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Branches In AFCAT Exam

Know About Branches In AFCAT

Branches In AFCAT : AFCAT also known as  Air Force Common Admission Test is a written test conducted by the Indian Air Force twice every year to include officers in the Indian Air Force. The written examination is followed by an Air Force Selection Board interview for the shortlisted candidates.

Through AFCAT you can apply for all the three branches of IAF which are Flying Branch, Technical Branch and Ground Duty branches. The eligibility criteria are different for different branches.

While only three branches have short service commission for women, there is a permanent service commission for men as well as short service commission for men. However, only a short service commission for Flying Branch is through AFCAT. Thus if you clear the written test and then also clear the AFSB then you have a chance to join the Air Force Academy.

For all AFCAT aspirants, we have brought out an informative blog where we are going to discover an important topic- Branches In AFCAT. Do read it fully to get the basic idea.

Types Of Branches In AFCAT

Branches in AFCAT Entry are broadly classified into three branches, which are as follows –

  • Flying

  • Ground Duty (Technical)

  • Ground Duty (Non-Technical)

Branches In AFCAT- Age Limit, Educational Qualification, Job Type

Branch Age Limit Educational Qualification Job Type
Flying 20-24 Candidates should have mandatorily passed with a minimum of 50% marks each in Maths and Physics at 10+2 level




Graduation with minimum three years degree course in any discipline from a recognized University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.




BE/B Tech degree (Four years course) from a recognised University with a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent.

Transport Pilot

Helicopter Pilot

Fighter Pilot

Ground Duty (Technical) 20-24


(Unmarried Men)

Candidates with a minimum of 50% marks each in Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level and a minimum of four years degree (B.Tech/B.E) graduation/integrated post-graduation qualification in Engineering/ Technology from recognized University Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics)


(Technical) Branch Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical)



Ground Duty




(Men and Women)















Administration -Passed 10+2 and Graduate Degree (Minimum three years degree course) in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum of 60% marks






Education – Passed 10+2 and Post-Graduation with 50% in any discipline including integrated courses offering PG (Single degree without permission to exit and lateral entry) and with 60% marks in Graduation in any discipline.


Meteorology –


Post Graduate Degree in any Science stream

with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate of all papers put together (Provided Maths and Physics were studied at Graduation Level with a minimum of 55% marks in each).


Admin Personnel



























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