AFCAT II 2020 Application (Closed), Exam Dates (changed), Admit Card (out), Syllabus, Eligibility, Result and Selection Process

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Sep 16, 2020

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 AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) is an entrance test conducted by Indian Air Force with the help C-DAC for aspirants willing to join Indian Air Force as Commissioned Officers in Flying, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches. AFCAT exam comprises of two parts – AFCAT and EKT(only for Technical Branch). The test is conducted twice a year across the country by the Indian Air Force. AFCAT I 2020 was successfully conducted on February 22 - 23, 2020. The exam was conducted online across more than 100 cities in two shifts. The exam for the morning shift was conducted from 9.45 AM to 11.45 PM while the afternoon shift was held from 2.15 PM to 4.15 PM. AFSB Interview Dates for AFCAT I 2020 are going to be announced soon, post this event candidate can choose AFSB centers and download call letter. Read more

To Practice, the Free AFCAT Mock Test before the exam 2020, click here.


  • AFCAT 2 exam guidelines for covid-19 has been released. Check details here
  • AFCAT (2) 2020 Admit card has been released. Check here for link
  • AFCAT (2) 2020 will be conducted for three days from October 3-5, 2020. Check details here
  • Indian Air Force recruitment drive for Group-Y non-technical posts in Gujarat. Read more here.
  • IAF AFCAT 2020 exam has been postponed to October 3-4, 2020. Earlier it was scheduled for August 31, 2020. Check the Notice here
  • The admit card for AFCAT 2 will be released on September 4, 2020. The exam will be conducted on September 19-20, 2020. The aspirants can download the admit card from the official website.
  • An additional list of candidates for different courses that are going to commence from August 31, 2020, has been released for AFCAT 1. Candidates will receive the call letter and have to report at Hyderabad Airport on August 28, and 30, 2020. Candidates who are late will not be accepted.
  • AFCAT (2) Application Form 2020 opened till 14 July (5 PM). 
  • IAF has activated the link to select AFSB test venue and date on June 18, 2020. Select Venue and dates till June 22,2020.
  • AFCAT II 2020 Application forms have been released on June 15, 2020. 

As per the students who had appeared for the exam, the general difficulty of the paper was moderate.

Prepp Test Series

AFCAT I 2020 Cutoff has been mentioned alongside the scores obtained in the scorecard. Candidates can check AFCAT Paper Analysis for AFCAT and EKT papers for all the shifts here. AFCAT Paper Analysis shall highlight the difficulty level of the paper, section-wise analysis as per different slots, most asked topics, kind of questions asked etc.

AFCAT 2020 Highlights 

Parameters Details
Exam Name AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)
Level of Exam National Level
Exam Conducting Authority Indian Air Force (IAF)
Posts Offered Commissioned officers in Flying Branch, Ground Duty (technical) and Ground Duty (Non-technical) branch
Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based Test)
Language of the Exam English
Exam fees 250 INR as the entry fees
Sections General Awareness, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude and Verbal Ability in English
Selection Procedure AFCAT exam, AFSB Interview, and Medical Test
Contact details 020-25503105 or 020-25503106
Official email ID

AFCAT 2020 Dates

AFCAT 2020 Important Dates

Dates for AFCAT 2020 exam are given below:

Event AFCAT I Dates AFCAT II Dates
Publishing of AFCAT 2020 notification November 23, 2019 June 10, 2020
AFCAT Registration 2020 December 1 – December 30, 2019 June 15, 2020- July 14, 2020(Opened)
Issue of AFCAT Admit card February 3, 2020  September 4, 2020
AFCAT 2020 exam date February 22 - 23, 2020 October 3, 4, 5, 2020 (New dates)
AFCAT Result March 17, 2020 (Released) to be notified

AFCAT 2020 Result and AFSB Selection Process

AFCAT 2020 Result has been declared on March 2020 at the official website. Follow the steps given below to check the result.

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on AFCAT 2020 Results.
  • Enter login credentials i.e. email id and password to check the result. 

AFSB 2020 Selection Process

  • IAF will prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the Online AFCAT as fixed by the IAF in their discretion.
  • Candidates who are declared successful in the Online AFCAT will be called at one of the Air Force Selection Boards.
  • Candidates who have applied for NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch will be directly called for AFSB testing at one of the AFSB centers.
  • AFSB centres are at Dehradun (1 AFSB), Mysuru (2 AFSB), Gandhinagar (3 AFSB), and Varanasi (4 AFSB).
  • Candidates who opt for flying branch can only opt for Dehradun, Mysore, and Varanasi.
  • Candidates are required to choose AFSB date and venue by themselves on the website (OR) in order to generate call- up letter for AFSB interview.

Go through and practice the previous years’ AFCAT Practice Sets before the exam.

Final Merit List

  • Candidates should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in written examination and AFSB test as fixed by the IAF.
  • The qualifiers names will be placed in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks secured by them in the written examination and in the AFSB tests.
  • The form and manner of communication of the result of the examination to individual candidates will be decided by the IAF in their discretion.
  • 10% of the vacancies are reserved for NCC Air Wing Senior Division 'C' certificate holders in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches.
  • Allotment of PC/ SSC in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches would be based on a number of vacancies, performance in the selection process and the choice given by the candidates.

AFCAT 2020 Vacancies

AFCAT 2020 Vacancies

Note: Vacancies indicated are tentative and subject to change without notice. The actual intake would depend on organizational requirements, various cadre control mechanisms, availability of training slots and actual number of vacancies accruing in January 2020.


AFCAT 2020 Answer Key

Though AFCAT 2020 Answer key is not released yet by the Indian Air Force, however, once the exam will be over, the answer key will be published by the AFCAT coaching institutes. As per the memory of the aspirants, the answer keys will be released. To evaluate their score and to assume their results, the aspirants can rely on these answer keys and examine the probability of getting correct marks. 

AFCAT Salary 2020

AFCAT is one of the highest-paid jobs and most prestigious jobs across the world. An IAF officer can get a salary of RS. 56100- RS. 110700, once the aspirants complete their training period. Additionally, the IAF officers can enjoy extra benefits and perks. Read the following table to identify the branch-wise payscale of AFCAT:

Flying Branch Salary

Rs. 85,372/-

Ground Duty (Tech) Branch Salary

Rs. 74,872/-

Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch Salary

Rs. 71,872/-

Multiple Advantages: AFCAT 2020


Air Force Personnel (Pilots) – 85 lacs

Air Force Personnel – Rs. 75 lac

Scholarships and Welfare

Granted by AFWWA (Air Force Wives Welfare Association)


All Air Force Officers

Their families and dependants also get access to medical rooms, hospitals equipped with the supreme facilities free of cost.

Loan facility

Computer Loan

House Building Loan

Conveyance Loa

Post-retirement Benefits

  • Pension

  • Medical (Lifetime access)

  • Insurance

Educational Opportunities

  • M.Tech for officers, who are from Technical Branches in IIT & BHU-IT

  • Study leave up to 24 months

  • Collaboration with IGNOU

Placement cell

Helping retired officers get a civil job matching their profile

Other benefits

  • Accommodation

  • Leave travel concessions

  • School facilities

  • Rail concessions

  • CSD facilities

  • Leave- Annual leave for 60 days and casual leave of 20 days per year

  • Institute and Messes membership

  • Secured camp life

  • Recreational and sports facilities

AFCAT 2020 Cut Off

The cut-offs are expected to follow the general trend in AFCAT 2020 as well. The following table would be useful in estimating the cut off as for AFCAT 2020.

Year Exam Cut Off Score EKT

















































AFCAT I 2020 Paper Analysis

AFCAT 2020 Overall Exam Analysis

Shown below is the section-wise number and types of questions asked in AFCAT I 2020. In ideal conditions, each section should consist of 25 questions each but AFCAT I 2020 saw an uneven distribution in the number of questions. Test of Reasoning & Military Aptitude consisted of the most number of questions while NUmerical ability went with the least number of questions. 

Section Number of Questions Type of Questions Asked
Verbal English 25 Rich Vocabulary Needed
Numerical Ability 18 Problem Solving Ability Well Tested
Test of Reasoning & Military Aptitude 32 Perception-based questions and questions related to role of defence forces in wartime 
General Awareness 25 questions related to sports were featured
Overall 100 moderate level paper 

AFCAT 2020 Section – Wise Exam Analysis

The following section-wise paper analysis will help the candidates to know the pattern of questions asked in AFCAT 2020 so that they can prepare accordingly if they are appearing for AFCAT II 2020.

English Language

Topic Number of Questions
Spotting Error 4
Error Detection 3
Idioms/ Phrases 3
Reading Comprehension  2
Antonym/ Synonym 6
Cloze Test 5
Total 25

Numerical Ability

Topic Number of Questions
Profit/ Loss and Discount 2
Ratio & Percentage 3
Mixture and Allegations 2
Algebra 2
Time and Work 2
Simplification 3
Speed and Distance 2
Average 2
Total 18

Test of Reasoning and Military Aptitude

Topic No. of Questions
Non – Verbal (Image) 10
Odd One Out  5
Analogy 5
Venn Diagram 4
Complete the Pattern 5
Miscellaneous 3
Total 32

General Knowledge

Topics No. of Questions
History 5
Geography 4
Science 5
Polity 4
Current Affairs & Economics 7
Total 25

AFCAT 2020 Eligibility

Candidates who are willing to take AFCAT 2020 must check, whether they fulfil the desired eligibility criteria or not. The brief eligibility criterion for different branches/courses is mentioned below for your reference. 

Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit: It varies as per the branch viz.

  • Flying Branch (AFCAT & NCC Entry): 20 – 24 years as on January 1, 2021.
  • Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical): 20 – 26 years as on January  1, 2021.
  • The DOB accepted by the IAF is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognized by an Indian University.

Marital Status:

  • Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course.
  • Widows/ Widowers and divorcees below 25 years are also not eligible. 

Education Qualification:

  • Flying Branch: minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level.
  •  Graduation with a minimum of 3 years degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks.

Physical and Medical Standards:

Unless the aspirants are physically and mentally fit, they cannot appear for the AFCAT test.

Check Detailed AFCAT Eligibility

AFCAT Application Form 2020

Application Form for AFCAT 2020 is available in online mode only. The step by step AFCAT registration cum application process is mentioned below.

AFCAT Registration

  • Go to the official career website of the Indian Air force.
  • Click on the Candidates login section.
  • A new web page will appear. Fill in the registration details asked for new users like the name; e-mail ID, mobile number, etc.
  • Click on submit. A new AFCAT registration ID and password would be sent to the registered E-mail address.

Note: It is to be noted that the candidate should keep their registered email id and phone number active, throughout the selection process. 

Application Form Filling

  • Fill in the details as per the directions are given on the webpage.
  • Select the preference of branch, AFCAT Exam Center, Subject for EKT exam, etc.
  • Upload Your signature and Photograph (as per dimensions provided in the notification).
  • Click on submit.

Payment of Application Fee

  • After filling the online form, the exam fee of INR 250 has to be made through the ‘Make Payment’ step in the main menu.
  • This fee is non-refundable.
  • The examination fee can be paid using credit/ debit cards/ net banking through the payment gateway.

Check Detailed AFCAT Registration Process

AFCAT 2020 Application Form

AFCAT Admit Card

AFCAT 2020 Admit Card

Candidates have been issued their e-admit card on February 3, 2020. Admit Card will be sent to the registered email IDs and will also be available at Candidates can download their AFCAT 2020 Admit Card by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of Indian Air force, go to the career section.
  • Click on the Candidate Login section.
  • Type your E-mail ID and Password to log in and download the admit card.
  • A window showing the admit card will appear.
  • Click on the download admit card.
  • After downloading the admit card take a printout of the same.

AFCAT 2020 Admit Card

In case, a candidate does not receive his/ her admit card or fails to download the document or finds any discrepancy in the ticket, contact the AFCAT Query Cell at C-DAC immediately. 
Ph. Nos. : 020-25503105 | 020-25503106
Email ID:

AFCAT 2020 Exam Center

  • For this session, there are 104 locations for AFCAT 2020.
  • Candidates must choose the centers at the time of AFCAT 2020 registration according to their preferences.
  • Make note that no request for change of center will be entertained by the authorities.











Check AFCAT 2020 Exam Centers

AFCAT Exam Pattern

AFCAT 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branch have to appear in both AFCAT as well as Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).

AFCAT 2020 Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam AFCAT EKT (only for technical)
Mode of Exam Online i.e. computer-based Online i.e. computer-based
No. of Questions 100 50
Maximum Marks 300 150
Duration of Exam 2 hours (120 minutes) 45 minutes
Sections in Paper General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics
Negative Marking 1 mark 1 mark

Check detailed AFCAT Exam Pattern

AFCAT Syllabus

AFCAT 2020 Syllabus

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 AFCAT 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.

Check Detailed AFCAT Syllabus

AFCAT Recommended Books

Candidates can refer to the general aptitude book for any other government exam for which aptitude portion is common with AFCAT. Candidates should also refer to previous year AFCAT and EKT paper for a more comprehensive and holistic understanding of the questions asked. The list of recommended books is tabulated below.

Books Author ISBN
Let’s Crack AFCAT SSB Crack 819310871X
AFCAT Topic-wise Solved paper Disha Experts 9385846744
Let’s Crack EKT SSB Crack 8193108728
GK Capsule Arihant 935094538X

Improve your Verbal Ability Skill, by practicing the AFCAT Free Sample Sets before exam by clicking here

Check Best Books for AFCAT

AFCAT Exam Day Guidelines

Objects/Items can be taken to the Exam center:

  1. AFCAT 2020 admit card
  2. Two passport-sized colour photographs
  3. PAN card/driving licence/college identity card/passport/voter identity card
  4. Ballpoint Pen (Black or Blue)
  5. Aadhaar Card of the aspirants 

Objects/Items cannot be taken to the Exam center:

  1. Calculators
  2. Slide rulers, electronic watches and log tables
  3. Blue tooth, pager
  4. Textual material
  5. Mobile phones

Read AFCAT 2020 Previous Years Question Papers, and Sample Papers

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


saksham mahajan
If I clear AFCAT exam but not EKT, will I be eligible for ground and flying branch still?
kavita rani

HI Saksham. Candidates applying for technical exams have to clear the EKT exam as well in addition to the AFCAT. In case they unable to do so, they will not be allowed for the technical branch in AFSB interview.

rinki mahapatra
Do questions repeat in AFCAT exam?
kavita rani

Hi Rinki. Yes in case you check the last 5 year papers of AFCAT exam, you will come to know that many same questions are repeated in AFCAT exam but with some variations. Thus it is important to do more mock tests and practice more last year papers to improve your preparation.

Are the questions in Hindi in the AFCAT exam?
kavita rani

Hi Priya. No, all the questions in AFCAT exam come in the English language only as IAF lay more emphasis on English. Even, English is the most preferred language at any SSB.

sanjana panchal
I have got 58% in 12th and scored 73% in graduation(7sem) am I eligible to appear AFCAT on the basis of my graduation percentage i'm eligiblein non technical ?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Sanjana, as per educational qualifications, you are eligible for AFCAT exam. However, you can check other criteria as well in detail from here: AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

apoorva tungaturthy
I scored 93% in 10th and 98.83% in 12th standards respectively.Noe I'm pursuing my B.E in CSE branch from a deemed university and will be graduated by next year.l'm sure that I can score above 60%. Can I give exam this year or should I wait till next year..what will it cost for applying this exam and what certificates are needed?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Apoorva, you cannot apply for this exam until you are in your last semester. You can check other eligibility criteria from here: AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

in 10 2 i got less percentage of marks in physics-117 and maths-97 out of 200. in which category i would eligible to apply techincal ground duty or non techincal. clear my doubt
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Esakkipattuvel, sorry but you are not eligible for this exam as candidates need to score at least 60% marks in Mathematics and Physics individually in intermediate.
i am 25 year 6 months old can i eligible for ground duty ..? and i try to fill the form it does not show 1994 year, but they are mention 26 years old are eligible.
sukaj kurrey
10th - 74%, 12th - 67%(mathematics) B. SC - 63% (mathematics) M. Sc - 65% (mathematics) Please tell me. Sir, am i eligible? for flying branch or non technical ground duty
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Sukaj, as per educational qualification, you are eligible for ground duty. However, for flying branch, you can check the Eligibility Criteria in detail from here.

mayuri wathore
Hello now currently i m doing MCA in second year.I have to appear for AFCAT i just wanted to ask may i able to give this or not ? I did my bacheler degree in computer application.i dosent belong from any science stream but i have mathematics subject in my graduation.
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Mayuri, as per qualification, you are eligible for this exam. However, you may check all the Eligibility Criteria for AFCAT exam from here.

siva raam maramreddy
Sir iam sivaji . In10 2 i scored marks 56.1% mpc . And i scored in graduate 77% of marks . Can i eligible for flying branch?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Siva, kindly check the Eligibility Criteria of this exam in detail from here to know whether you are eligible or not.