AFCAT 2 Notification 2021 Out | Check Exam Pattern, Vacancy, Eligibility, etc

Indian Air Force has released the Recruitment Notification for the Air Force Common Admission Test 2 for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 02/2021/ NCC SPECIAL ENTRY. REGISTRATION FOR ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN ON 01 JUN 2021 AND CLOSE ON 30 JUN 2021 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical), and Meteorology Branches. Online applications are also invited for grant of PC/ SSC for NCC Special Entry Scheme (For flying branch). In this blog, AFCAT 2 notification 2021 we will discuss the important dates, eligibility criteria, exam requirements, and Apply Online. Let’s start with the blog to know further.

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AFCAT 2 Recruitment Notification Important Dates

AFCAT EventsAFCAT 2 2021AFCAT 1 2022
AFCAT Notification Date1 June 2021December 2021
AFCAT Online Application Date1 June 2021December 2021
AFCAT Application Last date30 June 2021December 2021
AFCAT Admit Card date3 weeks prior to the examJanuary 2022
AFCAT Exam date28 Aug, 29 Aug, 30 Aug 2021February 2022
AFCAT  Result date declarationSeptember 2021March 2022

AFCAT 2021 Recruitment Notification PDF

Check the Official Notification by clicking on the link given below:

Download Official AFCAT 2 Recruitment Notification here

The Link to apply online is active from 1 June 2021.

AFCAT Notification 2021 – Apply Online

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AFCAT 2021– Application Fees

  • AFCAT Entry: 250/- for All Candidates
  • NCC Special Entry: 0/-
  • You can pay the Examination Fee Through Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, E Challan

AFACT 2021 Vacancy

AFCAT 2 2021 vacancy has been announced as listed below in the table. New vacancies are added for Meteorology Entry (GD) this time. Total of 334 vacancies are announced.


BranchCourse NoVacancies*
Flying212/22F/SSC/M & WSSC – 96
Ground Duty (Technical)211/22T/PC/101 AEC/M
211/22T/SSC/101 AEC/
M & W
AE(L) : PC – 20, SSC – 78
AE(M) : PC – 08, SSC – 31
Ground Duty (Non-Technical)211/22G/PC/M
211/22G/SSC/M & W
Admin : PC – 10, SSC – 42
Edn : PC – 04, SSC – 17
* – Vacancies are tentative

SSC Special Entry

BranchCourse NoVacancies*
Flying212/22F/PC/M and
212/22F/SSC/M & W
10% seats out of CDSE
vacancies for PC and 10%
seats out of AFCAT
vacancies for SSC

Meteorology Entry

BranchCourse NoVacancies*
Ground Duty (NT)211/22G/PC/M and
211/22G/SSC/M & W
MET: PC – 06, SSC – 22

Note: The vacancies indicated are tentative and subject to change without notice. The actual intake would depend on organizational requirements, various cadre control mechanisms, availability of training slots and actual number of vacancies accruing in January 2022.

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AFCAT 2021 – Exam Pattern

Name Of ExamTime DurationNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksSubjects
AFCAT 2 20212 Hours100300Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, and Military Aptitude
Engineering Knowledge Test45 Mins50150Technical

AFCAT 2021 Syllabus of the Examination

Check out the Syllabus for AFCAT as specified in the notification.

English – Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/
Filling in of correct word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary,
Idioms and Phrases.

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

Numerical Ability – Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit &
Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance
(Trains/Boats & Streams).

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test – Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.

The level/standard of the exam as mentioned – The standard of Numerical Ability Questions will be of Matriculation level. The standard of questions in other subjects will be of graduation level (Indian University).

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AFCAT 2 2021 Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria For Technical & Non-Technical Posts

Educational Qualification

Flying branch

The candidate must have done graduation with aggregate 60% in any discipline with physics and maths in 10+2 level or BE / B Tech degree with 60% marks or equivalent (Four-year course) from a recognized University, or

Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate
Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India
from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Technical branch (ground duty)

The candidate must have done a four-year graduation course in engineering/technology.
Must obtain 60% marks in Section A & B examination of the Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).

Non-technical (Ground duty)

The candidate must have done graduation in any discipline with 60% marks and in section A and B examination of aeronautical society India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).

Age Limit

BranchAge Limit (as on 01 JULY 2022)
Flying Branch20-24 years (Candidate with a commercial pilot license can apply till the age of 26 years)
Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical)20-26 years

Physical Requirements

The candidates are advised to be physically fit when you report for SSB in order to be able to undergo the tests at AFSB. You should aim to achieve an ability to run 01 miles (1.6 km) in 10 minutes, do 10 push-ups and 03 chin-ups. Prospective candidates are also advised to keep themselves in good physical condition to adapt to physical training at AFA which encompasses running, swimming, rope climbing and other forms of physical training/ conditioning in which they would undergo mandatory tests during training.


Ground Duty Technical Branch- Minimum height for both gender: 157.5 Cms
Ground duty Non-Technical Branch- Male-157.5 cms and Female-152 cms

NOTE: Upper age limit for Candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxed up to 26 years(at the time of commencement of course).

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For NCC Special Entry

Entry TypeBranch nameAge LimitEligibility
NCC Special EntryFlying20-24NCC Air Wing Senior Division ’C’ certificate and Other Details as per Flying Branch Eligibility

NOTE: Upper age limit for Candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxed up to 26 years(at the time of commencement of course).

The Online application has been made active on 01 June 2021. You can also visit the official Website for more details.

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AFCAT 2 Salary & PayScale

RankPay as per Defence MatrixCPCLevelMSP
Flying OfficerRs. 56100- 177500`7th10Rs. 15500

Note. Flight Cadets shall receive a fixed stipend of Rs 56,100/- per month during one year of training.

Allowances, Privileges & Insurance

In addition, to pay, allowances are applicable based on the nature of duty/ place of posting and it includes Flying, Technical, Field Area, Special Compensatory (Hill area), Special Force, Siachen, Island Special Duty, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer, Area and Remote Locality Allowance.

Air Force Officers are entitled to furnished accommodation, comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents, Canteen, Officers’ Mess, loans at subsidised rates, LTC etc. Leave (60 days annual and 20 days casual) subject to service exigencies.

Rs. 1 crore Insurance Cover (on contribution) is applicable to serving officers. An additional cover of Rs. 12 Lakhs (on contribution) is applicable to Flying Branch Officers.

AFCAT 2 2021 Apply Online

The apply online part is divided into two steps:

  1. Registration
  2. Login


  1. Click on the link provided above in the Apply Online section or visit the official website.
  2. A new page will appear. New Users will have to register first.
  3. Click on New User Register
  4. A new page will appear to enter your mobile no. and email to register yourself.
  5. An OTP will be sent on your mobile no. and email, fill and click on “Submit”.
  6. A Login Id and Password will be sent to your registered mobile no. and email id.


  1. Login using the Registration Number and Password. Select the post.
  2. Fill up other details such as educational qualifications etc. depending upon the educational qualification of the candidate.
  3. Pay examination fee as applicable, online using Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking
  4. Candidates are required to upload their scanned colour photograph and Signature (in English or in Hindi) in JPEG format.
  5. Login with Registration Number and Password in the link for “UPLOAD” and thereafter, upload the file/scanned filled
  6.  Upload all the required certificates
  7.  Submit the application. Take A Printout of application form for future reference.

AFCAT 2 2021 – FAQs

Q1) What is the last date to apply for IAF AFCAT 02/2021 Exam?

Ans: The last date to apply for IAF AFCAT 02/2021 Exam is 30 June 2021.

Q2) What is the selection process for IAF AFCAT 02/2021?

Ans: Candidate’s selection is based on Merit list/Written Test/Physical Test/Medical Test.

Q3) How many total vacancies offered by the board for IAF AFCAT 02/2021 Exam?

Ans: Total vacancies offered by the AFSB for IAF AFCAT 02/2021 is 334.

Q4) What is AFCAT 2 2021 Exam Date ?

Ans: As per the notification, the exam will be held on 28 Aug, 29 Aug, 30 Aug 2021.

Q5) How many times AFCAT is conducted in a year?

Ans: AFCAT exam is conducted twice a year in February and August/September by Indian Air Force.


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That is all from us in this blog for AFCAT 2 2021 official notification. We will keep updating the blog with the latest information as soon as they are announced by the authorities. If you are planning to make a career in the Air force, then this blog is for you.  If you are preparing for other government/ banking exams, Oliveboard has a lot in the store for you

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