On February 25, IAF conducted the AFCAT 2018 in online mode. Computer-based AFCAT exam was unprecedented and unfortunately witnessed some technical glitches. As a result, the exam was cancelled.
It was later revealed that 86 out of 536 centres were affected. All the candidates who had centres at these places will now be able to appear in re-exam.
CDAC (the body which organized online exam) made an official announcement regarding AFCAT 2018 re-exam to this effect, that re-exam will be held and new dates will be communicated to candidates.
By this, it is believed that every candidate who was assigned any of the centres where exam got cancelled will either get an email or SMS from IAF / CDAC about new exam date.
Have you got any email or SMS from IAF/CDAC about exam date of AFCAT 2018 re-exam?
The news so far is that re-exam date has neither been updated on website nor communicated to candidates. It has been quite some time since the incident happened and the wait is making some candidates jittery. Also, rumors about exam dates are aplenty.
On social media, candidates are posting random dates – 11th March, 18th March, 25th March – of course Sundays in the month. But none of them have any official validity. Hence, candidates are strongly advised to not pay heed to rumors.
As and when the date is finalized, IAF / CDAC will convey the same. Keep an eye on your email and SMS.
The next agenda is declaration of results: All the candidates who have appeared in exam are pondering upon result date.
Until now, result of AFCAT have been announced 1.5 months after exam. Going by that trend, result of AFCAT 2018 should be out by mid-April. However this time, predictions on result date can go haywire for two reasons: One, a lot will depend on date of re-exam; Two, exam was held online so checking process may get speeded up.
To conclude, if you have appeared for AFCAT (1) 2018, then you can expect result in April. If you are waiting for new exam date of the cancelled exam then you will surely get some communication from the officials about it at at least official website, do not get worked up about rumors.
AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. It is one of the ways of joining Indian Air Force. It is a paper with 100 questions on general awareness, verbal ability in english, numerical ability, reasoning and military aptitude. Last time the cutoff was really high, at 160.
Apart from AFCAT, one can join Indian Air Force through UPSC NDA & NA exam, UPSC CDS exam, and via Airmen Selection. It is a life of thrills and adventure in Indian Air Force.