AFCAT-2012 - Officers in Indian Air Force – IAF Officers Recruitment – 2012 - last date July 9, 2012

Indian Air Force is regarded as an imperial service with its repute and honor

Officers in Indian Air Force – IAF Officers Recruitment – 2012 - last date July 9, 2012

Applications for Flying Branch, Technical Branch, and Ground Duty Branches are acceptable.

With the recent initiative Indian Air Force invites enterprising and adventurous personnel for recruitment into its Commissioned ranks in the flying as well as ground duties. It also invites competent youths to be a part of this glorifying career oriented courses with its Short Service Commission. The details of the recruitment in to the courses are as follows:
Course Commencement Period: July 2013
Courses: 1. Flying Branch: Short Service Commission

2. Technical Branch: Permanent/ Short Service Commission
3. Ground Duty Branch: Permanent/ Short Service Commission
Important date sheet for applying for various courses:
Commencement of Receipt of Online/ Offline Applications: 9th of June 2012
Terminal Date for Receipt of Online/ Offline Application: 9th of July 2012

Terminal Date for Receipt of Offline Application from the states of Assam, Manipur, Mozoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunanchal Pradesh, Andaman, Nocobar, Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands: 16th of July 2012
Scheduled Date for AFCAT-2012: 26th of August 2012 (Sunday)
Pay Packages and Other benefits:
As a service person of one of the most glorious profiles of jobs in India, you will be entitled to receive various advantages along with your pay package.
  1. Flying Branch: Pay band of Rs. 15,500 – Rs. 30,100 (An approximate monthly salary would be around Rs.61,580 including the TA/DA and other benefits/allowances)
  2. Technical Branch: The gross average monthly Income will be around Rs. 52,830
  3. Ground Duties: The expected Gross average monthly income will be Rs.50,330

  • The training for all the courses will commence from the First week of July 2013. For Flying Officer Personnel and Technical Officer Personnel, the training will be of 74 weeks duration and that for the Ground duties Officers will be of 52 weeks duration.
  • Training is a mandatory part of the courses and has to be successfully completed in order to receive the Commission.
  • The trainings will be conducted exclusively at the Air Force Training Establishments.

Selection Procedure:
The selection will be based on the following testing of eligibility patterns:
  1. 1. Written test (AFCAT) on 26th of August 2012
  2. 2. Further testing of short-listed candidates at any one of the Air Force Selection Boards (AFSB). This testing will be done in two stages (i.e. Stage-I and II)
  3. 3. PABT for Flying Branch
  4. 4. Medical Examinations on the basis of recommendations of AFSBs
  5. 5. Announcement of Merit List
  6. 6. 10% of seats in Technical Branches and Ground Duties will be reserved for NCC ‘C’ certificate holders

Pay Scale:

Ground Duty branches – Rs. 50,330/-
Flying Branch – Rs. 61,580/-
Technical Branch – Rs. 52,830/-

Training commencement from first week of July 2013. Duration of training will be 74 weeks and for ground duty branches will be 52 weeks.

How to apply:
Online Mode:
a) Log on to

b) Select the notification AFCAT 02-2012 and click on ‘Apply Online’
c) Fill up the requisite details with consistency and complete all required fields with authentic details
d) Please keep a scanned image of Color passport size photo for uploading at appropriate spaces on the online application form.
Offline Mode:
a) Download or Print or copy the application form in the format as specified in the advertisement published on the website of Air Force recruitment
b) Fill up necessary details with photograph
c) Forward the Application to AFCAT Cell, Post Box No:5, RK Puram (Main) P.O., New Delhi – 110066 by ordinary post only

NOTE: All the candidates applying for the courses as stated above are mandatorily required to submit their Email ID, which will be the only mode of communication to the candidates in future stages of recruitment. Applications received without Email ID will be summarily rejected.

Offline: Candidates can apply offline with complete applications to given address:

AFCAT Cell, Post Bag No – 5,
PK Puram (Main) P.O., New Delhi – 110066

by ordinary post.

Website: for more details visit

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