The Indian Air Force (IAF) has recently released the AFCAT 1 2024 notification marking the commencement of the application process for the prestigious Air Force Common Admission Test. The notification was published on 18th November 2023 in which IAF announced 317 vacancies for Short Service Commission (SSC) in the flying Branch and Ground Duty (Non- Technical and Technical) branches.
The AFCAT 1 2024 examination is conducted by the Indian Air Force, aiming to select candidates for courses commencing in January 2025. It is a national-level examination that offers opportunities in the Flying Branch and Ground Duty (non–technical and technical) branches. The notification mentions 317 vacancies, and the exam is set to be conducted in February 2024.
|Flying||38||Bachelor’s Degree in Any Stream with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 Level / B.E / B.Tech Course|
|Ground Duty Technical||175||Aeronautical Engineering Electronics: 10+2 Intermediate Minimum 60% Marks in Physics and Math and Minimum 4 Year Graduation / Integrated PG Degree in Engineering / Technology|
Aeronautical Engineering Mechanical: Candidates with Minimum 60% Marks Each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 Level and 4 Year Engineering / Technology Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or an Equivalent Degree
|Administration and Logistics||63||Aeronautical Engineering Electronics: 10+2 Intermediate Minimum 60% Marks in Physics and Math and Minimum 4 Year Graduation / Integrated PG Degree in Engineering / Technology|
Aeronautical Engineering Mechanical: Candidates with a Minimum 60% Marks Each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 Level and 4 Year Engineering / Technology Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or an Equivalent Degree
|Accounts||13||Bachelor’s Degree in Any Stream with at Least Minimum 60% Marks|
Height Male: 157.5 CMS | Female: 152 CM
|Flying (NCC Entry)||10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.||NCC Air Wing Senior Division ’C’ certificate and Other Details as per Flying Branch Eligibility|
|Meteorology||11||For Eligibility Details Read the Notification.|
What is the application process?
The AFCAT 1 2024 online application form will be available from 1st December 2023 at 11 am until 30 December 2023 at 5 pm. The applicants will be subjected to an application fee of INR 250 for AFCAT entry and there is no fee for NCC Special and Meteorology Entry.
What is the selection process for AFCAT 1 2024?
The selection process involves three stages in which a written test of 300 marks will be conducted for applicants. Those candidates who successfully qualify for the written test will be called for an Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview.
The interview is followed by a medical examination which is conducted at specified centers – Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru, and Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME).
- Notification release date: 18 November 2023
- Application form availability: 1 December 2023
- Last date for application: 30 December 2023
- Exam date: February 2024
- Course commences: January 2025
The AFCAT 1 2024 notification presents a significant opportunity for aspirants to join the Indian Air Force. The application period opens on 1st December 2023 and aspiring individuals are encouraged to visit the official website for detailed information and to start their journey towards a career in the Indian Air Force.