AFCAT Exam Notification 2020
AFCAT Exam Notification 2020

AFCAT Exam Notification 2020

AFCAT Exam Notification 2020: Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of its elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches for courses commencing in July 2021. Read further to go through the AFCAT 2 2020 Notification.

Read to know about the AFCAT Eligibility Criteria, Vacancy, Selection Process, Exam Pattern, How To Apply, and other necessary details.

03rd September: AFCAT (2) 2020 exam dates changed to 03rd and 04th October 2020

AFCAT 2020 Exam Date | AFCAT Exam Notification 2020

Events Dates
Online Application Start Date 15 June 2020
Last Date to Apply Online for AFCAT 14 July 2020 (Over)
Exam Date (19 and 20 Sept 2020) 03rd & 04th October 2020
Result Date Available Soon
SSB Dates Available Soon
Batch will Commence From July 2021

AFCAT 2020 Notification: Highlights

AFCAT Exam Notification 2020 Details
Exam name AFCAT
Conducting Body Indian Air Force (IAF)
Recruitment For Courses Commencing July 2021
AFCAT Exam frequency Twice a year
Exam mode Online
Exam syllabus AFCAT- General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

EKT – Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics

Exam pattern The question of AFCAT will have a total of 100 objective questions. Total marks allotted to the test are 300

EKT will have a total of 50 questions. Maximum marks allotted to the test are 150

Exam Language English
Exam Fees Rs 250 for AFCAT entry
Online Application Date 15th June to 14th July 2020
AFCAT 2020 (2) Exam date (19 and 20 Sept 202003rd and 04th October 2020
Official Website

AFCAT 2 2020 Vacancies

Entry Branch PC/SSC


AFCAT Entry Flying SSC for Men & Women 74 Posts
  Ground Duty (Technical){Aeronautical Engineer Electronics and Aeronautical Engineer Mechanical) PC for Men and SSC for Men& Women AE (L) – PC (40), SSC – 26

AE (M)- PC (23), SSC- 16

  Ground Duty (Non-Technical) (Administration and Education) PC for Men and SSC for Men& Women Admin: PC- 23, SSC -16

Edn: PC-08, SSC -08

NCC Special Entry Flying PC for Men & SSC for Men & Women 10% seats out of CDSE   vacancies for PC and  10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.
Meteorology Ground Duty (Non-Technical) PC for Men & SSC for Men & Women Meteorology:

AFCAT 2 2020: Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

(A) Flying Branch

Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and
(a) Graduation with a minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
(b) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
(c) Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent

(B) Aeronautical Engineering Electronics

(10+2)intermediate minimum 60% marks in Physics & maths & Minimum 4 years Graduation/ Integrated PG Degree in Engineering/ Technology 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 in certain disciplines specified by IAF in the notification.

(C) Aeronautical engineering mechanical

Candidates with Minimum 60% Marks Each in physics and Mathematics at 10+2 Level & 4 years Engineering/Technology Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or equivalent degree.

(D) Ground Duty Non-technical

Administration: Passed 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognized 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 recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Education: Passed 10+2 and Post-Graduation with 50% in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG (Single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and with 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline.

(E) Meteorology

Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Geography/ Computer Applications/ Environmental Science/ Applied Physics/ Oceanography/ Meteorology/ Agricultural Meteorology/ Ecology & Environment/ Geophysics/ Environmental Biology with a 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).

Age Limit (As on 1 July 2020)

(i) Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry: 20 to 24 years as on 01 July 2020
The upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 July 1995 to 01 July 2001 (both dates inclusive).
(ii) Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years

Physical Requirements

  1. Minimum Height for men and women candidates in Flying Branch: 162.5 cms,
    Leg Length: Min – 99 cms, Max -120 cms.
    Thigh Length: Max – 64 cms,
    Sitting Height: Min – 81.5 cms,
    Max – 96 cms

Note: No concession for age/ sex/ region in Flying Branch

2. Minimum Height for male candidates in Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical):  157.5 cms.
For women candidates: 152 cms.

Note: For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of the North-Eastern region of India, Garhwal, and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum
acceptable height will be 2 cms less than what is applicable to men and women respectively.

AFCAT 2/2020: Selection Process

The candidates will be selected on the basis of the following stages:

  1. Written Test consisting of objective type questions
  2. Testing comprising of three stages: || Stage 1| Stage 2| Interview ||

The testing at AFSB would consist of three stages as given below:-
(i) Stage-I: Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and discussion test will be conducted on the first day.  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.

(ii) Stage-II:  Psychological tests will be conducted on Day 1(Afternoon) and the Group Tests and Interview would commence after the document check for the next five days.

(iii) For Flying Branch: Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) would be administered to recommended candidates only. This is once in a lifetime test.

Note: 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.


AFCAT 2 2020: Application Fee

The Application Fee for AFCAT 2/2020  as per the categories is given:

  • AFCAT Entry (For All Candidates) – Rs.250/-
  • NCC Special Entry & Metrology Entry – Exempted

Note: Payment will be made through Debit Card/ Credit card/ Net Banking/ Challan.

How To Apply For AFCAT 2 2020?

  1. Click on the link provided below (link inactive now)
  2. A new page will appear. New Users will have to register first.
  3. Click on New User Register
  4. A new page will appear to enter your mobile no. and email to register yourself.
  5. An OTP will be sent on your mobile no. and email.
  6. Click on “Submit”.
  7. A Login Id and Password will be sent to your registered mobile no. and email id.
  8. Login using the Registration Number and Password. Select the post.
  9. Fill up other details such as educational qualifications etc. depending upon the educational qualification of the candidate.
  10. Pay examination fee as applicable, online using Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking
  11. Candidates are required to upload their scanned color photograph and Signature (in English or in Hindi) in JPEG format.
  12. Login with Registration Number and Password in the link for “UPLOAD” and thereafter, upload the file/scanned filled
  13.  Upload all the required certificates
  14.  Submit the application. Print out the acknowledgment for records.

Apply Online For AFCAT 2 2020

The online application for AFCAT (2) 2020 is now over.


AFCAT 2 2020 Exam Pattern

Questions asked in AFCAT 2 Exam will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.

Name Of Exam Time Duration Number of Questions Maximum Marks Subjects
1. AFCAT 2 2020 2 Hours 100 300 Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, and Military Aptitude Test
2.EKT( Engineering Knowledge Test) 45 Minutes` 50 150 Mechanical, Computer
Science and Electrical &

Marking Scheme For AFCAT 2 2020

  • All the questions will be in English only for both AFCAT and EKT.
  • All the Questions will be objective in nature.
  •  Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  •  No marks for unattempted questions

AFCAT 2/2020: Training

Candidates recommended by the AFSBs and found medically fit by the appropriate medical establishment are detailed for training strictly on the basis of merit and availability of vacancies in various branches/ sub-branches.

(a) Date and Duration of Training. Training will commence in the first week of Jul 2021 for all courses. The approximate 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.

(b) Physical Conditioning. The physical training at AFA will be held comprising of the following events:

  •  Running: up to 4 Km. in 15 minutes.
  • Skipping.
  •  Push-ups & Sit-ups: Minimum 20 each.
  •  Chin-ups: 08.
  • Rope Climbing: 3 to 4 meters.
  •  Swimming (25 m)

AFCAT 2 2020 Online Form: Important Points

The only mode of application is ONLINE. The printed/ hard copies of the application form will not be entertained

    1. All papers in the online examination will be of objective type multiple choice questions
    2. Candidates must check the Eligibility criteria thoroughly before applying for AFCAT 2 2020
    3. One must take care of the Online application start and end date.
    4. Candidates will have to stay updated for downloading call letters for online tests.

AFCAT 2 2020 Admit Card

Indian Air Force will release the AFCAT 2 Admit Card after the application process is over. The expected date is generally 10-15 days before the exam date, which means the tentative date could be towards the end of January.

AFCAT 2 2020 Result

  • Indian Air Force will declare the Result for AFCAT 2 after around one month of the commencement of the exam.

Candidates are requested to stay updated with this website for the details of AFCAT 2 2020 for Admit card, result, and all the important information. These will be updated as soon as they are released officially.

AFCAT 2/2020: Exam Centre

The AFCAT 2/2020 Exam will be held at the following locations. The Exam Centre will not be changed under any circumstances. Therefore candidates should exercise due care before deciding the date/ slot of his/ her choice for the center for the examination before filling the form.

Agartala, Agra, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Alwar, Aligarh, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bareilly, Behrampur (Odisha), Belagavi, Bengaluru, Bhagalpur, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bikaner, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi and NCR, Dhanbad, Diu, Dibrugarh, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ganganagar, Gaya, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Guntur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Haldwani, Hissar, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jalpaigudi, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kannur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kohima, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kurukshetra, Leh, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mathura,
Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Panaji, Pathankot, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Rajkot, Ranchi, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Srinagar, Thane, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal.

Helpdesk For AFCAT 2 2020 Notification

(a) For any Query related to the Conduct of Online Examination, registration process, admit
cards, candidates may contact on 020-25503105 or 020-25503106. E-Mail queries may be addressed to

(b) For all queries regarding Eligibility, allotment of AFSB centers, date of AFSB interview, merit list, Joining Instructions, and any other relevant information regarding the selection process, candidates may contact on 011-23010231 Extn: 7610 visit website or or Toll-free number 1800-11-2448

(c) Timings. Telephonic query timings are from 0930 hrs to 1300 hrs and 1400 hrs to 1700 hrs (Monday to Friday, except closed holidays)


AFCAT Exam Notification 2020
AFCAT Exam Notification 2020


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