AFCAT 1 2018, Notification Out; Checkout Date, Eligibility, Qualifications and other details.

Indian Air Force notified for Indian citizens (men & women) to be a part of the Indian Air Force as commissioned officers in flying and ground duty (technical and non-technical) branches. Registration for AFCAT 1 2018 via online applications through https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in will open on 16-Dec and close on 14-Jan-18.

Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in January 2019 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) / Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical) Branches. Online applications are also invited for grant of PC/SSC for Flying Branch through NCC Special Entry Scheme and Meteorology Entry.afcat 1Type of Commission
(a) Permanent Commision(PC) for Men. Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve until the age of superannuation as per their branch and rank.
(b) Short Service Commision(SSC) for Men & Women.
(i) The engagement period for Flying Branch SSC officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Not extendable).
(ii) The initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty (Tech and Non-tech) Branches would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to willingness, suitability, service requirements and availability of vacancies.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for AFCAT 1 2018:

For Flying Branch:
Educational Qualification: 60% marks in Graduation with any discipline along with Phy & Math at class 10+2 Or E/B.Tech or 60% marks in section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).
Age Criteria: In between 02 January 1995 to 01 January 1999 (Both Dates inclusive). Upper age limit will be relaxed up to 26 years if you have valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India).

For Ground Duty Technical:
Educational Qualification: Obtained 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline along with Phy & Math at class 10+2 Or complete 4 years graduation or integration post graduation in Engineering or Technology or 60% marks in section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).
Age Criteria: In between 02 January 1993 to 01 January 1999 (both dates inclusive).

For Ground Duty Non-Technical:
Educational Qualification: Secured 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline and 60% marks in section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India). There are few added criteria for other sections under Ground Duty Non-Technical. You must read our full article for the same.
Age Criteria: In between 02 January 1993 to 01 January 1999 (both dates inclusive).

Training:
Training will commence in the first week of January 2019 for all courses at Air Force Academy Dundigal (Hyderabad). The duration of training for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments. PAN Card, Aadhaar card and account in SBI/ Nationalised Bank is mandatory at the time of joining Air Force Academy (AFA).

Pay (As per 7 CPC):
Flying officer – Rs. 56100 – 110700. Flight cadets shall receive a fixed stipend of Rs 56,100/- per month for the period of training.

Conduct of Online Testing for AFCAT 1 2018 Examination and Fee Structure: 
For the first time, online testing will be conducted for AFCAT entry in various AFCAT centers. Candidates registering for AFCAT entry will have to pay an amount of Rs. 250/- as examination fee. However, candidates registering for Meteorology entry and NCC Special entry are not required to pay any amount. Details of conduct, examination centers and mode of payment are given in the notification.

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