AFCAT 1 2023: Notification, Application Form, Exam Date/Pattern

AFCAT 2023 Eligibility | AFCAT 1 2023 Syllabus | AFCAT Notification 2023 | AFCAT 1 2023 Notification PDF

There are a lot of vacancies available in the Indian Air Force organization and all of the candidates who are interested in this recruitment opportunity can easily download the official notification and apply as per the eligibility criteria. Given below we have shared the most important specifications related to the entrance examination of AFCAT. We will also share with you all the specifications related to the details of Notification, Application Form, Exam Date/Pattern, Syllabus. 

AFCAT 2023

The Air Force Authority of India conducts the entrance examination in various branches so that a lot of candidates are selected in order to serve the organization with their hard work and honesty. Official notification is published by the authorities on the official website of the Indian Air Force and from there the candidates are eligible to apply for the AFCAT related to their educational criteria. The candidates can easily apply for the various vacancies by officially downloading the notification and filling up the application form available on the official website. 

Details Of AFCAT 1 2023

Name AFCAT 2023
Launched byIndian Air Force
Job Name Commissioned Officers 
Number of vacancies Various Vacancies 
Official Website 

Important Dates Under AFCAT 1 2023

AFCAT EventsAFCAT 1 2022 (Tentative)AFCAT 2 2022 (Tentative)
Declaration of AFCAT NotificationDecember 1, 2021June 1, 2022
AFCAT Online Application Starting DateDecember 1, 2021June 1, 2022
Last Date of AFCAT ApplicationDecember 31, 2021June 30, 2022
AFCAT Exam DateJanuary 10, 2022August 8,9 and 10, 2022
Declaration of AFCAT ResultFebruary 20,21 and 22, 2022August 30, 2022
AFSB InterviewMarch 25, 2022September 5, 2022

AFCAT Vacancy Details

The following vacancies are available in this recruitment:-

  • AFCAT (I) 2021 Vacancies
Flying BranchSSC-69
Ground Duty (Technical)AE (L): PC-27, SSC-40AE (M): PC-12, SSC-17
Ground Duty (Non -Technical)Admin: PC-12, SSC-21Accts: PC- 6, SSC-12Logistics: PC-9, SSC-16
  • AFCAT (II) 2021 Vacancies
Flying BranchSSC-96
Ground Duty (Technical)AE (L): PC-20, SSC-78AE (M): PC-08, SSC-31
Ground Duty (Non -Technical)Admin: PC -10, SSC-42Edn: PC-04, SSC-17
NCC Special Entry Flying Branch10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC
Meteorology EntryMet: PC-06, SSC-22 
RRB Group D Exam Date

Age Limit

The applicant must follow the following age criteria to apply for this recruitment:-

BranchesAge Limit
Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) Branch20 – 26 years for the Unreserved category.
Flying branchCandidates having a Commercial Pilot License are relaxed up to 26 years as its upper age limit. Candidates should be between 20 and 24 years.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must follow the following eligibility criteria to apply for this recruitment:-

BranchSub-BranchEducational Qualification
Ground Duty Technical BranchAeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)Candidates must have a 10+2-degree certificate with an aggregate of 60 % marks in Physics and Mathematics and an integrated post-graduation/degree in Technology/Engineering. Or, Cleared sections A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies or Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) with minimum aggregate marks of 60 % or equivalent in certain disciplines as prescribed by IAF.
Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics):Passed 10+2 degrees with an aggregate of 60 percent each in Mathematics and Physics and four years’ degree in Technology/Engineering. Or Cleared Sections A and B of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Telecommunication Engineers or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics with 60 %in disciplines specified by the authority of the examination.
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branchesAdministration: Cleared section A&B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) from a recognized university with an aggregate of 60 percent. Or, Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 60 percent.

Marital Status

The applicant must follow the following marital status criteria in order to apply for this recruitment:-

  • At the time of commencement of the course, the Candidate’s age should be below 25 years of age and he/she must be unmarried.
  • Divorcees and Widows/Widowers below 25 years are also not eligible to appear in this examination.
  • Married candidates above 25 years of age, during their training period, are not allowed to live with family.

AFCAT Application Fee

The applicant must pay the following application fees while applying for this recruitment:-

CategoryApplication Fee
General/ST/SC/OBC/PWDINR 250
Pradhanmantri Berojgari Bhatta 

AFCAT Salary Details 

The applicant will be given the following salary after they are selected in this recruitment:-

BranchSalaryAdditional Allowances
Flying OfficerINR 85,372INR 11,250 per month
Ground Duty (Technical)INR 74,872INR 25,00 per month
Ground Duty (Non-Technical)INR 71,872 

AFCAT Exam Pattern

The applicant must follow the following examination pattern in order to be eligible for this recruitment:-

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
General Awareness, Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, Military Aptitude Test1003002 Hours
Engineering Knowledge Test (For Technical Ground Duty only)5015045 Minutes

AFCAT Exam Syllabus 

The applicant will have to follow the following examination syllabus in order to give the entrance examination:-

EnglishComprehension, Error Detection, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases, Synonyms
General KnowledgeHistory, Civics, Geography, Politics, Art, Culture, Sports, Defence, Basic Science, Environment, Current Affairs
Reasoning and Military AptitudeSpatial Ability, Verbal Ability, Simple Interest Time and Distance, Ratio and Proportion, etc.
Numerical AbilityTime and Work, Decimal Fraction, Profit and Loss, Percentage, etc.
Stand Up India Loan Scheme

AFCAT Exam Centers

The entrance examination will be held in the following entrance examination center selected by the authorities in this Recruitment:-

BengaluruHissarMangaloreThanePort Blair
AizawlFaridabadKohimaRoorkeeDelhi and NCR

AFCAT 2023 Application Procedure

To apply for the recruitment you will have to follow the simple procedure given below:-

  • You will first have to visit the official website for the entrance examination
AFCAT 2022 Application Procedure
  • The homepage of the organisation will open on your screen
  • You have to go to the news section and download the Advertisement for the recruitment opportunity
AFCAT Notification
  • You need to read the advertisement carefully and now finally click on the Apply Online button.
  • After that, you have to fill up the application form with important details and upload all of the documents.
  • Successfully submit the application form and you will be eligible for the job. 

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