AFCAT 2019

AFCAT 2019: View here complete detail about the Application form, Eligibility Criteria & Important Dates. Indian Air Force Recruitment Hindi

AFCAT Recruitment 2019 for 163 Flying Branch & Ground Duty Staff – Direct Link to Apply!

AFCAT 2019: Indian Air Force has announced a notification for the recruitment of AFCAT (01/2019) for Flying Branch & Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical)/ NCC Special Entry for Courses Commencing in January 2020.
The first cycle of AFCAT Recruitment for the year 2019 has begun for Flying Branch and Ground Duty Staff. Every year Indian Air Force conducts Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) to select most eligible and bright candidates to join Bhartiya Vayu Sena. If you want to have an adventurous career and are willing to serve your country then this is your chance. In this article you will get all the AFCAT Important Dates, Indian Air Force Vacancies, Air Force Eligibility Criteria, AFCAT Exam Pattern & Selection Process, Application Process and Direct Link to Apply for Indian Air Force Recruitment 2019.

AFCAT 2019: Exam Overview

AFCAT Exam Overview
Exam Conducting Body Indian Air Force
Exam Level National
Post Commissioned Officers (Flying and Ground Duty)
Vacancies 163
Exam Stages 3 Stages
Mode of Exam Online

AFCAT Recruitment – Important Dates

Important Events Important Dates
Start Date of Application 1st December 2018
End Date of Application 30th December 2018
Date of Exam 16th & 17th February 2019

AFCAT Courses Commencing In Jan 2020

Entry Branch No.of Vacancies
AFCAT Entry Flying
  • SSC-25
Ground Duty (Technical)
  • AE(L): PC-24, SSC-32
  • AE(M): PC-10, SSC-14
Ground Duty (Non-technical)
  • Admin: PC-11 SSC-15
  • Logistics: PC-5, SSC-9
  • Accounts: PC-7, SSC-11
NCC Special Entry Flying
  • 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC
  • 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

AFCAT Vacancy Detail

Entry Branch No. of Vacancies Total
AFCAT Entry Flying 25 25
Ground Duty (Technical) AE (L) -32
AE(M) – 14
AE (L) – 24
AE (M) – 10
Ground Duty (Non -Technical) Admin – 15
Logistics – 09
Accounts – 11
Admin – 11
Logistics – 05
Accounts – 07
NCC Special Entry Flying 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for Flying branch
Total 106 57 163


SSC – Short Service Commission
PC – Permanent Commission
AE (M) – Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)
AE (L) – Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)

AFCAT 2019 – Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit (as on 1st January 2020)

S.No Duty Age Limit
1. Flying Branch & NCC Special Entry
  • 20 to 24 years as on 01 Jan 2020 i.e. born between 02 January 1996 to 01 January 2000
  • Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2000
  • Both Dates inclusive
2. Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical) Branches
  • 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jan 2020 i.e. born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2000
  • Both dates inclusive

AFCAT Educational Qualifications

S.No Duty Age Limit
1. Flying Branch
  • You must be a Graduate in any discipline (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level)/BE/B Tech from a recognized University.
  • If you are a Final Year/Semester students, you are also eligible to apply, provided you produce Degree Certificate issued by the University as per the date fixed by AFSB.
  • There will be no minimum percentage bar for Combined Defence Service Examination (CDSE) entry.
2. Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical) Branches
  • For Ground Duty (Technical)
    • You must be a Graduate (Minimum 3 years Degree Course) in any discipline with minimum 60% marks from a recognised University.
    • You must 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 60% marks.
  • For Ground Duty (Non-Technical)
    • You must 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 60% marks.

Indian Air Force Recruitment in Hindi

Indian Air Force Salary/ Stipend

  • Flight Cadet (Stipend) – Rs. 56,100/- per month during Training
  • Flying Officer – Rs. 56,000 to 1,10,700 /- 

AFCAT Recruitment Selection Process

Indian Air Force has a stringent selection process which includes following levels:

  1. Online AFCAT
  2. SSB
    a) STAGE – I
    b) STAGE – II
    c) STAGE – III
    d) STAGE – IV

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2019

1. Online AFCAT

  • If you have applied for posts other than NDA and CDSE, then you will have to appear for AFCAT.
  • It is mandatory for you to opt for Ground Duty (Technical) Branch to appear in both AFCAT as well as Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).
  • The Online AFCAT Test will be Objective in nature.
  • The language of the paper will be English only.
  • You will be awarded 3 marks for each correct answer.
  • For each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted from your score.

The exam pattern for AFCAT 2019 is given in the table below:

Exam Subject No. of Qs Max Marks Exam Duration
AFCAT General Awareness 100 300 2 Hours
Verbal Ability
Numerical Ability
Military Reasoning
Aptitude Test
EKT (Ground Duty Technical Branch only) Mechanical 50 150 45 Minutes

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2. SSB

If you qualify the Online AFCAT, you will be eligible for SSB. The SSB is a 5-days selection process comprising four stages.

⇒ STAGE – I (Day 1)
  • Officer Intelligence Rating Test.
  • Picture Perception and Discussion Test.

If you failed to clear Stage – I, you will be sent back on the first day itself.


In case you qualify STAGE – I, you would be eligible to appear for STAGE-II which would take 3-4 days. In these days you will have to undergo the following test.

  • Psychological Tests (Written Test).
  • Group Tests (Interactive Indoor and Outdoor Activities)
  • Personal Interview
  • If you have applied for Flying Branch, you will also have to appear for Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) Test.

After qualifying STAGE – II, you will have to undergo Medical Examination either at Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), New Delhi or Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru.

  • Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) will prepare an All India Merit List based on your performance in the Written Test and AFSB Interview (Stage I + Stage II).
  • If you find yourself in the All India Merit List, then based on the vacancies available in various branches/sub branches, you will be issued the respective joining instructions.

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AFCAT Application Fee

Events Dates
Candidates of all category ₹ 250
NCC special entry No Fee

How to Apply for AFCAT Recruitment 2019

Interested and eligible applicants may apply online through AFCAT website – – from 1st December 2018 to 30th December 2018.

  1. Click on the Direct Link which is given below.
  2. Fill your Personal & Educational details very carefully.
  3. Upload your scanned Photograph, Signature & prescribed Documents.
  4. Verify the Information and Submit the Application Form.
  5. Take print out of the form for future reference.
  6. On successful submission, you will be directed to the Payment portal.
  7. Pay the requisite Application Fee.
  8. Alternatively, you can apply from the Official Website of Indian Air Force.
  9. Follow steps 2 to 7.

AFCAT 2019: Important Links 

Apply Online CLICK HERE
Official Notification CLICK HERE
Official Website CLICK HERE
Other Govt Jobs  CLICK HERE

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