AFCAT Exam 2020: Check Eligibility, Admit Card, Result, login details

Air Force Common Admission Test 2 2020 registration has been closed on 14th July 2020. AFCAT 2 2020 is postponed and will be held on 3rd, 4th, and 5th october 2020.

Candidates can check all details such as eligibility criteria, Admit Card, Exam Dates, Online registration login details, etc on this page.

Whai is AFCAT Exam?

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is conducted by the Indian Air Force two times in a year for the selection of Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches of Indian Air Force all over India.


A notification for the AFCAT 2 2020 which is the second exam of 2020 was already made available by the IAF on 9th June 2020 for the interested and eligible candidates to become a part of India’s most reputed organization.

The application process has already finished on 14th July 2020. All important information has already been released by the exam conducting authority about the exam.

All candidates who have applied for the exam may check complete details about the exam on this page.

Exam Summary

Please find a short summary given below.

Exam nameAir Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)
Exam conducting authorityIndian Air Force
Exam PurposeTo recruit candidates for the Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches
Mode of ExaminationOnline
LocationAll India
Exam levelNational
Total vacancies256
Selection processComputer Based Test (CBT), EKT( Engineering Knowledge Test),  AFSB Interview
CBT exam time120 minutes for CBT
45 minutes for EKT
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Exam Date

AFCAT 2 2020 recruitment process has started and official notification has been uploaded on the IAF website for the same. All details are available in the official notification. Recently IAF shared a notification about the postponement of the AFCAT exam. Now new exam dates are 3rd, 4th, and 5th October 2020.

Exam dates are listed below:

EventsAFCAT 1 Exam DatesAFCAT 2 Exam Dates
Notification DateNovember 23, 20199th June 2020
Starting of Online application1st December 201915th June 2020
Last Date to Apply Online30th December 201914th July 2020
Release of Admit Card3rd February 202016th September 2020
Exam Date22nd, 23rd February 20203rd, 4th, and 5th October 2020
Result17th March 2020Will be updated

Number of Vacancies:

The number of vacancies has been released by the exam conducting authority along with the official notification. There are a total of 226 vacancies available in AFCAT 2 2020 exam.

Details about the number of vacancies are listed below:

AFCAT salary and benefits

All selected candidates are entitled to a handsome salary package and a lot of other benefits mentioned below

1-Pay Scale:

afcat pay scale

2-Other Benefits

afcat other benefits

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the complete AFCAT eligibility criteria before applying online. Please find all the important details about the AFCAT eligibility criteria mentioned below.


A candidate must be a citizen of India.


afcat age limit

Marital Status:

  • Please note that if you are under 25 years then only unmarried candidates will be allowed to attend the course training.
  • If you are over 25 years of age then candidates are allowed to attend the course training but only the candidate will be allowed, family will not be allowed.

Educational Qualifications:

afcat educational qualification

Physical and Medical Standards:

Candidate must be physically and medically fit as per the criteria set by the Air Force.

afcat physical standard

Exam Pattern & Selection Process

Candidates must check the complete selection process in order to start their preparation according to the latest AFCAT exam pattern 2020.

Selection process will be based on five steps given below.

afcat selection process

Candidates opting for Ground Duty (Technical) will have to attempt both Computer Based Test and EKT.

(i)-Computer Based Test:

afcat cbt exam pattern

(ii)-EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test):

afcat ekt exam pattern

Important points for Computer Based Test and EKT.

  • The Online examination will consist of objective type questions and will be in English only for both AFCAT and EKT.
  • Please note that for each wrong answer one mark will be deducted and three marks will be awarded for right answer.
  • If candidates do not attempt a question than no marks will be given.
  • Questions will be based on the metric system of Weights & Measures wherever applicable.
  • Candidates are required to appear for the Online AFCAT in person.
  • Indian Air Force decide the minimum cut off marks and can modify the qualifying marks criteria at any stage of the recruitment process.

(iii)-AFSB Interview:

All candidates who have successfully cleared the AFCAT test and EKT (for Ground Duty, Technical post) will be called for AFSB.

afcat interview process

(iv)-Medical Examination

All candidates who successfully cleared the written test and AFSB Interview will be called for Medical Examination. If candidates performance in written test and AFSB interview found satisfactory then they will be eligible for the preparation of the final merit list subject to their medical fitness.

Admit Card 2020

Download your admit card from the official website (Check below image).

afcat candidates login page
  • Visit the candidate login link.
  • Complete all information in the login page and click on log in button.
  • Download your Admit Card and take a print copy.

Cut Off

AFCAT Cut Off marks for previous exams are given below.

afcat cut off

Frequently Asked Questions

Some important Frequently asked questions are also available at official website.

How many times AFCAT is conducted in a year?

Indian Air Force conduct the AFCAT exam two times in a year.

What is Afcat exam eligibility?

Please check the complete eligibility criteria at this link.

What is the salary of Afcat?

Candidates are entitled to get Rs. 56,100/- during the final year of the training. After the training candidates will get a salary according to the Level-10 of Pay Matrix-VII. Check the complete details here.

Is Afcat difficult?

AFCAT exam is not that difficult if you compare it with other competitive exams. Toughest part is AFSB Interview that includes multiple stages. Candidates must have prepared well in order to crack the AFSB interview round.

Who can apply for Afcat 2020?

Air Force has set minimum eligibility criteria to apply for the exam. Please check the complete details here.

Is 12th marks important for Afcat?

Yes, For some posts a minimum of 60% marks in the 12th class is required in order to be eligible for the exam.

Is there any physical test for Afcat?

A minimum Physical and Medical Standard is given by the Air Force. Candidates can check the complete details here


  1. Notice: AFCAT 02/2020 will now be conducted on 03rd, 04th and 05th Oct 2020, Indian Air Force CDAC website, Accessed on: Sep 17, 2020. [Online]. Available:
  2. AFCAT Guidelines, Indian Air Force CDAC website, Accessed on: Sep 17, 2020. [Online]. Available:
  3. Pay and Allowance, Indian Air Force CDAC website, Accessed on: Sep 17, 2020. [Online]. Available:

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