Indian Air Force AFCAT 01/2024 Recruitment: Overview

Indian Air Force AFCAT 01/2024 Recruitment: Overview

The Indian Air Force (Bhartiya Vayu Sena) has announced the AFCAT Entry 01/2024 Notification Batch, offering a range of positions across various branches. This recruitment aims to fill 327 vacancies, inviting applications from eligible candidates interested in roles like Flying, Ground Duty Technical and Non-Technical, NCC Special Entry, and Meteorology Entry.

Important Dates

  • Application Commencement: December 1, 2023
  • Application Deadline: December 30, 2023 (till 11 PM)
  • Last Date for Fee Payment: December 30, 2023
  • Exam Dates: February 16-18, 2024
  • Admit Card Release: Before the Exam

Vacancy Details and Eligibility Criteria

Branch-Wise Distribution of Vacancies

  • AFCAT Flying: 38 posts (28 for males, 10 for females)
  • AFCAT Ground Duty Technical:
    • AE (L): 125 posts (104 for males, 11 for females)
    • AE (M): 50 posts (45 for males, 5 for females)
  • AFCAT Ground Duty Non-Technical:
    • Admin: 50 posts (44 for males, 6 for females)
    • LGS: 13 posts (11 for males, 2 for females)
    • Accounts: 13 posts (11 for males, 2 for females)
    • Education: 10 posts (8 for males, 2 for females)
    • Weapon Systems WS Branch: 17 posts (15 for males, 2 for females)
  • Meteorology Entry: 11 posts (9 for males, 2 for females)
  • NCC Special Entry: Flying - Seats equivalent to 10% of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.

Eligibility Criteria

  • AFCAT Flying: Bachelor's degree in any stream with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level or a B.E./B.Tech course.
  • Ground Duty Technical (AE, L/M): Minimum 60% marks in Physics and Math at 10+2 level and a four-year graduation/integrated PG degree in engineering/technology.
  • Ground Duty Non-Technical:
    • Administration and Logistics: Bachelor's degree in any stream with at least 60% marks.
    • Accounts: Bachelor's degree in Commerce (B.Com) with a minimum of 60% marks.
  • NCC Special Entry (Flying): NCC Air Wing Senior Division 'C' certificate and Flying Branch eligibility criteria.
  • Meteorology Entry: Refer to the notification for specific eligibility details.

Application Process and Fee

  • Application Fee:
    • AFCAT Entry: 550/- + GST (for all candidates)
    • NCC Special & Meteorology Entry: No fee
  • Payment Mode: Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, E-Challan
  • Applicants must complete the online application between December 1 and December 30, 2023.

How to Apply for AFCAT 01/2024

  • Visit the official Indian Air Force recruitment portal.
  • Read the notification carefully to understand eligibility criteria and requirements.
  • Prepare scanned copies of essential documents - photo, signature, ID proof, educational certificates, etc.
  • Complete the application form, ensuring all details are accurate.
  • Pay the application fee as applicable and submit the form.
  • Save a printed copy of the final application for future reference.