AFCAT 2019 – Notification Released, Apply online for AFCAT

14 Dec, 2018
AFCAT 2019

AFCAT 2019 Notification has been published by the Indian Air Force on December 1’ 2019. The application form filling and submitting procedures will be held from December 1 to December 30 with the examinations held online on the February 16 and 17 of the same academic year 2019. There are in total 104 exam cities and 163 vacancies to be occupied through the examination. The aspirants who have the motivation to serve the nation can make an effort to crack the exam, by being commissioned officers in Flying, Ground Duty (both technical and non-technical). Candidates firstly check their eligibility under AFCAT eligibility Criteria 2019 framed by the official authority in order to recruit candidates. Only eligible candidates will be able to submit the AFCAT Application form 2019 successfully. It is a golden opportunity for all those who wish to nurture their career with Indian Airforce.

The required information about the notification details pertaining to the application details, fee, eligibility, examination dates, and more like an examination pattern has been confirmed below for the ease of the students.

Highlights of AFCAT 2019

    Candidates can check the highlights of AFCAT 2019 below:



    Name of Examination

    AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)

    Level of AFCAT

    National Level

    Official Authority

    Indian Air Force (IAF)

    Position  Offered

    Commissioned officers in the flying branch

    Ground Duty (technical)

    Ground Duty (Non-technical) branch

    Mode of Examination

    Online  Mode, Computer Based Test (CBT)

    Mode of Application


    Selection Procedure stages

    AFCAT CBT Exam

    AFSB Interview

    Medical Test

    AFCAT 2019: Important Dates

    Candidates can check the events and dates of AFCAT 2019 below:

    AFCAT Events 2019

    Dates of the Events

    AFCAT Application Form Commences

    December 1’ 2018

    AFCAT Application Form Concludes

    December 30’ 2018

    AFCAT Exam Date 2019

    February 16 to 17 2019 (1st Shift)

    AFCAT Admit Card Releasing Date

    Three weeks before the commencement of the examination.

    AFCAT 2019 Exam Date

    February 16 to 17 2019 (2nd Shift)

    AFCAT Result 2019

    Notify soon

    AFCAT 2019: Eligibility Criteria

    Candidate’s first priority should be checking the eligibility criteria. An eligibility criterion is framed considering many factors like Nationality, age limit, educational qualification and marital status. Only those candidates will be able to submit the application form successfully who will fulfill the eligibility criteria completely. Candidature of ineligible candidates will be cancelled by the official authority immediately.


    Eligibility Criteria


    Candidates with Indian Nationality are eligible to apply for AFCAT 2019.

     Age Limit

    For Flying Branch (AFCAT & NCC Entry):

    ·         Candidates must be between the age group 20 to 24 born within January 1996 to January 2000

    ·         An upper age limit for the candidates Commercial Pilot License issued DGCA is relax able up to 26 years


    Ground Duty:

    ·         Candidates must be between the age group 20 to 24 born within January 1996 to January 2000


    Marital Status

    Below 25 years, candidate should be Unmarried.

    Widows or widowers or divorces below 25 years of age are not eligible to apply for AFCAT 2019.

    Educational Qualification

    Candidate should have passed class 12th with minimum 60% marks and physics and mathematics as core subjects. 


    Candidates should have completed graduation in any discipline from a recognized university/institution with an aggregate of 60% marks.

    AFCAT Application Form 2019

    • AFCAT application form 2019 can be filled by the candidates via online mode only.
    • Application form will be available on the official website of the conducting body.
    • Application forms have been released by the authority on 1 December 2018 and will be available till 30 December 2018.
    • It is advisable to the candidates to fill the AFCAT application form before the last date as there can be last-minute rush on the official website.
    • Once the application window gets closed, the official authority will not entertain any application.

    How to fill the application form of AFCAT 2019?

    Here are some of the steps that are essential to accomplish the process of filling and submitting the AFCAT 2019. The students can refer to the same for assistance:

    • The first step that rests with the candidates is to register for the examination
    • An Aadhar card is mandatory for the application process to get accomplished successfully
    • After the first stage, the candidates must make sure that they enter all the essential details about themselves namely, name, course preference, qualification details, exam city, photograph, sign, and so on.

    AFCAT 2019: Application Fee

    The application fee for all the candidates from all the categories will have to submit an amount worth Rs. 200. Moreover, the NCC ought not to pay anything for the application submission. The application fees ought to submit by students in an online mode through credit/debit/or net banking, respectively.

    All the students who are interested in appearing in the AFCAT 2019 can refer to the information that has been given above so as not to lag behind any information related to the same. Moreover, the candidates can follow the steps to fill the application form, the fee to be submitted and also the dates and events related to the same.

    AFCAT 2019: Classification of Commissions

    PC for men

    • The candidates joining as the PC officers would continue to serve in the same position till they acquire the age of superannuation as per their branch and rank.

    SSC for men and women

    • The candidates who join as the SSC for flying branch serve for 14 years from the date of commissioning
    • The initial term for SSC officers in ground duty (both tech and non-tech) serve for the tenure of 10 years
    • There can be an extension of 4 years which may be granted to the position holders subjected to willingness, convenience and service requirements and availability of seats as well.

    AFCAT 2019: Exam Pattern

    • The AFCAT examination will be conducted for the duration of two hours.
    • The exam is subjected to the Multiple Choice Questions
    • The exam evaluates the verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general knowledge, and military aptitude as well
    • The Engineering Knowledge Test would be conducted for duration 45 minutes which is conducted immediately after the AFCAT 2019.
    • It is mandatory for all the candidates to qualify the AFCAT and EKT who are planning to opt for Ground Duty (tech and non-tech).
    • All the eligible candidates must register online through AFCAT Entry/ NCC Special Entry.
    • The candidates are expected to register on time or submit the application form on time without any delay on the same.
    • The candidates who are eligible for one or more entries are expected to register separately in each entry.

    Highlights of Exam Pattern [AFCAT]



    Mode of Examination

    Online ( computer-based test) (CBT)

    Total No. of Questions

    100 questions

    Maximum Marks

    300 marks

    Time Duration

    2 hours

    Sections in Paper

    General Awareness


    Numerical Ability

     Reasoning Military Aptitude Test

    Negative Marking

    1 mark


    Highlights of Exam Pattern [EKT (only for technical)]                                     



    Mode of Examination

    Online ( computer-based test) (CBT)

    Total No. of Questions

    50 questions

    Maximum Marks

    150 marks

    Time Duration

    45 minutes

    Sections in Paper


    Computer Science

    Electrical & Electronics

    Negative Marking

    1 mark

    Exam Pattern

    Name of Examination

    Total Number of Questions

    Maximum Marks

    Time Duration


    100 questions

    300 marks

    2 Hours

    EKT (For technical branches)

    50 questions

    150 marks

    45 Minutes

    AFCAT 2019 Syllabus



    General Awareness





    Current affairs


    Basic science







    Error detection

    Sentence completion

    Filling in of correct word



    Testing of vocabulary

    Idioms and phrases

    Numerical Ability

    Decimal fraction

    Time & work


    Profit & loss


    Ratio & proportion

    Simple interest

    Time & distance


     Reasoning Military Aptitude Test

    Verbal skills and spatial ability

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