AFCAT 1 2018 Notification Out - APPLY HERE NOW

AFCAT 1 2018 Notification Out - APPLY HERE NOW

Indian Air Force invites applicants to join IAF as Commissioned Officers in Flying, Ground Duty (Non-Technical) and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches through Air Force Common Admission Test. The courses will start in the month of January 2019 and its online application form will be accessible from 16th December 2017. 

Candidates would be selected based on their overall performance in Written Exam and AFSB Interview followed by a medical examination. So, prepare really well if you want to grab this opportunity. Meanwhile, you must read this post in order to collect all related details of AFCAT including eligibility required, exam dates, exam pattern etc. simply by exploring this post.

AFCAT 1 2018 Notification Out Apply Now

AFCAT 1 2018 application form are now available from 16th December 2017.


AFCAT 2018 - A Quick Overview
Title Overview
Examination Name Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)
Exam Conducting Authority Indian Air Force (IAF)
Exam Conducted at National Level
Offered Posts Appointed as Commissioned officers in flying, ground duty (technical) and ground duty (non-technical) branches
Date of Application Form 16th December 2017
Mode of the Exam Written Test
Selection Steps Written Exam, AFSB Interview and Medical Examination

AFCAT 2018 Important Dates


AFCAT is conducted two times every year and you can find below important dates associated with its various events.

AFCAT 1 2018 Dates

Sl. No Events Important Dates
1. Date of release of AFCAT 1 2018 notification 16th December 2017
2. Online application will be accessible 14th January 2018
3. Online application process will end December 2017
4. Admit card available —-
5. Written exam February 2018
6. Date of releasing result —-

AFCAT 2 2018 Dates

Sl. No Events Important Dates
1. Date of release of AFCAT 2 2018 notification June 2018
2. Online application will be accessible June 2018
3. Online application process will end July 2018
4. Admit card available —-
5. Written exam September 2018
6. Date of releasing result

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for AFCAT 2018

Below I’m sharing with you minimum eligibility requirements for Flying, Ground Duty Non-Technical and Technical branches for AFCAT 1 2018.

Flying Branch

  • Educational Qualification: 60% marks in Graduation with any discipline along with Phy & Math at class 10+2 OrE/B.Tech or 60% marks in section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).
  • Age Criteria: In between 02 January 1995 to 01 January 1999 (Both Dates inclusive). Upper age limit will be relaxed up to 26 years if you have valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India).

Ground Duty Technical

  • Educational Qualification: Obtained 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline along with Phy & Math at class 10+2 Or complete 4 years graduation or integration post graduation in Engineering or Technology or 60% marks in section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).
  • Age Criteria: In between 02 January 1993 to 01 January 1999 (both dates inclusive).

Ground Duty Non-Technical

  • Educational Qualification: Secured 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline and 60% marks in section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India). There are few added criteria for other sections under Ground Duty Non-Technical. You must read our full article for the same.
  • Age Criteria: In between 02 January 1993 to 01 January 1999 (both dates inclusive).

AFCAT Exam Application Form 2018

It will be possible to access the AFCAT application form in online mode from its official website i.e. http://www.careerairforce.nic.in/. You can access the form from 16th December 2017. Once the form will live at its official website, we’ll provide you the direct link to the same. The application form needs to be filled in two parts. Please have a look how can you proceed to apply online for AFCAT 2018.

Part 1

  • Access the official website and click the relevant link of AFCAT 2018 application form.
  • This link will redirect you to the page where you can complete the One Time registration process.
  • At the time of applying online, please keep all necessary documents and details with you.
  • Please ensure the correctness of details furnished by you in the form. Upon submission of the form, you won’t be allowed to make any sort of changes.
  • Soon after clicking the submit button a registration number will be generated which will be required at the time of filling second part of the application. Please make a note of your registration number.

Part 2

  • Upon completion of first part of the application form, candidates may proceed to apply for the second part.
  • In the second part of the application, candidates would be asked to choose the exam centre, pay the application fee and upload necessary documents.
  • Candidates are required to upload a recently taken passport size photograph of size in between 10 KB to 50 KB.
  • Download a copy of your filled application form and keep it preserved for future reference.
  • If the details provided by you in the form are found incorrect at any stage of selection, your candidature would be cancelled at the same time.

Examination Fee for AFCAT 2018

Candidates will be required to pay Rs.250/- as application fee. Candidates, who are registering for Meteorology entry and NCC Special entry, are exempted from paying the examination fee.

Selection Procedure AFCAT 2018

Here are the important information associated with AFCAT selection procedure, please go through the same:
  • There are various stages of the selection procedure.
  • Stage 1 will be an intelligence test. It is a kind of screening test after clearing which candidates will be able to go for further stages.
  • The second stage will include Psychological, Group Tests and Interview which will be organized over five subsequent days.
  • For Flying Branch: Candidates will have to undergone through a test conducted by Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS). It will be conducted once in a lifetime.

AFCAT 2018 Exam Pattern & Syllabus 

We have shared here all possible information regarding AFCAT 2018 exam pattern. Please go through the details furnished below and make sure it is correct:
  • If you have applied for flying branch and ground duty then you will have to appear for AFCAT only, whereas, candidates, those are applying for ground duty technical, they need to appear for both AFCAT as well as EKT.
  • The exam will be conducted over a period of 2 hours.
  • Questions are to be asked from Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Numerical Ability, Reasoning and Aptitude Test.
  • All the questions will be multiple choice questions in AFCAT.
  • The exam duration for the EKT will be 45 minutes.
Now coming to the syllabus of AFCAT 2018, details are provided as follows:
  • Reasoning and military aptitude: Verbal skills and spatial ability.
  • Verbal ability in English: Error detection, Comprehension, vocabulary testing, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion.
  • Numerical ability: Decimal fraction, ratio, average, simplification, profit and loss, simple interest.
  • General awareness: Art, Culture, geography, environment, history, current affairs, politics, basic science, civics.

Exam Center AFCAT 2018

Varanasi, Vadodara, Thiruvananthapuram, Thanjavur, Tezpur, Thane, Sulur (Coimbatore), Silchar, Shillong, Saharanpur, Sirsa, Suratgarh, Srinagar, Salua (Kharagpur), Port Blair, Pune, Patna, Pathankot, Ojhar (Nasik), Nagpur, Nal (Bikaner), Mysore, Mohanbari, Mumbai, Lucknow, Leh, Kochi, Kalaikunda(Kharagpur), Kolkata, Kanpur, Jodhpur, Jamnagar, Jaipur, Jorhat, Jammu, Jalandhar, Imphal, Hyderabad, Hashimara, Halwara, Guwahati, Gwalior, Gorakhpur, Darbhanga, Delhi, Dehradun, Chennai, Chabua, Chandigarh, Bareilly, Bagdogra, Bidar, Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bathinda, Barnala, Ahmedabad, Agra, Allahabad, Amritsar, Ambala,

Admit Card AFCAT 2018

Once admit card gets released officially by Indian Air Force we’ll update the direct link of downloading the same here in this section. We can provide you the date of uploading admit card only after the release of its official notification.

AFCAT 2018 Result

Stage by stage result will be announced by the admission authority. Candidates who clear the first stage of exam they will be further eligible for other stages. Thru this post I’ll tell you all related updates on AFCAT result.

How to Fill AFCAT 1 2018 Application Form?


  • Visit the official website  - www.careerairforce.nic.in/
  • Check the “What’s New” Section
  • Read the notification carefully
  • If you are eligible then click on the Apply Online link
  • New User will have to register first
  • Already registered candidates can login with registration ID and password
  • Fill all the required detail in the AFCAT 1 2018 online form
  • Upload your scanned copy of passport size photograph, signature, and other required document
  • Recheck each detail in application form and submit it
  • Do not forget to take printout of application form for future use
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