AFCAT Vacancy 2022: Eligibility Criteria, Check Branch-Wise Vacancies

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued an AFCAT 2022 recruitment notice for the Flying Branch and Ground Duties (Technical and NonTechnical branch). On the Indian Air Force’s official website, the AFCAT 2 2022 Notification announced 334 vacancies in various branches. In August of 2022, the AFCAT 2 exam will be held (tentative). The authority’s declared vacancies are provisional and subject to change without notice. Candidates will be chosen based on the AFCAT exam merit list, training slot availability, other cadre control systems, and the actual number of openings.


The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is a national level test used to select qualified applicants for Grade A Officer positions in the Indian Air Force. The AFCAT Exam is held twice a year to recruit candidates into the Indian Air Force’s Technical and Non-Technical branches.

The AFCAT examination is open to both men and women. AFCAT is one of the most difficult exams, and applicants must work hard and clever in order to pass. In the next post, you will learn everything there is to know about the AFCAT Vacancy 2022, including the salary and selection process.

AFCAT 2022 Highlights

Some important details of the AFCAT 2022 exam are listed below:



Exam Name AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)
Organising Body Indian Air Force
Exam Level National
Registration Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Registration Fees INR 250
Exam Frequency Twice a year (AFCAT 1 & AFCAT 2)
Total Vacancies
  • AFCAT 1: 241
  • AFCAT 2: 334
Exam Medium English
Official Website

AFCAT-1 2022 Exam Dates

Every aspirant should visit the official website on a frequent basis to stay up to date on the latest AFCAT news. The following are the tentative dates for AFCAT-1 2022:



AFCAT Notification release December 01, 2021
Start of Online Application December 01, 2021
Last Date of Online Application December 30, 2021
Exam Date February 12 to 14, 2022
Result To Be Announced
AFSB Interview To Be Announced

AFCAT-2 2022 Exam Dates (Tentative)


Dates (Tentative)

Release of AFCAT Official Notification June 2022
Starting of AFCAT Application Process June 2022
Last Date To Apply June 2022
AFCAT Admit Card For Written Test August 2022
AFCAT Online Written Test August 2022
Declaration of AFCAT Result September 2022

AFCAT 2022 Vacancy: Branch-wise Vacancies

Along with the formal notification of the exam, AFCAT 2 2022 vacancies were announced. The AFCAT 2 Notification PDF announces a total of 334 AFCAT openings. The AFCAT 1 2022 Notification listed 241 openings in various branches.

There are two lines for AFCAT vacancies: one for AFCAT entry and the other for NCC (National Cadet Corps) entry. Short Service Commission (SSC) and Permanent Commission (PC) candidates are recruited by the Indian Air Force (IAF), For more information, see the tables below.

AFCAT 1 2022 Vacancy

For AFCAT (I) 2022, there are a total of 241 openings. The following is a breakdown of the vacancies:



Flying Branch SSC-69
Ground Duty (Technical)
  • AE (L): PC-27, SSC-40
  • AE (M): PC-12, SSC-17
Ground Duty (Non-Technical)
  • Admin: PC-12, SSC-21
  • Accts: PC- 6, SSC-12
  • Logistics: PC-9, SSC-16

AFCAT 2 2022 Vacancy

The following table shows the detailed branch-by-branch distribution of the AFCAT 2 2022 vacancies:




AFCAT Flying SSC – 96
Ground Duty (Technical)

AE(L) : PC –20, SSC – 78

AE(M) : PC – 08, SSC – 31

Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

Admin : PC – 10, SSC – 42 

Edn: PC – 04, SSC – 17

NCC Flying 10% seats out of CDSE (Combined Defence Services Exam) vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC
Meteorology Entry Meteorology Met: PC – 06, SSC – 22
Total Vacancies 334

AFCAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The technical and non-technical divisions of the AFCAT have different eligibility criteria. To avoid rejection, candidates must ensure that they meet all of the AFCAT eligibility requirements. The AFCAT eligibility criteria are listed below in detail.

AFCAT 2022 Eligibility: Age Limit

Category Minimum Age Maximum Age
Flying Branch through AFCAT & NCC Special Entry 20 years 24 years
Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch 26 years

AFCAT 2022 Eligibility: Educational Qualifications


Educational Qualification

Flying Branch
  • A graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university is required, as well as 50 per cent marks in each math and physics subject in Class 12. OR
  • a 60 per cent or equivalent B. Tech degree from a recognised university. OR
  • Candidates who have passed Section A and B of the Associate Membership of the Institution of Engineers (India) or the Aeronautical Society of India examinations with a minimum of 60% or equivalent from a recognised university.
Ground Duty (Technical) Branch minimum of 50% in Physics and Mathematics at the 10+2 level, as well as four-year degree or integrated post-graduate certificate in Engineering/ Technology from recognised university.
Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum 3 years degree course) in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of 60% marks.

AFCAT 2022 Eligibility: Marital Status

  • Candidates must be unmarried at the start of the course if they are under the age of 25.
  • Candidates under the age of 25 who are widows/widowers or divorcees are likewise ineligible.

AFCAT 2022 Selection Process

There are three stages to the AFCAT selection process. The written examination is the first step in the process. This exam will be divided into two sections: Stage 1 testing and Stage 2 testing. Candidates who meet the qualifications will be invited to take the SSB exam (second stage).

The SSB exam will also include other examinations, such as the Picture Perception and Psychological Test, the Discussion Test, and so on. Finally, the applicants will be medically evaluated. To get hired, candidates must complete all three steps and pass them with flying colours.

AFCAT: Commissions Offered

SSC (Short Service Commission) in the Indian Air Force refers to a career that lasts a maximum of 10+4 years and a minimum of 10 years. Women can only join the IAF as SSC officers, but men can enlist as both SSC and PC officers. The following are the several sorts of commissions offered by AFCAT:

  • PC for Men — Candidates who enlist as PC officers serve until they reach the age of superannuation, which varies depending on their branch and level.
  • SSC for Men and Women – Flying Branch SSC officers have a fourteen-year appointment duration from the date of commissioning. For all technical and non-technical areas, the starting tenure for SSC officers on Ground Duty will be ten years. A four-year extension may be granted, but it will be contingent on suitability, willingness, service requirements, and available vacancies.

AFCAT Training

  • Candidates are chosen for training depending on their qualifications and the availability of positions in various branches and sub-branches. 
  • Flying and Ground Duty (Tech) training takes 74 weeks, whereas Ground Duty (Non-tech) takes 52 weeks at various Air Force Training Organizations.

AFCAT 2022 Salary and Allowance

Both men and women are paid a stipend of INR 56,100 per month during the training term. An IAF officer will be paid between INR 56,100 to 1,10,700 after completing the programme. The rank of Flying Officer is awarded to cadets who graduate from the Air Force Academy.



Flying Branch INR 85,372
Ground Duty (Technical) INR 74,872
Ground Duty (Non-technical) INR 71,872

An IAF officer will receive numerous allowances in addition to the AFCAT salary. The allowances are determined by the nature of the function and obligations, as well as the posting zone. The following are some of the benefits available to IAF officers:

  • Special Duty Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Dress Allowance
  • Transport Allowance
  • Medical Allowance
  • Hardship Allowance
  • Ration Money
  • Dearness Allowance

The Indian Air Force (IAF) offers numerous career opportunities in both technical and non-technical fields. One can rise to the rank of Air Marshal in the Indian Air Force after being selected as an officer. Applicants who want to join the Indian Air Force should devote their time and effort to studying for the AFCAT.

AFCAT 2022 Vacancy FAQs

How many AFCAT (II) 2022 vacancies have been announced?

For AFCAT (II) 2022, a total of 334 vacancies have been announced.

What is the AFCAT 2022 selection procedure?

A written test, Intelligence rating test & picture perception, Psychological test, Group discussion, and Interview are all part of the AFCAT 2022 selection process.

How many times is the AFCAT exam held each year?

The AFCAT exam is held twice a year, in February and September.

What is the full form of the AFCAT?

AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test in its full form.

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