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Minimum and Maximum Age Limit For AFCAT Exam 2024

Age Limit For AFCAT Exam 2024 :Are you planning to take the AFCAT exam but unsure whether you are qualified or not, then you have come to the right place. Indian Air Force has released the notification which mentions the age limit and other essential eligibility criteria that a candidate should know before applying for AFCAT.Candidates aged 20-26 years are eligible for AFCAT. However, the age limit varies depending on the branch you are going to join. In this article, we have discussed branch wise age limit, vacancies, physical standards and other important details.

What Is AFCAT and Who Can Apply For It?

Age Limit For AFCAT Exam 2024 : AFCAT is a competitive exam conducted by the Indian Air Force for recruitment of officers in Short Service Commission into various branches of IAF. AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. It is conducted twice a year. Anyone with passion for the Air Force and who wish to live a lively, dedicated and adventurous life, fulfilling the eligibility criteria can apply for AFCAT. Candidates have to go through 3 stages, Written- AFSB Interview – Medical test.

AFCAT Minimum and Maximum Age Limit

Age Limit For AFCAT Exam 2024 : The age limit for AFCAT depends on which branch you are going to apply for. The total age limit for AFCAT is 20 to 26 years. Candidates born between 2nd July 2001 to 1st July 2005 can apply for Flying branch and candidates born between 2nd July 1999 to 1st July 2005 can apply for Ground Duty Technical and Non Technical branches in AFCAT 2 2024 .

lets discuss the age limit for various branches of the IAF.

Branch
Age limit
Flying Branch Candidates aged between 20 to 24 years are eligible

Candidates aged between 20 to 26 years who are holding a Commercial Pilot License

Ground Duty Technical Branches
Electronics Engineering Candidates aged between 20 to 26 years are eligible
Mechanical Engineering
Ground Duty Non-Technical Branches
Weapon System Branch Candidates aged between 20 to 26 years are eligible
Administration Branch
Logistics Branch
Education Branch
Accounts Branch
Meteorology Branch

AFCAT 2 Vacancy 2024

Age Limit For AFCAT Exam 2024 : A total of 304 vacancies have been released by IAF. Out of which 237 are male and 67 female candidates. Let’s check the complete vacancy details for AFCAT 2 2024

Branch
Men
Women
Flying Branch Flying Branch 18 11
Ground Duty Technical Branch Electronics Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

88

36

23

09

Ground Duty Non-Technical Branch Weapon System 14 03
Administration 43 11
Accounts 10 02
Logistics 13 04
Education 07 02
Meteorology 08 02
NCC Special Entry 10% of AFCAT vacancies

Essential Educational Qualification

It is compulsory to meet the educational qualifications standards set by the Indian Air Force at 12th level and graduation level by the candidates.

Branch At 12th Level At Graduation Level
Flying Branch Mandatory Math and Physics in 12th class with minimum 50% Graduation in any discipline with 60% marks
OR
BE/B Tech with 60% marks
OR
Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)
OR
Aeronautical Society of India with 60% marks
Ground Duty Technical Branch
Mechanical and Electrical Mandatory Math and Physics in 12th class with minimum 50% A minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation  qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognized 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 marks
Ground duty (Non-Technical Branch)
Weapon System Mandatory Math and Physics in 12th class with minimum 50% marks Graduation degree in any discipline with a minimum of 60% marks
OR
 BE/B Tech degree with 60% marks
Meteorology Mandatory Math and Physics in !2th Class with minimum 60% marks BSc with Physics and Mathematics with 60% marks
OR
Graduation in Engineering/Technology with 60% marks 
Administration
and
Logistics  
Passed 10+2 in any stream Graduate degree in any discipline with 60%  marks
Accounts  Passed 10+2 in any stream Any of the following:-
B com, BBA(Finance), BMS( finance), BBS(finance ), BSC(Finance), Qualified CA/ CMA/ CS/ CFA.
Education  Passed 10+2 in any stream Post graduation degree with 50% and graduation in any discipline with 60% marks

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Physical Standards For Men and Women

For Flying Branch – 162.5 cm (for both men and female)
For Ground duty (Tech and Non-Tech): Male -157.5 cm and Female -152cm

Candidates are advised to keep themselves in good physical condition by following the under-mentioned routine:

  • Running: up to 4 Km. in 15 minutes.
  • Skipping.
  • Push ups & Sit-ups: Minimum 20 each.
  • Chin ups: 08.
  • Rope Climbing: 3m to 4m
  • Swimming (25 m).

Now, that we have discussed all the important things a candidate should know before applying for AFCAT Exam. You should start preparing for the written exam as well as the AFSB Interview.

FAQs

What is the last date to apply for AFCAT 2 2014?

The application form will be open from 30th May 2024 and the last date to apply for AFCAT 2 2024 is 28th June 2024.

How many attempts for AFCAT?

A Candidate can give as many as attempts they wants, as long as they are meeting the eligibility criteria.

Can a 12th pass apply for AFCAT?

No, A 12th Pass cannot apply for AFCAT. Candidates willing to apply for AFCAT should be passed/ appearing in last year of graduate degree.

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