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Hello aspirants. Welcome to Entri again and if you are preparing for the AFCAT AFSB interview and looking to clear, then this article is for you. In this article, we will offer you with a few major AFSB interview questions asked in the IAF recruitment process. We will provide interview questions solely asked for the different branches. Commonly, entry-related questions are asked to a candidate primarily based on the candidate’s branch, qualification, and what they are applying for. The questions are also asked based on the interview group tests and psychological tests answered by the candidate. If you are from NCC, you are expected to know the basics of the Indian Armed Forces and similarly, if you are an engineer, you are expected to have basic field-associated knowledge. Check here on How to Prepare for AFCAT AFSB Interview 2022.
Common Interview Questions for AFCAT AFSB Candidates
1) How did you prepare for the AFCAT exam?
Explain the way you organised for the exam by going through the syllabus, how you prepared a study plan, segregated the subjects according to the weak and strong sections, and prepared in step as per the priority. Preparation tvia mock tests and practicing sample question papers can also be mentioned.
2)Why did you choose it instead of the CDS exam?
Give a sincere response. Like, tell them you have applied for CDS also or explain how crucial AFCAT is to you. Answers vary for different candidates.
3)Why do you want to join IAF?
The answer to the question varies for each candidate. Give an authentic and genuine response.
4)Do you think that AFCAT must be conducted by UPSC or another authority?
Answer in a respectful way. Explain that the AFCAT exam is conducted perfectly by the air force authorities and that you appreciate the choice of the top air force brasses until now no discrepancy has been reported in the examination.
5)Why did you choose this specific stream in AFCAT?
Share your motive behind the reason why you choose Ground duty, Flying, or Technical entry. Let it be an honest answer. It might probably be your interests, skills, or any personal reasons.
6)How would you compare this entry with other entries?
AFCAT exam is for the ones who are devoted and determined to enroll for the air force. While different entries like NDA and CDS give a chance to join any of the services.
7)Which sources do you prefer to prepare for the exam?
Answer by mentioning the names of the book which helped you prepare for the exam, additionally you could point out websites that helped you with the preparations. Practicing with mock tests, sample papers, etc can also be in your answers.
8)What are the differences between the SSB pattern of the AFCAT and other entries?
The selection criteria are the same. But few entries like CDS and NDA offer one-day accommodation to the applicants whereas one extra free day after GTO is provided in the AFCAT SSB. Apart from that, the GTO tasks of the AFCAT are different from the GTO tasks of other SSBs.
9)Why should I recommend you?
The interviewing officer wants to analyse the level of your dedication and desire to join the Indian Armed Forces. He also takes this opportunity to recognise your strengths and weaknesses. You can point out your leadership qualities. Your school and degree level appreciations and positions you have dealt with and speak about your achievements which will be useful for the question. Make sure you don’t flow far from the topic.
10)How to answer the questions regarding your native place and state?
For questions concerning your native place or district, be well aware about the culture, the events, and information like dishes, art, and well known personalities from the district.
No matter the form of questions you are asked in the course of the SSB interview, always ensure that you answer your personality. Do not answer questions by heart from the samples you read from different materials, especially when it no longer not resonate with your self.
Interview Question and answers for Flying Branch
Common AFSB Interview questions asked to the flying branch are given below. Always keep in mind that the succeeding questions can depend upon the answer for the preceding questions as well. These will be commonly asked questions but not necessarily the constant ones. So do put in the best research and come up with the best answers at AFSB Interview.
1)What are the three sub branches in which the flying branch is trifurcated into?
Helicopters, Fighters and Transport.
2)Tell me the names of 3 Helicopters of the Indian Air Force?
Mi-17, Mi-35 and ALH-Dhruv.
3)What is the principle on which an aircraft flies?
Aircrafts fly on the principle of aerodynamics and Bernoulli’s principle. The pressure difference over and below the wings gives it lift whereas the engines give it thrust.
4)What is Bernoulli’s principle? Give an example for the same.
The principle states that the increase in speed of a fluid occurs simultaneously with decrease in pressure or a decrease in the fluid’s potential energy. A1V1 = A2V2. An example is venture tube.
5)Explain to me what buoyancy is and how is it related to aircraft?
Buoyancy is the force exerted on an object when it is wholly or partially immersed in a fluid. To fly, a plane needs to displace a mass of air down equal to its own mass each second. The principle of buoyancy applies here too.
6)Tell me the most recent aircraft inducted into the IAF?
HAL Tejas LCA.However. It’s an indigenously made Light Combat Aircraft and its squadron is nicknamed ‘The Flying Daggers’.
7)What is the role of Aircrafts in IAF?
Aircraft are an integral part of any air force. They provide air superiority to the country’s military. IAF has the same role, to defend the country and fight in war or conduct aerial warfare.
8)What are the aircrafts of the Air Force used for when it is not at war?
When the air force is not at war, it is undertaking humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations and ultimately preparing for war.
9)Tell me the names of 5 transport aircrafts of IAF?
C-130J Super Hercules, C-17 GlobeMaster, IL-76 Gajraj, An-32, Refueller IL-78.
10)What is Knot, Nautical Mile and Mach?
A knot is one nautical mile per hour. A nautical mile = 1.8km/h and mile – 1.6km/h. Mach is the ratio of speed of the object to the speed of sound. If the object is travelling twice the speed of sound, it is said to be travelling in 2 mach.
11)Tell me the name of 5 fighter aircrafts of IAF?
Tejas, Su-30, Mig-29, Mig-21 Bison and Jaguar.
12)What is streamline shape and why is it important?
A streamline shape lowers the friction drag between a fluid and an object moving through that fluid. The shape is important because it reduces drag to a very high extent.
13)Tell me the names of the trainer aircrafts of IAF?
Pilatus PC-7, Hawk HJT, Kiran, Dornier.
14)Name the parts of the aircraft from nose to tail?
Cockpit, Fuselage, Wings, Ailerons, Undercarriage, Stabilizers, Elevators, Rudders.
15)What are the three basic motions of an aircraft?
An aircraft has three basic motions which are Pitching by elevators, Rolling by ailerons and Yawing by rudders.
16)Which layer of atmosphere do aircrafts fly?
The aircrafts fly in the stratosphere. Below this layer the air is constantly moving due to turbulence.
Most of the questions asked are simple but tit depends on the way you answer it. To do well in an interview, you should never be nervous. Be confident about your skills, abilities and knowledge. Be proud and showcase your personality. Confidence is the key to excel in any interview and I’m sure you will rock it for AFSB. Entri wishes you all the very best for your upcoming challenges.