AFCAT(I) 2022: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Result, Admit Card

AFCAT (Air Force Common Aptitude Test) is organized by Indian Air Force twice a year. This article holds the details regarding AFCAT (I) 2022, which is conducted to recruit candidates in different branches of Air Force like Flying Branch (Short Service Commission (only)), Technical Branch (Permanent or Short Service Commission), and Ground Duty Branch (Permanent or Short Service Commission). AFCAT is conducted twice a year AFCAT (I) and AFCAT (II) in the months of February and August respectively. This article is dedicated to providing some vital information regarding AFCAT 2022 like when the application form will be made available, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, results of AFCAT 2022, etc.
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AFCAT(I) 2022: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Result, Admit Card

Previous Papers
Exam Dates
Registration Fees
Eligibility Criteria
Exam Pattern
Exam Syllabus
Admit Card
Selection Procedure

This complete article will provide you every detail regarding the AFCAT (I) 2022 and for the same, the important dates are given below for both AFCAT (I)and AFCAT (II) 2022.

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AFCAT 2022 Important Exam Dates (Announced):

The following details are regarding the AFCAT (I) 2022

Notifications Exam Dates (Announced)
Notification Release  Date Dec 2021
Registration Starts Dec 2021
Registration Ends Dec 2021
Admit Card Availability January 2022
Exam Date Feb 2022
Timings 0900 – 1100 (Morning Shift)
1345 – 1545 (Afternoon Shift)
Result Declaration March 2022

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The following details are regarding the AFCAT (II) 2022

Notifications Exam Dates (Announced)
Notification Release  Date June 2022
Registration Starts June 2022
Registration Ends July 2022
Admit Card Availability August 2022
Exam Date August 2022
Result Declaration September 2022

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AFCAT (I) 2022 Eligibility Criteria:

Criteria Compulsion
Education Either, Must have 60% in Physics and Maths, in 12th and 60% in graduation in any discipline from a recognized university
OR Must have 60% in B.E. or B.Tech from a recognized university
OR Must have 60% in A and B Exam of Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India
Age Limit For Flying Branch – Between 2nd Jan 1995 to 1st Jan 1999
Between 2nd Jan 1993 to 1st Jan 1999 ( For candidates with valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA(India))
Final Year
can apply but must not have any backlog and must have secured 60% up to last semester

AFCAT (I) 2022 Registration Fees:

Category Fee
Mode of Payment (Online) Via Credit/Debit Card Or Net Banking
Mode of Payment (Offline) E-Challan at Axis Bank or HDFC Bank
All Candidates Rs. 250/-
Meteorology & NCC Entry No Fee

Important Changes In AFCAT (I) 2022

Aadhar Card is mandatory
The exam will be held Online
Upload scanned signature and thumb impressions 

AFCAT (I) 2022 Exam Pattern:

AFCAT Exam is completed in 2 phases, one is a written exam and after clearing the written exam the selected candidates have to go through the SSB Interviews. From this year, 2018, the written exam is computer-based. AFCAT 2022 Exam will be conducted online.


Subjects Number of Questions Max Marks Time Duration
General Awareness 20 60 2 hours
Verbal Ability 20 60
Quantitative Ability 20 60
Logical Reasoning 20 60
Military Aptitude Test 20 60
Total 100 300
EKT Test (For technical ground duty only) 50 150 45 minutes

AFCAT Previous 6 Year Papers

 2016  Download  Download
 2015  Download  Download
 2014  Download  Download
 2013  Download  N/A
 2012  Download  Download
 2011  Download  Download

AFCAT (I) 2022 Exam Syllabus:

Brief AFCAT syllabus is given below, for the convenience of the candidates who wish to apply for the AFCAT exam. It is crucial for every aspirant to get the complete syllabus of AFCAT.

  • General Awareness – History, Geography, Sports, Civics, Environment, Defence, Basic Sciences, Culture, Art, Politics, Current Affairs, etc,
  • Verbal Ability – English Comprehension, Vocabulary, Error Detection, Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the blanks, Rearrangement of Sentences, etc.
  • Quantitative Ability – Decimal, Fraction, LCM, HCF, Average, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Time & Distance, Profit & Loss, etc.
  • Reasoning and Military Aptitude – Spatial and Verbal skills

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AFCAT 2022 admit card will be released from January 2022, The registered candidates can download the admit card/hall ticket from the official website of the conducting authority. AFCAT (I) 2022 Admit Card is a mandatory document to get an entry in the examination hall or institute, if any candidate does not bring an admit card along with original ID proof, he/she will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

AFCAT (I) 2022 Result:

AFCAT (I) 2022 Result will be declared on March 2022 or the 1st week of Apr 2022. All the candidates who will get through the written examination will go to the SSB Interview.

AFCAT Previous Year Cut-Offs:

2011 85 88
2012 135 143
2013 144 116
2014 128 123
2015 126 144
2016 132 148
2017 150 160
2018 155 140
2019 133 N/A
2020 N/A 155

Complete AFCAT (I) 2022 Selection Process:

  • The complete selection procedure is divided into 2 parts
  • First is Written Examination which is conducted twice a year
  • After the written examination, those who have cleared, candidates are called for an interview.
  • The second part is the SSB interview, which is a 5-day task including physical, psychological, and medical tests
  • After the completion of SSB, document verification is done of every candidate and then a final merit list is produced which contains the selected candidates who are recommended.

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