Indian airforce AFCAT 2020 Online Form

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Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in January 2021 for grant of short service commission (SSC) in flying branch and permanent commission (pc) and short service commission (SSC) in-ground duty (technical and non-technical) branches. online applications are also invited for grant of pc/ssc for NCC special entry scheme (for the flying branch).

Branches, course number and vacancies details

Total vacancy -249

AFCAT entry

BranchCourse nameVacancies
Flying209/21F/SSC/ M & FSSC-60
Ground Duty
208/21T/SSC/M & W
AE(L) :PC-40, SSC-26
AE(M) :PC-23, SSC-16
Ground Duty
208/21G/SSC/M & W
Admin :PC-24, SSC-16
Accts :PC-14, ssc-10
Lgs :PC-12, SSC-08

NCC Special entry

209/21F/SSC/M & W
10% Seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.

Indian airforce AFCAT 2020 Types of commission.

(a) PC for men

  • Candidates joining as pc officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation as per their branch and rank.

(b) SSC for men & women

  • The engagement period for flying branch SSC officers is fourteen years from the date of commissioning (Non-extendable)
  • The initial tenure for SSC officers in ground duty (tech and non-tech) branches would be for a period of ten years. an extension of four years may be granted subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability, and merit.

Indian airforce AFCAT 2020 Online Form Age limit

(a) Flying branch. 20 to 24 years as on 01 January 2021 i.e born between 02 January 1997 to 01 January 2021 .upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current commercial pilot license issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 January to 1995 to 01 January 2001 (both dates inclusive).

(b) Ground Duty ( technical/non-technical) branches. 20 to26 years as on 01 January 2021 i.e born between 02 January 1995 to 01 January 2001 (both dates inclusive).


Entry TypeBranch nameAge LimitEligibility
AFCAT EntryFlying20-24 as on 01/01/2021Bachelor Degree in Any Stream with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 Level / B.E / B.Tech Course
Ground Duty Technical20-26 Age Between 02/01/1995 to 01/01/2001Aeronautical Engineering Electronics : 10+2 Intermediate Minimum 60% Marks in Physics and Math and Minimum 4 Year Graduation / Integrated PG Degree in Engineering / TechnologyAeronautical Engineering Mechanical : Candidates with Minimum 60% Marks Each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 Level and 4 Year Engineering / Technology Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering or Equivalent Degree

Ground Duty Non Technical Eligibility Details

Entry TypeBranch nameAge LimitEligibility
AFCAT EntryAdministration and Logistics20-26 yearsBachelor Degree in Any Stream with at Least Minimum 60% Marks
Physical Eligibility
Height Male : 157.5 CMS | Female : 152 CM
AFCAT EntryAccounts20-26 yearsBachelor Degree in Commerce B.Com with at Least Minimum 60% Marks
Physical Eligibility
Height Male : 157.5 CMS | Female : 152 CMS
AFCAT EntryEducation20-26 yearsMBA / MCA / MA / M.Sc Degree at Least Minimum 50% Marks
Physical Eligibility
Height Male : 157.5 CMS | Female : 152 CMS
AFCAT EntryMeteorology20-26 yearsMaster Degree in Any Stream in Any Recognized University in India.
NCC Special EntryFlying20-24 yearsNCC Air Wing Senior Division ā€™Cā€™ certificate and Other Details as per Flying Branch Eligibility

Indian airforce AFCAT 2020 Important dates

  • Application Begin: 01/12/2019
  • Last Date for Apply Online: 30/12/2019
  • Last Date Pay Exam Fee: 30/12/2019
  • Exam Date: Notified Soon
  • Admit Card Available: Notified Soon

Those Candidates who are interested in joining Indian airforce AFCAT must be read full detailed notification before apply online.

Indian airforce AFCAT application Fee structure

  • AFCAT Entry: 250/- for All Candidates
  • NCC Special Entry : 0/-
  • Pay the Examination Fee Through Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, E ā€“ Challan.

Indian airforce AFCAT important Link

Apply OnlineClick Here
Download full NotificationClick Here
Official Website IAFClick Here


RankPay as per Defense MatrixLevelMSP
Flying OfficerRs. 56100-11070010Rs. 15500

NOTE: flight cadets shall receive a fixed stipend of Rs. 56100/- per month during last one year training

Physical standards

  • The minimum acceptable height for men and women candidates in Flying Branch is 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 (No concession for age/ sex/ region).
  • The minimum acceptable height for male candidates in Ground Duty (Technical/Non-technical) Branch is 157.5 cms. For women candidates, the minimum acceptable height is 152 cms. (For Gorkhas and individuals belonging to hills of North-Eastern region of India, Garhwal, and Kumaon, the minimum acceptable height will be 5 cms less. In the case of candidates from Lakshadweep, the minimum acceptable height will be 2 cms less than what is applicable to men and women respectively).


permanent body tattoos are only permitted on inner face forearms (from inside of elbow to the wrist) and on the reverse side of palm/back (dorsal) side of the hand. permanent body tattoos on any other parts of the body are not acceptable. tribes with tattoos marks on the face or body as per their existing customs and traditions will be permitted on a case to case basis


use/possession of narcotics is banned candidate may be tested for presence of drugs in the body during medicals and subsequently during training/service career as an officer if candidates is found to be using in possessions of narcotics during any time of training/service career, candidate would be debarred from joining the Indian air force or be removed from service if already joined.

Physical condition:

you are advised to be physically fit when you report for SSB in order to be to undergo the tests at AFSB you should aim to achieve an ability to run 01 miles (1.6 km) in 10 mins do 10 pushups and 03 chin-ups. prospective candidates are also advised to keep themselves in good physical condition to adapt to physical training at AFA which encompasses running swimming rope climbing and other forms of physical training/conditioning in which they would undergo mandatory tests during training.

Martial status:

candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the courses widow/widowers and divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible.


Rs. 75 lakhs insurance cover(on contribution) is applicable to serving officers. additional covers of Rs12 lakhs contribution) is applicable to flying branch officers.

QUERY related to Indian airforce AFCAT 2020 Online Form

For queries related to conduct of online examination, registration process and admit card contact 020-25503106 or E-MAIL [email protected] for queries regarding allotment of AFSB centres date of AFSB interview, merit list and joining instruction contacts 011-23010231 Extn 7610 or Toll-free number 1800-11-2448 .

you can download module question paper with answers from here . CLICK HERE QUESTION PAPERS ALONG WITH ANSWER KEY .

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