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AFCAT Syllabus and Model Paper for 2022



The Indian Air Force has released a notification for the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) for the session of 2022.

IAF has invited the candidates to be a part of this elite force as a gazetted officers in flying and ground duty officers.

The candidature is applicable for both Men and women and the exam will be conducted on online mode.

Applying candidate need to fulfill all the eligibility conditions given below in order to get selected in the Air Force.


Requirements to join AFCAT:

For Flying branch candidates must have degree from a recognized university with 60% & 10+2 passed with Maths & Physics getting 60% marks in both subject.

For Ground Duty Technical, degree from a recognized university with 60 % marks.

For Ground Duty Non-Technical degree from a recognised university with Maths, Physics, Chemistry statistic, International Relation, Defence studies, Psychology, computer science, IT, Management, Mass Communication etc. with 50% marks in aggregate all papers put together in post-Graduation and 60% Marks in Graduation.


The syllabus for the examination is as follows:

EnglishReading Comprehension  
 Cloze Test  
 Para Jumbles  
 Spotting Errors  
 Fill in the Blanks  
 One Word Substitution
 Active Voice and Passive Voice
 Phrasal Verbs
 Ordering Of sentences
 Direct and Indirect Speech
 Sentence Improvement
 Reading Comprehension
General AwarenessCurrent Events of National and International Importance
 Awards and Honour
 Art and Culture
 Sports News
 Books and Authors
 Important Date and Issues
 History of India
 Modern History
 Social reforms Movements
 Indian Freedom Struggle
 Gandhian Era
 Polity and Governance
 Environment and Ecology
 Important defence News
 Missiles and Inductions
 Military Exercises
 Defence Deals and MoU’s
 Head of all three forces
 Indian Economy
 Science and Technology
 International Summits and Conferences
MathematicsNumber systems
 Decimals And Fractions
 Fundamental Arithmetic Operations
 Ration and Proportions
 Surds and Indices
 Simple and Compound Interest
 Profit and Loss
 Time and Distance
 Time and Work
 Boat and Stream
 Permutation and Combination
General Intelligence and ReasoningAlphanumeric Series
 Blood relations
 Clocks and Time
 Coding – Decoding
 Distance and Direction
 Cubes and Cuboids
 Data Sufficiency
 Decision Making
 Statement Analysis
 Embedded Images
 Figure Matrix
 Input – Output
 Mirror and Water Images
 Odd One Out
 Picture Series and Sequences
 Paper folding and Cutting
 Sequence and Series
 Order and Ranking
 Seating Arrangements
 Statement and Assumptions
 Statement and Conclusions

AFCAT Model Paper for 2022:

AFCAT Model Question Paper-I

Previous year cut off of 2021:

Last 5 year cut off:

YearAFCAT Cut OffEKT Cut Off
AFCAT 2 Cut Off 202015540
AFCAT 1 Cut Off 202015340
AFCAT 2 Cut Off 201914250
AFCAT 1 Cut Off 201913350
AFCAT 2 Cut Off 201814055
AFCAT 1 Cut Off 201815560
AFCAT 2 Cut Off 201716050
AFCAT 1 Cut Off 201715060

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