AFCAT 1 2022 Notification
AFCAT 1 2022 Notification, Eligibility And Exam Date. Indian Air Force invites application from Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. The submission of online applications will start from 01st Dec 2021 and will continue till 30th Dec 2021.
(a) Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India.
(b) Age: (i) Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry: 20 to 24 years as on 01 Jan 2023 i.e. born between 02 Jan 1999 to 01 Jan 2003 (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 Jan 1997 to 01 Jan 2003 (both dates inclusive).
(ii) Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jan 2023 i.e. born between 02 Jan 1997 to 01 Jan 2003 (both dates inclusive).
(c) 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.
(i) Flying Branch: Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and
(a) Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
(ii) Ground Duty (Technical) Branch:
(a) Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks.
(iii) Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches:
(a) Administration: Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks.
(b) Education: Passed 10+2 and Post-Graduation with 50% marks in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG (Single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and with 60% marks in Graduation in any disciple.
(iv) NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch): NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 01 Dec 17 is mandatory. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2. Graduates with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Type of Commission:
(a) Permanent Commission (PC) for Men: Candidates joining as PC officers after graduating from the Air Force Academy would continue to serve till the age of superannuation in their respective branches as per their rank.
(b) Short Service Commission (SSC) for Men & Women:
(i) The engagement period for Flying Branch (Men and Women) SSC Officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Non extendable).
(ii) The initial tenure for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) SSC Officers would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit.
How to Apply:
Applicants will be required to complete the process of Online Application form which will have the following sequences.
(i) Click “CANDIDATE LOGIN’’ on the Home page- leads to AFCAT Sign-in.
(ii) In the next page, applicants to click “NOT YET REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE”.
(iii) Sign Up: Creation of Log-in ID and applicant will receive a password in his/her registered email id.
(iv) After successful registration, sign-in with registered email id and system generated password.
(v) Reset Password- Log-Out (candidates must remember their login ID and password for future use during the examination process).
(vi) Fresh Log-in.
(vii) Selection of Entry: “AFCAT”; “NCC SPECIAL ENTRY FOR FLYING BRANCH”.
(viii) Click “INSTRUCTIONS”. Read Instructions carefully.
(ix) Acknowledgement of having read and understood instructions- Check box to proceed to next stage.
(x) Click “APPLICATION FORM FILLING”
(a) Personal Information. Fill in details. Click “SAVE AND CONTINUE” to proceed to next stage
(b) Qualification Details. Fill in details. Click “SAVE AND CONTINUE” to proceed to next stage
(c) Course Preference. Fill in details. Click “SAVE AND CONTINUE” to proceed to next stage
(d) Communication Details. Fill in details. Click “SAVE AND CONTINUE” to proceed to next stage
(e) Upload Documents. Upload Photo, Signature & Thumb Impression (size of each jpg/ jpeg file to be between 10 and 50 kb). Application with inappropriate images will be considered invalid and the candidature will be rejected along with other counterfeit entries, whenever detected at any stage of the selection process.
(f) Exam City Selection. Select from drop-down menu
(g) Declaration Click “SAVE AND CONTINUE” to proceed to next stage
(xi) Click “MAKE PAYMENT”- Online (applicable only for AFCAT)
(xii) Click “PAYMENT STATUS” to view whether payment is successful. If Registration Number is displayed, it implies that the payment is successful.
The subjects, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows
Standard and Syllabus of the Examination:
Standard: The standard of Numerical Ability Questions will be of Matriculation level. The standard of questions in other subjects will be of graduation level (Indian University).
(a) English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases.
(b) General Awareness: History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc.
(c) Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams).
(d) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.
How To Prepare:
Candidates preapring for AFCAT exam must refer AFCAT – The first step book.
AFCAT – The First Step Book consists of 4 comprehensive sections with a lot of practice questions to make you competent enough for the exam.
The general awareness section covers 1000+ questions on Current Affairs, Sports, Defence, History, Geography, Polity, Science, Arts and Culture etc.
Solve your numerical questions with amazing tricks which helps you to approach all the variants so that you can answer them with ease.
The verbal ability section also covers logics, approach & practice set to be confident enough in English.
The reasoning and military aptitude section includes verbal and non-verbal reasoning, spatial ability, rotated blocks, hidden figures etc. and will help you know all variants of questions asked.
AFCAT 1 2022 Important Dates:
|Beginning of submission of online application||01 Dec 2021|
|Last date to submit online application||30 Dec 2021|
|Admit card||28 Jan 2022|
|Exam date||12 Feb, 13 Feb & 14 Feb 2022|
|Course commencement date||Jan 2023|
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