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AFCAT 1 2022 Notification and Exam Date [Out Now]

Indian Air Force has published the official notification of AFCAT 1 2022. The AFCAT 1 2022 registrations will start from 01 Dec 2021 and end on 30 Dec 2021. Online AFCAT examination will be conducted on 12 Feb 22, 13 Feb 22 and 14 Feb 22. Many Indian Air Force and AFCAT aspirants who are preparing for the AFCAT 1 2022 written exam and SSB interview are eagerly waiting for the AFCAT 1 2022 notification and exam date. As we know, the Indian Air Force publishes the notification of the Air Force Common Admission Test two times every year. Candidates can expect the AFCAT 1 2022 notification on 01 Dec 2021 and will be available on the official website of the Indian Air Force. IAF will publish the full official AFCAT 1 2022 notification and exam date on 01 Dec 2021. Below are some important updates for the aspirants who are preparing for the AFCAT 1 2022 and AFCAT 2 2022 written exams.

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Aspirants who want to join the Indian air force flying branch, technical branch and GDOC, can apply for AFCAT 1 2022 in December this year. The AFCAT 1 2022 is the best way to join the Indian air force and it is conducted only by CDAC on behalf of the Indian Air Force across many online exam centers.

AFCAT 1 2022 Tentative Exam Dates:

AFCAT EventsAFCAT 1 2022AFCAT 2 2022
AFCAT Notification Date1 December 2021June 2022
AFCAT Online Application Date1 December 2021June 2022
AFCAT Application Last date30 December 2021June 2022
AFCAT Admit Card dateJanuary 2022August 2022
AFCAT Exam date12, 13 & 14 February 2022August 2022
AFCAT  Result date declarationMarch 2022September 2022

Note: Tentative dates related to AFCAT 1 2022 are mentioned here. Mentioned dates may change in future.

How To Prepare For AFCAT 1 20222 Exam Online

  • Serious defence aspirants can join our full AFCAT online course, the course is specially designed for the AFCAT aspirants that will help them to score better marks in the AFCAT 1 2022 exam.
  • Our AFCAT 2022 Online course covers the detailed syllabus for Numerical Ability, English, GK, Reasoning and Military Aptitude for the online exam. It also covers AFCAT mock tests for better practice.

AFCAT 1 2022 Branch And Course Number

  • Flying
  • Ground Duty Technical
  • Ground Duty Non-Technical
  • Meteorology Entry

Note: There is no intake conducted for Accounts and Logistics branches for AFCAT 01/2022 for a course commencing in Jan 2023.

AFCAT 1 2022 Exam Age Limits and Educational Qualifications:


  • Age – Flying Branch. 20 to 24 years as on 01 Jan 2023 i.e. born between 02 Jan 1999 to 01 Jan 2003. (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 Jan 1997 to 01 Jan 2003 (both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualification

  • A graduate candidate with minimum 60% marks and must have scored minimum 50%marks in Maths and Physics in 10+2 in 12th standard.
  • B.Tech/ B.E candidates who have scored minimum 60% marks and have scored 60% marks in maths and physics in 10+2 in 12th standard are also eligible for it.

Ground Duty Technical

  • Age – 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jan 2023 i.e. born between 02 Jan 1997 to 01 Jan 2003 (both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualification 

  • The candidate must have B.Tech/ B.E degree in notified streams as mentioned in the official notification of the IAF with minimum 60% marks and have scored minimum 50% marks in Physics and Maths in 10+2 standard are eligible for technical entry.

Ground Duty Non-Technical

  • Age – 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jan 2023 i.e. born between 02 Jan 1997 to 01 Jan 2003 (both dates inclusive).

Educational Qualification

  • Administration and Logistics – Graduation degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Accounts – B.Com Degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Education – Post graduate degree (MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International Studies / Defence Studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT /Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation) with minimum 50% marks, along with minimum 60% marks in graduation.

Type of Commission:

  • Permanent Commission (PC) for Men: Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation in their respective branches as per their rank.
  • Short Service Commission (SSC) for Men & Women: (i) The engagement period for Flying Branch (Men and Women) SSC Officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Non extendable). (ii) The initial tenure for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) SSC Officers would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit. (iii) Grant of Permanent Commission (PC) would be considered subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit.

AFCAT 1 2022 Selection Procedure

  • Indian airforce will conduct the AFCAT online exam across the country at different test centers. AFCAT 1 2022 online exam will be conducted around Feb 2022.
  • IAF will publish the results of AFCAT 1 2022 near April 2022 and candidates will be able to check their marks, cut off marks etc on the official portal i.e.
  • Selected candidates have to choose their AFSB interview venue and date on the same portal.
  • The screening test is the first stage of the interview, which consists of verbal, nonverbal tests and a PPDT test. The selected candidates will stay at the centres for further selection tests and those who could not qualify it, would be set free on the same day.
  • The next stage consists of a personal interview, Psychology and GTO tests, PABT (for flying only), on the last day conference will be conducted after which, the final result is announced. The selected candidates are sent for medical examination.

Syllabus of the AFCAT 1 2022

AFCAT Syllabus 2018 2019
  • English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/Filling in of 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 and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

(a) General Awareness

  • History
  • Sports
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • Civics
  • Basic Science
  • Defence
  • Art
  • Culture
  • Current Affairs
  • Politics

(b) Verbal Ability in English

  • Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Testing of Vocabulary

(c) Numerical Ability  

  • Decimal Fraction
  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Profit & loss
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple Interest

(d) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test 

  • Verbal Skills
  • Spatial Ability

Standard of AFCAT 1 2022 Question Paper:

  • The standard of Numerical Ability Questions will be of Matriculation level. The standard of questions in other subjects will be of graduation level (Indian University).
  • The Online examination will consist of objective type questions and will be in English only for both AFCAT and EKT

AFCAT 1 2022 Marking Scheme:

  • Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • No marks for unattempted questions.

Questions will be based on the metric system of Weights & Measures wherever applicable. Candidates must appear for the Online AFCAT in person. Under no circumstance will any scribe or another candidate be allowed to appear/ assist in the exam. Air Force has the discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.

AFCAT 1 2022 Important Dates

  • AFCAT 1 2022 online registrations are open till 30 Dec 2021
  • AFCAT 1 2022 online exam can be conducted on 12 Feb 22, 13 Feb 22 and 14 Feb 22

If you are preparing for the AFCAT 1 2022 written exam and SSB interview, you can check SSBCrackExams online courses and mock tests.

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