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The Indian Air Force provides the opportunity of AFCAT for the aspirants to join the Air Force in specific filed of flying and Ground Duty (Technical and non-technical).

Branch and Course Number

Flying – 204/19F/SSC/M & W )

Ground duty technical – 204/19T/PC/ M and 204/19T/ SSC/M & W

Ground duty non-technical – 204/19G/ PC/M and 204/19G/ SSC/M & W

Age – Flying – The candidates have to be 20 to 24 years old as on 01 Jan

Technical and GDOC. – The candidates have to be 20 to 26 years old as on 01 Jan

Educational Qualification

Flying –

The candidates who have completed graduation scoring minimum 60% marks and have scored minimum 60% marks in maths and physics individually in 10+2.

Have BTech/ B.E degree with minimum 60% marks and have scored minimum 60% marks in maths and physics individually in 10+2.

Cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.

Ground duty Technical

– Candidates who have passed B.Tech with minimum 60% marks in specified fields are eligible for technical entry of AFCAT.

Ground duty (Non-Technical)

– The educational qualification for ground non-technical are:-

Administrative and Logistics

– Graduation degree with minimum 60% marks


– degree with minimum 60% marks

Education – Minimum 50% marks in MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc 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.

Types of Commission – The flying officers will get 14 years of service which is not extendable. Ground duty (tech and non-tech) will get 10 years of service and 4 years of extendable service. The further opportunity of the permanent commission will be over the willingness, eligibility, and vacancies.

Selection Procedure

Exam- The AFCAT will be conducted offline at pre mentioned centers. Those who successfully qualify the exam get chance to opt the date and center of the SSB.

Stage 1 – The candidates will face Screening test consisting of verbal and non-verbal reasoning test and PPDT. Those who qualify this appear for stage 2 and those who could not qualify it would be set free on the same day.

Stage 2 – The selected candidates would go through psychology, GTO and personal interview for next 5 days and ending on the conference where the final result is declared and selected candidates undergo medical examination.

Forms Submission Period – The form will be available for the eligible candidates in December.

Exam date – The exam is  on the last Sunday of February.