Indian Air Force (IAF) has postponed its AFCAT examination which was scheduled to be held on August 24 at Srinagar exam centres due to Kashmir clampdown that started after Article 370 was revoked making Jammu and Kashmir a Union Territory. The fresh date for the examination in Srinagar will be notified later, an official statement said.
The admit cards for the same were made available from August 5. Indian Air force in February had invited online application from enthusiastic and adventurous Indian citizens to join the Indian Air Force s commissioned officers in Flying, Ground Duty (Technical), ground Duty (non technical) branches.
However, the examination scheduled to be held at centres established at Leh and Jammu would be conducted as per the fixed schedule.
A statement by Directorate of Information, Jammu and Kashmir reads, "However, the examination scheduled to be held at centres established at Leh and Jammu would be conducted as per the fixed schedule."
In a statement issued by the IAF, it said that due to the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, 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.
The AFCAT 2019 will be of two hours duration and will contain multiple-choice questions on verbal ability, numerical ability, reasoning, general awareness and military aptitude.