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AFCAT (II) 2019 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. Online examination will be conducted on 24 Aug 19 and 25 Aug 19 for AFCAT exam.

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AFCAT (II) 2019 Conducting Body

Indian Air Force

AFCAT (II) Eligibility Criteria 2019

Nationality. Candidate must be a citizen of India.

Age.

Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry: 20 to 24 years as  on 01 Jul 2020 i.e. born between 02 July 1996 to 01 July 2000 (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 July 1994 to 01 July 2000 (both dates inclusive). 

Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jul 2020 i.e. born between 02 July 1994 to 01 July 2000 (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. 

The date of birth accepted by the IAF is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognised by an Indian University as equivalent to Matriculation or in an extract from a Register of Matriculates maintained by a University, which extract must be certified by the proper authority of the University or in the Higher Secondary or an equivalent examination certificate. No other document related to age like horoscopes, affidavits, birth extracts from Municipal Corporation, service records and likewise will be accepted. 

Sometimes the Matriculation/ Higher Secondary Examination Certificate does not show the date of birth, or only shows the age by completed years or completed years and months. In such cases a candidate must possess a self-attested/ certified  copy of a certificate from the Headmaster/ Principal of the Institution from where he / she passed the Matriculation/ Higher Secondary Examination showing the date of his/her birth or exact age as recorded in the Admission Register of the Institution.

Candidates should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Higher Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate on the date of submission of application will be accepted by the IAF and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

The candidates should exercise due care while entering their Date of Birth. If on verification at any subsequent stage, variation is found in their date of birth from the one entered in their Matriculation or equivalent examination certificate, will render them disqualified.

Educational Qualifications.

Flying Branch. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum  of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and 

  • Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.  

                                                                                     OR

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

                                                                                    OR

  • 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) Branch.                   

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}. Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University 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 the following disciplines:

  •  Communication Engineering.
  • Computer Engineering/Technology.
  • Computer Engineering & Application. 
  • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology.
  • 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 & Control.
  • Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering.
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering.
  • Instrument & Control Engineering.
  • Information Technology.                           

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}. Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognised University OR cleared Sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent 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.

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches.

Administration. Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree  course) in any discipline from a recognised 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 recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Education. 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 with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together in Post-Graduation (Minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in graduation, (both recognized by UGC/ Competent Accreditation Authority). For integrated courses (single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry), the minimum duration must be as per prevailing UGC guidelines with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together. 

NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch). NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 02 Jun 17 is mandatory. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2. Graduates with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR 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. 

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

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AFCAT (II) Exam Centers 2019

Online Dates

Date Centers
24/08/2019  to  25/08/2019 -
25/09/2019 Srinagar

AFCAT (II) 2019 Important Dates

EventsStart DateLast Date
Application Form01/06/2019 30/06/2019
Admit Card Release Date03/08/2019 -
AFCAT (II) 2019 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 24/08/2019  to  25/08/2019
  • 25/09/2019
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    AFCAT (II) Prospectus 2019


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    Scheme of Online Examination. 

    All applicants whose applications are submitted  by due date will be called for AFCAT at one of the examination centres on either 24 August 2019 (Saturday) or 25 August 2019 (Sunday). It is mandatory for the candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branch to appear in both AFCAT as well as Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). 

    Exam Schedule. The AFCAT (and EKT) will be conducted in two days as per the following schedule:

    Activity

    24 Aug19 (Day 1)

    1st Shift  (AFCAT)

    24 Aug19 (Day 1)

    2nd Shift  (AFCAT+EKT

    25 Aug 19 (Day 2)

    1st Shift (AFCAT)

    25 Aug 19 (Day 2)

    2nd Shift (AFCAT+EKT

    Candidate Reporting Time08:00 hrs12:30 hrs08:00 hrs12:30 hrs
    Verification of Admit Card & ID Proof, Biometrics, Photo/ Thumb Impression/ Sign on Attendance Sheet & Candidate Seating in Exam Hall08:00- 09:30 hrs12:30- 14:00 hrs08:00- 09:30 hrs12:30-14:00 hrs
    Reading of Instructions by Candidates09:30- 09:45 hrs14:00- 14:15 hrs09:30- 09:45 hrs14:00- 14:15 hrs
    AFCAT09:45- 11:45 hrs14:15 -16:15 hrs09:45- 11:45 hrs14:15 -16:15 hrs
    Reading of Instructions by Candidates for EKTNA16:15 -16:30 hrs NA16:15 -16:30 hrs
    EKT NA16:30 -17:15 hrsNA16:30 -17:15 hrs

    Note: Candidates will not be permitted to enter the exam centre, under any circumstance, after the pre-exam verification process has commenced at 08:00 hrs for shift-I and 1230 hrs for shift-II. 

    Allotment of Centres. As far as possible, candidates will be allotted centres as per their choice. Candidates should note that no request for change of centre will be entertained. Therefore candidates should exercise due care before deciding his/her choice for the centre for the examination before filling in the form.

    Note: AFCAT Supplementary Exam For Srinagar should be conducted on 25th September 2019. Admit Card will be downloaded on 11th September 2019.

    AFCAT (II) Application Form 2019

    Application Form Fee

    Examination fee for AFCAT Entry. After filling in the online application form, the examination fee of Rs. 250/- (non-refundable) for AFCAT entry (not applicable for NCC special entry and Meteorology) may be paid online through the ‘Make Payment’ step on the main menu of the online application. No cash or cheque or demand draft (DD) will be accepted towards payment of examination fee. The examination fee can be paid using credit/ debit cards/ net banking through the payment gateway. Applicants are advised to follow the instructions/ steps given on the payment gateway, and also print/keep the transaction details for their records. After confirmation from bank that the payment is received, the “Payment Status” will display “Registration Number” which the candidate may note down for future correspondence. Simultaneously, the candidate will receive a confirmatory sms/ e-mail. This will be followed by Admit Card (with the Hall Ticket Number) which a candidate will receive on his/her registered email ID and which is also downloadable from his/her registered email ID. 

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    How to Apply. Aspirants for IAF are required to apply online by using the link https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in, or https://afcat.cdac.in. 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 case any 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 submitted application form against a particular Aadhaar Number, will be considered for issue of Admit 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.

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    AFCAT (II) Syllabus 2019

    Syllabus. The subjects, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

    ExamSubjectDurationNo. of QuestionsMax Marks
    AFCATGeneral Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test02 Hours100300
    EKT [For Candidates with one of the choices as (Technical) Branch] Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics45
    Minutes
    50150

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    Subjects


    AFCAT

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

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

    • Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics

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    AFCAT (II) Admit Card 2019

    Admit Card Download Start Date

    03/08/2019

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    AFCAT (II) 2019 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 24/08/2019  to  25/08/2019
    • 25/09/2019

    Examination Day Instructions

    Special Instructions to Candidates for Online Examination

    • Items to be Brought Inside Examination Hall. The following items are to be  carried to the exam centre
    • e-Admit Card for AFCAT 02/2019.
    • (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 textual material, calculators, docupen, slide rulers, log tables, electronic watches with facilities of calculator, mobile phones, blue tooth, pager or any other digital device except the admit card, identity proof inside the AFCAT- C-DAC exam centre premises. If the candidate is 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 Examination Centres, as safe keeping of the same cannot be assured. IAF will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.

    Malpractice. 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 until the completion of entire process and preparation of final merit list post AFSB testing and Medical examination.

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    For AFCAT Candidates Only: After 02 Aug 2019 click “DOWNLOAD ADMIT CARD” to download your Admit Card from the website https://afcat.cdac.in and you will also receive admit card on your registered email ID. If the candidate does not receive his/her admit card in their registered email id or is not able to download the same from the mentioned website, he/she is required to enquire from AFCAT Query Cell at C-DAC, Pune. (Phone Nos: 020-25503105 or 020-25503106). E-Mail queries may be addressed to afcatcell@cdac.in.

    Instructions for e-Admit Card and AFCAT Written Examination.

    • The eligible candidates shall be issued with an e-Admit Card three weeks before the date of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be sent to the registered email IDs and will also be available at the website www.careerindianairforce.cdac.in for all candidates who successfully submitted their online application. No Admit Card will be sent by post. To download the e-Admit Card, a candidate should have his/her Username and Password. The candidate will be solely responsible for downloading his/ her e-Admit Card. 
    • If the candidate does not receive his/her admit card in their registered email id or is not able to download the same from the mentioned website or if there is any error / discrepancy / anomaly in the e-admit card, he/she must inquire from AFCAT Query Cell at C-DAC, Pune immediately. (Phone Nos. 020-25503105 or 020- 25503106). E-Mail queries may be addressed to afcatcell@cdac.in . No candidate will be allowed to appear in the examination unless he/ she holds a downloaded e-Admit Card for the examination. 
    • The courses to which the candidates are admitted will be according to their eligibility as per age and educational qualifications and the course preferences given by them. The candidates should note that their admission to the examination will be purely provisional, based on the information given by them in the Application Form. On verification, in case the IAF finds that the information disclosed by the candidate is not correct or is false, his or her candidature will be treated as cancelled. 
    • Candidates are to ensure that the personal information in the front side of the e-Admit card are as per the details provided by them during the registration process. They are also advised to read the instructions given at the rear of the e-Admit card beforehand. 
    • The decision of the IAF shall be final with regard to the acceptance of a candidate’s application, based on the given information.
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    AFCAT (II) Results 2019

    AFCAT (II) Re-evaluation 2019

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    Final Merit List. To be acceptable, candidates should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in written examination and AFSB test as fixed by the IAF. 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 tests. The form and manner of communication of the result of the examination to individual candidates shall be decided by the IAF in their discretion.10% of the vacancies are reserved for NCC Air Wing Senior Division 'C' certificate holders in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches. Allotment of PC/ SSC in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches would be based on number of vacancies, performance in the selection process and the choice given by the candidates.

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