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AFCAT Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022 for AFCAT 1 Exam

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 Highlights

Recruitment Body

Indian Air Force (IAF)

Exam Name

Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT 2022)





Exam Level



February 2022

Mode of Exam


Time Duration

2 hours for AFCAT & 45 minutes for EKT

Marking Scheme

3 marks for each right answer

Negative Marking Scheme

1 mark for each wrong answer

Selection Process

Written test- AFSB Test- Medical Examination

Official Website


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

  •  Medical Test

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2022 



KT (only for technical)

Mode of Exam



No. of Questions



Maximum Marks



Duration of Exam

2 hours (120 minutes)

45 minutes

Sections in Paper

General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics

Negative Marking

1 mark

1 mark

AFCAT Syllabus 2022

1.General Awareness

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:

  • History

  • Sports

  • Geography

  • Art and Culture

  • Current Affairs

  • Politics

  • Civics

  • Environment

  • Defense

  • Basic Science

2. English

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:

  • Comprehension

  • Basic Grammar

  • Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate word

  • Tenses

  • Error Detection

  • Sentence Completion

  • 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)

  • Percentage

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Time and Work

  • Average

  • 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

  • Analogy

  • Venn Diagram

  • Pattern Completion

  • Dot Situation Analysis

  • Blood Relation

  • Missing Figures

  • Figure Classification

  • Coding and Decoding

  • Spotting the Embedded Figures

  • Sequencing

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. 

AFCAT Syllabus Syllabus


AFCAT EKT Fundamental Engineering Syllabus

Engineering Physics, Engineering Mathematics, and Engineering Drawing

AFCAT EKT Allied Engineering Topics Syllabus

Control Engineering, Telecommunication Systems, Electrical Engineering, Radar Theory, Instrumentation, Antenna, and Wave Propagation, and Microwave Engineering

AFCAT EKT Computer Science Engineering Syllabus

Information Technology, Network Theory Design, Analog, and Digital Electronics, Computer Networks, Switching Theory, and Electronic Devices

AFCAT EKT Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics/Hydraulic Machines, Engineering Mechanics, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Manufacturing Science, and Machine Drawing

AFCAT EKT Electrical & Electronics Engineering Syllabus

Microwave Engineering, Analog, and Digital Electronics, Electronic Devices, Telecommunication Systems, Microwave Engineering, Control Engineering, and Electrical Engineering

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