Indian Air Force AFCAT 02/2021 Online Form 2021
Online applications are invited for the courses commencing in July 2022 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Nontechnical) Branches. Online applications are also invited for grant of PC/ SSC for NCC Special Entry Scheme (For flying branch) and for Meteorology Entry
|Application Fee||For AFCAT entry: |
Rs. 250/- Payment Mode: through Online
|Important Dates||Starting Date to Apply Online: 01-06-2021|
Closing Date to Apply Online: 30-06-2021
|Age Limit (as on 01-07-2022) For Flying Branch:||Minimum Age: 20 Years|
Maximum Age: 24 Years
Candidates born between 02-01-1998 to 01-01-2002 (both dates inclusive)
For Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch:
Minimum Age: 20 Years
Maximum Age: 26 Years
Candidates born between 02-01-1996 to 01-01-2002 (both dates inclusive).
|Apply Now||Available on 01-06-2021|
|Ground Duty (Technical)||137|
|Ground Duty (Non – Technical)||73|
|NCC Special Entry||Flying||10% Seats|
In addition to pay, allowances are applicable based on the nature of duty/ place of posting and it includes Flying, Technical, Field Area, Special Compensatory (Hill area), Special Force, Siachen, Island Special Duty, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer, Area and Remote Locality Allowance.
Air Force Officers are entitled to furnished accommodation, comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents, Canteen, Officers’ Mess, loans at subsidized rates, LTC etc. Leave (60 days annual and 20 days casual) subject to service exigencies
Rs. 1 crore Insurance Cover (on contribution) is applicable to serving officers. An additional cover of Rs. 12 Lakhs (on contribution) is applicable to Flying Branch Officers.
Sports and Adventure
Indian Air Force provides state of the art facilities to play various sports and adventure activities (sky diving, micro light flying, mountaineering, water rafting etc.).
Type of Commission
(a) PC for Men. Candidates joining as PC officers would continue to serve till the age of superannuation as per their branch and rank
(b) SSC for Men & Women.
(i) The engagement period for Flying Branch SSC officers is fourteen years from the date of Commissioning (Non extendable).
(ii) The initial tenure for SSC officers in Ground Duty (Tech and Non-Tech) branches would be for a period of ten years. An extension of four years may be granted subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit.
(iii) Grant of Permanent Commission (PC) would be considered subject to service requirements, availability of vacancies, willingness, suitability and merit.
Training will commence in the first week of July 2022 for all courses at Air Force Academy Dunnigan (Hyderabad). The duration of training for Flying and Ground Duty (Technical) Branches is 74 weeks and that of Ground Duty (Non-Technical) Branches is 52 weeks at Air Force Training Establishments. PAN
Card and account in SBI/ Nationalized Bank is mandatory at the time of joining Air Force Academy. Aadhaar Card is mandatory for registration.
Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried at the time of commencement of the course. Widows/ Widowers and divorcees (with or without encumbrances) below 25 years of age are also not eligible.
Candidates are required to maintain their unique registered E-Mail ID and mobile phone number active throughout the selection process.
Please note that information filled up by the candidates in online application form will be considered final and no amendments will be allowed subsequently. Candidates should exercise due care while entering their date of birth
You are advised to be physically fit when you report for SSB in order to be able to undergo the tests at AFSB. You should aim to achieve an ability to run 01 mile (1.6 km s) in 10 minutes, do 10 push ups and 03 chin ups. Prospective candidates are also advised to keep themselves in good physical condition to adapt to physical training at AFA which encompasses running, swimming, rope climbing and other forms of physical training/ conditioning in which they would undergo mandatory tests during training.