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Indian Air Force AFCAT Recruitment 2024: Invites Men and Women from Indian citizens as per the Citizenship Act 1955 to be a part of the Indian Air Force as Commissioned Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and non-technical) branches, and the courses commence from July 2025. Candidates with the qualification of B.E/B.Tech/Any Degree can apply for this exam. There are 304 openings. The application process will start on 30 May 2024, and the last date to apply is 28 June 2024. The detailed eligibility and application process for AFCAT – Air Force Jobs are given below.

Indian Air Force AFCAT Recruitment

Indian Air Force AFCAT Jobs

Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in July 2025 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. Online applications are also invited for NCC Special Entry Scheme (For flying branch). This new vacancy from Indian Air Force AFCAT is for Freshers. If you want to know more details regarding the job, like salary, age, mode of application, examination, selection, application fee, important dates, and job location, you can find them below. You can check the official notification below if you still have any doubts. The selection process will be based on Interviews. The age limit for these post is 20 – 26 years. Candidates are offered a monthly salary of Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500/-.  Candidates with requisite qualifications from recognized universities/boards/institutions must only apply. Registration for online applications will open on 30 May 2024 (1100 hrs) and close on 28 June 2024 (2330hrs) through https:/icareerindianairforce.cdac.in or https: /iafcat.cdac.in. For more details, visit https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT):

AFACT is the Air Force Common Admission Test conducted by the Indian Force at the National level. AFCAT will be conducted twice a year for the recruitment of the Flying Branch, Technical Branch, and Ground Duty Staff under the Indian Air Force. After the written test (AFCAT) results, candidates are shortlisted based on the fixed cutoff for further interviews or personality tests. The personality test will be conducted for 6 days with two stages: an intelligence test, a Psychological test, Group tasks, and a Personal Interview. For all three branches of the Air Force, both men and women can apply. While for Women Short Service Commission will be offered, for men both Short Service Commission and Permanent service will be offered. An individual can have a maximum of 16 attempts (2 attempts per year) while a total of 8 attempts for AFCAT written and 8 attempts through fast track selection entry.

AFCAT 2024 – Officers Recruitment Details:

Job Role Commissioned Officers
Exam Name AFCAT 02/2024/NCC Special Entry -Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)
Qualification B.E/B.Tech/Any Degree
Total Posts 304 posts
Pay Scale Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500/-
Job location Across India
Application Start Date 30 May 2024
Last Date 28 June 2024

AFCAT 2024 Detailed Eligibility – Air Force Officer Jobs:

For 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 a minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR
  • B.E/B.Tech degree (Four-year 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 recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Final year students are eligible to apply provided the candidate should not have any present backlog and should have secured a minimum of 60% marks up to the last semester/ year at the time of AFSB testing and they produce a provisional/ original degree issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.

For NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch):

  • Minimum 50% marks in each in Maths & 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 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 recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Final year students are eligible to apply provided the candidate should not have any present backlog and should have secured a minimum of 60% marks up to the last semester/ year at the time of AFSB testing and they produce a provisional/ original degree issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.
  • NCC Air Wing Senior Division ’C’ certificate and validity of the certificate would be two years before the date of advertisement.

For Ground Duty (Technical):

Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics)/(Mechanical):



  • After completion of Engineering degree or while in your final year/semester of Engineering
  • Must have scored a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in any one of the listed disciplines.
  • Final year students are eligible to apply provided they do not have any present backlog at the time of SSB testing and they produce provisional/ original degree issued by the University.

For Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

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  • Passed 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with 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:

  • 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

Weapon System:

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

Accounts:

  • Passed 10+2 and done graduation in any of the following streams with 60 % marks or equivalent from a recognized university:-
  • B.Com degree (minimum three year degree course)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Management Studies (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Business Studies (with specialization in Finance)
  • Qualified CA/ CMA/ CS/ CFA.
  • B.Sc. with specialization in Finance.

Logistics:

  • Passed 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with 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.

Meteorology:

  • Passed 10+2 and B Sc with Physics and Mathematics with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or four year Graduation in Engineering/Technology discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following streams:-
    • Communication Engineering.
    • Computer Engineering/Technology.
    • Computer Engineering and Application.
    • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology.
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    • Electrical and Electronics 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 Communication and Instrumentation Engineering.
    • Information Technology.
    • Mechanical Engineering.

Note: Candidates who are studying in the final year/semester Degree course and are yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply provided candidate should not have any present backlog and should have secured a minimum of 60% marks upto the last semester/year for which results have been declared upto the time of submission of application.

Training: Training will commence in the first week of July 2025 for all courses at Air Force Academy Dundigal (Hyderabad). The duration of training for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches is 62 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non- Technical) Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments.

Age Limit:

  • For Flying Branch: 20 to 24 years as on 01 July 2025 ie. born between 02 July 2001 to 01 July 2005 (both dates inclusive). Upper age imi for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) s relaxable upto 26 year ie. born between 02 July 1999 to 01 July 2005 (both dates inclusive).
  • For Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical): 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2025 Le. born between 02 July 1999 to 01 July 2005 both dates Inclusive).

Salary details of Air Force Officer Jobss:

  • Flying Branch: Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500/- (Level – 10)
  • Others: As per norms

AFCAT 2024 – Branch wise vacancies:  304 Posts

Flying Branch:

  • Men (SSC): 18
  • Women (SSC): 11

Ground Duty (Technical):

  • Men (AE(L)): 88
  • Women (AE(L)): 23
  • Men (AE(M)): 36
  • Women (AE(M)): 9

Ground Duty (Non-Technical):

  • Men ((WS) Branch): 14 (Weapon Systems)
  • Women ((WS) Branch): 3 (Weapon Systems)
  • Men (Admin): 43
  • Women (Admin): 11
  • Men (Edn): 7
  • Women (Edn): 2
  • Men (Met): 8
  • Women (Met): 2
  • Men (LGS): 13
  • Women (LGS): 4
  • Men (Accts): 10
  • Women (Accts): 2

Note: 10% of positions in the Flying Branch are reserved for NCC cadets in AFCAT 02/2024

Selection Process of Air Force Jobs:

  • The selection process will be based on AFCAT written examination
  • Stage-I – Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and Discussion test
  • STAGE-I is a screening test. Those who qualify STAGE-I are eligible to undergo STAGE-II testing. STAGE-I disqualified candidates are routed back after announcement of results.
  • Stage-II
    • Psychological Tests are written tests that a Psychologist conducts.
    • Group Tests are interactive indoor and outdoor activities which are a combination of mental and physical work.
    • Interview involves a personal conversation with an Interviewing Officer.
    • Candidates who have applied for flying branch and have been recommended, will also have to undergo a Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) test
  • An All India Merit List is compiled on the basis of your performance in the written test and AFSB interview, subject to being medically fit.

Examination Fee:

  • For AFCAT Entry: Rs.550/-
  • For NCC special entry: Not required to pay

How to Apply for AFCAT 2024 Exam?

All interested and eligible candidates can apply for this AFCAT 02/2024 for Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches/ NCC Special Entry Exam online from 30 May 2024 (11.00 AM) to 28 June 2024 (23.30 PM)

For More Details: Click here

To Apply AFCAT 2024: Click here

AFCAT Previous Year Question Papers of Air Force Officer Jobs: Click here

Important dates of Air Force Jobs:

  • Opening date for submission of Online Applications: 30 May 2024 (11.00 AM)
  • Closing date for submission of Online Applications: 28 June 2024 (23.30 PM)
  • Date for Online AFCAT examination: Updated soon

Contact Details:

For queries related to the conduct of online examinations, registration process and admit cards:

Telephone: 020-25503105 / 020-25503106
Tele Timing: Monday to Friday (9.30 am – 1 pm) and (2 pm to 5 pm)
E.mail:afcatcell@cdac.in

For queries regarding eligibility, allotment of AFSB centres, date of AFSB interview, merit list and Joining Instructions:

  • Contact: 011-23010231
  • Extn 7610 or Toll-free number 1800-11-2448.

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