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AFCAT Application Form 2018

Updated On - January 5th 2018 by SAKSHI JAIN

AFCAT Application Form 2018 is available online on the official website from December 25, 2017. Interested candidates can fill the application form for AFCAT 2018 until January 23, 2018.

  • Candidates with minimum 60% aggregate marks in graduate degree can apply. The other eligibility requirements vary post-wise.
  • Those who wish to fill AFCAT Application Form 2018 must possess Adhaar Card mandatorily. 
  • Application Process for AFCAT 2018 involves these steps- Registration, Form Filling and Uploading Documents, Making Payment and Checking Form Status.
  • Candidates must have scanned images of their passport size photograph, signature and right thumb impression in the specified format and must upload the same to complete AFCAT 2018 Application Form. Check AFCAT 2018 Photo Size, Dimensions, Format and Other Details

Candidates must fill in information very carefully as there is no scope for modifying details entered once the application is submitted.

AFCAT Application Form 2018 Dates

AFCAT is held twice a year. Given below are the tentative dates of all the important activities related to AFCAT 2018.

AFCAT 1 2018 Dates

AFCAT 1 2018 NotificationDecember 2017
Release of Online applicationDecember 16, 2017 December 25, 2017
Online application Submission deadlineJanuary 14, 2018 January 23, 2018
Download of Admit card2-4 weeks before examination
AFCAT 1 Examination dateFebruary 25, 2018

Check AFCAT 2018 Admit Card

AFCAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must carefully check every single eligibility requirement before applying for AFCAT. Check AFCAT 2018 Eligibilityto know more about eligibility requirements, however, the table below explains minimum educational qualification and age limit criteria for various branches.

BranchEducational QualificationDate of Birth
Flying BranchMinimum 60% marks in Graduation (including BE/B.Tech) in any stream along with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory subjects in 12th Standard Board or Equivalent Or Minimum 60% marks in section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India)20-24 years, as on 1 July, 2018
Ground Duty TechnicalMinimum 60% marks in Graduation (inclusive of 4 year course and Integrated Post Graduation Course) in any stream along with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory subjects in 12th Standard Board or Equivalent Or Minimum 60% marks in section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India)20-26 years, as on 1 July, 2018
Ground Duty Non TechnicalMinimum of 60% marks in Graduation in any stream Or Minimum 60% marks in section A & B examination of Aeronautical Society of India or Associate Membership of Institute Engineers (India).20-26 years, as on 1 July, 2018

Pre-Requisites to Fill AFCAT Application Form 2018

To fill AFCAT Application Form 2018, candidates must have the following documents ready in the prescribed format. The documents are:

  • Recent coloured passport size photograph
  • scanned copy of signatures
  • scanned image of thumb impression (Male- Left, Female- Right)

The images are required to be in jpg/jpeg format. 

AFCAT 2018 Apply Online

Candidates, after checking their eligibility, can apply for AFCAT 2018 in the online mode. For this, they need to visit the official website- and complete the 5 steps involved in the application process.

Step 1: Registration

  • Visit the official website and click on ‘Apply Now’ link.
  • Find and click on the ‘Candidate’s Login’ link
  • Register as a new user by clicking on ‘New Candidate’.
  • Enter personal details along with a valid email id. Login credentials will be sent via mail to this email id.
  • Username and Password received in mail must then be entered to complete the registration part.

Step 2: Filling AFCAT Application Form 2018

  • Once registered, read the given instructions carefully and click on ‘Proceed’ button.
  • Fill the AFCAT Application Form 2018 as given in 2 parts, namely ‘Details of Graduation’ and ‘Details of 10+2’.
  • Under ‘Details of Graduation’ candidates need to choose/enter the following information.
  1. Select Qualification Education (from graduation option A,B,C or D explained in next section)
  2. Exact Qualification
  3. Qualification Duration (in years)
  4. Name of College/institute
  5. Name of University
  6. Date/Expected Date of Obtaining graduation
  7. Percentage (in case of CGPA, refer conversion formula shown beside)
  8. Number of Backlogs (Candidates with backlogs are not eligible to apply)
  • Under ‘Details of 10+2’ candidates need to enter the following information/
  1. 10+2 Percentage
  2. Percentage obtained in Physics in 10+2 level
  3. Percentage obtained in Mathematics in 10+2 level
  • After entering all the details, candidates can click on ‘Continue to Part 3’ button.
  • Candidates must then enter the subjects in their graduation.
  • Select Choice of Course and Choice of Examination Cities.

Step 3: Uploading Documents and Making Payment

  • Fill in other personal details asked in the form and proceed to the next step.
  • Upload high quality scanned images of Passport size photograph, signature and right thumb impression in specified format.
  • Once done, proceed to the application fee payment option via online or offline mode. 
  • Application fee of INR 250 must be made via debit card/credit card or net banking. For offline payment, download challan and make payment at HDFC/Axis bank.

Carefully ‘PREVIEW’ your application before clicking on ‘SUBMIT’ button.

Step 4: AFCAT Application Form 2018 Status

After clicking on the SUBMIT button, application status can be checked on left side of the window. There is a message that reads ‘Application Successfully Submitted to Indian Air Force’. Candidates will also get a confirmation mail sent to their registered email Id. Registration/Application number must also be noted down carefully.

AFCAT 2018 Contact Information

If you have any query regarding AFCAT Application Form 2018, contact AFCAT Cell on Toll free number 1800-11-2448 or Phone Nos 020-25503105 or 020-25503106.

E-Mail queries can be sent to For any query on NCC Special Entry and Meteorology Branch, contact JDPO-3 (A/B) on 011-23010231 extn 7645, 7646, 7610 or drop mail to  
*Telephonic query timings are from 0930 hrs to 1700 hrs (Monday to Friday, except closed holidays).


Ques. Can I submit my AFCAT Application Form 2018 by post?

Ans. No, you must fill the application form by visiting the official website only. Earlier scheme of offline applications has been discontinued. 

Ques. I am in the fourth year of my graduation, Can I appear for this exam?

Ans. You can appear for the exam, provided you fulfill all the eligibility conditions. However, it is necessary to have obtained 60% aggregate marks before final selection. Also, you must not have any backlog for the same.

Ques. Is there any Registration Fee for AFCAT Application Form 2018?

Ans. Yes, from this year onwards, applicants are required to pay an amount of INR 250 as Registration Fee for AFCAT 2018.

Ques. I have submitted my application form, however I want to make some changes. Can I do it? If not can I fill fresh form?

Ans. You cannot make rectifications in AFCAT Application Form 2018 once you submit it. Also, multiple applications will result in cancellation of candidature. So it is advisable to fill the application form carefully in one go. 

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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