AFCAT Notification 2021: Check Online Application, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, And Vacancies Details

AFCAT Notification 2021: Indian Air Force has released a final notification (Advt.No. 01/2021) inviting Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of its elite force as Commissioned Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches for courses commencing in January 2022. The online registration for the course has been started from 01st December 2020 and will close on 30th December 2020. A total of 235 vacancies have been announced by the Indian Air Force. The interested candidates should read further to go through the AFCAT Notification 2021, Eligibility Criteria, Vacancy, Selection Process, Exam Pattern, How To Apply, and other necessary details.

AFCAT Notification 2021: Summary

Exam Conducting Body Indian Air Force (IAF)
Exam name AFCAT
Vacancies 235
Recruitment For Courses Commencing January 2022
Online Registration 01 Dec- 30 Dec 2020
Exam Date 20- 21 February 2021
Official Website

AFCAT Notification 2021: Important Dates

Events Dates
Online Application Start Date 01st December 2020
Last Date to Apply Online for AFCAT 30th December 2020
Admit Card First week of February
Exam Date 20 & 21 February 2021
Result Available Soon
Batch will Commence From January 2022

AFCAT Notification 2021: Vacancy Details

Entry Branch Course Number Vacancies
AFCAT Entry Flying 211/22F/SSC/M & W SSC: 69
Ground-Duty(Technical) 210/22T/PC/100 AEC/ 210/22T/SSC/ 100AEC/
M & W
AE(L): PC – 27, SSC – 40
AE(M): PC – 12, SSC – 17
Ground-Duty(Non-Technical) 210/22G/PC/M
Admin: PC – 12, SSC – 19
Accts: PC – 06, SSC – 10
Lgs: PC- 09, SSC – 14
NCC Special Entry Flying 211/22F/PC/M
10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and

10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.

AFCAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate fulfilling the eligibility criteria as set by the authorities must only apply for the examination. The candidate should be the citizen of India

Educational Qualification

Flying branch

The candidate must have done graduation with aggregate 60% in any discipline with physics and maths in 10+2 level or BE / B Tech degree (Four-year course) from a recognized University

Technical branch (ground duty)

The candidate must have done a four-year graduation course in engineering/technology.
Must obtain 60% marks in Section A & B examination of the Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).

Non-technical (Ground duty)

The candidate must have done graduation in any discipline with 60% marks and in section A and B examination of aeronautical society India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).

Age Limit

Branch Age Limit (as on 01 January 2022)
Flying Branch 20-24 years (Candidate with a commercial pilate licence can apply till the age of 26 years)
Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) 20-26 years

Physical Requirements

The candidates are advised to be physically fit when you report for SSB in order to be able to undergo the tests at AFSB. You should aim to achieve an ability to run 01 miles (1.6 km) in 10 minutes, do 10 push-ups and 03 chin-ups. Prospective candidates are also advised to keep themselves in good physical condition to adapt to physical training at AFA which encompasses running, swimming, rope climbing and other forms of physical training/ conditioning in which they would undergo mandatory tests during training.


Ground Duty Technical Branch- Minimum height for both gender: 157.5 Cms
Ground duty Non-Technical Branch- Male-157.5 cms and Female-152 cms

AFCAT 2021 Selection Process

  1. Screening test:  For officer intelligence rating test, discussion test and picture perception test.
  2. Psychological Test: To test the interactive ability and personal conversation with the Interviewing Officer.
  3. Medical Examination
  4. Final Merit List

AFCAT 2021: Exam Pattern & Syllabus

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

Marking Scheme For AFCAT 2021

  • 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 2021 Application fee:

The application fee for AFCAT is going to be Rs. 250/- and can be non-refundable.
Candidates can make payment of the application fee online using credit card/ debit card/ net banking.

Steps to Apply for AFCAT 2021


  1. Click on the link provided below or visit the official website.
  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, fill and click on “Submit”.
  6. A Login Id and Password will be sent to your registered mobile no. and email id.


  1. Login using the Registration Number and Password. Select the post.
  2. Fill up other details such as educational qualifications etc. depending upon the educational qualification of the candidate.
  3. Pay examination fee as applicable, online using Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking
  4. Candidates are required to upload their scanned colour photograph and Signature (in English or in Hindi) in JPEG format.
  5. Login with Registration Number and Password in the link for “UPLOAD” and thereafter, upload the file/scanned filled
  6.  Upload all the required certificates
  7.  Submit the application. Print out the acknowledgement for records.

Apply Online For AFCAT 2021

The online application for AFCAT 2021 is now active. The direct link has been provided here, the interested candidates can register themself for the upcoming defence exam.

AFCAT 2021 Training

Training will commence in the first week of Jan 2022 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. PAN Card and account in SBI/ Nationalised Bank is mandatory at the time of joining Air Force Academy. Aadhaar Card is mandatory for registration.

Pay on Commissioning

Indian Air Force will be offering

Rank Pay as per Defence Matrix CPC Level MSP
Flying Officer Rs. 56100- 177500` 7th 10 Rs. 15500

A fixed stipend of Rs 56,100/- per month to the Flight Cadets during one year of training.

In addition, to pay/stipend, various allowances are applicable based on the nature of duty/ place of posting and it includes Flying, Technical, Field Area, Special Compensatory (Hill area), Special Force, Siachen, Island Special Duty, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer, Area and Remote Locality Allowance.

AFCAT 2021 Admit Card

  • The AFCAT 2021 admit card will be issued at least 10 days before the exam date.
  • The AFACT admit card 2021 to the aspirants will not be sent via post.
  • To download the admit card, the aspirants should submit the application number, date of birth/password.
  • Do not forget to carry an admit card to the examination hall along with the ID Proof.
  • The aspirants are suggested to keep the AFCAT 2021 admit card safe with them for future reference.

AFCAT 2021 Result

To know the result, the aspirants are requested to be tuned to the official website or stay tuned with us till the end. For checking the result, the aspirants will need to provide their registration id and password. Those, who will pass the exam and shortlisted after the written test, will have to appear for the SSB processor for the interview round. The selection of the final round will be decided according to the written test and interview. Physical fitness tests of the aspirants have a strong influence on their selection process. Based on the performance, the competent authority will take the final decision and will declare the final result of AFCAT 2021.

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