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Indian Airforce has published the most awaited notification of AFCAT 1 2019 which is going to held on 16 and 17 Feb 2019. Airforce aspirants who want to join the flying, technical and non-technical branch of the Indian air force can apply for AFCAT 1 2019 now from the official IAF portal of AFCAT. Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. Online examination will be conducted on 16 Feb 19 and 17 Feb 19 for AFCAT exam. Candidates applying for AFCAT 1 2019 should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination viz. Written examination and SSB test will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If on verification at any time before or after the written examination or AFSB Testing, it is found that they do not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature will be cancelled by the IAF. Mere issue of Admit card/Call up letter to the candidate will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally accepted by Indian Air Force.

 

Entry, Branch, Course Number and Vacancies:

AFCAT 1 2018 vacancies

Disclaimer. Vacancies indicated are tentative and subject to change without notice. Actual intake would depend on organisational requirements, various cadre control mechanisms, availability of training slots and actual number of vacancies accruing in Jan 2020. No representation in this regard will be entertained. There are no intake conduct for Meteorology and Education branches for AFCAT 01/2019 for course commencing in January 2020.

Type of Commission:

  • Permanent Commission (PC) for Men. Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation in their respective branches as per their rank.
  • Short Service Commission (SSC) for Men & Women.
    • The engagement period for Flying Branch (Men and Women) SSC Officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Non extendable).
    • The initial tenure for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) SSC Officers would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit.

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AFCAT 2019 Important Dates

AFCAT Events AFCAT 1 2019 AFCAT 2 2019
AFCAT Notification Date  1 December 2018 1 June 2019
AFCAT Online Application Date  1 December 2018 1 June 2019
AFCAT Application Last date  30 December 2018 July 2019
AFCAT Admit Card date  After 01 February 2019 August 2019
AFCAT Exam date  16 and 17 February 2019 September 2019
AFCAT  Result date declaration  Last week of March 2019 October 2019

AFCAT 1 2019 Age Limits

  • Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry: 20 to 24 years as on 01 Jan 2020 i.e. born between 02 January 1996 to 01 January 2000 (both dates inclusive).Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2000 (both dates inclusive).
  • Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jan 2020 i.e. born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2000 (both dates inclusive).

AFCAT 1 2019 Educational Qualifications

  • Flying Branch. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and
    (a) Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
    OR
    (b) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
    OR
    (c) Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Ground Duty (Technical) Branch. (aa) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}. Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University OR cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}. Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognised University OR cleared Sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches
    (aa) Administration& Logistics. Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
    (ab) Accounts. B.Com Degree (Minimum three years degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
    (ac) Education. MBA/ MCA or MA/ MSc degree in English/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Statistics/ International relations/ International Studies/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together in Post-Graduation (Minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in graduation, (both recognized by UGC/ Competent Accreditation Authority). For integrated courses (single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry), the minimum duration must be as per prevailing UGC guidelines with a minimum of 50% marks in
    aggregate of all papers put together.
  • NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch): NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 01 Jan 17 is mandatory. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2. Graduates with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Meteorology: Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream/ Mathematics/ Statistics/Geography/Computer Applications/Environmental Science/ Applied Physics/ Oceanography/Meteorology/Agricultural Meteorology/Ecology & Environment /Geo-physics/Environmental Biology with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together (Provided Maths and Physics were studied at Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% marks in each).

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How to Apply for AFCAT 1 2019: Aspirants for IAF are required to apply online by using the link  https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in, or https://afcat.cdac.in. Aadhaar Card is mandatory for online registration. All applicants whose applications are submitted by due date will be called at one of the examination centres for AFCAT scheduled on either 16 February 2019 (Saturday) or 17 February 2019 (Sunday). It is mandatory for the candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branch to appear in both AFCAT as well as Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).

Locations for AFCAT 01/2019: Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Alwar, Aligarh, Allahabad, Ambala, Amritsar, Bareilly, Behrampur (Odisha), Belagvi, Bengaluru, Bhagalpur, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Bikaner, Bihar Sharif, Chandigarh, Chhapra, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi and NCR, Dhanbad, Diu, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ganganagar, Gaya, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Guntur, Gurugram, Guwahati, Gwalior, Haldwani, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jalpaigudi, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kakinada, Kannur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kohima, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kurukshetra, Leh, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Nizamabad, Noida, Pathankot, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rourkee, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Solapur, Sonipat, Srinagar, Thane, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tinsukia, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Udaipur, Ujjain, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal.

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The AFCAT 2 2018 will be the second opportunity served by the IAF to all the Air force aspirants. To get the maximum deserving candidates for the entries, the Airforce authorities have planned a selection eligibility criteria, which is different for the entries of the exam. The qualifying exam will be same for all the aspirants except the candidates, who had applied for the technical entry. They will have to clear an EKT test apart from the qualifying exam. The highlights of the AFCAT 2 2108 are:-

Read AFCAT 2 2018 Notification

Branch And Course Number

  • Flying – (206/19F/SSC/M & W)
  • Ground Duty Technical – 205/19T/PC/ M and 205/19T/ SSC/M & W
  • Ground Duty Non-Technical – 205/19G/ PC/M and 205/19G/ SSC/M & W

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AFCAT 1 2018 Branch

Disclaimer: The vacancies indicated are tentative and subject to changew ithout notice. Actual intake would depend on organisational requirements, various cadre control mechanisms, availability of training slots and actual number of vacancies accruing in July 2019. No representation in this regard will be entertained.

Type of Commission

  • PC for Male. Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation as per their branch and rank.
  • SSC for Male & Women.
    • The engagement period for Flying Branch SSC officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Non extendable).
    • The initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty (Tech and Non-Tech) branches would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit.

Eligibility Criteria

Flying

Age – The eligible age for the flying entry is 20 – 24 years as on 01 Jul 2018 i.e. a candidate born between 02 Jul 1995 to 01 Jul 1999 (including both dates) is eligible to apply for the Flying entry.

Educational Qualification

–    A graduate candidate with minimum 60% marks and must have scored minimum 60%marks in Maths and Physics in 10+2 in 12th standard.

–    B.Tech/ B.E candidates who have scored minimum 60% marks and have scored 60% marks in maths and physics in 10+2 in 12th standard are also eligible for it.

Ground Duty Technical

Age – The age of the candidate must fall between 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jul 2019 i.e. a candidate born between 02 Jul 1993 to 01 Jul 1999 (including both dates) is eligible for Technical entry.

Educational Qualification – The candidate must have B.Tech/ B.E degree in notified streams as mentioned in the official notification of the IAF with minimum 60% marks and have scored minimum 60% marks in Physics and Maths in 10+2 standard are eligible for technical entry.

Ground Duty Non-Technical

Age – The age of the candidate must fall between 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jul 2019 i.e. a candidate born between 02 Jul 1993 to 01 Jul 1999 (including both dates) is eligible for Technical entry.

Educational Qualification –

  • Administration and Logistics – Graduation degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Accounts – B.Com Degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Education – Post graduate degree (MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International Studies / Defence Studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT /Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation) with minimum 50% marks, along with minimum 60% marks in graduation.

Selection Procedure

–    The AFCAT exam is the first stage of the selection procedure. After clearing the exam, the candidates can opt the date and selection centres as per their choice on the portal at careerairforce.

–    The screening test is the first stage of the interview, which consists of verbal, nonverbal tests and a PPDT test. The selected candidates will stay at the centres for further selection tests and those who could not qualify it, would be set free on the same day.

–    The next stage consists of a personal interview, Psychology and GTO tests, PABT (for flying only), on the last day conference will be conducted after which, the final result is announced. The selected candidates are sent for medical examination.

AFCAT 2 2018 Important Dates

The process of form submission will remain open in the month of 16 June 2018

The process of form submission will close in the month of 15 July 2018

The exam will be scheduled on the last Sunday of August i.e. 18 Aug 2018 and 19 Aug 2018

Conclusion – The candidates have significant time to prepare and compete for AFCAT 2 2018. Those who are appearing in their graduation course as mentioned above in the educational qualification criteria can target the exam. The exam comes with the moderate difficulty level and a strategically approach can bring marks over the cut-off.

Read AFCAT 2 2018 Notification

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The Indian Air Force provides the opportunity of AFCAT for the aspirants to join the Air Force in specific filed of flying and Ground Duty (Technical and non-technical). AFCAT 1 2018 exam will be the next direct opportunity for the Air Force aspirants to join the Air Force into flying, technical or non-technical fields of the Indian Air Force. The exam has some pre-specified frame of eligibility conditions for candidates to give the opportunity to maximum deserving candidates. Here is a crisp overview of the eligibility criteria of the AFCAT 1 2018.

Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in January 2019 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) / Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches. Online applications are also invited for grant of PC/SSC for Flying Branch through NCC Special Entry Scheme and Meteorology Entry.

APPLICATIONS THROUGH https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in WILL OPEN ON 16 DEC 17 AND CLOSE ON 23 JAN 18

Branch and Course Number

  • Flying – 205/19F/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 – 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).

Educational Qualification

(.)Flying –

  • The candidates who have completed graduation scoring minimum 60% marks and have scored minimum 60% marks in maths and physics individually in 10+2.
  • Have BTech/ B.E degree with minimum 60% marks and have scored minimum 60% marks in maths and physics individually in 10+2.
  • Cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.

(.) Ground duty Technical – Candidates who have passed B.Tech with minimum 60% marks in specified fields are eligible for technical entry of AFCAT.

(.) Ground duty (Non-Technical) – The educational qualification for ground non-technical are:-

  • Administrative and Logistics – Graduation degree with minimum 60% marks
  • Accounts – B.com degree with minimum 60% marks
  • Education – Minimum 50% marks in MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International Studies / Defence Studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT /Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation and minimum 60% marks in graduation.

Types of Commission – The flying officers will get 14 years of service which is not extendable. Ground duty (tech and non-tech) will get 10 years of service and 4 years of extendable service. The further opportunity of the permanent commission will be over the willingness, eligibility, and vacancies.

How To Prepare for AFCAT SSB Interview:

Selection Procedure

Exam- The AFCAT 1 2018 will be conducted offline at pre mentioned centers. Those who successfully qualify the exam would be given the opportunity to opt the date and center of the SSB.

Stage 1 – The candidates will face Screening test consisting of verbal and non-verbal reasoning test and PPDT. Those who qualify this will be kept for stage 2 and those who could not qualify it would be set free on the same day.

Stage 2 – The selected candidates would go through psychology, GTO and personal interview for next 5 days and ending on the conference where the final result will be declared and selected candidates would be sent for medical examination.

Form Submission Period – The form will be available for the eligible candidates in December.

Exam date – The exam might be conducted on the last Sunday of February i.e. 25th February 2018 but the date might change, for correct date check the official notification.

Conclusion – The AFCAT 1 2018 will be the opening opportunity for all the Air Force aspirants, who are targeting their aim to join the elite organization. The exam need prior preparation and strategy to follow in order to score more and go above the cutoff. So, those who are targeting this opportunity need to firstly check the eligibility criteria and then start preparation for it and achieve their aim.

Conduct of Online Testing for AFCAT Examination and Fee Structure: For the first time, online testing will be conducted for AFCAT entry in various AFCAT centers. Candidates registering for AFCAT entry will have to pay an amount of Rs. 250/- as examination fee. However, candidates registering for Meteorology entry and NCC Special entry are not required to pay any amount. Details of conduct, examination centres and mode of payment are given in the notification.

Notification: Detailed notification is available on website https:// careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in . Candidates are to ensure that they have read and understood the details available in the notification before registering.

Read official notification

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Ravinder Tanwarhttps://ssbcrack.com/
A resident of Jaipur. I am a KVian who is passionate to join Indian Defense Force. I started giving SSB from NDA. After completing my B.Tech in 2012, currently I am working as a Software Engineer in Jaipur in a private company, but the passion is still alive in my soul.
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