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06/01/2021

NCC Special Entry @afcat.cdac.in, Exam on 20 and 21 Feb

NCC Special Entry @afcat.cdac.in, Exam on 20 and 21 Feb



AFCAT 2021: Apply Online for 235 Commissioned Officer Posts under AFCAT Entry and NCC Special Entry @afcat.cdac.in, Exam on 20 and 21 Feb





Indian Air Force (IAF), has published the recruitment notification for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 01/2021/ NCC SPECIAL ENTRY in the employment newspaper dated 28 November to 04 December 2020. Download Notification, Check Application Link, Salary, Eligibility, Selection Process


AFCAT 2021 Recruitment Notification: Indian Air Force (IAF) has invited applications for Group

A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches through Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 01/2021/ NCC SPECIAL ENTRY. Eligible Men and Women can apply for IAF AFCAT 2021 from 01 December to 30 December 2020 on AFCAT official website www.careerindianairforce.cdac.in OR www.afcat.cdac.in.

As per AFCAT 1 2021 Notification, the exam wil be held on 20 February 2021 and 21 February 2021. Selected candidates in AFCAT 2021 will be placed as Commissioned Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches.

AFCAT 2021 Notification is published, in the employment newspaper dated 28 November to 04 December 2020, for the courses commencing in January 2022 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. Before registering, candidates should read important instructions available in the notification.



AFCAT 2021 Notification PDF

AFCAT Registration Link 2021

AFCAT Login Link

AFCAT Website

Notification Details


Advertisement No: 01/2021/NCC SPECIAL ENTRY
Important Dates

Subject Important Date

Starting Date for Online Application 01 December 2020
Starting Date for Online Application 31 December 2020
AFCAT 2021 Admit Card Date 05 February 2021
AFCAT 2021 Exam Date 20 and 21 February 2021
AFCAT 2021 Course Commencement January 2022

AFCAT Exam 2021 Schedule



AFCAT 2021 Type of Commission

PC for Men - Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation as per their branch and rank.
SSC for Men & Women -The engagement period for Flying Branch SSC officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Non extendable). The initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty (Tech and Non-Tech) branches would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit
AFCAT 2021 Vacancy Details

AFCAT Entry

AFCAT (Flying) - SSC - 69 (Course Number - 211/22F/SSC/M & W)
Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) - AE(L): PC - 27, SSC - 40 and AE(M) : PC - 12, SSC – 17 (Course Number - 210/22T/PC/100 AEC/ M and 210/22T/SSC/ 100AEC/ M & W)
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) - Admin : PC - 12, SSC – 19., Accounts: PC - 06, SSC – 10,. Logistics; PC- 09, SSC - 14 (Course Number -210/22G/PC/M and 210/22G/SSC/M )

NCC Special Entry


Flying - 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC (Course Number - 211/22F/PC/M and 211/22F/SSC/M & W)
AFCAT 2021 Salary:

Flying Officer - Rs. 56100 - 177500 at Pay Level - 10, MSP Rs. 15500 (Flight Cadets shall receive a fixed stipend of Rs 56,100/- per month during one year of training.)
AFCAT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification & Experience:


Flying Branch:

Graduates in any discipline from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate and should have passed Mathematics and Physics at 10+2 level with a minimum of 50% marks OR Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. Alternatively should have B.E / B.Tech degree with minimum 60% marks OR Candidates who have 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.

Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branches):

Administration: Passed 10+2 AND 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.
Accounts - B.Com degree (minimum three year degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
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.

Ground Duty (Technical Branch):

Aeronautical Engineer(Electronics) {AE(L)}: Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognized University 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% marks or equivalent in relevant disciplines specified by IAF..
Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical): Candidates must have passed 10+2 with 50% 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% marks or equivalent in relevant disciplines specified by IAF.

NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch) (as per AFCAT 2020)


NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 01 Dec 17. Minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2. Graduates with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

OR

BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR Candidates who have 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\

AFCAT 2020 Age Limit:

Flying Branch: 20 to 24 years as on 01 January 2022 i.e. born between 02 January 1998 to 01 January 2002 (both dates inclusive)
Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical) Branches : 20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2022 i.e. born between 02 January 1996 to 01 January 2002 (both dates inclusive)

Marital Status:


Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course. Widows/ Widowers and divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible.
Selection Process for AFCAT 2021

The selection will be done on the basis of AFCAT written examination, Officers Intelligence Rating Test & Picture Perception and Discussion test, Psychological test and Group tests / Interview. Candidates who qualify in the Online AFCAT will be called at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB ). Candidates who have applied for NCC Special Entry/Meteorology will be directly called for AFSB testing at one of the AFSB centres:

There will be three stages under AFSB


Stage-I - Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and discussion test will be conducted on the first day. Stage-I test is a screening test and only those who qualify would undergo subsequent testing. All Stage-I qualified candidates would be subjected to document check to ascertain their eligibility for the branches applied for. Candidates who either do not qualify in Stage-I or do not meet the required eligibility criteria would be sent back on the first day itself.

Stage-II - Psychological test will be conducted on Day 1(Afternoon) and the Group Tests and Interview would commence after document check for the next five days.

For Flying Branch. - Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) would be administered to recommended candidates only. This is once in a lifetime test. Candidates who have failed the CPSS/ PABT in an earlier attempt or a Flight Cadet suspended from flying training at Air Force Academy will not be eligible.
AFCAT Admit Card 2021

Candidates can download AFCAT Admit Card after 05 Feb 21 by clicking on “DOWNLOAD ADMIT CARD” to download your Admit Card from the website - afcat.cdac.in and the candidates will also receive admit card on your registered email ID

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2021


AFCAT Exam will have 100 questions on General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test. The total marks of the exam of 300 marks. The duration of the test is 2 Hours. EKT [For Candidates with one of the choices as (Technical) Branch] exam will have 50 questions on Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics of 150 marks and the time duration to complete the test is 45 minutes.
AFCAT Syllabus 2021
English - Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrases.
General Awareness - History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc.
Numerical Ability - Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams).
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test - Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.
Physical Fitness:

Candidates will be required to complete 1.6 km run in stipulated time frame of 10 Min, 110 push ups and 3 chin up.
AFCAT 2021 Training

Training will commence in the first week of Jan 2022 for all courses at Air Force Academy Dundigal (Hyderabad). The duration of training for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments. PAN Card and account in SBI/ Nationalised Bank is mandatory at the time of joining Air Force Academy. Aadhaar Card is mandatory for registration.

How to Apply ?


Eligible candidates can apply online for IAF AFCAT 2021 through ‘careerindianairforce.cdac.in or afcat.cdac.in’ from 01 December to 30 December 2020 by following steps. Aadhaar Card is mandatory for online registration
Click “CANDIDATE LOGIN’’ on the Home page- leads to AFCAT Sign-in
In the next page, applicants to click “NOT YET REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE”.
Sign Up: Creation of Log-in ID and applicant will receive a password in his/her registered email id.
After successful registration, sign-in with registered email id and system generated password.
Reset Password- Log-Out (candidates must remember their login ID and password for future use during the examination process).
Fresh Log-in.
Selection of Entry: “AFCAT”; “NCC SPECIAL ENTRY FOR FLYING BRANCH”.
Click “INSTRUCTIONS”. Read Instructions carefully.
Acknowledgement of having read and understood instructions- Check box to proceed to next stage.
Click “APPLICATION FORM FILLING”
Click “MAKE PAYMENT”- Online (applicable only for AFCAT)
Click “PAYMENT STATUS” to view whether payment is successful. If Registration Number is displayed, it implies that the payment is successful.

Exam Fee:


Rs. 250/- (No Fee for NCC Special entry)

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