The next AFCAT will be conducted in 2018 by Indian Air Force. Candidates who are not aware of AFCAT can read this post for further details. AFCAT is a written exam conducted by Indian Air Force to find out potential candidates who could join Flying, Technical and GDOC branches of Indian Air Force. Through AFCAT exam, IAF found out few potential candidates who face AFSB interview. AFCAT is one of the best exams for defence aspirants as it allows you to join different branches of Indian Air Force, unlike CDS exam which is only for male and that too only for the flying branch.
AFCAT 1 2018 Age Limit, Course, Exam Date:
- Branch and Course Number
- Flying – 204/19F/SSC/M & W )
- Ground duty technical – 204/19T/PC/ M and 204/19T/ SSC/M & W
- Ground duty non-technical – 204/19G/ PC/M and 204/19G/ SSC/M & W
- Age Limits
- Flying – The candidates have to be 20 to 24 years old as on 01 Jan 2019 i.e. DoB must fall between 02 Jan 1995 to 01 Jan 1999 (both dates inclusive).
- Technical and GDOC. – The candidates have to be 20 to 26 years old as on 01 Jan 2019 i.e. DoB must fall between 02 Jan 1993 to 01 Jan 1999 (both dates inclusive).
- Form Submission Period – The form will be available for the eligible candidates in December.
- Exam date – The exam will be conducted on the last Sunday of February i.e. 25th February 2018.
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AFCAT 2 2018 Age Limit, Course, Exam Date:
- Branch and Course Number
- Flying – 205/20F/SSC/M & W )
- Ground duty technical – 205/20T/PC/ M and 205/20T/ SSC/M & W
- Ground duty non-technical – 205/20G/ PC/M and 205/20G/ SSC/M & W
- Age Limits
- Flying – The candidates have to be 20 to 24 years old as on 01 Jul 2019 i.e. DoB must fall between 02 Jul 1995 to 01 Jul 1999 (both dates inclusive).
- Technical and GDOC. – The candidates have to be 20 to 26 years old as on 01 Jul 2019 i.e. DoB must fall between 02 Jul 1993 to 01 Jul 1999 (both dates inclusive).
- Form Submission Period – The process of form submission will remain open in the month of June 2018
- Exam date – The exam will be scheduled on the last Sunday of August i.e. 26th August 2018 (may change).
AFCAT Selection Procedure
- Candidates who are short-listed on the basis of AFCAT/ EKT will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar or Varanasi. Candidates who opt for flying branch can opt for Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi only.
- The testing would consist of three stages as given below:-
- Stage-I. Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and discussion test will be conducted on the first day. Stage-I test is a screening test and only those who qualify would undergo subsequent testing. All Stage-I qualified candidates would be subjected to document check to ascertain their eligibility for the branches applied for. Candidates who either do not qualify in Stage-I or do not meet the required eligibility criteria would be sent back on the first day itself.
- Stage-II. Psychological test, Group Tests and Interview would commence after document check for the next five days.
- For Flying Branch. Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) would be administered to recommended candidates only. This is once in a lifetime test. Candidates who have failed the CPSS/PABT in an earlier attempt or a Flight Cadet suspended from flying training at Air Force Academy will not be eligible to apply.
AFCAT CENTRES 2018 : Ambala, Amritsar, Allahabad, Agra, Ahmedabad, Barnala, Bathinda, Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Bagdogra, Bareilly, Chandigarh, Chabua, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Darbhanga, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Guwahati, Halwara, Hashimara, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jorhat, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kalaikunda(Kharagpur), Kochi, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mohanbari, Mysore, Nal (Bikaner), Nagpur, Ojhar (Nasik), Pathankot, Patna, Pune, Port Blair, Salua (Kharagpur), Srinagar, Suratgarh, Sirsa,Saharanpur, Shillong, Silchar, Sulur (Coimbatore), Thane, Tezpur, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Varanasi.
TYPE OF COMMISSION
- PC for Men. Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve until the age of superannuation.
- SSC for Men & Women.
- The engagement period for SSC Flying Branch is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Not extendable).
- The initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty (Tech) and Ground Duty (NonTech) Branches would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to willingness, suitability, service requirements and availability of vacancies.
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