AFCAT 2 2021: Exam Date, Admit Card, Analysis, Cutoff, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

AFCAT 2 2021: Exam Date, Admit Card, Analysis, Cutoff, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

ByNaveen Singh  |  Updated on: Aug 30, 2021AFCAT 2 2021 Notification out now. AFCAT 2 exam date is also conveyed through the AFCAT 2 Notification PDF at the official website of the Indian Air Force. Check out all the details about the exam such as the new exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility, and more.
AFCAT 2 2021 Notification out now. AFCAT 2 exam date is also conveyed through the AFCAT 2 Notification PDF at the official website of the Indian Air Force. Check out all the details about the exam such as the new exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility, and more.
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Important Dates
AFCAT 2 Exam Date 2021  -Aug 28, 2021- Aug 30, 2021

AFCAT 2 Latest Updates 2021

AFCAT 2 2021 Admit Card Out! Indian Air Force has released that the AFCAT admit card 2021 on the official website of AFCAT. Candidates who have applied for the recruitment of AFCAT (02/2021) can now download the hall ticket from the official website. The direct link to AFCAT 2 admit card 2021 download is also updated here. 

Candidates need to use the AFCAT Login details such as the Email ID and password to get the AFCAT 2 call letter pdf.  The AFCAT 2 2021 exam date is scheduled to be held on the 28th, 29th & 30th August 2021.

AFCAT 2 Admit Card 2021, Download Here!

LatestAFCAT 2 Exam Analysis 30th August 2021 (All Shifts)

Indian Air Force had rolled out the AFCAT 2 official notification PDF 2021 inviting online applications from Young (Men and Women) who want to join Indian Air Force as a Grade-A Gazetted Officer in Flying, Ground duty (Technical), Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches. Recently, the AFCAT 2 2021 application correction window opened, thus you can edit your application form in case you want to make any changes. 

AFCAT 2 2021 Notification PDF with the detailed advertisement is published on 01st June 2021 for Commissioned Officer 334 vacancies by the officials of the Indian Air Force at their official website. The AFCAT application form schedule is also notified along with the AFCAT 2 2021 notification.

AFCAT 2 2021 Short Notification PDF, Download Here!

As per the previous notice, women candidates can now apply for AFCAT 2021 exam in the non-technical branch. Below you can check out the AFCAT 2021 latest notice PDF released by the official authorities of the Indian Air Force.

AFCAT 2021 Latest Notice PDF, Download Here!

AFCAT 2 Latest Updates:

  • 28th August 2021: AFCAT 2 2021 exam conducted successfully for 3 days.
  • 20th August 2021: AFCAT 2 2021 admit card released.
  • 19th August 2021: AFCAT 2 Admit Card 2021 to be released on 20 August 2021. 
  • 26th July 2021: AFCAT 2 2021 Application Form Correction started!
  • 01st June 2021: AFCAT 2 2021 notification PDF released.
  • 24th May 2021: AFCAT 2 short notice PDF 2021 released.

AFCAT 1 Latest Updates:

  • 09th March 2021: AFCAT 1 2021 result released officially.
  • 20th February 2021: AFCAT 1 2021 exam conducted successfully. Check AFCAT 1 2021 exam analysis here.
  • 05th February 2021: AFCAT 1 2021 admit card out at the official website of IAF.
  • 23rd December 2020: AFCAT latest notice for women candidates admission in the technical branch.
  • 01st December 2020: AFCAT 1 2021 Apply Online link activated.
  • 01st December 2020: AFCAT 1 2021 Notification PDF released officially.

AFCAT 2 Notification 2021

AFCAT 2 2021 Notification PDF released for various flying, technical & non-technical branches by the Indian Air Force. AFCAT 2 notification is declared for 334 vacancies at various branches at the official website of the Indian Air Force.

The AFCAT 2 2021 exam date is tentatively scheduled to be conducted on 28th, 29th & 30th August 2021. The online application link for AFCAT online application dates is also conveyed through the official notification and is activated from 01st June 2021 onwards.

AFCAT 2 notification 2021 is released for the post of officers into Indian Air Force for various entries such as:

  • Flying Branch (Pilot)
  • Ground Duty Technical (Electrical, Mechanical)
  • Ground Duy Non-Technical (Administration, Logistics)

AFCAT 2 2021 notification PDF contains all the other details such as the important dates, eligibility, selection, exam pattern, syllabus, and more. Thus, this is a wonderful opportunity for the candidates holding graduation degree and wishes to join the Indian Air Force.

AFCAT 2 2021 Notification PDF, Download Here!

What is the Full Form of AFCAT?

AFCAT is an acronym for Air Force Common Admission Test which is a national level examination for selection into Indian Air Force as a Grade A Officer. The AFCAT Exam is conducted twice in a year for recruiting Technical & Non-Technical branches of the Indian Air Force.

AFCAT is applicable for both Male & Female candidates who can be shortlisted for the following branches:

  • Technical Branch - Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science
  • Ground Duty - Logistics, Administration, Accounts

AFCAT is also invited for NCC special entry scheme (flying) and for meteorology. Get updated with the AFCAT 2 exam 2021 latest updates, study plan, and preparation material here.

AFCAT 2 Exam Date 2021

Below you can check out the confirmed AFCAT 2 2021 exam date as released under the official AFCAT notification PDF. Along with it, you can also check out the other dates such as application form dates, admit card dates, and more to prepare accordingly for the AFCAT 2 2021 exam.

Check out the new AFCAT Exam dates 2021 below.

Exam Events

Important Dates

AFCAT 2 2021 Notification Release

01st June 2021

AFCAT application form start date

01st June 2021

Last date to apply online

30th June 2021

AFCAT Admit Card 2021 Date

20th August 2021

AFCAT 2 2021 Exam Date

28th, 29th & 30th August 2021 (tentative)

AFCAT 2 Result 2021

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How to Apply Online for AFCAT 2 2021?

The AFCAT application form correction 2021 is now available at the official website of the Indian Air Force. The direct link to fill the AFCAT 2 2021 application form remained active till 30th June 2021.

Steps to Apply Online for AFCAT 2 2021

Below you will find the step by step guide to apply online for AFCAT 2 2021 exam without any hassle:

  • Visit the official website of the Indian Airforce.
  • On the home page, click on the link to apply online for AFCAT 2 2021 exam.
  • Now fill up the details according to the official documents.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • Now pay the application fee according to your category.
  • Don't forget to print the AFCAT application receipt for future use.

AFCAT Application Fee

AFCAT application fee will be paid online either by Credit/Debit or Net Banking, etc. It is mandatory to submit the application fee in order to get clearance with the application form. Below we have shared the AFCAT application fee to be submitted at the end of the application form.

CategoryApplication Fee
All Categories₹250/-

AFCAT 2 2021 Vacancies

AFCAT 2 2021 vacancies have been announced along with the notification PDF. A total of 334 AFCAT vacancies are rolled out by the Indian Air Force under the AFCAT 2 notification PDF. Previously, AFCAT 1 2021 Notification was released with 235 Officer vacancies in several branches.

However, there are no intake of women in Ground Duty (Non- Technical) posts. Below you can check out the detailed AFCAT 2 2021 vacancies branch-wise distribution for reference:

EntryBranchVacancies* 
AFCATFlyingSSC - 96
Ground Duty (Technical)

AE(L) : PC –20, SSC - 78

AE(M) : PC - 08, SSC - 31

Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

Admin : PC - 10, SSC - 42

Edn: PC - 04, SSC - 17

NCCFlying10% seats out of CDSE (Combined Defence Services Exam) vacancies for PC and10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC 
Meteorology EntryMeteorology Met: PC - 06, SSC - 22
Total Vacancies334 (Vacancies)

AFCAT 2 Eligibility 2021

AFCAT eligibility 2021 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 2021 examination. Thus, go through the detailed AFCAT eligibility criteria given below in order to meet the required AFCAT eligibility norms.

1) Nationality:

The candidate opting to apply for AFCAT 2 2021 exam must be a citizen of India as per the Indian citizenship act, 1955.

2) Age Limit Criteria (as on 01.07.2022):

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 2 Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

For all applicants applying for technical / non-technical posts, the Air Force Common Admission Test is mandatory. There will be 100 questions, each having 3 marks. So the total marks are 300. For each correct answer, the candidate will be awarded 3 marks while for the wrong response, 1 mark will be deducted.

AFCAT Exam Pattern:

Both Papers, AFCAT & EKT are of objective type. The details are shared below:

Exam

Type

Subject

Questions

Marks

Time

AFCAT

Compulsory

  • General Awareness
  • Verbal Ability
  • Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test
  • Numerical Ability

100

300

2 hr

EKT

If Applying for Technical Branch

  • Mechanical
  • Electronics
  • Computer Science

60

180

45 Min

AFCAT Syllabus:

Subject

Syllabus

English

  • Error Detection
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonym/Antonym
  • Vocabulary
  • Idioms & Phrases

General Awareness

  • History
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • General Science
  • Environment
  • Defence
  • Art & Culture
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports

Numerical Ability

  • Decimal
  • Fractions
  • Time & Work
  • Average
  • Profit & Loss
  • Percentage
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Simple Interest
  • Speed, Time & Distance

Reasoning & Military Aptitude

  • Verbal Skills
  • Spatial Ability

Marking Scheme & Standard of AFCAT:

  • For each correct answer, the candidate will be awarded 3 marks
  • For every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
  • There are no negative marks for any unattempted questions.

The Standard of questions of Numerical ability will equivalent to matriculation level. The level of other subjects will be of graduation level.

Syllabus of EKT:

The candidates who wish to appear for Ground Duty Technical Branch need to appear for EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test).

Some topics are common for every branch, which includes Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Drawing & Physics.

The Detailed syllabus is shown below:

Engineering Mathematics: Matrix Algebra, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes, Theorems of integral calculus, Gauss and Green’s theorems. Cauchy’s and Euler’s equations, First order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Complex variables, Taylor’s and Laurent’ series, Sampling theorems, Random variables, Mean, Median, Mode and Standard deviation, Discrete and Continuous Distributions, Fourier transform, Laplace transforms, Z-transform.

Engineering Physics: Description of Motion in One, Two and Three Dimensions, Units for measurement, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Electrostatics, Electric Current, Heat and Thermodynamics, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Magnetism, Ray Optics and Optical Instruments, Laws of Motion

Engineering Drawing: Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting, Projection of straight line, planes and solids, Isometric Projection, Sectional Views of solids, Full section, Intersection of surfaces

The AFCAT syllabus for each branch is given below:

Branch

Subject

Computer Science Engineering

  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Electronic Devices
  • Computer Networks
    Network Theory Design
  • Switching Theory
  • Information Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Control Engineering
  • Telecommunication Systems
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Antenna and Wave Propagation
  • Radar Theory
  • Instrumentation

Electronic Engineering

  • Analog and Digital Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Devices
  • Control Engineering
  • Telecommunication Systems
  • Microwave Engineering
  • Antenna and Wave Propagation
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks
  • Network Theory Design
  • Switching Theory
  • Information Technology

Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Aircraft Structures
  • Theory of Machines,
  • Fluid mechanics/Hydraulic Machines
  • Manufacturing Science
  • Materials Science
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Flight Mechanics
  • Aerodynamics

Along with the knowledge of the syllabus, candidates are required to follow the detailed AFCAT Study Plan (Daily updated) and some important maths formulae for effective preparation.

AFCAT Selection Process 2021

AFCAT selection process is divided into three different stages by the officials of the Indian Air Force. Below you can check the AFCAT selection process as stated under AFCAT 2021 recruitment notification:

  1. AFCAT Exam
  2. SSB Interview/Personality Test
  3. Medical Examination
  4. Final Merit List

AFCAT 2 Salary & Job Profile 2021

Below you can have a look at the detailed job profile and salary of Indian Air Officer under each branch allotted after clearing the AFCAT exam.

Job Profile of Indian Air Force Officer

Branch

Departments

Flying

  • Helicopter
  • Fighter
  • Transport

Ground Duty (Technical)

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical

Ground Duty (Non- Technical)

  • Administration
  • Logistics
  • Education
  • Meteorology
  • Accounts

Salary of Indian Air Force Officer

During training, a stipend of Rs. 52,600 will be paid to trainees of the Indian Air Force. The total duration of the training for AFCAT is 1 year.

The is the latest breakdown of AFCAT salary for a commissioned officer (Per Month)

  • Pay Band ( all Branches ) –₹ 56,100 Per Month
  • Level 10 in the Pay Matrix: VIIth CPC – 56,100-1,10,700
  • Military Service Pay:- ₹ 15,500 Per Month
  • Flying Branch: Rs. 11,250 per month
  • Technical Branch Officers: Rs. 2,500 per month
  • In addition to these, officers are also entitled to other allowances such as Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, etc

Other Benefits:

  • Accommodation
  • Leave travel concessions
  • Leave- An annual leave of 60 days & casual leave of 20 days per year
  • Secured camp life
  • Institute and Messes membership
  • School facilities
  • Recreational and sports facilities
  • Rail concessions
  • CSD facilities

In addition to this, there are various allowances:

  • Dearness Allowance
  • Ration Money
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Special Duty Allowance
  • Dress Allowance
  • Medical Allowance
  • Hardship Allowance

Ranks of Indian Army

Ranks of Indian Navy

Ranks of Indian Air Force

Lieutenant General GOC in C's Scale)

Vice Admiral (FOC-in-C's Scale)

Air Marshal (AOC-in-C's Scale)

Lieutenant General(HAG)

Vice Admiral(HAG)

Air Marshal(HAG)

Major General

Rear Admiral

Air Vice-Marshal

Brigadier

Commodore

Air Commodore

Colonel

Captain

Group Captain

Lieutenant Colonel

Commander

Wing Commander

Major

Lieutenant Commander

Squadron Leader

Captain

Lieutenant

Flight Lieutenant

AFCAT Career Growth

A career in the Indian Air Force is full of possibilities for defence aspirants as it includes both technical and non-technical branches. Trained in diverse areas and settings, you are prepared to meet all the difficulties you face in the fast-paced lives of the Air Force.

Being an Officer in the Indian Air Force, the sky is the limit for you. You start your career as a Flying Officer and can rise to the rank of Air Marshal.

The chosen one from the Flying Branch becomes the head of the family, i.e. The Chief of the Air Staff. Rank structure for commissioned officers are:

Junior Level:

  1. Flying Officer (FG OFFR): Flying Officer is the first rank in the Indian Air Force, which is worn after successful completion of training.
  2. Flight Lieutenant (FLT LT): Flight Lieutenant is the next rank in the Indian Air Force hierarchy, where you play an important role as a member of a cohesive team.

Executive Level:

  1. Squadron Leader (SQN LDR): The Squadron Leader undertakes many duties to take on greater duties under your wings. You are now a supervisor at the senior level.
  2. Wing Commander (WG CDR): The Wing Commander, the next greater rank, assumes extra duties for the greater grounds.
  3. Group Captain (GP CPT): Taking charge of men and management, you as a Group Captain may command a medium-sized Air Force Station or be an important link in the decision-making mechanism at various IAF formations.

Director Level:

  1. Air Commodore (AIR CMDE): An Air Commodore is the next rank and as a Principal Director, you may command a large Air Force Station, or hold Staff Appointments (Senior Level) at Air HQ/Command HQ.
  2. Air Vice-Marshal (AIR VICE MSHL): Only the daring few climb this high in the Air Force hierarchy. An Air Vice Marshal is responsible for taking strategic decisions.
  3. Air Marshal (AIR MSHL): It is one step below the top of the ladder, the Air Marshal commands a lot of power.

Cheif:

  1. Air Cheif Marshal: Being an Officer in the Indian Air Force, the sky is the limit for you. You start your career as a Flying Officer and can rise to the rank of Air Marshal. The chosen one from the Flying Branch becomes the head of the family, i.e. The Chief of the Air Staff.

AFCAT 2 Preparation 2021

Candidates required reliable preparation material and a study plan in order to clear the AFCAT 2 exam. Below we are providing study material that you must follow:

AFCAT Books

The syllabus of AFCAT is vast, especially for those who are appearing for Ground Duty Technical Branch, as they have to appear for both AFCAT & EKT Here is a list of books for the AFCAT which will cover your syllabus and boost your preparation:

Subject

Books

Reasoning

Manohar Pandey, RS Aggarwal

General Science

Lucent

Political Science

Laxmikant

Modern History

Spectrum

Ancient History & Medival History

Old NCERT (Ancient History by RS Sharma; Medieval History -Satish Chandra)

Economics

Shankar Ganesh

Geography

New NCERT

English (for Paper-II)

Objective English - RS Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude

Arun Sharma

Current Affairs

Last 10 months

Apart from this for English, you need to practice at least one essay daily and check for grammatical errors, the relevance of the content, etc.

AFCAT Question Papers

To know the actual trend of the examination such as the types of questions asked along with the difficulty level, it is important to practice previous year question papers. Thus, to score better in the upcoming AFCAT 2 2021 exam, you must practice the AFCAT previous year question papers and improve the chances of selection.

AFCAT Mock Test

To check your preparedness for the exam, it is important to practice the AFCAT mock test. Solving the AFCAT test series will help you work on your weak areas and improve them subsequently. Moreover, you will be able to improve your speed and accuracy level to beat the competition in the AFCAT 2021 exam.

AFCAT Online Coaching 

Preparing online with AFCAT coaching classes at BYJU'S Exam Prep will enable you to prepare in a structured manner for the upcoming AFCAT 2021 exam. The AFCAT Online Coaching Classes are taken by expert faculty members holding decades of experience.

You have the opportunity to get your doubts solved in real-time and practice 1000+ questions along with several mock tests and study material PDFs to prepare effectively and beat the competition.

Read here detailed AFCAT Preparation Tips 2021

How to Download AFCAT Admit Card 2021?

AFCAT 2 admit card 2021 is now available by the Indian Air Force at their official site. Candidates with successful online registration will only be able to download the AFCAT admit card. Candidates can login to the AFCAT call letter page using the registration details such as registration number and password as received while applying for the examination.

However, below, we have shared the direct link to download the AFCAT 2 call letter for your convenience.

AFCAT 2 Admit Card 2021, Download Now!

Steps to download to AFCAT Admit Card 2021

  • Visit the official website of the Indian Air Force.
  • On the home page itself, you will find AFCAT 2 Admit Card 2021.
  • Click on the link.
  • Now, enter the required credentials such as registration no. & password.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • A new tab will open, showing your AFCAT Admit Card 2021.
  • Save & download 2 copies of AFCAT Admit Card 2021.

AFCAT Result 2021

AFCAT 1 2021 result out! Indian Air Force has officially released the AFCAT 1 result on their official website. Candidates who appeared for the exam can now download the AFCAT 1 result 2021 through the direct link shared below. With the release of AFCAT 2 Result 2020the recruitment for the year has been closed now.

AFCAT 1 Result 2021, Download Here!

AFCAT 2 result 2021 will be announced after the successful completion of the exam at the official website of the Indian Air Force. Only the candidates who appeared for the exam will be eligible to view the result status of the AFCAT 2 2021 exam.

Make sure you have the registration number and password in order to access the result page. We will avail you with the direct link to download the AFCAT result as soon as it is available on the official website of the Indian Air Force. Stay tuned.

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Naveen SinghNaveen SinghMember since Jan 2019
Recommended twice for Indian Army in 2011 & 2017. Cleared NDA, CDSE, AFCAT, CAPF Exams.
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  • AFCAT exam is conducted twice a year.

  • You can apply through the official website of AFCAT.

  • To prepare in a smarter manner for AFCAT 2021 exam, practice the AFCAT mock test series. These tests are prepared by our expert educators in a manner to help you score better in the exam with ease.

  • AFCAT 2021 exam is a tough exam, as Indian Air force has marked several standards to pick the best. But as we know, if prepared well nothing can stop you from achieving your goals.

  • During training, a stipend of ₹ 52,600 is paid to trainees of the Indian Air Force.

  • Attempting 180+ along with accuracy can be considered as a good score in AFCAT exam.

  • The maximum age limit for the candidates is 24 years for Flying Branch and 26 years for Ground Duty.

  • Yes, you are eligible for a flying branch in the AFCAT exam after Class 12.

  • Yes, Females are also eligible to apply for both the posts i.e. Flying Branch and Ground Duty under AFCAT recruitment.

  • There is no limit of attempts in the AFCAT exam, you can appear numerous times until the age limit is crossed.

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