AFCAT Application Form 2019 (Released), Eligibility, Exam Center

AFCAT Application 2019 Forms are available from June 1, 2019. Indian citizens, having minimum 60% marks in graduation and 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects are eligible to apply for the exam. AFCAT 2019 is scheduled for August 24 and 25, 2019.

  • Total of 242 vacancies is available under both branches.
  • Eligibility criteria for Flying Branch and Ground Duty Branch are different. Know more
  • Candidates who have registered successfully will be issued their AFCAT Admit Card three weeks before the exam.

AFCAT Registration #Other Facts

  • Registrants must possess Adhaar Card. 
  • There are four major steps for applying- Registration, Form Filling and Uploading Documents, Making Payment and Checking Form Status.
  • Pre-requisites: scanned images of passport size photograph, signature, and right thumb impression in the specified format.
  • Application Fee: INR 250 (non-refundable) 
  • Fill in the information carefully as there is no scope for modifying details entered once the application is submitted.

AFCAT Application Form 2019 Dates

The examination will be conducted twice a year in February and August. Tabulated below are the important dates related to the registration process:

EventAFCAT August 2019
AFCAT 2019 NotificationJune 1, 2019
AFCAT Registration 2019June 1-30, 2019
Release of AFCAT Admit CardFirst week of August
AFCAT Exam DateAugust 24 & 25, 2019

Check AFCAT Exam Pattern


AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit:It varies as per the branch viz.

  • Flying Branch (AFCAT & NCC Entry): 20 – 24 years as on July 1, 2020 i.e. born between July 2, 1996 – July 1, 2000.
  • Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical): 20 – 26 years as on July 1, 2020 i.e. born between July 2, 1994 – July 1, 2000
  • The DOB accepted by the IAF is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognized by an Indian University.

Marital Status:

  • Below 25 years must be unmarried at the time of commencement of course.
  • Widows/ Widowers and divorcees below 25 years are not eligible. 

Education Qualification:

  • Flying Branch: minimum of 60% marks each in Math and Physics at 10+2 level.
  • Graduation with min. 3 years degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks.

Check Detailed AFCAT Eligibility


Pre-Requisites for AFCAT Registration

To fill AFCAT Application Form, candidates must have the following documents ready in the prescribed format. The documents are:

  • Recent colored passport size photograph
  • Scanned copy of signatures
  • Scanned image of thumb impression (Male- Left, Female- Right)
  • Working Mobile No.
  • Active Email ID
  • Credit/ Debit card/ Net Banking credentials
  • Proper internet connection

Note: The images are required to be in jpg/jpeg format. 

AFCAT 2019 Apply Online

Candidates, after checking their eligibility, can apply for AFCAT 2019 in the online mode. For this, they need to visit the official website- afcat.cdac.in and complete the 4 steps involved in the registration process.

Step 1: Registration

  • Visit the official website and click on the ‘Apply Now’ link.
  • Find and click on the ‘Candidate’s Login’ link
  • Register as a new user by clicking on ‘New Candidate’.
  • Enter personal details along with a valid email id. Login credentials will be sent via mail to this email id.
  • Username and Password received in the mail must then be entered to complete the registration part.

Step 2: Filling AFCAT Application Form

  • Once registered, read the given instructions carefully and click on ‘Proceed’ button.
  • Fill the AFCAT Application Form 2019 as given in 2 parts, namely ‘Details of Graduation’ and ‘Details of 10+2’.

Under ‘Details of Graduation’ candidates need to choose/enter the following information.

  1. Select Qualification Education (from graduation option A,B,C or D explained in next section)
  2. Exact Qualification
  3. Qualification Duration (in years)
  4. Name of College/institute
  5. Name of University
  6. Date/Expected Date of Obtaining graduation
  7. Percentage (in case of CGPA, refer conversion formula shown beside)
  8. Number of Backlogs (Candidates with backlogs are not eligible to apply)

Under ‘Details of 10+2’ candidates need to enter the following information:

  1. 10+2 Percentage
  2. Percentage obtained in Physics in 10+2 level
  3. Percentage obtained in Mathematics in 10+2 level
  • After entering all the details, candidates can click on ‘Continue to Part 3’ button.
  • Candidates must then enter the subjects in their graduation.
  • Select Choice of Course and Choice of Examination Cities.

Note: Candidates can choose 5 cities based on a preference from the list of exam cities. CheckAFCAT Exam Centers/ Cities

Step 3: Uploading Documents and Making Payment

  • Fill in other personal details asked in the form and proceed to the next step.
  • Upload high quality scanned images of Passport size photograph, signature and right thumb impression in specified format.
  • Once done, proceed to the application fee payment option via online or offline mode. 
  • Application fee of INR 250 must be made via debit card/credit card or net banking. For offline payment, download challan and make payment at HDFC/Axis bank.

Check AFCAT Photograph and Signature Specifications

Carefully ‘PREVIEW’ your application before clicking on ‘SUBMIT’ button.

Step 4: AFCAT Application Form 2019 Status

  • After clicking on the SUBMIT button, application status can be checked on left side of the window.
  • There will be a message that would read ‘Application Successfully Submitted to Indian Air Force’.
  • Candidates will also get a confirmation mail sent to their registered email Id.
  • Registration/Application number must also be noted down carefully.

AFCAT Contact Information

If you have any query regarding AFCAT Application Form 2019, contact AFCAT Cell on

For any query on NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch, contact JDPO-3 (A/B) on

Phone Nos: 011-23010231 extn 7645, 7646, 7610
(*Telephonic query timings are from 0930 hrs to 1700 hrs (Monday to Friday, except closed holidays)
E-Mail: career_iaf@bol.net.in


AFCAT Application Form FAQs

Ques. Can I submit my AFCAT Application Form 2019 by post?

Ans. No, you must fill the application form by visiting the official website only. Earlier scheme of offline applications has been discontinued. 

Ques. I am in the fourth year of my graduation, Can I appear for this exam?

Ans. You can appear for the exam, provided you fulfill all the eligibility conditions. However, it is necessary to have obtained 60% aggregate marks before final selection. Also, you must not have any backlog for the same.

Ques. Is there any Registration Fee for AFCAT Application Form 2019?

Ans. Yes, from this year onwards, applicants are required to pay an amount of INR 250 as Registration Fee for AFCAT 2019.

Ques. I have submitted my application form, however, I want to make some changes. Can I do it? If not can I fill fresh form?

Ans. You cannot make rectifications in AFCAT Application Form 2019 once you submit it. Also, multiple applications will result in cancellation of candidature. So it is advisable to fill the application form carefully in one go. 

Ques. Can you name the websites where I can apply for the AFCAT Exam?

Ans. There are two websites available for registering for the examination viz.