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AFCAT 2 Recruitment 2024 Notification Out, Check Details of Vacancy, Eligibility Criteria and More

AFCAT 2 Recruitment 2024 calls upon Indian citizens, both men and women, to join the Indian Air Force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty branches, with 304 vacant posts announced for July 2025 training commencement.

by Kowsalya

Updated May 21, 2024

AFCAT 2 Recruitment 2024 Notification Out, Check Details of Vacancy, Eligibility Criteria and More

AFCAT 2 Recruitment 2024

AFCAT 2 Recruitment 2024 invites Indian citizens, both men and women, to join the Indian Air Force as Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty branches (both Technical and Non-Technical).

The recruitment process involves the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT), conducted twice a year by the Indian Air Force. The official notification PDF for AFCAT 2 Exam 2024 was released on May 20th, 2024, announcing 304 vacant posts. Interested candidates can register online from May 30th to June 28th, 2024, on the official website. Successful candidates will commence their training course in July 2025. Here is the official notification PDF for AFCAT 2 Recruitment 2024.

Eligibility Criteria 

Eligibility Criteria for AFCAT 2 Recruitment 2024:

  1. Citizenship: Indian citizens as per the Citizenship Act 1955.
  2. Age Limit:

    • Flying Branch (SSC): 20 to 24 years as of July 1, 2025.
    • Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) Branches (SSC): 20 to 26 years as of July 1, 2025.
  3. Marital Status: Unmarried at the time of course commencement.
  4. Educational Qualification: Graduation with minimum specified marks in relevant disciplines.
  5. Physical Fitness: Must be physically fit for rigorous training.
  6. Tattoo Policy: Certain restrictions on permanent body tattoos.
  7. Narcotics: Use or possession of narcotics is prohibited.

Application Fee

Here is the Application Fee for AFCAT 2 Recruitment:




Rs. 550/- + GST

Vacancy Details

Here's the vacancy details presented in points:

AFCAT Entry (Flying Branch):

  • Vacancies for Men (SSC): 18
  • Vacancies for Women (SSC): 11

Ground Duty (Technical Branch):

  • AE(L): 88 (Men), 23 (Women)
  • AE(M): 36 (Men), 09 (Women)

Ground Duty (Non-Technical Branch):

  • Weapon System (WS) Branch: 14 (Men), 14 (Women)
  • Admin: 43 (Men), 03 (Women)
  • Accts: 10 (Men), 11 (Women)
  • Lgs: 13 (Men), 14 (Women)
  • Edn: 07 (Men), 02 (Women)
  • Met: 08 (Men), 02 (Women)

NCC Special Entry (Flying Branch):

  • 10% seats out of CDSE vacancies for PC (Permanent Commission)
  • 10% seats out of AFCAT vacancies for SSC (Short Service Commission)

Selection Process 

Selection Process for AFCAT 2 Recruitment 2024:

Online Registration:

  • Candidates must register online via the official website between May 30, 2024 (1100 Hrs) and June 28, 2024 (2330 Hrs).

Eligibility Check: 

  • Applicants' eligibility criteria will be verified based on age, educational qualifications, and other specified requirements.

Online Examination: 

  • Candidates will undergo an online examination, including sections on General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test.

SSB Interview:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for the Service Selection Board (SSB) interview, which includes various tests to assess intelligence, personality, and suitability for the Armed Forces.

Physical Fitness Test: 

  • Candidates must meet specified physical fitness standards, including running, push-ups, and chin-ups.

Medical Examination: 

  • Selected candidates will undergo a comprehensive medical examination to ensure they meet the required medical standards.

Final Merit List: 

  • The final merit list will be prepared based on the performance in the online examination, SSB interview, and medical examination.

Training Commencement:

  • Successful candidates will commence training in the first week of July 2025 at the designated Air Force Training Establishments.

AFCAT 2 Exam Pattern

Name of Exam

Number of Questions


AFCAT 2 2024

100(300 Marks)

Verbal Ability, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, and Military Aptitude

How to Apply for the AFCAT 2024 Exam?

The AFCAT 2 Exam 2024 offers aspiring candidates an opportunity to join the Indian Air Force as commissioned officers. With registrations opening on May 30, 2024, candidates can apply through the official website till June 28, 2024, following a two-step process.

Step 1: Registration Process

  1. Visit the official AFCAT exam website.
  2. Click on "New User Register" if you're a new user.
  3. Enter your mobile number and email to register.
  4. Receive OTP on your mobile and email, fill it in, and click "Submit".
  5. Get a Login ID and Password on your registered mobile and email.

Step 2: Login

  1. Use the Registration Number and Password to log in.
  2. Select the desired post.
  3. Fill in educational qualifications and other required details.
  4. Pay the examination fee online via Credit/Debit Card or Internet Banking.
  5. Upload scanned color photograph and signature in JPEG format.
  6. Log in again for "UPLOAD" and upload the required certificates.
  7. Apply and print the acknowledgment for records.
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