AFCAT 2019: Notification Eligibility Criteria Vacancy Exam Pattern Syllabus Important Dates

AFCAT 2019

AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Online Test) 2019 for recruitment of Commissioned Officers in Technical and Non-Technical Posts:

Indian Air Force has released the notification for AFCAT 2019 examination for all aspirants who want to join Air Force.  Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued the Air Force Common Admission Online Test- AFCAT 2019 Notification courses which are taking up from July 2020.

The notification has been revealed to fill the posts at the Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC)/Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. The aspirants can fill the online form in the official site i.e or

AFCAT (II): Type of Commissions

  • PC for Men
  • Aspirants who joining as Permanent Commission (PC) officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation as per their branch and rank.
  • SSC for Male and Females
  • The Engagement period for SSC Flying Branch is 14 years from the date of Commissioning (Not extendable).
  • The initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches would be for a period of ten years.
  • An extension of four years may be granted subject to willingness, suitability, service requirements and availability of vacancies.

AFCAT (II) Eligibility Criteria:

Flying branch and NCC special entry20 to 24 years as on 01 July 2020 i.e. born between 02nd July 1996 to 01st July 2000 (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02nd July 1994 to 01st July 2000 (both dates inclusive).
Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) 20 to 26 years as on 01st July 2020 i.e. born between 02nd July 1994 to 01st July 2000 (both dates inclusive).

AFCAT (II) Vacancies:

EntryBranchNo. of Vacancies
AFCAT EntryFlyingSSC – 60
Ground Duty (Technical)AE(L): PC–28, SSC-42

AE(M): PC-12, SSC-20

Ground Duty (Non-technical)Admin: PC-16, SSC-24

Education: PC-06, SSC-10

Special EntryFlying10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC

10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

Meteorology EntryMeteorologyMet: PC-10, SSC-14

AFCAT (II) Exam Pattern:

ExamSubjectNo of questionsMarksDuration
AFCATGeneral awareness


Numerical ability

Reasoning and Military aptitude test

1003002 hrs
EKT(for the technical branch)Mechanical

Computer science

Electrical and electronics

5015045 mins

AFCAT (II) Syllabus:

English comprehension

Error Detection

Synonyms & Antonyms

Sentence completion/filling in of the correct word

Testing of word



General Awareness History




Current affairs

Environment basic science


Art culture


Numerical AbilityDecimal fraction

Time and work


Profit and Logistics


Ratio and proportion

Simple interest

Time and distance(trains/boats and streams)

Reasoning and military aptitude testVerbal skill and spatial ability

AFCAT (II) Exam Dates:

Notification date25th May 2019
Commencement of Online Application1st June 2019
Last date to apply online30th June 2019
Release of Admit CardAugust 2019
Exam date24th and 25th August




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