Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT 2017) dates has been announced by Indian Air Force (IAF). The AFCAT will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017.
AFCAT for both men and women is conducted for grant of Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent/ Short Service Commission in Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches for the session commencing in January 2017. AFCAT is only one of the steps involved in the entire selection process for getting selected as an officer in the IAF. On clearing the AFCAT, shortlisted candidates will be called for SSB (Services Selection Board) Testing.
Eligibility Criteria for AFCAT 2017:
For Flying Branch:
Age: 20 to 24 years as on 01 January 2017 i.e. born between 02 January 1992 to 01 January 1998.
· Candidates must be graduates (minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognized University who have attained minimum 60% marks or equivalent and have passed Maths & Physics at 10+2 level or BE / B Tech degree (Four year course) or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
For Technical Branch (Aeronautical Engineer-Electronics):
Age: 20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2018 i.e. born between 02 January 1992 to 01 January 1998 (both dates inclusive).
· Candidates must have minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four year degree graduation/integrated post- graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognised University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
How to Apply:
Application Procedure for AFCAT 2017:
Candidates can apply online.
Candidates are advised to read the notification for AFCAT 01/ 2017 and the detailed guidelines for filling up online application.
Paper Pattern for AFCAT 2017:
Duration of AFCAT is two hours.
Each Question Paper will have questions from the following topics:
General Awareness: History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.
Verbal Ability in English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.
Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability
Last date of submission of online application form: Thursday, December 29, 2016.
Date of AFCAT: Sunday, February 26, 2017.
To know more Information about entrance please visit: www.careerairforce.nic.in