Indian Air Force conducts 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 2022 here.
AFCAT 2022 Selection Process
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
AFCAT+ EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) for the Technical candidates
Air Force Selection Board (AFSB) Interview
AFCAT Exam Pattern 2022
AFCAT Syllabus 2022
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 students 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
3. Numerical Ability
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
4. Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test
Practice with questions from the topics mentioned below to improve your Reasoning & Aptitude sections
Odd One Out
Dot Situation Analysis
Coding and Decoding
Spotting the Embedded Figures
AFCAT 1, 2022 EKT Syllabus
AFCAT EKT is a 45-minutes exam and is followed by AFCAT. Candidates are given half an hour window after which AFCAT EKT Exam takes place. The total duration for the AFCAT exam is 2 hours and the mode of examination is online.
The AFCAT EKT Syllabus has a General engineering part that 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.