AFCAT 2018 Notification Out

AFCAT 2018 Notification Out for 182 Posts

AFCAT 2018 Notification Out for 182 Posts | Application begins from 16th June 

AFCAT 2 2018 Notification : AFCAT 2 or the Air Force Common Admission Test 2 2018 has been released. The courses will begin from July 2019 to grant Short Service Commission SSC in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission or Short Service Commission in Ground Duty Technical and Ground duty (Non-Technical) Branches. According to latest notice from IAF, AFCAT 2018 will be conducted online and will be an online examination.

Important Dates for IAF AFCAT 2 2018 Notification

S. o Events Important Dates
1. Date of release of AFCAT 2 2018 notification May 31 2018
2. Online application begins 16th June 2018
3. Online application Ends  15th July 2018
4. Admit card Release TBA
5. Date of Online exam 26th August 2018
6. Results Declared on TBA

AFCAT 2018: Vacancies Details

Entry Branch Vacancies
AFCAT entry Flying SSC -42
Ground Duty (Technical) AE (L): PC-22, SSC -30
AE (M): PC-10, SSC -14
Ground Duty (Non-technical) Admin: PC-8, SSC -12
Logistics: PC -1, SSC -4
Accounts: PC-3, SSC-5
Education: PC-3, SSC-4
NCC Special Entry Flying 10% seats out of CDSE Vacancies for Flying branch
Meteorology Branch Ground Duty (Non-Technical) PC-10
SSC-14

AFCAT 2018: Pay Scale

Rank Pay as per Defence Matrix   Level    MSP  
Flying officer   Rs. 56100 – 110700   10    Rs. 15500  
Pay Scale : Pay Scale for AFCAT 2018 will be as defence matrix and as per 7th pay commission. Currently, Pay Scale is available only for Flying Officer.

Educational Qualification for AFCAT 2 2018 notification:  

Branch Course Education Qualification
Flying Flying Graduates (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognized University who have attained minimum 60% marks or equivalent and have passed Maths & Physics at 10+2 level or BE / B Tech degree (Four year course) or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
Ground
Duty
Aeronautical
Engineer
(Electronics) {AE (L)}.
Candidates with minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four year degree graduation/integrated post- graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognised University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
(aa) Communication Engineering (ab) Computer Engineering/Technology (ac) Computer Engineering &
Application (ad) Computer Science and Engineering/Technology (ae) Electrical and Computer Engineering (af) Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ag) Electrical Engineering (ah) Electronics Engineering/
Technology (aj) Electronics Science and Engineering (ak) Electronics (al) Electronics and Communication Engineering (am) Electronics and Computer Science (an) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering
(ao) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave) (ap) Electronics and Computer Engineering (aq) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering (ar) Electronics Instrument & Control (as) Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering (at) Instrumentation & Control Engineering (au) Instrument & Control Engineering (av) Information Technology.
Aeronautical Engineer
(Mechanical) {AE (M)}.
Candidates with minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four year degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognised University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
(aa) Aerospace Engineering (ab) Aeronautical Engineering (ac) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (ad) Mechanical Engineering (ae) Mechanical Engineering and Automation (af) Mechanical Engineering (Production) (ag) Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance) (ah) Mechatronics (aj) Industrial Engineering.
Ground
Duty
(Non-
technical)
202/18G/
PC/M
202/18G/
SSC/M & W
Administration Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Logistics Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Accounts B. Com. degree (Minimum three year degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Education MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International studies / Defence studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT /Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate all paper put together in Post Graduation (Minimum two year programme) and 60% marks in graduation (both recognised by UGC / Competent Accreditation Authority).

AFCAT 2 2018 Notification: Visual Standards Test

IAF has set visual standards for all those applying for IAF jobs. There are certain restrictions on those who wear spectacles. Given below are restrictions and Visual Standards for various posts under Visual Standards
Branch
Course
Visual Standards*
Flying
(203/18F/SSC/M&W )
Flying
  1. Candidates who habitually wear spectacles are not eligible.
  2. Minimum distant vision 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia colour vision CP-1. Hypermetropia: +2.0 d Sph, Manifest Myopia: Nil, Retinoscopic Myopia: -0.5 in any meridian permitted, Astigmatism: + 0.75 D Cyl (with +2.0 D- Max) Maddox Rod Test (i) at 6 meters – Exo-6 prism D, Eso-6 prism D, Hyper-1 prism D, Hypo-1 prism (ii) at 33 cms -Exo-16 prism D, Eso-6 prism D, Hyper-1 prism D, Hypo-1 prism D. Handheld stereoscope – All of BSV Grades. Convergence – up to 10 cm. Cover test for distant and near – Lateral divergence/convergence recovery rapid and complete Radial Keratotomy (RK), Photo Refractive Keratotomy (PRK) surgery for correction of refractive errors are not permitted for any Air Force duties. Candidates having undergone cataract surgery with or without IOL implants will also be declared unfit. Binocular Vision – Must possess good binocular vision (fusion and stereopsis with good amplitude and depth).
Ground
Duty
(Technical)
202/18T/PC/
M
202/18T/
SSC/M & W
Aeronautical
Engineer
(Electronics) {AE (L)}.
Maximum Limits of
Refractive Error
Aeronautical Engineer
(Mechanical) {AE (M)}.
Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Sph
Myopia: -3.50 D Sph
Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl
Ground
Duty
(Non-
technical)
202/18G/
PC/M
202/18G/
SSC/M & W
Administration Hypermetropia: +2.0 D Sph
Myopia: -0.5 D Sph
Astigmatism: +0.5 D Cyl
Logistics Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Sph
Myopia: -3.50 D Sph
Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl
Accounts Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Sph
Myopia: -3.50 D Sph
Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl
Education


How to Fill AFCAT 2018 Application Form

As stated above that the application form for AFCAT 2018 will be invited twice in a year. The application form will be available in the month December 2017 & June 2018 for AFCAT-I and AFCAT-II respectively. Applicants can access the official website i.e. http://www.careerairforce.nic.in and accordingly, can fill the form. Candidate should check official notification time to time for latest updates. In order submit AFCAT online application form, candidates have to go through two parts i.e. Registration Part and Application Form Filling at the official website. Check step by step process below for reference:

AFCAT 2018 - Part-I Registration

  • Visit official career website of the Indian Air Force as stated above.
  • Click on Candidates Login Button for Registration.
  • A new window will open where you have to registration details.
  • Fill the details like name, E-mail ID, Mobile number etc. in the registration form.
  • On submission of registration form, a new Registration ID and Password will generate and sent to the registered e-mail ID.
  • At the time of registration or form filling, one should keep all the documents for ready reference.

Filling up of Application Form

  • Login to the portal using Registration ID and Password received by e-mail.
  • Fill all the details as per instructions are given therein.
  • Candidates need to select branch, exam centre and subject of EKT exam etc.
  • Upload your recent passport size photograph and signature as per the prescribed specifications.
  • Submit the application form at the end after checking all facts carefully and take at least one printout of the same for future reference.
  • Candidates must provide all the information carefully and correctly. If anyone found misleading the authority at any stage during examination process then the candidates may face consequences including legal action. His/her candidates may also be canceled immediately.

AFCAT 2018 Exam Pattern

First of all, we recommend each one of you to go through AFCAT 2018 official information brochure in detail.
  • Candidates opting for flying branch and ground duty (non-technical) have to appear in AFCAT only, whereas, candidates need to appear in both AFCAT and EKT for ground duty (technical) branch.
  • The duration of entrance exam will be 2.00 hours.
  • The duration of EKT will be 45 minutes.
  • AFCAT paper will consist of four sections as 
    • (i) General Awareness, 
    • (ii) Numerical Ability, 
    • (iii) Reasoning & Military Aptitude and 
    • (iv) Verbal Ability in English.
  • All the questions will be multiple choice in nature.

AFCAT 2018 Syllabus

  • General Awareness-Current Affairs, Sports, Art, Culture, Environment, History, Geography, Politics, Basic Science, Civics etc.
  • Numerical Ability- Number Series, Average, Simplification, Ratio, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest, Decimal Fraction, Percentage etc.
  • Reasoning & Military Aptitude- Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability
  • Verbal Ability in English- English Comprehension, Error Finding, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Jumbled Sentences, Fill in the blanks, rearrangement of sentences etc.

AFCAT 2018 Preparation Tips

  • First of all, candidates must know about exam pattern and prescribed syllabus.
  • Download official information bulletin for more details regarding the AFCAT 2018 exam.
  • There is four subject section in the exam, give proper time to each subject.
  • Make a timetable for subject wise study and follow it passionately.
  • Collect some good books and study material for preparation and practice hard.
  • Solve previous year exam papers and mock test for better preparation.
  • Learn how to manage time during examination and it is very very important.
  • Take good care of your health and do not take the unnecessary stress. Eat healthy and Stay fit.

AFCAT 2018 Selection Process

  • Shortlisting of the candidates will be done on the basis of marks scored in the written examination.
  • Candidates shortlisted on the basis of written exam will have to face Screening Test i.e. Stage-I Testing.
  • The screening test will include Officer Intelligence Rating Test and Picture Perception and Discussion Test.
  • Those who will qualify the Stage-I, will be called for Stage-II Testing.
  • Stage II will include Psychological Test, Group Test to check interactive ability, personal conversation with Interviewing Officer.
  • The entire process will take at least 5-6 days.
  • The candidates who will qualify the SSB/Interview will go through the medical examination.
  • At the end, an all India merit list will be prepared on the basis of written test and interview.
Thanks & Stay Connected for AFCAT 2018.

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