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The Indian Air Force AFCAT (IAF) is known for its prestigious and challenging career opportunities. For the year 2024, the IAF has announced the Air Force Common Admission Online Test (AFCAT) – 02/2024 and NCC Special Entry, inviting eligible unmarried male and female candidates to apply. This article provides a comprehensive guide on the vacancies, eligibility criteria, application process, and other essential details.

AFCAT Entry Vacancies

Branch-wise Breakdown of Vacancies

The IAF AFCAT 2024 offers numerous vacancies across different branches. Here’s a detailed look:

  • Flying Branch: A total of 29 vacancies (Men – 18, Women – 11)
  • Ground Duty (Technical): A total of 155 vacancies (Men – 124, Women – 32)
  • Ground Duty (Non-Technical): A total of 119 vacancies (Men – 95, Women – 24)


NCC Special Entry Vacancies

The NCC Special Entry scheme for the Flying branch offers:

  • Flying Branch: 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for Permanent Commission (PC) and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for Short Service Commission (SSC).

Eligibility Criteria

CategoryAge Limit
Flying Branch and NCC Special Entry20 to 24 years as of 1st July 2025 (born between 2nd July 2001 and 1st July 2005, both dates inclusive)
Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical)20 to 26 years as of 1st July 2025 (born between 2nd July 1999 and 1st July 2005, both dates inclusive)

Educational Qualifications

BranchQualification Details
Flying BranchGraduation with a minimum three-year degree course with at least 60% marks, or B.E./B.Tech degree with at least 60% marks, or equivalent
Ground Duty Technical Branch10+2 with Physics and Mathematics and a four-year degree/postgraduate in Engineering/Technology
Ground Duty Non-TechnicalAdministration and Logistics: Degree in any discipline<br>Accounts: B.Com degree<br>Education: MBA/MCA or MA/M.Sc. degree
NCC Special Entry10+2 with Physics and Mathematics and a graduate degree with at least 60% marks, or B.E./B.Tech degree with at least 60% marks, or equivalent
Meteorology10+2 and a postgraduate degree in any science stream with at least 50% marks in aggregate

Salary and Benefits

RankPay ScaleAdditional Benefits
Flying Officer₹ 56100 – 177500/- (Level 10)Military Service Pay (MSP) ₹ 15500/-
Other benefits include medical facilities, accommodation, educational facilities for children, and various allowances

Important Dates

Opening Date for Online Registration30th May 2024
Last Date for Registration28th June 2024
Tentative Month of Online AFCAT ExaminationJuly 2025

Selection Process

The selection process for IAF AFCAT 2024 comprises:

  1. Online Examination: Candidates must appear for an online test that assesses their knowledge and aptitude.
  2. SSB Interview: Shortlisted candidates from the online examination will be called for the Services Selection Board (SSB) interview.
  3. Medical Examination: Candidates who clear the SSB interview will undergo a thorough medical examination to ensure they meet the required physical and medical standards.


Application Process

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply for the IAF AFCAT 2024:

  1. Visit the Official Website: Go to the AFCAT CDAC official website
  2. Register Online: Click on the registration link and fill in your basic details to create an account.
  3. Fill in the Application Form: Enter your communication details, educational qualifications, and other required information.
  4. Upload Documents: Upload scanned copies of your photograph, signature, and other necessary documents.
  5. Pay the Examination Fee: A non-refundable fee of ₹ 250/- must be paid online (not applicable for NCC Special Entry and Meteorology).
  6. Submit the Application: Review your application and submit it online before the last date.

Exam Preparation Tips

Preparing for the AFCAT exam requires a strategic approach. Here are some tips:

  • Study Materials: Use official AFCAT study guides, previous year question papers, and online resources.
  • Time Management: Create a study schedule that covers all the topics and stick to it. Ensure you allocate time for revision and practice tests.
  • Mock Tests: Regularly take mock tests to assess your preparation and improve your time management skills.
  • Focus on Weak Areas: Identify your weak areas and focus more on them to ensure comprehensive preparation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1.Can I apply for multiple branches in AFCAT?

Yes, you can apply for multiple branches, but you must meet the eligibility criteria for each branch.

Q.2. Is there any age relaxation for NCC candidates?

No, there is no age relaxation for NCC candidates. The age limits are strictly as mentioned.

Q3. How can I contact the IAF for queries related to the application process?

For queries related to the online examination, registration process, and admit cards, you can contact the help desk at phone numbers 020-25503105 or 020-25503106, or email afcatcell@cdac.in. For eligibility, AFSB interview, merit list, and joining instructions, contact 011-23010231 extn 7610 or Toll-free number 1800-11-2448.

Q4. What is the examination fee for AFCAT?

The examination fee for AFCAT is ₹ 250/-. This fee is not applicable for NCC Special Entry and Meteorology candidates.

Q5. When will the AFCAT 2024 exam be conducted?

The tentative month for the AFCAT 2024 online examination is July 2025.

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