AFCAT 2020: View here complete detail about the Application form, Eligibility Criteria & Important Dates. Indian Air Force Recruitment Hindi

AFCAT Recruitment 2020 for Flying Branch & Ground Duty Staff – Direct Link to Apply!

AFCAT 2020: Indian Air Force has has advertised a notification for the recruitment of AFCAT 2 for Flying Branch & Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. NCC Special Entry/ Meteorology Entry for Courses Commencing in July 2020. Those Candidates who are interested in the vacancy details & completed all eligibility criteria can read the Notification & Apply Online.AFCAT 2 2020 Notification out for Indian Air Force 2020 examination! Indian Air Force has invited online application from Young (Men and Women) who wants to join Indian Air Force as a Grade-A Gazetted Officer in Flying, Ground duty (Technical), Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches. Candidates who want to join Indian Air Force can apply online for AFCAT II 2020 from 15 June 2020.

Note* Date of Submission of online application is from 15th June 2020 to 14th July 2020. Candidate can apply online for AFCAT 2020 by visiting the official website or

AFCAT 2 2020 examination is scheduled to be conducted on 19th September 2020 and 20th September 2020. We will keep you updated on all latest updates on AFCAT 2 2020. Here is the link to check out the notification, Exam date, Fee, Eligibility criteria, etc.

AFCAT 2020: Exam Overview

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

AFCAT Recruitment – Important Dates

Events  Dates
AFCAT Online Application Begins 15th June 2020
AFCAT Online Application Last Date 14th July 2020
Admit Card Release Date 04 September onwards
AFCAT Exam Date 19th Sep. and 20th Sep. 2020

AFCAT 2 2020 Vacancies

*Note:- There is no intake conducted for Accounts and Logistics branch for AFCAT 2 2020 for Course Commencing in July 2020 

Entry Branch Permanent Commission (PC)/Short Service Commission (SSC) Number of Vacancies (tentative)
AFCAT Entry Flying SSC for Men & Women SSC-74
Ground Duty (Technical)

{Aeronautical Engineer Electronics & Aeronautical Engineer Mechanical}

PC for Men & SSC for Men and Women AE(L) PC-40, SSC-26

AE(M) PC-23, SSC-16

Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

{Administration and Education}

PC for Men & SSC for Men and Women Admin PC- 23, SSC-16

Edu PC- 08, SSC-08

NCC Special Entry Flying PC for Men & SSC for Men and Women
  • 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC
  • 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC
Meteorology Entry Meteorology PC for Men & SSC for Men and Women PC-10, SSC-12

Vacancies indicated are tentative and can be changed without notice. The actual intake would depend on the requirement of the organisation.

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 July 2021 i.e. born between 02 July 1997 to 01 July 2001 (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born between 02 July 1995 to 01 July 2001 (both dates inclusive).
2. Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical) Branches
  • 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2021 i.e. born between 02 July 1995 to 01 Jul 2001 (both dates inclusive).

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

Rank Flying Officer
Pay as per Defence Matrix Rs. 56100 – 110700
Level 10
MSP Rs. 15500

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 2020

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 2020

Interested and eligible applicants may apply online through AFCAT website – – from 15th June 2020 to 14th July 2020.

  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 Available on 15 June 2020
Official Notification CLICK HERE
Official Website CLICK HERE
Other Govt Jobs  CLICK HERE

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