New Delhi, August 24: The Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) at Srinagar centre has been rescheduled. The exam will be conducted on August 24 and 25 countrywide for Flying Branch and Ground Duties (Technical and Non-Technical)/NCC Special Entry/Meteorology Entry.
“Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 02/2019 at exam centres in Srinagar (J&K) on 24 & 25 August 2019 has been rescheduled. Fresh dates of exam shall be notified shortly,” reads a tweet from the Indian Air Force.
Trouble in downloading hall ticket
The IAF declared rescheduling the exam owing to the difficulty that candidates are facing to download hall tickets due to the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley. Since August 5, internet and mobile services are suspended across the Valley.
“Due to the prevailing situation, the candidates are not able to download their hall tickets for the examination and the decision has been taken to postpone the examination for the convenience of candidates who have been allotted Srinagar centre,” a statement issued by the IAF stated.
However, the official statement said that the exam to be conducted at test centres established in Leh and Jammu would be held as per the fixed schedule.
About Air Force Common Admission Test
AFCAT is conducted for all entries of Indian Air Force other than National Defence Academy (NDA) and Combined Defence Services Exam. It is held twice a year, in February and August. The qualified candidates will be required to appear for the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Testing at Dehradun, Varanasi, Gandhinagar or Mysuru. Candidates will appear for Officer Intelligence Rating Test, Picture perception and Discussion Test, Psychological Tests, group tests and interview in the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) testing. The All India merit list will be prepared on the basis of the written test and the AFSB test. Those, who have applied for flying branch and have been recommended, will also be required to undergo the Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) test.
Indian Air Force also recruits candidates through NCC entry apart from these exams. Air Squadron NCC Senior division ‘C’ certificate holders have to apply online via NCC special entry.