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AFCAT Age Limit 2020
AFCAT Age Limit

Hello defence aspirants. We are back with AFCAT Age Limit 2020 where we will provide age limit in terms of years as well as exact date range in which your birth date must lie to be eligible for the upcoming AFCAT Exam. There are various branches in AFCAT exam with different age limit. So, many aspirants think that there attempts are over, but actually they are eligible for some or other posts in AFCAT exam. So, follow this detailed article so that you do not miss any opportunity to join Indian Air Force.

AGCAT exam recruits in 3 main branches: Flying Branch, Ground Duty (Technical) and Ground Duty (Non Technical) in which recruitment is done. AFCAT exam gives the option to join Indian Air force via Short Service Commission (SSC) or Permanent Commission (PC) which depends on the post you have applied. So, before beginning the actual age limit for AFCAT exam, lets have a basic overvieew about which branch provides SSC or PC.

AFCAT exam eligibility

AFCAT Age Limit 2020

Toughest Age Limit criteria in AFCAT exam is for Flying Branch which needs aspirant below age of 24 years at the time of joining Indian Air Force Academy (Means 23 years of age at the time of giving the exam!)

On the other hand, AFCAT Age Limit is much relaxed for Ground Duty Technical and Ground Duty Non-Technical. (All posts other than Flying Branch come in this catergory). You need to be below age of 26 years at the time of joining the Indian Air Force Academy (which means 25 years of age when you will give the AFCAT exam!)

AFCAT age limit

I have provided the upper age limit of AFCAT exam because its more important than lower age limit. Apart from above age criteria of AFCAT exam, you also need to be:

  • Completed Graduation or in Final Year of Graduation
  • Have degree from a specific field (as per post you have applied!)
  • Minimum 60 Marks in Physics and Maths (At 10+2 Level)

Check detailed article on AFCAT eligibility to have a overview of eligibility criteria for AFCAT exam.

Also Check: AFCAT Exam Pattern (A to Z things related to AFCAT Exam)

AFCAT Age Limit 2020 (Exact Dates)

AFCAT exam will be conducted twice in year 2020 (February and December). So, we will see AFCAT 1 2020 Age Limit as well as AFCAT 2 2020 Age Limit.

AFCAT 1 2020 Age Limit

AFCAT 1 2020 Age Limit for Flying Branch: 20-24 years

Exact Date: You must be born between 2nd January 1997 to 1st January 2001.

AFCAT 1 2020 Age Limit for Ground Duty Branch: 20-26 years

Exact Date: You must be born between 2nd January 1995 to 1st January 2001

AFCAT 1 2020 Age Limit for Technical Branch: 20-26 years

Exact Date: You must be born between 2nd January 1995 to 1st January 2001

AFCAT 2 2020 Age Limit

AFCAT 2 2020 Age Limit for Flying Branch: 20-24 years

Exact Date: You must be born between 2nd July 1997 to 1st July 2001

AFCAT 2 2020 Age Limit for Ground Duty Branch: 20-26 years

Exact Date: You must be born between 2nd July 1995 to 1st July 2001

AFCAT 2 2020 Age Limit for Technical Branch: 20-26 years

Exact Date: You must be born between 2nd July 1995 to 1st July 2001

AFCAT 1 2021 Age Limit

AFCAT 1 2021 Age Limit for Flying Branch: 20-24 years

Exact Date: You must be born between 2nd January 1998 to 1st January 2002

AFCAT 1 2021 Age Limit for Ground Duty Branch: 20-26 years

Exact Date: You must be born between 2nd January 1996 to 1st January 2002

AFCAT 1 2021 Age Limit for Technical Branch: 20-26 years

Exact Date: You must be born between 2nd January 1996 to 1st January 2002

AFCAT 2 2021 Age Limit

AFCAT 2 2021 Age Limit for Flying Branch: 20-24 years

Exact Date: You must be born between 2nd July 1998 to 1st July 2002

AFCAT 2 2021 Age Limit for Ground Duty Branch: 20-26 years

Exact Date: You must be born between 2nd July 1996 to 1st July 2002

AFCAT 2 2021 Age Limit for Technical Branch: 20-26 years

Exact Date: You must be born between 2nd July 1996 to 1st July 2002

In all the above AFCAT Age Limits, both dates are inclusive!

Also Check: AFCAT Syllabus 2020 (Chapter-wise weightage of AFCAT Subjects)

Can I give AFCAT Exam in the Last Year of Graduation?

Yes. It is absolutely possible to give AFCAT exam in last year of graduation provided that you are within the age limit provided above and fulfill all criteria’s of AFCAT Eligibility.


Number of Attempts for AFCAT Exam



‘Number of attempts for AFCAT exam’ is one of the most commonly asked question by defence aspirants. Actually it depends on your type of graduation, passing out year, and latest age limit provided by AFCAT. 


On an average, an aspirant gets minimum 5-6 attempts considering that he has graduated at the age of 22 years and gives his first attempt in the last year of graduation.

Conclusion

Every graduate gets enough number of attempts (opportunities) to join Indian Air Force via AFCAT Exam. So, focus on detailed strategy of AFCAT Exam if you want guaranteed success. And its recommended to analyse AFCAT exam pattern and Syllabus before beginning the exact preparation (So that you do a targeted study)

And if you still have any doubts, do let us know. We will solve your doubts within 24 hours.

Jai Hind!

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