Air Force Common Admission Test commonly referred to as AFCAT is an entrance exam conducted by Indian Air Force to pick eligible and desirable candidates for multiple posts in Flying and Ground Duty [ Technical and Non- Technical]. AFCAT is conducted twice per annum and many students appear to ace this exam and join reputable Air Force Academy and obtain commission as an Indian Air Force Officer. Indian Air Force has released AFCAT 2, 2020 Notification on 9th June 2020. Indian Air Force has released notification to Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be a part of its elite force as Gazetted Officers for courses commencing in July 2021. To crack the exam with good marks, aspirants must be well-versed with the AFCAT 2020 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process. This exam has brought out the likelihood of serving in an adventurous field for both male and feminine candidates which are befitting to the Young minds and adaptability of this dynamic generation. Serving in such a commendable and revered field is an honor in itself.

AFCAT 2020 Notification

Indian Air Force has released the notification for Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be a part of its elite force as A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty [Technical and Non-Technical] branches for courses commencing in July 2021. Indian Air Force conducts AFCAT 2020 examination which stands for Air Force Common Entrance Test for admission in elite Air Force Academy. Candidate who are willing to hitch Indian Air Force as a politician can now apply online for an equivalent.

NDA & NA I 2020 Exam Details

 Events Date
 NDA II 2020 Notification09/06/2020.
 Application Begin15/06/2020
 Last Date for Apply Online19-20 September 2020
 Fee Payment Last Date 19-20 September 2020
 Exam Held on19-20 September 2020
 Admit Card Available September 2020
Eligibility & Age AFCAT Entry
Flying-Bachelor Degree in Any Stream with Physics and Mathematics at
10+2 Level / B.E / B.Tech Course
Age-20-24 as on 01/07/2021
Ground Duty TechnicalAeronautical Engineering Electronics : 
10+2 Intermediate Minimum 60% Marks in Physics and Math and Minimum
4 Year Graduation / Integrated PG Degree in Engineering / Technology
Aeronautical Engineering Mechanical : Candidates with Minimum 60% Marks
Each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 Level and 4 Year Engineering / Technology
Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Aeronautical
Engineering or Equivalent Degree
Age-20-26 Age Between 02/07/1995 to 01/07/2001

NCC Special Entry
Flying-NCC Air Wing Senior Division ’C’ certificate and Other Details
as per Flying Branch Eligibility
Age-20-24 Year

Metrology Entry
Ground Duty Non Technical-For Eligibility Details Read the Notification
Age-20-26 Year
Vacancy Details Total 256
Apply Online Click Here
Download Notification Click Here
Official Website Click Here

Branches, Course Number and Vacancies:

EntryBranch Course Number Vacancies
AFCAT EntryFlying210/21F/SSC/M & WSSC – 74
Ground Duty
209/21T/PC/99 AEC/M
209/21T/SSC/99 AEC/
M & W
AE(L) : PC – 40, SSC – 26
AE(M) : PC – 23, SSC – 16
Ground Duty
209/21G/SSC/M & W
Admin : PC – 23, SSC – 16
Edn : PC – 08, SSC – 08
NCC Special EntryFlying210/21F/PC/M and
210/21F/SSC/M & W
10% seats out of CDSE
vacancies for PC and 10%
seats out of AFCAT
vacancies for SSC
Meteorology EntryMeteorology209/21G/PC/M
209/21G/SSC/M & W
Met : PC – 10, SSC – 12

AFCAT 2020 Selection Process

The online exam is conducted by the Indian Air Force. The selection process of AFCAT Exam comprises the following stages:

  1. AFCAT Written Exam is the only criteria for clearing first stage for the Non-Technical candidates; while AFCAT+ EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) for the Technical candidates
  2. Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Interview
  3. Medical Test

Indian Air Force will send call letters to all or any the candidates who clear the AFCAT/EKT 2020 to seem for the second stage of selection i.e AFSB Testing.

AFSB Testing Stage 1
It includes the following two tests:

1, Officer Intelligence Rating Test.

2, Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PP&DT)

Stage 1 is named screening test and candidates who don’t clear it’ll be rejected and can not be involved AFSB Testing Stage 2.

AFSB Testing Stage 2
All Stage 1 qualified candidates will need to appear for AFSB Stage 2 and undergo the subsequent tests:

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

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

AFSB Interview: during thisround, the interviewing officer takes a private round of interview for the candidate.

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

Medical Examination
Recommended candidates are going to be involved the checkup . The Indian Airforce has prescribed only two centres for checkup which are Institute of aeromedicine , Bengaluru and Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME). After the checkup , a final merit list would be prepared on the idea of the marks scored by the candidate in written and AFSB Interview. All the shortlisted candidates would tend the joining letter of the respective training academies they need applied.

AFCAT 2020 Exam Pattern

In the Table Below, we have provided you the exam pattern of AFCAT 2020 Exam

 Name Of ExamDurationNumber of Questions Maximum Marks Subjects
1. AFCAT 2 20202 Hours100300Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, and Military Aptitude
2. EKT( Engineering Knowledge Test)45 Minutes50150Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics

Important Points:

  1. Total Time Duration: 2 hours
  2. Number of Questions: 100
  3. Marking Criteria: +3 for each correct answer
  4. Negative Marking: -1 for each incorrect answer
  5. No marks for unattended questions.

AFCAT Syllabus:

General Awareness

This section tests the general knowledge of the candidates. The questions are designed on the basis of ongoing, current events in various fields around the world. About 20 questions are asked in this section.

The major topics covered in this section are given below:

  • History, Sports
  • Geography
  • Art and Culture
  • Current Affairs
  • Politics
  • Civics
  • Environment
  • Defense
  • Basic Science
AFCAT Syllabus: English

This section tests the proficiency of student in English. The knowledge of language through comprehension is also a part of this section. Total number of questions asked from this section will be about 30.

The important topics for this section are:

  • Comprehension
  • Basic Grammar
  • Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate word
  • Tenses
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Testing of Vocabulary
AFCAT Syllabus: Numerical Ability

This section is to check the knowledge, speed and accuracy of the student in solving numerical problems.Basic Mathematical concepts are covered. The important topics of this section are as follows:

  • Decimal and Fraction
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Time and Work
  • Average
  • Profit & Loss
AFCAT Syllabus: Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test:
  • Odd One Out
  • Analogy
  • Venn Diagram
  • Pattern Completion
  • Dot Situation Analysis
  • Blood Relation
  • Missing Figures
  • Figure Classification
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Spotting the Embedded Figures
  • Sequencing

AFCAT Syllabus: EKT Syllabus

AFCAT EKT may be a 45 minute exam and is followed by AFCAT. Candidates are given half an hour window after which AFCAT EKT Exam takes place. the entire duration for AFCAT exam is 2 hours and therefore the mode of examination is online.

The AFCAT EKT Exam Syllabus features a General engineering part which is predicated on the common topics of multiple branches of engineering. Also, supported the degree of the candidate, there are questions from the specialized part. These involve the following:

 Syllabus Topics
AFCAT EKT Fundamental Engineering SyllabusEngineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics, and Engineering Drawing.
AFCAT EKT Allied Engineering Topics SyllabusControl Engineering, Telecommunication Systems, Electrical Engineering, Radar Theory, Instrumentation, Antenna, and Wave Propagation, and Microwave Engineering.
AFCAT EKT Computer Science Engineering SyllabusInformation Technology, Network Theory Design, Analog, and Digital Electronics, Computer Networks, Switching Theory, and Electronic Devices.
AFCAT EKT Mechanical Engineering SyllabusThermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulic Machines, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Manufacturing Science, and Machine Drawing.
AFCAT EKT Electrical & Electronics Engineering SyllabusMicrowave Engineering, Analog, and Digital Electronics, Electronic Devices, Telecommunication Systems, Microwave Engineering, Control Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.