Friday, 11 December 2015

AFCAT Guide: Selection Process, Syllabus and Exam Pattern

With AFCAT Feb 2016 notification released by the Indian Air Force, candidates are looking forward to apply for the exam for recruitment as officers in the force. Well, we would like to share some useful information for AFCAT 2016 applicants about AFCAT selection process, exam pattern & syllabus.

If you are looking for AFCAT 2016 eligibility criteria, and other details, check AFCAT 2016 Notification

AFCAT 2016 Selection Process

AFCAT 2016 examination will be conducted in two stages as following

  1. Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) and Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT – only for Technical branch).
  2. AFSB Interview
    1. Screening test
    2. Psychological test, Group test and Interview
    3. CPSS and/ or PABT only for Flying branch 

Candidates will appear in AFCAT or EKT test as per their qualification. Only candidates, who clear the first stage, will be called for the interview round. Check Exam pattern & syllabus below

AFCAT Written Test Pattern

  • Test nature: Written
  • Total Duration: 2 hours
  • Questions type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Total no. of Questions: 100
  • Total marks: 300 (each question worth 3 marks)
  • Negative marking: 1 mark for every wrong answer
  • Subjects if Written test
    1. Verbal Ability
    2. Numerical ability
    3. Reasoning
    4. General Awareness
    5. Military Aptitude

AFCAT 2016 Written Test Syllabus

  1. Verbal Ability English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Synonyms, Antonyms, and Testing of Vocabulary, Sentence Completion etc.
  2. Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, and Simple Interest, Profit & Loss
  3. Reasoning & Military Aptitude: Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability
  4. General Awareness: History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics, Civics, Basic Sciences, Defence, Art etc.
Good luck!

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