AFCAT (II) 2020 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

AFCAT (II) 2020
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Air Force Common Admission Test (II) 2020 or AFCAT (II) 2020 is the entrance examination for admission to Ground Duty (Technical), Flying Training and Ground Duty (Non Technical). AFCAT (II) 2020 is conducted by Indian Air Force.

AFCAT (II) for the year 2020 has been announced by Indian Air Force and will be held from 03/10/2020 to 05/10/2020. The application forms will be available from 15/06/2020 till 14/07/2020. The exam is in online mode. The duration of the exam will be 165 minutes. It is being conducted in English language. Admit card will be available from 15/09/2020. Result is expected to be announced on 20/10/2020.

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AFCAT (II) 2020 Conducting Body

Indian Air Force

AFCAT (II) 2020 Eligibility Criteria

                                                Eligibility Conditions

Nationality:

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

Age:

  • Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry: 20 to 24 years as on  01 July 2021 i.e. born between 02 July 1997 to 01 July 2001 (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 1995 to 01 July 2001 (both dates inclusive).
  • Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branch 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2021 i.e. born between 02 July 1995 to 01 July 2001 (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.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Flying Branch:
    • Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of  50% 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. 
    • 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) Branch:
    • Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)
    • Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches
    • Administration. Passed 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum three  years degree course) in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
    • Education: Passed 10+2 and Post-Graduation with 50% in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG (Single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and with 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline.
  • Meteorology:
    • Passed 10+2 and Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream /  Mathematics / Statistics / Geography / Computer Applications / Environmental Science / Applied Physics/ Oceanography/ Meteorology / Agricultural Meteorology / Ecology and 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). 

Physical and Medical Standards:

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

AFCAT (II) 2020 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 15/06/2020 14/07/2020
Admit Card Release Date 15/09/2020 -
AFCAT (II) 2020 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 03/10/2020  to  05/10/2020
  • Declaration of result 20/10/2020 -
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    AFCAT (II) 2020 Prospectus

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    Entry, Branch, Course Number, and Vacancies:

    EntryBranchPC / SSCCourse NumberVacancies
    AFCAT Entry
    Flying
    Ground Duty (Technical) (Aeronautical Engineer Electronics and Aeronautical Engineer Mechanical)
    Ground Duty (NonTechnical) (Administration and  Education)
    SSC for Men and  Women
    PC for Men and SSC for Men and  Women
    PC for Men and  SSC for Men and  Women
    210 / 21F / SSC / M and W
    209 / 21T / PC / 99AEC/M
    209 / 21T/ SSC / 99AEC /
    M and W
    209 / 21G / PC / M 209 / 21G / SSC / M and W
    SSC - 74

    AE(L) : PC - 40, SSC - 26

    AE(M): PC - 23, SSC - 16

    Admin: PC - 23, SSC - 16

    Edn: PC - 08, SSC - 08

    NCC Special
    Entry
    Flying PC for Men and  SSC for Men and  Women210 / 21F / PC / M and
    210 / 21F / SSC / M and W
    10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC
    Meteorology
    Entry
    Ground Duty (NonTechnical)PC for Men and 
    SSC for Men and 
    Women
    209 / 21G / PC / M
    209 / 21G / SSC / M and W
    Meteorology:
    PC - 10 SSC - 12


    Exam Schedule:

                                                                                     Activity

    19th September 2020 (Day 1)

    1st Shift2nd Shift

    20th September 2020 (Day 2)

    1st Shift2nd Shift
    Candidate Reporting Time
    08:00 hrs

    12:30 hrs

    08:00 hrs12:30 hrs
    Verification of Admit Card and ID Proof, Biometrics, Photo / Thumb Impression / Sign on Attendance Sheet and Candidate Seating in Exam Hall
    08:00- 09:30
    hrs
    12:30- 14:00
    hrs
    08:00- 09:30
    hrs
    12:30- 14:00
    hrs
    Reading of Instructions by Candidates
    09:30- 09:45
    hrs
    14:00- 14:15
    hrs
    09:30- 09:45
    hrs
    14:00- 14:15
    hrs
    AFCAT
    09:45- 11:45
    hrs
    14:15 -16:15
    hrs
    09:45- 11:45
    hrs
    14:15 -16:15
    hrs
    Reading of Instructions by Candidates for EKT
    NA16:15 -16:30
    hrs
    NA16:15 -16:30
    hrs
    EKT
    NA16:30 -17:15
    hrs
    NA16:30 -17:15
    hrs


    AFCAT (II) 2020 Application Form

    Application Form Fee

    Application FeeRs. 250/- (non-refundable)

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    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. Details in tabular form are given in Para 7 (h) 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.
      • Selection of Entry: “AFCAT”; “NCC SPECIAL ENTRY FOR FLYING BRANCH”; “METEOROLOGY ENTRY
      • Click “INSTRUCTIONS”. Read Instructions carefully.
      • Acknowledgment of having read and understood instructions- Check box to proceed to next stage
      • Click “APPLICATION FORM FILLING:
        • Personal Information
        • Qualification Details
        • Course Preference
        • Communication Details
        • Upload Documents
        • Exam City Selection
        • Declaration
      • Click “SAVE AND CONTINUE” to proceed to next stage
      • Click “MAKE PAYMENT”- Online (applicable only for AFCAT)
      • Click “PAYMENT STATUS” to view whether payment is successful. If Registration Number is displayed, it implies that the payment is successful

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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/Meteorology 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) and Varanasi (4 AFSB). Candidates who have qualified in the written exam are required to choose AFSB date and venue by themselves on the website https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in 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. Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearm (from inside of elbow to the wrist) and on the reverse side of palm/ back (dorsal) side of hand. Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body are not acceptable. 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 (II) 2020 Syllabus

    Standard and Syllabus of the Examination:

    • English:
      • Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion /  Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases
    • General Awareness:
      • History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current  Affairs, Environment, BasicScience, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc.
    • Numerical Ability:
      • Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit and  Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time and Distance (Trains / Boats and Streams).
    • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test:
      • Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

    Standard: 

    • The standard of Numerical Ability Questions will be of Matriculation  level. The standard of questions in other subjects will be of graduation level (Indian University)

    Subjects


    AFCAT:
    • 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 
    • Electrica
    • Electronics

    AFCAT (II) 2020 Admit Card

    Admit Card Download Start Date 15/09/2020

    Admit Card Download Url

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    AFCAT (II) 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    Online Dates

    • 03/10/2020  to  05/10/2020

    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 02/2020.
      • 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 safekeeping 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: 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.
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    AFCAT (II) 2020 Results

    Result Declaration20/10/2020

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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 Nontechnical) 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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