AFCAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2024

As the AFCAT 2024 Notification for the AFCAT 2 exam has been released for 304 vacancies, the candidates interested must go through the detailed AFCAT Syllabus and Exam Pattern. Indian Air Force conducts 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 complete AFCAT Syllabus 2024 and Exam Pattern discussed in detail in the article.

AFCAT Syllabus 2024- Overview

The AFCAT 2 2024 Exam notification contains the latest AFCAT Syllabus and exam pattern, therefore it's high time for the candidates who are interested in the job profile of multiple posts in Flying and Ground Duty [Technical and Non-Technical]. Check the marking scheme, negative marking, time duration and other details for the AFCAT exam from here. 

AFCAT Syllabus 2024
Recruitment BodyIndian Air Force (IAF)
Exam NameAir Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT 2024)
AFACT 1 Vacancies317
Exam LevelNational
AFCAT Exam Date 2024September 2024
Mode of ExamOnline
Time Duration2 hours for AFCAT 
Marking Scheme3 marks for each right answer
Negative Marking Scheme1 mark for each wrong answer
Selection ProcessWritten test- AFSB Test- Medical Examination
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AFCAT 2 Notification 2024 Out for 304 Vacancies- Click to Check

AFCAT Exam Selection Process 2024

The online exam is conducted by the Indian Air Force. The selection process for the AFCAT Exam comprises the following stages:

The AFCAT Written Exam is the only criterion for clearing the first stage for the Non-Technical candidates; while the AFCAT+ EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) for the Technical candidates

  1. AFCat/ AFCAT
  2. Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Interview
  3. Medical Test

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2024

The AFCAT exam consists of General Aptitude, General Awareness (GK), Verbal Ability, Reasoning and Military Aptitude. Candidates can check the Exam Pattern of the 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 Test
Mechanical, 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. To be accepted for the posts offered by the Indian Air Force through the AFCAT 2 2024 Exam, one must score minimum qualifying marks both in the written test and the AFSB test as prescribed by the IAF.

Important Points:

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.

AFCAT Syllabus 2024

Here we are discussing the AFCAT syllabus for all subjects General Awareness, English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test.

AFCAT Syllabus for 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:

  1. History
  2. Sports
  3. Geography
  4. Art and Culture
  5. Current Affairs
  6. Politics
  7. Civics
  8. Environment
  9. Defense
  10. Basic Science

AFCAT Syllabus- English

This section tests the proficiency of students 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:

  1. Comprehension
  2. Basic Grammar
  3. Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate word
  4. Tenses
  5. Error Detection
  6. Sentence Completion
  7. Synonyms and Antonyms
  8. Testing of Vocabulary
  9. One Word Substitution

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)
  4. Percentage
  5. Ratio and Proportion
  6. Time and Work
  7. Average
  8. Profit  and Loss

AFCAT Syllabus- Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

Practice with questions from the topics mentioned below to improve your Reasoning & Aptitude sections 

  1. Odd One Out
  2. Analogy
  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
  11. Sequencing

AFCAT 2 Notification 2024 Out for 304 Officers Posts

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AFCAT Syllabus 2024: FAQs

Ans. No, Graduation is must for AFCAT.

Ans. AFCAT is conducted twice a year.

Ans. For Common exam the time is of 120 minutes.

Ans. Yes, There is Fee for AFCAT 2024 Online Form.

Ans. No, Only Short Service Commission is offered by AFCAT.

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