AFCAT Notification and Eligibility Criteria

Check AFCAT 1 2017 notification of IAF. Read to know about eligibility criteria and last date to apply for AFCAT 1 2017 exam. AFCAT 1 2017 exam will be held on 26 February 2017.

Eligibility Criteria

Who can Apply? Both Men and Women
No of Vacancies : 0
Minimum Age Limit : 20 Yrs
Maximum Age Limit : 26 Yrs
State :
Country : India
Qualification : 10+2 with PCM    B Tech    
Last Date To Apply : 29 Dec 2016


Other Qualifications Required :
N/A

Notification of AFCAT 1 2017

Indian Air Force has issued AFCAT 1 2017 notification to recruit officers in its flying, technical and ground duty branches. Let us see what AFCAT is and its eligibility criteria.

AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. As the name suggests, AFCAT is the common entrance test for IAF officers recruitment. AFCAT is a written exam to shortlist candidates for 5 day SSB interview. Candidates who pass the SSB interview will become officers in the Indian Air Force.

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Branch wise eligibility criteria of AFCAT 1/2017

Branch  & Course Number Educational Qualification Visual Standards* Age Height & Weight
Flying

(203/18F/SSC/M & W )
Graduates (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognized University who have attained minimum 60% marks or equivalent and have passed Maths & Physics at 10+2 level or BE / B Tech degree (Four year course) or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent. 1.         Candidates who habitually wear spectacles are not eligible.

2.         Minimum distant vision 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other correctable to 6/6 only for Hyper metropia colour vision CP-1. Hypermetropia: +2.0 d Sph, Manifest Myopia: Nil, Retino- scopic Myopia: -0.5 in any meridian permitted, Astigmatism: + 0.75 D Cyl (with +2.0 D- Max) Maddox Rod Test (i) at 6 meters - Exo-6 prism D, Eso-6 prism D, Hyper-1 prism D, Hypo-1 prism (ii) at 33 cms -Exo-16 prism D, Eso-6 prism D, Hyper-1 prism D, Hypo-1 prism D. Hand held stereoscope - All of BSV Grades. Convergence - upto 10 cm. Cover test for distant and near - Lateral divergence/convergence recovery rapid and complete Radial Keratotomy (RK), Photo Refractive Keratotomy (PRK) surgery for correction of refractive errors are not permitted for any Air Force duties. Candidates having undergone cataract surgery with or without IOL implants willalso be declared unfit. Binocular Vision - Must possess good binocular vision (fusion and stereopsis with good amplitude and depth).
20  to  24  years  as on 01
Jan      2018      i.e.     Born
between 02  Jan  1994  to
01 Jan 1998. (Both Dates
inclusive). Upper age limit for     Candidates     holding
valid and current Commer- cial Pilot Licence issued by
DGCA  (India)  is  relaxable upto  26  years   i.e.  Born
between 02  Jan  1992  to
01  Jan  1998  (Both dates inclusive).
Minimum 162.5 cms, Leg Length: Min - 99 cms,  Max - 120  cms. Thigh        Length        : Max - 64  cms,  Sitting Height   :   Min   -   81.5 cms. Max - 96 cms.

Proportionate to the height and age.
Ground Duty (Technical)

202/18T/PC/ M

202/18T/ SSC/M & W
Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)
{AE (L)}.
Candidates with minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four year degree graduation/integrated post- graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognised 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 Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
(aa)  Communication  Engineering (ab)  Computer Engineering/Technology  (ac)  Computer Engineering  & Application (ad) Computer Science and Engineering/Technology (ae) Electrical and Computer Engineering (af) Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ag) Electrical Engineering (ah) Electronics Engineering/ Technology (aj) Electronics Science and Engineering (ak) Electronics (al) Electronics and Communication Engineering (am) Electronics and Computer Science (an) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (ao) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave) (ap) Electronics and Computer Engineering (aq) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering (ar) Electronics Instrument & Control  (as)  Electronics  Instrument  &  Control  Engineering  (at)  Instrumentation  &  Control  Engineering (au) Instrument & Control Engineering (av) Information Technology.
Maximum Limits of
Refractive Error
Visual Acuity Errors Colour
Vision
20  to  26  years as on 01
Jan      2018      i.e.     Born between 02 Jan 1992 to 01
Jan    1998    (both   dates
inclusive).
The minimum accepta- ble height for male candidates is 157.5 cms. For women candi- dates minimum acceptable  height     is
152 cms.(For Gorkhas and  individual belonging to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable  height  will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height will be by 2 cms less. Applicable to men and women).

Proportionate to the height and age.
Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Sph Myopia: -3.50 D Sph Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl Corrected visual acuity should be 6/9 in each eye. Wearing of glasses will be compulsory when advised. CP-II
Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)
{AE (M)}.
Candidates with minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four year degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognised University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or  Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
(aa)   Aerospace   Engineering   (ab)   Aeronautical   Engineering   (ac)   Aircraft   Maintenance   Engineering
(ad) Mechanical  Engineering (ae) Mechanical Engineering and Automation (af) Mechanical  Engineering
(Production)  (ag)  Mechanical  Engineering  (Repair  and  Maintenance)  (ah)  Mechatronics  (aj)  Industrial
Engineering.
Ground Duty (Non-
technical)

202/18G/ PC/M

202/18G/ SSC/M & W
Administration Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised 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 recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Hypermetropia: +2.0 D Sph Myopia: -0.5 D Sph Astigmatism: +0.5 D Cyl A minimum to 6/9 in each eye correctable to 6/6 in each eye. Wearing of glasses will be compulsory when visual acuity is below 6/6. CP-I
Logistics Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised 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 recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Sph Myopia: -3.50 D Sph Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl Corrected visual acuity should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye. Wearing of glasses will be compulsory. CP-III
Accounts B. Com. degree (Minimum three year degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60%
marks or equivalent.
Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Sph Myopia: -3.50 D Sph Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl Corrected visual acuity should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye. Wearing of glasses will be compulsory. CP-III
Education MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International studies / Defence studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT /Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate all paper put together in Post Graduation (Minimum two year programme) and 60% marks in graduation (both recognised by UGC / Competent Accreditation Authority).


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AFCAT 1 2017 selection process

AFCAT exam will be held on 26 February 2017. Candidates who have applied for AFCAT exam will be issued with AFCAT admit cards for appearing AFCAT exam.

AFCAT written exam duration will be 2 hours. There is an additional exam for all candidates who apply for IAF technical branch i.e., EKT. EKT or Engineering Knowledge Test is of 45 minutes duration and will be held immediately after the AFCAT exam.

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