AFCAT Notification 2018 | Apply Online

Indian Air Force (IAF) has published the notification for recruitment of Class 1 Gazetted Officers in both Permanent Commission(PC) Short Service Commission (SSC) cadres through Air Force Common Admission Test AFCAT 02/2018. AFCAT is the admission test conducted twice a year to fill vacancies in Flying Branch and Ground Duties (technical and non-technical) branches.

The training duration for Flying and Ground Duty is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch) is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Institute, Dundigul.

Commencement of Online Registration – 16th June 2018
Last Date to Apply – 15th July 2018
Online Examination Dates – 18th August 2018 and 19th August 2018
Commencement of Training – July 2019

 Category wise Details of AFCAT 02/2018:

Entry Branch PC/SSC Course Number Vacancies*
AFCAT Entry Flying SSC for Male &
Women
206/16F/SSC/M&W SSC-42
AFCAT Entry Ground Duty (Technical) {Aeronautical Engineer
Electronics and
Aeronautical Engineer
Mechanical}
PC for Male and SSC for Male &
Women
205/19T/PC/M
205/19T/SSC/M & W
AE(L)
PC-22, SSC-30
AE(M)
PC-10, SSC-14
AFCAT Entry Ground Duty (Non-Technical) {Administration,
Logistics, Accounts
and Education}
PC for Male and SSC for Male &
Women
205/19G/PC/M
205/19G/SSC/M & W
Admin : PC-8, SSC-12
Logistics: PC-1, SSC-4
Accounts: PC-3, SSC-5
Education:PC-3, SSC-4
NCC Special Entry Flying PC for Male and SSC for Male &
Women
206/19F/PC/M
206/19F/SSC/M & W

10% seats are reserved
from CDSE vacancies
for Flying Branch
Meteorology Branch Ground Duty (NonTechnical)
{Meteorology}
PC for Male and SSC for Male &
Women
205/19G/PC/M
205/19G/SSC/M & W
PC -10, SSC - 14

*Disclaimer - Vacancies mentioned above are tentative in nature and subject to change without prior notice.

Type of Commission:


  • Permanent Commission(PC) for Male:
Candidates joining as Permanent Commission(PC) officers will continue to server IAF till superannuation in their respective branch.


  • Short Service Commission(SSC) for  Male & Women:
The service period for Flying branch SSC officers is fourteen years(14) from the date of Commissioning (Non extendable).

The tenure for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) SSC Officers would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted on various grounds like service requirements, availability of vacancies, suitability and merit.

Pay Scale:  

The pay Scale for Flying officers will be aacording to Pay Matrix Level – 10 that is 56100-110700 INR. 

Apart from basic pay, officers will get other allowances as well.  The allowances includes flying, field area, technical, field area, Special Compensatory (Hill area), Special Force, Siachen, Island Special Duty, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer, Area and Remote Locality Allowance.

Note: Flight cadets shall receive a fixed stipend of Rs 56,100/- per month for the period of training.

Application Fee:

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

Note: Candidates registering for Meteorology entry and NCC Special entry are not required to pay any amount.


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