AFCAT 2023 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

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The AFCAT screening test is held by the Indian Air Force which provides various courses for the candidates who are selected in Indian Air Force. The candidates must clear the AFCAT examination to get admission to various IAF courses, of Flying Branch, Ground Duty (Technical Branch), or Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch). The AFCAT will be held in the last week of February 2023 for admission to January IAF courses. AS per the IAF AFCAT notification the admission test is going to be held in the last week of February 2023.

AFCAT 2023 Notification:

  • AFCAT (I) 2023 Application form will release soon.

AFCAT 2023: Highlights

Exam NameAFCAT Commissioned Officer (Flying and Ground Duty)
Conducting AuthorityIndian Air Force
Exam LevelNational
Exam frequencyTwice a year
No. of PostsTo be announced
Mode of Examonline
Exam purposeTo select Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches
Contact details020-25503105 or 020-25503106
CategoryGovernment Exams
Job LocationAcross India

AFCAT 2023 Exam Date:

There are two types of exams AFCAT 1 2023 & AFCAT 2 2023. Below candidates can see the detail of AFCAT 2023 Exam Date related information.

Scheduled for – AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Date: 

AFCAT-1 EventsExam Dates
AFCAT-1 Exam Notification 2023November 2022
Online Application form date startedDecember 2022
Application Form Last date for receivingDecember 2022
Admit Card AvailableFebruary 2023
AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Date February 2023
AFCAT-1 Exam ResultMarch 2023
SSB Selection link activation dateMarch 2023

Scheduled for – AFCAT 2 2023 Exam Dates:

Events Exam Dates
AFCAT-2 Application Form ReleasedJune 2023
Last Date to Apply Online Application formJuly 2023
Admit Card AvailableSeptember 2023
AFCAT-2 2023 Exam Date October 2023
AFCAT-2 Exam ResultUpdate Soon

Vacancy details:

According to last year, The total number of vacancies will be 256 (Tentative), which will be filled through this recruitment drive. The recruitment will be for the post of Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. PC is for men only while SSC is for both men and women.

AFCAT Entry:

  • Flying- 74 Posts
  • Ground Duty (Technical){Aeronautical Engineer Electronics and Aeronautical Engineer Mechanical)- AE (L) – PC (40), SSC – 26, AE (M)- PC (23), SSC- 16
  • Ground Duty (Non-Technical) (Administration and Education)-Administration: PC- 23, SSC -16, Education: PC-08, SSC -08

NCC Special Entry:

  • Flying- 10 % seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.


  • Ground Duty (Non-Technical)- PC-10, SSC-12

AFCAT Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria:

Read very carefully the Eligibility Criteria for AFCAT 2023.

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  • The candidates must be citizens of India as per the Indian citizenship act, 1955.

Educational Qualifications and Age Criteria:

  • For Flying Branch, Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and they must have completed a three-year graduation course in a relevant field with a minimum of 60% marks. The minimum age of the candidates must be 20 years.
  • Ground Duty (Technical Branch), Candidates with a minimum of 50% 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  The minimum age of the candidates should be 20 years and maximum age should be 26 years.
  • For Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches the candidates must have completed graduation or post-graduation. The age limit for graduates will be between 20 – 23 years and post-graduates will be between 20 – 26 years.

Selection Procedure:

Those selected in the online written test will have to clear the interview round also. The selected aspirants who clear both the rounds will finally be eligible for the IAF course cum post

Air Force Commission:

The candidates who are selected in AFCAT will be commissioned either as the ‘Short Service Commission” or “Permanent Commission” in Indian Air Force. Those candidates who are selected for SSC in Flying Branch are engaged for 14 years and those who are selected for Ground Duty and Technical Branches are engaged for 10 years which can be extended for the next 4 years depending on willingness, requirement, and availability of vacancies. Those candidates who are selected for Permanent Commission would continue to serve until the age of superannuation.


The training for the selected candidates shall start in the first week of October 2023. The duration of training of Flying and Technical Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty Branch is 52 weeks.

Exam Pattern:

  • Mode of Exam: Candidates can give the AFCAT Exam 2023 through Online Mode.
  • Time Duration: AFCAT Exam duration will be 2 hours.
  • Total Questions: The total number for the question will be 100 of 300 Marks.
  • Types of Questions: The questions will be asked in the MCQ form.
  • Medium: The language of the Exam will be only English.
  • Total Marks: Each question will 3 marks.
  • Negative Marking: For each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted


Name of ExamSubjectsMarksNo. of Questions Exam Duration 
AFCATGeneral Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test3001002 Hours
EKT (For technical branches)Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics1505045 Minutes

AFCAT Syllabus 2023:

Check below topics that are related to AFCAT 2023 Syllabus. The AFCAT question paper is divided into 4th parts which are General Awareness and Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, and Military Aptitude. For more about the AFCAT Exam 2023 Syllabus candidates check the official website:

  • General Awareness: History, Basic Sciences, Geography, Sports, Defence, Culture, Current Affairs, Environment, Civics, Politics, Art, etc.
  • Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Average, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest, Percentage, Simplification.
  • Verbal Ability in English: Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Testing of Vocabulary, Antonyms, Error Detection, etc.
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test section: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

Admit Card:

AFCAT 2023 Admit Card will release in September 2023. The mode of release of Admit Card 2023 through the online process. The Authority will also send the Admit card through the mail. The Admit contains the details about the exam. The candidate must download the admit card & bring it to the Exam center.

Steps To Download AFCAT Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website of the Indian Air Force @
  • On the home page of the Indian Air Force click on the ‘Candidate login’
  • Then choose the first option ‘AFCAT 02/2023
  • Enter the registered Email ID, and password, and click on the ‘Login’ button.
  • Download the Air Force Common Admission Admit Card 2023.
  • Take the printout of the Admit Card.
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