AFCAT 2019: How To Apply Online

Dear Readers,

Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of its elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches for courses commencing in Jan 2020.

Start Date to Apply Online: 1st December 2018
Last Date to Apply Online: 30th December 2018
Online examination will be conducted on 16 Feb 19 and 17 Feb 19 for AFCAT exam.

In order to clear all your doubts and remove even a minuscule mistake by you, Defenceadda is all set to disclose each and every step with a real application form taking a random aspirant's Application Status.

Watch the detailed video on How to apply for AFCAT Online.

Eligibility Conditions.

(a) Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India.

(b) Age:

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

(ii) Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jan 2020 i.e. born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2000 (both dates inclusive).

Note: 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.


AFCAT EntryFlying (SSC for men & women)SSC-25
Ground Duty (Technical)
Aeronautical Engineer
Electronics and
Aeronautical Engineer
PC-24, SSC-32
PC-10, SSC-14 
Ground Duty (Non-technical)
Logistics, Accounts 
Admin : PC-11, SSC-15
Accounts: PC-07,SSC11
NCC Special EntryFlying
PC for Men & SSC
for Men & Women
10% seats out of CDSE
vacancies for PC and
10% seats out of
AFCAT vacancies for

Note: There are no intake conduct for Meteorology and Education branches for AFCAT 01/2019 for course commencing in January 2020.

Educational Qualifications: Refer official advertisement.

AFCAT Exam (Multiple Choice Questions)
Time Duration: 2 hrs
No. of questions- 100
Max marks- 300
Subjects: Verbal ability, Numerical abilityReasoningGeneral Awareness and Military Aptitude.
There is a negative marking 1/3 in all sections.

Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) would be for 45 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT.
No. of questions- 50
Max marks- 150
Note: Candidates who are opting for Ground Duty (technical) branch have to pass both AFCAT & EKT.

  • Training is scheduled to commence in the first week of Jan 2020 for all courses. 
  • The approximate duration of training for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments.
  • PAN Card, Aadhaar card and account in SBI/ Nationalised Bank is mandatory at the time of joining Air Force Academy (AFA).

Application Fee:
Candidates registering for AFCAT entry will have to pay an amount of Rs. 250/- as examination fee.

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