AFCAT Exam Dates

AFCAT Exam Dates 2020: Air Force has released the notification for AFCAT-2 2020 on its website on 9 June for flying, the technical and non-technical branch of the IAF. Read this article to know more about it.

AFCAT Exam Dates 2020 Out – Check here Official Notice for Exam Dates

Air Force has released the notification for AFCAT-2 2020 on its website on 9th June for flying, the technical and non-technical branch of the IAF. The Application process for AFCAT-2 Exam 2020 is online and AFCAT 2 online application starts from 15th June 2020. Eligible and Interested candidates are advised to fill the form at earliest to avoid any hassle at the last minute. The last date to apply online for the recruitment process is 14th July 2020.

AFCAT 2 2020 Notification – Download Official PDF

AFCAT 2 2020 Notification has been released now. AFCAT 2 exam date is also announced along with the AFCAT 2 Notification PDF at the official website of Indian Air Force. As per the notice, AFCAT 2 2020 exam will be conducted on 19th and 20th September 2020.

The link for AFCAT online application is available from 15th June 2020 to 14th July 2020. AFCAT 2 notification 2020 has been released for the post of officers into Indian Air Force for various entries such as:

  • Flying Branch (Pilot)
  • Ground Duty Technical (Electrical, Mechanical)
  • Ground Duy Non-Technical (Administration, Logistics)

AFCAT is an acronym for Air Force Common Admission Test which is a national level examination for selection into Indian Air Force as a Grade A Officer. The AFCAT Exam is conducted twice in a year for recruiting Technical & Non-Technical branches of the Indian Air Force.

AFCAT Exam Dates

The following are the important dates for AFCAT 2 recruitment this year

Below you can check out the AFCAT exam date released along with the AFCAT notification PDF. Along with it, you can also check out the other dates such as application form dates, admit card dates and more to prepare accordingly for the AFCAT 2 2020 exam.

Exam Events Important Dates
AFCAT 2 2020 Notification Release 09th June 2020
AFCAT application form start date 15th June 2020
Last date to apply online 14th July 2020
AFCAT Admit Card Download Date August 2020
AFCAT 2 2020 Exam Date 19th & 20th Sept 2020

AFCAT Selection Process

s is divided into three different stages by the officials of the Indian Air Force. Below you can check the AFCAT selection process as stated under AFCAT 2020 recruitment notification:

  1. AFCAT Exam
  2. SSB Interview/Personality Test
  3. Medical Examination
  4. Final Merit List

AFCAT 2 2020 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

lying for technical / non-technical posts, the Air Force Common Admission Test is mandatory. There will be 100 questions, each having 3 marks. So the total marks are 300. For each correct answer, the candidate will be awarded 3 marks while for the wrong response, 1 mark will be deducted.


AFCAT Exam Pattern:

Both Papers, AFCAT & EKT are of objective type. The details are shared below:

Exam Type Subject Questions Marks Time
AFCAT Compulsory
  • General Awareness
  • Verbal Ability
  • Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test
  • Numerical Ability
100 300 2 hr
EKT If Applying for Technical Branch
  • Mechanical
  • Electronics
  • Computer Science
60 180 45 Min

AFCAT Syllabus:



  • Error Detection
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonym/Antonym
  • Vocabulary
  • Idioms & Phrases
General Awareness
  • History
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • General Science
  • Environment
  • Defence
  • Art & Culture
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
Numerical Ability
  • Decimal
  • Fractions
  • Time & Work
  • Average
  • Profit & Loss
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple Interest
  • Speed, Time & Distance
Reasoning & Military Aptitude
  • Verbal Skills
  • Spatial Ability

AFCAT Syllabus Pattern Books for cracking the exam

Marking Scheme & Standard of AFCAT:

  • For each correct answer, the candidate will be awarded 3 marks
  • For every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
  • There are no negative marks for any unattempted questions.

The Standard of questions of Numerical ability will equivalent to matriculation level. The level of other subjects will be of graduation level.


AFCAT Salary & Job Profile

f Indian Air Force Officer:

Branch Departments
Flying Helicopter



Ground Duty (Technical) Mechanical


Ground Duty (Non- Technical) Administration





Salary of Indian Air Force Officer:

During training, a stipend of Rs. 52,600 will be paid to trainees of the Indian Air Force. The total duration of the training for AFCAT is 1 year.

The is the latest breakdown of AFCAT salary for a commissioned officer (Per Month)

  • Pay Band ( all Branches ) –₹ 56,100 Per Month
  • Level 10 in the Pay Matrix: VIIth CPC – 56,100-1,10,700
  • Military Service Pay:- ₹ 15,500 Per Month
  • Flying Branch: Rs. 11,250 per month
  • Technical Branch Officers: Rs. 2,500 per month
  • In addition to these, officers are also entitled to other allowances such as Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, etc

Other Benefits:

  • Accommodation
  • Leave travel concessions
  • Leave- An annual leave of 60 days & casual leave of 20 days per year
  • Secured camp life
  • Institute and Messes membership
  • School facilities
  • Recreational and sports facilities
  • Rail concessions
  • CSD facilities

In addition to this, there are various allowances:

  • Dearness Allowance
  • Ration Money
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Special Duty Allowance
  • Dress Allowance
  • Medical Allowance
  • Hardship Allowance
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Brigadier Commodore Air Commodore
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