AFCAT 1 2023 Registration Starts From 01 December 2022

Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group
‘A’ Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. Online
AFCAT examination will be conducted on 24 Feb 23, 25 Feb 23 and 26 Feb 23.

AFCAT is one of the most famous defence exams that is attempted by almost every defence aspirant. Indian Air Force will publish the official notification of AFCAT 1 2023 on 1st December 2022 and in this article, you can find some important details related to the AFCAT 1 2023 notification.

Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. Online registration for AFCAT 1 2023 examination will be start from 1st December 2022 to 30th December 2022.

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Official Update: Online registration for AFCAT 1 2023 starts on 1st December 2022. For the upcoming AFCAT 1 2023 Exam, the IAF is adding the Weapons Systems Branch for the first time. Flying, technical, weapon systems, administration, logistics, accounts, education, meteorology, and NCC Special Entry Flying (NCC Air Wing ‘C’ certificate is required) are the entry branches for AFCAT 1 2023. Stay tuned for the official notification and announcement for more information.

Also Read: AFCAT 1 2023 Notification – Syllabus, Age Limits, Eligibility Criteria & Exam Date

AFCAT 1 2023 Notification

  • Indian citizens (men and women) are invited to join the Indian Air Force as Group A Gazetted Officers in the Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. The AFCAT 1 2023 online test will take place in February of that year.
  • The official notice of AFCAT 1 2023 will be released by the Indian Air Force on 1st December 2022. Registrations for the AFCAT 1 2023 will open on 1st December 2022.
  • Exams for the online AFCAT 1 2023 would possibly be given in the second week of February 2022. The AFCAT 1 2023 notice and exam date were keenly awaited by numerous Indian Air Force and AFCAT hopefuls who are preparing for the AFCAT 1 2023 written exam and SSB interview. We are aware that the Indian Air Force announces the Air Force Common Admission Test announcement twice a year.
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AFCAT 1 2023 Tentative Exam Dates

Important DatesEvent
AFCAT 1 2023 Notification date1st December 2022
AFCAT 1 2023 Applications Start1st December 2022
AFCAT 1 2023 Applications Closes30th December 2022
AFCAT 1 2023 Admit Card Release2 weeks before the exam date
AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Date24, 25 and 26 February 2023
AFCAT 1 2023 Results DateMarch 2023
AFCAT 1 2023 AFSB Interview datesApril 2023 till August 2023
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AFCAT 1 2023 Notification PDFTo Be Updated

AFCAT 1 2023 Branch And Course Number

  • Flying Branch
  • Weapon systems Branch
  • Ground Duty Technical Branch
  • Ground Duty Non-Technical Branch
  • Meteorology Entry Branch
  • NCC Entry Branch
BranchCourse NumberPost CodeMaleFemaleTotal
Flying215/24F/SSC/M & WFlying5510
Ground Duty Technical214/24T/SSC/104AEC/M & WAE (L)871097
Ground Duty Technical214/24T/SSC/104AEC/M & WAE (M)30333
Ground Duty Non Technical214/24G/SSC/M & WWeapon Systems15217
Ground Duty Non Technical214/24G/SSC/M & WAdmin43548
Ground Duty Non Technical214/24G/SSC/M & WLGS19221
Ground Duty Non Technical214/24G/SSC/M & WAccounts11213
Ground Duty Non Technical214/24G/SSC/M & WEducation8210
Ground Duty Non Technical214/24G/SSC/M & WMeteorology729
NCC Special Entry215/24F/PC/M and 215/24F/SSC/M & WFlying10%  seats  out  of  CDSE vacancies  for  PC 10%  seats  out  of  AFCAT  vacancies  for  SSC 258
All Branches    258
  • For Flying Men and Women – Men 5 and Female 5 – Total 10
  • For Ground Duty Tech (Aeronautical Engineer Electronics) – Men 87 and Female 10 – Total 97
  • For Ground Duty Tech (Aeronautical Engineer Mechanical) – Men 30 and Female 03 – Total 33
  • For Ground Duty Non-Tech PC (Weapon Systems) – Men 15 and Female 2 – Total 17
  • For Ground Duty Non-Tech PC (Admin) – Men 43 and Female 5 – Total 48
  • For Ground Duty Non-Tech PC (LGS) – Men 19 and Female 2 – Total 21
  • For Ground Duty Non-Tech PC (Accts) – Men 11 and Female 2 – Total 13
  • For Ground Duty Non-Tech PC (Edn) – Men 8 and Female 2 – Total 10
  • For Meteorology –  Men 7 and Female 2 – Total 9
  • For NCC Special Entry Flying PC Men and SSC for Men and Women – 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC
  • Total 258 Vacancies

*Disclaimer: Vacancies indicated are tentative and subject to change without notice. Actual intake would depend on organisational requirements, various cadre control mechanisms, availability of training slots and actual number of vacancies accruing in January 2024. No representation in this regard will be entertained.

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AFCAT 1 2023 Age Limits

(a) Flying Branch: 20 to 24 years as of 01 Jan 2024 i.e. born between 02 Jan 2000 to 01 Jan 2004 (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2004 (both dates inclusive).

(b) Ground Duty Technical Branch: 20 to 26 years as of 01 Jan 2024 i.e. born between 02 Jan 1998 to 02 Jan 2004 both dates Inclusive).

(c) Ground Duty Non-Technical Branch: 20 to 26 years as of 01 Jan 2024 i.e. born between 02 Jan 1998 to 02 Jan 2004 both dates Inclusive).

BranchAFCAT 1 2023 Exam Age Limits
FlyingBorn between 02 Jan 2000 to 01 Jan 2004. (both dates inclusive)
Ground Duty TechnicalBorn between 02 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2004 (both dates inclusive)
Ground Duty Non-TechnicalBorn between 02 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2004 (both dates inclusive)
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AFCAT 1 2023 Education Qualification

Flying Educational Qualification:

  • Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and (aa) Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR
  • (ab) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR
  • (ac) Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Ground Duty Technical Educational Qualification:

  • (aa) 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
  • (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 recognized 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:-

Ground Duty Non-Technical Educational Qualification:

  • (aa) Weapon Systems (WS) Branch. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and (aaa) Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR (aab) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • (ab) Administration & Logistics. Passed 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognized 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.
  • (ac) Accounts Branch. Passed 10+2 and done graduation in any of the following streams with 60 % marks or equivalent from a recognized university:- (aaa) B. Com Degree (Min three years course). (aab) Bachelor of Business Administration (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Management Studies (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Business Studies (with specialization in Finance) (aac) Qualified CA/ CMA/ CS/ CFA. (aad) B.Sc. with specialization in Finance.
  • (ad) Education. Passed 10+2 and Post-Graduation with 50% marks in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG (Single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and with 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline.
  • (ae) Meteorology. Passed 10+2 and B Sc with Physics and Mathematics with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or four year Graduation in Engineering/Technology discipline

NOTE:

  • Only those candidates who have given 12th standard in 10+2 pattern of examination are eligible to apply for these courses.
  • One seat is reserved for Law qualified candidates in Ground duty (Non-Tech) branches and these candidates may get employed on legal duties of the IAF (after commissioning).
BranchEducational Qualifications
FlyingA 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 TechnicalThe 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-Technical1. Weapon Systems (WS) – Graduation degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
Administration and Logistics – Graduation degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
2. Accounts – B.Com Degree with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
3. 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.
4. Meteorology – B Sc with Physics and Mathematics with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or four year Graduation in Engineering/Technology discipline

AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Syllabus

(a) English. Comprehension, Detect Error in Sentence, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonym/ Antonym, Cloze Test or Fill in the Gaps in a paragraph, Idioms and Phrases, Analogy, Sentence Rearranging, Substitution in a Sentence/ One Word Substitution.

(b) General Awareness. History, Geography, Sports, National & International Organisations, Art & Culture, Personalities, Environment & Ecology, Indian Polity, Economy, Basic Science Based Knowledge, Science & Technology, Current Affairs (National & International), Defence.

(c) Numerical Ability. Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average/ Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Distance and Races (Trains/ Boats & Streams), Area and Perimeter, Probability, Number System & Number Series, Mixture & Allegation Rules, Clocks.

(d) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Standard Of Questions. 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).

REGISTRATION FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN ON 01 DEC 2022 AND CLOSE ON 30 DEC 2022

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