AFCAT Notification 2024

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AFCAT Notification: AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test and is also called the Indian Air Force Exam. Indian Air Force invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group ‘A’ Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches.

The AFCAT Online Form 01/2024 has been released on 01st December 2023 at www.afcat.cdac.in along with the release of official notification pdf. Interested candidates should read further to go through the article below for the selection process, exam pattern, and other necessary details for AFCAT 01/2024.

AFCAT Exam

The AFCAT Exam is a national-level competitive exam conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) to select officers for all its branches, except for the medical and dental branches. The AFCAT is conducted twice yearly, once in February, and the other in August.

OrganizationIndian Airforce
Exam NameAFCAT 01/2024
Vacancy317
PostGround Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) and Gazetted Officers in Flying Branches
Selection ProcessWritten Examination and SSB Interview
CategoryNotification
Educational QualificationGraduation
Application ModeOnline
SalaryRs. 56,900/-
Age Limit20 to 26 years
Official Websitehttps://indianairforce.nic.in/
Registration Link https://afcat.cdac.in/

AFCAT 01/2024 Important Dates

AFCAT 01/2024 Notification Date18th Novemeber2023
AFCAT 01/2024 Apply Online Starts1st December 2023 (11 a.m)
AFCAT 01/2024 Application Process Ends30th December 2023. (5 p.m)
Exam Date16, 17, 18 February 2024
Course commencement dateJanuary 2025

Apply for AFCAT 01/2024

Steps to Apply for the AFCAT 2024 Exam

Step 1- Registration Process

  1. Click on the link provided below or visit the official website.
  2. A new page will appear. New Users will have to register first.
  3. Click on New User Register.
  4. A new page will appear to enter your mobile no. and email to register yourself.
  5. An OTP will be sent to your mobile no. and email, fill and click on “Submit”.
  6. A Login Id and Password will be sent to your registered mobile no. and email id.

Step 2- Login

  1. Login using the Registration Number and Password. Select the post.
  2. Fill up other details such as educational qualifications etc. depending upon the educational qualification of the candidate.
  3. Pay the examination fee as applicable, online using a Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking
  4. Candidates are required to upload their scanned colour photograph and Signature (in English or in Hindi) in JPEG format.
  5. Login with your Registration Number and Password in the link for “UPLOAD” and thereafter, upload the file/scanned filled
  6. Upload all the required certificates
  7. Submit the application. Print out the acknowledgment for records.

AFCAT 01/2024 Exam Application Fee

Candidates registering for AFCAT entry will have to pay an amount of Rs. 550/- + GST (non-refundable) (not applicable for NCC special entry) as an examination fee.

Age Limit AFCAT 01/2024

Post NameAge Limit
Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry0 to 24 years as on 01 Jan 2025 i.e. born between 02 Jan 2001 to 01 Jan 2005 (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born between 02 Jan 1999 to 01 Jan 2005 (both dates inclusive).
Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch20 to 26 years as on 01 Jan 2025 i.e. born between 02 Jan 1999 to 01 Jan 2005 (both dates inclusive)

Educational Qualification for AFCAT 01/2024

IAF BranchesEducational Qualifications
Flying BranchCandidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and graduation with a minimum of 60% marks.
Ground Duty (Technical) BranchCandidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and graduation with a minimum of 60% marks.
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) BranchesGraduate Degree in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks.


In conclusion, the AFCAT exam notification serves as a gateway to a rewarding career in the Indian Air Force. Aspiring candidates are encouraged to meticulously review the provided information, adhere to the specified eligibility criteria, and prepare diligently for the upcoming examination.

Success in AFCAT not only opens doors to a prestigious profession but also contributes to the defense and security of our nation. Best wishes to all aspirants as they embark on this significant journey towards a fulfilling and honorable career in the Indian Air Force.

AFCAT FAQs

When Afcat exam is conducted in 2024?

AFCAT will be conducted on 16 Feb 24 (Friday), 17 Feb 24 (Saturday) and 18 Feb 24 (Sunday).

What is the advertisement schedule for AFCAT?

AFCAT is conducted twice a year (in the month of February and August). The
advertisement for the same is published in the months of December and June
respectively.

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