AFCAT: Common Admission Test for Men & Women for Join Indian Air Force(IAF) : July 2013

Indian Air Force

Application For Air Force Common Admission Test For Men & Women : July, 2013

Applications are invited from Female Indian Citizens as per Citizenship Act 1955 for the following courses commencing in July 2014 for grant of Short Service Commission in Flying, Technical and Ground Duty Branches.

Courses Commencing In July 2014 For Men:


  • No. 14 Short Service Commission (14 SSC) Course


  • No. 85 Aeronautical Engineers (85 AEC) Course (Permanent Commission)

  • No. 57 Short Service Commission (57 SSC) Course


  • No. 136 Ground Duty Officers’(136 GDOC) Course (Permanent Commission)

  • No. 29 Short Service Commission (29 SSC) Course

Courses Commencing In July 2014 For Women:


  • No. 43 Short Service Commission (43 SSC) Course


  • No. 57 Short Service Commission (57 SSC) Course


  • No. 45 Short Service Commission (45 SSC) Course

Pay and Allowances:-

Flying Officers will be entitled to Pay in Pay Band of Rs 15,600 - 39,100 per month along with Grade Pay, Military Service Pay, Dearness Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Transport Allowance. In addition, other allowances are applicable based on nature of duty / place of posting and would include Flying Allowance, Technical Allowance, Field Area Allowance, Special Compensatory (Hill area) Allowance, Special Force Allowance, Siachin Allowance, Island Special Duty Allowance, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer Allowance, Hard Area Allowance and Remote Locality Allowance. On successful completion of Training, the newly Commissioned Flying Officers would be entitled to approximate gross monthly emoluments in different branches including Transport Allowance of major cities as given below:-

  • Flying Branch:- Rs 66,110/-

  • Technical Branch:- Rs 57,360/-

  • Ground Duty Branches :- Rs 54,860/-


Age Limit: 19 to 23 years as on 01 July 2014 i.e. Born between 02 July 1991 to 01 July 1995 (Both dates inclusive)

Education Qualification :  Graduates (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised University who have attained minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and have passed Maths and Physics at 10+2 level OR BE / B Tech degree (Four year course) from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.

Physical Standards:

  • Height and Weight: Minimum height : 162.5 cms with correlated weight, Leg Length : Min - 99 cms. Max - 120 cms. Thigh Length : Max - 64 cms. Sitting Height : Min - 81.5 cms. Max - 96 cms.

  • Vision: (a) Minimum Visual Acuity 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for  hypermetropia. (b) Manifest Myopia - Nil. (c) LASIK Surgery for correction of vision is admissible in Transport and Helicopter streams of Short Service Commission (Flying Branch) if the following conditions are fulfilled at the time of Air Force medical examination:- (i) LASIK Surgery should not have been carried out before the age of 20 years. (ii) The axial length of the eye should not be more than 25.5 mm as measured by IOL master. (iii) At least twelve months should have lapsed post uncomplicate  stable LASIK. No history or evidence of any complication. (iv) The post LASIK corneal thickness as measured by a corneal pachymeter should not be less than 450 microns. (v) Individuals with high refractive errors (>6D) prior to LASIK are to be excluded. Candidates must not suffer from colour or night blindness.

  • All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final.

Selection Procedure:

All applicants whose applications are submitted by due date will be called for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) to be conducted on 25 August 2013 (Sunday)at one of the examination centres mentioned below. Candidates will be required to login to their candidate login account regularly for information on AFCAT and AFSB testing. The entrance test 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 is available on IAF career website

8. Candidates who are short-listed on the basis of (AFCAT) will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (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 subsequent testing. All Stage-I qualified candidates would be subjected to document check to ascertain their eligibility for the branches applied for. Those candidates who either do not qualify in Stage 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 Tests and Interview will be conducted on subsequent days (Four Days).

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

9. 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 should 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 their discretion.

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

11. Candidates recommended by the AFSBs and declared medically fit will be detailed for training in the order of all India Merit list depending on the number of vacancies available in various branches/ sub branches.

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

13. 10% of the vacancies are reserved for NCC Air Wing 'C' certificate holders

.14. Onus of meeting eligibility criteria rests with the applicant. Merely undergoing / SSB testing would not constitute fulfilment of eligibility requirements.

How to Apply:

  • If you meet the eligibility criteria, please click on “CANDIDATE LOGIN” in the career website of IAF  and follow the instructions. You are advised to note down Registration number for future correspondence. Candidates are advised to read the notification for AFCAT 02 / 2013 & the detailed guidelines for filling up Online application as given in the website  prior to commencement of filling up Online applications. While filling Online application, it is advisable to keep the relevant documents readily available, as details are to be filled as per matriculation & other educational certificates. Please save your recent colour passport size photograph (size 10 to 250 KB) in the computer for attaching to your Online application form. Please note that utmost care needs to be taken while filling up the online application. In case any information is found to be incorrect then the candidature is likely to be cancelled at any stage of the selection process.

  • Details of Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) Centres are appended below and would be allocated in order of submission of applications. AFCAT centre once allotted would not be changed
    under any circumstances.

Candidates are to apply only online on Indian Air Force career website from 08 June to 07 July 2013.

Last Date For Submission of Online Application: 07-07-2013

Courtesy: Indian Air Force