AFCAT 2020 – The Indian Air Force (IAF) is inviting eligible candidates for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 02/2020. The registration process for AFCAT 2 2020 is now over. Candidates who submitted their AFCAT application form will download their admit card from careerindianairforce.cdac.in or afcat.cdac.in after September 04, 2020. AFCAT 2 2020 exam date is scheduled for September 19 and 20, 2020. To know more about AFCAT 2020 including eligibility, online application, vacancies, and other important aspects, read this article.
>> IAF has published the AFCAT 01/2020 selection list and the course is commencing fro August 17, 2020. Click here to check the details.
>> Indian Air force has scheduled the AFCAT 2 2020 on September 19 & 20, 2020.
AFCAT is held twice every year for the recruitment in Indian Air Force – in February and August. The one for which new notification is released is IAF AFCAT 02 2020. Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is conducted for flying branch and ground duty (technical and non-technical). Indian Air Force invites both male and female for these branches.
Important Dates: Interested candidates can check the important dates regarding AFCAT 2020 from below:
|Event||AFCAT 02/2020||AFCAT 01/2020|
|Start date of filling the Application Form||15 Jun 2020||01 Dec 2019|
|Last date of filling the Application Form||14 July 2020||30 Dec 2019|
|AFCAT Admit Card||After 04 Sep 2020||04 Feb 2020|
|AFCAT Exam Date||19 & 20 Sep 2020||22 & 23 Feb 2020|
|AFCAT Result Date||To be announced||17 Mar 2020|
AFCAT 2 2020 Notification
The official notification for AFCAT 2 2020 is now available for download in the official website. A screenshot of the same is shared below.
AFCAT 2 2020 Vacancies
Indian Air Force (IAF), in the recent notification, has advertised different vacancies under announced Branches and Entry. Candidates can know more about the number of vacancies released for AFCAT 2 2020 from the image below.
AFCAT Application Form 2020
Candidates have to submit their applications through online mode. Visit the official website which is afcat.cdac.in for AFCAT 2 2020 application form. IAF allows candidates to register first and then proceed for the submission of the application form. Keep the Aadhar number ready as it is mandatory for the IAF AFCAT registration. Refer to the application fee for Air force Common Admission Test (AFCAT).
- Candidates have to pay Rs. 250/- (non-refundable) as he application fee.
- Mode of payment –
- Net banking
- Credit Card
- Debit Card
AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2020
Read the eligibility criteria for the submission of the IAF AFCAT 2 2020.
- Flying Branch – Candidates must have passed 10+2 with Maths and Physics securing minimum 50% marks, and
- Graduation with minimum of 03 years course with a minimum of 60% marks OR
- BE/B.Tech for 04 years with minimum 60% marks OR
- Those who have cleared section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers or Aeronautical Society of India with minimum 60% marks.
- Ground Duty (Technical Branch) –
- Candidates must have minimum 50% marks in 10+2 exam passed with Maths and Physics and 04 years graduation/integrated postgraduation qualification in Engineering/Technology
- OR Those who have cleared section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers or Aeronautical Society of India with minimum 60% marks
- Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch) –
- Candidates must have minimum 50% marks in 10+2 exam passed with Maths and Physics and 03 years graduation, OR
- Cleared section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers or Aeronautical Society of India with minimum 60% marks
- Candidates must have passed 10+2 and post-graduation with 50% marks
- Post-graduate Degree in Science/Maths/Computer Applications/Statistics/Geography/Applied Physics/Oceanography/Agricultural Meteorology/Ecology & Environment/Meteorology/Geophysics/ Environmental Biology with minimum 50% marks.
- Minimum age limit: 20 years
- Maximum age limit (for the flying branch): 24 years
- Maximum age limit (ground duty): 26 years
AFCAT 2020 Admit Card
The admit cards for AFCAT 02/2020 releases through online process only. Candidates can download their AFCAT 2 2020 admit card from afcat.cdac.in. As the call letters releases through login, keep the username, email id and password ready. The important information for the AFCAT exam such as exam centre and schedule for the exam is conveyed through the AFCAT call letters. So, candidates must download their respective admit cards within the stipulated time.
AFCAT 2 2020 Exam Pattern
Refer to the examination pattern below.
- Mode of examination: Online mode
- Duration of examination: Exam is conducted for 2 hours for AFCAT and 45 minutes for EKT
- Language of the question paper: English language
- Type of questions: Objective questions
- Number of questions: 100 questions in AFCAT and 50 questions in EKT
- Maximum marks: 300 marks for AFCAT and 150 marks for EKT
- Marking scheme:
|For correct question||+3 marks|
|For incorrect question||-1 mark|
|For unattempted question||0 marks|
- Distribution of question:
|Exam||Total Questions||Maximum Marks|
AFCAT 2020 Answer Key
Once the examination for AFCAT 2020 is over, what candidates await is the official answer key. Applicants who appear in the online examination can download the official answer key from the website, afcat.cdac.in. Right after the examination, several coaching institutes releases memory base answers keys online. With the help of AFCAT 2 2020 official answer key, candidates can calculate the expected marks in the examination.
AFCAT 2020 Expected Cut-Off
The expected cut off marks for AFCAT and EKT examination is provided below:
|Examination||Expected Cut Off Marks|
Previous Year IAF AFCAT Cut Offs
Refer to the previous year cut off marks for AFCAT examination below:
|AFCAT||AFCAT Cut Off (out of 300)||EKT Cut Off (out of 150)|
|AFCAT 01/2016||132||52 / 150|
|AFCAT 02/2015||144||52 / 150|
|AFCAT 01/2015||126||55 / 150|
|AFCAT 02/2014||123||45 / 150|
AFCAT 2020 Selection Process
The selection of candidates for AFCAT 2 2020 is done through 04 stages – Written examination, psychological test, medical examination, and merit list.
Written examination is the first stage of the selection procedure. This round involves AFCAT examination and EKT. AFCAT is conducted for 02 hours whereas EKT is conducted for 45 minutes. Candidates are shortlisted for psychological examination based on the marks secured in the written examination
A written psychological exam is conducted for those shortlisted for candidates. The psychological exam is conducted on Day 1 (Afternoon). Group tests and interview is conducted after the document checking in the next 05 days.
For the flying branch, a Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) is organized. Those who were earlier declared fail in CPSS/PABT or a flight cadet who was suspended from flying training are not eligible for this round.
Candidates have to fulfil the required medical standards for the selection. Candidates are sent to medical examination either at Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), New Delhi or Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru.
Final merit list
The merit list for AFCAT is prepared on the basis of written examination and AFSB test. Candidates are placed in merit list depending upon the marks secured by them in written and AFSB test.
AFCAT 2020 Result
Indian Air Force releases the result for AFCAT 2020 through online process. To check AFCAT 2020 result, visit the official website, afcat.cdac.in. AFCAT result 2020 is released in login. For this, candidates must keep their ‘candidate login’ details ready – email address and password. As mentioned above, the result is prepared based on the marks secured in written and AFSB test. After the release of the final merit list, candidates have to be present for training.
|AFCAT 2020||Important Links|
|AFCAT 02/2020 Notification||Click Here|
|Detailed notification – AFCAT 01/2020||Click here|
- March 17, 2020: AFCAT 1 2020 Result released. Check here
- February 23, 2020: AFCAT Questions with Answers 23 Feb 2020 Shift 2 is now available. Check Here
- February 23, 2020: AFCAT 1 2020 Exam Analysis and Review for 23 Feb Shift 1. Check Here
- February 23, 2020: AFCAT Answer Key of 23 Feb 2020 Shift 1 is now available. Check here
- February 22, 2020: AFCAT 2020 Exam Analysis of 22nd Feb, Shift 2 Exam. Check Here
- February 22, 2020: AFCAT 2020 Exam Analysis of 22nd Feb, Shift 1 Exam. Check Here
- February 22, 2020: AFCAT Questions with Answers 22 Feb 2020 Shift 2 is now available. Check Here
- February 22, 2020: AFCAT Questions with Answers 22 Feb 2020 Shift 1 is now available. Check here
- February 21, 2020: IAF Officially Releases AFCAT 2020 Model Question Papers with Answer Keys. Read More.
- February 21, 2020: AFCAT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines, Do’s and Don’ts, Last-minute Preparation Tips. Read More.
- February 8, 2020: AFCAT 2020 Preparation Tips for Numerical Ability, and 10 Questions Asked In Previous Year Question Papers. Read more.
- February 7, 2020: AFCAT 2020 English Syllabus, Preparation Tips, 10 Questions Asked In Previous Year Question Papers. Read more.
- February 6, 2020: AFCAT 2020 Preparation Tips for General Awareness, and 10 Questions Asked In Previous Year Question Papers. Read more.
AFCAT 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : AFCAT is conducted twice in one year - in February and August.
Ans : AFCAT is conducted in an online mode only.
Ans : Candidates need to have a graduation degree in order to be eligible for AFCAT