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IAF AFCAT 02/2024 and NCC Special Entry Vacancies 2025

Indian Air Force invited applications for AFCAT 02/2024 and NCC Special Entry Scheme to join as Commissioned Officers (PC/ SSC) for courses commencing in Jul 2025. All eligible unmarried male and female candidates can apply online for the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and NCC Entry Vacancies through afcat.cdac.in up to 28th Jun 2024. IAF AFCAT 02/2024 and NCC Special Entry Course 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 and Allowances – Rs 56100-177500 (As per 7th CPC Defence Pay Matrix level 10) MSP 15500 plus allowances (Flying, Transport, Technical, Field Area, Special Compensatory (Hill area), Special Force, Siachen, Island Special Duty, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer, Area and Remote Locality Allowance etc). Fixed stipend of Rs 56100/- per month during one year of training.

Branch-wise Vacancy Details:
AFCAT Entry:
Flying – 29 Vacancies.
Ground Duty (Technical) – AE(L): 111 Vacancies and AE(M): 45 Vacancies.
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) – WS Branch: 17 Vacancies, Admin: 54 Vacancies, Logistics: 17 Vacancies, Accounts: 12 Vacancies, Education: 09 Vacancies and Meteorology: 10 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.

See also: Indian Air Force AgniveerVayu Bharti Selection Test 2025

Eligibility Criteria (Age and Educational Qualification)

Age Limit (As on 01st Jul 2025):
Flying Branch (AFCAT and NCC Entry) – 20 to 24 years i.e. candidate should be born between 02 Jul 2001 to 01 Jul 2005 (both days inclusive).
Ground Duty (Technical and Non Technical) Branch – 20 to 26 years i.e. candidate should be born between 02 Jul 1999 to 01 Jul 2005 (both days inclusive).

Educational Qualification:
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.

See also: Indian Army NCC Special Entry Course 2025

Selection and Recruitment Procedure

Candidates whose applications are submitted by due date will be called for AFCAT on either 09th, 10th and 11th Aug 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.

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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.

The list of exam centre locations is tentative and may vary depending upon the availability or requirement.

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Online Application, Important Dates and Notification

Eligible and desirous candidates may apply online for the AFCAT and IAF NCC Special Entry Officer Vacancies 2024-2025 through the website afcat.cdac.in up to 28th Jun 2024. 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.

Important Dates:

  • Commencement of registration of online form: 30th May 2024 (11 AM)
  • Last date of registration of online form: 28th Jun 2024 (11.30 PM)
  • Examination date: 09th, 10th and 11th Aug 2024

For more details and general instructions for Indian Air Force AFCAT 02/2024 and NCC Special Entry Scheme Jul 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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8 Comments on "IAF AFCAT 02/2024 and NCC Special Entry Vacancies 2025"

  1. Sir kya ncc cadets ka exam hoga ya direct entry h Bina exam k and also I want to ask my 2nd question is that is the rules are same for army and Air wing ncc cadets or different

  2. Ismita Parvin says:

    Sir, mera NCC ”C” certificate hay but c grade. Sir Mein apply kar shakti hu? Plz reply me.

    1. Yes, if you have NCC Air Wing ‘C’ Certificate then you can apply.

    2. No.if you have ncc c certificate with c grade then you are not eligible for ncc special entry.cadet who possess c certificate with either a or b grade is eligible

  3. sir ,
    mera question hai ki ncc special entry me cadet ko age relaxation milta hai ya nhi

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