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AFCAT 1 2022 Notification, Exam Date Out, Online Application Starts

AFCAT 1 2022 Notification Out: Indian Air Force (IAF) released AFCAT 1 2022 notification for the recruitment of 317 vacancies in flying branch and ground duties for both technical and non-technical posts on 01 December 2021. Air Force Common Admission Test commonly known as AFCAT is an entrance examination conducted by the Indian Air Force to select eligible and desirable candidates for a number of posts in flying and ground duties [technical and non-technical]. It is an honor in itself to serve in such an admirable and respected field. Interested candidates should read the article given below further for eligibility criteria, vacancy, selection process, exam pattern and other necessary details for AFCAT 1 2022 exam

AFCAT 2022 Exam

AFCAT exam is conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) twice every year and lakhs of students appear for this exam and join the prestigious Air Force Academy and get commissioned as Indian Air Force officers. This examination has brought forth the possibility for both male and female candidates to serve in an adventurous field which is suitable for the young minds and flexibility of this dynamic generation. To crack the exam with good marks, candidates must be well-versed with the AFCAT 2022 syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility criteria and selection process.

AFCAT 1 2022 Notification

Indian Air Force has released an official AFCAT 1st 2022 Notification on 01 December 2021 in the official website of AFCAT for Indian Nationals (Male and Female) as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty in its elite force [Part of Technical and non-technical branches for the course commencing in January 2023. The official notification PDF link for AFCAT 1, 2022 exam is updated below.

AFCAT 1 2022 Exam Summary

Indian Air Force has announced 317 vacancies for Gazetted Officers in Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) and Flying branches for the course commencing from January 2023.
name of examAFCAT 2022
organized byIndian Air Force
post nameGround Duty (Non-Technical & Technical) and Gazetted Officers in Flying Branches
vacant post317
exam levelNational
frequencytwice a year
Social classdefense jobs
application modeOnline
online registration01 to 30 December 2021
method of examinationOnline (Computer Based Test)
total number of questions AFCAT: 100 and EKT: 50
exam languageEnglish
Selection ProcessWritten Examination- AFSB Test- Medical Examination
SalaryRs 85000 (approx)

AFCAT 1 2022- Important Dates

Indian Air Force has announced all the important dates of the exam with its notification on 01st December 2021. The exam dates related to Indian Air Force AFCAT 2022 exam for the course commencing in January 2023 are given below:

AFCAT 01 2022: Important Dates
AFCAT Notification 2022 (Official)01 December 2021
Start of Application Form01 December 2021 (10 am)
Last date to apply online30 December 2021
Admit card releasedJanuary/February 2022
AFCAT 2022 Exam Date12, 13, 14 February 2022
AFCAT 2022 Cut Offto be informed
AFCAT 2022 Resultto be informed

AFCAT Vacancy 2022

Indian Air Force has released its Indian Air Force AFCAT 2022 Notification with AFCAT 1 2022 vacancies on 1st December 2021. The total number of vacancies for AFCAT 2022 exam is 317 and you can check the entry-wise vacancy distribution for January 2023 courses. This time no vacancy has been declared for Meteorology admission.
AFCAT 1 2022 Vacancy 
Entrybranchcourse numbervacant post
AFCAT Entryflying213/23F/SSC/M&WSSC - 77
Ground Duty (Technical)212/23T/PC/102AEC/M
212/23T/SSC/  102AEC  /M&W
AE (L): PC - 19, SSC - 76
AE (M): PC - 07, SSC - 27
Ground-Duty (Non-Technical)212/23G/PC/M
Admin: PC - 10, SSC - 41
Act: PC - 04, SSC - 17
LG: PC - 08, SSC - 31
NCC Special Entryflying212/23F/PC/M and 212/23F/SSC/M&W10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.

AFCAT 1 2022 Application Form

AFCAT 2022 Application for AFCAT-1 exam has started from 01 December 2021 and the last date for online registration is 30 December 2021 (5 PM). AFCAT 2022 registration has been started and now you can apply directly by clicking on the link given below, it will redirect you to AFCAT 1 2022 application form official page.

Steps to apply for AFCAT 1 2022

Step 1- Registration Process Click on the link given below or visit the official website.
  • A new page will appear. New users will have to register first.
  • Click on New User Register
  • A new page will appear to enter your mobile number. And email to register yourself.
  • An OTP will be sent to your mobile number. Fill out the email and click "Submit".
  • A login ID and password will be sent to your registered mobile number and email ID.

Step 2- Login using registration number and password. Select the post.

  • Fill other details like educational qualification etc. based on the educational qualification of the candidate.
  • Pay the Examination Fee Online Using Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking
  • Candidates are required to upload their scanned color photograph and signature (in English or Hindi) in JPEG format.
  • Login with registration number and password in the link of “Upload” and then upload the filled file/scan.
  • Upload all required certificates
  • submit application. Take a print out of the acknowledgment for records.
  • AFCAT 1 2022 Application Fee
Candidates registering for AFCAT entry have to pay Rs.250/- as examination fee. ,

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

AFCAT 1, 2022 eligibility criteria for Ground Duty and Flying Branch posts are given below.

(A) AFCAT Age Limit

(i) Flying Branch: Applicants for Flying Branch should be minimum 20 years of age and maximum 24 years of age i.e. born between 02 July 1999 to 01 July 2003 (both dates inclusive). The upper age limit is relaxable up to 26 years for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India), i.e. born between 02 July 1997 to 01 July 2003 (both dates inclusive).

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

Note: Candidates must be unmarried below 25 years of age at the time of commencement of the course. Widows below 25 years of age and divorcees are also not eligible.

(B) AFCAT Educational Qualification

Flying Branch: Minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and three years degree in Graduation or BE/B.Tech degree with minimum 60% from a recognized university.

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

(i) Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) (AE(L)): Minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and Undergraduate/Postgraduate degree in the field of Engineering and Technology from a recognized university.

AFCAT 2022 Selection Process

Indian Air Force will send call letters for the second stage of selection i.e. AFSB test to all the candidates who qualify AFCAT/EKT 2022.

AFSB test phase 1

It consists of the following two tests: Officer Intelligence Rating Test. Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PP and DT)

Stage 1 is called Screening Test and candidates who do not pass it will be rejected and will not be called for AFSB Testing Stage 2.

AFSB test phase 2

All Stage 1 qualified candidates have to appear for AFSB Stage 2 and undergo the following tests:

Psychological tests: These are written psychological tests and are conducted by professional psychologists.

Group Test: These tests involve mental and physical activities to test the candidates on various mental and physical parameters.

AFSB Interview: In this round, the interviewing officer conducts a personal round of interview for the candidate.

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

Medical Examination:  Recommended candidates will be called for medical examination. Indian Air Force has designated only two centers for medical examination which are Aviation Medical Institute, Bengaluru and Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME). After medical examination, a final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in written and AFSB interview. All shortlisted candidates will be given joining letters of the respective training academies to which they have applied.

AFCAT 2022 Exam Pattern

In the table below, we have provided you the exam pattern of AFCAT 2022 exam.

name of examperiod of timenumber of questionsmaximum markssubjects
1. AFCAT 20222 hours100300Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness and Military Aptitude
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice questions
  • Time Duration: 2 hours
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Maximum Marks: 300
  • Subject: Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness and Military Aptitude.
  • There is negative marking of one-third marks in all sections.

AFCAT 2022 Syllabus

Candidates preparing for Air Force Common Entrance Examination should start their preparation with the latest AFCAT syllabus to score good marks in the entrance exam.

Syllabus for English Section:

This section of the AFCAT exam consists of at least 20 questions and the level ranges from moderate to difficult. Questions will be asked from Comprehension, Cloze Test, Synonyms and Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Error Spotting.

Gk Syllabus

This section includes questions from Indian History, Polity, Economics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and . The difficulty level of this section is easy to moderate.

Syllabus for Reasoning Section:

Questions will be asked from Series, Venn Diagram, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Non Verbal Questions, Verbal Reasoning, Military Aptitude etc.

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude Section:

Questions asked in Mathematics sections of AFCAT are of easy to moderate level and questions are based on Number System, HCF and LCM, Time, Distance and Speed, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Average, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Pipes. And cistern etc. will be asked. 

AFCAT 2022 Salary

1. Cadets in the final year of training will be given a stipend of Rs. 56,100.

2. After successful completion of training, Young Air Officers will be allotted Level 10 in the pay matrix of the Seventh Central Pay Commission [56100-1,10,700]

3. Will also include Military Service Pay- 15,500.

additional allowances

1. Flying Branch- Rs 11250 per month.

2. Technical Branch Officer: Rs 2500 per month.

Apart from these, other allowances like TA, DA, Child Education Allowance, Ration Money Allowance etc. are also entitled.

AFCAT 2022 Admit Card

Candidates who have applied for AFCAT exam will be issued hall ticket 10 days before the date of exam. Indian Air Force released the admit card/call letter for each stage of Air Force Common Admission Test. Candidates must download their admit cards and carry a printout with them to the examination hall.

AFCAT Result 2022

AFCAT 2022 exam was successfully conducted in February 2022 in two shifts each day, AFCAT result will be released approximately one month after the exam date. Candidates who have appeared in the written examination can check their result and cut off marks after it is officially released.

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