The AFCAT , it is an Indian Air Force exam that is taken for the selection into the Indian Air Force in Flying Branch, Ground and Technical Branch and it is conduct twice a year for applicants. Eligible aspirants may apply on or before the last date of application form submission 2018. Every year thousands of students aspire to get into the Indian Air force. Before this, the exam was being conducted in an offline manner where candidates were applying for individual notifications.
This resulted in multiple applications from the same candidate, So to avoid it AFCAT exam was introduced by the Indian Air Force. But the increasing competition has not made every one’s dream come true. So with that thought here is an article, that could bring confidence among candidates to race the time once again. The candidates after getting selected in the AFCAT exam have to undergo interview from the AFSB (AIR FORCE SELECTION BOARD). The AFSB centres are present at Mysore, Varanasi, Dehradun. The AFCAT 2018 Result will be declared in March 2018.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS OF RESULT AND SELECTION PROCESS OF AFCAT 2018
In this article , there are most important information regarding the result and selection process of the exam of AFCAT 2018.
AFCAT 2018 Important Dates
For the exam, both of the man and women can apply. Candidates will get the admission on the basis of written exam, screening of intelligence and document verification. Eventually, there will be the personal interview and then there will be the final selection of the candidates.
|Sr. No.||Name of the event of the AFCAT 2018 Exam||Date Assigned|
|1||Publication of official notification||December 2017|
|2||The last date to submit application forms||December 2017|
|3||Date of issuing of admit card||January 2018|
|4||Date of written examination (AFCAT 2018 Exam)||February 2018|
|5||Date of results declaration||March 2018|
SELECTION PROCESS OF AFCAT 2018
STEP 1 – RESPOND TO ADVERTISEMENT FOLLOWED BY WRITTEN TEST
AFCAT – Air Force Common Admission Test.
- 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 – SSB (Services Selection Board) TESTING
If you have successfully cleared Step 1, you will receive a Call letter to report to any one of the Air Force Selection Boards located at Dehradun, Varanasi, Gandhinagar, Mysore and Kancharapara. At the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB), you undergo following tests in order to ascertain your suitability and gauge your potential as an Officer in the Indian Air Force.
1. Stage I Testing
- Officer Intelligence rating Test
- Picture perception and Discussion Test
Stage I is a screening test. Those who qualify Stage-I are eligible to undergo Stage II testing. Stage I disqualified candidates are routed back after announcement of results.
2. STAGE II TESTING
All Stage, I qualified candidates undergo following tests as part of Stage II testing during next three to four days
- Psychological Tests are written tests that are conducted by a Psychologist.
- Group Tests are interactive indoor and outdoor activities which are a combination of mental and physical work.
- Interview involves a personal conversation with an Interviewing Officer.
These tests will be explained to you in detail before they are conducted at the Selection Board.
The following is the schedule for OLQ Tests:
|Day 1||Phase I testing – Officers Intelligence Rating Test & Picture Perception and Discussion test|
|Day 2||CPSS / PABT * (for Flying Branch) followed by Psychological test|
|Day 3||Group tests / Interview|
|Day 4||Group tests / Interview|
|Day 5||Group tests / Interview|
|Day 6||Group tests / Interview / Conference|
* Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) is a unique test. It is aimed at assessing a candidate’s aptitude to be trained as a pilot. PABT is being used as an independent selection device to induct potential officers into Flying Branch of Indian Air Force. PABT comprises three tests viz Instrument Battery Test (INSB), Sensory Motor Apparatus Test (SMA) and Control Velocity Test (CVT). Instrument Battery Test (INSB) is a paper pencil test and other two are machine tests. The Instruments Battery Test (INSB) comprises two parts. This test assesses assimilation of the briefing and the ability of an individual to read and interpret the dials of an instrument panel of an aircraft. The candidates who score the minimum laid down criteria are subjected to the machine test. The machine test includes Sensory Motor Apparatus Test (SMA) and Control Velocity Test (CVT). These tests measure the psychomotor co-ordination skill of the individual. These tests are conducted on a single day and administered only once in life time.
At the Conference held on the last day, all the Assessors i.e. the Psychologist, Ground Testing Officer and the Interviewing Officer, discuss your personality and decide on whether to recommend you or not. Those recommended by the AFSBs will be required to fill up certain documents at the Boards and subsequently move to the next step.
STEP 3 – CONDUCT OF MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS
If you are recommended by the Selection Board, you will be sent for the medical examination either at Air Force Central Medical Establishment (AFCME), New Delhi or Institute of Aviation Medicine, Bengaluru.
STEP 4 – PREPARING ALL INDIA MERIT LIST
An All India Merit List is compiled on the basis of your performance in the written test and AFSB interview, subject to being medically fit. Based on the vacancies available in various branches / sub branches, joining instructions are issued to join one of the Training establishments.
AFCAT 2018 RESULT
The last part of the selection/admission process is the announcement of the result. The result of the written examination shall be out in the month of March 2018.
- After the declaration of the result of the written exam, candidates will have to appear for the personal interview and after that, the admission process will complete.
- The merit will be prepared on the basis of the score attained by all the examiners in the written exam and personal interview.