Wednesday, December 19, 2012

AFCAT 2013 Notification Forms Eligibility

AFCAT 2013 Notification Forms EligibilityAir Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT-2013) Notification has been published last week in major national dailies as well as in Employment News. While the submission of form has started from 10th December, 2013, the last date to apply for AFCAT 2013 is 8th January, 2013. AFCAT 2013  written exam would be conducted on 24th February, 2013. Both men and women can apply for this recruitment exam.

Click here to download AFCAT 2013 Notification for Men.
Click here to download AFCAT 2013 Notification for Women.

What is AFCAT?
AFCAT is a common recruitment exam conducted by IAF (Indian Air Force) every year in the month of February/March & July/August, exam notification for which comes out in the months of December/January and June/July every year. While the February/March exam is called AFCAT-01 (as it is the first exam in the year), the July/August AFCAT exam is called AFCAT-02.

It is called a Common Admission Test as it is conducted for all three branches of Indian Air Force. i.e. Flying Branch, Technical Branch and Ground Duty Branches in a single exam.

AFCAT training course duration is: for Flying & Technical branch 74 weeks (1 and 1/2 year) and for Ground Duty branch 52 weeks (1 year) in Air Force training establishments. AFCAT is conducted for SSC (Short Service Commission) in Flying Branch and both SSC as well as PSC (Permanent Service Commission) for Technical Branch and Ground Duty Branches.

Salary offered post AFCAT, after training period:
After successful completion of the training, you are commissioned as a Flying Officer with following approximate gross salaries:

Flying Branch: Rs. 63,694/=
Technical Branch: Rs. 54,944/=
Ground Duty Branch: Rs. 52,444/=

You are also entitled to get other benefits like free furnished accommodation, rations, medical benefits, LTC etc.

Eligibilities for AFCAT:
So are you interested to join IAF through AFCAT? If yes, than check the eligibilities by going through the blog post of mine titled: AFCAT eligibilities.

Selection process for AFCAT:
At first you have to appear in AFCAT exam to be conducted on 24th February, 2013  On being selected in AFCAT, you would be called for AFSB (Air Force Selection Board) Interview.

On being selected in Stage-1 & 2 of AFSB Interview, if you had appeared for flying branch or technical branch you have to undergo one more written test- PABT (Pilot Aptitude Battery Test) for flying branch and EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) for technical branch. There is no further written test for Ground Duty Branches after Stage-1 & 2 of AFSB Interview.

AFCAT 2013 Application Form:
You have to apply through AFCAT 2013 Online Form.

How to fill the AFCAT application form is given very clearly in following page:
Click here to download instructions for filling AFCAT 2013 Application Form.

AFCAT 2013 Online form:
Click here to find AFCAT 2013 Online Form.

AFCAT Test Centres:
Where are the AFCAT test conducted? The list is given below:

AFCAT test centres under Western Air Command:
Ambala, Bathinda, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Jammu, Nal (Bikaner), Srinagar, Surathgarh, Sirsa, Sarsawa, Pathankot.

AFCAT test centres under Eastern Air Command:
Justify FullChabua, Guwahati, Bagdogra, Jorhat, Kolkata, Shillong, Silchar, Tezpur, Kalaikunda, Hashimara.

AFCAT test centres under Central Air Command:
Agra, Allahabad, Barielly, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Lucknow, Patna, Varanasi.

AFCAT test centres under South Western Air Command:
Ahmedabad, Barmer, Jamnagar, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Pune, Vadodara.

AFCAT test centres under Southern Air Command:
Thiruvananthapuram, Sulur (Coimbatore), Kochi, Thanjavur.

AFCAT test centres under Headquarters Maintenance Command, Nagpur:
Nagpur, Ojhar (Nasik).

AFCAT test centres under Headquarters Training Command,Karnataka:
Bangalore, Belgaum, Bidar, Chennai, Hyderabad.

AFCAT 2013 Important Dates:
Date of AFCAT 2013 Notification: 8th December, 2012.
Start date for submission of AFCAT 2013 Online form: 10th December, 2012.
Last date for submission of AFCAT 2013 Online form: 8th January, 2013.
Date of AFCAT-01 2013 exam: 24th February, 2013.

Next AFCAT 2013 Exam Date Notification:
Some of you may want to appear in AFCAT again and hence would like to know what would be the exam date for the next AFCAT date. Each year AFCAT is held twice - in February & in August. For the next exam, i.e. AFCAT August 2013 (i.e. AFCAT-02/2013) exam, please check this website  in June 2013.

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