General Instructions for reporting and testing at AFSB

A candidate appearing for SSB interview through AFCAT entry must know about General Instructions for reporting and testing at AFSB.A  candidate appearing for SSB interview through AFCAT entry must know about General Instructions for reporting and testing at AFSB

1. Reporting: The Call Letter along with your Admit Card would be the authority for you to report to the nominated Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) for Testing. The same is to be handed over to the Board on arrival. You must report for the interview on the date and time as specified in the Call Letter. Late comers, on any account (inclusive of late running of trains) will not be admitted for tests. A representative in Air Force uniform will meet you at the Railway Station and escort you to the AFSB.

2. Boarding and Lodging: Free boarding and lodging will be provided during your stay at the Board during the period of testing. Those candidates who arrive before the date and time indicated in the Call Letter will have to make their own arrangements. Parents/ guardians accompanying the candidates will have to make their own arrangements.

3. Selection Procedure: The testing schedule is in two phases and normally for a period of five to six days depending upon contingencies and will be as follows:

Day 1 Phase 1- Officer Intelligence Rating, Picture Perception & Discussion Tests and document check(for Phase II Candidates).
Day 2 CPSS/Pilot Aptitude Battery Test for candidates eligible for Flying Branch. (Followed by Psychological Tests for all candidates)
Day 3, 4 & 5 Group Tests/ Interviews
Day 6 Group Tests/ Interviews, Board Conference

4. Documents: You are required to bring the following relevant documents for verification:-

(a) Original Admit Card.In case if it is not available with the candidate, he/she is to furnish an affidavit stating the valid reason. The reason also needs to be supported by documents like copy of FIR in case of loss/theft of the same.

(b) Original Matriculation/ Secondary School Passing Certificate and Mark sheets issued by CBSE/ ICSE/ State Board/ any recognized Board indicating DOB(No other certificate will be accepted for verification of Date of Birth).

(c) Original Marks Sheet & Certificate of 10+2 or equivalent (issued by the relevant Board).

(d) Proof of passing the qualifying examinations:-

(i) Graduation Degree(Orignal/Provisional) if applying on the basis of Graduation.

(ii) If applying on the basis of Post Graduation, in addition to (i) above PG degree (Original/Provisional).

(iii) Bonafide certificate in case the candidate is appearing in the final year/semester of qualifying examination. In case candidate is appearing in FY/final semester of PG, then he/she is also to produce documents mentioned in (i) above.

(iv) Provisional Certificate issued by college Principal is not acceptable. However, Provisional Degree Certificate issued by the University is acceptable.

(e) The Bonafide Certificate should include the following:-

(i) Name of the College.

(ii) Name of the University.

(iii) Discipline in which Graduation/ Post Graduation obtained.

(iv) Aggregate Percentage.

(v) Likely Date of Declaration of Final Result (in DD/MM/YYYY Format).

In case the likely date of result is beyond 15 June for course commencing in July or 15 December for course commencing in January, the onus of producing the required documents before the specified date lies with the candidate.

(f) The candidate should not have current backlog at the time of appearing for SSB interview. In case the candidate has cleared the backlog/arrear of any semester , the same should be substantiated with a mark sheet issued by College/Univerisity. Alternately, a certificate clearly mentioning the year of passing & marks scored from the College/ University authority may be produced. Merely re-appearing in that subject will not be construed as clearing the backlog.

(g) In case the University follows grading system and his/her percentage of marks cannot be ascertained from the marks sheets, a certificate from college/university clearly indicating the following must be produced:-

(i) Percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying degree/examinations.

(ii) Methodology/formula used to arrive at percentage.

(iii) Whether all subjects studied have been included or not to arrive at percentage.

(h) In order to arrive at percentage, all subjects and semester are to be considered without eliminating any non-credit subjects/semester or reducing the weightage of any subject/semester.

(i) Three attested photocopies of all marks sheets/passing certificates.

(j) Orignal NCC Certificate.(if applicable)

(k) NOC from employers of candidates working in Central/State Governments or Public sector undertakings.

(l) Orignal valid Commercial Pilots’ License, issued by DGCA, if applicable.

(m) Hard copy of Railway/Bus Tickets(for refund of Travelling Allowances).

(n) Proof of Identity: Following shall be accepted as proof of identity.

(i) Driving License.

(ii) Indian Passport.

(iii) Voter Identity Card.

(iv) Aadhar Card.

(v) PAN Card.

(vi) College ID(Valid only for appearing candidates in final year/semester).

(o) Candidates(if recommended) should, preferably, provide details of two Gazetted Officers(not in blood relation) and residing in their place of residence and who know them personally to facilitate verification.

Note1: Candidates not in possession of the above documents or those who do not meet the eligibility criteria, should not report to the AFSB, as they will not be accepted for the tests and will be routed back. They will also not be eligible to claim travelling allowances.

Note 2: Candidates are also advised to bring twenty five copies of recent passport size colour photographs taken in light colored clothes against white background for documentation (if Recommended). The candidate should be visible in the full face and both ears in photograph

5. Requisites: You are advised to bring the following items:

(a) One pair of White Shirt/ T-Shirt, Shorts/ Trouser/ Track Suit/ Salwar kameez, Socks and a pair of white sports shoes.

(b) Adequate writing material (Pens and lead pencils).

(c) Clothing, according to season.

(d) Medium size locks to safeguard your personal luggage.

(e) Two pairs of formal dresses for mess premises and interview.

6. Traveling Allowance(TA): Traveling Allowance by the shortest route for AC-III tier Mail/ Express Trains to and fro for the journey from the place of Call Up or departure (whichever is nearer) is admissible. Change of address, if any, must be intimated to the Board at least 2 weeks prior to reporting date. You shall furnish the hard copy of Railway ticket/ Bus ticket/ Air ticket along with boarding card to the Board, failing which no TA will be paid. The amount of TA shall be restricted to the maximum authorised by the rules and not as per the actual amount paid on journey. The least of two shall be paid to the candidate. be admissible as per the government authorized rules. No TA is admissible, if you have already appeared for the same type of entry at any of the Selection Boards.

7. Medical Examination: Recommended candidates will be required to proceed to Air Force Central Medical Establishment, New Delhi or Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bangalore for medical examination for a duration of four to seven days. It may be noted that the Air Force Medical Board/ Services Medical Board is the final authority while deciding the medical fitness for joining the Indian Air Force. You are advised to see the details about Medical Standards on our website,

8. Discipline: Your conduct and behavior during your stay at the Board is expected to be disciplined and orderly. Any act of indiscipline or misconduct will lead to cancellation of your candidature. In all matters pertaining to indiscipline and/ or misconduct, the decision of the President of the Board shall be final and no appeal against his decision will be entertained. Should you try and influence any member of the Board directly or indirectly, your candidature will be cancelled.

9. General: No facility exists at AFSBs for safe custody of cash and valuables. Therefore, do not bring any valuables or excess money.Candidates are not permitted to carry their mobile phones, laptops or cameras inside the Selection Board premises, if found with, their candidature will be cancelled.


  1. tathagat

    SIR, Can I appear another center for AFSB if failed in one center ?
  2. narender

    sir/mam, at the time of filling the form the result of final semester of btech. was not released,so i filled the the marks until the 7th semester and they asked me the expected date for passing out of college which i mentioned to be "7-august-2017" (as the result was expected to be declared by "7-august-2017") and the same was declared around that time So now what am i supposed to produce at the time of appearing for ssb 1).The final degree of all the 8 semesters 2.)The bonefide as mentioned in the "documents" please reply
  3. Raj chandar

    How full up the piq form,pls,tell me sir
  4. samby

    Commentwl what is place of call up in declaration form?
  5. Rohit Jagtap

    Can u plz guide me for filling up the Declaration Form in the AFCAT call up letter? Especially about "Next of Kin" & "Code no." What are these particulars?
  6. Goutam

    I am in final year of degree, which cerificates I require?
  7. Ayushi

    I have all the documents but not 10+2 passing certificate. Every other single document is their with me.. Is it possible that I get into any trouble?
    1. KraZy

      Same problem with me.
  8. Neha

    I do not have my SSC certificate of passing though I have SSC mark sheet and other required documents. What should I do?
  9. Aman kumar

    During the time of application filling i had more than 60% and i have cleared afcat 2 2016 written exam but i have less than 60% aggregate now.can i attend the afcat ssb
  10. Matty

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  11. Rich

    Does they allow ta for fathers accompanying us
    1. Manisha

      No! Only for eligible candidates

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