AFCAT Eligibility Criteria: AFCAT 2020 Notification has begun!!! Detailed AFCAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria is available here. AFCAT Recruitment one of the expecting notifications among the aspirants. To apply for the AFCAT Notification candidates should satisfy the prescribed AFCAT eligibility criteria given in the official notification. Without satisfying the prescribed criteria candidates cannot be applying for the recruitment. The board invited the AFCAT online applications for the courses commencing in January 2021 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC). Usually, this recruitment is been recruited through the Air Force Common Aptitude Test(AFCAT). This type of notification has released twice a year. The Indian Air Force AFCAT 2019 Apply Online link will get activated on 01-12-2019. The final date for the submission of the AFCAT online application get ends on 30-12-2019.
Details Regarding AFCAT 2020 Exam:
Our Indian Air Force has conducted Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) every year. The AFCAT exam is held twice a year in February and August. This exam is exclusively to select Class-I Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties (in both Technical and Non-Technical posts). AFCAT is a gateway for candidates, both male and female, to join the Indian Air Force as officers for both Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission in Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical roles.
Selected candidates will undergo the training process through AFCAT, candidates have to undergo a 74 weeks training session if selected for Flying and Ground Duties. In case of Ground Duties for Non-Technical role, the training is of 52 weeks held at Air Force Training Establishments
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Age Limit & Educational Qualification are the two main criteria that aspirants must satisfy. It is mandatory for the aspirants initially to check all the eligibility criteria whether that is perfectly matched or not. The details are given below for your reference.
AFCAT Age limit:
Commercial Pilot License Holder – Up to 26 years
Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical Branch ) – 20 years-26years
Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry – 20-24 years
More Details :
1.Candidates below the age of 25 years must be unmarried at the time of commencement of course.
2.Widowers and Divorced candidates below the age of 25 are also ineligible.
AFCAT Educational Qualification:
As per the prescribed educational qualification is given in the official notification, candidates should possess.
AFCAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria: Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry:
- Graduate in any discipline (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level)/BE/BTech from a recognized University.
- If you are a Final Year/Semester student
- , you are also eligible to apply, provided you produce Degree Certificate issued by the University as per the date fixed by AFSB.
- There will be no minimum percentage bar for Combined Defence Service Examination (CDSE) entry.
AFCAT Eligibility Criteria: Commercial Pilot License Holder
(a) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics):
Minimum of 60% 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.
(b) Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical):
Minimum of 60% 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.
AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2020: Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical Branch)
Administration & Logistics
Should have Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
You should have B.Com. Degree (Minimum three years degree course) from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
AFCAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria: NCC Special Entry Flying Branch
1.Should have NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 1 January 2017.
2.Mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2
3.Must be a Graduate with a minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
AFCAT 2020 Eligibility: Meteorology
Should complete a Post-Graduate Degree in any Science stream/ Mathematics /Statistics /Geography/Computer Applications/Environmental Science/ Applied Physics /Oceanography /Meteorology/Agricultural Meteorology/Ecology & Environment /Geo-Physics/Environmental Biology with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together (Provided Maths and Physics were studied at Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% marks in each).
AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2020: Physical & Medical Standards
The minimum acceptable height for men and women candidates in Flying Branch is 162.5 cms,
Leg Length: 99-120 cms
Thigh Length: Upto 64 cms
Sitting Height : 81.5-96 cms
There is no concession for age/sex/region.
Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical) Branch:
The minimum acceptable height for male candidates in Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical) Branch is 157.5 cms.
1.For women candidates, the minimum acceptable height is 152 cms.
2.(For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwal, and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less.
3.In the case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height will be 2 cms less than what is applicable to men and women respectively).
You also need to satisfy the Visual Standards for the branch you have applied for.