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Air Force AFCAT 2 2024 Notification, Check GD & Officer Eligibility, Selection and Application Process

The Indian Air Force will be recruiting for vacancies in Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) as well as for Gazetted Officers in the Flying Branch.

The Air Force Common Admission Test, or AFCAT, is a test the Indian Air Force gives. The Indian Air Force selects suitable candidates for different positions in both Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) through this examination. The Indian Air Force will release the AFCAT 2 notification on May 2024. Candidates eagerly awaiting the AFCAT Exam can apply once the notification is released. The online application link will be activated simultaneously with the detailed notification.

Many candidates from India take this exam. However, only a few managed to pass it. To achieve high exam scores, aspirants must thoroughly understand the AFCAT 2 2024 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, and Selection Process. Interested and eligible candidates can read this article to prepare themselves for the upcoming exam. Below, we discuss additional details including eligibility criteria, selection process, Syllabus, exam pattern, and other pertinent information for the AFCAT 2 exam in 2024.

AFCAT 2 Exam 2024 – Overview

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will issue a brief notification for the AFCAT 2 2024 exam in May 2024, followed by a detailed notification in June 2024. The exam, scheduled for January 2025, will recruit for vacancies in Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) and Gazetted Officers in the Flying Branch.

  • Name of the Exam: AFCAT 2 2024 Exam
  • Conducted by: Indian Air Force
  • Official Website: www.afcat.cdac.in
  • Post Name: Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) and Gazetted Officers in Flying Branches
  • Vacancies: To be notified
  • Exam Level: National
  • Category: Defence Jobs
  • Application Mode: Online
  • Registration Dates: To be notified
  • Mode of Exam: Online (CBT)
  • Exam Language: English
  • Salary: Rs.56,100/- to Rs.1,77,500/-

AFCAT 2 Vacancy Details

The Indian Air Force will be recruiting for vacancies in Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) as well as for Gazetted Officers in the Flying Branch. The Indian Air Force will provide the vacancy details along with the comprehensive official notification. Candidates will receive notifications once the official notification is released. Until then, candidates can refer to the AFCAT 1 Vacancy 2024 for informational purposes.

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AFCAT EntryBranchMenWomen
FlyingSSC- 28SSC – 10
Ground-Duty(Technical)AE(L): 104
AE(M): 45
AE(L): 11
AE(M): 05
Ground-Duty(Non-Technical)Weapon System (WS) Branch: 15
Admin: 45
Accts: 11
Lgs: 11
Edn: 08
Met: 09
Weapon System (WS) Branch: 02
Admin: 06
Accts: 02
Lgs: 02
Edn: 02
Met: 02
NCC Special EntryFlying10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.

Eligibility Criteria for AFCAT 2 2024

Below are the detailed eligibility criteria for AFCAT 2 2024.

Age Limit:

(i) Flying Branch:

  • Minimum age: 20 years
  • Maximum age: 24 years
  • The upper age limit for candidates with valid Commercial Pilot License: is 26 years
  • Date of Birth: Between 02/01/2001 to 01/01/2005

(ii) Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical) Branches:

  • Minimum age: 20 years
  • Maximum age: 26 years
  • Date of Birth: Between 02/01/1999 to 01/01/2005

Note: Candidates must be unmarried below 25 years of age at the start of the course. Widows/Widowers and divorcees below 25 years are not eligible.

Educational Qualification:

Flying Branch:

  • 10+2 level: Minimum 50% marks in Physics and Mathematics
  • Graduation: Three-year degree OR BE/BTech with at least 60% from a recognized university.

Ground Duty (Technical) Branch (Aeronautical Engineering – Electronics):

  • 10+2 level: Minimum 60% marks in Physics and Mathematics
  • Graduation/Post-Graduation: Degree in engineering/technology with at least 60% from a recognized university.

Selection Process:

AFSB Testing Stage 1:

  • Officer Intelligence Rating Test
  • Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PP&DT)
  • Candidates not clearing Stage 1 will be rejected.

AFSB Testing Stage 2:

  • Psychological Tests
  • Group Tests
  • AFSB Interview
  • Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) Test (for Flying Branch applicants)
  • Medical Examination
  • Recommended candidates proceed to a medical examination.
  • Final merit list based on written exam and AFSB interviews.
  • Joining letters issued to shortlisted candidates for respective training academies.

Application Fee:

Candidates applying for AFCAT entry need to pay Rs. 550/- + GST (non-refundable). This fee is not applicable for NCC special entry.

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Salary Structure:

RankLevelPay Scale (in Rs.)
Flying Officer10Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500
Flight Lieutenant10 BRs. 6,13,00 – 1,93,900
Squadron Leader11Rs. 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
Wing Commander12ARs. 1,21,200 – 2,12,400
Group Captain13Rs. 1,30,600 – 2,15,900
Air Commodore13ARs. 1,39,600 – 2,17,600
Air Vice Marshal14Rs. 1,44,200 – 2,18,200
Air Marshal HAG Scale15Rs. 1,82,200 – 2,24,100
HAG+Scale16Rs. 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VACS/Airforce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG)17Rs. 2,25,000/-
CAS18Rs. 2,50,000/-

AFCAT 2 Application Process:

Candidates can apply online through the official websites “https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in” or “https://afcat.cdac.in” once the detailed notification is released by the Indian Air Force. Below is the step-by-step process for application.

Step 1

  • Visit the official website or click on the provided link.
  • New users must register first by clicking on “New User Register”.
  • Enter your mobile number and email to register.
  • Fill in the OTP sent to your mobile number and email, then click “Submit”.
  • Receive your Login ID and Password via SMS and email.

Step 2

  • Log in using your Registration Number and Password.
  • Select the post.
  • Fill in other details, including educational qualifications.
  • Pay the examination fee online via Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking.
  • Upload a scanned color photograph and Signature in JPEG format.
  • Upload all required certificates.
  • Apply and print the acknowledgment for records.

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Fazil Zargar

With over 8 years of experience, Fazil Zargar specializes in writing about job vacancies in the government sector of India. His articles provide valuable insights and timely updates on job opportunities across various government departments. Fazil's expertise helps job seekers stay informed about the latest recruitment processes, application procedures, and eligibility criteria.
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