Join Indian Air Force Academy 2021

Update: AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST (AFCAT- 02/2021) FOR FLYING BRANCH AND GROUND DUTY (TECHNICAL AND NON-TECHNICAL) BRANCHES/ NCC SPECIAL ENTRY/ METEOROLOGY ENTRY FOR COURSES COMMENCING IN JULY 2022 Date for submission of Online Applications: 01 JUN 2021 to 30 JUN 2021.

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 tentatively will be conducted on 28 Aug 21, 29 Aug 21 and 30 Aug 21.

Indian Air Force will conduct AFCAT 2 2021 exam on 28 Aug 21, 29 Aug 21 and 30 Aug 21 . The AFCAT 2 2021 online application will open in June 2021. You can check the complete AFCAT 2 2021 notification soon for flying, the technical and non-technical branch of the IAF. In this article, you can find a few important details regarding the upcoming AFCAT 2 2021 Notification. Candidates can join the Indian Air Force as an officer through AFCAT 2 2021.

Tentative Exam Dates:

AFCAT EventsAFCAT 2 2021AFCAT 1 2022
AFCAT Notification Date1 June 2021 December 2021
AFCAT Online Application Date1 June 2021 December 2021
AFCAT Application Last date30 June 2021 December 2021
AFCAT Admit Card dateAugust 2021 January 2022
AFCAT Exam date28 Aug 21, 29 Aug 21 and 30 Aug 21 February 2022
AFCAT  Result date declarationSeptember 2021 March 2022

How To Prepare For AFCAT 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 2020 exam.
  • Our AFCAT 2021 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 2 2021 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 02/2021 for course commencing in July 2022.

AFCAT 2 2021 Exam Age Limits and Educational Qualifications:

AGE LIMIT

Flying

  • Age – Flying Branch. 20 to 24 years as on 01 July 2022 i.e. born between 02 July 1998 to 01 July 2002. (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 July 1996 to 01 July 2002 (both dates inclusive).

Ground Duty Technical

  • Age – 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2022 i.e. born between 02 July 1996 to 01 July 2002 (both dates inclusive).

Ground Duty Non-Technical

  • Age – 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2022 i.e. born between 02 July 1996 to 01 July 2002 (both dates inclusive).

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • Flying Branch: Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR Candidates who have 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.
  • Ground Duty (Technical) Branch: 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.
  • Ground Duty (Non-Technical) BranchesAdministration. 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. 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 disciple.
  • Meteorology: Passed 10+2 and Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Geography/ Computer Applications/ Environmental Science/ Applied Physics/ Oceanography/ Meteorology/ Agricultural Meteorology/ Ecology & Environment/ Geo-physics/ Environmental Biology with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together (Provided Maths and Physics were studied at Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% marks in each).

Note:

  • Only those candidates who have given 12th standard in 10+2 pattern of examination are eligible to apply for these courses.
  • Two seats are 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).

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 2 2021 Selection Procedure

  • Indian airforce will conduct the AFCAT online exam across the country at different test centers. AFCAT 2 2021 online exam will be conducted in August 2021.
  • IAF will publish the results of AFCAT 2 2021 in September 2021 and candidates will be able to check their marks, cut off marks etc on the official portal i.e. afcat.cdac.in
  • 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 2 2021

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 2 2021 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 2 2021 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 2 2021 Important Dates

  • AFCAT 2 2021 online registrations are open from 1 June 2021
  • AFCAT 2 2021 online exam will be conducted on 28 Aug 21, 29 Aug 21 and 30 Aug 21.

Conclusion The candidates have significant time to prepare and compete for AFCAT 2 2021. Those who are appearing in their graduation course as mentioned above in the educational qualification criteria can target the exam. The exam comes with the moderate difficulty level and a strategical approach can bring marks over the cut-off.

You can prepare for AFCAT 2 2021 and AFCAT 1 2022 and other defence entrance exams such as CDS, CDS OTA, NDA, ACC, MNS, INET, and Airmen Group X and Y by taking Written Online courses as they will not only give you access to full-length quality lectures but will also provide the facility to take standardized mock tests for better study and strategic growth in the exam. You can take multiple quizzes after each lesson to ensure a full understanding of the subject along with creating your customized lesson plans. You can check out the course content along with other important specifics at SSBCrack exams.

You can also access them through the SSBCrack Exams app available in the google play store.

Jai Hind!

2 Comments

  1. Samiksha teli

    What is the fees structure for fighter pilot?
  2. Abhijeet Rai

    What are the qualification to join Indian Air Force

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