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AFCAT 2 Recruitment Notification 2022: On afcat.cdac.in, the Indian Air Force (IAF) will begin accepting registrations for all applicants interested in taking the AFCAT 2 Exam 2022. The registration date, on the other hand, will be made accessible later. In the meanwhile, candidates can review the eligibility requirements, exam format, and registration deadlines listed below.
The AFCAT 2 Notification for the post of Commissioned Officer through the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) for 02/2022 was published in the employment publication on May 27, 2022.
AFCAT 2 Notification 2022: Overview
|Name of Exam||Air Force Common Admission Test (2022)|
|Conducting Body||Indian Air Force|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online (CBT)|
|Exam Stages||3 Stages (Written + AFSB + DV)|
|Job Location||Across India|
|AFCAT 2 2022 Notification Date||19th May|
AFCAT 2 Notification 2022: Download PDF
AFCAT 2 Notification 2022: Exam Date
On the 19th of May, the Indian Air Force issued an official notification. Details such as the exam date, the number of vacancies, and the final date to apply for the exam have also been disclosed along with the notification.
|AFCAT 2 2022 Notification||19th May|
|Online Application Starts||1st June|
|Last Date to Apply||30th June|
|AFCAT Written Examination||August – September|
|Result of Online Examination||To Be Announced|
|AFSB Call Letters||To Be Announced|
|AFSB and Interview Round||To Be Announced|
|Document Verification||To Be Announced|
|Final Merit List Declared||To Be Announced|
AFCAT 2 Notification 2022: Vacancy
On June 1, 2022, AFCAT openings will be announced together with the formal notification. Until then, applicants can review the AFCAT vacancy from the previous year to get a good idea of the upcoming position. In 2021, the Indian Air Force announced 317 AFCAT 1 positions.
|AFCAT||Flying||SSC – 77|
|Ground Duty (Technical)||AE(L) : PC –19, SSC – 78
AE(M) : PC – 07, SSC – 27
|Ground Duty (Non-Technical)||Admin : PC – 10, SSC – 41
Accts : PC – 04, SSC – 17
Lgs: PC – 08, SSC – 31
|NCC||Flying||10% seats out of CDSE (Combined Defence Services Exam) vacancies for PC and10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC|
|Total Vacancies||317 (Vacancies)|
AFCAT 2 Notification 2022: Salary
According to the most recent notification, a Flying Officer’s basic salary is Rs. 56,100. The AFCAT salary structure has been updated in accordance with the 7th Pay Commission.
|Rank||Level||(Pay in Rs.)|
|Flying Officer||Level 10||56,100 – 1,77,500|
|Flight Lieutenant||Level 10 B||6,13,00-1,93,900|
|Squadron Leader||Level 11||6,94,00 – 2,07,200|
|Wing Commander||Level 12A||1,21,200 – 2,12400|
|Group Captain||Level 13||1,30,600-2, 15,900|
|Air Commodore||Level 13A||1,39,600-2,17,600|
|Air Vice Marshal||Level 14||1,44,200-2,18,200|
|Air Marshal HAG Scale||Level 15||1, 82, 200-2,24,100|
|HAG+Scale||Level 16||2,05,400 – 2,24,400|
|VACS/Airforce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG)||Level 17||2,25,000/-(fixed)|
In addition, freshly Commissioned Officers in the Flying and Technical Branches are eligible for the following allowances.
- Flying Branch Officers receive a monthly allowance of Rs 11250.
- Technical Branch Officers receive a monthly allowance of Rs 2500.
AFCAT 2 Notification 2022: Eligibility Criteria
The AFCAT 2022 exam has an age limit of 20 to 24 years. Candidates who fall into one of the reserved groups are allowed an age exemption. During this time, a candidate can take the AFCAT Exam 16 times and pass.
|Category||Minimum Age||Maximum Age|
|Flying Branch through AFCAT & NCC Special Entry||20 years||24 years|
|Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch||26 years|
Candidates who want to take the AFCAT 2022 must have a bachelor’s degree in their field of study. The educational qualification prerequisites for the AFCAT vary by position. Take a look at the IAF’s detailed flying branch and ground duty criteria below.
|Ground Duty Technical Branch||Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)||Minimum 50% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a four-year degree in graduation/integrated or post-graduation in the field of engineering and technology from a recognized university.
Those who have cleared examination of associate membership of the institution of engineers (India) in both A and B section, with a minimum of 60% in certain disciples as prescribed by IAF.
|Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)||Minimum 50% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a degree in graduation/post-graduation in the field of engineering and technology from a recognized university.
Those who have cleared the examination of associate membership of the institution of engineers (India) in both A and B section, with a minimum of 60% in certain disciples as prescribed by IAF.
|Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches||Administration||Graduate degree with a minimum of 60% marks with a three-year degree course from a recognized university OR should have cleared section A & B examination with a minimum of 60%|
According to the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955, a candidate who wishes to apply for the AFCAT 2 2022 exam must be an Indian citizen.
Candidates under the age of 25 must be single at the time of the course’s start. Widows/widowers, as well as divorcees (with or without encumbrances) under the age of 25, are ineligible.
AFCAT 2 Notification 2022: Application form
The Indian Air Force will begin accepting online applications for the AFCAT 2 2022 Exam on June 1st, as soon as the announcement is posted. All crucial information about form filling, application procedure, eligibility conditions, and so on is included in the official notification.
Before filling out the online form, candidates should read the notification carefully. From June 1st onwards, a direct link to apply online will be activated once the link is activated on the official website.
How to Apply for AFCAT 2 Notification 2022?
Candidates can begin filling out the AFCAT 2 application form on June 1, 2022, and the deadline for online applications is June 30, 2022.
To submit the AFCAT 2 application form effectively, the applicants must be entirely informed of all of the stages that must be followed. Here is a list of the steps to take. Ascertain that the proper credentials are entered and that the papers are attached to the appropriate locations. If this is not done, the candidature will be cancelled.
The Indian Air Force will activate the apply online link on its website in conjunction with the release of the official AFCAT 2022 recruiting notification. For a few days, the conducting authority will keep the AFCAT application window open. Candidates are encouraged to bookmark this page in order to avoid missing the deadline and to become familiar with the step-by-step instructions for applying online for the AFCAT 2022 exam.
- Interested and qualified candidates should go to the Indian Air Force’s official website.
- Click the link that says “AFCAT 2022 Apply Online” on the home page.
- Fill out the application form and scan and upload all of your documents.
- Pay the appropriate AFCAT application fee and submit the form.
- Print a copy of your AFCAT application form for future use.
AFCAT 2 Notification 2022: Application Fee
The charge has remained consistent for the past few years, but students should verify the official notification for the most recent amended AFCAT application fee.
Fee/Intimation charges cannot be returned or retained in reserve for any other examination or selection after they have been paid.
The application fee has to be paid in full online. Candidates who register for AFCAT will be required to pay a non-refundable examination fee of Rs. 250. Candidates for NCC special entrance and Meteorology, on the other hand, are not needed to pay.
AFCAT 2 Exam Pattern 2022
For candidates, the AFCAT Written Exam is an entry-level exam. In order to receive an AFSB call letter, one must achieve the minimum qualifying marks (or the Indian Air Force’s published cut off).
To be included in the final merit list, an applicant must pass both the written exam and the AFSB interview.
|Exam||Subject||Duration||No. of questions||Marks|
|AFCAT||General Awareness, Verbal
ability in English, Numerical
Ability and Reasoning
and Military Aptitude Test
Ground Duty technical branch only)
|Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics||45 Minutes||50||150|
AFCAT 2 Syllabus 2022
The AFCAT exam is not for the faint of heart. To pass the exam, you must put in consistent effort and attention, and the first thing you must do is familiarize yourself with the AFCAT Syllabus. General Knowledge, Mathematics, Reasoning & Military Aptitude, and English make up the IAF AFCAT syllabus. The standard of Numerical Ability questions will be at the matriculation level. The remaining disciplines will be at the graduate level. The following is the AFCAT 2022 detailed syllabus for each subject:
|Reasoning & Military Aptitude||
Syllabus of EKT
Candidates who want to be considered for the Ground Duty Technical Branch must take the EKT exam (Engineering Knowledge Test). The details of the Engineering Knowledge Test [EKT] are provided below. Here are the explained specifics of the most crucial issues and concepts. Make sure you remember all of the topics that will help you plan your exam strategy. Here is a breakdown of the EKT’s curriculum.
Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Drawing, and Physics are some concepts that are common to all branches.
The following is a detailed syllabus:
Engineering Mathematics: Matrix Algebra, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes, Theorems of integral calculus, Gauss and Green’s theorems. Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, First order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, Sampling theorems, Random variables, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard deviation, Discrete and Continuous Distributions, Fourier transform, Laplace transforms, Z-transform.
Engineering Physics: Description of Motion in One, Two and Three Dimensions, Units for measurement, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Electrostatics, Electric Current, Heat and Thermodynamics, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Magnetism, Ray Optics, and Optical Instruments, Laws of Motion
Engineering Drawing: Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting, Projection of straight line, planes and solids, Isometric Projection, Sectional Views of solids, Full section, Intersection of surfaces
The AFCAT syllabus for each branch is given below:
|Computer Science Engineering||
AFCAT 2 Selection Procedure 2022
Candidates interested in joining the Indian Air Force through the AFCAT Exam should review the entire selection process here. The AFCAT Exam is divided into three stages:
- Written Examination
- AFSB Interview
- Document Verification
AFCAT 2 Admit Card 2022
The AFCAT 2 Admit Card 2022 will be available soon on the Indian Air Force’s official website, afcat.cdac.in. Candidates who have successfully submitted their application form along with the required examination money can access their admit card by logging in with their registered email address and password.
AFCAT 2 Important Documents Required
Exam candidates must have the following documents and objects in order to take the AFCAT 2022 exam. Applicants will not be allowed to take the exam unless they have these documents.
- AFCAT Hall Ticket
- Aadhar Card
- Photo ID
- PAN card
- Driving License
- Voter ID
- College ID
- 2 Passport size photographs [ same as affixed on the online application form]
- Black or blue ballpoint pen
AFCAT Guidelines for Dress Code
- On the day of the exam, candidates must wear flat-heeled slippers or sandals. Shoes and other closed-toed footwear are not permitted in exam centres.
- Clothing with a lot of buttons is also not allowed.
- Those who dress in a certain way for religious reasons will be compelled to appear to the exam room for a mandatory frisking.
- Rings, earrings, nose pins, chains/necklaces, pendants, badges, brooch, and other accessories are not permitted to be worn during the test.
- Tobacco and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited within the exam facility grounds.
AFCAT Previous Year Cut Off
|Year||AFCAT cut-off||EKT cut-off|
|AFCAT 2 2021||157||18|
|AFCAT 1 2021||165||30|
|AFCAT 2 2020||155||40|
|AFCAT 1 2019||133||50|
|AFCAT 2 2018||140||55|
|AFCAT 1 2018||155||60|
|AFCAT 2 2017||160||60|
|AFCAT 1 2017||150||60|
|AFCAT (2) 2016||148||60|
|AFCAT (1) 2016||132||52|
|AFCAT (2) 2015||144||52|
|AFCAT (1) 2015||126||55|
|AFCAT (2) 2014||123||45|
AFCAT 2 Result 2022
The written exam for the AFCAT will be held in August or September. The AFCAT results will be released 15 days after the written exam has been completed. Following the announcement of the written exam results, the AFSB will conduct the SSB process for all candidates who have been shortlisted. Candidates will be contacted for various AFSB Centres.
AFCAT 2 Notification 2022: FAQs
Is the AFCAT Exam Marked Negatively?
Ans: In the AFCAT Written Exam, there is negative marking for incorrect answers. For marking a bad answer, one-fourth of the total marks given for that question would be deducted.
Is it possible to apply for the AFCAT exam if you have completed your 12th grade?
Ans: No, you are not eligible to take the AFCAT exam.
When will the AFCAT 2 2022 Exam be held?
Ans: The exam date for AFCAT 2 2022 has yet to be announced.
What is the cost of applying for the AFCAT 2 2022 Exam?
Ans: The application fee for the AFCAT 2 2022 exam is Rs. 250 for all categories. Candidates for NCC special entrance and Meteorology, on the other hand, are not needed to pay.
When will the AFCAT 2 2022 Notification be released?
Ans: The official notification for AFCAT 2 2022 was released on May 19, 2022.