AFCAT 2019: Notification, Application Form, Recruitment, Exam Pattern

AFCAT Recruitment 2019: Air Force Common Admission Online Test (AFCAT) is a recruitment exam conducted by Indian Air Force (IAF). It is conducted to select officers for all its branches, except for the medical and dental branches. Indian Air Force conducts this exam for the recruitment of 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 (Technical &Non-Technical) Branches through Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT). For all entries other than NDA and CDS candidates have to undergo AFCAT exam.

AFCAT 2019 will be conducted twice in a year. Before completing the registration process for any exam candidate must have the whole some knowledge of the detail of the recruitment which includes Application form, Exam schedule, eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, admit card. Kindly visit the whole page for having the detail idea about the recruitment.

AFCAT 2019 Application form

AFCAT Notification comes in the month of December and June and last date to fill the application form is in the month of January and July respectively for both the exams of the year. Candidates can apply through online mode only through the official website of Indian Air Force.

The mode of payment is online and offline both. Candidates willing to pay online must pay through net banking of SBI branches throughout the country or by visa card/ credit card or debit card. Candidate’s willing to pay offline must take the print out of the receipt and visit the SBI Bank branch for further process anywhere in India.

The fee structure for male General and OBC candidates is Rs. 250/- whereas SC/ST/PWD/female candidates are exempted from paying the fees.

AFCAT 2019 Exam schedule

AFCAT 2019 important dates in regard to the application form could be checked here from the table given below.


Events Dates  (Tentative)
Notification Release May 2019
Start date of AFCAT application June 2019
Last date July 2019
Admit card August 2019
Exam Date August 2019 to September 2019
Result Second week of October 2019
Interview November 2019
Final result December 2019


Events Dates (Tentative)
Notification Release Last week of December 2018
Start Date of AFCAT application  Last week of December 2018
Last date Last week of January 2019
Admit card First week of February 2019
Date of exam Last week of February 2019
Result March 2019
Interview April 2019
Final result May/June 2019

AFCAT 2019 Eligibility criteria

  • Nationality: A citizen of India
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates should have minimum of 60% marks in each Maths & Physics at 10+2 level, Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or BE/B Tech from a recognized university with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Age Limit: the minimum age to apply for AFCAT is 20 while the maximum age is 24  years.

AFCAT 2019 Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern gives us the idea about how the exam is going to be in respect to subjects and what would be the time period for each subject and accordingly start our preparation. The AFCAT written exam is conducted in online mode only and bilingual except English.

The total no of questions are 100 for other than engineer candidates while Engineer candidates have to appear in an additional EKT exam for which the number of questions would be 50. Below is the detailed pattern.

Subject No. Of questions Marks Timing
Reasoning and military aptitude 35 105 2 Hours
General Awareness 20 60
Quantitative Aptitude 15 45
Verbal ability 30 90
EKT 50 150 45 Min

Note: there will be negative marking of 1/3rd or 1 mark.

AFCAT 2019 Syllabus

After completing the registration it is must for the candidate to have the complete idea of the AFCAT syllabus and accordingly start their preparation. The detailed syllabus in regard to the exam is given below, Kindly make use of it and accordingly start preparing.

  • Reasoning and military aptitude: this section tests the candidates verbal and numerical skills basic knowledge is required.
  • General Awareness: the basic knowledge of the day to day happenings around the world.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: this section is conducted to test the numerical ability of the candidate, the basic knowledge of the topics like time and work, average, boats and stream, percentage, profit and loss and so on is required.
  • Verbal Ability: this section tests the comprehension and vocab knowledge of the candidate.
  • EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test): the knowledge of technical branch is required.

AFCAT 2019 Question paper/ Mock paper

With the advancement in question papers and the increasing competition appearing for exam without practicing question papers can be one cause of one’s failure. AFCAT Previous year question paper gives us an idea about what the pattern of exam likely to be. Before appearing for any exam solving a previous year question paper gives us the clue about our preparation and what are the necessary changes we must make to improve ourselves. Below is the link of some previous year question papers kindly make use of them.

AFCAT Admit Card 2019

Admit card is the important ticket for entering the examination hall. It is must to carry with the necessary documents. The admit card for the written exam of AFCAT comes in the month of August and February for the respective exams of the year. Candidates can download it through the online mode from the official website. To download the admit card candidate requires the registration no./ roll no.(the one generated while filling the form) and password/ date of birth.

AFCAT Result 2019

The AFCAT 2019 announcement of the result of will be done in the month of October and March for the respective exams of the year. The cut off for the written exam may vary as per the performance of the candidates in the written exam.

The final result is announced in the month of December and May respectively. To check the result kindly, go through the official website. Candidates can view their result either using their roll no (using roll no and password) or in pdf format as provided by the Organisation.


  1. ANKUR JHAJHARIA May 28, 2019
    • Gyanav Staff July 27, 2019
  2. Keshav Tukaram Mali May 8, 2019

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