Aspirants for AFCAT 2013 are hereby informed that the forms are out. Apply Online for Commissioned Officer Posts: Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued recruitment notification for Male and Female candidates for Commissioned Officer Vacancies in Flying, Technical and Ground Duty Branches by conducting Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) – 01/2013. Eligible candidates may apply through Online mode on or before 08-01-2013.

Name of Post : Commissioned Officers.

There are total three branches which are flying branch, technical branch and ground duty branch in which IAF will recruit both male and female candidates who fulfill below requirements and also based on performance in AFCAT exam.

Flying Branch


  • Fighters
  • Transports
  • Helicopters

Technical Branch

  • Mechanical
  • Electronics


Ground Duty Branch




  • Administration
  • Accounts
  • Logistics
  • Education
  • Meteorology


1. Flying Branch (Both Male & Female) :


For Male :

No. 13 Short Service Commission (13 SSC) Course – Commencing from January 2014


For Female :

No. 42 Short Service Commission (42 SSC) Course (Female) – Commencing from January 2014


Eligibility Criteria :


Age Limit : Must be between 19 to 23 Years as on 1st January 2014. Age Relaxation up to 25 Years would be given to those candidates who holding the valid Commercial Pilot Licence issued by DGCA.


Education Qualification : Applied Candidates must holding bachelor’s degree in any manner with minimum 60% Marks covered from a recognized university or approved B.E/B.Tech Colleges situated across all over India.


Physical Standard :


Height : 162.5
Weight : Correlated
Leg Lenth : Min 99 CMs – Max 120 CMs.


Note : Candidates who have failed the Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) in an earlier attempt OR a Flight Cadet suspended from flying training at Air Force Academy will not be eligible to apply.


2. Technical Branch (Both Male & Female) :


For Male :


No. 84 Aeronautical Engineers (84 AEC) Course (Permanent Commission) – Commencing from January 2014.
No. 56 Short Service Commission (56 SSC) Course – Commencing from January 2014.
University Entry Scheme (UES – 2014) (Permanent Commission ) – Commencing from July 2014.


For Female :


No. 56 Short Service Commission (56 SSC) Course – Commencing from January 2014.


Eligibility Criteria :


Age Limit : Min 18 to Max 28 years as on 1st January 2014.


Education Qualification : Applied Candidates must have completed Aeronautical Engineering either in Electronics or in Mechanical. For more details please download advertisement for both men and women.


Physical Standard :


Height : 157.5 CMs (Men ) – 152 CMs (Women)
Weight : Correlated


3. Ground Duty Branches :


For Male :

No. 135 Ground Duty Officers’(135 GDOC) Course (Permanent Commission) – Commencing from January 2014.
No. 28 Short Service Commission (28 SSC) Course – Commencing from January 2014.


For Female :

No. 44 Short Service Commission (44 SSC) Course


Age Limit : (For Both male (men) & female (women) Candidates).


Course Age Limit Born between ( both dates inclusive)
For Graduates 20-23 02 January 1991 to 01 January 1994
For Post Graduates / LLB (Five years integrated course). 20-25 02 January 1989 to 01 January 1994
For LLB (Three years course after Graduation) 20-26 02 January 1988 to 01 January 1994
For M Ed / Ph D / CA / ICWA 20-27 02 January 1987 to 01 January 1994




Education Qualification :

Applied Candidates must holding Bachelor’s degree in any subject area with 60% Marks or PG Degree or equivalent diploma in any subject area with 50% Marks.


Physical Standard :


Height : 157.5 CMs (Men ) – 152 CMs (Women)
Weight : Correlated.

For more: visit
www.careerairforce.nic.in