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AFCAT 2021 Exam Syllabus, Pattern and Books

AFCAT stands for the Air Force Common Admission Test and is also referred to as the Indian Air Force exam. It is a national level competitive exam conducted by the Indian Air Force (IAF) twice i.e. AFCAT I and AFCAT II in a year to select officers for all its branches except for the medical and dental branches.

AFCAT II 2020 exam was held in the month of Oct, 2020. The result declaration is expected to be in December 2020. Along with all these important information board has also provided Syllabus for various posts. The candidates can check the complete syllabus in the below article.

AFCAT Syllabus is based on the graduation level knowledge for all the subjects except the numerical ability. The syllabus for numerical ability will be of matriculation level. The complete syllabus as provided by the board is described below. Each candidate must check the syllabus before starting the preparation.

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AFCAT Syllabus in Detail

IAF is the conducting body of the national level competitive exam for the admission in Indian Air Force popularly known as AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test). IAF provides Syllabus or the exam a few months before the exam on its official website

As per the official notification, the AFCAT syllabus 2021 includes four main sections i.e. General Awareness, Verbal English, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability & Military Aptitude Test.

AFCAT Syllabus
1.General Awareness
2.Verbal English
3.Numerical Ability
4.Reasoning Ability And Military Aptitude Test

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AFCAT complete syllabus for all the four sections i.e General awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test is given below:

AFCAT Syllabus: General Awareness

The first section is General Ability tests consisting of 20 questions to test the candidates’ general knowledge through the process. In order to score the maximum in this section, students must know about topics on which the questions will be asked in the exam. The topics are mentioned below:

  • History
  • Sports
  • Geography
  • Environment
  • Culture
  • Defense
  • Art and Culture
  • International Current Affairs
  • Politics
  • Civics
  • Basic Science

AFCAT Syllabus: Verbal Ability in English

The questions asked in this section are 30. This section evaluates the applicants’ vocabulary, Grammer and Verbal Ability. It is to test the candidates understanding of the English Language. The topics designated for this section are listed below

  • Comprehension
  • Fill in the blank by choosing the appropriate word
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Completion
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Testing of Vocabulary
  • Tenses
  • Basic Grammar

AFCAT Syllabus: Numerical Ability

Numerical Ability section is to test the students’ ability to solve numerical problems with speed and accuracy. The students can score well in this section if they have a good understanding of basic Mathematical concepts. The topics on which questions will be asked in the exam in this section are as follows:

  • Decimal Fraction
  • Simplification
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Simple Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Percentage  

AFCAT Syllabus: Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

The questions in this section based on the diagrams, figures, charts, tables as analogies and reasoning. Questions in this section are asked from the syllabus which is listed below:

  • Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability
  • Data Interpretation
  • Embedded Figure
  • Missing Character
  • Seta Based on Arrangements
  • Rotated Blocks
  • Hidden Figures
  • Analogy

Best Preparation Books for AFCAT

In order to score maximum in AFCAT exam 2019, the candidates will require the most useful and highly recommended books. These books are essential to training the students in time management and also helps them get used to the exam pattern. Here is a list of some books that will help the students to prepare for the exam.

  • Let’s Crack AFCAT: Air Force Common Admission Test 2017
  • Air Force Common Admission Test 2017: AFCAT
  • AFCAT for Flying, Technical & Ground Duty Branch
  • AFCAT Self Study Guide – Cum – Practice Work Book
  • SSB Interview: The Complete Guide
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Highlights of AFCAT Exam Pattern

Exam pattern is another most important fact to know about to prepare best for AFCAT 2020. Below is the table showing all the essential details regarding the AFCAT Exam pattern.

ExamAFCATEKT (only for Technical)
Mode of ExamOnline i.e. Online i.e. computer based
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
Computer Science and
Electrical & Electronics
Negative Marking1 mark1 mark

As shown in the above figure, the AFCAT and EKT exam are computer-based tests (online mode). The number of questions asked in AFCAT is 100 and 50 in EKT. The maximum marks for AFCAT are 300 and 150 for EKT. Duration of the exam will be 2 hrs(120 minutes) and 45 minutes for AFCAT and EKT respectively. There will be negative marking of 1 mark in both

AFCAT and EKT that is 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. For future updates regarding the AFCAT I and AFCAT II exam keep visiting the page.