AFCAT 1 2022

AFCAT 1 2022 Notification has been released by the Indian Air Force. Air Force invites online applications from young men and women of the country to be a part of the Indian Air Force as a Commissioned Officer in Flying (Pilot), Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) branches. In addition to this, applications are also invited for NCC Special Entry Scheme (flying). The AFCAT 1 Apply online 2022 link will be activated from 01 December 2021. Candidates who want to be a part of the Indian Air Force can register themselves for various posts under AFCAT through the official site or by  Check the AFCAT 1 2022 important dates, eligibility, fee, vacancies, and registration links details here.

AFCAT 1 2022 Notification Important Dates

AFCAT 1 2022 Notification is released by Indian Air Force on 27th November 2021 in the employment newspaper. The exam is expected to be conducted by Indian Air Force in the second or third week of February 2022.

Important Event Important  Date
AFCAT 2 2021 Notification Release Date 01 December 2021
AFCAT 2 2021 Apply Online Start 01 December 2021
Last date of Online Application 30 December 2021 
AFCAT Admit Card (Expected) February 2021
AFCAT Exam Date February 2021
Fees of Exam Rs. 250/- (NCC Entry Exempted)

AFCAT 1 2022 Vacancy Details: 

A total of 317 vacancies are expected to be released by Indian Air Force for AFCAT 1 2022 exam. In the following table, we have mentioned the number of vacancies for Flying, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non-Technical) branches.






SSC- 77

Ground Duty (Technical)

AE(L) PC-19, SSC-76

AE(M) PC- 07, SSC-27

Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

Admin- PC-10, SSC-41

Accts-PC- 04, SSC-17

Lgs- PC- 06, SSC-31



10% Seats for CDS vacancies for PC & 10% out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

Total Vacancies

To be Updated Soon

Types of Commission through AFCAT Exam

1. PC for Men:

Aspirants joining Air Force as an officer of the PC would continue to serve their branch and rank until the age of retirement.

2. SSC for Men & Women:

The commitment period for SSC officers of the Indian Air Force of the Flying Branch is 14 years from the commissioning date (Non-extendable).

The initial tenure in Ground Duty (Tech and Non-Tech) branches for SSC officers would be for a ten-year period. Subject to the following factors-  service requirements, vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit, an extension of four years may be granted.

Age Limit for AFCAT 1 2022

1. Flying Branch:

The age limit is 20 to 24 years as of 01 January 2023, i.e. between 02 January 1999 and 01 January 2003 (including both dates). The upper age limit for applicants holding a valid and current DGCA (India) Commercial Pilot License is relaxed up to 26 years.

2. Ground Duty:

The age limit is 20 to 26 years as of 01 January 2023 i.e. born between 02 January 1999 to 01 January 2003 (both dates included).

Educational Qualification for AFCAT 1 2022 

  1. Flying Branch
    • Candidate must have scored 50% marks in both maths & physics in Class 12 along with a graduation degree (minimum 3 years) in any discipline from a recognised university with min. 60% marks.
    • B.Tech degree from a recognised university with 60% marks or equivalent.
    • Candidates who have cleared Section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised University also, have scored a min. of 60% marks or equivalent.
  2. Ground Duty (Technical) Branch
    • Candidate must have scored a minimum 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University.
  3. Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches
    • Candidate must have completed his/her 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum 3 years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks.

AFCAT Exam Pattern:

  • The AFCAT 1 2022 will be for two hours and will include questions of multiple choices on verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general awareness, and military ability.
  • Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) exam held on the same day after AFCAT for 45 minutes. Clearing the cutoff for both AFCAT & EKT is mandatory for candidates who opt for the ground duty (Technical) branch.


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