Indian Air Force has adopted online examination system for Officer cadre and Airmen cadre selection, Last date is 12 Jan 2018

Indian Air Force has adopted online examination system for Officer cadre and Airmen cadre selection. The new system will be implemented from January 2018 for Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Scheduled Test For Airmen Recruitment (STAR), online registration for which will begin from today (15 December 2017). Indian Air Force in collaboration with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will henceforth conduct online examination for selection of Officers and Airmen cadres.

Indian Air Force AFCAT
The officers in the IAF come from three routes — National Defence Academy (NDA), Combined Defence Services (CDS) and AFCAT.

Indian Air Force conducts AFCAT for officer cadre and STAR for airmen cadre. Every year, STAR held at 14 centres and there are more than hundred centres for AFCAT. With lesser centres it was tough for aspirants to appear for the exam, and candidates had to travel to nearby States or UTs for the same. Geographical reach is a major constraint in the present examination system of Indian Air Force. TO make it easier for candidate and system the new online exam system, there would be apx 760 exam centers national-wide. Candidates can apply from official website of IAF at or also

Important Dates

  • Online Application Start From: 15 December 2017
  • Last Date of Online Application: 12 January 2018
  • Selection Test : 10 and 11 March 2018

Age Limit

  • Candidate born between 13 January 1998 and 02 January 2002 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply
  • In case, a candidate clears all the stages of the Selection Procedure, then the upper age limit as on date of enrollment is 21 years.


Examination fee of ₹250/-is to be paid by the candidate while registering for the online examination. The payment can be made by using Debit Cards/ Credit Cards/Internet Banking through payment gateway. The examination fee can also be paid by Challan payment at any Axis Bank Branch.

Apply Online

Interested and Eligible can apply through the official website Application at and the same would also be available on