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Indian Air Force AFCAT 01/2023 Notification Details

The Indian Air Force has published the notification for AFCAT Exam (01/2023) to recruit Flying Officers for its Flying, Ground Duty (Technical / Non Technical) and Meteorology Branches. Total vacancies notified through this notification are 258

Vacancies notified through AFCAT 01/2023 both include Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission entries. Online applications for these posts will start from 01st December 2022 and the link of online application will reman open till 30th December 2022. Any Fresh Graduate, Engineering Graduate or Final Year Student can apply online for these post.

Notification Details
Organisation Name
Indian Air Force
Recruitment Exam Name
Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) – 01/2023 Batch
Post Notified
Flying Officer
Recruitment Type
Permanent Job
Recruitment Category
Defence Jobs

Salary / Pay Scale for Flying Officer Recruited Through AFCAT In Indian Air Force

7th pay Commission Level 10 (Rs. 56,100/- as Basic Pay + Various Allowances as applicable)

Vacancy Details for AFCAT 01/2023

Total vacancies notified by the Indian Air Force for AFCAT 01/2023 Entry are 258. Entry wise vacancy details are mentioned in the table below – 

Post Name
Vacancy
AFCAT Entry
258
NCC Special Entry
10% Seats Out of CDSE Permanent Vacancies & 10 % Seats Out of NCC Short Service Commission Vacancies
Meteorology Entry in air force eligibility

Eligibility for AFCAT 01/2023

Graduates (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognised University who have attained minimum 60% marks or equivalent OR B.E. / B.Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognised university with minimum 60% marks or equivalent. Complete branch wise educational qualification details for AFCAT are provided below – 

  • Flying Branch: Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and
    • Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR
    • B.E./B.Tech degree (Four years course) with a minimum of 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 with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Ground Duty (Technical) Branch:
    • Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}: Candidates with a minimum of 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 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 Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
      • Applied Electronics & Instrumentation.
      • Communication Engineering.
      • Computer Engineering/Technology.
      • Computer Engineering & Application.
      • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology.
      • Electrical and Computer Engineering.
      • Electrical and Electronics Engineering. 
      • Electrical Engineering. 
      • Electronics Engineering/ Technology. 
      • Electronics Science and Engineering.
      • Electronics.
      • Electronics and Communication Engineering.
      • Electronics and Computer Science.
      • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering.
      • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave).
      • Electronics and Computer Engineering.
      • Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering.
      • Electronics Instrument & Control.
      • Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering.
      • Instrumentation & Control Engineering.
      • Instrument & Control Engineering.
      • Information Technology.
      • Spacecraft Technology.
      • Engineering Physics.
      • Electric Power and Machinery Engineering.
      • Infotech Engineering.
      • Cyber Security.
    • Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}: Candidates with a minimum of 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 recognised University OR cleared Sections A & 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:-
      • Aerospace Engineering.
      • Aeronautical Engineering.
      • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. 
      • Mechanical Engineering.
      • Mechanical Engineering and Automation. 
      • Mechanical Engineering (Production). 
      • Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance). 
      • Mechatronics. 
      • Industrial Engineering. 
      • Manufacturing Engineering. 
      • Production and Industrial Engineering.
      • Materials Science and Engineering.
      • Metallurgical and Materials Engineering. 
      • Aerospace and Applied Mechanics.
      • Automotive Engineering. 
      • Robotics
      • Nanotechnology
      • Rubber Technology and Rubber Engineering.
  • Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches:
    • Administration& Logistics. Passed 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline 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 with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
    • Accounts Branch: Passed 10+2 and done graduation in any of the following streams with 60 % marks or equivalent from a recognized university:-
      • B. Com Degree (Min three years course).
      • Bachelor of Business Administration (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Management Studies (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Business Studies (with specialization in Finance)
      • Qualified CA/ CMA/ CS/ CFA.
      • B.Sc. with specialization in Finance.
    • Education: Passed 10+2 and Post-Graduation with 50% marks in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG (Single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and with 60%marks in Graduation in any disciple.
  • Meteorology: Passed 10+2 and Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Geography/ Computer Applications/ Environmental Science/ Applied Physics/ Oceanography/ Meteorology/ Agricultural Meteorology/ Ecology & Environment/ Geo-physics/ Environmental Biology with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together (Provided Maths and Physics were studied at Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% marks in each).

Candidates who are studying in the final year/ semester Degree course and are yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply for AFCAT.

Age Limit for AFCAT 01/2023

Entry wise age limit details for AFCAT 01/2023 are provided below –

  • Flying Branch through AFCAT and NCC Special Entry: 20 to 24 years as on 01 January 2024 i.e. born between 02 January 2000 to 01 January 2004 (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. born between 02 January 1998 to 01 January 2004 (both dates inclusive).
  • Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: 20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2024 i.e. born between 02 January 1998 to 01 January 2004 (both dates inclusive).

Selection Process for Flying Officer in Indian Air Force Recruited Through AFCAT

Selection of candidates will be through AFCAT Exam and Interview.

Application Fees

 Rs. 250/-. However, candidates registering for NCC Special entry and Meteorology are not required to pay

Important Dates for AFCAT 01/2023

Description
Date
Starting Date of Online Application
01.12.2022
Last Date of Online Application
30.12.2022

Download Official Notification & Apply Online Link

Link for AFCAT 01/2023 Official Notification & Online Application Page Are Provided Below –