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What is AFCAT Eligibility Criteria?

afcat online coaching 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

AFCAT Educational Qualifications:

Branch Educational qualification
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.

Eligible Men and Women can apply online for AFCAT through www.careerindianairforce.cdac.in OR www.afcat.cdac.in .

AFCAT Age Limit

The age limits prescribed for the AFCAT exam are different for different branches.

Branches Age Limit
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. AFCAT 2 2021 appearing candidates required to submit proof of passing the degree examination by 30 May 2022.

Marital Status for AFCAT:

NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch) for AFCAT

AFCAT Physical and Medical Standards:

Candidates should be medically and physically fit to be eligible for the exam.

AFCAT Physical Criteria-

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.

Height and Weight Eligibility for AFCAT

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 and Weight Eligibility for AFCAT Male Candidate
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.
152 46 47 50 54 54
153 47 47 51 55 55
154 47 48 51 56 55
155 48 49 52 56 56
156 48 49 53 57 57
157 49 50 54 58 58
158 49 50 54 58 58
159 50 51 55 59 59
160 51 52 56 59 60
161 51 52 56 60 60
162 52 53 57 61 61
163 52 54 58 61 62
164 53 54 59 62 63
165 53 55 59 63 63
166 54 56 60 63 64
167 54 56 61 64 65
168 55 57 61 65 65
169 55 57 62 65 66
170 56 58 63 66 67
171 56 59 64 66 68
172 57 59 64 67 68
173 58 60 65 68 69
174 58 61 66 68 70
175 59 61 66 69 71
176 59 62 67 70 71
177 60 62 68 70 72
178 60 63 69 71 73
179 61 64 69 72 73
180 61 64 70 72 74
181 62 65 71 73 75
182 62 66 72 74 76
183 63 66 72 74 76
184 64 67 73 75 77
185 64 68 74 75 78
186 65 68 74 76 78
187 65 69 75 77 79
188 66 69 76 77 80
189 66 70 77 78 81
190 67 71 77 79 81
191 67 71 78 79 82
192 68 72 79 80 83
193 68 73 79 81 83
SD 6.0 6.3 7.1 6.6 6.9
Height and Weight Eligibility for AFCAT Female Candidate
Height in cm Weight Based on Age Range For Female
20-25 Years 26-30 Years
148 43 46
149 44 47
150 45 48
151 45 48
152 46 49
153 47 50
154 47 50
155 48 51
156 49 52
157 49 53
158 50 53
159 51 54
160 51 55
161 52 55
162 52 56
163 53 57
164 54 57
165 54 58
166 55 59
167 56 60
168 56 60
169 57 61
170 58 62
171 58 62
172 59 63
173 59 64
174 60 64
175 61 65
176 61 66
177 62 67
178 63 67
SD 5 5

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