Check your Eligibility for AFCAT 2 2022 Exam

By Vivek Chauhan|Updated : March 15th, 2022

AFCAT Exam 2022: The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducts the AFCAT exam twice a year, and millions of students attempt to pass it to enter a reputed Air Force Academy and receive a commission as an Indian Air Force Officer. AFCAT exam date is scheduled to take place in August/Sept 2022.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) conducts the AFCAT exam twice a year, and millions of students attempt to pass it to enter a reputed Air Force Academy and receive a commission as an Indian Air Force Officer. This exam has opened up the potential of both male and female candidates working in an exciting profession, which is appropriate for the young brains and flexibility of this dynamic generation.

  

 

AFCAT 2 Eligibility 2022

AFCAT eligibility 2022 varies for the technical and non-technical branches. Candidates must ensure that they satisfy the entire AFCAT eligibility criteria as stated by the officials of IAF. Failing to fulfill the AFCAT eligibility criteria will disqualify you to appear for the AFCAT 2022 examination. Thus, go through the detailed AFCAT eligibility criteria given below to meet the required AFCAT eligibility norms.

1) Nationality:

The candidate opting to apply for AFCAT 2 2022 exam must be a citizen of India as per the Indian citizenship act, 1955.

2) Age Limit Criteria 

CategoryMinimum AgeMaximum Age
Flying Branch through AFCAT & NCC Special Entry20 years24 years
Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch26 years

3) Marital Status: 

Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course. Widows/ Widowers and divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible.

4) Educational Qualification

CategoryEducational Qualification
Flying Branch

50% marks in each maths & physics of Class 12 along with a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

OR

B. Tech degree from a recognized university with 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 recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Ground Duty (Technical) BranchMinimum 50% 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.
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum 3 years degree course) in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks.

AFCAT Height Standards for the Flying Branch of IAF

Below are the maximum and minimum accepted height for male & female candidates for the flying branch of the IAF. No concession is given to any candidate in these parameters.

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Parameter

Min. (in cms)

Max (in cms)

Acceptable Height

162.5

--

Leg Length

99

120

Thigh Length

--

64

Sitting Height

81.5

96

AFCAT Height Standards for Ground Duty Branch of IAF

The height standards for male & female candidates for the Ground Duty (i.e. Technical / Non-Technical) branch of the Indian Air Force can be found given below.

Parameter

Min. (in cms)

Max. (in cms)

Acceptable Height for Males

157.5

--

Acceptable Height for Females

152

--

The IAF provides a concession to the following specific category of candidates in this branch. The minimum accepted heights for the following kinds of candidates can be 2 cms less than the specified standards.

  • Gorkhas
  • Individuals belonging to:
    • hills of North-Eastern Region
    • Garhwal Region
    • Kumaon Region

1. AFCAT Height Vs Weight Standards for Male Candidates

The below table provides the height weight standard for the candidates as measured against their heights and age range. The male candidates can refer to the below table to find what should be their weight for the AFCAT for their height & age.

Height (in cm)

Without Shoes

Weight (in Kgs) for Age Range (in Years)

15-17

18-22

23-27

28-32 years

33-37years

152

46

47

50

54

54

153

47

47

51

55

55

154

47

48

51

56

56

155

48

49

52

56

56

156

48

49

53

57

57

157

49

50

54

58

58

158

49

50

54

58

58

159

50

51

55

59

59

160

51

52

56

59

60

161

51

52

56

60

60

162

52

53

57

61

61

163

52

54

58

61

62

164

53

54

59

62

63

165

53

55

59

63

63

166

54

56

60

63

64

167

54

56

61

64

65

168

55

57

61

65

65

169

55

57

62

65

66

170

56

58

63

66

67

171

56

59

64

66

68

172

57

59

64

67

68

173

58

60

65

68

69

174

58

61

66

68

70

175

59

61

66

69

71

176

59

62

67

70

71

177

60

62

68

70

72

178

60

63

69

71

73

179

61

64

69

72

73

180

61

64

70

72

74

181

62

65

71

73

75

182

62

66

72

74

76

183

63

66

72

74

76

184

64

67

73

75

77

185

64

68

74

75

78

186

65

68

74

76

78

187

65

69

75

77

79

188

66

69

76

77

80

189

66

70

77

78

81

190

67

71

77

79

81

191

67

71

78

79

82

192

68

72

79

80

82

193

68

73

79

81

83

Standard Deviation

6

6.3

7.1

6.6

6.9

2. AFCAT Height Vs Weight Standards for Females

The standard prescribed weight of female candidates according to their heights & age range can be found in the table below.

Height (in cm) Without Shoes

Age Range (in Years) / Weight (in Kgs)

20-25 Years

26-30 Years

148

43

46

149

44

47

150

45

48

151

45

48

152

46

49

153

47

50

154

47

50

155

48

51

156

49

52

157

49

53

158

50

53

159

51

54

160

51

55

161

52

55

162

52

56

163

53

57

164

54

57

165

54

58

166

55

59

167

56

60

168

56

60

169

57

61

170

58

62

171

58

62

172

59

63

173

59

64

174

60

64

175

61

65

176

61

66

177

62

67

178

63

67

Standard Deviation

5

5

AFCAT Visual (Eye) Standards for Different Branches

The Indian Air Force also checks the eyes of a candidate for any kind of defect. The candidates applying for IAF are required to have a good vision as per the standards specified by the AFCAT. The visual standard specified by the IAF for its various branches can be found in the table below.

Branch

Maximum Limits of Refractive Error

Visual Acuity Errors

Colour Vision

F(P) including WSOs

Hypermetropia: + 2.0D Sph

Manifest Myopia: Nil

Retinoscopic myopia: -0.5 in any meridian permitted

Astigmatism: + 0.75D Cyl (within + 2.0D Max)

6/6 in one eye & 6/9 in other, correctable to

6/6 only for

Hypermetropia

CP-I

Aircrew other than F(P)

Hypermetropia: +3.5D Sph

Myopia: -2.0D Sph

Astigmatism: + 0.75D Cyl

6/24 in one eye &

6/36 in other,

correctable to 6/6 & 6/9

CP-I

Adm/ Adm (ATC)/Adm (FC)

Hypermetropia: + 3.5D Sph

Myopia: -3.5D Sph

Astigmatism: + 2.5D Cyl in any meridian

Corrected visual

acuity should be

6/9 in each eye.

CP-II

AE(M) AE(L)

Hypermetropia: + 3.5 D Sph

Myopia: -3.50 D Sph

Astigmatism: + 2.5D Cyl in any meridian

Corrected visual

acuity must be

6/9 in each eye.

Wearing of glasses

will be compulsory

when advised

CP-II

Met

Hypermetropia: + 3.5 D Sph

Myopia: -3.50 D Sph

Astigmatism: + 2.50 D Cyl

Corrected visual

acuity must be

6/6 in the better eye

and 6/18 in the worse

eye. Wearing of

Glasses will be

compulsory

CP-II

Accts or

Lgs or Edn

Hypermetropia: + 3.5 D Sph

Myopia: -3.50 D Sph

Astigmatism: + 2.50 D Cyl

Corrected visual

acuity must be

6/6 in the better eye

and 6/18 in the worse

eye. Wearing of

Glasses will be

compulsory

CP-III

AFCAT Standard of Ocular Muscle Balance for Flying Duties

Sr. No.

Test

Fit

Temporary Unfit

Permanently Unfit

1

Maddox Rod Test at 6 meters

Exo- 6 Prism D Eso- 6 Prism D Hyper- 1 Prism D Hypo- 1 Prism D

Exo- Greater than 6 prism D Eso- Greater than 6 prism D Hyper- Greater than 1 prism D Hypo- Greater than 1 prism D

Uniocular suppression Hyper or Hypo more than 2 prism D

2

Maddox Rod Test at 33 cm

Exo-16 Prism D Eso- 6 Prism D Hyper- 1 Prism D Hypo- 1 Prism D

Exo- Greater than 16 prism D Eso- Greater than 6 prism D Hyper- Greater than 1 prism D Hypo- Greater than 1 prism D

Uniocular suppression Hyper or Hypo more than 2 prism D

3

Handheld Stereoscope

All of the BSV grades

Poor Fusional reserves

Absence of SMP, fusion Stereopsis

4

Convergence

Up to 10 cm

Up to 15 cm with effort

Greater than 15 cm with effort

5

Cover Test for Distance and Near

Latent divergence or convergence recovery rapid and complete

Compensated heterophoria or  trophia likely to improve with treatment or persisting even after treatment

Compensated heterophoria

 Regarding Tattoos & Narcotics:

Tattoos

Narcotics

  • The permanent body tattoos are only permitted on the inner face of the forearm (i.e. from inside of the elbow to the wrist) and on the reverse side of the palm or back (i.e. dorsal) side of the hand.
  • Permanent body tattoos on any other part of the body are not acceptable.
  • The tribes with tattoo marks on the face or body according to their existing customs & traditions will be permitted on a case-to-case basis.
  • The possession of narcotics is banned. The candidate may be tested for the presence of drugs in their body during medicals & subsequently during training or service career as an officer.
  • If a candidate is found to be using or in possession of narcotics during any time of training or service career, the candidate would be disqualified from joining the IAF or be removed from service if already joined.

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