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AFCAT

AFCAT

AFCAT is one of the most popular examinations which gets conducted by Union Public Service Commission which is known as UPSC. The main purpose of conducting this examination is to select various candidates for the various posts in Indian Military Academy, Officers Training Academy, Naval Academy and Air Force Academy.

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)

is conducted by the Indian Air Force twice (usually in February and September) every year for selection of Officers in various branches of the force including

  1. Flying Branch (Short Service Commission)
  2. Technical Branch (Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission)

Name of the Post: Commissioned Officers

  1. Flying Branch
    1. No. 201/17F/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for Men & Women)
  2. Technical Branch
    1. No. 200/17T/PC/M (Permanent Commission for Men)
    2. No. 200/17T/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for Men & Women)
  3. Ground Duty Branch
    1. No. 200/17G/PC/M (Permanent Commission for Men)

No. 200/17G/SSC/M (Short Service Commission for Men & Women

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

1) Flying Branch

Education: Graduation (min 3 years) in any discipline with min 60% marks and have passed Maths and Physics as subject at 10+2 level OR B.E/ B.Tech from a recognized University with min 60% marks.

Age Limit: 20 to 24 years as on 01.07.2017 (born between 02.07.1993 to 01.07.1997 including both dates). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and Current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxed up to 26 years i.e. born between 02.07.1991 to 01.07.1997 (both dates inclusive).
 

Min Height: 162.5 cms with correlated weight

Min Vision: 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other

2) Technical Branch

Education: Four year degree qualification or have cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India with 60% marks

Age Limit: 20 to 26 years on 01.07.2017 (born between 02.07.1991 to 01.07.1997 including both dates)

Min Height: 157.5 cms with correlated weight, women – 152 cms
 

3) Ground Duty Branch

Education: Graduate degree (Min 3 years) in any discipline with min 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) orAeronautical Society of India with a min of 60% marks or equivalent. for Administration and Logistics posts.

B.Com (Min 3 years) with min 60% marks for Accounts posts

MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International studies / Defence studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT / Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate all paper put together in Post Graduation (Minimum two year programme) and 60% marks in graduation for Education posts
 

Age Limit: 20 to 26 years on 01.07.2017 (born between 02.07.1991 to 01.07.1997 including both dates)
 

Min Height: 157.5 cms with correlated weight, women – 152 cms

* Candidates, who have failed the PABT test earlier, are not eligible for this exam.

* Final year students can also apply for AFCAT 2016 exam given that they have secured 60% marks in aggregate with no present backlog and must be able to provide provisional or originaldegree certificate before commencing the training (July 2017).

AFCAT 2016 Syllabus:-

Following is the syllabus for AFCAT 2016 Syllabus:- 
 

 

General Awareness:

  • History
  • Sports
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • Civics
  • Basic Science
  • Defence
  • Art
  • Culture
  • Current Affairs
  • Politics 

 

Verbal Ability in English:

  • Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms 
  • Testing of Vocabulary

 

Numerical Ability:

  • Decimal Fraction, 
  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Profit & loss
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple interest

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test:

  • Verbal Skills
  • Spatial Ability