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AFCAT 2021 Application: Apply at, Eligibility Criteria

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Jan 19, 2021

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AFCAT II 2020 Application Form has been released on June 15, 2020. Candidates can apply till July 14, 2020. The exam will be conducted on September 19 and 20, 2020. Indian citizens, having a minimum of 60% marks in graduation and 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects are eligible to apply for the exam.  AFCAT I Applications were available from  December 1, 2019. The last day to apply for AFCAT 2020 was December 30, 2019. Check AFCAT 2020 Syllabus

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  • The Application process for AFCAT I 2021 is released. Read more
  • COVID-19 related exam guidelines for AFCAT 2 exam 2020 has been released. Check details here.
  • Eligibility criteria for Flying Branch and Ground Duty Branch are different. 
  • Registrants must possess Aadhaar Card. 
  • There are four major steps for applying- Registration, Form Filling and Uploading Documents, Making Payment, and Checking Form Status.
  • Pre-requisites: scanned images of passport size photograph, signature, declaration of the aspirants, and right thumb impression in the specified format.
  • Application Fee: INR 250 (non-refundable) 
  • Fill in the information carefully as there is no scope for modifying details entered once the application is submitted.
  • Candidates who have registered successfully have been issued their AFCAT 2020 Admit Card from February 3, 2020.

AFCAT Application Form 2020

The examination will be conducted twice a year in February and August. Tabulated below are the important dates related to the registration process:

Event AFCAT February 2020 AFCAT June 2020
AFCAT 2020 Notification November 23, 2020 June 01, 2020
AFCAT Registration 2020 December 1 – 30, 2020 (Open) June 15-July 14, 2020(Opened)
Release of AFCAT Admit Card February 3, 2020 To be announced
AFCAT Exam Date January 22 & 23, 2020 September 19 and 20, 2020

Check AFCAT 2020 Exam Pattern

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

Before starting the registration procedure, candidates must go through the entire AFCAT eligibility Criteria. The criteria are defined as per candidate’s personal details and the branch they will be opting for. A brief about the same are listed below:

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:

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

Education Qualification:

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

Pre-Requisites for AFCAT Registration

To fill the AFCAT Application Form, candidates must have the following documents ready in the prescribed format. The documents are:

  • Recent colored passport size photograph
  • Scanned copy of signatures
  • Scanned image of thumb impression (Male- Left, Female- Right)
  • Working Mobile No.
  • Active Email ID
  • Credit/ Debit card/ Net Banking credentials
  • Proper internet connection

Note: The images are required to be in jpg/jpeg format. 

Images to Upload Format File Size
Photograph JPG / JPEG 10KB to 50KB
Signature JPG / JPEG 10KB to 50KB
Thumb Impression JPG / JPEG 10KB to 50KB

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

AFCAT 2020 Apply Online

Candidates, after checking their eligibility, can apply for AFCAT 2020 in the online mode. For this, they need to visit the official website- and complete the 4 steps involved in the registration process.

Step 1: Registration

  • Visit the official website and click on the ‘Apply Now’ link.
  • Find and click on the ‘Candidate’s Login’ link
  • Register as a new user by clicking on ‘New Candidate’.
  • Enter personal details along with a valid email id. Login credentials will be sent via mail to this email id.
  • Username and Password received in the mail must then be entered to complete the registration part.

Full Name

As per Class 10 Certificate

Father’s and Mother’s name

In maximum 50 characters

Email id

Enter the email ID that candidates are currently using



Mobile number

Enter the mobile number currently in use

Select secret questions

Select one from the options

Secret Answer

In maximum 50 characters


Enter alphanumeric text shown at the end

Step 2: Filling AFCAT Application Form

  • Once registered, read the given instructions carefully and click on the ‘Proceed’ button.
  • Fill the AFCAT Application Form 2020 as given in 2 parts, namely ‘Details of Graduation’ and ‘Details of 10+2’.

Under ‘Details of Graduation’ candidates need to choose/enter the following information.

  1. Select Qualification Education (from graduation option A, B, C or D explained in next section)
  2. Exact Qualification
  3. Qualification Duration (in years)
  4. Name of College/Institute
  5. Name of the University
  6. Date/Expected Date of Obtaining graduation
  7. Percentage (in case of CGPA, refer conversion formula shown beside)
  8. Number of Backlogs (Candidates with backlogs are not eligible to apply)

Under ‘Details of 10+2’ candidates need to enter the following information:

  1. 10+2 Percentage
  2. The percentage obtained in Physics at 10+2 level
  3. The percentage obtained in Mathematics at 10+2 level
  • After entering all the details, candidates can click on the ‘Continue to Part 3’ button.
  • Candidates must then enter the subjects in their graduation.
  • Select Choice of Course and Choice of Examination Cities.
Note: Candidates can choose 5 cities based on a preference from the list of exam cities. Check AFCAT Exam Centers/ Cities

Step 3: Uploading Documents and Making Payment

  • Fill in other personal details asked in the form and proceed to the next step.
  • Upload high quality scanned images of Passport size photograph, signature, and right thumb impression in the specified format.
  • Once done, proceed to the application fee payment option via online or offline mode. 
  • The application fee of INR 250 must be made via debit card/credit card or net banking. For offline payment, download challan and make payment at HDFC/Axis bank.

Carefully ‘PREVIEW’ your application before clicking on the ‘SUBMIT’ button.

Step 4: AFCAT Application Form 2020 Status

  • After clicking on the SUBMIT button, application status can be checked on the left side of the window.
  • There will be a message that would read ‘Application Successfully Submitted to Indian Air Force’.
  • Candidates will also get a confirmation mail sent to their registered email Id.
  • Registration/Application number must also be noted down carefully.

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

Details to Submit in AFCAT Application Form 2020

  1. Name of the aspirants
  2. Name of the parents
  3. Email id of the aspirants
  4. Nationality
  5. Type of entry
  6. Contact Number
  7. Residential Address
  8. PABT/CPSS information
  9. Identification marks
  10. Marital status
  11. Serving IAF or not
  12. Date of Birth
  13. Gender of the candidates
  14. Educational qualification
  15. Preferable courses
  16. Provide 5 preferable choices of exam cities. 

AFCAT Contact Information

If you have any query regarding AFCAT Application Form 2020, contact AFCAT Cell on

Toll-free number: 1800-11-2448
Phone Nos: 020-25503105 or 020-25503106
E-Mail queries:

For any query on NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch, contact JDPO-3 (A/B) on

Phone Nos: 011-23010231 extn 7645, 7646, 7610
(*Telephonic query timings are from 0930 hrs to 1700 hrs (Monday to Friday, except closed holidays)

AFCAT Application Form FAQs

Ques. Can I submit my AFCAT Application Form 2020 by post?

Ans. No, you must fill the application form by visiting the official website only. Earlier scheme of offline applications has been discontinued. 

Ques. I am in the fourth year of my graduation, Can I appear for this exam?

Ans. You can appear for the exam, provided you fulfill all the eligibility conditions. However, it is necessary to have obtained 60% aggregate marks before final selection. Also, you must not have any backlog for the same.

Ques. Is there any Registration Fee for AFCAT Application Form 2020?

Ans. Yes, from this year onwards, applicants are required to pay an amount of INR 250 as Registration Fee for AFCAT 2020.

Ques. I have submitted my application form, however, I want to make some changes. Can I do it? If not can I fill fresh form?

Ans. You cannot make rectifications in AFCAT Application Form 2020 once you submit it. Also, multiple applications will result in cancellation of candidature. So it is advisable to fill the application form carefully in one go. 

Ques. Can you name the websites where I can apply for the AFCAT Exam?

Ans. There are two websites available for registering for the examination viz.


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


divakar sharma
Do I need to send the hard copy of the application form?
kavita rani

No there is no need to submit the hard copy, application form must be submitted only.

sheetal chib
Can I submit the AFCAT application form offline?
kavita rani

Hi Sheetal. No offline mode will be considered while applying. You need to apply online only.

what is meteorology entry in afcat?
kavita rani

HI Priya. Meteorology Branch is a one of the ground branch in IAF which is not included under AFCAT. Under Meteorology Branch entry recruitment is done for Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission. Online applications for this branch are being invited two times in a year.
More details are here.

sourajit mukherjee
how to choose course preference in afcat?
kavita rani

Hi Sourajit. Candidates must be aware that they can choose only those courses which they are eligible for and the courses will be displayed in the course preference box based on the candidate's previous information in the application form. Course preference can be selected at the time of applying only.

sourajit mukherjee
what is the reporting time for afcat ssb?
kavita rani

Hi Sourajit. Candidates will be supposed to report for training on a specific date and time, which will be specified in the Joining Instructions only.

mohammed najamuddin
how to prepare for afcat interview?
kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. Candidates must stay well aware of the latest and updated Syllabus, stay updated with Current Affairs. Also, candidates must exercise daily to increase your stamina as the physical strength will be tested in the AFCAT AFSB Interview. Know what kind of questions are asked in an AFCAT interview by referring here.

mohammed najamuddin
what to fill in exact qualification in afcat form?
kavita rani

Hi Mohammed. Under 'Details of Graduation' candidates are supposed to select /enter information. Select Qualification Education (from graduation option A, B, C or D explained in next section), Qualification Duration (in years) Name of College/Institute, Name of the University, etc. Look here for more information.

mizna harmain
what is ekt in afcat?
kavita rani

Hi Mizna. EKT means Engineering Knowledge Test. It was started in 2014 conducted by Indian Air Force along with AFCAT-II (Air Force Common Admission Test). The exam aimed at testing the basic knowledge of an engineering graduate applying for technical entry through AFCAT.

mizna harmain
how to fill afcat application form?
kavita rani

Hi Mizna. Candidates must fill the AFCAT application form before the last day online only. Interested candidates can apply for AFCAT 2021 via online mode only from the official website. Fill details like name; e-mail ID, mobile number, etc.
Further details are presented here.

Sir I complete my graduation in Bsc last year in 2019 .overall my percentage is 62.15. so I can apply this job.

Hello Sultana,

If you had 60% each in Physics and Maths in your class 12th and you’re below 25 years, then you can apply for AFCAT. For more details, visit – AFCAT Eligibility.

Very good evening Sir/Mam ,myself sarath and I am graduated in BSC COMPUTER SCIENCE and passed out in 2020 and I am 20yrs old . I like to apply for this job and I like to know when the application will open.
arvind kumar

Hi Sarath, Greetings from Collegedunia. AFCAT (Air force common test) is conducted by Indian air force with the help of C-DAC. The notification will be released soon on the official website. For more details visit: AFCAT EXAM 

sireesharani dadala
I'm degree student and I completed d. Ed Also can I apply

Hi Sireesharani

Yes you can apply for AFCAT exam if you are above 20 years and is a graduate from any field.

pranjal rajesh jaiswal
Hello mam.. I am a student of Aircraft maintenance engineering (AME).and I'm 18 year old I want to know if I do external graduation can I apply for AFCAT .

Hello Pranjal,

Your degree in Aircraft maintenance is enough to apply for AFCAT. To know more details about the eligibility, kindly refer to – AFACT Eligibility.

shifa thrasseri
Sir, madam I have two diploma. TTC and IATA. BSC chemistry incomplete. Divoursed. 31 years. Divoursed women. Can i eligible for AFCAT exam. Any chance to apply the exam
common admission test

Hii Shifa. No, you are not eligible for AFCAT exam coz you age is exceeding the age limit issued by Air force for AFCAT exam.

vijaya aarthy j
to apply a AFCAT we must be completed a graducation ?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Vijaya, yes, graduation is necessary to be eligible for this exam. You can check other eligibility criteria in detail from here: AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

gurpreet kaur
When afcat form apply?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Gurpreet, registration process has already started from today and will conclude on July 14, 2020.
monika jhoka
Can a m. Com student apply for afcat?
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Monika, yes, students who have done M.Com are eligible to apply for AFCAT exam. However, candidate must also satisfy other eligibility criteria to be eligible. You can check them in detail from here: AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

arvind sahu
Hii mam I'm pursuing ba3rd year so i can apply this exam
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Arvind, yes, you can apply for AFCAT exam if you are in last semester of your graduation degree. You may check other AFCAT Eligibility Criteria as well from here.

shaik jameela
Hello mam, I'm in my 2nd year of bsc. Now the application for afcat had released And im 19 years while applying and while writing the exam I will be 20 years old ( my bod 09/02/2000) and I will be in my last year of graduation. So can I apply mam please answer..!
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Shaik, candidate must fulfill all the eligibility criteria while filling up the application form of AFCAT. Thus, you are not eligible. You can check other eligibility criteria as well in detail for this exam from here: AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

By clarifying the difference in my name between my 2 Transfer certificate and Aadhar card which contains space in between my first name and middle name as(ARUN KUMAR V) in transfer certificate. But in my Aadhar card there is no space in between my first name and middle name as(ARUNKUMAR VELUSAMY) VELUSAMY is my father name. If there would be any issues while uploading my documents for registering AFCAT exam?
shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Arun, in application form, you will have to register with the name same as mentioned in matriculation certificate.