AFCAT Eligibility 2022: Age Limit, Education & More -Embibe
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  • Last Modified 11-08-2022
  • Written By Monica_Kumari
  • Last Modified 11-08-2022

AFCAT Eligibility 2022: Education, Age & Physical Standards

AFCAT Eligibility 2022: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has published the AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2022, which includes educational requirements, age limits, physical standards, and so on. Candidates applying for AFCAT must ensure that they meet all of the IAF eligibility requirements. If it is found that applicants do not meet the eligibility criteria during or after the written test or SSB test, their candidature will get cancelled by the IAF.

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AFCAT 2 Exam 2022 is scheduled from August 26 to 28, 2022. It should be noted that AFCAT eligibility for female and males differs. Unmarried candidates between the ages of 20 and 24 are eligible to apply. Read this article to know the AFCAT eligibility criteria 2022 for all the posts as per the official notification.

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2022: Highlights

The table below contains the most important points about the AFCAT Eligibility Criteria 2022:

ParticularsDetails
Exam NameAFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)
Conducting BodyIndian Air Force
Nationality CriteriaIndian
Age Limit20 years to 24 years
Marital StatusSingle
GenderMen and Women
Educational Criteria– 60% both in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level
– Graduation

AFCAT Technical Ground Duty Eligibility 2022

The following eligibility criteria are applicable for the candidates applying for Ground Duty (Technical Branch) post: 

Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty (Technical Branch)

Particulars Details
AFCAT Educational QualificationCandidates must have completed graduation in Aeronautical Engineering or any other equivalent course with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognised University.
Final year candidates can also apply for the exam, provided they do not have any backlog at the time of filling out the application form. 
AFCAT Age LimitCandidates must be 20 to 26 years of age to apply for this post. 
Gender Male and female candidates both can apply.
Marital StatusThe candidate’s marital status must be single to apply for this exam. 

AFCAT Non Technical Ground Duty Eligibility 2022

The following eligibility criteria are applicable for candidates applying for Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch) post: 

Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch)

Particulars  Details 
AFCAT Educational Eligibility Candidates must have completed graduation in Science, Arts, and Engineering or any other equivalent course with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognised University.
Candidates must also have cleared the A and B exams of the Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade. 
Account Branch  Candidates must have cleared graduation in commerce with a minimum of 60% marks from a recognised University. 
Education Branch  Candidate must be having M.Sc. or M.A. degree in Chemistry /Physics /Statistics /Mathematics /International Studies /International Relations /Psychology /Defence Studies /IT /Computer Science /Management /English /MCA /MBA degree in Public Relations /Mass Communication /Journalism with a minimum of 50% marks in all the papers, and 60% marks in graduation from a recognised University by UGC /Competent Accreditation Authority.
Logistics Branch Candidates must have completed graduation in engineering, science, or arts with a minimum of 60% marks.
Also, the candidates must have cleared A and B exams of the Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent grade.
Meteorology Branch Candidates must have completed post-graduation in Mathematics /Science /Computer Application /Statistics /Environmental Science /Geography / Applied Physics/ Oceanography/ Ecology & Environment/ Geophysics/ Agricultural Meteorology/ Environmental Biology. Candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in PG.
Also, they must have scored a minimum of 55% marks in graduation with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects. 
AFCAT Age Limit Candidates must be 20 to 26 years of age to apply for this post. 
Gender  Male and female candidates both can apply.
Marital Status Candidate’s marital status must be single to apply for this exam. 

AFCAT Non Technical Ground Duty Eligibility 2022 [Postgraduate Qualification]

The following eligibility criteria are applicable for the candidates applying for Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch) for PG level post: 

Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch) Eligibility [Postgraduate Qualification]

Particulars Details
AFCAT Education Eligibility Candidates must have cleared PG in M.Sc. /M.A. in English/ Physics/ International Relations/ Mathematics/ Defence Studies/ Psychology/ Chemistry/ Computer Science/ IT/ Statistics/ International Studies/ Management/ MBA/ MCA/ Journalism/ Public Relations/ Mass Communication with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate, and 60% marks in graduation from a college recognised by the competent Accreditation Authority /UGC. 
Meteorology Branch Candidates must have completed post-graduation in Mathematics /Science /Computer Application /Statistics /Environmental Science /Geography / Applied Physics/ Oceanography/ Ecology & Environment/ Geophysics/ Agricultural Meteorology/ Environmental Biology.
Candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in PG. Also, they must have achieved a minimum of 55% marks in graduation with Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subjects.
AFCAT Age Limit Candidates must be 20 to 26 years of age to apply for this post. 
Gender  Male and female candidates both can apply.
Marital Status Candidate’s marital status must be single to apply for this exam. 

AFCAT Eligibility for Flying Branch through AFCAT/NCC Entry 

The following eligibility criteria are applicable for the candidates applying for the NCC Special Entry post: 

Eligibility Criteria for NCC Special Entry

Particulars  Details
AFCAT Educational Qualification Passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at Class 12th.
Graduation(minimum 3-year degree) in any discipline from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent
OR
Qualified Aeronautical Society of India or section A & B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. 
OR
BE/B Tech degree from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent. 
AFCAT Age Limit Candidates must be 20 to 24 years of age to apply for this post.
Candidates holding a valid Commercial Pilot License issued by the DGCA (India) will get the upper age limit relaxation up to 26 years of age at the time of filing the application form. 
Gender  Male and female candidates both can apply.
Marital Status Candidate’s marital status must be single to apply for this exam. 

AFCAT Eligibility Criteria for CDSE (Combined Defense Service Examination)

The eligibility criteria to apply for the CDSE (Combined Defense Service Examination) are provided below: 

Eligibility Criteria for CDSE Post 

ParticularsDetails
AFCAT Educational QualificationCandidates must have completed graduation in engineering, arts, and science from a recognised University in India, along with mathematics and physics as compulsory subjects at the 10+2 level.
AFCAT Age LimitCandidates must be 20 to 24 years of age to apply for this exam.
Gender Only male candidates can apply.
Marital StatusThe candidate must be single. 

AFCAT Eligibility for SSC (Short Service Commission) 2022

The following eligibility criteria are applicable for the candidates applying for SSC (Short Service Commission) post: 

Eligibility Criteria for SSC (Short Service Commission)

Particulars Details 
AFCAT Educational Qualification Candidates must have completed graduation from a recognised University in Engineering, Science or Arts with a minimum of 60% marks in graduation. Also, candidates must have cleared the 10+2 level exam with Mathematics and physics as a compulsory subject with a minimum of 60% marks. 
Candidates must have cleared the Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or the Aeronautical Society of India with a minimum of 60% or equivalent marks. 
AFCAT Age Limit Candidates must be 20 to 24 years of age to apply for this post. Candidates having the Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) issued by DGCA (India) will get relaxation up to 26 years of age. 
Gender  Male and female candidates both can apply.
Marital Status Candidate’s marital status must be single to apply for this exam. 

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AFCAT Physical Standard and Medical Standards 

Candidates must be physically and mentally fit to register for AFCAT. Applicants are encouraged to have a health screening before filling out the AFCAT Application Form to avoid later rejections. Furthermore, candidates must be free of any sickness or handicap. Go through the minimum eligibility requirements as per the physical standards of the Air Force Academy below: 

AFCAT Minimum Height Requirements

We have listed the minimum height requirements for both men and women. Check the chart below for the minimum height requirements for both flying and ground duty branches:

BranchMinimum Height of MaleMinimum Height Female 
Flying Branch 162.5 Cms162.5 Cms
Ground Duty Branch157.5 Cms152 Cms

AFCAT Weight and Height Standards for Male 

Check out the table below to get the weight and height standards for men as per the eligibility to apply for AFCAT 2022 exam. 

List of Age-wise Weight and Height Standards 

Height in cm Weight for 15 to 17 years of age Weight for 18 to 22 years of age Weight for 23 to 27 years of age Weight for 28 to 32 years of age Weight for 33 to 37 years of age 
1524647505454
1534747515555
1544748515656
1554849525656
1564849535757
1574950545858
1584950545858
1595051555959
1605152565960
1615152566060
1625253576161
1635254586162
1645354596263
1655355596363
1665456606363
1675456616465
1685557616565
1695557626566
1705658636667
1715659646668
1725759646768
1735860656870
1745861666870
1755961666971
1765962677071
1776062687072
1786063697173
1796164697273
1806164707274
1816265717375
1826266727476
1836366727476
1846467737577
1856468747578
1866568747678
1876569757779
1886669767780
1896670777881
1906771777981
1916771787982
1926872798082
1939873798183
SD66.37.16.66.9

AFCAT Weight and Height Standards for Female

Check out the table below to get women’s weight and height standards as per the eligibility to apply for the AFCAT 2022 exam. 

List of Age-wise Weight and Height Standards 

Height in cm Weight for 20 to 25 years of age Weight for 26 to 30 years of age
1484346
1494447
1504548
1514548
1524649
1534750
1544750
1554851
1564952
1574953
1585053
1595154
1605155
1615255
1625256
1635357
1645457
1655458
1665559
1675660
1685660
1695761
1705862
1715862
1725963
1735964
1746064
1756165
1766166
1776267
1786367
SD55

AFCAT Visual Standards

As per the eligibility criteria for AFCAT 2022, the minimum visual standards requirements for the flying branch candidates are provided below: 

Visual Standards (Flying Branch)

As per the eligibility criteria for AFCAT 2022, the minimum visual standard requirement for flying branches are provided below: 

Particulars Requirements 
Minimum distant vision 6/6 in one eye6/9 in another correctable eye6/6 only for HypermetropiaAstigmatism: +0.75 D Cyl (with + 2.0 DMax) Colour vision CP-1
Hypermetropia: +2.0 d Sph
Manifest Myopia: Nil
Retinoscopic Myopia: – 0.5 in any meridian permitted
Maddox Rod TestHypo-1prism D
Hyper-1 prism D
Eso-6 prism D
At 6 meters — Exo-6 prism D
At 33 cms — Exo-16 prism DHyper-1 prism D
Eso-6 prism D1
Hypo-1 prism D
Binocular VisionMust possess good binocular vision (fusion and stereopsis with good amplitude and depth).
ConvergenceUp to 10 cm 
Cover test for distant and nearLateral divergence /convergence recovery rapid and complete
Handheld StereoscopeAll BSV Grades 

Visual Standard Ground Duty (Technical Branch)

As per the eligibility criteria for AFCAT 2022, the minimum Visual Standard Ground Duty (Technical Branch) requirements are provided below: 

ParticularsRequirements
Visual Acuity ErrorsCorrected visual acuity should be 6/9 in both eyes. Wearing glasses will be compulsory when advised.
Maximum Limits of Refractive ErrorHypermetropia: +3.5 D Sph
Myopia: -3.50 D Sph
Astigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl
Colour Vision CP-II

Visual Standard Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch)

As per the eligibility criteria for AFCAT 2022, the minimum Visual Standard Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch) requirements are provided below: 

Sub BranchMaximum Limits for Refractive ErrorVisual Acuity ErrorsColour Vision
Logistics Hypermetropia: + 3.5 D SphMyopia: -3.50 D SphAstigmatism: ± 2.50 D CylCorrected visual acuity must be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye. Glasses are compulsory to be worn.CP – III
AdministrationHypermetropia: + 3.5 D SphMyopia: – 3.5 SphAstigmatism: ± 2.50 D Cyl in any meridianCorrected visual acuity must be 6/6 in both the eyesCP – II
MeteorologyHypermetropia: + 3.5 D SphMyopia: -3.50 D SphAstigmatism: ± 2.50 D CylCorrected visual acuity must be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye. Glasses are compulsory to be worn.CP – II
Accounts & EducationHypermetropia: + 3.5 D SphMyopia: -3.50 D SphAstigmatism: ± 2.50 D CylCorrected visual acuity must be 6/6 in the better eye and 6/18 in the worse eye. Glasses are compulsory to be worn.CP – III

AFCAT Eligibility for Government Employee

Applicants who work for the government or a government-owned organisation must obey certain laws and regulations before applying for the AFCAT 2022 exam. These terms and policies are considered as the No-objection certificate. Read the principal policies for a more in-depth awareness:

  • Applicants (both from the government and the government-owned industrial sector) must present NOC during AFSB testing. Aspirants must present this NOC regardless of whether they are contractual, permanent, or temporary subordinates.
  • If the authority obtains a withholding grant from the employer, the applicant’s candidature may be revoked (even after they have applied for AFCAT).
  • If the employers are unable to submit the NOC for any reason, the denial will be considered in writing and reported to AFSB.

AFCAT Application Form 2022

The AFCAT 2 application form was made available on June 1, 2022, at 11 a.m. The deadline for applying for the exam was June 30, 2022 (5 p.m.). After the application procedure is completed, the online correction window will appear. For all categories, the application fee is INR 250, which may be paid online.

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AFCAT Eligibility 2022: FAQs

Find below some frequently asked questions related to the AFCAT 2022 eligibility criteria: 

Q.1: Can a female candidate apply for CDSE as per AFCAT eligibility criteria 2022? 
Ans:
No, only male candidates can apply for CDSE (Combined Defense Service Examination) as per AFCAT 2022 eligibility.

Q.2: Are the height and weight requirements as per the AFCAT 2022 eligibility different for the male and female candidates? 
Ans: Yes, the height and weight requirements as per the IAF eligibility requirements are different for male and female candidates. 

Q.3: What is the minimum age limit as per the AFCAT eligibility for the post of CDSE? 
Ans: To apply for the AFCAT exam for the post of CDSE, the candidate must be 20 to 24 years of age. 

Q.4: What are the minimum physical standard requirements as per the AFCAT 2022 eligibility? 
Ans: As per the minimum physical fitness requirements, candidates must be capable of running at least 1.6 km in 10 minutes and perform 10 pushups and at least 3 chin-ups.

Q.5: Can a 12th Pass appear for AFCAT?
Ans: No, candidates who have passed the 12th grade with a science background and have completed the required graduation degrees are only eligible for the AFCAT.

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