AFCAT-2 2017 Exam Pattern

Air Force Common Admission Test is one of the most reputed exam of the Defence services. All the graduates with any stream can apply for this and can join Indian Air Force in various branches based on the qualification. The selection procedure of this exam consist of written examination followed AFSB interview. The exam pattern of written examination is following-

AFCAT paper consists of 100 multiple choice questions with 300 marks in which 3 marks assigned to each questions. There is negative marking of one third that is 1 mark deducted for every wrong answer. This paper comprises of four subjects which are following-

  • General Awareness
  • Verbal ability in English
  • Numerical Ability
  • Reasoning & Military Aptitude

Now we will talk about the detailed syllabus for each the sections.

  1. Syllabus for General awareness-
  • History, geography,Indian polity, general science, environment, sports, defence, current affairs etc.
  1. Syllabus for verbal ability (English)-
  • Synonyms, Antonyms,Vocabulary, Sentence Completion,Comprehension, Error Detection, etc.
  1. Syllabus for reasoning & military aptitude-
  • Basic verbal & non-verbal reasoning & spatial ability.
  1. Syllabus for numerical ability-
  • Simplification, Average, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Simple Interest, Profit & Loss, Decimal Fraction etc

There is one more examination which a candidate is to appear if he wants to join technical branch which is known as Engineering Knowledge Test-

EKT Exam pattern

This paper is conducted just after the afcat examination which consist of two parts.

Part Questions Time
Part-A-General engineering 40 1 hour
Part-B-specialist paper 35


  • The specialised papers are basically focused on various branches i.e.Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical engineering, Electronics and Communication engineering, Electrical and Instrumentation engineering and Computer Engineering.
  • It is mandatory for the candidates to qualify in both the parts.

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