AFCAT 2020


Air Force Common Admission Test 2020

Computer Based Test

AFCAT Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 250
  • Number Of Attempts:2
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Indian Air Force (IAF)
  • Courses:B.Tech, M.Tech, ME, BE
  • Streams:Engineering

AFCAT 2020: AFSB Interview (Postponed), Result(Declared)

Updated On - May 30 2020 by Kartik Arya

AFCAT Result 2020 has been declared on 17 March 2020. AFSB Interview has been postponed due to COVID-19. AFCAT is also known as Air Force Common Admission Test. This exam is conducted by the Indian Air Force at the National Level for the candidates, who wish to join Indian Air Force as Commissioned Officer in Ground Duty (Technical/ Non-Technical), Flying. The Indian Air Force conducts this exam twice in a year, once in February and another one in August. The advertisement for the same will be published in June and December. The Application Form for AFCAT – II will be available in June 2020. The candidates interested to apply for the same need to visit the official website and register online before the deadline. The applicant needs to read the below-given article to know more about AFCAT 2020

Latest Updates

  • AFCAT 2020 AFSB Interview has been postponed due to COVID-19.
  • Application Form will be released for AFCAT II in June 2020.

AFCAT 2020 Counselling

AFCAT 2020 Counselling will be done in three stages at AFSB centres. AFSB Interview has been postponed due to COVID-19. Refer to the given below points for more information:

Stage I

  • That candidate who qualified the screening test would undergo subsequent testing.
  • All Stage-I qualified candidates would be subjected to document check for their eligibility for the branches applied for.
  • Candidates who either do not qualify in Stage-I or do not meet the required eligibility criteria would be sent back on the first day itself. 

Stage II

The psychological test will be conducted on Day1 and the Group Tests and Interview would be held after the document check.

For Flying Branch

  • There would be a Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS)  administered.
  • This is once in a lifetime test.
  • Candidates who have failed the CPSS in an earlier attempt or a Flight Cadet suspended from flying training at Air Force Academy will not be eligible. 

Documents Required for AFCAT 2020 counselling

  • AFCAT Admit card
  • 12 class mark sheet issued by CBSE/ICSE/State Board.
  • Graduation/Post Graduation degree.
  • For final year students, a Certificate from the College Principal, mentioning the following with proper stamp and seal of the Institution is required:-
    1. Name of the College.
    2. Name of the University.
    3. Discipline in which Graduation/ Post Graduation obtained.
    4. Aggregate Percentage.
    5. Likely Date of Declaration of Final Result (in DD/MM/YYYY Format).
  • Two copies of each document mentioned above
  • NCC Certificate(if applicable)
  • Twenty copies of the passport size coloured photographs.

AFCAT 2020 Selection Process

The selection process of AFCAT comprises of following steps:

  • AFCAT Exam
  • SSB Interview/Personality Test
  • Medical and Physical Checkup
  • Final Merit List

AFCAT 2020 Result

Candidates can check the all-important details related to AFCAT 2020 Result given below. IAF will prepare a list of candidates who have obtained the minimum qualifying marks in the online AFCAT 2020 as fixed by the IAF.

  • Indian Air force has released the AFCAT 2020 result on date 17 March 2020 at IAF official website.
  • Candidates who are declared successful in the online AFCAT 2020 result will be called at one of the Air Force Selection Boards.
  • Those who have applied for NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch will be directly called for AFSB testing at one of the AFSB centers.
  • The AFSB centers are at Dehradun (1 AFSB), Mysuru (2 AFSB), Gandhinagar (3 AFSB) and Varanasi (4 AFSB)
  • Those candidates who  have opted for a flying branch can only opt for Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi
  • Candidates who have qualified in the written exam are required to choose AFSB date and venue by themselves on the official website to generate call- up letter for AFSB interview. 

AFCAT 2020 Cut-Off can be checked here


AFCAT 2020 Application Form  

The AFCAT 2020 Application Form would be available twice in a year as mentioned above. The Application Form for AFCAT- I had been available till 30 December 2019 and AFCAT – II will be available in  June 2020. The Application Form for AFCAT-I 2020 exam can be accessed online through the official website. The candidates can refer to this link and hence submit their Application Form. Also, the candidates must check for the official notification related to the exam from time to time to know about the latest updates of the exam. The candidates need to follow the two steps mentioned below to submit their Application Form: Registration and filling of the application form.

First Step: The information about the Registration part is given below:

  • The candidates firstly need to go to the official website of the Indian Air Force as already mentioned.
  • Then click on the Login Button for the Registration.
  • After that, the candidates need to fill their registration details (name, contact number and e-mail ID, etc.) on the new window opened.
  • Candidates would be sent a new registration ID and Password to the e-mail ID which is generated after the successful submission of the registration form.
  • They need to have all the documents for the reference while filling the form.

 Second Step:

  • Candidates need to use their Registration ID and Password which they will receive on the registered mail.
  • Then, the candidates have to fill all the details according to the instructions given there.
  • After that, they have to choose their branch, center, subject, etc. of the exam.
  • Next step is uploading the signature and a recent passport size photograph as per the specifications which have been prescribed.
  • Candidates must submit the application form only after carefully checking all the facts and take out a printout of the same for future use.
  • Also need to provide all the information carefully and correctly. The authority might take legal actions against the candidates if they are found to mislead the authority.

AFCAT 2020 Application Fee

Mode of payment: AFCAT 2020 Application Form Fee can be paid online using credit/ debit cards/ net banking through the payment gateway. 

  • Registration Form Fee for AFCAT 2020 is Rs 250/- which is not refundable and it is not applicable for NCC special entry and Meteorology.

Note: No cash or cheque or demand draft (DD) will be accepted towards payment of examination fee.

AFCAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates must make ensure that they fulfill the AFCAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria which the concerned authority has prescribed to appear in AFCAT exam 2020 (Air Force Common Admission Test). The candidates need to fulfill the following requirements:

Ground Duty (Technical)

  • Candidates need to have a minimum aggregate of 60% marks at the graduation level in any discipline with Mathematics and Physics at 10+2 level.
  • They must have done four years of graduation or integrated PG in Technology/Engineering or 
  • Also, should have a score of 60% in Section A & B of the exam conducted by Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).
  • The age limit for Air Force entrance exam 2020 is between 2nd July 1993 and 1st July 1999 only.

Flying Branch

  • Candidate must have a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in their graduation stream along with Mathematics and Physics in 12th standard or B.Tech/B.E. or 
  • Candidate needs to score 60% marks in Section A & B of the exam conducted by Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).
  • Age limit is between 2nd July 1995 and 1st July 1999.

Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

  • The candidate should have a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in their graduation stream and the candidate need to score 60% marks in Section A & B of the exam conducted by Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).
  • AFCAT 2020 exam age limit is between 02 July 1993 and 01 July 1999 only.

Important note: Apart from the eligibility criteria mentioned above, the candidate must be both mentally and physically sound. The persons having any kind of physical impairment are not eligible.

AFCAT 2020 Exam Pattern

The candidates before starting their preparation need to know the complete AFCAT 2020 Exam Pattern. This information will help the students to give their best performance in the exam. Those candidates who will secure the cut-off marks in the written test will only get the opportunity for selection further.

The information regarding the pattern of the exam such as mode of exam, the total number of questions, type of questions, exam duration and syllabus etc. are given in the table below:

Overview of AFCAT 2020 Paper Pattern

The candidates applying for:

Flying branch and Ground Duty  (non-technical)

Ground Duty(technical)

AFCAT exam only

AFCAT + EKT exam 

Exam duration :



120 minutes (two hours)

45 minutes

Name of  four sections in the exam

General Awareness, Reasoning & Military Aptitude, Numerical Ability, and Verbal Ability in English.

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Question (MCQ)

Total Number of Questions

100 (AFCAT)

50 (EKT)

Total Marks

300 (AFCAT)

150 (EKT)

Marking Scheme

+3 for the correct answer

-1 for the wrong answer

No marks for unattempted questions

EKT(Engineering Knowledge Test)- For candidates with one of the choices as Technical Branch

AFCAT 2020 Syllabus 

 AFCAT 2020 Syllabus is comprised of four sections  that are mentioned below:

General Awareness Syllabus:

  • History
  • Sports
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • Civics
  • Basic Science
  • Defence
  • Art
  • Culture
  • Current Affairs,
  • Politics etc.

Verbal Ability Syllabus

  •  Comprehension
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms 
  • Testing of Vocabulary.

Numerical Ability:

  • Decimal Fraction
  • Simplification
  • Averag
  •  Profit & loss
  • Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test:

Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability

AFCAT 2020 Preparation Books

Given below is the list of books for all the AFCAT aspirants which will cover whole syllabus and help in boosting the preparation:

AFCAT 2020 Preparation Books




Manohar Pandey, RS Aggarwal

General Science


Political Science


Modern History


Ancient History & Medival History

Old NCERT (Ancient History by RS Sharma; Medieval History -Satish Chandra)


Shankar Ganesh



English (for Paper-II)

Objective English - RS Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude

Arun Sharma

Current Affairs

Last 10 months

Apart from this for English, candidate are advised to practice at least one essay daily and check their grammatical errors, the relevance of the content, etc.

AFCAT 2020 Highlights

Candidates can go through the important details about the exam to get a quick review:

Exam Name

AFCAT(Air Force Common Admission Test)

Conducting Body

Indian Air Force


National Level


Commissioned Officer in Ground Duty (Technical/ Non-Technical), Flying

AFCAT 2020 Official website

Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Purpose

To offer admission for the candidates who wish to join Indian Air Force as Commissioned Officer in Ground Duty (Technical/ Non-Technical), Flying.

Stay connected for more updates about AFCAT 2020 at Indian Air Force.

About Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. Its complement of personnel and aircraft assets ranks fourth amongst the air forces of the world. Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during armed conflict. It was officially established on 8 October 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire which honoured India's aviation service during World War II with the prefix Royal. After India gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, the name Royal Indian Air Force was kept and served in the name of Dominion of India. With the government's transition to a Republic in 1950, the prefix Royal was removed after only three years.

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AFCAT Important Dates

AFCAT 2020 Form Date01 Dec - 31 Dec 2019
Admit Card Downloading Date03 Feb 2020
Result Date17 Mar 2020
AFCAT 2020 Exam Date22 Feb - 23 Feb 2020

Air Force Common Admission Test 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:(-1) for every wrong answer


Frequently Asked Questions