The entrance examination AFCAT; a gateway to Indian Air Force will be conducted on August 28 and the admit cards for all the applicants have been uploaded on the career web portal of the Indian Air Force. Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is conducted twice in a year by the Indian Air Force to shortlist deserving candidates for induction in the Air Force. The first test of this year was conducted on February 21, and now the second test would be held in two weeks.
The official notification of AFCAT 2 2016 exam was released on June 4 and the the application process concluded on June 30. The exam is scheduled to be conducted on August 28, 2016.
AFCAT comprises of a single paper containing 100 questions to be solved within two hours. The paper would contain questions to test the candidates on verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general awareness and military aptitude. Technical branch candidates are also required to appear for EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) which would be conducted immediately after AFCAT and would be of 45 minutes duration. Both the tests contain objective type questions. The sample papers and previous tests’ question papers are also available on the official site so as to make the candidates familiar with the exam pattern.
The candidates qualifying the AFCAT 2 2016 exam would be eligible for courses commencing in July next year for grant of Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent/Short Service Commission in Technical and Ground Duty Branches.
The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in AFCAT and will be called for next round of selection procedure at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs). The AFSBs are at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar, Varanasi and Kancharapara.
As of now, the AFCAT 2016 would be organised at test centres in 61 cities across the Country.