AFCAT 2 2023: The Indian Air Force conducts the Air Force Common Admission Test, commonly known as the AFCAT exam, every year to select deserving candidates for multiple posts such as flying and ground duty (technical and non-technical).
IAF exam is conducted twice a year. Every year, millions of candidates appear for the exam with the aim of serving the nation working in such a laudable and honorable field.
AFCAT 2 2023 Official Notification (PDF)
The official notification for AFCAT 2 2023 recruitment has been released on the official website of Indian Air Force. It includes all information about AFCAT 2023 exam including application process, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus and other related details.
As per the detailed notification, candidates can apply for the recruitment from 1st June 2023 to 30th June 2023. Earlier a brief notification about AFCAT 2 2023 exam was published on 20th May 2023 in employment daily. The link given below is activated.
AFCAT 2023 Exam Highlights
Individuals aspiring to serve the nation as commissioned officers are advised to review the AFCAT 2023 Exam Highlights in the table below.
|Exam Name||AFCAT 2 2023 Exam|
|Conducting body||Indian Air Force|
|Exam Frequency||Annually (twice)|
|Exam Phases||written test
AFSB Interview Round
|Application fee||Rs. 250|
|Examination period||Total: 2 hours 45 minutes|
|language method||English and Hindi|
AFCAT 2023 Important Dates
As per the official notification published by the Indian Air Force regarding the AFCAT 2023 exam, the below table provides the exam dates for both AFCAT II.
|Notification 2023 release date||1 June 2023|
|Start of Online Application||1 June 2023 (11 AM)|
|Last date to apply||30 June 2023 (5 pm)|
|AFCAT II Admit Card 2023 Release Date||10 August 2023|
|AFCAT II 2023 Exam Date||25, 26 and 27 August 2023|
|AFCAT II 2023 Result Date||September/2023|
AFCAT II 2023 Exam Date
Along with the AFCAT 2 2023 official notification, the Indian Air Force exam exam date has also been revealed. Online Exam of AFCAT 2 2023 will be conducted on 25th, 26th and 27th August 2023.
AFCAT 2023 Application Procedure
After the announcement of the official AFCAT 2023 recruitment notification, the Indian Air Force has also made the application online link accessible on its website. The application window remains open until the final application deadline of 31 December 2022. Candidates need photograph, signature and left thumb impression to complete the application form.
- If you are eligible and interested candidate visit the official website of Indian Air Force.
- Click on “AFCAT 2023 Apply Online Link” on the homepage.
- Fill the application form and upload all the required scanned documents.
- Submit the form and pay the applicable application fee based on your category.
- Keep a hard copy or printout of your application form for future reference.
Click here to apply for AFCAT 2 2023 Recruitment (active)
AFCAT application fee should be submitted online using payment methods like credit/debit cards or net banking. Payment of application fee is required to complete the application process.
|All sections||Rs.250/- (Refundable)|
AFCAT 2 2023 Vacancies
A total of 276 vacancies will be filled through the recruitment process for AFCAT 2 2023. A detailed breakdown of AFCAT 2 2023 Vacancies can be found in the table below.
|Entrance||the branch||For men||For women|
|AFCAT||Ground Duty: Technical||AE(L)- 98
|AFCAT||Ground Duty: Non-Technical||Weapon Systems (WS) Branch-15
|Weapon Systems (WS) Branch- 02
|NCC Special Entry||flying||10% seats in CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats in AFCAT vacancies for SSC||–|
AFCAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria
All applicants are recommended to review the AFCAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria before submitting their applications. The Indian Air Force has laid down separate eligibility criteria for technical and non-technical posts.
|Nationality||Indian as per Indian Citizenship Act 1995|
|Age Limit (For Flying Branch across AFCAT and NCC Special Entry)||20-24 years as on July 1, 2024 (born between July 2, 2000 and July 1, 2004, both dates inclusive)|
|Age Limit for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical Branches)||20-26 years as on July 1, 2024 (born between July 2, 1998 and July 1, 2004, both dates inclusive)|
|Educational qualification||Minimum Graduate Degree in relevant discipline from a recognized Board or University.|
AFCAT 2023 Selection process
AFCAT 2023 selection process is divided into three stages: Computer Based Test, AFSB and Medical Examination.
- Computer Based Examination: This stage is the initial stage of the selection process. An online test will be conducted and the candidates who score well and meet the cutoff criteria will advance to the next stage of the AFCAT selection process.
- AFSB Test: Selected candidates will be called for interview or personality test. This round will evaluate the candidates based on their personality and intellectual qualities.
- Medical examination: To be eligible for the post, candidates need to qualify all the previous stages of the selection process. The two centers recommended for medical examination are: Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru and Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME).
AFCAT 2023 Exam Pattern
All candidates applying for technical or non-technical posts are required to take the Air Force Common Admission Test. The AFCAT 2023 exam pattern has two sections, the exam consists of 100 questions, each carrying 3 marks, totaling 300 marks. Also, each wrong answer selected by the candidate will carry negative marking of 1 mark.
|exam||Type it||subject||The question||Mark||Time|
|AFCAT||Compulsory||General Awareness, Verbal Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test, Numerical Ability||100||300||2 hours|
|E.K.T||Technical branch||Mechanical, Electronics and Computer Science||50||150||45 minutes|
AFCAT 2023 Syllabus
The AFCAT 2023 exam syllabus includes four subjects: General Knowledge, Mathematics, Reasoning & Military Aptitude, and English. Questions related to Numeracy will be at the same level as matriculation standards.
|AFCAT Subject||AFCAT Syllabus Topics|
|English||Error Detection, Reading Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Synonym/Antonym, Vocabulary, Vocabulary, Phrases|
|General awareness||History, Geography, Political Science, General Science, Environment, Defence, Arts & Culture, Current Affairs, Sports|
|Numerical ability||Decimals, Fractions, Time and Work, Average, Profit and Loss, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Simple Interest, Speed, Time and Distance etc.|
|Logic and military aptitude||Verbal skills, spatial skills|
AFCAT 2023 Preparation books
AFCAT Exam Syllabus is extensive, especially for candidates appearing for Ground Duty Technical Branch Exam, they have to write AFCAT and EKT Exams.
|subjects||AFCAT 2023 Preparation Books|
|Reasoning||Manohar Pandey, RS Aggarwal|
|Modern history||the spectrum|
|Ancient History and Medieval History||Old NCERT (Ancient History by RS Sharma; Medieval History by Satish Chandra)|
|English (for Paper II)||Objective English – RS Aggarwal|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Arun Sharma|
|Current affairs||Previous 10 months|
AFCAT 2023 Admit Card
Candidates will get their admit cards by entering their registration number and password. Here are the important points regarding AFCAT 2023 Admit Card:
- Visit the official website of the Indian Air Force.
- Check AFCAT Admit Card 2023 on home page.
- Click on the given link.
- Enter required details like registration number and password.
- Click on submit button.
- A new tab will open displaying the admit card.
- Save and download AFCAT 2023 Admit Card for future reference.
AFCAT 2023 Result
After conducting the exam, AFCAT 2023 results will be published and the names of the shortlisted candidates will be listed for the next round. The results of each stage will be published separately along with the final cut off and answer key.
The AFCAT 2023 Results will contain information about the cut-offs, names and roll numbers of the candidates. Applicants must have their registration number and password to access the result page. We will soon update the direct link for AFCAT 2023 Result in this section
AFCAT 2023 Exam FAQs
A. AFCAT 2023 is considered a challenging exam due to the stringent selection criteria set by the Indian Air Force to identify the most capable candidates. With dedicated effort and a single-minded approach, one can beat the competition and achieve success.
A. AFCAT in full means Air Force Common Admission Test.
A. Yes, as per AFCAT 2023 notification, women can apply for this exam.
A. Aspirants should be between 20 to 24 years of age to apply for flying branch and 20 to 26 years for ground duty.
A. No, after 12th candidates can write AFCAT exam.
A. Salary of AFCAT Flying Officer ranges between Rs. 56, 100 to Rs. 1, 10, 700.
A. AFCAT 2023 selection process has three stages.
Online Exam, Interview, Medical Exam.
A. Applicants must visit the official website. With the help of a registration ID and password, candidates can download the AFCAT 2023 admit card.