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Organization Name Indian Air Force
BranchesFlying Branch and Ground Duty
Posts NameAFCAT Entry & NCC Special Entry
No of Posts304 posts
Qualification12th Pass
Application ModeOnline
Application FeesRs. 550/-
Start Date30th May 2024
Last Date 28th June 2024
Official Website indianairforce.nic.in

Indian Air Force Recruitment 2024

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has announced an exciting opportunity for aspirants aiming to join its prestigious ranks through the AFCAT (02/2024) recruitment. This comprehensive guide will walk you through everything you need to know about the AFCAT Recruitment 2024, including the different branches, eligibility criteria, and application process. If you’re passionate about serving your country and meet the qualifications, this is your chance to soar high with the Indian Air Force.

Overview of Indian Air Force AFCAT Recruitment 2024

The AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) is a gateway for candidates to join the Indian Air Force as officers in Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. Additionally, there are vacancies under the NCC Special Entry. The courses are scheduled to commence in July 2025.

Indian Air Force Recruitment 2024 Vacancy Details

  1. AFCAT Entry
    • Flying Branch: 29 posts
    • Ground Duty (Technical) Branch: 156 posts
    • Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branch: 119 posts
  2. NCC Special Entry
    • Flying Branch: 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC

Eligibility Criteria of Indian Air Force Recruitment 2024

Age Limit

(a) Flying Branch: Candidates should be between 20 to 24 years old as of 1st July 2025. This means you must be born between 2nd July 2001 and 1st July 2005. The upper age limit is relaxable up to 26 years for candidates holding a valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India).

(b) Ground Duty (Technical/ Non-Technical) Branches: Candidates should be between 20 to 26 years old as of 1st July 2025. This implies birth dates between 2nd July 1999 and 1st July 2005.

Marital Status

Candidates must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course, and marriage is not permitted during the training period.

Educational Qualification

Flying Branch

Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 60% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and
(a) Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
OR
(b) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.
OR
(c) 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 with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Ground Duty (Technical) Branch

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}:
Candidates with a minimum of 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 OR cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
(aaa) Applied Electronics & Instrumentation.
(aab) Communication Engineering.
(aac) Computer Engineering/Technology.
(aad) Computer Engineering & Application.
(aae) Computer Science and Engineering/Technology.
(aaf) Electrical and Computer Engineering.
(aag) Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
(aah) Electrical Engineering.
(aaj) Electronics Engineering/ Technology.
(aak) Electronics Science and Engineering.
(aal) Electronics.
(aam) Electronics and Communication Engineering.
(aan) Electronics and Computer Science.
(aao) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering.
(aap) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave).
(aaq) Electronics and Computer Engineering.
(aar) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering.
(aas) Electronics Instrument & Control.
(aat) Electronics Instrument & Control Engineering.
(aau) Instrumentation & Control Engineering.
(aav) Instrument & Control Engineering.
(aaw) Information Technology.
(aax) Spacecraft Technology.
(aay) Engineering Physics.
(aaz) Electric Power and Machinery Engineering.
(aba) Infotech Engineering.
(abb) Cyber Security.

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}:

Candidates with a minimum of 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 recognised University OR cleared Sections A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following disciplines:-
(aaa) Aerospace Engineering.
(aab) Aeronautical Engineering.
(aac) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
(aad) Mechanical Engineering.
(aae) Mechanical Engineering and Automation.
(aaf) Mechanical Engineering (Production).
(aag) Mechanical Engineering (Repair and Maintenance).
(aah) Mechatronics.
(aaj) Industrial Engineering.
(aak) Manufacturing Engineering.
(aal) Production and Industrial Engineering.
(aam) Materials Science and Engineering.
(aan) Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.
(aao) Aerospace and Applied Mechanics.
(aap) Automotive Engineering.
(aaq) Robotics
(aar) Nanotechnology
(aas) Rubber Technology and Rubber Engineering.

Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branch

(aa)  Weapon Systems (WS) Branch:
Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level and
    (aaa) Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. OR
    (aab) BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

(ab)  Administration & Logistics:

Passed 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or cleared section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

(ac) Accounts Branch:

    Passed 10+2 and done graduation in any of the following streams with 60 % marks or equivalent from a recognized university:-
    (aaa) B. Com Degree (Min three years course).
    (aab) Bachelor of Business Administration (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Management Studies (with specialization in Finance)/ Bachelor of Business Studies (with specialization in Finance)
    (aac) Qualified CA/ CMA/ CS/ CFA.
    (aad) B.Sc. with specialization in Finance.
    (ad) Education: Passed 10+2 and Post-Graduation with 50% marks in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG (Single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and with 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline.

    (ae) Meteorology: 
 
Passed 10+2 and B Sc with Physics and Mathematics with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent or four year Graduation in Engineering/Technology discipline with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent in the following streams:-
    (aaa) Communication Engineering.
    (aab) Computer Engineering/Technology.
    (aac) Computer Engineering and Application.
    (aad) Computer Science and Engineering/Technology.
    (aae) Electrical and Computer Engineering.
    (aaf) Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
    (aag) Electronics Engineering/Technology.
    (aah) Electronics Science and Engineering.
    (aaj) Electronics.
    (aak) Electronics and Communication Engineering.
    (aal) Electronics and Computer Science.
    (aam) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering.
    (aan) Electronics and/or Telecommunication Engineering (Microwave).
    (aao) Electronics Communication and Instrumentation Engineering.
    (aap) Information Technology.
    (aaq) Mechanical Engineering.

Application Fee of AFCAT

  • For AFCATE Entry Only: Rs. 550/-
  • Payment Mode: Online

How to apply for Indian Air Force Recruitment 2024?

Interested and eligible candidates are required to apply online through the official link https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in. Candidates may follow the simple steps given below to apply online for Indian Air Force Recruitment 2024.

Scroll down, and check the Important Web-Links section.
Click on the “Registration” link.
A new webpage will be opened.
Complete the registration process.
After that, click on the login.
Fill in your all personal and educational details and upload the necessary documents.
Finally, pay the online application fee.
Print out the submitted application form.

Important Dates of Indian Air Force Recruitment 2024

Online Application starting date30th May 2024 (11:00 hours)
Online Application last date28th June 2024 (23:30 hours)

Important Web-Links of Indian Air Force Recruitment 2024

Online Application FormClick Here
Educational QualificationClick Here
Advertisement DetailsClick Here
Official WebsiteClick Here

FAQs of Indian Air Force Recruitment 2024

Q. What is the last date of Indian Air Force Recruitment 2024 AFCAT 02/2024?

A. The last date of Indian Air Force Recruitment 2024 AFCAT 02/2024 is 28th June 2024.

Q. What is the starting of Indian Air Force Recruitment 2024 AFCAT 02/2024?

A.The starting date of Indian Air Force Recruitment 2024 AFCAT 02/2024 is 30th May 2024.

Q. How to apply for Indian Air Force Recruitment 2024?

A. Interested and eligible candidates are required to apply online through the official link https://careerindianairforce.cdac.in or https://afcat.cdac.in.

Q. What is the purpose of AFCAT?

A. AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. It is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the Indian Air Force to select candidates for various positions within the organization.

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