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Indian Air Force Officers Recruitment – AFCAT 02/2018 – Across India :

Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in July 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.

Defence Wing : Indian Air Force

Official Website : indianairforce.nic.in

Job Location : Across India

Position : Officers at Indian Air Force

Salary : Best in the Govt Job (Level 10 of 7th CPC along with MSP of Rs 15500 and many other perks & allowances)

Eligibility Criteria :

Flying Branch :

  • Age – 20 to 24 years (at the time of commencement of course).Upper age limit for Candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxed up to 26 years(at the time of commencement of course).
  • Nationality – Indian
  • Marital Status – Single
  • Gender – Men and Women.
  • Educational Qualifications
    • Minimum of 60% marks each in Maths & Physics at 10+2 level.
    • Graduates (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognised University who have attained minimum 60% marks or equivalent OR BE/B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognised university with minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
    • 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 students are also eligible to apply, provided they do not have any backlog at the time of AFSB Testing and produce Degree certificate issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) :

  • Age – 20 to 26 Years for Graduates and Post Graduates (at the time of commencement of course).
  • Marital Status – Candidates below the age of 25 years must be Unmarried.
  • Nationality – Indian.
  • Gender – Both men and women.
  • ADMINISTRATION BRANCH
    • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
    • Responsible for the efficient management of both human and material resources. Some of the officers of the Administration Branch are selected and trained to carry out the following duties also:
      • Air Traffic Controller – Involves maintaining an orderly flow of traffic and airspace management.
      • Fighter Controller – Involves close contact and supervision between the air and radar for effective airspace management.
    • Educational Qualifications
      • Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) 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.
    ACCOUNTS BRANCH
    • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
    • Responsible for efficient financial management of funds.You will also act as internal auditor to ensure a zero-defect audit from outside agencies.
    • Educational Qualifications
      • B.Com degree (minimum three year degree course) from a recognised university with a minimum 60% marks or equivalent.
    LOGISTICS BRANCH
    • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
    • Responsible for materials management of all Air Force resources. You would ensure efficient supervision of inventories, and involve in procurement processes of various ranges of equipment.
    • Educational Qualifications
      • Graduate Degree (Minimum three year degree course) 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.
    EDUCATION BRANCH
    • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
    • Educational Qualifications
      • MA/M.Sc degree in English/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Statistics/ International Relations/ International Studies/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management/ MBA/ MCA/ Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relations with minimum 50 % marks in aggregate in all papers put together in Post-Graduation (minimum two years programme) and 60% marks in Graduation (both recognised by UGC/Competent Accreditation Authority).
    METEOROLOGY BRANCH
    • Permanent Commission (for Men)/Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
    • As a Meteorology Branch Officer you would be involved handling the latest satellite imagery and state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, you would render specific advice to the operators on all aspects of weather.
    • Educational Qualifications
      • Post Graduation Degree in any science stream/ Mathematics/ Statistics/ Geography/ Computer Applications/ Environmental Science/ Applied Physics/ Oceanography/ Agricultural Meteorology/ Ecology & Environment/ Geo-physics/ Environmental Biology. All candidates should have scored a minimum 50% marks in aggregate in all papers of Post Graduation put together (provided Maths & Physics were studied at Graduation level with a minimum of 55% marks in both).

Ground Duty (Technical) :

  • For candidates studying in Pre-Final year of B-tech/BE degree course
  • For men only. Grant of Permanent Commission.
  • Educational Qualifications:
  • UNIVERSITY ENTRY SCHEME(UES) (Presently no requirement exists)
    • For candidates studying in Pre-Final year of B-tech/BE degree course
    • For men only. Grant of Permanent Commission.
    • Educational Qualifications: The candidate must be currently studying in Pre-final year of BE / BTech degree course with choice of subject as mentioned above. There must be No backlog / arrears of papers of previous semesters at the time of SSB Testing. On completion of degree, minimum 60% of marks in aggregate in all papers put together are mandatory.
    • Advertisement Schedule: December every year (through AFCAT)
  • AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING COURSE
    • After completion of Engineering degree or while in your final year/semester of Engineering
    • For both Men and Women. Permanent Commission (for men) / Short Service Commission (For men and women)
    • Marks – Must have scored a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in any one of the listed disciplines.
    • Final year students are eligible to apply provided they do not have any present backlog at the time of SSB testing and they produce provisional/ original degree issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.
    • Advertisement Schedule – Advertisements for AFCAT are released by the IAF in the months of June and December.

Selection Process :

  • Online Written Examination
  • AFCAT will be for two hours 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. It is mandatory for the candidates opting for Ground Duty (technical) branch to pass both AFCAT & EKT
  • Candidates who are short-listed on the basis of AFCAT/ EKT will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar or Varanasi. Candidates who opt for flying branch can opt for Dehradun, Mysore and Varanasi only.
  • Click Here To Download Previous Years Papers
  • SSB Interview : The Complete Guide (English) 1st Edition By DR (CDR) N. K. Natarajan

Application Fee : 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.

How To Apply :

Online Application starts from 16 June 2018 and ends on 15 July 2018.

Apply Link : Click Here

Official Notification : Click Here

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