AFCAT 1 2024 Registration Starts From 1 December


The AFCAT 1 2024 application form will be available from December 1, 2023 (11:00 AM) to December 30, 2023 (11:00 PM). The AFCAT 1 2024 Notification is a gateway for candidates who aspire to become part of the Indian Air Force. The Indian Air Force conducts the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) twice a year to select suitable candidates for Group ‘A’ Gazetted Officers in the Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. The AFCAT 1 2024 Notification was released on November 18, 2023, and the online registration process will begin on December 1, 2023.

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Important Dates for AFCAT 1 2024

To ensure you don’t miss any important deadlines, take note of the following important dates related to AFCAT 1 2024:

  • AFCAT 1 2024 Notification Release Date: November 18, 2023
  • AFCAT 1 Application Form Start Date: December 1, 2023 (11:00 AM)
  • Last Date to Fill AFCAT 1 Application Form: December 30, 2023 (11:00 PM)
  • AFCAT 1 Exam Date: To be announced
  • Course Commencement: January 2025

Educational Qualification

  • Flying Branch: Candidates must have a minimum of 50% marks in Maths and Physics at the 10+2 level. They should possess a graduation degree with a minimum of three years or a BE/B Tech degree with at least 60% marks or equivalent.
  • Ground Duty (Technical) Branch: Candidates should have scored a minimum of 50% marks in Maths and Physics at the 10+2 level. They must possess a four-year degree in Engineering/Technology or have cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India.
  • Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branch: The educational qualification varies for different sub-branches within this category. Refer to the official AFCAT 1 2024 Notification for detailed eligibility criteria. Nationality Candidates must be Indian citizens as per the Indian Citizenship Act, 1955.

AFCAT 1 2024 Selection Process

The selection process for AFCAT 1 2024 consists of three stages:

  1. Written Test: Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will appear for an online written exam. The exam will consist of 100 questions and will carry a maximum of 300 marks. The duration of the exam will be 2 hours.
  2. AFSB Interview: Shortlisted candidates from the written test will be called for the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Interview. The interview will assess the candidates’ suitability for a career in the Indian Air Force.
  3. Medical Examination: Candidates who clear the AFSB Interview will undergo a medical examination to ensure they meet the medical standards set by the Indian Air Force.

How to Apply for AFCAT 1 2024

To apply for AFCAT 1 2024, follow these steps:

  • Visit the official AFCAT website at
  • Click on “Candidate Login” and then on “NOT YET REGISTERED. REGISTER HERE” to create your account.
  • Fill in the required details and complete the registration process.
  • Log in with your registered email ID and password.
  • Fill in the AFCAT 1 application form with personal, educational, and communication details. Upload the required documents, including a recent photograph, signature, and thumb impression.
  • Choose your preferred exam city and agree to the declaration.
  • Pay the application fee online.
  • Review the application form and submit it.
  • Download and print a copy of the application form for future reference.

AFCAT 1 2024 Application Fees

The application fee for AFCAT 1 2024 is Rs. 550 (plus GST) for candidates applying for the AFCAT entry. However, candidates applying for NCC Special Entry are exempted from paying the application fee.

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