AFCAT Recruitment 2020 – Indian Air Force Recruitment For Multiple Post


The Indian Air Force has released the notification of AFCAT 2020 for the post of Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches/NCC Special Entry/Meteorology Entry for the 256 vacancies. The application link will be active from 15th June 2020.

The eligible candidates need to fill up the online application form on or before 14th July 2020. AFCAT 2020 will be conducted on 19th Sept and 20th Sept 2020. You should regularly visit the official website for the latest updates of AFCAT 2020. You can get a direct link to the application form from this article.

AFCAT Recruitment
AFCAT Recruitment

AFCAT 2020

The Indian Air Force will conduct the Air Force Common Admission Test 2020 for the recruitment of Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches in the month of September 2020. They have invited applications for a total of 256 vacancies. The exam will be conducted in online mode from 19th Sept 2020 to 20th Sept2020.

The Indian Air Force Recruitment application form will be available on the official website from 15th June 2020. The last date to fill the application form & pay the fee is 14th July 2020. Students who were eagerly waiting for the notification, their wait is finally over. This article covers all the important updates of AFCAT 2020 i.e important dates, steps to apply, eligibility, how to check to admit card, exam pattern and etc.

Air Force Common Admission Test 2020 Important Dates

Candidates can check the important dates of the AFCAT 2020 from the below table:

Events Dates
Release date of application form 15th June 2020
Last date of application form 14th July 2020
Admit Card After 4th Sept 2020
Exam Dates 19th Sept 2020-20th Sept 2020
Tentative Result November 2020


How For Apply for AFCAT 2020

You should follow the steps given below to apply for the exam:

  1. Visit the official website or click here
  2. Then click “CANDIDATE LOGIN’’ on the Home page
  3. Now click on “NOT YET REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE” tab.
  4. Then click on sign up and you will receive a password in the registered email id
  5. Now you need to sign-in and then read the instructions carefully
  6. Then select the acknowledgement box
  7. Now fill the application form with the details like Personal Information/Qualification Details/Course Preference/Communication Details.
  8. After that Upload Documents/Recent Photo, Signature & Thumb Impression
  9. Then select exam city from the drop-down menu
  10. Now you have to proceed for the payment for submitting the application form. You need to make the payment of Rs 250 via Net Banking/Debit Card/ Credit Card
  11. Now download, save, and print copies of Confirmation Page after successful payment of fees.

Air Force Common Admission Test 2020 Eligibility

The candidates should check their eligibility to apply for the exam from the below table:

AGE Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry: 20 to 24 years as on 1st July 2021i.e. born between 2nd July 1997 to 1st July 2001

Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years as on 1st July 2021 i.e. born between 2nd July 1995 to 1st July 2001

Education Qualification Flying Branch: Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Ground Duty (Technical Branch):  Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognized University OR cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent

Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branches)

  • ·         Administration: Passed 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • ·         Education: Passed 10+2 and Post-Graduation with 50% in any discipline.

Meteorology: Post Graduate Degree in the required stream with a minimum of 50% marks.


AFCAT 2020 Vacancy Details

You can check the distribution of total no of vacancies from the table given below:

Entry Branch PC/SSC Vacancies
AFCAT Entry Flying


SSC for Men & Women SSC: 74


Ground Duty (Technical){Aeronautical Engineer Electronics and Aeronautical Engineer Mechanical)


PC for Men and SSC for Men& Women








AE (L): PC-40, SSC – 26

AE (M):  PC- 23, SSC- 16







Ground Duty (Non-Technical) (Administration and Education) PC for Men and SSC for Men& Women Admin: PC- 23, SSC -16

Edn: PC-08, SSC -08


NCC Special Entry Flying PC for Men & SSC for Men & Women 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.
Meteorology Ground Duty (Non-Technical) PC for Men & SSC for Men & Women Meteorology:PC-10SSC-12


Air Force Common Admission Test 2020 Exam Schedule

You can get all the information about the exam schedule from the below table:

Activity                      19th Sept 2020                       20th Sept 2020
1st shift 2nd Shift 1st Shift 2nd Shift
Reporting Time 08:00 12:30 08:00 12:30
Verification Time 08:00-09:30 12:30 -14:00




12:30 -14:00


Reading of Instructions 09:30-09:45 14:00-14:15 09:30-09:45 14:00-14:15
AFCAT 09:45-11:45 14:15 -16:15 09:45-11:45 14:15 -16:15


AFCAT Exam Pattern 2020

You can get all the information about the exam pattern from the below table:

Name of the exam AFCAT 2020
Mode of exam Online
Type Objective
Duration 2 hours
No of Questions 100
Total Marks 300
Language English
Subjects General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test.
Negative Marking Yes


AFCAT Admit Card 2020

The officials will release the Admit Card after 4th Sept 2020. The candidates can download it by visiting the official website and they will also receive the admit card on their registered email ID. They can check the link of Admit Card on the home page of the official website. The candidates should have their correct login details to download the Admit Card.

How to download AFCAT 2020 Admit Card

There are certain steps which you should follow to download the Admit Card:

  • Visit the official website mentioned above
  • Find the link for the admit card of AFCAT-2020
  • Login with your details like email Id & Password.
  • Click on the admit card option and download it.
  • You can take a printout of Admit card

Important instructions

There is a set of important instructions which students should follow before appearing for the exam:

  1. Try to reach the exam hall before 30-40 minutes of the exam to avoid any obstruction.
  2. The students should carry their stationery like a pen, pencil, etc and its mandatory to carry the original Admit Card.
  3. Candidates should have xerox copies of the admit card and the required documents for the examination.
  4. Avoid carrying any Electronic gadget, the mobile, calculator in the exam hall

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