AFCAT 2017 Written Examination Structure

Indian Air Force has invited applications from eligible applicants for the Air Force Common Admission Test – January 2018.

AFCAT Test Pattern 2017

AFCAT Entrance Test will be of 2 hours duration and will contain multiple choice questions on

  • Verbal Ability
  • Numerical Ability
  • Reasoning
  • General Awareness And
  • Military Aptitude

Total Number of Questions – 100, Each Question is of three marks.

Penalty for Wrong Answers

There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the applicant, one mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the applicant; there will be no penalty for that question.

Applicants who are short-listed on the basis of Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Board (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar or Varanasi.

The testing would consist of three stages as given below:

(a) Stage-I: Test consisting of Intelligence Test along with other tests will be conducted on the first day. Stage-I test is a screening test and only those who qualify would undergo consequent testing.

All Stage-I qualified applicants would be subjected to document check to ascertain their eligibility for the branches applied for. Those applicants who either do not qualify in State-I testing or do not meet the required eligibility criteria would be sent back on the first day itself.

(b) Stage-II: Testing consisting of Psychological test, Group Test and Interview will be conducted on subsequent days (Five Days).

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(c) For Flying Branch: Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) would be administered to eligible Applicants.

Important Dates for AFCAT Exam 2017

Online Application Start from December 03rd 2016

Last date for Online Application December 29th 2016

Date of Exam: February 26th 2017

Date of Course Commencing in January 2018

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Change of Interview Dates: Request for change of SSB interview date should be avoided. However, as an exception, such change may be considered based on the circumstances of the case. Request for such change ought to be forwarded to the respective AFSB from where the call letter for SSB Interview has been received and not to Air Headquarters / AFCAT Cell. The AFSBs may consider change of date at the discretion.

Medical Examination will be conducted at AFCME, New Delhi or IAM Bengaluru based on the recommendations at AFSB.

Applicants recommended by the AFSBs and declared medically fit will be detailed for training in the order of all India Merit list depending the number of vacancies available in various branches / sub branches. Grant of PC / SSC in Technical and Ground Duty Branches would be based on number of vacancies, performance in the selection process and the choice given by the Applicant / Airmen.

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No compensation will be paid in respect of any injury sustained during the testing at AFSB.

Ten percent of the vacancy is reserved for NCC Air Wing ‘C’ certificate holders in Technical and Ground Duty Branches.

Simply undergoing Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) / SSB testing would not constitute fulfillment of eligibility requirements.