AFCAT pattern syllabus and strategy

AFCAT pattern syllabus and strategy

AFCAT pattern syllabus and strategy

AFCAT pattern syllabus and strategy

Q. What is  (AFCAT) mean & who conduct the (AFCAT) exam ? 

Indian Air Force conduct Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT), for recruitment of candidates into Flying (Short Service Commission only), Technical (Permanent and Short Service Commission) and Ground Duty (Permanent and Short Service Commission) Branches.

The AFCAT Exam is usually conducted twice a year.

The examination is designed to assess the understanding level of concepts and intelligence of the candidate. Candidates can check the Exam Pattern and Syllabus of AFCAT 2020 here.

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Q. What is the Overview Of the exam ?

Name of the ExamAir Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)
Conducting Body Indian Air Force (IAF)
Language of the Exam English
Occurrence February and August
Mode of Exam  Online

Q. What is the pattern of AFCAT Exam Pattern ?

The AFCAT exam consists of General Aptitude, General Awareness (GK), Verbal Ability, Reasoning and Military Aptitude. Candidates can check the Exam Pattern of AFCAT in the table below.

ExamAFCATEKT (only for technical)
Mode of ExamOnlineOnline
No. of Questions10050
Maximum Marks300150
Duration of Exam2 hours (120 minutes)45 minutes
Sections in PaperGeneral Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude TestMechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics
Negative Marking1 mark1 mark

For all the candidates of the AFCAT, it is mandatory to appear in the written test. Also, the candidates who have applied for the technical posts need to appear in the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).

Important Points:

AFCAT pattern syllabus and strategy

AFCAT pattern syllabus and strategy

Total Time Duration: 2 hours

Number of Questions: 100

Marking Criteria: +3 for each correct answer

Negative Marking: -1 for each incorrect answer

No marks for unattended questions.

Q. What is the AFCAT Syllabus ?

General Awareness

This section tests the general knowledge of the candidates. The questions are designed on the basis of ongoing, current events in various fields around the world. About 20 questions are asked in this section.

The major topics covered in this section are given below:




4.Art and Culture

5.Current Affairs





10.Basic Science

AFCAT Syllabus: English

This section tests the proficiency of student in English. The knowledge of language through comprehension is also a part of this section. Total number of questions asked from this section will be about 30.

The important topics for this section are:


2.Basic Grammar

3.Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate word


5.Error Detection

6.Sentence Completion

7.Synonyms and Antonyms

8.Testing of Vocabulary

AFCAT Syllabus: Numerical Ability

This section is to check the knowledge, speed and accuracy of the student in solving numerical problems. Basic Mathematical concepts are covered.

The important topics of this section are as follows:

1.Decimal and Fraction

2.Simple Interest & Compound Interest

3.Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)


5.Ratio & Proportion

6.Time and Work


8.Profit & Loss

AFCAT Syllabus: Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test:

1.Odd One Out


3.Venn Diagram

4.Pattern Completion

5.Dot Situation Analysis

6.Blood Relation

7.Missing Figures

8.Figure Classification

9.Coding and Decoding

10.Spotting the Embedded Figures


The following table represents the approximate number of questions asked from each section:

General Awareness20602 hours
Verbal Ability in English3090
Numerical Ability1545
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test35105

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