AFCAT EXAM PATTERN
The Indian Air Force conducts the Air Force Common Admission Test for recruitment of Group A Gazette Officers in the Flying branch and the Ground Duty, i.e., Technical and Non-Technical) branches. AFCAT is a computer based online examination held across the country at various centers. The AFCAT exam pattern and the EKT exam pattern is clearly laid out by the Indian Air Force.
Here are the details of the AFCAT exam pattern:
Date of the AFCAT and EKT examination: 24th and 25th February 2020
Interested candidates who are opting for the Ground Duty Technical branch must appear for the AFCAT and the EKT or the Engineering Knowledge Test. The AFCAT exam comprises of questions from various subjects which include Numerical ability, verbal ability in English, general awareness, military reasoning and aptitude test. All those appearing for the EKT exam must attempt questions based on computer science, electrical and electronics and mechanical engineering as well.
– The candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
– The candidate must have secured a minimum of 60% in class 12th qualifying exams with Physics and Math’s as compulsory subjects.
AFCAT exam pattern:
|Exam||AFCAT||EKT (only for technical)|
|Mode of Exam||Online i.e. computer-based||Online i.e. computer-based|
|No. of Questions||100||50|
|Duration of Exam||2 hours (120 minutes)||45 minutes|
|Sections in Paper||General Awareness, Verbal Ability in English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test||Mechanical, Computer Science and Electrical & Electronics|
|Correct answer||3 marks||3 marks|
|Negative Marking||1 mark||1 mark|
|Language of exam||English||English|
*No marks will be deducted for questions that have not been attempted.
*The AFCAT exam is conducted in two shifts.
AFCAT exam pattern sections:
|Verbal Ability in English||30||90|
|Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test||35||105|
- General Awareness
- Art and Culture
- International Current Affairs
- Basic Science
- Verbal ability in English
- Fill in the blanks by choosing the appropriate word
- Error Detection
- Sentence Completion
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- Testing of Vocabulary
- Basic Grammar
- Quantitative ability
- Decimal Fraction
- Ratio and Proportion
- Simple interest
- Profit and loss
- Reasoning and Military aptitude
- Verbal Skills and Spatial Ability
- Data interpretation
- Embedded Figure
- Missing Character
- Sets based on arrangements
- Rotated blocks
- Hidden figures
Candidates can check the details for the AFCAT exam pattern online.