Two days back, the online examination web portal of Indian Air Force was inaugurated in the lines of Digital India mission and the notification of Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 2018 has been released today. As expected, AFCAT has taken the online route and from this year onwards, AFCAT will be conducted as an Online Test. AFCAT 2018 will be held in February.
The newly launched IAF’s online examination web portal has been developed in collaboration with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) and with it, IAF became the first amongst the three services (Air Force, Navy, and Army) to take up IT-enabled online testing. IAF will be inducting prospective candidates in Officers and Airmen cadre through the new portal, careerindianairforce.cdac.in.
IAF has released the detailed notification of Air Force Common Admission Online Test – AFCAT 01/2018 and the online application process will open on December 16. The aspirants can check AFCAT 2018 notification from the portal https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in for determining their eligibility and other details of the exam.
The candidates selected through AFCAT 2018 will be eligible for courses commencing in January 2019 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) and Permanent Commission (PC) in the Force. The courses offered through AFCAT are under Flying Branch for grant of SSC and PC/ SSC in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches.
For Flying Branch, the age limit is 20 to 24 years as on January 01, 2019, while the candidates of age between 20 to 26 years (as on January 01, 2019) are eligible for Ground Duty Branch. The applicants will have to pay Rs. 250 as exam fee and the application process will conclude on January 14, 2018.
It is expected that AFCAT 2018 will be conducted at around 760 examination centers across the Country and it will enable about 2 lakh aspirants to take the online test without much hassle. The test will consist of 100 objective type questions framed to check General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude of the candidates. The aspirants can check sample paper and old question papers on the official website careerindianairforce.cdac.in.