AFCAT Recruitment 2022 - Online Application, Vacancies

By Ajay | Updated on: Nov 24, 2022

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Highlights 2023

To become a part of the Indian Air Force is a matter of pride and a dream of many aspirants. Thousands of candidates apply for the AFCAT exam to become a part of this elite group of Gazetted A officers but only a handful of them can make it to the final merit list. AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) is a national level defense entrance examination conducted by the Indian Air force to recruit young aspiring candidates for various levels of posts such as Flying Officers, Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Gazetted officers. The AFCAT exam is conducted two times a year and is named AFCAT-1 and AFCAT-2.

The AFCAT-1 notification 2023 has been released by the Indian Air Force. The online registration will commence on December 01 and close on December 30, 2022. Furthermore, the AFCAT 2023 exam will be held on February 24, 25 & 26, 2023. Lets get more insight into the AFCAT notification 2023 from below.

AFCAT Exam 2023 Highlights

Conducting BodyIndian Air Force (IAF)
Official Website https://afcat.cdac.in
Name of the Posts
  • Flying Branch
  • Ground Duty Technical
    • Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)
    • Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Ground Duty (Non-Technical)
    • Administration
    • Logistics
    • Accounts
    • Education
Mode of Application Online
Stages of Exam Online Exam and SSB
No. of Question & Time duration
  • Online Exam- 100 questions, 2 hours
  • Online Exam (Engineering Knowledge Test)- 50 questions, 45 minutes
Online Registration of Applications and Payment of Fees / Intimation Charges December 01, 2022 (11 AM) to December 30, 2022 (5 PM)
Online Examination To be notified later
No. of Vacancies
  • Male Candidates - 220
  • Female Candidates - 28
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Official Notification PDF [Click Here]

Notification 2023

AFCAT-2 notification 2023 has been finally released by the Indian AirForce. The application window is active from June 1, 2022 and will remain active till June 30, 2022. The recruitment will take place to fill 283 vacancies for the post of Flying Officers, Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Gazetted Officers. All the relevant information related to the AFCAT-2 application process and the number of AFCAT vacancies 2023 should be gathered before you start applying for the AFCAT 2 2023 exam. AFCAT exam admit card for Flying Officers, Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Gazetted Officers will be released a few days before the online exam. The AFCAT 02 exam is going to be held on August 26, 27 and 28, 2022.  Read More...

Exam Pattern

To crack the AFCAT exam, the very first thing you must do is to analyze the AFCAT exam pattern 2023. This will give you a clear understanding of the AFCAT exam. AFCAT exam is a one-day exam followed by an SSB (Interview). The AFCAT exam consists of four sections. Furthermore, the candidates also need to be aware of the AFCAT exam marking scheme, which will allow them to plan their practice accordingly. Read More...

Syllabus 2023

Before you start preparing for the AFCAT exam 2023, it is advised to go through the AFCAT 2023 syllabus first. AFCAT exam syllabus will give you an idea about the whole examination and also the sections/topics involved in it. If you are applying in the Technical branch, then you should be well acquainted with the subject domain for which you have applied. To help you fare well in the AFCAT 2023 exam, you should also know about the AFCAT books that will assist you in preparing well for the exam. Read More...

Exam Dates

The official notification of the AFCAT-1 exam –cy– is finally out. The application window will open on December 01 and close on December 30, 2022. You can start applying for the same after ensuring your eligibility. The AFCAT –cy– exam will be held on February 24, 25 & 26, 2023. The conducting authority will also allot certain exam centres for the AFCAT exam, where the online exam will be conducted on all three days. Therefore, before starting your preparation, you should take note of the AFCAT exam dates properly. Read More...

Salary 2023

Being a part of the Indian Air Force is a matter of great pride as through this you have the chance to serve your nation directly. But with pride, comes responsibility. IAF gives a handsome salary to their commissioned officers along with various other allowances. The AFCAT in-hand salary is a decent amount that will increase with time and designation. Along with a good salary, there are several benefits & allowances provided by the Indian Air Force to its employees. Besides this, you also have some post-retirement benefits too. Read More...

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for any post under the AFCAT recruitment 2023, you should first have to ensure your AFCAT eligibility for the respective post. The Indian Air Force is quite particular about the details and specifies certain criteria for the aspirants. You are advised to look into the AFCAT 2023 educational qualifications, and age criteria in detail to avoid any kind of errors in your application. Read More...

Previous Year Cut-off

To get an idea about the difficulty level and minimum qualifying marks, the previous year's cut-off helps a lot. AFCAT is one of the best opportunities for aspirants to join the armed forces. Knowing the AFCAT previous year cut-off is an important detail that gives a complete idea of what to expect in the exam and how much effort you should be putting in to reach close to that score. Read More...

AFCAT - Free Mock Tests

AFCAT 2022 Mock Test 6

AFCAT 2022 Mock Test 6

  • 120 Minutes
  • 100 Questions
  • 300 Marks
AFCAT 2022 Mock Test 5

AFCAT 2022 Mock Test 5

  • 120 Minutes
  • 100 Questions
  • 300 Marks
AFCAT 2022 Mock Test 4

AFCAT 2022 Mock Test 4

  • 120 Minutes
  • 100 Questions
  • 300 Marks
AFCAT 2022 Mock Test 3

AFCAT 2022 Mock Test 3

  • 120 Minutes
  • 100 Questions
  • 300 Marks

AFCAT - Previous Year Paper

AFCAT 2022 Previous Year Paper (27 Aug 2022)

AFCAT 2022 Previous Year Paper (27 Aug 2022)

  • 120 Minutes
  • 100 Questions
  • 300 Marks
AFCAT 2022 Previous Year Paper (12 Feb 2022)

AFCAT 2022 Previous Year Paper (12 Feb 2022)

  • 120 Minutes
  • 100 Questions
  • 300 Marks
AFCAT 2021 Previous Year Paper

AFCAT 2021 Previous Year Paper

  • 120 Minutes
  • 100 Questions
  • 300 Marks

FAQs

The Indian Air Force has announced 258 vacancies for the post of Flying Officers, Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Gazetted Officers.
For the AFCAT 2023 exam, you need to cover four sections- General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test. If you are applying under the technical branch then questions from the respective branch from which you have applied. You can refer to our AFCAT exam pattern page for more details.
The AFCAT age limit varies for different posts. If you are applying for the Flying branch, you must be between the ages of 20 to 24 years as on January 01, 2024. On the other hand, if you are applying under the Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical), you must be between the ages of 20 to 26 years as on January 01, 2024.
No, the AFCAT exam will be held in the English language only.
The AFCAT exam will be in online mode.
The AFCAT exam will be conducted in two stages- Online Exam (AFCAT & EKT) and SSB (Interview).
The AFCAT 2023 Admit Card will be released a few days before the exam.

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