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AFCAT 2019 Application Form(Released), Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Vacancies

India Air Force has invited online application for the courses commencing in July 2020. The application forms are available from June 1, 2019 onwards at the official website i.e., and Know More

Candidates (men and women) willing to be a part of Indian Air Force as commissioned officers in Flying and Ground Duty (both technical and non-technical) can apply latest by June 30, 2019. 

  • The exam will be conducted on August 24 and 25, 2019
  • There are different eligibility criteria for flying and different branches. CheckAFCAT Eligibility
  • For this session, a total of 242 vacancies is offered under both branches.
  • The syllabus is of graduation level, except question under Numerical Ability section. 
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Highlights of AFCAT 2019

Exam NameAFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)
Level of ExamNational Level
Exam Conducting AuthorityIndian Air Force (IAF)
Posts OfferedCommissioned officers in Flying Branch, Ground Duty (technical) and Ground Duty (Non-technical) branch
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based Test)
SectionsGeneral Awareness, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude and Verbal Ability in English
Selection ProcedureAFCAT exam, AFSB Interview, and Medical Test

AFCAT 2019 Important Dates

The official dates for AFCAT 2019 exam are given below:

Publishing of AFCAT 2019 notificationJune 1, 2019
AFCAT 2019 RegistrationJune 1- 30, 2019
Issue of AFCAT Admit card1st week of August 2019
AFCAT 2019 exam dateAugust 24 and 25, 2019
AFCAT ResultOctober 2019

AFCAT 2019 Eligibility

Candidates who are willing to take AFCAT 2019 must check, whether they fulfill the desired eligibility criteria or not. The brief eligibility criterion for different branches/courses is mentioned below for your reference. 

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:

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

Education Qualification:

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

Check Detailed AFCAT Eligibility

AFCAT Application Form 2019

Application Form for AFCAT 2019 is available in online mode only. The step by step registration cum application process is mentioned below.


  • Go to the official career website of Indian Air force.
  • Click on Candidates login section.
  • A new web page will appear. Fill in the registration details asked for new users like the name; e-mail ID, mobile number, etc.
  • Click on submit. A new registration ID and password would be sent to the registered E-mail address.

Application Form Filling

  • Fill in the details as per the directions are given on the webpage.
  • Select the preference of branch, AFCAT Exam Center, Subject for EKT exam, etc.
  • Upload Your signature and Photograph (as per dimensions provided in the notification).
  • Click on submit.

Payment of Application Fee

  • After filling the online form, the exam fee of INR 250 has to be made through the ‘Make Payment’ step in the main menu.
  • This fee is non-refundable.
  • The examination fee can be paid using credit/ debit cards/ net banking through the payment gateway.

Check Detailed AFCAT Registration Process

AFCAT 2019 Admit Card

  • Candidates will be issued their e-admit card three weeks before the exam date. 
  • Admit Card will be sent to the registered email IDs and will also be available at

Candidates can download their AFCAT 2019 Admit Card by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of Indian Air force, go to the career section.
  • Click on the Candidate Login section.
  • Type your E-mail ID and Password to log in and download the admit card.
  • A window showing the admit card will appear.
  • Click on download admit card.
  • After downloading the admit card take a printout of the same.

In case, a candidate does not receive his/ her admit card or fails to download the document or finds any discrepancy in the ticket, contact the AFCAT Query Cell at C-DAC immediately. 
Ph. Nos. : 020-25503105 | 020-25503106
Email ID:

AFCAT 2019 Exam Center

  • For this session, there are 104 locations for AFCAT 2019.
  • Candidates must choose the centers at the time of registration according to their preference.
  • Make note that no request for change of center will be entertained by the authorities.

CheckAFCAT 2/2019 Exam Centers

AFCAT Exam Pattern

Candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branch have to appear in both AFCAT as well as Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).

AFCAT 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights

ExamAFCATEKT (only for technical)
Mode of ExamOnline i.e. computer-basedOnline i.e. computer-based
No. of Questions10050
Maximum Marks300150
Duration of Exam2 hours (120 minutes)45 minutes
Sections in PaperGeneral Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude TestMechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics
Negative Marking1 mark1 mark

Check detailedAFCAT Exam Pattern

AFCAT Syllabus

As per the notification, the standard of Numerical Ability Questions will be of Matriculation level. Whereas, the questions in other subjects will be of graduation level (Indian University).  A brief of AFCAT syllabus is listed below:

  • English –  Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms, and Phrases.
  • General Awareness –  History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc.
  • Numerical Ability – Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams).
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test – Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.

Check Detailed AFCAT Syllabus

AFCAT Recommended Books

Candidates can refer to the general aptitude book for any other government exam for which aptitude portion is common with AFCAT. Candidates should also refer to previous year AFCAT and EKT paper for a more comprehensive and holistic understanding of the questions asked. The list of recommended books is tabulated below.


Let’s Crack AFCATSSB Crack819310871X
AFCAT Topic-wise Solved paperDisha Experts9385846744
Let’s Crack EKTSSB Crack8193108728
GK CapsuleArihant935094538X

AFCAT Result and AFSB Selection Process

AFCAT 2019 Result will be declared in the last week of September on the official website. The exact date for AFCAT Result will be announced through AFCAT official notification. Follow the steps given below to check the result.

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on AFCAT 2019 Results.
  • Enter login credentials i.e. email id and password to check the result. 

AFSB Selection Process

  • IAF will prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the Online AFCAT as fixed by the IAF in their discretion.
  • Candidates who are declared successful in the Online AFCAT will be called at one of the Air Force Selection Boards.
  • Candidates who have applied for NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch will be directly called for AFSB testing at one of the AFSB centers.
  • AFSB centres are at Dehradun (1 AFSB), Mysuru (2 AFSB), Gandhinagar (3 AFSB) and Varanasi (4 AFSB).
  • Candidates who opt for flying branch can only opt for Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi.
  • Candidates are required to choose AFSB date and venue by themselves on the website (OR) in order to generate call- up letter for AFSB interview.

Final Merit List

  • Candidates should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in written examination and AFSB test as fixed by the IAF.
  • The qualifiers names will be placed in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks secured by them in the written examination and in the AFSB tests.
  • The form and manner of communication of the result of the examination to individual candidates will be decided by the IAF in their discretion.
  • 10% of the vacancies are reserved for NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate holders in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches.
  • Allotment of PC/ SSC in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches would be based on a number of vacancies, performance in the selection process and the choice given by the candidates.

AFCAT Vacancies (2019)

AFCAT Vacancies

Note: Vacancies indicated are tentative and subject to change without notice. The actual intake would depend on organizational requirements, various cadre control mechanisms, availability of training slots and actual number of vacancies accruing in January 2020.


The cut-offs are expected to follow the general trend in AFCAT 2019 as well. The following table would be useful in estimating the cut off as for AFCAT 2019.

YearExamCut Off ScoreEKT
2018AFCAT 1AFCAT 21551406055
2017AFCAT 1AFCAT 2150 1606060
2016AFCAT 1AFCAT 21321486060
2015AFCAT 1AFCAT 21261445552
2014AFCAT 1AFCAT 2127123-45
2013AFCAT 1AFCAT 2144116

Official cut off would be published on the website after the completion of the exam cycle.