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AFCAT Salary 2018 | AFCAT Flying, Ground and Technical Branch in Hand Salary

AFCAT Salary Structure for Flying, Ground Duty and Technical Branch 2018 – What IAF Offers via AFCAT is tremendous for many of us. But i believe many of us are not joining Indian Air Force because they pay very well but we have the patriotism to serve the nation.

Update: Salary as per 7th pay commission has been revised.

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But well, we should not disregard the fact that everybody of us need money to serve our family and live a happy life hence AFCAT Salary plays vital role for us.

AFCAT Salary

AFCAT Salary 2018

IAF Salary – Here we are going to discuss Salary Structure of Air Force Common Admission Test also known as AFCAT Exam. There is total 3 branches candidates will get commissioned via AFCAT Exam. Here we will elaborate salary, Grade pay, Pay Scale, basic Pay, Allowances and In hand salary for Flying Branch, Technical Branch and Ground Duty Branch.

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  1. Flying Branch Salary
  2. Ground Duty Branch Salary
  3. Technical Branch Salary

More on AFCAT Exam:

You need appear for Written Exam (AFCAT & EKT Exam), SSB Process and Medical Examination Before Final Selection in AFCAT Exam.

AFCAT Salary Structure 2018

Pay Band in AFCAT is different for all the Branch. Here we will provided the separate breakup of Salary Branch wise.

A Flying Officer will be entitled to Pay in Pay Band (` 15,600 – 39,100) per month along with Grade Pay, Military Service Pay. Dearness Allowances, Kit Maintenance & Transport Allowance.

In addition, other allowances are applicable based on nature of duty/ place of posting and would include Flying, Technical, Field Area, Special Compensatory (Hill area), Special Force, Siachin, Island Special Duty, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer, Area and Remote Locality.

On successful completion of Training,You will get Gross Monthly Salary as Follow.

  • Flying Branch salary – 85,372/-
  • Ground Duty (Tech) Branch Salary – 74,872/-
  • Ground Duty (Non-tech) Branch Salary – 71,872/-

In Ground Duty Non Technical, Total 4 duties will be there. They are Administration, Logistics, Accounts and Education Duty.

Allowances in IAF

You will entitled for below allowances in AFCAT along with Grade Pay.

  • Military Service Pay
  • Dearness Allowances (DA)
  • Kit Maintenance
  • Transport Allowance (TA)
  •  Other allowances based on nature of duty/ place of posting and would include Flying, Technical, Field Area, Special Compensatory (Hill area), Special Force, Siachin, Island Special Duty, Test Pilot & Flight Test Engineer, Area and Remote Locality.

The pay and allowances are subject to enhancement based on implementation of VII CPC (7th pay Commission implementation)

AFCAT Benefits

In addition to the Pay & Allowances, officers are entitled to various benefits as follows,

  • Furnished accommodation
  • Comprehensive medical cover for self and dependents
  • Supply of entitled rations
  • Canteen
  • Officers’ mess facilities and many more

LTC and leave (60 days annual and 20 days casual) subject to service exigency.


You will get insurance coverage after successful training or on the time of commission. 75 Lakh Insurance Cover (on contribution) is applicable to serving officers. Additional cover of 10 Lakh (on contribution) is applicable to Flying Branch Officers.

Thanks for reading Indian Air Force Salary and please comment if any questions.

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  1. Can i apply for Afcat with 10+2

    1. If you want to join Airforce after 12th then attempt NDA exam.

    2. No you have to be a graduate to apply for afcat you can also apply for afcat in final year .

  2. If I got only 60 % then it is possible that I should got admit card from b. Com

  3. Sir for afcat it is true that thereally has also sc/st quota

    1. No Quota system in army

  4. Can we get a job as ground duties(tech) If there’s any defects in eye

  5. How can i get a good job in defence….with bio 12pass

  6. I have got 50% marks in graduation ( I want to join indian air force.Am i elligible for afcat exam.

    1. No u r not but if you will do M.Tech. Aggregate more then 60% the u can….

  7. Sir I want to join Air Force ground tech but I m colour blindness so will I be declare as medically unfit ?

  8. Now iam pursuing my final year.. Am i eligible to apply for the exam

  9. im a girl can i apply this afcat exam.i got 70%marks in graduadtionn(aeronautical science).am i eligible for afcat exam in flying branch.

  10. Can i join air force after completing b pharm, though i take pcmb in class 12th and get above 60%

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