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AFCAT - AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST

What is AFCAT?
AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. For all entries for joining Air Force other than NDA and CDSE and for all branches, candidates have to undergo the AFCAT. The test is conducted twice a year in February and September. Advertisements inviting applications for AFCAT are out in June and December. Candidates are to apply as per the advertisement. The test is conducted all across India by the Indian Air Force.

This test is conducted by the Indian Air Force for selection of officers in all branches of the IAF (except medical and dental) viz. Flying Branch (Short Service Commission only), Technical Branch (Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission) and Ground Duty Branch (Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission).

What are the eligibility criteria for AFCAT?

The eligibility criteria with respect to age limit, educational qualifications etc. for AFCAT are spelt out in the advertisement published in the Employment News as well as the same is displayed on the website www.careerairforce.nic.in . Minimum qualification required is graduation. Are women candidates eligible to apply for AFCAT?

Yes, women candidates may also apply for AFCAT. For details regarding age limit, qualifications, eligibility for various branches etc. please refer the advertisement published in the Employment News as well as the same displayed on the website www.careerairforce.nic.in. Minimum qualification required is graduation.

What is the scheme of exam and syllabus for AFCAT?

Duration of AFCAT is two hours . The AFCAT Question Paper will have 100 questions. It is an objective test and the scheme of syllabus contains General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude. All questions will be of three marks each. For every correct answer the candidate will get three marks and for every wrong answer one mark will be deducted under negative marking. Each Question Paper will have questions from the following topics:-

(a) General Awareness- History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.

(b) Verbal Ability in English - Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.

(c) Numerical Ability - Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.

(d) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test - Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.

Vacancies Per Course400 (Twice a year)
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by UPSC under the aegis of CDSE in May/Jun and Nov/Dec
Eligibility Criteria
Age between19 and 24 yrs as of first day of month in which course is due to commence
QualificationGraduation from Recognised University.
Marital StatusUn Married
Likely SSB DateAug to Sep and Feb / Mar
Date Commencement of TrgJan and Jul
Training AcademyIMA Dehradun
Duration of Trg18 months

NCC (SPL) ENTRY MEN

No written test is conducted for this entry. On receipt of advertisement application form is required to be submitted to the NCC group headquarters through NCC Battalion from where NCC 'C' cert is passed. Interview is conducted by NCC group headquarters. Selected candidates are called for Service Selection Board (SSB)Interview. Eligibility criteria is given below.

Vacancies Per Course50 (Twice a Year)
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Jun & Dec
Eligibility Criteria
Age between19 and 25 yrs as on 01 Jul of the yr in which course is due to commence for Oct course and 01 Jan of the yr in which course is due to commence for Apr course
QualificationFinal year appearing/Graduate with 50% Aggregate marks, 2 Yrs service in NCC Senior Div with minimum 'B' Grade in 'C' Certificate Exam.
Marital StatusUn Married/Married
Application to be Received byJul / Aug and Jan / Feb through NCC Dte
Likely SSB DateDec/Jan and Jun/Jul
Date Commencement of TrgApr and Oct
Training AcademyOTA, Chennai
Duration of Trg49 Weeks

LAW GRADUATE : SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION JAG WOMEN

There is no written examination for this entry. Candidates are required to undergo Service Selection Board interview(SSB) and Medical examination.

JAG Women
Vacancies Per CourseAs Notified
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Jun & Dec every year
Eligibility Criteria
Age between21 and 27 yrs as on 01 Jan of the yr in which course is due to commence in Apr and 01 Jul of the yr in which course is due to commence in Oct
QualificationGraduate with LLB with 55% marks. Should be eligible for registration with Bar Council of India / State
Marital StatusUn Married
Application to be Received byTo apply Online as per Notification
Likely SSBDate Dec - Jan and Jul - Aug
Date Commencement of TrgApr and Oct
Training AcademyOTA CHENNAI
Duration of Trg49 Weeks

OFFICERS TRAINING ACADEMY ( NON TECHNICAL MEN )

Candidates are required to qualify in UPSC written examination i.e. CDS examination. The exam consists of three papers i.e Maths, English and GK of 100 marks each. It is a common examination for Indian Military Academy (IMA)and Officers Training Academy (OTA) . While for IMA all three papers are compulsory, for OTA , Maths paper is not compulsory. For more details visit www.bca.bhonsala.in/courses/CDS. Eligibility criteria is as given below.

Vacancies Per Course175 (Twice a year)
Vacancies Per CourseAs Notified
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Jun & Dec every year
Eligibility Criteria
Age between21 and 27 yrs as on 01 Jan of the yr in which course is due to commence in Apr and 01 Jul of the yr in which course is due to commence in Oct
QualificationGraduate with LLB with 55% marks. Should be eligible for registration with Bar Council of India / State
Marital StatusUn Married
Application to be Received byTo apply Online as per Notification
Likely SSBDate Dec - Jan and Jul - Aug
Date Commencement of TrgApr and Oct
Training AcademyOTA CHENNAI
Duration of Trg49 Weeks

SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION TECHNICAL MEN

There is no written examination for this entry. Candidates can apply during final semester of BE/BTech. Candidates are required to undergo Service Selection Board interview and medical examination. Eligibility criteria is given below.

Vacancies Per Course100 (Twice a year)
Notify in Employment News and leading Daily news PaperNotified by Directorate General Recruiting / AG Branch in Dec/Jan and Jun / Jul
Eligibility Criteria
Age between20 to 27 yrs as on first day of the month in which course is due to commence
QualificationBE / B Tech finla year apppearing & degree holders in notified streams of Engineering
Marital StatusUn Married / Married
Application to be Received byTo apply Online as per Advertisement
Likely SSB DateNov to Jan for Apr Course and May to July for Oct Course
Date Commencement of TrgOct and Apr
Training AcademyOTA Chennai
Duration of Trg49 Weeks
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