Indian Air Force invited applications for AFCAT 01/2024 and NCC Special Entry Scheme to join as Commissioned Officers (PC/ SSC) for courses commencing in Jan 2025. All eligible male and female Indian Citizens can apply online for the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and NCC Entry Vacancies through the website afcat.cdac.in up to 30th Dec 2023. IAF AFCAT 01/2024 and NCC Special Entry Course Jan 2025 as online application form, vacancy details, eligibility criteria, selection process, notification, syllabus, question paper etc is given below.
AFCAT and IAF NCC Special Entry 2024-2025
Pay Scale – Rs 56100-177500 (As per 7th CPC Defence Pay Matrix level 10) MSP 15500 plus other allowances.
Branch-wise Vacancy Details:
Flying – 38 Vacancies.
Ground Duty (Technical) – AE(L): 115 Vacancies and AE(M): 50 Vacancies.
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) – WS Branch: 17 Vacancies, Admin: 50 Vacancies, Logistics: 13 Vacancies, Accounts: 13 Vacancies, Education: 10 Vacancies and Meteorology: 11 Vacancies.
NCC Special Entry (Flying) – 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.
Vacancies indicated are tentative and subject to change without notice.
Eligibility Criteria (Age and Educational Qualification)
Age Limit (As on 01st Jan 2025):
Flying Branch (AFCAT and NCC Entry) – 20 to 24 years i.e. candidate should be born between 02 Jan 2001 to 01 Jan 2005 (both days inclusive).
Ground Duty (Technical and Non Technical) Branch – 20 to 26 years i.e. candidate should be born between 02 Jan 1999 to 01 Jan 2005 (both days inclusive).
Flying Branch – Graduate Degree (Three year course) in any discipline with minimum 60% Marks and 50% Marks each in Maths & Physics at 10+2 level. OR BE/ BTech Degree (Four years course) with minimum 60% marks and 50% Marks each in Maths & Physics at 10+2 level.
Ground Duty (Technical) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics/ Mechanical) – Passed 10+2 with minimum 50% Marks each in Physics & Mathematics and a minimum of 04 years Degree Graduation/ Integrated Post-Graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology.
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branch:
Weapon Systems (WS) Branch – 10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths & Physics and Graduation with minimum 03 years degree course in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or BE/ B.Tech degree (04 years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
Administration and Logistics – Graduate Degree (minimum three years degree course) in any discipline with 60% Marks or equivalent qualification.
Accounts – BCom Degree/ BBA/ CA/ CMA/ CS/ CFA/ BSc with specialization in Finance, with minimum 60% Marks or equivalent qualification.
Education – 10+2 Pass and Post-Graduation with 50% marks in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG (Single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and with 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline.
Meteorology – 10+2 Pass and B.Sc with Physics and Mathematics with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or 04 years Graduation in Engineering/ Technology discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in relevant streams.
IAF NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch) – Graduate Degree (03 years course) in any discipline with minimum 60% Marks and 50% Marks each in Maths & Physics at 10+2 level. OR BE/ BTech Degree (04 years course) with minimum of 60% marks and 50% Marks each in Maths & Physics at 10+2 level.
Candidate must have acquired NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate. The validity of the certificate is two years from the date of issue. The written exam is exempted for NCC Special Entry candidates and they will be directly called for AFSB testing at one of the AFSB centres.
Selection and Recruitment Procedure
Candidates whose applications are submitted by due date will be called for AFCAT on either 16th, 17th and 18th Feb 2024 at one of the examination centres. Candidates shortlisted on the basis of AFCAT will be called for Stage-1, Stage-2 & Flying Branch tests at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysuru, Gandhinagar, Varanasi and Guwahati. Thereafter, Medical examination will be conducted at AFCME, New Delhi or IAM Bengaluru. Candidates who qualify in all respects will be shortlisted by the final merit list depending upon available vacancies under branches/ sub-branches.
AFCAT Examination Centres
Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Aizawl, Amritsar, Alwar, Ambala, Bareilly, Bathinda, Belagavi, Bengaluru, Berhampur, Bhagalpur, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Bikaner, Chandigarh/ Mohali, Chennai, Chapra, Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi and NCR, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Diu, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ganganagar, Gangtok, Gaya, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Guntur, Gurugram, Guwahati, Gwalior, Haldwani, Hissar, Hubli, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalpaigudi.
Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kangra/ Hamirpur, Kannur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kurukshetra, Leh, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mangalore, Madurai, Meerut, Mumbai, Muzzafarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Noida, Panaji, Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Prayagraj, Puducherry, Pune, Rajahmundry, Rajkot, Ranchi, Roorkee, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Solapur, Srinagar, Thane, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Udaipur, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam and Warangal.
Online Application form, Important Dates and Notification
Eligible and desirous candidates may apply online for AFCAT and IAF NCC Special Entry Officer Vacancies 2024-2025 through the website afcat.cdac.in up to 30th Dec 2023. Before filling online form, keep ready relevant documents details and scanned image of passport size colour photograph, signature and thumb impression (each 10 kb-50 kb in jpeg format) for submitting with the online application.
In the registration process you have to note down the system generated Registration number for future correspondence. Candidates are advised to read the notification carefully and follow all the instructions given for submitting online application form.
Examination fee – Rs 550/- (not applicable for NCC Special Entry). The fee can be paid using credit card/ debit card/ net banking through the payment gateway.
- Commencement of registration of online form: 01st Dec 2023 (11 AM)
- Last date of registration of online form – 30th Dec 2023 (11 PM)
- Examination date – 16th, 17th and 18th Feb 2024
For more details and general instructions for Indian Air Force AFCAT 01/2024 and NCC Special Entry Scheme Jan 2025, download the official recruitment notification in pdf format. You can download Indian Air Force AFCAT syllabus, previous year question paper for all series with answers, sample questions etc as provided by Career Air Force through the links below.
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