AFCAT 2022 Notification PDF Out Apply Online for 317 Vacancies

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AFCAT 2022 Notification PDF: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the advertisement for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 2022 for recruitment of Commissioned Officer on 26th November 2021. The notification is out to recruit 317 vacancies at the flying branch and ground duties for both technical and non-technical posts. Air Force Common Admission Test commonly known as AFCAT is an entrance examination conducted by Indian Air Force to select eligible and desirable candidates for multiple posts.

Candidates can apply online for the courses commencing in January 2023 from 01 December to 30 December 2021 on You can check all the details like the number of vacancies, application start day, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, etc. Go through this article to get complete details regarding AFCAT 1 2022 Notification.

AFCAT 2022 Notification PDF: Highlights

Name of the RecruitmentAFCAT 2022
Organization NameIndian Air Force
Exam NameAir Force Common Admission Test 2022
Job CategoryCentral Government Jobs
Post NameGround Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) and Gazetted Officers in Flying Branches
Total Vacancies317
Exam levelNational
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based Test)
FrequencyTwice in a year
Application ModeOnline
AFCAT Online Registration Date 202101st to 30th December 2021
Selection Process
  • Written test
  • AFSB Test
  • Medical Examination

AFCAT 2022 Vacancy

This year, a total of 317 vacancies were announced. Let’s have a look at field wise AFCAT vacancies:

AFCAT EntryFlying BranchSSC- 77
Ground Duty (Technical)AE(L):PC-19, SSC-76
AE(M):PC-07, SSC-27
Ground Duty (Non -Technical)Admin : PC-10, SSC-41
Accts : PC- 04, SSC-17Lgs: PC – 08, SSC – 31
NCC Special EntryFlying10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2022

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the AFCAT 1 2022 Exam:

Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India as per the Indian citizenship act, 1955.

AFCAT Educational Qualification

Flying branch: Minimum 60% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a three-year degree in graduation OR a BE/BTech degree with a minimum of 60% from a recognized university.

AFCAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria for Ground duty (Technical)Branch:

Aeronautical engineering (Electronics)(AE(L)): Minimum 60% 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.

AFCAT 1 2022 Age Criteria

Flying Branch: Applicant age should be at least 20 years and the upper age is capped at 24 years for flying branch i.e. born between 02 July 1999 to 01 July 2003 (both dates inclusive). The upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 July 1997 to 01 July 2003 (both dates inclusive).

Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical) Branches: For ground duty, the minimum age is 20 years and the upper age limit is capped at 26 years i.e. born between 02 July 1997 to 01 July 2003 (both dates Inclusive).

Note: Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course. Widows/Widowers and divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible.

AFCAT Selection Process 2022

Candidates who are willing to Indian Air Force through AFCAT Exam must check the complete selection procedure here. AFCAT Exam consists of three stages:

  • Written Examination
  • AFSB Interview
  • Document Verification

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2022

We have provided you with the exam pattern of the AFCAT 2022 Exam:

Name of ExamAFCAT 2022EKT( Engineering Knowledge Test)
SubjectsVerbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, and Military AptitudeTechnical
Number of Questions10015
Maximum Marks300100
Time Duration2 Hours45 Minutes
  • There is a negative marking of 1/3rd mark in all sections.
  • Candidates who are opting for Ground Duty (technical) branch have to pass both AFCAT & EKT.

AFCAT Syllabus 2022

  • English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases
  • General Awareness: History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc
  • Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

AFCAT Salary Structure 2022

As per the latest notification, the basic pay of a Flying Officer is Rs. 56,100. Below is the revised salary structure according to the 7th Pay Commission:

RankLevel(Pay in Rs.)
Flight LieutenantLevel 10 B6,13,00-1,93,900
Flying OfficerLevel 1056,100 – 1,77,500
Squadron LeaderLevel 116,94,00 – 2,07,200
Wing CommanderLevel 12A1,21,200 – 2,12400
Group CaptainLevel 131,30,600-2, 15,900
Air CommodoreLevel 13A1,39,600-2,17,600
Air Vice-MarshalLevel 141,44,200-2,18,200
Air Marshal HAG ScaleLevel 151, 82, 200-2,24,100
HAG+ScaleLevel 162,05,400 – 2,24,400
VACS/Airforce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG)Level 172,25,000/-(fixed)
CASLevel 182,50,000/-(fixed)

In addition, the following allowances are admissible to the newly Commissioned Officers in Flying and Technical Branches:

  • Flying Allowance @ Rs 11250 PM to Flying Branch Officers.
  • Technical Allowance @ Rs 2500 PM to Technical Branch Officers.

AFCAT 1 2022: Important Dates

The dates related to AFCAT 2022 exam for course commencing in January 2023 are mentioned below:

AFCAT 01/2022: Important Dates
AFCAT 2022 Notification Date26 November 2021
Starting Date of Application Form01st December 2021
Last Date to Apply Online30th December 2021
AFCAT Admit Card Date 2022January/February 2022
AFCAT 2022 Exam DateFebruary 2022
AFCAT Cut off 2022To be notified
AFCAT Result 2022To be notified

AFCAT Application Fee 2022

Candidates registering for AFCAT entry will have to pay an amount of Rs. 250/- as examination fee.

How to Fill the AFCAT Application Form 2022?

The mode to fill the AFCAT Application Form 2022 is online only. Eligible candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to complete the AFCAT registration and application process:

Step 1: AFCAT Registration 2022

  • Go to the official website of the Indian Air force.
  • Now, go to the tab – ‘Career’.
  • Click on the section – ‘Candidates Login’.
  • A new web page will appear on the screen. Fill in the registration details including – E-mail ID, Mobile Number, etc.
  • Click on the bottom ‘Submit’. A new AFCAT Registration ID and Password would be sent to the registered Email address.

Note: Candidate should save their Registered Email Id and Phone Number for the entire selection process.

Step 2: AFCAT Apply Online

  • Login with credentials and fill the AFCAT application form.
  • Select the Preference of Branch, AFCAT Exam Center, Subject for EKT exam, etc.
  • Upload your Signature and Photograph (as per dimensions provided in the notification).
  • Submit the application form and save the confirmation page.

AFCAT 1 Online Application Form Link 2022

Download AFCAT Notification 2022 PDF

Download AFCAT 1 Notification 2022 Hindi PDF

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the age limit for applying to AFCAT?
Ans. – For the Ground Duty Branch, the age limit is 20 to 26 years. But for the Flying Branch of AFCAT, the age limit is 20 to 24 years.

Q. How many times AFCAT is conducted in a year?
Ans. – AFCAT Exam is conducted twice a year.

Q. What is the AFCAT 1/2022 Exam Date?
Ans. – AFCAT 1/2022 Exam is to be held in February 2022.

Q. What is the last date to apply online for AFCAT 2022?
Ans. – The last date to fill the AFCAT online application form is 30th December 2021.

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