AFCAT 1 2021 Expected Cutoff And Exam Analysis

Read about the expected cutoff of AFCAT 1 2021 and previous years cutoff. AFCAT 2021 was conducted on 20th, 21st and 22nd February by the Indian Air Force across 104 exam centres in the country. The exam is used to select candidates for induction of Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches of the Indian Air Force.

According to the aspirants the level of AFCAT exam was easy to moderate. Reasoning section was easy whereas General Knowledge was easy to moderate. On the other hand, English and Mathematics were moderate but some candidates found it lengthy.

IAF determines the AFCAT 1 2021 cut off on the basis of certain factors which are given here. The number of applicants has a direct bearing on the cutoffs dependent on the vacancies announced.

  • Total number of seats available
  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam
  • Difficulty level of exam
  • Previous year cutoff trends

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Previous Year’s Cutoff:

The below table will give you an idea about the AFCAT cutoff trend based on marks declared by IAF in the past years. In addition, it also gives an insight on the difficulty levels of the exam and chances of selection for the AFSB interview.

YEARAFCAT CUTOFFEKT CUTOFF
AFCAT (1) 202015350
AFCAT (2) 201914250
AFCAT (1) 201913350
AFCAT (2) 201814055
AFCAT (1) 201815560
AFCAT (2) 201716060
AFCAT (1) 201715060
AFCAT (2) 201614860
AFCAT (1) 201613252
AFCAT (2) 201514452

Considering the above cut off trends it is expected that the Afcat  1 2021 cutoff will remain around 145 marks. 

YEARAFCAT CUTOFFEKT CUTOFF
AFCAT (1) 202114550

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Selection Process Of  AFCAT:

There are three stages for the final AFCAT selection. They are

Stage I: Online test for all candidates. EKT for Ground Duty Technical Branch only. – Candidates who appear and secure the cut off marks will be selected to appear in the next stage.

Stage II: AFSB Interview Process comprises three stages starting with Stage-I which is the Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and discussion test. After that, screened in candidates will be subjected to second stage of the interview. Stage-II has the Psychological test followed by Group Tests and an Interview.

Note: Flying Branch aspirants have to undergo the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) which is a once in a lifetime test.

Stage III: Medical examination – The last stage in the selection process is the medical examination. A candidate must undergo the tests specified. If they clear the same, they are eligible for selection.

Merit List AFCAT 1 2021:

Above all, selection of the candidates is on the basis of the final merit list which is prepared on the basis of total scores of candidates both in the written exam and AFSB Interview. There is no specific cut off for the final selection. Candidates who have been selected will have to undergo training as per the selection rules and recruitment guidelines.