AFCAT

AFCAT (AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST)

Written  Exam coaching

Important Dates

Start of Receipt of Applications: 27th June 2015

Last date for the Receipt of Applications: 23rd July 2015

Date of AFCAT & EKT Exam: 13th September 2015 (Sunday)

Date of Course Commencing: July 2016

The FLAME INSTITUTE offers CLASSES for the AFCAT written examinations conducted by Indian Air Force for achievement into varied branches of Air force. The FLAME INSTITUTE is very qualified and experienced full-fledged in with success coaching students for AFCAT examinations. The standards of excellence followed by FLAME make sure that every student opts for classes with us feels confident and well prepared for the exam. Not solely can we cowl the whole course of study subject by subject as per notification, we have a tendency to conjointly prepare our students with mock tests, previous year question papers and doubt clearing sessions that square measure conducted each week to monitor each student’s progress. Mock test/ weekly test/chapterwise test results also are mentioned to pin point wherever the scholar is also lacking. This ensures that the scholars recognize what to expect within the examination, the way to approach the examination, manage time expeditiously and acquire the simplest potential results.

Experienced and updated teachers teaches students a way to handle the AFCAT exams specifically; they specialize in the format and sort of questions doubtless to be asked in the exam. Students will learn several formulae and shortcuts to induce fast and correct answers whereas making an attempt the examination. except for this, we offer extensively researched study material that helps students to simply access, organise and consistently approach the immense program.

WHY CHOOSE FLAME INSTITUTE FOR AFCAT WRITTEN EXAM COACHING:

  1. FLAME INSTITUTE is Oldest and Largest Preparatory Institute in Mohali and Chandigarh. Established in 2002.
  2. Faculty: The highly qualified, experienced and updated faculty for AFCAT written coaching provides students with the right guidance to get best results in the exam. Students are coached by permanent faculty members not part-time teachers (working on per class basis) as in many other institutes.
  3. Fully equipped library– important books pertaining to the syllabus of the examination and competitive exam preparation. Students can issue these books for self study, revision, practice etc.
  4. Study Room/ Reading Room: In Institute study/ reading rooms available students with quiet and peaceful surroundings, excellent for self study and preparations. These rooms open daily until late hours
  5. Discipline & Time Management: Flame institute is a Defence preparatory institute with strict rules that all students must abide by.
  6. Exam specific coaching: Since exam patters vary for each examination, Flame institute offers separate classes for NDA, CDS, AFCAT etc.
  1. Testing: Weekly practice tests of each subject to prepare students for upcoming competition and provide them with vital self assessment tools. Mock tests are also held to prepare the student for AFCAT exam.
  2. Extensive coverage of current affairs: Special weekly updates on defence related news, and latest developments, events and people in news. General Knowledge is taken up thoroughly.
  3. Subjects covered: in the AFCAT written exam coaching include English, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Mathematics, Verbal, Non-Verbal and Logical Reasoning, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Polity.

WHY COACHING IS A MUST FOR AFCAT WRITTEN EXAMINATION:

In order to prepare oneself for a competitive exam like AFCAT, coaching is a must to get the edge above others. In today’s competitive exams like AFCAT, COACHING IS A MUST BECAUSE:

  1. More than 3,00,000 students sit for this exam and the number is increasing drastically year by year. Hence making the exam more and more competitive and one mark difference could mean selection or rejection of the candidate. There are anywhere between 300- 400 seats, so students who are serious, must get the edge above others for which coaching is a must.
  2. Students can take advantage of the vast experience of subject and examination expert faculty.
  3. Examination specific and comprehensive study material of notes, practice sets, assignments and worksheets provides the right material for preparation.
  4. Any concept doubts can be cleared right away, thus students can build strong fundamentals.
  5. Meeting other candidates who are sitting for the same exam can be a great motivator. Students can exchange knowledge and also have an idea of their competition.
  6. Regular mock tests ensure students are mentally prepared for exam day and know exactly how to approach the exam and what to expect.
  7. Students are able to discipline themselves, develop good concentration and form a study habit, which is not easy to do with self study.

WHAT IS THE AFCAT WRITTEN EXAM?

AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. This test is conducted by the Indian Air Force for selection of officers in all branches of the IAF (except medical and dental) viz. Flying Branch (Short Service Commission only), Technical Branch (Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission) and Ground Duty Branch (Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission). AFCAT is conducted twice a year (in the month of February and August). The advertisement for the same is published in employment news, national leading daily and India Air force website in the months of December and June respectively.

HOW TO APPLY FOR AFCAT EXAMINATION?
AFCAT applications now have to be made online only. The earlier scheme allowing candidates to apply offline (by post) has been discontinued. Candidates are to apply online through website www.careerairforce.nic.in using a valid and current email address only after notification is released.

ELIGIBILITY FOR AFCAT WRITTEN EXAMINATION

The eligibility criteria with respect to age limit, educational qualifications etc. for AFCAT are spelt out in the advertisement published in the Employment News as well as the same is displayed on the website www.careerairforce.nic.in . Minimum qualification required is graduation.

Women candidates may also apply for AFCAT. For details regarding age limit, qualifications, eligibility for various branches etc. please refer the advertisement published in the Employment News as well as the same displayed on the website www.careerairforce.nic.in. Minimum qualification required is graduation.

EXAM PATTERN OF AFCAT WRITTEN EXAMINATION

Duration of AFCAT is two hours. It consists of 100 questions. Each question carries three marks, and there is also negative marking in AFCAT, for every wrong answer one mark is deducted.  AFCAT is an objective test and the scheme of syllabus contains General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude. A sample paper and old question papers are available on the website careerairforce.nic.in

SYLLABUS FOR AFCAT WRITTEN EXAMINATION

General Awareness: History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Polity, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.

Verbal Ability in English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.

Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit and loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest and other topics of basic numerical ability.

Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability, Verbal reasoning, Non-verbal reasoning and Logical reasoning.

For viewing the detailed syllabus please see the link below.

http://careerairforce.nic.in/tview3.asp?link_temp_id=145&lid=77

RESULTS OF AFCAT EXAMINATION

Results of the AFCAT written exam in 3-4 months after the written exam. The same can be viewed on http://careerairforce.nic.in. Being a competitive exam and there is no fixed cut off percentage for passing. Candidates who perform better are sent the call letters for SSB interviews. The final merit list is prepared after the SSB interviews final result and displayed on the Indian Air Force website. Joining instructions are sent to students based on vacancies available as per the merit list.

 


History of the Indian Air Force

 The Indian Air Force took off as a tiny fleet with four Westland Wapiti army co-operative by-planes, six RAF trained officers and 19 Hawai Sepoys. Today, it is the fourth largest Air Force in the world with a highly technical and specialised fighting force that safeguards our skies against enemy invasions.
A glance at the annals of its history will help us understand the glorious years of our legendary Air Force.
[8th October 1932- 1st April 1954] The Two Births
 The two dates, mentioned above, are landmarks in the history of the Indian Air Force. On 8 October 1932, the Indian Air Force came into being and on 1st April 1954 Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee, one of the founding members of the Air Force took over as the first Indian Chief of Air Staff.
The interim witnessed the most bloodiest war in the history of mankind, for the second time-World War II. The IAF lent its support to UK during the war. KK Majumdar, one of the legendary heroes of the Indian Air Force was rated one of the twelve best pilots of the Allied Air Forces.
The same decade also saw the birth of an Independent India followed by the formation of the Indian Air Force, as we know it today.
[1955-1971] A Period Of Turmoil
This was the time the Indian Air Force entered a new era with the acquisition of jet aircraft. The period also saw the two Indo-Pak wars, both of which were marked by the neutralisation of Pakistani Air efforts by the Indian Air Force. The IAF also contributed to the UN Peace keeping mission in Congo as well as the Sino India Conflict, with dedication and commitment.
[1972-1990] A Time Of Progress
Over the next two decades the Indian Air Force undertook massive upgrading of its aircraft and equipment. As part of the process, the Indian Air Force introduced over twenty new aircraft types. Jaguars and several variations of the MiG were among the aircraft introduced to replace the Dakotas and the Packets. The MiG is a revolutionary aircraft that was introduced to the Indian fleet in the eighties.
The same period also witnessed a number of world records set by Indian Air Force personnel. Sqn Ldr Makkar and Flt Lt RTS Chinna set a world record by bombing from their Mi-17 helicopter in Ladakh at an altitude of 5050 meters. Sqn Ldr Sanjay Thapar, was the first Indian to para jump over the South Pole. Exploring new vistas, Sqn Ldr Rakesh Sharma was the first Indian cosmonaut to venture into outer space as part of an Indo-Soviet space program.
[1990 – Present] Piloting India Into The New Millennium
The last decade of the twentieth century saw a phenomenal change in the structure of the Indian Air Force with induction of women into the Air Force for short service commissions. It was also a time when the Air Force undertook some of the most perilous operations ever undertaken.
In 1999, the Indian Air Force undertook “Operation Safed Sagar”, the most unique air operation undertaken by any air force in the world. An air attack was launched and won at an unprecedented height, under hostile climatic conditions against an intruding enemy. The Indian Air Force also participated in the peacekeeping mission at Somalia as part of a humanitarian operation.

Marshal of the IAF

Marshal of the IAF Arjan Singh
 Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh DFC was born on 15 May 1919 at Lyallapur, educated at Montgomery and later at Government College in Lahore. He was selected for flying training course at Cranwell in 1939 and was last of Indian Air Force officers trained there and subsequently got commissioned as a pilot in Royal Indian Air Force in Dec 1939. He joined No. 1 Sqn at Ambala, first on Wapiti aircraft and then converted to Hurricane aircraft. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) in 1944 for his outstanding leadership in Burma campaign during World War II. He was appointed as the Chief of the Air Staff in July 1964 and promoted to the rank of Air Chief Marshal in December 1965. Air Chief Marshal Arjan Singh, DFC after 33 years of retirement was made the first ever ‘Marshal of the Air Force’ in recognition of his extra ordinary services on Friday, 25 January 2002.

Motto of the Indian Airforce

’Touch the sky with Glory’ 

The Motto of Indian Air Force has been taken from eleventh chapter of the Gita, the Discourse given by Lord Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra during the Great War of Mahabharata. The Lord is showing His Supreme Divine form to Arjuna and the great form of the Lord is reaching the sky with glory, evoking fear and loss of self-control in the mind of Arjuna.The Indian Air Force, similarly, aims to overwhelm the adversaries with application of aerospace power in defence of the nation.
Lord, seeing your form “Touching the Sky With Glory”, effulgent, multi-coloured, having its mouth wide open and possessing large flaming eyes, I, with my innermost self frightened, have lost self-control and find no peace.

Organisation

The headquarters of the IAF is at New Delhi. For effective command and control the IAF has seven Commands, under whom are various stations and units located at varied locations across the Country. The organisation’s chart shows the set up of Indian Air Force at a glance.

Aeronautical Engineering Branch

As an officer in the Technical Branch, you propel and manage your team to ensure that the Indian Air Force remains airworthy. You would be incharge of some of the most sophisticated equipment in the world by joining one of the sub branches based on your qualification.

General Eligibility for Aeronautical Engineering Branch are (applicable for men and women):

Age – 20 to 26 years (at the time of commencement of course)

Nationality – Indian

Marital Status – Candidates below the age of 25 years should be unmarried

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING COURSE

After completion of Engineering degree or while in your final year/semester of Engineering

For both Men and Women. Permanent Commission (for men) / Short Service Commission (For men and women)

Marks – Must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in all the papers put together in any one of the qualifications listed

Final year students are eligible to apply provided they do not have any present backlog at the time of SSB testing and they produce provisional/ original degree issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.

Advertisement Schedule – Advertisements for AFCAT are released by the IAF in the months of June and December.


Educational Qualification for Aeronautical Engineering Branch – Depending upon your stream of Engineering and subjects studied, you could join one of the sub branches of the Technical branch. Check the educational qualification required for the sub branches.

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING MECHANICAL

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS

Eligible if they have undergone any one of the following Educational Qualifications

  • Four year degree qualification from a recognised University
    OR
  • Cleared Section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)
    OR
  • Cleared Section A and B examination of Aeronautical Society of India
    OR
  • Graduate membership examination of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers by actual studies
  1.    All the candidates should have studied at least eight subjects out of the list of eighteen subjects mentioned below while pursuing any one of the above mentioned qualifications:-
  • Physics / Engineering Physics.
  • Mathematics / Engineering Mathematics.
  • Engineering Graphics / Engineering Drawing.
  • Electrical Engineering / Electrical Technology.
  • Control Engineering.
  • Microprocessors.
  • Digital Electronics / Basic Electronics.
  • Computer Networks.
  • Information Technology.
  • Network Theory Design.
  • Telecommunication Systems.
  • Electronic Circuit Design.
  • Radar Theory.
  • Switching Theory.
  • Instrumentation.
  • Microwave Engineering.
  • Antenna and Wave Propagation.
  • Electronic Devices.

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING MECHANICAL

  1. Eligible if they have undergone any one of the following Educational Qualifications
    • Four year degree qualification from a recognised universityOR
    • Cleared Section A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India)OR
    • Cleared section A and B examination of Aeronautical Society of India
  2. All the candidates should have studied at least eight subjects out of the eighteen subjects mentioned below while pursuing any one of the above mentioned qualifications:
    • Physics / Engineering Physics.
    • Engineering Maths / Mathematics.
    • Engineering Drawing / Graphics.
    • Automotive Engineering / Plant Engineering / Industrial Engineering.
    • Engineering Mechanics / Strength of Material.
    • Aerodynamics.
    • Thermodynamics and Applications / Heat Power Engineering.
    • Heat and Mass Transfer.
    • Theory of Machines (Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery).
    • Fluid Mechanics / Turbo Machines.
    • Flight Mechanics.
    • Machine Drawing / Machine Design.
    • Mechatronics.
    • Material Science / Metallurgy.
    • Vibrations.
    • Workshop Technology / Manufacturing Technology / Production Engineering.
    • Hydraulics and Pneumatics.
    • Aircraft Structures.

Flying Branch

 You surely fly high by joining the Flying branch of the IAF. You are trained as a Fighter pilot or a Helicopter pilot or a Transport pilot and are part of various peace and wartime missions. The various modes of entry into the Flying Branch are:

As a Graduate

As a Graduate/ Engineer, you enter the Flying branch through the Air Force Academy.
The following are the three modes of entry for Graduates/ Engineers to join the Flying branch:
CDSE (COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION) (FOR MEN ONLY)
  1. Men can enter through this mode of entry and will get a Permanent Commission.
  2. Eligibility criteria:
  • Age – 20 to 24 years (at the time of commencement of course)
  • Nationality – Indian
  • Marital Status – Single
  • Gender – Men only.
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Graduate (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognised University (with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level) / BE / B Tech (Four Year Course).
  • Final Year/semester students are also eligible to apply, provided they produce Degree certificate issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.
  • No Percentage Bar for CDSE entry.
  • Advertisement Schedule: Advertisements are released by UPSC in the months of June and October
For more details visit www.upsc.gov.in
NCC SPECIAL ENTRY (FOR MEN ONLY)
(Through NCC Air Squadrons / DG NCC)
  • As an Air Wing Senior Division ’C’ Certificate holder of the National Cadet Corps, you can apply to the Flying Branch of the Indian Air Force. Men can join the Air Force through this mode of entry and will be given a Permanent Commission.
  • Eligibility criteria:
  • Age –20 to 24 years (at the time of commencement of course)
  • Nationality – Indian
  • Marital Status – Single
  • Gender – Men only.
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Graduate (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and have passed Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level
    OR
  • BE / B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognised University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.
  • Final Year/semester students are also eligible to apply, provided they do not have any present backlogs at the time of SSB Testing and produce Degree certificate issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.
  • NCC Air Wing Senior Division ’C’ certificate.
  • Advertisement Schedule: NCC Cadets are to apply through respective NCC Air Squadrons/DG NCC.
SSC (SHORT SERVICE COMMISSION ) ENTRY( FOR MEN AND WOMEN)
  • You can apply through AFCAT for Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Flying Branch.
  • Short Service Commission in Flying branch is for 14 years with no further extension.
  • Eligibility criteria:
  • Age – 20 to 24 years (at the time of commencement of course).Upper age limit for Candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India) is relaxed up to 26 years(at the time of commencement of course).
  • Nationality – Indian
  • Marital Status – Single
  • Gender – Men and Women.
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Graduates (Three Year Course) in any discipline from a recognised University who have attained minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together and have Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level OR BE / B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognised university with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.
  • Final Year students are also eligible to apply, provided they do not have any backlog at the time of SSB Testing and produce Degree certificate issued by the University as per the date stipulated in the advertisement.
  • Advertisement Schedule: Advertisements for AFCAT are released by the IAF in the months of June and December.

NDA- National Defence Academy

The valiant boys could be part of the Indian Air Force family by applying for NDA (National Defence Academy)
Candidates, short-listed for Indian Air Force after the initial selection procedure, go through a rigorous three-year training regimen at the National Defence Academy at Khadakwasla, followed by specialised training at one of the AF Training Establishments. On successful completion, they are Commissioned as Permanent Commission Officers and posted as pilots at any of the Air Force Stations.
You can join NDA by taking the exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This exam is conducted twice a year in all major cities throughout India.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Age – 16 ½ to 19 years (at the time of commencement of course)
  • Nationality – Indian
  • Gender  – Men only
  • Educational Qualifications – 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics. Students appearing in final year are also eligible to apply.
  • Advertisement Schedule –  May and December. (Advertisement is released by UPSC. Visit www.upsc.gov.in)

Find your future – as per your Qualification

 For 10+2

The valiant boys could be part of the Indian Air Force family by applying for NDA( National Defence Academy)

Candidates, short-listed for Indian Air Force after the initial selection procedure, go through a rigorous three-year training regimen at the National Defence Academy at Khadakwasla, followed by specialised training at one of the training establishment. Thereafter, they are Commissioned as Permanent Commission Officers and posted as pilots at any of the Air Force Stations.
To be in the National Defence Academy
You can join NDA by taking the exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). This exam is conducted twice a year in all major cities throughout India.

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Age – 16 ½ to 19 years(at the time of commencement of course)
  • Nationality – Indian
  • Gender  – Men only
  • Educational Qualifications – 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics. Appearing final year students can also eligible to apply.
  • Advertisement Schedule –  May and December. (Advertisement is released by UPSC. Visit www.upsc.gov.in)

 For Engineer

As an Engineer, you can soar into a rewarding and challenging career in the Indian Air Force. You  have the option to apply for all branches of the IAF. Click on for details.

Flying Branch

Ground Duty Branches

Technical Branch

Flying Branch

You surely fly high by joining the Flying branch of the IAF. You are trained as a Fighter pilot or a Helicopter pilot or a Transport pilot and are part of various peace and wartime missions. The various modes of entry into the Flying Branch are:

Ground Duty Branches

  (For Graduates/ Post Graduates)

Managing human and material resources, the Ground Duty Branch is the mechanism that steers the Indian Air Force.

General Eligibility Criteria for Ground Duty Branches

  • Age – 20 to 26 Years for Graduates Post Graduates (at the time of commencement of course).
  • Marital Status – Candidates below the age of 25 years must be Unmarried.
  • Nationality – Indian
  • Gender – Both men and women.
  • As a Graduate/ Post Graduate you can join as an officer in any of the following Ground Duty Branches

ADMINISTRATION BRANCH

  • Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
  • Responsible for the efficient management of both human and material resources. Some of the officers of the Administration Branch are selected and trained to carry out the following duties also:
  • Air Traffic Controller  – Involves maintaining an orderly flow of traffic and airspace management.
  • Fighter Controller  – Involves close contact and supervision between the air and radar for effective airspace management.

Educational Qualifications

  • Graduation degree in any discipline with a minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together?

OR

  • Post Graduation degree / equivalent diploma in any discipline with a minimum 50% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.

ACCOUNTS BRANCH

  • Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
  • Responsible for efficient financial management of funds.You will also act as internal auditor to ensure a zero-defect audit from outside agencies.
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Graduate Degree in Commerce (B Com) with a minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together

OR

  • Post Graduate Degree in Commerce (M Com) / CA / ICWA with a minimum 50% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.

LOGISTICS BRANCH

  • Permanent Commission (for Men) / Short Service Commission (for Men & Women)
  • Responsible for materials management of all Air Force resources. You would ensure efficient supervision of inventories, and involve in procurement processes of various ranges of equipment.
  • Educational Qualifications
  • Graduation degree in any discipline with a minimum 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.
  • Post Graduate Degree in Commerce (M Com) / CA / ICWA with a minimum 50% marks in aggregate in all papers put together.

Technical Branch

      As an officer in the Technical Branch, you propel and manage your team to ensure that the Indian Air Force remains airworthy. You would be incharge of some of the most sophisticated equipment in the world by joining one of the sub branches based on your qualification.

General Eligibility for Aeronautical Engineering Branch are (applicable for men and women):

  • Age – 20 to 26 years (at the time of commencement of course)
  • Nationality – Indian
  • Marital Status – Candidates below the age of 25 years should be unmarried

Entry into the Technical Branch is through two schemes, both via AFCAT

General Terms and Conditions

Types of commission. There are two types of commission:-
Permanent Commission
A Permanent Commission means a career in the Air Force till you retire. Permanent Commission Officers continue to serve till the age of superannuation. For a Permanent Commission, you could join as follows:
  • MEN
    • For Flying Branch
    • After 10+2 – Join NDA
    • After Graduation – Join through CDSE
    • For Technical and Ground Duty Branches – Opt for Permanent Commission (PC) course through AFCAT and join Air Force Academy
  • WOMEN
    • Presently Women Officers of Education and Accounts Branch only are being considered for Permanent Commission. Option for PC will be considered/offered on successful completion of Short Service Commission (SSC) tenure, subject to Vacancies, suitability, merit, willingness and service requirements
Short Service Commission
A Short Service Commission means a limited period career in the Air Force. You can join the IAF as a Short Service Commission Officer by opting for a SSC Course.
  • For Men and Women
  • Available to graduate and post graduate entries only
  • Tenure
Flying Branch – The engagement period is 14 years from date of commissioning (not extendable)
Technical and Ground Duty branches – The engagement period would be for a period of 10 years. An extension of 4 years may be granted subject to vacancies, suitability, merit, willingness and service requirement.
  1. Marital Status .  Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried (term unmarried excludes widower and divorcee even though without encumbrances). Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.
  2. Candidate should not have been arrested, convicted or prosecuted on criminal charges.
  3. Candidates who have been withdrawn / suspended from Defence Training Establishments on grounds of discipline are not eligible to apply.

Overview – Career

CAREER AS AN AIR FORCE OFFICER  
          An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority. To be able to lead and control, requires the ability to motivate yourself, inspire others and make tough decisions efficiently. When you join to become an Air Force Officer, we’ll help you develop your leadership and management skills, preparing you fully to take on the challenge of leading in real life situations. Lessons in team work, developing communication skills and confidence, honing strategic and dynamic thinking and preparing you to face pressures with ease are grilled into an Officer during his training. The Air Force teaches you all, not only making men and women of young boys and girls but making them leaders in life. An officer’s strength of character and strong moral compass make him/her stand out from the crowd at all times.
         As an Officer in the Indian Air Force, you will inherit a glorious heritage and timeless traditions of the IAF, blended perfectly with the latest technology.
          As an officer in the Indian Air Force you will strategise, lead and manage. Depending on your qualifications, you could join one of the various branches in the IAF. Broadly the Air Force has three branches with further sub-streams :
(a) Flying Branch
  • Fighters
  • Transports
  • Helicopters
(b)  Technical Branch 
  • Mechanical
  • Electronics
(c)  Ground Duty Branch 
  • Administration
  • Accounts
  • Logistics
  • Education
  • Meteorology

Adventure

The Indian Air Force has a long standing tradition of fostering the spirit of adventure. Be it the lofty heights of Himalayas or the mysterious depths of the ocean, vast expanse of the sky or closed confines of caves, Indian Air Force Personnel have been the pioneers of adventure activities in all these spheres. Adventure primarily constitutes an essential component of military training. It helps in developing a sense of purpose, determination, courage and perseverance against all odds. Adventure activities develop faith in ones abilities and leadership qualities, which are essential for day to day functioning during peace and for victory in war.
The IAF, plays a stellar role in promoting adventure activities among the air warriors. It deals with a broad spectrum of Terrestrial, Aqua and aero sports. In every individual there is, indeed, an inherent need for excitement of all groups of adventure. When one looks back, it is this fervent need that has lead us to venture out and cross new frontiers, leaving indelible imprints in the history of civilisation. Living on the edge, albeit for a short span of time, enables one to discover one’s own latent potential and this platform is what, the IAF provides.
As one journeys on, the realms of adventure provide rich treasure trove of memories to share with and learn from, to reminisce and dream on. The IAF aims to encapsulate all these unique experiences, and more importantly, be an instrument that would help in nurturing and channelizing the talent and indomitable spirit of youth. In pursuit of promoting adventure, IAF formed a registered society in 1952, to undertake these activities in an organised manner.
As an Officer in the Air Force, you could activate your adventurous self and enjoy undertaking any of the activities organised by the IAF. These activities include.
  • Aero Sports
o         Skydiving
o         Parasailing
o         Paragliding
o         Power hand gliding
o         Para Motor Flying
o         Microlight flying
o         Hot Air ballooning
o         Aero Modelling
  • Land Sports
o         Mountaineering
o         Trekking
o         Skiing
o         Car Rally
o         Motorcycle expeditions
o         Cycling Expeditions
o         Mountain Terrain Biking
  • Water Sports
o         Rafting
o         Sailing
o         Wind Surfing
o         Water Skiing
o         Scuba Diving

Growth

As an officer in the Indian Air Force, the sky is the limit for you. You start your career as a Flying Officer and can rise up to the rank of Air Marshal. The chosen one from the Flying Branch becomes the head of the family i.e. The Chief of Air Staff. To know the exact rank structure for commissioned officers read below.
Junior Level Officers
Flying Officer (FgOffr): Taking off a career in Air Force, this is the first rank an officer wears after successful completion of the training.

LIVE IT

Quality of Life
As an Officer, a warrior, in the Air Force, you’re tasked with upholding the constitution and protecting India’s freedom. The responsibility is enormous, but its not only about work… its also about living well. Quality of life is an important attribute of Air Force life and has no parallel in the civil sector. The life offers you challenge, adventure, excitement, honour, prestige, self respect, content family life, safety and security for self and family and not to forget the social status, respect and esteem of your countrymen.
Besides being a noble service to the motherland and an honourable profession to be proud of, life in the IAF gives variety, adventure and challenge. It provides best of facilities be it recreation, sports, medical, education or clubs ad institutes. The lifestyle imbibes in us a healthy well being and a regime for life. The quality time we are able to spend with our family, social bonding with our counterparts, lifetime relations we nurture and the all willing, all time support from the extended family have boundless value.
An officers lifestyle is envy for all not on board.
Social Status
A unique esteemed status is enjoyed by an officer in the society. By joining the Air Force, one becomes a member of an exclusive and elite brotherhood. The ingrained code of conduct and ethical values enable the officers to occupy a special social niche in society.
Values
Certain Core values are ingrained into Air Force Officers during their training. Most people would have heard of loyalty, duty , respect, service, honoe, integrity and courage but as warriors , you learn them and from then on, live them everyday in everything you do – whether on job or off.
  • Loyalty– Bear true faith and allegiance, support the leadership and support fellow warriors
  • Duty– Accomplish assigned tasks, missions and responsibilities. Fulfil your obligations
  • Respect– Treat others with dignity and respect while expecting others to do the same. Trust and appreciate.
  • Selfless service– Out welfare of nation and others before self. Commit to go a little further, endure a little more and look a little closer.
  • Honour– Honour is the matter of carrying out, acting and living the values of respect, duty, loyalty, selfless service, integrity and personal courage in everything you do.
  • Integrity– It is the quality you develop by adhering to moral principles. Do what’s right, legally and morally.
  • Personal Courage– Face fear, danger or adversity (physical or moral). You can build courage by daily standing up for and acting upon the things that you know are honourable.

Selection

Medical Standards

Physical Standards
Medical Standards for the Flying Branch (Additional)

Physical Standards

Physical fitness is one of the most important prerequisites for joining the Air Force. Irrespective of the branch you are applying for, you must fulfil some basic physical standards. Listed below are some guidelines that identify the general physical requirements that are common for all candidates.

  • You must be in good physical and mental health and free from any disease/ disability, which is likely to interfere with efficient performance of duties. There should be no evidence of weak constitution or bodily defects.
  • The height and weight standards for men and women differ. Click to view the appropriate standards for each.
  • Your chest should be well developed. The minimum range of expansion after full inspiration should be 5 cm.
  • There should be no disease of bones and joints of the body.
  • You should be free of any past history of mental breakdown or fits.
  • Your hearing should be normal without any evidence of present or past disease of the ear, nose and throat.
  • There should be no sign of functional or organic disease of the heart and blood vessels. Your blood pressure should also be normal.
  • The muscles of the abdomen should be well developed without any enlargement of the liver or spleen. Any evidence of disease of internal organs of the abdomen can be a cause for rejection.
  • An un-operated hernia can make you unfit for selection. If operated, this should have been done at least six months prior to the present examination and healing should be complete without any potential for recurrence.
  • There should be no hydrocele, varicocele or piles. If operated for hydrocele and/or varicocele, this should have been done at least six months prior to the present examination and healing should be complete without any recurrence.
  • Urine examination will be done and any abnormality, if detected, can be a cause for rejection.
  • Any disease of the skin, which is likely to cause disability or disfigurement, will also be a cause for rejection.
  • Vision will be tested. You must have good binocular vision. In case you have undergone or are detected to have undergone Radial Keratotomy, or any other procedure to improve the visual acuity, you will be permanently rejected.
  • You should have sufficient number of natural and sound teeth. A minimum of 14 dental points will be acceptable. When 32 teeth are present, the total dental points are 22. You should not be suffering from severe pyorrhoea.
  • The following are conditions pertaining to women that will entail rejection for all Air Force Duties:
    • Acute or chronic pelvic infection
    • Severe menorrhagia
    • Severe dysmenorrhea
    • Complete prolapse of uterus
    • Pregnancy/ Amenorrhea
    • Any other gynaecological condition, if so considered by the specialist

      Medical Standards for the Flying Branch (Additional)

      If you are applying for the Flying Branch, you must remember that apart from the general physical standards, there are some standards that are specifically applicable to you. Listed below are the physical requirements applicable to both men and women applying to the Flying Branch.
      1. Anthropometric Measurements – The acceptable anthropometric measurements for both Men and Women are as follows:
      • Minimum Height – 162.5 cms
      • Leg Length – Minimum- 99 cms.Maximum- 120 cms
      • Thigh Length – Maximum- 64 cms
      • Sitting Height -Minimum- 81.5 cms. Maximum- 96 cms
      2.  X-ray of cervical and Lumbosacral spine will be carried out.
      3.  The following conditions detected radiologically will disqualify a candidate for all Air Force Duties:-
      • Granulomatous Disease of spine
      • Arthritis / Spondylosis
      • Rheumatoid arthritis and allied disorders
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Osteoarthrosis, Spondylosis and Degenerative joint disease.
      • Non-articular rheumatism ( e.g lesions of the rotator cuff, tennis elbow, recurrent lumbago etc).
      • Misc disorders including SLE, Polymyositis and Vasculitis.
      • Spondylolisthesis / Spondylolysis.
      • Compression fracture of vertebra
      • Scheuerman’s Disease (Adolescent Kyphosis)
      • Loss of cervical lordosis when associated with clinically restricted movements of cervical spine.
      • Unilateral / bilateral cervical ribs with demonstrable neurological or circulatory deficit.
      • Any other abnormality as so considered by the specialist.
      In addition, for Flying Branches the under mentioned rules will also apply:-
      1. Spinal Anomalies acceptable for Flying Duties
      • Bilateral complete sacralisation of LV5 and bilateral complete lumbarisation of SV1.
      • Spina bifida in sacrum and in LV5, if completely sacralised.
      • Complete block (fused) vertebrae in cervical and dorsal spine at a single level.
      2. Spinal Condition not acceptable for Flying Duties
      • Scoliosis more than 15 by Cobb’s method
      • Degenerative disc disease.
      • Presence of Schmorl’s node at more than one level.
      • Atlanto occipital and atlanto-axial anomalies.
      • Hemi Vertebra and / or incomplete block (fused) vertebra at more than one level in cervical or dorsal spine.
      • Unilateral sacralisation or lumbarisation (complete or incomplete) at all levels and bilateral in complete sacralisation or lumbrarisation.
      3.  Vision
      • 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, correctable to 6/6 only for hypermetropia. ) Manifest Hypermetropia must not exceed +2.0D Sph, Myopia – Nil and Astigmatism +0.75 D Cyl (within +2.0 D – Max)
      •  Near Vision N-5 each eye.
      •  Color Vision CP-1(ML T).
      • LASIK Surgery for correction of vision is admissible in Transport and Helicopter streams of Short Service Commission (Flying Branch) If the following condition are fulfilled at the time of Air Force medical examination:-
      •  LASIK Surgery should not have been carried out before the age of 20 years.
      o  The axial length of the eye should not be more than 25.5 mm as measured by IOL master.
      o  At least twelve months should have lapsed post uncomplicate stable LASIK. No history or evidence of any complication.
      o  The post LASIK corneal thickness as measured by a corneal pachymeter should not be less than 450 microns.
      o  Individuals with high refractive errors (>6D) prior to LASIK are to be excluded.
      o  Candidates must not suffer from colour or night blindness.
      4. Occular Muscle Balance – Phorias with the Maddox Rod Test must not exceed:
      At 6 meters
      •        Exophoria 6 prism Diopters
      •        Esophoria 6 prism Diopters
      •        Hyperphoria 1 prism Diopters
      •        Hypophoria 1 prism Diopters
      At 33 cm
      •     Exophoria 16 prism Diopters
      •     Esophoria 6 prism Diopters
      •     Hyperphoria 1 prism Diopters
      •     Hypophoria 1 prism Diopters
      It may be noted that the Air Force Medical Board is the final authority while deciding the medical fitness for joining the Indian Air Force

      Selection Process

      STEP 1 – RESPOND TO ADVERTISEMENT FOLLOWED BY WRITTEN TEST

      1. For NDA and CDSE
      • The advertisement for NDA is released twice a year in the months of May and December and for CDSE in the months of June and October by UPSC.
      • Duly filled applications are to be sent to UPSC as given in advt.
      • The written tests are conducted by UPSC only. For details visit www.upsc.gov.in
      1. 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 September
      • 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
      1. 3. NCC entry
      • Air Sqn NCC Senior division ‘C’ certificate holders are to apply through DG NCC/ respective NCC Air Squadron
      • They would then appear for AFCAT

      STEP 2 – SSB (Services Selection Board) TESTINGIf 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 and Mysore. 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. 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

      1. 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:

      FLYING TECHNICAL GROUND DUTY
      Day 1 Phase I testing – Officers Intelligence Rating Test & Picture Perception and Discussion test
      Day 2 Group tests Group tests Group tests
      Day 3 Group tests Group tests Group tests
      Day 4 Interview Interview Interview
      Day 5 Conference Conference Conference
      Day 6 PABT*

      * 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.

      Guidelines For Candidates

      AFCAT- FAQs

      General Instructions For AFA

      General Instructions For AFSB

      Previous AFCAT Question Papers

      Syllabus and Schemes of AFCAT

      Military Aptitude Test

      EKT Sample Question Paper

       EKT Syllabus

                     AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST (AFCAT)

                         FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

      CANDIDATES SHOULD READ THE ADVERTISEMENT AND THE FAQ’S BEFORE FILLING UP THE FORM. DO NOT BE IN A HURRY TO PRESS THE SUBMIT BUTTON. CANDIDATES ARE ADVISED TO CHECK AND RE-CHECK THE CORRECTNESS OF ALL DETAILS THEY ARE FILLING-IN TO AVOID COMPLICATIONS AT A LATER STAGE. DATA ONCE SUBMITTED WILL NOT BE MODIFIED DURING COMPLETE CYCLE OF RECRUITMENT

      These FAQ’S are guidelines only. Refer the advertisement for complete details.

      Some common queries are addressed below. However, candidates are advised to read the complete advertisement properly as published in Employment News or as given on the website careerairforce.nic.in. The advertisement is quite comprehensive and most of the queries will be clear if the advertisement is read properly.

      Candidates are also advised to fill up the online form properly. Clear instructions have been given on the website regarding filling up of the form. Please check all columns properly before submitting the form. Check and re-check the spelling of your name, father’s name, date of birth, postal address, email address etc.

      Write your Date of Birth and Gender correctly. These details in the form cannot be changed subsequently. Your eligibility for various courses would depend on your filling up all relevant details correctly. Please check and re-check before pressing the ‘Submit’ button.

      Write your email address correctly while registering online as the password will be sent to your email address. If incorrect email address is mentioned, the password may not be delivered, or will be delivered to the wrong address. Candidates may note this point specifically.

      1. What is AFCAT?

      Ans. AFCAT stands for Air Force Common Admission Test. This test is conducted by the Indian Air Force for     selection of officers in all branches of the IAF (except medical and dental) viz. Flying Branch (Short Service    Commission only), Technical Branch (Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission) and Ground Duty    Branch (Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission). AFCAT is conducted twice a year (in the month of   February and August). The advertisement for the same is published in the months of December and June   respectively.
       2.Is AFCAT the same as the UPSC exam for NDA / CDSE entry?

      Ans. No. AFCAT and UPSC exams are different. UPSC conducts exam for entry into NDA (after Class XII, for males  only). Entry through CDSE (after graduation, for males only in IAF) is also conducted by UPSC. The UPSC exam for  NDA / CDSE is primarily for Flying Branch (Permanent Commission). For further details you may refer to the UPSC  website.
      3. What are the eligibility criteria for AFCAT?

      Ans. The eligibility criteria with respect to age limit, educational qualifications etc. for AFCAT are spelt out in the      advertisement published in the Employment News as well as the same is displayed on the website    www.careerairforce.nic.in . Minimum qualification required is graduation.
      4. Are women candidates eligible to apply for AFCAT?
      Ans.Yes, women candidates may also apply for AFCAT. For details regarding age limit, qualifications, eligibility for       various branches etc. please refer the advertisement published in the Employment News as well as the same               displayed on the website www.careerairforce.nic.in. Minimum qualification required is graduation. 
       5.How do I apply for the AFCAT?
      Ans. AFCAT applications now have to be made online only. The earlier scheme allowing candidates to apply offline    (by post) has been discontinued. Candidates are to apply online through websitewww.careerairforce.nic.in using a       valid and current email address only.
      6. Do I need to send any documents / self-addressed envelope to AFCAT Cell for Admit Card etc.?

      Ans. No. There is no requirement of sending anything by post to AFCAT Cell. Applications are to be made online  only.
       7. What is the scheme of exam for AFCAT?

      Ans. Duration of AFCAT is two hours .It consists of 100 questions. It is an objective test and the scheme of syllabus  contains General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning & Military Aptitude. A sample  paper and old question papers are available on the website careerairforce.nic.in (in the sub link ‘Selection’). 
      8. Whether qualifying in AFCAT will make me an officer in the IAF?

      Ans. AFCAT is only one of the steps involved in the entire selection process for getting selected as an officer in the  IAF. On clearing the AFCAT, shortlisted candidates will be called for SSB (Services Selection Board) Testing. If  recommended by the SSB, candidates will undergo medical fitness tests conducted by Air Force medical authorities.  Subsequently, subject to medical fitness, a merit list will be prepared depending on the number of vacancies  available in various branches of the IAF.
       9.I have completed my Class XIIth exam. Am I eligible for AFCAT?

      Ans. No. Minimum qualification required for AFCAT is graduation / post-graduation (depending on the branch you are  applying for). There is also a minimum requirement of marks in graduation / post-graduation. For full details, you are  requested to go through the advertisement published in the Employment News. The advertisement is also displayed  on the website careerairforce.nic.in.
      10.    Where should I register for the AFCAT online?

      Ans. You have to register for AFCAT on the website www.careerairforce.nic.in Please note that the registration is being done through this website only. Do not register for AFCAT on any other website.
      11.     Is there any fee / registration charges etc. for AFCAT?

      Ans. No. There is no fee / registration charges of any kind for applying / appearing in the AFCAT. Please note that no money is charged or taken at any stage during the entire selection process. If anyone demands money / bribe, you may approach Air Force authorities. However, no TA or any other allowance is paid for appearing in the AFCAT. Candidates have to make their own arrangements for reaching the exam centre, accommodation etc.

      12.I have registered online on the website www.careerairforce.nic.in for AFCAT. However, I have not received any password. What should I do?

      Ans. The password is sent to the email address through which you have registered. The password is usually sent within 24 hours of the registration. If you do not receive your password even after 48 hours you may also use “Forgot Password Option” to receive a new pass word. However, candidates must note that they have to enter their email address correctly. Email address should be a valid one and in use. Past experience has shown that many candidates during the registration process wrote incorrect email address and password was therefore not delivered. Be careful regarding the spellings etc. when you fill in the email address. Even one letter / alphabet mis-spelt in the email address will lead to entry of wrong email address.

      13.I am meeting the age criteria as per the advertisement. However when I am filling up the form online, it is showing error indicating I am not eligible.

      Ans. Please read the advertisement carefully. The age given in the advertisement, say between 19 to 23 years for example, is as on 01 January 2014. Are you meeting the relevant age as on that day. Recheck and then fill the form. The advertisement in fact also indicates born between dates. So refer the advertisement, ascertain your eligibility, and then fill the form.

      14.I am not a science graduate. Am I eligible for the flying branch?

      Ans. Graduate (minimum three years course) in any discipline from a recognised university who have attained minimum 60% marks in aggregate (all papers put together) and have passed Maths and Physics at the 10+2 level are eligible to apply. Please refer the advertisement / website for detailed notification regarding eligibility criteria.

      15.I have a Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA (India). Am I eligible to apply in the flying branch?

      Ans. You may apply if you meet age criteria and other educational / medical criteria. Please note there is certain age relaxation for CPL holders. However, one needs to meet the educational qualification criteria. Also note that the age relaxation is for holders of CPL issued by DGCA (India) only. CPL issued by any other body / country may not qualify you for age relaxation etc. Also note that even the Student Pilot Licence (SPL) issued by DGCA (India) does not qualify you for age relaxation.

      17.I have an engineering degree, yet I am not eligible for technical branch. How is that?

      Ans. For technical branch, you also need to fulfil the criteria as given in Para 4 of the advertisement. You need to have a minimum of eight subjects from the individual list of AE (L) or AE (M) branch subjects. To amplify, one should have studied eight subjects from at least one list exclusively i.e. to say one cannot have five subjects from the list of AE(L) and remaining three from AE(M) list. All eight subjects should be from one list only. If that is not the case, then you may not be eligible for technical branch. You may however be eligible for flying / ground duty branch (if meeting age criteria and other medical standards etc.). Please read advertisement.

      18.I have a degree from a foreign university. Am I eligible?

      Ans. If the degree is recognised by UGC / AICTE / Ministry of HRD / DEC, you may be eligible for AFCAT.

      19.I have filled all columns in page ___, yet I am unable to proceed to the next page during filling up of the form.

      Ans. You would have entered certain information which may not be in consonance with the eligibility criteria. The most common mistakes are regarding the age criteria (check the date of birth and ascertain if you are eligible). Also if applying on the basis of graduation do you have 60% aggregate (all papers put together). If applying on postgraduate basis, do you have 50% aggregate marks? Please check the eligibility criteria from the advertisement and then fill the form. Ascertain that you meet all criteria before you apply.

      20.My university has awarded CGPA. How do I fill up the marks column?

      Ans In case of candidates being awarded Grades/CGPA instead of marks, the conversion of Grades/CGPA to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure certified by the university/ institution from where they have obtained the Bachelor’s degree. In case the university/ institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate’s CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA and multiplying the result with 100.

      21.Do I write the marks in decimal form or only in two digits?

      Ans. Ignore the decimal. Write complete figures only. Please note that you need to have 60% aggregate marks in all papers put together if applying on the basis of graduation. 59.9% is NOT equal to 60%. You need to have 60% aggregate and above if applying on the basis of graduation. Same is the case if applying on the basis of postgraduation, marks have to be 50% or above.

      22.I am interested in applying for flying branch. I have filled up all the columns correctly to my knowledge. Yet, it is showing that I am not eligible for flying branch.

      Ans. Please check if you have filled all columns properly. Check the age and educational qualification criteria firstly. Also check if you have filled the PABT column correctly. Also check if you have written correctly regarding Physics and Maths in Class XII.

      23.What are the cut-off marks for passing in AFCAT?

      Ans. There is no standard cut-off. It varies depending on various factors like the number of vacancies etc.

      24.I am having problems uploading my photograph, thumb impression and signature?

      Ans. You need to upload passport size photograph (size 10 to 250 KB) in jpg / jpeg format. Uploading of Thumb impression and signature is not mandatory.

      25.During the registration process, I have written my name (or) date of birth incorrectly. What should I do?

      Ans. Such a mistake at the outset should not occur. You are advised to fill the basic data regarding yourself correctly. Data once submitted cannot be changed.

      26.I wear spectacles. Am I eligible for flying branch?

      Ans. Medical criteria are well laid down. Medical fitness is ascertained only after qualifying the written part of AFCAT and after being recommended by the SSB. Primafacie, candidates wearing spectacles having short / long-sightedness may not be eligible for flying branch. However, medical fitness is determined by the medical authorities. Please read the advertisement where basic details regarding medical standards have been mentioned.

      27.How do I know which centre would I be allotted for the AFCAT?

      Ans. You are to fill the application form and clearly indicate your choices in order of priority for seat preferences. AFCAT will endeavour to provide your choice, but you may appreciate that the entire process is automated and seats are allotted on the number of availability in every centre.

      28.I am married. Am I eligible to apply?

      Ans. Candidates below 25 years of age must be unmarried. The term unmarried excludes widower and divorcee even though without encumbrances. Marriage is not permitted during training. Married candidates above 25 years of age are eligible to apply but during training period they will neither be provided married accommodation nor can they live out with family.

      29.I am presently in my final year of my Engineering / Degree Course. Am I eligible to apply for AFCAT?

      Ans. You may apply subject to meeting the requisite criteria of age and education qualification. If you are in the final year, you should not have any present backlog and should have a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate in all papers put together up to the last semester / year for which results have been declared.

      30.I have submitted my application form, but now I want to change my exam centre. Is it possible?

      Ans. Choices once given are treated as final.

      31.I have given flying branch as my first choice, technical as second. Can I change my choice now after submitting the form?

      Ans. Choices once given are treated as final.

      32.I am a serving airman. How do I apply for AFCAT?

      Ans. Serving airmen are to apply online at par with other candidates. In addition, airmen are to apply in service format as per AFO 39 / 2006 through service channel.
       33. Can one register once again for AFCAT if there was some mistake in filling up the application form?

      Ans. Candidates are advised to check and re-check their application form for correctness before submitting the application. In case of mistake you may register afresh and intimate AFCAT Cell for cancellation of the first.

      ONUS OF MEETING THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA RESTS WITH THE APPLICANT. MERELY QUALIFYING IN THE WRITTEN PART OF AFCAT / SSB TESTING DOES NOT CONSTITUTE FULFILMENT OF ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS.

      PLEASE READ THE ADVERTISEMENT CAREFULLY.

      General Instructions For AFA And AFSB

      1. Candidates will be asked to report for training on a specific date and time, which will be specified in the Joining Instructions. Reporting late without proper authority is not permissible. In case you report early, arrangements for stay will have to be done personally until you report to the reception centre as per laid down instructions.
      2. A Reception Centre will be established at Secunderabad Railway Station Exit Gate from 0900 hrs on the day of arrival. Your move from railway station to Air Force Academy will be arranged by the reception centre. The movement Control Officer (MCO) at the railway station can be contacted for guidance.
      3. During the period of the training, all cadets will be provided with suitable accommodation.
      4. Also, free messing will be arranged in the Flight Cadets Mess for the training period.
      5. Free medical services will be also provided during the training period. Please note that you will not be entitled to claim any compensation for any injury sustained while under training. If you have any injury or have fallen sick after your Air Force Medical Examination, you are required to intimate AFA on arrival.
      6. You would have to submit a medical certificate completed by you and a medical practitioner and furnish the same on arrival at AFA. The performa will be sent with your Joining Instructions.
      7. During training no leave will be granted except on medical and compassionate grounds
      8. To equip you with correct kitting requirements during training, as also your service career post commissioning, certain items (including uniform) will be issued to you on arrival at AFA.
      9. Candidates need to be in possession of certain items like towels, slippers, mosquito net, white handkerchiefs, dressing gown, hangers, electric iron etc, on arrival at AFA.
      10. Candidates must carry at least Rs 10,000/- as pocket allowance to meet initial kitting requirements
      11. Incase a candidate wishes to withdrawfrom training for any reason whatsoever or refuse to accept commission, if offered, he/she will be required to pay the entire cost of training to the Government . An undertaking to this effect will have to be given/ signed for the same.
      12. An indifferent attitude towards training might amount to deliberate failure and termination of training and you may be required to pay the cost of training. U/T Flying officers/Flight cadets considered indisciplined and suspended on these grounds.
       GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: REPORTING AND TESTING AT
      AIR FORCE SELECTION BOARDS (AFSB)
      Reporting.The Call Letter along with your Admit Card would be the authority for you to report to the nominated Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) for Testing. The same is to be handed over to the Board on arrival. You must report for the interview on the date and time as specified in the Call Letter. Late comers, on any account (inclusive of late running of trains) will not be admitted for tests. A representative in Air Force uniform will meet you at the Railway Station and escort you to the AFSB.
      2.  Boarding and Lodging. Free boarding and lodging will be provided during your stay at the Board during the period of testing. Those candidates who arrive before the date and time indicated in the Call Letter will have to make their own arrangements. Parents/ guardians accompanying the candidates will have to make their own arrangements.
      3.  Selection Procedure. The testing schedule is in two phases and normally for a period of five to six days depending upon contingencies and will be as follows:-
      Schedule
      Activity
      Day 1
      Phase 1- Officer Intelligence Rating and Picture Perception & Discussion Tests. Psychological Tests for Candidates who are Recommended in Phase 1
      Day 2
      Group Tests/ Interviews
      Day 3
      Group Tests/ Interviews
      Day 4
      Group Tests/ Interviews
      Day 5
      Group Tests/ Interviews, Board Conference
      Day 6
      Pilot Aptitude Battery Test for Recommended candidates eligible for Flying Branch
      4. Documents. You are required to bring the following relevant documents, which will be checked and returned after verification:-
      (a)  Original Matriculation/ Secondary School Certificate and Mark sheets issued by CBSE/ ICSE/ State Board. No other certificate will be accepted for verification of Date of Birth.
      (b) Original Marks Sheet & Certificate of 10+2 (issued by the relevant Board).
      (c) Original/ Provisional Graduation Degree/ Post Graduation Degree Certificates and Mark Sheet of each year/ semester issued by University – only for verification of educational qualifications which make you eligible for the course. Provisional Certificate issued by college Principal is not acceptable. However, Provisional Degree Certificate issued by the University is acceptable.
      (d) In case of final year/ semester students, a Certificate from the College Principal, clearly mentioning the following aspects annotated with proper stamp and seal of the Institution is required:-
      (i) Name of the College.
      (ii) Name of the University.
      (iii) Discipline in which Graduation/ Post Graduation obtained.
      (iv) Aggregate Percentage.
      (v) Likely Date of Declaration of Final Result (in DD/MM/YYYY Format).
      (e) Two attested photocopies of each of the above mentioned certificates.
      (f) Original NCC Certificate (if applicable).
      (g) NOC from employers for candidates working in Central/ State Governments or Public Sector Undertakings.
      (h) Original valid Commercial Pilots’ License, issued by DGCA, if applicable.
      (j) Inbound Railway Ticket/ Bus Tickets. (For refund of Travelling Allowances)
      Note1:-Candidates not in possession of the above documents or those who do not meet the eligibility conditions, should not report to the AFSB, as they will not be accepted for the tests and will be routed back without travelling allowances.
      Note 2:- Candidates are also advised to bring twenty copies of recent passport size colour photographs (with negative) taken in light colored clothes against white background for documentation (if Recommended).
      1. Requisites. You are advised to bring the following items:
      (a) One pair of White Shirt/ T-Shirt, Shorts/ Trouser/ Track Suit/ Salwar kameez, Socks and a pair of white sports shoes.
      (b) Adequate writing material (Pens and lead pencils).
      (c) Clothing, according to season.
      (d) Medium size locks to safeguard your personal luggage.
      6. Traveling Allowance(TA). Traveling Allowance by the shortest route for Sleeper Class Mail/ Express Trains to and fro for the journey from the place of Call Up or departure (whichever is nearer) is admissible. Change of address, if any, must be intimated to the Board well before your arrival. You shall furnish the railway ticket/ bus ticket to the Board, failing which no TA will be paid. For all other modes of travel, TA will be admissible as per the government authorized rules. No TA is admissible, if you have already appeared for the same type of entry at any of the Selection Boards.
      7. Medical Examination. Recommended candidates will be required to proceed to Air Force Central Medical Establishment, New Delhi or Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bangalore for medical examination for a duration of four to seven days. It may be noted that the Air Force Medical Board/ Services Medical Board is the final authority while deciding the medical fitness for joining the Indian Air Force. You are advised to see the details about Medical Standards on our website, www.careerairforce.nic.in.
      8. Discipline. Your conduct and behaviour during your stay at the Board is expected to be disciplined and orderly. Any act of indiscipline or misconduct will lead to cancellation of your candidature. In all matters pertaining to indiscipline and/ or misconduct, the decision of the President of the Board shall be final and no appeal against his decision will be entertained. Should you try and influence any member of the Board directly or indirectly, your candidature will be cancelled.
      9. General. No facility exists at AFSBs for safe custody of cash and valuables. Therefore, do not bring any valuables or excess money. Candidates are not permitted to carry their mobile phones, laptops or cameras inside the Selection Board premises.
      10 Warning. You should withhold your move, in case you have a relative, who is a member of the Board. Inform us the particulars of the person concerned immediately and await further instructions.
      11. All correspondence with regard to this Call Letter should be addressed to the President of the Board giving full details, including Course/ Batch No/ Code no etc.
      12. Forms.
             (c)  Character certificate
             (d)  Indemnity bond
      Note. These instructions are general in nature. The instructions contained in the Advertisement for your course and Call Letter will be binding in determining your candidature for test and interview. In all matters, the decision of Air Force authority shall be final.

      Previous AFCAT Question Papers

      AFCAT QUESTION PAPER 01/2011

                                                      SET– 1

      Instructions for candidates TIME ALLOTTED– 2 HRS.
      1. Total No. of Questions–100. Each Question is of three marks.
      2. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
      3. Do not write or mark on the Question Paper.
      4. Question Paper to be returned before leaving the Exam Hall.
       
      Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.
      We stand poised precariously and challengingly on the razor’s edge of destiny. We are
      now at the mercy of atom bombs and the like which would destroy us completely if we fail to
      control them wisely. And wisdom in this crisis means sensitiveness to the basic values of life; it
      means a vivid realization that we are literally living in one world where we must either swim
      together or sink together. We cannot afford to tamper with man’s single minded loyalty to peace
      and international understanding. Anyone, who does it is a traitor not only to man’s past and
      present, but also to his future, because he is mortgaging the destiny of unborn generations.
      Q1. From the tone and style of the passage it appears that the writer is-
      (a) a prose writer with a fascination for images and metaphors.
      (b) a humanist with a clear foresight.
      (c) a traitor who wishes to mortgage the destiny of future generations.
      (d) unaware of the global power situation.
      Q2. The best way to escape complete annihilation in an atomic war is to-
      (a) work for international understanding and harmony.
      (b) invent more powerful weapons.
      (c) turn to religion.
      (d) ban nuclear weapons.
      Q3.The phrase ‘razor’s edge of destiny’ means a/an-
      (a) enigma that cuts through the pattern of life like the edge of a razor.
      (b) critical situation that foreordains the future.
      (c) sharp line of division that marks the alternative courses of action in the future.
      (d) destiny with sharp edges.
      Q4.According to the writer, ‘wisdom’ on the razor’s edge of destiny means:
      (a)awareness that we stand poised precariously on the razor’s edge of destiny.
      (b) determination to ban nuclear weapons.
      (c)responsibility to the ‘unborn generations’.
      (d) awareness of the basic values of life.
      Q5. The author is concerned about the threat of nuclear weapons because he feels that-
      (a) a nuclear war will destroy human civilization.
      (b) all countries are interlinked and one cannot escape the consequences of whathappens to another country.
      (c) the world is on the brink of disaster.
      (d) his country is threatened by a nuclear war.
      In each of the following questions, find out which part of the sentence has an error. If

       

      there is no mistake, the answer is (d)

      “No error”.

      Q6. A person I met (a)/in the theatre (b)/was the playwright himself. (c)/No error (d).
      (a) (b) (c) (d)
      Q7. They walked (a)/besides each other (b)/in silence. (c)/No error (d).
      (a) (b) (c) (d)
      Q8. We returned to the guest house (a)/impressed by (b)/what we had seen. (c)/No error (d).
      (a) (b) (c) (d)
      Q9. The judge was convinced (a)/that neither (b)/of the five accused was guilty. (c)/No error (d).
      (a) (b) (c) (d)
      Q10. The municipality is going (a) /to built a new school (b)/near the park. (c)/ No error (d).
      (a) (b) (c) (d)
      Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the
      sentence meaningfully complete.
      Q11. His actions had ________ pain and suffering on thousands of people.
      (a) affected (b) imposed (c) inflicted (d) deplored
      Q12. The Government will ______ all resources to fight poverty.
      (a) collect (b) exploit (c) harness (d) muster
      Q13. The children ______ crackers to celebrate the victory of their team.
      (a) burst (b) fired (c) shot (d) released
      Q14. I am ______ forward to our picnic scheduled in the next month.
      (a) seeing (b) looking (c) planning (d) thinking
      Q15. I hope you must have _____ by now that failures are the stepping stones to success.
      (a) known (b) felt (c) decided (d) realized
      In each of the following choose the word most similar in meaning to the word given in
      capitals.
      Q16. CAUSED
      (a) Brought about (b) Brought forward (c) Brought out (d) Brought over
      Q17. PLACID
      (a) Plain (b) Clear (c) Poor (d) Calm
      Q18. AUDACIOUS
      (a) Obvious (b) Daring (c) Ardent (d) Affluent
      Pick out the word that is most nearly the opposite in meaning to the word given in
      capitals.
      Q19. MONOLOGUE
      (a) Prologue (b) Epilogue (c) Dialogue (d) Catalogue
      Q20. DELETE
      (a) Imbibe (b) Improve (c) Insert (d) Inspire
      Q21. AMBIGUITY
      (a) Certainty (b) Clarity (c) Rationality (d) Laxity
      Choose the correct answer.
      Q22. The First Battle of Panipat was fought between-
      (a) Akbar & Hemu (b) Babur and Ibrahim Lodhi
      (c) Akbar & Rana Sanga (d) Ahmad Shah Abdali & Marathas
      Q23. Fa-hien visited India during the reign of-
      (a) Chandra Gupta Maurya (b) Bindusara (c) Chandra Gupta II (d) Bimbisara
      Q24.Gandhiji’s first experience with Satyagraha came up in- 
      (a) Dandi (b) Champaran (c) Bengal (d) Natal
      Q25. During whose tenure as the viceroy of India were the great Martyrs Bhagat Singh,Sukhdev and Rajguru hanged?
      (a) Lord Curzon (b) Lord Irwin (c) Lord Minto (d) Lord Chelmford
      Q26. The winner of the highest number of gold medals in an Olympic game is-
      (a) Mark Spitz (b) Matt Biondi (c) Michael Phelps (d) JennyThompson
      Q27.‘Agha Khan Cup’ is associated with the game of-
      (a) Football (b) Hockey (c) Badminton (d) Cricket
      Q28. Usain Bolt, the 100 meters race world record holder, is from which country?
      (a) Jamaica (b) U.S.A. (c) Canada (d) Nigeria
      Q29. Only two cricket players have taken 10 wickets in an innings. One is Anil Kumble. Theother is-
      (a) Richard Hadlee (b) Muttiah Muralidharan (c) Jim Laker (d) Andy Roberts
      Q30.’Borlaug Award’ is given every year to an Indian scientist for outstanding contribution inthe field of-
      (a) Medicine (b) Space (c) Applied Science (d) Agriculture
      Q31. The highest Indian gallantry award which could be given in peace time is-
      (a) Ashok Chakra (b) Param Vir Chakra
      (c) Kirti Chakra (d) Param Vishisht Seva Medal
      Q32. The most successful Satellite Launch Vehicle of Indian Space Programme to launchcommercial satellites is known as-
      (a) SLV (b) ASLV (c) PSLV (d) GSLV
      Q33. Which one of the following soils is most suitable for cotton cultivation-
      (a) Red soil (b) Black soil (c) Loamy soil (d) Laterite soil
      Q34. The name of indigenously built Light Combat Aircraft is-
      (a) Tejas (b) Chakra (c) Vajra (d) Trishul
      Q35. The boundary between China and India is known as-
      (a) Mc Mohan Line (b) Radcliffe Line (c) Hindenberg Line (d) Line of Control
      Q36. Equinox means two days in a year when day and night are almost equal. If March 21 is an equinox which is the next?
      (a) 09 October (b) 31 August (c) 23 September (d) 03 November
      Q37. UNHCR, an organisation of United Nations, was established to provide/promote-
      (a) Primary Education (b) Health and Culture (c) Relief (d) Protection to refugees
      Q38.Who authored the book ‘Train to Pakistan’? 
      (a) Salman Rushdie (b) Khushwant Singh (c) Mulk Raj Anand (d) Vikram Seth
      Q39. Vitamin necessary to prevent prolonged bleeding is-
      (a) Vitamin A (b) Vitamin E (c) Vitamin D (d) Vitamin K
      Q40. The famous classical dance form of Andhra Pradesh is-
      (a) Kathakali (b) Kuchipudi (c) Mohini Attam (d) Yakshaagna
      Q41.The term ‘Carbon Credit’ is associated with- 
      (a) Coal reserve of a nation (b) Reduction of Green House Gas emissions
      (c) Fossil Fuel reserve (d) Amount of CO2 an individual emits in a year
      Q42. In a 225 meter long yard 26 trees are planted at equal distance, one tree being at eachend of the yard. What is the distance between two consecutive trees?
      (a) 10 meters (b) 8 meters (c) 12 meters (d) 9 meters
      Q43. A bonus of Rs. 1000 is divided among three employees. Rohit gets twice the amountSachin gets. Sachin gets one fifth of what Gagan gets. How much amount does Gagan get?
      (a) Rs. 500 (b) Rs. 625 (c) Rs. 750 (d) Rs. 120
      Q44. A boy was asked to multiply a number by 25. Instead, he multiplied the number by 52and got the answer 324 more than the correct answer. The number to be multiplied was-
      (a) 12 (b) 15 (c) 25 (d) 32
      Q45. The average age of 35 students in a class is 16 years. Out of these students theaverage age of 21 students is 14 years. The average age of remaining students is-
      (a) 15 years (b) 17 years (c) 20 years (d) 19 years
      Q46. After replacing an old member by a new member, it was found that the average age offive members of a club is the same as it was 3 years ago. What is the difference between the age of replaced member and new member?
      (a) 2 years (b) 8 years (c) 15 years (d) 25 years
      Q47. The average salary of all the workers in a workshop is Rs. 8000. The average salary ofseven technicians is Rs. 12000 and average salary of others is Rs. 6000. The total number of workers in the workshop are-
      (a) 20 (b) 21 (c) 22 (d) 23
      Q48. In an examination a candidate has to get 35% of total marks to pass. In one paper hegets 62 out of 150 and in the second 35 out of 150. How many marks should he get out of 200 marks in the third paper to pass?
      (a) 61 (b) 68 (c) 70 (d) 78
      Q49. The salary of A & B together amounts to Rs. 2000. A spends 95% of his salary and B 85% of his salary. If their savings are same what is the salary of A?
      (a) Rs. 750 (b) Rs. 1250 (c) Rs. 1500 (d) Rs. 1600
      Q50. Out of the 1000 inhabitants of a town, 60% are male of whom 20% are literate. If, amongst all the inhabitants, 25% are literate, then what percentage of the females of the town are literate?
      (a) 22.5 (b) 32.5 (c) 27.5 (d) 37.5
      Q51. A trader mixes 26 Kg of rice at Rs. 20 per kg with 30 Kg rice of another variety costing Rs. 36 per Kg. If he sells the mixture at Rs. 30 per Kg his profit will be-
      (a) -7% (b) 5% (c) 8% (d) 10%
      Q52. The difference between the cost price and sale price is Rs. 240. If the profit is 20%, the selling price is-
      (a) Rs. 1200 (b) Rs. 1440 (c) Rs. 1800 (d) Rs. 2440
      Q53. Samant bought a microwave oven and paid 10% less than Maximum Retail Price(MRP).He sold it with 30% profit on his purchase cost. What percentage of profit did he earn on MRP?
      (a) 17% (b) 20% (c) 27% (d) 32%
      Q54. The price of a scooter and a TV are in the ratio of 7:5. If the scooter costs Rs. 8000 more than a TV set, then the price of TV set is
      (a) Rs. 20000 (b) Rs. 24000 (c) Rs. 32000 (d) Rs. 28000
      Q55. The speed of three cars is in the ratio of 5:4:6. The ratio between the time taken by them to travel the same distance is-
      (a) 5:4:6 (b) 6:4:5 (c) 10:12:15 (d) 12:15:10
      Q56. The ration between two numbers is 3:4. If each number is increased by 6 the ratio becomes 4:5. The difference between the numbers is-
      (a) 1 (b) 3 (c) 6 (d) 8
      Q57. Rs. 800 becomes Rs. 956 in 3 years at a certain rate of interest. If the rate of interest is increased by 4% what amount will Rs. 800 become in 3 years?
      (a) Rs. 1020 (b) Rs. 1052 (c) Rs. 1282 (d) Rs. 1080
      Q58. How much time will it take for an amount of Rs. 450 to gain Rs. 81 as interest, if rate of interest is 4.5% p.a on simple interest?
      (a) 4.5 years (b) 3.5 years (c) 5 years (d) 4 years
      Q59. At what rate of annual simple interest will Rs. 10000 double in 15 years?
      (a) 5.5% (b) 8% (c) 6.75% (d) 7.25%
      Q60. The value of (?) in the equation 365.089 – ? + 89.72 = 302.35 is-
      (a) 152.456 (b) 152.459 (c) 153.456 (d) 153.459
      Q61. A sum of Rs. 312 is divided among 60 boys and some girls in such a way that each boy gets Rs. 3.60 and each girl gets Rs.2.40. The number of girls are-
      (a) 35 (b) 60 (c) 40 (d) 65
      This is a test of your ability to understand words. For each question four options are given. There is only one correct answer for each question. Mark the correct answer.
      Q62. INCITE means the same as
      (a) short (b) delay (c) place (d) provoke
      Q63. SUCCUMB means the same as
      (a) aid (b) yield (c) check (d) oppose
      Q64. ANOMALOUS means the same as
      (a) disgraceful (b) formless (c) irregular (d) threatening
      Q65. FORTUITOUS means the same as
      (a) accidental (b) conclusive (c) courageous (d) prosperous
      Q66 .PERMEABLE means the same as
      (a) flexible (b) variable (c) soluble (d) penetrable
      Q67. CONVOY means the same as
      (a) carry (b) flock (c) standard (d) escort
      Q68. CITE means the same as
      (a) illustrate (b) reveal (c) recollect (d) quote
      Q69. VOCATION means the same as
      (a) hobby (b) occupation (c) post (d) designation

       

      Each of the following questions has an underlined/capitalized word. You are to indicatewhich one of the four choices most nearly means the same as the underlined/capitalizedword.
      Q70.The benefits of the plan are likely to be transitory.
      (a) significant (b) obvious (c) temporary (d) cumulative
      Q71.The hikers found several crevices in the rocks.
      (a) cracks (b) minerals (c) canals (d) puddles
      Q72. BOOK is to CHAPTER as BUILDING is to
      (a) ELEVATOR (b) LOBBY (c) ROOF (d) STOREY
      Q73.CARROT is to VEGETABLE as
      (a) DOGWOOD is to OAK (b) FOOT is to PAW
      (c) PEPPER is to SPICE (d) SHEEP is to LAMB
      Q74.CONCAVE is to CONVEX as
      (a) CAVITY is to MOUND (b) HILL is to HOLE
      (c) OVAL is to OBLONG (d) ROUND is to POINTED
      Q75. GOWN is to GARMENT as GASOLINE is to
      (a) COOLANT (b) FUEL (c) OIL (d) LUBRICANT
      Q76. HYPER- is to HYPO- as
      (a) DIASTOLIC is to SYSTOLIC (b) OVER is to UNDER
      (c) SMALL is to LARGE (d) STALE is to FRESH
      Q77.IMMIGRATION is to EMIGRATION as
      (a) ARRIVAL is to DEPARTURE (b) FLIGHT is to VOYAGE
      (c) LEGAL is to ILLEGAL (d) MIGRATION is to TRAVEL
      Q78. OCTAGON is to SQUARE as HEXAGON is to
      (a) POLYGON (b) PYRAMID (c) RECTANGLE (d) TRIANGLE
      Q79. TELL is to TOLD as
      (a) RIDE is to RODE (b) SINK is to SANK
      (c) WEAVE is to WOVE (d) WEEP is to WEPT
      Q80. SHEEP is to LAMB as HORSE is to
      (a) COLT (b) DOE (c) FAWN (d) MARE
      Q81. IGNORE is to OVERLOOK as
      (a) AGREE is to CONSENT (b) CLIMB is to WALK
      (c) DULL is to SHARPEN (d) LEARN is to REMEMBER
      Q82. FREQUENTLY is to SELDOM as
      (a) ALWAYS is to NEVER (b) EVERYBODY is to EVERYONE
      (c) GENERALLY is to USUALLY (d) OCCASIONALLY is to CONSTANTLY
      some question are from non verbal reasoning, they are avaliable in institute. 
                                                                                         SET – 2Instructions for candidates
       TIME ALLOTTED: 2 Hrs 1.
       Total No. of Questions-100. 
      Each Question is of three marks.
       2. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. 
      3. Do not write or mark on the Question Paper. 
      4. Question Paper to be returned before leaving the Exam Hall.
       Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below: Pablo Picasso showed his truly exceptional talent from a very young age. His first word was lapiz (Spanish for pencil) and he learnt to draw before he could talk. He was the only son in the family and very good-looking, so he was thoroughly spoilt. He hated school and often refused to go unless his doting parents allowed him to take one of his father’s pet pigeons with him. Apart from pigeons, his great love was art and when in 1891 his father, who was an amateur artist, got a job as a drawing teacher at a college, Pablo went with him to the college. He often watched his father paint and sometimes was allowed to help. One evening his father was painting a picture of their pigeons when he had to leave the room. He returned to find that Pablo had completed the picture, and it was so amazingly beautiful and lifelike that he gave his son his own palette and brushes and never painted again. Pablo was just thirteen.
      Q1. As a boy Pablo Picasso was
      (a) Ordinary looking but talented. (b) Handsome and talented. (c) Handsome and studious. (d) Handsome and hardworking.Q2. He was spoilt mostly because he was
      (a) A smart boy. (b) Loved by one and all. (c) The only son in the family. (d) Always surrounded by notorious boys.Q3. Picasso went to school only when
      (a) His friends accompanied him. (b) His father went with him. (c) He was allowed to paint at school. (d) He was allowed to carry a pet with him.Q4. When his father painted in the college, Pablo
      (a) Occasionally helped him. (b) Rarely helped him. (c) Always helped him. (d) Invariably helped him.Q5. Pablo’s father gave up painting because he
      (a) Did not like the job. (b) Retired from the college. (c) Was impressed by his son’s talent. (d) Lost interest in painting.
       In each of the following questions, find out which part has an error. 
      Q6. The boss was irritated(a)/ by him neglecting (b)/ the duties and (c) not listening to his advice (d)
      . (a) (b) (c) (d)Q7. Each of the three (a)/ beggars were (b)/ asking for more (c)/ food to eat (d).
      (a) (b) (c) (d) Q8. My brother sent (a)/two pairs (b)/ of shoe (c)/ from America (d).
      (a) (b) (c) (d) Q9. The young boy said (a)/that he (b)/neither liked me (c)/nor my wife (d).
      (a) (b) (c) (d) Q10. He was (a) /congratulated for (b)/his success in (c)/ the 100 m race (d).
      (a) (b) (c) (d)Pick up the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentence meaningfully complete.

       Q11. Sanjay was______________ with divine vision to see the great battle.

      (a) Demure (b) Authorized (c) Endowed (d) UtteredQ12. There was so much__________ material in the essay that it was difficult to get the author’s message.
      (a) Variegated (b) Superficial (c) Extraneous (d) ExemplaryQ13. The world is so constructed that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also______ its pains.
      (a) Deny (b) Neglect (c) Ignore (d) EndureQ14. Indian press did not give ____________ to the British publicity.
      (a) Credence (b) Scion (c) Augury (d) OpportunityQ15. Travellers ____________their reservations well in advance if they want to travel during the Diwali holidays.
      (a) has better to get (b) had better get (c) had to get better (d) had better got In each of the following choose the word most similar in meaning to the word given in capitals.

       Q16. EMANCIPATE
      (a) Set free (b) Exist (c) Correct morally (d) RestrainQ17. DECEIT
      (a) Simplicity (b) Gentility (c) Sincerity (d) DishonestyQ18. ADMONITION
      (a) Thrash (b) Hindrance (c) Warning (d) Exhort In each of the following choose the word most nearly opposite in meaning to the word given in capitals.

      Q19. VOCIFEROUS
      (a) Laudable (b) Quiet (c) Dangerous (d) PowerfulQ20. IMPLICATE
      (a) Involve (b) Exonerate (c) Corrupt (d) Accuse Choose the correct answer Q21. The person who is regarded as the greatest law giver of ancient India is
      (a) Panini (b) Kautilya (c) Manu (d) Patanjali

       Q22. The immortal fame of Ashoka largely rests upon
      (a) His conversion to Buddhism and its propagation. (b) His policy for the welfare of his subjects. (c) His work in the sphere of politics and moral teaching. (d) His extensive conquests.Q23. Gandhiji started Dandi March
      (a) To demonstrate against the British Empire. (b) To break the salt law. (c) To boycott foreign goods. (d) None of the above. Q24. The first war of Indian Independence began on 10 May 1857 at
      (a) Meerut (b) Jhansi (c) Barrackpore (d) Delhi Q25. The sun rises in Arunachal Pradesh two hours before it does in Dwaraka in Gujarat. This is because the former is
      (a) Higher in elevation than Dwaraka and the earth rotates from West to East. (b) Situated further North than Dwaraka and the earth rotates from West to East. (c) Situated further East (about 30o Longitude) than Dwaraka and the earth rotates from West to East. (d) Situated about 300 East of Dwaraka and the earth rotates from West to East.Q26. Srinagar is situated on the banks of the river
      (a) Ravi (b) Sutlej (c) Jhelum (d) Chenab Q27. The areas in India that receive approximately an average of more than 200 cms of rainfall annually are
      (a) Meghalaya, Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh. (b) Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra. (c) Meghalaya, Assam, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir. (d) Meghalaya, Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan.Q28. Isotherms are imaginary lines drawn on a map which connect places of equal
      (a) Atmospheric pressure (b) Humidity (c) Rainfall (d) Temperature Q29. Jim Corbett National Park is situated in which state?
      (a) Arunachal Pradesh (b) Himachal Pradesh (c) Andhra Pradesh (d) UttaranchalQ30. Which one of the following statement regarding the sun is correct?
      (a) The sun is composed mainly of hydrogen. (b) Its energy is generated by nuclear collision in its interior. (c) It is calculated that the sun consumes about a trillion pounds of hydrogen every second. (d) All of the above. Q31. Supersonic speed is speed greater than the speed of sound (in air at sea level) that is to say around______ miles/hour.
      (a) 760 (b) 860 (c) 960 (d) 1060Q32. Yoga sutra was written by
      (a) Vatsyayana (b) Pathanjali (c) Bhartrihari (d) Maharshi MaheshQ33. The National Institute of Oceanography is located at
      (a) Trivandrum (b) Panaji (c) Cochin (d) MangaloreQ34. An aeroplane rises because
      (a) Of upward reaction of air. (b) The density of air above the plane is less than below it. (c) The pressure above its wings is less than the pressure below them. (d) Its nose points upwards.Q35. Rocks formed on the solidification of molten matter are called
      (a) Metamorphic rocks (b) Sedimentary rocks (c) Volcanic rocks (d) Igneous rocksQ36. The pioneer of Atomic energy in India is
      (a) Homi J Bhabha (b) Vikram Sarabhai (c) C.V. Raman (d) C.K. NaiduQ37. Which one of the following statements regarding FIFA World Cup 2010 is not correct?
      (a) South Africa became the first host nation to fail to qualify for the tournament’s second round. (b) The tournament was the culmination of a qualification process that began in August 2007. (c) This is the first time that the tournament was hosted by an African nation. (d) Zakumi, the official mascot for the FIFA World Cup, 2010 is an African bush elephant.

      Q38. The first Indian to win the World Amateur Snooker Championship is
      (a) Om Agarwal (b) Geet Sethi (c) Michael Ferreira (d) Wilson Jones

      Q39. The first person to win the Arjuna award for badminton is
      (a) Pullela Gopichand (b) Prakash Padukone (c) Nandu Natekar (d) Farook Engineer

      Q40. The sport which requires the largest field is
      (a) Football (b) Cricket (c) Hockey (d) Polo

       Find the odd one out. 
      Q41. (a) Advice (b) Counsel (c) Direct (d) Suggest

      Q42. (a) Tumble (b) Topple (c) Crumble (d) Sprain

      Q43. (a) Sobriquet (b) Alias (c) Pseudonym (d) Anonymous

      Q44. (a) Mumbai (b) Goa (c) Visakhapatnam (d)Thiruvananthapuram

      Q45. (a) Petrol (b) Acetone (c) Mercury (d) Kerosene

       In the following questions the words given bear a certain relationship. Your task is to find out from the choices the words with the same relationship.

       Q46. Hope: Despair

      (a) Work : Failure (b) Worship : Adore (c) Cow : Milk (d) Encourage : Dishearten

      Q47. Army : Logistics
      (a) War: Logic (b) Soldiers : Students (c) Business : Strategy (d) Team : Individual

      Q48. Bouquet : Flower
      (a) Skin : Body (b) Chain : Link (c) Product : Factory (d) Page : Book

      Q49. Revenge: Vendetta
      (a) Sleep: Dream (b) Sun: Moon (c) Envy : Jealousy (d) Heaven : God

      Q50. Refine : Style
      (a) Retouch : Photograph (b) Paint : Wall (c) Compose : Song (d) Author : Book

      Q51. Fear : Tremble
      (a) Hand: Shake (b) Heat : Perspire (c) Distance : Walk (d) Evening : Star

      Q52. Condone: Offence
      a) Punish: Criminal (b) Mitigate: Penitence (c) Overlook: Aberration (d) Ignore: Loyalty

      Q53. Plant : Flower
      (a) Face :Eye (b) Stem : Tree (c) Chair :Sofa (d) Blades :Grass

      Q54. Protoplasm : Cell
      (a) Fibre : Plastic (b) Coin : Money (c) Chemistry : Elements (d) Chain : Link

      Q55. Nalanda : Takshshila
      (a) Venus : Mars (b) University : College (c) Office : Department (d) Ship : Cargo

      In the following questions (Q56-60) the first word is related to the second in the same way as the third word is related to the fourth. In the given problems either the third or the fourth word is missing and is left blank. You have to choose the correct word to fill in the blank.

       Q56. Foot is to Man as Hoof is to _______.
      (a) Dog (b) Cow (c) Cat (d) Rabbit

      Q57. Broad is to Narrow as ________ is to Lane.
      (a) Footpath (b) Field (c) Pavement (d) Road

      Q58. Back is to Backbone as Belly is to _________.
      (a) Throat (b) Ribs (c) Heart (d) Navel

      Q59. Ankle is to Knee as Wrist is to _____________.
      (a) Elbow (b) Finger (c) Hand (d) Foot

      Q60. Sting is to Bee as ______ is to Snake.
      (a) Slithering (b) Rats (c) Poison (d) Fangs

      Q61. Hari’s income is 20% more than Madhu’s income. Madhu’s income is less than Hari’s income by
      (a) 15% (b) 16.66 % (c) 20% (d) 22.25%

      Q62. A sum of money lent out at simple interest doubled itself in 20 years. In how many years will it triple itself?
      (a) 28 years (b) 30 yrs (c) 40 yrs (d) 35 yrs

      Q63. Which of the following fractions are in ascending order?
      (a) 2/3, 3/5,7/9,9/11,8/9 (b) 3/5, 2/3, 9/11, 7/9, 8/9 (c) 3/5, 2/3, 7/9, 9/11, 8/9 (d) 8/9, 9/11, 7/9, 2/3, 3/5

      Q64. 337.62+8.591+34.4 =?
      (a) 370.611 (b) 380.511 (c) 380.611 (d) 426.97

      Q65. Find the sum of :- 1/9+1/6+1/12+1/72 (a) 3/5 (b) 3/2 (c) 3/8 (d) 4/7 Q66. Find the average of all the numbers between 6 and 34 which are divisible by five.
      (a) 18 (b) 20 (c) 24 (d) 30

      Q67. The average of first 80 natural numbers is
      (a) 40 (b) 41 (c) 40.5 (d) 142

      Q68. If the sum of a few numbers is 450 and their mean is 50 and if another number 100 is included, the mean would become
      (a) 55 (b) 60 (c) 75 (d) 150

      69. ?% of 932 + 30 = 309.6
      (a) 25 (b) 30 (c) 35 (d) 40

      Q70. The difference between a number and its two-fifth is 510. What is 10% of that number?
      (a) 12.75 (b) 85 (c) 204 (d) None

      Q71. One litre of water is evaporated from 6 litres of a solution containing 5% salt. The percentage of salt in the remaining solution is
      (a) 16% (b) 5% (c) 4% (d) 6%

      Q72. A shopkeeper professes to sell all things at a discount of 10% but increases the Selling Price of each article by 20%. His gain on each article is
      (a) 6% (b) 8% (c) 10% (d) 12%

      Q73. If the selling price of an article is 4/3rd of its cost price, the profit in transaction is
      (a) 16.75% (b) 20.50% (c) 25.50% (d) 33.33%

      Q74. If selling price is doubled, the profit triples. Find the profit percent
      . (a) 66.66 (b) 100 (c) 105.33 (d) 120

      Q75. If 4/5th of an estate is worth ` 16,800, then the value of 3/7th of the estate is
      (a) ` 9000 (b) ` 21000 (c) ` 72000 (d) ` 90000

      Q76. If a/b = ¾ and 8a+5b=22, then the value of ‘a’ is
      (a) 1 (b) 1/2 (c) 3/2 (d) 3/4

      Q77. If (a-b) is 6 more than (c+d) and (a+b) is 3 less than (c-d), then the value of (a-c) is
      (a) 0.5 (b) 1.0 (c) 1.5 (d) 2.0

      Q78. Two numbers are in the ratio 7:8. If 3 is added to each of them their ratio becomes 8:9. The numbers are
      (a) 14, 16 (b) 24, 27 (c) 21, 24 (d) 16, 18

      Q79. The sum of three numbers is 98. If the ratio of the first to the second is 2:3 and that of the second to the third is 5:8, then the second number is
      (a) 20 (b) 30 (c) 48 (d) 58

      Q80. A certain amount was divided between Sita and Gita in the ratio 9:8. If Sita’s share was ` 4500 then the amount is
      (a) ` 9000 (b) ` 8500 (c) ` 6750 (d) ` 9025

                                                          SET – 3

      AFCAT IX INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANDIDATES 
      TIME ALLOTTED – 2 HRS. 
      1. Total No. of Questions–100. Each Question is of three marks. 
      2. One mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. 
      3. Do not write on the Question Paper or make any mark on it.
       4. Question Paper to be returned before leaving the Exam Hall.
       Q1- 4. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.

       And then Gandhi came. He was like a powerful current of fresh air that made us stretch ourselves and take deep breaths, like a beam of light that pierced the darkness and removed the scales from our eyes, like a whirlwind that upset many things but most of all the working of people’s minds. He did not descend from the top; he seemed to emerge from the millions of India, speaking their language and incessantly drawing attention to them and their appalling condition. Get off the backs of these peasants and workers, he told us, all of you who live by their exploitation; get rid of the system that produces this poverty and misery.

      Q1. Gandhi came like a powerful current of fresh air and —
      (a) awakened us to the plight of the masses in the grip of oppressors (b) made us patriotic (c) emboldened us to attack and destroy the oppressors (d) praised our culture

      Q2. The rise of Gandhi–

      (a) shocked people (b) made India powerful (c) made the condemnation of the exploiter final (d) made women feel secure

       Q3. Gandhi fought the–

      (a) rich (b) oppressor (c) apathetic masses (d) unjust system

       Q4. The conspicuous role of Gandhi is that of a–
      (a) father (b) reformer (c) teacher (d) liberator

       Q5-10. Select the most appropriate word from the options against each number :-
      Those living in the slums are 5 and tough because they are totally 6 to the vagaries and hardships of life. The rising sun 7 the day and the setting sun closes the day for them. It is like a drama where the curtain 8 up in the morning and comes down in the evening. They don’t 9 hypertension and heart attacks because there is, after all 10 to worry about.
       Q5. (a) Poor (b) Sick (c) Hardy (d) Weak

       Q6. (a) Dependent (b) Independent (c) Exposed (d) Tried

      Q7. (a) Heralds (b) Herald (c) Bring (d) Brings

      Q8. (a) Hangs (b) Hand (c) Goes (d) Shines

      Q9. (a) Know (b) Get (c) Think (d) Have

      Q10. (a) Everything (b) Something (c) Somewhere (d) Nothing

      Q11-12. Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the given word :- 

      Q11. ‘TRANSGRESSOR’

      (a) Passenger (b) Law-breaker (c) Protector (d) Comrade

      Q12. ‘EGREGIOUS’

      (a) Common (b) Social (c) Plain (d) Atrocious

      Q13-15. Choose the word which is nearly opposite in meaning to the given word:-

      Q13. ‘PREDILECTION’

      (a) Oblivion (b) Objectivity (c) Aversion (d) Defeat

      Q14. ‘CACOPHONOUS’

      (a) Tamed (b) Harmonious (c) Domestic (d) Silent

      Q15. ‘CALUMNY’

      (a) Apology (b) Eulogy (c) Enjoyment (d) Reservation 2

      Q16-20. Choose the word that best defines the given phrase:-

      Q16. ‘Able to use both hands alike’

      (a) Dexterous (b) Ambidextrous (c) Skilful (d) Expert

      Q17. ‘A written account of the life of an individual’

      (a) Autobiography (b) Epigraph (c) Biography (d) Novel

      Q18. ‘The identification of a disease by its symptoms’

      (a) Prescription (b) Prognosis (c) Diagnosis (d) Biopsy

      Q19. ‘Prolonged inability to sleep’

      (a) Amnesia (b) Utopia (c) Nausea (d) Insomnia

      Q20. ‘A style in which a writer makes a display of his knowledge’

      (a) Verbose (b) Pedantic (c) Ornate (d) Pompous

       Q21-25. Choose the correctly spelt word:- 

      Q21. The school alumni gathering put us in a ______ mood.

      (a) Remniscent (b) Reminisent (c) Reminiscent (d) Reminicent

      Q22. ‘God is Dead’ is a ___________ statement.
      (a) Blasphemus (b) Blaphemous (c) Blasphemous (d) Blosphemos

      Q23. The threat of an epidemic caused great alarm and _______.

      (a) Trepidation (b) Terpidation (c) Trepidition (d) Trepidattion

      Q24. The din caused by the children howling is enough to ____ the dead.
      (a) Ressurect (b) Resurrect (c) Resurect (d) Resurecct

      Q25. Can you ___ the car into that parking spot?
      (a) Manuer (b) Manever (c) Manoeuvre (d) Manuver

      Q26-47. Choose most appropriate answer

      Q26. Who was the Governor-General of India during the ‘Sepoy Mutiny’?
      (a) Lord Dalhousie (b) Lord Harding (c) Lord Canning (d) Lord Lytton.

      Q27. Which of the following statements is incorrect?
      (a) Goa attained full statehood in 1987 (b) Diu is an island in the Gulf of Khambhat (c) Daman & Diu were separated from Goa by the 56th Amendment of the Constitution of India (d) Dadar & Nagar Haveli were under French colonial rule till 1954.

      Q28. On which river is Washington DC situated?
      (a) Potomac (b) Irrawaddy (c) Mississippi (d) Hudson

      Q29. When body is accelerated–
      (a) Its velocity never changes (b) Its speed will always changes (c) Its direction always changes (d) Its speed may or may not change

      Q30. Which of the following is not an agency of UN?

      (a) World Bank (b) International Atomic Energy Agency (c) Universal Postal Union (d) None of the above

      Q31. Which kind of missile is BRAHMOS?
      (a) Medium range ballistic missile (b) Supersonic cruise missile (c) Short range tactical missile (d) Ultrasonic cruise missile

      Q32. Which of the following is not a unit of energy?
      (a) Calorie (b) Joule (c) electron volt (d) Watt

      Q33. Who among the following has been called the ‘Napoleon of India’?
      (a) Ashoka (b) Samudragupta (c) Chandragupta (d) Harshavardhana

      Q34. Who is known as the ‘Grand Old Man of India’?
      (a) Dadabhai Naoroji (b) Gopal Krishna Gokhale (c) Bal Gangadhar Tilak (d) A.O. Hume 3

      Q35. Which amongst the following has the power to regulate the right of citizenship in India?
      (a) Union Cabinet (b) Parliament (c) Supreme Court (d) Law Commission

      Q36. The Baglihar Hydroelectric power project in J & K is built across the river.–.
      (a) Beas (b) Chenab (c) Jhelum (d) Sutlej

      Q37. Which Indian sportsperson was appointed as ‘Messenger of Peace’ in 2001 by the UN?
      (a) Prakash Padukone (b) Vishwanathan Anand (c) Sachin Tendulkar (d) Vijay Amritraj

      Q38. Indian Women’s hockey team secured which of the following position in Asian Champions Trophy 2013?
      (a) First (b) Second (c) Third (d) Fourth

      Q39. Which is the longest bone in the human body?
      (a) Fibula (b) Radius (c) Stapes (d) Femur

      Q40. A US team of scientists has found that the mechanism responsible for the ageing process is located
      (a) Inside the face (b) Inside the skin (c) Inside the brain (d) Inside the heart

      Q41. The outer most layer of the Sun is known as—
      (a) Corona (b) Photosphere (c) Chromosphere (d) Granule

      Q42. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore was founded by—
      (a) CV Raman (b) Jamsetji Tata (c) Vikram Sarabhai (d) None of the above

      Q43. Which among the following is not a gallantry medal?
      (a) Ashok Chakra (b) Arjuna Award (c) Param Vir Chakra (d) Shaurya Chakra

      Q44. Which one of the following pairs of water bodies are connected by the Suez Canal?
      (a) Indian Ocean- Pacific Ocean (b) Mediterranean sea- Black Sea (c) Mediterranean Sea-Red Sea (d) Atlantic Ocean- Pacific Ocean

      Q45. Kalhana’s ‘Rajatarangini’ is a history of–
      (a) Kashmir (b) Harsha’s reign (c) Rajasthan (d) Chandragupta’s reign

      Q46. The Constitution of India was promulgated on January 26, 1950 because–
      (a) This day was being celebrated as the Independence Day since 1929 (b) This was desired by the farmers of India (c) The British did not want to leave India earlier than this date (d) It was an auspicious day

      Q47. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
      (a) Indonesia – Jakarta (b) Maldives – Male (c) North Korea – Seoul (d) Zimbabwe – Harare

       Q48 – 50. Directions — Complete the series 

      Q48. A, B, D, G,?, P
      (a) I (b) J (c) K (d) L

      Q49. Z , S , W, O ,T ,K, Q, G, ?, ?
      (a) N,D (b) N,C (c) O,C (d) O,D

      Q50. BCD , RQP , LMN, TS?
      (a) U (b) V (c) R (d) T

      Q51. Directions — If A= C , B= D , C = E and so on, code the following:-

      Q51. ‘STUDENT’
      (a) VWVFGPV (b) UUWFGPV (c) UVWFGPV (d) UVVFGPV 4

      Q52. Directions — If A = Z, B = Y and so on , code the following:-

      Q52. ‘EDITOR’
      (a) VWRGLI (b) VWRGVI (c) VWVGLI (d) VWRLLI

      Q53-55. Directions — Choose the most appropriate word:-

      Q53. ‘RUSTLE’ is to ‘LEAVES’ as ‘PATTER’ is to_______________
      (a) Snow (b) Wind (c) Rain (d) Storm

      Q54. ‘INDISCREET’ is to ‘IMPRUDENT’ as ‘INDISPOSED’ is to _____________
      (a) Concerned (b) Reluctant (c) Crucial (d) Clear

      Q55. ‘ACCIDENT’ is to ‘CAREFULNESS’ as ‘DISEASE’ is to ______________
      (a) Sanitation (b) Treatment (c) Medicine (d) Doctor

      Q56-58. Directions — Each of the following questions has four statements. Three are logically correct. Some of which may look factually absurd. Ignore this absurdity and look to the logical corrections. Choose the statement which is wrong or doubtful:

      Q56. (a) Birds fly in the air. Trees are birds. Therefore, trees fly in the air. (b) Some boys steal. All who steal are naughty. All naughty are honest. Therefore, some boys are honest (c) All girls like dance. Some girls are Indian. All Indians are artists. Therefore, some artists like dance. (d) All liars are not thieves. All thieves are criminals. Therefore, all liars are criminals.

      Q57. (a) Ramesh is tall. Ramesh is a boy. Therefore, boys are tall. (b) All who can fly are animals. Some birds can fly. Therefore, some birds are animals. (c) Men live in houses. Houses grow on trees. Trees float in water. Therefore, men float in water. (d) All living things are mobile. Some non- living things are mobile. Therefore, some mobile are living and some non-living.

      Q58. (a) All books can read. Some pencils are books. All pencils are clever. Therefore, all clever cannot read. (b) Some who fail are stupid. Some criminals are stupid. Therefore, all criminals fail. (c) Some liar are thieves. All thieves are criminals. Therefore, some liars are criminals. (d) All that is given is black. Trees are green. Therefore, trees are black

      . Q59 to 60. Directions — Consider the statement and assumptions that follow. Which of these assumptions is/are implicit in the statement:-

      Q59. Statement: “You won’t get sweets at any cost. I will not let you eat things that are not good for your teeth” — a mother tells her child Assumption: (i) The mother cares for her child. (ii) Sweets are not good for her child. (iii) The mother has the authority to decide what her child is to eat.
      (a) (i) & (ii) are implicit (b) (ii) & (iii) are implicit (c) (i) & (iii) are implicit (d) All are implicit

      Q60. Statement: “Clearly, the judiciary cannot provide all answers. But it seems the public, weary of an inactive Executive, is turning to the Supreme Court as a last resort”—an article. Assumption : (i) The Supreme Court is above the Executive. (ii) The Supreme Court is more active than the Executive. (iii) The Executive does not have sufficient powers.
      (a) (i) & (ii) are implicit (b) (ii) & (iii) are implicit (c) (i) & (iii) are implicit (d) Only (ii) is implicit 5

      Q61-62. Directions — Choose the word which is least like the other words in the group. 

      Q61. (a) Tsangpo (b) Hazaribagh (c) Kanha (d) Bandipur

      Q62. (a) Wheat (b) Rice (c) Mustard (d) Gram

      Q63- 67. Directions — The following questions consist of two words that have a certain relationship to each other, followed by four alternatives. Select the best alternative that has same relationship as the original pair of words

      Q63. Crèche : Infants

      (a) School : Pupils (b) Deck : Sailors (c) Cottage : Guests (d) Aircraft : Crew

      Q64. Pesticide : Plant

      (a) Injection : Disease (b) Vaccination : Body (c) Medicine : Cure (d) Teacher : Student

      Q65. Stare : Glance

      (a) Gulp : Sip (b) Confide : tell (c) Hunt : Stalk (d) Step : Walk

      Q66. Ecstasy : Pleasure

      (a) Hatred : Affection (b) Rage : Anger (c) Joy : Grief (d) Mumble : Speak

      Q67. Necromancy : Ghosts

      (a) Romance : Stories (b) Magic : Amulets (c) Alchemy : Gold (d) Sorcery : Spirit

      Q68-70. Directions — There is certain relationship between two given words on one side of : : and one word is given on another side of : : while another word is to be found from the given alternatives, having the same relation with this word as the given pair has. Select the best alternatives/ relationship. 

      Q68. Firm : Flabby : : Piquant : ?

      (a) Salty (b) Pleasant (c) Bland (d) Smell

      Q69. Funk : Vitamins : : Curie : ?

      (a) Uranium (b) Radioactivity (c) Photography (d) Radium

      Q70. Contamination : Food : : Infection : ?

      (a) Diseases (b) Body (c) Germs (d) Microbes

       Q71-85. Choose the most appropriate answer

      Q71. An article costs Rs 50 presently. The rate of inflation is 300%. What will be cost of this article after two years?
      (a) ` 200 (b) ` 600 (c) ` 800 (d) ` 1000

      Q72. A dishonest shopkeeper professes to sell his groceries at his cost price, but uses a false weight of 900 grams for each kilogram. Find his gain percentage.
      (a) 91/9 % (b) 100/9% (c) 100/11 % (d) 95/9%

      Q73. A man purchased a bullock and a cart for ` 1800. He sold the bullock at a profit of 20% and the cart at a profit of 30%. His total profit was 155/6 %. Find the cost price of bullock.
      (a) ` 650 (b) ` 750 (c) ` 900 (d) ` 800

      Q74. There were 35 students in a hostel. If the number of students be increased by 7, the expenditure on food increases by ` 42 per day while the average expenditure of students is reduced by ` 1. What was the initial expenditure on food per day?
      (a) ` 432 (b) ` 442 (c) ` 420 (d) ` 400 6
      Q75. There were 24 students in a class. One of them, who was 18 years old, left the class and his place was filled up by a new comer. If the average of the class was thereby lowered by 1 month, the age of new comer is-
      (a) 14 years (b) 15 years (c) 16 years (d) 17 years

      Q76. Find two natural numbers whose sum is 85 and the least common multiple is 102.
      (a) 30 & 55 (b) 17 & 68 (c) 35 & 55 (d) 51 & 34

      Q77. In a fort there was sufficient food for 200 soldiers for 31 days. After 27 days, 120 soldiers left the fort. For how many extra days will the rest of the food last for the remaining soldiers?
      (a) 12 days (b) 10 days (c) 8 days (d) 6 days

      Q78. 10 is added to a certain number, the sum is multiplied by 7, the product is divided by 5 and 5 is subtracted from the quotient. The remainder left is half of 88. What is the number?
      (a) 21 (b) 20 (c) 25 (d) 30

      Q79. 19 persons went to a hotel for a combined dinner party. 13 of them spent ` 79 each on their dinner and the rest spent ` 4 more than the average expenditure of all the 19. What was the total money spent by them?
      (a) 1628.4 (b) 1534 (c) 1492 (d) None of these

      Q80. Two typists of varying skills can do a typing job in 6 minutes if they work together. If the first typist typed alone for 4 minutes and then the second typist typed alone for 6 minutes, they would be left with 1/5 of the whole work. How many minutes would it take the slower typist to complete the typing job working alone?
      (a) 10 minutes (b) 15 minutes (c) 12 minutes (d) 20 minutes

      Q81. A bag contains 25 paise, 50 paise and 1 ` coins. There are 220 coins in all and the total amount in the bag is `. 160. If there are thrice as many 1 `. coins as there are 25 paise coins, then what is the number of 50 paise coins?
      (a) 60 (b) 40 (c) 120 (d) 80

      Q82. The sum of two numbers is equal to thrice their difference. If the smaller of the numbers is 10 find the other number.
      (a) 15 (b) 30 (c) 40 (d) None of these
      .
      Q83. If a person repaid `. 22500 after 10 years of borrowing a loan, at 10% per annum simple interest find out what amount did he take as a loan?
      (a) 11,225 (b) 11,250 (c) 10,000 (d) 7,500

      Q84. A sum of money invested at simple interest triples itself in 8 years. How many times will it become in 20 years time?
      (a) 8 times (b) 7 times (c) 6 times (d) 9 times

      Q 85. Simplify: 69 X 69 X 69 – 65 X 65 X 65 69 X 69 + 69 X 65 + 65 X 65
      (a) 1 (b) 4 (c) 0.216 (d) 0.164

      some question are from non verbal reasoning, they are avaliable in institute. 

       

      SYLLABUS AND SCHEME OF AFCAT

       AIR FORCE COMMON ADMISSION TEST (AFCAT) SCHEME OF SYLLABUS & EXAMPLE OF QUESTIONSThe scheme of syllabus and examples of questions are given in the following paragraphs:-  SCHEME OF SYLLABUS

      1. The AFCAT Question Paper will have 100 questions. All questions will be of three marks each. For every correct answer the candidate will get three marks and for every wrong answer one mark will be deducted under negative marking. The total time allotted for the paper is two hours.2. Each Question Paper will have questions from the following topics:-(a) General Awareness – History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.
       (b) Verbal Ability in English – Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.
      (c) Numerical Ability – Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit & loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple interest.
       (d) Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test – Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability.   EXAMPLES OF QUESTIONS Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.The awareness of equal corruption will be a better emotional basis for the so-called multiracial commonwealth, of which much is made, than its professed principle-the pursuit of common aims in world politics, aims which are so rarefied that a large volume of artificial political oxygen is needed to keep that body-politic breathing. After all, it cannot be denied that even the United States and the Soviet Union are pursing common aims in world affairs, such as peace, disarmament, democracy, technological progress, as well as freedom as understood by each. But that is not preventing them from doing things which might lead to the destruction or near destruction of mankind. Thus, common aims would seem to be very undependable as guarantees for goodwill and co-operation among nations. On the contrary, a frank admission of being equal sinners would at least encourage charity and discourage moral arrogance. That would be a better foundation for integration for international and multi-racial co-operation.

      Q1. The Commonwealth is characterised by
      (a) the failure of the constituents to work for the same goals (b) the racial nature of its membership (c) uniform lack of moral standards (d) constant redefining of objectives

      Q2. The super powers may claim to have the same laudable objectives, but these
      (a) do not work earnestly to achieve them (b) undo each other’s efforts (c) still act against the interest of mankind (d) do not see them in the right perspective

      Q3. Common goals are desirable, but these

      (a) do not ensure international co-operation (b) lead to unnecessary tensions (c) encourage rivalry between super powers (d) lead to destruction of mankindQ4. International co-operation can come about if
      (a) nations become aware of their own failings and discard pride (b) charitable organizations are encouraged (c) different races are treated on the basis of equality (d) nations guilty of immoral actions are exposedQ5. The thrust of the author’s argument is that
      (a) the Commonwealth has outlived its utility (b) membership of the Commonwealth be restricted to the super powers (c) members are equally responsible for the present state of world politics (d) international peace and co-operation are unattainable. In each of the following questions, find out which part of the sentence has an error.If there is no mistake, the answer is (d) “No error”. Q1 He charged me (a)/one hundred rupees for five dozens(b)/oranges of average quality (c). No error (d).
      (a) (b) (c) (d)Q2. Raju and his friend (a) /were going to see a picture(b) /when they met his common friend (c). No error (d).
      (a) (b) (c) (d) Q3. Until you come(a)/ to class regularly (b)/you will fail (c). No error (d)
      (a) (b) (c) (d)Q4. My father is (a)/ in bad mood (b)/ today(c). No error (d)
      (a) (b) (c) (d)Q5. If I was you (a)/ I would not have(b)/ committed this blunder(c). No error(d).
      (a) (b) (c) (d)

      Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blank to make the sentence meaningfully complete. 

      Q1. Everyone was ________ by surprise when she announced her plan to marry that man.
      (a) moved (b) shaken (c) taken (d) disturbed

      Q2. She always insisted on the need to ____ between ends and means.
      (a) analyse (b) define (c) distribute (d) distinguish

      Q3. He_____ that he would come.

      (a) requested (b) said (c) pleaded (d) urged Q4. He had good ____ over the ancient languages, too.
      (a) authority (b) knowledge (c) command (d) expertiseQ5. Around the head of the running man there was a _______ of bees.
      (a) crowd (b) group (c) flock (d) swarmIn each of the following choose the word most similar in meaning to the word given in capitals. Q1. UNDULATE
      (a) retard (b) decrease (c) wave (d) floodQ2. MYOPIC
      (a) blind (b) astigmatic (c) cross-eyed (d) short-sightedQ3. ERUDITE
      (a) strong (b) precious (c) learned (d) courteous

       Pick out the word that is most nearly the opposite in meaning to the word given in capitals.Q1. RELINQUISH
      (a) accept (b) retain (c) gain (d) revive
      Q2. TURBULENT
      (a) turbid (b) violent (c) steady (d) turgidQ3. ERRATIC
      (a) regular (b) right (c) free (d) rapidChoose the correct answer. General Awareness Q.1 Name the first person who went in the space
      (a) Yuri Gangarin (b) Neil Armstrong (c) Rakesh Sharma (d) John GlannQ2. The first Indian woman who won a medal in Olympic is-
      (a) PT Usha (b) Shiny Abraham (c) Dala Banerjee (d) Karram Malleswari Q3. The cricketer who scored the first double century in one day cricket match is-
      (a) Vivian Richards (b) Brain Lara (c) Ricky Ponting (d) Sachin TendulkarQ4. Lionel Messy is associated with the game of—
      (a) Rugby (b) Tennis (c) Football (d) BasketballQ5. The instrument of measuring intensity of earthquakes is called-
      (a) Ediograph (b) Pantagraph (c) Ergograph (d) Seismograph

      Numerical AbilityQ1. When simplified (2.43 x 2.43 + 2.43 x7.57 x 2 + 7.57 x 7.57) is equal to-
      (a) 10 (b) 100 (c) 101.89 (d) 200.59Q2. The sum of ` 6.25 is made up of 80 coins which is either ten paise and five paise. The number of five paise coins are-
      (a) 25 (b) 35 (c) 40 (d) 45

      Q3. Three years ago the average age of A & B was 18 years. With C joining them now, the average age becomes 22 years. How old is she?
      (a) 24 years (b) 27 years (c) 28 years (d) 30 years

      Q4. The average age of 8 men is increased by 2 years when two of them whose ages are 21 years and 23 years are replaced by two new men. The average age of the two new men is-
      (a) 22 years (b) 24 years (c) 28 years (d) 30 years

       Q5. Amit sold an umbrella for ` 680, losing 15%. The cost price of the umbrella is-
      (a) ` 782 (b) ` 800 (c) ` 578 (d) None of these

      Reasoning and Aptitude Tests 

      This is a test of your ability to understand words. For each question in the test there are four possible answers: A, B, C, or D. There is only one correct answer for each question. Read each question carefully and decide which one of the four answers is the best one. Mark your answer on the answer sheet by blacking out the letter that corresponds to your choice. Now look at the example questions below:

      Q1. MAN is to BOY as WOMAN is to
      (A) BABY (B) BRIDE (C) CHILD (D) GIRL
      Answer – DQ2. WATER is to THIRST as FOOD is to
      (A) FAMINE (B) GRIEF (C) HUNGER (D) INDIGE TION S
      Answer – C In these questions, choose the word from the four alternatives (1), (2), (3) and (4) that is most nearly similar in meaning to the word given in CAPITAL letters.Q1. REVULSION
      (1) Apathy (2) Violence (3) Disgust (4) Avenge
      Answer – 3 Analogy In the following questions there is a pair of capitalized words followed by four choices marked A, B, C, D. Choose the pair of words whose relationship is most similar to that expressed by the capitalized pair, and mark your choice on your answer sheet. 

      Q1. COLD : HOT
      A handsome : young B beautiful : ugly C summer : spring
      D complete : total
      Answer – B

      Training

      Air Force Academy (AFA)

       Since its inception in 1971, Air Force Academy (AFA) at Dundigal has built a formidable reputation as the premier training institution of the Indian Air Force. It is situated 43 km from Hyderabad
      The Air Force Academy imparts training to Flying, Technical and Ground Duty Branches as well as flying training to officers of the Army and Navy. It prepares you, both in mind and spirit, to take on the responsibilities of an Air Force Officer. Apart from developing the required skills, you are also trained to inculcate the service code of conduct and etiquette that are expected of an officer.The curriculum encompasses plethora of techniques like projects, case studies, On-job training, presentations, debates, book reviews, guest lectures, public speaking, drill, games, swimming, weapon training, Yoga, field craft training and cultural activities to enhance knowledge base as well as to ensure overall development of a trainee as gentleman officer.
      Click for More Details
      The following are the types of training conducted at AFA:
       Flying Training
       If you have joined the Flying Branch, training is divided into Stage I, II and III. Each stage gradually takes you from fundamental to more complex levels of aviation.
       Before the commencement of fying training, you will first be provided technical training on the trainer aircraft. This involves imparting theoretical understanding and then a practical demonstration on all systems of the aircraft. You will also be required to undertake a program in aviation medicine. Apart from a complete medical examination, you undergo a de-sensitisation programme to prevent / overcome airsickness with the help of Yoga. The programme also includes practical demonstrations in a high altitude simulator.
       Flying training is provided to pilot trainees from National Defence Academy, the National Cadet Corps or directly from universities. Trainees other than NDA cadets are first sent to the Pre-Flying Training School at Begumpet for six months before commencing Stage –I training. After completion of Stage –I training of 24 weeks at Air force Academy. Pilot trainees are trifurcated into Fighter, Transport and Helicopter streams. Then they undergo stage –II training of 24 weeks in their respective Flying Training Establishments. After Stage –II training, the successful pilot trainees are commissioned as Officers and undergo stage –III training. On completion of Stage –III training, they begin operational flying at the squadrons / Units assigned to them.
       Air Traffic Control Officers Training
       Training for Air Traffic Control Courses is conducted at the Air Traffic Officers Training Establishment (ATCOTE). The training is designed and structured on the basis of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) procedures. However, the specific military aviation requirements have been incorporated into the training syllabus.
       During the Basic Air Traffic Controllers (BATCO) Course, apart from a basic theoretical understanding of the various standards and procedures, you will undergo practical training on a state of the art Visual Tower Simulator (VITOSIM).
      Ground Duty Officers Training 
      Air Force Academy conducts specialist training for all Ground Duty branches of the Indian Air Force. If you have joined the Administrative, Logistics, Accounts, Education or Meteorology branch, you will be trained at Air Force Academy for a year. The training curriculum is aimed at exposing the trainees to branch specific professional subjects and rigorous military training in order to prepare them for a challenging career ahead
      Joint Services Training
      Unity of objective, sense of mission through common efforts, inter branch camaraderie and understanding of functions of other branches are vital requirements of military training. This is achieved through initial phase of joint training wherein, cadets of all branches undergo common training on subjects like General Administration, management, logistics, engineering, leadership etc. covering generic matter.
      Training for Aeronautical Engineering Branches
      Technical Branch trainees are imparted their initial phase of training of 22 weeks at the Academy. This includes general service training and military training.

      Air Force Administrative College (AFAC)

      Air Force Administrative College (AFAC), located at Coimbatore, is one of the oldest training establishments of the Indian Air Force. It has been set up exclusively for conducting training programs for in-service officers of the Air Force, Navy and Army as well as officers of friendly foreign countries. Various courses conducted for in service officers are:
      1. Basic Air Staff Course : Officers (BASCO)
      2. Intermediate Air Staff Course : Officers (ISCO)
      3. Basic Professional Knowledge Course : Officers (BPKC)
      4. Advances Professional Knowledge Course : Officers (APKC)
      5. Para Legal Course
      Besides these, this College is a premier institute for conducting Meteorology branch related courses:-
      1. Initial Forecasters’ Course (IFC)
      2. Advanced Met Courses for Met Tradesmen (SNCOs)
      3. 2nd Stage Training of GDOC (Met)

      Air Force Technical College

      On completion of 22 weeks of initial training conducted at Air Force Academy. Thereafter, the remaining 52 weeks of training of engineering Officers is conducted at Air Force Technical College (AFTC), Bangalore. The training at AFTC is divided into two terms of 24 weeks each separated by a term break.
      The training includes work in electronic and propulsion labs, specialisation involving visits to R & D establishments, aviation, electronic industries and front line field units to facilitate assimilation. A balance is maintained between theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience on simulated as well as actual equipment to augment the technical skills.

      Flying Training Establishments

      The Indian Air Force has Flying Training Establishments (FTE) exclusively set up to train you to take off as a pilot. Each establishment is a mark of your progression, from basic to more complex levels of flying. On completion of training, you are awarded your Wings at a Combined Graduation Parade held at the Air Force Academy.
      Following are the Flying Training Establishments:
      • Air Force Academy (Dundigal) – Stage I flying training (six months) along with Joint service training
      • Hakimpet (Secunderabad)
      • Transport Training Wing, Yelahanka (Bangalore)
      • Bidar (Karnataka)
      Thus, after basic Flying training (Stage I) at AFA, and trifurcation into Fighter, Transport and helicopter stream, a pilot would undergo further training as follows:
      Stage II – Advanced stage     Stage III – Specialisation
          Fighter stream
          Stage II – Hakimpet – 24 Weeks
          Stage III – Bidar – 24 Weeks
          Transport Stream
          Stage II & III – Yelahanka – 48 Weeks
          Helicopter Stream
          Stage II – Hakimpet – 24 Weeks
          Stage III – Yelahanka – 24 Weeks

      National Defence Academy

      National Defence Academy (NDA), at Khadakwasla, is one of the most prestigious inter-services training establishments in India. Brilliant military leaders, astronauts and several recipients of gallantry and distinguished service awards have graduated from this institution. Click here to read more about the training at the Academy.
      Nurturing heroes for more than 50 years, the National Defence Academy is one of the foremost training institutes in India. While the efforts of the students and staff have contributed to its stature, it is also the philosophy of the Academy that has kept the spirit of the institute alive year after year.
      The training curriculum spread over three years at the Academy is largely divided into the following activities:
      • Physical Training
      • Service Subjects
      • Academics (you would get a graduate degree on completion of course)
      To know details of NDA, pl visit www.nda.nic.in
      After successful completion of three year training at NDA , if cadets would go to Air Force Academy for Flying training of one year duration. On successful completion of traning, they get commissioned as  Permanent Commission Officers in Flying Branch.

      Overview Training

      After you have cleared the selection procedure, you are sent to one of the Air Force training establishments. Here you undergo scientifically planned rigorous physical and academic training that is aimed to gear you for life in the Indian Air Force.
      All Air Force training establishments are equipped with the state-of-the-art infrastructure and best of the facilities including institutes, swimming pools, squash courts etc. Once you join these training establishments, the IAF takes care of all your requirements like messing, lodging etc. and also gives you a monthly stipend during the last one year of training.
      To know how these establishments instil Air Force traditions and make men and women out of boys and girls, click on the links under ’Training’ of the various training institutions.

      Pay and Benefits

      Benefits

      Once you become a part of the Indian Air Force family, you enjoy many facilities and benefits. From housing facilities to free ration, from medical facilities to schools for your children, IAF takes care of all your needs. You continue to avail some of these benefits even after your retirement.
      Benefits for Serving Personnel Insurance All Air Force personnel, including Flight Cadets are provided life insurance cover under the Air Force Group Insurance Scheme ( AFGIS). Monthly contribution rates are minimal and the insurance policy covers all contingencies. As an Air Force Officer you are insured for an amount of Rs 50 lakhs with an additional insurance cover of Rs 3.5 lakhs for pilots.
      Loans
      As a member of AFGIS, you can avail following loans:
      House Building Loan
      Computer Loan
      Conveyance Loan
      Medical All Air Force officers, their families and dependents have free access to medical rooms and hospitals equipped with the best of facilities. Apart from being treated at the Armed Forces Hospitals, there are also tie ups with Civil Hospitals for treatment of specialised cases, if required. Patients are also given grants for purchase of necessary medical equipment and mechanical aid to help make them self-reliant.Scholarships and welfare schemes from AFWWA( Air Force wives welfare association)
      Other benefits
      Accommodation
      Leave- Annual leave for 60 days and casual leave of 20 days per year
      Leave travel concessions
      Rations
      Institute and Messes membership
      School facilities
      Rail concessions
      Secured camp life
      CSD facilities
      Recreational and sports facilities

      Educational Opportunities Once you join the Air Force, you realise that behind all the action and adventure is a lot of effort towards academic pursuits. From the moment you are selected, till the time you retire, you are continuously honing your skills with a large number of in-service courses and other educational avenues.If you join the Air Force through NDA, you earn yourself a Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Computer Science.The IAF also sponsors M. Tech. courses for officers of the Technical Branch, in institutes like IIT and BHU-IT.The IAF also has tie-ups with universities like IGNOU to facilitate long-distance learning for officers and airmen.Study Leave – They are also allowed study leave of up to 24 months extendible up to 28 months.

       Post-retirement Benefits

      Pension After retirement from the service, An IAF Officer is entitled to a decent pension which takes care of the needs of the family

    • Insurance Post retirement insurance cover is provided to all Air Force pensioners who have rendered pensionable years of service on payment of minimal premium. The cover given by the Society is upto 72 years of age.
    • Medical All the retired officers and their dependents have access to medical rooms and hospitals equipped with the best of the facilities. Apart from being entitled to the medical facilities, retired Air Force personnel is also authorized for the following benefits:Coverage under medical insurance for lifetime.Grant for Commercial Venture for personnel who have had to leave service due to medical reasons.
    • Placement Cell : Air Force AssociationAfter leading a very active life in Air Force, majority of the retired Air Force personnel are faced with pressing need to keep themselves gainfully occupied in civil life. To help such ex- Air Force personnel find a suitable job post retirement, the Placement Cell of Air Force Association offers employment assistance to fulfill their needs. The Cell acts as a facilitator between the employer and the employee. The main function involves registration of retirees, matching their profile vis-à-vis qualitative requirements set out by the employer and arranging for their interview for final selection by the employer. Retired Air Force Personnel can register themselves for employment through the website : www.afa-india.org

      Pay and Allowances

      Even before you are Commissioned as an Air Force Officer you start earning a monthly stipend of Rs. 21,000/- during last one year of your training period at any of the Air Force Training Institutions.The following Pay / Allowances would be applicable on grant of Commission to Flying Officers:-

      Pay in Pay Band ( Common to all Branches ) – Rs 15,600 Per Month ( The officer will be placed in PB 3 – 15600-39100 )
      Grade Pay :- Rs 5400 PM
      Military Service Pay :- Rs 6000 PM
      Dearness Allowance @ 107 percent :- Rs 28890 PM
      Kit Maintenance Allowance :- Rs 500 PM
      Transport Allowance :- Rs 3200 + DA ( major cities) / 1600 + DA ( Other cities)

      In addition the following allowances are admissible to the newly Commissioned Officers in Flying and Technical Branches

      Flying Allowance @ Rs 11250 PM to Flying Branch Officers.
      Technical Allowance @ Rs 2500 PM to Technical Branch Officers.

      Parents and Counsellor

      By becoming a Soldier, your son or daughter or student can realize his or her potential and develop into a true leader. A leader with the discipline and strength to achieve more than you ever thought possible.
      Above all, Soldiers get things done. Protecting freedom. Building a better world. And building a brighter future for themselves by learning leadership skills and developing the kind of self-confidence and self-respect that comes from serving your country. Your son or daughter or student will gain valuable interpersonal skills like teamwork, time management, problem-solving skills and professionalism. He or she will be challenged to accept a new sense of discipline and responsibility.
      Let us assure you that as a Parent or Teacher or Counsellor you will be proud of him/her.
      ANSWERS FOR PARENTSWe understand your concerns as a parent. For you, this section is designed to address your toughest questions and most pressing concerns. It delivers straight facts.
      OFFICER CAREERS AND TRAININGAs a parent, you want your children to have choices about their future career path.
      There are many ways your son or daughter will get important leadership experience and a fulfilling job as an officer in the Air Force. Keep in mind that while a flight career sounds appealing to many, the Air Force also offers extraordinary opportunities in technical, controlling, logistics, administration etc.
      If your child wants to become a pilot after 10+2, he could join the National Defence Academy. The training at NDA will be for three years divided into six terms between which he’ll be back with you for the term breaks. After NDA he would be continuing his flying training at Air Force Academy for one more year.
      After graduation, he could join the Air Force academy and get training in the Branch he/she chooses.
      For details on career opportunities and training please visit the Home Page.
      BENEFITS AND LIFEAs a member of the Air Force, your son or daughter will have more opportunities than he/she ever thought possible! Your child will have access to more than just a wonderful career; his/her quality of life will be excellent due to our outstanding base amenities, accommodation facilities, travel opportunities and recreational activities.
      LIFE ON A BASEEach Air Force base is a self-contained “minicity” created specifically for its citizens. With amenities like messes and institutes, health care, canteen and recreational facilities and shopping areas to relax by, your child will probably spend more time on base than originally thought. He would be staying in one of the safest and secure environment. Interested in paying your son or daughter a visit? You are more than welcome. As a parent, you would also be part of the Air Force family and can visit your child and even reside with him/her.
      He/She will have an active social life, wherein his interactions with other Officers from varied cultures will broaden his outlook. His participation in various functions/parties and events will also hone his acting/ directing/event management skills.
      PAYYou do not have to pay any amount for the training, instead even while training, your child will be paid a stipend for Rs 21,000/- during last one year of his/her training. After he/she gets commissioned as an officer, their starting pay will range from Rs 50,330/- to Rs 61,580/- depending upon his/her branch.
      TRAVELOne of the best opportunities of joining the Air Force is the chance your son or daughter will have to travel and really take advantage of seeing new and exciting parts of the world! You would soon have a collection of speciality items from places all across India and even abroad.
      LEAVEYour child will have 60 days of annual leave and 20 days of casual leave with pay, which is far more vacation than most other jobs may offer! So, you will have him/her visiting you often.
      MEDICAL AND INSURANCE
      Although the physically active lifestyle as an Armed Forces Officer takes care of your childs physical fitness and health, your child will be entitled to the best of medical facilities and hospitals. If you are dependent on him/her, the facility would also be extended to you. Your child will also be insured at a very nominal contribution.
      CAMARADERIE
      We understand how hard it is to say goodbye to your son or daughter and send him/her off to parts unknown, but keep in mind that when he/she leaves home, he/she is being welcomed into a much larger family with support and understanding that are truly second to none.
      PERSONAL GROWTH
      Your child will grow as an individual and you will see a sea change in him after he gets commissioned. You will watch him taking on responsibilities and take decisions for you. He will not only be groomed to be an officer but also the perfect gentleman and lady.
      Your child will also get opportunity to enhance his/her educational qualifications.
      YOU AS PARENT As a parent, when your son or daughter comes to you to discuss joining the Air Force, listen. They’re making a choice that requires a deep personal commitment that will give them the strength and focus to succeed in life. To become someone you’ll be proud of.
      Your son or daughter will learn what it means to be a Soldier—a title of distinction. They’ll face new levels of responsibility, discipline and self-knowledge. But first, they’ll need you to stand by them.

      Miscellaneous

      There is Never a Dull Moment

      INDIAN AIR FORCE IS AN APT CHOICE FOR YOUR CAREER
      The dreams of a young boy for his future life are many – but I had only one. All I wanted to do was fly. The exploits of the Keelor brothers in the 1965 Indo-Pak war and the victory in 1971 still gave me the goose bumps. There was nothing else I wanted to do but join the Indian Air Force (IAF).
      The three years at the National Defence Academy gave me the basics of being a warrior and the Air Force Academy my coveted ‘Wings’. To this day I remember the exhilaration of getting off the ground on my first solo flight in the venerable HT-2 trainer aircraft-I, just kept laughing, possibly it was the thrill of being free from gravity and being all alone in the air.
      The past 35 years in the IAF have whizzed past, but everyday brought something new and challenging with it. The thrill of being the first to land on the Siachen Glacier way back in 1978, the sense of achievement in evacuating casualties right from the border, helping our brethren in natural calamities, becoming a flying instructor, flying new aircraft on becoming a test pilot, representing our nation abroad in training courses, seminars and in a United Nations peacekeeping mission, and leading men and women as a base commander- the tasks have been multifarious and stimulating.
      There has never been a dull moment – the challenges keep coming, as the Air Force continuously evaluates and hones its capabilities to meet the requirements of our Nation’s defence and other tasks in aid to civil power.
      The aviation field is highly technical and scientific. With the revolution in computing sciences and the advancement in technology, the IAF retains its edge in the business of war fighting due to its superb engineers and technical manpower. The bulwark of support to do all this is provided by the dedicated administrative branches who work efficiently behind the scenes.
      Are we paid well? The answer is that there is enough to have a comfortable living, give a good upbringing to our children, build a house, have a good vacation with family and still have sufficient for the rainy day.
      Frequent moves on posting? It happens sometimes for operational reasons, though the organisation goes out of its way to give as much stability as possible. And as part of the package comes a social life, camaraderie, facilities for higher education, self-development, sports, adventure and a sense of contentment that no other service can offer. Does anyone still want me to answer the proverbial question, what I would like to be in my next life?
      Air Vice Marshal M Bahadur VM