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Air Force Common Admission Test 2024 ( AFCAT )

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AFCAT Question Papers 2024: The previous year AFCAT question papers or sample papers help candidates to understand the AFCAT exam pattern. Solving the question papers helps candidates to understand the strong and weak points. It also help candidates to focus on important topics. We have provided on this page AFCAT previous year question papers PDFs which candidates can download for free. Candidates can download the AFCAT model question papers and practice well for the exam. AFCAT question paper is framed based on topics given in the AFCAT syllabus. The question paper of AFCAT carries questions from General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability, Military Reasoning, and Aptitude test. The total marks allotted to the test are 300. Read below for more details on AFCAT question papers.

Also Read: AFCAT exam pattern

 

 

 

 

Q:   What is the benefit of solving AFCAT Question Papers?

A:
Solving AFCAT question papers makes candidates familiar with the exam pattern, topics asked in the exam, the difficulty level of questions, marking schemes, etc. Candidates should regularly solve AFCAT question papers inorder to improve their question solving ability. AFCAT question papers can be a valuable tool in preparing for the exam. It helps candidates in identifying the areas where they need additional study. However, it is important to also use other study materials and resources to ensure they are fully prepared. Additionally, it is important to practice time management and test-taking strategies, as well as to take mock tests to get a feel for the actual exam experience. Overall, solving previous year question papers can be a useful part of your study plan.
 

Q:   What is section-wise weightage in AFCAT exam?

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AFCAT exam comprises sections such as General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English Numerical Ability, Military Reasoning, and Aptitude test. Out of the 100 questions, Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test carries 35 questions, Verbal ability in English carries 30 questions, Numerical Ability carries 15 questions, General Awareness carries 20 questions. The Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test section carries a total of 105 marks, Verbal ability in English carries a total of 90 marks, Numerical ability section carries a total of 45 marks, General Awareness section carries a total of 60 marks. Candidates can check below the section-wise weightage of AFCAT exam: Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: 35 questions and 105 marks Logical Reasoning: 30 questions and 90 marks Numerical Ability: 15 questions and 45 marks General Awareness: 20 questions and 60 marks.
 

Q:   Is there any negative marking in AFCAT exam?

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Yes, there is a negative marking in AFCAT exam. For each wrong answer, one mark is deducted. For example, if a candidate attempts 20 questions from the Quant section and gets 18 questions correct but gets two questions incorrect. Then the candidate's score for this section will be calculated based on the formula 18x3-2, I. e. , 52. However, no marks are deducted for unanswered questions. Therefore, candidates must choose questions wisely basically the ones which they can answer correctly. Candidates should aim towards solving all the questions since there is a negative marking. They should solve questions that they are sure of. Candidates should also leave the questions that are time-taking. While answering questions, candidates should also take note of the time limit.
 

AFCAT Question Papers

The most important part of preparation is practising AFCAT previous years’ question papers and sample papers. Candidates appearing for the exam should solve the maximum number of questions papers and sample papers. Solving AFCAT question papers and sample papers will give candidates an understanding of the overall structure and pattern of the exam. By solving the question papers, candidates can find out their weaknesses and strengths. It also builds accuracy and speed in solving questions in the exam. 

Q:   What are the subjects included in AFCAT exam?

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AFCAT is an online exam with objective type questions, having multiple options. Questions are framed in English only and cover these four sections: Verbal Ability, General Awareness, Reasoning and Numerical Ability and Military Aptitude Test. The duration of the AFCAT test is two hours. A total of 100 questions are asked in the question paper carrying weightage of 300 marks. The EKT exam is conducted for Engineering Knowledge Test. EKT test is conducted only for candidates who opt for Ground duty technical branch. Candidates are given 45 minutes to solve 50 questions in the EKT test. The maximum marks allotted to the exam are 150. The EKT test carries questions from Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics.
 

Q:   What are the important topics for the English Language section in the AFCAT exam?

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The important topics for the English Language section of the AFCAT exam are Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of Correct Word, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary, Idioms, and Phrases. Candidates can prepare the English Language section by reading newspapers, novels, magazines, etc. Thoroughly go through the prescribed AFCAT English syllabus Make sure that candidates have gone through the exam pattern Candidates must read newspapers and magazines Candidates must work on their grammar and vocabulary Candidates can refer to their high school English books to improve their grammar and vocabulary Candidates must practice mock tests to know the type of questions they can expect in the exam Candidates must also practice the sample papers or previous year question papers
 

Q:   What are benefits of solving AFCAT question papers?

A:

There are ample benefits of solving AFCAT question papers. Check below how question papers are going to help candidates in their preparation.

  • Solving AFCAT sample/question papers enhances the speed of solving questions and time management skills
  • It helps candidates to gain insight into the exam pattern
  • It helps candidates to understand the type of questions and marking scheme
  • Solving AFCAT question papers help candidates in analysing the preparation level
  • It gives candidates about the real exam scenario
  • Enhances exam temperament and boosts confidence
  • Gives an idea about the topics important for the AFCAT exam
 

AFCAT Previous Year Question Papers

Candidates must attempt AFCAT previous year question paper within the specified time frame so that candidates get acquainted with the time limit of the actual exam. Candidates must first get fully equipped with the exam pattern and syllabus before solving AFCAT previous year question papers. Candidates must first get in touch with all the parameters of AFCAT exam and then effectively formulate a preparation strategy along with the aim of solving the AFCAT previous year question paper.

How to Download AFCAT Question Papers?

IAF has released AFCAT question/sample papers on the official website. All the question papers are provided on this page for free of cost. The steps to download the question/sample papers from here are given below.

  • Visit our website
  • Click the ‘Register’ link on the home page
  • Enter the full name, email address, and password
  • Click the ‘Signup’ button
  • After registering, you will be able to download the sample papers

Importance of Solving AFCAT Question Paper

After completing the syllabus, candidates must solve AFCAT previous year papers to know the type of questions asked in the exam. By solving the AFCAT question papers, candidates can identify their strong and weak areas. Below we have provided the importance of AFCAT previous year papers:

  • To use the sample papers efficiently, applicants must solve the question paper as per the prescribed exam pattern
  • Candidates must try to solve AFCAT sample papers within the allotted exam time. This will help aspirants to enhance their time management skills
  • Aspirants can also calculate their probable scores by solving AFCAT sample papers based on the marking scheme

Download previous year AFCAT question papers and sample papers. Use them for practice and improve your speed and accuracy. You can download AFCAT previous year question papers and the preparation guides for free.

AFCAT Model Questions Papers

AFCAT Model Question Paper I

AFCAT Model Question Paper I

AFCAT Model Question Paper II

AFCAT Model Question Paper II

AFCAT Model Question Paper III

AFCAT Model Question Paper III

AFCAT Model Question Paper IV

AFCAT Model Question Paper IV

EKT Model Question Papers

EKT Model Question Paper for Computer Science 1

AFCAT EKT Question Paper for Computer Science 1

EKT Model Question Paper for Computer Science 2

AFCAT EKT Question Paper for Compuer Science II

EKT Model Question Paper for Electrical & Electronics I

AFCAT EKT Question Paper for Electrical & Electronics I

EKT Model Question Paper for Electrical & Electronics II

AFCAT EKT Question Paper for Electrical & Electronics II

EKT Model Question Paper for Mechanical I

AFCAT EKT Question Paper for Mechanical I

EKT Model Question Paper for Mechanical II

AFCAT EKT Question Paper for Mechanical II

AFCAT Memory Based Questions

Candidates can check below some subject-wise AFCAT memory based questions asked in the exam

English section

  • Precarious - Uncertain
  • Proponent - Supporter

Antonyms 

  • Intrinsic - Acquired
  • Colossal - Small
  • Antonym of Crafty? Naive, Honest

  • Antonym of Haughty? Humble/Modest
  • Antonym of Archaic?
  • Antonym of Cardinal? Unimportant
  • Antonym of Proffer? Refuse

Idioms 

  • Haul over the coals - To scold or reprimand
  • Jaundiced Eye
  • To hit the hay? To go to bed
  • To kick the Bucket? To die
  • Turn out crabs – End in failure
  • Feather ones nest? Make money for oneself in a selfish way

One word substitution

  • A divine force that some people believe controls our lives and in a way protects us - Answer: Providence
  • Fill up
  • You must Adhere to the rules
  • An honest person lives by the sweat of one's brows
  • A light breeze fanned the forest fire and made it more dangerous
  • Amusing and Interesting story? Anecdote
  • A person’s habit or behaviour which is not to be reformed? Incorrigible

Synonyms

Synonym of Reprimand? Scold

Synonym of Prejudice? Bias

Synonym of Placid? Tranquil, Calm

Synonym of Temporal? Spiritual, Worldly
Synonym of Devolve? Transfer, Transmit
Synonym of Cojole? To persuade
Synonym of Trivial? Unimportant/ Insignificant
Synonym of Agog? Excited
Synonym of Baffle? Perplex/Puzzle
Synonym of Accumulate? Gather
Synonym of Accentuate? Highlight

General Knowledge

  1. Fact check module aims to accuracy
  2. Match the following: (Answer)
  3. Varuna - France
  4. Indra - Russia
  5. Maitree - Thailand
  6. Garudshakti - Indonesia
  7. Arrange the signs of the Olympic logo - Left to Right - Blue, Yellow, Black, Green, Red (Answer)
  8. Largest Ecosystem?
  9. Lighthouse of Mediterranean? Answer: Stromboli
  10. Author - Andher Nagri? Answer: Bhartendu Harishchandra
  11. What Instrument is used to measure humidity? Answer: Hygrometer
  12. NASA+ESA+Stalian Space Agency probe to Saturn? Answer: CASSINI
  13. Match - Artist - Instrument (Answer)
  14. Ustad Bismillah Khan - Shehnai
  15. Ustad Vilayat Khan - Gitar
  16. Amjad Ali khan - Sarod
  17. VG Jog - Violin
  18. What is the 86th Amendment Act? Answer: Right to Education, Article - 21A, Year - 2022
  19. Gandhi Ji presided which INC session? Answer: 1924 - Belgaum session
  20. Working principles of the Hydrogen bomb? Answer: Nuclear Fusion
  21. Headquarters of United News Agency? Answer: New Delhi
  22. Panchayati raj Amendment? Answer: 73 Amendment act, 1982 in Nagour, Rajasthan.
  23. Match: (Answer)
  24. 52nd Constitutional Amendment act - Anti Defect
  25. 73rd Constitutional Amendment act - Panchayati raj
  26. 61st Constitutional Amendment act - 21 to 18 years (Voting age)
  27. 86th Constitutional Amendment act - Right to Education Act
  28. Which category of Aircraft is TEJAS? Answer: Light Combat Aircraft
  29. Pradhan Mantri Jandhan Yojana
  30. Not under Defence Ministry?
  31. Motto of Territorial Army? Answer: SAUDHANI VASHOORTA
  32. Earthquake zones in India?
  33. Multirole fighter aircraft of IAF? Answer: SU-30 MKI
  34. The Internation Court of Justice is located at? Answer: The Hague, Netherland
  35. On which river is Washington DC situated? Answer: River Potomac
  36. Which district, PM be awarded for excellence in Public Administration in 2021? Answer: Datia, MP
  37. What is the Motto of Indian Coast Guard? Vayam Raksamah
  38. Who appoints the member of State Public Service Commission? Governor
  39. Which Viceroy was murdered in Andaman and Nicobar Islands? Lord Mayo in 1872
  40. Largest coal deposits? Damodar River Valley
  41. Theme of World Environment Day 2022? Only One Earth\
  42. Regatta is a term related to which sport? Boat Race
  43. Capital of Srilanka? Sri Jayawardhanepura Kotte
  44. Kisan Bima Scheme? FASAL
  45. The use of Uranium 235 to find age of ……? Rocks
  46. Which has the shortest wavelength? Gamma Rays
  47. Who is the author of the Biography of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose? Chandrachur Ghosh
  48. Washington DC is situated on which river? Potomac River
  49. How many hymn in Rig Veda? 1028
  50. Sampriti Military Exercise? Bangladesh
  51. Buddhist Text Language? Pali
  52. Indian Air Force Tactical lifted? Hercules C-130J
  53. National Defence College location? New Delhi
  54. Sports Term “Pitcher” is used in which sports? Baseball
  55. “Ae Mere Watan Ke Logo” written by whom? Kavi Pradeep
  56. UNESCO has recently added what in Intangible Cultural of Heritage Humanity? Durga Pooja
  57. “Springing Tiger” was written by whom? Col. Hvgh Toya
  58. Match the Following:
  1. OTA – Chennai
  2. IMA – Dehradun
  3. AFA – Hyderabad
Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar award is related to which field? Science and Technology
First nuclear submarine of Indian Navy? INS CHAKRA
Which Anti Tank missile was developed by DRPO that can be launched from Helicopter?  HELINA
Indigenously launched COVID vaccine? COVAXIN
Match the following:
  • Asad Ali Khan – Rudra Veena
Recently India has collaborated with which country to develop an Air launched UAV? USA
Which of the following personality related to Bahishkrit Bharat? Dr. BR Ambedkar
Whose reign is considered as Golden Age of Literature? Raja Krishna Devraya
Who wrote the book “Why I am an Athiest”? Bhagat Singh
What is Supernova? An explosion or Collapse of a star
Attorney General of India? AG is the top law officer of India.
Who won the Gold medal in Paralympic Gold medal 2020? Javelin Throw – Sumit Antil
Which Organization publishes Global Competitiveness Report? World Economic Forum
HERON Drone/ UAV is from which country? Israel
Which element is a semi conductor? Gallium
Green House Gases?
Who won the Gold Medal in Tokyo Olympics in Javelin Throw? Neeraj Chopra
Match the following:
  • (Grasslands) – (Continents)
  • Prairies  – North America
  • Downs – Australia
  • Ilanos – South America
  • Pampas – South America

Which of the following does not cause Global warming? Acctylene

Match the following:

(Operation) – (Purpose)

  • NISTAR – For evacuation of Indians from Yemen in 2018
  • PAWAN – Indian Peace Keeping Forces to control Jaffna in 1987
  • TRIDENT – Indo Pak War in 1871 by Indian Navy
  • BRASSTACKS – Joint Military Exercise in 1986

Which missile is Short Range Surface to Surface missile? Prithvi Missile

Countries which have signed CEPA in February? India, UAE

Who was hanged in the Gorakhpur Prison? Ram Prasad Bismil

 Ozone Layer thickness in measured in which unit? Dobson unit

Match the following:

  • Golf –  Putt
  • Basketball – Screen
  • Volleyball – Serve
  • Billiards – Bridge

What is the name of the engine used in Gaganyaan Mission? Vikas

Which Aircraft carrier was also known as Grand Old Lady? INS VIRAAT

Anju Bobby George is related to which sport? Long Jump

Highest women authority of a convent? Abbess

 ASTRA missile? Air to Air Missile

 Bal Gangadhar Tilak is related to which movement? Home Rule Movement

Green Army is related to which country? Australia

Who is the author of the book “Sauz-e-watan”? Prem Chand

Ten Degree Channel passes through which place? Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Drafting Committee was headed by whom in the Making of the Constitution? BR Ambedkar

Karagam Dance is related to which state? Tamil Nadu

Silicon Valley is situated in? California, USA

Q.1 Kolleru Hampy is reated to which sport? Chess

Q.2 Which Indian site is added recently in UNESCO World Heritage Sites 2021? Ramappa Temple

Q.3 Match the following:

  • Golden Revolution – Horticulture
  • Pink Revolution – Onion
  • Grey Revolution – Fertilizers
  • Yellow Revolution – Oil Seeds

Q.4 Who was the first Commander – in – Chief of Indian Army post Independence? General KM Cariyapa

Q.5 Which of the following is a land locked country? Laos

Q.6 White Lily is the national flower of which country? Bangladesh

Q.7 First Indian captain after Independence? Lala Amarnath
Q.8 Match the following:
  • NAG – Anti tank missile
  • AKASH – Medium range surface missile
  • NRBHAY – Subsonic Cruise missile
  • SHAURYA – Medium range Ballistic missile
Q9. Montreal Protocol is related to? Ozone Depletion
Q10. OPEC Headquarters? Vienna
Q11. Operation Meri Saheli is related to? Indian Railways
Q12. What is the theme of World Tuberculosis Day 2021? Clock is ticking
Q13. Odometer measures ? Distance travelled by wheeled vehicle
Q14. Which type of image is formed on retina? Rear and Inverted Image
Q15. Jamshedpur is situated on which river? Subarnarekha River
Q16. Which statements are true regarding Prime Minister ? Both are true
  • PM is appointed by President
  • PM is the head of Union Executives

Q17. Name of the Tribal movement in 1899 was known as? Munda Rebellion

Reasoning

  • Non-Verbal: Analogy -
  1. Injury : Helmet : : Flood : _____ Answer: Levee
  2. Library: Librarian : : _______ : Curator (Answer: Museum)
  • Odd one out -
  1. Singing, Playing, Writing, Breathing - Answer: Breathing
  2. March, November, August, July - Answer: November
  • Venn Diagram -
  • Oil, Lamp, Wick
  • Tiger : Forest:: Otter : Water
  • Eye : Myopia :: Teeth : Pyorrohea
  • Venn Diagram – Factory, Product, Machinery
  • Venn Diagram – Oak, Maple, Furniture
  • Rabbit : Hop :: Duck :: Vedal
  • Paws : Cat :: Hoof : Horse
  •  Architect : Building :: Sculptor : Statue
  • Venn Diagram – Traveller, Bus, Train
  • Bat : Handle :: Sword : Hilt
  • Tailor : Cloth :: Pen : Author
  • Odd One Out – Turmeric, Cumin, Cardamom, Cloves
  • Venn Diagram – Boy, Player, Student
  • River : Flow :: Stagnant : Pool
  • Pole : Magnet :: Battery : Terminals
  • Odd One Out – Silver, Diamond, Platinum, Rubber? Rubber
  • Odd One Out – Sword, Knife, Dagger, Shield? Shield
  • Odd One Out – Brussels : Panama :: Canberra : Hungary? Hungary
  • Clock is set at time 8:00am. It gains 10 mins in 24 hours. What will the exact time when the clock indicates 1pm next day? 12:48
  • Q8. 39.24% of 66000? 2589.4

Maths

Q1. Two dices are thrown, find the probability that sum of the number is divisible by 4 or 6? 7/18
Q2. On a certain sum, the Simple Interest at the rate of 8% p.a. for 5 years. What will be the rate on same SI for 8 years? 5%
Q3. A train of 100m moving at a speed of 50kmph crosses a train 120m long coming form the opposite direction in 6 seconds. Find the speed of second train? 82kmph
Q4. If the radius of circle is decreased by 50%, then the percentage of area decreases by how much? 75%
Q5. Find the value of (1.25)^2 – (2.25)^2 / 1.25 – 2.25? 3.5
Q6. The average age of Father and son is 40 years. Ratio of their ages is 11:5. Find the son’s age? 25 years
Q6. Average of first 3 numbers is 16 and the average of last 3 number is 16. If the last number is 21, then find the first number? 24
Q7. Train A leaves point A at 5am and reaches point B at 9am. Train B leaves from point B at 7am and reaches point A at 10:30am. What is the time at which both the train crosses each other? 7:56am
Q8. Three photocopy machines Xcan print 1,00,00 pages in 10 hours, Y in 12 hours and Z in 15 hours. If they all start printing at 11am and X shuts down at 1pm, then 1,00,000 pages will be printed by what time? 4:33
Average score of a class of boys and girls is A. Ration of Boys to girls is 3:1. If the average score of boys is A+1, find the average score of girls? A-3
Sum of money will be 3 times in 5 years. In how many years it become 5 times at the same rate of interest? 10 years
Probability of tossing coin twice and getting two tails in  a row is? 1/4
CP of 20 articles is same that of SP of x articles. Profit is 25%. Find the value of  x? 16
CP of Type 1 rice is Rs. 15/kg. CP of Type rice is Rs. 20/kg. Both are mixed in ratio of 2:3. Find the price of mixed variety of rice? Rs. 18/kg

AFCAT Exam Pattern 2024

The online test of AFCAT is divided into four sections: General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. The duration of the test is two hours. The question paper of AFCAT comprises a total of 100 questions. The maximum marks allotted to the test are 300.

The EKT exam, conducted for Ground Duty (Technical) branch, is held for 45 minutes. Questions are asked from Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics. The test carries a total of 50 questions. The maximum marks allotted to the exam are 150. The structure of AFCAT exam pattern is given below.

Subject Exam Duration No of Questions Maximum Marks
General Awareness 02 hours 100 300
Verbal Ability in English
Numerical Ability
Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

Also Read: AFCAT Exam Pattern 

Q:   What is AFCAT Exam Pattern?

A:
AFCAT exam pattern highlights the overall structure of the exam such as number of sections, weightage of topics, time duration, total marks, marking scheme, etc. AFCAT exam is divided into online test and AFSB interview. Besides AFCAT candidates who applies for the technical branch are required to appear for the Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). AFCAT test comprises different sections such as General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English . Numerical Ability, Military Reasoning, and Aptitude test. EKT carries questions from Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical & Electronics. AFCAT carries a total of 100 questions whereas, EKT carries 50 questions. The total marks allotted to AFCAT are 300 whereas, EKT carries 150 marks. The duration of AFCAT exam is two hours whereas EKT is held for 45 minutes. Both AFCAT and EKT is held in online mode and the language of the question paper is English.
 

Q:   What is AFCAT marking scheme?

A:
AFCAT marking scheme is prescribed by the examination authority. The marking scheme highlights the marks that candidates score for correct answers and marks deducted for wrong answers. The total marks allotted to AFCAT exam are 300. AFCAT marking scheme is given below: For correct answers, candidates score three marks. For example: Reasoning section carries 35 questions and candidates have answered 20 questions correctly. They will score 60 marks For every wrong answer, one mark will be deducted. For example: Candidates have attempted 18 questions, out of which, 15 questions are correct and three questions are incorrect. The score of candidates will be 15x3-3=42. The examination authority does not deduct marks for unattempted questions.
 

Q:   How difficult is AFCAT exam?

A:
It is not that difficult to crack AFCAT if candidates follow the right strategy for preparation. Before beginning with the preparation, candidates must go through the AFCAT syllabus because it will help them to know the topics to be covered for the exam. After completing the syllabus, candidates must attempt the mock tests to analyse the level of their preparation. The tips and tricks to prepare for the exam are given below: Gain complete knowledge about the syllabus and exam pattern Candidates need to solve the previous years' question papers to know the types of questions asked in the exam Candidates should be thorough with the Current Affairs Candidates should attempt mock tests Candidates must make a proper strategy for the exam based on the topics given in the syllabus
 

AFCAT Non-Technical Syllabus 2024

AFCAT non-technical syllabus 2024 is given below.

Subjects AFCAT Non-Technical Syllabus 

General Awareness

History,

National & International Organisations,

Geography, Art & Culture,

Personalities,

Sports,

Environment & Ecology,

Economy,

Indian Polity,

Basic Science Based Knowledge,

Science & Technology,

Current Affairs (National & International),

Defence.

English

Comprehension,

Error Detection in Sentence,

Sentence Completion/ Fill in the correct word,

Cloze Test / Fill in the blanks in a paragraph,

Synonym/ Antonym,

Idioms and Phrases,

Sentence Rearranging,

Analogy,

Substitution in a Sentence/ One Word Substitution.

Numerical Ability

Time and Work,

Decimal Fraction,

Profit & Loss,

Ratio & Proportion,

Average/Percentage,

Simple and Compound Interest,

Time & Distance and Races (Trains/ Boats & Streams),

Probability,

Area and Perimeter,

Mixture & Allegation Rules,

Number System & Number Series,

Clocks.

Reasoning and military aptitude test

Odd One Out,

Analogy,

Venn Diagram,

Pattern Completion,

Dot Situation Analysis,

Blood Relation,

Missing Figures,

Figure Classification,

Coding and Decoding,

Spotting the Embedded Figures.

Q:   What is the syllabus of AFCAT?

A:
The syllabus of AFCAT comprises topics from General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. The syllabus of EKT comprises topics from Mechanical, Computer Science, and Electrical and Electronics. Candidates must prepare as per the syllabus of AFCAT to score good marks in the exam. AFCAT syllabus is formulated as per the latest exam pattern and preparing accordingly will help candidates to formulate proper strategy for the exam. Candidates can check below AFCAT syllabus: English: Comprehension, Detect Error in Sentence, Sentence Completion/ Filling in of correct word, Synonym/ Antonym, Cloze Test or Fill in the Gaps in a paragraph, Idioms and Phrases, Analogy, Sentence Rearranging, Substitution in a Sentence/ One Word Substitution. General Awareness. History, Geography, Sports, National & International Organizations, Art & Culture, Personalities, Environment & Ecology, Indian Polity, Economy, Basic Science Based Knowledge, Science & Technology, Current Affairs (National & International), Defence Numerical Ability. Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average/ Percentage, Profit & Loss, Ratio & Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Time & Distance and Races (Trains/ Boats & Streams), Area and Perimeter, Probability, Number System & Number Series, Mixture & Allegation Rules, Clocks Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test. Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning
 

Q:   Does AFCAT repeat questions?

A:
There are very lesser chances of questions getting repeated from the AFCAT previous years' paper. However, candidates must practice the previous years' question papers to know the type of questions asked in the exam. Solving the question papers will help candidates to improve their question solving ability. AFCAT syllabus outlines the topics and sub-topics which candidates need to prepare for the exam. AFCAT syllabus carries questions from the topics- General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English Numerical Ability and Reasoning, and Military Aptitude Test. English section carries questions from Antonyms and Synonyms, English Grammar, Idioms and phrases, Comprehension, etc. Reasoning and Military Aptitude carries questions from Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Maths section carries questions from Decimals, Fractions, Profit & Loss, Average, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Speed, Time and Distance, etc.
 

Q:   What are the important topics for Numerical Ability in AFCAT exam?

A:
The important topics for the AFCAT Numerical Ability section are Decimal Fraction, Time and Work, Average, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion and Simple Interest, Time and Distance (Trains/Boats & Streams). Candidates can prepare for the Numerical Ability section only through practice. They should also learn the shortcut tricks of solving questions in this section. Solving questions with the shortcut tricks will help candidates to attempt more questions in less possible time. The tips and tricks to prepare the Maths section of AFCAT are given below: Review the math concepts that will be covered on the test. This includes topics such as Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry Make sure to understand the formulas and concepts Practice Maths as much as possible Make sure to practice Maths questions in the time allotted for the test Take online mock tests
 

AFCAT Technical Syllabus 2023

Candidates who applies for the Ground Duty (Technical) branch are required to appear for Engineering Knowledge Test (EKT). AFCAT Technical syllabus is given below.

Engineering Mathematics

Matrix Algebra, Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors, Theorems of integral calculus, Partial derivatives, Maxima and minima, Multiple integrals, Stokes, Gauss, and Green's theorems. The first-order differential equation (linear and nonlinear), Cauchy's and Euler's equations, Complex variables, Taylor's and Laurent's series, Sampling theorems, Mean, Median, Mode, and Standard deviation, Random variables, Discrete and Continuous Distributions, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, Z-transform.

AFCAT Syllabus for Engineering Physics

Description of Motion in One, Two, and Three Dimensions, Units for measurement, Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation, Electrostatics, Electric Current, Heat and Thermodynamics, Magnetic Effect of Currents, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents and Electromagnetic Waves, Magnetism, Ray Optics, and Optical Instruments, Laws of Motion, etc.

Engineering Drawing

Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting, Projection of straight line, planes and solids, Isometric Projection, Sectional Views of solids, Full section, Intersection of surfaces.

How to Prepare for AFCAT 2024 Exam?

Few tips and tricks to crack AFCAT 2024 exam are given below:

  • Candidates must be thorough with the AFCAT exam pattern and syllabus. The exam pattern helps candidates to understand the overall structure of the exam. The syllabus helps candidates to know the topics they need to cover under each section of the exam
  • For General Awareness, candidates must read the newspaper to stay updated with the current affairs of national and international importance
  • The important topics for Verbal Reasoning are Analogy, Classification, Coding-Decoding, Logical Venn Diagrams, Puzzle Tests, Direction Sense Test. The important topics for Non-Verbal Reasoning are Series, Analogy, Classification, Completion of incomplete pattern, Hidden figures, Papercutting and folding, Dot situations. Candidates can practice these topics by referring to the previous years' question papers
  • Candidates must focus on the topics that they are confident and then work on their weaknesses
  • Prepare a realistic study plan and segregate the topics based on the difficulty level
  • Revision is an important part of preparation. Candidates must revise all the topics regularly
  • Candidates must attempt mock tests to improve speed and accuracy

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Q:   Is AFCAT exam easy to crack?

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It is easy to crack the AFCAT exam if candidates have the proper understanding of exam pattern and syllabus. Candidates solve the previous years' question papers and take mock tests to know the important topics for the exam. Candidates must work on improving the weak areas at the same they should strengthen their strong areas. The tips and tricks to crack AFCAT exam easily are given below: Candidates need to understand the syllabus thoroughly. They should go through each and every topics given in the syllabus Candidates must know the exam pattern to understand the structure of the exam Candidates must practice previous year question papers to know the types of questions asked in the exam Candidates must solve mock test as it familarises them with the actual test Candidates must select the best books for the exam
 

Q:   What are the best ways to prepare for the AFCAT?

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Preparation Tips: 1- Understand the Syllabus of the Exam. 2- Know the Exam Pattern. 3- Practice the Previous Year's Question Papers. 4- Attempt Mock Tests. 5- Make a Proper Routine. 6- Select the Best Materials/Books. 7- Prefer Online Material and Courses. 8- Keep Revision/Practicing. Exam pattern for AFCAT: Mode of Exam: Online No. Of Questions: 100 Duration of Exam: 2 hours (120 minutes) Maximum Marks: 300 Sections in Paper: General Awareness, Numerical Ability and Reasoning, Verbal Ability in English and Military Aptitude Test. Negative Marking: 1 mark Books: 1- General Awareness General Knowledge: Lucent Manorama Yearbook: Malayala Manorama Group From Plinth to Paramount: KD Publication 2- Verbal Ability Objective General English Dr. RS Aggarwal Verbal Reasoning: Bhupendra Kumar Singh 3- Numerical Ability Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations: RS Aggarwal/ S Hand Publishing; Objective Arithmetic: S Hand Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation: Odisha Publication 4- Reasoning and Military Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude: S. Hand Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams: McGraw-Hill Education 5- AFCAT Overall Preparation Books AFCAT - For Flying, Technical, and Ground Duty Branch by Arihant Experts AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Exam Guide: For Flying and Technical Branch (Popular Master Guide) by R. Gupta Let's Crack AFCAT Air Force Common Admission Test by SSBCrack AFCAT Topic Wise Solved Papers (2011-2019) by Odisha Experts AFCAT- The First Step Book by Defence Direct Education I hope this will help you.
 

Q:   How to prepare for AFCAT English section?

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To prepare for AFCAT English Language, candidates must have a strong command of grammar and vocabulary. To improve vocabulary, read the editorial section of the newspaper. Questions in English are asked from Antonyms and Synonyms, English Grammar, Idioms and phrases and comprehension. Read Newspaper and Books Reading newspapers and books will help candidates to understand new vocabulary and sentence structure. This also helps in brushing up Current Affairs. Candidates should also watch international news channels to build their English language skills. Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension forms an integral part of English Language section. Maximum number of questions are asked from this section. Candidates can score well by practicing three reading comprehension passages from previous years' question papers or sample papers. Grammar Revision It is also important to do some grammar revision. Topics like Antonyms and Synonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Tenses and Basic Grammar requires knowledge of grammar. Try to solve at least 30 grammar questions daily. Vocabulary Building Candidates must spend some time going through new words and looking for their meaning in the dictionary. Candidates must work towards improving their vocabulary skills.
 

AFCAT Books 2024

There are many books to prepare for AFCAT exam. However, some of the books that are highly recommended for the exam are given below:

  • AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Exam Guide by R Gupta
  • AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Exam Preparation Guide by Arihant Experts
  • AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test) Exam Self Study Guide by Upkar Prakashan

AFCAT Question Papers 2024 FAQs

Candidates can check below AFCAT question papers 2024 FAQs.

Q:   Which are the important topics for General Awareness in AFCAT exam?

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Questions in the General Awareness section in the AFCAT exam are asked from History, Geography, Civics, Politics, Current Affairs Environment, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Sports, etc. Candidates must keep an watch on the latest national and international news for the Current Affairs. They must prepare the Current Affairs of last one year to six months. The tips and tricks to ace the General Awareness section are given below:

  • Candidates must read newspapers, magazines, current affairs regularly inorder to get updated with the recent happenings
  • Candidates must focus on important topics such as Indian History, Geography, Indian Polity, Economy, Sports, Science and Technology, Awards and Honors, etc.
  • Candidates must take online quizzes and mock tests to check their knowledge and identify weak areas
  • Candidates must make notes of important facts and figures for quick revision
 

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To score 200+ marks in AFCAT exam, candidates need to follow the tips below:

  • Candidates must prepare short notes while studying the concepts from the syllabus
  • Candidates must implement the right strategy with the best resource to complete the syllabus
  • Solve AFCAT mock tests and previous year question p

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Anangsha Patra

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Answered a week ago

AFCAT exam means Air Force Common Admission Test. This exam is taken to select candidates for admission in Flying and Ground Duty (Technical and Non-Technical) branches in Indian Air Force. AFCAT exam is conducted by Indian Air Force. CDS exam is conducted for candidates who wish to make their caree

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a week ago

As per the feedback of the aspirants who attempted AFCAT 1 2024 exam on February 17, 2024, the difficulty level of Shift 1 and 2 was moderate. The shift-wise exam analysis is given below.

Subject

Difficulty Level (Shift 1)

Difficulty Level (Shift 2)

General Awareness

Moderate

Moderate

English

Moderate

Easy

Numerical Ability

Moderate

Moderate

Reasoning

Moderate

Moderate

Overall

Moderate

Moderate

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a week ago

The eligibility criteria to appear for AFCAT is that a candidate must have passed Class 12 with Mathematics and Physics with minimum 50 per cent marks individually. And must have passed three year Bachelor's Degree or four year BE/B Tech (Four Year Course) from a recognised university with minimum 6

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered a month ago

Hey Praggya,

As of January 1, 2025, the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) age range for the Ground Duty (Technical & Non-Technical) Branch is 20 to 26 years old. This indicates that candidates may apply for the Ground Duty Branch if they were born between January 02, 1999, and January 01, 200

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Sannan

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Answered a month ago

To find your exam center for AFCAT, you need to refer to the details provided during the application process. AFCAT exam centers are disclosed to candidates at the time of application submission. Candidates are required to choose their preferred locations before submitting their application form. Th

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Anushree mundra

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Answered 2 months ago

If any candidate does not receive their admit card in their registered email ID or is unable to download it or there is any discrepancy, they should immediately contact AFCAT Query Cell at C-DAC, Pune. No candidates are allowed to appear in the exam without admit card. Therefore, candidates are advi

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 2 months ago

AFCAT 2 admit card 2024 will be released in August 2024. The link to download the admit card will be made available on the official website. However, we will provide the direct link to download the admit card. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter the required credentials. The hard co

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Anangsha Patra

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 2 months ago

The overall difficulty level of AFCAT 2 exam is moderate. The shift-wise difficulty level of the exams held on August 26, 2023 is given below.

Section

Difficulty Level (Shift 1)

Difficulty Level  (Shift 2)

General Awareness

Moderate

Easy to Moderate

Numerical Ability

Moderate

Moderate

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Easy to Moderate

English Language

Easy

Moderate

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Moderate

Moderate

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Answered 2 months ago

AFCAT 2 application form 2024 will be released on May 30, 2024. The application form for AFCAT 2 will be released to select candidates for the courses beginning at Air Force Academy in July 2025. AFCAT 2 application process comprises registration, filling the application form and fee payment. The wi

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