INDIAN AIR FORCE recruits for AFCAT: Apply before 30 June 2016

Eligibility : Any Graduate, MA, MCA, MBA/PGDM, BE/B.Tech, MSc, B.Com
Location : Anywhere in India
Last Date : 30 Jun 2016
Hiring Process : Written-test, Face to Face Interview

AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST ( AFCAT ) – 02 / 2016

Indian Airfirce inviting applications  from enterprising & adventurous Indian Citizens (men and women)  for the following courses commencing in July 2017 for Grant of Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent / Short Service Commission in Technical and Ground Duty Branches.

COURSES COMMENCING IN JULY 2017 

  • Flying Branch (a) No. 202/17F/SSC/M & W ( Short Service Commission for men & women)
  • Technical Branch (a) No. 201/17T/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men) (b) No. 201/17T/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women) 
  • Ground Duty Branches (a) No. 201/17G/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men) (b) No. 201/17G/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women)

Eligibility Conditions

Flying Branch (a) No. 202/17F/SSC/M & W ( Short Service Commission for men & women) 
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. 
Age: 20 to 24 years as on 01 Jul 2017 i.e. Born between 02 Jul 1993 to 01 Jul 1997 (Both Dates inclusive).(Upper age limit for Candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA(India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. Born between 02 July 1991 to 01 July 1997 (Both dates inclusive).
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 colour or night blindness. (iii) All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final
Technical Branch (a) No. 201/17T/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men) (b) No. 201/17T/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women)
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.
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. 
Age: 20 to 26 years as on 01 July 2017 i.e. Born between 02 July 1991 to 01 July 1997 (both dates inclusive). 
Ground Duty Branches  (a) No. 201/17G/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men) (b) No. 201/17G/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women)
Administration & 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.
Accounts: B. Com. degree (Minimum three year degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. 
Education :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).
Age: 20 to 26 year as on 01 July 2017 i.e. Born between 02 July 1991 to 01 July 1997 (both dates inclusive).
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. 
NOTE: A separate advertisement will be released for induction into Meteorology Branch through 201/17G/PC/M, 201/17G/SSC/M & W. Please refer Employment News dated 09 July 2016. 
Pay Scale :Rs. 15,600 – 39,100

Selection Procedure

All applicants whose applications are submitted by due date will be called for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) (applicable only for candidates applying for technical branch) to be conducted on 28 August 2016 (Sunday) at one of the examination centres mentioned at para 16 (b). Candidates will be required to login to their candidate login accounts regularly for information on AFCAT, EKT (if applicable) and AFSB testing. The AFCAT will be of two hours duration and will contain multiple choice questions on verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general awareness and military aptitude.
Candidates who are short-listed on the basis of Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT/EKT) will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar, Varanasi or Kancharapara

The testing would consist of three stages as given below.

(a) Stage-I Test consisting of Intelligence Test along with other tests 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. Those candidates who either do not qualify in Stage-I testing or do not meet the required eligibility criteria would be sent back on the first day itself.
(b) Stage-II testing consisting of Psychological test, Group Tests and Interview will be conducted on subsequent days (Five Days).
Note : Candidates appearing in final year/semester examinations may apply for all courses commencing in July 2017 provided they fulfil the following conditions:- (a) Candidates should not have any present backlog and should have secured a minimum of 60% marks upto the last semester / year for which results have been declared at the time of online submission and at the time of SSB. (b) Candidates should be able to provide provisional / original degree certificate issued by University latest by 15 June 2017

AFCAT Centres: 

Ambala, Amritsar, Allahabad, Agra, Ahmedabad, Barnala, Bathinda, Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Bagdogra, Bareilly, Chandigarh, Chabua, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Darbhanga, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Guwahati, Halwara, Hashimara, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jorhat, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kalaikunda(Kharagpur), Kochi, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mohanbari, Mysore, Nal (Bikaner), Nagpur, Ojhar (Nasik), Pathankot, Patna, Pune, Port Blair, Salua (Kharagpur), Srinagar, Suratgarh, Sirsa, Saharanpur, Shillong, Silchar, Sulur (Coimbatore), Thane, Tezpur, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Varanasi. (c) Candidates will be allotted AFCAT centres as per their selection/choice subject to availability of vacancy at that centre.

Training : 

Training is scheduled to commence in the first week of July 2017 for all courses . The duration of training for Flying and Technical Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments.

Important Dates:

  • Candidates are to apply only online from 04 June 2016 to 30 June 2016.
  • Last date for submission of Online applications: 30 June 2016.