AFCAT Exam Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Last Updated on : 02/06/2020

Here are some of the frequently asked questions related to the AFCAT 2020 exam. If you don’t find answers to your queries here, feel free to drop your questions in the comment box below.

Question 1: Will there be any delay in the AFCAT-II notification 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak?

As of now, there is no information on the postponement of the AFCAT-II official notification 2020. It is scheduled to be released on 14th June 2020.


Question 2: What is EKT in AFCAT?

EKT or Engineering Knowledge Test is a part of AFCAT. Only those candidates who apply for Ground Duty (Technical) branch are to appear for the EKT in addition to the AFCAT exam.


Question 3: What is the date for result declaration for the AFCAT-II exam?

The result for the online AFCAT-II exam will be tentatively announced in October 2020.


Question 4: Are women candidates eligible to apply for the AFCAT exam?

Yes. Women candidates are eligible for the AFCAT exam. However, they are eligible only for the Short Service Commission.


Question 5: Is a permanent commission offered for the flying branch?

No. Only a Short Service Commission is offered for the flying branch.


Question 6: Do I need to send the filled-in application form copy (confirmation page) to the exam conducting authority to get the admit card?

No. Applications are to be filled only through the online process and the admit cards will also be issued online.


Question 7: I have filled all the details in the application form but I am unable to move to the next part. What to do?

You may have entered any information which doesn’t match the eligibility criteria. Or, check if any field is left unfilled. Then, try again.


Question 8: I have forgotten the password for my profile. Can I retrieve it?

Yes, you can. Check out the procedure for retrieving the password in the article above.


Question 9: I have lost my user name. Can I get a new one?

Your registered email ID is your user name. You cannot get a new user ID.


Question 10: I want to change my exam center choice. However, I have submitted the application form. Is there any way to do so?

No. Once the form is submitted, you cannot make changes in the exam center choices.


Question 11: I have made mistakes in my first application form. Can I fill a fresh application form again?

Yes, you can. Firstly, intimate the AFCAT Cell to cancel your first registration. It is advised to fill the form carefully and check all the details before final submission.


Question 12: Are candidates holding a degree from a foreign university eligible for the exam?

Yes, only if their degree is recognised by UGC/ AICTE/ DEC/ Ministry of HRD.


Question 13: My height is 165, what is the ideal weight for me as per my height to meet the AFCAT exam standards?

There are different weight standards for male and female. You must check the official notification to check the complete height and weight standards chart.


Question 14: What if I forget to carry documents for the AFSB Interview?

As per the official notification, you will be sent back without any travelling allowance in case you forget to carry the documents for the verification process.


Question 15: When will be the AFCAT-II exam conducted?

The AFCAT-II exam is scheduled to be conducted on 24th and 25th August 2020.


Question 16: Are the admit cards for the AFCAT (I) exam 2020 released?

Yes, the AFCAT 2020 admit cards are available at the official website.


Question 17: When will be the AFCAT 2020 exam held?

The first stage of AFCAT (I) 2020 will be held on 22nd and 23rd February 2020, while AFCAT (I) 2020 will perform on 24th and 25th August 2020.


Question 18: In the academic year 2020-21, how many times will the AFCAT exam take place?

AFCAT is conducted two times in a year - February and August. The AFCAT (I) 2020 will conduct on 22nd and 23rd February 2020. The official AFCAT (II) 2020 exam dates have not yet been announced. Check out the tentative dates in the ‘important date’ section above.


Question 19: How much is the application fee for the exam?

The application fee for AFCAT is Rs 250/-.


Question 20: Is aadhaar card mandatory for online application?

Yes, aadhaar card is mandatory for AFCAT online registration process.


Question 21: If a candidate is required to travel to take the test, will he or she be provided with any Travelling Allowance?

Yes. Only the first-time exam takers enjoy the facility.


Question 22: Can I make any corrections in the details of online application form after submission?

No. Details once provided will be considered final. Hence, applicants are advised to fill in the online application form with extra care.


Question 23: What are the minimum height and weight standards for male and female candidates?

We recommend you to check out this link for this question.


Question 24: Can you brief me about the important things to be taken inside the exam hall?

Admit card, aadhaar card, Photo ID like driving license, passport, PAN card, college identity card and voter ID, etc. are the mandatory documents to carry inside the exam centre.


Question 25: In how many cities the AFCAT exam is conducted?

The exam is conducted across the country in approximately 97 cities. Read the complete info above (exam centre section).


Question 26: Can a candidate request to change the allotted centre once the list is out?

Candidates should note that no request for change of centre will be entertained’. However, the exam centres will be allotted as per their choice, given while filling in the form.


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