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Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is a national level competitive exam conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to select officers for all its branches, except for the medical and dental branches.

Officers Marshall Academy provide specialised training for their entry into Airforce. We also provide physical training, personality development and focused coaching for the Airforce Entrance Test.

Course Features :

  1. Complete coverage of basics

  2. Special focus on Competitive Examinations

  3. Weekly tests with Personalised Assessments

  4. Enhancing descriptive ability through Term-Examinations and Personalised Assessments

  5. Tests over current and cumulative syllabus.

  6. Making practice, error-free presentation

  7. Provision of complete study material

  8. Subject-wise and branch-wise ranking system for comprehensive evaluation

  9. Generation of qualitative online high-end questions

  10. Question papers supported with Key/Scheme

About AFCAT :

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is a national level competitive exam conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to select officers for all its branches, except for the medical and dental branches.

Through AFCAT you can apply for all the three branches of the IAF which are Flying Branch, Technical Branch and Ground Duty Branches. The eligibility criteria for different branches vary. Both men and women can apply for all the three branches. While for women there is short service commission only in all the three branches, for men there is Permanent as well as Short Service Commission for men. However for Flying Branch only Short Service Commission is there through AFCAT. Short Service Commission in Flying branch is for 14 years with no further extension.

AFCAT is Conducted Twice a year (February/August).
Advertisements inviting applications for AFCAT are out in June and December. Candidates are to apply as per the advertisement.

Eligibility Criteria

Flying Branch

Age – 20 to 24 years (at the time of commencement of course).Upper age limit for Candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxed up to 26 years(at the time of commencement of course).
Nationality – Indian
Marital Status – Single
Gender – Men and Women.
Educational Qualifications
Minimum of 60% 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.

Technical Branch

Age – 20 to 26 years (at the time of commencement of course)
Nationality – Indian
Marital Status – Single
Gender – Men and Women.
Educational Qualification for Aeronautical Engineering Branch
Eligible only when a candidate should have minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and have undergone any one of the following educational qualifications:-
A minimum of four year degree graduation / integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering / Technology from recognised university

Ground Duty Branch

Age – 20 to 26 Years for Graduates and Post Graduates (at the time of commencement of course).
Marital Status – Candidates below the age of 25 years must be Unmarried.
Nationality – Indian.
Gender – Both men and women
Educational Qualifications
Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with 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.

 

AFCAT Selection Procedure :
Stage – I testing at Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB) located at Dehradun, Varanasi, Gandhinagar and Mysuru.

  1. Officer Intelligence rating Test.

  2. Picture perception and Discussion Test.

 

STAGE-I is a screening test. Those who qualify STAGE-I are eligible to undergo STAGE-II testing.

All STAGE-I qualified candidates undergo following tests as part of STAGE-II testing during next four to five days. Fifth day is for CPSS testing (Flying branch).

  1. Psychological Tests are written tests that are conducted by a Psychologist.

  2. Group Tests are interactive indoor and outdoor activities which are a combination of mental and physical work.

  3. Interview involves a personal conversation with an Interviewing Officer.

  4. Candidates who have applied for flying branch and have been recommended, will also have to undergo Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) test .

 

Stage – III Medical Examination.
Physical and Medical Standards :
Candidates must be physically fit according to the prescribed physical standards in the notification.

Exam Pattern :

AFCAT Syllabus :

(a) English. Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases
 

(b) General Awareness. History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc
 

(c) Numerical Ability. Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams) (ad) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test. Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.
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).

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