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Indian Air Force has issued the notification for selection of officers for its

  • Flying Branch
  • Ground Duty Technical Branch (Aeronautical Engineering Electronics and Mechanical stream)
  • Ground duty Non Technical branch (Administration & Logistics)

Last date to apply: 30th December 2018

Apply at –
Exam Date – 16 Feb and 17 Feb 2019

Indian Air Force conducts Air Force Common Admission Test popularly known as AFCAT twice a year. The first notification comes around December and the exam is conducted around February and 2nd time the notification comes around June and the exam is conducted around August. Earlier Indian Air Force used to issue separate notification for NCC Special Entry, Meteorology Department and Education Department. But now it is all together. But we must note that in AFCAT 01/2019 there is no vacancy in Meteorology Department or Education Department.

 So in the current Entry there are following options:

  1. Flying
  2. Ground Duty (Technical)
  3. Ground Duty (Non- Technical)
NCC Entry
  1. Flying Branch
  • Flying Branch (AFCAT & NCC Entry): 20 to 24 years as on 01 Jan2020i.e. born between 02 January1996to 01 January 2000(both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for Commercial Pilot License holders relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born between 02 January 1994to 01 January 2000.
  • Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jan 2020 i.e. born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2000 (both dates inclusive).

Flying Branch: Passed 10+2 with 60% marks each in Maths and Physics and

  • Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks.
  • BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) with a minimum of 60% marks or
  • Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India with a minimum of 60% marks.

Ground Duty (Technical) Branch.

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics or mechanical):

Passed 10+2 with 60% marks each in Maths and Physics and

Four years Engineering degree in the prescribed stream 60 % marks

Ground Duty (Non Technical) Branch

Administration & Logistics: 

Graduate Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks

NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch)

  • Passed 10+2 with 60% marks each in Maths and Physics; and
  • NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 01 Jan 17; and
  • Graduates with minimum 60% marks

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  • NCC C certificate holders will not need to sit in any written exam. They will appear directly in AFSB Interview (Air Force Selection Board) Interview.
  • All other applicants will appear in a 2 hour AFCAT exam which will be a multiple options, objective type exam. It will have 100 questions and total marks will be 300.
  • Technical branch students will have to appear in an additional 45 minutes exam on the same day as AFCAT. This 45 minutes exam is called EKT (Engineering Knowledge test).
  • All the applicants who clear the written exam will be called for AFSB Interview on a later date. 
  • General Awareness
  • Verbal Ability in English
  • Numerical Ability and Reasoning
  • Military Aptitude Test

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The minimum acceptable height for men and women candidates in Flying Branch:  162.5 CM, Leg Length: Min – 99 CM, Max –120 CM. Thigh Length: Max – 64 CM, Sitting Height: Min – 81.5 CM, Max – 96 CM (No concession for age/ sex/ region).

The minimum acceptable height for male candidates in Ground Duty:  157.5 CM (For both Technical/Non-technical Branch). For women candidates, minimum acceptable height is 152 CM. (For Gorkhas and hilly area residents 5 CM and for Lakshadweep candidates 2 CM relaxation.

Visual Standards for Flying Branch

  • Candidates who habitually wear spectacles are not eligible for flying branch.
  • Minimum distant vision 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia

– Colour vision CP-I
– Hypermetropia : +2.0 d Sph
– Manifest Myopia : Nil
– RetinoscopicMyopia : –0.5 in any meridian permitted

Visual Standards for Ground Duty Technical/ Non Technical Branches

Hypermetropia: +3.5
Myopia: -3.5
Colour vision: CP-II
Visual Acuity: 6/9 in tech and 6/18 in non tech branches

Major Kalshi Classes wishes all the aspirants, all the best for AFCAT 01/2019. This is a beautiful opportunity to become an officer in the Indian Air Force and earn not only a beautiful salary (close to a lakh every month) but also an adventurous and content life for yourself and for your family. It’s important that your preparation is up to the mark. To give yourself an edge over the other applicants, join Major Kalshi Classes. For any enquiry call 9696220022 or 9696330033 or visit

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