AFCAT Syllabus 2020 is discussed here. 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.
|Name of the Exam||Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT)|
|Conducting Body||Indian Air Force (IAF)|
|Language of the Exam||English|
|Occurrence||February and August|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
The online exam is conducted by the Indian Air Force. The selection process of AFCAT Exam comprises the following stages:
AFCAT Written Exam is the only criteria for clearing first stage for the Non-Technical candidates; while AFCAT+ EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) for the Technical candidates
Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Interview
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.
|Exam||AFCAT||EKT (only for technical)|
|Mode of Exam||Online||Online|
|No. of Questions||100||50|
|Duration of Exam||2 hours (120 minutes)||45 minutes|
|Sections in Paper||General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test||Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics|
|Negative Marking||1 mark||1 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).
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.
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:
Art and Culture
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:
Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate word
Synonyms and Antonyms
Testing of Vocabulary
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:
Decimal and Fraction
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Time & Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams)
Ratio & Proportion
Time and Work
Profit & Loss
Odd One Out
Dot Situation Analysis
Coding and Decoding
Spotting the Embedded Figures
AFCAT EKT is a 45 minute exam and is followed by AFCAT. Candidates are given half an hour window after which AFCAT EKT Exam takes place. The total duration for AFCAT exam is 2 hours and the mode of examination is online.
The AFCAT EKT Exam Syllabus has a General engineering part which is based on the common topics of multiple branches of engineering. Also, based on the degree of the candidate, there are questions from the specialized part. These involve the following:
|AFCAT EKT Fundamental Engineering Syllabus||Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics, and Engineering Drawing|
|AFCAT EKT Allied Engineering Topics Syllabus||Control Engineering, Telecommunication Systems, Electrical Engineering, Radar Theory, Instrumentation, Antenna, and Wave Propagation, and Microwave Engineering|
|AFCAT EKT Computer Science Engineering Syllabus||Information Technology, Network Theory Design, Analog, and Digital Electronics, Computer Networks, Switching Theory, and Electronic Devices|
|AFCAT EKT Mechanical Engineering Syllabus||Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulic Machines, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Manufacturing Science, and Machine Drawing|
|AFCAT EKT Electrical & Electronics Engineering Syllabus||Microwave Engineering, Analog, and Digital Electronics, Electronic Devices, Telecommunication Systems, Microwave Engineering, Control Engineering, and Electrical Engineering|
Q 1. I have completed my Class XII exam. Am I eligible for AFCAT.?
Ans. No, Graduation is must for AFCAT.
Q 2. How many times a year is AFCAT conducted.?
Ans. AFCAT is conducted twice a year.
Q 3. What is the time duration for AFCAT?
Ans. For Common exam the time is of 120 minutes and for EKT it is 45 minutes.
Q 4. Is there any fee / registration charges etc. for AFCAT.?
Ans. Yes, There is Fee for AFCAT 2020 Online Form.
Q 5. Is permanent Commission offered for Flying Branch through AFCAT.?
Ans. No, Only Short Service Commission is offered by AFCAT.