AFCAT Notification 2024, IAF released the AFCAT 2 Official Notification

AFCAT Notification 2024, IAF released the AFCAT 2 Official Notification

Indian Air Force IAF released the official notification for the AFCAT 2024 examination yesterday. Before that, the authority released the official notification on 20th May 2024. Candidates who are eligible can apply for the examination from 30th May 2024. The last day to submit the online application is June 28 2024. This year a total number of 304 seats are available for candidates to join. Along with the announcement the authority has released detailed notifications for students to go through thoroughly. The exam date for AFCAT 2024 is 9th, 10th and 11th August 2024. 

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What is AFCAT?

AFCAT is a national-level examination which stands for the Air Force Common Admission Test. The main authority that handles this examination is the Indian Air Force. This examination is conducted annually in February and August. Through this examination, the Indian Air Force selects candidates for class 1 officers in flying and ground duties (technical and non-technical). In this examination male and female both candidates can apply. After clearing this examination candidates can join the Short Service Commission in the flying branch and permanent commission short service in ground duties. 


AFCAT Notification 2024 Overview

Parameter Details
Job Location Anywhere in India
AFCAT Exam Date 2024 Status Out
Selection Process Written Exam, AFSB Interview, and Medical Exam
AFCAT 2 Exam Date 2024 September 2024
Frequency Twice a Year
Official Website /
AFCAT Full Form Air Force Common Admission Test
AFCAT 2 2024 Eligibility Graduate, 20 years
Exam Level National
Exam Name AFCAT Examination, 2024
Exam Conducting Body Indian Air Force




Documents Required to fill AFCAT Application 

  • Aadhaar Card
  • Credit/Debit cards
  • Marksheets of Class 12 and graduation/diploma/integrated postgraduation
  • Scanned images of photograph, signature, and left thumb impression


Details Required for AFCAT Application Form 2024

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Name 
  • Nationality
  • Valid Mobile Number
  • Valid Email ID
  • Type of Entry
  • Aadhaar Card Number
  • Correspondence Address
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Command
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • 10th Marksheet and Certificate
  • 12th Marksheet and Certificate
  • Graduation Degree
  • Post Graduation Degree
  • Integrated Post Graduation Degree
  • Permanent Address
  • Thumb Impression
  • Declaration by the candidate
  • Exam City, etc.


AFCAT Application Form 2024 Details
Personal Details
  • Candidate’s Name (As per 10th certificate)
  • Candidate’s Father’s
  • Name (As per 10th certificate)
  • Candidate’s Mother’s Name (As per 10th certificate)
  • Email Address
  • Secondary Email Address
  • Nationality
  • Mobile Number
  • Candidate’s Visible Identification Mark
  • CPSS/PABT Status
  • Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA?
  • Select ‘Yes’ or ‘No’
  • Are you serving Airman of IAF?
  • Marital Status Married or Unmarried
  • Date of Birth DD/MMM/YYYY
  • Education Level (10 + 2 + Graduation/10 + 2 + Graduation + Post Graduation/10 + 2 + Integrated Post Graduation)
  • Graduation Level
  • Qualification Degree
  • Course Duration
  • Name of College/Institute
  • Name of University
  • Enter Aggregate/Gross Percentage, etc.
  • Flying
  • Ground Duty (Technical)
  • Ground Duty (Non-Technical)
  • NCC Air Wing “C” Certificate
  • Serial No.
  • Name of NCC Unit
  • Year
AFSB/ SSB appeared as Candidates
  • Batch No.
  • Enter the Place Of Appearing
  • No of Days at AFSB
Source of AFCAT information List of information Newspaper, Employment News
  • Year of appearing
  • GATE Score
Communication Details Permanent Address

  • Enter Full Address
  • State/Union Territories
  • City
  • Pin Code
  • Railway Station
  • Landline Number
  • Aadhaar Card Number
  • Check if Permanent
    Address is same as Correspondence Address.

Correspondence Address

  • Full Address
  • State
  • City
  • Pin Code
  • Railway Station
Upload Documents
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Thumb Impression
  • Declaration by the candidate
Select Exam City 5 choices based on preference from the exam cities list


How to Apply Online for AFCAT 2 Notification 2024?

  • To fill the AFCAT application form online visit the official website of AFCAT at or 
  • On the homepage click on the link candidate login in the recent notification section 
  • Now click on the not yet registered register your link on the next window 
  • A new window will appear with signup page sign up if you haven’t login yet using your email id and password 
  • After the successful registration, canon into your account using that password you generated 
  • Now click on either AFCAT or NCC special entry for flying branch 
  • Click on the application form and enter your personal details educational qualification course preference and contact details 
  • After it you need to upload your recent passport size photograph signature and thumb impression in prescribed format 
  • Now submit the online fee which is 550 + GST. Remember it this fee is non-refundable. 
  • There are various payment methods are available like credit card debit card and banking etc 
  • Now click on submit and your receipt of online payment and confirmation page will appear on screen 
  • Take printouts of both of the documents and keep it safe for future use. 




AFCAT 2 Notification 2024: Eligibility


Parameters Eligibility Criteria
Education Qualification Flying Branch & Ground Duty (Non-technical): The candidate must have scored a minimum of 50% marks each in physics and mathematics at the 10+2 level and possess a three-year graduation degree OR a BE/BTech degree with a minimum of 60% from a recognized university.<br> Ground Duty (Technical): <ul><li>Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) (AE(L)): The candidate must have scored a minimum of 60% marks each in physics and mathematics at the 10+2 level and hold a degree in graduation/post-graduation in engineering and technology from a recognized university.</li></ul>
Age Limit Flying Branch: 20 to 24 years (Candidates must have been born between 02/01/2001 to 01/01/2005).<br> Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical): 20 to 26 years (Candidates must have been born between 02/01/1999 to 01/01/2005).
Martial Status Candidates must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course, and marriage is not permitted during training.
Nationality Candidate must be a citizen of India as per the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955.

AFCAT 2 Notification 2024: Important Dates

Events AFCAT 2024 Dates
AFCAT 1 Short Notification 2024 Release Date November 18, 2023
AFCAT 1 Notification 2024 Release Date December 1, 2023
AFCAT 1 Application Release Date December 1, 2023 (11:00 AM)
Last Date to Submit AFCAT 1 Application Form 2024 December 30, 2023 (11:00 PM)
AFCAT 1 Admit Card 2024 January 30, 2024
AFCAT 1 2024 Exam Date February 16, 17, and 18, 2024
AFCAT 1 Result Date 2024 March 8, 2024
AFSB 2024 Notification Released
AFCAT 1 2024 Merit List To be updated soon
AFSB 2024 Interview Dates Out
AFCAT 1 Final Result To be updated soon
Course Commencing January 2025


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AFCAT 1 Exam Schedule 2024

Activity 1st Shift 2nd Shift
Candidate Arrival Time 08:00 AM 01:00 PM
Verification of Admit Card, ID Proof, Biometric, and Seating 08:00 AM-09:45 AM 01:00 PM-02:45 PM
Candidate Instruction Session 09:45 AM-10:00 AM 02:45 PM-03:00 PM
AFCAT 1 Examination 10:00 AM-12:00 PM 03:00 PM-05:00 PM


AFCAT 2 Notification 2024 Salary

Category Allowance/Salary
During Training Rs. 52,600 per month
Training Duration 1 year
Post-Training Compensation
Pay Band for all Branches Rs. 56,100 per month
Pay Matrix Level (VII CPC) Rs. 56,100 – Rs. 1,10,700 per month
Military Service Pay Rs. 15,500 per month
Flying Branch Allowance Rs. 11,250 per month
Technical Branch Officers Rs. 2,500 per month




AFCAT 2 Vacancy 2024


Entry Branch Course Number Vacancies (Men) (SSC) Vacancies (Women)
AFCAT Entry Flying 218/25F/SSC/M & W 18 11
Ground-Duty(Technical) 217/25T/SSC/107AEC/M & W AE(L): 88 AE(M): 36 AE(L): 23 AE(M): 09
Ground-Duty(Non-Technical) 216/25G/SSC/M & W WS Branch: 14 Admin: 43 Accts: 10 Lgs: 13 Edn: 07 Met: 08 WS Branch: 14 Admin: 03 Accts: 11 Lgs: 14 Edn: 02 Met: 02
NCC Special Entry Flying 218/25F/PC/M and 218/25F/SSC/M & W 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC



AFCAT Exam Pattern 2024

Sectional Weightage of Marks

Exam Subject Duration No. of Question Maximum Marks
AFCAT (For all branches) Numerical Ability, Reasoning, English, General Awareness & Military Aptitude 120 Minutes 100 300
EKT (For Technical Branch Only) Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical, Electronics & Communication 45 Minutes 60 180



AFCAT Marking Scheme

AFCAT Marking Scheme Details
Correct Answer +3 marks
Incorrect Answer (Negative Marking) -1 mark
Unattempted Question No marks allotted
Score Calculation Total score is calculated after deducting marks for incorrect answers


AFCAT 2 Notification 2024: AFCAT Syllabus 2024

AFCAT English Syllabus 

Topics No of Questions
Fill in the blacks  4
Error Detection 3
Idioms/Phrases 3
Reading Comprehension 2
Antonym/ Synonym 6
Cloze test 5




AFCAT General Awareness Syllabus 

Topics No of Questions
History 5
Geography 4
Science 5
Polity 4
Current Affairs and Economics 7
Total 25


AFCAT Numerical Ability Syllabus

Topics No of Questions
Profit/Loss and Discount 2
Ratio & Percentage 3
Mixture & Allegations 2
Algebra 2
Time and Work 2
Simplification 3
Speed and Distance 2
Average  2


AFCAT Reasoning & Military Aptitude Syllabus

Topic No of Questions
Non-Verbal (Image) 10
Odd one out 5
Analogy 5
Venn diagram 4
Complete the pattern 5
Miscellaneous 5


AFCAT Non-Technical Syllabus

Subjects AFCAT Non-Technical Syllabus 
General Awareness History


National & International Organisations

Geography, Art & Culture




Environment & Ecology


Indian Polity

Basic Science Based Knowledge


Science & Technology

Current Affairs (National & International)


English Comprehension

Error Detection in Sentence


Sentence Completion/ Fill in the correct word

Cloze Test / Fill in the blanks in a paragraph

Synonym/ Antonym

Idioms and Phrases


Sentence Rearranging


Substitution in a Sentence/ One Word Substitution

Numerical Ability Time and Work

Decimal Fraction


Profit & Loss

Ratio & Proportion


Simple and Compound Interest


Time & Distance and Races (Trains/ Boats & Streams)


Area and Perimeter

Mixture & Allegation Rules


Number System & Number Series


Reasoning and military aptitude test Odd One Out


Venn Diagram


Pattern Completion

Dot Situation Analysis

Blood Relation

Missing Figures


Figure Classification

Coding and Decoding

Spotting the Embedded Figures


AFCAT 2 Notification 2024 Important Books

Subject Books
General Awareness – The Malayala Manorama English Yearbook


– From Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh (KD Publication)

– Lucent’s General Knowledge

Verbal Ability – Verbal Reasoning by Bhupendra Kumar Singh

– Objective General English by Dr. RS. Aggarwal

Numerical Ability – Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation by Disha Publication

– Objective Arithmetic by S Chand


– Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal

Reasoning & Military Aptitude – Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by McGraw Hill Education

– Quantitative Aptitude by S.Chand

EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) – Handbook Series of Electrical Engineering by Arihant Publications

– Let’s Crack EKT (All in One) by SSB Crack

– Objective General Engineering by G. K. Publishers



Normalisation of AFCAT Score

Aspect Details
Conducted By Indian Air Force (IAF)
Exam Shifts Multiple
Difficulty Level Varies across different shifts
Purpose To adjust the difficulty level and ensure fairness in the examination process
Method Normalisation of marks


AFCAT Mock Test

Aspect Details
Purpose Familiarise candidates with the exam pattern
Nature Simulates the actual test
Based On Latest pattern
Benefits Helps candidates learn effective time management skills and understand the exam structure


AFCAT 2 Notification 2024 Preparation Tips

Here are some useful tips and tricks to crack the AFCAT 2024 exam:

  • Understand the Syllabus and Exam Pattern

  • First, you should thoroughly understand the AFCAT syllabus and exam pattern. This knowledge helps you know the structure of the exam and the important topics to cover.
  • Solve Previous Years’ Question Papers


  • Next, practice solving previous years’ question papers. 
  • This activity helps you become familiar with the type of questions asked in the exam.
  • Attempt Mock Tests


  • Additionally, you should attempt mock tests regularly. 

  • This practice improves your speed and accuracy, which is crucial during the actual exam.
  • Read Newspapers for Current Affairs


  • Moreover, stay updated with current affairs by reading newspapers daily. 

  • This habit ensures you are well-prepared for the general awareness section of the exam.
  • Create a Study Schedule


  • Finally, create a study schedule and stick to it. 

  • Consistent study and revision help reinforce your knowledge and boost your confidence for the exam.



AFCAT 2024 Exam Centers

AFCAT Exam Centre 2024
Agartala Agra Ajmer
Ahmedabad Aizawl Alwar
Allahabad/ Prayagraj Ambala Vellore
Amritsar Bareilly Behrampur (Odisha)
Belagavi Bengaluru Bhagalpur
Bhilai Bhopal Bhubaneswar
Bhuj Bikaner Chandigarh
Chennai Coimbatore Darbhanga
Dehradun Delhi Dhanbad
Diu Durgapur Faridabad
Ganganagar Gaya Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur Greater Noida Guntur
Gurugram Guwahati Gwalior
Haldwani Hisar Hyderabad
Imphal Indore Itanagar
Jabalpur Jaipur Jalandhar
Jalpaigudi Jammu Jamshedpur
Jhansi Jodhpur Jorhat
Kannur Kanpur Kharagpur
Kochi Kohima Kolhapur
Kolkata Kota Kurukshetra
Leh Lucknow Madurai
Mangalore Meerut Midnapore
Mumbai Mysore Nagpur
Nasik Nizamabad Pathankot
Patna Port Blair Puducherry
Pune Rajkot Ranchi
Rourkee Rourkela Sambalpur
Shillong Shimla Silchar
Solapur Sonipat Srinagar
Thane Thiruvananthapuram Thrissur
Tinsukia Tirunelveli Tirupati
Udaipur Ujjain Vadodara
Varanasi Vatakara Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam Warangal


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