AFCAT Cut Off: Previous Year AFCAT/ EKT Cut Off For Flying Branch and Ground Duties

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AFCAT Cut Off:- The exam date for the Air Force Common Admission Test to be conducted for the post of officer in the Indian Air Force has been announced. The candidates who have not filled out this application form yet should fill out this application form before the last date. Through AFCAT, candidates get an opportunity to join the Indian Air Force at two levels. If a candidate is a student of class 12th, then there can be selected for Flying Branch and Ground Duty Branch. But if such candidates have done engineering degree and want to work as an engineer in Indian Air Force they have to take the EKT exam also.

In today’s article, we will give you information about the AFCAT cut-off. Along with this, the AFCAT and EKT cutoff of the last 10 years will also be given. Before going into the cut-off, let us give you a general idea about AFCAT 2022 exam.

Sort information about AFCAT Exam 2022 syllabus:-

Exam NameAir Force Common Admission Test Exam 2022
Conduct byIndian Air Force Recruitment Department
Name of PostFlying Branch (Short Service Commission), Technical Branch (Permanent and Short Service Commission), and Ground Duty Branch (Permanent and Short Service Commission)
Types of Service Short Service Commission, Permanent Service Commission
Who are eligibleMale and Female
Total Vacancy317
Exam LevelNational Level
Exam dateMid-February 2022
Admit card Available formFebruary 20222
Mode of ExaminationOnline (CBT Based)
Time2 hours for Air Force Common Admission Test Exam 2022 (AFCAT) 45 minutes for EKT

Written Exam Cutoff marks of AFCAT and EKT 2021:

These are the official cutoff marks of the examination that has been released on the official website of the Indian Air force Selection board.

Factors Determining Cut-Off:- The following factors act to determine the cutoff of any exam.

  • The level of difficulty of the question paper of the exam.
  • The total number of candidates who appeared in the exam.
  • The number of vacancies in the department.
  • As per the estimate of previous years cutoff.

These are some of the factors which help in determining the cut-off of any exam. So before determining the standard of any pick cutoff must check what is according to the above factors in the year in which you are appearing for the exam.

AFCAT Cut off 2021 Marks

ExamsAFCATEKT
AFCAT  II 202115718
AFCAT  I 202116530


In the Air force Common Admission Test. All the candidates who have scored 165 or more than that are eligible to appear for the next phase of selection. And for the EKT (Engineering Knowledge Test), candidates who have scored 30 marks or more than that are eligible for the next phase of selection.

Previous Year Cutoff of AFCAT Exam:

The Cutoff of any exam always depends on the number of students who have applied for the exam and the level of question paper, the Difficulty level of question paper always does matter a lot in the cut-off.  Whichever the paper was by tough, the cutoff of that year has gone very less as compared to the AFCAT regular cutoff. Now let’s see the Last ten years AFCAT Exams Cutoff and then we will discuss further:

AFCAT 2020 Official Cut Off Marks

AFCAT Exam 2020Cut Offs
AFCAT 1 2020 Cut Off Marks153
AFCAT 2 2020 Cut Off Marks155
AFCAT EKT 1 2020 Cut Off Marks40
AFCAT EKT 2 2020 Cut Off Marks40

AFCAT Flying or Ground Duty Previous Year Cut off Marks

The Main AFCAT examination remains common to all, whether Flying or Ground Duty (Technical or Non-Technical)

YearCutoff/300
AFCAT 1 201185
AFCAT 2 201188
AFCAT 1 2012135
AFCAT 2 2012143
AFCAT 1 2013144
AFCAT 2 2013116
AFCAT 1 2014128
AFCAT 2 2014123
AFCAT 1 2015126
AFCAT 2 2015144
AFCAT 1 2016132
AFCAT 2 2016148
AFCAT 1 2017150
AFCAT 2 2017160
AFCAT 1 2018155
AFCAT 2 2018140
AFCAT 1 2019133
AFCAT 2 2019142
AFCAT 1 2020153
AFCAT 2 2020155
AFCAT 1 2021165
AFCAT 2 2021157


This is the last six years exams cutoff of AFCAT Flying Branch and Ground Duty Branch and you can see that the cutoff has never gone more than 160 marks since the last five exams.  The cutoff of AFCAT 2020 would be pretty much similar to this.

EKT Cut Off Marks

The Engineering Knowledge Test is conducted for aspirants who have applied for the Technical Branch only. The cutoff for all the technical branches i.e. Mechanical, Electronics, Electrical, and Computer is observed below.

YearCutoff/150
AFCAT 1 201555
AFCAT 2 201552
AFCAT 1 201652
AFCAT 2 201660
AFCAT 1 201760
AFCAT 2 201760
AFCAT 1 201860
AFCAT 2 201855
AFCAT 1 201950
AFCAT 2 201950
AFCAT 1 202040
AFCAT 2 202040
AFCAT 1 202130
AFCAT 1I 202118

This is the last six years exams cutoff of AFCATEKT (Engineering Knowledge Test) and you can see that the cutoff has never gone more than 60 marks since the last five exams.  If you have not filled out the application posts yet, then you can fill out the application form by checking your age limit and education according to the table given below.

Flying Branch

 


Age Limit

Min:- 19 years and

Max:- 24 years

 


Education

10+2 and Graduate with 60% marks

Ground Duty Branch (Non-Technical Branch)

Meteorology Branch


 

Age Limit

Min:- 19 years and Max:- 24 years

Education

10+2 and Graduate

Logistic Branch


 

Age Limit

Min:- 19 years and Max:- 26 years

Education

10+2 and Graduate

Education Branch


 

Age Limit

Min:- 19 years and Max:- 26 years

Education

10+2 and Graduate

Administration Branch


 

Age Limit

Min:- 19 years and Max:- 26 years

Education

10+2 and Graduate

Accounts Branch


 

Age Limit

Min:- 19 years and Max:- 26 years

Education

10+2 and Graduate

Ground Duty Branch (Non-Technical Branch)

Aeronautical (Electronic)


 

Age Limit

Min:- 19 years and Max:- 25 years

Education

10+2 and BE/B.Tech Engineering Degree in Electronics branch with 60% Marks

Aeronautical (Mechanical)


 

Age Limit

Min:- 19 years and Max:- 25 years

Education

10+2 and BE/B.Tech Engineering Degree in Mechanical branch with 60% Marks

AFCAT Exam 2022: Exam Pattern

The candidates preparing for the AFCAT exam in the Indian Air Force are being informed about the exam pattern. In this exam, candidates are required to focus on the following topics to perform better in the question paper. Questions related to General Aptitude, General Awareness, Verbal Ability, Reasoning, and Military Aptitude will be asked in the exam. You can check the exam pattern from the table given below.

Exam NameAFCAT Exam 2022
Mode of ExamOnline CBT Mode
Number of Questions100
Maximum Marks300
Number per Questions3 marks
Time for Exam2 hours
Negative Marks1 Marks per the wrong Question
Subject I PapersGeneral Awareness Verbal Ability Numerical Ability Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test

AFCAT and EKT Exam 2022: Exam Pattern

It is also mandatory for the candidates to clear the EKT exam to join the Indian Air Force as an officer from the technical group. In the table below you can check the EKT Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern information.

Exam NameEKT (For technical)
Mode of ExamOnline CBT Mode
Number of Questions50
Maximum Marks150
Number per Questions3 marks
Time for Exam45 minutes
Negative Marks1 Marks per the wrong Question
Subject I PapersComputer Science Mechanical Engineering Electrical and Electronics


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Frequently Asked Questions:-

When AFCAT 1/2022 SSB Interview will be conducted?

No dates have been given yet for the AFCAT 1 2022 SSB Interview. But as per the previous records, The Interview is conducted within three months of the AFCAT Written Examination.

What is the cut-off of AFCAT 2022?

If the list of cutoffs of the last 10 years is seen, then the maximum cut-off is between 160-165. The expected cutoff for AFCAT 2022 exam should be around 150 to 160.

Difference between SSB Interview and AFSB Interview?

There is no difference in the Process. It will be completely the same. Only the conducting body is different.

Is there a separate AFSB for EKT?

No, except for the written test, the interview for both is the same.

What is the full form of AFSB?

AFSB Stands for Air Force Selection Board. Indian Air force has its selection board.

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