IAF Indian Air Force Commissioned Officer (AFCAT) 182 Posts

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Indian Air Force or IAF invites applications for Commissioned Officer (AFCAT) in Ground Duty & Flying Branch Posts for the recruitment 2018. Total Vacancies are 182 and the Last date to apply is 15-07-2018. (भारतीय वायुसेना भर्ती 2018 के लिए ग्राउंड ड्यूटी और फ्लाइंग शाखा पदों में कमीशन अधिकारी (एएफसीएटी) के लिए आवेदन आमंत्रित करती है। कुल रिक्तियां 182 हैं और आवेदन करने की अंतिम तिथि 15-07-2018 है।)

IAF_logoAbout IAF - The Indian Air Force (IAF) is the air arm of the Indian armed forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the air forces of the world. Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during an armed conflict. It was officially established on 8 October 1932. (भारतीय वायुसेना (आईएएफ) भारतीय सशस्त्र बलों की वायु सेना है। इसके कर्मियों और विमान संपत्तियों का पूरक दुनिया की वायु सेनाओं में चौथा स्थान है। इसका प्राथमिक मिशन भारतीय हवाई क्षेत्र को सुरक्षित करना और सशस्त्र संघर्ष के दौरान हवाई युद्ध करना है। यह आधिकारिक तौर पर 8 अक्टूबर 1932 को स्थापित किया गया था।)

Post Details - 

Name of the Post Total Post
AFCAT Entry Flying 42
AFCAT Entry Ground Duty Technical (Aeronautical Engineering Electronics/Mechanical) 76
AFCAT Entry Ground Duty Non -Technical 40
NCC Special Entry Flying 10% seats out of CDSE
vacancies for Flying
Total No of Post 182 + 10% of CDSE

Important Dates - 

AFCAT Online Apply Date 16th June 2018
AFCAT Last Date 15th July 2018
AFCAT Admit Card Date 1st Week of Aug 2018
AFCAT Exam Date 18th and 19th Aug 2018
AFCAT Result Date Last week of Sep 2018
AFCAT AFSB Interview Date From Oct 2018 onward
AFCAT Merit List Date June 2019


Commissioned Officer


Rs. 56100 - Rs. 110700/-


B.E , Btech Engineers , Other Qualifications Government

Age Limit

20 - 26 years (Age Relaxation as per GOI)

Job Location

All India


Total - 182 Posts

Employment Type


Hiring Organization

IAF Indian Air Force

Educational Qualification

Name of the Post Educational Qualification
AFCAT Entry Flying

Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR

BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR

Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

AFCAT Entry Ground Duty Technical (Aeronautical Engineering Electronics/Mechanical)

Candidate Must Have Passed Class 12th with 60% Marks in PCM and Minimum 4 Year Graduation/Post Graduation in Engineering / Technology. OR

cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

AFCAT Entry Ground Duty Non -Technical Candidate Must Have Passed Graduation with Minimum 60% Marks.
NCC Special Entry Flying Candidate Must Have Passed 12th with PCM and Graduation with Physics or B.E./B.Tech or Equivalent and NCC Air Wing Senior Division ’C’ Certificate.
Candidate Must Have Passed Post Graduation in Concerned Subject With Minimum 55% Marks.

Physical Standard - 

Height for Male Height for Female Weight
157. cms 152 cms. Proportionate to Height.

Selection Process

The candidate’s selection will be done on the basis of -

Stage 1

Officer Intelligence Rating Test, Picture Perception & Discussion Test

Stage 2

Psychological Test, Group Test for Checking Interactive Ability & Personal Conversation with Interviewing Officer

Stage 3

Medical Test

To and fro travelling fare by the shortest route of AC-III Tier/AC Chair Car or actual normal bus fare, to the candidates appearing in Air Force Selection Board for the first time, will be reimbursed.

All applicants whose applications are submitted by due date will be called at one of the examination centres for AFCAT scheduled on either 18 August 18 (Saturday) or 19 August 18 (Sunday). It is mandatory for the candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branch to appear in both AFCAT as well as Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). They will appear for the online exam on 19 August 18 (Sunday).

Exam Centres: Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Aligarh, Allahabad, Ambala, Amritsar, Bareilly, Behrampur (Odisha), Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bhagalpur, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Bikaner, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Darbhanga, Dehradun, Delhi and NCR, Dhanbad, Diu, Durgapur, Ganganagar, Gorakhpur, Guntur, Guwahati, Gwalior, Haldwani, Hissar, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jalpaigudi, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kakinada, Kannur, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Kochi, Kohima, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kurukshetra, Leh, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Nizamabad, Pathankot, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Rourkee, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Solapur, Srinagar, Thane, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tinsukia, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Udaipur, Ujjain, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal.

How to apply

Application Fees - Candidates need to pay Rs 250/- as Examination Fees. Candidates registering for Meteorology entry and NCC Special entry are not required to pay.

Modes of Payment - Online Mode: Application Fees can be paid through Online mode - Debit card, Credit Card, Netbanking, Wallets or UPI.

How to Apply - 1) Candidates need to visit the Official Website of IAF - https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in OR https://afcat.cdac.in.

2) Aadhar Card is mandatory for online registration.

3) Candidates need to register and fill all the Details.

4) Candidates need to upload scanned image, signature and other required documents.

5) Submit and take the Printout of Application Form.

For queries related to Conduct of online examination, registration process and admit cards contact 020-25503105 or 020-25503106 or E-Mail afcatcell@cdac.in. For queries regarding eligibility, allotment of AFSB centres, date of AFSB interview, merit list and Joining Instructions contact 011- 23010231 Extn 7610 or Toll free number 1800-11-2448.

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