The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is an opportunity for both male and female candidates who aspire to join the Indian Air Force Academy as gazetted officers for both Permanent Commission (PC) and Short Service Commission (SSC). The Indian Air Force conducts AFCAT to recruit candidates for the position of Group A Gazetted Officers in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical). The AFCAT examination will be held online on 12th, 13th, and 14th February 2022.
Permanent Commission (PC) for Men – Candidates who join as Permanent Commission (PC) Officers will serve in their respective branches until they reach the age of retirement, depending on their rank.
Short Service Commission (SSC) for Men & Women –
(i) Flying Branch Short Service Commission Officers (Men and Women) will have a career of fourteen-year from the date of commissioning. This period is non-extendable.
(ii) Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Short Service Commission Officers will have an initial tenure of ten years. They may be granted a four-year extension based on service requirements, suitability, willingness, merit, and availability of vacancies. The decision to grant a Permanent Commission would be based on service requirements, willingness, merit, vacancy availability, and suitability.