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Indian Air Force Common Admission Test AFCAT: Apply by Dec 30


Indian Air Force invites online applications from suitable candidates for the courses commencing in January 2021 for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Flying Branch and Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC) in Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches. Online applications are also invited for grant of PC/SSC for NCC Special Entry Scheme (For Flying Branch).


Branch: Flying

  • Course Number: 209/21F/SSC/M & W
  • Vacancy: SSC–60

Branch: Ground Duty (Technical) 

  • Course Number: 208/21T/PC/M,  208/21T/SSC/M & W
  • Vacancy: AE(L): PC-40, SSC–26, AE(M): PC – 23, SSC–16

Branch: Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

  • Course Number: 208/21G/PC/M,   208/21G/SSC/M & W
  • Vacancy: PC-24, SSC–16, Accts: PC – 14, SSC –10, Lgs: PC-12, SSC-08

NCC Special Entry

Branch: Flying

  • Course Number: 209/21F/PC/M,  209/21F/SSC/M & W
  • Vacancy: 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC and 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC.


Training will commence in the first week of January 2021 for all courses at Air Force Academy Dundigal (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.

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.


As per 7th CPC Flying Officer: Rs. 56100-110700, Level -10,  MSP – Rs. 15500


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.

Age Limit

(a) Flying Branch. 20 to 24 years as on 01 January 2021 i.e. born between 02 January 1997 to 01 January 2001 (both dates inclusive). Upper age limit for candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) is relaxable up to 26 years i.e. born between 02 January 1995 to 01 January 2001 (both dates inclusive).

(b) Ground Duty (Technical/Non-Technical) Branches. 20 to 26 years as on 01 January 2021 i.e. born between 02 January 1995 to 01 January 2001 (both dates Inclusive).



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