AFCAT Application Form 2020 Out: Join as IAF Officers – BE / BTech / Final Year Eligible – Apply Online

IAF Recruitment – AFCAT Application form 2020 is out. Indian Air Force (IAF) has announced 256 vacancies for IAF Officers posts. Eligible candidates can apply for the post by filling up the AFCAT 2020 Application Form. The posts are on a permanent basis with various perks and benefits which includes salary and allowances. Apply before the deadline for AFCAT Application Form 2020. Check out for more details below:

AFCAT Application Form 2020

IAF Jobs:- 256 Vacancies for IAF Officers Post with Salary [Rs. 56,000 – Rs.1,10,700 per month] – Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / EXTC / Instrumentation / Computer / IT /Aeronautical / Other Engineering Degrees or B.Sc / B.A / B.Comm / Equivalent degree holders are Eligible to Apply. Check for more details and apply now.

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About AFCAT and IAF

Air Force Common Entrance Test (AFCAT) is a national level written exam conducted by Indian Air Force twice every year for the post of IAF officers. Through AFCAT candidates can apply for 3 major branches, Flying Branch, Technical Branch and Ground Duty Branches.

Indian Air Force (IAF) is the air arm of Indian Armed Forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the air forces of the world. IAF are also the pride of India.

AFCAT Application Form 2020 Out: Join as IAF Officers – BE / BTech / Final Year Eligible – Exam Summary

Latest AFCAT Application Form Exam Summary
Name of Exam:Air Force Common Entrance Test (AFCAT)
Post:IAF Officer
Nature of Post:Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission
Application Mode:Online
Location:Anywhere in India
Last Date:14.07.2020

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Post-wise Vacancies

Vacancies announced under AFCAT 2020 Application Form are:

AFCAT Application Form 2020 Post Vacancies
AFCAT Application Form 2020 Post Vacancies

Pay Scale

Candidates selected after the clearing all the AFCAT Examination Stages will be eligible for the following package:

  • Pay as per the defence matrix is, candidates are eligible for Level 10 Pay of Rs. 56,100 – Rs. 1,10,700, with (Military Service Pay) MSB of Rs. 15,500 per month.

Allowances: In addition to pay, allowances are applicable based on the nature of duty/ place of posting and it includes Flying, Technical, Field Area, Special Compensatory (Hill area), Special Force, Siachen, Island Special Duty, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer, Area and Remote Locality Allowance.

Privileges: Air Force Officers are entitled to furnished accommodation, comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents, Canteen, Officers’ Mess loans at subsidised rates, LTC etc. Leave (60 days annual and 20 days casual) subject to service exigencies.

Insurance: Rs. 75 Lakhs Insurance Cover (on contribution) is applicable to serving officers. Additional cover of Rs. 12 Lakhs (on contribution) is applicable to Flying Branch Officers.

Sports and Adventure: Indian Air Force provides state of the art facilities to play various sports and adventure activities (sky diving, microlight flying, mountaineering, water rafting etc.).

Educational Qualification

AFCAT Application Form are for 3 branches, each branch have separate educational qualification criteria:

BranchEducational Qualification
Flying Branch(a) B.E. / B.Tech OR
(b) Graduation with minimum 3 years OR
(c) Those cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India

Click Here, for more details.
Ground Duty (Technical) Branch(a) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}
Click Here, for all eligible engineering branches under above sections

(b) Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}
Click Here, for all eligible engineering branches under above sections
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches(a) Any Graduate OR
(b) Post Graduate

Click Here, for all subjects
MetrologyPost Graduate Degree in any Science Stream / Mathematics / Other Fields

Click Here, for all subjects


No Experience Required. (Freshers Eligible)

Age Limit

Upper age-limit post-wise for GEN / OBC (CL) / EWS is:

  • Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry – 24 Years
  • Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch – 26 Years

Relaxation in the Upper Age Limit for SC / ST / Jammu & Kashmir Domiciled is 5 Years, OBC(Non-Creamy Layered) Candidates is by 3 years & for PWD Candidates is 10 Years.

Selection Process

AFCAT Exam comprises of multiple stages,

  • AFCAT Exam and EKT Exam
  • Interview
  • Physical Fitness Test

Detailed Selection Process

  • AFCAT Exam will be a 300 (Common for all branches).
  • EKT Exam will be of 150 Marks.
  • It is mandatory for the candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branch to appear in both AFCAT as well as Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).
  • SSB Interview which will be conducted by Air Force Selection Board (AFSB), will be of 300 Marks.
AFCAT Application Form 2020 Exam Syllabus
AFCAT 2020 Exam Syllabus

Previous Year Cut-off

Previous Year AFCAT and EKT Exam Cut-offs were:

AFCAT YearAFCAT Cut off (Out of 300)EKT Cut off (Out of 150)
AFCAT-1 202015340
AFCAT-2 201914250
AFCAT-1 201913350
AFCAT-2 201814055
AFCAT-1 201815560
AFCAT-2 201716060
AFCAT-1 201715060
AFCAT-2 201614860
AFCAT-1 201613252
AFCAT-2 201514452
AFCAT-1 201512655
AFCAT-2 201412345

Application Fee

Examination Fee of Rs. 250/- (non-refundable) for AFCAT entry (not applicable for NCC special entry & Meteorology)

How to Apply?

  • Aspirants for IAF are required to apply online by using the link, or (Direct Link is given below)
  • Aadhaar Card is mandatory for online registration.
  • Click the candidate login button.
  • Register yourself if not registered.
  • Enter all the details with care and verify for the correctness of information entered in all the fields, before proceeding with the “Make Payment” option.

For AFCAT Candidates Only – After 04 Sep 2020 click “DOWNLOAD ADMIT CARD: to download your Admit Card from the website and you will also receive admit card on your registered email ID.

For a detailed demo of form filling, go to page 09 in the official notification given below.

Exam Dates

AFCAT and EKT Exams will be conducted in 2 days as per the following schedule:

AFCAT Application Form Exam Dates 2020
AFCAT 2020 Exam Dates

GATE 2021 Preparation Notes (PDF) | Click Here

Start Date of Application


Last Date of Application


Practice Test

For Model Papers of AFCAT Exam, Click Here.

For Model Papers of EKT Exam, Click Here.

For Practice Mock Test, Click Here.

AFCAT Application Form 2020 and Notification Link

Apply Online (From 15.06.2020)Click Here
Official NotificationClick Here
Official AdvertisementClick Here

Best Wishes For The AFCAT Exam To All Candidates. Jai Hind!

– From Team QPH

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