AFCAT 2018 Notification for Courses commencing January 2018

Indian Air Force has published notification for the recruitment Commissioned Officer vacancies for Grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying & Permanent Commission (PC)/Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches through Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) – 2018 – Courses Commencing in January 2018

AFCAT 2018 Important Dates

The schedule of AFCAT 2018 recruitment process will be announced by IAF in the official notification. Candidates can check tentative dates for AFCAT given in the table below.

 

  • Release of the Notification: December 2017
  • Start Date of AFCAT Application Form: December 2017
  • The Last Date for Submission of Application Form: January 2018
  • The Last Date to Pay the Application Fee (Online): To be notified later
  • The Last Date to Pay the Application Fee (Offline): To be notified later
  • Editing & Correction of AFCAT 2018 Application: To be notified later
  • Release of E-Admit Card Written Exam: January 2018
  • Date of AFCAT 2018 Written Exam: February 2018
  • Declaration of AFCAT Written Exam Result: March 2018 (expected)
  • AFSB Interview Dates: To be notified later
  • Declaration of Final Result: To be notified later

Eligible candidates may apply online from December 2017 to January 2018. Other details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process and how to apply are given below

 

AFCAT Vacancy Details

Name of the Post: Commissioned Officer

 

Name of the Branch:

  •  Flying (204/18F/SSC/M &W) 203/18T/PC/M 203/18T/SSC/M &W)
  • Ground Duty (Technical) 203/18T/PC/ M 203/18T/ SSC/M &W
  • Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)
  • Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Ground Duty (Non Technical) (203/18G/PC/M203/18G/SSC/M &W)
  • Administration
  • Logistics
  • Accounts
  •  Education

 

Type of Commission

PC for Men

Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation

 

SSC for Men & Women

Engagement period for SSC Flying Branch is 14 years from the date of Commissioning (Not extendable)

Initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty (Tech) and Ground Duty (Non-Tech) Branches would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to willingness, suitability, service requirements and availability of vacancies

 

AFCAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

 

Age Limit

Candidates age limit should be between 20 – 24 years (i.e. candidates should be born between 02nd July 1994 to 01st July 1998, both dates inclusive) for Sl No. 01 & 20 – 26 years (i.e candidates should be born between 02nd July 1992 to 01st July 1998, both dates inclusive) for Sl No. 02 & 03 as on 01st July 2018

 

Flying (204/18F/SSC/M & W)

(a) Graduates with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent; (b) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths & Physics at 10+2 level; (c) Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

 

Ground Duty (Technical) 203/18T/PC/M 203/18T/ SSC/M & W

 

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}: Candidates with a 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 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 Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines: (aa) Communication Engineering (ab) Computer Engineering/Technology (ac) Computer Engineering & Application (ad) Computer Science and Engineering/Technology (ae) Electrical and Computer Engineering (af) Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ag) Electrical Engineering (ah) Electronics Engineering/Technology (aj) Electronics Science and Engineering (ak) Electronics (al) Electronics and Communication Engineering (am) Electronics and Computer Science (an) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (ao) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave) (ap) Electronics and Computer Engineering (aq) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering (ar) Electronics Instrument & Control (as) Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering (at) Instrumentation & Control Engineering (au) Instrument & Control Engineering (av) Information Technology

 

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}: Candidates with a 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 recognised University OR cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines: (aa) Aerospace Engineering (ab) Aeronautical Engineering (ac) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (ad) Mechanical Engineering (ae) Mechanical Engineering and Automation (af) Mechanical Engineering (Production) (ag) Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance) (ah) Mechatronics (aj) Industrial Engineering

 

Administration: Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university 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 a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent

 

Logistics: Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university 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 a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent

 

Accounts: B. Com degree (Minimum three years degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent

 

Education: MBA/MCA or MA/M Sc degree in English/Physics/Mathematics/Chemistry / Statistics /International relations/International Studies /Defence Studies/ Psychology / Computer Science/IT/Mgt. / Mass Communication /Journalism / Public Relation with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate all papers put together in Post Graduation (Minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in graduation (both recognised by UGC/Competent Accreditation Authority)

 

Selection Procedure

 

All applicants whose applications are submitted by due date will be called for AFCAT and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT)

 

The AFCAT will be of two hours duration and will contain multiple choice questions on verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general awareness and military aptitude

 

Sample question papers and syllabus of AFCAT/EKT is available on IAF career website www.careerairforce.nic.in

 

EKT would be for 45 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT. It is mandatory for the candidates opting for ground duty (technical) branch to pass both AFCAT & EKT

 

Candidates who are short-listed on the basis of AFCAT/EKT will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar, Varanasi or Kancharapara. Candidates who opt for flying branch can opt for Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi only. The testing would consist of three stages as given below:

 

Stage-I: Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and discussion test will be conducted on the first day. Stage-I test is a screening test and only those who qualify would undergo subsequent testing. All Stage-I qualified candidates would be subjected to document check to ascertain their eligibility for the branches applied for. Candidates who either do not qualify in Stage-I or do not meet the required eligibility criteria would be sent back on the first day itself

 

Stage-II: Psychological test, Group Tests and Interview would commence after document check for the next five days

 

For Flying Branch: Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) would be administered to recommended candidates only. This is once in a lifetime test. Candidates who have failed the CPSS/PABT in an earlier attempt or a Flight Cadet suspended from flying training at Air Force Academy will not be eligible to apply

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