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Old 18th February 2016, 03:02 PM
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Hi I am interested in knowing if one can appear for the AFCAT Examination after completing the MBA program?
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Old 18th February 2016, 03:45 PM
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Default Re: AFCAT for MBA

If you want to become an officer in the Indian Air Force (IAF), one needs to appear for the AFCAT. In order to do so, you need to meet the followingeligibility criteria. The requirements vary for each branch of the air force:

Flying Branch
1. Age: One must be 20 - 24 years old (as on 1 January, 2016). Candidates holding valid and current Commercial Pilot License issued by DGCA (India) may have their upper age limit relaxed to 26 years.

2. Educational Qualifications: A Graduate from any discipline from a recognized University who have attained 60% marks in aggregate in all papers with Physics and Mathematics at 10+2 level. B.E. or B.Tech. students with minimum 60% marks may also apply.

3. Physical Standards:
i) Bare Minimum Height is 162.5cms for both men and women with correlated weight, minimum leg length is 99cms and maximum 120cms, thigh length maximum 64cms, sitting height minimum 81.5cms and maximum 96cms.
ii) Vision- Bare Minimum Visual Acuity 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in another, correctable to 6/6 only for Hypermetropia with Manifest Myopia Nil. Candidates with LASIK surgery must fulfill the conditions mentioned in the official website.
Important - One can't apply if you have failed the Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) earlier or if you are a Flight Cadet suspended from flying training at Air Force Academy.
Technical Branch
1. Age: One must be 20 - 26 years old (as on 1 January, 2016)
2. Educational Qualifications: Aeronautical Engineer (Electronics) {AE (L)} and Aeronautical Engineer (Mechanical) {AE (M)} - aspirants applying for this branch must have a four year degree qualification from a recognized University or cleared Sections A and B examination of Associate Membership of Institution of Engineers (India) or Aeronautical Society of India by actual studies. aspirants must also have at least 60% marks in aggregate with minimum eight of the eighteen specified subjects mentioned in the website.
3. Physical Standards:
i) Height and weight- minimum height should be 157.5cms with correlative weight for men and 152cms for women.
ii) All medical criteria will be evaluated by the Air Force Medical authorities whose decision will be final.

Ground Duty Branches
1. Age: One must be 20 - 26 years old (as on 1 January, 2016)
2. Educational Qualifications: The educational requirements vary according to different branches in ground duty services:
i) Administration and Logistics- A Graduate in any discipline with 60% marks in aggregate or post-graduate in any discipline with 50% marks in aggregate
ii) Accounts- A Graduate degree in commerce with minimum 60% marks in aggregate or post graduate with 50% marks in aggregate.
iii) Education- A Post Graduate degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks in aggregate
3. Physical standards: Minimum height requirement for men is 157.5cms and 152 cms for women with correlated weight. Other medical criteria will be decided by the Air Force Medical authorities.

If one is less than 25 years old, one must be single (unmarried) in order to be eligible to apply for AFCAT. You cannot get married while undergoing training.
If one is older than 25 and married, one is eligible to apply for AFCAT.

However if selected one will have to live without the family or spouse at the training centre. No accommodation is arranged for them.

Since you have completed MBA you are definitely eligible if you fulfil other requirements.
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