Indian Air Force (AFCAT- 01/2019) For Flying Branch and Ground Duties / NCC Special Entry, Recruitment 2019 [160 Posts Approx.], Apply Online

Indian Air Force (IAF)

Ministry of Defence 

Jobs in Indian Air Force (IAF)  (AFCAT- 01/2019)
Indian Air Force (IAF)

Government of India

Last Date: 30.12.2018

Indian Air Force (IAF) invites Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of this elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. Online examination will be conducted on 16 Feb 19 and 17 Feb 19 for AFCAT exam.

1. Entry: AFCAT Entry

  1. Branch: Flying
  2. PC/SSC: SSC for Men & Women
  3. Course No.: 207/20F/SSC/M & W
  4. Vacancies: 25 (SSC)

2. Entry: AFCAT Entry

  1. Branch: Ground Duty (Technical) {Aeronautical Engineer Electronics (AE) L and Aeronautical Engineer Mechanical (AE)M}
  2. PC/SSC: PC for Men and SSC for Men & Women
  3. Course No.: 206/20T/PC/M & 206/20T/SSC/M & W
  4. Vacancies: {AE(L) PC-24 & SSC-32} and {AE(M) PC-10 & SSC-14}

3. Entry: AFCAT Entry

  1. Branch: Ground Duty (NonTechnical) {Administration, Logistics, Accounts}
  2. PC/SSC: PC for Men and SSC for Men & Women
  3. Course No.: 206/20G/PC/M & 206/20G/SSC/M & W
  4. Vacancies: Admin (PC-11 & SSC-15), Logistics (PC-05 & SSC-09) and Accounts (PC-07 & SSC-11)

4. Entry: NCC Special Entry

  1. Branch: Flying
  2. PC/SSC: PC for Men & SSC for Men & Women
  3. Course No.: 207/20F/PC/M & 207/20F/SSC/M & W
  4. Vacancies: 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

Eligibility Conditions:

1. Nationality: Candidate must be a citizen of India.

2. Age:

  1. Flying Branch through Indian Air Force (IAF) and NCC Special Entry: 20 to 24 years as on 01 Jan 2020 i.e. born between 02 January 1996 to 01 January 2000 (both dates inclusive).Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2000 (both dates inclusive).
  2. Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jan 2020 i.e. born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2000 (both dates inclusive).

3. Educational Qualifications:

  1. Flying Branch: Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level "AND" Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent "OR" BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent "OR" Candidates who have 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.
  2. Ground Duty (Technical) Branch: Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)} – Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized 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 Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks. "AND" Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}- Candidates with a minimum of 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognised University "OR" cleared Sections A & 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.
  3. Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches: (aa) Administration& Logistics- Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 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. "AND" (ab) Accounts- B.Com Degree (Minimum three years degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  4. NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch): NCC Air Wing Senior Division ‘C’ certificate acquired on or after 01 Jan 17 is mandatory. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2. Graduates with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent OR Candidates who have 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.

Type of Commission:

1. Permanent Commission (PC) for Men: Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation in their respective branches as per their rank.

2. Short Service Commission (SSC) for Men & Women:

  • The engagement period for Flying Branch (Men and Women) SSC Officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Non-extendable).
  • The initial tenure for Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) SSC 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.

How to Apply: Aspirants for Indian Air Force (IAF) are required to apply online by using the https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in link, or https://afcat.cdac.in. Aadhaar Card is mandatory for online registration.

Important Date: 

  • Starting Date of Online Application: 01.12.2018
  • Last Date for Submission of Application: 30.12.2018

Examination fee for AFCAT Entry: After filling in the online application form, the examination fee of Rs. 250/- (non-refundable) for AFCAT entry (not applicable for NCC special entry and Meteorology) may be paid online through the ‘Make Payment’ step on the main menu of the online application.

Examination Schedule:

  • All applicants whose applications are submitted by due date will be called at one of the examination centres for AFCAT scheduled on either 16 February 2019 (Saturday) or 17 February 2019 (Sunday). It is mandatory for the candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) branch to appear in both AFCAT as well as Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).
  • For AFCAT entry, Indian Air Force (IAF) shall prepare a list of candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the Online AFCAT as fixed by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in their discretion. Candidates who are declared successful in the Online AFCAT will be called at one of the Air Force Selection Boards. Candidates who have applied for NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch will be directly called for AFSB testing at one of the AFSB centres. The AFSB centres are at Dehradun (1 AFSB), Mysuru (2 AFSB), Gandhinagar (3 AFSB) and Varanasi (4 AFSB). Candidates who opt for a flying branch can only opt for Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi. Candidates who have qualified in the written exam are required to choose AFSB date and venue by themselves on the website https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in in order to generate call- up letter for AFSB interview.
  • The testing at AFSB would consist of three stages as given below: (i) Stage-I: Officer Intelligence Rating Test along with Picture Perception and discussion test 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. Candidates who either do not qualify in Stage-I or do not meet the required eligibility criteria would be sent back on the first day itself. (ii) Stage-II: A psychological test will be conducted on Day 1(Afternoon) and the Group Tests and Interview would commence after document check for the next five days. (iii) For Flying Branch: Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) would be administered to recommended candidates only. This 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.

Examination Centre for AFCAT 01/2019:

  • Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Alwar, Aligarh, Allahabad, Ambala, Amritsar, Bareilly, Behrampur (Odisha), Belagvi, Bengaluru, Bhagalpur, Bhilai, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bhuj, Bikaner, Bihar Sharif, Chandigarh, Chhapra, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi and NCR, Dhanbad, Diu, Durgapur, Faridabad, Ganganagar, Gaya, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Guntur, Gurugram, Guwahati, Gwalior, Haldwani, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Itanagar, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jalpaigudi, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jhansi, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kakinada, Kannur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kohima, Kolhapur, Kolkata, Kota, Kurukshetra, Leh, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Meerut, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Nasik, Nizamabad, Noida, Pathankot, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rourkee, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Solapur, Sonipat, Srinagar, Thane, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tinsukia, Tirunelveli, Tirupati, Udaipur, Ujjain, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal.

Final Merit List: To be acceptable, candidates should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in written examination and AFSB test as fixed by the Indian Air Force (IAF). Candidates will be placed in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks secured by them in the written examination and in the AFSB tests. The form and manner of communication of the result of the examination to individual candidates shall be decided by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in their discretion.10% of the vacancies are reserved for NCC Air Wing Senior Division 'C' certificate holders in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches. Allotment of PC/ SSC in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches would be based on a number of vacancies, performance in the selection process and the choice given by the candidates.

Facilitation Counter for Guidance of Candidates:

  • For any Query related to Conduct of Online Examination, registration process, admit cards, candidates may contact AFCAT Cell on 020-25503105 or 020-25503106. E-Mail queries may be addressed to afcatcell@cdac.in
  • For all queries regarding Eligibility, allotment of AFSB centres, date of AFSB interview, merit list, Joining Instructions, and any other relevant information regarding the selection process, candidates may contact on 011-23010231 Extn: 7610 or visit website https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in or Toll-free number 1800- 11-2448
  • Timings: Telephonic query timings are from 0930 hrs to 1300 hrs and 1400 hrs to 1700 hrs (Monday to Friday, except closed holidays)

General Information:

  • Information given in the notification and on the website are guidelines only. In case of any ambiguity, the existing policies, rules and regulations of Indian Air Force (IAF)/ Govt. of India will be final. Terms and conditions for selection given in the notification are guidelines only and are subject to change without notice.
  • Disclaimer: Vacancies indicated are tentative and subject to change without notice. The actual intake would depend on organisational requirements, various cadre control mechanisms, availability of training slots and the actual number of vacancies accruing in Jan 2020. No representation in this regard will be entertained.
  • There is no intake conduct for Meteorology and Education branches for AFCAT 01/2019 for course commencing in January 2020.

For more details kindly visit the Indian Air Force (IAF) website https://afcat.cdac.in and https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in

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