Indian Air Force has released a notice regarding a supplementary test for absentees of Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 02/2017. The supplementary test will be held on September 17, 2017 (Sunday) to offer another chance to those applicants who could not appear in AFCAT on 27th August at 14 centres in Haryana and Punjab due to the security unrest.
The 14 exam centres for which AFCAT supplementary test will be conducted include 2 Ambala centres, 2 Adampur centres, Amritsar, Barnala, Bhatinda, 4 Chandigarh centres, Halwara, Sarsawa, and Sirsa. IAF will conduct supplementary examination at these centers only. Here is the copy of notice issued by Indian Air Force.
The supplementary exam is being held for other residents of Punjab and Haryana who could not appear in the AFCAT exam held on 27th August. Also, due to the flood situation in the North East, the applicants allotted test center in Guwahati will be eligible to take AFCAT supplementary test. Such candidates are required to send their request via email- email@example.com, having details of Name, AFCAT Number, AFCAT Centre and Branch. The above-mentioned details are required to be forwarded before 10th September only.
The name of the place and exact address of the centre with timing will be informed separately via email/ SMS. No fresh admit card will be released for the supplementary test, IAF said in the notice. Also, applicants cannot make requests for changing the centre. The applicants who are willing to appear in the supplementary test shall have Admit card already issued, original ID proof, and a copy of notification received via email.
AFCAT 2017 paper: The exam has four sections- General Awareness, Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning & Military Aptitude Test. The (AFCAT) comprise of 100 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) carrying 3 marks each. There is a negative marking scheme; for each incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted.
AFCAT EKT Exam 2017: Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) exam is for 45 minutes and held instantly after AFCAT. EKT aims at testing the Basic Engineering knowledge of the applicants applied for 2 streams of Technical Branches i.e. Aeronautical Engineering (Electronics) and Aeronautical Engineering (Mechanical). EKT exam has two parts, namely, Part A – General Engineering: 40 Questions, and Part B- Specialist Paper for each Engineering discipline: 35 Questions.
Since Indian Air Force is holding AFCAT supplementary test for affected candidates, the result will get delayed. The AFCAT 2017 Result will be announced in the form of list containing the roll numbers of candidates shortlisted to appear for further rounds of selection. Only those will be shortlisted who scored more than the AFCAT cut off, which is determined by Indian Air Force. The next round is Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB) and to participate in it, candidates need to book a date.
AFCAT 2017 cutoff will be based on applicants’ performances, Induction requirements of IAF, and statistics of reporting and success rate at AFSBs. The cut-off for AFCAT 01/ 2017 was 150 out of 300. In the case of EKT cut-off, it was 60 out of 150. The Selection will be based on AFCAT Result 2017 and air force selection board (AFSB) Rounds.
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