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AFCAT 1 2023 Notification Out, Exam Date, Application Form

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AFCAT 1 2023 Notification Out

AFCAT 2023 Notification Out: The Indian Air Force has published the AFCAT 1 2023 Notification on 01st December 2022 to recruit Class-1 Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties for Technical and Non-Technical Branches. The AFCAT 1 2023 is released announcing 258 vacancies for multiple posts in both Flying and Ground Duty. The online registration for AFCAT 1 2023 has started from 01st December 2022. This exam is a great opportunity for both male and female candidates who aspire to be a part of the Indian Air Force and serve the nation. Interested candidates must go through the detailed post to get updates about AFCAT 1 2023.

AFCAT

What is AFCAT: Indian Air force conducts the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) for the selection of Class-1 Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical). The exam is organized twice a year and lakhs of candidates participate in this exam and wish to join the recognized Indian Air Force Academy and become the Indian Air Force officers. This exam is a great opportunity to be part of Indian Air Force’s elite force and serve in an adventurous field for both male and female candidates. To crack AFCAT 1 2023, candidates must be well-versed with the Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process of AFCAT 1 2023.

AFCAT 1 2023- Overview

The AFCAT 1 2023 Notification has been released on 01st December 2022 for the total number of 258 vacancies. The detailed overview has been tabulated below for the ease of candidates, we have summarized the details below for AFCAT 2023.

AFCAT 1 2023
Recruitment Organization Indian Air Force (IAF)
Post Name Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) and Gazetted Officers in Flying Branches
Name of the Exam AFCAT-1 2023 Exam
Category Govt Job
Exam level National
Online Registration Dates 01st to 31st December 2022
Total Vacancy 258
Selection Process Written test, AFSB Test, Medical Examination
Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based Test)
Salary /Pay Scale Rs 85000 (approx)
Job Location All India
Apply Mode Online
Official Website afcat.cdac.in

AFCAT 1 2023 – Important Dates

Air Force has released the official notification on the official website. AFCAT 2023 exam is scheduled for 24th to 26th February 2023. Candidates must go through all the important dates provided and updated here.

AFCAT 1 2023 – Important Dates
Event Date
AFCAT 1 2023 Notification 01st December 2022
Starting Date to Apply Online 01st December 2022 (11 am)
Last Date to Apply Online 31st December 2022 (5 pm)
Admit Card February 2023
AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Date 24th to 26th February 2023
AFCAT 1 2023 Result March 2023
AFCAT 1 2023 Cut Off March 2023

AFCAT 1 2023 Vacancy

India Air Force has released 258 vacancies through AFCAT 1 2023. The detailed AFCAT Vacancy 2023 distribution is mentioned below:

AFCAT 1 2023 Vacancy
Entry Branch Course Number Vacancies (Men)- 225 Vacancies (Women)- 33
AFCAT Entry Flying 215/24F/SSC/M & W SSC- 05 SSC – 05
Ground-Duty(Technical) 214/24T/SSC/ 104AEC/ M & W AE(L): PC – 23, SSC – 80

AE(M): PC – 07, SSC – 26

AE(L): SSC – 10

AE(M): SSC – 03

Ground-Duty(Non-Technical) 214/24G/SSC/M & W Weapon System (WS) Branch: 15

Admin: 43

Accts: 11

Lgs: 19

Edn: 08

Met: 07

Weapon System (WS) Branch: 02

Admin: 05

Accts: 02

Lgs: 02

Edn: 02

Met: 02

NCC Special Entry Flying 215/24F/PC/M and

215/24F/SSC/M&W

10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.

AFCAT 1 2023 Application Form

The Online Application Link for AFCAT 2023 Exam is activated. Candidates can apply online for AFCAT 1 2023 till 31st December 2022 (5 pm). We advise candidates to read the full notification thoroughly before applying for AFCAT 1 2023 . Candidates can apply online for AFCAT 2023 through the direct link given below.

AFCAT 1 2023 Application Form- Click Here

AFCAT 1 2023 – Eligibility Criteria

Interested Candidates must check the eligibility criteria for AFCAT 1 2023 Notification mentioned below. We have provided the Educational Qualification and Age Limit required to be eligible for AFCAT 1 2023.

AFCAT 1 2023 – Educational Qualification

Post Name Qualification
Flying Branch 12th with 50% Marks each in Physics and Math + 3 Year Degree in Graduation (with 60% marks) OR a BE/BTech degree with a minimum of 60% from a recognized university.
Ground Duty Technical 12th with 60% Marks each in Physics and a degree in graduation/post-graduation in the field of engineering and technology from a recognized university.

AFCAT 2023- Age Limit

Post Age Limit
Flying Branch 20 to 24  Years. Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years.
Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical) Branches 20 To 26 Years
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 not eligible.

AFCAT 1 2023 – Selection Process

The AFCAT 2023 selection process includes the following the following stages:

AFSB Testing Stage 1

This stage includes two tests:

  1. Officer Intelligence Rating Test.
  2. Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PP&DT)

Stage 1 is called the screening test and candidates who do not clear this test will be rejected and will not be called for AFSB Testing Stage 2.

AFSB Testing Stage 2

The Stage 1 qualified candidates will be called for AFSB Stage 2 and undergo the following tests:

Psychological Tests: Written psychological tests conducted by professional psychologists.

Group Tests: These Group tests involve mental and physical activities to examine the candidates’ on various mental and physical parameters.

AFSB Interview: In this round, candidate will be called for a personal round of interviews.

Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) Test: This test is mandatory for only those candidates who have applied for the Flying Branch.

Medical Examination

Candidates who qualify all the above stages will be called for the medical examination. The Indian Airforce has prescribed only two centers for Medical Examination which are the Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru and Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME). After the medical examination, a final merit list would be prepared on the basis of the marks scored by the candidate in written and AFSB interviews. The shortlisted candidates would receive the joining letter of the respective training academies they have applied to.

AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates who are interested in AFCAT 1 2023 may check the detailed Exam Pattern provided below. For the ease of candidates, we have summarized the AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Pattern along with the complete syllabus.

  • The AFCAT 1 2023 Exam consists of Multiple-Choice Questions
  • Time Duration of the exam will be 2 hrs
  • 100 questions will be asked for a total of 300marks
  • There is a negative marking of 1/3rd mark in all the sections.
  • Engineering Knowledge Test would be conducted immediately after AFCAT.
Name of Exam Time Duration Number of Questions Maximum Marks Subjects
1. AFCAT 1 2023 2 Hours 100 300 English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, and Military Aptitude
2. EKT( Engineering Knowledge Test) 45 Minutes 15 100 Technical

Note: Candidates who are opting for Ground Duty (technical) branch have to pass both AFCAT & EKT.

AFCAT 2023 Syllabus

The AFCAT Exam consists of 5 sections i.e. English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, and Military Aptitude.

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 1 2023 Salary

As per the AFCAT 1 2023 Notification, the basic pay of a Flying Officer is Rs. 56,100. Candidates may have a look at the below AFCAT revised salary structure according to the 7th Pay Commission.

AFCAT 1 2023 Salary Structure
Rank Level Pay Scale (in Rs.)
Flying Officer Level 10 Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500
Flight Lieutenant Level 10 B Rs. 6,13,00-1,93,900
Squadron Leader Level 11 Rs. 6,94,00 – 2,07,200
Wing Commander Level 12A Rs. 1,21,200 – 2,12400
Group Captain Level 13 Rs. 1,30,600-2, 15,900
Air Commodore Level 13A Rs. 1,39,600-2,17,600
Air Vice Marshal Level 14 Rs. 1,44,200-2,18,200
Air Marshal HAG Scale Level 15 Rs. 1, 82, 200-2,24,100
HAG+Scale Level 16 Rs. 2,05,400 – 2,24,400
VACS/Airforce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG) Level 17 Rs. 2,25,000/-(fixed)
CAS Level 18 Rs. 2,50,000/-(fixed)

AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Date

The AFCAT 2023 exam is scheduled for 24th to 26th February 2023. The admit card for the same will be released few days before the exam.

AFCAT 1 2023 Admit Card

The AFCAT 1 2023 Admit Card will be released by the Indian Air Force for each stage of the Air Force Common Admission Test. The AFCAT 1 2023 Admit Card is a must have document to be carried to the exam hall by the candidates.

AFCAT 1 2023 Result

The AFCAT 1 2023 Result will be released around after a month of the exam date. The AFCAT 1 2023 Result is expected to be released in March 2023.

AFCAT 1 2023 Cut Off

The AFCAT 1 2023 Cut Off marks will be released along with the AFCAT 1 2023 Result on the official website. The previous year AFCAT Cut Off Marks are provided below.

Year AFCAT-1 Cut Off AFCAT 2 Cut Off
AFCAT 2022 157 157
AFCAT  2021 165 157
AFCAT 2020 153 155

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AFCAT 1 2023- FAQs

Q: How can I apply for AFCAT 1 2023?

Ans: Candidates can apply through online mode.

Q: What is the last date to apply for AFCAT 1 2023?

Ans. The last date to apply for AFCAT 1 2023 is 30th December 2022.

Q: From where can I download the AFCAT 3 2023 Notification?

Ans: Candidates can download the AFCAT 1 2023 Notification from the link given above.

Q: What is the salary of an Air officer selected after AFCAT Exam?

Ans: After selection Air Officer get a salary of approx Rs 85000 in hand along with other allowances and perks.

Q: What is the full form of AFCAT?

Ans. AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Entrance Test for admission in elite Air Force Academy.

Q: For how many times AFCAT is conducted in a year?

Ans. AFCAT Exam is conducted twice a year.

FAQs

Q: How can I apply for AFCAT 1 2023?

Ans: Candidates can apply through online mode.

Q: What is the last date to apply for AFCAT 1 2023?

Ans. The last date to apply for AFCAT 1 2023 is 30th December 2022.

Q: From where can I download the AFCAT 3 2023 Notification?

Ans: Candidates can download the AFCAT 1 2023 Notification from the link given above.

Q: What is the salary of an Air officer selected after AFCAT Exam?

Ans: After selection Air Officer get a salary of approx Rs 85000 in hand along with other allowances and perks.

Q: What is the full form of AFCAT?

Ans. AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Entrance Test for admission in elite Air Force Academy.

Q: For how many times AFCAT is conducted in a year?

Ans. AFCAT Exam is conducted twice a year.