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FAQ for AFCAT Written Exam

afcat online coaching Before & after applying to the AFCAT exam, candidates have too many query regarding AFCAT exam like afcat exam dates, eligibility, cut off, age limit, selection process, etc . AFCAT FAQ is a one stop solution for all queries related to the AFCAT written exam. In this article, we have tried to answer common questions regarding AFCAT. Find below answers of all your queries.

However, you are advised to peruse the complete AFCAT advertisement properly as published in Employment News or as given on the website The advertisement is quite exhaustive and most of the queries will be cleared if the advertisement is read properly.

  1. Is afcat is taking ekt or not?
    Ans: As per the official notification, there is no inclusion of the EKT (Engineer Knowledge Test) from the AFCAT 1 2023 Exam.
  2. How many times AFCAT is conducted in a year?
    Ans: AFCAT exam is conducted twice in year.
  3. How can I apply for AFCAT exam?
    Ans: Candidates who wish to apply for AFCAT can fill their application form online.
  4. Is AFCAT tough?
    Ans: It is not tough to crack AFCAT exam if candidates have prepared well.
  5. What is good score for AFCAT?
    Ans: Candidates are recommended to score 150 to 170 marks out of 300.
  6. Is there any reservation in AFCAT exam?
    Ans: No, there is no reservation in AFCAT exam.
  7. How many times I can give AFCAT exam?
    Ans: There is no capping in the number of attempts.
  8. What is the salary of flying officer?
    Ans: The salary of flying officer is Rs 56,100 to 1,10700.
  9. How the merit list prepared?
    Ans: The merit list to select candidates for AFSB test is prepared from those who have scored the minimum qualifying marks.
  10. How the candidates are selected for training?
    Ans: Candidates recommended by AFSBs and found medically fit are selected for training based on the merit and availability of vacancies.
  11. Can I apply for AFCAT after class 12?
    Ans: No, to be eligible for AFCAT exam candidates must be a graduate.
  12. What is the minimum acceptable height?
    Ans: The minimum acceptable height for male candidates in Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical) Branch is 157.5 cms. For women candidates, minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. The minimum acceptable height for men and women candidates in Flying Branch is 162.5 cms.
  13. What is the service period of Short Service Commission for Men & Women?
    For Flying Branch - The engagement period for Flying Branch (Men and Women) Short Service Commission Officers is fourteen years from the date of commissioning which is non extendable.
    For Ground Duty - The initial tenure for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Short Service Commission Officers 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.
  14. Are humanities / arts graduate candidates eligible for afcat?
    Yes, Those candidates who have done 10+2 with Sci. (50% marks each in Maths and Physics) & graduation with humanities / arts (with minimum 60% marks) are eligible to apply for flying branch & ground duty (non-technical) branches both. But those who have arts in 10+2 & in graduation, are eligible only to apply for ground duty / non technical branch only.
    Sub branches of ground duty / non technical branch such as-
    1. Weapon Systems (Ws) Branch
    2. Administration Branch
    3. Logistics Branch
    4. Education Branch (only after PG course)
    5. Accounts Branch (if you’ve completed Commerce [B.Com.] Degree or equivalent PG course)
    6. Meteorology Branch

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