AFCAT 2023, Application Form (AFCAT 1 & 2), Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus

AFCAT 2023AFCAT 2023: The Air Force Common Admission Test is the examination conducted by the Indian Air Force that can be taken after graduation for selection in the Indian Air Force in the Flying Branch, Ground Duty (Technical Branch), or Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch). The Indian Air Force will release the notification for the Air Force Common Admission Test for the January and August courses. Interested candidates can refer to the IAF AFCAT 2023 notification on its official website,

The AFCAT screening test is held by the Indian Air Force, which provides various courses for the candidates who are selected for the Indian Air Force. The candidates must clear the AFCAT examination to get admission to various IAF courses, such as Flying Branch, Ground Duty (Technical Branch), or Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch). Here you can check the latest update about Exam Notification.

AFCAT 2023 Notification:

  • AFCAT (II) 2023 Application form has been released on 1st June 2023 and the last date to apply is 30th June 2023.

AFCAT (I & II) 2023: Highlights

Exam Name AFCAT Commissioned Officer (Flying and Ground Duty)
Conducting Authority Indian Air Force
Exam Level National
Exam frequency Twice a year
No. of Posts 276
Mode of Exam online
Exam purpose To select Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches
Category Government Exams
Job Location Across India
Official Site

AFCAT 2023 Exam Date:

Below candidates can see the detail of AFCAT 2023 Exam Date related information.

Scheduled for – AFCAT 2 2023 Exam Dates:

Events  Exam Dates
AFCAT-2 Application Form Released 1st June 2023
Last Date to Apply Online Application form 30th June 2023
Admit Card Available September 2023
AFCAT-2 2023 Exam Date  October 2023
AFCAT-2 Exam Result Update Soon

Scheduled for – AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Date: 

Events Exam Date
AFCAT-1 Exam Notification 2023 20th November 2022
Application form Release date 1st December 2022
Last Date To Apply 30th December 2022
Admit Card Available February 2023
AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Date  February 2023
Exam Result March 2023
SSB Selection link activation date March 2023

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AFCAT 2023 Application Form:

The AFCAT 2023 Application Form will available in November 2022 for AFCAT-1 and AFCAT-2 it will be released on June 2023.

  • The aspirants should visit the IAF careers page through the website “”.
  • On its home page, the career page would be visible, where the Notification of AFCAT is accessible to download.
  • On the home page, “apply online” will also be available.
  • Here the applicants should fill up the required information and attach the required documents as well as the photograph.
  • The application form must be checked before submitting it and the required application fee should also be paid while submitting it.
  • After applying the acknowledgment is sent to the candidates they should take the printout for future reference.
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AFCAT-II 2023 Notification: Click here

Application Fee:

  • The Application Fee will be 250 for all candidates.
  • The fee can be paid using credit/ debit cards/ net banking through the payment gateway.

AFCAT-II 2023 Application Form: Click here

Vacancy details:

The total number of vacancies is 258, which will be filled through this recruitment drive. The recruitment will be for the post of Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. PC is for men only while SSC is for both men and women.



Men (SSC)

Women (SSC)




GD Technical

AE(L): 98

AE(L): 11

AE (M): 38

AE (M): 04

GD Non-Technical

Admin: 45

Admin: 5

LGS: 45

LGS: 2

Accts: 08

Accts: 2

Edn: 07

Edn: 2

Met: 07

Met: 2

Weapon System Branch: 15

Weapon System Branch: 2


10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

AFCAT Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria:

Read very carefully the Eligibility Criteria for AFCAT 2023.


  • The candidates must be citizens of India as per the Indian citizenship act, of 1955.

Educational Qualifications and Age Criteria:

  • For Flying Branch: Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and they must have completed a three-year graduation course in a relevant field with a minimum of 60% marks. The minimum age of the candidates must be 20 years.
  • 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 a recognized University  The minimum age of the candidates should be 20 years and maximum age should be 26 years.
  • For Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches: The candidates must have completed graduation or post-graduation. The age limit for graduates will be between 20 – 23 years and post-graduates will be between 20 – 26 years.

Selection Procedure:

Those selected in the online written test will have to clear the interview round also. The selected aspirants who clear both rounds will finally be eligible for the IAF course cum post.

Air Force Commission:

The candidates who are selected for AFCAT will be commissioned either as the ‘Short Service Commission” or “Permanent Commission” in Indian Air Force. Those candidates who are selected for SSC in Flying Branch are engaged for 14 years and those who are selected for Ground Duty and Technical Branches are engaged for 10 years which can be extended for the next 4 years depending on willingness, requirements, and availability of vacancies. Those candidates who are selected for Permanent Commission would continue to serve until the age of superannuation.

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The training for the selected candidates shall start in the first week of October 2023. The duration of training of Flying and Technical Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty Branch is 52 weeks.

Exam Pattern:

  • Mode of Exam: Candidates can give the AFCAT Exam 2023 through Online Mode.
  • Time Duration: AFCAT Exam duration will be 2 hours.
  • Total Questions: The total number for the question will be 100 of 300 Marks.
  • Types of Questions: The questions will be asked in the MCQ form.
  • Medium: The language of the Exam will be only English.
  • Total Marks: Each question will 3 marks.
  • Negative Marking: For each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.
Name of Exam Subjects Marks No. of Questions  Exam Duration 
AFCAT General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test 300 100 2 Hours
EKT (For technical branches) Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics 150 50 45 Minutes

AFCAT Syllabus 2023:

Check below topics that are related to AFCAT 2023 Syllabus. The AFCAT question paper is divided into 4th parts which are General Awareness and Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, and Military Aptitude. For more about the AFCAT Exam 2023 Syllabus candidates check the official website:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Admit Card:

The eligible candidates shall be issued with an e-Admit Card three weeks before the date of the examination. The e-Admit Card will be sent to the registered email IDs and will also be available at the website for all candidates who successfully submitted their online application. No Admit Card will be sent by post. To download the e-Admit Card, a candidate should have his/her Username and Password. The candidate will be solely responsible for downloading his/ her e-Admit Card.

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Steps To Download AFCAT Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website of the Indian Air Force @
  • On the home page of the Indian Air Force click on the ‘Candidate login’
  • Then choose the first option ‘AFCAT 02/2023
  • Enter the registered Email ID, and password, and click on the ‘Login’ button.
  • Download the Air Force Common Admission Admit Card 2023.
  • Take the printout of the Admit Card.

The following items are to be carried to the exam center:-

  • e-Admit Card for AFCAT 02/2023.
  • Candidate’s Aadhaar Card.
  • Another valid photo identity card such as a PAN card/ passport/ driving license/ voter identity card/ college identity card or any other valid photo identity proof, with details of name, father’s name, date of birth, and a clear photograph.
  • Two passport size color photographs- same as the photo uploaded during the online application (to be pasted, not stapled on Admit Card next to the printed photo and the attendance sheet at the exam center).
  • Ballpoint Pen (Blue or Black) for signing on the attendance sheet and rough work.

AFCAT Exam Centre:

Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Aizawl, Allahabad/ Prayagraj, Alwar, Ambala, Aurangabad, Bareilly, Bathinda, Belagavi, Bengaluru, Berhampur (Odisha), Bhagalpur, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Bikaner, Chandigarh, Chennai, Chapra, Coimbatore, Delhi and NCR, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Diu, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ganganagar, Gaya, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Guntur, Gurugram, Guwahati, Gwalior, Haldwani, Hissar, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jalpaigudi, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kannur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kurukshetra, Leh, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Muzzafarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Panaji, Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Rajahmundry, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rourkee, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Solapur, Srinagar, Thane, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal.


The AFCAT-1 result will be announced online mode on March 2023. Candidates can check the result by entering the registered id and password.

Steps to Check the AFCAT result:

  • Visit the official website
  • Now Enter the email id & password.
  • Then Result will be displayed on the screen.
  • Check the result & download and take the printout of the result.

SSB Interview:

Candidates who will qualify for the entrance exam called for the SSB. There will be 3 stages in the interview:

  • Stage I: Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and discussion test will be conducted on the first day.
  • Stage II: Psychological tests are conducted on Day 1(Afternoon) and the Group Tests and Interviews would commence after the document check for the next five days.
  • For Flying Branch: Candidates applying for the flying branch are required to appear in the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).

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