AFCAT 2021 Application Form, Admit Card, Exam date, Pattern, Syllabus, & Eligibility

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Aug 28, 2020

The Air Force conducts the written test, Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) twice in each year. The aspirants, who are dreaming to start their career in the Air Force, should appear for the exam. The minimum qualification of applying for the AFCAT exam is for the graduated candidates. Once they qualify their exam, they can start their career as a commissioned officer in ground duty (technical), flying and ground duty (non-technical).

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Indian Air Force conducts the exam in February and in August and the interested aspirants can apply for the designation before the last date of AFCAT application 2020-2021.

Overview of AFCAT 2021 Examination

Name of the Examination AFCAT 2021
Conducting Authority Indian Air Force
Mode of the test  Online
Exam category Graduate
AFCAT 2021 Exam Dates

AFCAT 2021 Exam Dates (Tentatives)

Events AFCAT-I Exam Date AFCAT-II Exam Date
AFCAT Exam Notification December 2020 June 2021
Online Application form date started December 2020 June 2021
Application Form Last date for receiving December 2020 July 2021
Admit Card Available Not Update Not Update
AFCAT Exam Date February 2021 September 2021
AFCAT Exam Result March 2021 September 2021

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AFCAT 2021 Application Form

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AFCAT 2021 Application Form

It can be predicted that the AFCAT 2021 application form will be published in December 2020, while the AFCAT (I) will be conducted in February 2021. On the other hand, AFCAT (II) application form will be released in June, whereas the examination will be conducted in October 2021 (tentatively). To enroll the names, the interested aspirants should visit the official website of Indian Air Force. Read the following steps to know more about the AFCAT 2021 Application Form Fill up process.

  • Visit the official website that is
  • Now, click on the notification option and then read the notifications carefully and thoroughly.
  • Once you click the notification option, you have to fill the notification form
  • To fill the application form, at first the candidates have to register their names by submitting detailed information such as email id, mobile no etc.
  • Next, you have to submit your registration (if you complete the procedure).
  • In the next stage, the aspirants will receive a new registration id and password in your registered email id and phone number.
  • After that, you have to also fill the other details in your AFCAT 2021 application form.
  • At the end, the aspirants have to upload the scanned copy of your passport size picture and signature.
  • The format of the scanned images should be in JPG or in JPEG and the ideal size of the images should be between 10 KB to 50 KB.
  • Once you submit the documents, you have to pay the application fee.
  • Now, the aspirants can submit your application form.
  • Do not forget to take a print out copy of the application for your future references.
AFCAT Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria of AFCAT 2021

The aspirants should know the eligibility criteria before filling the AFCAT 2021 application form:

Nationality: Only the Indian Citizens are eligible for the exam. Also check AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2021.

A. Permanent Commission (PC) only for Male

The interested aspirants will be able to join as a PC Officer. They can continue their services till superannuation age with respect to the IAF Branch and according to their rank.

B. Short Service Commission (SSC) for both Male and Female

Flying Branch:

  • The interested candidates should complete their graduation and should get 60% marks in aggregate and should have Physics and Mathematics in 10+2 level. Apart from this, if the aspirants completed their BE or B.Tech from any renowned University or from Institution, can also apply for the exam.
  • Age limit: The age group of the aspirants should be less than 24 years.

Ground Duty (Technical branch):

  • The applicants should complete their four years of graduation in engineering or in technology.
  • They need to get at least 60% score in both A and B Section under Aeronautical Society of Indian or Associate Membership of Indian institute Engineers.
  • The age group between 18 to 28 years, can only apply for the designation.

Ground Duty (Non-Technical branch):

  • The aspirants should complete their graduation in any subject with at least a 60% score.
  • They also require to achieve 60% score in both A and B Section under Aeronautical Society of Indian or Associate Membership of Indian institute Engineers.
  • The age group between 20 to 23 years, can only apply for the designation.

To apply for the AFCAT 2021 exam (for any designation), the aspirants should be mentally and physically fit. Physically challenged aspirants should not appear for the test. On the other hand, during the time of course commencement, the aspirants, who are below 25 years, will not get permission to be married. Additionally, at the training period, the candidates will not get married. Nonetheless, divorcees and widows/widowers will not be eligible for applying for the exam.

Application Fees of AFCAT 2021 Exam

  • To pay the application fee, the aspirants can submit it online (either by credit card or debit card or net banking etc).
  • The application fee is 250 Rs for all category candidates.
AFCAT 2021 Selection Process

AFCAT 2021 Selection Process

  • The aspirants, who will score higher than the cut off marks, will be shortlisted.
  • Stage I: In stage I, the candidates will need to qualify for the screening test.
  • The screening test in stage I will consist of an officer intelligence rating test, discussion test and picture perception test.
  • Only the qualified candidates of stage I will get the opportunity to take part in the stage II test.
  • The stage II test will consist of Psychological Test and Group for testing the interactive ability and personal conversation with the Interviewing Officer.
  • The entire procedure will take place in 5 days.
  • The qualified aspirants from the stage II will undergo the medical examination.
  • At the end, the final merit list of the candidates will be made.

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AFCAT Exam Pattern 2021

Exam Pattern of AFCAT 2021

  • The aspirants have to complete the exam in online mode.
  • There will be a total 100 questions.
  • Total allocated marks 300
  • Time duration of the exam will be 45 minutes.
  • The aspirants will be rewarded 3 marks for every correct answer and will be deducted 1 mark for every wrong answer.
  • There will be three sections in the exam and these will be General Awareness, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude and Verbal Ability in English.

Check AFCAT Exam Pattern 2021.

Exam Pattern for Technical

  • Mode of the examination will be online
  • The aspirants will have to answer 50 questions and total allocated marks of the questions will be 150
  • Duration of the exam will be 45 minutes.
  • The aspirants will be rewarded 3 marks for every correct answer and will be deducted 1 mark for every wrong answer.
  • The candidates will have to answer three sections and these are Computer Science, Mechanical and Electrical & Electronics.
AFCAT Syllabus 2021

AFCAT Syllabus 2021

Before appearing for the exam, the aspirants should know the detailed syllabus of AFCAT 2021 exam.

  • Numerical Ability: Simplification, Ratio, Decimal Fraction, Number Series, Profit and Loss, Percentage and Simple Interest etc.
  • General Awareness: Environment, Current Affairs, Geography, Basic Science, Art, Culture, History, Culture, Civics etc.
  • Verbal Ability in English: Error Finding, Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the blanks, English Comprehension, Jumbled Sentences, Vocabulary, sentence rearrangements etc.
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude: Special Ability and Verbal Skills.

AFCAT Syllabus 2021 for EKT

Syllabus (AFCAT EKT) Topics
Fundamental Engineering Syllabus Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics, and Engineering Drawing
Electrical & Electronics Engineering Syllabus Microwave Engineering, Electronic Devices, Microwave Engineering, Telecommunication Systems, Analog, and Digital Electronics, Control Engineering, and Electrical Engineering
Allied Engineering Topics Syllabus Control Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Radar Theory, Telecommunication Systems, Instrumentation, and Microwave Engineering, Antenna, and Wave Propagation. 
Mechanical Engineering Syllabus Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulic Machines, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Manufacturing Science, and Machine Drawing
Computer Science Engineering Syllabus Network Theory Design, Information Technology, Computer Networks, Analog, and Digital Electronics, Switching Theory, and Electronic Devices
AFCAT 2021 Admit Card

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AFCAT 2021 Admit Card

  • The AFCAT 2021 admit card will be issued 7-10 days before the exam date.
  • The admit card to the aspirants will not be sent via post.
  • Before downloading the admit card, the aspirants should download the admit card
  • To download the admit card, the aspirants should submit the application number, date of birth/password.
  • Do not forget to carry an admit card to the examination hall along with the ID Proof.
  • The aspirants are suggested to keep the AFCAT 2021 admit card safe with them for future reference.
AFCAT 2021 Result

AFCAT 2021 Result

To know the result, the aspirants are requested to be tuned to their official website. For checking the result, the aspirants will need to provide their registration id and password. Those, who will qualify the exam, will have to appear for the SSB process or for the interview round. The final round will be decided according to the written test and interview. Physical fitness tests of the aspirants have a strong influence on their selection process. Based on the performance, the competent authority will take the final decision and will declare the final result of AFCAT 2021.

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