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AFCAT Application 2021 (Closed): Check Exam Dates, and Apply Online

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Apr 10, 2021

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) released the official notification for the AFCAT I 2021 exam on December 01, 2021. The deadline for the submission of the AFCAT application form was on January 11, 2021.

On the other hand AFCAT II 2021 Application form is expected to be released in the month of June 2021. The AFCAT exam fees are INR 250/-. There is no relaxation in the application fees for any category of candidates

The AFCAT correction window was activated from January 18, 2021, to January 21, 2021. To access the correction window, candidates need to log in with the user ID and password. The candidates who have applied successfully will be able to download AFCAT Admit Card 2021.

AFCAT Dates

AFCAT Application 2021: Important Dates

Here are important dates for AFCAT I & II 2021 exam:

Events AFCAT I 2021 AFCAT II 2021
Official Notification December 01, 2020 June 2021
Starting of Application Process December 01, 2020 June 2021
Last Date to Apply January 11, 2021 To be notified
Last Date of Fees Payment January 11, 2021 To be notified
Editing of Application Form January 18 - 21, 2021 To be notified
Exam Date February 20 - 22, 2021 To be notified
Declaration of Result To be notified To be notified
AFCAT Eligibility

AFCAT Application 2021: Eligibility Criteria

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.

Age Limit

It varies as per the branch. Here is a brief detail of the age limit and relaxation:

  • Flying Branch (AFCAT & NCC Entry): 20 – 24 years as of January 1, 2021.
  • Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical): 20 – 26 years as of 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.

Education Qualification

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

For AFCAT Physical and Medical Standards, check Detailed AFCAT Eligibility

AFCAT Applications

How to Apply Online for AFCAT 2021?

Aspirants after checking their eligibility should apply for AFCAT II 2021 exam in online mode.No other modes of application shall be entertained. Here is the step to apply for the AFCAT 2021 exam:

Step 1: AFCAT Registration

  1. Visit the official website of AFCAT i.e. afcat.cdac.in
  2. Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link and find and click on the ‘Candidate’s Login’ link
  3. Register as a new user by clicking on ‘New Candidate’.
  4. Enter personal details along with a valid email id.
  5. Then, the login credentials will be sent via mail to this email id.

Step 2: Application Form

  • Log in with their registered email ID and password and select the type of entry, AFCAT, NCC Special Entry for Flying Branch,
  • Read the instruction carefully and click on the proceed button.
  • Click on ‘Application Form Filling’ and start filling in the below-mentioned details:

Personal Information:

Name, parents’ name (will be auto-filled from the sign-up data), email address, secondary email address, nationality, mobile number, visible identification mark, CPSS/PABT status, CPSS/PABT batch number, CPSS/PABT date of passing, CPSS/PABT chest no, CPSS/PABT attended at which Air Force Selection Board, Select Rank in IAF, service number, currently posted unit, select command, gender, marital status and date of birth.

Educational Qualification:

Education level Choose one from the list:
  • 10 + 2 + Graduation
  • 10 + 2 + Graduation + Post Graduation
  • Diploma + Graduation
  • 10 + 2 + Integrated Post Graduation
  • Diploma + Integrated Post Graduation
  • Diploma + Graduation + Post
  • Graduation
Select graduation level Choose one from the list as per the above options:
  • Graduate Options A
  • Graduate Options B
  • Graduate Options C
  • Graduate Options D
Select a qualification degree For Group A, B, D choose from the following
  • AMIE / ASI / IETE
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Technology
Course Duration (in years) This should be entered in numeric form
Name of the college Should be entered in a maximum of 50 characters
Name of University In a maximum of 50 characters
Date of graduation In DD/MM/YYYY format
Aggregate/Gross Percentage In numeric digit
If candidates have current backlog Mark it as yes or no
Aggregate/gross percentage obtained in Class 12 In numeric form
Enter Physics percentage as per Class 12 mark sheet In numeric digit
Enter percentage obtained in Class 12 Candidates should enter it in numeric digit
  • 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

Step 3: Application Fees

  • 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.
  • Take a printout of the filled application form.
AFCAT Documents

Required Documents for AFCAT Application 2021

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

Image Specifications for AFCAT Application 2021

The images are required to be in jpg/jpeg format. Here are the specifications for the files:

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

AFCAT Application Form 2021: Correction Window

The Indian Air Force opened the AFCAT 2021 correction window from January 18 - 21, 2021. Candidates are allowed to make changes in father’s name, mother’s name, gender, photograph signature, and post preference.

There are no additional fees required to pay to make corrections in AFCAT application form 2021. This facility will only be available for the candidates who have completed the application process of AFCAT 2021.

How to Edit AFCAT Application Form 2021?

To make certain changes in the application form, candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Visit the official website or Click here
  • On the home page, click on the AFCAT login tab
  • Fill in the login credentials such as Email ID and password
  • A pop-up window will appear on the screen.
  • Click on “I Agree” tab and start making changes that are required,
  • Click on “Save” and take a print of the application form for future reference.

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

AFCAT Contact Info

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: afcatcell@cdac.in

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

  • Phone Nos: 011-23010231 extensions 7645, 7646, 7610
  • E-Mail: career_iaf@bol.net.in
Note: Telephonic query timings are from 0930 hrs to 1700 hrs (Monday to Friday, except closed holidays.
AFCAT FAQs

AFCAT Application FAQs

Ques. Can I submit my AFCAT Application Form 2021 via 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 forAFCAT II 2021?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for AFCAT II 2021. However, it is necessary to have obtained 60% aggregate marks before final selection as well as you must not have any backlog for the same.

Ques. Can 12th pass candidates apply for AFCAt 2021 exam?

Ans. No, you are not eligible for AFCAT. The candidate must be in the final year or have passed Graduation to appear for AFCAT.

Ques. How many attempts are there in the AFCAT exam?

Ans. There is no limit on the number of attempts which means candidates can appear in the exam until the age limit exceeds.

Ques. Can women apply for AFCAT 2021 exam?

Ans. Yes, both men and women can apply AFCAT 2021 exam.

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

Comments


47 Comments
G
gouri kumari
Can you provide me the email ID regarding query on NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch?
J
jaya garg

Hi. In case you have an enquiry, the email ID regarding query on NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch is career_iaf@bol.net.in. So you get in touch with them to get all the queries solved.

G
gouri kumari
Whom should I contact regarding my AFCAT enquiry?
J
jaya garg

Hi. If you have any query regarding AFCAT Application Form, you can contact AFCAT Cell on
Toll-free number: 1800-11-2448
Phone Nos: 020-25503105 or 020-25503106
E-Mail queries: afcatcell@cdac.in

S
sandesh kumar
Do I need to pay additional fee to make the changes in the application form?
J
jaya garg

Hi. No, there are no additional fees required to pay to make corrections in AFCAT application form 2021. This facility will only be available for the candidates who have completed the application process of AFCAT 2021.

T
tanishka shah
What kind of changes can I made in the correction window?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Candidates can make changes in father’s name, mother’s name, gender, photograph signature, and post preference only. So make sure that you fill all details correctly, else you will not be able to change it later.

S
sourajit mukherjee
I have secured 55% marks in gradation, will I be considered?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Candidate must have completed graduation with a minimum of 3 years degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks is required. So you will not be considered for the exam.

S
swarup
Which DOB will be considered, as my DOB Is mentioned wrong?
J
jaya garg

Hi. 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. You need to get it corrected else you will not be able to clear the document verification process.

A
ammar zaheer ahmed
When can I expect AFCAT II 2021 application form?
J
jaya garg

Hi Ammar. The AFCAT II 2021 Application form is scheduled to be released in the month of June 2021. The AFCAT exam fees are INR 250/-. There is no relaxation in the application fees for any category of candidates.

N
nishu
Whom should I contact regarding my AFCAT enquiry?
J
jaya garg

Hi. If you have any query regarding AFCAT Application Form, you can contact AFCAT Cell on
Toll-free number: 1800-11-2448
Phone Nos: 020-25503105 or 020-25503106
E-Mail queries: afcatcell@cdac.in

N
nishu
Can I submit the AFCAT 2021 form now?
J
jaya garg

HI. The Indian Air Force (IAF) released the official notification for the AFCAT I 2021 exam on December 01, 2021. The deadline for the same was January 11, 2021, so you can’t fill the form now.

K
koyena biswas
Is there any reservation for the AFCAT exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Koyena. There is reservation for the AFCAT exam, you can check out the minimum eligibility here.
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S
sadim ansari
What if an applicant has submitted more than one application form?
J
jaya garg

Hi Sadim. Only the latest application form will be considered by the exam conducting authorities.
Other important details are mentioned here.
 

P
priya
How can I apply for AFCAT exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Priya. Candidates can apply online by visiting the home page of AFCAT and apply by submitting all the required details.
Further details related to the same are mentioned here.
 

D
divakar sharma
Do I need to send the hard copy of the application form?
J
jaya garg

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

S
sheetal chib
Can I submit the AFCAT application form offline?
J
jaya garg

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

P
priya
what is meteorology entry in afcat?
J
jaya garg

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.
 

S
sourajit mukherjee
how to choose course preference in afcat?
J
jaya garg

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.

S
sourajit mukherjee
what is the reporting time for afcat ssb?
J
jaya garg

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.

M
mohammed najamuddin
how to prepare for afcat interview?
J
jaya garg

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.
 

M
mohammed najamuddin
what to fill in exact qualification in afcat form?
J
jaya garg

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.
 

M
mizna harmain
what is ekt in afcat?
J
jaya garg

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.