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AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria: AFCAT or Air Force Common Admission Test is a common entrance examination organized by Indian Airforce to select eligible cadets for multiple posts. AFCAT is conducted twice every year and millions of students try their luck to ace this prestigious exam. Indian Air Force has released 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 Jan 2023.

Indian Air Force invites Online applications for the courses commencing in JANUARY 2023 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. Online applications are also invited for grant of PC/ SSC for NCC Special Entry Scheme (For flying branch) and for Meteorology Entry. IAF has started the application on its official website. Click Here to Apply for AFCAT 1 2022 Exam.

To give you more insight into AFCAT 1 2022, here is an article describing AFCAT 1 2022 eligibility criteria.

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty and Flying Branch 

 (A) Nationality – Candidate must be a citizen of India as per the Indian citizenship act, 1955.

(B) Age 

  • Flying Branch. 20 to 24 years as on 01 January 2023 i.e. born between 02 January 1999 to 01 January 2003(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 1997 to 01 January 2003 (both dates inclusive).
  • Ground Duty (Technical/ Non-Technical) Branches. 20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2023 i.e. born between 02 January 1997 to 01 January 2003 (both dates inclusive).

Note: Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of course. Widows/Widowers and divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible.

(C) Educational Qualification:

  • Flying branch:  Minimum 60% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a three-year degree in graduation OR a BE/BTECH degree with a minimum of 60% from a recognized university.

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AFCAT Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty(Technical)Branch:

(i)Aeronautical engineering (Electronics)(AE(L)): 

Minimum 60% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a degree in graduation/post-graduation in the field of engineering and technology from a recognized university.
OR
Those who have cleared examination of associate membership of the institution of engineers (India) in both A and B section, with a minimum of 60% in the following disciplines :

  • Communication engineering
  • Computer engineering/technology
  • Computer engineering & application
  • Electrical and computer engineering
  • Electrical and electronics engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electronics engineering/technology
  • Electronics science and engineering
  • Electronics
  • Electronics and communication engineering
  • Electronics and computer science
  • Electronics and/or telecommunication engineering
  • Electronics and/or telecommunication engineering(Microwave)
  • Electronics and computer engineering
  • Electronics communication and instrumentation engineering
  • Electronics instrument and control
  • Electronics instrument and control engineering
  • Instrumentation and control engineering
  • Instrument and control engineering
  • Information technology

(ii)Aeronautical engineering(Mechanical)(AE(M)):

Minimum 60% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a four-year degree in graduation/integrated or post-graduation in the field of engineering and technology from a recognized university.
OR

Those who have cleared examination of associate membership of the institution of engineers (India) in both A and B section, with a minimum of 60% in the following disciplines :

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Automation
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
  • Mechatronics
  • Industrial Engineering

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty(Non-Technical)Branches

(i)Administration & Logistics: Graduate degree with a minimum of 60% marks with a three-year degree course from a recognized university OR should have cleared section A & B examination with a minimum of 60%.
(ii)Accounts: Candidates holding B.COM degree with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
(iii)Education: 50% marks in 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 and minimum 60% marks in graduation.
(iv)Special entry (flying branch): NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ Certificate acquired on or after 02 Jun 17 is mandatory and a minimum of 60% marks in graduation. Students mandatorily have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 60% marks in maths and physics.
(v)Metereology: Candidates should have scored minimum 50% marks in post graduation and minimum 55% marks in graduation provided that maths and physics were studied.
(D)Physical and Medical Standards:
(i)Candidates should be medically fit as prescribed standards.
(ii)Non- reporting of candidates on the allotted date and venue may cancel their candidature.
(iii)Unfit candidates will be given a time period of 42 days to get fit as per the prescribed standard after that if they do not meet the requirements they will be permanently rejected for the post.
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