The Indian Air Force conducts the AFCAT exam twice every year for recruitment of Commissioned Officers in the Flying and Ground (Technical & Non-Technical) branches. While AFCAT 1 2021 was conducted in February this year and the result is already out, aspirants are now looking forward to the second iteration of the recruitment exam this year i.e. AFCAT 2 2021. The Air Force has not made any official announcement as to when the AFCAT 2 2021 notification is going to be released. However, based on previous year trends, certain predictions can be made as to when the notification may release and the exam will be conducted.
Based on the previous year trends of the AFCAT exam, the official notification for the AFCAT 2 2021 exam is expected to release somewhere in June 2021. With the release of the notification, the complete schedule of events can be known. The online registrations usually commence with the release of the notification on the official website i.e. afcat.cdac.in. It is also being expected that tha AFCAT 2 2021 exam will be conducted tentatively in August 2021.
In the latest iteration of the exam, the Air Force allowed a 30 days’ window for making online registrations and submitting online applications for AFCAT exam. As such, it can be expected that once the notification releases in June 2021, aspiring candidates will have around a month’s time to register online and fill up the application form at afcat.cdac.in.
The AFCAT exam is usually conducted in the online mode in centres across all major cities of the country. The minimum educational qualification required for appearing in the AFCAT exam is a Class 12 pass with at least 50% marks in Science subjects. In addition, applicants are also required to meet the norms related to age of the candidates. As per the previous iteration of the exam, only those candidates who are at least 20 years old can apply. The upper age limit for Flying branch is 24 years while the upper age limit for ground duty branch is 26 years.
It may be noted that the complete selection procedure consist of a written examination, psychological test and finally the medical examination. In the written examination, candidates have to solve a paper consisting of 100 MCQs based on the syllabus. The test is of 2 hours duration and there is negative marking of -1 mark in the exam.
Candidates who are aspiring for a career as a Commissioned Officer in the Indian Air Force through the upcoming AFCAT exam i 2021 are advised to keep a close watch on the official website. All updates and announcements related to the exam releases through the official website only.