AFCAT 2018 (Air Force Common Admission Test) 2018

Exam Date: 25/February/2018 Exam State: All India Last Date: 23/January/2018
Exam Details:
AFCAT 2018
website: http://www.careerairforce.nic.in

Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in January 2019for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and PermanentCommission (PC) / Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technicaland Non-technical) Branches. Online applications are also invited for grantof PC/SSC for Flying Branch through NCC Special Entry Scheme andMeteorology Entry.

Examination Pattern (AFCAT 2018):

AFCAT Entry:

Branch and Course Number:

Flying:     205/19F/SSC/M & W

Ground Duty (Technical):204/19T/PC/M204/19T/SSC/M & W

Ground Duty (Non-technical): 204/19G/PC/M 204/19G/SSC/M & W 

NCC Special Entry:

Branch and Course Number:

Flying:  205/19F/PC/M 205/19F/SSC/M & W 

Meteorology:

Branch and Course Number:

Ground Duty (Non-technical): 204/19G/PC/M 204/19G/SSC/M & W

Type of Commission:

  • (a) PC for Men. Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve till  the age of superannuation as per their branch and rank.
  • (b) SSC for Men & Women.

(i) The engagement period for Flying Branch SSC officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Not extendable).

(ii) The initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty (Tech and Non-tech) Branches would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to willingness, suitability, service requirements and availability of vacancies.

Centres of Online Examination: Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aligarh, Allahabad,Aizawl, Ambala, Amritsar, Andaman, Bareilly, Behrampur, Belgaum, Bengaluru,Bahadurgarh, Bhagalpur, Bhawanipatna, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhuj, Bhubaneshwar, Bikaner,Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Darbhanga, Darjeeling, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad, Diu,Durgapur, Faridabad, Ganganagar, GautamBudh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, GreaterNoida, Guntur, Gurugram, Guwahati, Gwalior, Haldwani, Hisar, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore,Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jalandhar, Jalpaigudi, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jhansi,Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kakinada, Kannur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kochi, Kohima, Kolhapur, Kolkata,Kota, Kurukshetra, Leh, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Meerut, Midnapore, Mumbai,Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Nizamabad, Pathankot, Patna, Puducherry, Pune, Rajkot, Ranchi,Rohtak, Rourkee, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Solapur, Sonipat,Srinagar, Thane, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tinsukia, Tirunelveli, Tirupathi, Udaipur,Ujjain, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vellore, Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam, Warangal.

Eligibility:

 Age.(a) Flying Branch: 20 to 24 years as on 01 January 2019 i.e. bornbetween 02 January 1995 to 01 January 1999. (both dates inclusive). Upperage limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licenceissued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born between02 January 1993 to 01 January 1999 (both dates inclusive).

(b) Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical) Branches: 20 to 26 years ason 01 January 2019 i.e. born between 02 January 1993 to 01 January 1999(both dates inclusive). 

Educational Qualifications:  (i) Flying Branch: Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level. Graduates with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR BE/ B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR Candidates who have 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.

(ii) Ground Duty (Technical) Branch:

  • (aa) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics):  {AE(L)}. Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/ integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized 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 Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
  • (aaa) Communication Engineering
  • (aab) Computer Engineering/Technology
  • (aac) Computer Engineering &Application
  • (aad) Computer Science and Engineering/Technology
  • (aae) Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • (aaf) Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • (aag) Electrical Engineering
  • (aah) Electronics Engineering/Technology
  • (aaj) Electronics Science and Engineering
  • (aak) Electronics
  • (aal) Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • (aam) Electronics and Computer Science
  • (aan) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering
  • (aao) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)
  • (aap) Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • (aaq) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering
  • (aar) Electronics Instrument & Control
  • (aas) Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering
  • (aat) Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • (aau) Instrument & Control Engineering
  • (aav) Information Technology
  • (ab) Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}: Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/ integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized 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:-
  • (aaa) Aerospace Engineering
  • (aab) Aeronautical Engineering
  • (aac) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • (aad) Mechanical Engineering
  • (aae) Mechanical Engineering and Automation
  • (aaf) Mechanical Engineering (Production)
  • (aag) Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
  • (aah) Mechatronics
  • (aaj) Industrial Engineering

(iii) Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches:

  • (aa) Administration&Logistics. Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 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.
  • (ab) Accounts. B. Com. Degree (Minimum three years degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • (ac) Education .MBA/ MCA or MA/ MSc degree in English/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Statistics/ International relations/ International Studies/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together in Post-Graduation (Minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in graduation, (both recognised by UGC/ Competent Accreditation Authority). For integrated courses (single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry), the minimum duration must be as per prevailing UGC guidelines with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.

(iv) NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch): NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 15 Dec 15 is mandatory.Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2. Graduates with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR BE/ B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR Candidates who have 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.

(v) Meteorology:  Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Geography/ Computer Applications/ Environmental Science/ Applied Physics/ Oceanography/ Meteorology/ Agricultural Meteorology/ Ecology & Environment/ Geo-physics/ Environmental Biology with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together (Provided Maths and Physics were studied at Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% marks in each).

Physical and Medical Standards: Guidelines with regard to physical and medicalstandards for candidates are as follows:-(a) Candidates must be physically fit according to the prescribed physical standards. 

Height and Weight: (i) The minimum acceptable height for men and women candidates in Flying Branch is 162.5 cms, Leg Length: Min - 99 cms, Max -120 cms. Thigh Length: Max - 64 cms, Sitting Height: Min - 81.5 cms, Max - 96 cms (No concession for age/ sex/ region).

(ii) The minimum acceptable height for male candidates in Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical) Branch is 157.5 cms. For women candidates minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. (For Gorkhas and individual belonging to hills of NorthEastern region of India, Garhwal and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height will be 2 cms less than what is applicable to men and women respectively). Detail click here

How To Apply:

Candidates are required to apply online by using the linkhttps://careerindianairforce.cdac.in, or https://afcat.cdac.in. Aadhaar Card is mandatory foronline registration.

Eligible candidates are to register online through separate Tabs available forAFCAT Entry/NCC Special Entry/MET Entry. Candidates eligible for one/moreentries are to register separately in each entry.

Conduct of Online Testing for AFCAT Examination and Fee Structure: For the first time, online testing will be conducted for AFCAT entry in variousAFCAT centers. Candidates registering for AFCAT entry will have to pay anamount of Rs. 250/- as examination fee. However, candidates registering forMeteorology entry and NCC Special entry are not required to pay any amount.Details of conduct, examination centres and mode of payment are given in thenotification.

Important Dates:

AFCAT 2018 Dates/ Notifications

Date of Exam: 25th February 2018

Online Application Start from: 16 Dec 2017

Last Date for Online Application:  23 Jan 2018

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