Who All Can Apply For AFCAT 1 2022

Jai Hind warriors. Indian Air Force has released the notification regarding AFCAT 1 2022. We are going to look into who all can apply for AFCAT 1 2022 and the eligibility criteria for all the branches.

Also Read: AFCAT 1 2022 Notification And Exam Date [Out Now]

Before moving on let’s understand two terms often mentioned in notifications:

PC(Permanent Commission):

  • Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation as per their branch and their rank

SSC(Short Service Commission):

  • Engagement period for Flying Branch SSC officers is fourteen(14) years from date if commission.
  • The initial tenure of SSC officers in Ground Duty(Tech and Non Tech)  branches would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four(4) years may be granted subject to availability of vacancies, and merit.
  • Grant of PC to SSC officers would be considered only in extended tenure of service as per prevailing policies subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, and merit.

About AFCAT

AFCAT Entry admits candidates to Air Force Academy where AFA(Air Force Academy, Dundigal) where candidates train for a duration of 74 weeks in case of Flying and Tech branches and 52 weeks for non-tech branches, before being commissioned as Flying Officer in Indian Air-Force. The nature of commission is SSC for flying branch and both permanent and temporary for ground-duty branches.

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AFCAT Entry 1 2021 Branches and Vacancies

Flying Branch

Type of Commission:

  • SSC for Male and Female

Vacancies: 77

Ground Duty (Technical) Branch

Type of Commission:

  • PC for Male Only
  • SSC for Male and Female

Vacancies: 129

  • Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}
  • Permanent Commission -19
  • Short Service Commission-76
  • Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanics) {AE (M)}
  • Permanent Commission -07
  • Short Service Commission -27

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branch

Type of Commission:

  • PC for Male Only
  • SSC for Male and Female

Vacancies: 111

  • Administration
  • Permanent Commission -10
  • Short Service Commission-41
  • Accounts
  • Permanent Commission -04
  • Short Service Commission -17
  • Logistics
  • Permanent Commission -08
  • Short Service Commission -31

Note: Two seats of Ground Duty(Non-Technical) Brach are reserved for Law Qualified Candidates

NCC Special Entry

Flying Branch

Type of Commission:

  • PC for Male Only
  • SSC for Male and Female

Vacancies:

  1.   10% vacancies out of CDSE(parallel course) for PC
  2.   10% vacancies out of AFCAT for SSC

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age Criteria
  • Flying Brach: Born between 02 Jan 1999 and 01 Jan 2003(both dates inclusive)
  •  Ground Duty Branch(both tech and non-tech): Born between 02 Jan 1997 and 01 Jan 2003(both dates inclusive)

  • Marital Status:
  • Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of course.
  • Widows/Widowers and divorcees(with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible

  • Educational Qualifications:
  • Flying Branch: Minimum of 50 % in Physics and Maths at 10+2 level and BE/B.Tech with minimum of 60% marks or Graduate from a recognized university with minimum of 60%.
  • NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch): Candidates who are Air Wing Senior Division ’C’ Certificate holders of the National Cadet Corps can apply to the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force. Educational Qualification remains the same as Flying Branch.
  • Ground Duty(Technical) Branch: Minimum of 50 % in Physics and Maths at 10+2 level and B.E/B.Tech in one of the streams as per notification.
  • Ground Duty(Non-Technical) Branch:
  • Administration Branch: Passed 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks
  • Accounts Branch: B.Com degree (minimum three year degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Logistics Branch: Minimum of 50% marks each in Maths & Physics at 10+2 level. Graduates (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognised University who have attained minimum 60% marks or equivalent OR BE/B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognised university with minimum 60% marks or equivalent

Conclusion

I hope you all understood the eligibility criteria for all branches of AFCAT 1 2022. Candidates are advised to go through the detailed notification available on the AFCAT CDAC website. For more details and preparation strategy you can hop on to the study materials section of our website.

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Ashish Tiwari

    Intern at SSBCrackExams. Maths Undergrad and Defence Aspirant, been to SSB 4 times for NDA Entry. Enjoy reading novels and playing cricket

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    2 Comments

    1. Gowthami

      I'm currently in 5th sem pursuing bcom . Can I apply for the exam now ?
      1. Ashish Tiwari

        Yes but you shouldn't have any backlogs and aggregate percentage till the last sem you studied must not be less than 60%. Please note that you have to be sure that you can obtain your degree latest by Nov/Dec 2022.

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