AFCAT 02/2024 Recruitment Summary

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the notification for the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 02/2024 recruitment, inviting applications for 304 posts. This is a prestigious opportunity for aspiring candidates to join the IAF as commissioned officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches. AFCAT is a competitive examination held twice a year, and it offers a gateway to serve the nation while pursuing a distinguished career in the defense forces. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can apply online and take the first step towards becoming a part of the elite Indian Air Force.

Indian Air Force AFCAT 02/2024 Vacancy Details

Indian Air Force AFCAT 02/2024 Vacancy Details

Post Name Branch Total Vacancy (Men (SSC)) Total Vacancy (Women (SSC))
AFCAT Entry Flying 18 11
Ground Duty (Technical) 124 32
Ground Duty Ground Duty (Non-Technical) 95 24
NCC Special Entry Flying 10% of seats
Application Fee
Available on 30-05-2024
Important Dates
Starting Date to Apply Online 30-05-2024 (11:00 AM)
Closing Date to Apply Online 28-06-2024 (11:00 PM)

AFCAT Application Process

The application process for AFCAT 02/2024 is entirely online, ensuring a streamlined and efficient experience for candidates. Follow these steps to apply:

  1. Registration: Visit the official AFCAT website and register by providing a valid email address and mobile number. This will generate a unique registration ID and password.
  2. Filling the Application Form: Log in using the registration ID and password. Complete the application form by entering personal details, educational qualifications, and selecting the desired branch and course.
  3. Uploading Documents: Upload scanned copies of a recent passport-sized photograph, signature, and relevant documents (educational certificates, identity proof) in the prescribed format.
  4. Payment of Application Fee: Pay the application fee online using net banking, credit/debit card, or UPI. The application fee for AFCAT entry is INR 250. However, candidates applying for NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch are exempt from the fee.
  5. Submission: Review all the details carefully before submitting the application form. Once submitted, take a printout of the application form for future reference.

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AFCAT Age Limit & Relaxation

The age criteria for AFCAT 02/2024 vary depending on the branch applied for:

  • Flying Branch: Candidates must be between 20 and 24 years as of July 1, 2024. This means the candidate should have been born between July 2, 2000, and July 1, 2004 (both dates inclusive). There is a relaxation of up to 26 years for candidates holding a valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India).
  • Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branches: Candidates must be between 20 and 26 years as of July 1, 2024. This implies the candidate should have been born between July 2, 1998, and July 1, 2004 (both dates inclusive).

AFCAT Age Relaxation:

  • NCC Special Entry & Meteorology Branch: Age relaxation rules are applicable as per the standard norms of the Indian Air Force and relevant government regulations. Candidates should refer to the official notification for detailed information on age relaxations and other criteria.

Candidates are encouraged to thoroughly read the official notification to understand all eligibility conditions, including educational qualifications and physical standards, before applying. This ensures a complete and accurate application, paving the way for a successful career in the Indian Air Force.

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