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AFCAT 01/2017: Air Force Recruitment 2017 Flying, Technical, Ground Duty

AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST (AFCAT) – 01/ 2017– With the recent initiative Indian Air Force invites enterprising and adventurous male and female personnel for recruitment into its Commissioned ranks in the Flying, Ground Duty Technical, and Ground Duty Non-Technical cadres. The selected candidates will grant of Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent/ Short Service Commission in Ground Duty Branches. The details of the recruitment in to the courses commencing from January-2018 are as follows:

Course Commencement Period: January, 2018

Courses:
Flying Branch: No. 203/18F/SSC/M &W ( Short Service Commission for men and women)

Ground Duty Technical Branch: No. 202/18T/PC/ M (Permanent Commission for men), and No. 202/18T/ SSC/M &W (Short Service Commission for men and women)

Ground Duty Technical Branch: No. 202/18G/ PC/M (Permanent Commission for men), and No. 202/18G/ SSC/M &W (Short Service Commission for men & women)

Important date sheet for applying for various courses:
Starting date of Registration of Online Applications: 03-December-2016
Last Date for Registration of Online Application:  29-December-2016
Scheduled Date for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT): 26-February-2017

Pay Packages and Other benefits: As a service person of one of the most glorious profiles of jobs in India, selected candidates will be entitled to receive various advantages along with the pay package.

  1. Flying Officers: Pay band of Rs.15600 – Rs.39100 (An approximate monthly salary would be around Rs.82050/- including the TA/DA and other benefits/allowances)
  2. Technical Branch: The gross average monthly Income will be around Rs.71550/-
  3. Ground Duties: The expected Gross average monthly income will be Rs.68550/-

Benefits: There will be additional benefits in terms of Accommodation, Annual Leave, Leave benefits, Concessional Travel, Canteen facilities, CSD facilities etc.

Training: The training for all the courses will commence from the First week of January, 2018. For Flying Officers and Technical Officers, the training will be of 74 weeks duration and that for the Ground Duties Officers will be of 52 weeks duration. Training is a mandatory part of the courses and has to be successfully completed in order to receive the Commission. The training will be conducted exclusively at the Air Force Training Establishments.

Norms of Eligibility:

1.        Flying Branch:

a)   Age: The candidate must be within 20-24 years of age as on 01-January-2018

b)   Educational Standards: The candidate must possess Graduates (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognized University who have attained minimum 60% marks or equivalent and have passed Maths & Physics at 10+2 level or BE/ B Tech degree (Four year course) or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.

c)   Physical Standards: As per the service rules (please refer to Indian Air Force Website at careerairforce.nic.in.

d)   PABT: The candidates who have failed to qualify for PABT in an earlier attempt or, a flying candidate who has been suspended from flying at an Air Force Academy will not be eligible for applying for the Flying branch.

2.        Technical Branch:

a)   Age: The candidate must be within 20-26 years of age as on 01-January-2018

b)   Educational Standards:

Aeronautical Engineer – Electronics – (AE-L) – Candidates with minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four year degree graduation/integrated post- graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognised University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in relevant discipline.

Aeronautical Engineer – Mechanical – (AE-M) – Candidates with minimum 60% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four year degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/Technology from recognised University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in relevant discipline.

c)   Physical Standards: As per the service rules (please refer to Indian Air Force Website at careerairforce.nic.in.

3.        Ground Duty Branches:

a)  Age: The candidate must be within 20-26 years of age as on 01-January-2018

Educational Standards:

Branch-wise educational determinants are as follows:

i)     Administration & Logistics: Graduate Degree in any discipline from a recognised university with 60% marks or equivalent or 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.

ii)   Accounts: B. Com. degree (Minimum three year degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

iii)  Education: MBA/ MCA or MA/ M Sc degree in English/ Physics/ Mathematics / Chemistry / Statistics/ International relations/ International studies/ Defence studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate all paper put together in Post Graduation and 60% marks in graduation.

b)   Physical Standards: As per the service rules (please refer to Indian Air Force Website at careerairforce.nic.in.

Selection Procedure: Candidates will be called for  called for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT)  (applicable only for candidates applying for technical branch) to be conducted on 26 February 2017.  The AFCAT will be of two hours duration and will contain multiple choice questions on verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general awareness and military aptitude. EKT would be for 45 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT.

Shortlisted Candidates on the basis of Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT/EKT) will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar, Varanasi or Kancharapara. Candidates who opt for flying branch can opt for Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi only.

Stage- I Test including Intelligence Test and after that Stage- II testing including, Psychological Test, Group Test, and Interview conducted by Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs).

Note: For Flying Branch candidates must appear for Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) after Stage-II testing would be administered based on their choice of branch/eligibility.

Medical Examination will be conducted at AFCME, New Delhi or IAM Bengaluru based on the recommendations at AFSB.

AFCAT Centres: Ambala, Amritsar, Allahabad, Agra, Ahmedabad, Barnala, Bathinda, Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Bagdogra, Bareilly, Chandigarh, Chabua, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Darbhanga, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Guwahati, Halwara, Hashimara, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jorhat, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kalaikunda (Kharagpur), Kochi, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mohanbari, Mysore, Nal (Bikaner), Nagpur, Ojhar (Nasik), Pathankot, Patna, Pune, Port Blair, Salua (Kharagpur), Srinagar, Suratgarh, Sirsa, Saharanpur, Shillong, Silchar, Sulur (Coimbatore), Thane, Tezpur, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Varanasi.

How to Apply: Eligible candidates may apply through online mode through IAF career website www.careerairforce.nic.inFor more detail on this recruitment please refer to official advertisement for Flying, Technical & Ground Duty cadres here, AFCAT 01/2017 Air Force Recruitment 2017 For Flying, Technical, Ground Duty Branches

 

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