Get the latest Indian Air Force AFCAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches.
Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the notification of the Air Force Common Admission Test. The course is commencing in January 2023 for Flying Branch and Ground Duty Technical and Non-Technical) Branches/ NCC Special Entry. The test is conducted twice a year. The test is conducted all across India by the Indian Air Force.
Here on this page, candidates willing to apply can check the important dates, eligibility criteria, age limit, educational qualification, exam pattern, syllabus along the selection process. Candidates must fulfil the minimum eligibility requirements at the time of applying for AFCAT 2022. Check below educational qualifications, age criteria and marital status required for appearing in the AFCAT.
|Start Date for Online Application Submission||01-12-2021|
|Last Date for Online Application Submission||30-12-2021|
|Commencement of Training||January 2023|
Indian Air Force AFCAT Eligibility, Exam Pattern and Syllabus
After knowing the exam date you all might be thinking about the eligibility criteria for this exam. You might be wondering what would be the age limit for appearing in this paper? What is the required qualification? Aspiring candidates who are going to apply for IAF AFCAT 2022 can check the detailed eligibility criteria here.
|Flying Branch||(a) Minimum of 50% marks each in Maths & Physics at 10+2 level.|
(b) Graduates (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognised University who have attained a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR B.E/B.Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
(c) Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
|Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branch||(a) Administration and Logistics:- Passed 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised 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 recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.|
(b) Accounts Branch:- Passed 10+2 and done graduation in any of the following streams with 60 % marks or equivalent from a recognized university:-
(aa) B. Com Degree (Min three years course).
(ab) Bachelor of Business Administration (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Management Studies (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Business Studies (with specialization in Finance)
(ac) Qualified CA/ CMA/ CS/ CFA.
(ad) B.Sc. with specialization in Finance.
|Ground Duty (Technical) Branch||(a) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) (AE (L)):- 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 OR cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-|
(i) Applied Electronics and Instrumentation.
(ii) Communication Engineering.
(iii) Computer Engineering/Technology.
(iv) Computer Engineering and Application.
(v) Computer Science and Engineering/Technology.
(vi) Electrical and Computer Engineering.
(vii) Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
(viii) Electrical Engineering.
(ix) Electronics Engineering/ Technology.
(x) Electronics Science and Engineering.
(xii) Electronics and Communication Engineering.
(xiii) Electronics and Computer Science.
(xiv) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering.
(xv) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave).
(xvi) Electronics and Computer Engineering.
(xvii) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering.
(xviii) Electronics Instrument and Control.
(xix) Electronics Instrument and Control Engineering.
(xx) Instrumentation and Control Engineering.
(xxi) Instrument and Control Engineering.
(xxii) Information Technology.
(xxiii) Spacecraft Technology.
(xxiv) Engineering Physics.
(xxv) Electric Power and Machinery Engineering.
(xxvi) Infotech Engineering.
(xxvii) Cyber Security.
(ab) Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) (AE (M)):- 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 recognised University OR 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:-
(i) Aerospace Engineering.
(ii) Aeronautical Engineering.
(iii) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
(iv) Mechanical Engineering.
(v) Mechanical Engineering and Automation.
(vi) Mechanical Engineering (Production).
(vii) Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance).
(ix) Industrial Engineering.
(x) Manufacturing Engineering.
(xi) Production and Industrial Engineering.
(xii) Materials Science and Engineering.
(xiii) Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.
(xiv) Aerospace and Applied Mechanics.
(xv) Automotive Engineering.
(xviii) Rubber Technology and Rubber Engineering.
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IAF AFCAT 2022 Exam Pattern
Before starting preparation for the exam, you must understand and familiarize yourself with the latest Indian Air Force AFCAT pattern and syllabus. The Commission will conduct the exam in three stages namely Written examination, SSB Test and Medical Exam. The detailed exam pattern is given below:-
Written Exam Pattern:-The AFCAT Objective Type Question Paper will have 100 questions and the duration is 2 hours. This Exam contains General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning and Military Aptitude. The EKT Question Paper will have 50 questions and the duration is 45 minutes.
AFSB Interview:- AFSB interview stands for Air Force Selection Board Interview. AFSB interview is divided into two stages:-
(i) Officer Intelligence rating Test.
(ii) Picture perception and Discussion Test.
(i) Psychological Tests
(ii) Group Tests (interactive indoor and outdoor activities)
(iii) Interview (Personal conversation)
Medical Exam:- Merit List is compiled on the basis of your performance in the written test and AFSB interview, subject to being medically fit.
Indan Air Force AFCAT Syllabus 2022
Before starting your preparation for the exam it is advisable to go through the detailed syllabus for the Written Exam. The latest IAF AFCAT Syllabus 2022 is available here! To perform well in the exam we recommend you to go through all the topics and prepare accordingly. Thorough knowledge of the subject including clarity of basic concepts along with awareness about current affairs and general knowledge will ensure your success in the exam. The detailed syllabus of the exam is given below:-
|English||Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/Filling in of the correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases|
|General Awareness||History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc|
|Numerical Ability||Decimal Fraction, Time & Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/ Boats and Streams)|
|Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test||Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability|
|Computer Science Engineering||Fundamental Engineering:- Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Engineering Drawing.|
Specialisation Branch Topics:- Analog and Digital Electronics, Electronic Devices, Computer Networks, Network Theory Design, Switching Theory, Information Technology
Allied Engineering:- Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, Telecommunication Systems, Microwave Engineering, Antenna and Wave Propagation, Radar Theory, Instrumentation
|Electrical and Electronics Engineering||Fundamental Engineering:- Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Engineering Drawing.|
Specialisation Branch Topics:- Analog and Digital Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, Telecommunication Systems, Microwave Engineering, Antenna and Wave Propagation
Allied Engineering:- Instrumentation, Computer Networks, Network Theory Design, witching Theory, Information Technology, Radar Theory
|Mechanical Engineering||Fundamental Engineering:- Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Engineering Drawing.|
Specialisation Branch Topics:- Engineering Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Theory of Machines, Fluid mechanics/Hydraulic Machines, Manufacturing Science, Materials Science, Machine Drawing
Allied Engineering:- Automotive Engineering, Power Plant Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Flight Mechanics, Aircraft Structures, Aerodynamics
IAF AFCAT Admit Card 2022
Appearing candidates can download the admit card for the Indian Air Force AFCAT 2022 through the IAF Admit Cards Page by entering registration id/ roll number and date of birth. The commission will release admit card for the exam in mid-March.
It is important to note that candidates need to carry their admit cards along with them to the exam centre. No hard copy of admit cards will be issued to any candidate. Stay tuned with our portal to download IAF AFCAT 2022 Hall Ticket as soon as it is out.