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Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) organized by the Indian Air Force (IAF) is for the recruitment of Commissioned Officers in Flying & Ground Duties (Technical & Non-technical branches) of Indian Air Force. The examination of AFCAT is conducted in online mode and two times in a year, i.e. February (AFCAT 2020 I) and September(AFCAT 2020 II).

There is a single application form for the SSC AFCAT 2020 exam for which the online registration window will open in 1st week of December 2019.

Students who qualify the online exam will be then called for the recruitment process. They have to meet the minimum cut-off marks to proceed for the next step. After that, selected candidates will be called at one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB). The AFSB centers are located in Dehradun, Mysore, Gandhinagar and Varanasi. Candidates should be physically sound when they report for the AFSB.

SSC AFCAT 2020 Highlights



Exam Name

Air Force Common Admission Test

Commonly Known As


Conducting Body

Indian Air Force (IAF)

Examination Level

National Level


Vacancy Based


English and Hindi

Exam Mode

Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Mode of Application



SSC AFCAT 2020 Important Dates




Official notification Release

1st Week of December 2019

3rd week of June 2020

Online Registration/Application Form Filling

1st Week of December 2019

3rd week of June 2020

Last Date to fill the Application Form

Last Week of December 2019

3rd Week of July 2020

Admit Card Issue

Last Week of January 2020

1st week of August 2020

Date Of Exam

3rd week of February 2020

3rd week of August 2020

Release Of Answer Key

3rd week of February 2020

3rd week of August 2020

Declaration of Result

1st week of March 2020

October 2020


SSC AFCAT 2020 Eligibility Criteria


Eligibility Conditions


Citizen of India

Marital Status

Candidates below 25 years age should be unmarried at the time of commencement of course. Married candidates above 25 years age are eligible to apply.

Age Limit for Flying Branch

20 to 24 years as on 1st January 2021. Candidates must have born between 2nd January 1997 to 1st January 2021

Upper age limit for candidates having valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxed up to 26 years.

Qualification: 3 year graduation degree in any discipline with 60% marks.

BE or B. Tech degree with 60% marks

Candidates must have passed in Mathematics & Physics with 60% marks in each subject at 10+2 level.

Age Limit for Ground Duty Branch

Candidates DoB should be in between 2nd January 1995 to 1st January 2021.

Qualification: Aeronautical Engineer – Four years degree graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology with 60% marks in physics & mathematics subjects at 12th

Administration& Logistics – Three year graduation degree with 60% marks.

Accounts – B.Com degree with 60% marks or equivalent.

Education – MBA, MCA or MA/ MSc degree in English, Defence Studies, Psychology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Statistics, International relations, International Studies, Computer Science, IT, Management, Mass Communication etc. with 50% marks.


Physical & Medical

Candidates must be physically fit in line with the officially prescribed physical standards.

They have to qualify the medical examination conducted at AFCME, New Delhi or IAM, Bengaluru.



The Online Application Form for SSC AFCAT 2020 will be available from the first week of December 2019.

Step 1: Registration – Candidate must register them by filling in basic details and valid email id and mobile number. It will generate a provisional registration number and password. The same will also be sent to the registered mail id.

Step 2: Filling Details and Upload Documents -Candidates are required to fill in all the requisite details, upload their photograph, signature, documents and thumb impression in JPG or JPEG format (file size – 10 to 50KB) or as per the specifications.

Step 3: Fee Payment – Candidates must pay the application fee as mentioned in the online mode such as Debit / Credit Cards, Internet Banking. Candidates can make the fee payment only through the online mode. It is non-refundable.

On successful completion of these steps, an e-receipt for fee payment will be generated which must be printed along with the application form.

The application fee will be Rs. 250/- for all candidates.


SSC AFCAT Admit Card 2020

The Admit Cards for SSC AFCAT exam will be issued to the candidates in online mode only. The information about the release will also be intimated to the candidates via Email or SMS. Candidates can easily download their SSC AFCAT admit card by entering the login credentials. The hall ticket will mention the exam schedule, venue along with the candidate’s personal details. A candidate must carry the SSC AFCAT admit card along with a valid photo- id proof, passport size photograph, and ballpoint pen on exam day to the exam center past which candidates will not be allowed to take the exam.

In case of any discrepancy contact to the AFCAT Query Cell at C-DAC, Pune.


SSC AFCAT Exam Pattern 2020

SSC AFCAT 2020 is a computer-based examination (CBT)

The exam is conducted in an online mode which consists of objective type questions which need to be completed in 2 hours by the candidates. The medium of exam is both English and Hindi. 3 marks for each correct answer and -1 negative marking for each incorrect answer.

The section wise detail of AFCAT exam is mentioned below:



Number Of Questions

Maximum Marks

AFCAT 2020

120 minutes



EKT( For Technical Branch)

45 minutes




SSC AFCAT 2020 Syllabus

Before starting the preparation for the exam, candidates should go through the SSC AFCAT syllabus given below:

General Awareness

History, Geography, Environmental Science, Current Affairs, Current Affairs, Politics, Civics, Basic Science, Defense, and Art


Numerical Ability

Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Percentage, Ration and Proportion, Simple Interest and Profit and Loss


Verbal Ability In English

Comprehension, Error Detection, Synonyms, Antonyms, Testing of Vocabulary, Sentence Completion etc.


Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

Verbal skills and Spatial abilities.


EKT Syllabus (for technical branches)

Mechanical, Electrical & Electronics & Computer Science



SSC AFCAT 2020 Recommended Books

·         AFCAT (Flying Technical & Ground Duty Branch) by Disha Experts

·         Let’s Crack AFCAT: Air Force Common Admission Test

·         AFCAT Self Study Guide – Cum – Practice Work Book

·         AFCAT – The First Step Book

·         The new AFCAT Guide with 14 Year-wise Past Papers (2011 -2018)

·         Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal


SSC AFCAT Result 2020

The result will be announced in the month of March (for AFCAT 1) and October (for AFCAT 2). Students can check AFCAT result 2020 via online mode. Candidates are required to enter their Email ID and password to check the result. After the online test, candidates will be invited for AFSB rounds.

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