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AFCAT 2021 Selection Process: Written-test, Interview, and Final Selection

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May 6, 2021

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The AFCAT selection process has been released along with the official notification of the AFCAT 2021 exam. The selection of the AFCAT candidates will be done in 4 stages such as Written Test, AFSB interview, Medical Exam, and Final Selection. 

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The primary stage i.e. the AFCAT Written Test going to be held on August 21-22, 2021. The admit card for the written test has been released on the official website of the AFCAT.

AFCAT Written Test

Phase 1: AFCAT Written Test

  • The online computer-based test is into four sections namely, General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test.
  • It consists of 100 questions for 300 marks.
  • The EKT is divided into three sections namely, Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics.
  • It consists of 50 questions for 150 marks.
  • All the questions are objective-type regardless of the choice of posts.
  • The medium of the question paper will be English.
AFCAT Interview

Phase 2: Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Interview

The Indian Air Force prepares a list of candidates who secures the minimum qualifying marks in the online written test. Those candidates who apply for NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch will be directly called for AFSB testing.

There are three stages of the AFSB interview process:

Stage 1

  • Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and discussion test will be scheduled on the first day of the Interview session.
  • After qualifying for the stage 1 interview, candidates will be asked for document verification to ensure their eligibility for their posts.
  • The candidates who will not qualify or do not satisfy the eligibility criteria will be sent back.

Stage 2

  • The psychological test will be held on Day 1 (Afternoon).
  • The Group Tests and personality tests would commence after the document check for the next five days.

Stage 3

This stage will only be held for the Flying Branch. Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) Test is mandatory. Candidates who fail the CPSS/PABT in an earlier attempt or a Flight Cadet suspended from flying training at Air Force Academy will not be eligible.

AFCAT Medical Exam

Phase 3: AFCAT Medical Exam

After the personality tests, qualified candidates must go through a medical examination. Candidates must be mentally as well as physically fit while the selection process is going on. The medical exam will be scheduled by the conducting body to examine the physical and medical health of the candidate.

Phase 4: AFCAT Final Selection

The final section will be made on the basis of the final merit list. The final merit list will be released in the month of January 2022. The list of recommended candidates will strictly be decided on the basis of their merit and availability of vacancies in different branches of the AFCAT.

The approx duration of the training will 74 weeks for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches and 52 weeks for Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches. As AFCAT Salary, candidates during the training period will receive an amount of INR 56, 100/-. . 

AFCAT FAQs

AFCAT Selection Process FAQs

Ques. Is Tattoo allowed in AFCAT 2021 exam?

Ans. Permanent Tattoos on the candidates’ body will only be permitted if it is on the interface of the forearm which means from the inside of the elbow to the wrist and on the reverse side of the palm/ back (dorsal) side of the hand. Any sort of permanent tattoos is totally prohibited. A permanent tattoo can cause the cancellation of candidature.

Ques. Will the 12th marks affect the selection process of the AFCAT 2021 exam?

Ans. There is no specific percentage of Class 12 specified by the conducting body. However, if you wish to apply for Technical entry, 60% or above aggregate in physics and maths, as well as above 60% in your Graduation, is mandatory.

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

Comments


8 Comments
A
avinash sahu
For how long the training will held for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches?
J
jaya garg

Hi. The almost duration of the training is 74 weeks for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches and 52 weeks for Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches. Candidates during the training period will get an amount of INR 56, 100. More details on AFCAT salary are here.

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utkarsha khatri
I have given the AFCAT exam in January, when final selections will be announced?
J
jaya garg

Hi. The final section will be made based on the final merit list. The final merit list is expected to be announced in the month of January 2022. The list of recommended candidates will strictly be decided on the basis of their merit and availability of vacancies in different branches of the AFCAT.

S
sunny pandey
I heard that a total of 100 questions will be asked in EKT exam, is it true?
J
jaya garg

Hi. The EKT section is segmented into three sections including Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics. A total of 50 questions of 150 marks will be asked in the exam.
All the questions are objective-type regardless of the choice of posts.

T
tanishka shah
When the final AFCAT merit list will be prepared?
J
jaya garg

Hi Tanihka. The final section will be made based on the final merit list. The final merit list will be released in the month of January 2022. The list of recommended candidates will be finalized based on the merit and availability of vacancies in different branches of the AFCAT.

A
ananya pandey
Will there be psychological test in the AFCAT interview?
J
jaya garg

Hi Ananya. Yes, the psychological test will be held on Day 1 (Afternoon). The Group Tests and personality tests would start after the document check for the next five days.

P
puja sao
How many stages are there in the AFCAT interview round?
J
jaya garg

Hi Puja. There are 3 stages in the AFCAT interview. The first stage include Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and discussion test that will be conducted on the first day of the Interview session.
Post clearing the stage 1 interview, candidates will be asked for document verification to ensure their eligibility for their posts.
 

G
gouri kumari
Into how many sections the written test is divided?
J
jaya garg

Hi Gouri. The online computer-based test is into four sections namely, General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test.

A
anuj singh chauhan
When AFCAT 2021 was held?
J
jaya garg

Hi Anuj. The primary stage, the AFCAT Written Test was conducted on February 20-22, 2021. The admit card for the written test has been released on the official website of the AFCAT.