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AFCAT – 1 2017 Notification

AFCAT – 1 2017 Notification

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AFCAT 1 2017 Notification
AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST (AFCAT) – 01 / 2017

Applications are invited from enterprising & adventurous Indian Citizens (as per Citizenship Act 1955 for the following courses commencing in January 2018 for grant of Short Service Commission in Flying Branch and Permanent / Short Service Commission in Technical and Ground Duty Branches.
COURSES COMMENCING IN July 2018
FLYING BRANCH
(a) No. 201/17F/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women)
TECHNICAL BRANCH
(a) No. 200/17T/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men)
(b) No. 200/17T/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women)
GROUND DUTY BRANCHES
(a) No. 200/17G/PC/M (Permanent Commission for men)
(b) No. 200/17G/SSC/M & W (Short Service Commission for men & women)
ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS
Flying Branch –201/17F/SSC/M & W
(a) Age: 20 to 24 years as on 01 Jan 2018 i.e. Born between 02 Jan 1994 to 01 Jan 1998 (Both Dates inclusive).(Upper age limit for Candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable upto 26 years i.e. Born between 02 Jan 1992 to 01 Jan 1998 (Both dates inclusive).
(b) Educational Qualifications: Graduates (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from a recognised University who have attained minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and have passed Maths and Physics at 10+2 level OR BE / B Tech degree (Four year course) from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.

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Technical Branch – 200/17T/PC/M, 200/17T/SSC/M & W
(a) Age: 20 to 26 years as on 01 Jan 2018 i.e. Born between 02 Jan 1992 to 01 Jan 1998 (both dates inclusive).
(b) Educational Qualifications:
(i) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}.Candidates applying for AE (L) branch would be eligible if they have undergone a minimum of four year degree qualification from a recognised 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 Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies. Candidates should also fulfil conditions given in Para 4 (a).
(ii) Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}. Candidates applying for AE (M) branch would be eligible if they have undergone a minimum of four year degree qualification from a recognised University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies. Candidates should also fulfil conditions given in Para 4 (b).
Essential Subjects for Technical Branch:
(a) Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}. All candidates applying for AE(L) branch should have scored a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and studied at least eight subjects out of the eighteen subjects listed below in their qualifying exam:-
(L1) Physics / Engineering Physics (L2) Mathematics / Engineering Mathematics (L3) Engineering Graphics / Engineering Drawing (L4) Electrical Engineering / Electrical Technology (L5) Control Engineering (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 Engineering (L17) Antenna and Wave Propagation (L18) Electronic Devices.

(b) Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}. All candidates applying for AE(M) branch should have scored a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and studied at least eight subjects out of the eighteen subjects listed below in their qualifying exam:-
(M1) Physics / Engineering Physics (M2) Engineering Maths / Mathematics (M3) Engineering Drawing / Graphics (M4) Automotive Engineering / Plant Engineering / Industrial Engineering (M5) Engineering Mechanics / Strength of Material (M6) Aerodynamics (M7) Thermodynamics and Applications / Heat Power Engineering (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 / Manufacturing Technology / Production Engineering (M17) Hydraulics and Pneumatics (M18) Aircraft Structures.

(c) Physical Standards
(i) Height and Weight: Minimum height: – Men – 157.5 Cms, Women:- 152 Cms with correlated weight . (ii) All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final.

Ground Duty Branches – 200/17G/PC/M, 200/17G/SSC/M & W
(a) Age: 20 to 26 year as on 01 Jan 2018 i.e. Born between 02 Jan 1992 to 01 Jan 1998 (both dates inclusive).
(c) Physical Standards
(i) Height and Weight: Minimum height: – Men – 157.5 Cms, Women:- 152 Cms with correlated weight . (ii) All other medical criteria would be evaluated by the Air Force Medical Authorities whose decision on the fitness would be final.

Candidates appearing in final year/semester examinations may apply for all courses commencing in January 2018 provided they fulfil the following conditions:-
(a) Candidates should not have any present backlog and should have secured a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together upto the last semester / year for which results have been declared at the time of online submission and at the time of SSB.
(b) Candidates should be able to provide provisional / original degree certificate issued by University lasted by June 2018.

TYPE OF COMMISSION:
Permanent Commission: Candidates joining as Permanent Commission (PC) officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation.
Service Short Commission:
(a) The Engagement period for SSC Flying Branch is Fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Not extendable).
(b) The initial tenure for Short Service Commission officers in Technical and Ground Duty Branches would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to willingness, service requirement and availability of vacancies.

Apply for AFCAT 1 2017 Notification Online
Date of Notification- Dec 2016
Last date of filling form- Jan 2017
Download Admit card- Jan 2017
Date of Exam- Feb 2017
Excepted date of result- April 2017
How to Apply: (www.careerairforce.nic.in)

SELECTION PROCEDURE
9. All applicants whose applications are submitted by due date will be called for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT) (applicable only for candidates applying for technical branch) to be conducted on date yet to be announced at one of the examination centers mentioned at para 17 (b). Candidates will be required to login to their candidate login accounts regularly for information on AFCAT, EKT (if applicable) and AFSB testing. The AFCAT will be of two hours duration and will contain multiple choice questions on verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general awareness and military aptitude. Sample question papers and syllabus of AFCAT/ is available on https://www.ncaacademy.com/download-previous-afcat-questions-papers/. EKT would be for 45 minutes and conducted immediately after AFCAT.
10. Candidates who are short-listed on the basis of Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT/EKT) will be called for further testing at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSBs) at Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar, Varanasi or Kancharapara. The testing would consist of three stages as given below.
(a) Stage-I Test consisting of Intelligence Test along with other tests will be conducted on the first                        day. Stage-I test is a screening test and only those who qualify would undergo subsequent testing. All Stage-I qualified candidates would be subjected to document check to ascertain their eligibility for the branches applied for. Those candidates who either do not qualify in Stage I testing or do not meet the required eligibility criteria would be sent back on the first day itself.
(b) Stage-II testing consisting of Psychological test, Group Tests and Interview will be conducted on subsequent days (Five Days).
(c) For Flying Branch: CPSS (Computerised Pilot Selection System) and or PABT would be administered to eligible candidates.

Medical Examination will be conducted at AFCME, New Delhi or IAM Bengaluru based on the recommendations at AFSB.  Non reporting of candidates on allotted date for medicals could lead to cancellation of candidature.
Candidates recommended by the AFSBs and declared medically fit will be detailed for training in the order of all India Merit list depending on the number of vacancies available in various branches/ sub branches. Grant of PC / SSC in Technical and Ground Duty Branches would be based on number of vacancies, performance in the selection process and the choice given by the candidates / Airmen. 14. No compensation will be paid in respect of any injury sustained during the testing at AFSB.
10% of the vacancies are reserved for NCC Air Wing ‘C’ certificate holders in Technical and Ground Duty Branches.
Onus of meeting the eligibility criteria rests with the applicant. Merely undergoing AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST (AFCAT) / SSB testing would not constitute fulfillment of eligibility requirements.
AFCAT CENTRES
Ambala, Amritsar, Allahabad, Agra, Ahmedabad, Barnala, Bathinda, Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Bagdogra, Bareilly, Chandigarh, Chabua, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Darbhanga, Gorakhpur, Gwalior, Guwahati, Halwara, Hashimara, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jorhat, Jaipur, Jamnagar, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kalaikunda(Kharagpur), Kochi, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mohanbari, Mysore, Nal (Bikaner), Nagpur, Ojhar (Nasik), Pathankot, Patna, Pune, Port Blair, Salua (Kharagpur), Srinagar, Suratgarh, Sirsa, Saharanpur, Shillong, Silchar, Sulur (Coimbatore), Thane, Tezpur, Thanjavur, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, Varanasi.
(c) Candidates will be allotted AFCAT centres as per their selection/choice subject to availability of vacancy at that centre.
Serving Airmen are required to apply online at par with other candidates. In addition, Airmen candidates would be required to apply as per the service format as given in AFO 11/ 2015 through service channel. Other government employees also need to apply online after obtaining necessary permission from their concerned departments and they are to produce NOC at the time of AFSB testing.

TRAINING
Training is scheduled to commence in the first week of January 2018 for all courses.
The duration of training for Flying and Technical Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments.

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