Defence Forces- Indian Air Force AFCAT 01/2022 Recruitment 2021 2022– Indian Air Force invites Online applications for recruitment of 317 AFCAT 01/2022 Posts. Apply before 30 December 2021.

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Name of the Post & No of Vacancies:

Entry, Branch, Course Number and Vacancies:

Entry Branch Course Number Vacancies
AFCAT Entry Flying 213/23F/SSC/M & W SSC – 77
Ground Duty (Technical) 212/23T/PC/102 AEC/ M
212/23T/SSC/ 102 AEC/ M & W
AE(L) : PC – 19,SSC – 76
AE(M) : PC – 07 ,SSC – 27
Ground Duty (Non Technical) 212/23G/PC/M
212/23G/SSC/M & W
Admin : PC -10,SSC – 41
Edn : PC – 04,SSC -17
Lgs: PC -08, SSC – 31
NCC Special Entry Flying 213/23F/PC/M and
213/23F/SSC/M & W
10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC
and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC
Meteorology Entry Meteorology 211/22G/PC/M
211/22G/SSC/M & W
Met : PC– 06,SSC– 22
*Disclaimer: The vacancies indicated are tentative and subject to change without notice.
Actual intake would depend on organizational requirements, various cadre control mechanisms,
availability of training slots and actual number of vacancies accruing in July 2022.
No representation in this regard will be entertained.
Two seats are reserved from Ground Duty (Non-Tech) vacancies for Law qualified candidates.

Educational Qualification:

Name of Branch Qualification
Flying Branch. Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and

(a) Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR (b) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR (c) 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

Ground Duty (Technical) Branch. (aa) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}. Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized 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 Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-

(aaa) Communication Engineering. (aab) Computer Engineering/Technology. (aac) Computer Engineering & Application. (aad) Computer Science and Engineering/Technology. (aae) Electrical and Computer Engineering. (aaf) Electrical and Electronics Engineering. (aag) Electrical Engineering. (aah) Electronics Engineering/ Technology (aaj) Electronics Science and Engineering. (aak) Electronics. (aal) Electronics and Communication Engineering. (aam) Electronics and Computer Science. (aan) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering. (aao) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave). (aap) Electronics and Computer Engineering. (aaq) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering. (aar) Electronics Instrument & Control. (aas) Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering. (aat) Instrumentation & Control Engineering. (aau) Instrument & Control Engineering. (aav) Information Technology. (aaw) Spacecraft Technology. (aax) Engineering Physics. (aay) Electric Power and Machinery Engineering. (aaz) Infotech Engineering. (aba) Cyber Security.

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches.

(aa) Administration.

Passed 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 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.
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches.

(ab) Education.

Passed 10+2 and Post-Graduation with 50% in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG (Single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and with 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline.
NCC Special Entry (Flying) Minimum 50% marks in each in Maths & Physics at 10 + 2 level.

Graduate (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent. OR

BE/B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks or equivalent OR

Cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Final Year/semester students are also eligible to apply, provided they do not have any present backlogs at the time of AFSB Testing and produce Degree certificate issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.

NCC Air Wing Senior Division ’C’ certificate and validity of the certificate would be two years before the date of advertisement.

Meteorology Entry (Meteorology) Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Geography/ Computer Applications/ Environmental Science/ Applied Physics/ Oceanography/ Meteorology/ Agricultural Meteorology/ Ecology & Environment/ Geophysics/ Environmental Biology with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together (Provided Maths and Physics were studied at Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% marks in each).

– Eligible candidates are to register online through separate tabs available for AFCAT Entry/ NCC Special Entry/Meteorology Entry. Candidates eligible for one/more entries are to register separately in each entry.

-Tattoos. The policy on permanent body tattoos is as follows:- 

(a) Permanent body tattoos are not permitted on any other body part either visible or non-visible part, except on the Inner face of forearms i.e. from Inside of the elbow to the wrist of both the hands and Reverse side of the palm / back (dorsal) side of both hands for which a candidate will be required to sign a Self-declaration Certificate. Small innocuous tattoos that are not prejudicial to good order and military discipline, are permitted e.g. religious symbols or names of near and dear ones.

(b) Tribes with tattoo marks on the face or body as per their existing customs and traditions will be permitted on a case to case basis.

Age Limit:

(a) Flying Branch. 20 to 24 years as on 01 January 2023 i.e. born between 02 January 1999 to 01 January 2003 (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 year i.e. born between 02 January 1997 to 01 January 2003 (both dates inclusive).

(b) Ground Duty (Technical/ Non-Technical) Branches. 20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2023 i.e. born between 02 January 1997 to 01January 2003 both dates inclusive).

Salary Details:

1. Flying Officer (Rank) – Rs. 56100 – 177500/-

Pay on Commissioning (As per 7th CPC).

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

Selection Process:

If you have successfully cleared Step 1, you will receive a Call letter to report to any one of the Air Force Selection Boards located at Dehradun, Varanasi, Gandhinagar and Mysuru. At the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB), you undergo following tests in order to ascertain your suitability and gauge your potential as an Officer in the Indian Air Force.

 Stage I Testing :

– Officer Intelligence rating Test.

– Picture perception and Discussion Test.

STAGE-I is a screening test. Those who qualify STAGE-I are eligible to undergo STAGE-II testing. STAGE-I disqualified candidates are routed back after announcement of results.

Stage II Testing:

All Stage-I qualified candidates undergo following tests as part of STAGE-II testing during next four to five days. Fifth day is for CPSS testing (Flying branch).

-Psychological Tests are written tests that are conducted by a Psychologist.

– Group Tests are interactive indoor and outdoor activities which are a combination of mental and physical work.

– Interview involves a personal conversation with an Interviewing Officer.

– Candidates who have applied for flying branch and have been recommended, will also have to undergo Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) test .

These tests will be explained to you in detail before they are conducted at the Selection Board.

Step 3 – Conduct Of Medical Examinations:

If you are recommended by the Selection Board, you will be sent for the medical examination either at Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), New Delhi or Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru.

Step 4 – Preparing All India Merit List:

An All India Merit List is compiled on the basis of your performance in the written test and AFSB interview, subject to being medically fit. Based on the vacancies available in various branches / sub branches, joining instructions are issued to join one of the Training establishments.

Conduct of Online Testing for AFCAT Examination and Fee Structure: Online testing will be conducted for AFCAT entry at various centers. Candidates registering for AFCAT entry will have to pay an amount of Rs. 250/- (non-refundable) as examination fee. However, candidates registering for NCC Special entry and Meteorology are not required to pay. Details of conduct of exam, examination centers and mode of payment are available in the notification.

How to apply:  

Candidate(s) fulfilling all the above clearly laid down criteria will have to apply online only through the link on the Indian Air Force website in the careers webpage under current openings section i.e. from 01-12-2021 to 30-12-2021. No other mode of application will be accepted.


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