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AFCAT 02/2024: Indian Air Force Invites Applications for Commissioned Officer Posts

on being a Commissioned Officer in the Indian Air Force! Applications are being accepted for the Flying and Ground Duty branches of AFCAT 02/2024. Apply online by June 28, 2024. Exam pattern, eligibility, curriculum, and other information may be found here.

AFCAT 02/2024 – Notification details

The Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches is open for applications from qualified Indian residents. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has published the AFCAT 02/2024 announcement. For the NCC Special Entry Scheme for the Flying branch, online applications are also being accepted. The first day of the classes is set for July 2025.


An online exam is part of the AFCAT 02/2024 selection procedure. Shortlisted applicants then have an interview with the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB). The Air Force Academy Dundigal near Hyderabad would be the training facility for the chosen applicants. For Air Force officers, the notice stresses competitive salary, perks, privileges, and insurance coverage. The official announcement contains comprehensive data on the requirements for eligibility, the curriculum, the structure of the test, and other pertinent information.

Indian Air Force AFCAT 02/2024: Apply now


Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: The AFCAT 02/2024 application is only open to Indian nationals.

Age Restrictions: As on July 1, 2025, the Flying Branch will have an age restriction of 20 to 24 years. This age restriction can be lowered to 26 years for applicants who possess a current, valid commercial pilot license from the DGCA (India). As of July 1, 2025, the age restriction for Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches is 20 to 26 years old.

Educational Requirements: Graduation is the bare minimum of schooling needed. The precise educational prerequisites, however, change according on the branch you’re applying for. The official announcement has comprehensive details on educational requirements.

Application Process

Through the official website, OR, candidates may apply online for AFCAT 02/2024. The period for online applications will be open from May 30, 2024, at 11:00 AM, until June 28, 2024, at 2:45 PM.

Applicants must register on the website and accurately complete the online application form with their personal and academic information. Candidates must upload the necessary files in accordance with the guidelines provided in the announcement. The application cost for those using the AFCAT entrance is Rs. 550 + GST. On the other hand, applicants who use the NCC Special Entry are not required to pay the application cost.


Important Links and Details

Recruitment Exam Name AFCAT 02/2024
Exam Organising Body Indian Air Force (IAF)
Job Category Defence, Aviation
Post Notified Flying Officer / Commissioned Officer
Employment Type Short Service Commission (SSC)
Job Location All over India
Salary / Pay Scale Rs. 56,100 – 1,77,500 (As per 7th CPC)
Vacancy 304
Educational Qualification Bachelors Degree, Engineering Degree or Equivalent, Final Year candidates are also eligible.

(Specific requirements vary based on branch, refer to notification)

Experience Required Not required for fresh graduates
Age Limit Flying Branch: 20-24 years (relaxable up to 26 years for Commercial Pilot License holders)
Ground Duty: 20-26 years
(Age calculated as on 01 July 2025)
Selection Process Online Exam, AFSB Interview
Application Fees Rs. 550 + GST (Non-refundable) (Not applicable for NCC Special Entry)
Date of Notification 20 May 2024
Starting Date of Application 30 May 2024 (1100 hrs)
Last Date of Application 28 June 2024 (2330 hrs)
Official Notification Link Download Now
Online Application Link Apply Now (From 30 May 2024)
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