AFCAT Eligibility Details

AFCAT Eligibility Details: Indian Air Force (IAF) recruits Commissioned Officers in Flying, Technical and Ground Duty Branches through Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT). Candidates intending to apply should ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria as specified by IAF:

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates should be an Indian Citizen.

Age Limit: Candidates age should be between 20-24 years i.e. born between 02-07-1994 to 01-07-1998 (both dates inclusive) for Flying Branch, 20-26 years i.e. born between  02-07-1992 to 01-07-1998 (both dates inclusive) for Technical Branch & Ground Duty Branch. Age relaxation is applicable upto 26 years of age for Flying Branch as per rules.

Educational Qualification: Candidates should possess qualification as follows:

Sl No Name of the Branch Educational Qualification
1 Flying Branch Graduation (Minimum three year degree course) in any discipline from
a recognized University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all
papers & have passed Maths and Physics at 10+2 level.
2 Technical Branch Four year degree/ integrated Post Graduation qualification or cleared Sections A and B examination
of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or
Aeronautical Society of India
a. Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)}
b. Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)}
3 Ground Duty Branch Graduation with 60% marks/ 
B. Com. Degree/ MBA/ MCA or MA/ M.Sc Degree in English/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Chemistry/ Statistics/ International relations/ International studies/ Defence studies/ Psychology/ Computer Science/ IT/ Management / Mass Communication/ Journalism/ Public Relation with minimum of 50% marks
a. Administration & Logistics
b. Accounts
c. Education

Physical Standards: Candidates who are applying for AFCAT should have the physical standards as follows:

Sl No  Flying Branch Technical Branch Ground Duty Branch
1 Minimum Height 162.5 cms with correlated weight Men – 157.5 Cms
Women:- 152 Cms
with correlated weight
Men – 157.5 Cms
Women:- 152 Cms
with correlated weight
2 Leg Length Min – 99 cms & Max – 120 cms Nil Nil
3 Thigh Length Max – 64 cms Nil Nil
4 Sitting Height Min – 81.5 cms & Max – 96 cms Nil Nil
5 Vision Minimum Visual Acuity 6/6 in one eye
and 6/9 in other, correctable
to 6/6 only for hypermetropia
Nil Nil