AFCAT written exam is a gateway for both male and female aspirants who wish to join the Indian Air Force for both Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission in Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical roles. Indian Air force describes the afcat eligibility criteria which include afcat qualification, age limit, physical fitness, etc in afcat notification. Before filling AFCAT application form, candidates must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria.
You can either visit our afcat notification page , then download afcat notification from given link and peruse the detailed afcat eligibility criteria or just read this article, we have summarized afcat eligibility criteria in a explicit manner.
Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India
|Flying branch||Education : Candidates must have passed 12 Class with minimum 50% in Maths and Physics AND
Graduation in any discipline with 60% or equivalent. OR
BE/BTech with 60% or equivalent. OR
Candidates have cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with 60%.
Min Height : 162.5 cms with correlated weight
Min Vision : 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other
|Ground Duty (Technical) Branch||Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics):
Education : Candidates must have passed 12 Class with minimum 50% in Maths and Physics AND
Four years degree 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% in disciplines specified by the examination authority.
Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical):
Candidates must have passed 12 Class with minimum 50% in Maths and Physics 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 certain disciplines specified by IAF.
Min Height : 157.5 cms with correlated weight, women - 152 cms
|Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches||Education : Candidates must have passed 10+2 with Arts / Commerce / Science & secured min 50% AND
Graduation degree (Min 3 years) in any discipline with min 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India with a min of 60% marks or equivalent. for Administration and Logistics posts, OR
B.Com (Min 3 years) with min 60% marks for Accounts posts, OR
MBA / MCA or MA / M Sc degree in English / Physics / Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics / International relations / International studies / Defence studies / Psychology / Computer Science / IT / Management / Mass Communication / Journalism / Public Relation with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate all paper put together in Post Graduation (Minimum two year programme) and 60% marks in graduation for Education posts
Min Height : 157.5 cms with correlated weight, women - 152 cms.
Note: Kindly note that Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) would be administered to recommended candidates only. CPSS 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.
The age limits prescribed for the AFCAT exam are different for different branches.
|Flying branch||Candidates should be between 20 to 24 years.
The upper age limit for candidates having Commercial Pilot License is relaxed upto 26 years.
|Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch||The age of candidates should be between 20 to 26 years.|
Note - Final year students can also apply for AFCAT exam given that they have secured 60% marks in aggregate with no present backlog and must be able to provide provisional or original degree certificate before commencing the training.
Candidates should be medically and physically fit to be eligible for the exam.
To apply for AFCAT, the basic criteria for candidate is to be physically and mentally fit. Candidates are advised to get themselves examined medically before filling AFCAT Application Form, so as to avoid rejections at a later stage. Additionally, candidates must be free from any disease or disability.
Below are the height and weight eligibility standards for male and female candidates for any position of Indian Air Force. Note that the acceptable weight will be ± 10% of the average weight mentioned below.
|Height in cm||Weight Based on the Age Range for Male|
|15-17 Yrs.||18-22 Yrs.||23- 27 Yrs.||28- 32 Yrs.||33-37 Yrs.|
|Height in cm||Weight Based on Age Range For Female|
|20-25 Years||26-30 Years|