AFCAT exam pattern


Indian air force provides a lot of job opportunities for Indians who wish to be in the defense sector. A job in Indian air force is a dream of every Indian citizen. As a part of unifying the selection system, Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is conducted to select the eligible candidates for the different branches of Indian Air Force. The exam is conducted for recruitment in Permanent Commission and Short Service Commission for the officer’s post. The candidate need to attend the written examination since the selection is based on the test.

Structure and Syllabus for AFCAT exam

For getting high score in Air Force Common Admission Test, the candidate need to prepare well. The candidate needs to answer as many questions possible within two hours. Multiple answers will be provided from which the candidate can choose the right answer. While answering one should take care of giving the most appropriate and right answer to the questions, since wrong answers will reduce the total score of the candidate.

The questions for the test will cover the following areas.

  • Reasoning
  • Numerical ability
  • Verbal ability (English)
  • General Awareness
  • General Knowledge
  • General Aptitude

Selection Process of AFCAT

The selection process of Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is divided into many phases and the candidate should pass each stage to get into the next stage.

The first phase of the selection process is the written examination where the candidate is tested on his reasoning, aptitude, verbal ability etc.  Based on the score of the test the candidate is admitted for the second phase or the interview stage. The qualification of the candidate and choice for specific branches determine which of the following tests he needs to attend i.e. Pilot Aptitude Battery Test (PABT) or Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). The third phase or the last phase is the medical test conducted at AFCME, New Delhi. It can also be conducted at IAM, Bengaluru based on the decision of the Air Force Selection Board (AFSB). All India merit list is published based on the test, interview and medical test. Candidates who are found successful are posted in various vacancies at different branches based on the list.

Preparing for AFCAT Exam

AFCAT exam just like any other entrance exam requires proper planning, dedication and hard work. The students can prepare for the test by solving previous year questions and managing time properly. The candidates can solve the easy questions at first and then go for the tough ones so that time can be managed effectively. If the topics are covered clearly then the candidate will be able to answer almost all questions correctly. Students with regular reading habits can pass the verbal ability part easily. The students need to update themselves with current events by reading news paper and by listening to news. The candidate can avail the help from teachers or can approach a coaching centre so that he will get proper assistance for preparing the exam.



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22 Responses to “AFCAT exam pattern”

  1. 22
    siddagouda payamalle:

    is there any body colour cause to medical check up

  2. 21

    hi sir pls send me previous and mock papers as many as u cN..

  3. 20
    sagar jha:

    Physical elligibility for afcat

  4. 19
    sourabh biswas:

    I’m a sailor from indian navy. Is there any way to write afcat through defense rule with age relaxation?

  5. 18

    send me last two years afcat question papers sir

  6. 17
    savita rani:

    plzz send me previous years question paper

  7. 16

    Sir. can you please mail me last 2 years AFCAT question paper

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  9. 14

    what will be the procedure for medical examination?

    what will the doctors check?

  10. 13
    swati gobaje:

    please send me last 2 years exam paper of AFCAT exam with solving…

  11. 12

    what will be the procedure for medical examination?

    what will the doctors check?

  12. 11

    sir,Gr.C ka admit card kab tak milega.maine delhi me subroto park me lascar ke liye apply kiya hai.plz send my admit card on my email id

  13. 10

    Sir, i have send my application copy and envelopes. whn i get admit card or hall-ticket plz reply sir..

  14. 9
    mohamed fareedudeen:

    mohamed fareedudeen;
    sir ,i am completed in diploma in electronics and communication engineering.i am very interested jobs in indian airforce.i can well performed in air force jobs at any processing zone.please give the information of entrance exam.

  15. 8
    Nagappa Madalabhavi:

    HI Sir/Mam,
    When will be the next AFCAT exam (date)?

  16. 7

    what is the work of lascar in air force

  17. 6
    shabnam jahan:

    when afcat forms will come?

  18. 5

    what is work of laskar in indian air force?

  19. 4

    shall i attend afcat exam while doing final year b.e?

  20. 3

    can i join in maintnance filed through this IAF as i blongs to aeronautical dpt

  21. 2
    mashud ahmed laskar:

    how to get the older question paper for the preparation of AFCAT exam?

  22. 1

    second phase is ppdt and intelligence test third phase is a series of group testing psychologist test and interview and fourth phase is pabt,ekt etc.