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AFCAT (1) 2023 Notification

AFCAT (1) 2023 Notification. Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in January 2024 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. Online applications are also invited for NCC Special Entry Scheme (For flying branch). Submission of online application will close today, i.e. 30th December 2022 at 5 PM.

Eligibility Conditions:

(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 2024 i.e. born between 02 Jan 2000 to 01 Jan 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 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2004 (both dates inclusive).

(ii) Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jan 2024 i.e. born between 02 Jan 1998 to 01 Jan 2004 (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.

Educational Qualifications:

(i) Flying Branch: Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and graduation with a minimum of 60% marks.

(ii) Ground Duty (Technical) Branch:

Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and graduation with a minimum of 60% marks.

(iii) Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches:

Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks.

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Exam Pattern:

The subjects, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows

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(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.

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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.

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Important Dates:

Beginning of submission of online application01 December 2022
Last date to submit online application30 December 2022
Admit card01 February 2023
Exam date24, 25 and 26 February 2023
Course commencement dateJanuary 2024
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