On October 20, 2020, the Indian Air Force published the scorecards and selection status of candidates who appeared and qualified in the AFCAT 02/2020 exam. The exam was held from October 03 to 05, 2020 for admission to the course commencing in July 2021. However, the AFCAT exam is only the first stage of the overall selection test. Those who qualify the AFCAT 02/2020 exam have to book their AFSB date and venue from October 21 to 25, 2020 at the official website afcat.cdac.in. Subsequently, such candidates will be issued call letters to appear in the AFSB interview which is scheduled to commence on November 14, 2020.
Now that the results of AFCAT 02/2020 are out, successful candidates have to select the date and venue of the AFSB rounds. The window for this will open at 11.00 AM on October 21, 2020, at the official website i.e. afcat.cdac.in. Candidates must take care to select the preferred date and venue of the subsequent SSB round on or before the last date. The window to select date and venue of AFCAT 02/2020 AFSB round will be open till 11.00 AM of October 25, 2020, only. As per the official AFCAT website, candidates who fail to participate in the aforementioned process are automatically allotted date and venue by the system.
Candidates who successfully select the date and venue or are automatically allotted date and venue for the AFSB rounds are issued call letters to appear in the interviews. The call letter is the proof of provisional eligibility to appear in the AFSB rounds. Candidates have to be physically fit as physical tests are mandatory at this stage. Physical tests will include 01-mile run (1.6 kms) in 10 minutes, 10 push ups and 3 chin ups.
There are essentially three stages of the AFSB round. At the first stage, Officer Intelligence Rating Test, Picture Perception & Discussion Tests are conducted. These are usually conducted on the first day. It is mandatory to qualify in this first stage in order to be eligible to appear in the second stage. The document verification process is also conducted on the first day of the AFSB interviews. As such, candidates must carry original documents with them for verification of the first day.
On the first day itself, the second stage consisting of the Psychological Test will commence in the afternoon. Subsequently, candidates will be required to participate in Group Tests and Interview which will start after the completion of the document verification process. These tests will be conducted for the next five days.
The third stage consists of the CPSS test which is only for those who apply and qualify for admission to the Flying Branch. Candidates have to give the test of flying on a Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS). However, candidates must note that the CPSS test can be given by a candidate only once in their lifetime. Those who have failed the test in earlier attempts are not eligible for the flying branch. It is only after the conduct of such tests that successful candidates will be recommended for admission to the July 2021 course.