The first cycle of AFCAT Recruitment for the year 2018 has begun for Flying Branch and Ground Duty Staff. Every year Indian Air Force conducts Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) to select most eligible and bright candidates to join Bhartiya Vayu Sena. If you want to have an adventurous career and are willing to serve your country then this is your chance. In this article you will get all the AFCAT Important Dates, Indian Air Force Vacancies, Air Force Eligibility Criteria, AFCAT Exam Pattern & Selection Process, Application Process and Direct Link to Apply for Indian Air Force Recruitment 2018.
|Important Events||Important Dates|
|Start Date of Application||16th June 2018|
|End Date of Application||15th July 2018|
|Date of Exam||To be announced|
|Entry||Branch||No. of Vacancies||Total|
|Ground Duty (Technical)||AE (L) – 30
AE(M) – 14
|AE (L) – 22
AE (M) – 10
|Ground Duty (Non -Technical)||Admin – 12
Logistics – 4
Accounts – 5
Education – 4
|Admin – 8
Logistics – 1
Accounts – 3
Education – 3
|NCC Special Entry||Flying||10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for Flying branch||–|
|Meteorology Branch||Ground Duty (Non-Technical)||14||10||24|
SSC – Short Service Commission
PC – Permanent Commission
AE (M) – Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)
AE (L) – Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)
(You must have been born not before 2nd July 1995 and not after 1st July 1999.)
(You must have been born not before 2nd July 1993 and not after 1st July 1999.)
Current Commercial Pilot License Holders (Flying Branch) – 2 years
For Flying Branch
For Ground Duty (Technical)
For Ground Duty (Non-Technical)
Indian Air Force has a stringent selection process which includes following levels:
The exam pattern for AFCAT 2018 is given in the table below:
|Exam||Subject||No. of Qs||Max Marks||Exam Duration|
|AFCAT||General Awareness||100||300||2 Hours|
|EKT (Ground Duty Technical Branch only)||Mechanical||50||150||45 Minutes|
If you qualify the Online AFCAT, you will be eligible for SSB. The SSB is a 5-days selection process comprising four stages.
If you failed to clear Stage – I, you will be sent back on the first day itself.
In case you qualify STAGE – I, you would be eligible to appear for STAGE-II which would take 3-4 days. In these days you will have to undergo the following test.
After qualifying STAGE – II, you will have to undergo Medical Examination either at Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), New Delhi or Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru.
*Direct Link to Apply will be active from 16th June 2018 onward.
Note: Air Sqn NCC Senior Division ‘C’ Certificate Holders are required to apply through NCC Special Entry.