AFCAT 2019 – Indian Air Force (IAF) has announced AFCAT 2019 exam date. AFCAT 01/2019 will be held on February 16 and 17, 2019. The application process for AFCAT has started today at 1:00 pm, at afcat.cdac.in.The last date to apply for AFCAT 2019 is December 30, 2018. The candidates have to apply by entering the personal, educational and course preference. The AFCAT 2019 is a national level examination, and the graduates from different discipline can apply. The exam will be held in three phases i.e Phase 1 (AFCAT + EKT), Phase 2 (AFSB interview) and Phase 3 (medical examination). AFCAT 2019 examination center list is listed below candidate can scroll down to check the center list.

Latest: The application process for AFCAT 01/2019 has been started today at 01:00 AM. The application form can be filled from here. 

AFCAT 2019

There are four  AFSB centers in India i.e. Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar, and Varanasi. After the selection of the candidate, a candidate has to report any one of the allotted centers. For more details regarding the AFCAT 2019 candidates can go through the below-mentioned schedule-

AFCAT 01/2019 Events Name Important Dates (expected)
The release date of Official Notification 01 Dec 2018
Start date of filling the Application Form 01 Dec 2018
Last date of filling the Application From 30 Dec 2018
AFCAT 01/2019 Admit Card 01 Feb 2019
AFCAT 01/2019 Exam Date 16 and 17 Feb 2019
AFCAT 01/2019 Memory-Based Answer Key 16 and 17 Feb 2019
AFCAT 01/2019 Result Date To be Announced
Release Date of Admit Card for AFSB Test To be Announced
AFSB Test Date To be Announced
AFSB Memory Based Answer Key To be Announced
AFSB Result Date To be Announced

AFCAT 2019 Branches

The upcoming examination will be held for the intake of candidates in the following branches:

Entry Branch
AFCAT Entry Flying
Ground Duty (Technical)
Ground Duty (Non-technical)
NCC Special Entry Flying

Note: There is no intake for meteorology  Education branches for AFCAT 01/2019.

AFCAT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling the application form candidate should go through the eligibility criteria first as if the candidate will be founded ineligible at any further stages than that candidate will be disqualified from the further process. Candidate can go through the eligibility criteria mentioned below-

Nationality: Candidate should hold Indian Citizenship.

Age:

  • Candidate below 25 years must be unmarried at the time of Start of course.
  • Married Candidates above 25 years age are eligible but during the training-period candidates are not allowed to live with their family out. During training period candidate will not be provided marriage accommodation.
  • Widowers and divorcees below 25 years age will not be eligible.
  • For Flying Branch: 20 to 24 as on January 01, 2020. Age limit will be relaxable up to 26 years.
  • For Technical & Non-Technical Branches: 20 to 26 as on January 01, 2020.

Educational Qualifications for Flying Branch

  • Candidate should have passed 12th standard by scoring a minimum aggregate of 60% marks.
  • Candidate should be graduated (3 years course, 04years BE/B. Tech)by scoring a minimum aggregate of 60% marks.
  • A candidate who has cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Candidates appearing in Final Year are also eligible to apply but they do not have any backlog at the time of AFSB Testing and should have Degree certificate issued by the University as per the date specified in the official notification.

Educational Qualifications for Technical Branch (Electronics and Mechanical Engineering)

  • Candidate should have passed 12th standard by scoring a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in each of the mentioned subjects (Physics and Mathematics).
  • Candidate should have passed graduation/post graduation level in Engineering/ Technology by scoring a minimum aggregate of 60% marks.
  • Candidates appearing in Final Year are also eligible to apply but they do not have any backlog at the time of AFSB Testing and should have Degree certificate issued by the University as per the date specified in the official notification.
  • A candidate who has cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Equivalent Fields for Electronic Equivalent Fields for Electronic Equivalent Fields for Mechanical
Computer Engineering/Technology Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering Aerospace Engineering
Computer Engineering & Application Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave) Aeronautical Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering/Technology Electronics and Computer Engineering Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Electronics Instrument & Control Mechanical Engineering and Automation
Electrical Engineering Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Production)
Electronics Engineering/Technology Instrumentation & Control Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
Electronics Science and Engineering Instrument & Control Engineering Mechatronics
Electronics and Communication Engineering Information Technology Industrial Engineering
Electronics and Computer Science

Educational Qualifications for Non-Technical Branches

For Administration & Logistics:

  • Candidate should be graduated in any field (3 years course, 04years BE/B. Tech)by scoring a minimum aggregate of 60% marks.
  • A candidate who has cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
      For Accounts
  • Candidate should have B. Com. Degree from recognized university with minimum aggregate of 60% marks.

For Education

  • Post Graduation degree in English/Physics/Mathematics/Chemistry/Statistics/International Relations/International Studies/Defence Studies/Psychology/Computer Science/IT/Management/MBA/MCA/ Mass Communication/Journalism/Public Relations with minimum 50 % marks in aggregate in all papers put together (minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in Graduation (both recognised by UGC/Competent Accreditation Authority).

Eligibility for NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch)

  • NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 15 Dec 15 will be mandatory.
  • Candidate should have passed 12th standard by scoring a minimum aggregate of 60% marks.
  • Candidate should be graduated (3 years course, 04years BE/B. Tech)by scoring a minimum aggregate of 60% marks.
  • A candidate who has cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Height and Weight Parameters

For Flying Branch For Technical and Non-Technical Branch
  • Height: 162.5 cms
  • Leg Length: 99 cms (Min), 120 cms (Max)
  • Thigh Length: 64 cms (Max)
  • Sitting Height : 81.5 cms (Min), Max – 96 cms (Max)
  • Height: 157.5 cms (Min), For women 152 cms (Min).
  • Candidates belonging from Gorkhas, hills of North,
    Eastern region of India, Garhwal, and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less.
  • Candidates belonging from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height will be 2 cms less than what is applicable to men and women respectively).

Visual Standards for AFCAT 01/2019:

  • 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for hypermetropia. Manifest Hypermetropia must not exceed +2.0D Sph, Myopia – Nil, and Astigmatism +0.75 D Cyl (within +2.0 D – Max)
  • Near Vision N-5 each eye.
  • Color Vision CP-1(ML T).

Visual Standards for Technical Branch

Visual Standards for Non-technical Branch

AFCAT 2019 Application Form

Candidates have to register on or before the last date of submission of the application form. The application forms will only be released online, at afcat.cdac.in. The first step for filling the form is registration and for doing online registration Adhar card will be mandatory. Once, the registration is done successfully, a candidate’s login will be created. Only after accessing the login, details in the application form can be submitted.
The information to be submitted in the form will be related to:

  • Personal Details
  • Educational Details
  • Communication Details
  • Other Details

Application Fee:

  • Application Form Fee for AFCAT: Rs 250/- (non-refundable)

Payment: Application Fee can be paid by using online mode (Credit Card, Debit Card, Internet Banking).

 AFCAT 2019 Admit Card

The AFCAT 2019 Admit Card will contain details of the candidate and exam, like- name, date, timing, an address of the exam center, a name of the exam etc. Candidate needs to bring the one valid ID proof (Pan Card, Adhar Card, Voter ID Card, Passport etc) and a hard copy of Admit Card on the day of the examination. If the candidate found the details mentioned on the Admit Card is incorrect, then-candidate can contact to the AFCAT-C-DAC Query Cell immediately at:

E-Mail Address: [email protected]

AFCAT 2019 Examination Center List

Candidate can check the examination center list from below. The below-mentioned examination center list is based on the last year data.

Aligarh Coimbatore Guwahati Kanpur Shimla
Allahabad Darbhanga Gwalior Kharagpur Silchar
Aizawl Darjeeling Haldwani Kochi Solapur
Ambala Dehradun Hisar Kohima Sonipat
Amritsar Delhi Hyderabad Kolhapur Srinagar
Andaman Dhanbad Imphal Kolkata Thane
Bareilly Diu Indore Kota Thiruvananthapuram
Behrampura Durgapur Itanagar Kurukshetra Thrissur
Belgaum Faridabad Jabalpur Leh Tinsukia
Bengaluru Ganganagar Jaipur Lucknow Tirunelveli
Bahadurgarh Gautam Budh Nagar Jaisalmer Madurai Tirupathi
Bhagalpur Ghaziabad Jalandhar Mangalore Udaipur
Bhawanipatna Gorakhpur Jalpaigudi Meerut Ujjain
Bhilai Greater Jammu Midnapore Vadodara
Bhopal Rohtak Jamshedpur Mumbai Varanasi
Bhuj Rourkee Jhansi Mysore Vellore
Bhubaneshwar Ranchi Jodhpur Nagpur Vijayawada
Patna Puducherry Pune Nasik Vishakapatnam
Nizamabad Pathankot Rajkot Warangal           —

AFCAT 2019 Exam Pattern

For the preparation of the examination, a candidate should go through the exam pattern first. By going through the exam pattern candidate will get an estimate about the marking criteria.

  • Time Duration: 02 hours
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Marking Criteria: +3 for each correct answer
  • Negative Marking: -1 for each incorrect answer
  • Number of Sections: 4 (Verbal ability, Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Reasoning and Military aptitude)
  • Mode of Examination: Online
Exam Name  Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
AFCAT 100 300 2 Hours
EKT (For technical branches) 50 150 45 Minutes

AFCAT 2019 Syllabus

Before starting the preparation candidate should go through the syllabus first for viewing the number of subjects and topics. Candidate can see the syllabus from the below. The below-mentioned syllabus is based on the last year details.

Syllabus for AFCAT

  • General Awareness: History, Geography, Environmental Science, Current Affairs, Current Affairs, Politics, Civics, Basic Science, Defense, and Art.
  • Verbal Ability in English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Synonyms, Antonyms, Testing of Vocabulary, Sentence Completion etc.
  • Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Percentage, Ration and Proportion, Simple Interest and Profit and Loss.
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal skills and Spatial abilities.

Syllabus for EKT (For technical branches)

  • Mechanical
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronics

AFCAT 2019 Preparation Tips

For the preparation of the exam, a candidate should go through the exam pattern and syllabus first. Candidate should start the preparation for that subject in which candidate is having interest. Candidate preparing for AFCAT 2019 can refer the below mentioned preparation tips-

  • Candidate should make their own timetable for proper time management.
  • Candidate should make the topics proper notes by referring the AFCAT preparation books.
  • Candidate should give the mock tests because by giving mock tests candidate can estimate that which section of the exam is time taking and in which section candidate need to prepare more.
  • Candidate should do the revision on the daily basis.

AFCAT 2019 Important Books

Candidate can refer to the below-mentioned books for the preparation of AFCAT 2019.

Books Name Author Name Link to Buy
The new AFCAT Guide with 14 Year-wise Past Papers (2011 -2018) Disha Experts Click Here
AFCAT (Flying Technical & Ground Duty Branch) 2018 Disha Experts  Click Here
Let’s Crack AFCAT – Air Force Common Admission Test [Free eBook Inside]  SSBCrack  Click Here
AFCAT – The First Step Book DDE-DEFENCE DIRECT EDUCATION (Author), No One Can
Stop You From Flying High (Preface)
Click Here
High School English Grammar and Composition Book (Regular Edition) Wren and Martin Click Here

AFCAT 2019 Answer Key (Memory Based Answer Key)

The candidates who have appeared in AFCAT 01/2019 examination can check the answer key from the answer key page in the quick link box answer key page link is given. With the help of AFCAT 01/2019 answer key (Memory Based Answer Key), a candidate can predict their chance of qualifying the examination. Answer Key will be released after the exams.

AFCAT 2019 Selection Procedure

The candidate will be selected on the basis of the first entrance exam and on the basis of the AFSC exam. The candidate who will qualify for both examination with minimum qualification criteria that candidate will get selected for the third round i.e medical test (final round).

AFCAT 2019 Result

The result will be based on the marks scored by the candidates in the entrance tests. The result will be declared online at the AFCAT official site. Candidates who are short-listed on the basis of Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT / EKT) that candidate will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs).

Official website: afcat.cdac.in

For more information on AFCAT 01/2019 download the advertisement from here. 

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