How to Apply for AFCAT 2 2022 | Exam Date, Eligibility, and More

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Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) -2 (2022), is an all-India online examination, which will be conducted on 26, 27 & 28 August 2022 by the Indian Air Force.

This article will give you all the details on how to apply for AFCAT and submit your online application for AFCAT

The online applications can be submitted between 01 June 2022 to 30 June 2022

The examination and SSB interview will facilitate filling vacancies of the Indian Air Force in three different branches such as Flying, Ground duty(Technical & Non-Technical), and NCC entry(Flyingonly)

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The highest expensive career training in India undoubtedly is flying. In the standard practice of a piolet, the course is costly, i.e., more than 75 lacs, which may be challenging to manage by the traditional middle class in the Indian community.

The flying branch of the Indian Air Force is one of the best professions for those looking forward to becoming a pilot.

A completely free training & practical flying course with a fixed stipend is an advantage besides an adventurous and soldering life ahead in Indian Air Force.

Indian Airforce is also offering the best career option to becoming a commissioned rank officer till straight 14 years service or till retirement at the age of 57 with all the facilities and allowance extended to the serving soldiers of Indian Armed Forces.

Through AFCAT, candidates have other career options like Administrative, logistic and technical fields, etc., based on your academic qualifications.

Clearing of AFCAT written examination will be an essential criterion for attending Service Selection Board, Varanasi/Mysore/ Hyderabad.

Note:

It is a golden opportunity for those preparing for the CDS examination (Men& Women) should apply for AFCAT as the syllabus is easier than the CDS examination conducted by UPSC.

AFCAT 2 2022 Official Notification

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Individual Entry Wise Details Under AFCAT

1. Flying Branch (Course No 214/23F/SSC/M&W)

  • Vacancies: 12 (Men: 2, Women: 10)
  • For Both Men &Women
  • Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Flying Branch.
  • For 14 years with no further extension.

AFCAT 2 2022 Eligibility criteria:

Age: 20 to 24 years as on 01 Jan 2023 (i.e., born between 02 January 1999 to 01 January 2003(both dates inclusive).

The upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued GCA (India) is relaxed up to 26 years(at the time of commencement of course).

Nationality: Indian

Marital Status: Single

Gender: Men and Women.

Educational Qualifications:

Minimum of 50% marks each in Maths & Physics at 10+2 level.

Graduates (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognized University who have attained a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

OR

BE/B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognized university with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.

OR

Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% or equivalent.

Note:

Final Year students are also eligible to apply, provided they do not have any backlog at the time of AFSB Testing and produce a Degree certificate issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement

2. Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches

Course NoVacancies
212/23G/PC/M
212/23G/SSC/M & W
Administration(For Men): PC -11, SSC – 43
Administration(For Women): SSC – 02

Logistics(For Men): PC -05, SSC – 16
Logistics(For Women): SSC – 02

Accounts(For Men): PC -03, SSC – 11
Accounts(For Women): SSC – 02

Education(For Men): PC -02, SSC – 08
Education(For Women): SSC – 02

*PC – Permanent Commission
*SCC – Short Service Commission (Maximum 14 years only)
*M – Male
*F -Female

>> Administrative Branch

  • Vacancies: PC- 11, SSC -45
  • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)

Job Profile:

Responsible for the efficient management of both human and material resources. Some of the officers of the Administration Branch are selected and trained to carry out the following duties also:

Air Traffic Controller: Involves maintaining an orderly flow of traffic and airspace management.

Fighter Controller: Involves close contact and supervision between the air and radar for effective airspace management.

Educational Qualifications:

Graduate Degree (Minimum three-year degree course) in any discipline from a recognized university with 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 recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

>> Accounts Branch

  • Vacancies: PC – 03, SSC – 13
  • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)

Job Profile:

Responsible for the efficient financial management of funds. You will also act as an internal auditor to ensure a zero-defect audit from outside agencies.

Educational Qualifications:

B.Com degree (minimum three-year degree course) from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% or equivalent

>> Education Branch

  • Vacancies: PC – 02, SSC – 10
  • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)

Educational Qualifications:

Passed 10+2 and Post-Graduation with 50% in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG (Single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline.

For integrated courses (single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry), the minimum duration must be as per prevailing UGC guidelines with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.

>> Meteorology Branch

  • Vacancies: PC – 03, SSC – 10
  • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)

Job Profile:

As a Meteorology Branch Officer, you would handle the latest satellite imagery and state-of-the-art monitoring equipment. You would render specific advice to the operators on all aspects of weather.

Educational Qualifications:

Post Graduation Degree in any science stream/Mathematics/Statistics/Geography/Computer Applications/Environmental Science/Applied Physics/Oceanography/Agricultural Meteorology/Ecology & Environment/Geo-physics/Environmental Biology.

>> Logistics Branch

  • Vacancies: PC – 05, SSC – 18
  • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)

Job Profile:

Responsible for materials management of all Air Force resources. You would ensure efficient supervision of inventories and involve in procurement processes of various ranges of equipment.

Educational Qualifications:

Graduate Degree (Minimum three-year degree course) in any discipline from a recognized university with 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 recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Note:

All candidates should have scored a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate in all papers of Post Graduation put together (provided Maths & Physics were studied at Graduation level with a minimum of 55% marks in both).

3. Ground Duty (Technical) Branches(Course No 213/23T/PC/103 AEC/M, 213/23T/SSC/103 AEC/M&W)

  • Vacancies:
AE(L) (For Men)AE(L) (For Women)
PC-23,SSC-80SSC-11
AE(M) (For Men)AE(M) (For Women)
PC-07,SSC-26SSC-04

*AE(L): Aeronautical Engineer Electronics
*AE(M): Aeronautical Engineer Mechanical

As an officer in the Ground Duty (Technical) Branch, you propel and manage your team to ensure that the Indian Air Force remains airworthy.

You would be in charge of some of the world’s most sophisticated equipment by joining one of the sub-branches based on your qualification.

General Eligibility Criteria:

Age: 20 to 26 years (at the time of commencement of course) as of 01 Jan 2023 (i.e., born between 02 January 1997 to 01 January 2003(both dates inclusive)

Nationality: Indian

Marital Status: Candidates below the age of 25 years should be unmarried.
For both Men and Women. Permanent Commission (for men) / Short Service Commission (For men and women)

Educational Qualification for Aeronautical Engineering Branch:

Depending upon your stream of Engineering and subjects studied, you could join one of the sub-branches of the Ground Duty (Technical) branch.

Check the educational qualification required for the sub-branches.

Final year students are eligible to apply provided they do not have any present backlog at the time of AFSB testing.

They produce provisional/ original degrees issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.

>> Aeronautical Engineering Electronics

Eligible only when a candidate should have a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and have undergone any one of the following educational qualifications:

A minimum of four-year graduation / integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering / Technology from a recognized university

OR

Cleared Section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)

OR

Cleared Section A and B examination of Aeronautical Society of India

OR

Graduate membership examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies

With a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:

  • Applied Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Communication Engineering
  • Computer Engineering/Technology
  • Computer Engineering & Application
  • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology.
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering/ Technology
  • Electronics Science and Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electronics and Computer Science
  • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering
  • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)
  • Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Electronics Instrument & Control
  • Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering
  • Instrument & Control Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Spacecraft Technology
  • Engineering Physics
  • Electric Power and Machinery Engineering
  • Infotech Engineering
  • Cyber Security

>> Aeronautical Engineering Mechanical

Eligible only when a candidate should have a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and have undergone any one of the following educational qualifications:

A minimum of four-year degree graduation / integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering / Technology from a recognized university

OR

Cleared Section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)

OR

Cleared section A and B examination of Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies

With a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. (aad) Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Automation
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
  • Mechatronics
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Production and Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Aerospace and Applied Mechanics
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Rubber Technology and Rubber Engineering

4. NCC Special Entry (Flying)

  • Vacancies: 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

As an Air Wing Senior Division’ C’ Certificate holder of the National Cadet Corps, you can apply to the Indian Air Force’s Flying Branch.

Men & Women can join the Air Force through this mode of entry.

Permanent Commission offered for men and Short Service Commission for men and women.

(Candidates can apply online through NCC Special Entry )

Eligibility criteria:

Age: 20 to 24 years (at the time of commencement of course).

The upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxed up to 26 years(at the time of commencement of course)

Nationality: Indian

Marital Status: Single

Gender: Men and women.

Educational Qualifications:

Minimum 50% marks in each in Maths & Physics at 10 + 2 level.

Graduate (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% or equivalent.

OR

BE/B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognized University with minimum of 60% marks or equivalent

OR

Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% or equivalent.

Final Year/semester students are also eligible to apply, provided they do not have any present backlogs at the time of AFSB Testing and produce a Degree certificate issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.

NCC Air Wing Senior Division’ C’ certificate and validity of the certificate would be two years before the date of advertisement.

AFCAT 2 2022 Apply Online Procedure

Registration

1. Click on the link provided below or visit the official website.

Apply for AFCAT 2 2022

2. A new page will appear. New Users will have to register first.

3. Click on New User Register

4. A new page will appear to enter your mobile no. and email to register yourself.

5. An OTP will be sent on your mobile no. and email, fill and click on “Submit.”

6. A Login Id and Password will be sent to your registered mobile no. and email.

How To Apply For AFCAT – Login Page

1. Login using the Registration Number and Password. Select the post.

2. Fill up other details such as educational qualifications etc., depending upon the educational qualification of the candidate.

3. Pay examination fee as applicable, online using Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking.

4. Candidates must upload their scanned color photograph and Signature (in English or Hindi) in JPEG format.

5. Login with Registration Number and Password in the link for “UPLOAD,” and after that, upload the file/scanned filled.

6. Upload all the required certificates

7. Apply. Print out the acknowledgment for the record.

Note:

Last Date for the Online Application will be 30 June 2022 for AFCAT (2) 2022

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Conclusion

Indian Air Force career is one of the most promising career options in India due to its professionalism, modernized-technology future prospectiveness.

The Indian Airforce also gives personality growth as well as new areas to grow such as adventures, sports, and technology-based future prospective.

Indian Air Force has numerous potential to grow in coming years due to its vibrant role and supremacy in the sky.

Hence, it is one of the rarest chances to join the Air Force as a pilot or ground (Technical/Non-Technical) duty or even NCC special entry.

I strongly recommend studying well and joining the Indian Airforce as a commissioned officer of the Indian Armed Force and contributing your abilities and potential to safeguard the Nation’s Integrity.

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