AFCAT Notification 2021: AFCAT 02/2021 Online Application Form Date

AFCAT Notification 2021: Indian Air force has released its much-awaited AFCAT 02/2021 notification for flying branch and ground duty branches. If you had a dream in your eyes and wanted to join this elite airforce as a Group-A officer in a technical and non-technical branch, then submit your application whose last date is 30th June 2021. But before that, you need to know whether you are eligible for this AFCAT notification or not, so all important information about AFCAT 2021 recruitment is given below.

Note: Last date to submit online application for AFCAT 02/2021 is 30th June 2021.


AFCAT Notification 02/2021

AFCAT is known as the Air Force Common Admission Test which is available for both men and women candidates only if they satisfy the eligibility criteria. Applicants admission in all stages is provisional whether it is written or SSB and if at any stage it was found that you are not satisfying your eligibility criteria then you will be disqualified from the selection.

AFCAT 2021 Notification: Overview

AuthorityIndian Air Force
Exam NameAFCAT 02/2021
Course sessionJuly 2022
BranchFlying, Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical)
Age criteriaFlying: 20 to 24
GD (Technical and Non-Technical): 20 to 26 years
Number of Post334
AFCAT Official Website

AFCAT 2021 Registration Date

AFCAT 02/2021 Registration Start from: 1st June 2021

AFCAT 02/2021 Last date of registration: 30th June 2021

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

Let’s have a look at the eligibility criteria for AFCAT 02/2021 recruitment.

Nationality: – Applicants must be a citizen of India.

Age criteria: –

Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC special entry20 to 24 years (as of 1st July 2022)
Note: Born b/w 2nd Jan 1998 to 1st Jan 2002
For ground duty (tech Non-tech Branch)20 to 26 years (as on 1st July 2021)
Note: Born b/w 2nd Jan 1996 to 1st Jan 2002)

Marital Status: –

  • Applicants who are below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of course.
  • Widow and divorce below 25 years of age are also not eligible for the posts.
  • Applicants above 25 years of age and married are eligible for the post.

Academic Qualification: –

Flying branchIntermediate with Math’s and physics securing 50% of marks in each. Must have a bachelor degree from a recognized university securing 60% marks
BE/B. Tech degree securing 60% mark
must have cleared A & B exam associate membership of institution of engineers (India) or aeronautical society of India securing 60% marks.
Ground Duty (Technical)Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics/Mechanical) 10+2 (with math’s and physics 50% in each) and 4 year degree in engineering
cleared section A & B of associate membership of Institution of Engineer or Aeronautical society of India or graduate membership exam of the institution of electronics and telecommunication engineers by actual studies securing minimum 60% marks.

AFCAT Examination scheme

Those who will submit their application within the due date will be called for the written examination at one of the examination centers which they choose while submitting the application form.

  • Applicants opted for Ground Duty (technical) need to appear in both tests (AFCAT and EKT).
  • AFCAT exam will be conducted in online mode and questions will be of objective type.
  • Under any circumstances, the scribe will not be allowed.
  • The qualifying marks will be fixed by the Air force at their own discretion.
  • AFCAT 02/2021 exam schedule will be available once its full notification will be available.

AFCAT Examination marking scheme

  • 3 Mark for every correct answer
  • 1 mark will be deducted for wrong attempt
  • No marks will be awarded for unattempted questions.

AFCAT selection process

Qualify written exam

First, applicants have to go through the written examination which will be conducted on the scheduled date and those who will secure the minimum qualifying marks as fixed by the Air force have to appear at one of the AFSB (Air Force Selection Board) whose dates are required to choose by the applicant through air force official portal and after this they can generate their call letter for AFSB interview.


At AFSB candidates have to go through three stages which are given as: –

Stage I: – At this stage officer intelligence test, picture perception & discussion will be conducted and this is a screening test, and one who qualifies it will be called to appear for a subsequent round. After qualifying the Stage I applicants documents will be checked to ascertain their eligibility for the branch they are appearing for.

Stage II: – On day 1 of stage II psychological test will be conducted later on group test and interview will be commenced followed by document check.

For flying branch: – In this candidates recommended will be administered in computerized pilot selection system (CPSS). This one is once in a lifetime test and those who failed in an earlier attempts will not be eligible for this.

Final merit list

After qualifying AFSB test a merit list will be prepared on the grounds of marks secured by the applicant in written and AFSB test.

How to apply online for AFCAT 02/2021?

To submit AFCAT 01/2021 online application follow some steps which are given below:

  • Visit the official website and under the candidates login select the AFCAT Cycle
  • It will take you to the sign-up page where you have to submit your basic details
  • After sign up, you have to login with your Email ID and password.
  • and proceed to the application form.
  • Submit all the details, and upload documents as required.
  • and pay the requisite application fee as applicable.

AFCAT 2021 Registraton Fee

The fee for AFCAT Exam registration is

Candidates need to pay Rs 250 (Non-Refundable)

Note: Candidates applying under NCC Special Entry and meteorology are not required to pay any fee.

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When will the online application form AFCAT 2021 application commenced?

The online application submission process for AFCAT 02/2021 will commenced from 1st June and its window will remain open till 30th June 2021.

Is AFCAT Notification for 02/2021 released or not?

As of now only short notification is available on the portal but soon full notification will be out.

What is the last date of AFCAT 02/2021 registration?

The online application for AFCAT 02/2021 will remain opened till 30th June 2021.

How many vacancies are there in AFCAT 02/2021?

For the course commencing in July 2022 a total of 334 vacancies are available.

How much exam fee for AFCAT registration?

For online registration candidates need to pay a fee of Rs 250/- but those who are registering themself under NCC and meteorology categories are exempted from this.

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