Air Force Academy (AFA), the premier training centre of the Indian Air, is the cradle of training for pilots, ground duty and technical officers of IAF.
The Indian Air Force conducts the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) to select Class-1 Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical. The examination is held twice a year, in February and in August/September. And millions of people take this exam in the hopes of joining the acknowledged Indian Air Force Academy and becoming an Indian Air Force Officer.
This exam is for both male and female applicants who want to join the Indian Air Force for a Short Service Commission in the Flying Branch and the Ground Branch for both Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission.
AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) is one of the Entry of joining Indian Airforce in the following three Branches, which are
Flying Branch: the maximum lifespan is 20 to 24 years. The maximum age limit for candidates with a valid and current DGCA (India) Commercial Pilot License is 26 years.
Ground Duty : A maximum of 20 to 26 years.
|Educational Qualifications||AFCAT Selection Procedure|
|Flying Branch – 10+2 with PCM, and graduate with 60% in any stream||Written Examination|
|Technical Branch – Engineering Graduate with 60%||AFSB Interview|
|Administrative Branch – Graduation with 60% in any stream||Medical Examination|
The AFSB (Air force Selection Board) Interview is the toughest phase of selection. Well, the Written Exam is also that easy. One will need to prepare better for this as well. To apply for this, There are some eligibility criteria that is a requirement to have to apply for the AFCAT Exam.
It has only one paper consisting of four parts of 300 Marks of two hours duration.
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