How to prepare for AFCAT Entrance Exams?


Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) is a common admission test for selecting candidates for various branches of Indian Air Force. A written examination, interview, screening and medical test is conducted by the IAF for selecting the eligible candidates. AFCAT is conducted for the courses like Flying Branch for men and women, SSC for men and women, Ground Duty Officers Permanent Commission for men etc.

Structure of the AFCAT Entrance Exams

AFCAT is a 2 hours multiple choice test with 100 questions which carries 300 marks. Four options are given for each questions and the candidate have to choose the right answer. Each correct answer carries 3 marks and one mark is reduced for each incorrect answer. The test is to analyze the candidates’ knowledge in General Awareness, English Language, Numerical and Verbal Ability.

After qualifying for AFCAT exam the candidate have to attend an AFSB interview. The qualifying candidates have to attend for various tests according to the course they applied for. The candidates for the Flying Branch have to appear for a PABT (Pilot Aptitude Battery Test). The candidates who apply for the Technical Branch have to attend for the EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test). The candidates who clear the test will get the opportunity to work in IAF.

Syllabus of the AFCAT Entrance Exams

The written test includes questions for evaluating the candidates’ basic knowledge in the areas of General Awareness, English knowledge, Numerical Ability, Military Aptitude etc. The four sections in the written test are given below.

  • Section 1: Test of General Awareness
  • Section 2: Test of English Language
  • Section 3: Test of Numerical Ability
  • Section 4: Test of Reasoning and Military Aptitude

Reference Books for AFCAT Entrance Exams

Different books for the preparation of the candidate for the AFCAT test are available in book stores across India. AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) by RPH Editorial Board is one of the books one can refer to. Other than that books for other entrance exams like bank PO, CAT etc.

Study Plan for the AFCAT Entrance Exams

The students should develop a good knowledge in each areas specified in the syllabus. The candidates have to improve general awareness by reading newspapers and watching TV news. The candidates have to develop proper time management skill for answering maximum number of questions within the time frame. The students have to practice well for answering the questions. Previous question papers and other study materials are also available in the internet and students should make use of the same. Students can use these resources to score good marks in the AFCAT test.



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22 Responses to “How to prepare for AFCAT Entrance Exams?”

  1. 22

    sir I am Garima and I want to join flying branch by entrence test(AFCAT). But my height is 5.2. I prepare to myself for IAF.please tell me how can be height incresed or I am still elligible.

  2. 21
    tusshar wagh:

    sir main FY BioTechnology padhta hoon to kya main trial ke liye AFCAT 2014 de sakta hoon mere paas abhi degree nahi hain to please ans on my email id

  3. 20
    sai kumar:

    is it CAT level exam

  4. 19

    sir,what is the passing mark in afcat

  5. 18
    v nanuku naik:

    in how many days to announced the results and is any reservation is there for st students

  6. 17

    sir ,please let me available the EKT and AFCAT previous solved question papers and also tell what are the minimum passing marks to get clear these exams?

  7. 16

    Sir, i having AFCAT 2/2012 exam on coming Aug 26 sir….. i need previous question papers….. pl tel wer i ll get that model question papers wit answers…. kindly help me sir

  8. 15

    afcat previous exam papers

  9. 14

    How can I get prepare for the AFCAT? and From which site I can get those previous years question papers to refer? and How much marks should I have to get in the exam to pass?

  10. 13

    Am an B.E mechanical engineer, after 10th i did diploma in mechanical so i did not do my +2, but for applying on line there is no option for diploma candidate they are asking +2 marks only,Kindly help me to apply online.


  11. 12

    how to become an astronaut

  12. 11
    sharad yadav:

    how prepared to better score in AFCAT entrace exame.

  13. 10

    sir, my eye power is 4.5 whether i am eligible to attend the interview in IAF

  14. 9

    i have aplied for AFCAT ,EXAM date is arriving but till now i had not got any hall ticket wat to do? plz suggest me!

  15. 8

    how to prepare for afcat exam

  16. 7
    riya gaur:

    please let me know that in which months do the notifications for afcat and ekt appear and as soon as possible

  17. 6
    Ravi yadav:

    When will the AFCAT (28 aug 2011) result declaring ?

  18. 5
    Mohit Bhargav:

    plz tell me the date of AFCAT exam and from when its application forms will available?

  19. 4

    i want to get into airforce under ground department section ..plzzz can u suggest me good coaching center for afcat exam preparation in mumbai.

  20. 3
    riya gaur:

    i would like to know that in which months do the notifications for afcat, ekt, and cds exams appear.I missed afcat exam held on this 28th of august.will i be getting any other chance this year and also as m a final year student and will complete my engineering by June 2012 ,can i appear for the fast track selection on 10th of sept 2011.kindly reply as soon as possible.thank u

  21. 2

    Please forward me the sample paper of AFCAT held in january 2011.. Thanx a lot..

  22. 1

    pls gives me information that when will AFCAT held