AFCAT Cutoff 02/2021 Expected


AFCAT (II) cutoff 2021 is expected to be released in September along with the result by the Indian Air Force (IAF). The cutoff is expected to be around 155 to 165. To check the cutoff marks, candidates need to login with email ID, password, and captcha code. AFCAT (II) cutoff 2021 will be mentioned on the scorecard. On the basis of AFCAT (II) cut off, candidates will be selected for Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Interview. The final merit list of AFCAT(II) 2021 will be prepared based on the performance of the online exam and AFSB Interview.

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AFCAT 2021 Cut off Dates 

Candidates can check below AFCAT 2021 cut off dates. 

AFCAT 2021 Cutoff EventsAFCAT 2021 Cutoff Dates
AFCAT 1 exam 20-Feb-202121-Feb-202122-Feb-2021
Release of cut off marks 09-Mar-2021
AFCAT 2 exam 28-Aug-202129-Aug-202130-Aug-2021
Release of cut off marks September 2021 (Tentative)

How to check AFCAT Cut off 2021?

Candidates can follow the steps below to check the cut off marks.

  • Visit the official website 
  • Go to the ‘Candidate login cycle’ tab
  • Enter the login credentials 
  • The scorecard along with the cutoff marks are displayed on the screen 

AFCAT (2) 2021 Expected Cutoff

AFCAT (2) 2021 exam was moderate to difficult in terms of difficulty level. Candidates can check below AFCAT & EKT cutoff marks.

ExamAFCAT (2) Expected Cutoff 2021
AFCAT Cut Off (Out of 300 Marks)155 to 165
EKT Cut Off (Out of 150 Marks)35 to 45

Factors determining AFCAT cut off 

The cut off of AFCAT is calculated based on the following factors.

  • Exam difficulty 
  • Total marks 
  • Number of vacancies 
  • Number of test-takers

AFCAT (1) Cut Off 2021 

The table below contains the cutoff marks of AFCAT (1) 2021.

AFCAT Cut off165
EKT Cut off30

Previous years’ AFCAT Cut off 

Take a look below at AFCAT cut offs from 2014 to 2020.

AFCAT (2) 202015540
AFCAT (1) 201913350
AFCAT (2) 201814055
AFCAT (1) 201815560
AFCAT (2) 201716060
AFCAT (1) 201715060
AFCAT (2) 201614860
AFCAT (1) 201613252
AFCAT (2) 201514452
AFCAT (1) 201512655
AFCAT (2) 201412345

AFCAT 2021 Cut off FAQs 

Q. When AFCAT (2) cut off 2021 will be declared?A. AFCAT (2) 2021 cut off is expected to be released in September, along with the result on the official website of IAF.

Q. Can I be eligible for the AFSB interview if I did not clear the EKT cutoff in the exam but cleared the AFCAT cutoff?A. Yes, you will be eligible for the AFSB interview only if you have selected other Non-Technical branches such as administration, flying, etc. However, you will not be considered for the Technical Branch. 

Q. Is it compulsory to clear EKT cutoff along with AFCAT cutoff, if I have applied for both? A. Yes, you need to clear both the cutoffs for EKT and AFCAT if you have applied for both.

Q. Is the score of 191 in AFCAT decent enough to make it to the merit list? A. Yes, a score of 191 is very high, and it is above average score. You will be considered on the merit list if you clear the AFSB interview.

Q. How AFCAT marks are decided?A. AFCAT marks are decided based on a number of factors, such as difficulty level, number of vacancies, and number of test-takers. 

Q. Do we need to pass separately in each section?A. There is no sectional AFCAT cut off in AFCAT exam. The total marks of the AFCAT exam are 300, out of which you have to score above the cutoff marks. AFCAT cutoff usually ranges from 120 to 150 marks.

Q. Is it true that not every candidate who scores AFCAT cut off is called for AFSB Interview, but only 5,000 of them are called for the same?A. No, all candidates who secure above the AFCAT cut off marks are called for AFSB Interview.

Q. I have scored 166 marks in the AFCAT exam and the cut off is 140. Is there any chance of getting through the merit list?A. Yes, you will be considered for the merit list of the AFSB interview.

Q. I scored one mark above the AFCAT cutoff. Is there any chance of selection?A. Yes, you will be declared qualified in the online test of AFCAT. You need to prepare well for all the stages of the AFSB Interview. 

Q. How many candidates qualify the AFCAT exam?A. Around 10,000 candidates are selected for the AFSB test based on their performance in the online test. 

Q. Is there any sectional cut off in AFCAT exam?A. No, there is no sectional cut off in AFCAT exam. Candidates need to secure the overall cut off marks to get selected for AFSB Interview.

Q: What was AFCAT Cutoff 2020?A: The cutoff marks of AFCAT & EKT 2020 were 155 and 40, respectively.

Q: What was AFCAT Cutoff 2019?A: The cutoff marks of AFCAT & EKT 2019 were 133 and 50, respectively.