About AFCAT AFSB
After the declaration of the AFCAT result, the candidate who has cleared stage 1 of AFCAT will be called for the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) interview that is stage 2. The qualifying candidates have to log in to their profile and the date selection link will be their click on the link and select the date and AFSB center of their choice as per their convenience.
There are four AFCAT AFSB center which candidate has to choose these are, AFSB Varanasi, AFSB Gandhinagar, AFSB Dehradun, and AFSB Mysore. While selecting the date and center candidate has to be careful because once the center is selected it will not be changed although the change in date can be considered but for the special cases.
For the AFCAT AFSB interview the qualifying candidate has to choose one of the following AFSB centers:
AFCAT AFSB Centres
For the Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branch:
- (1 AFSB) AFSB Dehradun
- (2 AFSB) AFSB Mysuru
- (3 AFSB) AFSB Gandhinagar
- (4 AFSB) AFSB Varanasi
For the Flying Branch:
- Dehradun AFSB
- Mysore AFSB
- Varanasi AFSB
AFSB AFCAT Selection Process
After the selection of the date and center, the candidate will receive or download the call letter. The call letter will provide all the necessary information regarding the AFSB and dress code.
On the selected the candidate has to report to the movement control office (MCO) at the railway station. The ASFB center representative will be present there he will guide you to the bus that will take you to the AFSB center. Candidates who will come by road have to report directly to the AFSB center.
Documents Required at AFCAT Selection Centre
- Following are the list of the documents that will be required at the AFSB centre:
- Original and photocopies of 10th class mark sheet and certificate.
- Recent passport size photos.
- Commercial Pilots’ License, issued by DGCA original and valid (if applicable).
- For the refund of travel, allowance brings bus ticket/railway ticket.
- NCC Certificate original (if applicable).
- Original Graduation degree or post-graduation degree (if you don’t have original then bring provisional degree).
- Central, State, and PSU employers have to bring the NOC.
- Original and photocopy of AFCAT admit card.
Note: the candidate has to self-attach the documents and the final year student who doesn’t have a degree has to bring the provisional degree and the certificate from the college.
Composition of the AFCAT AFSB
The AFSB is the same as the Service Selection Board (SSB), the testing is done in three formats which are:
1) The Interviewing Officer (IO)
2) Group Task Officer (GTO)
Testing Schedule of AFCAT AFSB
The testing of the AFSB is done in two stages and in 5 days. The candidates who will clear stage 1 of screening will go for the stage 2 process. The detail of every day of testing is given below:
Day 1: Screening Test
The screening is done in 2 parts these are:
The intelligence test (verbal and non-verbal) is similar to the IQ test. These include verbal analogies, synonyms and antonyms, critical reasoning, and verbal deductions.
The non-verbal intelligence test includes a series of patterns and figures. Where a candidate has to identify the pattern and choose the correct answer.
Picture Perception and Description Test (PPDT)
After the intelligence test candidates have to go through PP and DT. In the picture perception test (PP), the candidates are shown a picture and asked to write a short story based on their perception of the picture within 4 minutes, and 30 seconds are given to observe the picture.
After the perception test (PP) the candidates are divided into groups and are asked to narrate the story one by one. Once the narration of the stories is done, the group is expected to discuss and arrive at one common story.
After the intelligence test and PPDT, the result is declared on the basis of these two tests. The candidates who cleared stage 1 are screen in and others will be screen out, and the screen in candidates will go for stage 2 testing.
AFCAT Interview Process
The interview of the candidates will be done on any day between day 2 and day 5. The candidate will be informed in advance before the interview. In the interview, round questions are asked generally from the experience and personal life of the candidate, mostly the questions are from the PIQ form which the candidate has to fill after getting the screen in on day 1.
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Day 2: Psychological Test
On the second day the psychological tests are conducted these are:
Word Association Test (WAT)
In this test, candidates are shown 60 words one after the other and are expected to make a short sentence using the word shown.
Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
In this test, candidates will be shown 11 pictures on the basis of his/her perception the candidate has to write the story, and in the end, one blank picture will be shown where the candidate has to write any of the stories of his choice.
Situation Reaction Test (SRT)
In this test, candidates are given 60 situations and the candidate has to write his responses.
Self-Description (SD) Test
In this test, the candidate has to write about himself on the given set of questions by the testing officer.
Day 3: Group Testing Exercises
It begins with the third day. These group tasks are done in the groups which are formed by the testing officers. Group Task Officer (GTO) will conduct these tasks and before conducting these tasks the GTO will give the instructions and the guidelines about the tasks.
Tests that are done on day 3 are:
- Group Discussion (GD)
- Group Planning Exercise (GPE)
- Progressive Group Task (PGT)
- Group Obstacle Race (GOR)
- Half Group Task (HGT)
Note: Lecturette is not conducted in the AFSB it is conducted in SSB (Army and Navy).
Day 4: Remaining Group Tests
The remaining group tasks are conducted on the fourth day. These includes:
- Command Task (CT)
- Final Group Task (FGT)
- Individual Obstacles (IO)
In the individual obstacles, the test candidate has to cover the 10 obstacles within 3 minutes.
Day 5: Conference Round
On the last day, the final board conference is held and the results are announced.
In the conference round each and every candidate has to appear before the entire board in the conference room. The candidates are called one by one and the board asks few general questions.
Result of AFSB:
After the conference the result is announced on the basis of all the tests, the candidates who cleared the tests are recommended and have to go for the medical test and others will be conference out.
AFCAT Medical Test
After getting recommended the candidate has to go for the medical test, but in the AFSB it is not done immediately candidate has to choose the date and medical center. The candidate who fails in the medical test with temporary rejection can apply for the re-medical but for the permanent rejection in the medical test he cannot apply for the re-medical test.
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