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Exam Date, Notification, Application Form, Pattern, Syllabus

 

 

AFCAT 2024 – Dates, Application Form, Registration, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result

 

AFCAT 2024 or the Indian Air Force Common Admission Test is a highly competitive examination conducted by the Indian Air Force to select officers for various branches of the Air Force, including Flying, Technical, and Ground Duty branches. It is held twice a year in February and August, and successful candidates have the opportunity to serve in one of the world’s most prestigious air forces. Notifications inviting applications for AFCAT 2024 will be out in December 2023 and June 2024 for the February 2024 session and August 2024 session, respectively. 

AFCAT assesses candidates on various aspects, including general knowledge, verbal ability, and reasoning skills, to ensure they are well-equipped to serve and lead in the Indian Air Force. 

AFCAT 2024 Application Form has been released from December 2023. Check here for application form details.

AFCAT 2024 Exam Pattern & Syllabus has been released through online mode. Check AFCAT 2024 Exam Pattern & AFCAT 2024 Syllabus details here.

AFCAT 2024 Exam Date has been announced. The exam will be held on 2024.

 

What is the full form of AFCAT?

The full form of AFCAT is “Air Force Common Admission Test.” AFCAT is a competitive examination conducted by the Indian Air Force to select officers for various branches of the Air Force. It serves as a gateway for individuals looking to join the Indian Air Force and pursue careers in flying, technical, and ground duty roles. This examination assesses candidates on a range of skills and knowledge to ensure they are well-prepared for the challenges of serving in one of the world’s most prestigious air forces.

 

AFCAT 2024 Overview

 

Exam name

Indian Air Force Common Admission Test

Conducting body

Indian Air Force

Exam level

National level 

Frequency

Twice a year 

Mode

Online 

Duration

120 minutes

Stages of Exam

  • Online Test
  • AFSB Interview
  • Medical Test

Total Vacancies

  • AFCAT 1 2024 – TBA
  • AFCAT 2 2024 – TBA

Language

English

Fees

INR 250

AFCAT Posts

  • Flying Branch
  • Ground Duty (Tech) Branch
  • Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch

Exam helpdesk number

Tele: 011 – 23010231

Exam website

 

AFCAT Exam Dates 2024

The AFCAT 2024 exam dates have not yet been released. Once released the exam dates will be updated on the post as well. For the candidate to start with their preparations we are providing you with the tentative AFCAT Exam Dates 2024 for the February and August session once released, the exact dates will be updated here then:-

 

Events 

February 2024 (Tentative) 

August 2024 (Tentative) 

AFCAT 2024 Application Form Start Date

December 2023

June 2024

AFCAT 2024 Application Form Last Date

To be Announced

To be Announced

AFCAT 2024 Application Fee Last Date

To be Announced

To be Announced

AFCAT 2024 Application Form Online Correction Window

To be Announced

To be Announced

AFCAT 2024 Admit Card Release

To be Announced

To be Announced

AFCAT 2024 Exam 

To be Announced

To be Announced

AFCAT 2024 Answer Key

To be Announced

To be Announced

AFCAT 2024 Result 

To be Announced

To be Announced

 

AFCAT 2024 Posts

Primarily the AFCAT 2024 will be conducted for the following posts:-

 

  • Short Service Commission (SSC) is available to both men and women in the Flying Branch and Ground Duty Branches. 
  • SSC officers in the Flying Branch serve for fourteen years from the date of commissioning, while those in the Ground Duty Branch have an initial tenure of ten years, which may be extended for an additional four years based on various factors. 
  • The possibility of being granted a Permanent Commission (PC) is contingent upon several factors such as service requirements, vacancy availability, willingness, suitability, and merit, and it is subject to existing policies. It’s important to note that SSC officers do not have entitlement to receive a pension.

 

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2024

The following is the AFCAT 2024 Eligibility Criteria:-

 

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Nationality 

Candidates must be a citizen of India as per Indian citizenship act, 1955.

 

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Age Limit 

According to AFCAT 2024 eligibility requirements, the exam’s age limits vary depending on the branch. The age limit for each branch is listed in the table below:-

 

Branches

Age Limit 

1.Flying Branch

  • Candidates should be between 20 and 24 years. 
  • The upper age limit for candidates having a Commercial Pilot License is relaxed up to 26 years.

2. Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch

  • The age of candidates should be between 20 and 26 years.

 

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Marital Status 

Candidates must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course and marriage is not permitted during training. A candidate who marries during the period of training will be discharged and will be liable to refund all expenditure incurred on him by the Government. 

 

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Educational Qualifications

The following are Educational qualifications required in order to be eligible for the AFCAT 2024:-

  1. Flying Branch
  • Candidates must have passed Class 12 with 60 per cent in Maths and Physics. 
  • They must also hold a graduation degree in any discipline/BE/BTech/cleared section A and B exam of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with 60 per cent.

 

  1. Ground Duty Technical Branch
  • Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics):

Passed Class 12 with 60 per cent each in Physics and Mathematics and four years degree in Engineering/Technology

Or,

 

Cleared Sections A and B 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 60 per cent in disciplines specified by the examination authority. 

 

  • Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical):

Candidates must have passed Class 12 with 60 per cent in Physics and Mathematics and degree/integrated post-graduation in Engineering/Technology

Or,

 

Cleared sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with minimum 60 per cent or equivalent in certain disciplines specified by IAF.

 

  1. Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches
  • Administration & Logistics

Graduation in any discipline with a minimum of 60 per cent

Or,

 

Cleared section A&B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with 60 per cent

 

  • Weapon Systems (WS) Branch

Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50 per cent each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and

1) Graduation with a minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60 per cent or equivalent. Or


2) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60 per cent or equivalent.

 

Candidates must have passed Class 12 and completed graduation in any of the following streams with 60 per cent or equivalent from a recognized university:

1) B Com Degree (Min three years course).


2) Bachelor of Business Administration (with specialization in Finance)/Bachelor of Management Studies (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Business Studies (with specialization in Finance)
3) Qualified CA/ CMA/ CS/ CFA
4) B Sc with specialization in Finance

 

Passed Class 12 and Post-Graduation with 50 per cent in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG (Single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and with 60 per cent in Graduation in any discipline

 

 

Passed Class 12 and B Sc with Physics and Mathematics with a minimum of 60 per cent or equivalent or four-year Graduation in Engineering/Technology discipline with a minimum of 60 per cent marks or equivalent in the following streams:

 

  • Communication Engineering
  • Computer Engineering/Technology
  • Computer Engineering and Application
  • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics 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 Communication and Instrumentation Engineering.
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

 

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2024: Physical and Medical Standards

In order for candidates to fulfill their roles and obligations effectively and be eligible to give the AFCAT 2024, they must be in good physical and medical health.

For further details on the eligibility criteria for Physical and medical standards the candidates can check them out on the official website for AFCAT 2024  https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/MedicalStandards.html

 

AFCAT Application Form 2024

The following is step-by-step guide on how to fill the AFCAT 2024 Application Form:- 

Step 1: Registration

  • Begin your application process by clicking “CANDIDATE LOGIN” on the homepage, leading to AFCAT Sign-in.

  • On the next page, click “NOT YET REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE.”
  • Create a Login ID during the SignUp process and receive a password in your registered email.

  • After successful registration, sign in using your registered email ID and the password provided.
  • Reset your password if needed, and remember your login credentials for future use.
  • Log in again.

Step 2: Entry Selection 

  • Select your desired entry, either “AFCAT” or “NCC SPECIAL ENTRY FOR FLYING BRANCH.”

Step 3: Instructions 

  • Access and carefully read the instructions by clicking “INSTRUCTIONS.”

  • Confirm that you have understood the instructions by checking the box and proceed to the next stage.

Step 4: Application Form 

  • Click “FILL APPLICATION FORM” and provide the required information.

(a) Enter your Personal Details and save your entries. 

(b) Fill in your Qualification Details and save your progress. 

(c) Specify your Course Preferences and save the information. 

(d) Provide your Communication Details and save them. 

(e) Upload necessary documents, including your Photo, Signature, and Thumb Impression, adhering to the specified size requirements. 

(f) Choose your preferred Exam City from the drop-down menu. 

(g) Confirm your declaration and proceed to the next stage.

 

Step 5: Payment 

  • If you are applying for AFCAT 2024, make your payment online.
  • Verify the status of your payment by clicking “PAYMENT STATUS.” A displayed Registration Number indicates successful payment.

 

Documents/ Image specifications for AFCAT Application Form 2024

The following documents are essential for the completion of the AFCAT 2024 Application form:-

 

  • Class 10 and 12 certificate and details
  • Valid working Mobile Number
  • Valid Email Id
  • Aadhaar Card details

 

DocumentFormat Size 
PhotographJPG/JPEG10 kb to 50 kb
Signature
Thumb impression (left thumb for male applicants and right thumb for female applicants)

 

AFACT 2024 Application Fee 

The following is the AFCAT 2024 Application Fee:-

 

Categories

Application Fee

All categories (General, SC, ST, OBC, etc.)

INR 250/-

Special Applicants (NCC)

No fee required

 

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2024

The AFCAT 2024 exam pattern consists of both online tests and AFSB tests. All registered candidates must take the online test, which covers subjects like General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. Technical branch candidates also face the EKT, which assesses knowledge in Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics. AFCAT 2024 is scored out of 300 marks, while the EKT is out of 150 marks.

 

The AFSB 2024 tests are conducted in three stages. The first stage includes the Officer Intelligence Rating Test, Picture Perception Test, and Discussion Test. The second stage involves the Psychological Test, Group Tests, and Interview. For those applying to the flying branch, participation in the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) is mandatory. The final merit list is created by considering the performance in both the online exam and AFSB Interview. Candidates are ranked based on the total marks achieved in these assessments. The AFCAT 2024 exam pattern structure is outlined below.

 

SubjectExam DurationNo of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Awareness02 hours100300
Verbal Ability in English
Numerical Ability
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

 

AFCAT 2024 Marking Scheme 

The marking scheme is as follows: 

  • Three marks will be given for each correct answer. 
  • One mark will be subtracted for each incorrect answer. 
  • No marks will be awarded for questions that are left unanswered.

 

Prior to the result announcement, candidate scores will undergo a normalization process.

 

AFCAT Syllabus 2024

The AFCAT 2024 exam syllabus is prescribed by the Indian Air Force. The following is the AFCAT 2024 Syllabus:-

 

Subjects

Topics

English

  • Comprehension
  • Detect Error in Sentence
  • Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word
  • Synonym/ Antonym
  • Cloze Test or Fill in the Gaps in a paragraph
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Analogy
  • Sentence Rearranging
  • Substitution in a Sentence/ One Word Substitution

General Knowledge

  • History
  • Geography
  • Sports
  • National & International Organizations
  • Art & Culture
  • Personalities
  • Environment & Ecology
  • Indian Polity
  • Economy
  • Basic Science Based Knowledge
  • Science & Technology
  • Current Affairs (National & International)
  • Defence

Reasoning and Military Aptitude

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Numerical Ability

  • Decimal Fraction
  • Time and Work
  • Average/ Percentage
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Time & Distance and Races (Trains/ Boats & Streams)
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Probability
  • Number System & Number Series
  • Mixture & Allegation Rules
  • Clocks

 

AFCAT EKT 2024 Syllabus 

For candidates interested in the Ground Duty Technical Branch, the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) is a requirement. Some subjects are common to all branches and include Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Drawing, and Engineering Physics. The comprehensive AFCAT2024 syllabus is provided below:-

 

  • Engineering Mathematics: Topics cover Matrix Algebra, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes, Theorems of integral calculus, Gauss and Green’s theorems, Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, First order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’s series, Sampling theorems, Random variables, Mean, Median, Mode, and Standard deviation, Discrete and Continuous Distributions, Fourier transform, Laplace transforms, Z-transform.

 

  • Engineering Physics: Covers the description of Motion in One, Two, and Three Dimensions, Units of measurement, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Electrostatics, Electric Current, Heat and Thermodynamics, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Electromagnetic Induction, Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Magnetism, Ray Optics, and Optical Instruments, and Laws of Motion.

 

  • Engineering Drawing: Introduces Computer-Aided Drafting, Projection of straight lines, planes, and solids, Isometric Projection, Sectional Views of solids, Full section, Intersection of surfaces.

 

  • Computer Science Engineering: Encompasses Analog and Digital Electronics, Electronic Devices, Computer Networks, Switching Theory, Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, Telecommunication Systems, Microwave Engineering, Antenna and Wave Propagation, Radar Theory, Instrumentation, and more.

 

  • Electronic Engineering: Covers Analog and Digital Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Devices, Control Engineering, Telecommunication Systems, Microwave Engineering, Antenna and Wave Propagation, Instrumentation, Computer Networks, Network Theory Design, Switching Theory, Information Technology.

 

  • Mechanical Engineering: Includes Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Aircraft Structures, Theory of Machines, Fluid mechanics/Hydraulic Machines, Manufacturing Science, Materials Science, Automotive Engineering, Power Plant Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Flight Mechanics, and Aerodynamics.

 

AFCAT Question Papers 2024

Although not available on the official website, the AFCAT Previous Year Question Papers can be found on different online sources for the candidates to study through and get an idea of the AFCAT 2024 Exam. 

 

AFCAT Mock Test 2024

The Indian Air Force provides AFCAT 2024 Mock Tests along with their answer keys. The candidate can refer to the AFCAT 2024 Mock Test for further clarification and understanding of the AFCAT 2024; https://afcat.cdac.in/AFCAT/downloadpaper.html

 

AFCAT Admit Card 2024

The AFCAT Admit Card 2024 is yet to be released, once released it will be updated here then. However, for the convenience of the candidates we are providing the instructions on how to proceed once the AFCAT 2024 Admit Card has been released. 

 

How to Download AFCAT 2024 Admit Card?

The Indian Air Force has made the AFCAT 2024 admit card available online. Here are the steps to download the admit card:

  • Go to the official AFCAT website at afcat.cdac.in.
  • Click on the “Candidate login” option found on the homepage.

  • Provide your AFCAT 2024 login details, including your Email ID and password, on the following page.
  • Click on the link to download the AFCAT 2024 admit card.
  • Examine all the information presented in the AFCAT 2024 hall ticket.
  • Download the AFCAT 2024 admit card for future reference.

In case of any issues, contact AFCAT Query Cell at C-DAC, Pune, for assistance. 

 

AFCAT Admit Card 2024- Details Mentioned

The following details should be mentioned in the AFCAT 2024 Admit Card for it to be considered valid:-

  • Hall Ticket Number
  • Registration Number
  • Candidate Name
  • AFCAT 2024 exam center
  • Fathers name
  • AFCAT 2024 exam day guidelines
  • Mothers name
  • AFCAT 2024 admit card important points
  • Date of birth
  • AFCAT 2024 exam timings
  • Communication details
  • Reporting time
  • Photograph and signature
  • Email Id
  • Identification Mark
  • Aadhar Number

 

AFCAT Exam Centres 2024

The following are the AFCAT Exam Centres 2024:-

 

Exam City

Exam City

Agartala

Ajmer

Ahmedabad

Aizawl

Alwar

Allahabad/Prayagraj

Ambala

Aurangabad

Bareilly

Behrampur (Odisha)

Bathinda

Belagavi

Bengaluru

Bhagalpur

Bhilai

Bhopal

Bhubaneswar

Bhuj

Bikaner

Chandigarh

Chennai

Coimbatore

Warangal

Delhi and NCR

Dhanbad

Diu

Dibrugarh

Durgapur

Faridabad

Ganganagar

Gaya

Ghaziabad

Gorakhpur

Guntur

Gurugram

Guwahati

Gwalior

Haldwani

Hissar

Hyderabad

Imphal

Indore

Itanagar

Jabalpur

Jaipur

Jalandhar

Jalpaiguri

Jammu

Jamshedpur

Jhansi

Jodhpur

Jorhat

Kannur

Kanpur

Kakinada

Kochi

Kohima

Kolhapur

Kolkata

Kota

Kurukshetra

Leh

Lucknow

Ludhiana

Mangalore

Meerut

Mumbai

Muzaffarpur

Mysore

Nagpur

Nasik

Chhapra

Nizamabad

Noida

Panaji

Patiala

Patna

Port Blair

Puducherry

Pune

Rajkot

Ranchi

Roorkee

Rourkela

Sambalpur

Shillong

Shimla

Silchar

Srinagar

Solapur

Sonipat

Thane

Thrissur

Thiruvananthapuram

Tirunelveli

Tirupati

Udaipur

Vadodara

Varanasi

Vellore

Vijayawada

Visakhapatnam

 

Please note that this list is tentative and may vary depending on availability and requirements.

 

AFCAT Exam Analysis 2024

Following the completion of the AFCAT 2024 exam, various well-known coaching institutes provide an analysis of the exam. The AFCAT 2024 exam analysis is derived from the input and feedback gathered from candidates who took the AFCAT 2024 online exam. 

 

AFCAT Answer Key 2024

While the Indian Air Force does not officially release an AFCAT 2024 answer key, several reputable coaching institutes do provide unofficial answer keys based on candidates’ recollection of the questions in the AFCAT exam. As a result, candidates can use these unofficial AFCAT 2024 answer keys to assess their performance, estimate their scores, and gauge their chances of qualifying for the AFCAT 2024 exam.

 

AFCAT Result 2024

The AFCAT 2024 Result has not yet been released, once released it will be updated here then. 

The AFCAT 2024 result is a highly anticipated announcement for candidates who have appeared for the examination. The result of AFCAT 2024 is typically published on the official Indian Air Force website. After the completion of the AFCAT 2024 exam and the subsequent evaluation, the results are declared, indicating whether the candidates have passed the exam.

 

The AFCAT 2024 result usually includes the candidate’s score and their qualifying status. Those who qualify become eligible for the next stages of the selection process, including the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview. The AFSB interview assesses the candidate’s suitability for different branches of the Indian Air Force, such as the Flying Branch, Technical Branch, and Ground Duty Branch.

 

The results are generally released a few weeks after the examination date. The final merit list is prepared based on the candidate’s performance in both the AFCAT 2024 exam and the AFSB 2024 interview. Those who make it to the merit list move on to the subsequent phases of training and commissioning in the Indian Air Force.

 

How to check the AFCAT 2024 Result?

Candidates are required to access the AFCAT result on the official website, similar to the AFCAT admit card. The result is not dispatched via postal mail. Successful candidates must then proceed to register for the AFSB testing phase.

 

The process involves the following steps:

 

Step 1: Navigate to the official website of the Indian Air Force (IAF) at afcat.cdac.in.

Step 2: On the website’s main page, locate and click on the “AFCAT-1/2024 Result” section.

Step 3: Next, input your login credentials, including your email ID, password, and the provided captcha code.

Step 4: The result will be presented in PDF format on the screen.

Step 5: Review the result and proceed to download it.

Step 6: Save the result for future reference and use.

 

AFCAT Cut Off 2024

The AFCAT 2024 cutoff represents the minimum score candidates need to achieve in order to progress to the subsequent stages of the AFCAT 2024 exam. The AFCAT 2024 cutoff is made available in conjunction with the AFCAT 2024 results on the official IAF website.For shortlisted candidates, the IAF establishes separate cutoffs for each stage of the AFCAT exam. The ultimate AFCAT 2024 cutoff is determined by the authorities after the medical examination to facilitate the selection of candidates for different branches of AFCAT 2024.

For the better understanding of the candidate the following is the AFCAT Previous years Cut off:-

 

Previous years 

AFCAT-1 Cut Off

AFCAT 2 Cut Off

AFCAT 2023

155

151

AFCAT 2022

157

157

AFCAT  2021

165

157

AFCAT 2020

153

155

AFCAT 2019

133

142

AFCAT 2018

155

140

AFCAT 2017

160

150

AFCAT 2016

132

148

AFCAT 2015

126

144

AFCAT 2014

123

 

AFCAT Selection Process 2024

The selection process for the AFCAT 2024 involves several stages. Here’s an overview of the AFCAT 2024 selection process:

  • AFCAT Written Examination: The first step is to appear for the AFCAT written examination. This exam assesses candidates’ knowledge and aptitude in various subjects, including General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, and Military Aptitude.
  • EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test): For candidates applying to the Technical Branch, there is an additional EKT, which focuses on technical knowledge in subjects like Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics.
  • AFCAT Result: After the written exam, candidates can check their results on the official website of the Indian Air Force.
  • AFSB (Air Force Selection Board) Interview: Candidates who qualify in the written exam are called for the AFSB interview. This interview process consists of three stages:

 

Stage I: Officer Intelligence Rating Test, Picture Perception, and Discussion Test.

 

Stage II: Psychological Test, Group Tests, and Interview.

 

Stage III: This stage is applicable for the Flying Branch candidates and involves the Computerized Pilot Selection System (CPSS) test.

 

  • Medical Examination: Candidates who clear the AFSB interview must undergo a medical examination to ensure they meet the physical and medical standards required by the Indian Air Force.
  • Final Merit List: The final selection is based on the candidate’s performance in both the written exam and the AFSB interview, as well as their medical fitness. A merit list is prepared to determine which candidates are eligible for commissioning into the Indian Air Force.
  • Training: Selected candidates undergo training as per the branch they are commissioned into. This training equips them with the skills and knowledge necessary for their respective roles in the Air Force.

 

It’s important to note that the selection process may vary slightly depending on the branch candidates are applying for (Flying Branch, Technical Branch, or Ground Duty Branch). Candidates should refer to the official AFCAT notification and guidelines for specific details regarding the selection process for their desired branch.

 

AFCAT Salary and Job Profile

The following is the AFCAT 2024 Salary for a commissioned officer:

Rank

Level

Pay Scale (In INR)

Flying Officer

Level 10

56,100-1,77,500

Flight Lieutenant

Level 10 B

6,13,00-1,93,900

Squadron Leader

Level 11

6,94,00 – 2,07,200

Wing Commander

Level 12A

1,21,200 – 2,12400

Group Captain

Level 13

1,30,600-2, 15,900

Air Commodore

Level 13A

1,39,600-2,17,600

Air Vice Marshal

Level 14

1,44,200-2,18,200

Air Marshal HAG Scale

Level 15

1, 82, 200-2,24,100

HAG+Scale

Level 16

2,05,400 – 2,24,400

VACS/Airforce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG)

Level 17

2,25,000/-(fixed)

CAS

Level 18

2,50,000/-(fixed)

 

AFCAT 2024 Salary: Other Benefits

AFCAT Officers receive a range of benefits and allowances in addition to their AFCAT salary in 2024. The list of these benefits and allowances is as follows:

  • Accommodation
  • Leave travel concessions
  • Leave entitlement, which includes an annual leave of 60 days and casual leave of 20 days per year
  • Secure camp life
  • Membership in institutes and messes
  • Access to school facilities
  • Recreational and sports facilities
  • Rail concessions
  • CSD (Canteen Stores Department) facilities

Various allowances, including:- 

  • Dearness Allowance
  • Ration Money
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Special Duty Allowance
  • Dress Allowance
  • Medical Allowance
  • Hardship Allowance

In essence, AFCAT Officers enjoy a comprehensive package of benefits and allowances that enhance their overall compensation beyond their basic salary.

 

AFCAT Career Growth

The rank of each post is explained in the following table:-

 

Level

Posts

Junior Level

  • Flying Officer
  • Flight Lieutenant

Executive Level

  • Squadron Leader
  • Wing Commander
  • Group Captain

Director Level

  • Air Commodore
  • Air Vice-Marshal
  • Air Marshal

Chief

Air Chief Marshal

 

FAQs on AFCAT Exam 2024

Q Is the AFCAT 2024 exam conducted online or offline?
Ans The AFCAT 2024 exam is conducted in online mode at various exam centers across the country.

Q How many vacancies have been announced by IAF in the AFCAT 2024 notification?
Ans The official AFCAT 2024 notification is not out yet. The detailed vacancy details of AFCAT 2024 will be mentioned in the official notification.

Q What is the AFCAT 1 2024 online exam date?
Ans The AFCAT 1 2024 online exam date is expected to be in February 2024.

Q What is the frequency of the AFCAT 2024 exam?
Ans Indian Air Force holds the AFCAT 2024 exam twice every year.

Q Is the AFCAT 2024 exam difficult?
Ans No, the online test is not that difficult. However, the AFSB and medical round is difficult to crack.

Q Can a final-year student apply for the AFCAT 2024?
Ans Yes, final Year students are also eligible to apply, provided they do not have any backlog at the time of Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Testing and produce Degree certificates issued by the University/College as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.

 

Conclusion

AFCAT 2024 is a prestigious examination that opens the doors to a rewarding career in the Indian Air Force. With a rigorous selection process that includes a written exam, interviews, and medical assessments, AFCAT2024  aims to recruit the best and brightest candidates. Successful applicants have the opportunity to serve their nation, enjoy a competitive salary, and access various benefits and allowances. AFCAT 2024 offers not just a job but a fulfilling and honorable profession in the Indian Air Force.

 

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