AFCAT 1 Exam 2023: 
Air Force Common Admission Test commonly known as AFCAT is an entrance examination conducted by Indian Air Force to select eligible and desirable candidates for multiple posts in Flying and Ground Duty [Technical and Non-Technical]. Serving in such a commendable and respected field is an honour in itself. Indian Air Force (IAF) has announced the complete details for 258 vacant posts at the flying branch and ground duties for both technical and non-technical posts through AFCAT 1 Notification 2023.  The official notification for AFCAT 1 2023 exam has been released for 258 vacancies and the last to for online registration is 31st December 2022. Interested candidates should read further to go through the article below for eligibility criteria, vacancy, selection process, exam pattern, and other necessary details for AFCAT 1 exam 2023.

AFCAT 2023 Exam

The AFCAT exam is conducted twice every year by the Indian Air Force (IAF) and millions of students appear to ace this exam and join a reputable Air Force Academy and get a commission as an Indian Air Force Officer. This exam has brought out the possibility of serving in an adventurous field for both male and female candidates which is befitting to the Young minds and flexibility of this dynamic generation. To crack the exam with good marks, aspirants must be well-versed with the AFCAT 1 2023 Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process. 

AFCAT 2023 Notification for AFCAT 1

Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the detailed AFCAT 2023 Notification pdf for AFCTA 1 exam on 01st December 2022 for the Indian citizens (Men and Women) to be part of its elite force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty [Technical and Non-Technical] branches for course commencing in January 2024. The official notification PDF link for AFCAT 1, 2023 with complete details has been uploaded on the official website and the direct link has been updated below.

AFCAT 1 2023 Notification PDF- Click to Download

AFCAT 2023- Exam Summary

Indian Air Force will conduct AFCAT Exam for Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) and Gazetted Officers in Flying Branch vacancies to be recruited for the course commencing in January 2024. 

AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Summary

Name of the Exam

AFCAT-1 2023 Exam

Conducted by

Indian Air Force

Post Name

Ground Duty (Non-Technical and Technical) and Gazetted Officers in Flying Branches



Exam level



Twice in a year


Defence Jobs

Application Mode


Online Registration

01st to 31st December 2022

Exam Date

24th, 25th and 26th February 2023

Mode of Exam

Online (Computer Based Test)

Total Number of Questions 

AFCAT: 100 & EKT: 50

Exam Language


Selection Process

Written test- AFSB Test- Medical Examination


Rs 85000 (approx)

Official Website

AFCAT 2023 Exam Date

Indian Air Force has announced AFCAT 2023 Online Registration and  Exam Dates along with its AFCAT 1 2023 Notification. The online examination for AFCAT 1 2023 exam will be conducted from 24th to 26th February 2023. The important dates related to the Indian Air Force AFCAT 1 2023 exam for the course commencing in January 2024 are tabulated below:

AFCAT 2023: Important Dates



AFCAT 1 2023 Notification (Official)

01st December 2022

Commencement of Application Form

01st December 2022 (11 am)

Last Date to Apply Online

31st December 2022 (5 pm)

AFCAT 1 Admit Card 2023

February 2023

AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Date

24th to 26th February 2023

AFCAT 1 2023 Result

March 2023

AFCAT 1 2023 Cut Off

March 2023

AFCAT Vacancy 2023

India Air Force has announced 258 vacancies to be filled through AFCAT 1 2023 Exam for the course commencing in January 2024 for Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical branches). 

AFCAT 1 2023 Vacancy



Course Number

Vacancies (Men)- 225

Vacancies (Women)- 33



215/24F/SSC/M & W

SSC- 05

SSC - 05


214/24T/SSC/ 104AEC/ M & W

AE(L): PC – 23, SSC – 80

AE(M): PC – 07, SSC – 26

AE(L): SSC – 10

AE(M): SSC – 03


214/24G/SSC/M & W

Weapon System (WS) Branch: 15

Admin: 43

Accts: 11

Lgs: 19

Edn: 08

Met: 07

Weapon System (WS) Branch: 02

Admin: 05

Accts: 02

Lgs: 02

Edn: 02

Met: 02

NCC Special Entry


215/24F/PC/M and 


10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.

AFCAT 1 Apply Online 2023

AFCAT 1 2023 Application Form registration has been started on 01st December 2022 (11 am) and the last date to apply online for AFCAT 2023 exam on 31st December 2022 (5 pm) on the official website OR The applicants interested in AFCAT 1 2023 can apply by directly clicking the below link, it will redirect you to AFCAT 1 2023 Application Form official page as the online application has been started now. 

AFCAT-1 2023 Application Form Link [Active]

Steps to Apply for AFCAT 1 2023 Exam

Step 1- Registration Process

  1. Click on the link provided below or visit the official website.
  2. A new page will appear. New Users will have to register first.
  3. Click on New User Register.
  4. A new page will appear to enter your mobile no. and email to register yourself.
  5. An OTP will be sent to your mobile no. and email, fill and click on “Submit”.
  6. A Login Id and Password will be sent to your registered mobile no. and email id.

Step 2- Login

  1. Login using the Registration Number and Password. Select the post.
  2. Fill up other details such as educational qualifications etc. depending upon the educational qualification of the candidate.
  3. Pay the examination fee as applicable, online using a Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking
  4. Candidates are required to upload their scanned color photograph and Signature (in English or in Hindi) in JPEG format.
  5. Login with your Registration Number and Password in the link for “UPLOAD” and thereafter, upload the file/scanned filled
  6. Upload all the required certificates
  7. Submit the application. Print out the acknowledgment for records.

AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Application Fee

Candidates registering for AFCAT entry will have to pay an amount of Rs. 250/- as an examination fee.

AFCAT 1 2023 Eligibility Criteria

AFCAT 1 2023 eligibility criteria for Ground Duty and Flying Branch posts are given below.

(A) AFCAT Age Limit

(i) Flying Branch: Applicant age should be at least 20 years and the upper age is capped at 24 years for flying branch. The upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years.

(ii)Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical) Branches: For ground duty, the minimum age is 20 years and the upper age limit is capped at 26 years

Note: Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course. Widows/Widowers and divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible.

(B) AFCAT Educational Qualification

Flying branch: Minimum 50% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a three-year degree in graduation OR a BE/BTech degree with a minimum of 60% from a recognized university.

AFCAT 2023 Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty (Technical)Branch:

(i)Aeronautical engineering (Electronics)(AE(L)): Minimum 60% marks each in physics and mathematics at 10+2 level and a degree in graduation/post-graduation in the field of engineering and technology from a recognized university.

Click Here to Check AFCAT Eligibility Criteria in Details

AFCAT 2023 Selection Process

Indian Air Force will send call letters to all the candidates who clear the AFCAT 1 2023 to appear for the second stage of selection i.e AFSB Testing.

AFSB Testing Stage 1

It includes the following two tests:

  1. Officer Intelligence Rating Test.
  2. Picture Perception and Discussion Test (PP&DT)

Stage 1 is called the screening test and candidates who do not clear it will be rejected and will not be called for AFSB Testing Stage 2.

AFSB Testing Stage 2

All Stage 1 qualified candidates will have to appear for AFSB Stage 2 and undergo the following tests:

Psychological Tests: These are written psychological tests and are conducted by professional psychologists.

Group Tests: These tests involve mental and physical activities to examine the candidates’ on various mental and physical parameters.

AFSB Interview: In this round, the interviewing officer takes a personal round of interviews for the candidate.

Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) Test: This test is mandatory for only those candidates who have applied for the Flying Branch.

Medical Examination

Recommended candidates will be called for the medical examination. The Indian Airforce has prescribed only two centres for Medical Examination which are the Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru and Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME). After the medical examination, a final merit list would be prepared on the basis of the marks scored by the candidate in written and AFSB interviews. All the shortlisted candidates would be given the joining letter of the respective training academies they have applied to.

AFCAT 2023 Exam Pattern

In the Table Below, we have provided you with the exam pattern of the AFCAT 1 2023 Exam.

Name of Exam

Time Duration

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks


1. AFCAT 1 2023

2 Hours



Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, and Military Aptitude

2. EKT( Engineering Knowledge Test)

45 Minutes





Type of Questions: Multiple-Choice Questions

Time Duration: 2 hrs

No. of questions: 100

Max marks: 300

Subjects: Verbal ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness and Military Aptitude.

There is a negative marking of 1/3rd mark in all sections.

Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) would be for 45 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT.

No. of questions: 50

Max marks: 150

Note: Candidates who are opting for Ground Duty (technical) branch have to pass both AFCAT & EKT.

AFCAT 2023 Syllabus

The candidates preparing for Air Force Common Admission Test must begin with their preparation with the latest AFCAT Syllabus for scoring good marks in the entrance test. 

Syllabus for English Section:

This section of the AFCAT Exam consists of at least 20 questions and the level is from moderate to difficult. Questions would be asked from comprehension, cloze test, synonyms and antonyms, idioms and phrases, and Error spotting.

Syllabus forGeneral Knowledge:

This section consists of questions from Indian History, Polity, Economics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology andCurrent Affairs. The level of difficulty of this section is from easy to moderate.

Syllabus for Reasoning Section:

Questions would be asked from Series, Venn Diagram, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Non Verbal questions, Verbal reasoning, military aptitude etc.

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude Section:

The questions that are asked in the Mathematics sections of AFCAT are of Easy to Moderate level and questions would be asked from Number system, HCF and LCM, Time, Distance and Speed, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Average, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Pipes And Cistern etc.

Click Here To View AFCAT Detailed Syllabus 2023

AFCAT Previous Year Question Paper 

Here, we are providing theAFCAT Previous Year Question Paperswhich will help you for better exam preparation for the upcoming Indian Air Force AFCAT 1 2023 exam. All the candidates preparing for AFCAT 1 2023 can download AFCAT Previous Year Question Paper PDFs by clicking on the link given below.

Click Here to Download AFCAT Previous Year Question Paper 

AFCAT 1 2023 Salary 

1. Cadets in the final year of training will be given a stipend of Rs. 56,100.

2. After successful completion of training, level 10 in the Pay Matrix of the seventh Central Pay Commission will be allotted to the young Air Officers [56100-1,10,700]

3. Military Service Pay- 15,500 will also be included.

Additional Allowances

1. Flying Branch- Rs 11250 per month.

2. Technical Branch Officers: Rs 2500 per month.

In Addition to these officers are also entitled to other allowances such as TA, DA, Children Education Allowance, Ration Money Allowance etc.

AFCAT 1 2023 Salary Structure



Pay Scale (in Rs.)

Flying Officer

Level 10

Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500

Flight Lieutenant

Level 10 B

Rs. 6,13,00-1,93,900

Squadron Leader

Level 11

Rs. 6,94,00 – 2,07,200

Wing Commander

Level 12A

Rs. 1,21,200 – 2,12400

Group Captain

Level 13

Rs. 1,30,600-2, 15,900

Air Commodore

Level 13A

Rs. 1,39,600-2,17,600

Air Vice Marshal

Level 14

Rs. 1,44,200-2,18,200

Air Marshal HAG Scale

Level 15

Rs. 1, 82, 200-2,24,100


Level 16

Rs. 2,05,400 – 2,24,400

VACS/Airforce Cdr/ Air Marshal (NFSG)

Level 17

Rs. 2,25,000/-(fixed)


Level 18

Rs. 2,50,000/-(fixed)

AFCAT 1 2023 Admit Card 

Indian Air Force releases admit cards/ call letters for each stage of the Air Force Common Admission Test. The candidates have to download their admit cards and carry a printout along with them to the exam hall.  

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AFCAT 1 2023 Result 

AFCAT-1 2023 Exam will be conducted in two shifts each day in February 2023, AFCAT 1 Result will be released around a month later the exam date. The candidates who have appeared in the written exam held can check their results and cut off marks once released officially. 

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AFCAT 1 2023 Cut Off

AFCAT 1 Cut Off marks which have been released along with the AFCAT 1 Result 2023 on the official website AFCAT Cut Off Marks for the previous year's AFCAT Exams have been tabulated below for your reference.

Previous years 

AFCAT-1 Cut Off

AFCAT 2 Cut Off

AFCAT 2022



AFCAT  2021



AFCAT 2020



AFCAT Cut Off [Previous Year]- Click to Check


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