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AFCAT August 2022 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

AFCAT August 2022
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AFCAT August 2022 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Air Force Common Admission Test August 2022 or AFCAT August 2022 is the entrance examination for admission to Ground Duty (Technical and Non -Technical), Flying Training and Ground Duty (Technical). AFCAT August 2022 is conducted by Indian Air Force.

AFCAT August for the year 2022 has been announced by Indian Air Force and will be held from 26/08/2022 to 28/08/2022. The application forms will be available from 01/06/2022 till 30/06/2022. The exam is in online mode. The duration of the exam will be 120 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. Admit card will be available from 10/08/2022. Result is expected to be announced on 23/09/2022.

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AFCAT August 2022 Conducting Body

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AFCAT August 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The Minimum Academic Qualifications for AFCAT August 2022 required are

Nationality. Candidate must be a citizen of India as per Indian citizenship act, 1955.

Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry :

  • Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level.
  • Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.


  • BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.


  • Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch :

  • Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics).
  • Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches:

  • Administration and Logistics
  • Accounts Branch
  • Education

Physical and Medical Standards.

  • Guidelines with regard to physical and medical standards for candidates are as provided in the notification.

Age :

  • Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry : 20 to 24 years as on 01 July 2023 i.e. born between 02 July 1999 to 01 July 2003 (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licenseissued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born between 02 July 1997 to 01 July 2003 (both dates inclusive).
  • Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch : 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2023 i.e. born between 02 July1997 to 01 July 2003 (both dates inclusive)
  • Marital Status : 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. A candidate who marries subsequent to the date of his application though successful at SSB or medical will not be eligible for training. A candidate who marries during the period of training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the Government. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.

AFCAT August 2022 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 01/06/2022 30/06/2022
Admit Card Release Date 10/08/2022 -
AFCAT August 2022 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 26/08/2022  to  28/08/2022
  • Declaration of result 23/09/2022 -
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    AFCAT August 2022 Prospectus

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    Entry, Branch, Course Number and Vacancies.

    Entry Branch PC/ SSCCourse Number 



    Ground Duty

    Engineer Electronics
    and Aeronautical
    Engineer Mechanical}
    Ground Duty (NonTechnical)
    {Administration, Logistics and Accounts)
    SSC for Men &
    PC for Men and
    SSC for Men &
    PC for Men &
    SSC for Men
    PC for Men &
    SSC for Men &
    214/23F/SSC/M & W
    213/23T/SSC/103AEC/M &
    212/23G/PC (M)
    212/23G/SSC (M & W)
    213/23G/SSC/M & W
    SSC -02SSC -10
    AE(L) : PC-23,SSC-80
    AE(M): PC-07,SSC-26
    AE(L) : SSC-11
    AE(M): SSC-04


    Accts: PC-03,SSC-11
    Edn: PC:02,SSC:08

    SSC-02 LGS: SSC-02
    Accts: SSC-02
    Edn: SSC:02

    MeteorologyPC for Men &
    SSC for Men &
    213/23G/SSC/M & W

    NCC Special
    FlyingPC for Men &
    SSC for Men &
    214/23F/PC/M and
    214/23F/SSC/M & W
    10% seats out of CDSEvacancies for PC and10% seats out of AFCATvacancies for SSC
    Disclaimer :
    • 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 2023. No representation in this regard will be entertained.

    AFCAT August 2022 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Rs. 250/- (non-refundable)

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Aspirants for IAF are required to apply online by using the link Aadhaar Card is mandatory for online registration. Detailed instructions for filling in the online application form are appended below:-

    • Applicants need to exercise utmost care while filling in the online application. In caseany information is found to be incorrect, the candidature is liable to be cancelled at any stage of the selection process. Please verify the correctness of information entered in all the fields before proceeding with the “Make Payment” option. Applicants will not be able to edit the previous details entered after the selection of “Course Preferences” step and after the “Make Payment” step.
    • If an applicant has submitted more than one application, only the latest submittedapplication form against a particular Aadhaar Number, will be considered for issue ofAdmit Card. However, the fee deposited while filling additional applications will not be refundable.

    Applicants will be required to complete the process of Online Application form which will have the following sequences. Details in tabular form are given in below:-

    • (Click “CANDIDATE LOGIN’’ on the Home page- leads to AFCAT Sign-in.
    • In the next page, applicants to click “NOT YET REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE”.
    • Sign Up: Creation of Log-in ID and applicant will receive a password in his/her registered email id.
    • After successful registration, sign-in with registered email id and system generated password.
    • Reset Password- Log-Out (candidates must remember their login ID and password for future use during the examination process).
    • Fresh Log-in.
    • Click “INSTRUCTIONS”. Read Instructions carefully.
    • Acknowledgement of having read and understood instructions- Check box to proceed to next stage.
    • Personal Information. Fill in details.

    At this stage confirmation box will appear for re-verification of the following details:-

    • Name
    • Father’s Name
    • Mother’s Name
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Aadhaar Number

    Note :-

    • Please recheck these details, confirm the correctness and continue. Post this confirmation, DOB and Gender will not be allowed to be changed at any subsequent stage under any circumstances whatsoever and your candidature will be rejected at any stage whenever any wrong information is detected.

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    Air Force Selection Board (AFSB):

    • For AFCAT entry, IAF shall prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the Online AFCAT as fixed by the IAF in their discretion. Candidates who are declared successful in the Online AFCAT will be called at one of the Air Force Selection Boards. Candidates who have applied for NCC Special Entry will be directly called for AFSB testing at one of the AFSB centres. The AFSB centres are at Dehradun (1 AFSB), Mysuru (2 AFSB), Gandhinagar (3 AFSB), Varanasi (4 AFSB) and Guwahati (5 AFSB). Candidates who opt for flying branch can only opt for Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi. Candidates who have qualified in the written exam are required to choose AFSB date and venue by themselves on the website in order to generate call- up letter for AFSB interview. 
    • Physical Fitness. Candidates are advised to be physically fit when you report for SSB in order to be able to undergo various tests at AFSB. You should aim to achieve an ability to run 01 mile (1.6 kms) in 10 minutes, 10 push ups and 3 chin ups
    • Tattoos. The policy on permanent body tattoos is as follows:-
    • Permanent body tattoos are not permitted on any other body part either visible or non-visible part, except on the Inner face of forearms i.e. from inside of the elbow to the wrist of both the hands and Reverse side of the palm / back (dorsal) side of both hands for which a candidate will be required to sign a Self-declaration Certificate. Small innocuous tattoos that are not prejudicial to good order and military discipline, are permitted e.g. religious symbols or names of near and dear ones.
    • Tribes with tattoo marks on the face or body as per their existing customs and traditions will be permitted on a case to case basis.
    • Narcotics. Use/possession of narcotics is banned. Candidate may be tested for presence of drugs in the body during Medicals and subsequently during training/ service career as an officer. If candidate is found to be using/ in possession of narcotics during any time of training/service career, candidate would be debarred from joining the Indian Air Force or be removed from service if already joined.

    AFCAT August 2022 Syllabus


    • General Awareness
    • Verbal Ability in English
    • Numerical Ability
    • Reasoning
    • Military Aptitude Test

    EKT [For Candidates with one of the choices as (Technical) Branch]

    • Mechanical
    • Computer Science 
    • Electrical and Electronics 

    AFCAT August 2022 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 10/08/2022

    Admit Card Download Url

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    AFCAT August 2022 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 26/08/2022  to  28/08/2022

    Examination Day Instructions

    Items to be Brought Inside Examination Hall. The following items are to be carried to the exam centre:-

    • e-Admit Card for AFCAT 02/2022.
    • Candidate’s Aadhaar Card.
    • Another valid photo identity card such as PAN card/ passport/ driving licence/ voter identity card/ college identity card or any other valid photo identity proof, with details of name, father’s name, date of birth and a clear photograph.
    • Two passport size colour photographs- same as the photo uploaded during online application (to be pasted, not stapled on Admit Card next to the printed photo and on attendance sheet at the exam centre).
    • Ballpoint Pen (Blue or Black) for signing on the attendance sheet and rough work.

    Items not permitted inside Examination Hall. Candidates are not allowed to carry any of the following items.

    • Blue tooth device, communication / electronic / digital / wireless devices like calculators, docupen, electronic watches with facilities of calculator, cellular phone, memory card/ stick, pager, organizer, personal digital assistant (PDA), concealed microphone or camera, radio, headset, Walkman, recorder, translator etc.
    • Textual or stationery material such as pencil-box/geometry box, book, log tables, clip board, slide rule (except blue or black transparent ballpoint pen).
    • Personal items (wristwatch/wristband, bracelets, handbags, ornaments, wallet, purse, head gear, scarf, goggles, jackets) eatable items (chips, chocolates, food, drinks etc.)
    • If any candidate is found in possession of any of the above mentioned items, it will be construed as an attempt to using unfair means and his/her examination will be cancelled. The item will be confiscated and he/she will also be debarred from future AFCAT examinations.
    • Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the ExaminationCentres, as safe keeping of the same cannot be assured. IAF will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.


    • If any candidate resorts to the use of unfair means during the exam, he/ she will be withdrawn from the examination and his/her candidature will be cancelled.

    Conduct in Examination Hall.

    • The candidates are expected to conduct themselves in a dignified manner during the examination or while interacting with the staff on duty. If any candidate is involved in act(s) of indiscipline at the exam centre (before, during or after the exam), he/ she will be withdrawn from the examination and his/ her candidature will be cancelled.

    Instructions for examination.

    • Question paper will be made available to candidates only during the online examination. The request of candidates to provide copies of question paper will not be entertained. No query pertaining to AFCAT will be entertained after six months from the date of exam. Candidates will not be permitted to leave the exam hall till completion of the examination.

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    AFCAT August 2022 Results

    Result Declaration23/09/2022

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