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AFCAT Recruitment 2018 for Flying Branch & Ground Duty Staff

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AFCAT Recruitment 2018 for Flying Branch & Ground Duty Staff

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.

AFCAT Recruitment – Important Dates

Important Events Important Dates
Start Date of Application 16th June 2018
End Date of Application 15th  July 2018
Date of Exam To be announced

 Indian Air Force Vacancies

Entry Branch No. of Vacancies Total
SSC PC
AFCAT Entry Flying 42 42
Ground Duty (Technical) AE (L) – 30
AE(M) – 14
AE (L) – 22
AE (M) – 10
76
Ground Duty (Non -Technical) Admin – 12
Logistics – 4
Accounts – 5
Education – 4
Admin – 8
Logistics – 1
Accounts – 3
Education – 3
40
NCC Special Entry Flying 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for Flying branch
Meteorology Branch Ground Duty (Non-Technical) 14 10 24
Total 125 57 182

Where,

SSC – Short Service Commission
PC – Permanent Commission
AE (M) – Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)
AE (L) – Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

A. Age Limit (as on 1st July 2019)

Flying Branch 

  • Minimum Age 20 years
  • Maximum Age – 24 years

(You must have been born not before 2nd July 1995 and not after 1st July 1999.)

Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical Branches)

  • Minimum Age 20 years
  • Maximum Age – 26 years

(You must have been born not before 2nd July 1993 and not after 1st July 1999.)

Age Relaxation

Current Commercial Pilot License Holders (Flying Branch) – 2 years

B. Educational Qualifications

For Flying Branch 

  • You must be a Graduate in any discipline (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level)/BE/B Tech from a recognized University.
  • If you are a Final Year/Semester students, you are also eligible to apply, provided you produce Degree Certificate issued by the University as per the date fixed by AFSB.
  • There will be no minimum percentage bar for Combined Defence Service Examination (CDSE) entry.

For Ground Duty (Technical)

  • You must be a Graduate (Minimum 3 years Degree Course) in any discipline with minimum 60% marks from a recognised University.
  • You must 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 60% marks.

For Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

  • You must 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 60% marks.

AFCAT Recruitment Exam Pattern and Selection Process

Indian Air Force has a stringent selection process which includes following levels:

  1. Online AFCAT
  2. SSB
    a) STAGE – I
    b) STAGE – II
    c) STAGE – III
    d) STAGE – IV

1. Online AFCAT

  • If you have applied for posts other than NDA and CDSE, then you will have to appear for AFCAT.
  • It is mandatory for you to opt for Ground Duty (Technical) Branch to appear in both AFCAT as well as Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).
  • The Online AFCAT Test will be Objective in nature.
  • The language of the paper will be English only.
  • You will be awarded 3 marks for each correct answer.
  • For each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted from your score.

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
Verbal Ability
Numerical Ability
Military Reasoning
Aptitude Test
EKT (Ground Duty Technical Branch only) Mechanical 50 150 45 Minutes
Computer
Science
Electrical
Electronics

2. SSB

If you qualify the Online AFCAT, you will be eligible for SSB. The SSB is a 5-days selection process comprising four stages.

⇒ STAGE – I (Day 1)

  • Officer Intelligence Rating Test.
  • Picture Perception and Discussion Test.

If you failed to clear Stage – I, you will be sent back on the first day itself.

⇒ STAGE – II

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.

  • Psychological Tests (Written Test).
  • Group Tests (Interactive Indoor and Outdoor Activities)
  • Personal Interview
  • If you have applied for Flying Branch, you will also have to appear for Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) Test.

⇒ STAGE – III

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.

⇒ STAGE – IV

  • Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) will prepare an All India Merit List based on your performance in the Written Test and AFSB Interview (Stage I + Stage II).
  • If you find yourself in the All India Merit List, then based on the vacancies available in various branches/sub branches, you will be issued the respective joining instructions.

AFCAT Examination/Application Fee

  • For Meteorology or NCC Special Entry – No Fee
  • For Other Posts – Rs. 250/-

How to Apply for AFCAT Recruitment 2018

*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.

Indian Air Force Salary/Stipend

  • Flight Cadet (Stipend) – Rs. 56,100/- per month during Training
  • Flying Officer – Rs. 56,000 to 1,10,700 /- 

AFCAT Recruitment 2018 – Official Notification

 

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