AFCAT/NCC/Met Entry 2018 – 182+ Vacancies

Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (male and female) to be a part of the IAF as commissioned officers in flying and ground duty (technical and non-technical) branches. Registration for online applications will open on 16 June 2018 and close on 15 July 2018.


Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in Jul 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.

NCC Spl Entry and Met

Online applications are also invited for NCC Special Entry Scheme (For grant of PC/SSC in Flying Branch) and Meteorology Branch.


There are 182+ vacancies for course commencing in Jul 2019. These are displayed as follows. It is to be noted that the 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 July 2019. No representation in this regard will be entertained.

Jul 2019 Course Vacancies
Jul 2019 Course Vacancies

Age Limits

Flying Branch

20 to 24 years as on 01 Jul 2019 i.e. born between 02 July 1995 to 01 July 1999 (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born between 02 July 1993 to 01 July 1999 (both dates inclusive).

Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical) Branches)

20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2019 i.e. born between 02 July 1993 to 01 July 1999 (both dates inclusive).


Training will commence in the first week of July 2019 for all courses at Air Force Academy Dundigal (Hyderabad). The duration of training for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments.

How to Apply

Eligible candidates are to register online through separate tabs available for AFCAT Entry/NCC Special Entry/MET Entry. Candidates eligible for one/more entries are to register separately in each entry.

Online testing will be conducted for AFCAT entry at various 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.

Read the official notification here

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