AFCAT Qualification

AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST is conducted by Indian Air Force two times a year. Indian Air Force (IAF) released the  AFCAT 1 2022 notification to recruit for vacancies in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. 

The AFCAT 1/2022 notification was released in December 2021. As per the notification, the AFCAT examination will be conducted on 12th, 13th and 14th February 2022. Candidates who have applied for the exam can refer to the linked article for AFCAT exam dates.

Candidates who have applied for the must be aware of AFCAT examination’s required qualifications to give an attempt. This article gives information about AFCAT 01 2022 Qualifications. For more details on AFCAT Exam, refer to the linked article. 

Candidates can complement their preparation of Govt. Exams from the links given below:

AFCAT Exam Qualifications

The qualifications required for the AFCAT exam is mainly based on the following

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

Age: The age limit notified by AFI is different for Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry and Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch. The age limit criteria for different posts are given below:

Branch Age Limit
Flying- AFCAT Entry 20 to 24 years
Ground Duty (Technical) {Aeronautical Engineer Electronics and Aeronautical Engineer Mechanical}- AFCAT Entry  20 to 26 years
Ground Duty (NonTechnical) {Administration & Education)-  20 to 26 years
Flying- NCC Special Entry 20 to 24 years

AFCAT Educational Qualifications

Branch Qualifications
Flying Branch
  • Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and
  • Graduation with more than 60% (or)
  • BE/B Tech degree with more than 60%  (or)
  • Must have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with more than 60%
Ground Duty (Technical) Branch Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}

  • 10+2 level(with Maths, Physics and Chemistry): minimum of 50% marks and 
  • Minimum of 4 years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University or
  • cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers with more than 60% or equivalent in the below given disciplines:- 
    • (aaa) Applied Electronics & Instrumentation. 
    • (aab) Communication Engineering. 
    • (aac) Computer Engineering/Technology. 
    • (aad) Computer Engineering & Application. 
    • (aae) Computer Science and Engineering/Technology. 
    • (aaf) Electrical and Computer Engineering. 
    • (aag) Electrical and Electronics Engineering. 
    • (aah) Electrical Engineering. 
    • (aaj) Electronics Engineering/ Technology. 
    • (aak) Electronics Science and Engineering. 
    • (aal) Electronics. 
    • (aam) Electronics and Communication Engineering. 
    • (aan) Electronics and Computer Science.
    • (aao) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering. 
    • (aap) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave). 
    • (aaq) Electronics and Computer Engineering. 
    • (aar) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering. 
    • (aas) Electronics Instrument & Control. 
    • (aat) Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering. 
    • (aau) Instrumentation & Control Engineering. 
    • (aav) Instrument & Control Engineering. 
    • (aaw) Information Technology. 
    • (aax) Spacecraft Technology. 
    • (aay) Engineering Physics. 
    • (aaz) Electric Power and Machinery Engineering. 
    • (aba) Infotech Engineering. 
    • (abb) Cyber Security.

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}

  • 10+2 level(with Maths, Physics and Chemistry): minimum of 50% marks and 
  • Minimum of 4 years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University or
  • cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers with more than 60% or equivalent in the below given disciplines:- 
    • (aaa) Aerospace Engineering. 
    • (aab) Aeronautical Engineering. 
    • (aac) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. 
    • (aad) Mechanical Engineering. 
    • (aae) Mechanical Engineering and Automation. 
    • (aaf) Mechanical Engineering (Production). 
    • (aag) Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance). 
    • (aah) Mechatronics. 
    • (aaj) Industrial Engineering. 
    • (aak) Manufacturing Engineering. 
    • (aal) Production and Industrial Engineering. 
    • (aam) Materials Science and Engineering. 
    • (aan) Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. 
    • (aao) Aerospace and Applied Mechanics. 
    • (aap) Automotive Engineering. 
    • (aaq) Robotics 
    • (aar) Nanotechnology 
    • (aas) Rubber Technology and Rubber Engineering.
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches.  Administration& Logistics

  • 10+2 and Graduate Degree with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or 
  • cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent
Accounts Branch

  • 10+2 and Graduate Degree with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent  in any of the following streams
    • (aaa) B. Com Degree (Min three years course). 
    • (aab) Bachelor of Business Administration (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Management Studies (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Business Studies (with specialization in Finance) 
    • (aac) Qualified CA/ CMA/ CS/ CFA. 
    • (aad) B.Sc. with specialization in Finance.

AFCAT Exam Qualifications – Physical Standards

Height Male

  • The minimum height for Flying Branch will be 162.5 cm.
  • The minimum height for entry into ground duty branches will be 157.5 cm.
  • For Gorkhas and individual belonging to North-Eastern regions of India and hilly regions of Uttarakhand, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cm less (152.5 cm). 
  • For Lakshwadweep candidates, the minimum acceptable height can be reduced by 2 cm (155.5 cm). 

Female

  • Flying Branch – 162.5 cm 
  • Other Branches – 152 cm
  • For candidates belonging to the North East region or hilly regions of Uttarakhand, a lower minimum height of 147 cm will be accepted. 
  • For Lakshwadweep candidates, the minimum acceptable height will be 150 cm.

Aspirants of various Government Exams can know the details of the upcoming examination on the linked page.

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