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AFCAT-1 2019 & AFCAT-2 2019 EXAM DETAILS

 

1. What is AFCAT Exam?

AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Online Test) is an entrance exam to get into Indian Air Force.

It is conducted by Indian Air Force twice a year.

First one is conducted in the month of February and generally called as AFCAT – 1 Exam, while second one is conducted in August and known as AFCAT – 2 Exam.

AFCAT Exam is an All India Exam and candidates from all over the country appears for it.

Selected candidates are sent to AFA (Air Force Academy, Hyderabad).

 

About AFCAT – 1 2019 & AFCAT – 2 2019 Exam:

Entry

Branch

AFCAT – 1 2019

Type of Commission

Couse Name

Commencing From

AFCAT Entry

Flying

SSC* for Men & Women

207/20F/SSC/

M & W

January 2020

Ground Duty

(Technical)

{Aeronautical Engineer - Electronics and

Aeronautical Engineer - Mechanical}

PC* for Men

206/20T/PC/M

SSC* for Men & Women

206/20T/SSC/M & W

Ground Duty

(Non-Technical)

{Administration, Logistics, Accounts}

PC* for Men

206/20G/PC/M

SSC* for Men & Women

206/20G/SSC/M & W

NCC Special Entry

Flying

PC* for Men

207/20F/PC/M

January 2020

SSC* for Men & Women

207/20F/SSC/M & W

 

 

Entry

Branch

AFCAT – 2 2019

Type of Commission

Couse Name

Commencing From

AFCAT Entry

Flying

SSC* for Men & Women

208/20F/SSC/

M & W

July 2020

Ground Duty

(Technical)

{Aeronautical Engineer - Electronics and

Aeronautical Engineer - Mechanical}

PC* for Men

207/20T/PC/M

SSC* for Men & Women

207/20T/SSC/M & W

Ground Duty

(Non-Technical)

{Administration, Logistics, Accounts}

PC* for Men

207/20G/PC/M

SSC* for Men & Women

207/20G/SSC/M & W

NCC Special Entry

Flying

PC* for Men

208/20F/PC/M

July 2020

SSC* for Men & Women

208/20F/SSC/M & W

 

* indicates types of commission: PC – Permanent Commission & SSC – Short Service Commission

Click here to know more about Types of Commission in Indian Armed Forces.

 

2. Selection Process:

 AFCAT Exam is divided into following stages.

1) Written Examination

2) AFSB Interview (SSB Interview)

  1. Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) Test and Picture Perception & Description Test (PP&DT)
  2. Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference

3) Medical Examination

 

1) Written Examination:

Stage – 1 of AFCAT Exam is Written Examination, which is objective type of exam. Candidates who applied for AFCAT Exam will receive Admit Card approximately three weeks before the commencement of Written Examination. Exam Pattern & Syllabus of Written Exam is mentioned below in this article.

Approximately 4 weeks after the commencement of Writt en Examination, IAF declares a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the Written Examination as fixed by the Commission in their discretion.

Candidates who have qualified in the Written Examination are required to register themselves on the recruiting directorate website https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in in order to enable them to receive call up for second stage of selection process i.e. AFSB Interview. 

 

2) AFSB Interview (SSB Interview):

Candidates who are declared successful in the Written Examination will be detailed for intelligence and personality test at the Service Selection Board based on their preference by the respective service HQ.

This intelligence and personality test is also divided into 2 stages:

 

a. Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) Test and Picture Perception & Description Test (PP&DT):

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. List of documents required to submit at AFSB is mentioned below in the article.

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.

b. Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference:

Psychological test will be conducted on Day 1 (Afternoon) and the Group Tests and Interview would commence after document check for the next five days.

The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. The Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist. There are no separate weightage for each test. The marks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the test.

In addition, marks for Conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques and decision of the Board. All these have equal weightage.

The various tests of IO, GTO and Psych are designed to bring out the presence/absence of Officer Like Qualities and their trainability in a candidate. Accordingly candidates are Recommended or Not-Recommended at the AFSB.

Check complete procedure & other details of AFSB (SSB) Interview.

c. CPSS (ONLY FOR CADIDATES APPLYING FOR FLYING BRANCH):

Candidates recommended by the AFSBs required to appear for CPSS (Computer Pilot Selection System). 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.

Check what is CPSS/PABT in Indian Air Force?

 

3) Medical Examination:

A candidate recommended by the Services Selection Board will undergo a medical examination by a Board of Service Medical Officers. Women candidates will undergo Medical Examination by a Medical Board comprising male/female doctors/specialists/Gynecologist. There will be a Lady Medical Officer as Member of Board.

The candidates declared unfit will be intimated by the President of the Medical Board and procedure for request for an Appeal Medical Board (AMB) will also be intimated to the candidate.

Check the Procedure for an Appeal for re-examination.

 

Final Result:

Final Result of AFCAT Exam is prepared based on the minimum qualifying marks secured by a candidate separately in (i) Written Examination and (ii) AFSB Interview Tests as fixed by the Commission and Service Selection Board respectively in their discretion. The candidates will be placed in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks secured by them in the Written Examination and in the AFSB Interview Tests.

However, only those candidates will be admitted to the Academy who are declared fit by the Medical Board. Success at the examination confers no right of admission to the Air Force Academy as the case may be.

The final selection will be made in order of merit subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects and number of vacancies available.

 

3. Selection Process Schedule:

4. Notification of AFCAT – 1 2019 & AFCAT – 2 2019 Exams:

5. Eligibility Criteria for AFCAT – 1 2019 & AFCAT – 2 2019 Exams:

6. Physical Standards required for AFCAT – 1 2019 & AFCAT – 2 2019  Exams:

7. Vacancy for AFCAT – 1 2019 & AFCAT – 2 2019 Exams:

8. Apply Online for AFCAT – 1 2019 & AFCAT – 2 2019 Exams:

9. Admit Card for AFCAT – 1 2019 & AFCAT – 2 2019 Exams:

10. Exam Pattern for AFCAT – 1 2019 & AFCAT – 2 2019 Exams:

11. Syllabus for AFCAT – 1 2019 & AFCAT – 2 2019 Exams:

12. Cut Offs for AFCAT – 1 2019 & AFCAT – 2 2019 Exams:

13.  Written Exam Results:

14. SSB Call Letter:

15. Final Result:

16. Salary & Career Growth:

17. Exam Analysis:

18. Preparation Strategy:

19. Free Notes & Books:

20. Daily, Weekly & Monthly Current Affairs:

21. Daily Quizzes:

22. Previous Year’s Question Papers & Solution:

23. SSB Interview & Medical Examination Preparation:

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