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Documents Required to Fill AFCAT 2022 Application Form: Photo Specifications, Scanned Images

RupsaUpdated On: June 03, 2022 12:14 pm IST | AFCAT

AFCAT 2022 registrations have started from June 1. Candidates can fill in the application form online and submit the same by June 30, 2022. Find out all about the list of documents required to fill the AFCAT 2022 Application Form in this article. 

Documents Required to Fill AFCAT 2022 Application Form: Photo Specifications, Scanned Images

Registration for AFCAT 2022 has begun. The Indian Air Force released the online application form on its official website (www.afcat.cdac.in) on June 1. Candidates who have been waiting to apply for multiple posts in Ground Duty and Flying Branch (both Non-technical and Technical) through the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) can fill out the AFCAT 2022 Application Form. The last date for submission of the application form is June 30. As per the latest notification released, a total of 317 vacancies will be filled by candidates through the entrance exam. Read this article to know all about the AFCAT 2022 Eligibility, the application process, important documents required to fill in the application, and more.  

Important Dates for AFCAT 2022 Application

The important dates related to the AFCAT 2022 Registration are tabulated below for reference:

Event

Date

AFCAT 2022 Online Application to Begin

June 1, 2022

AFCAT 2022 Online Application to End

June 30, 2022 (till 5:00 PM)

AFCAT 2022 Application Correction Window

To be Announced

AFCAT 2022 Exam

August 26 - August 28, 2022

Publication of AFCAT 2022 Result

To be Announced

AFCAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling out the application form, candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria set by the administering body to qualify for the entrance test. Take a look at the various parameters of AFCAT 2022 Eligibility Criteria below:

Parameters

Eligibility Criteria for AFCAT 2022 Application

Nationality

Candidates must have Indian citizenship

Marital Status

  1. Unmarried candidates below 25 years of age

  1. Widowers/widows are not eligible to apply

Age Limit

  1. The age limit for Flying Branch is between 20 years and 24 years

  1. The age limit for Ground Duty is between 20 years and 26 years

Educational Qualification

  1. For Ground Duty –

Candidates must have secured at least 60% in Math and Physics in 10+2 and must have a graduation/integrated post-graduation degree (4 years) in Technology/Engineering from a recognized university

  1. For Flying Branch –

Candidates must have obtained a minimum of 60% marks in Math and Physics in 10+2 and must hold a graduation degree (3 years) in any discipline with at least 60% aggregate

  1. For Technical Branch –

Candidates must have a degree qualification (4 years) and must have cleared Section A & Section B exams of the Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers/Aeronautical Society of India with a minimum of 60% aggregate

Fitness

Candidates must be physically and medically fit

AFCAT 2022 Application Form Fill Up

Now that the AFCAT 2022 Registration is on, we bring to you a step-by-step guide to filling in the application form and uploading all documents as instructed by the conducting authority. Going through these steps and keeping all documents handy will make the application process easier for candidates.

Step 1: Registration for AFCAT 2022 Exam

  • Visit the AFCAT official website (https://afcat.cdac.in)

  • Go to the login tab on the homepage

  • Click on ‘New Registration’ and register yourself with a new User ID and Password

  • Candidates will receive the Password on their personal email ID after a successful registration

The initial ‘Sign up’ format is tabulated below:

Parameters

Specifications

Full Name

As on Class 10 certificate

Parent’s Name

50 characters max

Email ID

Currently in use

Nationality

Indian

Mobile No.

Currently in use

Select Secret Questions

Select one from the options

Secret Answer

50 characters max

Captcha

Enter the alphanumeric text shown at the end

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Step 2: Filling AFCAT Application Form 2022 

  • Visit the AFCAT Exam login page

  • Enter the login credentials to access your account

  • Select the entry type – AFCAT/NCC Special Entry for Flying Branch/Meteorology Entry

  • Go through the instructions carefully before proceeding to the next page i.e. the AFCAT 2022 Application Form

  • Start filling in the application form with personal details –

  1. Name

  2. Father’s Name

  3. Mother’s Name

  4. Gender

  5. Date of Birth

  6. Aadhaar Card No. (mandatory)

  • Enter educational qualification details –

  1. Marks obtained in 10th & 12th

  2. Qualification degree

  3. Graduation level

  4. Name of college/institute

  • Next, proceed to the next page to select the preferred course

Essentials for AFCAT 2022 Registration

While filling up the AFCAT 2022 Application Form, candidates must have all the documents, photographs, and other essentials ready. A valid email ID and contact no. are needed since all updates regarding the entrance exam will be sent to candidates through mail/SMS. Check out the list of prerequisites for smooth AFCAT Registration 2022:

  1. Marksheets of Class 12 and graduation/diploma/integrated postgraduation

  2. A functional email address

  3. An operational mobile no.

  4. Aadhaar card and other photo ID proof details

  5. Passport-sized colour photograph

  6. Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking Details for paying the AFCAT 2022 Application Fee

  7. High-speed, stable internet connection

Selection of Course As Per Preference

Next comes the selection of course from the list of AFCAT 2022. Candidates are to pick the course which they want to apply for – Flying Branch, Ground Duty, Technical etc. Those with the required technical qualifications will need to take the EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) exam. Candidates will be allotted branches depending on the vacancies. It must be noted that the allocation of courses may differ from the candidate’s choice.

Providing Communication Details

Applicants must provide their correspondence/permanent address when filling up the application form.

Permanent Address Details

In this section, one has to write down the following:

  • Full address

  • City name

  • Name of state/UT

  • PIN code

  • Aadhaar card

  • Landline no.

  • Nearest railway station

Correspondence Address Details

  • This section needs to be fulfilled with the following:

  • Full address

  • Name of the state

  • PIN code

  • Nearest railway station

Instructions for Image/Signature Uploading

One of the most important sections of the AFCAT 2022 Application online form is the uploading of images and signatures. One has to be cautious of the specifications as given by the authority when uploading these.

Photograph

  • Applicants are required to upload a scanned copy of their recently taken passport-sized, coloured photograph

  • The image should be taken against a white background

  • The image should be in JPEG format

  • Image size should be between 10 KB and 50 KB

  • Name of the image file should be Photo.jpeg or Photo.jpg

Signature

  • Applicants are required to upload a scanned copy of their digital signature

  • The signature should be in digital format

  • The signature file size should be between 10 KB and 50 KB

  • The signature file name should be Signature.jpeg or Signature.jpg

Thumb Impression

  • Candidates must upload a scanned copy of their thumb impression

  • Male candidates are required to provide an impression of their left thumb

  • Female applicants are required to provide an impression of the right thumb

  • The size of the file should be between 10 KB and 50 KB

  • The file should be named Thumb Impression.jpeg or Thumb impression.jpg

The details are tabulated below for reference:

Document

Format

File Size

File Name

Passport-sized coloured photograph

JPEG/JPG

10 KB to 50 KB

Photo.jpeg/Photo.jpg

Signature

Digital

10 KB to 50 KB

Signature.jpeg/Signature.jpg

Thumb impression

  1. Left thumb for males

  1. Right thumb for females

10 KB to 50 KB

Thumb Impression.jpeg/Thumb impression.jpg

*Candidates must note that applications with wrong/inappropriate image/signature/thumb impression will be considered invalid and therefore, rejected.

Selection of the City of Examination

Following the successful uploading of all documents, candidates will have to select the city from the ‘Drop down’ where they wish to take the AFCAT 2022 exam. As many as 5 cities can be chosen. Once done, candidates can click on the self-declaration checkbox and proceed to the payment page.

Step 3: AFCAT 2022 Application Fee Payment

The next step involves paying the requisite amount for AFCAT Application 2022. For this, one has to:

  • Click on the option that says ‘Make Payment’

  • Pay INR 250 through the online mode after filling up the application form – Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card/UPI/Challan payment (fees once paid cannot be refunded; candidates registering for Meteorology and NCC Special Entry need not pay the requisite amount)

  • View the ‘Confirmation Page’ to check the status of payment onscreen (A confirmation message will also be sent via mail/SMS)

The amount to be paid for AFCAT Application Form 2022 and the mode of payment are discussed below:

Category

Registration Fee Amount

Mode of Payment

General/SC/ST/OBC/PwD

INR 250/-

Online

*No charges applicable for Meteorology/NCC Special Entry candidates

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Step 4: Take a Printout of AFCAT Application Form 2022

Once the registration fee of INR 250 is transacted successfully and the application form is finally submitted, it is advisable that candidates save and take a copy of the ‘Confirmation Page’ to be able to show it as and when needed at the time of verification on the day of AFCAT Exam 2022.

AFCAT 2022 Application Form Correction Window

It is advisable to fill out the AFCAT 2022 application form without any errors. However, candidates will be allowed to make changes or edit details when the AFCAT application form correction window opens. Once the candidates are selected, the training process will begin in the first week of July 2023 at the Air Force Academy, Dundigal, Hyderabad. The training duration for Flying and Ground Duty Technical branches is 74 weeks and for Ground Duty Non-technical branches is 52 weeks.

Things to Keep in Mind When Filling Up AFCAT 2022 Application Form

All candidates are advised to keep the following points in mind when applying for AFCAT 2022 test:

  • Carefully read all instructions and guidelines before starting with the AFCAT 2022 Application Form fill-up process

  • Check for spelling/typing errors

  • Provide details in the designated fields

  • Provide accurate information to avoid discrepancies

  • Refer to the recommended image/signature/thumb impression specifications

  • Keep all the documents handy at all times

  • Registration fee, once paid, will not be refundable

  • If an applicant has submitted multiple application forms, only the latest one with Aadhaar Card details will be considered valid and will be issued the AFCAT 2022 Admit Card.

  • Once the payment is done and the form is finally submitted, candidates must download and save the ‘Confirmation Page’, and take a printout of it for future reference.

Candidates seeking assistance with any queries related to the online AFCAT 2022 Application Form, AFCAT 2022 Admit Card etc. can contact the AFCAT authorities for information.

Look below for contact information for AFCAT:

Name of Authority

Contact No.

Email ID

Air Force Authority

020-25503105 or 020-25503106

afcatcell@cdac.in

We hope this article has provided you with all the information related to AFCAT 2022 Registration process and the documents required to fill AFCAT 2022 Application Form. For all the latest AFCAT exam updates and information, stay tuned to CollegeDekho!

FAQs

Which type of photograph is required for the AFCAT Application form?

A scanned copy of a passport-sized, coloured photograph in the size 10-50 KB is required for uploading while filling up the AFCAT Application form.

Can a 28-year-old apply for AFCAT 2022 Ground Duty?

No, the age limit for applying to Ground Duty in AFCAT is 20 years to 26 years.

What is the minimum age requirement for Flying Branch candidates in AFCAT?

The minimum age of a candidate applying for Flying Branch in AFCAT is 20 years. The upper age limit for the same is 24 years.

What is the AFCAT 2022 registration fee amount for General candidates?

The requisite amount for AFCAT 2022 Registration for General category candidates is INR 250.

What is the last date to register for AFCAT 2022?

The last date of registration for the AFCAT 2022 exam is June 30. Applicants are advised to complete the registration and application form fill-up process by 5:00 PM on the given date.

When will AFCAT 2022 Application Form be out?

AFCAT 2022 Application Form is released on June 1. Interested candidates can visit the official website of the Air Force Authority i.e. afcat.cdac.in to register now and fill up the online application form.

Do I need to upload scanned images of my signature?

Yes, you will have to upload scanned images of your signature.

If I am unable to upload the photograph while filling AFCAT application form, then what should I do?

If you are unable to upload the photograph while filling AFCAT application form, you need to ensure that the file size is between 10 and 50 KB. Application with inappropriate pics won't be allowed.

What should be the size of the documents?

The size of the signature, photograph and thumb impression should be between 10 KB-50 KB.

What all documents are required to fill AFCAT application form?

The documents required to fill AFCAT application form are Debit/ Credit Card, Netbanking details, Aadhar card, scanned images of photograph, signature and left thumb impression, and Marksheets of Class 12 and graduation/diploma/integrated postgraduation.

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