Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 2015
AFCAT 02/2014 Date: 31st August, 2014 (Sunday)
Indian Air Force
Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) - 02/2014
Applications are invited from Male & Female Indian Citizens as per Citizenship Act 1995 for the following courses commencing in July 2015 for grant of Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent/Short Service Commission in Technical and Ground Duty Branches.
AFCAT 2014 Important Dates:
i. Online/Offline applications will open on: 07 June 2014
ii. Last date for receipt of Online applications: 03 July 2014
iii. Date of Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 02/2014: 31 August 2014
iv. Courses Commencing in July 2015
Courses Commencing in July 2015
01. Flying Branch:
No. 13 Short Service Commission (13 SSC) Course for Men
No. 42 Short Service Commission (42 SSC) Course for Women
02. Technical Branch:
No. 84 Aeronautical Engineers (84 AEC) Course (Permanent Commission) for Men
No. 56 Short Service Commission (56 SSC) Course for Men
No. 56 Short Service Commission (56 SSC) Course for Women
03. Ground Duty Branches:
No. 135 Ground Duty Officers (135 GDOC) Course (Permanent Commission) for Men
No. 28 Short Service Commission (28 SSC) Course for Men
No. 44 Short Service Commission (44 SSC) Course for Women
Courses Commencing in July 2014
University Entry Scheme (UES - 2014) (Permanent Commission) for Men
Candidates are to apply only online on IAF career website www.careerairforce.nic.in from 10 December 2012 to 08 January 2013.
Last date for submission of Online applications: 08 January 2013.
(a). Age Limit: 19 to 23 years as on 01/01/2014 i.e. born between 02 Jan 1991 to 01 Jan 1995 (Both dates inclusive). Those candidates holding valid Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) will be relaxed in age upto 25 years i.e. born between 02 Jan 1989 to 01 Jan 1995 (Both dates inclusive).
(b). Educational Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in any subject area with 60% Marks from a recognized University or Bachelor of Engineering / Bachelor of Technology of 4 years with 60% Marks. Candidates must be passed 12th Examination with Maths and Physics.
(c). Physical Standards: Minimum height: 162.5 cms with correlated weight, Leg length: Min-99 cms. Max-120 cms. Thigh length: Max-64cms. Sitting height: Min-81.5 cms. Max-96 cms. Vision – 6/6 and 6/9
(a). Age Limit: 18 to 28 years as on 01/01/2014 i.e. born between 02 Jan 1986 to 01 Jan 1996 (Both dates inclusive).
(b). Educational Qualifications:
i. Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) AE (L): Candidates applying for AE(L) branch would be eligible if they have undergone a minimum of four year degree qualification from a recognised university or cleared sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Instituion of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate Membership examination of the Institue of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies.
ii. Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) AE (M): Candidates applying for AE(M) branch would be eligible if they have undergone a minimum of four year degree qualification from a recognised university or cleared sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Instituion of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate Membership examination of the Institue of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies.
(c). Physical Standards: Minimum Height (Men) – 157.5 cms, (Women) – 152 cms with correlated weight.
Ground Duty Branches:
(a). Age Limit:
(b). Educational Qualifications:
|Age Limit||Born between (both dates inclusive)
|For Graduates||20 to 23 years||02 Jan 1991 to 01 Jan 1994
|For Post Graduates/LLB (5 years)||20 to 25 years||02 Jan 1989 to 01 Jan 1994
|For LLB (3 years)||20 to 26 years||02 Jan 1988 to 01 Jan 1994
|For M.Ed/Ph.D/CA/ICWA||20 to 27 years||02 Jan 1987 to 01 Jan 1994
(c). Physical Standards:
|Administration and Logistics||Graduate degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate of all papers put together or a Post Graduate degree/equivalent diploma in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.
|Accounts||Graduate degree in Commerce (B.Com) with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate of all papers put together or a Post Graduate Degree in Commerce (M.Com)/CA/ICWA with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.
|Education||Post Graduate Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.
Minimum Height (Men) – 157.5 cms, (Women) – 152 cms with correlated weight.
AFCAT Selection Procedure:
Eligible candidates who apply with proper details will be called for AFCAT which will be conducted on 31/08/2014 (Sunday)
. Candidates who qualify in this test will be called for further test which will be done in three stages, Stage-I: Intelligence Test, Stage-II: Psychological Test, Group Test and Interview, Stage-III Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT).
If you are recommended by selection Board, you will be sent for the medical examination either at Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), New Delhi or Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru.
All India Merit List:
An All India Merit List is compiled on the basis of your performance in the written test and AFSB interview and subject to being medically fit. Based on the vacancies available in various branches / sub branches, joining instructions are issued to join one of the Training establishments.
AFCAT 2014 How to Apply:
Candidates are to apply only online on IAF career website www.careerairforce.nic.in from 07 June 2014 to 03 July 2014.
AFCAT 2014 Test Centres:
Ambala, Adampur, Amritsar, Allahabad, Agra, Aizawl, Ahmedabad, Barnala, Bathinda, Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Bagdogra, Bareilly, Chandigarh, Chabua, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Darbhanga, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Guwahati, Hashimara, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Jorhat, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Kalaikunda, Kochi, Leh, Lucknow, Mount Abu, Mumbai, Mohanbari, Mysore, Nal (Bikaner), Nagpur, Ojhar (Nasik), Pathankot, Patna, Pune, Port Blair, Srinagar, Suratgarh, Sirsa, Sarsawa, Shillong, Silchar, Sulur (Coimbatore), Thane, Tezpur, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Varanasi.
Pay and Allowances:
i. Even before you are Commissioned as an Air Force Officer you start earning a monthly stipend of Rs. 21,000/- during last one year of your training period at any of the Air Force Training Institutions.
ii. The following Pay / Allowances would be applicable on grant of Commission to Flying Officers:-
- Pay in Pay Band (Common to all Branches) - Rs 15,600 Per Month (The officer will be placed in PB 3 - 15600-39100)
- Grade Pay :- Rs 5400 PM
- Military Service Pay :- Rs 6000 PM
- Dearness Allowance @ 65 percent :- Rs 17550 PM
- Kit Maintenance Allowance :- Rs 500 PM
- Transport Allowance :- Rs 3200 + DA ( major cities) / 1600 + DA ( Other cities)
iii. In addition the following allowances are admissible to the newly Commissioned Officers in Flying and Technical Branches
- Flying Allowance @ Rs 11250 PM to Flying Branch Officers.
- Technical Allowance @ Rs 2500 PM to Technical Branch Officers.
iv. Gross Monthly Emoluments :The first monthly pay package of Flying Officers in all the branches would be as under (This does not Include other allowances based on place of posting except Transport Allowance of major cities which is included)
1. Flying Branch: Rs. 61580/-
2. Technical Branch: Rs. 52830/-
3. Ground Duty Branch: Rs. 50330/-
As you grow in rank and stature in the Air Force, your income and other entitlements also increase in harmony with your enhanced responsibilities.
Once you become a part of the Indian Air Force family, you enjoy many facilities and benefits. From housing facilities to free ration, from medical facilities to schools for your children, Air Force takes care of all your needs. You continue to avail some of these benefits even after your retirement.
All Air Force personnel, including Flight Cadets are provided life insurance cover under the Air Force Group Insurance Scheme ( AFGIS). Monthly contribution rates are minimal and the insurance policy covers all contingencies. As an Air Force Officer you are insured for an amount of Rs 50 lakhs with an additional insurance cover of Rs 3.5 lakhs for pilots.
After retirement from the service, Air Force Officer is entitled to a decent pension which takes care of the needs of the family.
Post retirement insurance cover is provided to all Air Force pensioners who have rendered pensionable years of service on payment of minimal premium. The cover given by the Society is upto 72 years of age.
All the retired officers and their dependents have access to medical rooms and hospitals equipped with the best of the facilities. Apart from being entitled to the medical facilities, retired Air Force personnel is also authorized for the following benefits:
i. Coverage under medical insurance for lifetime.
ii. Grant for Commercial Venture for personnel who have had to leave service due to medical reasons.
AFCAT Scheme of Syllabus:
1. The AFCAT Question Paper will have 100 questions. All questions will be of three marks each. For every correct answer the candidate will get three marks and for every wrong answer one mark will be deducted under negative marking. The total time allotted for the paper is two hours.
2. Each Question Paper will have questions from the following topics:-
(a) General Awareness
– History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.
(b) Verbal Ability in English
– Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.
(c) Numerical Ability
– Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.
(d) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test
– Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.
AFCAT 2014 Quick Links:
AFCAT 2014 Notification for Men
AFCAT 2014 Notification for Women
Download Syllabus & Sample Questions
AFCAT 2014 Online Application
Publicity Cell ‘DISHA’,
Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan)
Motilal Nehru Marg
New Delhi – 110 106
Phone: 011 – 23010231 Extn 7080, 011 – 23013690 (Direct)