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Registrations open for AFCAT 2 for the year 2022; here is all you should know

Indian Air Force invites applications from eligible candidates for the Air Force Common Admission Test, AFCAT 2- 2022.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has released the notification for the Air Force Common Admission Test, i.e. AFCAT 2 for the ongoing year 2022. The registration process for AFCAT 2 will begin from today onwards, that is the 1st of June, and will be available till the 30th of June, 2022.

Courses and Vacancies

BranchPC/ SSCVacancies (Men)Vacancies (Women)
FlyingSSC for Men & WomenSSC – 02SSC – 10
Ground Duty (Technical)
{Aeronautical Engineer Electronics and Aeronautical Engineer Mechanical}
PC for Men and SSC for Men & WomenAE(L): PC-23, SSC-80
AE(M): PC-07, SSC-26
AE(L): SSC-11
AE(M): SSC-04
Ground Duty (NonTechnical)PC for Men & SSC for Men & WomenAdministrative:
PC-11, SSC-43
PC-05, SSC-16
PC-03, SSC-11
PC-02, SSC-08
PC: Permanent Commission & SSC: Short Service Commission

Also read: Indian Air Force 2022 AFCAT-1 results declared, check steps and download results now

AFCAT 2 – 2022: How to apply?

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on Candidate Login from the top menu bar, and then select AFCAT 2/2022
  • On the new page, click on the link for new registrations
  • Enter your basic details and get yourself registered on the application portal
  • Once done, you will receive the login password in the email, entered in the previous step
  • Now, sign in to the portal using your email id and the password you received; and then reset your password (please keep this password handy, as you will need this for future logins)
  • Log in again and select the type of entry, you wish to take, i.e. AFCAT or NCC Special Entry for Flying Branch
  • A list of instructions will appear, you need to read them and proceed to the next step
  • Click on “Application form Filling” and then fill out all the details, as asked
  • Next, click on the option for paying the application fees and make the payment
  • Lastly, check out the payment status and note down the registration number displayed
  • Also, take a printout of the AFCAT-2 form from the given options

Application fees

The candidates who wish to get their entries via the selection test, AFCAT 2 will need to pay a non-refundable fee of Rs. 250 during the last step of the form fillup process. On the other hand, candidates who are willing to take admissions under NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Entry need to pay no application fees.

Selection Procedure

Step 1 (AFCAT 2):

  • For all entries other than NDA and CDSE and for all branches, candidates have to undergo the AFCAT.
  • The test is conducted twice a year in February and August.
  • Advertisements inviting applications for AFCAT are out in June and December. Candidates are to apply as per the advertisement.
  • The test is conducted all across India by the Indian Air Force.

Step 2 (AFSB Testing):

Candidates who have successfully cleared Step 1, will receive a call letter to report to any one of the Air Force Selection Boards located at Dehradun, Varanasi, Gandhinagar, and Mysuru. At the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB), the candidates will have to undergo the following tests in order to ascertain their suitability and gauge their potential as an officer in the Indian Air Force.


  • Officer Intelligence Rating Test
  • Picture Perception and Discussion Test

STAGE-I is a screening test. Those who qualify for STAGE-I are eligible to undergo STAGE-II testing. STAGE-I disqualified candidates are routed back after the announcement of results.


All the candidates, who have qualified the Stage-I of AFCAT 2 will need to undergo another set of tests in the next four to five days. The fifth day is for CPSS testing (Flying branch).

  • Psychological Tests: It is a written test conducted by a Psychologist.
  • Group Tests: It is a combination of mental and physical work that includes interactive indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Interview: It will involve a one-to-one conversation session with an Interviewing Officer.
  • Lastly, the candidates who have selected flying branches and are recommended will have a Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) test.

Step 3 (Medical Examinations)

Once the candidate is recommended by the Selection Board, they will be asked to undergo the necessary medical examinations. Candidates will have the choice to take this test at the Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), New Delhi, or the Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru.

Step 4 (Declaration of Merit List)

After all the previous steps are completed, the conducting authorities will summarize the candidates’ performances in the written test and AFSB interview, considering if the candidate is medically fit. Then, based on the vacancies available and candidates’ choices; they will be called to join any one of the training institutes.

AFCAT 2: Syllabus and Exam Pattern

The question paper of AFCAT 2 will consist of 100 questions. Candidates will get 02 hours of time to complete the paper. For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded 3 marks, and for every wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted. Whereas there will be no positive or negative marking for unattempted questions.

Here are the subjects and corresponding topics, that a candidate should look after while preparing for AFCAT 2 – 2022:

EnglishComprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct words, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms, and Phrases
General AwarenessHistory, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc.
Numerical AbilityDecimal Fraction, Time & Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time & Distance (Trains/ Boats & Streams)
Reasoning and Military Aptitude TestVerbal Skills and Spatial Ability

Important Dates

Starting of the online application process1st of June, 2022 (11:00 AM)
The last day to submit online forms30th of June, 2022 (05:00 PM)
Date of examination26, 27, and 28th of August, 2022
Announcement of AFCAT-2 ResultsNot announced yet
Commencement of classesJuly 2023

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