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Air Force Common Admission Test or AFCAT is an entrance examination conducted by the Indian Air Force for recruiting eligible candidates for multiple posts in both Flying and Ground Duty ( Technical and Non Technical). The Indian Air Force released the notification for this year’s examination on the 1st of December. To be selected and to achieve this honorable and dignified post needs real hardwork and dedication. The notification has been released providing 317 vacancies in the Indian Air Force. To know more about the study material and syllabus, continue reading the article.
AFCAT 2022: Entrance Examination Pattern
AFCAT Entrance examination is conducted twice every year and is attempted by millions of aspirants to work in the Indian Air Force. To crack AFCAT is not an easy task and requires immense planning and hardwork. Before preparation it is always important to know the exam pattern and the syllabus of the exam. Please see the table below for the exam pattern.
|EXAM||EXAM MODE||DURATION||NO. OF QUESTION||MAXIMUM MARKS|
Different section in the Exam are as follows:
Verbal Ability in English
Numerical Ability and Reasoning
Military Aptitude Test
Electronics and Communication
It is mandatory for all the aspirants to attend the written test of AFCAT and the aspirants applying for Technical posts are supposed to attend the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT).
Each right answer carries +3 marks and -1 for a wrong answer. There will be no negative marking for unanswered questions.
AFCAT 2022 – Exam Syllabus
The aspirants preparing for the Air Force Common Admission Test must begin with their preparation with the latest AFCAT Syllabus for cracking the test. Syllabus for this years AFCAT is as follows:
The syllabus for the section consists of topics from Indian History, Politics, Economics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Current Affairs. The level of question ranges from easy to moderate.
Verbal Ability in English
The syllabus for the section consists of at least 20 questions and the level is from moderate to difficult. Questions from comprehension, synonym and antonym, idioms and phrases, Error spotting comes under this section.
Numerical Ability and Reasoning Section
Questions from this section would be asked from Series, Venn Diagram, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Non Verbal questions, Verbal reasoning, military aptitude etc.
Military Aptitude Test
Questions from Mathematics sections of Number system, HCF and LCM, Time, Distance and Speed, Time and Work, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Average, Simple Interest and Compound Interest,etc.
Art and Culture
|Verbal Ability in English||
Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate word
Synonyms and Antonyms
Testing of Vocabulary
|Numerical Ability and Reasoning||
Decimal and Fraction
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Time & Distance
Ratio & Proportion
Time and Work
Profit & Loss
|Military Aptitude Test||
Odd One Out
Dot Situation Analysis
Coding and Decoding
Spotting the Embedded Figures
AFCAT EKT 2022 – Exam Syllabus
AFCAT EKT syllabus is slightly different from the AFCAT Non Technical syllabus. The following are the important sections for EKT.
- Fundamental Engineering Syllabus : Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics, and Engineering Drawing
- Computer Science Engineering : Information Technology, Network Theory Design, Analog, and Digital Electronics, Computer Networks, Switching Theory, and Electronic Devices
- Mechanical Engineering : Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulic Machines, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Manufacturing Science, and Machine Drawing.
- Electrical & Electronics Engineering : Microwave Engineering, Analog, and Digital Electronics, Electronic Devices, Telecommunication Systems, Microwave Engineering, Control Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.
AFCAT 2022 – Books for Reference
Preparation for AFCAT requires a lot of dedication and guidance hence choosing the right study material plays a vital role. We here recommend you with a few out of the best books which will help you prepare for the entrance examination.
- AFCAT for Flying, Technical & Ground Duty Branch with Solved Papers (English, Paperback) – Arihant Experts
- AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) – Arihant Experts
- AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Self Study Guide cum-Practice Work Book – Kiran Prakashan
- AFCAT Solved Papers and Practice Sets – Arihant Experts
- Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations – R S Aggarwal
- AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Exam Guide: For Flying and Technical Branch (Popular Master Guide) – R Gupta
AFCAT 2022 – Study Plan
Making a proper time table or study plan to cover the entire syllabus of the examination is very important while preparing for the AFCAT. Assigning the right amount of time for all the sections to be covered and for the revision of the topics will benefit the applicant. Besides this they are advised to practice more and more questions to score more in the test.
AFCAT 2022 – Mock Test
Attempting 2 to 3 Mock Tests every day of preparation will benefit the applicants for the Examination. Before starting the preparation, taking a “No Preparation Mock Test” will be advisable because the result of the same will allow the applicant to analyze their weak and strong sections for the examination so that they can put in more time on the weak sections.
Attempting mock tests will increase the effectiveness of time management during the examination and at the same time the applicant will be familiar with the pattern of questions asked.
Previous Year Question Paper
Revision with previous years question papers will help the aspirant in understanding the pattern of question paper followed in the past years. Also it will help with identifying topics which are frequently asked in the examination and which are least expected so that more important topics can be identified.
It is always good to keep in mind the cut off score of the previous year’s paper as it will give the applicant an approximate range of cut off marks for the year of examination.
Entri wishes you the very best to clear the AFCAT 2022. Work hard because out of difficulties grows miracles.