The Air Force Common Admission Test(AFCAT) is conducted by Indian Air Force twice a year. The AFCAT exam comprises two parts – AFCAT and EKT(only for Technical Branch). The AFCAT 2021 admit card was issued on February 05, 2021, on the official website. Candidates can download the admit card by logging in with the required credentials.
The AFCAT I 2021 exam will be held for 3 days i.e. February 20 - 22, 2021. The AFCAT exam will be carried in Computer-Based test mode. There will be a total of 100 questions being asked divided into 4 parts - General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. Check AFCAT Exam Pattern & Syllabus
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Here are the highlights of the AFCAT 2021 exam:
|Exam Name||AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)|
|Conducting Body||Indian Air Force (IAF)|
|Exam Level||National Level|
|Exam Frequency||Twice a year|
|Mode of Exam||Online (Computer Based Test)|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Application Fees||250 INR as the entry fees|
|Contact details||020-25503105 or 020-25503106|
|Official email ID||afcat.cdac.in|
The latest exam dates and important dates related to AFCAT 2021 exam is specified here:
|Release of official notification||November 28, 2020|
|Release of detailed official notification||December 01, 2020|
|Starting of Application process||December 01, 2021|
|Last date to apply||December 03, 2021|
|Admit Card for the written test||February 05, 2021|
|Online written test||February 20 - 22, 2021|
|Declaration of result||March 2021|
Candidates who are willing to take AFCAT II 2021 must be a citizen of India. The brief eligibility criterion for different branches/courses is mentioned below for your reference.
It varies as per the branch. Here is a brief detail of the age limit and relaxation:
For AFCAT Physical and Medical Standards, check Detailed AFCAT Eligibility
Application Form for AFCAT 2021 will be available in online mode only. The AFCAT 2 2021 application form will tentatively start in the month of June 2021. The step by step AFCAT registration cum application process is mentioned below.
AFCAT I 2021 admit card was released on February 05, 2021. The applied candidates can download the admit card from the official website of AFCAT till February 20, 2021. Here is the process to download the admit card:
Step 1: Visit the AFCAT official website and click on the 'Candidate's Login'
Step 2: On the screen, the login page will appear, and enter your credentials to log in.
Step 3: The AFCAT admit card will appear on the screen.
Step 4: Download it and take a few prints for exam use.
After downloading the AFCAT I 2021 admit card, check the accuracy of the information such as
To know more click, AFCAT 2021 Exam Centers
|Particulars||AFCAT||EKT (only for technical)|
|Exam Time||2 Hours||45 minutes|
|Total Marks||300 marks||150|
|Number of Sections||
Check detailed AFCAT Exam Pattern
As per the notification, the standard of Numerical Ability Questions will be of Matriculation level. Whereas, the questions in other subjects will be of graduation level (Indian University). A brief of the AFCAT 2021 syllabus is listed below:
|English||Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms, and Phrases.|
|General Awareness||History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc.|
|Numerical Ability||Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams).|
|Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test||Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability, Data Interpretation, Embedded Figure, Missing Character, Seta Based on Arrangements, Rotated Blocks, Hidden Figures & Analogy|
Candidates who have applied for the AFCAT 2021 exam, must start their preparation as soon as possible. As the exam includes multiple tests, aspirants must be well prepared for both intellectually, physically, and psychologically. Here are some crucial preparation tips:
To begin the preparation, candidates can follow NCERT books of Class 9, & 10 to clear the basic concept. There are numerous study material is available in the market which can be used as reference books for AFCAT. Here are some AFCAT preparation books:
|AFCAT - for Flying Technical & Ground Branch||Arihant Experts|
|AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) - For Flying, Technical & Ground Duty Branch Fourth Edition||Arihant Experts|
|AFCAT Topic-wise Solved paper||Disha Experts|
|Let’s Crack AFCAT||SSB Crack|
|Let’s Crack EKT||SSB Crack|
The selection process AFCAT 2021 consists of 2 stages such as AFCAT written test, and the Personality test.
Read the AFCAT 2021 Selection Process
AFCAT I 2021 Cutoff will be declared along with the AFCAT result. The AFCAT Cutoff 2021 will be released in 2 stages: cutoff for the written test & the final cutoff marks. The final cutoff marks will be released in the month of November 2021. The following table would be useful in estimating the cut off as for AFCAT 2021.
|Year of AFCAT Exam||AFCAT Cut Off (Out of 300)||EKT Cut Off (Out of 150)|
|AFCAT (1) 2019||133||50|
|AFCAT (2) 2018||140||55|
|AFCAT (1) 2018||155||60|
|AFCAT (2) 2017||160||60|
Approximately 235 vacancies will be filled through the AFCAT (I) 2021 exam. The category wise break up is given in the following:
|Flying Branch||SSC - 69|
|Ground Duty (Technical)||
|Ground Duty (Non -Technical)||
During the training period, both men and women will receive a stipend of INR 56,100 per month. After the successful training period, an IAF officer will receive a salary of INR. 56,100 - INR. 1,10,700 after 7th pay commission.
|Flying Branch Salary||Rs. 85,372/-|
|Ground Duty (Tech) Branch Salary||Rs. 74,872/-|
|Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch Salary||Rs. 71,872/-|
Along with the salary, the IAF officers will be entitled to various allowances. The allowances will be based on the region of posting and the nature of the role and responsibilities. Check AFCAT Salary & Allowances.
It includes Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer, Field Area Allowance, Special Force, Siachen, Special Compensatory (Hill area), Island Special Duty, Area, and Remote Locality Allowance.
Ques. Is AFCAT II 2021 will be released separately?
Ans. Yes, the AFCAT II and AFCAT I 2021 admit cards will be released separately for the applied candidates.
Ques. When will be the AFCAT answer keys released?
Ans. The AFCAT answer keys will be available for download on the official website a few weeks after the exam
Ques. How many times the AFCAT exam is conducted in a year?
Ans. The AFCAT exam is held twice in one year.
Ques. Is it possible to apply for the AFCAT Exam offline?
Ans. The candidates have to apply for the AFCAT Exam online.
Ques. How many times the candidates can appear for the AFCAT exam?
Ans. There is no limit to appear for the AFCAT Exam.
Ques. Is there any availability for the reserved candidates for the AFCAT Exam?
Ans. No, there is no reservation category for the AFCAT Exam.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.