What are the selection criteria for the AFCAT Exam?

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What are the selection criteria for the AFCAT Exam?

In this post about AFCAT qualifying criteria , we’ll go over all of the important data concerning the qualifications. The AFCAT test will be held twice a year starting in . Make certain you understand all of the eligibility requirements before filling out the AFCAT  application form.

The following factors are taken into account while determining the AFCAT Selection Process

  • Marital Status & Nationality
  • Qualifications in Education
  • Age Restriction
  • Physical Parameters

Selection Process for Flying Branch AFCAT 

The candidates who are willing to join AFCAT can check out the selection process for each stage given below. 

Educational Qualification

Criteria 1

  • A minimum of 60% in math and physics at the 10+2 level is required.
  • Graduates (three-year programme) in any discipline with a minimum grade point average of 60% or equivalent OR
  • BE/B Tech (Four-Year Course) with at least 60% or equivalent.

Criteria 2

  • Section A and B of the Associate Membership of the Institute Engineers (India) or the Aeronautical Society of India examinations were passed with a minimum of 60% or equivalent.
  • Final-year students are also eligible to apply, as long as they do not have any backlogs at the time of AFSB testing and can provide their university-issued degree certificates.

Age Limit

  • The age of the candidate should be between 20–24 year (at the time of commencement of course).
  • Candidates with a valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by the DGCA (India) have their upper age limit decreased to 26 years (at the time of commencement of course).

Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty in AFCAT  (Technical)

Educational Qualification

AE (L): Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics):

  • A minimum of 60% in Physics and Mathematics at the 10+2 level, as well as a four-year degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from a recognised university, or
  • Cleared Section A and B of the Institution of Engineers (India) Associate Membership examinations or
  • Passed the Aeronautical Society of India’s Section A and B examinations or,
  • Graduate membership examination by actual studies with a minimum of 60% or equivalent in ANY ONE the following disciplines:
  • Communication Engineering
  • Computer Engineering/Technology 
  • Computer Engineering & Application
  • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering/ Technology
  • Electronics Science and Engineering Electronics
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electronics and Computer Science
  • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering
  • Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave)
  • Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}

  • A minimum of 60% in Physics and Mathematics at the 10+2 level, as well as a four-year degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from a recognised university or,
  • Passed Section A and B of the Institution of Engineers (India) Associate Membership examinations or,
  • Passed the Aeronautical Society of India Section A and B examinations or
  • Graduate membership examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers is necessary, with a minimum of 60% or equivalent in the following field.
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering and Automation
  • Mechanical Engineering (Production)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance)
  • Mechatronics
  • Industrial Engineering

Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty in AFCAT  (Non-Technical)

Educational Qualification

  • Administration
  • Graduate degree (minimum three-year degree course) in any area with 60% or equivalent grades, or cleared section A and B of Associate Membership of the Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India with 60% or similar marks.
  • Accounts:
  • A minimum of 60% or equivalent in a B. Com. degree (minimum three-year degree course) from a recognised university.
  • Age Limit
  • Graduates and postgraduates should be between the ages of 20 and 26. (at the time of commencement of course).

AFCAT Exam Age Limit Criteria

1) Special Entry: Flying Branch via AFCAT and NCC

  • As of the day set by the officials, you must be between the ages of 20 and 24.
  • The upper age limit for candidates possessing a valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence granted by the DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years.

2) Ground Duty (Technical & Non-technical) Branch:

  • Officially prescribed age range is 20 to 26 years old.
  • Candidates must be single and under the age of 25 at the time of the course’s start. Widowers and divorcees under the age of 25 (with or without encumbrances) are excluded as well.
  • During training, you are not allowed to marry. Married candidates over the age of 25 are eligible to apply, but they will not be supplied with married housing and will not be allowed to live with their families during their training.

Eligibility Criteria for the AFCAT in : Nationality and Marital Status

For the AFCAT exam in , the following nationality and marital status restrictions apply.

  • Citizens of India are required to apply.
  • Unmarried applicants must be under the age of 25.
  • Widows and widowers, as well as divorcees under the age of 25, are ineligible.
  • Married applicants over the age of 25 are welcome to apply; however, separate housing for their spouse will not be given throughout the training period.
  • Unmarried applicants are not permitted to marry during their training; if they do, they will be removed from the programme and must refund the IAF for any costs incurred on their behalf.

Physical Standards for the AFCAT Exam : Height and Weight Requirement

The branch-by-branch height and weight physical standard tests for male and female candidates are listed below. Candidates who are overweight are given a note of caution and must lose weight to the required standard weight before reporting for medicals, according to the established requirements.

1) For Flying Branch

2) For Ground Duty (Tech and Non-tech) 

Parameter Min. (in cms) Max. (in cms)
Acceptable Height for Males 157.5
Acceptable Height for Females 152

 

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