The Indian Air Force conducts AFCAT for recruiting Commissioned Officers for Flying Duty, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical). This year’s AFCAT 2017 is scheduled to be held on 27th August.
The Indian Air Force received applications for Air Force Common Admission Test 2017 from 3rd June to 29th June. The candidates who applied for AFCAT-2017 are now awaiting the release of their admit cards.
For a handy recap, the details of the exam are being briefed about here.
The AFCAT 2017 will be of two hours. AFCAT-2017 will consist of four sections General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numeric Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test. For each right question,3 marks will be awarded and for each wrong question, 1 mark will be deducted.
AFCAT-2017 will consist of a total of 100 multiple choice questions. For each right question,3 marks will be awarded and for each wrong question, 1 mark will be deducted.
For the Technical Posts, an Engineering Knowledge Test will be conducted in addition to AFCAT-2017. The EKT will be conducted right after AFCAT-2017. The duration of EKT will be 45 minutes. It will consist of two sections General Engineering and Specialised Section for each Engineering Discipline.
AFCAT 2017 Examination Centers
The IAF has notified that the AFCAT 2017 will be held in the following cities-
Ambala, Amritsar, Allahabad, Agra, Ahmedabad, Barnala, Bathinda, Bengaluru, Belgaum,
Bidar, Bagdogra, Bareilly, Chandigarh, Chabua, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Darbhanga,
Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Guwahati, Halwara, Hashimara, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jalandhar,
Jammu, Jorhat, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kalaikunda(Kharagpur),
Kochi, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mohanbari, Mysore, Nal (Bikaner), Nagpur, Ojhar (Nasik),
Pathankot, Patna, Pune, Port Blair, Salua (Kharagpur), Srinagar, Suratgarh,
Sirsa,Saharanpur, Shillong, Silchar, Sulur (Coimbatore), Thane, Tezpur, Thanjavur,
Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Varanasi.
Though all the candidates will have to go through AFCAT 2017, yet in addition to this, the candidates for Ground Duty (Technical) branch will have to appear for EKT.
The candidates for all three branches of recruitment will go through a psychological test, intelligence test, and document verification, on successfully qualifying the AFCAT-2017. The candidates will also be grilled by the Air Force Selection Board in an interview session. The IFSB interviews will be held at the respective centers Mysore,
Dehradun, Varanasi, and Gandhinagar.
In the Flying Duty Branch, the selected candidates will have to go through Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS).
Following the compilation and publication of the final merit list of AFCAT-2017 including the AFSB-2017, the candidates will begin with their training from July-2018.
How To Access Your Admit Card:
The admit card for AFCAT 2017 is about be declared anytime soon. Candidates are requested to frequently visit the official website of the recruitment wing of the Indian Air Force, the link for which is provided below http://www.careerairforce.nic.in.
To download the admit card of AFCAT-2017 the candidates may follow the steps given here:
- Follow the link above
- Click on the “Candidate Login” button given on the bottom right corner of the page.
- Enter Registration ID and password as entered at the time of application.
- If you have forgotten the password then click on “Forgot Password” link. Then a new password will be generated.
- Click on “Download Admit Card” link.
- The admit card will now be displayed on the screen.
- Download and take a print.
It will be compulsory for the candidates to carry admit card accompanied with a photo ID card such as Adhaar Card, Voter ID Card, etc. to the AFCAT 2017 exam center.
Our readers are requested to stay in touch with us for any recent update on the release of admit cards.