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AFCAT 2023 Notification, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Counselling

AFCAT 2023
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AFCAT 2023 Exam - Dates, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

Air Force Common Admission Test 2023 or AFCAT 2023 is the entrance examination for admission to Ground Duty (Technical and Non -Technical), Flying Training and Ground Duty (Technical). AFCAT 2023 is conducted by Indian Air Force.

AFCAT for the year 2023 has been announced by Indian Air Force and will be held from 24/02/2023 to 26/02/2023. The application forms will be available from 01/12/2022 till 30/12/2022. The exam is in online mode. It is being conducted in English language. The result date will be announced later.

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AFCAT 2023 Conducting Body

Indian Air Force

AFCAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications:

Flying Branch. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level.

Ground Duty (Technical) Branch:

  • Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics).
  • Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches:

  • Administration and Logistics
  • Accounts Branch

Physical and Medical Standards. Guidelines with regard to physical and medical standards for candidates are as provided in the Appendix ‘A’ to the notification.

Age :

  • Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry: 20 to 24 years as on  01 January 2024 i.e. born between 02 January 2000 to 01 January 2004 (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born between 02 January 1998 to 01 January 2004 (both dates inclusive).
  • Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years as on  01 January 2024 i.e. born between 02 January 1998 to 01 January 2004 (both dates inclusive). 
  • Marital Status: Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time  of commencement of course. Widows / Widowers and divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible. A candidate who marries subsequent to the date of his application though successful at SSB or medical will not be eligible for training. A candidate who marries during the period of training shall be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the Government. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.

AFCAT 2023 Important Dates

Events Start Date Last Date
Application Form 01/12/2022 30/12/2022
AFCAT 2023 Exam Date Online Dates
  • 24/02/2023  to  26/02/2023
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    AFCAT 2023 Prospectus

    AFCAT 2023 is coming up and being held from 24/02/2023 till 26/02/2023. By clicking on the download link you will be directed to the official site.

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    Entry, Branch, Course Number and Vacancies.

    EntryBranchCourse Number


    Men (SSC)Women (SSC)
    Ground Duty (Technical)
    Ground Duty (NonTechnical)

    215/24F/SSC (M and W)
    214/24G/SSC (M & W)


    AE (L) : 87

    AE (M) : 30

    AE (L) : 10

    AE (M) : 03

    Weapon Systems WS Branch 15

    Admin : 43

    LGS : 19

    Accts : 11

    EDN : 08

    MET : 07

    Weapon Systems WS Branch 02

    Admin : 05

    LGS : 02

    Accts : 02

    EDN : 02

    MET : 02

    Flying215/24F/PC (M) and
    215/24F/SSC (M & W)
    10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats
    out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

    Disclaimer :

    • Vacancies indicated are tentative and subject to change without notice. Actual intake would depend on organizational requirements, various cadre control mechanisms, availability of training slots, and actual number of vacancies accruing in Jan 2024. No representation in this regard will be entertained.

    One Seat is reserved from Ground Duty (NonTechnical) Vacancies for Law Qualified Candidates.

    AFCAT 2023 Application Form

    Application Form Filling Instructions

    Aspirants for IAF are required to apply online Aadhaar Card is mandatory for online registration. Detailed instructions for filling in the online application form are appended below:

    • Applicants need to exercise utmost care while filling in the online application. In case any information is found to be incorrect, the candidature is liable to be cancelled at any stage of the selection process. Please verify the correctness of information entered in all the fields before proceeding with the “Make Payment” option. Applicants will not be able to edit the previous details entered after the selection of “Course Preferences” step and after the “Make Payment” step. 
    • If an applicant has submitted more than one application, only the latest submitted application form against a particular Aadhaar Number, will be considered for issue of Admit Card. However, the fee deposited while filling additional applications will not be refundable
    • Applicants will be required to complete the process of Online Application form which will have the following sequences. Details in tabular form are given in Para 7 (h) below:
      • Click “CANDIDATE LOGIN’’ on the Home page- leads to AFCAT Sign-in. 
      • In the next page, applicants to click “NOT YET REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE”
      • Sign Up: Creation of Log-in ID and applicant will receive a password in his/her registered email id.
      • After successful registration, sign-in with registered email id and system generated password
      • Reset Password- Log-Out (candidates must remember their login ID and password for future use during the examination process).
      • Fresh Log-in.
      • Selection of Entry: “AFCAT”; “NCC SPECIAL ENTRY FOR FLYING BRANCH”
      • Click “INSTRUCTIONS”. Read Instructions carefully
      • Acknowledgement of having read and understood instructions- Check box to proceed to next stage.
        • Personal Information.
        • Qualification Details
        • Course Preferenc
        • Communication Details
        • Upload Documents
        • Exam City Selection
        • Declaration

      • Click “SAVE AND CONTINUE” to proceed to next stage
      • Click “MAKE PAYMENT”- Online (applicable only for AFCAT)
      • Click “PAYMENT STATUS” to view whether payment is successful. If Registration Number is displayed, it implies that the payment is successful.

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      Air Force Selection Board (AFSB):

      • For AFCAT entry, IAF shall prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum  qualifying marks in the Online AFCAT as fixed by the IAF in their discretion. Candidates who are declared successful in the Online AFCAT will be called at one of the Air Force Selection Boards. Candidates who have applied for NCC Special Entry/Meteorology will be directly called for AFSB testing at one of the AFSB centres. The AFSB centres are at Dehradun (1 AFSB), Mysuru (2 AFSB), Gandhinagar (3 AFSB) and Varanasi (4 AFSB). Candidates who opt for flying branch can only opt for Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi. Candidates who have qualified in the written exam are required to choose AFSB date and venue by themselves on the website https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in in order to generate call- up letter for AFSB interview. Change of AFSB centre is Not (R) Not permitted. 
      • Physical Fitness. Candidates are advised to be physically fit when you report for SSB  in order to be able to undergo various tests at AFSB. You should aim to achieve an ability to  run 01 mile (1.6 kms) in 10 minutes, 10 push ups and 3 chin-ups. 
      • Tattoos. Permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face of forearm (from inside of elbow to the wrist) and on the reverse side of palm/ back (dorsal) side of hand. Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body are not acceptable. Tribes with tattoo marks on the face or body as per their existing customs and traditions will be permitted on a case to case basis.
      • Narcotics. Use/possession of narcotics is banned. Candidate may be tested for presence of drugs in the body during Medicals and subsequently during training/ service career as an officer. If candidate is found to be using/ in possession of narcotics during any time of training/service career, candidate would be debarred from joining the Indian Air Force or be removed from service if already joined.

      Documents for AFSB. Candidates are required to bring the following relevant documents, which will be checked during AFSB testing:

      • AFCAT Admit Card.
      • Original Matriculation/ Secondary School Certificate and Mark sheets issued by  CBSE/ ICSE/ State Board. No other certificate will be accepted for verification of Date of Birth.
      • Original Marks Sheet & Certificate of 10+2 (issued by the relevant Board).
      • Original/ Provisional Graduation Degree/ Post Graduation Degree Certificates and  Mark Sheet of each year/ semester issued by University - only for verification of educational qualifications to check eligibility for the course. Provisional Certificate issued by college Principal is not acceptable. However, Provisional Degree Certificate issued by the University is acceptable.
      • In case of final year/ semester students, a Certificate from the College Principal, clearly mentioning the following aspects annotated with proper stamp and seal of the Institution is required:-
        • Name of the College.
        • Name of the University.
        • Discipline in which Graduation/ Post Graduation obtained.
        • Aggregate Percentage.
        • Likely Date of Declaration of Final Result (in DD/MM/YYYY Format).
        • Two attested photocopies of each of the above-mentioned certificates.
        • Original NCC Certificate (if applicable).
        • NOC from employers for candidates working in Central/ State Govt. or Public Sector Undertakings
        • Original valid Commercial Pilots’ License, issued by DGCA, if applicable.
        • Inbound Railway Ticket/ Bus Tickets. (For refund of Travelling Allowance)
        • Candidates are also advised to bring twenty copies of recent passport size colour photographs taken in light coloured clothes against white background for documentation.

        AFCAT 2023 Syllabus


        • General Awareness
        • Verbal Ability in English
        • Numerical Ability
        • Reasoning
        • Military Aptitude Test

        EKT [For Candidates with one of the choices as (Technical) Branch]

        • Mechanical
        • Computer Science 
        • Electrical and Electronics 

        AFCAT 2023 Admit Card

        Admit Card Download Url

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        AFCAT 2023 Exam Day Instructions

        Online Dates

        • 24/02/2023  to  26/02/2023

        Examination Day Instructions

        Items to be Brought Inside Examination Hall: The following items are to be carried to the exam centre:

        • e-Admit Card for AFCAT
        • Candidate’s Aadhaar Card.
        • Another valid photo identity card such as PAN card/ passport/ driving licence/ voter identity card/ college identity card or any other valid photo identity proof, with details of name, father’s name, date of birth and a clear photograph.
        • Two passport size colour photographs- same as the photo uploaded during online application (to be pasted, not stapled on Admit Card next to the printed photo and on attendance sheet at the exam centre).
        • Ballpoint Pen (Blue or Black) for signing on the attendance sheet and rough work. 

        Items not permitted inside Examination Hall: Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, calculators, docupen, slide rulers, log tables, electronic watches with facilities of calculator, mobile phones, blue tooth, pager or any other digital device except the admit card, identity proof inside the AFCAT- C-DAC exam centre premises. If the candidate is in possession of any of the above mentioned items, it will be construed as an attempt to using unfair means and his/her examination will be cancelled. The item will be confiscated and he/ she will also be debarred from future AFCAT examinations. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuable/costly items to the Examination Centres, as safe keeping of the same cannot be assured. IAF will not be responsible for any loss in this regard. 

        Malpractice: If any candidate resorts to the use of unfair means during the  exam, he/ she will be withdrawn from the examination and his/her candidature will be cancelled.

        Conduct in Examination Hall: The candidates are expected to conduct themselves in a dignified manner during the examination or while interacting with the staff on duty. If any candidate is involved in act(s) of indiscipline at the exam centre (before, during or after the exam), he/ she will be withdrawn from the examination and his/ her candidature will be cancelled. 

        Instructions for examination: Question paper will be made available to candidates only during the online examination. The request of candidates to provide copies of question paper will not be entertained. No query pertaining to AFCAT will be entertained after six months from the date of exam. Candidates will not be permitted to leave the exam hall till completion of the examination.

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