Level10th
Pay as per the 7th CPC pay matrix₹56,100-1,77,500
Military Service Pay (MSP)₹15,500 (monthly)

Additional Allowances

1. Flying Branch- Rs 11250 per month.

2. Technical Branch Officers: Rs 2500 per month.

In Addition to these officers are also entitled to other allowances such as TA, DA, Children Education Allowance, Ration Money Allowance etc.

RankLevelPay Scale (in Rs.)
Flying OfficerLevel 10Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500
Flight LieutenantLevel 10 BRs. 6,13,00-1,93,900
Squadron LeaderLevel 11Rs. 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
Wing CommanderLevel 12ARs. 1,21,200 – 2,12400
Group CaptainLevel 13Rs. 1,30,600-2, 15,900
Air CommodoreLevel 13ARs. 1,39,600-2,17,600
Air Vice MarshalLevel 14Rs. 1,44,200-2,18,200
Air Marshal HAG ScaleLevel 15Rs. 1, 82, 200-2,24,100
HAG+ScaleLevel 16Rs. 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VACS/Airforce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG)Level 17Rs. 2,25,000/-(fixed)
CASLevel 18Rs. 2,50,000/-(fixed)

FAQ on AFCAT 2 2024

What is that AFCAT?

AFCAT is a national level exam conducted by Indian Air Force to select candidate for various branches including the flying branch, and ground duty (Technical and Non Technical) branches.

Who can apply for AFCAT exam?

Candidate 12 applying for flying branch should be aged between 20 to 24 years and have a minimum of 60% marks in graduation along with Physics and Mathematics at 10 + 2 Level or holding BE/BTech degree.
For Ground duty Candidate should be age between 20 to 24 years and must meet specific education qualifications depending on the branch.

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