AFCAT/ DEFENCE/ ARMY, Highlights, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results
AFCAT 2021: NOTIFICATIONS
Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the official notification for AFCAT 2, 2021 exam to recruit 334 vacancies at the flying branch and ground duties for both technical and non-technical posts. Air Force Common Admission Test commonly known as AFCAT is an entrance examination conducted by Indian Air Force to select eligible and desirable candidates for multiple posts in Flying and Ground Duty [Technical and Non- Technical]. Serving in such a commendable and respected field is an honour in itself.
AFCAT 2021: Important Dates
Indian Air Force has released all important dates for AFCAT 2, 2021 exam along with its official notification. The online AFCAT examination will be conducted on August 28, 29 and 30, 2021. All important dates related to AFCAT 2021 exam are tabulated below:
|AFCAT 02/2021: Important Dates|
|AFCAT 2 Notification 2021||June 1, 2021|
|Commencement of Application Form||June 1, 2021|
|Last Date to Apply Online||June 30, 2021|
|Release of Admit Card||August 20, 2021|
|AFCAT 2 2021 Exam Date||August 28, 29 and 30, 2021|
|AFCAT 2021 Cut off||September 2021|
|AFCAT 2 2021 Result||September 2021|
AFCAT is an acronym for Air Force Common Admission Test which is a national level examination for selection into Indian Air Force as a Grade A Officer. The AFCAT Exam is conducted twice in a year for recruiting Technical & Non-Technical branches of the Indian Air Force.
AFCAT is applicable for both Male & Female candidates who can be shortlisted for the following branches:
- Technical Branch – Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science
- Ground Duty – Logistics, Administration, Accounts
AFCAT is also invited for NCC special entry scheme (flying) and for meteorology. Get updated with the AFCAT 2 exam 2021 latest updates, study plan, and preparation material here.
Here are the key points of the AFCAT 2021 exam:
|Exam Name||AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)|
|Conducting Body||Indian Air Force (IAF)|
|Exam Level||National Level|
|Exam Frequency||Twice a year|
|Mode of Exam||Online (Computer Based Test)|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Application Fees||INR 250/-|
|Contact details||020-25503105 or 020-25503106|
|Official email ID||afcat.cdac.in|
AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2021
Candidates who are willing to take AFCAT 2 2021 must be a citizen of India. The brief AFCAT eligibility criteria for different branches/courses is mentioned below for your reference.
- Graduation with a minimum of 3 years degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks is required.
- For Flying Branch, a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level is a must.
It varies as per the branch. Here is a brief detail of the age limit and relaxation:
- Flying Branch (AFCAT & NCC Entry): 20 – 24 years as of January 1, 2021.
- Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical): 20 – 26 years as of January 1, 2021.
- The DOB accepted by the IAF is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognized by an Indian University.
- Candidates must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course.
- Widows/ Widowers and divorcees below 25 years are also not eligible.
AFCAT Application Form 2021: How to Apply?
Application Form for AFCAT is made available in online mode only. The AFCAT 2 2021 application form had started on June 01, 2021. The step by step AFCAT registration cum application process is mentioned below.
- Go to the official career website of the Indian Air force.
- Click on the Candidates login section.
- A new web page will appear. Fill in the registration details asked for new users like the name; e-mail ID, mobile number, etc.
- Click on submit. A new AFCAT registration ID and password would be sent to the registered Email address.
- Note: It is to be noted that the candidate should keep their registered email id and phone number active, throughout the selection process.
AFCAT Apply Online
- Fill in the details as per the directions are given on the webpage.
- Select the preference of branch, AFCAT Exam Center, Subject for EKT exam, etc.
- Upload Your signature and Photograph (as per dimensions provided in the notification).
- Click on submit.
AFCAT Application Fee
AFCAT application fee will be paid online either by Credit/Debit or Net Banking, etc. It is mandatory to submit the application fee in order to get clearance with the application form. Below we have shared the AFCAT application fee to be submitted at the end of the application form.
AFCAT Syllabus 2021
AFCAT Syllabus: General Awareness
This section tests the general knowledge of the candidates. The questions are designed on the basis of ongoing, current events in various fields around the world. About 20 questions are asked in this section.
The major topics covered in this section are given below:
- Art and Culture
- Current Affairs
- Basic Science
AFCAT Syllabus: English
This section tests the proficiency of student in English. The knowledge of language through comprehension is also a part of this section. Total number of questions asked from this section will be about 30.
The important topics for this section are:
- Basic Grammar
- Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate word
- Error Detection
- Sentence Completion
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- Testing of Vocabulary
AFCAT Syllabus: Numerical Ability
This section is to check the knowledge, speed and accuracy of the student in solving numerical problems.Basic Mathematical concepts are covered. The important topics of this section are as follows:
- Decimal and Fraction
- Simple Interest & Compound Interest
- Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)
- Ratio & Proportion
- Time and Work
- Profit & Loss
AFCAT Syllabus: Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test:
Practice with questions from the topics mentioned below to improve your Reasoning & Aptitude sections
- Odd One Out
- Venn Diagram
- Pattern Completion
- Dot Situation Analysis
- Blood Relation
- Missing Figures
- Figure Classification
- Coding and Decoding
- Spotting the Embedded Figures
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AFCAT Exam Pattern 2021
The AFCAT exam consists of General Aptitude, General Awareness (GK), Verbal Ability, Reasoning and Military Aptitude. Candidates can check the Exam Pattern of AFCAT in the table below.
|Exam||AFCAT||EKT (only for technical)|
|Mode of Exam||Online||Online|
|No. of Questions||100||50|
|Duration of Exam||2 hours (120 minutes)||45 minutes|
|Sections in Paper||General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test||Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics|
|Negative Marking||1 mark||1 mark|
For all the candidates of the AFCAT, it is mandatory to appear in the written test. Also, the candidates who have applied for the technical posts need to appear in the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).
Total Time Duration: 2 hours
Number of Questions: 100
Marking Criteria: +3 for each correct answer
Negative Marking: -1 for each incorrect answer
No marks for unattended questions.
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AFCAT Selection Process 2021
AFCAT selection process is divided into three different stages by the officials of the Indian Air Force. Below you can check the AFCAT selection process as stated under AFCAT 2021 recruitment notification:
- AFCAT Exam
- SSB Interview/Personality Test
- Medical Examination
- Final Merit List
AFCAT Admit Card
AFCAT 2 admit card 2021 is now available by the Indian Air Force at their official site. Candidates with successful online registration will only be able to download the AFCAT admit card. Candidates can login to the AFCAT call letter page using the registration details such as registration number and password as received while applying for the examination.
However, below, we have shared the direct link to download the AFCAT 2 call letter for your convenience.
AFCAT Admit Card 2021, Download Now!
AFCAT 1 2021 result out! Indian Air Force has officially released the AFCAT 1 result on their official website. Candidates who appeared for the exam can now download the AFCAT 1 result 2021 through the direct link shared below. With the release of AFCAT 2 Result 2020, the recruitment for the year has been closed now.
AFCAT Result 2021, Download Here!
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