Afcat Eligibility

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Flying Branch

(a) Age: 20 to 24 years as on 01.01.2019 (born between 02.01.1995 to 01.01.1999 including both dates). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and Current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxed up to 26 years i.e. born between 02.01.1993 to 01.01.1999 (both dates inclusive).

(b) Educational Qualifications: Graduates (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised University who have attained minimum 60% marks or equivalent have passed Maths and Physics at 10+2 level or BE / B Tech degree (Four year course) or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.

(c) Physical Standards

(i) Height and Weight: Minimum height: 162.5 cms with correlated weight, Leg Length: Min – 99 cms. Max – 120 cms.Thigh Length : Max – 64 cms.Sitting Height: Min – 81.5 cms. Max – 96 cms.

(ii) Vision: (a) Minimum Visual Acuity 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for hypermetropia. (b) Manifest Myopia – Nil. (c) LASIK Surgery for correction of vision is admissible in Transport and Helicopter streams of Short Service Commission (Flying Branch) if the following conditions are fulfilled at the time of Air Force medical examination:- (i) LASIK Surgery should not have been carried out before the age of 20 years. (ii) The axial length of the eye should not be more than 25.5 mm as measured by IOLmaster. (iii) At least twelve months should have lapsed post uncomplicate stable LASIK. No history or evidence of any complication. (iv) The post LASIK corneal thickness as measured by a corneal pachymeter should not be less than 450 microns. (v) Individuals with high refractive errors (>6D) prior to LASIK are to be excluded. Candidates must not suffer from color or night blindness. (iii) All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be finalEnglish Syllabus

The question paper is designed to test your understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

Note: Candidates who have failed the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) / PABT in an earlier attempt or a Flight Cadet suspended from flying training at Air Force Academy will not be eligible to apply.

Technical Branch

(a) Age: 20 to 26 years on 01.01.2019 (born between 02.01.1993 to 01.01.1999 including both dates).

(b) Educational Qualifications:

(i) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}. Candidates with minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four year graduation / integrated postgraduation qualification in Engineering / Technology from recognised University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:- (a) Communication Engineering (b) Computer Engineering / Technology (c) Computer Engineering & Application (d) Computer Science and Engineering / Technology (e) Electrical and Computer Engineering (f) Electrical and Electronics Engineering (g) Electrical Engineering (h) Electronics Engineering / Technology (j) Electronics Science and Engineering (k) Electronics (l) Electronics and Communication Engineering (m) Electronics and Computer Science (n) Electronics and / or Telecommunication Engineering (o) Electronics and / or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave) (p) Electronics and Computer Engineering (q) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering (r) Electronics Instrument & Control (s) Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering (t) Instrumentation & Control Engineering (u) Instrument & Control Engineering (v) Information Technology.

(ii) Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}. Candidates with minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four year graduation / integrated postgraduation qualification in Engineering / Technology from recognised University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:- (a) Aerospace Engineering (b) Aeronautical Engineering (c) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (d) Mechanical Engineering (e) Mechanical Engineering and Automation (f) Mechanical Engineering (Production) (g) Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance) (h) Mechatronics (j) Industrial Engineering.

(c) Physical Standards

(i) Height and Weight: Minimum height:– Men -157.5 Cms, Women:-152 Cms with correlated weight. (ii) All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final.

Ground Duty Branches

(a) Age: 20 to 26 years on 01.01.2019 (born between 02.01.1993 to 01.01.1999 including both dates).

BranchQualification
Administration
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AccountsEducation
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.
B. Com. degree (Minimum three year degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum
of 60% marks or equivalent.
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 (both recognised by UGC / Competent Accreditation Authority).

(c) Physical Standards

(i) Height and Weight: Minimum height:- Men – 157.5 Cms, Women:- 152 Cms with correlated weight.

(ii) All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final.