Indian Air Force specified the AFCAT eligibility criteria in the official notification form. The application form of AFCAT I 2021 has been closed on December 30, 2021. On the other hand, the application form for AFCAT II 2021 is expected to be open in the month of June 2021.
The interested candidates must check the AFCAT eligibility criteria before applying for the vacant posts. The eligibility criteria have multiple levels such as age limit, educational qualification ab=nd physical standards.
February 06, 2021: AFCAT-I 2021 Admit Cards has been released on the official website. Click here.
|Exam Name||AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)|
|Conducting body||Indian Air Force|
|Age Limit||20 years to 24 years|
|Gender||Men and Women|
The candidates who are willing to apply must be a citizen of India. Other eligibility criteria are specified in detail in the below section:
Regardless of the post, the aspirant must be above 18 to apply for the posts. There is no age relaxation for any category of candidates.
For the post of Ground Duty Branch, Candidates must be 20 to 26 years as of January 1, 2021.
Educational Qualification for various posts is different. Candidates must go through the details given below to know about the educational criteria set by IAF. Here are the details as per the posts:
Candidates must have scored a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and Graduation with a minimum of three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent
A minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University.
Cleared Sections A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership exam of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
|Educational Qualifications for Aeronautical Engineer|
|Communication Engineering||Computer Engineering/Technology||Computer Engineering & Application|
|Computer Science and Engineering/Technology||Electrical and Computer Engineering||Electrical and Electronics Engineering|
|Electrical Engineering||Electronics Engineering/ Technology||Electronics Science and Engineering|
|Electronics||Electronics and Communication Engineering||Electronics and Computer Science|
|Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering||Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)||Electronics and Computer Engineering|
|Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering||Electronics Instrument & Control||Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering|
|Instrumentation & Control Engineering||Instrument & Control Engineering||Information Technology|
A minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from a recognized university.
Cleared Sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines -
|Educational Criteria for Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)|
|Aerospace Engineering||Aeronautical Engineering||Aircraft Maintenance Engineering|
|Mechanical Engineering||Mechanical Engineering and Automation||Mechanical Engineering (Production)|
|Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)||Mechatronics||Industrial Engineering|
The AFCAT eligibility criteria differ as per the departments, the same are listed below:
Graduate Degree (min. three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
B.Com Degree (Minimum three years degree course) from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
MBA/ MCA or MA/ MSc degree in English/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Statistics/ International relations/ International Studies/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.
NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 01 Jan 17 is mandatory. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 and Graduates with a minimum of three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent
Or, Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream/ Mathematics/ Statistics/Geography/Computer Applications/Environmental Science/ Applied Physics/ Oceanography/Meteorology/Agricultural Meteorology/Ecology & Environment /Geophysics/Environmental Biology with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together (Provided Maths and Physics were studied at Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% marks in each).
To apply for AFCAT, the basic criteria for candidates is to be physically and mentally fit. Candidates are advised to get themselves examined medically before filling AFCAT Application Form, so as to avoid rejections at a later stage. Additionally, candidates must be free from any disease or disability.
It is be noted that the acceptable weight will be ± 10% of the average weight mentioned below
|Height in cm||Weight Based on the Age Range|
|15-17 Yrs.||18-22 Yrs.||23- 27 Yrs.||28- 32 Yrs.||33-37 Yrs.|
|Height in cm||Weight Based on Age Range|
|20-25 Years||26-30 Years|
The visual standards for AFCAT for Flying Branch and Ground Duties (Technical And Non-Technical)/ NCC Special Entry for Courses Commencing in January 2022 Candidates on Entry:
|Branch||Maximum Limits of Refractive Error||Visual Acuity Errors||Colour Vision|
|F(P) including WSOs||
||6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia||CP-I|
|Aircrew other than F(P)||
||6/24 in one eye and 6/36 in other, correctable to 6/6 and 6/9||CP-I|
|Adm/ Adm (ATC)/Adm (FC)||
||Corrected visual acuity should be 6/9 in each eye.||CP-II|
If the aspirants are working with any government or government-owned organizations, then they should follow some rules and regulations for applying to AFCAT 2021 exam. These terms and policies are considered as the No-Objection certificate. Go through the following policies to get an idea in a detailed manner:
Ques. Is there any reservation for the AFCAT exam?
Ans. No, there is no reservation in AFCAT vacant posts.
Ques. How many times I can give the AFCAT exam?
Ans. There is no fixed number of attempts declared by the conducting body.
Ques. Can the final year students apply for AFCAT 2021?
Ans. The students who are studying in the final year of the graduation or equivalent course can apply for AFCAT 2021 exam.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.