AFCAT 1 2017 Notification Released, Apply online Now

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 1 2017 Notification released, AFCAT February 2017 online application, Exam Details, Exam Date, Apply Online on or before 29.12.2016

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will conduct the AFCAT 1 2017 examination in February 2017 for which online applications are being accepted from 3rd December 2016 to 29th December 2016. The official notification for AFCAT 01 2017 examination has been released now.

Applications are invited from Male and Female Indian citizens for the recruitment of officers in the Flying branch, Technical and Ground Duty Branches of IAF. Candidates, interested in applying for AFCAT 1 exam, can read eligibility and all other details on this page.




The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is conducted by the Indian Air Force twice (usually in February and September) every year for selection of Officers in various branches of the force including

  1. Flying Branch (Short Service Commission)
  2. Technical Branch (Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission)
  3. Ground Duty Branch (Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission)

Name of the Post: Commissioned Officers

  1. Flying Branch
    1. No. 201/17F/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for Men & Women)
  2. Technical Branch
    1. No. 200/17T/PC/M (Permanent Commission for Men)
    2. No. 200/17T/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for Men & Women)
  3. Ground Duty Branch
    1. No. 200/17G/PC/M (Permanent Commission for Men)
    2. No. 200/17G/SSC/M (Short Service Commission for Men & Women)

Also check, AFCAT Sample & Previous Question papers

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria

1) Flying Branch

Education: Graduation (min 3 years) in any discipline with min 60% marks and have passed Maths and Physics as subject at 10+2 level ORœ B.E/ B.Tech from a recognized University with min 60% marks.

Age Limit: 20 to 24 years as on 01.01.2018 (born between 02.01.1994 to 01.01.1998 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 02.01.1992 to 01.01.1998 (both dates inclusive).

Min Height: 162.5 cms with correlated weight

Min Vision: 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other

2) Technical Branch

Education: Four year degree qualification and have cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India with 60% marks

Age Limit: 20 to 26 years on 01.01.2018 (born between 02.01.1992 to 01.01.1998 including both dates)

Min Height: 157.5 cms with correlated weight, women – 152 cms

3) Ground Duty Branch

Education: Graduate degree (Min 3 years) in any discipline with min 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India with a min of 60% marks or equivalent. for Administration and Logistics postsp

B.Com (Min 3 years) with min 60% marks for Accounts posts

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 for Education posts

Age Limit: 20 to 26 years on 01.01.2018 (born between 02.01.1992 to 01.01.1998 including both dates)

Min Height: 157.5 cms with correlated weight, women – 152 cms

* Candidates, who have failed the PABT test earlier, are not eligible for this exam.

* Final year students can also apply for AFCAT 2017 exam given that they have secured 60% marks in aggregate with no present backlog and must be able to provide provisional or original degree certificate before commencing the training.


AFCAT 1 2017 Selection Process

AFCAT selection process involves following steps

  1. Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT – only for Technical branch).
  2. AFSB Interview
    1. Screening test
    2. Psychological test, Group test, Medical Test and Interview
    3. CPSS (Computerized Pilot Selection System) and/ or PABT only for Flying branch

Check, AFCAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern


AFCAT February 2017 Important Dates

  • Notification Date: 02nd December 2016
  • Starting date for Online Application: 03rd December 2016
  • Last date for Online Application: 29th December 2016
  • AFCAT 1 2017 Written Exam Date: 26th February 2017 (Sunday)
  • Commencing the training: January 2018


How to Apply?

Eligible and interested candidates can now apply online on the website or by following the steps given below

  1. Click on ‘New Registration’ link below
  2. Fill in your details in the Registration form and Submit
  3. A User ID and password will be sent to your email.
  4. Use the User ID and password to login by using the ‘Login to Apply Online’ link below
  5. Fill in your application form, Upload recent color passport size photograph, signature and thumb impression
  6. Complete the application and Take a print out
  7. On successful completion of Application, candidates will receive Registration ID in their email

AFCAT 1 2017 Notification

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Changes/ Modification in Submitted Application

Many candidates are asking questions about whether it is possible to change or edit information once the application is submitted. Well, here is your answer

  • AFCAT doesn’t allow you to edit or change any details in your application once it is submitted (No further changes would be allowed after final submission of the form)
  • You cannot fill duplicate application with the same details (Name/ Email) as it will lead to rejection

For further assistance, you may contact AFCAT Cell on 011-26160286/011-26160289/011-26160459(Direct) or 011-23010231 Extn. 7905,6245 between 0900 to 1700 h on all working days. E-mail support is available on

94 thoughts on “AFCAT 1 2017 Notification Released, Apply online Now

  1. hello , i’m pursuing btech 4th year in stream of computer science . I would like to do ground duty branch but its height is required actually my height is 150.
    but for ground duty height is not necessary seen in net..i would want to wite afcat and also apply for ssc interview.

  2. Sir …..i am doing graduation
    A. I had medical in 10+2 with physics.
    B. My eyesight is very weak.
    C. My height is 160cm weight is 50 kg.
    Please tell me whether i am eligible for any branch
    I am confused_wht will i b doing after graduation in chemistry.

  3. Sir I have completed my intermediate with 70% percent.and now iam doing aircraft maintenance engineering 1st year so I have to join Indianairforce . Like technician so can I sir

  4. sir I have 60.25% in graduation with 4 years because I dropped in 2nd,could I apply in ground duty administration post?

  5. Sir right now i had done my 12th examination with 70percent which post would you like to prefer for me and which post is best for 12th pass candidate

  6. I have done BSc (PCM).final year………. M I eligible for applying AFCAT in technical or ground duty……. Plz provide the ans in email below.

  7. Good Morning,


    I am NIKHIL PARIHAR from Jodhpur ,Rajasthan.

    I have completed B-Tech in electronic and communication with 77.58% passed out in year 2016.

    I very willingly want to join INDIAN AIRFORCE it is my dream of my life. My nana ji was also in INDIAN AIR FORCE now he was retired.

    So I want to join technical duty branch but my height is 155 cm,and airforce eligible criteria height is 157.5 cm.So I cannot hold this height criteria.So what I can do to join INDIAN AIR FORCE.

    So please give me a positive reply or result so I can start my future in the INDIAN AIR FORCE.

    Thank You,
    Your Obediently,

  8. I am in class 12 right now with PCM..
    Who do i prepare myself for select in examination? And when should i will applicable to give examination?
    I am going to be 18 next month..

  9. I read Point (25) from Important Instruction section about permanent tattoo on body and I have a tattoo on my chest.
    I really want to apply for AFCAT. What can I do?
    Will it be allowed if by any chance I remove that permanent body tattoo?

  10. sir……, sir my question is, is there any another option in this field for 10+2 qualified students.and if yes then how??

  11. Sir,I am doing MA Economics and I am in final year now.I have scored above 60% marks in MA but less than 60℅ in graduation.Am i eligible for applying for AFCAT?

  12. Sir,
    Currently am doing my B.E in Aeronautical Engineering. Am in Third Year of my Graduation i.e., Sixth (6) Semester. Can I Apply for AFCAT 1 this time

  13. sir,i passed my 10+2 exam with 61%(Math,Physics,Chemestry Are also there). Now I am in B.Tech 3rd yar,and my 2nd year passing mark is 7.56 CGPA..Could I apply for flying unit in Indian Air Force??

  14. Actually sir I am BCA final year student.. Your exam held on February but my result will announced may be august or. September. But sir I really want to fill it.. So can I fill it or not?

  15. Sir i completed BE in Electrical with 61%.I does not see any technical post in application form part 4. Please give information by which i can apply for technical posts.

  16. i have an issue during filling the form. while filling part2 application they are asking for qualifying exam option that is to be filled . i am a passed out BSC student, but its showing options only for BE/BTECH OR BCOM. then which optionm i suppose to choose . in the advt. it says they consider any graduate also, then why there is no option given for them

  17. sir i want to knw that i dn my with honors in finance with c.b.a also with 73% marks nd with 74% .could i apply for afcat exam ground duty

  18. i am in the final year of my in civil engineering and i am getting “You might not be Eligibile for any Course based on Information Provided by You ” message in the 3rd step. as i have ticked the following subjects “maths, physics,computer applications, economics and statistics” as these we have been taught.
    ( civil engineering
    d.o.b: 4/3/1994 ,date of completion 1 june 2017,opted grade D as educational qualification, {ncc, PABT, dg pilot licence all no respectively}

    • Make sure you percentage is above 60 with no current backlogs. It is working fine for me. Please recheck all your details.

      • i have 71 % and already crosschecked…and no reappears and backlogs
        can u please help me up ..previous afcat also i was getting the same problem. due to which i was not able to do so.. will u please check it out if i give u the details..
        plas help me ASAP.
        may i get ur contact no.

  19. Sir,
    I am in final year BE mechanical engineering in submission of part 3 I am getting a notification “fill/check your part 3 details or you might not be eligible for any of course offered” as I have selected subjects like Mechanical engineering, automation, mechatronics.
    I have aggregate of 62% in BE
    Please can you tell me what Is to be done.

  20. Sir i have 56% in +2 sc and i am completed my bsc last year bt i have an back in final year …..this year i want to give this paper….then am i eligible for afcat or not plzzzzz rply me sir…..

  21. Sir,

    I am a girl aged 20 pursuing B.Tech Mechanical Engineering. Now i am in 4th year. I am interested in applying for Flying Branch. It is said that the required height is 162.5 cms. But i am 158 cms. Am i eligible to apply for Flying branch? Are there any exemptions for the girls regarding height? Please consider my request sir. I am very much interested in joining Air Force. Please reply…………

  22. sir,

    If age limit for flying branch is 20 to 24 year then why not it is showing in course preferences. My birth date is 20 november 1993.

  23. I am currently pursuing second year BCA. My course is of three years. Can I give the exam in 2017 (as I fit in the age category)?

  24. I have completed my 10th with 74.61%,12th with 50.81%,diploma(mech) with 64.68% and BE (mech) with 68.33%…will I be able to attain AFCAT exam bcoz of my 12th percent.

  25. Sir i complited my diploma in ece branch and now m b-tech final year. I registered for AFCAT. but there is not 202/18T/PC/M comming in the preference box in step 4. except this all the code are available. So what should i do now sir? please help me

  26. Sir my mother name is written raj bala(with space) on all the certificates but on 10th marksheet it is rajbala(with no space).so sir which one i fill in afcat form.

  27. Sir,
    I’m from Information technology . In form 3 i selected the dept than there are 3 opt asking things like PABT and NCC wing and pilot licence. I didnt wrote PABT exam before and dont know about that. I like to work in ground station is that required even for that? and for other 2 ques i gave no for pilot licence and c certificate. but my form 4 is not coming and saying im not eligible what should i do know? oly with PABT exam i can apply?

  28. Gud eveng sir :) i did B.E in mechanical engineering from goa university , nd as per our university rule ,, engineering class is decided on the basis of aggregate marks scored in 3rd nd 4th yr of engineering ,, so i have 64% in ma degree certificate nd i got first class on ma degree certificate issued by our university ,, so am i eligible to appear for afcat exam ?

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