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AFCAT – Air Force Common Admission Test

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Hi friends, this page is for the friends who want to know about, what is AFCAT?, Application Form, notification, Details, Eligibility, Model Question Paper, Online Application Form and Procedure.

AFCAT  is conducted by Indian Air Force for the selection of officers in the three major branches such as.
        i. Flying branch     
        ii. Technical branch and   
        iii.  Ground Duty branch.
The following are courses commencing after the successful completion of AFCAT and other procedures

AFCAT-->AFSB-->PABT(Flying Branch) and EKT(Technical Branch)-->Medical Board-->Merit List
**AFSB – Air Force Selection Boards at Mysore, Varanasi and
                  Dehradun
**PABT – Pilot Aptitude and Battery Test
** EKT – Engineering Knowledge Test

Flying Branch           --> Short Service Commission.
Technical Branch     --> Aeronautical Engineer Course (Permanent Commission) and
                                         ii)Short Service Commission.
Ground Duty Branch-->Ground Duty Officer Course (Permanent Commission) and
                                         ii)Short Service Commission.

AFCAT came into practice during the year 2011 .  Before this, the candidate has to apply for every individual notification as this resulted in multiple application from the same candidate for different entries.  To avoid these things, AFCAT was introduced by our Indian Air Force.
The AFCAT is nothing but a exam for the duration of 2 hours. It is an objective part which contains the following syllabus, such as




a)General Awareness – History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defense, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.
b) Verbal Ability in English – Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms (meanings of English words), Antonyms (opposite meanings of English words) and Vocabulary evaluation.
c) Numerical Ability – Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.
d) Reasoning and Military Aptitude– Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability. 

In this , the total number of questions is 100 and marks given for each question is 3 while the wrong questions carry -1.
Total Marks for AFCAT
100 marks
Time for AFCAT
2 hours
Negative mark for wrong answers
-1
Mark for each correct answer
3 marks

Notification/Advertisement for AFCAT:-
Ok how to apply for AFCAT, the Advertisement for AFCAT comes every year during the month of December and June.  This AFCAT is common for both male/female.

Selection Procedures for various entries at Indian Air Force:-
The candidates who got selected through AFCAT have to undergo interview by AFSB.
After getting recommended by AFSB, if the candidate opts for Flying Branch means, he has to clear his PABT, else if he is opting for Technical Branch means he has to clear EKT.
**PABT
** EKT

To know more about PABT CLICK HERE

Training at Indian Air Force:-
The training duration varies for each course, for the flying and technical branches the duration of the training is 74 weeks i.e. 1 ½ years while for the ground duty branches is for 1 year.

Model Question Paper for AFCAT:-

The question paper for AFCAT is quiet easy only.  The engineering students who have prepared for their placement during their final semesters or the people who have prepared to write the bank exam or IBPS may find this quite easy.  
Ok friends, these are all about AFCAT.  Prepare well.  All the best

82 comments:

  1. Hello admin....
    I am karthick. I received the admit card for the afcat examination 2012. i dont have pan card, voter id, driving license. Can i provide my college id card for the photo identity card?
    Plsssssssssss tel me... mail me @ karthick.an7@gmail.com

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    1. take ration card with you..........

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    2. ha tu college id card use ker sakta hai....

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  2. I joined b-tech after compliting my diploma,through lateral entry to direct 3rd semester.Is it possible for me to write AFCAT 2012 ?

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    1. yes, if you satisfy the eligibility criteria. i.e. studying final year etc.

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  3. what is the average cut-off marks for clearing the afcat exam?

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    1. u have to score minimum of 50%

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  4. what is the eligibility for giving afcat xam..

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  5. is this exam is conducted twice in year or only once? if twice then please let me know when advertise will be published?

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  6. hi vighnesh..can you tell me approx. date of results for afcat 2012

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  7. after clearing ssb is there any exam for ground duty branch

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  8. hi...when is the result coming for AFCAT held 0n 26th feb 2012...nd wat will b the cutt off marks...???
    plz reply soon...

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  9. I am studying in bsc physics and maths in 2nd year.can i apply for afcat in final year?

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  10. i have qualified the afcat exam which was conducted on 26th february. i need your help regarding the ekt exam for the technical branch. please help..there is no problem in qualifying the ssb interview as i am your regular reader.. i have one more problem too that i have arrear in 5th semester. will they allow me to attend the ssb interview.

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    1. yes they will allow you. Also, check the notification again. Since, now a days candidates with backlogs are not allowed for navy.
      EKt exam, nothing yaar, just brush up the basics :)

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    2. thanks sir..
      let me hope that i will get recommended.
      i will definitely let you..

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    3. I dont Think EKT Exam is conducted as of now for Technical Branches.

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    4. can u please guide me about the general knowledge question ,, in afcat,, m going to appear for the same on 26th august

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  11. hello....vignesh...i have cleared afcat-1/2012...i got a call for ssb .but i have a back in 3rd sem also my 5th sem result's r about to come..i called the officer's of afsb ,mysore they told me to come when the result's r out.....right now i'm in 6th sem...is it really a requirement to present the current results during ssb...plz tell me my date for ssb was 23rd of april but i didn't reported due to this confusn...plzz help me....

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    1. can u please guide me about the general knowledge question ,, in afcat,, m going to appear for the same on 26th august

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  12. some one told me that it's not required to show ur semester result's now....you have to show them during joining plz tell me.........

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    1. yes, why you missed that. But, for UES type entry you have to show till 6th semester. In cases, as per the notification if backlogs are not allwed means we cant apply. So pls check ur notification.

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    2. ya...they told me come after the results are out.there won't be any problem.but one of my friend is having a back in 4th sem.can he go for ssb.he is telling that no one will check for backlogs now,it is checked during joining.is this true????

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  13. yes brother, ok tel him to go. Mostly they wont check during ur ssb. But, As per the notification if the candidate is without backlogs means, we should obey the rule only. Else ok, its not a problem. Else it may end up in problem even after the recommendation. Please follow the notification well brother.

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  14. i have a hole in my ear drum, will i get select in the air force

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  15. hi,im bhargavi.I have cleared my afcat xam and i want the details regarding the afsb test.Are the afsb and ssb tests both the same???I mean no technical tests and any dress code for physical tests if any for afsb??

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    1. nothing to get confused. The selection process of SSB and AFSB are same. Only that, it contains extra tests such as EKT and PABT.
      Technical test, EKT - Engineer Knowledge Test is for technical entry and PABT - Pilot Aptitude and Battery Test is for pilot entry.

      Yes, dress code is there for physical tests. See your call letter itself for that details :)

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    2. can u please guide me about the general knowledge question ,, in afcat,, m going to appear for the same on 26th august

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  16. Hello. This is Vijay Krishnan Here. I had appeared for AFCAT in Feb and cleared it. I have been called for AFSB on june 4th. I have the following queries:
    1. I have misplaced my AFCAT admit card. What can be done?
    2. At present i dont have my class X original certificate. I had lost it and applied for duplicate copy, but i am yet to receive it. What can be done in this regard?

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    1. Hi vijay,
      instead for 10th, use 12 mark list
      regarding misplacement of admit card call to the selection centre and ask them.

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  17. Hi Vignesh

    I applied for SSC(T) online I did't send the Hard copy to office.but still I receive my Call letter for SSB.So m I eligible?

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  18. Hi..i am a final year BE student.I have aggregate marks but i got detained when i was in third year..but now i have no current backlogs....am i eligible..?

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    1. it depends on every individual notification. Since, there are difference between current backlog and backlog history. Pls refer and proceed

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  19. hi admin, my ssb call date(for ues) is on 28th may but i have a backlog from my 5th semester.i am in 6th sem.and i have reappeared for the backlog,for which result is awaited.will i be eligible for ssb?

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  20. tell me the air force y group recuirtment me merit list 12 ke percentage ke base par nikali jati h ya .phir exam me aane vale number ke aadhar par ............?

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  21. Im not much good in sports..how about the stamina test?is it needed for technical branch of afcat?

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  22. Hai sir,
    I'm a 20111 passed out having an arrear in M3 till now.Should i apply for EKT (2012).Pls help me.But i have my Diploma in ECE certificate.

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  23. hello sir,i have cleared the afcat written exams this year and my ssb is to be scheduled on 25th june.....
    my problem is that i am underweight i m jus 40,but in accordance to my height i should have a minmum of 47 kgs of weight according to their eligibility criteria....
    am i not eligilble for the course.....

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  24. hai admin i hav qualified in afcat 2012 feb 26 but till now no call letter came how i can check my details

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  25. Hello Sir,

    I have completed my MCA in 2011. Right now doing job.
    Am i eligible to apply in AFCAT 02/2012?

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  26. hello sir....i hv just pssed my 12th this year so can u tell me plzz...that m i eligible for AFCAT test...

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  27. dear sir, i am in my first year of engg(e&tc)...is it all right if i apply both through AFCAT and UES?

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    1. no, see the complete notification.

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  28. sir i am a CIVIL engineering student (final year) do i have an option in engineering/technical branches or should i opt only for administrative branch as technical entry is for mech and aeronautical engg only

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  29. I think there is no EKT exam after ssb interview for the technical branch.

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  30. hey, i have just given my BE exam, can i fill up d application for july 2012

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  31. hi vignesh sir... i am a final year electrical engineering student. then which exam i have to appear i.e afcat or cdse...?
    and for which branches i am eligible?

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  32. hello sir , i have applied offline for AFCAT june 2012 notification. please give me idea when i m going to get my admit card? , and how i can come to know that my form has been received by the AFCAT cell.
    plz help?????

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  33. hello sir,
    please guide me....

    i am an electronics engineer does branch matters?

    Wt is syllabus of EKT?

    Please tell in brief about ground duty.

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  34. sir,
    i have knocked knees, my knee bones do touch each other. but, i really don’t have any problem in standing for long hours and running and for that matter any sought physical strain doesn’t really hurt me. Will that be a problem?
    will the knocked knees be the reasons of my rejection?
    and whats the other branch which can i join in Air force with knocked knees?
    can i join as pilot in Indian Air Force?

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  35. hello sir,
    i think now there is no ekt exam for technical branch in afsb.am i right ?plz tell.

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  36. sir,
    i am in 5th semester , can i appear for AFCAT 2012 ??

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  37. hi sir
    this is rajesh.i received admit card from AFCAT-2012 but in that admit card spelling of my name is not correct.can u suggest me wt to do now???i need to correct it???

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  38. Hi Vignesh ...
    Thx for giving useful info and encouragement to youngsters and job seekers ...
    Well, this is my question & hope you will answer
    --> Max score of AFCAT exam would be 300 right,
    can you please tell us What could be the cut-off
    /how many right answers are enough to get
    qualify for SSB.
    And Plz List the prev cut-off marks of AFCAT exams.
    Seriously, your answer means a lot to us. WAITING

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  39. Hi Sir,
    I have done b.tech with 65 % aggregate but the problem is I got 57% in my 12th standard. So, am I eligible for AFCAT ?

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  40. sir,
    i have applied for afcat exam and even got the admit card but due to some reason i cant attend the exam.In such cases can I apply once again for afcat in december???I heard that afcat notes notifications are issued yearly twice please let me know if i can apply again please mail me barbie.barbie91@gmail.com

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  41. sir,
    I ve completed my 3years Aircraft Maintenance Engg.Am i eligible for AFCAT exam??
    Because mine is a licensed course and not a degree course..

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  42. sir,
    i am appearing for afcat tomorrow...till wen do dey declare results??n if cleared den wen do d interviews start?

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  43. hello vignesh hw r u man ... iwant some guidance about afcat exam from you iwant to know that 65% marks in afcat is sufficient to get ssb call for GDOC ssb call?given afcat in august

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  44. hi,vignesh .your blog was too helpful.ihave appeared in afcat on 26 august.iwant to know the average cut off marks of afcat and also after how many days result will be declared.

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  45. Sir,
    I have cleared afcat exam.My afsb date is 17th dec. 2012,during this i am having my semester exams. I want to change my afsb date. But,I have a bit problem as I haven't received my call letter yet.Please reply ASAP.
    Anu

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  46. sir,
    is there any chance of declaring additional candidates list for ssb interview for afcat 2 2012 like afcat 1??????plz reply

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  47. Sir,
    I have cleared the AFCAT Exam held in August and the date for AFSB is December 17th 2012.A Few days ago the result for my 6th sem came out(KUK university) and I got 2 Reappears. Currently I am in 7th sem the exams for which are likely to be held by the end of December. Can I still go for the interview after having Reappears.

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  48. how to apply for afcat 2013,pls send me briefly

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  49. hw much % required in 12th for afcat exam

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  50. Hai I am doing My ECE final year can i apply for AFCAT ..

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  51. Hello Sir,
    I am Btech IT 3rd Year Student. Currently now in 6th Sem, am i Eligible to give the papers.
    Further more,there are minimum of 8 subjects to be selected, I have found around 6 or 7, I am not able to find the 8th one.
    plz suggest me what to do.
    I am a student of Branch Information Technology at the Mahamaya Technical university( UPTU)

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  52. hiii vignesh
    i am hardik and i just cracked afcat 2013 and i select afsb centre gandhinagar dated 09/09/2013 i want to know that its good to join coaching or use books available in market. arihant's ssbinterview is good?

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  53. Hi Vignesh
    Your blog is immensely helpful. i m going to appear in AFSB for d fiirst time. Kindly let me know d traits dat they expect in a candidate 2 b a part of IAF.any suggestion will b highly appreciated.
    Uday Singh

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  54. Sir can i attempt this Afcat exam after diploma in ece in june or nov.month.?can i eligible?

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  55. hello,. i have passed AFCAT and have been called for SSB selection. but im in prefinal year. so, wat documents should i produce?

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  56. hello sir can u plz suggest the best institute for training the ssb interview, i had qualified in afcat and have to attend ssb in september 2013.

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  57. Sir I am a BTech Final year student(ECE) and have qualified AFCAT and called for AFSB on 22nd july. What is the procedure of the AFSB Testing?
    Is there any technical written or Interview round?? Please reply soon as i have to prepare for the same.

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  58. If I have backlog in 6th SEM than I can give AFCAT exam in final year??

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  59. hi,
    i have my ssb on 9/9/2013. i couldnt download the letter as the login is closed now.if someone has it on same day can u please tell me the reporting time.
    i have just cleared by 6th sem. the criteria says 60% agg. is this for each sem or for the entire year. please help

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  60. hi,
    can B.tech pass-out students apply for AFCAT ?

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  61. hi,
    i have applied for ACFAT02 for ground duty can you tell me how to get maximise mark in entrance and suggest me some websites for easy prepation for maths and diaramatic questions on it

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  62. Hello,
    I am studying B.E. in Information Technology Mumbai University.Am i eligible to apply for the Flying Branch in The Indian Air Force?And If yes pls. tell me the procedure.

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