Change in AFCAT 2018: Examination Mode to be Online

Change in AFCAT 2018: Examination Mode to be Online

AFCAT Recruitment 2018 Notification Released - Now AFCAT 2018 Exam will be held ONLINE Mode. Check here complete details, eligibility criteria, Pattern, exam date.

Indian Air Force has released vacancies for the courses commencing in January 2019 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) / Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches. Online applications are also invited for grant of PC/SSC for Flying Branch through NCC Special Entry Scheme and Meteorology Entry. through Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) - 01/ 2018.


Change in AFCAT 2018 Examination Mode to be Online


Important Note: For the first time, online testing will be conducted for AFCAT entry in various AFCAT centers.

Name of the Branch:
EntryBranchCourse Number
AFCAT EntryFlying205/19F/SSC/M & W
Ground Duty (Technical)204/19T/PC/M
204/19T/SSC/M & W
Ground Duty (Non-technical)204/19G/PC/M
NCC Special EntryFlying205/19F/PC/M
205/19F/SSC/M & W
Meteorology BranchGround Duty (Non-technical)204/19G/PC/M
204/19G/SSC/M & W

Last Date to Apply Online: 14th January 2018

AFCAT 2018 : New Exam Pattern


  • AFCAT Exam (Multiple Choice Questions)
  • Time Duration: 02 hrs
  • 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. 
  • Note: Candidates who are opting for Ground Duty (technical) branch have to pass both AFCAT & EKT.

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).
For More Information:

AFCAT 1 2018 Notification Out - APPLY HERE NOW

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