AFCAT 2021 Exam Notification and Details

AFCAT 2021(1) Notification:

Indian Air Force has published the short notification for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 2019 for the courses commencing in January 2021 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) / Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branch.

Eligible Men and Women can apply online for AFCAT 2020 through OR

AFCAT 2021 Online Application will start 01 December 2020. The last date for IAF AFCAT 2020 Registration is 30 December 2020. Candidates can apply online through the official website or directly through the AFCAT 2021 Application Link given below.

AFCAT 2021 Exam Date:

There are two types of exam  AFCAT 1 2021 & AFCAT 2 2021. Below candidates can see the detail of AFCAT 2021 Exam Date related information.

Scheduled for – AFCAT 1 2021 Exam Date: 

AFCAT-1 EventsExam Dates
AFCAT-1 Exam Notification 20201st December 2020
Online Application form date started1st December 2020
Application Form Last date for receiving4th week of December 2020
Admit Card Available No Updatation
AFCAT 1 2020 Exam Date February 2020
AFCAT-1 Exam ResultMarch 2020

Scheduled for – AFCAT 2 2021 Exam Dates:

AFCAT-2 Events Exam Dates
AFCAT-1 Exam Notification1st June 2021
Online Application form date started1st June 2021
Application Form Last date for receivingJuly 2021
Admit Card AvailableUpdate Soon
AFCAT-2 2020 Exam DateSeptember 2021
AFCAT-2 Exam ResultUpdate Soon

AFCAT Exam 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

For Flying Branch, the candidates must have completed a four-year graduation course in a relevant field with a minimum of 60% marks. The minimum age of the candidates must be 23 years. For Technical Branch the candidates must have completed B.E./B.Tech. in a relevant field with a minimum of 60% marks. The minimum age of the candidates should be 18 years and maximum age should be 28 years. For Ground Duty Branch the candidates must have completed graduation or post-graduation. The age limit for graduates will be between 20 – 23 years and post-graduates will be between 20 – 25 years. Read very carefully above the Eligibility Criteria for AFCAT 2021.

Selection Procedure:

Those selected in the online written test will have to clear the interview round also. The selected aspirants who clear both the rounds will finally be eligible for the IAF course cum post.

Air Force Commission:

The candidates who are selected in AFCAT will be commissioned either as the ‘Short Service Commission” or “Permanent Commission” in Indian Air Force. Those candidates who are selected for SSC in Flying Branch are engaged for 14 years and those who are selected for Ground Duty and Technical Branches are engaged for 10 years which can be extended for the next 4 years depending on willingness, requirement and availability of vacancies. Those candidates who are selected for Permanent Commission would continue to serve until the age of superannuation.


The training for the selected candidates shall start in the first week of July 2021. The duration training of Flying and Technical Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty Branch is 52 weeks.

Exam Pattern:

  • Time Duration: AFCAT Exam duration will be 2 hours.
  • Total Questions: The total number for the question will 100.
  • Total Marks: Each question will 3 marks.
  • Negative Marking: Each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.
  • Mode of Exam: Candidates can give the AFCAT Exam 2021 through Online Mode.
Name of ExamMarksNo. of Questions Exam Duration 
AFCAT3001002 Hours
EKT (For technical branches)1505045 Minutes

AFCAT Syllabus 2021:

Check below topics that are related to AFCAT 2021 Syllabus. The AFCAT question paper divided into 4th parts that are General Awareness and Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Military Aptitude. For more about the AFCAT Exam 2020 Syllabus candidates check the official website:

  • General Awareness: History, Basic Sciences, Geography, Sports, Defence, Culture, Current Affairs, Environment, Civics, Politics, Art, etc.
  • Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Average, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest, Percentage, Simplification.
  • Verbal Ability in English: Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Testing of Vocabulary, Antonyms, Error Detection, etc.
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test section: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

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