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Airforce AFCAT 2020 Notification Out!!

1 December 2019

December 2019

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Indian Air Force (IAF) had released the detailed notification for AFCAT (1) 2020 exam on December 1. According to the notification, the online test of AFCAT is scheduled to be conducted on February 22 and 23, 2020. Interested candidates could fill AFCAT application form 2020 online from December 1 to 30, 2019.

AFCAT Dates 2020

AFCAT 2020 events

AFCAT 2020 dates

Release of short notification

November 23, 2019

Release of detailed notification

December 1, 2019

AFCAT application form 2020

December 1, 2019

Last date to apply

December 30, 2019

AFCAT exam

February 22 and 23, 2020

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates who are willing to take AFCAT 2020 must check, whether they fulfil the desired eligibility criteria or not. The brief eligibility criterion for different branches/courses is mentioned below for your reference. 

Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit: It varies as per the branch viz.

  • Flying Branch (AFCAT & NCC Entry): 20 – 24 years as on January 1, 2021.
  • Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical): 20 – 26 years as on January  1, 2021.
  • The DOB accepted by the IAF is that entered in the Matriculation or Secondary School Leaving Certificate or in a certificate recognized by an Indian University.

Marital Status:

  • Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course.
  • Widows/ Widowers and divorcees below 25 years are also not eligible. 

Education Qualification:

  • Flying Branch: minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level.
  •  Graduation with a minimum of 3 years degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks.

Indian Air Force Group X & Y Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2020

Exam Pattern : 



Mode of Exam

Online i.e. computer-based

No. of Questions


Maximum Marks


Duration of Exam

2 Hours

Sections in Paper

General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

Negative Marking

1 mark

AFCAT Syllabus

As per the notification, the standard of Numerical Ability Questions will be of Matriculation level. Whereas, the questions in other subjects will be of graduation level (Indian University).  A brief of AFCAT syllabus is listed below:

  • English –  Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms, and Phrases.
  • General Awareness –  History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc.
  • Numerical Ability – Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams).
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test – Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.