Eligibility for AFCAT 2016



Although this blog post is being made for the AFCAT February 2015 exam (i.e. for January 2016 courses), the eligibilities are not going to change any time sooner and hence you can use the information to know what are the eligibility required for future AFCAT exams – say AFCAT 2016/AFCAT 2017 as well.

First for the eligibility on age: Let me tell you that, for all the branches listed below, cut-off year for age criteria is 1st January next year for February exam & 1st July next year for August exam. For example for AFCAT  23rd February 2015 exam, age cut-off date is 1st  January, 2016. With this, let us know about the eligibilities of AFCAT branch-wise.

The Air Force Common Admission Test Eligibility given below is reproduced here from AFCAT 2016 Notification.

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AFCAT Eligibility for Flying Branches:

Age: 20-24 Years as on 1st  January, 2016. (DOB from 2nd January 1992 to 1st January 1996)

Academic Qualification:
Graduates in any discipline with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and have passed Maths & Physics at 10+2 level OR BE/ B.Tech degree with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.

Physical Standards:
Kindly see the notification.

Note: Candidates who failed in Pilot Aptitude Battery Test in an earlier attempt OR a Flight Cadet suspended from flying training of Air Force Academy will not be eligible to apply.

AFCAT Eligibility for Technical Branch:
Age: 20-26 years (DOB from 2nd January 1990 to 1st January 1996)
Academic Qualification:
i) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics): BE/ B.Tech with minimum 60% marks OR cleared Section A & B examination of AMIE by actual studies and must studied any eight subjects from the 18 subjects listed below.
(L1 Physics/ Engineering Physics, L2 Mathematics/ Engg Mathematics L3 Engg Graphics/ Engg Drawing L4 Electrical Engg/ Technology L5 Control Engg, L6 Microprocessors, L7 Digital Electronics/ Basic Electronics L8 Computer Networks L9 Information Technology L10 Network Theory Design, L11 Telecommunication systems, L12 Electronic Circuit Design, L13 radar Theory, L14 Switching Theory, L15 Instrumentation, L16 Microwave Engg, L17 Antenna and Wave propagation, L18 Electronic Devices)

ii) Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical): BE/ B.Tech with minimum 60% marks OR cleared Section A & B examination of AMIE by actual studies and must studied any eight subjects from the 18 subjects listed below.
(M1 Physics/ Engg physics, M2 Mathematics/ Engg Mathematics, M3 Engg Graphics/ Engg Drawing, M4 Automotive Engg/ Plant Engg/ Industrial Engg, M5 Engg mechanics/ Strengt of material, M6 Aerodynamics, M7 Thermodynamics and applications/ Heat Power Engg, M8 Heat and mass transfer, M9 Theory of machines (Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery), M10 Fluid Mechanics/ Turbo Machines, M11 Flight mechanics, M12 Machine Drawing/ Machine Design, M13 Mechatronics, M14 Material Science/ metallurgy, M15 Vibrations, M16 Workshop Technology/ Manufaturing Technology/ Production Engg, M17 Hydraulics and Pnematics, M18 Aircraft structures.

Physical Standard: Kindly see the notification.

AFCAT Eligibility for Ground Duty Branches:
Age: 
For Graduates: 20-26 yrs (DOB: 2nd January 1990 to 1st January 1996)


Administration & Logistics:
Academic Qualification: 
Graduate Degree in any discipline with minimum 60% marks in aggregate of all papers put together or a Post Graduate Degree/ Diploma in any discipline with minimum 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together.

Accounts:
Academic Qualification: 
BCom with minimum 60% marks in aggregate of all papers put together or MCom/ CA/ ICWA with minimum 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together .

Education:
Academic Qualification: 
Post Graduate in any discipline with minimum 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together

Physical Standard: Kindly see the notification.

Note: Candidates appearing in final year/ semester examination may also apply, provided they must fulfill a) No backlog at the time of SSB Testing b) Candidates should be able to provide provisional/ original degree certificate issued by the university latest by 15th of the month preceding month of commencement of course (i.e. for January 2016 course, by 15th December, 2015).


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