Posted on :January 5th 2018, 4:36 pm

Indian Air Force has published notification for the recruitment Commissioned Officer vacancies for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying & Permanent Commission (PC)/ Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-technical) Branches through Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) – 02/ 2017

Eligibility Criteria


Candidates should possess qualification as follows:

Serial No Name of the Branch Educational Qualification
1. Flying Branch Graduation (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognized University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers & have passed Maths and Physics at 10+2 level.
2 Technical Branch Four year degree/ integrated Post Graduation qualification or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India
A.Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}
B. Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}
3 Ground Duty Branch Graduation with 60% marks/ B. Com. Degree/ MBA/ MCA or MA/ M.Sc Degree in English/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Statistics/ International relations/ International studies/ Defence studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management / Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with minimum of 50% marks
A. Administration & Logistics


  1. The AFCAT Question Paper will have 100 questions. All questions will be of three marks each. For every correct answer the candidate will get three marks and for every wrong answer one mark will be deducted under negative marking. The total time allotted for the paper is two hours.
  2. Each Question Paper will have questions from the following topics


Candidates age should be between 20-24 years i.e. born between 02-07-1994 to 01-07-1998 (both dates inclusive) for Flying Branch, 20-26 years.
i.e. Born between 02-07-1992 to 01-07-1998 (both dates inclusive) for Technical Branch & Ground Duty Branch.

Age relaxation is applicable upto 26 years of age for Flying Branch as per rules.


Candidates who are applying for AFCAT should have the physical standards as follows:

Serial No Flying Branch Technical Branch Ground Duty Branch
1. Minimum Height 162.5 cms with correlated weight Men - 157.5 Cms
Women - 152 Cms
with correlated weight
Men - 157.5 Cms
Women - 152 Cms
with correlated weight
2. Leg Length Min - 99 cms & Max - 120 cms Nil Nil
3. Thigh Length Max - 64 cms Nil Nil
4 Sitting Height Min - 81.5 cms
Max 96 cms
Nil Nil
5. Vision Minimum Visual Acuity 6/6 in one eye
and 6/9 in other, correctable
to 6/6 only for hypermetropia
Nil Nil