The Air Force Common Admission Test - AFCAT is conducted by the Indian Air Force, the exam is held twice a year to select Class I Gazetted officers in Flying and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical).
AFCAT is a gateway for candidates, both male and female, to join the Indian Air Force as officers for both Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission/Short Service Commission in Ground Duties for both Technical and Non-Technical roles.
- The test is conducted twice a year in February and August.
- Advertisements inviting applications for AFCAT are out in June and December. Candidates are to apply as per the advertisement at AFCAT official site.
- The test is conducted all across India by the Indian Air Force.
- AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) is conducted by IAF for recruitment in its various branches.
- EKT or Engineering Knowledge Test is an additional exam that has to be given by candidates who wish to join IAF in the technical branch. It is not required for other branches.
- For candidates who wish to join technical branch, both exams i.e., AFCAT & EKT have to be cleared to qualify for further stages.