AFCAT 1 2023 | Notification | Exam Pattern | Syllabus Vacancy
Ripul Agarwal | Updated On - January, 14 2023
AFCAT 1 2023 Notification
On November 25, the short AFCAT 1 notification 2023 was released. On December 1, the detailed notification and application form will be made available. The deadline to apply for the exam is December 30. Learn about the AFCAT 2023 exam dates, the application process, admit card, eligibility, and more.
AFCAT 1 2023 Overview
|Name of Exam||Air Force Common Admission Test (2023)|
|Conducting Body||Indian Air Force|
|Periodicity||Twice a year|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online (CBT)|
|Exam Rounds||3 Stages (Written + AFSB + DV)|
|Expected Candidates||2 lakhs approx.|
|Available Seats||258 (Approx)|
|Job Location||Across India|
|AFCAT 1 2023 Notification Date||1st December|
AFCAT 1 2023 Important Dates
The AFCAT released the official notification PDF in which the exam dates are mentioned, the important dates are given below:
|AFCAT 1 2023 Short notification||25-Nov-2022|
|AFCAT 1 2023 Notification||01-Dec-2022|
|AFCAT 1 2023 Application form||01-Dec-2022|
|AFCAT 1 2023||February 2023|
|AFCAT 2 Notification 2023||June 2023|
|AFCAT 2 Application form 2023||June 2023|
|AFCAT 2 2023||August 2023|
AFCAT 1 2023 Application Fee
The application cost must be paid in full online. Candidates who register for the AFCAT must pay a non-refundable examination fee of Rs. 250/-. Candidates registering for NCC special entrance and Meteorology, however, do not need to pay.
AFCAT Vacancy 2023
The AFCAT released a total of 258 vacancies, post-wise vacancies are given below:
AFCAT 1 2023 Eligibility
Candidates preparing for AFCAT 1 2023 exam must know the eligibility criteria for the exam, the eligibility criteria are listed below:
- Age Limit
- Educational Qualification
AFCAT 1 2023 Eligibility | Nationality
Candidate must be a citizen of India as per the Indian citizenship act, 1955.
AFCAT 1 2023 Eligibility | Age Limit
The age limit will be calculated as on January 1, 2024.
- Flying Branch: Candidates should be between 20 and 24 years. The upper age limit for candidates having a Commercial Pilot License is relaxed up to 26 years.
- Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch: The age of candidates should be between 20 and 26 years.
AFCAT 1 2023 Educational Qualification
The Branch-wise educational qualifications are given below in the toggle:
AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Pattern
The subjects, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:-
- The Online examination will consist of objective type questions and will be in English only for both AFCAT and EKT.
- Marking Scheme is as follows:-
- Three marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
- One mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
- No marks for unattempted questions.
|Exam||Subject||Duration||No. of questions||Max. marks|
|AFCAT||General Awareness, Verbal ability in English,
Numerical Ability and Reasoning
and Military Aptitude Test
Ground Duty technical branch only)
|Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics||45 Minutes||50||150|
AFCAT 1 2023 Syllabus
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):
AFCAT 1 2023 Salary
According to the most recent notification, the basic pay of a Flying Officer is Rs. 56,100. The AFCAT revised salary structure in accordance with the 7th Pay Commission is shown below.
|Rank||Level||(Pay in Rs.)|
|Flying Officer||Level 10||56,100 – 1,77,500|
|Flight Lieutenant||Level 10 B||6,13,00-1,93,900|
|Squadron Leader||Level 11||6,94,00 – 2,07,200|
|Wing Commander||Level 12A||1,21,200 – 2,12400|
|Group Captain||Level 13||1,30,600-2, 15,900|
|Air Commodore||Level 13A||1,39,600-2,17,600|
|Air Vice Marshal||Level 14||1,44,200-2,18,200|
|Air Marshal HAG Scale||Level 15||1, 82, 200-2,24,100|
|HAG+Scale||Level 16||2,05,400 – 2,24,400|
|VACS/Airforce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG)||Level 17||2,25,000/-(fixed)|
AFCAT 1 2023 Books
The following books will be helpful for the candidates preparing for AFCAT 1 2023 recruitment examination, the subject-wise books are given in the table below with their buy link:
|Numerical Ability||Agrawal Examcart||View Book|
|General Awareness||Agrawal Examcart||View Book|
|Verbal ability||Agrawal Examcart||View Book|
AFCAT 1 2023 | FAQs:
Ans. The AFCAT 1 2023 Official Notification will be released on 1st December 2022.
Ans. The test is conducted twice a year in February and August. Advertisements inviting applications for AFCAT are out in June and December
Ans. The technical and non-technical ground duty branch recruits candidates up to the age of 26, so you can take the exam up to the age of 25, which means you have a total of ten chances to get your dream job between the ages of 20 and 25.
Ans. BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent is a better degree among all, the candidate will be required this education qualification for AFCAT Flying Branch.
Ans. Because the AFCAT AFSB interview is difficult, you will need to prepare thoroughly. To pass the AFCAT AFSB, you must focus on improving your reasoning skills and leadership qualities.