Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)

AFCAT exam is the exam which can make you officer in Indian defence forces if you want to join Indian Air Force as an officer then after it is best opportunity to you. This is a written examination which is conducted online from 2018. Before 2018 it was taken offline

Branches through AFCAT

AFCAT written exam can give you entry in flying branch, technical branch or ground duty branch. Both male and female candidate can apply for all these branches.

Type of commission

For men air Force will give you permanent commission as well as Short Service Commission. Women candidate can only have Short Service Commission. In permanent commission you can avail the benefits of pension. You can serve the country up to 15 years or up to the highest age that is allowed by Defence forces. In Short Service Commission you can only serve for 10 years. If you are good in your services then it can further be extended 4 years. There is no more Tenure then 14 years for short service commissioned.

Detail of written exam

AFCAT written exam is of 2 hour. It consists of 100 questions and each question carries about 3 marks. There is negative marking in this examination and one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. However if you do not attempt any question then no negative mark will be given for that question. Technical branch candidate have to give EKT paper also.


AFCAT written exam consist of perception. GK, maths, English, reasoning are the section in written examination. Full detail syllabus and study material you can check link given below

Eligibility criteria

Flying branch

Age limit- 19 to 23.
Should have a degree with at least 3 year course .
60% mark are compulsory in degree course as an aggregate marks.
Should have math and physics in 12th exam/ BE or BTech.

Technical branch

Age limit- 20-24.
Should have engineering degree.
60% marks are compulsory.

Ground duty branch

Age limit- 20- 24
60% marks are compulsory.
Any degree with at least 3 year course.



After clearing of written exam one has to go thriugh ssb process.

complete ssb procedure is given in the ssb section of this website.



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