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In this page we share AFCAT Written Exam Details. Indian Air Force is the fourth largest Air Force in the world with a highly technical and specialized fighting force that safeguards our skies against enemy invasions. Robust, renowned, tough, powerful, Indian Air Force has the distinction of producing an officer whose name, at end of the Second World War, was included among the best pilots of all Allied Forces.

The glorious history of Indian Air Force motivates the young generation to lead a life of nation’s pride and honor. The more prominent desire to deliver a honorable and justifiable career same as like legendary Air Force Marshal Arjan Singh i.e. Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh, DFC who after 33 years of retirement was made the first ever ‘Marshal of the Air Force’ in recognition of his extra ordinary services on Friday, 25 January 2002. 

Indian Air Force all across India conducts AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST, for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. When you join to become an Air Force Officer, we’ll help you develop your leadership and management skills, preparing you fully to take on the challenge of leading in real life situations. As an Officer in the Indian Air Force, you will inherit a glorious heritage and timeless traditions of the IAF, blended perfectly with the latest technology as well as you will strategise, lead and manage. AFCAT (I & II) Written Exam conducted twice a year by Indian Air Force to recruit candidates in the Indian Air Forces. AFCAT is a two-tier examination, wherein it includes: Stage-1 Written examination and Stage-2 AFSB Testing.

Glance at AFCAT Recruitment Drive:

AFCAT Written Exam Detail at a glance

Exam Name

Air Force Common Admission Test

Conducting Body

Indian Air Force

Official Website

Exam Type

National Level

Mode of Application


Exam Mode


Selection Process

Phase I- Written Test (Objective Type)

Phase II- AFSB Testing

Phase III- Medical Test

Phase IV- Merit List

Tentative Vacancies Per Course

250 (twice a year) or as notified from time to time

AFCAT (I & II) Exam Notification (in Employment News/ leading daily news Paper/ IAF website)

June and December

AFCAT (I & II) Exam Conducted

 February and August/September

Commencement of Training

Jan and Jul

Training Academy

Indian Air Force Academy, Dundigal

Duration of Training

Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches is 52 weeks


Eligibility Criteria For Afcat Written Examination :


Men and Women

Marital Status


Age Limit

Flying branch

Candidates should be between 20 to 24 years. The upper age limit for candidates having a Commercial Pilot License is relaxed up to 26 years.

Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch

The age of candidates should be between 20 to 26 years

Educational Qualification-Flying Branch

Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University

Educational Qualification- Ground Duty (Technical)

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

Educational Qualification- Ground Duty (Non- Technical)

Graduate Degree (min. three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks


AFCAT applications now have to be made online only. The earlier scheme allowing candidates to apply offline (by post) has been discontinued. Candidates are to apply online through website using a valid and current email address only after notification is released.


Results of the AFCAT written exam in 1-2 months after the written exam. The same can be viewed on Being a competitive exam and there is no fixed cut off percentage for passing. Candidates who perform better are sent the call letters for SSB interviews. The final merit list is prepared after the SSB interviews final result and displayed on the Indian Air Force website. Joining instructions are sent to students based on vacancies available as per the merit list.