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AFCAT 2023 - Result (Out), Answer Key, Admit Card, Latest Updates

Updated By Ankita Jha on 13 Mar, 2023 17:56

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About AFCAT 1 2023

AFCAT 1 2023 result has been declared on March 13, 2023. Candidates can check the AFCAT Result by entering their email Id and password. AFCAT 2023 examination was successfully conducted from Feb 24-26, 2023. The candidates can check AFCAT 2023 Result by clicking on the link below. 

AFCAT 1 Result 2023 Result (Direct Link Activated)

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What is the AFCAT 2023 Exam?

AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Exam is India level entrance exam conducted by the Indian Air Force. The AFCAT exam or Air Force exam is conducted twice a year for the recruitment of candidates for the Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Flying Branch and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches.
IAF has released the AFCAT admit card for AFCAT 2023 exam. AFCAT 2023 is going to take place on 24, 25, and 26 February 2023. 

AFCAT 1 2023 Important Dates

Check the important dates for AFCAT 2023 here:

AFCAT Events

AFCAT 1 Dates 2023

Short Notification 

November 25, 2022


December 1, 2022

Application form

December 1, 2022

Last date to fill out application form

December 30, 2022
Application correction

January 10-13, 2023

Admit card

February 8 (Out)

Exam date

February 24, 25, and 26, 2023


March 13, 2023

AFCAT 1 2023 Highlights

Check the major highlights of AFCAT 2023 exam from the table provided below

Exam Name

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)

Exam Level


Conducting Body

Indian Air Force (IAF)

Purpose of Exam

To select Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches


Twice a year




  • For AFCAT - General Awareness, Numerical Ability, Verbal Ability in English and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

  • For EKT - Computer Science, Mechanical and Electrical & Electronics

Exam Pattern

  • Maximum Marks: 150

  • No. of Questions: 100* objective-type questions

  • Total Marks: 300

  • *EKT will have a total of 50 questions.



Application Fee

Rs. 250 for AFCAT entry

AFCAT 1 2023 Eligibility

For being eligible to appear in the AFCAT 1 2023 exam, there are certain criteria set by the IAF on the basis of nationality, age limit, academic qualification, as well as physical standards. Check AFCAT eligibility here:


Candidates who are applying for the AFCAT exam must be citizens of India

Age limit

The age limit for appearing in the AFCAT exam varies from branch to branch. Here is the table containing the age limit of various branches in IAF.


Age limit as of January 2024

Flying branch

Candidates must be within the age limit of 20 and 24 years whereas for Commercial Pilot’s license, the upper age limit has been extended to 26 years.

Ground Duty (Technical and Non-technical)

Candidates must be between the age of 20 and 26 years

Marital status

There are certain rules and regulations regarding the marital status of candidates:

  • Candidates must be below the age of 25 years and should be unmarried during the commencement of the course.
  • Divorces and widowers/widows below the age of 25 are also considered ineligible.
  • Candidates who are married and are above 25 years of age can apply but they will not be able to reside with family or be provided with family accommodation when they are training.

Educational Qualification

Check the required educational qualification for various branches in the table below:

IAF Branch

Required Educational Qualification

Flying branch

A candidate must score at least 60% in the 10+2 exam in Maths and Physics. Holding a graduation degree from any discipline/BE/BTech and qualifying in the section A and B exams of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India from any recognised university (with 60% marks) is compulsory.

Ground Duty (Technical Branch)

Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)

Candidates must pass their 10+2 exam with 60% marks each in Maths and Physics along with a four years Engineering/Technology degree.


Candidates must clear the section A and B exams of the Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India or Graduate membership examination of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies with 60% in the disciplines that have been specified by the examination authority.

Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)

Candidates must have cleared their 10+2 exam with 60% marks in both Physics and Maths. They also need to acquire a degree or integrated post-graduation in Engineering and Technology


Have cleared sections A and B examination of the Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by completing the actual studies with at least 60% marks or equivalent in some of the disciplines that have been specified by the IAF.

Ground Duty (Non-technical) branches


Graduation completed from any discipline with at least 60% marks


Have cleared sections A and B examination of the Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by completing the actual studies with at least 60% marks.


Candidates must have completed their MBA/MCA or MA/MSc in any of the following subjects:

English, Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, International Relations, International Studies, Defence Studies, Psychology, Computer Science, IT, Management, Mass Communication, Journalism, Public Relation with at least 50% marks and scored at least 60% in graduation.

Physical and Medical Standards

For being eligible to work for IAF, candidates must be medically as well as physically fit for carrying out their duties and responsibilities perfectly.

AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Pattern

The AFCAT 2023 exam pattern is divided into online tests and AFSB tests. Candidates who have registered themselves need to appear for the online test which consists of General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, as well as Military Aptitude Test. The EKT is conducted by candidates who are interested in working for the technical branch candidates and the test comprises different kinds of questions such as Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical as well as Electronics. AFCAT exam’s highest mark is 300 and the EKT test paper carries a total of 150 marks.

There are three stages in the AFSB: 

Stage 1

Officer Intelligence Rating Test, Picture Perception Test and Discussion test. 

Stage 2

Psychological test, group test and Interview

Stage 3 or Final merit list

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of candidates’ performance in the AFSB interview and the online exam. The order of merit is released on the basis of total marks scored in the online exam and AFSB interview

Those candidates who are to apply for the flying branch will be required to appear for the CPSS (Computerised Pilot Selection System). 

AFCAT 1 2023 Course Details

Here is a comprehensive view of the AFCAT 2023 course with details:

  • Post details: AFCAT Entry 1 2023 (Air Force Common Admission Test)
  • Pay scale: INR 56100-110700/- (Level 10)
  • Post details: NCC Special Entry
  • Pay scale - INR 56100- 110700/- (Level 10)
  • Post detail: Meteorological Entry
  • Pay scale: 56100- 110700/- (Level 10)

AFCAT 1 Syllabus 2023

Here is a comprehensive view of the AFCAT syllabus:




Comprehension, Error Detection, Antonyms, Testing Of Vocabulary, Idioms, Synonyms, Phrases

General knowledge

History, Civics, Geography, Politics, Art, Culture, Basic Science, Environment, Sports, Defence, Current Affairs.

Reasoning and Military Aptitude

Spatial Ability, Simple Interest, Time And Distance, Verbal Ability, Ratio And Proportion, etc.

Numerical Ability

Decimal Fraction, Profit and Loss, Percentage, Time and Work, etc.

AFCAT 1 2023 Selection Process

Take a look at the AFCAT 2023 selection process below:

Release of the Application Form

Once the application form is released, interested candidates need to fill out the form and complete the online fees payment of INR 250 (for all categories).

Issue of Admit Card

Candidates can find the admit card released online from the official website. The admit card needs to be downloaded with the help of a login credential.

Appearing in the examination

The AFCAT exam is conducted in online mode and includes questions about topics namely General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, as well as Military Aptitude Test. The exam duration is 2 hours and the total marks of the exam are 300.

Result declaration

The AFCAT results are released online which can be checked by candidates with the help of required login credentials. On the basis of the online test result, candidates go through the process of selection for the AFSB test.

Appearing for the AFSB test

There are three stages in the AFSB test:

  • Stage 1- Comprises the Officer Intelligence Rating Test with the help of Picture Perception and discussion test.
  • Stage 2- Comprises the psychological test, group tests as well as interview. For the Flying Branch candidates, Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) will be used.

Final selection for AFCAT

Candidates undergo the Final Selection round on the basis of their performance in the online test and the AFSB test. 

AFCAT 1 2023 Application Form

AFCAT 1 2023 Application form will be released soon and students can apply directly from AFCAT’s official website.

How to fill out the application form for the AFCAT exam?

Candidates can follow these steps while filling out the AFCAT exam application form:

  • Login with the email ID and password that has been registered.
  • Select the type of entry, AFCAT, NCC Special entry for the flying branch- depending on the choice of the candidate.
  • Make sure to read the instructions carefully before clicking the proceed button. 

Next click on the application form filling tab and add the details given below:

Personal information 

  • Candidates need to fill in their parents’ name, email address, secondary email address, nationality, phone number, CPSS/PABT status, date of passing  CPSS/PABT, chest no for CPSS/PABT, selecting IAF rank, gender, date of birth, marital status. 

Educational qualification

  • Details such as 10+2, graduation, post-graduation or diploma, course duration, name and details of college and university, etc. 
  • After confirming these details, candidates can move on to part 3 for entering the details.
  • The choice of course and examination cities (up to 5 cities can be chosen from the list of exam cities). 

Application fees 

  • Once all the personal details are filled out, the next step involves uploading passport-size photographs, signatures, and right thumb impressions in the format specified. 
  • An application fee of INR 250 needs to be paid via a debit or credit card, or net banking. 
  • After the payment of the application fee, make sure to double-check all the details filled out in the application form and click on ‘submit’. 
  • Always keep a printout of the application form for your reference. 

How to apply for AFCAT 1 2023?

Candidates can follow the steps stated below for applying for the AFCAT 1 2023 exam:

Registration process

  • Candidates need to visit the official website for AFCAT i.e.
  • When the new page appears, new users will be required to register themselves by clicking on the ‘new user register’ tab.
  • Once the new page appears, a mobile number and email id are required for registering oneself.
  • The registered mobile number and email must be active as candidates will be receiving an OTP.
  • After the OTP is submitted, students will receive the login credentials in the form of a login id and password.

Logging in

  • After receiving the login credentials, candidates will be able to log in with the help of the registration number and password for selecting the post.
  • Other necessary details must be filled up as well such as educational qualifications.
  • Candidates need to pay the examination fee as required which can be done either with the help of internet banking or by using a credit/debit card.
  • A scanned copy of the colored photo and a signature (either in English or Hindi) also needs to be uploaded in JPEG format.
  • Upload all other necessary certificates and double-check all information before clicking on submit.
  • Always keep a printed copy of the application form as an acknowledgment.

AFCAT 1 2023 Exam Preparation Tips

Since the competition in the AFCAT 2023 exam is quite high, it is important for candidates to begin their preparation early. Candidates need to have a solid and well-planned examination preparation strategy. The exam preparation should include solving previous years’ question papers and mock tests. Moreover, checking the current AFCAT syllabus and exam pattern is also crucial. Students often gets confuse about how to prepare for AFCAT. So, here are some tips and tricks for preparing for the AFCAT exam:

Go through the syllabus sincerely

One of the most important tips for preparing for AFCAT exams is to check the syllabus of the exam once it is announced by IAF. After going through the AFCAT syllabus thoroughly, ensure that you make your plans to study accordingly.

Get the details of the exam pattern

By having a clear understanding and knowledge of the exam pattern, you will be able to make the right preparation plan and strategies.

Here is the exam pattern for AFCAT exam

AFCAT exam consists of certain parts namely General Aptitude, General Awareness or GK, Verbal Ability, Reasoning, and Military Aptitude:



EKT (only for technical posts)

Mode of exam 

Online mode


Total number of questions



Maximum Marks



Duration of exam

2 hours (120 minutes)

45 minutes

Sections in the question paper

Verbal ability in English, General awareness, Numerical ability, Military aptitude and Reasoning ability. 

Mechanical, Computer Science, Electronic and Electrical science

Negative marking

1 mark

1 mark

Daily reading for AFCAT 

In order to score well in the General Awareness section, it is important to develop good reading habits like reading newspapers and magazines. Keep useful apps on your smartphone to keep track of what is happening in the world. 

Work with formulas

Formulas are important and you need to remember them to score well in your maths exam. Keep a chart with all the required formulas ready near your bed or study table. This way you will be able to remember formulas before going to bed and remember them for a longer period of time.

Keep solving mock tests and previous years' papers

Check previous years' question papers and keep solving mock tests for your AFCAT preparation. This is crucial for gaining a better understanding of the kind of questions you will be asked. You will also develop techniques to solve them easily and quickly. Moreover, online mock tests are also helpful in preparing students for computed based tests. So you will be able to concentrate on your speed and accuracy. 

Develop good reading skills

Read a lot of books and good magazines on a daily basis. Newspaper editorials, Readers Digests, and Online newspaper subscriptions will help you with your reading habits and the English section. English preparation should also be focused on synonyms and antonyms.

Military aptitude

The military aptitude part is perhaps one of the most difficult parts of the AFCAT exam. Candidates need to focus on attention span and regular practice for preparing this section. Greater focus should be on verbal skills and spatial awareness and ability. 

    AFCAT 1 2023 Exam - Best Books to Refer

    AFCAT 1 exam is highly competitive primarily because candidates across India appear for the examination. It is necessary for aspirants to not only meet the minimum cutoff requirements but also aim for obtaining a much better score. To get high marks, candidates need to refer to the best AFCAT 2023 exam books and study well. While there are tons of books available for the preparation for the AFCAT exam and with such a huge volume of study material available, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Hence, here are some of the best books for AFCAT 1 2023 exam that will help you prepare better:

    • AFCAT- The First Step - DDE

    • High School English Grammar and Composition

    • Popular Master Guide, AFCAT by R. Gupta

    • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

    • AFCAT for Flying, Technical & Ground Duty Branch with Solved Papers (English, Paperback ) by Arihant Experts

    • Let's Crack AFCAT - Air Force Common Admission Test by SSBCrack

    • AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Self Study Guide-cum-Practice Work Book - 1810 by Kiran Prakashan

    • SSB Interview: The Complete Guide by Dr. N.K. Natarajan

    • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal

    • Verbal Reasoning by Bhupendra Kumar Singh

    • Manorama Yearbook 2019 by Philip Mathew

    AFCAT 1 2023 Admit Card

    The AFCAT 1 2023 admit card is an important piece of document that ensures a candidate's entry into the exam hall. Failure to produce the AFCAT 2023 admit card at the exam centre will lead to the candidature being disqualified. Moreover, aspirants need to adhere to all the guidelines mentioned on the AFCAT 1 admit card 2023.

    Below mentioned are the important details mentioned on the AFCAT admit card 2023:

    • Name of the Candidate

    • Roll Number 

    • Father’s Name

    • Date of Birth

    • Candidate’s Signature

    • Date of Examination

    • Candidate’s Photograph

    • Time of Examination

    • Reporting Time

    • Examination Center Address

    • Other Important Examination Instructions

    AFCAT 1 Admit Card 2023: Documents to Carry

    Along with the AFCAT 2023 admit card, candidates need to carry at least 1 government-approved ID proof to the exam hall. The approved government documents needed for AFCAT 2023 are:

    • Aadhar card

    • Pan card

    • Voter ID

    • Passport

    AFCAT 1 2023 Mock Test

    IAF has already released the AFCAT 2023 mock test and candidates have to enter their hall ticket number along with their email id to access it. Mock tests are extremely helpful to students in order to get familiar with exam patterns and structure.

    Here are the benefits of the AFCAT mock test 2023:

    • With the help of mock tests, students can have a first-hand experience of the exam which will in turn be beneficial during the final exam.
    • Aspirants will also understand the syllabus as well as the exam pattern for the AFCAT exam. 
    • AFCAT mock tests will also make candidates familiar with the AFCAT question papers. 
    • The best and most effective way of getting rid of exam phobia is to appear for mock tests. Students will be well-acquainted with the exam centre pressure even before appearing for the final exam. 

    AFCAT 1 2023 Examination Day Guidelines

    Here are the important guidelines that students need to follow for appearing in the AFCAT 2023 exam. List of items that are not allowed inside the AFCAT examination centre:

    • Textbooks or any textual material
    • Calculators
    • Log tables, electronic watches, slide rulers
    • Mobile phones
    • Bluetooth
    • Paper
    • List of items that are allowed in the exam hall
    • Admit card
    • Aadhaar Card
    • PAN card/ passport/driving licence/ voter ID card/college ID card
    • Two passport size coloured photos
    • Blue or black ballpoint pens

    AFCAT 1 2023 Guidelines for Dress Code

    Candidates need to adhere to the below-mentioned dress code to enter the AFCAT 1 2023 exam centre:

    • In terms of footwear, candidates have to mandatorily wear open-toe slippers or sandals with flat feet. No closed footwear like shoes will be accepted in the AFCAT 1 exam hall

    • Apparel with large buttons is prohibited

    • In case someone needs to wear an accessory or a clothing item due to religious sentiment, then they will have to disclose the same to security and adhere to a thorough checking for AFCAT 1 exam

    • Ornaments like nose pins, rings, earrings, chains/necklaces, pendants, brooch, badges, etc. are not allowed in the AFCAT 1 examination

    • Consumption of any alcoholic products or tobacco is strictly prohibited inside the AFCAT 2023 exam center premises.

    AFCAT 2023 Exam Centres

    The following table shows the list of exam centres for AFCAT (1) 2023.










































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    AFCAT 1 2023 Answer Key

    AFCAT answer keys are made available after a few hours of the exam getting over and it is constructed on the basis of questions that are provided by candidates who already appeared in the exam. It is available online, in PDF version as well as videos. These answer keys are released by various coaching institutes and centres but IAF is yet to release the official answer key for AFCAT exam.

    Ways to calculate tentative scores by using AFCAT answer keys:

    • Before checking the tentative scores for AFCAT, students have to familiarise themselves with the marking scheme of the AFCAT exam. 
    • Every correct answer fetches +3 marks and every incorrect answer gets a -1 mark. Unattempted questions are not given any marks.
    • Here are the steps to calculate tentative marks for the AFCAT exam:
    • Download the answer key for the AFCAT exam and EKT exam.
    • Go back to the marking scheme mentioned above.

    Add or deduct marks by following the formula stated below:

    AFCAT tentative marks = (3 marks x total number of questions answered correctly)- (total number of incorrect answers)

    AFCAT 1 2023 Result

    AFCAT 1 result 2023 is announced by IAF and candidates have to check their status by logging in with their valid login credentials. 

    How to check AFCAT results?

    In the given steps below we have discussed the steps involved in downloading the AFCAT results 2023 from IAF’s official website. Go through the steps carefully:

    • Visit Indian Air Force’s official website i.e.
    • Click on the tab reading “AFCAT 1 2023 Result” 
    • A new tab will appear along with a login button.
    • At this step, candidates must enter their registration number and the password. 
    • Candidates also need to keep checking the notification bar for new notifications on the testing process. 

    The scorecard of IAF AFCAT 2023 contains detailed information as follows:

    • Name of the candidate
    • Cutoff marks for the year
    • Marks scored by the candidate

    AFCAT 1 Cut Off

    The AFCAT cutoff varies each year and is dependent on a number of factors such as the total number of candidates appearing in the exam, and the total number of vacancies that are to be filled by AFCAT 2023. The Cut Off for AFCAT 1 2023 was 157 as stated by IAF. Candidates can view the AFCAT cutoff of previous years' mentioned in the table below:


    EKT cut-off

    AFCAT cut-off

    AFCAT 2 2021



    AFCAT 1 2021



    AFCAT 2 2020



    AFCAT 1 2019



    AFCAT 2 2018



    AFCAT 1 2018



    AFCAT 2 2017



    AFCAT 1 2017



    AFCAT (2) 2016



    AFCAT (1) 2016



    AFCAT (2) 2015



    AFCAT (1) 2015



    AFCAT (2) 2014



    AFCAT Pay & Allowance

    Aspirants of AFCAT 2023 can check the detailed information about AFCAT Pay & Allowance here. The rules and regulations pertaining to the same are as follows -

    • Even before the eligible candidates commissioned as Air Force Officer, he/she shall be paid a monthly stipend of Rs. 56,100. However, the monthly stipend is applicable during the last year of training only.
    • The allowance applicable on the grant of Commission to Flying Officers is Rs. 56,100 - 1,10,000 per month. For Military Service, the pay is Rs. 15,500 per month. 

    AFCAT 1 2023 Sample Paper

    AFCAT 1 2023 sample paper helps candidates bolster their preparation strategy. It allows aspirants to solve mock papers and gauge an understanding of what the final AFCAT 1 2023 exam will look like. Aspirants can time themselves while solving the AFCAT 1 2023 sample paper and improve their overall efficiency. Click here to access AFCAT 1 2023 sample paper and prepare for your exam better.

    AFCAT 1 2023 Contact Details

    Director of Education, West Block - VI, Air HQs(RKP), RK Puram, New Delhi – 110066

    Tele: 011 – 23010231 Extn:2112- 6245, 6246, 020 - 25503105 / 106

    Tele: 020 – 25503105, 06

    Toll-Free no. 1800-11-2448


    AFCAT 2023: Conducting Body

    The AFCAT 2023 exam is conducted by Indian Air Force. IAF conducts the AFCAT two times a year. IAT act as the air arm of the Indian Armed Forces. The Indian Air Force has now become the fourth-largest Air Force in the world. The Headquarters of the Indian Air Force is available in the national capital of India, New Delhi. 

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    FAQs about AFCAT

    Is AFCAT easier than CDS?

    Yes, AFCAT is easier than CDS. The difficulty level of questions asked in CDS is more challenging than the AFCAT exam.

    What are the exam centres for AFCAT?

    There are many exam centres for AFCAT such as Aligarh, Jabalpur, Guwahati, Jammu, Ambala, Hisar, Puducherry and Vadodara. Around 94 exam centres are available.

    Is swimming necessary for AFCAT?

    No, the board is not going to take the swimming test before recruiting you. However, you should learn swimming during the training period in order to pass mandatory courses.

    How tough is AFCAT?

    The difficulty level of AFCAT is not very high. However, candidates are advised to prepare well in order to crack the exam.

    What is the average salary of AFCAT?

    The average salary for the Flying Branch in INR 8-10 lakh per annum and for Ground Duty, it is INR 7-9 lakh per annum.

    Is EKT necessary along with AFCAT?

    If you are applying for technical entry, EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) is required along with AFCAT. However, you do not need to appear for EKT for the non-technical branches.

    How many times is the AFCAT exam is conducted in a year?

    AFCAT is conducted twice a year.

    Who conducts AFCAT?

    AFCAT is conducted by the Indian Air Force. The exam will be conducted in online mode.

    What is AFCAT?

    AFCAT is a common entrance exam for selecting Officers in various branches including Ground Duty Branch (Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission), Technical Branch (Short Service Commission and Permanent Commission) and Flying Branch (Short Service Commission).

    How much is the application fee for AFCAT?

    The application fee for AFCAT is Rs.250.

    Is calculator allowed in AFCAT exam hall?

    No, calculators, electronic devices and mobile phones are not allowed in the exam hall. If you are found to be carrying any such device, it has to be deposited or else you will be disqualified.

    Is it possible to change my AFCAT exam centre?

    Once your application has been completed you cannot change the choice of your exam centre. 

    Is there any negative marking in AFCAT?

    Yes, there is negative marking in AFCAT. For every incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted.

    Are women candidates eligible to become officers through AFCAT?

    Yes, women candidates are eligible to become officers through AFCAT but they are eligible only for Short Service Commission and not for Permanent Commission.

    I have completed class 12th. Can I appear for AFCAT?

    No, you cannot appear for AFCAT as the eligibility criteria for AFCAT states that graduation/ post-graduation depending upon the branch you are applying for is the minimum qualification.

    How do I register for AFCAT?

    To register for AFCAT, you can visit or AFCAT registration is done only through these two websites.

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