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AFCAT ENTRY

  • The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) entry is available for aspirant who intend to join the Indian Air Force after successful completion of graduation/ post-graduation (as applicable). Through AFCAT entry, an aspirant can join the Flying branch, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non- Technical) branches as per the following details:-
Branch Category/ Head Details
Flying GENDER Male & Female
TYPE OF COMMISSION Short Service Commission (SSC) For Men & Women
AGE Short Service Commission (SSC) For Men & Women 20 to 24 years as on date of commencement of training (Additional 2 years relaxation is available for Commercial Pilot Licence holders)
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TRAINING SCHEDULED AT Air Force Academy
MARITAL STATUS OF THE CANDIDATE Unmarried
EDUCATION QUALIFICATION Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths & 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 recognized 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 recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
GROUND DUTY (TECHNICAL) i.e. Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical) and Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) GENDER Male & Female
TYPE OF COMMISSION Permanent Commission for Men and Short Service Commission for Men & Women
AGE 20 to 26 years as on date of commencement of training
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TRAINING SCHEDULED AT Air Force Academy followed by Air Force Technical College
MARITAL STATUS OF THE CANDIDATE Unmarried
OTHER TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) conducted by IAF followed by Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview.
  • Short service commission in Technical Branch is for 10 years extendable by 4 years.
  • Final year/semester students can also apply for all entries. All such candidates should not have any present backlog and should have scored a minimum of 60% marks up to last semester/ year for which results have been declared at the time of applying/ AFSB testing.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER (ELECTRONICS) {AE(L)}

Candidates with a minimum Of 50% marks each In Physics And Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years graduation/integrated Post-Graduation qualification In Engineering/ Technology from a recognised University 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 in the following disciplines:-

  • Communication Engineering.
  • Computer Engineering/Technology
  • Computer Engineering & Application.
  • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
  • Electrical Engineering.
  • Electronics Engineering/ Technology.
  • Electronics Science and Engineering.
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering.
  • Electronics and Computer Science
  • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering
  • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)
  • Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Electronics Instrument & Control
  • Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • Information Technology.
  • Spacecraft Technology
  • Engineering Physics
  • Electric Power and Machinery Engineering
  • Infotech Engineering
  • Cyber Security
  • Applied Electronics & Instrumentation
AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER (MECHANICAL) {AE(M)}

Candidates with a minimum of 50% 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 or cleared sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-

  • Aerospace Engineering.
  • Aeronautical Engineering.
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering and Automation.
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production).
  • Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance).
  • Mechatronics.
  • Industrial Engineering.
  • Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Production and Industrial Engineering.
  • Materials Science and Engineering.
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.
  • Aerospace and Applied Mechanics
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Rubber Technology and Rubber Engineering.
GROUND DUTY (NON TECHNICAL) i.e. Administration, Accounts, Logistics, Education GENDER Male & Female
TYPE OF COMMISSION Permanent Commission PC for Men & Short Commission for Men & Women
AGE 20 to 26 years as on date of commencement of training
ADVERTISEMENT SCHEDULE June and December
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TRAINING SCHEDULED AT Air Force Academy
MARITAL STATUS OF THE CANDIDATE Unmarried
OTHER TERMS & CONDITIONS
  • Entry to Ground Duty Branches is through Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) conducted by IAF followed by Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview.
  • Candidates recommended by AFSB are called for medical examination
  • Successful candidates would be directed to report for training if making it in all India merit list.
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS ADMINISTRATION AND LOGISTICS BRANCHES
  • Passed 10+2
  • Graduate Degree (Min three year degree course) in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
ACCOUNTS BRANCH
  • Passed 10+2
  • The candidates should have done graduation in any of the following streams with 60% marks or equivalent from a recognized University :-
  • B.Com Degree (min three years course)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Management Studies (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Business Studies (with specialization in Finance)
  • Qualified CA/ CMA/ CS/ CFA
  • B.Sc. with specialization in Finance
Education

Passed 10+2

AND

Post-Graduation with 50% marks in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG (single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and with 60%marks in Graduation in any discipline.

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