The Air Force Common Admission Test has been rescheduled at Srinagar centre. The exam is scheduled to be held on August 24 and 25 nationwide 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 Aug 19 has been rescheduled," reads a tweet by the Indian Air Force.
"Fresh dates of exam shall be notified shortly," it adds.
Important notice for AFCAT candidates: Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) 02/2019 at exam centres in Srinagar (J&K) on 24 & 25 Aug 19 has been rescheduled. Fresh dates of exam shall be notified shortly. pic.twitter.com/7241Axgjs1— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) August 23, 2019
Citing the difficulty candidates are facing to download hall tickets due to the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley, the IAF announced rescheduling the exam.
Internet and mobile services are suspended across the Kashmir Valley since August 5.
"Due to 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," news agency PTI quoted a statement issued by the IAF said.
However, the examination to be held at centres established in Leh and Jammu would be conducted as per the fixed schedule, the official statement said.
AFCAT is held for all entries of Indian Air Force other than National Defence Academy (NDA) and Combined Defence Services Exam. The test is conducted twice a year, in February and August.
AFCAT qualifiers will appear for the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Testing at Dehradun, Varanasi, Gandhinagar or Mysuru. In the AFSB testing candidates will appear for Officer Intelligence rating Test, Picture perception and Discussion Test, Psychological Tests, group tests and interview.
The All India merit list will be based on the written test and the AFSB test.
Candidates who have applied for flying branch and have been recommended, will also have to undergo Computerised Pilot Selection System (CPSS) test .
Apart from these exams, Indian Air Force also recruits candidates through NCC entry. Air Squadron NCC Senior division 'C' certificate holders are to apply online through NCC Special entry.
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