AFCAT 01/2018 Eligibility Criteria and Requirements

By | December 1, 2017

AFCAT 01/2018 Eligibility Criteria, AFCAT 2 Education Qualification, AFCAT 2018 Age criteria, AFCAT 1 2018 Visual standards criteria details, AFCAT Height & Weight criteria

Starting from January 2018, AFCAT examination will be held online, twice every year. AFCAT 2018 Registrations has begun. Read details and apply online here

AFCAT 1/2018 Exam is scheduled to be conducted in February. AFCAT 1 notification 2018 has already been released and the online application process will be held from 16 December 2017 – 14 January 2018. Those, who wish to apply for AFCAT Recruitment exam, can read here complete eligibility criteria details including Education Qualification, Visual Standards, Age, Weight & Height details.

AFCAT 1/2018 Eligibility Criteria

1) Flying Branch (204/18F/SSC/M & W)

Education qualification

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.

Candidates in both cases, should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths & Physics at 10+2 level.

Age Limit

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).

Visual Standards

(a) Candidates who habitually wear spectacles are not eligible.
(b) Minimum distant vision 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other correctable to 6/6 only for Hyper metropia colour vision CP-1. Hypermetropia: +2.0 d Sph, Manifest Myopia: Nil, Retinoscopic Myopia: -0.5 in any meridian permitted, Astigmatism: + 0.75 D Cyl (with +2.0 D- Max) Maddox Rod Test (i) at 6 meters – Exo-6 prism D, Eso-6 prism D, Hyper-1 prism D, Hypo-1 prism (ii) at 33 cms – Exo-16 prism D, Eso-6 prism D, Hyper-1 prism D, Hypo-1 prism D. Hand held stereoscope – All of BSV Grades. Convergence – upto 10 cm. Cover test for distant and near – Lateral divergence/convergence recovery rapid and complete. Binocular Vision – Must possess good binocular vision (fusion and stereopsis with good amplitude and depth).

Height & Weight

(a) Height: 162.5 cms, Leg Length: Min – 99 cms, Max -120 cms. Thigh Length : Max – 64 cms, Sitting Height : Min – 81.5 cms.
Max – 96 cms.
(b) Weight: Proportionate to the height and age.
(c) Applicable for Men & Women both.

2) Ground Duty (Technical) Branch (203/18T/PC/M and 203/18T/SSC/M & W)

Education qualification

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 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:- (aa) Communication Engineering (ab) Computer Engineering/Technology (ac) Computer Engineering & Application (ad) Computer Science and Engineering/Technology (ae) Electrical and Computer Engineering (af) Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ag) Electrical Engineering (ah) Electronics Engineering/Technology (aj) Electronics Science and Engineering (ak) Electronics (al) Electronics and Communication Engineering (am) Electronics and Computer Science (an) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (ao) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave) (ap) Electronics and Computer Engineering (aq) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering (ar) Electronics Instrument & Control (as) Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering (at) Instrumentation & Control Engineering (au) Instrument & Control Engineering (av) Information Technology.

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 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:- (aa) Aerospace Engineering (ab) Aeronautical Engineering (ac) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (ad) Mechanical Engineering (ae) Mechanical Engineering and Automation (af) Mechanical Engineering (Production) (ag) Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance) (ah) Mechatronics (aj) Industrial Engineering.

Age Limit

20 to 26 years as on 01.01.2019 i.e. born between 02.01.1993 to 01.01.1999 (both dates inclusive).

Visual Standards

Maximum Limits of Refractive Error

  • Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Sph
  • Myopia: -3.50 D Sph
  • Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl

Visual Acuity Errors: Corrected visual acuity should be 6/9 in each eye. Wearing of glasses will be compulsory when advised.

Colour Vision: CP-II

Height & Weight

(a) Height: The minimum acceptable height for male candidates is 157.5 cms. For women candidates minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. (For Gorkhas and individual belonging to hills of North- Eastern region of India, Garhwali and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height will be by 2 cms less. Applicable to men and women).

(b) Weight: Proportionate to the height and age.

3) Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branch (203/18G/PC/M and 203/18G/SSC/M & W)

Education qualification

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.

Accounts: B. Com. degree (Minimum three years 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 a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate all papers put together in Post Graduation (Minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in graduation (both recognised by UGC / Competent Accreditation
Authority).

Age Limit

20 to 26 years as on 01.01.2019 i.e. born between 02.01.1993 to 01.01.1999 (both dates inclusive).

Visual Standards

Administration

Maximum Limits of Refractive Error

  • Hypermetropia: +2.0 D Sph
  • Myopia: -0.5 D Sph
  • Astigmatism: +0.5 D Cyl

Visual Acuity Errors: A minimum to 6/9 in each eye correctable to 6/6 in each eye. Wearing of glasses will be compulsory when visual acuity is below 6/6.

Colour Vision: CP-I

Logistics, Accounts, and Education

Maximum Limits of Refractive Error

  • Hypermetropia: +3.5 D Sph
  • Myopia: -3.50 D Sph
  • Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl

Visual Acuity Errors: Corrected visual acuity should be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye. Wearing of glasses will be compulsory.

Colour Vision: CP-III

Height & Weight

(a) Height: The minimum acceptable height for male candidates is 157.5 cms. For women candidates minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. (For Gorkhas and individual belonging to hills of North- Eastern region of India,
Garhwali and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height will be by 2 cms less. Applicable to men and women).

(b) Weight: Proportionate to the height and age.

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

Criteria for post-LASIK surgery for all branches (Flying/Ground Duty (tech)/ Ground Duty (Non-tech) are as follows:-

(i) Candidates who have undergone PRK (Photo Refractive Keratotomy)/LASIK (Laser in Situ Keratotomileusis) may be considered fit for commissioning in Air Force all branches.
(ii) Post PRK/LASIK candidates must meet the visual requirements required for the branch as laid down in Para 3.12.5.2 IAP 4303(4th edition).
(iii) The following criteria must be satisfied prior to selecting post-PRK/LASIK at the time of Air Force Medical Examination.
(aa) PRK/LASIK surgery should not have been carried out before the age of 20 years.
(ab) The axial length of the eye should not be more than 25.5 mm as measured by IOL master.
(ac) Atleast 12 months should have elapsed post uncomplicated stable PRK/LASIK with no history or evidence of any complication.
(ad) The post LASIK corneal thickness as measured by a corneal pachymeter should not less than 450 microns.
(ae) Individuals with high refractive errors (>6D) prior to LASIK are to be excluded.
(af) Radial Keratotomy (RK) surgery for correction of refractive errors are not permitted for any Air Force duties. Candidates having undergone cataract surgery with or without IOL implants will also be declared unfit.

Note: LLB qualified candidates (after commissioning) may get an opportunity to be employed on legal duties of the IAF.

Candidates appearing in final year/semester examinations may apply for all courses commencing in July 2018 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 AFSB.
(b) Candidates should be able to provide provisional/original degree certificate issued by University latest by 15 June 2018.

2 thoughts on “AFCAT 01/2018 Eligibility Criteria and Requirements

  1. Ram

    Age relaxation for reserved candidates is not mentioned. Tell me that

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